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Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Marathoner In Recovery Raising Money For Center On Halsted With Cabaret Show

Center on Halsted employee David Biele hosts the variety show on Sunday, with donations benefitting the center's HIV programs.

Proud City

North Side Hit With 8 Robberies Within An Hour Overnight

Several of the victims were hit in the head during the robberies, and an older man was taken to a local hospital in good condition.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Reaction Formation Revisits Punk Roots 40 Years Later With 2 Reunion Shows This Weekend

The reformed band, which originally got together in high school in the '80s, will play at GMan Tavern this Friday and The Hideout on Sunday.

Arts & Culture

41 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Randolph Street Market, Beverly Art Walk, Oktoberfests And More

The 312 Block Party, Chicago Live!, SAUCED Night Market and Chicago Gourmet are also on deck.

Citywide

Reeling Programmer Picks 3 Don’t-Miss Selections From The LGBTQ+ Film Fest

Festival programmer Morgan Jon Fox suggests three features of the 41 films at Reeling Fest, which kicks off Thursday at the Music Box Theatre.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Blue Man Group’s Sensory-Friendly Performance Returns Sunday After 4 Years

The event this weekend at Briar Street Theatre will feature a more relaxed environment than a traditional Blue Man Group show offers.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Nisei Lounge Burglarized, But Loyal Neighbors Act Fast To Raise Alarm

The damage will be costly to repair, but not much was stolen because the bar tightened security as businesses report break-ins across the city, a manager said.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Gilligan The Pig Is Living His Best Life At Belmont Harbor

The Instagram-famous pot-bellied pig recently celebrated his 9th birthday as first mate to Mt. Greenwood couple Tom and Michele Serbin.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Beth Murphy, Murphy’s Bleachers Late Owner, Will Be Honored With Wrigleyville Street Sign

“Beth Murphy Way” will be unveiled Sunday at Waveland and Sheffield avenues during an Oktoberfest celebration at the beloved bar across from Wrigley Field.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

31 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Riot Fest, Ravenswood ArtWalk, Film Festivals And More

The Englewood Jazz Festival, Mexican Independence Day Parade and Connect South Shore Arts Fest are also back this weekend.

Citywide

Good Things Vending Machines Filled With Local Art Offer A ‘Little Bite Of All Chicago Has To Offer’ 

From tiny coloring books to decks of cards, Good Things Vending machines are stocked with little treats designed to "incite joy," said founder Steph Krim.

Arts & Culture

Dragonflies Seem To Be Everywhere Along Chicago’s Lakefront. Here’s Why. 

Millions of common green darner dragonflies are migrating across Lake Michigan on their journey from Canada to the Gulf Coast and looking for a place their larvae can survive.

Downtown

Lakeview Sugar Daddy Chef Headed To Food Network’s ‘Halloween Baking Championship’

James Cox will perform in the televised baking competition beginning Monday night.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

New Lakeview Master Plan Calls For Wider Sidewalks, Safer Crossings And More Public Art

The 80-page document lays out the developments the Lakeview and Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce will advocate for over the next decade, including art installations and new signage.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

32 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Taste Of Chicago, Printers Row Lit Fest And More

A Pilsen Malört Fest, Asian film festival, Madison Row block party and a tour of Avondale-Logan Square thrift shops are also on deck.

Citywide

Chicago Brew Pass Encourages Patrons To Drink Local Beer And Get Free Stuff

The new Choose Chicago program awards points (and prizes) to hopheads who visit two dozen area brewpubs.

Restaurants & Bars

Mini Wonder Kids’ Boutique Opens This Month On Southport Corridor

The boutique, an offshoot of founder Ali Reff's Alice & Wonder brand, opens Sept. 30 with a focus on items for babies and toddlers.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

New West African Restaurant Offers Authentic Nigerian Food In Lakeview

Comfort's African Cuisine serves grilled croaker fish, jollof rice, yam porridge and other traditional Nigerian dishes, honoring the legacy of owner Tobi Afolarin’s mother, Comfort.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

The Last Chapter, A Bookstore Focused On Romance, Opens In Roscoe Village This Weekend

The bookstore will feature every subgenre within romance including fantasy, mystery, romantic suspense and thrillers. BIPOC voices and LGBTQ romances will also be plentiful, the store's owner said.

Roscoe Village

23 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Labor Day Parades, ARC Music Festival, Bike The Drive And More

The Chicago Jazz Festival, Taste Of Polonia, Fiesta Boricua and rescheduled Queer Fam Pride Jam are also on tap.

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