Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – August 24 – 27

Posted on August 22, 2017

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

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Lincoln Park Community

Orin Swift Wine Tasting @ J9 Wine Bar
Join J9 Wine Bar this Thursday, August 24 to explore four very special wines from famed winemaker David Phinney. They will be offering tastes as long as supply allows as well as featuring the wines throughout the weekend.

Thursday, August 24
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
J9 Wine Bar
1961 N. Halsted

WTTW The Big Idea Show @ Lincoln Park Zoo
Join The Kids Lab Guy from WTTW’s BIG IDEA Traveling Lab for a free, interactive, family-friendly presentation! Children will use the recipe of “Wonder, Watch and Learn” to explore themes like emotions, life cycles, recycling, the natural world, and more as we discover everyday BIG IDEAS.

For participants ages 2-7

Thursday, August 24
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Foreman Pavilion, Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark

Lincoln Park Zoo Challenge
Join the Lincoln Park Zoo for an after-hours, all-adult adventure at Lincoln Park Zoo! Dress your team in costumes, solve clues and master challenges while learning about different aspects of the zoo and its animals, and compete for awesome prizes. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners as well as for Best Group Costume. Be sure to stick around for a post-event celebration with drinks and bites from Cesar’s Restaurant: Home of the Killer Margaritas!

Friday, August 25
6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark

Lincoln Park Culture

Cards Against Humanity Live @ Greenhouse Theater Center
Join the Cards Against Humanity writer’s room and special guest host Matthew Hoffman for a night of bad ideas. You’ll pitch your card ideas to the game creators, and the best suggestions will be acted out live by the Cards Against Humanity Writers and friends. The worst suggestions will be mercilessly ridiculed.

Friday, August 25
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln

Barbecue @ The Steppenwolf Theatre
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 24 – Sunday, August 27
Thursday – Saturday: 8:00 p.m.; Sunday: 3:00 p.m.
The Steppenwolf Theatre
1650 N. Halsted

Larry Reeb @ Zanies
Voted Chicago Comedian of the Year, Larry Reeb has also performed in standup comedy specials on HBO, A&E, FOX-TV, VH-1, MTV and most recently on SHOWTIME-TV’s “Road Dogs with Billy Gardell.” Come see him live this weekend at Zanies!

Thursday, August 24 – Sunday, August 27
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Zanies Comedy Club
1548 N. Wells

Sheffield Stroll
Explore the history of the Sheffield/DePaul neighborhood, from its earliest German settlers to today’s well-heeled residents. Stroll past Victorian architecture and sites of Hollywood films. They’ll wrap up at Kelly’s Pub. Feel free to stick around and purchase a drink after the tour! Meet at the street-level entrance of the Fullerton L stop.

Saturday, August 26
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fullerton L stop
947 W. Fullerton

Whirled News Tonight @ iO Theater
Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. In it’s 13th year at iO!

Saturday, August 26
8:00 p.m.
The iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury

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 24 – Sunday, August 27
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The Second City
1616 N. Wells

Lincoln Park Movies in the Park

Featuring everything from Golden Age classics to box office family favorites, Movies in the Parks brings big screen entertainment to local parks for the seventeenth season.

WALL-E @ Jonquil Park
Friday, August 25
Jonquil Park
1001 W. Wrightwood

The Wizard of Oz @ Oz Park
Saturday, August 26
Oz Park
2021 N. Burling

Lincoln Park Brunch

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