Indiana’s Hunt and Gather Pop-Up Market Comes to Vintage Garage Chicago For Season Finale 10.19

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Dealers from Indiana’s Hunt & Gather Pop-Up Markets will be setting up at Vintage Garage Chicago this Sunday. Hunt and Gather is held several times a year at various locations in that state.

 

“The partnership with Vintage Garage Chicago seemed to be a natural extension of the growing interest by the next generation of antiques vendors,” says Hunt and Gather owner Carey Keenan-Rowell. “Everyone is excited to bring their wares this weekend. We’ll show Chicago what we’ve got.”

 

The last event of the season, the October installation of Vintage Garage Chicago will also include the popular Record Ramp attraction, as well as DJs spinning vinyl records.

 

“For the Vintage Garage customer the partnership will mean a new crop of dealers and merchandise,” says Melissa Sands of Vintage Promotions, LLC. “Some fresh faces and a new set of eyes curating vintage merchandise.”

 

The market will feature furniture, records, housewares, clothing and jewelry, decor, architectural items and more.

The Season Finale of Vintage Garage Chicago and Record Ramp will be held October 19 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The address is 5051 N Broadway, at the Argyle stop on the Red Line. For More information, visit http://www.vintagegaragechicago.com

Randolph Street Market + Modern Vintage Chicago Extravaganza! 10.17-10.19

Oct2014-MVC+RSM-finalWith Randolph Street Market’s 2014 summer season officially in the books, vintage FANatics are clamoring for more and Randolph Street Market’s October 17-19, 2014 extravaganza is the answer! Being billed as the first Randolph Street Market all-inclusive two-fers, this two for one show combines the fashion and jewelry spectacular that is Modern Vintage Chicago with home design, antiques, artwork and more that Randolph Street Market is known for. By joining forces, these two events combine and conquer- kicking off the Fall season in high style!

 

Set within the historic Plumber’s Hall, home to Randolph Street Market’s monthly events, 125+ vendors will take over the entire facility. The 9,000 square foot ballroom will boast high fashion and jewels, while the remaining areas will offer only the finest furniture, artwork, accessories, decor, fancy foods and more!

 

Friday night, October 17, the Market will play host to a Modern Vintage party in the Ballroom with early shopping and a drink included for $20 per ticket. There will be fashion installations, live music and entertainment, makeovers, and light bites for attendees to enjoy. This ticket includes entry into the Market all weekend long!

 

General admission will commence October 18+19, in which guests and shoppers will enjoy an Oktoberfest theme with cider, German beers, pumpkins and Fall foliage amongst their favorite vendors including: Diane Landry Vintage Fashion, JS Lighting Sculptures, Mary Resek Antiques, Richard’s Fabulous Finds, Shop NOV, Vert Moderne and more!

 

By reservation only, shoppers can attend the 12 pm Lunch n’ Learn October 18, with the legendary fashion icon and lecturer, Nena Ivon. The presentation entitled: “Cloth to Couture: The Little Black Dress Story,” will tell the historical tale of the coveted “little black dress” and how to find that perfect fit for holiday gatherings! ($20 per person with boxed lunch)

 

“Combining the bi-annual Modern Vintage Chicago event with Randolph Street Market’s October show was a natural fit for our vendors and shoppers,” says Sally Schwartz, Randolph Street Market founder and curator. “Offering a VIP event Friday provides early buy opportunities moving into the full celebration of style all weekend long!”

 

This  Market, aptly dubbed “the Barneys of vintage” is a huge celebration of fashion, home design, antiques, artwork, music, food and great people watching. Since its inception, the Market has doubled its number of dealers with 250+ quality pickers, tripled in size encompassing 8 acres of one of a kind treasures, and welcomed more than 90,000 shoppers in 2013. Thanks to Sally Schwartz, The Randolph Street Market put Chicago and the Midwest on the map for well-curated antiques and vintage offerings as the first market of its kind in the Chicago area.

 

Since its debut, the Randolph Street Market has drawn thousands of loyal followers from Beijing to New York City appealing to collectors, art buyers, stylists, and vintage aficionados including celebrity shoppers, Vince Vaughn, Nate Berkus and Sophia Bush.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION RANDOLPH STREET MARKET

 

WHAT:

Randolph Street Market and Modern Vintage Chicago

 

WHEN:

Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00am to 5:00 pm

 

Remaining 2014 season Indoors

October 18/19

November 22/23

December 13/14

 

WHERE:

Beaux Arts Plumber’s Hall, 1340 W. Washington Street

 

PRICE: Discounted $8 tickets are available in advance (click here); general admission $10, students with ID $3 or $5 at the gate. Children 12 and under free.

