Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – March 1 – 4

Posted on February 27, 2018

March into a new month with Lincoln Park! We have another great weekend full of theater, comedy, music, food, and family activities.

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Lincoln Park Shows

Movie Screening in Lincoln Park “The Commuter
Join DePaul University for a free screening of The Commuter starring Liam Neeson. Free popcorn and soft drinks.

Thursday, March 1
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Register here
DePaul University – Lincoln Park Arts and Letters Building, Room 203
2315 N. Kenmore

HERSTORY: An Evening from Her Perspective Presents An 80’s Flashback
Celebrate HERstory by supporting female voices in the arts. Check out one act plays that are written, directed, and performed by all women.

Thursday, March 1
Buy tickets
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln

You For Me For You
Check out an exclusive preview of You For Me For You, a stage play about two North Korean sisters plan an elaborate escape from the “Best Nation in the World,” only to be separated at the border.

Sunday, March 4
Buy tickets
Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
2433 N. Lincoln

The Burn
Mercedes is an outsider. Tara makes sure she knows it. When a high school production of The Crucible forces them together, tensions escalate into acts of bullying–both online and IRL. This world premiere play explores what happens to a teacher and his students when a classroom conflict turns into an online witch-hunt.

Friday, March 2 – Saturday, March 3
Showtimes and tickets
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1650 N. Halsted

You Got Older
Mae’s life is kind of falling apart. Her boyfriend dumped her, she got fired from her job, and she’s moved back home to take care of her dad. As if that weren’t enough, she has this weird rash and a fantasy cowboy that just won’t leave her alone.

Thursday, March 1 – Sunday, March 4
Showtimes and tickets
Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Rose
An intimate portrait of Camelot’s “queen mother” Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Rose is an engrossing solo show set in the summer of 1969, just days after her only surviving son, Ted, has been implicated in the drowning of Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick. Rose attempts to retrace the rise and fall of her great family that helped shape history and inspire a nation.

Thursday, March 1 – Sunday, March 4
Showtimes and tickets
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln

Mother of the Dark Water
This weekend is your last chance to check out Mother of the Dark Water. Based on personal stories, original poetry and movement, Mother of the Dark Water celebrates the power of speaking out, resistance and self-love. Last show is March 4.

Thursday, March 1 – Sunday, March 4
Showtimes and tickets
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln


Lincoln Park Music

Why?
Alternative hip-hop and indie band Why? is stopping through Chicago as apart of their tour. Check out great music and get a limited edition 7″ vinyl box set available at our shows on this tour ONLY.

Sunday, March 4
Buy tickets
Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln

Win and Woo
Win and Woo is comprised of longtime friends Nick Winholt and Austin Woo who are both from Chicago. Their eclectic style is pop inspired, fused with a heavy blend of melodies & driving bass lines that work seamlessly with intricate percussion. They will be coming home for a show as apart of their In Love Again tour.

Thursday, March 1
Buy tickets
Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln

African Drum Ensemble
Come join DePaul’s African Ensemble for a fun-filled afternoon of djembe and dundun rhythms from West Africa! The ensemble will give a short concert followed by an interactive workshop.

Saturday, March 3
3:00 p.m.
Register here
DePaul University – Concert Hall
800 W. Belden

Kingston Mines
Head over to world famous blues club Kingston Mines this weekend to enjoy the rhythmic sounds of some of Chicago’s treasured blues singers while dining on some delicious Southern-style fare.

Thursday, March 1 – Sunday, March 4
Showtimes and tickets
Kingston Mines
2548 N. Halsted


Lincoln Park Comedy

Big Jay Oakerson
Big Jay Oakerson has performed stand-up comedy at Comedy & Rock festivals all over the world. He is recognized from many of his television appearances, most recently on “Comedy Underground with Dave Attell”, ” FX’s “Louie”, “Inside Amy Schumer” & “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” He will be in Chicago this weekend providing laughs with his story-based style of stand-up comedy.

Thursday, March 1 – Friday, March 2
Showtimes and tickets
Zanies Chicago
1548 N. Wells

The Second City’s Legendary Laughs
Second City pushes all politics to the side and brings laughter to the forefront in this improv comedy show! The Real Chicago describes the experience as “a hilarious night out…the best of Chicago comedy!”

Saturday, March 3
4:00 p.m.
Buy tickets
Second City
230 W. North Ave

The Improvised Shakespeare Company
Come laugh out loud at one of the funniest and most critically-acclaimed improv troupes in the world.

Thursday, March 1 – Saturday, March 4
Buy tickets
iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury


Lincoln Park Food & Drink

Green City Market
Shop the indoor market this weekend and rack up on loads of seasonal fruits and veggies from your favorite vendors. Enjoy a chef demo by executive chef Chris Thompson of Coda Di Volpe.

Saturday, March 3
More info here
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon

Insomnia Cookies
Got a sweet tooth? Buy 4 traditional cookies and get 2 free! Valid in-store and online. Hurry because this offer expires soon!

Thursday, March 1 – Sunday, March 4
More info
Insomnia Cookies
2260 N. Lincoln

Weekend Brunch
Lincoln Park has the best selection of restaurants that serve up delicious brunch every weekend. Stella Barra serves up sweet cinnamon roll bread pudding and a short rib hash, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba cranks out their infamous brunch tapas, and Steakbar keeps things fun with a donut wall and Nutella crepe station! Lincoln Park is the place to be for brunch. Check out a full rundown of our brunch guide here.


Lincoln Park Family

Sing Along with Mr. Singer
Sing, dance and clap your hands with Chicago’s beloved Mr. Singer in the Main Barn of Lincoln Park Zoo’s Farm-in-the-Zoo.

Friday, March 2
9:15 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Free event/ more info
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark

Play Days at the Farm
From sorting pinecones to digging in smooth seeds, 1-5 year olds and their caregivers can explore the sights, smells and textures that nature has to offer in a free, open-ended experience. Take in a tall tale at story time, get messy at the process art station, and sift and scoop at the sensory bin.

Saturday, March 3
10:00 a.m.
Free event/ more info
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark

Mother Goose’s Garden
Join Jack and Jill as they search for Mother Goose and help a gaggle of your favorite characters along the way. Sing along to live music with Little Boy Blue, Miss Muffet, and others as you experience the fun in teamwork through hand-puppetry and immersive play.

Saturday, March 3
Showtimes and tickets
Emerald City Theatre
2933 N. Southport

Exhibitions @ Chicago History Museum
Go on an educational adventure with the family this weekend. Enjoy one of the many exhibitions Chicago History Museum has to offer. Learn about the life of prominent civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., explore the grand history of Chicago, and take the time to understand the biological, cultural, and historical differences of race in our country.

Thursday, March 1 – Sunday, March 4
Full exhibitions list
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark

 

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