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Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – June 1 – 4

Posted on May 29, 2018

Celebrate the arrival of warm weather (finally!) and check out Lincoln Park. From fun outdoor festivals to theater performances, there is always something exciting to do this weekend.

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Outdoor Fun

Spring Zing
Celebrate the start of summer with the 5th annual Spring Zing! This outdoor festival will be fun and family friendly with magic, balloon art and face-painting, a bounce house and catering from Geja’s Cafe, Vanille Patisserie and Insomnia Cookies. Stop by and bring the whole family.

Saturday, June 2
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Lincoln Central Park (Corner of Lincoln & Dickens)

Lincoln Park Greek Fest 2018
Explore Greek culture this weekend with the annual Lincoln Park Greek Fest! Situated on the grounds of the St. George Greek Orthodox church, this festival is a window into some favorites such as Greek street food like baklava, gyros and souvlaki as well as modern and traditional Greek music. This event is completely family friendly, complete with a fun bounce house and arts and crafts area.

Friday, June 1 – Sunday, June 3
12:00 – 11:00 p.m.
St. George Greek Orthodox Church
2701 N. Sheffield


The Revolutionists
This “fast-paced comedic quartet” follows four women who lived during the French revolution: then Queen Marie Antoinette, playwright Olympe De Gouge, assassin Charlotte Corday, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle. Watch their stories collide through this (sometimes true) performance.

Saturday, June 2
2:30, 7:30 p.m.
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln

Guards at the Taj
Set during the construction of the Taj Mahal, this performance tells the story of two imperial guards who, daunted by the task at hand, begin question their faith in God. the empire, and their friendship. Both hauntingly funny and deep, Guards at the Taj examines the true meaning of beauty and the cost of transcendence.

Preview Performances through June 10
Steppenwolf Theatre
1650 N. Halsted

Fitness Fun

Run for the Zoo at Lincoln Park Zoo
Support our community favorite, the Lincoln Park Zoo, this weekend with the annual Run for the Zoo. This seasonal staple includes 5k and 10k races as well as a fun children’s obstacle course. Cheer on the runners and support the Zoo this weekend!

Sunday, June 3
7:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark

Chicago Fountains Bike Tour
Learn the hidden stories of Chicago with this informative and fun bike tour! Pedal through the city with Greg Borzo from the Chicago History Museum as he teaches you the history of these unique public works.

Sunday, June 3
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Meet at the Children’s Fountain
Corner of North and Clark

Food and Drink

Green City Market Lincoln Park
Enjoy the warm weather by spending your Saturday morning at the Green City Market. This event has everything from live music to yoga to gardening. Stop by and check out a community favorite.

Saturday, June 2
7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Benchmark Bar
This weekend, visit Benchmark Bar for a $30 bottomless brunch buffet including smoked brisket, a waffle bar, and an omelette and dessert station. Plus, all weekend long, you can purchase a $20 mimosa package.
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
1510 N. Wells

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Oyster Bah
Check out Oyster Bah this weekend for their happy hour deals: a selection of half-priced food and drinks items and $1.50 oysters.

Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3
3:00 – 6 p.m.
1962 N. Halsted

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Dream Freaks Fall From Space
This utterly entertaining performance “holds a funhouse mirror up to the already bizzare times in which we’re living”. Through both scripted and improvisational comedy, you will fall for this unique and otherworldly adventure.

Friday, June 1 – Sunday, June 3
Second City Chicago Mainstage
1616 N Wells S

Whirled News Tonight
This improvised news-show strives to make light of current events while also providing a human perspective. This performance is a long-running staple of the iO theatre.

Saturday, June 2
8:00 p.m.
The Mission Theater at iO Chicago
1501 N Kingsbury St.

Russ Williamson Stand-Up
Spend your weekend watching Russ Williamson’s stand-up at Zanies. This Chicago transplant is going to be a big hit and, once you see him perform, you’ll know why!

Friday, June 1 – Sunday, June 3
1548 N. Wells

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