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Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – January 26 – 29

Posted on January 25, 2017

Chicago is famous for its award-winning culinary scene. From Chicago Restaurant Week to international cooking classes, you can eat like a king at every meal this weekend.


 Lincoln Park Cuisine

Chicago Restaurant Week
Celebrate Chicago Restaurant Week (January 27 – February 9) in Lincoln Park at your favorite – or new favorite – neighborhood restaurant or bar. Check out our guide for a complete listing of restaurants.

Community Night @ Range
Range’s Community Night initiative was built to provide visibility to organizations in the Chicagoland area who are giving back to the community, while encouraging guests to eat responsibly together! This month, they’re donating to Wellness Bags, a collective with the intention to get food, basic supplies, and feminine hygiene products to those in need.

Thursday, January 26
4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Range Restaurant
1119 W. Webster

Friday Paella Cooking Class @ Cafe-Ba-Ba-Reeba
Whether you’re treating your staff to a group outing or enjoying an afternoon off with friends, our Friday Paella Class is the perfect excuse to start the weekend early. Executive Chef Matt Holmes will lead an interactive cooking class, demonstrating a how-to recipe for the classic rice dish, paella. Enjoy a six-course lunch menu.

Friday, January 27
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Cafe-Ba-Ba-Reeba
2024 N. Halsted

January Wine Dinner @ Chez Moi
Join Chez Moi for a dinner celebrating the food and spirit of Southern France featuring wines from Gerard Bertrand. The evening starts with an Amuse Bouche of Salmon Canape with Cavier and continues for four courses featuring Chestnut Bisque, Crab Meat Quiche, Braised Lamb Shank Risotto and finishes with a Pear Tart. Each course is perfectly paired with a wine from Gerard Bertrand.

Friday, January 27
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Chez Moi
2100 N. Halsted

Cooking Class: From Budapest with Love
Move beyond hot paprika as you travel to Hungary to learn the wonders of Magyar cuisine in this hands-on class. Hungarian cuisine is defined by its wonderfully spiced meats, stews, vegetables, fresh bread and cheese. Learn to build a festive family meal in the Hungarian tradition for these long winter nights.

Saturday, January 28
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Read It & Eat
2142 N. Halsted


Lincoln Park Culture

Out at Chicago History Museum: Our Bars
Bars in Chicago, since the 1950s and earlier, have been places of gathering and safety for the LGBTQ community, sometimes broken by police violence. Panelists include Art Johnston, community activist and Sidetrack owner for a discussion on how a movement developed out of a few watering holes.

Thursday, January 26
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark

Shamilton! The Improvised Musical @ Apollo Theater
Have you ever heard of this show “Hamilton”? Shamilton is just like that, but (ahem) better! Expect the (ahem) same level of hip hop, incredible songs, stunning choreography and powerhouse singing… except made up on the spot! Join the Shamilton cast as they improvise an epic musical based on a historical figure of your choosing. It’s the show Lin-Manuel Miranda calls, “cease and desist!”

Friday, January 27
10:30 p.m.
Apollo Theater
2540 N. Lincoln

New Exhibitions @ DePaul Art Museum
Visit three new exhibitions – “Four Saints in Three Acts,” “The Many Faces of Vincent de Paul,” and “One day this kid will get larger.”

Saturday and Sunday
12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
DePaul Art Museum
935 W. Fullerton

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