Lincoln Park Weekend Planner

Posted on July 22, 2016

Here’s your guide to the best fests, shopping & culture this weekend in Lincoln Park.

Lincoln Park Fests

Chicago Craft Beer Festival
A showcase of specialty, seasonal and small batch beers from local, regional and national craft brewers. Enjoy samples from more than 40 craft brewers.

Saturday, July 23
11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 24
11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sheffield between Webster & Fullerton
$35 Tickets

Sheffield Music Festival and Garden Walk
Sponsored by the Sheffield Neighborhood Association (SNA), the Sheffield Garden Walk features self-guided tours of more than 80 gardens, guided architectural tours, live entertainment, food, drink and activities for kids. Proceeds go to SNA’s award-winning beautification program.

Saturday, July 23
12:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 24
12:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sheffield between Webster & Fullerton
Donations accepted at door

In addition to crowning the Sausage King of Chicago, the 6th Annual SausageFest Chicago offers food enthusiasts a chance to sample over 25 gourmet sausages produced by our city’s most beloved and longstanding sausage purveyors as well as refreshing drinks, live music and family-friendly activities. Proceeds benefit Near North Unity Program and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Saturday, July 23
12:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 24
12:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Sheffield between Webster & Fullerton
Donations accepted at door

Lincoln Park Culture

Comedy Exposition @ Lincoln Hall
Don’t miss the closing ceremony of Chicago’s Comedy Exposition featuring Greg Proops and a line-up that includes Fumi Abe, Shaleva Sharpe, Danny Kallas, Ella Gale and hosted by Goodrich Gevaart. Click here for the complete Comedy Exposition schedule.

Sunday, July 24
8:00 p.m.
Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln
$25 Tickets

#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment @ UP Comedy Club
This is your last chance of the summer to catch #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment about the online search for love. Featuring multimedia, original music, improvisation, and real life characters transferred from the online world to the stage. Visit 1959 Restaurant & Bar for a quick bit before or after the show.

Friday, July 22 – Saturday, July 23
8:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 24
7:00 p.m.
UP Comedy Club
230 W. North
$26 Ticket

A Jewish Joke @ Victory Gardens Theater
Set in 1950’s Hollywood, funny & lovable Bernie has made his way up the ladder by being a spineless Hollywood sellout. Now, the night before a big red carpet premiere that will make Bernie’s career, he has been asked to name names. Don’t miss this regional premiere described as “one man’s journey, through a historical reality and then into the depths of his own soul.”

Friday, July 22 – Saturday, July 23
7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 24
3:00 p.m.
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N Lincoln
$32 Ticket

Between Riverside and Crazy @ Steppenwolf Theatre
A celebration of the glorious contradictions that make up human nature, this rowdy dark comedy looks at the slippery nature of justice, and the grit it takes to finally move on. Newsday describes is “a wonderful, generous, altogether unpredictable urban tragicomedy.” Grab a cocktail at Front Bar before or after the show.

Friday, July 22
7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 23 – Sunday, July 24
3:00 p. m. and 7:30 p.m.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1650 N. Halsted
$68 Ticket

Work in Progress by Abby McEnany @ The iO Theater
Work in Progress is the latest show from Abby McEnany, described by Chicago Magazine as a mix of “the superhuman energy of Molly Shannon or Cheri Oteri of Saturday Night Live fame with the downright strangeness of Jim Carrey, all leavened with the sweetness of Gilda Radner.”

Friday, July 22
10:30 p.m.
The iO Theater – The Chris Farley Cabaret
1501 N. Kingsbury
$14 Ticket

Captain Fantastic @ ArcLight Cinema
In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.

Now Playing – Check website for show schedule
ArcLight Cinema @ New City
1500 N. Clybourn
$14 Tickets


Lincoln Park Merchant Association’s Sidewalk Sale
Grab brunch, shop, grab coffee, stroll, grab lunch, browse, grab a cocktail, shop, and then grab dinner! Make a day of it in your favorite Chicago neighborhood.

Saturday, July 23
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 24
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
N. Halsted, Webster and Armitage

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