Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – August 17 – 20

Posted on August 15, 2017

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

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Lincoln Park Community

Birch Road Cellar Open House
Birch Road Cellar is changing the landscape of nightlife in Chicago and they’re inviting you to be a part of it. Come experience a night at Birch Road Cellar like a member. Bring a bottle and some friends and you’ll discover how enjoyable your night can be when you distill it down to what matters most: good drink with good people. RSVP here.

Friday, August 18
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Location details included in RSVP email

Chicago Air and Water Show 2017
The 59th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show will return August 19 and 20 along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach serving as a show center from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily. One of the largest free events of its kind, the show’s headliners will include the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights.

Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Lakefront from Fullerton to Oak

Oyster Roast @ Oyster Bah
When oyster’s in your name, you know how to do ‘em right. Join the good folks of Oyster Bah on Sunday, August 20th for a good ol’ fashioned Oyster Roast, leading up to bubbles and Chesapeake fried chicken dinner- is your mouth watering yet? RSVP here.

Sunday, August 20
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Oyster Bah
1962 N. Halsted

Third Saturdays Garden Workshop @ Lincoln Park Zoo
Learn how to exercise your green thumb at the Edible Garden in Farm-in-the-Zoo, planted and maintained by Green City Market. Reap expert tips about soil, compost, sowing seeds and harvesting produce that will help your personal garden flourish!

Saturday, August 19
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark

Lincoln Park Culture

Barbecue @ The Steppenwolf Theatre
Come see the opening weekend of this show! A modern American family uses a summer barbecue as a pretext to ambush sister Barbara with an intervention. An afternoon in the park with these raucous siblings and you’ll be challenging your own assumptions about family, race, and reality.

Thursday, August 17 – Saturday, August 19
8:00 p.m.
The Steppenwolf Theatre
1650 N. Halsted

Machinal @ Greenhouse Theater
One young woman must break out in this exhilarating reimagining of Machinal, the American Classic inspired by the first woman to face the electric chair. Trapped in an unhappy marriage, Helen finds a thrill in the arms of a flyby lover, but when reality returns how far will her fight for freedom take her? And who will pay the ultimate price?

Friday, August 18 – Sunday, August 20
Friday & Saturday: 7:30 p.m.; Sunday: 2:30 p.m.
Greenhouse Theater
2257 N. Lincoln

The Greatest Generation podcast @ Lincoln Hall
The Greatest Generation is a comedy podcast about Star Trek: The Next Generation, beloved by everyone from people who’ve never seen an episode, to complete dorkazoids who are fluent in Klingon. Benjamin Ahr Harrison and Adam Pranica tell you what’s great, what’s bad, and what’s hilarious about the show they grew up loving, and still do. It’s a little bit nerdy, a lot filthy, and exposes some of Adam and Ben’s most embarrassing stories from their dorky childhoods.

Thursday, August 17
9:00 p.m.
Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln

Lincoln Park Comedy

Fantastic Super Great Nation Numbero Uno @ The Second City
Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno reminds us that as divided as the nation may be, there is still hilarity in our humanity. This exciting new cast illustrates that there is still plenty to laugh at in ourselves and though they may be slightly shattered, America still has two legs to stand on. Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno proves that as long as we’re still willing to listen to each other, laughter is our international language.

Thursday, August 17 – Sunday, August 20
Click here for complete schedule
The Second City
1616 N. Wells

The Winner … of Our Discontent @ The 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.

Thursday, August 17 – Sunday, August 20
Click here for complete schedule
The Second City
1616 N. Wells

The Harold Team Smokin’ Hot Dad @ iO Theater
Revolver, one of iO’s premier improv ensembles, performs every Friday night with a different opening team.

Friday, August 18
10:30 PM
iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury

Lincoln Park Brunch

Looking for a brunch guide? Check out ours, right here!

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