Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – April 27 – 30

Posted on April 27, 2017

Make Lincoln Park your weekend destination. This weekend, we have great food, fun community events and amazing shows. Check out our Event Calendar for more things to do in Lincoln Park.

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Lincoln Park Eats

Thank You Celebration @ J9 Wine Bar
Celebrate J9 Wine Bar’s 6 month anniversary with complimentary wine and small plates.

Thursday, April 27
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
J9 Wine Bar
1961 N. Halsted

Wine Tasting, Cooking Demo, & Dinner with On Target Living and Sitka Salmon Shares
Join Kristen Brogan, registered dietitian, mindful eating expert, superfood chef, and author of Target To Table: Healthy & Delicious Meals One Superfood at a Time, as she invites you into her home for a night of fun, food, and flavor.

Thursday, April 27
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Red & White Wines
1861 N. Milwaukee

French Classics Cooking Class @ Mon Ami Gabi
Learn to prepare Steamed Artichokes with shaved vegetables and lemon-dijon vinaigrette, Spring Vegetable Pasta with asparagus, peas, radish, corn, corn and fennel brodo, poached egg and preserved lemon, and Peach Tarte Tatin with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream for dessert. Enjoy each course for lunch, paired with boutique French wines. They’ll send you on your way with a recipe booklet so that you can try your hand at these delicious dishes at home.

Saturday, April 29
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Mon Ami Gabi
2300 N. Lincoln Park West

Read It and Eat 2nd Birthday and Independent Bookstore Day
Read It & Eat is building a day full of events to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day — a one-day national party at indie bookstores across the country and the fact that they are turning the big o-two. In their case, there will be food of course! They’ll have plenty of snacks to go around, including scoops from Dana Cree’s Hello My Name Is Ice Cream from 12 to 6 p.m.

In addition to book signings from some of their favorite local authors and esteemed California chef Jeremy Fox, they will also play two rounds of Foodie Fight: A Trivia Game for Serious Food Lovers. The store will also be open an extra hour (until 8 p.m.) and every purchase will be 15% off throughout the day. Everyone is welcome!

Saturday, April 29
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Read It and Eat
2142 N. Halsted

Lincoln Park Community

Bridgeview Bank’s “Art In the Park” Event
You are invited to Bridgeview Bank’s annual “Art In the Park” event. Indulge all of your senses at this celebration of local artists featuring bites from Blue Door Farm Stand, David’s Tea, Geja’s Café, Oyster Bah, Pasta Palazzo, Summer House Santa Monica and Vanille Patisserie. RSVP by contacting Jill Valentine at 773.975.5307 or at

Thursday, April 27
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Bridgeview Bank – Lincoln Park
1970 N. Halsted

Turkey Bowl @ Kings Bowl Lincoln Park
Head over to this fundraiser for Saturday Place to hang out with some of Chicago’s favorite top chefs, see who wins the Turkey Bowl Trophy, and who strikes out. Confirmed Chicago chefs include Tony Piolo of Piccolo Sogno and Nonnina, Kevin Cuddihee of TWO, Dick Flanigan of Il Congilio, Brian Jupiter of Frontier, Cory Morris of Ronero, Giuseppe Tentori of GT Prime, Zach Walrath of the Florentine, Erick Williams of MK and Tom Valente of Lucille.

Sunday, April 30
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Kings Bowl Lincoln Park
1500 N. Clybourn

Lincoln Park Conservancy 10th Annual Gala for Lincoln Park @ Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
The Gala Chairs and Committee invite you to join the Lincoln Park Conservancy at this fun evening to support the nonprofit that supports your park! This year’s gala will feature the music of Earth, Wind & Fire and dance music from the ’70s and ’80s by the Stitely Orchestra. Your ticket includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and a three-course dinner with wine.

Saturday, April 29
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Four Season Hotel
120 E. Delaware

Lincoln Park Theater

Born Yesterday @ Remy Bumppo Theatre in Greenhouse Theater
Catch the final weekend of Remy Bumppo Theatre’ acclaimed production of Born Yesterday, Garson Kanin’s delightful and dangerous comedy that asks who will survive the Washington political machine- brains, beauty, or brawn?

Thursday, April 27 – Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 30 at 2:30 p.m.
Greenhouse Theater
2257 N. Lincoln

QUEEN Public Program: From STEM to Steam
Art and science are often seen from the opposite ends of the education spectrum. But, in reality, they are more connected than we may think. Science and art are both methods to understand our place in the world and why things happen the way they do. Join Victory Gardens after this evening’s performance of QUEEN for a post-show full of science-related poetry; applying math and science to the arts, applying art to math and science.

Tickets are $15 with discount code STEM.

Saturday, April 29
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln

Saints and Sinners @ Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Saints and Sinners is a storytelling night that explores that grey area through personal stories that defy being put neatly into a box. For this edition, Nancy Garcia, Isaac Gomez, Daniela Mauleon, Jose Nateras, Avi Roque, Nelson Rodriguez and Edgar Sanchez, will riff off of what Saints and Sinners mean to them through stories that deal with breaking open the boxes that have tried to confine them, bringing us all closer to understanding what Latinidad means.

Sunday, April 30
7:00 p.m.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1650 N. Halsted

Cinderella: The Remix @ DePaul Theatre School
Join us for an urban twist on the classic Cinderella fairy tale. Cinderella, an amazing DJ, is stuck in her Stepmother’s basement and forced to give up her beats to her stepbrother, Chocolate Ice. When the famous J Prince announces auditions for his Hip-Hop Hollywood “Jam,” Cinderella goes in disguise trying to score the biggest gig in the land. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Thursday, April 27 & Friday, April 28 – 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, April 29 – 2:00 p.m.
DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theatre
60 E. Balbo

For more amazing shows, check out the Arts and Theater Guide on our website.

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