Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – June 1 – 4
Posted on March 30, 2017
From food festivals to racing through the zoo, Lincoln Park has plenty of exciting events this weekend. Here’s your guide to everything that’s happening.
Lincoln Park Theater
Where Did We Sit on the Bus? is an electric one-man show pulsing with Latin rhythms, rap, hip-hop, spoken word, and live looping. During a third grade lesson on the Civil Rights movement and Rosa Parks, a Latino boy raises his hand to ask, “Where did we sit on the bus?” and his teacher can’t answer the question. This thrilling autobiographical production examines what it means to be Latino through the eyes of a child, turned teenager, turned adult.
Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln
The year is 1983. A young boy vanishes, waffles change a bald girl’s life, and a troubled sheriff’s small town is turned upside down. Set to the intoxicating beats of your favorite 80’s hits, Strangest Things! is a new musical mystery from the twisted minds behind Barney the Elf and Ladies Night of the Living Dead. Lovingly ripped off from the hit Netflix series, Strangest Things! The Musical takes us back to a time when the hair was huge, the music was loud, and parents were nowhere to be found.
Saturday, June 3
8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
2257 N. Lincoln
Moses and Kitch stand around on the corner—making fun of people, passing the time and hoping that maybe today will be different. As they dream of their promised land, a stranger wanders into their space with his own agenda and derails their plans. Emotional and lyrical, Pass Over crafts everyday profanities into poetic and humorous riffs, exposing the unquestionable human spirit of young men stuck in a cycle just looking for a way out.
A provocative and hilarious riff on Waiting for Godot, Pass Over is a rare piece of politically charged theater by a bold new American voice.
Thursday, June 1 – Sunday, June 4
Tuesday – Saturday: 7:30 p.m. Sunday: 3:00 p.m.
1650 N Halsted
One of Chicago’s most popular shows, The Improvised Shakespeare Company performs a two-act a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style using the language and themes of William Shakespeare, inspired by one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written).
Friday, June 2 and Saturday June 3
8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
1501 N. Kingsbury
Lincoln Park Eats
Yiasou! The Lincoln Park Greek Fest brings all the aromas, sounds, tastes and traditions of Greece to your doorstep. Come experience the Ancient Greek concept of “filoxenia” and the famous hospitality of the Greek culture.
Friday, June 2 – 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 3 – 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 4 – 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sheffield, between Diversey & Schubert
Wingout Chicago is an outdoor chicken wing block party offering all you can eat wings from the top vendors in the city. Held in St. Michael’s Old Town parking lot, patrons can indulge in a variety of flavors while also enjoying adult beverages and live reggae music. Get tickets here.
Saturday, June 3 – Sunday, June 4
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
St. Michael’s Parking Lot
1633 N. Cleveland Ave
Lincoln Park Community
Come enjoy food and an afternoon of family fun at Lincoln Central Park this Saturday. Events will include a bouncy house, bag toss, balloon artist, face painting, and many more! Food will be provided by Geja’s Cafe, Vanille Patisserie, and DAVIDsTEA, among others.
Saturday, June 3
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Lincoln Central Park
Corner of Lincoln and Dickens
United Run for Zoo is an annual highlight on the Chicago running calendar. The race has sold out the last four years! The 39th annual United Run for the Zoo benefits Lincoln Park Zoo and helps to keep it free and open 365 days a year. Some of the race highlights include:
5K and 10K race options, plus a children’s obstacle course (Safari Stampede)
Courses that partially run through the zoo’s beautiful grounds
Wave start times for an efficient runner experience
Themed tech shirts (with a brand new logo for 2017!)
Post-race celebration on the zoo’s Main Mall including post-race snacks, a free beer and DJ tunes
And much more!
Sunday, June 4
6:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark