Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – October 20 – 23

Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce 2017 Discover Lincoln Park Guide. August 27, 2016 in Chicago, IL. photo by John Konstantaras

Oystah Bah – photo by John Konstantaras

Posted on October 19, 2016

Here’s your Lincoln Park weekend event guide to catch some of Chicago’s best culture and happenings in the neighborhood.

Slamdance Cinema Club @ ArcLight Cinema
ArcLight Presents… is proud to announce the 2016 Slamdance Cinema Club lineup. Every month, Slamdance Cinema Club will present new films from the 2016 festival slate. Each screening is accompanied by a filmmaker Q&A, with high profile surprise guests and moderators.

“The Million Dollar Duck”
Thursday, October 20
8:00 p.m.
ArcLight Cinemas
1500 N. Clybourn

Making Mainbocher @ Chicago History Museum
Chicago-born Mainbocher established a fashion house serving royalty, Hollywood, and the social elite. Featuring thirty garments, fashion illustrations, and photography, this exhibition explores the life and legacy of a remarkable man and his journey to become the first American couturier.

Opens Saturday, October 22
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark

Dog Costume Contest @ Hotel Lincoln
The boutique Hotel Lincoln continues its support of local pet shelter One Tail at a Time with a Halloween party and dog costume contest, as well as a dog adoption event. Guests and animal lovers are welcome to bring their dogs dressed up in their Halloween costumes and participate in the costume contest.

Saturday, October 22
12:00 p.m.
Hotel Lincoln
1816 N. Clark

Make It a Date @ DePaul Art Museum and White Oak Tavern
As part of Chicago Museum Week, Visit DePaul Art Museum during Chicago Museum Week and receive 15% off of your bill at White Oak Tavern.

DePaul Art Museum
935 W. Fullerton

White Oak Tavern
1200 W. Webster

Diary of A Worm, A Spider & A Fly @ Apollo Theater
Join Emerald City Theatre to enter the whimsical world of insects with a cast of creepy crawly characters, and laugh away the trials of being a young bug in school. Through musical genres such as rap, hip-hop, pop, and Broadway standards, this choral comedy humanizes the life cycles of insects to celebrate and accept the passions and differences in every child. Taken from the best-selling books by Doreen Cronin, “There’s an alternate world that’s very cool beneath your feet and in the air!” For ages 3 – 9

Sunday, October 23
1:00 p.m.
Apollo Theater
2540 N. Lincoln

The Chicago Moth StorySLAM @ Lincoln Hall
THE MOTH is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling, and a recipient of a 2012 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions (MACEI). Through its ongoing programs—The Moth Mainstage, The Moth StorySLAMs, The Moth Community & Education Programs, and Moth Corporate Programs—The Moth has presented more than 17,000 stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds world-wide.

Sunday, October 23
7:00 p.m.
Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln

Drop-In Improv Class @ The Second City
Open to all levels of improvisers, this is a great opportunity to practice, have some fun, and meet new people. Pre-registration is not necessary; students should check in at the Training Center office before each class.

Sunday, October 23
7:00 p.m.
The Second City Training Center
230 W. North

Great Theater in Lincoln Park

Hand to God @ Victory Gardens Theatre
“It is a very weird phenomenon, to say the least, and an ancient theatrical form. And nowhere have I seen the whole thing done with more skill, wit, conviction and pure demonic glee than in “Hand to God” – Chicago Sun Times

Who to take?
Your BFF
Where to grab dinner before the show?
De Quay

The Happiest Place on Earth @ Greenhouse Theater
Witty and heartbreaking in equal measure, he crafts vivid, emotionally charged scenes with language that feels both accessible and cinematic.” – Chicago Reader

Who to take?
Your best friend
Where to grab a drink after the show?

A Red Line Runs Through It @ The Second City e.t.c.
“admirably fearless…one of my favorite of the e.t.c. shows of the last 20 years. For it is exceptionally well-written.” – Chicago Tribune

Who to take?
Date night!
Where to grab a drink after the show?
1959 Kitchen & Bar

#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment @ UP Comedy Club
“This show is not to be missed!” – Chicago Splash

Who to take?
Your bridal party
Where to grab a drink after the show?

The Improvised Shakespeare Company @ iO Theatre
“Smart, sophisticated, downright hilarious.” – Time Out Chicago

Who to take?
Your friends visiting for the weekend
Where to grab a drink after the show?
iO’s Bar

Visiting Edna @ Steppenwolf Theatre
“A major new play by a major playwright in American Theatre” – Time Out Chicago

Who to take?
Your sister
Where to grab a snack before the show?
Oyster Bah


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