4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Night Out: Movies in the Parks at Wicker

Thu, Aug 7, 2014 8:00 PM - 10:14 PM

The Hunt for Red October (PG) Underwritten by the Wicker Park Advisory Council and The Wormhole Coffee At the height of the Cold War, a soviet submarine captain sets course for the United States and his crew, his commanders and the world must determine whether he intends to defect or start a nuclear war.

  • What a great movie! I'll have to attend this one.

4 days ago

Night Out: Movies in the Parks at Eckhart

Sun, Aug 10, 2014 8:00 PM - 9:51 PM

The Goonies(PG) *Closed Captioned A group of seven young friends in a small Northwest town set out in search of buried pirate treasure and find themselves on an underground adventure and on a collision course with the town's resident criminal family.

Jul 23

Wine 101 Classes

Tue, Jul 29, 2014 6-8pm

Joe's Wine Cellar is starting Wine 101 monthly educational classes. $35 per person. Sign up and book in advance as space is limited. Sample and discuss the basics of wine from all over the world with our in house Certified Sommelier, Nisha Aher. Classes begin Tuesday July 29th from 6-8pm.

Jul 19

7/25: Wicker Mic - Friday July 25th, 6PM to 8:45 PM at Wicker Park (1425 N. Damen)

Fri, Jul 25, 2014 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM

Wicker Mic is the outdoor open mic in Wicker Park.

We create a platform for local artists to display their talents, and provide the community with quality outdoor entertainment.

In 2014, Wicker Mic will be held from 6-8:45pm on the last Fridays of June-Sept:

- June 27th
- July 25th
- August 29th
- September 26th

Signups from 5:45pm on day of event
5 minutes slots (2 songs, 3 poems, or 5 minutes of stand-up)

To volunteer to help with promotions or day of event help, contact Nate - wickermic at gmail.com

Poetry, Open Mic, Live Music, Comedy

https://www.facebook.com/wickermic

https://twitter.com/wickermic

Jul 18

Wicker Park Committee goes Southern (August Membership Meeting)

Wed, Aug 6, 2014 7pm

Come to the Southern for Wicker Park Committee's August Membership Meeting. Agenda includes:
P&D VOTE: 1237 N. Milwaukee, Presentation by LG
-Parking Study: Lindsay Bayley, senior planner with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, will present the findings and recommendations from the Wicker Park Bucktown Parking Management Study. The study analyzes current utilization rates and recommends potential opportunities for improvements in parking as well as multimodal transportation options.

Jul 18

Yoga In Eckhart Park

Sat, Jul 19, 2014 11am-12pm

Join us on this Saturday, July 19 from 11am-12pm for a vinyasa flow class. Get empowered, physically fit and emotionally.

$10 suggested donation. But no one will be turned away.
Give what you can; all are welcome.
Eckhart Park (Noble & Chicago)

Rotating Teachers:
July 19 will be taught by Claire Tighe.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit 828 Chicago that focuses on creating literacy programs for kids. www.826chi.org

Claire is a native Chicagoan who began practicing yoga in...

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Join us on this Saturday, July 19 from 11am-12pm for a vinyasa flow class. Get empowered, physically fit and emotionally.

$10 suggested donation. But no one will be turned away.
Give what you can; all are welcome.
Eckhart Park (Noble & Chicago)

Rotating Teachers:
July 19 will be taught by Claire Tighe.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit 828 Chicago that focuses on creating literacy programs for kids. www.826chi.org

Claire is a native Chicagoan who began practicing yoga in 2007. She came to yoga as an athlete and performing artist particularly interested in self-expression and exploration. An extrovert and storyteller, Claire is deeply excited to share yoga as a gift of transformation for all people. She is a graduate of the yogaview teacher training program and approaches her practice with humor, care, and wonder.

Jul 16

The Sh*t Show Comedy Showcase - Comedy Potluck - SATURDAY, 7/26, 10pm, $10, 21+

Sat, Jul 26, 2014 10pm

Fresh off The Comedy Exposition fest, The Sh*t Show is going to take a minute to enjoy it's surroundings.

July 26th, Wicker Park, Collaboraction Theater, 10pm, $10, 21+

To buy tickets: http://ow.ly/yXtJe

The Sh*t Show is the rowdiest stand-up show in any comedy scene. It combines the ambiance of a run-down frat party with the high-class jokes of comics seen on Comedy Central, Conan and more!

Half party, half show, The Sh*t Show features everything from Dollar Tree prizes to...

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Fresh off The Comedy Exposition fest, The Sh*t Show is going to take a minute to enjoy it's surroundings.

