Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – February 8 – 11

Posted on February 6, 2018

Don’t let the cold weather keep you in. Lincoln Park has tons of fun activities and events for you to check out this weekend that’ll make coming out worthwhile!

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Lincoln Park Food & Drink

Chicago Restaurant Week
Before you bid farewell to Chicago Restaurant Week 2018, enjoy the last days by dining at one of Lincoln Park’s participating restaurants. From Oyster Bah, Cafe Ba Ba Reeba, Geja’s Cafe, Yardhouse and more! It’s not too late!

Runs through Thursday, February 8
For more participating Lincoln Park restaurants click here

Kirkwood’s 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Party
You don’t have to travel to New Orleans to celebrate the festivities. Celebrate Mardi Gras at Kirkwood Bar and enjoy a $20 food and drink package.

Saturday, February 10
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Purchase tickets here
Kirkwood Bar
2934 N. Sheffield

Pop-up Soup and Grilled Cheese Stand
Relax in Nature’s lunchbox, warm up with a hearty meal, and refuel for the rest of your nature museum visit.

Saturday, February 10 – Sunday, February 11
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
More info here
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon

Wine & Chocolate Tasting and Instruction
Mr. Robert W. Otto, the President of Chicago Gourmets, will serve as wine pairings expert in the first Wine & Chocolate Tasting series featuring KC Belgian chocolates. $40 in advance, $50 at the door.

Sunday, February 11
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Purchase tickets here
KC Chocolatier
545 W. Diversey


Lincoln Park Music

Magic Giant
American indie folk band, Magic Giant, is currently on tour and they’re stopping through Chicago! Don’t miss them while they’re here.

Friday, February 9
9:00 p.m.
Buy tickets here
Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln

Phillip-Michael Scales 
Nephew of legendary blues singer BB King, Phillip-Michael Scales is a critically-acclaimed songwriter and singer with a knack for captivating audiences with his soulful sound and catchy melodies.

Friday, February 9
9:00 p.m.
More dates here
Four Farthings Tavern & Grill
2060 N. Cleveland


Lincoln Park Theater

Mother of the Dark Waters
Inspired by original images of the Black Madonna, five black women decide to reclaim their truth and voice in the normative feminist movement. Based on personal stories, original poetry and movement, Mother of the Dark Waters celebrates the power of speaking out, resistance and self-love. Runs through March

Thursday, February 8 – Sunday, February 11
8:00 p.m.
Purchase tickets and future dates here
The Greenhouse Theater
2257 N. Lincoln

You Got Older
A quirky dark comedy about a young woman following the thorny path to adulthood — right over a cliff.

Thursday, February 8 – Sunday, February 11
For future showtimes and to purchase tickets click here
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1650 N. Halsted

Breach
BREACH is a smart comedy about friendship, motherhood, and family, and tackles the mother of all challenges: learning to love yourself.

Friday, February 9 – Sunday, February 11
For more info and to purchase tickets click here
Victory Garden Theater
2433 N. Lincoln

You’re Being Ridiculous: I Love…
At You’re Being Ridiculous, real people tell true stories about their lives. Each performer is linked by our rotating themes, and by the desire to make you laugh—and, once in awhile, cry .

Friday, February 9 – Saturday, February 10
8:00 p.m.
Buy tickets here
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1650 N. Halsted


Lincoln Park Comedy

Marsha Warfield
After a long-overdue break, actress and comedienne, Marsha Warfield, is back on the entertainment scene.

Thursday, February 8 – Saturday, February 10
Purchase tickets here
Zanies Nightclub
1548 N. Wells

Ricky Velez
Named by Variety as one of “Ten Comics to Watch”. Was a correspondent on The Nightly Show, appeared in Netflix original series Master of None, and appearing in the upcoming season of HBO series Crashing.

Thursday, February 8 – Sunday, February 11
Purchase tickets here
Zanies Nightclub
1548 N. Wells

The Improvised Shakespeare Company
Come laugh out loud at one of the funniest and most critically-acclaimed improv troupes in the world.

Thursday, February 8 – Saturday, February 10
Purchase tickets here
iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury

She the People: Girlfriends’ Guide to Sisters Doing it For Themselves 
“She the People is both a zany and poignant survey of all things girl. …A reassuringly funny discussion about sexism and the world of women.” – The Real Chicago

Thursday, February 8 – Sunday, February 11
Click here for complete schedule
The Second City
230 W. North

After Hours A Late Night Improv Show
Come see an entirely improvised, entirely ridiculous 60 minutes that’ll leave you with a full-fledged comedy hangover. Suggested Rating: R

Friday, February 9 – Saturday, February 10
Click here for complete schedule
The Second City
230 W. North


Lincoln Park Family

I Heart Birds Valentine’s Dance
Kids and families are invited to go party with Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum for their Valentine’s Day dance celebrating the birds. Meet live birds, learn all about their lives and habits, make a birdy valentine, and then come bust a move on the dance floor!

Friday, February 9
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Register here
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon

Illinois Raptors
Learn about hawks, owls, falcons, and vultures that are indigenous to Illinois. Get an up-close look at live birds of prey.

Saturday, February 10
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
More info here
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon

Mother Goose’s Garden
Join Jack and Jill as they search for Mother Goose and help a gaggle of your favorite characters along the way. Sing along to live music with Little Boy Blue, Miss Muffet, and others as you experience the fun in teamwork through hand-puppetry and immersive play.

Saturday, February 10 – Sunday, February 11
Purchase tickets here
Emerald City Theatre
2933 N. Southport

Scavenger Hunt Sunday
Roam the museum in search of rare specimens, live birds, and little-known facts about our feathered friends. Drop off your completed scavenger hunt for a chance to win an awesome prize package including behind-the-scenes tours.

Sunday, February 11
More info here
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon

Free Performing Arts Studio Session for Kids
Whether your child is a seasoned performer– or they’ve just been dreaming about becoming an actor, singer, musician or dancer– this event is a perfect way for them to experience an afternoon of the arts in Lincoln Park. Free classes, free headshots, industry advice, and more!

Sunday, February 11
11:00 a.m.
Performing Arts Studio
630 W. Webster

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