Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – September 29 – October 2


Posted on September 29, 2016

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

Fall Fest @ Lincoln Park Zoo
Celebrate harvest fun in the heart of the city with Lincoln Park Zoo’s second annual Fall Fest! This free family celebration features animal chats, musical entertainment, a pumpkin carver and fall-themed enrichment for the animals. Fall Fest also includes ticketed attractions throughout the zoo: a Ferris wheel, corn maze, hay mountain, fun slide, inflatable obstacle courses and more.

Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 North Clark Street

Oktoberfest Brunch @ Burnt City Brewing
We don’t always do brunch at Burnt City but when we do it comes loaded with beer, sausage and waffles! Beer and syrup will be flowing freely at this delicious celebration of changing seasons. Come hungry, bring your hungry friends and leave with your very own Burnt City stein. Sound like the perfect morning? Of course it does.

Saturday, October 1
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Burnt City Brewing
2747 N. Lincoln

Chef Demo @ Green City Market
Join Chef Kristin Johnson of On Target Living for a cooking demonstration using ingredients from the market.

Saturday, October 1
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Lincoln Park
1817 N. Clark, South end of Lincoln Park

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 naughtiest (and most fun) group of friends
Where to grab a drink after?
The Red Lion Pub

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 best friends from the office
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 from out of town
Where to grab a drink after the show?
iO Bar & Kitchen

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 drink after the show?
The Front Bar

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