July 26th, Wicker Park, Collaboraction Theater, 10pm, $10, 21+

To buy tickets: http://ow.ly/yXtJe

The Sh*t Show is the rowdiest stand-up show in any comedy scene. It combines the ambiance of a run-down frat party with the high-class jokes of comics seen on Comedy Central, Conan and more!

Half party, half show, The Sh*t Show features everything from Dollar Tree prizes to drinking contests. The hosts encourage audience members to chant “best joke!” when a comic delivers their favorite story or one-liner.

http://thelaughbutton.com/features/sht-show-chicagos-monthly-standup-comedy-show-video/

The Sh*t Show has also been featured on Gaper's Block is a TimeOut Critic's Pick and is Reader recommended.

July 26th lineup!!!!

Natasha Tsoutsouris (Story Sessions)
Sean White (Standup Standup)
Tyler Jackson - (The Late Late Breakfast)
Colleen Doyle - (iO)

Hosted by Rasa Gierstikas, + The Hot Dog Man (Keith Paesel)

What they’re saying about The Sh*t Show:
Chicago Now - “enamoring"
Red Eye - a “comedy extravaganza”
The Onion - “A lot like a phoenix, except with hip, genre crossing comedy instead of a mythical fire bird”.

Sponsored by Neorevivalist, Revolution Brewing and Minglearound.com.

Jul 12

Night Out: Block Party at Eckhart

Sat, Jul 26, 2014 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Families are invited to enjoy an (evening/afternoon) of free entertainment. Bring your own picnic basket. Activities range from family games sports competitions, disc jockey spinning music and entertaining live performances.

Jul 11

Yoga in Eckhart Park this Saturday, July 12!

Sat, Jul 12, 2014 11 am

Join us this Saturday, July 12 at 11am for the very first Yoga in Eckhart Park! We are extremely excited to have the very first class taught by the epic instructor Erica Merrill. She will bring her 15 years of experience, positive attitude and seamless sequences to this 1 hour vinyasa class.

Everyone is welcome! Suggested donation is $10, but give what you can. No one will be turned away. If you have any questions, please feel free reach out!

More details at www.facebook.com/YogaInEckhartPark

Jul 11

Night Out:Concert at Commercial

Fri, Jul 25, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Martin's International Culture Concert in the Park Classic Jazz performance by Jazzy Ladies. Families are invited to enjoy an evening of free entertainment from a concert provided by Martin's International. Music genres include Latin Soul, R & B, Reggae and more. Bring your lawn chair or blanket.

Jul 10

2nd Meeting of Neighborhood Group - For Those in the Area Bound by Grand/Chicago/Damen/Western

Tue, Jul 15, 2014 7pm

If you live in the area bound by Grand/Chicago/Damen/Western, there is a new neighborhood organization forming. Our second community meeting and will be held on Tuesday July 15th at 7pm at Old Oak Tap located at 2109 W. Chicago Ave. in the upstairs room.

We plan to have monthly steering committee meetings for the foreseeable future to serve as a public forum for your input and ideas until we formalize an organizational structure.

The next meeting will be split -...

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If you live in the area bound by Grand/Chicago/Damen/Western, there is a new neighborhood organization forming. Our second community meeting and will be held on Tuesday July 15th at 7pm at Old Oak Tap located at 2109 W. Chicago Ave. in the upstairs room.

We plan to have monthly steering committee meetings for the foreseeable future to serve as a public forum for your input and ideas until we formalize an organizational structure.

The next meeting will be split - the first half will be the open forum steering committee meeting and for the second half we will conduct the first committee meetings.

7pm – 7:30pm – Steering Committee Meeting

• another opportunity for neighbors to meet one another
• continue the conversation about why we desire a neighborhood organization and what the character and identity of the organization will be
• introduce elements of a grassroots power organization to help guide our work

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Workgroup Meetings

1) Community Affairs-- neighborhood safety, crime, traffic and pedestrian safety, social activities and events, local schools and organizations liaison, parks, recreation, and environment, etc.
2) Operations—budget/finance, communications, membership, establish governance, etc..
3) Preservation & Planning--historic preservation, zoning and development oversight, planning, etc.

If you cannot attend, but would still like to get involved, simply reply by email to neighborhoodoptions60612@gmail.com.

Check for updates and find out about the first meeting held in June here: http://neighborhoodoptions.blogspot.com

Whether you own or rent come to make your voice heard and please share this information with your neighbors!

JW Glass

Jun 09

Updated Jul 10

New Organization Forming - Area Bound by Grand/Chicago/Damen/Western - Meeting Saturday

Sat, Jun 14, 2014 11am

If you live in the area bound by Grand/Chicago/Damen/Western, there is a new neighborhood organization forming.

