September 6th, 2012
Hello and welcome to this week's edition of your Insider Weekend Guide.
Our apologies for the delay. Technology can be temperamental. In any case, we hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend. It's hard to believe Summer has unofficially ended because there is so much happening in the neighborhood this month and the weather is just fantastic. This week we're featuring new art gallery exhibitions, great music, fests, fairs, new restaurants and more. There is so much to do in the park this month but our annual Summer events are winding down. So be sure to take advantage of them while you can.
Thanks, as always, for
joining us and we'll see you in
This weekend Eyeporium
Gallery at 1431 N. Milwaukee Avenue will host an opening reception and
exhibition for Bernard Colbert's new book Getting Into Face. Getting Into Face features
local celebrity and artist JoJo Baby and Sal-E over a 5 year period. A
book signing is also being hosted this weekend by Eyeporium. For
additional details: Getting Into Face.
Junge Gallery asks artists to render their vision of an apocalypse
and, more importantly, portray their ideas of what a new world might
resemble following this apocalypse.The artwork chosen for the upcoming exhibit showcases this duality. “APOCALYPSE 2012
: GENESIS 2013”, at Jackson Junge Gallery, 1389 N. Milwaukee Ave. in
Chicago, runs from September 14th to October 28th, 2012. Apocalypse 2012.
We've updated our handy guide with a few more local college spots: where you can catch your team's
games. Did we miss anyone? Let us know. We'll add 'em. College Football Guide.
Show your support of the 13th District Police Department on September 8th. There will be prizes, raffles, food, drink and more. This team has done a great job for the neighborhood and you can show your thanks by stopping by this weekend. 13th District.
Summer's Last Hurrah
It's hard to believe another Summer packed with Movies in the Park, Garden Walks, Summer Festivals and swimming pools has come and gone. But there's still time to enjoy a little more of the park before the weather gets cool. Be sure to catch these 10 End of Summer events while you can. Summer Wind Down.
Tony Scott's UNSTOPPABLE on 35 mm
FREE 93XRT Everest Show Tonight
Exit Ghost - Pyro Fighter- Rah Rah & More
On Saturday, you can
catch 4 bands for just $10 at Wicker Park's Double Door 1572 N.
Milwaukee Avenue. The 4 bands offer a wide mix of genre including:
country tinged indie rock, folk, straight up rock and electro-pop duet
Pyro Fighter. A great deal at just $10. Double Door.
Metro Chicago & Big Star Present The Dust Up
Metro Chicago and Big Star have teamed up for The Dust Up, a free music
happening this Saturday in the Big Star parking lot. The fest will
include music, DJs, a record fair, and of course good food and good
on for complete details: The Dust Up.
Carriage House Targets Mid-September
Wicker Park's newest
Southern Belle The Carriage House is still on track to open
mid-September at 1700 W. Division Street in the space formerly the home
of Edge at Division Street and Paulina. This will mark the 2nd Wicker
Park restaurant for the team behind The Bedford. The Carriage House.
Covo Gyro Market Is Open
Covo Gyro Market is now open at 1482
N. Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park. What can you expect? Authentic
traditional Greek gyros and salads from the team behind Prasino. We
arrived for the opening but there was a slight delay and haven't had the
time to head back. If you've been there, we'd love to know what you
think. Covo Gyro Market.
Nameless Japanese Eatery Opens in Bucktown
The Lazy Parrot is Open
Fashion's Night Out- Tonight
From 6pm - 10pm
tonight, you can enjoy wine, snacks and great deals. Merchandise will be
on sale with 50% off all Summer clothes and 20% off all new arrivals.
Today only. 1534 N. Milwaukee Avenue Sip Shop and Save.
Go Inspired Green Heads to Wicker Park
Organic Spa Party - Tonight
for a little tlc? Then head to Elevenzees' Temple Beautiful tonight for
their Organic Spa Party. Relax and enjoy being pampered. Space is
limited. Feel free to BYOB. The details: Organic Spa Party.
The great deals at Wicker Park's ORA Dental continue this month. Not only can you score a ZOOM Whitening treatment for only $169 (regular price is $599), new patients can also take advantage of their current offer which is only $129. ORA books up early so schedule your appointments now before these great deals end. ORA Dental Specials
Those are the highlights for the week. We're currently planning our Halloween Edition so stay tuned for all of the very best Wicker Park & Bucktown events heading our way. If you have a Halloween Event coming up, be sure to send them to us. 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