Lincoln Park Weekend Planner & Event Guide

Life in Lincoln Park, Chicago IL

Posted on August 11, 2016

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

Morris from America Screening @ Whole Foods Market Rooftop
Elevated Films presents its last rooftop screening of the season with the Chicago premiere and advance screening of the coming-of-age comedy Morris from America, featuring Craig Robinson. Tickets include complimentary SkinnyPop popcorn, free Whole Foods snacks, a $2 donation for a can of beer from Revolution Brewery, and a spirits tasting from local CH Distillery.

Thursday, August 11
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Screening starts at sunset

Whole Foods Market
1550 N. Kingsbury
$15 Tickets

Summer Shoe Sale @ Chelsea Jones
Chelsea Jones believes that shoes should look as good as they feel. Don’t miss this incredible end of summer shoe sale with 40% off the entire selection of women’s shoes, which include leather sandals and purple pumps.

Thursday – Friday – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday – 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday – 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Chelsea Jones
2425 N. Clark St.
40% Off Entire Selection

Chicago Musical Theatre Festival @ Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
See it first at the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival (CMTF) which kicks off this weekend at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater. CMTF is presented in partnership with the best musical theatre companies in Chicago, including Kokandy Productions, Bailiwick Chicago and CPA Theatricals.

Click here for a complete schedule of performances

Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
2433 N. Lincoln
$20 Tickets

Annual Ginza Holiday Festival @ Midwest Buddhist Temple
Visit Lincoln Park’s Midwest Buddhist Temple for a three day celebration of Japanese culture at Ginza Holiday Fest. The fest includes performances, exhibits and cuisine.

Friday, August 12
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 13
11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 14
11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Midwest Buddhist Temple
435 W. Menomonee
$7 Tickets

Happy Hour @ Earl’s Kitchen & Bar with Olympics Viewing @ NEWCITY
Get the weekend started with Happy Hour at Earl’s Kitchen & Bar and then head outside to indulge your Olympics Fever with an open air screening in the NEWCITY courtyard.

Thursday, August 11
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 12
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Earl’s Kitchen & Bar
1538 N. Clybourn

Bugapalooza @ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Backbones are overrated — meet some new invertebrate friends at this annual celebration of bugs! Stop by the bug zoo to interact with live critters, both native and exotic species. Nerd out with an entomologist, and learn how to pin an insect specimen. Test your mettle by eating some delicious bug cooking, go on a guided bug walk around the Museum, and get your face painted with your favorite bug.

Friday, August 12
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon

Gather: A Farm to Table Dinner @ Lincoln Park Zoo
Enjoy a delicious summer evening outdoors as you savor a five-course, three-hour meal prepared by top Chicago chefs (to be revealed soon!). Surrounded by the zoo’s lush gardens, guests will gather at communal tables to dine on dishes prepared from fresh, locally sourced ingredients and expertly paired with wines from Tom Gore Vineyards. Come for the organic, gourmet feast, stay for the spirited conversation with new friends!

Friday, August 12
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark

Katie Rich & Holly Laurent are Joan & Ro with So Chi Voices @ iO Chicago
Two of Chicago’s funniest and most beloved improvisers reunite for one night only at iO’s Mission Theater with special musical guests So Chi Voices.

Friday, August 12
8:00 p.m.

iO Chicago
1501 N. Kingsbury
$10 Tickets

Slate presents Unelectable You @ The Second City’s UP Comedy Club
Second City and Slate present Unelectable You: The Second City’s Completely Unbiased Political Revue, a fast-paced combination of sketch, improv, music and multi-media taking a hard-hitting look at our election process. Chicago Tribune calls it “an exceptionally smart and funny show.”

Click here for complete schedule

UP Comedy Club
230 W North
$26 Tickets

Movies in the Park: Jaws
Bring a picnic basket, blanket, and your friends and family and enjoy a movie in the parks. All movies begin at dusk, weather permitting.

Sunday, August 14
8:15 – 10:15 p.m.

Jonquil Park
1001 W. Wrightwood

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