After receiving over 100 responses to the "neighborhood options survey", we conducted a thorough analysis of the survey results. We contacted and met with the presidents of Chicago Grand Neighbors Assn (CGNA) and Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Assn (UVNA) to solicit feedback on either joining with one of their organizations or forming our own. After reviewing several pros and cons, in consultation with the president...

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If you live in the area bound by Grand/Chicago/Damen/Western, there is a new neighborhood organization forming.

After receiving over 100 responses to the "neighborhood options survey", we conducted a thorough analysis of the survey results. We contacted and met with the presidents of Chicago Grand Neighbors Assn (CGNA) and Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Assn (UVNA) to solicit feedback on either joining with one of their organizations or forming our own. After reviewing several pros and cons, in consultation with the president of East Village Assn (EVA), they recommended forming our own neighborhood organization. Since that time, we have contacted the Smith Park Neighborhood Alliance (SPNA), the local CAPS facilitator, and Alderman Maldonado's office to make them aware of the recommendation and formation of a steering committee. We have received positive support from everyone!

Whether you own or rent - please consider coming to the first meeting of the new neighborhood group on Saturday, June 14th at 11am at Tuman's Tap located at the corner of Chicago Ave. and Leavitt St. The purpose of the initial meeting is to:

• establish relationships of self-interest and reasons for desiring a neighborhood organization,
• review survey results, including pros and cons of joining an existing neighborhood organization or forming our own,
• identify ways each individual can contribute talents and skills,
• set dates for future steering committee meetings and a larger community forum.

We hope you can join us for the initial meeting on Saturday June 14th. If you cannot attend, but would still like to get involved, simply reply by email to neighborhoodoptions60612@gmail.com.

Please share this information with your neighbors, fliers will be distributed throughout the neighborhood as well.

For more information and to take the survey and get connected to your neighbors go here: http://neighborhoodoptions.blogspot.com/

  • Steve Niketopoulos Admin for Neighborhood Watch and Community Pages

    Sounds like a good plan, see you there :)

  • Hi Janet,

    Sorry for the late response...I wanted to make sure I responded to your question.

    No, we are not creating a new neighborhood or renaming an old one. Sts Volodymyr & Olha and certain nearby blocks in that part of the grid from Chicago/Damen/Grand/Western will always be thought of...

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    Hi Janet,

    Sorry for the late response...I wanted to make sure I responded to your question.

    No, we are not creating a new neighborhood or renaming an old one. Sts Volodymyr & Olha and certain nearby blocks in that part of the grid from Chicago/Damen/Grand/Western will always be thought of as being part of the broader Ukrainian Village neighborhood and cultural zone.

    We neighbors are organizing because of the lack of stewardship in the grid and the boundaries of the existing neighborhood groups do not include this area. This always comes up when using neighborhood names and talking about boundaries.

    We had an initial meeting a month ago and you can see what happened here:

    http://neighborhoodoptions.blogspot.com/

    Also, the next meeting is this coming Tuesday, July 15th at Old Oak Tap at 7pm for those that live in the grid of Chicago/Damen/Grand/Western. You can find out what is going on at the meeting Tuesday night.

    JW

Jul 08

Updated Jul 09

Bucktown Tree & Garden Walk 2014

Sat, Jul 12, 2014 11am til 5pm

The Bucktown Tree & GardenWalk is one week away!

Saturday & Sunday 11-5

Club Lucky:
CAU GARDEN OASIS MAIN STAGE - LIVE MUSIC & WINE TASTING.
Bands start at 1pm. Wine tasting is from 5 to 9pm both days!

Lotties:
Petting Zoo for the kids, daily pizza party, $1 lemonade, $4 vodka lemonade and soft serve ice cream! We'll be giving away 3 pairs of tickets to the Samuel Adams Ultimate Boat Party

Take the free trolley around the neighborhood!
Guide books are $10 and proceeds benefit Bucktown beautification & youth education

  • Is there a fee to get in?

  • Steve J -A Chicago original since 1968-

    The guide book, which has a map of all the garden locations- is $10

    Available at either Club Lucky or Lottie's Pub this Saturday at 11am.

  • clcb 21yr Bucktown Resident

    Cool!

Jul 06

Updated Jul 06

Saturday Garage Sale at Landmark Church Condos

Sat, Jul 12, 2014 8:00-4:00

Wonderful interior items including vintage furniture and plates, lovely curtains, silk floral, frames, vases, framed prints, and much more! You will definitely walk away with a favorite find!

