June 28th, 2012
Hello and welcome to this week's edition of your Insider Weekend Guide.
As the time of writing this, it's 98 degrees in Wicker Park....in the shade. So please be careful out there today and this week. On Saturday, Holstein Park will be celebrating 100 years and it's going to be quite a party with 14 food trucks, music, beer & more. It's sure to be a great time.We've also included spots where you can find a cool treat, special events, a little news and much much more.
Last but not least, there are only 2 more days to push the Insider's Guide into the finals for a grant. So please VOTE! It really does take 30 seconds. Additional details are outlined below.
Thanks, as always for joining us. Have a great weekend and we'll see you in
Take Us Into the Finals! Only 2 Days Left to Vote
Please join Arts N
Spirits at 1921 N. Damen Avenue tonight for their combination of
painting class and wine tasting event. You'll have a lot of fun and
you'll bring home this cool piece of artwork. Register or call ahead to
make your reservation: ArtsNSpirits.
Oh say can you sing?
Head to The Anthem on July 4th for their very special sing-off. You can
win cash & prizes and it's being sponsored by 97.9's WLUP so you
know it's going to be packed. Get there early and warm up those vocal
you're on Twitter, chances are you already know Steve Green and his
weekly Monday Tweet-Up called #Foodiechats. This Monday Steve is
bringing Foodiechats to Wicker Park and we'll be a special guest! Be
sure to stop by The Anthem/Bangers & Lace on Monday for lots of fun
and free food! We will see you there. Foodiechats.
Holstein Park's Centennial Bash Saturday
Holstein Park in
Bucktown is celebrating their 100 Year Anniversary this Saturday so be
sure to head to the park at 2200 N. Oakley. You'll have lots of fun with
14 food trucks, bands and beer waiting for you. Let the celebration
Magic Boat Puppet Show
For young and old alike, please join The Magic Boat Puppet Show at the Wicker Park Playground - 1425 N. Damen Avenue this Sunday at 11am. You can also stop by the Sunday Farmers Market in Wicker Park proper that morning and then head to the playground. Puppets.
Sign Up for Spanish - With Elena Chicago
Your Wicker Park & Bucktown Summer Guide
Pitchfork Aftershows at The Empty Bottle
The Empty Bottle has announced their Pitchfork Aftershows. If you missed our announcement last week, be sure to check the shows right here. You know these are going to sell out quickly. Pitchfork Aftershows.
The Kaia String Quartet Tonight
join the Den Theatre tonight at 1333 N. Milwaukee Avenue for an intimate
evening of chamber music. Complimentary wine and cheese will be served.
Starts at 7:30pm. For additional details: Quartet
Ice Cream, Gelato, Frozen Yogurt & More
With the thermometer
close to 100 degrees today and 90-ish degrees in the forecast for the
next week, here's where you can find incredible - and cool - sweet
treats like frozen yogurt, gelato, creamy rich ice cream, Italian ice
and more. Indulge.
Sabor Saveur Closes
The "For Lease" signs are up at 2013 W. Division Street, the website is down and we're sorry to report that it appears Sabor Saveur has closed their doors. An email was issued by the owners stating the restaurant would be closing. No additional information is available at this time.
Seafood. Raw Bar. Absinthe Coming Soon
On a brighter note, Wicker Park's
first seafood restaurant/raw bar is heading in to the space formerly
the home of La Fonda del Gusto at 1408 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Their focus
will also be on absinthe. Look for The Savoy to open the week of July 13th.
Best Toy Stores in Chicago
Insider Deal of the Week
Ladies: this one's for you. Wicker Park's Shear Sapphire is celebrating their 1 Year Anniversary and if you purchase full highlights, you'll receive your cut for FREE. Men - you can also score 50% off your haircut.The details: Shear Sapphire
Urba Baby Heads to Division
We just love the team
behind Lincoln Park's Urba Baby and these former Wicker Park residents
have decided to open a 2nd store right on Division Street. Look for
Wicker Park's newest kids' shop to open late Summer in the space
formerly the home of Bonnie & Clyde's at 1751 W. Division. Urba Baby.
Harry Houdini - For A Limited Time
As a friendly reminder, don't forget to get your tickets now for the 30 additional performances that have been added this Summer for Death & Harry Houdini at The Chopin Theatre in Wicker Park. Dennis Watkins is terrific. Do not miss this show. Magic.
If you're interested in
receiving up-to-the minute news & event information from us
throughout the week, please feel free to join our 8,000+ followers on Facebook & Twitter. We'd love to include you. And if you have news or an event to share, please don't hesitate to let us know.
Have a great weekend and we'll see you in the neighborhood.
The Wicker Park Bucktown Insider's Guide