Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – August 10 – 13

Posted on August 8, 2017

Lincoln Park is home to many fun events this weekend! Check out our guide below!

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Lincoln Park Community

Coffee Connection at TeaGschwendner
Join us for a delicious cup of tea and sample some of the season’s most popular flavors at Lincoln Park’s favorite tea shop – TeaGschwendner. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow members, get acquainted with new contacts and expand your Lincoln Park network. TeaGschwendner will be offering 15% off on all purchases after the event.

Thursday, August 10
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
557 W. Diversey

Adults Night Out at Lincoln Park Zoo
Ever wondered what it would be like to explore Lincoln Park Zoo after the gates close? Here’s your chance! Leave the kids at home and head to the zoo for Adults Night Out. Guests will enjoy unique animal chats, educational entertainment, and cash bars throughout the zoo at this after-hours event. No kids. No crowds. Strolling among exhibits with a beer or glass of wine in hand. Sound fun? Join them! RSVP here.

Thursday, August 10
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark

Chicago Hot Dog Fest 2017
Chicago Hot Dog Fest, held August 11-13 in Lincoln Park, hits the core of our food-loving city’s long romance with the ubiquitous, multi-faceted, encased meat: the hot dog. Featuring food served by some of the city’s great vendors, many of whom will offer exciting twists on the standard, as well as hot dog enhancing sides, this year’s event is sure to be a blast.

Friday, August 11 – Sunday, August 13
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Stockton and LaSalle Drive
1701 N. Stockton

Bugapalooza 2017 at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Backbones are overrated — meet all of their invertebrate friends at this annual celebration of bugs! Stop by the bug zoo to interact with live critters, both native and exotic species. Nerd out with their entomologist, and learn how to pin an insect specimen with our museum collections staff. Test your mettle by eating some delicious bug cooking, go on a guided bug walk around the Museum, and more! Sign up here!

Friday, August 11
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon

Lincoln Park Culture

An Octoroon @ Victory Gardens Theater
A modern riff on Dion Boucicault’s 1859 classic melodrama, The Octoroon, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Obie Award-winning historical satire follows a plantation in financial ruin, the tumultuous love story of its heir apparent, the evil overseer plotting to take it all for himself and the slaves trying to keep it all together. Hilarious, pointed, and provocative, An Octoroon offers up a subversive take on race in America–both then and now.

Thursday, August 10 – Sunday, August 13
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Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln

Making Mainbocher – Chicago History Museum
Chicago-born Mainbocher (1890–1976) established a fashion empire serving royalty, Broadway icons, and the social elite. Raised in a modest home on the city’s West Side, he leveraged his passion for the arts to become a tastemaker of twentieth-century style. His acclaimed designs include the wedding dress for the Duchess of Windsor in 1937 and a corseted style that anticipated Christian Dior’s New Look. Featuring thirty garments, fashion illustrations, and photography, this exhibition explores the life and legacy of a remarkable man and his journey to become the first American couturier.

Open now until August 20
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark

Hir @ Steppenwolf Theater
The classic dysfunctional family drama has just crashed through into a wholly original place. Meet Paige, a wife and mother liberated from an oppressive and abusive marriage; Max, her newly out transgender teen; and Isaac, Max’s PTSD-addled older brother, who discovers a brand new war zone when he comes home from Afghanistan. Hir’s crusade to shake up the patriarchy is disarmingly funny, absurd and surprising as it looks at an American family forced to build a new world out of the pieces of the old.

Thursday, August 10 – Sunday, August 13
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Steppenwolf Theater
1650 N. Halsted

Jonathan Jackson + Enation at Lincoln Hall
Like any siblings, guitarist Jonathan Jackson and drummer Richard Lee Jackson used to specialize in discord. Their preteen years in Washington state involved a lot of “ rolling around on the ground and punching, choking, all kind of things,” recalls the latter. One indelible memory even involves a spat, a hockey stick, and multiple stitches. But thankfully, that didn’t last long. Because once Jonathan (then 11) finally convinced his reluctant older brother (then 14) to jam with him in their parents’ basement, cacophony led way to harmony — and that formed an unwavering foundation for Jonathan Jackson + Enation

Sunday, August 13
8:00 p.m.
Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln

Lincoln Park Brunch

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