Wicker Park Bucktown Insider's Guide

Bucktown Arts Fest, Food Truck Social, Rock N Roll Pig Roast, Sales & More This Weekend

Michael Hamrick - Saturday, August 25, 2012

August 25, 2012


Hello and welcome to this week's edition of your Insider Weekend Guide. It's hard to believe this is the last weekend of August and the end of Summer is just around corner. Many of our annual neighborhood Summer special events are winding down. So be sure to take advantage of those events while you can.

But that's not all, the neighborhood is packed with events all weekend long. You'll find everything from the Annual Bucktown Arts Festival to the 2nd Annual Rock N Roll Pig Roast to fashion and more. We've also included 5 new restaurants that should be on your radar, great deals and more.

Thanks, as always, for joining usIf you'd like updates throughout the week, be sure to follow us on Facebook & Twitter. Have a great weekend and we'll see you in the neighborhood.





Bucktown Arts Festival - This Weekend

The Bucktown Arts Festival is this weekend and will include great food, local musicians, 200 artists and lots of fun for all ages are waiting for you next weekend. One of the oldest festivals in Chicago, it is run by an all volunteer team. This festival is a don't miss. Dates & details: Bucktown Arts Fest.





2nd Annual Rock N Roll Pig Roast

The 2nd Annual Rock N Roll Pig Roast kicks off at Standard in Wicker Park at 12pm Noon on Saturday and is sure to be a great time with food, drink and of course, music, all day long. Do not miss fantastic bands like Secret Colours, Sybris and more who will be playing this Saturday. Rock N Roll

The Division Street Pub Crawl

Kicking off at Fat Pour (2005 W. Division Street) at 2pm, you'll hit 8-10 Division Street bars and end up at Fat Pour again. Hosted by Festa Parties. Bars include: The Fifty 50, Division Ale House, The Boundary, Moonshine & more. Details.


The Anthem Hosts Fashion Fest

This Anthem is hosting Fashion Fest this weekend with fashion shows being held all day on Saturday. So if you'd like to catch a little fashion update over the weekend, head to The Anthem. Fashion Fest.







8th Annual St. Helen Carnival

A tiny bit out of the neighborhood but an annual favorite, be sure to bring the kids to the 8th Annual St. Helen Carnival. The Carnival features... rides, music, children's entertainment, food concessions and a beer garden and kicks off today. For full details: St. Helen Carnival.

The Magic Puppet Show Sunday

This Sunday when you're heading to the Farmers Market, be sure to take the kids to see The Magic Boat Puppet Show which performs at the Wicker Park Playground - 1425 N. Damen Avenue -Sundays at 11am. Only one more show is left after this weekend and lots of fun for the kids. Magic Boat Puppet Show.





Ashley Pruneau Fundraiser

Former employee of Wicker Park's Mana, Ashley Pruneau, was attacked during a home invasion in July and has been subjected to a lengthy recovery with a number of surgeries. A fundraiser has been planned at Wicker Park's Double Door for next Tuesday and a number of local businesses have contributed donations for the silent auction and fundraiser. Hope you can make it. Fundraiser.





2 For $20 Brunch This Sunday

Blue Star Bistro & Wine Bar at 1209 N. Noble serves an incredible brunch every Sunday and this week you can grab this great deal of 2 for $20 brunch entrees. Take a peek at their Sunday menu and make plans to head over for brunch this weekend. Blue Star Bistro Brunch.



2nd Annual Food Truck Social

We know this is a tiny bit out of the neighborhood but with 30 food trucks heading to West Town, we just had to let you know. This weekend the 2nd Annual Food Truck social will arrive with everything from curry to cupcakes, music, retail vendors ... and of course ... food. The details.



5 New Restaurants on Our Radar

This is one of our favorite features. What new restaurants are opening soon in the neighborhood? Everything from ramen to Asian to southern fare and Greek gyros are on our radar. And they should be on yours. Take a look at 5 new restaurants opening very soon. New Restaurants.



$5 Off Any $25 (and over) Bill

Another great Insider deal for you: Wicker Park's French Vietnamese restaurant MC Restaurant at 1401 N. Ashland is offering $5 off any bill that is $25 or over. If you land at $25, that's a 20% savings and a great deal. The banh mi is a favorite. Take this coupon and head to MC while the offer lasts. $5 Off.




 Photo: Let the MADNESS begin!!! Today EVERYTHING is marked down! New Arrivals are 20% off and summer clearance items are 70% off!! Do not miss this! We will be open til 10 PM tonight!!

70% Off- Summer Clearance at STA

Summer clearance still going strong at Second Time Around 1543 N. Milwaukee Avenue. You can receive up to 70% off the already low STA price on Marc Jacobs, Theory, BCBG Max Azria, Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Nicole Miller, Nanette Lepore, Tory Burch, Juicy Couture, Betsey Johnson, Cynthia Rowley. We saw really cool Summer merchandise over the weekend and are heading back again this week. Great Deals.



Energy Intuitive Readings at Elevenzees

Gina Baruch is a former public school art teacher who has been studying and practicing the intuitive arts for the past 15 years. Accessing insight through cards, numerology, claircolorance, and nameology, it is Gina’s intent to source guidance from the highest vibration the universe has to offer. Appointments are available this Saturday at Elevenzees.



ORA Dental's Amazing $129 Offer for New Patients

There's still time to take advantage of ORA Dental's 2 Year Anniversary in Wicker Park with a very special deal for you. New Patients now pay only $129 (reg. $330). But hurry! This offer ends very soon. ORA Dental.




Wicker Park & Bucktown Sidewalk Sale

This weekend marks the final sidewalk sale of the season so be sure to take advantage of the great sales to be had up and down the streets of the neighborhood including: North, Damen, Milwaukee Avenue and Division Street. Saturday and Sunday from 11am -6pm. Last Call.



Those are the highlights for the week. If you have news or an event to share, please don't hesitate to let us know. And last but not least, if you're a Wicker Park or Bucktown business, be sure to sign up. We'd love to include you.



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Have a great weekend and we'll see you in the neighborhood.  




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