June 1st 2012
Hello and welcome to this week's edition of your Insider Weekend Guide.
Wicker Park's Do
Division Festival and Sidewalk Sale kick off today so this week's
Weekend Guide is all about Division Street with a few community events
and a little news too to be sure you're in the loop on the neighborhood.
The Do Division Festival is centrally located between Damen Avenue
& Leavitt but sidewalk sales will be happening up and down Division
Street -- all the way to Ashland Avenue. The street is also packed with
large patios due to the extra wide sidewalks. So no matter where you
land, you'll have a terrific time.
Thanks, as always, for
joining us. Enjoy the fest and we'll see you in
Division Street Bars
For those who
may not be familiar with the neighborhood, we've included our handy
little guide to all of the bars we have available right on Division
Street. Your options range from cozy Irish pubs to large sports bars. So
there's sure to be something for everyone. And almost every bar offers a
dog-friendly patio. Division Street Bars.
Farmers Market Opens Sunday
our warm weather starting as early as St. Patrick's Day, it feels like
the Wicker Park Farmers Market should have opened a long time ago. But
it's officially opening this Sunday at 1425 N. Damen Avenue right in the
Park. We will see you there. Farmers Market.
The Magic Boat Puppet Show in the Park
For young and old
alike, please join The Magic Boat Puppet Show at the
Wicker Park Playground - 1425 N. Damen Avenue -Sundays at 11am.
This annual Summer event will continue through
September. Lots of fun and the shows coincide with the Wicker Park
Farmers Market. So you can visit the Farmers Market in the park and then
head on over to the The Magic Boat Puppet Show.
Final Lineup & Tonight's Do Division Headliners
Division's Festival includes a wide variety of music including: The
Antlers, Peanut Butter Wolf, Murder by Death, Pinebender, Le
Butcherettes and more. The full line up is here and tonight The Black
Belles and JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound will be kicking off the
festival. Do Division Details.
Black Bull Tapas to Open Today
Division Street Restaurants
heard from a representative at the West Town Chamber of Commerce that
there will be as many as 15 food trucks participating at Do Division
this year. They'll be located at the Polish Triangle located at
Ashland/Division/Milwaukee Avenue. So you can grab food coming to - or
leaving - the fest. But if that's not for you, we've included a guide to
great restaurants you can enjoy right on Division Street. Almost all
include dog-friendly patios. Division Street Restaurants.
Win FREE A Gift Card from Forever Yogurt
Do Division Celebration
Be sure to stop by
Elevenzees this weekend at 1901 W. Division Street. In addition to their
Sidewalk Sale Saturday & Sunday, they'll also be hosting a store
wide celebration which will include: crab cakes, wine, raffles,
scavenger hunts for kids and more. Elevenzees.
Steve Quick Jeweler to Open This Fall
Steve Quick Jeweler is
a boutique and custom jeweler with stores currently located in Lincoln
Square and Lincoln Park. This Fall they'll be opening their 3rd location
right on Division Street in Wicker Park. We will keep you posted on the
details but look for Steve Quick Jeweler's soft opening this September
at 1909 W. Division Street. Details.
Insider Deal of the Week
Head to Division
Street's Via Carducci at 1928 W. Division Street every Monday -
Wednesday and you can enjoy half off a bottle of wine.
Via Carducci offers excellent traditional Italian food, terrific
service, a beautiful patio and this great deal. Insider Deals.
Romeo & Juliet - The Chopin Theatre
at 1543 W. Division Street, The Chopin offers a wide range of film,
music and theater entertainment options. This weekend you can see "a fun and inventive spin" on the Shakespeare classic Romeo & Juliet. Ticket Information.
If you're interested in receiving up-to-the minute news & event information from us throughout the week, please feel free to join us on Facebook & Twitter. 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