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Good Times Brewery Opens Thursday In Lakeview, Filling Vacancy Left By Smylie Bros

Good Times is a 10,000-square-foot restaurant and brewery with smoked meats, a private event area, a dining room that seats hundreds and a dog-friendly area.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Workers Form Union, Joining Wave Of Organizing Cultural Institution Employees

The new union will represent 45 employees across the Nature Museum's guest experience, education, biology and collections departments.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

‘Eras Week’ Starts Sunday Ahead Of Taylor Swift’s Chicago Stop. Here’s Where You Can Brunch, Dance And Celebrate Her Music

Taylor Swift is returning to Soldier Field for three nights of concerts June 2-4, and bars across Chicago are hosting events to celebrate.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Architect Walter Netsch’s Old Town Home Gets Rare Interior Landmark Status For Its Unconventional Multi-Level Design

The famed architect lived in the home with his wife, politician Dawn Clark Netsch. Built in 1974, it was a meeting place for Netsch’s architectural practice and Clark Netsch’s legal clinic.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Penis- And Vagina-Shaped Desserts Are Coming To Northalsted When Willies ‘N Waffles Opens Friday

Founder Michal Papierz was inspired to open the shop after seeing similar concepts in Europe. "It's such a sexually liberating concept."

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Lowering Speed Limit Near Illinois Masonic Medical Center On New Lakeview Alderman’s Short List

Ald. Bennett Lawson introduced three ordinances aimed at improving pedestrian safety, protecting affordable housing and removing red tape for small businesses.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Tin Roof, A Live Music Joint That Started Near Nashville’s Music Row, Is Coming To Wrigleyville

Tin Roof, a bar that combines live music with food and drinks, aims to open in the Addison & Clark building.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

2nd Man Charged In Robbery, Shooting That Left Lincoln Park Man On Life Support Last Year

Dakotah Earley's mother, Joy Dobbs, said she had "mixed emotions" after the second man was charged. "It's also very hard for us to relive that day again," she said.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Queer Fam Pride Jam Brings Daytime, Family-Focused Pride Celebration To The Salt Shed

The Queer Fam Pride Jam is an all-ages Pride event featuring a day's worth of wellness- and creativity-focused events, culminating in a family-friendly Slo 'Mo dance party.

Citywide

Your Calendar for 2023 Pride Month Events Across Chicago

Block Club rounded up everything from drag shows to kids' story times, LGBTQ book talks and more. Got an event to include? Hit us up.

Citywide

Houndstooth Saloon Closing Sunday, Marking ‘End Of An Era’ In Wrigleyville

The Clark Street bar is closing after profits declined due to nearby CTA construction. It opened in 2006.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Pickleball Drama Deepens After Park District Removes 2 Of 3 Courts At Old Town’s Bauler Park

A Park District employee painted over the lines on the pickleball courts, effectively removing them after months of conflict between players and some neighbors who wanted the courts gone.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Lakeview’s Low-Line Farmers Market Begins Summer Season Next Month

The Low-Line Market kicks off June 6 and runs Tuesdays near the Southport Brown Line Station. It will feature more than 20 Midwestern farmers and vendors.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

DePaul University Takes Over Closed Whole Foods Building On Fullerton

DePaul's student newspaper reports the school plans to house its engineering program there.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Learn How Polish Immigrants Found A Sense Of Community In Upcoming Chicago History Museum Exhibition

"Back Home: Polish Chicago" opens May 20 and features installations made by local Polish artists, old photographs, artifacts, written text and more.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Lighthouse Foundation Throwing Soul Food Brunch To Share Updates On Black Queer Equity Project

The Black Queer Equity Index is an initiative that evaluates LGBTQ-focused nonprofits to make sure they are creating opportunities and representation for Black LGBTQ people.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Chicago Gay Bars Face Harassment After Ditching Bud Light Over Dylan Mulvaney Controversy

"We've gotten a lot of hate mail. But it's not my first experience with bullying, so I've got pretty tough skin, as do a lot of LGBTQ people who have been through this before," one bar owner said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Tickets Are Still Available For The Lincoln Park Uncorked Wine Stroll Wednesday

For $45-$50, people can sample red and white wines and small bites while visiting a dozen Lincoln Park businesses.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Chicago Sees Monkeypox Resurgence With 8 Cases Since Mid-April

Howard Brown Health is urging people who are at risk of getting monkeypox to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Citywide

Strings Ramen Taking Over Former Furious Spoon Building In Lakeview For New Asian Restaurant

The new restaurant is down the street from the Lakeview outpost of the popular ramen chain.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
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