Category: Pop-Up

Event of the season — "Paint It Up Art Weekend"

There are many reasons to explore a gem like Uptown (think art, food, architecture, and rich history). I recently explored the art scene in Uptown, as the murals are abundant and flourishing. I started at the Clifton Street Art Gallery to see the new additions since my last visit. The gallery offers a nice variety of... Read more »

Isolate with DJ Quantify

How is everyone doing out there in isolation land? During these precarious circumstances, I think we can all agree that people are coming together and looking for ways to make everyone’s days a little brighter. In this case, a little louder. I found out about Justin Quandt and his DJ Balcony Series through the True... Read more »

Best Way to Honor "Get Your Ass Inside"

Some of us are making the most of our time being ordered to stay inside. I bet just about everyone has seen the Lori Lightfoot memes floating around the internet, but have you seen these stickers? David Ratulowski is the quarantined genius behind them and it’s a no brainer they are selling like hotcakes. David... Read more »
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Celebrate Weed at Chicago Truborn

Love it or hate it, Illinois has become the 11th state to legalize marijuana as of January 1, 2020. To celebrate this milestone, Chicago Truborn hosted a gallery night entitled “Weed the People – A Celebration of Freedom” on January 11th. I planned to attend and cover the show; however, I was under the weather... Read more »

The Underground Art Market had me at Hello

I recently attended the Underground Art Market for two specific reasons — to explore the exquisite oddities at Salvage One and meet one of my favorite local artists, Daniel Wilson. Of course, I also planned to visit the many vendors in attendance to check out their wares. What is the Underground Art Market? The art market is... Read more »

Make a Beeline for Hubbard Avenue

One of my favorite areas for strolling is the B_Line Chicago, located in the Fulton Market District. The B_Line has a long history dating back to 1971 and is seeing a rebirth thanks to managing curator, Levar Hoard. 200 new murals are being created over time along the B-Line. I pop over to Hubbard Avenue... Read more »
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Activate Your Summer in the Loop

You know summer has materialized after attending the first Activate, hosted by the Chicago Loop Alliance. I’m more thrilled over these pop-up events than the season itself. In my own words, Activate is about locating a secret alley, partying with strangers who are as excited as you, jamming to live music, and being mesmerized by... Read more »

Getting Green at City Winery Riverwalk

Just about everything was coming up green this weekend if you were hanging out on the Riverwalk. I arrived bright and early on Sunday to ensure I would get a prime seat at City Winery Riverwalk for their St. Paddy’s event. The venue kicked off the 2019 season over the holiday weekend. What better place to ogle... Read more »

The Magic of Christkindlmarket

Christkindlmarket is a holiday tradition that makes me giddy while temporarily embracing winter. Mind you, winter is my least favorite season – always has been and always will be; however, there is something magical about Christkindlmarket. I don’t even mind the overbearing crowds while excitedly trying to order a Gluhwein in the latest collectible mug.... Read more »
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Get Energized with ACTIVATE and Lagunitas

My absolute favorite summer event is ACTIVATE Chicago. This pop-up fete involves art installations, music, booze, and then some. The season kicked off along the Riverwalk, which was distinctly transformed utilizing lampshades, a disco ball, murals, and balloons. Words cannot describe how entertaining the event was and it exceeded my expectations. I was eager to... Read more »