 

$30 ~ FOUR GIRLFRIENDS TICKET PACKAGE
Ticket Includes:
– 1 Market Bar Mimosa each (4 total, receive a check off card at the gate and bring to market bar for beverage)
– 1 discounted admission each (one voucher good for four (4) girlfriends, present paypal receipt in print or on smartphone at the entry gate)

 

FOR INFO: call (312) 666-1200 or info@imagepilots.com orrandolphstreetmarket.com

 

Revisiting 1984 at Vintage Garage Chicago 9.21

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Um. Best. Year. Ever. BTW!

Looking back on the last century, there are several standout years, one of which is 1984. It may seem like a long time ago, but the folks at Vintage Garage Chicago aim bring it back September 21. It’s the theme for the next Vintage Garage Chicago in Uptown.

“It was a treasure culturally, with movies, music and products,” says Melissa Sands of Vintage Promotions, LLC, producer of the show. “The Van Halen album of that name was the soundtrack of a generation, and where would we be today without Ghostbusters?”

A leap year, 1984 saw the Winter and Summer Olympics, the 1984 World’s Fair, and a Band Aid recording of the charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Chrysler introduced the Minivan, Apple released the Macintosh personal computer and the world was introduced to Birkins, Discman, the Tandy 1000 and the Atari 7800. And who can forget Slice?

Along with all their great vintage from all eras, our vendors will be showcasing their 80’s merchandise. Professional DJs Sasha and Ross will be spinning 80s tunes.

“We all realize by now big brother is really watching,” Sands says. “And he wants you to be there.”

Vintage Garage Chicago takes place at 5051 N Broadway September 21 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. It’s at the Argyle stop on the Red Line.

 

Second Annual Fall Fest 10.7-10.12

Fall Fest

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Park Grill at Millennium Park
11 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60602
(312) 521-7275
ParkGrillChicago.com 

Second Annual Fall Fest at Park Grill and The Plaza at Millennium Park

Celebrate the Harvest Season with Six Days of Festivities

Tuesday, October 7 – Sunday, October 12

Park Grill and The Plaza at Millennium Park will hold a six day “Fall Fest” this October. From Tuesday, October 7 to Sunday, October 12, the restaurant will celebrate the season with a Fall Harvest Menu; live, outdoor musical performances; and the second annual local brewers’ Harvest HopDown. Fall Fest will commence with a Chicago Marathon Pasta Dinner and an alfresco Chicago Marathon breakfast buffet and viewing party.

Fall Harvest Menu: Tuesday, October 7 – Sunday, October 12
Newly appointed Executive Chef Jared Case will offer a Fall Harvest Menu that features items sourced from local farms, purveyors and brewers.

Live Music on The Plaza: Thursday, October 9 and Friday, October 10
The Plaza at Millennium Park will play host to live musical performances by Jazz Perspectives, featuring The Sean Skyler Duo and The Phil Seed Trio. The concerts will take place from 5-8 p.m.

Harvest HopDown: Friday, October 10
The second annual Harvest HopDown will take place on The Plaza on Friday, October 10 from 5-8 p.m. Local brewers will compete for the title of Harvest HopDown “Favorite,” as selected by participating guests. Competing brewers include: Goose Island: Rambler Limited release IPA and Oktoberfest (Chicago); Summit Oktoberfest (Minneapolis, MN); Central Waters Octoberfest (Amherst, WI); Virtue Cider (Fennville, MI); Milwaukee Brewing Hoptoberfest & Sasquash (Milwaukeee, WI); Upland Oktoberfest (Indianapolis, IN); Tallgrass Zombie Monkie Porter (Manhattan, KS); Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat (St. Louis, MO); Johnny Appleseed Cider (St. Louis, MO); and returning winner, Pipeworks Brewing Seasonal Brews (Chicago, IL). Tickets are $25 and the event is 21 and over. Tickets are available at ParkGrillChicago.com.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon Pasta Dinner: Saturday, October 11
Carb up before the big run at Park Grill’s pasta dinner. The evening will include a pasta buffet with four selections, a build-your-own pasta station, two salads, dessert and choice of Goose Island beer or The Naked Grape wine. Seatings will be offered at 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and the fee is $35 per guest. Chef Case’s buffet menu will feature butter lettuce salad; caesar salad; smoked gouda mac and cheese cavatappi; roasted vegetarian pasta with marinara; mushroom tortellini with truffle alfredo; gnocchi bolognese grana padano; assorted miniature desserts and much more. Please call 312-521-7275 for reservations.

Chicago Marathon Breakfast and Viewing Party: Sunday, October 12
Enjoy breakfast beneath the bean on Marathon morning. From 8-11 a.m.,
start your race day with a lovely breakfast buffet in the heart of Millennium Park. The menu includes yogurt and granola; honey and mint fruit salad; croissants; mini banana nut muffins; bagels and toppings; Nancy’s apple chicken sausage; parmesan breakfast potatoes; chilaquiles with salsa verde and queso fresco; skillet scrambled eggs with scallions; and cinnamon roll waffles with cream cheese frosting. Catch all the Marathon action and cheer on the runners via large monitors set throughout the Plaza. Tickets are $25, available at ParkGrillChicago.com.

