Hello and welcome to
your Insider Weekend Guide. We're quickly approaching April and the
weather is expected to be beautiful - once again. This week the theme is
"Fundraisers". We have many happening throughout the neighborhood this
weekend. But that's not all. We've also included many community events,
music, new restaurant information, plans for new developments, theater
and more. We've also included our handy Summer Festival Guide so you can
mark your calendars now and plan ahead. For full details, just click on
the photos below. If you'd like to receive information throughout the
week, we sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We've already exceeded 7,000 followers and would love to include you. Thanks, as always, for joining us and we'll see you in
weekend a neighborhood resident is hosting a fundraiser at The Bedford -
1612 W. Division Street. A $5 donation is suggested (which is also good
for one drink). There will also be a silent auction and raffle and
proceeds will benefit CCFA's Terese Klein Scholarship Fund.
Looking for something to do on Tuesday nights? Head to The Standard Bar & Grill iin Wicker Park for Trivia Night. Each week you're eligible to win cash & prizes; in addition to lots of drink specials and $5 Quesadillas.
Bucktown's Easter Egg Hun
Have kids? Be sure to bring them to
Bucktown's Easter Egg hunt this weekend at Senior Citizen Park (formerly
Holstein Park) at 2300 N. Oakley Avenue on Saturday. The first hunt is
for kids under 3 and starts at 10am. The suggested donation is $3 and
the weather should be great.
For 5 years the site known as "The Pizza Hut site" has been vacant. Newly purchased in 2011 big plans are in the making which include commercial space on the first floor, office space on the 2nd floor and 9 floors of apartments. Details and plans for the space are here.
Gardeners - Join Wicker Park's Spring Team
Gardeners! This one's for you. As
you can imagine, it takes a lot of work and commitment to keep Wicker
Park proper looking great. Interested in gardening in the park? The
Wicker Park Garden Club would love your help throughout April. Sign up !
Sign Up! Beginner & Advanced Spanish Classes
Your Wicker Park Bucktown Festival Guide
LVL3 - hArt for Arts Fundraiser
Please join LVL3 next weekend for the
3rd Annual hArt for Arts Fundraiser. On Saturday April 7th, a silent
auction and raffle will be hosted by LVL3 at 1542 N. Milwaukee Avenue.
Advanced bids begin this Saturday.
Hunx and His Punx - Tonight
Tonight don't miss Hunx and Punx at
Double Door. Hunx and Punx may be the first ever "girl group" fronted by
a flamboyant gay male whose dream in life is to sound like a girl.
They've created their own unique sound which combines 50's rock n roll,
60's girl groups and bubblegum pop.
Free Music Mondays - Every Monday
This Monday - and every Monday - you
can catch a free show at The Empty Bottle. This Monday don't miss: Tin
Tin Can/ Carolina Smith & The Good Sleeps/Jesse Hanabarger (of The
Hit Back). Shows start at 9:30pm 1035 N. Western Avenue.
Last year when Francesca's Forno closed for their remodel, owner Scott Harris mentioned he would also be opening a doughnut shop. Look for Glazed & Infused to open for business also in mid-April directly across the street from the Damen Blue Line stop. Did we mention they will be offering Bacon Long Johns?
It's that time again. The first
Wednesday of each month, Bucktown's Club Lucky hosts a martini party.
Next Wednesday the party is on. So mark your calendars and head to Club
Lucky on April 4th.
Bump Couture's high-end pop up shop has
moved in to the space soon-to-be the home of San Francisco's Sprout at
1943 W. Division Street in Wicker Park. This weekend they're hosting a
trunk show and sale for moms and moms-to-be.
Spring Eggstravaganza at Building Blocks Toys
Building Blocks Toy Store at 2130 W. Division Street always has fun & engaging events for kids and families. And in April you can bring your kids to their Eggstravaganza. Prizes, giveaways, temporary tattoos and more are waiting for you. Mark your calendars!
We love the variety of theater and performing arts
options available to us every week. Everything from comedy to drama to
film and more. Check our Theater section
many performances included in the Insider's Guide. This weekend you can take advantage of these performances:
Over the past few months we've strongly encouraged our viewers to see Dennis Watkins in Death and Harry Houdini. And, as we've suspected, these shows have been selling out at The Chopin Theatre. If you've missed this run, which closes April 15th, mark your calendars now. The show returns to The Chopin this Summer. Don't miss it.
The 10th Annual Carnaval - Saturday
This weekend only, don't miss
Collaboration's 10th Annual Carnaval. One of the best parties of the
year, Carnaval is a fundraiser and launch party for Collaboraction's
Sketchbook 12. Starts at 8pm on Saturday.
This weekend marks the final weekend for They Are Dying Out at The Trap Door Theatre in Bucktown. They Are Dying Out is an epic meditation on the corporate mindset and how it infects the souls of those who engage it. Business mogul Hermann Quitt knows that it is impossible for him to live up to his own ideal image.....
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Have a great weekend and we'll see you in the neighborhood.
The Wicker Park Bucktown Insider's Guide