Jul 03

Night Out: Movies in the Parks at Wicker

Thu, Jul 17, 2014 8:30 PM - 10:10 PM

The Sandlot (PG) *Closed Captioned Underwritten by the Wicker Park Advisory Council and the Wormhole Coffee. A new boy in town joins up with the local group of misfit little leaguers to round out their numbers, and over the summer the nine boys become friends and their leader becomes a legend by confronting the terrifying mystery beyond the left field fence.

Jul 03

Night Out: Concert at Eckhart

Thu, Jul 17, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mixed Company Band - Is a ten-piece band that includes male and female vocalist! Their extensive playlist spans a variety of genres including blues, smooth jazz, R&B, soul, funk, reggae and salsa. Music for all ages a mixture of current titles, 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's.

Jul 01

The Sh*t Show - The Comedy Exposition

Sat, Jul 12, 2014 10pm

The Sh*t Show comedy showcase has been accepted to the first The Comedy Exposition 2014 comedy fest here in Chicago!

July 12th, Wicker Park, Collaboraction Theater, 10:00pm-11:30pm, 21+

For more info on tickets and pricing: http://comedyexposition.com/tickets/

The Sh*t Show is the rowdiest stand-up show in any comedy scene. It combines the ambiance of a run-down frat party with the high-class jokes of comics seen on Comedy Central, BET, Conan and more!

Half party, half show, The Sh*t Show features everything...

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The Sh*t Show comedy showcase has been accepted to the first The Comedy Exposition 2014 comedy fest here in Chicago!

July 12th, Wicker Park, Collaboraction Theater, 10:00pm-11:30pm, 21+

For more info on tickets and pricing: http://comedyexposition.com/tickets/

The Sh*t Show is the rowdiest stand-up show in any comedy scene. It combines the ambiance of a run-down frat party with the high-class jokes of comics seen on Comedy Central, BET, Conan and more!

Half party, half show, The Sh*t Show features everything from Dollar Tree prizes to drinking contests. The hosts encourage audience members to chant “Best joke!” when a comic delivers their favorite story or one-liner.

http://thelaughbutton.com/features/sht-show-chicagos-monthly-standup-comedy-show-video/

The Sh*t Show has also been featured on Gaper's Block is a TimeOut Critic's Pick and is Reader recommended.

July 12th lineup!!!!

Kelsie Huff (Zanies, Chicago's Laugh Factory)
Ian Abramson (7 Minutes in Purgatory, contributor for The Whiskey Journal)
Josh Androsky - LA (Skateboarding Rabbi on Price is Right)
Derek Sheen - SEA(Bridgetown, Cape Fear and S.F. Sketchfest Comedy Festivals)
Sean O'Connor - LA (Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central)
The Hot Dog Man (Keith Paesel)

Hosted by Rasa Gierstikas, + Ever Mainard

For more info or to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/739074959464021

What they’re saying about The Sh*t Show: Chicago Now - “enamoring"
Red Eye - a “comedy extravaganza”
The Onion - “A lot like a phoenix, except with hip, genre crossing comedy instead of a mythical fire bird”.

Sponsored by Neorevivalist, Revolution Brewing and Minglearound.com.

Jun 30

Hula Hooping and Open Mic

Tue, Jul 1, 2014 6-8 pm

Tuesdays at the Triangle presents CarlyHoops and Open Mic this week - join us for some hip-shaping fun and our first open mic night.

Jun 28

Sidewalk sale still going on!

Sat, Jun 28, 2014 Until dusk

Come by!

Jun 28

Sidewalk sale TODAY!

Sat, Jun 28, 2014 11am-3pm

Come by 1726 W Pearson to check out the goods: household, furniture, clothes, decorative, & more!

Jun 23

Updated Jun 23

Ghosts of Wicker Park Past and West of Goose Island, a Chicago Story ll rea

Tue, Jun 24, 2014 6-8 pm

Readings by local author, Elaine Coorens (Wicker Park History 1876-1929) and Richard Post, former resident who wrote "West of Goose Island, A Chicago Story" will read excerpts from their books and talk about the history of the neighborhood. This should be a great evening presented by the Polish Triangle Coalition as part of their "Tuesdays at the Triangle" events - held every Tuesdays at the Polish Triangle, where the Blue line stop at Division/Milwaukee/Ashland meet.

  • And it's FREE - bring a folding chair or we will have some set up. Food Trucks:
    SweetCakes Bakery and Pierogi Wagon

Jun 23

The Sh*t Show comedy showcase - The Comedy Exposition, SAT., 7/12, 10pm, $5

Sat, Jul 12, 2014 10pm-11:30pm

The Taste of Sh*t Show

The Sh*t Show comedy showcase has been accepted to the first The Comedy Exposition 2014 comedy fest here in Chicago!

