Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – February 23 – 26

From Chicago style comedy to live music from a blues legend, here’s your guide to some of the best things to do this weekend in Lincoln Park, Chicago.


Lincoln Park Special Events

Hyperception: Illusion for the Senses with Jeanette Andrews
Lincoln Park Zoo proudly presents artist and magician Jeanette Andrews for an evening that will leave the audience enthralled and enchanted. Unlike the traditional magic performances, Hyperception contains a series of interactive illusions that are designed to heighten each of the audience’s senses. The performance will take place in the Great Hall at historic Café Brauer. Tickets start at $25 (10% discount for members) and is intended for participants ages 12 and older.

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Thursday, February 23
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark

Lincoln Park Community Mosaic Project: A Wonder in My Soul
Join the Lincoln Park Community Mosaic Project for an evening of theater and pre-show reception at Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre. Reception includes wine & cheese sponsored by Victory Gardens Theater and food and drink from local eateries. Proceeds from this fundraiser will contribute directly to their efforts to bring forth a public art mosaic installation designed by Lincoln Park community members in conjunction with Lincoln Park Cultural Center and the Chicago Public Art Group.

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Thursday, February 23
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
2433 N. Lincoln


Lincoln Park Family Events

Live Animal Feedings: Fish @ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Stop by River Works at the Nature Museum to watch animal experts feed the fish. Great for the whole family!

Friday, February 24
1:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon


Lincoln Park Comedy

Thirsty @ Apollo Theater
Come join the fun at Chicago’s premier improv drinking game. Thirsty’s cast is composed of veterans of the Chicago improv and comedy scene, with experience at iO, Second City, ComedySportz and the Annoyance Theater. Thirsty draws heavily from audience suggestions, so each performance is personal and unique and combines improvised scenes with original songs and lots of booze.

Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25
10:30 p.m.
Apollo Theater
2540 N. Lincoln

Thrones! The Musical Parody @ Apollo Theater
How many spoilers will “Thrones! The Musical Parody” provide for the still blissfully unaware GoT fan? Will Tyrion’s accent ever improve? Can Jon Snow possibly know more than nothing? Just how red can the Red Wedding get? And is Gandalf still alive?! [wait…] Find out in this hilarious send-up of HBO’s phenomenally successful Game of Thrones.

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Apollo Theater
2540 N. Lincoln

The Improvised Shakespeare Company @ iO Theater
One of Chicago’s most popular shows, The Improvised Shakespeare Company performs a full two-act play inspired by an audience suggestion, complete with the styles and language of William Shakespeare. Come see the show that the Chicago Tribune calls; “A delightful evening that celebrates the best of both iambics and long-form improv.”

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Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25
8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury

Whirled News Tonight @ iO Theater
Catch up on what is going on in the world with Whirled News Tonight, the improv show that takes a satirical turn on current events. The actors will randomly choose news stories that the audience provides to inspire their scenes.

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Saturday, February 25
8:00 p.m.
iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury

Best of The Second City @ UP Comedy Club
The Best of The Second City features some of the best sketches, improvisations and songs from The Second City’s storied fifty-two year history performed by The Second City Touring Company. Come see the next generation of comedians from the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and many others.

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Sunday, February 26
4:00 p.m.
UP Comedy Club
230 W. North


Lincoln Park Music

Linsey Alexander Blues Band @ Kingston Mines
Kingston Mines is happy to present Linsey Alexander Blues Band. Linsey Alexander is a well known Blues guitarist and has been a fixture in Chicago’s Blues clubs for decades. He was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame on June 8, 2014 and has played with legends like B.B. King, Otis Clay, Buddy Guy and many others. Door cover is $12 a person, and allows you to see all the shows.

Sunday, February 26
6:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Kingston Mines
2548 N. Halsted

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