August 2, 2012
Hello! Happy August and welcome to this week's edition of your Insider Weekend Guide.
Wicker Park Fest has come and gone for the year and this week we're focused on: Art, Music and Theater with a few special events like $1 Oysters, 5 Course Beer Dinners and Grand Openings included for good measure. We've also included information about Wicker Park's 2nd Farmers Market at Division/Ashland open until 7:00pm tonight.
Last but not least, we're excited to report the Insider's Guide was featured in last Friday's Red Eye and our Twitter feed @wickerparkbuck was recommended as the Twitter account to follow for news and information about Wicker Park & Bucktown. So if you're not already following us ....
Thanks, as always, for
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Mark Your Calendars!
The Bucktown Arts Festival is taking place this month in Senior Citizens
Memorial Park, also known as Holstein Park, at 2200 N. Oakley. Growing
every year, this festival showcases 100's of different artists and is
lots of fun for everyone. The Bucktown Arts Festival is one of the
oldest in the city and it's FREE. The dates are here: Bucktown Arts.
If you're looking for a
fun and creative way to spend an afternoon or evening, head to Arts N
Spirits 1921 N. Damen Avenue in Bucktown. You'll be surrounded by music, art and great
people. It's BYOB so you can even bring a little champagne in on Sunday
mornings for mimosas. And this month, you can receive $5 off on one of
their classes. Grab your coupon here: Arts N Spirits.
Park Schreck Gallery has announced their upcoming show Thicker Than Water,
featuring work by Mark MacKinnon, Chad M. Sperzel-Wuchterl, and Chris
Gans. Park Shrek's newest exhibition opens this Friday. The gallery is
open to the public 11am–6pm (Thursdays until 8pm), Sundays 12–5pm, and
closed on Tuesdays. For additional details: Park Shrek.
Bucktown's Gastropub/Wine Bar/American Restaurant The Bluebird located at 1749 N. Damen Avenue announced this week they'll be serving up $1 oysters every single day from 5pm -7pm. This is a fantastic deal. Don't miss it. Oysters.
Next week do not miss
Bangers & Lace 5 course Solemn Oath Beer Dinner designed by Chef
Adam Wendt. The menu looks incredible and we've attached it so you can
take a look for yourselves. You know this is going to sell out so make
your reservations now: 5 Course Dinner. 1670 W. Division Street
There are some places
that always just stand out in your mind. Not just in Wicker Park or
Bucktown. But in Chicago. The Violet Hour is one of those places. Quiet
and sophisticated, The Violet Hour offers a place where you can actually
have a dialogue with your friends while being on the receiving end of
perfectly mixed drinks and stellar service. If you haven't been there
lately: The Violet Hour. If you can find it ...
Just a friendly reminder that Wicker Park plays host to 2 farmers markets each week. Every Thursday you can catch the Polish Triangle market located at Divsion/Milwaukee/Ashland from 3pm -7pm and on Sundays, don't miss the annual Wicker Park Farmers Market located in the park at 1425 N. Damen. Farmers Markets.
Lollapalooza After Party in Wicker Park
Lollapalooza AfterShows in Wicker Park
All of the
Lollapalooza AfterShows at Double Door and one of the AfterShows at The
Empty Bottle have sold out. There's still time to get tickets for a few
of the shows but you better do it soon. Lollapalooza.
Smith Westerns FREE DJ Set Tonight
A teeny tiny bit out of the neighborhood. But come on...it's the Smith Westerns.
And they will be DJing a set tonight at The Beauty Bar on Chicago.
Sorry. We know it's out of the neighborhood. FREE with RSVP. The details.
CrossFit Opens in Wicker Park
Grand Opening At Joe's Wine Cellar
Joe's Wine Cellar has
opened to very positive reviews in Wicker Park at 2108 W. Division
Street. And next weekend, Joe will be kicking off his official Grand
Opening. It's a beautiful space and nice addition to the neighborhood.
So mark your calendars for next weekend and head to Joe's Wine Cellar.
Smartphones - Trap Door's New Hit
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.
Have a great weekend and we'll see you in the neighborhood.
The Wicker Park Bucktown Insider's Guide