Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – February 22 – 25

Posted on February 20, 2018

Looking for something interesting to get into? Lincoln Park has you covered with plays, food, concerts, and comedy shows! Check out our guide for a full rundown of things to do in the neighborhood this weekend.

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Lincoln Park Food & Drink

National Chili Day at Kirkwood
Join Kirkwood Bar for National Chili Day! Feast on unlimited chili for just $10 and wash it down with $3 drafts.

Thursday, February 22
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
More info
Kirkwood Bar
2934 N. Sheffield

Lent Specials at Hakka Bakka
Hakka Bakka will offer specials throughout the Lenten season at lunch and dinner. Highlights include the Shrimp Tikka Kati Roll, Shrimp Tikka Salad Bowl and Shrimp Tikka Rice Bowl. You can also order their Sev Puri which is only available on weekends.

Thursday, February 22 – Sunday, February, 25
More info
Hakka Bakka
1251 W. Fullerton

South Africa with Raats Family Wine
Explore the beauty and intricacy of South African wine. With a history spanning hundreds of years and a new found respect on the wine scene, South africa has developed into an important region. Raats family vineyards is intensely involved with the land here and it’s history!

Thursday, February 22
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Register here
J9 Wine Bar
1961 N. Halsted

Why Do I Like This Wine? A Class in Palate and Preference: White Wine
How many times have you gone out, had a fantastic wine and had no idea why you liked it? The point of this class is to break down major categories and flavors of wine and to help you understand why you like the wines you like and how to find them again.

Saturday, February 24
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Buy tickets
J9 Wine Bar
1961 N. Halsted


Lincoln Park Family

Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare @ Emerald City Theater
There’s still some time to take the family to see Magic Tree House before its final act! Go see the critically-acclaimed book series by Mary Pope Osborne come to life. Join daring sibling duo, Jack and Annie, as they climb into a musical time machine to travel back to Shakespearean England to save the famed bard’s show. Please note that the final show is Feb. 25.

Thursday, February 22 – Sunday, February 25
Showtimes and tickets
Emerald City Theater @ Apollo Theater
2540 N. Lincoln

Mother Goose’s Garden
Join Jack and Jill as they search for Mother Goose and help a gaggle of your favorite characters along the way. Sing along to live music with Little Boy Blue, Miss Muffet, and others as you experience the fun in teamwork through hand-puppetry and immersive play.

Saturday, February 24 – Sunday, February 25
Showtimes and tickets
Emerald City Theatre
2933 N. Southport

Exhibitions @ Chicago History Museum
Go on an educational adventure with the family this weekend. Enjoy one of the many exhibitions Chicago History Museum has to offer. Learn about the life of prominent civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., explore the grand history of Chicago, and take the time to understand the biological, cultural, and historical differences of race in our country.

Thursday, February 22 – Sunday, February, 25
Full list
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark


Lincoln Park Theater

The Burn
Mercedes is an outsider. Tara makes sure she knows it. When a high school production of The Crucible forces them together, tensions escalate into acts of bullying–both online and IRL. This world premiere play explores what happens to a teacher and his students when a classroom conflict turns into an online witch-hunt.

Friday, February 23 – Saturday, February 25
Showtimes and tickets
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1650 N. Halsted

Moon Man Walk
Moon Man Walk plans to moonwalk out of here on Sunday. Hurry and purchase tickets while there’s still time to check out this moving and enthralling new play exploring the enduring connection between a mother and her son, and the space required to recognize a past that is becoming ever more present. Please note that the final show is Feb. 25.

Thursday, February 22 – Sunday, February 25
Showtimes and tickets
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln

Breach
“…This is a sharp comedy, but one that touches on real aspects of our lives and how one thing can affect another. The story is about love, looking for love in the wrong places, friendship, family, motherhood, death and dealing with issues that come into our lives almost daily. “Breach” is filled with warmth, humor and as it turns out “truth”. – Around The Town Chicago

Thursday, February 22- Sunday, February 25
Showtimes and tickets
Victory Garden Theater
2433 N. Lincoln

Mother of the Dark Waters
Inspired by original images of the Black Madonna, five black women decide to reclaim their truth and voice in the normative feminist movement. Based on personal stories, original poetry and movement, Mother of the Dark Waters celebrates the power of speaking out, resistance and self-love.

Thursday, February 22- Sunday, February 25
Showtimes and tickets
The Greenhouse Theater
2257 N. Lincoln

You Got Older
Mae’s life is kind of falling apart. Her boyfriend dumped her, she got fired from her job, and she’s moved back home to take care of her dad. As if that weren’t enough, she has this weird rash and a fantasy cowboy that just won’t leave her alone.

Thursday, February 22 – Sunday, February 25
Showtimes and tickets
Steppenwolf Theatre Company


Lincoln Park Music

Chicago Musical Theatre Festival
The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival is back for its 4th year! See six full-length musicals and two staged readings from a large number of submissions during the 4th annual installment of this musical theater showcase.

Thursday, February 22 – Sunday, February 25
Full lineup and showtimes
The Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln

Wallows
Alternative music group Wallows are headed to Chicago as apart of their tour and lo-fi musician, Field Medic, will be opening for them.

Thursday, February 22
7:30 p.m.
Buy tickets
Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln

Davy Knowles
Former lead guitarist of blues-rock band, Blue Door Slam, Davy Knowles is now touring solo and headed to Chicago this Friday.

Friday, February 23
7:00 p.m.
Buy tickets
Schubas
3159 N. Southport

Big Something
Big Something is an American alternative rock band based in Burlington, North Carolina. The band has released four studio albums, as well as a number of live recordings.

Friday, February 23
9:00 p.m.
Buy tickets
Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln

Kingston Mines
Head over to world famous blues club Kingston Mines this weekend to enjoy the rhythmic sounds of some of Chicago’s treasured blues singers while dining on some delicious Southern-style fare.

Thursday, February 22 – Sunday, February 25
Showtimes and tickets
Kingston Mines
2548 N. Halsted


Lincoln Park Comedy

The Improvised Shakespeare Company
Come laugh out loud at one of the funniest and most critically-acclaimed improv troupes in the world.

Thursday, February 22 – Saturday, February 24
Buy tickets
IO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury

The Second City After Hours: A Late Night Improv Show

It’s interactive. It’s hyperactive. It’s the most fun you’ve had past bedtime. Come see an entirely improvised, entirely ridiculous 60 minutes that’ll leave you with a full-fledged comedy hangover.

Friday, February 23 – Saturday, February 24
Buy tickets
The Second City
230 W. North Ave

Karaoke Storytellers
The Art of Karaoke is an improvised feature length comedy currently being filmed in Chicago. In the film, Franny Giroux has grown tired of performing for drunken crowds who don’t appreciate the beauty and artistry of karaoke so he designs a show in which karaoke can be performed and observed at its highest level.

Sunday, February 25
10:00 p.m.
Buy tickets
iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury

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