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Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – May 25 – 28

Posted May 25, 2017

Ready for the holiday weekend? Use your extra day off to enjoy the best that Lincoln Park has to offer. This weekend, Lincoln Park shows off Chicago’s diverse culture with amazing shows and concerts, gives you a chance to unwind, enjoy a drink and is still a top brunch destination.

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Lincoln Park Culture

St. Jude @ Victory Gardens Theater
Award-winning Victory Gardens Theater Playwrights Ensemble member Luis Alfaro (Mojada, Oedipus el Rey) returns to Chicago to perform his emotionally charged solo work. St. Jude takes us on a personal and powerful journey with Luis as he learns of his father’s stroke and is summoned home to the California Central Valley of his childhood. As his family gathers, Alfaro conjures memories of his youth, from picking grapes to gospel-infused big tent revivals, from family celebrations to running away from home. In Alfaro’s words, St. Jude takes us from “who I am” to “who I was.”

Thursday, May 25
7:30 p.m.
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln

Neighbor’s Night with DePaul University School of Music Jazz Ensemble
DePaul invites our neighbors to a pre-show reception and jazz performance with the DePaul University Music School. The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the Jazz Ensembles beginning at 8 p.m. Admission is free, but please RSVP for this event. Sponsored by DePaul University Community & Government Relations and The School of Music.

Thursday, May 25
6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
DePaul University Lincoln Park Student Center
2250 N. Sheffield

Facing Freedom in America Exhibit @ Chicago History Museum
Based on the central idea that the history of the United States has been shaped by conflicts over what it means to be free, this new exhibition uses images, artifacts, and interactive elements to explore familiar and not-so-familiar stories from the nation’s past. From women’s suffrage and the formation of labor unions, to Japanese internment, to a local school boycott, the exhibition highlights some of the ways Americans have struggled over the true meaning of freedom.

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Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark

Butterfly Haven Yoga @ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Join us for a rejuvenating yoga class in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven. Students will leave class feeling energized, balanced, and ready to take their practice off the mat and out into the world. BYO mat and only for those who are 18 and older.

Saturday, May 27
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon

Linda Vista @ Steppenwolf Theater
Don’t miss your chance to see Linda Vista! The Wall Street Journal says Linda Vista, “might just be Mr. Letts’s best play yet. Come to Chicago and see it now.” Must close 5/28!

Thursday, May 25 – Sunday, May 28
Steppenwolf Theatre
1650 N. Halsted


Lincoln Park Beer and Wine

Great Lakes & Begyle: Style for Style Tap Take Over @ Lincoln Station
Round 4 of the this epic brewery showdown featuring a “beat the brewers at pool” while enjoying some exceptional brews! Play pool against the brewers and take home some free stuff if you win!

Thursday, May 25
6:00 p.m. – Midnight
Lincoln Station
2432 N. Lincoln

Anniversary Party @ Distilled Chicago
Celebrate Distilled Chicago’s Anniversary with drink specials and playful pub fare in their prohibition inspired space.

All Weekend
11:00 – 2:00 a.m.
Distilled Chicago
1480 W. Webster

Tasting the World Through Rose Colored Glasses @ Geja’s Cafe
Geja’s Café celebrates spring in Chicago with its two-month wine festival, “Tasting the World Through Rosé Colored Glasses.” Throughout the months of May and June, guests have the opportunity to enjoy nine carefully selected rosés that represent the vastly different styles of rosé wine from around the world. Prices for bottles and glasses range: $8-$18 for a glass; $38-$88 for a bottle.

Thursday, May 25 – Sunday, May 28
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Geja’s Cafe
340 W. Armitage

New Patio and Rose Bar @ Mon Ami Gabi
Join Mon Ami Gabi on their patio this summer! Featuring a new six-seat Rosé Bar and batched craft cocktails, the patio will now open early at 3:00 p.m. from Friday to Sunday, weather permitting, to toast to summer weekends in Chicago. Chef Michael Battocletti is introducing a Bistro Bites menu featuring Cheese & Charcuterie, Smoked Salmon Rillette, Truffle Frites and more.

Friday, May 26
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mon Ami Gabi
2300 N. Lincoln Park West

Still looking for a place to get a drink this weekend? Check out our Craft Beer Guide for more places to go. And see our Wine Guide for weekly wine specials throughout Lincoln Park.


Lincoln Park Brunch

With the weather warming up, this is the best time to venture outside and get your brunch on. Check out our Lincoln Park Brunch Guide for all the best places to go for your weekend brunch fix!  Some of the neighborhood restaurants included are:

Cafe Ba – Ba – Reeba
2024 N. Halsted

Cornerstone Cafe
2200 N. Clybourn

Earl’s Kitchen + Bar
1538 N. Clybourn

Knife and Tine
1417 W. Fullerton

Orange Restaurant
2413 N. Clark

Summer House Santa Monica
1954 N. Halsted

White Oak Tavern & Inn
1200 W. Webster

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