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Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – January 18 – 21

January 17, 2018

Ready for the weekend? Check out new music, visit one of Lincoln Park’s nationally recognized museums or catch a laugh at one of the neighborhood’s legendary comedy venues.

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Community Events

Chicago Museum Week
Take advantage of discounted admissions, special exhibits, giveaways and more at Lincoln Park’s awesome museums.

Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark

Lincoln Park Zoo
2400 N. Cannon

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon


Tomorrow Never Knows @ Lincoln Hall
Lincoln Hall and Schubas’ Tomorrow Never Knows festival has proven for over a decade that music fans will brave the brutal Chicago cold for a good show. Taking place over the course of five days in January, TNK gathers the best of rising local indie artists as well as acclaimed national acts, including both musicians and comedians.

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Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln

Kingston Mines
Lincoln Park is lucky to be the home of world famous blues club – Kingston Mines. Head over to Kingston Mines, get comfortable, enjoy some delicious Southern-style fare from Doc’s Rib Joint, and open your ears to some of Chicago’s best live music.

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Kingston Mines
2548 N. Halsted


Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare @ Emerald City Theater
Climb into a musical time machine with Jack and Annie, and travel back to Shakespearean England! In this Midwest premiere, the daring sibling duo learns to overcome stage fright to save the famed bard’s show. Based on the critically-acclaimed book series by Mary Pope Osborne, discover how history is shaped by those who learn to overcome their fears.

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Emerald City Theater @ Apollo Theater
2540 N. Lincoln

Paddington 2 @ ArcLight Cinema
Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

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ArcLight Cinema
1500 N. Clybourn

Food & Drink

Ranalli’s Pizza Party
Join us at Ranalli’s every 3rd Thursday at 7:00 p.m. for $15 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT-PIZZA, Beer Specials, Beer Pong & Flip Cup!

Thursday, January 18
7:00 p.m.
Ranalli’s Chicago
1925 N. Lincoln

HopCat Anniversary Party
The original HopCat in Grand Rapids, MI is turning 10 years old this month and our own HopCat is jumping on the celebration wagon with an anniversary party this weekend! Start your Saturday with FREE CRACK FRIES, 10 beers – including many never-brewed-before exclusives, and of course, the annual Crack Fries Eating Contest at 3:00 pm. Happy Anniversary!

Saturday, January 20
Doors open at 11:00 a.m.
HopCat – Chicago
2577 N. Clark

Whiskey Tasting @ SteakBar
Join SteakBar for a Whiskey Tasting on Thursday, January 18 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m!
$25 Ticket includes tasting and light appetizers.

Thursday, January 18
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
1500 N. Wells


Emma Willman @ Zanies
Maine native and Comedy Cellar regular, EMMA WILLMAN is one of the top comedians in New York City. EMMA made her late night debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in 2016 and has also performed standup on Fuse’s Uproarious, Seeso’s Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, and The Guest List and AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live.

Friday, January 19 – Sunday, January 21
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Zanies Chicago
1548 N. Wells

Dream Freaks Fall From Space @ The Second City
Dream Freaks Fall from Space holds a funhouse mirror up to the already bizarre times in which we’re living. The powerhouse cast delivers a show that’s surreal, musical, maniacal, and utterly entertaining all at the same time. You’ll fall for this other-worldly adventure that’s unlike any other show on the planet!

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The Second City
1616 N. Wells

Brunch Guide

Earls Lincoln Park
1538 N. Clybourn
Earls Lincoln Park’s chefs prepare fresh, made-from-scratch dishes inspired by international cuisines and locally sourced ingredients.

The Blanchard
1935 N Lincoln Park W
Refined, brasserie-inspired French cuisine in a comfortably elegant atmosphere. The Blanchard melds contemporary with classic French cuisine in Lincoln Park.

Knife & Tine
1417 W. Fullerton
Serving a seasonal menu of New American cuisine, Knife & Tine’s finely curated wine program and comfortable setting allows guests a fun approachable dining experience.

Blue Door Farm Stand
2010 N. Halsted
Blue Door Farm Stand is Lincoln Park’s neighborhood café and artisanal market. The café features fresh, seasonal food and drink from local farms and farmers’ markets.

Make sure to check out our Brunch Guide for all of our neighborhood gems!

Looking Ahead

Savor Lincoln Park: Indoor Food Festival
Enjoy tastes, sips and bites from 15 Lincoln Park favorites including Aloha Poke Co., Broken English Lincoln Park, Chengdu Impression, de Quay, Geja’s Cafe, Goose Island, HopCat, J9 Wine Bar, King Crab House Chicago, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Stanley’s Kitchen and Tap, TeaGschwendner US, The Budlong Hot Chicken, Theater on the Lake – Restaurant/Events/Theater and Vanille Patisserie.

Tuesday, January 23
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury

3 Day Blinds - Lincoln Park, Chicago

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