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Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – April 20 – 23

Make Lincoln Park your weekend destination. We have everything from Earth Day celebrations to James Beard inspired meals, and everything in between.

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Posted 4/19

Lincoln Park Culture

ArcLight Presents Architecture Afternoons with CAF: The Dark Knight @ ArcLight Cinemas
The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) has partnered with ArcLight Cinemas Chicago to bring you an exclusive monthly film series that explores how filmmakers use our city and its architecture to tell extraordinary stories. The selected films will be screened and followed by a discussion and Q&A with expert panelists on compelling themes related to the film as they pertain to architecture and design, filmmaking, and Chicago.

The Dark Knight – Discussion topics: Location scouting, modifying architecture to create a mood, what makes Chicago recognizable as itself and what makes it “Gotham”?

Sunday, April 23
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
ArcLight Cinemas
1500 N. Clybourn

DePaul Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Cliff Colnot, director of orchestral activities and principal conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s contemporary MusicNOW ensemble, the DePaul Symphony Orchestra focuses on a thorough and serious study of the core orchestral repertoire. Students receive regular coaching by members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera orchestra and DePaul’s pre-eminent string and wind faculties. Rehearsals are three times a week for two hours and concerts take place four times per year. Each season culminates with a nearly sold-out, spring concert at Orchestra Hall.

To see full music calendar:

Saturday, April 22
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
DePaul Concert Hall
800 W. Belden

Lincoln Park Earth Day and Recycling

Earth Day @ Victory Gardens Theater with QUEEN
Join us for an evening of interactive events. From a food waste composting demo to the Zero Waste Challenge, we will feature three local artists and activists whose work centers around the environment. Then, join us for an evening performance of QUEEN. Each ticket includes a gift bag with seeds to help you start your bee-friendly garden and other fun favors! We will feature three local visual artists that work with recyclable and sustainable materials. Use promo code EARTHDAY to receive a discounted ticket price.

Saturday, April 22
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln

16th Annual Earth Day @ North Pond Nature Sanctuary
Volunteer to help your planet on Earth Day!
Join 100+ fellow park lovers to mulch trees, clean the park and help with other special projects. Groups welcome with advanced notice.

Sunday, April 23
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
North Pond Nature Sanctuary
Fullerton & Stockton

Free Electronic & Household Waste Recycling Event
Celebrate Earth Day and do some spring cleaning by recycling your unwanted electronics and household waste. This event is sponsored by DePaul University’s Environmental Health and Safety department. For more information and to RSVP click here.

Friday, April 21
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sheffield and Fullerton Parking Lot

Free Paper Shredding, Electronics, Clothing and Bicycle Event
Join 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, State Sen. Hunter and State Rep. Feigenholtz for a free paper shredding, electronics recycling, prescription drug take-back and donation drop off.

Saturday, April 22
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1254 N. State

James Beard Eats Week

The 2nd annual James Beard Eats Week begins Friday, April 21 and runs through May 1. Lincoln Park has several restaurants participating this year with special entrees or menus inspired by the “Dean of American Cuisine” James Beard. Below are a list of participating restaurants and their menus for the week.

The Blanchard
1935 N. Lincoln Park West
Menu: Rabbit Roulade: bacon-wrapped rabbit mousse | broccolini | cranberry

Cafe Ba Ba Reeba
2024 N. Halsted
Menu: Razor Clams A La Plancha with garlic, shallots and nora pepper vinaigrette. Chef Holmes will also offer Spanish Vitello Tonnato with cured Ibérico pork loin, Spanish tuna, fried capers and parsley, a Spanish version of the Italian classic.

Chez Moi
2100 N. Halsted
Menu: James Beard Burger Au Poivre, a burger perfectly prepared with French Swiss and delicious Green Peppercorn Sauce.

de Quay Restaurant
2470 N. Lincoln
First: Genever Marinated Salmon Gravlax
Pickled Beets, Creme Fraiche, Lemon Grass, Radish

Entrée: Grilled Pork Chop and Smoked Rookworst
Blue Gouda Mashed Potatoes, Braised Savoy Cabbage, Groningen Mustard Jus

Finale: Candlenut Rice Pudding, Chocolate Sambal, Fresh Pineapple

Knife & Tine
1417 W. Fullerton
Menu: Cognac Root Beer Short Ribs | Ramp Succotash | Tarragon Scalloped Potato Croquette

Mon Ami Gabi
2300 N. Lincoln Park West
Menu: Foie Gras Torchon with rhubarb compote, frisée and housemade brioche

Summer House Santa Monica
1954 N. Halsted
Menu: 30 oz. Prime Porterhouse Steak with wild mushrooms and truffle-brown butter, with chanterelles sourced from the Pacific Northwest

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