Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – September 15 – 18

Posted on September 15, 2016

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


On Space and Place: Contemporary Art from Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico and Vacouver @ DePaul Art Museum
Joined by their commitment to free public access to contemporary art and innovative arts education, DePaul Art Museum has partnered with the Peabody Award-winning documentary series ART21 to exhibit the sixteen artists featured in the show’s new season. Featured artists include Nick Cave, Theaster Gates, Barbara Kasten, Chris Ware, Los Angeles: Tala Madani, Liz Larner, Edgar Arceneaux, Diana Thater, Mexico City: Pedro Reyes, Minerva Cuevas, Damián Ortega, Natalia Almada, and Vancouver: Jeff Wall, Stan Douglas, Liz Magor, Brian Jungen.

Opens Thursday, September 15
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
DePaul Art Museum
935 W. Fullerton


The Beach & Ireland Opening @ Chicago Art Source
Join Chicago Art Source for the opening of two new shows – “The Beach: Vintage photography by Jed Fielding” and “Ireland: New Works by Melissa Herrington.”

Opens Thursday, September 15
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Chicago Art Source
1871 N. Clybourn


An Evening in the Garden with Lincoln Central Association
An Evening in the Garden is a free neighborhood event hosted by Lincoln Central Association and held in their beautiful Fire Station Park featuring entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

Thursday, September 15
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Fire Station Park
Larrabee and Armitage, behind Engine 22’s station


Mussel Fest @ Chez Moi
Inspired by “Le Festival de la Moule” celebrations across France, Chef Dominique Tougne, owner and Alsace native, will be preparing four original recipes of these mouth-watering delicacies: Lobster Bisque Mussels; Marinieres Mussels with white wine, shallots, parsley, butter and lemon; Belgium Mussels with beer, leeks, cream and bacon; and Mediterranean Mussels with chorizo, tomatoes, saffron rice, onions and basil. The kick-off reception will feature a preview of the mussel menu, where guests can go station-to-station sampling four different recipes for Chef Dominique Tougne! Each buffet station will feature a selection of Lagunitas beer paired with each recipe along with fries. September 15th and through Sunday, September 25th, guests can enjoy the $25 All-You-Can-Eat-Mussels menu, which will include their choice of four different mussel recipes along with fries. Suggested beer and wine pairings available.

Friday, September 15 – Sunday, September 25
Chez Moi
2100 N. Halsted


Visiting Edna @ Steppenwolf Theatre
A moving and enthralling world premiere about the enduring connection between a mother and her son. Edna has suffered a number of losses as she has aged, and now faces the stealthy advance of cancer embodied by an intimate figure that she could do without. Home for a visit, Edna’s son Andrew is trying to bridge the gulf between the childhood love they shared and the aggressively polite but baffling relationship they now live with. Mother and son stumble toward honesty as they wrestle with the distractions-both mundane and profound—that keep us from real connection.

Performances begin Thursday, September 15
Click here for complete schedule
Steppenwolf Theatre
1650 N. Halsted


Hand to God @ Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
The God-fearing children of Cypress, Texas spend their after-school hours practicing Christian Puppet Ministry at the local church. When one devout young boy discovers that his hand puppet has a life of its own, all hell breaks loose. Literally. In this sidesplitting and lightning-paced comedy, a satanic sock puppet named Tyrone shows the children, minister, and school bully who’s really in charge. Declared “flat-out hilarious” by The New York Times and described as “Sesame Street meets The Exorcist” by The New Yorker; Hand to God by Robert Askins and directed by Gary Griffin (Never the Sinner, Appropriate) makes its Chicago premiere after thrilling audiences on Broadway last season.

Performances begin Friday, September 16
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Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln


Demo & Tasting with Bobby Parrish @ Read It & Eat
Thinking about a career change or wondering what it takes to be in a cooking competition? Come meet Bobby Parrish and ask him about his experience with doing exactly that! He has traveled the world, competed on cooking competitions like Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen and Guy’s Grocery Games, and hosts an online cooking series. For this special event, Bobby will show you how to bring the steakhouse to your kitchen with a demo of his signature spiced rubbed ribeye steak with citrus herb butter and crispy brussels sprouts with bacon fat vinaigrette. He will talk about food, travel, being a home cook, and his experience cooking competitively on TV.

Friday, September 16
6:30 – 8:00 p.m
Read It & Eat
2142 N. Halsted


World’s Smallest Block Party @ St. Teresa de Avilia
You’re in for a full day of family fun at this tiny block party for the little ones. Activities will include kids’ yoga, storytelling in Spanish and Mandarin and music from noon to 5pm, though the festival continues from 11am–9pm.

Saturday, September 17
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
St. Teresa de Avilia
1037 W Armitage


Bike the 2nd Ward with Alderman Hopkins
Take a bike ride around the 2nd Ward with Alderman Brian Hopkins! This 7.5-mile social ride begins and ends at the 2nd Ward office and will travel through Wicker Park, Ukranian Village, Goose Island, Lincoln Park, and more.

Saturday, September 17
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Alderman Hopkin’s Office
1400 N. Ashland Avenue

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