Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – March 29 – April 1

Posted on March 27, 2018.

Lincoln Park has so many different brunch menus to offer you this Easter weekend along with great music, captivating stage performances, and ridiculously funny comics.

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Lincoln Park Food

Old Grounds Social Grand Opening
A brand new restaurant is coming to Lincoln Park! THIS THURSDAY: Old Grounds Social will be having its GRAND OPENING! Mark your calendars, swing by, and be one of the first to sample their delicious menu and tasty drinks.

Thursday, March 29
7:30 p.m.
RSVP
Old Grounds Social
950 W. Wrightwood

Green City Market
Whether you need last minute items for your Easter menu or simply groceries for the house, the Green City indoor market is the best place to shop for the freshest, locally grown produce. Stop by Saturday to shop seasonal fruits and veggies from your favorite vendors and enjoy a chef demo by Samantha DeMichael while you’re there. Chef demo at 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, March 31
More info here
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon

Sweet Compulsions: Dessert Wine
Exotic, luscious and delicate. There are many roads to the intoxicating indolic sweetness of the most famous dessert wines. Join J9 Wine Bar as they highlight some of the superstars of dessert wine and maybe introduce you to some that you haven’t tried yet.

Saturday, March 31
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Purchase tickets
J9 Wine Bar
1961 N. Halsted

Celebrate Passover at Summer House Santa Monica
Executive Chef Ben Goodnick at Summer House Santa Monica will be serving a special Passover menu available on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 between 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. on both days. Enjoy traditional Passover meals including matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, chopped liver, slow-braised beef brisket, and flourless chocolate cake. $44.95 for adults, $12.95 for children 12 and under. Reservations highly recommended.

Friday, March 30 – Saturday, March 31
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Make reservations
Summer House Santa Monica
1954 N. Halsted

Celebrate Passover at Mon Ami Gabi
Observe Passover at Mon Ami Gabi with classic meals featuring matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, chopped liver, beef brisket, potato pancakes, and flourless chocolate cake for dessert. $44.95 for adults, $17.95 for children under 12. Reservations highly recommended.

Friday, March 30 – Saturday, March 31
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Make reservations
Mon Ami Gabi
2300 N. Lincoln

Summer House Santa Monica Easter Brunch
This Sunday, hop on over to Summer House and dine on delectable dishes like the Santa Monica Egg White Omelette or the Caramelized French Toast and meet the Easter Bunny while you’re there. Brunch from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., meeting with Easter Bunny from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 1
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
More info
Summer House Santa Monica
1954 N. Halsted

Hopcat Easter Brunch
If the Easter Bunny isn’t exactly your thing but you still want to indulge in the festivities, then make your way over to HopCat on Easter Sunday! They’ll be cranking out White Russian inspired waffles, macaroni and cheese sandwiches, and more! Plus, they have an amazing build-your-own Bloody Mary bar for $5!

Sunday, April 1
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
More info
HopCat
2577 N. Clark

Easter Brunch Buffet at Theater On The Lake
Recently named by Crain’s Chicago as one of the best new event spaces in Chicago, Theater On The Lake will be having an Easter buffet featuring items off of their delicious brunch menu.

Sunday, April 1
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Theater on the Lake
2401 N. Lake Shore

Easter Specials at Gemini
If you need more than brunch options Gemini has you covered! They will be serving Easter specials all day from split pea soup, Colorado lamb duo, lobster thermidor, and more! Stop by anytime they’re open and feast on something special.

Sunday, April 1
Brunch: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Mid-day: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Dinner: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
More info
Gemini
2075 N. Lincoln


Lincoln Park Family

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical
After losing the beloved toy rabbit at the laundromat, a desperate dad, a merry mom, and toddler Trixie learn the power in communicating, even when there are no words. With stage design inspired by illustrations straight from the book, this treasured tale is an audience favorite.

Thursday, March 29 – Saturday, March 31
Purchase tickets
Apollo Theater
2540 N. Lincoln

Pin Painting
Eggs aren’t the only thing that can be painted on Easter. Kings Dining & Entertainment is offering free pin painting to kids! Pin painting is first come, first serve and one per child while supplies last. Lane packages also available for the family.

Sunday, April 1
More info
Kings Dining & Entertainment
1500 N. Clybourn

Easter Wonderland
Plan to attend NewCity’s Easter Wonderland in the plaza! Join them from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.for Easter activities, bunny visits, and a special appearance from Alice in Wonderland and Mad Hatter. Kiss FM will also be onsite hosting a huge Easter egg hunt!

Sunday. April 1
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
More info
NewCity LifeStyle & Entertainment District
1457 N. Halsted


Lincoln Park Theater

Hang
As words break down in the face of human suffering, one unnamed woman is ushered into a strange government office in order to make a devastating decision.

Thursday, March 29 – Sunday, April 1
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Greenhouse Theater
2257 N. Lincoln

Merchant On Venice
Set on Venice Boulevard in present day Culver City, California – a section of the Los Angeles area where hatred and intolerance among Hindus and Muslims has grown to a boiling point – the play explores how the dominance in one sector of a community can marginalize a minority and provoke reactionary and retributive responses.

Thursday, March 29 – Sunday, April 1
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Greenhouse Theater
2257 N. Lincoln

Why Do You Always Wear Black?
Why Do You Always Wear Black? is an original, devised work featuring the women of Anton Chekhov’s plays who confront the joy, despair, and absurdity of being a woman in 19th century Russia as well as contemporary America.

Thursday, March 29 – Saturday, March 31
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Greenhouse Theater
2257 N. Lincoln

You For Me For You
Two North Korean sisters plan an elaborate escape from the “Best Nation in the World” only to be separated at the border.

Thursday, March 29 – Sunday, April 1
Purchase tickets
Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
2433 N. Lincoln


Lincoln Park Music

Kingston Mines
Enjoy the rhythmic sounds of some of Chicago’s treasured blues singers this weekend such as Joanna Conner, the Linsey Alexander Blues Band, the Mike Wheeler Band and other acts.

Thursday, March 29 – Sunday, April 1
Showtimes and tickets
Kingston Mines
2548 N. Halsted

The Low Anthem
Indie-folk band, The Low Anthem, are coming to Chicago as apart of their Critical As Water world tour. They’ll be performing all of their hits including songs from their latest LP, The Salt Doll Went To Measure The Depth Of The Sea.

Friday, March 30
9:00 p.m.
Purchase tickets
Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln

Son Lux
Alternative hip-hop band Son lux is stopping through Chicago to perform songs off their new album, Brighter Wounds.

Thursday, March 29
7:30 p.m.
Purchase tickets
Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln

Malcolm London: The Right Away Series
Malcolm London is coming to Steppenwolf Theatre to close out his “Right Away Series” music tour. London calls this project “a note on self discovery; a compilation of love poems, political commentary & emotional turmoil.” Join for a night at the intersection of music, poems & social justice.

Sunday, April 1
8:00 p.m.
Purchase tickets/ More dates
Steppenwolf Theatre
1650 N. Halsted


Lincoln Park Comedy

Tony Woods
No stranger to the industry, one-of-a-kind comedian Woods kicked off his career as an original member of Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam on HBO and P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy. He’s also appeared on Last Comic Standing, Showtime at the Apollo, Just for Laughs, NYPD Blue, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and many more.

Thursday, March 29 – Saturday, March 31
Purchase tickets
Zanies Nightclub
1548 N. Wells

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

Thursday, March 29 – Saturday, March 31
Purchase tickets
iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury

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