Amidst the cooler temps, colorful leaves and pumpkin-everything, there’s plenty of opportunity to get out there and experience the magic this world has to offer. The Dollhouse calendar is packed with meetings and events at any given time. Here are our favorite Chicago events this October that keep us inspired to live our best lives.
The Dolls refer to themselves as Do-Everything-Goddesses. what does that mean? Caitlin and Dani are DREAMERS. They are DOERS. They are CREATORS – and they see POSSIBILITY everywhere. After all – when you do what you love, you may inspire and awaken the hearts of others. We are so excited to host three events this month – and we hope to see you there!
Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.”
Dream a little bigger, Dolly!”
Do all things with kindness.”
Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” – Teddy Roosevelt
Beautiful minds inspire others.”
What: Girl Jam benefiting GirlForward
Join us for a celebration of stories through song, dance and poetry at GirlForward’s fifth annual Girl Jam. This afternoon includes a silent auction, brunch bites, mimosas and bloodies. GirlForward is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides adolescent refugee girls with individual mentorship, educational programs, and leadership opportunities, creating a community of support that serves as a resource and empowers girls to be strong, confident, and independent.
When: October 16 at 1-4pm
Where: Bottom Lounge
What: National Color Day Shopping Party
Join the Dolls for an evening of shopping featuring Italian handbag designer, mywalit. The first 25 guests will receive a tassel key ring and when you make a purchase of $100 or more you’ll receive a special gift.
When: October 19 at 6pm
Where: Notice Accessories in Andersonville
What: Making Strides (American Cancer Society Breast Cancer event)
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship – an occasion to express hope and the shared determination to make this breast cancer’s last century.
When: October 22 from 8am-10am
Where: Soldier Field
Cost:Registration for the walk is FREE, however participants are encouraged to collect donations that benefit breast cancer patients and their families.
What: Fried Chicken & Champagne Fest
Two tasty Doll favorites are combined at Kendall College Trust’s Fried Chicken and Champagne Fest! Watch thirteen of Chicago’s top chefs compete for the best fried chicken, while you enjoy an impressive array of curated champagne.
When: October 22 from 11:30am-3pm
Where: Kendall College
What: Le Fair
The Dolls are excited to be guest-hosting Le Fair alongside its creators Big Hair Big City & Ariel Peche! This event is a unique shopping and styling event that allows guests to get up close and personal with fashion influencers and local Chicago brands. We’ve partnered with Kicks 4 the City, a local charity that aims to provide shoes to those in need during the holidays and wintertime. We encourage all attendees to bring a pair of “kicks” to the event to donate in exchange for a complimentary signature martini from Limitless Coffee and CD Vodka.
When: October 23 from 1-5PM
Cost: $20 (two drink tickets included)
What: Halloween Yoga & Shopping!
This event combines our two favorite things – yoga and shopping Join Caitlin and Danielle for a spooky yoga session themed to dress up your practice this Halloween. After practice, we will shop yoga looks from Joriki with a special Dollhouse discount!
When: October 26, 6:30 PM
Where: 2950 W. Chicago Ave
What: Soul Pose Yoga Festival
From the makers of The Color Run comes Soul Pose–The Happiest Yoga on the Planet! Soul Pose is a blacklight yoga party, fun from start to finish. It’s less meditation, and more celebration. There will be one hour of fresh beats, body paint and dance breaks. Whether you’re a newbie or a yoga pro, all levels love it.
When: October 29
Where: McCormick Place
What: Purity Ring
Glitchy, dubby and atmospheric boy-girl duo Purity Ring initially gained attention as part of the “witch house” movement, which infused dark, electronic music with subtle occult themes—a perfect Halloween soundtrack. But singer Megan James and beatmaker Corin Roddick have grown apart from the ephemeral genre, creating etheral synth-pop on its latest album, Another Eternity.
When: October 29
Where: Riviera Theater
What: Freaky Deaky
This is the largest Halloween music fest in the Midwest ! The 3-day festival features 50+ artists spanning multiple genres, including Disclosure, A$AP Ferg, Gramatik, Duke Dumont and more. Freaky Deaky 2016 promises a chilling and thrilling experience that will bring the freak out of everyone this October. We recommend accessorizing with GloFX‘s LED and glow products to light up the night!
When: October 28-30
Where: Toyota Park
Cost: $50-$150 (special price through Goldstar Events!)
Let’s GO! We hope to see you at some of these events. The Dolls are hosting National Color Day Shopping Party and guest hosting Le Fair.
What events are on your docket this month?
Dresses provided by a wonderful boutique, Bazar Chicago.
All photos of Caitlin and Dani taken by our talented & a-doll-able friend, Mackenzie Maeder.