Wicker Park Bucktown Insider's Guide

Mothers Day, Mimosas and Churros - Your Wicker Park, Bucktown Weekender

Michael Hamrick - Saturday, May 11, 2013
May 11, 2013


Hello and welcome to this week's edition of your Insider Weekend Guide. 

We're wishing you and yours a very Happy Mother's Day this weekend. If you still need ideas for how to spend the day, we can help you out.  But that's not all. We're also giving away a $25 Gift Card for Via Carducci right now. Just head to our Facebook & Twitter pages to enter by 12pm Saturday.

Thanks, as always, for joining us. Have a great weekend and and we'll see you in the neighborhood.




Chicago 1968 - Vanquished Realities

Photographer Stan Rosenstock views over 3,000 photos from the tumultuous 1960's in Chicago to select the ones that will be showcased here. You can view his very cool exhibition through June 24th. Vanquished Realities. For a comprehensive list of Neighborhood Gallery Exhibitions.


Mimosas & Bagels for Mother's Day

Still looking for Mother's Day ideas? Arts n Spirits has just added a 2nd class Sunday morning. The 1st one sold out in record time. They'll be starting bright and early at 10am and will be serving bagels and orange juice. You bring the champagne ... and Mom. Sunset Serenade





Chicago Craft Beer Week- Chicago Craft Beer Week kicks off next week. Bars across the city participate each year. And Bangers & Lace, SmallBar, Hot Chocolate and more will as be participating this year in the neighborhood. For the full schedule.




Bite Into Bucktown - The Bucktown Community Organization is hosting their membership meeting next week. And part of that meeting will be a taste of Bucktown eateries like: The Art of Chicken, O'Cha, Club Lucky and more. It's free to area residents.

Your Wicker Park, Bucktown Summer Festival Guide - Curious to know when all of the festivals are happening in the neighborhood this Summer? We thought so. So we put together this handy little guide that includes everything from Do Division to the Bucktown Arts Fest. Summer Festival Guide



Don't Miss Shows - Looking for something a little different? The Chi-Town Clown Revue combines clowns and comedy in one late night punch at Collaboration this Saturday. And Hozac Black Out Fest kicks off at The Empty Bottle next Thursday.




Bucktown Single Family Home - Just Listed
House hunters: this one is for you. An adorable 2 bedroom, 2 bath single family home/cottage has just hit the market. This home includes updated finishes, a large fireplace, deck, large private yard and 2 1/2 garage. Just steps away from Holstein Park. Details.





Churros,  Half Wit and Chocolate  -  Big Star is now kicking off Sunday mornings bright and early with churros con chocolate and Halfwit coffee served from their food truck on the Big Star patio via their food truck. They weren't open last weekend but they'll be open again at 8am this Sunday. Churros Con Chocolate


Mother's Day All You Can Eat Brunch - Club Lucky is hosting an incredible all-you-can-eat Mother's Day Buffet this weekend. Their menu is amazing and kids under 5 eat for free. Be sure to make your reservations now while there are a few spots left. Can't make brunch? They're also serving dinner. Mother's Day.


Wicker Park's Red Mango Opens Sunday - Wicker Park's Red Mango Frozen Yogurt is opening at 1513 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Red Mango incorporates probiotics into their special frozen treat (like Starfruit) and you can create your own special dessert by adding fruit, chocolate chips, etc (like Forever Yogurt). Look for Red Mango to open this Sunday.



20% Off For Moms All Weekend - Second Time Around is offering all moms 20% off every purchase made this weekend at 1543 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Just mention you're a mom when you check out and you'll save 20%. But that's not all. This weekend marks the last Handmade Market for the season. We won't see another one of these in the neighborhood until next Fall.

That's it for this weekend. Thanks again for joining us and for sending us your events and information. If you'd like to receive this via email each week, just sign up below.


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



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