March 3, 2024

Throughout the month of March, Chicago hosts numerous women-focused events throughout the month to honor badass women from Chicago and beyond! There are things to do like visiting landmarks like Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and supporting local women-owned businesses including restaurants, cocktail bars like BIPOC queer owned Nobody’s Darling, boutiques, and checking out independent bookstores like Women and Children First Bookstore. Check out recommended events below!


  • Girl Heaven at The Second City: February 17 – March 30. This all-women sketch revue is back in The Second City’s Blackout Cabaret. Girl Heaven is the greatest place on Earth that you’ll never want to leave. With completely new sketches and jokes, the show will run from Saturday, Feb. 17 through Saturday, March 30.
  • Freedom Square: The Black Girlhood Altar: The Chicago Cultural Center hosts this powerful exhibition intended as a sacred site for missing and murdered Black girls and women. The display, which runs through March 10, is curated by A Long Walk Home, a national art organization that empowers young people to end violence against girls and women.
  • Mar 7 Women Winemakers Tasting Event at Le Sud: Deep dive into the world of wines with Le Sud, a woman-owned restaurant in Roscoe Village. Attend a special Women Winemakers tasting event on Thursday, March 7, where you can explore selections from women vintners accompanied by hors d’oeuvres, and even bring a bottle home.
  • Charcuterie Workshop and Non-Alcoholic Open Wine Bar: In West Town, 2048 Non-Alcoholic Wine Shop will be hosting a class on Saturday, March 16 on the art of crafting a top-tier charcuterie board. Headed by All A’Board owner, Alicia Starks, you’ll be provided with premium ingredients for your masterpiece along with a complimentary open bar featuring a selection of the shop’s finest non-alcoholic wines.
  • Mar 23 Alice Shaddle: Fuller Circles: The Hyde Park Art Center will open this new retrospective on Alice Shaddle, a Chicago artist who co-founded the women’s artist collective Artemisia Gallery. This exhibition will feature new research and never-before-exhibited works by the artist to introduce her to the next generation of Chicagoans. 

Whether you’re attending a lecture on women’s rights, participating in a community service project, or simply taking a moment to appreciate the women in your life, celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day in Chicago is a wonderful way to honor the progress made and the work still to be done in achieving gender equality. 

If you are looking for more spring things to do in the city, check them out here!


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