CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Bucktown and Wicker Park, Chicago Loop, River North, Oak Park

Lincoln Park: It’s not too late to reserve your spot for the Bonny Doon Wine Dinner! This Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30 pm, Summer House is hosting legendary winemaker Randall Graham of Bonny Doon Vineyard for a 30th anniversary celebration of his brand Le Cigare Volant. The evening will include a multi-course dinner on the private patio, with an extensive line up of iconic Santa Cruz wines. Items on the menu include an Escarole and Raddichio salad, Sheep’s Milk Ricotta Ravioli, Slow Braised Duck Legs, and Wood-grilled Beef Ribeye. Tickets are $95 per guest (plus tax, gratuity not included). Call 773-634-4100 or email Michelle at for tickets and to reserve your spot. Find more information on Summer House’s event page on their website.

Lakeview: Still making your plans for St. Patrick’s Day? Diag Bar & Grill has got you covered. Located at 2856 N. Southport Ave., this Lakeview spot has everything you need for your St. Patty’s Day celebration! The doors open at 9 am on Saturday, March 17 and the party lasts all day long. There’s an outdoor beer patio with full service, a vast array of table packages, and huge plasma TV’s for your viewing pleasure. Tickets include admission, an Irish drink and meal package, music, and more. The drink package is inclusive until 1 pm, featuring call liquors, domestic beer, Jameson drinks, Irish stouts, and heavy passed appetizers. For table pricing and tickets, visit their website.

Bucktown and Wicker Park: Looking for a little personal development? Check out the Women’s Networking event in Wicker Park. The event will be held on March 15th from 9:30-10:30 am at Healthsource of Chicago Wicker Park. This will be a morning of power networking with the amazing business women of Chicago! The event is free to all women and open to anyone in Chicago. Register today, here!

Chicago Loop: Want to feel like a star on Oscar Sunday? We’ve got the perfect event for you:  “Hollywood on State: Where You’re the Star!”. Celebrate at this 90th Academy Awards viewing party in style by dressing in Vintage Loungewear or Hollywood Glam. The party will feature delicious food and festive drinks, all while watching the award ceremony on the Film Center’s state-of-the-art big screens. The event begins at 5:30 pm on Sunday, March 4 with the VIP lounge opening at this time. At 6 pm, check out the Red Carpet and get your food and libations. The Oscars begin at 7 pm! The Insider’s Pass begins at $100 and includes open seating in either theatre, small bites from Chicago’s hottest restaurants, an open bar, desserts from Eli’s Cheesecake, photo booth, auction/raffle items, and a goody bag. Buy your tickets today, here!

River North: It’s not too early to mark your calendars for Chicago Donut Fest! The event is Saturday, April 21 from 12 to 4 pm at Old Crow Smokehouse River North. Tickets include donut tastings from some of Chicago’s most famous donut shops & bakeries (as well as some hidden gems!) and 3 drink tickets for either beer or mimosas. Pre-sale tickets begin at $40 and are going fast! Get yours now, here!

Oak Park: Feeling like you and your kiddos have been stuck in the house for months? Get out to Oak Park Conservatory for Toddler Exploration Time! This special interactive time for you and your little one (ages 18 months to 5 years) will open up the natural world as you explore the wonders of Oak Park Conservatory together. There will be guided activities, facilitated by a Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory docents, which will highlight a different topic each month. This month’s topic is “Buzz Bee Buzz”! Space is limited to 18 children and their caregivers and pre-registration is required at The event is on Friday, March 16 from 9:30 am to 10:15 am. Find more information and register here