August 25, 2011
Good morning and welcome to this week's edition of
your Insider Weekend Guide. As always, there are great events and news heading our
way this weekend beyond. Enjoy and we'll see you in the neighborhood.
Whether you're participating or just watching this
sounds like fun. On Labor Day, Bangers and Lace will be hosting their
"Dog Eating Contest". You must stop by the bar now to register. We
cannot wait to see how many dogs people can down in 5 minutes.
Also...football season is here again and we've featured your favorite
places to watch the game. Who'd we miss?
It's hard to believe that Summer is winding down. The
final Summer Movies in the Park are over and the final Open Mic in
Wicker Park is this Friday. Last month there were many talented
performers and we hope you can make it. The Bucktown Arts Fest is also
this weekend and the Renegade Craft Fair is right around the corner.
Mark your calendars!
Bucktown Arts Fest - This Weekend
The Bucktown Arts Fest will be kicking off their
weekend with a special gala event hosted by Jackson Junge Gallery.You'll
find wine, jazz and, of course, beautiful art at tonight's event. And
on Friday, don't miss LVL3's new exhibition opening: This Is The Same As That. This is LVL3's first 2-person exhibition featuring Dave Murray and Letha Wilson.
The economy has been a little tough lately, so this week we've selected a few great FREE shows that you can catch this weekend. You'll see/hear fantastic music at a price that can't be beat. So come support your local musicians and venues this weekend.Tonight RSVP and you can head to The Empty Bottle for a FREE show. And on Sunday, how about a little Reggae at Double Door?
In preparation for Fall, many
neighborhood shops are hosting big sales this weekend and beyond. Akira
is hosting a big Fall and Fashion Party on Friday night and Wicker Park's Lenscrafters is offering "Insiders Only" a very special 50% off lenses plus
an additional 15% off your entire purchase. That extra 15% off any
purchase is only available to us. So grab so those great new shades for
less. Hurry! Their offer is ending soon. But that's not all. Many shops
are participating in a sidewalk sale sponsored by the Chamber of
Commerce. So if you're walking around the neighborhood this weekend you
should be able to find some incredible deals.
Fun. Fall. Fashion with AKIRA - Friday
by kids for kids is a growing trend and this weekend, you and yours can
catch The Last Adventure. Also fun for the family, an early warning for
the Amazing Acro-Cats. These shows sell out very quickly and they're
heading back to Bucktown in September. And on a more adult note,
Marilyn's Dress arrives for one night only and Bucktown is filled with
burlesque. More is heading our way in September.
These are just a few of the highlights for this
weekend and beyond. We have 100s of ongoing special events on our
website. So feel free to check in...often ...for the most updated
information available. Or for additional neighborhood information
throughout the week, please
us on Twitter and Facebook where we post updates/information daily. We'd love to have you.
Thanks again for your support and we'll see you in the neighborhood.
The Wicker Park Bucktown Insider's Guide