Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 3/7 – 3/10

There is so much to do this weekend! There are art galleries celebrating International Women’s Day, amazing concerts with diverse lineups, music talks, comedy, and even a big pinball tournament waiting for you! So don’t let the weekend pass you by, get out there and check out all the fantastic fun happening in the city!

Let’s get on with your curated weekend!


Women Empowerment Show @ Gallery 1070, 1070 W Granville Ave, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, All Ages
WHAT: The work of Chicago women artists will be exhibited in the Women Empowerment exhibit
SO WHAT: Artists whose work will be shown include Nancy Pirri, Jennifer Riegler McNulty and Nicole Van Dyken.
NOW WHAT: The exhibit runs through April 14. Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday 12-6pm.

Liner Notes: A Musical Storytelling Series @ GMan Tavern, 3740 N Clark St, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, 21+
WHAT: Awesome people talking about music
SO WHAT: Liner Notes, hosted and curated by Shannon Nico Shreibak, is a monthly storytelling series where writers, musicians, and members of the arts community reflect on the albums that changed their lives—for better, or for worse. Speakers will include Tim Crisp [Better Yet Podcast, As You Were] discussing Hello Bastards and Jersey’s Best Dancers by Lifetime; Sacha Mullin [ex-Cheer-Accident, Lovely Little Girls] discussing The Dreaming by Kate Bush; Charlie Evans [Maplewood Brewery & Distillery] discussing 2112 by Rush; Matthew Cohen discussing Back In Black by AC/DC!
NOW WHAT: It’s free! Head out there and listen to awesome people talk about these excellent albums!

Impulsive Hearts (EP Release) / Peach Fuzz / Glitter Moneyyy / SuperKnova / DJ Sasha No Disco @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave, 8:30pm, 21+
WHAT: A fantastic show for your Thursday night!
SO WHAT: Join this amazing lineup of local acts to celebrate Impulsive Hearts’ newest EP of sun soaked shoegaze! Proceeds of the limited editon cassette of Impulsive Hearts  metoo: a benefit for Resilience actually benefit Resilience Chicago! The release party will feature some excellent tunes from Peach Fuzz, Glitter Moneyyy, SuperKnova and DJ Sasha No Disco. Plus there will be generous raffle prizes from local Chicago businesses!
NOW WHAT: Tickets are $10! Go to this show!


Spirit of Revolt Art Show @ Revolution Brewing, 3340 N Kedzie Ave, 6:00pm – 10:00pm, 21+
WHAT: Join the women of Revolution Brewing for a celebration of International Women’s Day!
SO WHAT: Revolution Brewing will be throwing a gallery show with works from some of Chicago’s most exciting female artists. They’ll have Spirit of Revolt — an Imperial IPA created by Revolution’s female employees — pouring on draft throughout the night! There will also be limited edition Spirit of Revolt merchandise available, an artist offering henna tattoos, and delicious food from Morsels Patisserie, The Empanada Bike, and more.
NOW WHAT: Entry is completely free! Revolution Brewing will be supporting Connections for Abused Women and their Children with this great event! Head out there and raise a pint for a good cause.

Funny Ha Ha: You Went There @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave, 6:30pm, 21+
WHAT: A wonderful installment of this literary humor reading series
SO WHAT: This edition of Funny Ha Ha, hosted by Claire Zulkey, will feature a bevy of local writers including Dance Dance Party Party den mother Jennon Bell Hoffmann, You’re Being Ridiculous! producer and host Jeremy Owens, Longform contributor, basic human Cassandra Morrison, Pilsen Stand Up producer Jaime de Leon, Host of PBS’ The Interview Show Mark Bazer, Writer & Bon Vivant at saltadomag Ines Bellina, and Tall filmmaker Steve Delahoyde.
NOW WHAT: There is a $10 donation and proceeds will benefit Sit Stay Read


Handmade Market Chicago @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave, Noon – 4:00pm,
WHAT: Shopping, eating, and drinking all in one place
SO WHAT: Grab some food next door at Bite Cafe, maybe a drink from the Empty Bottle Bar, and start shopping the Handmade Market Chicago! They will be bringing over 30 makers of beautiful and unique items to the Empty Bottle! Join in and see what all the sellers will have to offer. You can check out some of the sellers that will be featured over on their Facebook events page.
NOW WHAT: This event as always is free!

The Annual SXSW Send Off Party @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave, 4:00pm – 11:30pm, 21+
WHAT: When SXSW beckons bands to its musical platform, The Hideout will make sure the bands get a worthy send off party!
SO WHAT: In the huge sea of musical talent that will be descending on Austin, TX for this years SXSW, it good to know that Chicago will be well represented with some of the best bands.Check out the bands and set times below!
4:00 p.m. – Half Gringa
5:00 p.m. – Tasha
6:00 p.m. – Tatiana Hazel
7:00 p.m. – Good Fuck
8:00 p.m. – The Curls
9:00 p.m. – Waco Brothers
10:00 p.m. – Dehd
NOW WHAT: Entry is $10 at the door, so get there early and stay late for these wonderful bands! Proceeds from this show will be going to their respective treks down to the lone star state.

Stern Pro Circuit Championship @ Bottom Lounge, 1375 W Lake St, 2:00pm – 11:30pm, All Ages
WHAT: An event fit for all the pinball wizards out there!
SO WHAT: Hosted by Brian “Q” Quinn of Impractical Jokers and MC’d by Jack Danger of Dead Flip Pinball Streaming, the 2019 Stern Pro Circuit Championship final will feature 40 of the world’s best pinball players on the planet battling it out for pinball supremacy! Plus to cap off the night there will be a live performance by Ed Robertson from the Barenaked Ladies! All brought to you by PAPA – Professional & Amateur Pinball Association, IFPA – International Flipper Pinball Association and Stern Pinball.
NOW WHAT: Tickets are $30 for this fun night


Logan Square Farmer’s Market @ Emporium Arcade Bar Logan Square, 2363 N Milwaukee Ave, 10:00am – 3:00pm, 21+
WHAT: The Logan Square Farmer’s Market providing much appreciated direct income to farmers and the local food economy.
SO WHAT:  You’ll find 35+ local (farmers within 250mi of Chicago and closer for food purveyors) farm and food vendors providing some much need local goods throughout the day. There will also be select arcade games available to play throughout the market and tunes from local musicians from 11:30am until 2pm ! Plus select drinks like bloody marys, Irish cream, farmers market cocktail specials and drip coffee will be waiting for you!
NOW WHAT: It’s free! Just head out to Emporium and get in touch with the local farmers!

TIME | SPACE Jazz Series @ Freehand Chicago, 19 E Ohio St, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, 21+
WHAT: Some excellent music to help end your weekend the right way
SO WHAT: Every Sunday at Broken Shaker you will be hearing some of the best psychadelic jazz in the city, brought to you in two 45 minute sets played by a different trio every week. Stop by for good vibrations and drink specials to cure your Sunday blues. Check out there full lineup at their event page!
NOW WHAT: Entry is free!

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