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Lincoln Park Weekend Guide April 5- April 8

Posted on April 4, 2018

It may be the end of the week, but it’s the beginning of fun! Mix up your weekend plans  by checking out these unique events and deals in Lincoln Park. From new and exciting comedy shows and plays to delicious deals on food and drink, there’s always something going on right here in Lincoln Park.


Dose of Culture

The Doppelgänger at Steppenwolf
The Doppelgänger, a bold comedy filled with wordplay and expertly crafted political commentary, opens this weekend at Steppenwolf. Follow Rainn Wilson, as a wealthy British businessman, through the back channels of international politics and an intercontinental disaster.

April 5- May 27
Purchase tickets here.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1650 N. Halsted

Lettie at Victory Gardens Theater
This Friday, April 6, join Victory Gardens for the opening of Lettie, a powerfully funny play following the trials and tribulations of a woman recently released from prison. Lettie was inspired by real Chicago stories and showcases the relatable tale of trying to start life anew.

April 6-May 6
Purchase tickets here.
Victory Gardens Theater
2433 N. Lincoln

Ronny Chieng at Zanies
Get ready to laugh your heart out with Ronny Chieng, the world-renowned Chinese stand-up comedian and actor. Ronny has sold out 4 global stand-up tours and was hired as a correspondent on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah. He brings his talents to Chicago for one weekend only!

April 5-7
Purchase tickets here.
Zanies Comedy Club
1548 N. Wells

The Steel Wheels at Old Town School of Folk Music
Mix up your Saturday night plans by checking out the beautiful and traditional folk music of The Steel Wheels. Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains, and having over a decade of musicianship under their belt, The Steel Wheels have the heart of folk music combined with stellar instrumentation.

Saturday, April 7 @ 8 pm
Purchase tickets here.
The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall
4545 N. Lincoln


One-of-a-Kind Events

Free Admission for Illinois Residents at The Nature Museum
Calling all Illinois Residents! Admission is free at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum this Thursday as a part of their Suggested Donation Thursday series. Illinois residents can explore the entire museum- no special exhibit admission required!

Thursday, April 5 from 9am-5pm
More info here.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon

Grandma’s House Poetry Show at Kibbitznest
This isn’t your typical poetry show. Hosted by Chicago poet and self-proclaimed Grandma, Caroline M. Watson, Grandma’s House is Chicago’s coziest poetry show and open-mic night. Come out to perform your own work or check out the creativity of the other performers

Thursday, April 5 @ 8:45pm
More info here.
Kibbitznest Books, Brews & Blarney
2212 N. Clybourn

Masters Party at the J. Parker
The J. Parker is hosting a watch party for for the final day of the Master’s Golf Tournament! Watch the tournament while enjoying golf-inspired fare and refreshing spring cocktails. Guests will also have a chance to win a round of golf at a nearby country club and a giftcard to TopGolf.

Sunday, April 8 from 2-6:30pm
More info here.
The. J Parker
1816 N. Clark

Watch the Masters at Lincoln Station
Searching for the perfect place to relax with a draft beer and watch the Masters Tournament all weekend long? Head over to Lincoln Station! Open at 11am everyday, they’ll be showing The Masters on their big screens for the entire tournament.

April 5-8
Lincoln Station
2432 N. Lincoln


Delicious Experiences

Cheese and Chocolate Fondue Cooking Class at Geja’s
Have you ever wanted to learn how Geja’s makes its delectable cheese and chocolate fondues? Now you can! Learn how to make these two fondues while sipping on wines that perfectly pair with cheese and chocolate.

Sunday, April 8 @ 1pm
Make a reservation here.
Geja’s Cafe
340 W. Armitage

Green City Market’s Indoor Market @ The Nature Museum
Browse the selections of nearly 30 local food vendors, get to know where your food comes from, and snatch up some of the freshest produce around. At 10:30am, there will be a food demo by infamous chef Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill.

Saturday April 7 from 8am-1pm
More info here.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon

Prime Rib Night at Ignoble Wine Bar
Make a reservation at Ignoble on Saturday for a full meal (plus wine) for only $30! Reservations include a 16oz Prime Rib, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and a glass of any of their 25 wines. The normal full menu will also be available for those wishing to order something lighter.

Saturday, April 7 @ 5:30pm
Make a reservation here.
Ignoble Wine Bar
2417 N. Clybourn

Sunday Funday! At Dog Haus
Every Sunday, Dog Haus has exciting food and drink specials. Specials include a Haus Dog with Tots or Fries for $7, $3 312 16oz cans, and so much more. It’s called Sunday Funday for a reason!

Sunday, April 8 from 11am-10pm
More info here.
Dog Haus Biergarten (Chicago)
2464 N. Lincoln


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