• Marcy Farrey

Chicago Indie Weekend Guide, January 25 - 27, 2019

Discover and support independent and small businesses this weekend!

Don't let the cold scare you -- after all, you're a Chicagoan! Get out this weekend and support some local independent businesses and artists at these events.

South Shore Brew Grand Opening

Saturday, January 26, 10 AM

A new coffee house is opening in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood, and it's been generating a lot of buzz in the media. Owners Jennifer and Cory Barnes grew up in the area and plan to hire and train 17-to-24 year-olds from the neighborhood. This coffee shop is yet another great example of why independent businesses are necessary and vital to communities, and why you should do all you can to spend your dollars locally! Even if you can't make it to the grand opening, be sure to add this spot to your list.

Quimby's 2019 Zlumber Party

Saturday, January 25 at 9:30 PM - Sunday, January 26 at 5 AM

A slumber party at an independent bookstore? Sounds like a childhood dream! Quimby's is making it reality and giving you serious motivation to work on your current creative project. For the seventh year in a row, Quimby's is inviting zine and comic creators to spend the night in their store, working on their latest piece. They'll be serving up pizza and some snacks, and there will be prizes! Check out the link above -- they provide plenty of helpful tips on what to bring to make sure you're cozy for the evening.

Sunday Salon Chicago January Reading

Sunday, January 27, 7 PM

The Sunday Salon live lit series is this weekend at The Reveler in Roscoe Village, one of our favorite Chicago neighborhoods. This Sunday's readers include local writers Ian Morris, Simone Muench, Kenyatta Rogers, and Kathleen Rooney, and Roscoe Books will be selling books at the reading. It's a great way to end a chilly weekend!

Enjoy your weekend getting to know some new independent businesses and artists!

Let us know of any upcoming events supporting independents -- send an email to ourindieland@gmail.com.

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