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Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – June 7 – 10

Posted on June 5, 2018

It’s a busy and vibrant weekend in Lincoln Park! Stop by and check out some fun outdoor festivals and exciting performances around town.

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Outdoor Festivals

Old Town Art Fair
Stroll through the Old Town Art Fair this weekend and discover more than 250 nationally acclaimed artists, a beautiful garden walk, live music, children’s activities and more! Voted America’s #1 Art Fair three years in a row, this fair is one to see!

Saturday, June 9 – Sunday, June 10
Main gate at Lincoln & Wisconsin

Chicago Blues Piano Contest 2018
This weekend, check out the Chicago Blues Piano Contest. The only competition solely dedicated to the style of Chicago blues, this contest celebrates the genre on the apex of the Chicago Blues Festival. You won’t want to miss it!

4:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 10
Performing Arts Studio – Chicago
630 W. Webster

Wells Street Art Festival
Complete with an array of artist booths, entertainment, a children’s play area and food and drinks, the Wells Street Art Festival is a neighborhood staple and one you surely do not want to miss! Bring your family and take a look around!

Saturday, June 9 – Sunday, June 10
On Wells between North & Division


The MoonSharks Present: An Improvised Play
Using only one suggestion from the audience, nine veteran Chicago performers will improvise an entire play. Complete with rich characters, complex relationships, and powerful themes, this two-night only production is one you cannot miss.

Performances Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9
1650 N. Halsted

Snack Break 2: Juicebox Boogaloo
Join Victory Gardens Theater as they celebrate the return of Snack Break! This annual short plays festival is youth driven, with work that is both youth-centered and performed by young people. Snack Break also serves as the annual fundraiser for the third season of the Yard.

Performances Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln


The Best of Second City
Stop by Second City this weekend to check out some of their most famous sketches, songs and improvisations from the last 52 years. Performed by Second City’s newest class of exceptional cast members, come see where Chicago improv began!

Performances Saturday, June 9 – Monday, June 11
Second City Chicago
1616 N. Wells

Break Out Comedy Festival
This 4th annual comedy festival is the product of a fruitful relationship between NBC and Second City, showcasing some of the hottest, rising stars in stand-up, improv and sketch comedy.

Performances Friday, June 8 – Saturday, June 9
UP Comedy Club
230 W. North

Food & Drink

This Friday, check out Kibbitznest for an evening where old-fashioned human communication is essential! Beer and wine specials will accompany the lax atmosphere. This is a no-WIFI zone!

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, June 8
Kibbitznest Books, Brews and Blarney
2212 N. Clybourn

Foodie Flow Workshop with On Target Living
Grab your friends and check out the Foodie Flow Workshop presented by Kristen and Nicole, your favorite lifestyle experts. Through mindful movement and mindful meditation, you will learn to cleanse and detoxify your body.

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, June 10
Shore Club
1603 N. Lake Shore

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