Here comes our favorite gathering, hangout, and WFH spot again! Are you looking for a unique pride month celebration? Check out the Juneteenth pop-up at Time Out Market Chicago, located at 916 W. Fulton Market happening on Thursday, June 16th, alongside a handful of other cool events through the weekend. (PS: don’t forget to check out other things you can do in Chicago this June!)
The full weekend lineup features:
Biggie vs Tupac Paint & Sip (Tupac’s Birthday)
WHEN: Thursday, June 16th at 5:30 p.m.
Artists have the opportunity to pick a side in the East Coast and West Coast hip-hop rivalry during this special paint and sip event. Each attendee will paint a canvas depicting rapper Biggie Smalls or Tupac Shakur, with some guidance from an expert instructor.
A $75 ticket includes a 16″x20″ canvas, painting supplies, an apron, and a $20 credit that can be used to purchase food and drinks to fuel creativity. Tickets can be purchased here.
Abstract Mindstate Panel Discussion & Concert
plus RSVP Gallery Art Installation – A celebration of hip hop culture
WHEN: Friday, June 17th at 6:30 p.m.
Chicago-born rappers Olskool Ice-Gre and E.P. da Hellcat — who make up the hip-hop duo Abstract Mindstate — had slipped into semi-retirement prior to 2018, when Kanye West signed them as the first artists on his new label YZY SND. Flash forward to 2021: The duo released a brand new record (titled Dreams Still Inspire and produced by Kanye West) and a documentary (We Paid Let Us In! The Legend of Abstract Mindstate) that’s been screened in film festival circuits worldwide, and were featured in the Netflix documentary Jeen-Yuhs.
Attendees can learn more about Abstract Mindstate’s resurrection at this exclusive Time Out Market Chicago panel discussion, when the duo will be joined by Chicago poet and radio show host Mario Smith for a discussion about their reunion and all things Chicago hip-hop. Plus, don’t miss an RSVP Gallery– curated exhibit featuring historic photos of Abstract Mindstate and designs by Don Crawley (aka Don C), the influential streetwear designer and music executive.
The panel discussion will include both members of Abstract Mindstate and will be moderated by Mario Smith. Space is limited for the panel and tickets can be purchased here.
Juneteenth Pop-Up Market
WHEN: Saturday, June 18th
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Guests can start off the day with unique fashion finds as Stash Market takes over the second floor of Time Out Market. This curated shopping experience where people, art, and handmade designs merge for an afternoon full of inspiration, variety, creativity, and a smashing good time, will feature black-owned local brands and vendors. The market is free to attend.
8 p.m. – 11 p.m: Those who are looking for some after-dark fun, can grab a cocktail at one of Time Out Market’s three bars and dance the night away with renowned DJ Sye Young.
Brunch & Brews
WHEN: Sunday, June 19th
To complement the market’s Sunday brunch offerings, Chicago Brewer Moors Beer will be sampling a selection of brews from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. while local artist Aziza Lisa performs. Visitors to the market are also encouraged to check out the two-story mural of the iconic fashion designer and Chicagoan Virgil Abloh. Created by local artist Rahmaan Statik in partnership with B_Line Projects, the mural graces the walls of Time Out Market’s west staircase.
For more information, please visit the website at www.timeoutmarket.com/chicago.
Featured Image Credit: Time Out Market Chicago