Lincoln Park Weekend Guide July 27 – 30

Posted on July 25, 2017

Make Lincoln Park your weekend destination. We have everything from Wine Festivals and Yoga in the Zoo to world-class theater, and everything in between.

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Lincoln Park Community

Summer Wine Fest at the Lincoln Park Zoo
Get ready to stroll, sip and savor more than 35 different varieties of wine at Lincoln Park Zoo’s inaugural Summer Wine Fest. Guest will enjoy a summer evening of wine tastings and music set amid the zoo’s lush gardens at this after-hours 21+ event.

Friday, July 28
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark Street

Taste of Lincoln Avenue 2017
Chicago’s sweet summer vibe will be in full swing when Taste of Lincoln Avenue, one of the Windy City’s most iconic (and pioneering) street fests, returns for its 34th fun-filled year to the heart of the Lincoln Park/DePaul neighborhood.

In total, the fest features more than 60 merchants, artists, community group and food/drink booths, along with nearly 20 musical acts on two stages. The always-popular Kids’ Carnival, held from Noon-6:00 p.m. each afternoon on Altgeld between Lincoln and Halsted (free entrance from Halsted), features inflatables, art activities galore, pony rides, kiddie carnival rides and much more.

Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30
12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Lincoln Avenue between Fullerton and Wrightwood

Adult Yoga at the Zoo
Take in the views of the city skyline as you connect with nature at Lincoln Park Zoo. Nature Boardwalk provides a unique, peaceful environment for practicing yoga amidst shady trees, chirping birds, and the warm summer breeze.

Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Nature Boardwalk Peoples Gas Pavilion
2121 N. Stockton


Lincoln Park Culture

Glass Basement @ The iO Theater
This is a show for everyone. This is a show full of veteran women. Members of SheBeast, Superhuman and Virgin Daiquiri, along with some special guests, have joined together to perform together every Thursday night.

And after they perform, you can perform with them. If you’re chosen, come up and do a scene with whomever you like. Stay, talk and hang out. Part amazing show, part performance opportunity, part safe space. Watch. Laugh. Play. Laugh. Talk. Laugh.

Thursday, July 27
8:00 p.m.
The iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury

Behind the Bentwood @ The Second City
A lot has changed over the last 58 years at The Second City, but one thing has remained a constant: their bentwood chairs. The simple yet elegant bentwood chair has been used as a stylistic element in every Second City show since our inception. Learn more about their history and enhance your Second City experience with this exclusive dinner and behind-the-scenes tour of our historic theaters and Training Center campus. Learn the secrets of their history, hear insider stories, and enjoy a three-course dinner (app, entrée, and dessert) prepared by their in-house chef at 1959 Kitchen & Bar. One of their own hilarious Second Citizens will guide you through this insightful and interactive experience. Then enjoy the show in a special seating section reserved for your enjoyment.

Friday, July 28
5:30 p.m.
The Second City
1616 N. Wells

Moonrise Nation @ Schubas Tavern
Head over to Schubas Tavern this weekend to see Moonrise Nation perform at this album-release show.

Saturday, July 29
9:00 p.m.
Schubas Tavern
3129 N. Southport

How To Be A Rock Critic @ Steppenwolf Theater
Last chance to see How To Be A Rock Critic! This solo play by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen (award-winning writers of The Exonerated and Aftermath) adapts Lester Bangs’ own writing to chart the life, work and death of one of the 20th century’s most ground-breaking, risk-taking, pioneering voices.

Thursday, July 27 – Saturday, July 29
8:00 p.m.
Steppenwolf Theater
1650 N. Halsted


Lincoln Park Brunch

Looking for a brunch guide? Check out ours by clicking here!

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