June 15th, 2012
Hello and welcome to this week's edition of your Insider Weekend Guide.
We're back to business as usual this week with fantastic events happening throughout the neighborhood and the latest Wicker Park & Bucktown news. If you're looking for a fun idea for Father's Day, we've got it. Also this weekend, don't miss Learnapalaooza. One day a year the neighborhood is filled with free classes & workshops. Sign up now if you haven't already. We're also happy to report that our neighborhood outdoor pools open this weekend -- just in time for the 90 degree days heading our way.
But that's not all. This week Lollapalooza Aftershows were announced and the final line-up for Wicker Park Fest 2012 released.
Looking for something fun & creative to do with Dad this weekend? Head to Bucktown's Arts N Spirits. Your Dad can paint his favorite sports stadium while you socialize, listen to music, drink your beverage of choice (byob) and just have an all around great time. And this weekend, Dads can paint for FREE. Make your reservation today. Father's Day.
This week don't miss the opening of Into the Void; Park Schrek's newest exhibition featuring
the works of Steve Amos. The title for the show, comes
from one of the artists earlier paintings, one that sparked and
influenced an entire series. Work will be on display beginning this Friday, June 15th
through July 30th. For additional details and gallery hours: Into the Void. 1747 W. North Avenue Wicker Park.
With license in hand and inspections all passed, Emporium Arcade - located at 1366 N. Milwaukee Avenue- says their official opening will be next Tuesday. But they've also said they're ready to open any day now. So be sure to have plenty of quarters on hand. We're expecting their doors to be open possibly (unofficially) this weekend. We were able to catch a sneak peak of Wicker Park's hottest new bar last week. Emporium.
Anthem has launched a new lighter Summer Patio menu just in time for
the steamy weekend ahead. What can you expect? Vodka punch,
magaritas,vodka popcicles and Juicy Lucy sliders/pork
belly sliders for just $4 each. And for all of the veggies out there,
vegetarian sliders are also available. The Anthem.
Learnapalooza This Weekend Only
Milwaukee Avenue - Wood Street Intersection Getting Redesign
Richard Lloyd Show Canceled
sorry to report that Richard Lloyd (of Television) has been hospitalized
and the remaining tour has been canceled. If you have tickets for the
show this weekend at Double Door you can receive a refund at the point
of purchase. Richard Lloyd.
Lollapalooza AfterShows Announced
This week Do312 announced the 2012 Lollapaooza Aftershows happening throughout Chicago. So if you don't have the time or money to attend Lollapalooza proper this year in Grant Park, you can still catch a great show at one of the aftershows. Here are the acts playing in Wicker Park venues this year. Aftershows.
Wicker Park Fest Announces Full Line Up
Wicker Park Fest announced the headliners for this year several weeks ago. This week, they released the full line up heading to the neighborhood at the end of July. For full details about Wicker Park Fest's final line up: 2012 Line Up.
Bedford Development Group to Open Carriage House
Father's Day Brunch & Dinner Ideas
Still wondering where to take Dad this weekend? Club Lucky
1824 W. Wabansia is offering an incredible All-You-Can-Eat Buffet with everything from
fried chicken and spare ribs to biscuits & gravy. They're including
breakfast dishes, lunch fare and delicious desserts. Taxim
is also offering a special menu for Dad (and discount) and Bucktown's
Red Door is offering a whole goat with lots of sides for $18.
Purple Cow Ice Cream & Sandwich Shop Update
ice cream cones, malts, shakes, sundaes and more are heading to
Division Street. Purple Cow (in the space formerly Anastasia Chatzka at
1740 W. Division) has a few more city inspections to entertain and then
their doors will open. They'll also be serving up doggy ice cream and
homemade candy and popcorn. Look for this new Wicker Park spot to open
by early July. Purple Cow.
Temple Beautiful Expands Classes/Workshops
This week Temple
Beautiful at 1903 W. Division Street announced a number of new dance,
acupuncture, yoga + more classes and workshops. We've just published
their schedule into July. Sign up early. Space is limited for these
classes. Temple Beautiful.
Early Warning - Harry Houdini Heads to The Chopin in July
Earlier this year we reported Death & Harry Houdini was selling out shows far in advance due to the talent and popularity of magician Dennis Watkins. Death & Harry Houdini will arrive back at The Chopin Theatre in Wicker Park on July 7th. Get your tickets early: Houdini.
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Have a great weekend and we'll see you in the neighborhood.
The Wicker Park Bucktown Insider's Guide