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Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – April 12 – 15

Posted on April 11, 2018

Ready for the weekend? As Spring temperatures arrive, Lincoln Park is the place to be with delicious wine fests, world premieres and great music.

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Lincoln Park Food

La Crema Dinner on the Lake with Vin Chicago
Join Theater on the Lake and Vin Chicago for a lovely evening along Chicago’s lakefront! Enjoy a four course dinner prepared by Cleetus Friedman, Executive Chef of The Lakefront Restaurant at Theater on the Lake. The menu is paired with wines from the La Crema portfolio.

Thursday, April 12
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Theater on the Lake
2401 N. Lake Shore Drive

Chicago Wine Fest
Join Lincoln Park Zoo for the second annual Chicago Wine Fest: Spring Edition, an elevated wine-tasting experience that aims to stimulate all of your senses. Enjoy some great food and live performances, all while sampling some of the best varietals from around the world.

Saturday, April 14
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Lincoln Park Zoo
2021 N. Stockton


Lincoln Park Theater

Lettie
After serving seven years in prison, Lettie is released and struggles to make a fresh start. Her children want little to do with her. Her re-entry job is anything but gentle as she takes on the dark, harsh world of welding. Trying again and again to create a non-criminal life, Lettie is confronted by her past and must make impossible choices to protect her future.

Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 15
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Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln

The Doppelgänger: An International Farce
In the dangerous back channels of international resource politics, a wealthy British businessman suffers an untimely accident just before a critical African copper deal is signed. So when his unwitting (and witless) American doppelgänger is thrust into negotiations to avert intercontinental disaster, chaos erupts, leaving us wondering: whose side are we supposed to be on… and who will save Africa??

Thursday, April 12 – Saturday, April 14
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Steppenwolf Theatre
1650 N. Halsted

Hershey Felder Our Great Tchaikovsky
Brilliant composer Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky springs to life through the hands and insight of piano virtuoso Hershey Felder, whose time bending tale of culture and repression explores the mystery surrounding some of the greatest music ever written.

Thursday, April 12 – Sunday, April 15
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Steppenwolf Theatre
1650 N. Halsted

Hang
As words break down in the face of human suffering, one unnamed woman is ushered into a strange government office in order to make a devastating decision.

Thursday, April 12 – Sunday, April 15
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Greenhouse Theater
2257 N. Lincoln

Merchant On Venice
Set on Venice Boulevard in present day Culver City, California – a section of the Los Angeles area where hatred and intolerance among Hindus and Muslims has grown to a boiling point – the play explores how the dominance in one sector of a community can marginalize a minority and provoke reactionary and retributive responses.

Thursday, April 12 – Sunday, April 15
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Greenhouse Theater
2257 N. Lincoln

Blood Mural
Art, history, and identity politics clash as a renowned muralist Dr. Janelle Angel struggles with the Foundation that funds her work, an up and coming White muralist assigned to her latest project, and the personal demons that resurface as she forges ahead on a “community” mural exploring gun violence in a South Side Chicago neighborhood.

Friday, April 12 – Sunday April 15
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Greenhouse Theater
2257 N. Lincoln


Lincoln Park Music

Durand Jones & The Indications
R&B and soul act. “The album is beautifully produced…Jones absolutely dominates the songs with his powerful, soulful and ever-evolving voice.” – SPILL MAGAZINE

Friday, April 13
9:00 p.m.
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Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln

Timber Timbre
Canadian folk music group is headed to Chicago to put on a show! Don’t miss out. Jessie Winslow will be opening the show.

Saturday, April 14
9:00 p.m.
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Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln

Kingston Mines
Get comfortable, enjoy some delicious Southern-style fare from Doc’s Rib Joint, and open your ears to some of Chicago’s best live music.

Open Every Night til 4:00 a.m. (On Saturdays, open til 5:00 a.m.)
Kingston Mines
2548 N. Halsted


Lincoln Park Comedy

Gaslight District
From aliens to the alienated, savage roasts to distorted boasts, The Second City e.t.c.’s 42 revue invites you along on a frenzied frolic that translates our modern world into the common language of laughter. Clear your mind, open your eyes and hail one wild rideshare to a place where the truth isn’t just out there, it’s waaaay out there.

Shows every Thursday – Sunday
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The Second City e.t.c. Theater
1608 N. Wells

Ryan Hamilton
Named one of Rolling Stone’s five comics to watch, Ryan’s appearances on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Conan, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and the Showtime special Caroline Rhea and Friends, Ryan is on his way to establishing himself as one of the country’s favorite stand-ups.

Thursday, April 12 – Friday, April 13
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Zanies Chicago
1548 N. Wells

Whirled News Tonight
Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories.

Saturday, April 14
8:00 p.m.
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iO Chicago
1501 N Kingsbury St.

Introduction to Stand-Up
Love to make people laugh? Want to be the next big comedian? Learn a few comedy skills, or just have fun learning more about the world of stand up comedy at an Introduction to Stand-Up class. Introduction to Stand up starts you on your adventure with the tools and the information necessary to explore the world of stand up comedy as you choose and at your own pace.

Sunday, April 15
3:00 p.m.
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Zanies Chicago
1548 N. Wells


Lincoln Park Family

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical
After losing the beloved toy rabbit at the laundromat, a desperate dad, a merry mom, and toddler Trixie learn the power in communicating, even when there are no words. With stage design inspired by illustrations straight from the book, this treasured tale is an audience favorite.

Thursday, April 12 – Sunday, April 15
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Apollo Theater
2540 N. Lincoln

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Open 362 days a year, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is an accessible and affordable family destination located in the heart of Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Open Every Day til 5:00 p.m.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon


Explore the Neighborhood

Ready to go on an adventure? Download Vamonde to discover art, architecture, food, music, nature, history, culture – everything that makes Chicago unique from the eyes of those who know their city best.

Start your Vamonde adventure in Lincoln Park.

Lincoln Park Hubs
When Chicagoans want some of the most exciting theatre, museums, dining and shopping in the city, they know they have to think outside the Loop — a short ride north, actually — and head to Lincoln Park. This sprawling, energetic neighborhood is home several cultural hubs, each known for unique, only-in-Chicago experiences that are sought after by locals and visitors alike.

Lincoln Park Weekend: Drinks & Comedy
Check out our new Drinks & Comedy adventure on Vamonde. Lincoln Park is lucky to be home to 3 of the top comedy venues in Chicago. Grab a drink and check out a show!

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