CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Bucktown and Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Chicago Loop, Logan Square, Evanston

Bucktown and Wicker Park: Meet People Chicago is bringing you Wicker Park’s only bar crawl! Join 100 fun people as they crawl through Wicker Park, visiting 4 or more bars in 4 hours. Meet People Chicago hosts the crawl and will have a super host- connecting you and introducing you to your fellow crawlers throughout the event. Plus, every bar you visit will have drink specials! Ticket prices range from $5-$20, depending on when you purchase. Get yours as soon as possible here!

Lincoln Park: Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you’re sure to enjoy the Sheffield Music Fest & Garden Walk! This year marks it’s 50th year- WOW! More than 80 of the neighborhood’s lush gardens will be open to explore, with both self-guided garden tours and guided architecture tours. There’s also a fantastic music lineup on two stages. The festival takes place July 21 and 22 from noon to 10 pm. There is a suggested donation of $10 and proceeds will provide continued support for neighborhood schools, local institutions, and community projects. There will also be food, drink, and plenty of activities for the kiddos! Find more information here!

Lakeview: It’s time for Cinepocalypse 2018! This frightful fest takes place at the Music Box Theatre beginning today, June 21 until Thursday June 28. This year Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson and screenwriter C. Robert Cargill will be featured as Co-Presidents of the 2018 Feature Film Jury. Four-day all access film passes are $125 for general admission, $100 for Music Box members. Full festival all access passes are $175 for general admission, $150 for Music Box members. Find the full lineup of films here!

Gold Coast: This weekend is the Gold Coast Greek Fest! Friday, June 22 from 5-11 pm, Saturday, June 23 from 12-11 pm, and Sunday, June 24 from 12-11 pm, get your Greek on! Admission is free and the festival includes live music and dancing, tours of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Chicago (the site of the festival), authentic Greek food and pastries, beer, wine, and more. Valet parking will be available too! Find more information here.

Logan Square: Are you an Amazing Race fan? Well, now you can join in on the fun! Get ready for the LoganSquarist Amazing Race on Saturday, July 21 from 10:30 am to 3 pm. Solve clues all around Logan Square as you compete against others to cross the finish line first! There will be 12 teams of 2-4 people and competition will be FIERCE! At the finish line, there will be a celebration after party where you can meet and mingle with your fellow racers. Registration is just $10 a person and it closes July 12, so make sure to get your team registered here now!

Evanston: Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Taste of Evanston! The Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club will host the event on Sunday, July 8 from 4-7 pm on the east lawn of the Charles Gates Dawes House, home of the Evanston History Center. Over 40 of Evanston’s trendiest restaurants, breweries, and wine shops will be serving up drinks, appetizers, entrees, and desserts! The majority of this year’s proceeds will support Connections for the Homeless, a nonprofit organization that helps individuals and families to achieve stable housing. The event will also support Reba Place Development Corporation, developing safe, decent, and affordable housing that demonstrates how the diverse racial and cultural groups in Evanston can thrive together. Find the full schedule of events and purchase your tickets here.