July 12th at North Bar (Wicker Park) 1637 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, 10:00pm-11:30pm

For more info on tickets and pricing: http://comedyexposition.com/tickets/

The Sh*t Show is the rowdiest stand-up show in any comedy scene. It combines the ambiance of a run-down frat party with the high-class jokes of comics seen on Comedy Central, BET,...

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The Taste of Sh*t Show

The Sh*t Show comedy showcase has been accepted to the first The Comedy Exposition 2014 comedy fest here in Chicago!

July 12th at North Bar (Wicker Park) 1637 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, 10:00pm-11:30pm

For more info on tickets and pricing: http://comedyexposition.com/tickets/

The Sh*t Show is the rowdiest stand-up show in any comedy scene. It combines the ambiance of a run-down frat party with the high-class jokes of comics seen on Comedy Central, BET, Conan and more!

Half party, half show, The Sh*t Show features everything from Dollar Tree prizes to drinking contests. The hosts encourage audience members to chant “best joke!” when a comic delivers their favorite story or one-liner.

http://thelaughbutton.com/features/sht-show-chicagos-monthly-standup-comedy-show-video/

The Sh*t Show has also been featured on Gaper's Block is a TimeOut Critic's Pick and is Reader recommended.

July 12th lineup!!!!

Kelsie Huff (Zanies, Chicago's Laugh Factory)
Ian Abramson (7 Minutes in Purgatory, contributor for The Whiskey Journal)
Josh Androsky (Skateboarding Rabbi on Price is Right)
Sean O'Connor (Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central)
The Hot Dog Man (Keith Paesel)

Hosted by Rasa Gierstikas, + Ever Mainard

What they’re saying about The Sh*t Show:
Chicago Now - “enamoring"
Red Eye - a “comedy extravaganza”
The Onion - “A lot like a phoenix, except with hip, genre crossing comedy instead of a mythical fire bird”.

Sponsored by Neorevivalist, Revolution Brewing and Minglearound.com.

Jun 23

Learnapalooza - Home Sweet Home: A Workshop for Homebuyers and Homeowners - Great Money Saving Tips!

Sat, Jun 28, 2014 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Who needs Lollapalooza when you have Learnapalooza?! : ) I'm proud to be a part of this organization and bring my homebuyer and homeowner workshop THIS SATURDAY to Learnapalooza Wicker Park. We will have great money saving tips for both homebuyers and current homeowners. For more information and to register for this free community event, click here: (my workshop is the "Homebuying" icon - 1-2 p.m. in the Wicker Park Field House) www.LearnapaloozaChi.com

Jun 22

Sidewalk sale

Sat, Jun 28, 2014 11am-3pm

Hey all! 'm having a sidewalk sale with some neighbors on Saturday, June 28. Come check it out! There will be a lot of home goods and some clothes and accessories.

Jun 20

Kelly Bowker and Dancers present Reframing Bodies

Sun, Jul 13, 2014 7PM

Kelly Bowker and Dancers present Reframing Bodies with additional choreography by company dancers and guest artist Francisco Avina of Lucky Plush Productions. In an evening where athletic modern dance meets quirky dance theater we approach discussions about our bodies -both their potential and limitation from a variety of angles.

tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/693254
more information available at http://www.kellybowkermovement.com/dance

Jun 20

Kelly Bowker and Dancers present Reframing Bodies

Sat, Jul 12, 2014 8PM

Kelly Bowker and Dancers present Reframing Bodies with additional choreography by company dancers and guest artist Francisco Avina of Lucky Plush Productions. In an evening where athletic modern dance meets quirky dance theater we approach discussions about our bodies -both their potential and limitation from a variety of angles.

tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/693254
more information at http://www.kellybowkermovement.com/dance

Jun 20

Kelly Bowker and Dancers present Reframing Bodies

Fri, Jul 11, 2014 Friday and Saturdat at 8pm, Sunday at 7pm

Kelly Bowker and Dancers present Reframing Bodies with additional choreography by company dancers and guest artist Francisco Avina of Lucky Plush Productions. In an evening where athletic modern dance meets quirky dance theater we approach discussions about our bodies -both their potential and limitation from a variety of angles.

tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/693254
more information at http://www.kellybowkermovment.com/dance

Jun 19

Pop-Up Shopping & Cocktailing in West Town!

Sun, Jun 22, 2014 11am - 5pm

BITTER BETTY BAZAAR

Monthly pop-up shopping and cocktailing event featuring artisans and small businesses from West Town, Ukrainian Village, Logan Square, Wicker Park & Bucktown. FREE to the public.

