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Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – June 21 – 24

Post on June 20, 2018

Get ready for a great weekend of food, performances and music in Lincoln Park.

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Special Events

2018 Chicago Pride Parade
Chicago’s 49th annual Pride Parade returns on Sunday, June 24. The parade kicks off noon and features community organizations, businesses, governmental officials and individual community members. The parade starts at Montrose and Broadway in Uptown and ends at Diversey Parkway and Cannon Drive in Lincoln Park. Grab brunch in Lincoln Park before the parade or find a spot to refresh after the parade.

Sunday, June 24
Parade starts at noon

Front Yard BBQ at Gaslight
Party with your neighbors at Gaslight at their Front Yard BBQ on Saturday from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.! $30 tickets include a greeter cocktail, 3 hour beverage package and passed BBQ appetizers.

Saturday, June 23
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Gaslight Bar & Grille
2450 N. Clark

Summer Sipper with Lincoln Central Association
Enjoy an evening of hor d’oeuvres, beverages, music and magic featuring close-up magic and stunning illusions from The Amazing Benjamin Barnes.

Sunday, June 24
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Fire Station Park
Larrabee and Armitage, behind Engine 22’s station

First Flight Butterfly Release @ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Join the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum every day at 2:00 p.m. in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven as we release newly emerged butterflies into the Haven for the first time! Watch as they take their first flight!

Every Day
2:00 p.m.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon

90’s Beach Party
Ready to make your Summer hella tight? Strap on your fanny pack and get ready for blasts from the past because the Chicago Sport & Social Club 90’s Beach Party is back! Take a trip back to the good ole days with our special 90’s guest DJ, nostalgic party games and the ultimate 90’s photo ops. Don’t forget to come dressed in your dopest threads because we’ll have individual and small group prizes for the most stylin’.

Saturday, June 23
12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
North Avenue Beach

Theater & Comedy

Mies Julie @ Victory Gardens Theater
Don’t miss the final weekend of Mies Julie! Chicago Tribune says that its “Explosive…a show that took guts to stage…hard to think of another show in Chicago stakes felt higher.”

Performances through June 24
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln

Guards at The Taj @ Steppenwolf Theatre
A boldly funny and deeply moving play about the search for beauty in desperate circumstances.

Performances through July 22
Steppenwolf Theatre
1650 N. Halsted

Jeff Dye @ Zanies Chicago
Jeff Dye is a nationally touring comedian, actor, host, prankster and Bigfoot enthusiast. Raised in Seattle, this class clown started doing comedy at Giggles Comedy Club right out of high school and was first nationally recognized on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” where he finished third after only three years into his comedy career.

Performances through June 22
Zanies Chicago
1548 N. Wells

PREACH! at The Mission Theater @ iO Chicago
Terrence Carey hosts PREACH! at iO Chicago. PREACH! is an combination of Spoken Word and Long-Form Improvisation. Established in 2016 and based in Chicago, Illinois, PREACH! trains their artistic voice on challenging apathy and promoting love and positivity through their art. The members of PREACH! are teachers, caregivers, activists… and they bring the spirit of a revolution wherever they perform.

Friday, June 22
8:00 p.m.
iO Chicago
1501 N. Kingsbury

Dead Comedy @ aliveOne
Head over to Dead Comedy at aliveOne for a two-hour stand up showcase with some of Chicago’s best comics.

Sunday, June 24
9:00 p.m.
2583 N. Halsted

The Yard and Jackalope Theatre’s Blood at the Root @ Theater on the Lake
Blood at the Root is a striking new drama based on the Jena Six; six Black students are charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with nooses hanging from a tree on campus. This bold play examines the miscarriage of justice, racial double standards, and the crises in relations between men and women of all classes-resulting into the shattering state of Black family life.

Performances through June 22
Theater on the Lake
2401 N. Lake Shore Drive

The Best of The Second City: Late Night Edition @ UP Comedy Club
In The Best of The Second City: Late Night Edition, some of the company’s most talented up-and-coming comedians draw on over half a century of comedy history to present classic sketches and songs from all eras of the Second City, plus new material and improvised scenes.

Thursday Nights
10:30 p.m.
UP Comedy Club
230 W. North


An Evening with…Thursday – 20th Anniversary @ Lincoln Hall
The New Jersey sextet who released six records, since their formation in 1997 and enjoyed cumulative worldwide sales of over three million units before disbanding in 2011. Join them for a limited reunion as they revisit some of their favorite venues.

Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24
Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln

Amplified: Chicago Blues @ Chicago History Museum
Immerse yourself in the Chicago scene of the 1960s through Flerlage’s images, and experience the blues by playing guitar, designing an album cover, writing lyrics, and singing karaoke.

Open Every Day
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark

Music at the Patio
Experience the best in local music, beer and food in the landmark setting of the Patio at Café Brauer, located at the zoo’s picturesque Nature Boardwalk. Each week different local musicians from the Chicago area perform free acoustic sets.

Tuesday – Thursday
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The Patio at Cafe Brauer
2021 N. Stockton

Kingston Mines
Founded in 1968, Kingston Mines is the largest and oldest continuously operating blues club in Chicago. Its two stages have been graced by the likes of Magic Slim, Koko Taylor, Sugar Blue, Billy Branch, Junior Wells, Mike Wheeler, Joanna Connor, and scores of other musical greats, and are packed with the finest nonstop blues seven nights a week.

Open Every Night
Kingston Mines
2548 N. Halsted

Lincoln Park Fun

Indoor Skydiving @ iFLY
Did you know indoor skydiving doesn’t require jumping out of an airplane? Now you do, the next step it to book a session at iFly.

Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sundays 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
800 W. Scott

Dine Then Bowl @ Kings Dining & Entertainment
Call ahead to make a dinner reservation in the Kings Lounge and get moved to the top of the bowling wait list if everyone in your group has an entree! Offer valid Saturdays only.

Saturdays 11.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.
Kings Dining & Entertainment @ NEWCITY
1500 N. Clybourn

Any game you like and dinner with drinks? Nothing beats that- plan your weekend at WhirlyBall.

Open daily 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
1825 W. Webster

3 Day Blinds - Lincoln Park, Chicago

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