Lincoln Park Weekend Guide


Posted on September 1, 2016

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

Summer Concert Series @ NEWCITY
Celebrate the end of summer with NEWCITY. Kings Bowl will be serving beer, wine, sangria, pulled pork sliders and hot dogs in the plaza. Bring a lawn chair, grab some food and drink, and enjoy the show.

Thursday, September 1
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Clybourn and Halsted

HopCat Grand Opening
Join our friends at HopCat – Chicago for their grand opening weekend. Their tap list includes 130 craft beers on tap and 200+ bottles of craft beer and cider. Plus, Crack Fries are free all day and the first 200 guests receive a card good for a free order of Crack Fries every week for a year.

Saturday, September 3
Doors open at 11:00 a.m.
HopCat Chicago
2577 N. Clark

#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment @ UP Comedy Club

By popular demand, #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment returns to UP Comedy Club with special performances over Labor Day Weekend. Time Out Chicago calls it “a perfect night out.” Stop by 1959 Kitchen & Bar for a pre-show snack and cocktail.

Friday, September 2 – Sunday, September 3
UP Comedy Club
230 W. North
Tickets start at $34
Visit HotTix for ½ Price Theater Tickets – Limited Availability

Rose @ Greenhouse Theater Center
“a terrific one-woman show at the Greenhouse Theater Center that anyone compelled by the biographical profundity of the Kennedy family absolutely shouldn’t miss.” – Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

Thursday, September 1 – Sunday, September 3
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln
Tickets start at $42
Visit HotTix for ½ Price Theater Tickets – Limited Availability

Gene Wilder Series @ ArcLight Cinemas
ArcLight Cinemas celebrates the legacy of Gene Wilder with screenings of two classics, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory and Blazing Saddles. Proceeds from the screening will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
Saturday, September 3
12:20 p.m.

Blazing Saddles
Saturday, September 3
5:15 p.m.

ArcLight Cinemas
1500 N. Clybourn
$12 Tickets

Whirled News Tonight @ iO Theater
The Whirled News Tonight team strives to not only provide a satirical turn on current events, but to provide another, human, point of view of those stories. When the audience arrives they will be brought to a table with several local and national publications where they can cut out any articles they are interested in and tack them onto several bulletin boards onstage. The cast will randomly choose articles on which to base their improvisation.

Saturday, September 2
8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury
$14 Tickets

Chicago Authored @ Chicago History Museum
This multimedia-based gallery experience explores a collection of diverse and inspiring works by writers, past and present. These authors define the character of Chicago and help us understand the complexity of our great city.

Thursday, September 1 – Saturday, September 3
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 4
12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Chicago Historical Museum
1601 N. Clark
$16 Tickets

Chicago Blues All-Stars @ Kingston Mines
Enjoy the best in Chicago Blues at Lincoln Park’s legendary Kingston Mines. Featured performers this weekend include MZ Peaches, Sugar Blue and the Chicago Blues All-Stars.

Open til 4:00 a.m. daily
Kingston Mines
2548 N. Halsted
$12-$15 Tickets

Drinks on the Patio
Drink in the sun on one of Lincoln Park’s patios.

Ranalli’s – 1925 N. Lincoln

Mon Ami Gabi – 2300 N. Lincoln Park West

Dunlay’s on Clark – 2600 N. Clark

The J. Parker – 1816 N. Clark

Earl’s Kitchen & Bar – 1538 N. Clybourn

Lincoln Park Brunch
Ease into your weekend with brunch at one of these Lincoln Park favorites.

Knife & Tine – 1417 W. Fullerton

Gaslight Acoustic Brunch – 2450 N. Clark

Stella Barra – 1954 N. Halsted

White Oak Tavern  – 1200 W. Webster

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba – 2024 N. Halsted


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