Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – September 15 – 17

Posted on September 14, 2017

This weekend, Lincoln Park has great theater, art and music for everyone in your family. Grab your favorite date and head out to one (or two!) of these great events.

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Lincoln Park Culture

2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial
This weekend, the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial kicks off with events all over Chicago including events at Alphawood Gallery and DePaul Art Museum. The Chicago Architecture Biennial unites a main exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center with a selection of off-site projects, a broad range of aligned exhibitions, and an extensive series of programming for the public that will serve Chicagoans and visitors alike. The Biennial is free and open to the public from September 16, 2017 to January 7, 2018.

Alphawood Gallery
2401 N. Halsted

DePaul Art Museum
935 W. Fullerton

Green City Market Chef Demo with Steve Singer of Lincoln Park’s Knife & Tine
Join Chef Steven Singer of Knife & Tine for a cooking demonstration using ingredients from the market. This demo will take place at the West Loop Market.

Saturday, September 16
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Green City Market – West Loop
Mary Bartelme Park – 115 S. Sangamon


Lincoln Park Theater & Comedy

Till Death Do Us Part @ Salvatore’s
The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Chicago and surrounding areas throughout Illinois. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in this comedic thriller.

Friday, September 15
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Salvatore’s
525 W. Arlington

Landry @ Zanies Chicago
Landry is best recognized for his likable hair, sprouting from charismatic follicles. He is a Canadian born interracial love child whose hybrid existence, when mixed with a little dysfunction, makes for a fantastic recipe of comedy goulash. He is the winner of both the Boston Comedy Festival and the World Series of Comedy but none of that matters so long as his mom thinks he’s funny.

Performances Through Sunday – Click for Full Schedule
Zanies Chicago
1548 N. Wells

Whirled News Tonight @ iO Chicago
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. In it’s 13th year at iO!

Saturday, September 16
10:30 p.m.
iO Chicago
1501 N. Kingsbury

Improv All-Stars @ UP Comedy Club
See Chicago’s finest improvisers under the direction of the legendary Mick Napier in an evening of unscripted and unequaled improvisational comedy. This show is interactive, hilarious and thoroughly original.

Fridays and Saturdays
11:00 p.m.
UP Comedy Club
230 W. North

The Rembrandt @ Steppenwolf Theater
When a museum guard decides to touch a famous Rembrandt painting, a remarkable journey across the ages ensues.

Click for complete schedule
The Steppenwolf Theatre
1650 N. Halsted

MACHINAL @ Greenhouse Theater Center
Don’t miss MACHINAL! Chicago Tribune describes the show as “Outstanding” and gives it 4 out of 4 stars.

Click for complete schedule
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln


Lincoln Park Family

Mother Goose’s Garden @ Emerald City Theater
Enjoy a playful and interactive event in Emerald City’s Little Theatre, a welcoming and safe space for kids and their grown-ups. Jjoin 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 and Sunday
10:00 a.m.
Emerald City’s Little Theatre
2933 N. Southport

School of Rock @ Lincoln Hall
School of Rock presents a morning of family-friendly rock and roll, performed by some of their talented students! School of Rock is a performance-based music program for kids aged 8-18.

Saturday, September 16
10:00 a.m.
Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln

Zoomba at the Zoo @ Lincoln Park Zoo
Experience salsa, merengue, mambo and hip-hop in one class right next to lions and seals.

Sunday, September 17
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark

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