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Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – May 3 – 6

Posted on May 2, 2018

Placing your bets on a great weekend? Check out some of the great shows and events in Chicago’s Lincoln Park this weekend.

Check our Events Calendar to see more events and join our Email List to be the first to know about Lincoln Park events.

Food & Drink

Derby for the Derby
Get ready for a day at the races! Dress to impress and enjoy appetizers and amazing drink specials at the best Kentucky Derby party outside of Louisville.

Saturday, May 4
Derby Chicago
1224 W. Webster

Cinco de Derby
Celebrate Cinco de Derby on Saturday with great specials, race games, best dressed contest and a photo booth.

Kirkwood Bar & Grill
2934 N. Sheffield

Schoolyard Tavern & Grill
3258 N. Southport

1925 N. Lincoln

Cinco de Mayo
Celebrate at one of Lincoln Park’s favorites – Broken English Lincoln Park!

Broken English Lincoln Park
2576 N. Lincoln

Derby Party at The J. Parker
Join the J.Parker for a day on the roof! In celebration of Derby Day, we will be serving mint juleps. Come dressed in your best and ready to bet on your favorite horse with your friends.

Saturday, May 5
12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The J. Parker
1816 N. Clark


Birds of a Feather @ Greenhouse Theater Center
Roy and Silo are your typical gay dads, with one exception: they’re penguins! These two Central Park Zoo chinstrap penguins have partnered and adopted an egg, but will they able to raise little Tango with the whole world watching? Now in its Chicago premiere, Birds of a Feather is a hilarious, heartwarming tale based on the true story that became one of the most banned books in the US.

Performances through June 17
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln

The Doppelgänger: An International Farce @ Steppenwolf Theatre
In the dangerous back channels of international resource politics, a wealthy British businessman suffers an untimely accident just before a critical African copper deal is signed. So when his unwitting (and witless) American doppelgänger is thrust into negotiations to avert intercontinental disaster, chaos erupts, leaving us wondering: whose side are we supposed to be on… and who will save Africa??

Performances through June 2
Steppenwolf Theatre
1650 N. Halsted

Lettie @ Victory Gardens Theater
After serving seven years in prison, Lettie is released and struggles to make a fresh start. Her children want little to do with her. Her re-entry job is anything but gentle as she takes on the dark, harsh world of welding. Trying again and again to create a non-criminal life, Lettie is confronted by her past and must make impossible choices to protect her future.

Final Weekend of Performances
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln


A City and Its Sounds
Explore Blues music’s transformation from songs of the Mississippi Delta to an electrified sound synonymous with the Second City.

Open through August 10
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark

Kingston Mines
Get comfortable, enjoy some delicious Southern-style fare from Doc’s Rib Joint, and open your ears to some of Chicago’s best live music.

Open Every Night til 4:00 a.m. (On Saturdays, open til 5:00 a.m.)
Kingston Mines
2548 N. Halsted


Whirled News Tonight
Whirled News Tonight is an improvised show that strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories.

Saturday, April 14
8:00 p.m.
iO Chicago
1501 N Kingsbury St.

Gaslight District
From aliens to the alienated, savage roasts to distorted boasts, The Second City e.t.c.’s 42 revue invites you along on a frenzied frolic that translates our modern world into the common language of laughter. Clear your mind, open your eyes and hail one wild rideshare to a place where the truth isn’t just out there, it’s waaaay out there.

Shows every Thursday – Sunday
The Second City e.t.c. Theater
1608 N. Wells

April Macie
April Macie travels the world collecting stories and experiences, which she then translates into humorous, relatable tales in front of audiences worldwide.

Thursday, May 3 – Sunday, May 6
1548 N. Wells

Check our Events Calendar to see more events and join our Email List to be the first to know about Lincoln Park events.

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