Participating Vendors: Ugly Mug Cafe, Tarnish, Bitter Betty Bath, Lovesick Vintage, It'll Glow on You Illustrations, Vintage Minnow, Imaginary Girl Jewelry & Vintage, Ladybits, Truss & Ore, HotRocks, Forward Rewind Art & Design, Safara Chicago, Aitho, Melo Cookies, Asunder & Prunella Papercraft.

June's sale will celebrate summer with baked goods, vintage...

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BITTER BETTY BAZAAR

Monthly pop-up shopping and cocktailing event featuring artisans and small businesses from West Town, Ukrainian Village, Logan Square, Wicker Park & Bucktown. FREE to the public.

Participating Vendors: Ugly Mug Cafe, Tarnish, Bitter Betty Bath, Lovesick Vintage, It'll Glow on You Illustrations, Vintage Minnow, Imaginary Girl Jewelry & Vintage, Ladybits, Truss & Ore, HotRocks, Forward Rewind Art & Design, Safara Chicago, Aitho, Melo Cookies, Asunder & Prunella Papercraft.

June's sale will celebrate summer with baked goods, vintage fashions, psychic readings, handcrafted jewelry, vegan body products, original art, hand sewn items, original art, leather goods, notecards and candles -

PLUS coffee, a bloody mary bar and mojitos on special

AND a free raffle featuring prizes donated by neighborhood businesses: Ad Hoc, Alcala's Boutique, Beauty Mark Salon, The Beetle Bar & Grill, The Boundary, Easy Bar, Estelle's, Epic Spices, Shaman Restaurant, Super Dog Walking, Upton's Breakroom & more!

SUNDAY, JUNE 22nd, 11am - 5pm

INNERTOWN PUB - 1935 W. Thomas St., Chicago (West Town)

Jun 15

Bitter Betty Bazaar @ Innertown Pub

Sun, Jun 22, 2014 11am - 5pm

Monthly pop-up shopping & cocktailing event featuring local artisans & small businesses. FREE to the public.

Participating vendors: Ugly Mug Cafe, Tarnish, Bitter Betty Bath, Lovesick Vintage, It'll Glow on You Illustrations, Vintage Minnow, Imaginary Girl Jewelry, Ladybits, Truss & Ore, HotRocks, Forward Rewind Art & Design, Safara Chicago, Aitho, Melo Cookies, Asunder & Prunella Papercraft.

June's sale will celebrate summer with baked goods, vintage fashions, psychic readings, handcrafted jewelery, vegan body products, original art, handsewn items, leather goods, notecards and candles. PLUS coffee, a bloody mary bar, mojitos on special AND a free raffle featuring prizes from West Town businesses: Ad Hoc, Alcala's Boutique, Epic Spices, Shaman Restaurant, Super Dog Walking, Easy Bar, Uptons Naturals, Boundary and more

Jun 15

Tango at the Triangle on Tuesday, June 17th 6-8 pm

Tue, Jun 17, 2014 6-8 pm

Tango with multi-talented, Puerto Rican artist/performer, Noelia Cruz and her bandolinos so bring your tango shoes and join us for dancing from 7-8 pm. Starting the evening is The Happiness Club, back again this year with their upbeat and positive rap and break dancing from 6-7 pm This event is sponsored by the Polish Triangle Coalition and supported by the Wicker Park Bucktown SSA#33 and the 1st ward alderman, "Proco" Joe Moreno.

Jun 13

Eckhart Park Playground Opening

Sat, Jun 14, 2014 11am

The new playground at Eckhart Park is finally finished! The weather is suppose to be beautiful! Pack a picnic, bring your neighbors and join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony, ice cream, and a Saturday afternoon on the new Eckhart Park Playground! https://www.facebook.com/events/590694951046730/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

May 22

Updated Jun 13

Wicker Park Bucktown Green Resources Fair

Sat, Jun 14, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm

On Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 10am – 1pm the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce & SSA #33 in partnership with Wicker Park Advisory Council, Chicago Park District, Wicker Park Garden Club and invited sponsors, will present the Green Resources Fair.

Celebrate our planet while learning how to make your business or home more earth friendly! The event will feature exhibitors and creative activities outside in Wicker Park proper (1425 N. Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622). Try your hip at hula hooping, take a tree or garden tour, even help build a Great Wall of Books at this dynamic, family-friendly special event!

  • Free yoga at 11am with Moksha Yoga in Wicker Park on Saturday, June 14.

