Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – May 18 – 21

From hilarious comedies, to exciting community events and the start of the Chicago Craft Beer Fest, we have it all this weekend. Here’s your guide to everything happening this weekend in Lincoln Park.

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Posted on 5/17

Lincoln Park Drinks

Lincoln Park Wine Fest 2017
Vinous lovers unite! Spring will be in full swing when the glorious grape, as well as smooth tunes, artisans and tasty edibles, take center stage at this 3rd annual wine happening. Lincoln Park Wine Fest will again transform the tranquil northside pocket park into an open-air market featuring wine and food pavilions. The highlight will be ticketed wine tastings where scores of varietals will be showcased. Each year over 90 varieties of wines are available for tasting. Tickets include 20 Tastings with each purchase.

Saturday, May 20 – Sunday, May 21
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Jonquil Park
1001 W. Wrightwood

Tapping with Destihl @ HopCat
HopCat is kicking off the first weekend of Chicago Craft Beer Week in style with Destihl Brewery! They will be tapping some special barrel aged and sour beers, along with some side-by-sides of their core offerings and variations.

Friday, May 19
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
HopCat
2577 N. Clark

Tiki Apocalypse Beer Prom @ Burnt City Brewing
This year’s Burnt City Chicago Craft Beer Week Beer Prom will transport you to a fiery tropical paradise. Dance the night away in your best tiki attire and count down to the inevitable apocalypse at Burnt City Brewing. The honor of Prom King and Queen will go to the most creative costume wearers.

Friday, April 19
8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Burnt City Brewing
2747 N. Lincoln

Sour Beer Festival @ Delilah’s
Delilah’s will be hosting our annual tasting of Lambic and Sour Beers. We will be tasting every possible variety of the spontaneously fermented Belgian Lambic beers that we can get our hands on – including but not limited to : Drie Fonteinen, Lindemans, Liefmans, Hanssens, Chapeau, Mort Subite, St. Louis, Timmermans, Girardin, Belle Vue, Oud Beersel, Cantillon & Boon. Various representative American and International Sour Beers will also be available, including but not limited to: New Belgium La Folie, Goose Island Lolita, Panil Barrique, Petrus, BFM, Jolly Pumpkin, The Bruery, Destihl, Paradox, White Birch +++. Guaranteed to be ideal for both the new Sour Beer enthusiast as well as the long term aficionado.

Sunday, May 21
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Delilah’s
2771 N. Lincoln


Lincoln Park Comedy

Italian Bred @ Greenhouse Theater Center
Direct from NYC, comes a Fresh and Hilariously Heartwarming, New Family Comedy about growing up in NYC. Created, written by, and starring Candice Guardino. Based on true life events through the eyes of a little girl, this comedy has attracted celebrities and fans from all over the world. Italian Bred will run at the Greenhouse Theater through May 28.

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Greenhouse Theater
2257 N. Lincoln

#DATEME: An Okcupid Production @ UP Comedy Club
38 “Undateable” profiles were placed on the world’s most popular online dating site to see who would interact with them. The results were tracked with a shockingly hilarious outcome. #DateMe = months of research of REAL people talking to FAKE characters. A scientific experiment about the online search for love.

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UP Comedy Club
230 W. North

Spamilton @ Royal George Theater
Created by the Forbidden Broadway mastermind Gerard Alessandrini, the hilarious musical mash-up, Spamilton celebrates, roasts, and eviscerates the Broadway blockbuster. Not only are Lin-Manuel Miranda and the stars of the original cast of Hamilton comically eviscerated, but they are joined by caricatures of living Broadway legends. There is not a single adult moment, and no curse words in the show.Kids love the show.

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Royal George Theater
1641 N. Halsted

The Comedy Dance Collective @ iO Theater
From T-Rexes to tiny tutus, this group of current, former, and almost dancers celebrates movement-based comedy in a visually-hilarious show that’s sure to make your face hurt from smiling.

Friday, May 19
8:30 p.m.
iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury


Lincoln Park Family

Third Saturday Garden Workshops @ Lincoln Park Zoo
Learn how to exercise your green thumb at Edible Gardens in Farm-in-the-Zoo, planted and maintained by Green City Market. Reap expert tips about soil, compost, sowing seeds and harvesting produce that will help your personal garden flourish!

Saturday, May 20
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark

Tea with the Turtles @ the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Celebrate World Turtle Day at the Nature Museum! Get up close and personal with all the resident turtles as well as several special guest species, and learn about how the Museum is working with the endangered Blanding’s Turtle in the Chicago region. Ask their experts anything about these amazing animals. Join in games, crafts, and art projects to show your love for turtles.

Activities are appropriate for kids age 2-10. A light lunch is included in the ticket price.

Saturday, May 20
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon


Lincoln Park Community

Out at CHM: From New Town to Boystown to Lake View
Explore the history of the nation’s first officially recognized gay village. Examine the neighborhood’s underlying social tensions – historic and current – between the different groups of people who live, work, and play in Boystown, asking the question “Whose neighborhood is it, anyway?”

Thursday, May 18
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark

They Tell Me You are Wicked @ Victory Gardens Theater
Join Victory Gardens Theater for an evening of drinking, dancing, corruption, and vice as we transport you to the dawn of Chicago’s criminal renaissance. From the writer of San Francisco’s immersive theater hit The Speakeasy, Victory Garden’s They Tell Me You are Wicked is a one-night-only performance and party worth waiting a hundred years for.

Friday, May 19
6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln

Bike the 2nd Ward with Alderman Hopkins 2017
Join us on a bicycle ride around the 2nd Ward with Alderman Brian Hopkins!  Free refreshments, bicycle safety checks, and t-shirts will be provided!  Don’t forget your HELMET! This 10 mile social ride begins and ends at the 2nd Ward office at 1400 N. Ashland and will travel through Wicker Park, Ukranian Village, Lincoln Park, and more!  The ride will travel at a medium pace. For everyone’s safety, we ask that all bicycle riders be at least 16 years of age.

Sunday, May 21
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2nd Ward Office
1400 N. Ashland

“Shine a Light on JPA” 2017 Benefit @ Venue One
Join JPA for their biggest fundraiser of the year! The Spring Benefit will be held on Friday, May 19th at a NEW location…Venue One! The Benefit Committee has fashioned a fast paced event that promotes fun, community, music and friendship all with the aim of providing vital mental health opportunities to young children.

Friday, May 19
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Venue One
1034 W. Randolph

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