Renegade Craft Fair

12th Annual Renegade Craft Fair 9.6-.97

Renegade Craft Fair

Location: Division St. between Damen and Paulina Avenues
www.renegadecraft.com

Event details: The 12th Annual Renegade Craft Fair September Market returns to Wicker Park this September 6+7. Division St. between Damen and Paulina Avenues will be host to one of the largest curated gatherings of indie craft makers in the US. Market hours are from 11 am – 6 pm both Saturday and Sunday.

As always, RCF is free to attend. Street parking is available all over Wicker Park, and yes, yes you may bring your adorable pets.

 

 

5th Annual Design Harvest Festival 9.20-9.21

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West Town’s “Grand Avenue Design District” will prove to be a mecca for designers and design enthusiasts on September 20th and 21st when the best local home and garden designers come together for the aesthetic marketplace known as Design Harvest. Now in its 5th year, a revamped Design Harvest will focus more on the designers themselves, boasting a seminar tent with “how to” workshops by sponsor Houzz, design seminars, special guest speakers, expert design panels, interactive design demonstrations and more.

In addition to home and garden objects that range from vintage and antique to environmentally-conscious and modern, Design Harvest 2014 also features great local food vendors, cold beer, good wine, and live music by the Hideout. Christy Webber Farm & Garden Center sponsors family-friendly harvest time activities at their Fall Festival, including hay rides, petting zoo, pumpkin painting, and much more. Attendance each year has grown significantly, with media outlets annually touting Design Harvest as one of the “can’t miss” fests of the year.

Produced by the West Town Chamber of Commerce and a planning committee of local Grand Avenue Design District business owners, Design Harvest covers the wide spectrum of home design disciplines found throughout Chicago; as well as spotlights the design businesses specifically on Grand Avenue. The two-day program consists of a juried exhibition of tented vignettes, or “little stores,” each boasting unique themes and products for sale, a silent auction, and the all-new design seminars and Houzz how-to tent.

Besides perusing the participating designer’s vignettes in a large designer tent, fest-goers may sip sponsored wine and craft beer by Leinenkugel, enjoy great food from local restaurant vendors, grab a seat on a hay bale or listen to live music on the WXRT sponsored stage programmed by the legendary Chicago music venue, The Hideout.

The Design Vendors:
Design Harvest is a curated exhibition and vendors are hand selected by the producers and a jury of design experts. The high quality vendors will create vignettes inside a large scale white tent. The 2014 lineup of participating design vendors is TBA in subsequent release.

The Live Music:
Setting the weekend vibe will be the live musical entertainment area, programmed by Chicago’s legendary live music venue, The Hideout. Live music takes place throughout both days, featuring East of Edens Soul Express DJs both days, The Lawrence Peters Outfit at 6 pm on Saturday, and Golden Horse Ranch Band with a Huge Square Dance with Caller right in the street on Sunday at 4:30 pm. The rest of the live music schedule is TBA in subsequent release.

The Families Activities:
For children and families, there will again be a ton of fun-filled activities from 11 am to 4 pm both days at Christy Webber Farm & Garden Center. Activities include:

* ‘Free’ tractor hay rides between Design Harvest and Christy Webber Farm & Garden
* Petting zoo 11am-3pm both days
* Mini hay maze for young kids
* Face painting
* Build your own scarecrow! We will supply the straw, rope, sticks and advice – but YOU MUST bring your old clothes to make your scarecrow out of.
* Pumpkin carving demonstrations by creative pumpkin artists.
* Fall refreshments – apple cider and homemade baked goods.
* Multiple photos opportunities: fall settings, fun face cut-outs and farm tractors and landscape equipment to sit on. Bring your cameras!
* Visit the free range chickens and check out the huge and unusual selection of pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks and more! Free local delivery for those without cars!

The Fine Print:
Design Harvest takes place September 20th from 11 am to 8 pm and September 21st from 11 am to 6 pm on Grand Avenue from Damen to Wood. There is a $5 donation requested for admittance. This is a rain or shine event (vendors will be under large tents). For more information, visit http://www.design-harvest.com or find Design Harvest on Facebook at Facebook.com/designharvest, or call (312) 850-9390. More info on the Design District at http://www.grandavedesigndistrict.com.

Design Harvest 2014 sponsors include: West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce, Chicago Magazine, Chairs for Charity, Grand Avenue Design District, Houzz, Leinenkugel, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, WXRT, Hailo, Sameday Signs, The Hideout, Eurofurniture, Christy Webber Farm and Garden Center, Albany Steel & Brass, and Chicago Event Graphics.