  • WeAreWPB The Special Service Area for WP & Bucktown 'hoods

    Check out the super-efficient and high tech electric vehicle from Green Wheels, or charge your cell from a wind turbine with Wind Free! All this and more at the WPB Green Resources Fair.

    Join us tomorrow, June 14 from 10 am – 1 pm in Wicker Park for free, family-friendly fun!

Jun 12

Night Out: Movies in the Parks at Wicker

Thu, Jun 26, 2014 9:00 PM - 10:37 PM

Dr. Strangelove (PG)
*Closed Captioned
Underwritten by the Wicker Park Advisory Council and The Wormhole Coffee
A mad military man triggers a Cold War countdown to nuclear war and the President, top Pentagon advisors and the Russian Ambassador have to race the clock to stop the bomb before it?s too late.

Jun 12

The World's Largest Swimming Lesson at Pulaski

Fri, Jun 20, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join the Chicago Park District at our 73 pool locations and thousands of kids and families at aquatics facilities around the globe as we set a new Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted and to spread the word Swimming Lessons Saves Lives! The Chicago Park District has joined Team WLSL which holds the current Guinness World Record which stands at 32,450 participants. Don't miss the chance to participate in this record-breaking event and help prevent...

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Join the Chicago Park District at our 73 pool locations and thousands of kids and families at aquatics facilities around the globe as we set a new Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted and to spread the word Swimming Lessons Saves Lives! The Chicago Park District has joined Team WLSL which holds the current Guinness World Record which stands at 32,450 participants. Don't miss the chance to participate in this record-breaking event and help prevent drowning, the leading cause of injury-related death of children ages 1-5, and second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14. The event is open to all ages. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Registration is required prior to participation. Participants can register online through June 18th. Onsite registration will be available at 9am, only if available spots remain. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the event to complete the necessary participant release waiver. The lesson will promptly begin at 10am and will be 60 minutes in length.

Jun 12

The World's Largest Swimming Lesson at Eckhart

Fri, Jun 20, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join the Chicago Park District at our 73 pool locations and thousands of kids and families at aquatics facilities around the globe as we set a new Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted and to spread the word Swimming Lessons Saves Lives! The Chicago Park District has joined Team WLSL which holds the current Guinness World Record which stands at 32,450 participants. Don't miss the chance to participate in this record-breaking event and help prevent...

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Join the Chicago Park District at our 73 pool locations and thousands of kids and families at aquatics facilities around the globe as we set a new Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted and to spread the word Swimming Lessons Saves Lives! The Chicago Park District has joined Team WLSL which holds the current Guinness World Record which stands at 32,450 participants. Don't miss the chance to participate in this record-breaking event and help prevent drowning, the leading cause of injury-related death of children ages 1-5, and second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14. The event is open to all ages. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Registration is required prior to participation. Participants can register online through June 18th. Onsite registration will be available at 9am, only if available spots remain. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the event to complete the necessary participant release waiver. The lesson will promptly begin at 10am and will be 60 minutes in length.

Jun 04

Updated Jun 12

Eckhart Park Playground Opening!

Sat, Jun 14, 2014 11AM-Noon

After years of hard work, a new playground is opening at Eckart. Pack a picnic and bring your neighbors and join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony, free ice cream, and a Saturday afternoon on the new Eckhart Park Playground!

https://www.facebook.com/events/590694951046730/?context=create&source=49

  • Will the water feature be on?

  • Nick President, Friends of Eckhart Park

    The New water feature has an on/off switch, and Erik not continuously run. I believe it will be on, but will check

  • Thanks..hopefully it will be on its supposed.to be a nice
    Day out and I believe june 13th is the official day for pools and water to be turned on.

Jun 10

Updated Jun 11

DNAinfo Chicago Networking Happy Hour!

Wed, Jun 18, 2014 6pm-8pm

DNAinfo Chicago's next In Real Life (IRL) networking adventure will feature food and drinks at Wicker Park's co-working space, Free Range Office.

We are planning the first "Taste of North Avenue" Summer Kickoff Party geared to entrepreneurs, freelancers, creatives, consultants, writers, independent and remote workers. It's a chance to mingle with Chicago's independent community while sampling some of the city's best food and libations.

Featuring Free Range Office's delicious array of North Ave. neighbors, the celebration will include a buffet...

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DNAinfo Chicago's next In Real Life (IRL) networking adventure will feature food and drinks at Wicker Park's co-working space, Free Range Office.

We are planning the first "Taste of North Avenue" Summer Kickoff Party geared to entrepreneurs, freelancers, creatives, consultants, writers, independent and remote workers. It's a chance to mingle with Chicago's independent community while sampling some of the city's best food and libations.

