Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – April 13 to 16

Posted 4/12

From great music to hilarious comedies and compelling dramas and one of a kind Easter celebrations, Lincoln Park has it all this weekend.

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Lincoln Park Music & Art

The All In – Halsted’s Music Mile Festival
Kingston Mines is taking part in this years Halsted’s Music Mile Festival. Enjoy live music with great food and drink specials at several music venues located on Halsted between Armitage and Diversey.

Thursday, April 13
5:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Kingston Mines
2548 N. Halsted

Glimpses of the Great War: Faith, Family and Community during World War One @ DePaul Richardson Library
The Richardson Library at DePaul University is unveiling its newest exhibit for Spring and Summer 2017. Glimpses of the Great War focuses on the connection between DePaul University and World War One by tracking the ties between the university and the Ward family, long-time Lincoln Park residents who had five members fight in the war. The exhibit will be open to the public starting this weekend.

April – August 2017
John T. Richardson Library – DePaul University
2350 N. Kenmore

Lincoln Park Drama

La Havana Madrid @ Steppenwolf
Step back in time to the 1960s and experience real life stories of Latino immigrants and the nightclub that drew them to Chicago’s north side. La Havana Madrid is a long-gone Caribbean night club that became a cultural hub for the newly-arrived Latinos. The production features live music and will chronicle the history of Caribbean Latino music throughout the decade.

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Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1650 N. Halsted

Never the Milk and Honey @ Greenhouse Theater
Alger was a man of deep faith, but when the world was supposed to end it did not end for him and his family. Never the Milk and Honey explores what happens when the covenants that bind us together break and wonders if faith can ever be rebuilt.

Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 8:00 p.m. Sunday performances begin at 3:00 p.m.
Greenhouse Theater
2257 N. Lincoln

Queen @ Victory Gardens Theater
Sanan and Ariel have spent the last decade researching vanishing bee populations around the world. When Sanam stumbles across an error in their calculations it threatens to destroy their careers, reputations and friendship. Sanam now faces an impossible choice: look the other way or stand by her principles.Come see the play recognized as the winner of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.

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Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln

WIG OUT! @ The Theatre School at DePaul University
WIG OUT! is an electrifying tale of community, queer subculture, and sexuality by Theatre School alumnus and Oscar Award-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Use promo code “LPCC” to receive discounted tickets for the performances this weekend.

Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The Theatre School at DePaul University – Fullerton Stage
2350 N. Racine

Lincoln Park Comedies

Blocked: Online Dating Nightmare @ iO Theater
Blocked is the comedy show where guests share their most horrific experiences on online dating sites and watch as improvisers perform scenes based on their stories. Part comedy and equal part terrifying.

Friday, April 14
10:30 p.m.
iO Theater
1501 Kingsbury

Spamilton @ Royal George Theater
Spamilton is the hilarious parody of the hit Broadway play Hamilton. Join the fun at the Royal George Theatre and see why the Chicago Tribune calls Spamilton “plenty of fun…really is a blast.” Use code FRIEND and get $10 off standard tickets for performances through April 30th.

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Royal George Theatre
1641 N. Halsted

Strangest Things! The Musical @ Greenhouse Theatre Center
The creators of musical mystery shows Barney the Elf and Ladies Night of the Living Dead bring you a brand-new production based on the hit Netflix series Stranger Things. Set to the musical hits of the 80s, Strangest Things! The Musical takes you back to a time when the hair was big, music was loud and the parents were nowhere to be found.

Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15
8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
Greenhouse Theatre Center
2257 N. Lincoln

The Winner…Of Our Discontent @ Second City
The Second City’s latest revue asks if it’s broken, should we fix it? Second City finds big laughs in the country’s collective disappointment and fears. From pot smoking moms to Russians targeting Altoona, Iowa to a few suburban dads who are sure they have it all figured out, this show sifts through all of the divisiveness to find a winner.

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Second City
1616 N. Wells

Lincoln Park Kids

Snowy Days And Other Stories @ Emerald City Theater
Only a few more days to see this “Magical Rite of Passage.” Snowy Days and Other Stories celebrates young childhood adventures through shadow puppetry and movement, to create a visual feast. Get your tickets today!

Friday, April 15
10:15 a.m.
Apollo Theater
2540 N. Lincoln

DePaul University Postgame Clinic @ Cacciatore Stadium
Join the DePaul University Softball coaches after their game for a one-hour long clinic. Girl softball players between the ages of 7 – 13 can receive instruction that focuses on hitting, bunting, baserunning and fielding. Registration cost includes a game ticket and clinic.

Saturday, April 15
Game begins at 12 p.m.
Cacciatore Stadium
900 W. Belden

Click here for more information about DePaul University Softball and view their game schedule.

Lincoln Park Easter Celebrations

Easter Egg Hunt & Bunny Brunch @ NewCity
Newcity is having their 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt this weekend. Dozens of Easter treasures will be hidden throughout the plaza. After the hunt, join the Easter Bunny at Earl’s Bar + Kitchen for brunch from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Saturday, April 15
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1457 N. Halsted

The Old Town Triangle Egg Hunt @ Ogden Park
Join your Old Town friends & neighbors for a morning of Egg Hunting Fun!

Saturday, April 15
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ogden Park (the Horse Park on Sedgwick between Menomonee and Wisconsin)

Easter Brunch @ The Blanchard
Celebrate Easter this weekend with brunch at The Blanchard. Enjoy delicious French entrees in an elegant setting.

Sunday, April 16
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Blanchard
1935 N. Lincoln Park West

If brunch is what you want, check out our Brunch Guide for all of Lincoln Park’s brunch destinations.

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