Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – March 2 – 5

Posted on 3/1/17

From a Seussian celebration, to Chicago’s birthday party and amazing shows, here is your guide to what’s going on this weekend in Lincoln Park, Chicago.


Lincoln Park Special Events

Read More, Be More: A Seussian Celebration of Arts and Literacy with Emerald City Theater
Join Emerald City Theatre in celebrating the advancement of literacy and the arts in Chicago Public Schools at Read More, Be More: A Seussian Celebration of Arts and Literacy, an adults-only Seuss-themed fundraiser honoring educators, partners, and supporters of Emerald City Theatre and our arts and literacy outreach program, One Fund.

Tickets begin at $100 and include an awards ceremony honoring educators, partners, and supporters with Zagat-rated cuisine, drink selections, a silent auction, and entertainment.

Thursday, March 2
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Alhambra Place
1240 W. Randolph

Out at Chicago History Museum: Art, AIDS, and Activism in Chicago
Art was used to speak about the AIDS pandemic, advocate for its victims and critique public response to the health crisis. A panel will examine the artists who participated as activists in the AIDS crisis and the contemporary artists whose work is influenced by the AIDS crisis and ongoing HIV health issues. The panel will draw on two exhibitions on view in Chicago: “ArtAIDSAmerica,”at the Alphawood Gallery and “One day this kid will get larger,” at the Depaul Art Museum.

Friday, March 3
6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark

Chicago’s 180th Birthday at the Chicago History Museum
Join the Chicago History Museum as they celebrate the city’s 180th birthday with a day of four-star fun! This festive event includes music, special remarks, and family-friendly storytelling and crafts. Beginning at 11:00am a special ceremony commemorates this important anniversary. Following the ceremony, birthday cake is available to all party-goers. Special certificates are available for individuals born on March 4. Please note, cake and certificates available while supplies last. Presented in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Saturday, March 4
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark


Lincoln Park Music

Greg Graffin @ Lincoln Hall
Greg Graffin is playing at Lincoln Hall this weekend. Graffin is the lead singer and frontman of the Los Angeles-based punk rock band, Bad Religion. Come out to Lincoln Hall for this one-night only performance from a punk-rock legend. Also performing is folk singer/songwriter Emily Davis. Tickets are $18, and for adults 21+ only.

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Saturday, March 4
9:00 p.m.
Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln


Lincoln Park Kids

The Snowy Day and Other Stories @ Apollo Theater
Come celebrate first experiences as young Peter’s childhood adventures are told through shadow puppetry and movement for a visual feast. Tickets start at $19 and are available online or by calling the Apollo Theater box office. This production is intended for children ages 3-9.

Click here for the complete schedule

Apollo Theater
2540 N. Lincoln

Sing Along with Electric Neil
Bring your kids to the Main Barn at the Lincoln Park Zoo’s Farm-in-the-Zoo to sing and dance along with Electric Neil. Electric Neil performs original songs about animals and encourages the children to dance along with the music. This joyful jamboree is for children 6 and younger accompanied by a caregiver.

Friday, March 3
9:15 and 10:00 a.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark


Lincoln Park Theater Guide

Apollo Theater (2540 N. Lincoln)
Thirsty! – Open Run
Shamilton – Thru Mar 31, 2017
Thrones! The Musical Parody – Thru Mar 19, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln)
Jesus The Jew – Thru Mar 26, 2017
Squeeze My Cans – Thru Mar 12, 2017

iO Theater (1501 N. Kingsbury)
Chaos Theory
The Armando Diaz Experience
The Deltones
The Improvised Shakespeare Co.
Whirled News Tonight

Steppenwolf Theater (1650 N. Halsted)
Monster – Thru Mar 4, 2017
Straight White Men – Thru Mar 26, 2017

The Second City (1616 N. Wells)
The Winner…of Our Discontent – Open Run
Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno – Open Run

UP Comedy Club (230 W. North)
#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment
Improv All Stars
The Best of The Second City
The Second City’s Legendary Laughs
The Second City’s Fast, Loud & Funny

Victory Gardens Theater (2433 N. Lincoln)
The Wolf at The End of The Block – Thru Mar 5, 2017
A Wonder In My Soul – Thru Mar 12, 2017

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