Featuring Free Range Office's delicious array of North Ave. neighbors, the celebration will include a buffet packed with samples from North Avenue eateries as well as wine and beer. The buffet includes treats from Bake, Bon Bon Vietnamese Sandwiches, Sultan's Market, Piece Pizzeria and Brewery, Jay's Beef of Chicago, Life's a Cabernet, Cup & Spoon, Walgreen's Upmarket Sushi Cafe and more! There will also be raffle giveaways from North Avenue (and near North Avenue) businesses too.

Tickets available here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dna-irl-taste-of-north-ave-summer-kickoff-at-free-range-office-tickets-11784025337

  • Wish I could be there! Looking forward to next time.

  • Alisa DNAinfoCHI Wicker Park/Bucktown/WestTown reporter

    Just an update, lots of cool raffle prizes! You could win a five pack of classes from Pure Barre, a reflexology session from NOW Studio, or an acupuncture treatment from Siri Michel of Mindful Acupuncture just for showing up! Prizes still coming in. Hope to see EveryBlockers there!!

Jun 11

Last day to register for the 16th Annual Early Childhood Education Entrepreneurship Expo

Sat, Jun 14, 2014 8am-5pm

Last chance to sign up to attend the 16th Annual Early Childhood Education Entrepreneurship Expo!
Are you a child care center director or home-based provider? Are you looking to grow your business? Then be sure to check out this dynamic event taking place at UIC Forum!!

Whether you're a start-up or established child care business owner, you'll gain a new foothold on business growth by attending the 16th Annual Early Childhood Education Entrepreneurship Expo.
Registration closes this afternoon (6/11/14) Sign up now: eceeexpo16.eventbrite.com

Jun 10

Updated Jun 10

6/27: Wicker Mic - Friday June 27th, 6PM to 8:45 PM at Wicker Park (1425 N. Damen)

Fri, Jun 27, 2014 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM

Wicker Mic is the outdoor open mic in Wicker Park.

We create a platform for local artists to display their talents, and provide the community with quality outdoor entertainment.

In 2014, Wicker Mic will be held from 6-8:45pm on the last Fridays of June-Sept:

- June 27th
- July 25th
- August 29th
- September 26th

Signups from 5:45pm on day of event
5 minutes slots (2 songs, 3 poems, or 5 minutes of stand-up)

To volunteer to help with promotions or day of event help, contact Nate - wickermic at gmail.com

Poetry, Open Mic, Live Music, Comedy

https://www.facebook.com/wickermic

https://twitter.com/wickermic

Jun 10

IRL: 'Try Everything' Preview Night at The Hat in Wicker Park

Tue, Jun 24, 2014 6 to 10 p.m.

The long vacant currency exchange at the northwest corner of North and Ashland has been transformed into The Hat, a casual eatery offering Chicago-style street food such as hamburgers, hot dogs, Polish sausages, gyros and more.

Scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24 before The Hat opens to the public, the DNAinfo Chicago In Real Life (IRL) "Try Everything!" preview dinner tickets are $8. Children under age 10 eat free, so bring the family!

Buy tickets here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/dna-irl-try-everything-preview-night-at-the-hat-chicago-street-food-tickets-11903948029?aff=rss

More info on The Hat, including menu: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140609/wicker-park/irl-try-everything-preview-june-24-at-hat-chicago-street-food

Jun 05

16th Annual Early Childhood Education Entrepreneurship Expo: Your GPS to Business Success

Sat, Jun 14, 2014 8am-5pm

Are you a child care center director or home-based provider? Are you looking to grow your business? Then be sure to check out this dynamic event taking place at UIC Forum 725 W Roosevelt Rd Chicago, IL 60608.

Whether you're a start-up or established child care business owner, you'll gain a new foothold on business growth by attending the 16th Annual Early Childhood Education Entrepreneurship Expo. Sign up now: eceeexpo16.eventbrite.com

Jun 03

IRL: 'Taste of North Avenue' Summer Kickoff at Free Range Office

Wed, Jun 18, 2014 6 to 8 p.m.

Big thanks to all the Everyblockers that came to the DNAinfo Chicago.com Power Lunch in May on Goddess and Grocer's patio. The next In Real Life (IRL) networking will take the form of a "Hello, Summer!" kickoff party at Free Range Office in Wicker Park. Meet other entrepreneurs and remote workers while sampling food and drinks from nine North Avenue eateries at Wicker Park's new co-working space. More info, tickets here http://www.eventbrite.com/e/dna-irl-taste-of-north-ave-summer-kickoff-at-free-range-office-tickets-11784025337?aff=eorg

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