CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Bucktown and Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Andersonville, Chicago Loop, Portage Park

Bucktown and Wicker Park: Grab your furry best friend and get ready to celebrate National Dog Day with “For Paw’s Club”! The event is Sunday, August 26 from 1 to 4 pm at Bucktown Pub. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Live Like Roo, a volunteer run 501c3 organization committed to providing support and financial assistance to families whose pet face a cancer diagnosis. Tickets are $18 per person and include a ball pit sponsored by PetnPamper, pawdicures from 2-4 pm, drinks sponsored by Tito’s Homemade Vodka, beer from 4 Hands Brewing, samples of delicious dog treats from Side by Side, discounts from your favorite local pet shops, and more! Find more information and buy your tickets now here.

Lincoln Park: Mark your calendar so you can celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Delilah’s! The party is on Thursday, August 30 from 4 pm to midnight. Delilah’s opened in 1993 and has been open every single day since- that’s over 9000 straight days of business. Delilah’s has nightly DJ sets, a world class selection of beer and whiskey, film screenings, art exhibits, and amazing service. This fabulous celebration will feature a new whisky from Compass Box, music from some of their veteran DJs, and more! Find more information in the Facebook event.

Lakeview: Once again, the Music Box Theatre has the perfect way to keep you entertained! The Music Box 70MM Film Festival 2018 is here. From Friday, September 14 to Thursday, September 27, you can catch amazing films in 70MM format. The festival lineup includes classics like West Side Story, The Thing, Patton, Lawrence of Arabia, The Sound of Music, Silverado, and more. Festival passes are $75 for general admission, $60 for Music Box members. Individual film tickets are $14 for general admission, $12 for students and seniors, and $10 for Music Box members and kids. Find the full film lineup and showtimes here.

Andersonville: Learn about the Swedish heritage in Andersonville with a guided tour led by the Swedish American Museum. The tour is just $5 per person and includes admission to the museum, as well as a copy of the walking tour booklet. Members pay $1 for the booklet. Guided tours start and end at the museum. The next tour is Thursday, August 30 at 1 pm. Walking tours are held on the last Thursday of each month through September. For more information, click here.

Chicago Loop: It’s not too late to get your tickets for Dance For Life Chicago! This is an annual benefit dance concert that showcases the city’s diverse talent, dance traditions, and styles by bringing together talented, world-renowned professional dancers from Chicago. The dance community unites artistically to support those affected by critical health issues by generously donating their time, energy, and artistry to the cause. The show is this Saturday, August 18 at 7:30 pm. Featured dance companies include Giordano Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, the Joffrey Ballet, and more. Ticket prices start at just $15 and are available for purchase here.

Portage Park: The summer may be winding down, but you can still catch a movie in the park before it’s over! On Thursday, August 23, pack up your friends, family, a blanket, and a picnic to watch E.T. in Portage Park. The movie will start at approximately 8 pm (or dusk). It is free to attend and E.T. is appropriate for all ages! For more information, click here.