Lincoln Park Weekend Guide

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Posted on September 8, 2016

Here’s your Lincoln Park weekend event guide to catch some of Chicago’s best culture, food and happenings in the neighborhood.


Adults Night Out @ Lincoln Park Zoo
Leave the kids at home and head over to Lincoln Park Zoo for Adults Night Out. Guests will enjoy unique animal chats, live entertainment and cash bars throughout the zoo at this after-hours event. No kids. No crowds. Strolling among exhibits with a beer or glass of wine in hand.

Thursday, September 8
6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark


Qatar Airways Chicago Beach Polo Cup @ North Ave Beach
Six polo teams will compete in a custom built polo arena on North Ave beach to be crowned champions of the 2016 Qatar Airways Chicago Beach Polo Cup.

Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 11
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
North Ave Beach
1600 N. Lake Shore


The Improvised Shakespeare Company @ iO Theater
One of Chicago’s most popular shows, The Improvised Shakespeare Company performs a two-act a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).

Grab dinner & a drink before or after the show at iO Bar & Kitchen. Click here for the menu.

Friday, September 8 & Saturday, September 9
8:00 p.m.
iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury


The Smoking Fish @ Oz Park
Pack a picnic and head to Oz Park to enjoy a free live concert featuring The Smoking Fish with opener The World’s Okayest Band.

Friday, September 8
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Oz Park
2021 N. Burling


Afro-Futurism @ The Second City
Don’t miss your chance to catch Afro-Futurism at The Second City this weekend. A.V. Club raved about the show, saying, “Afro-Futurism trusts in the voices of its performers—the city’s finest black stand-up, improv, and sketch comedians—providing each of them with a platform from which to dazzle.”

Before the show, grab a drink & bite to eat at 1959 Kitchen & Bar. Click here for the menu.

Saturday, September 9
9:00 p.m.
Judy’s Beat Lounge @ The Second City
230 W. North, 2nd Floor


Country Night @ Kings Bowl
Sometimes you need to head to the country. This weekend, Kings Bowl brings the country to you with country music, line dancing, mechanical bull riding, costume contests plus a Florida Georgia Line ticket giveaway.

Make a night of it – click here to make an “Eat Then Bowl” reservation to have dinner in the Kings Lounge and then Bowl after dinner. Check out the menu here.

Saturday, September 10th
8:00 p.m.
Kings Bowl @ NEWCITY
1500 N. Clybourn


College Football in Lincoln Park
Looking for a place to watch the game this weekend? Grab a seat at one of these neighborhood bars.

Saturday, September 10

UCF @ Michigan
12:00p
HopCat – Lincoln Park
2577 N. Clark

Akron @ Wisconsin
3:30p
Ranalli’s Lincoln Park
1925 N. Lincoln

Tulsa @ Ohio State
3:30p
Gaslight
2450 N. Clark

Eastern Michigan @ Missouri
6:30p
Derby Bar & Grill
1224 W. Webster


The Chicago Exchange: Community Block Party
This cultural art and music block party, produced by Genesis Art Supply, features artists from the Chicago creative community and benefits The Simple Good which empowers at‐risk youth and brings positive alternative outlets into communities through art, music and discussion.

Saturday, September 10
12:00 – 10:00 p.m.
1414 N. Hoyne

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