Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – February 16 – 20

Posted on 2/15/17

Ready for the weekend? Here’s your guide to some of the best events going on this weekend in Lincoln Park, Chicago.

Lincoln Park Holiday Celebration

Presidents’ Day @ the Chicago History Museum
Discover the lives behind some of the legends of the American presidency. This one day event offers fun for the whole family with live music from the Chicago Brass Band, family crafts and a performance of Meeting the Lincolns by With Lincoln Productions. By the way, did we mention that it’s FREE.

Monday, February 20
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark

Lincoln Park Community Events

Architecture Afternoons @ ArcLight Cinemas with 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. On Sunday, February 19, ArcLight Cinemas will show Stranger than Fiction, starring Will Ferrell and Emma Thompson. The film was shot in Chicago and features several of the city’s most recognizable buildings.

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Sunday, February 19
2:00 p.m.
ArcLight Cinema
1500 N. Clybourn

Tasting @ J9 Wine Bar
Come meet Erica Crawford, founder of Loveblock wines, and discover the taste of New Zealand. Featured wines for the evening are a 2016 Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, NZ and a 2013 Pinot Noir from Central Otago, NZ. There will be charcuterie platters for pairing, and special glass pricing during the event.

Friday, February 17
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
J9 Wine Bar
1961 N. Halsted

8th Annual “Night at the Fights” Amateur Boxing Tournament
The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame is excited to present the 8th annual “Night at the Fights.” Join the NIASHF as they kick off their fundraising year with an night full of excitement that includes eight amateur bouts, and the Hall of Fame presenting its annual awards. This year’s recipients are Sally Hazelgrove, Bill Conforti of Cobblestone Development (LPCC member) and former world champion Evander Holyfield. Tickets include food and drinks and start at $100 per person.

Thursday, February 16
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame
1431 W. Taylor

Community Night @ Range Restaurant
Range’s Community Night was created to provide visibility to organizations in the Chicagoland area who are giving back to the community, and encourage guests to eat responsibly. Range’s next Community Night proceeds will go towards Wasteshed, a creative reuse center based in Humboldt Park. They are a resource for affordable reused art and school materials and a community-based art, environment and anti-waste education program.

Thursday, February 16
4:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Range Restaurant
1119 W. Webster


Lincoln Park Theater

Circumference of a Squirrel @ Greenhouse Theater
Chester, a self-described “rodentophobe”, tells this outlandishly funny and bruising tale of growing up with a father who developed a rabid hatred for squirrels. Written by John Walch and starring Will Allen, come see the show that the Chicago Tribune calls “Refreshing..quicksilver..thoroughly believable!”

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Greenhouse Theater
2257 N. Lincoln

#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment @ UP Comedy Club
Come see the hilarious results of UP Comedy Clubs’ scientific experiment about the online search for love. #DateMe is the result of months of research of REAL people talking to FAKE characters, and the perfect way to start off your weekend!

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UP Comedy Club
230 W. North

The Wolf at the End of the Block @ Victory Gardens Theater
Chicago. Fall. One night, a boarded up bar on the dark side of the block becomes a terrifying crime scene. In the next 48 hours, the neighborhood digs deep into escalating mystery, working against time to separate fact from fiction. But as the clock ticks down, the clues spiral into a razor sharp jigsaw, and what began as a simple mystery quickly twists into a personal, pointed and political thriller.

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Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln

Monster @ Steppenwolf Theater
This New York Times bestselling novel and National Book Award nominee tells the story of Steve Harmon, a 16-year-old aspiring film-maker in juvenile detention. As the prosecution makes its case, Steve writes his story as a screenplay, trying to understand if he’s really the monster they say he is.

Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18
7:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Steppenwolf Theater
1650 N. Halsted

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