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

Lakeview: Mark your calendars for the 2018 Midwest Sing & Stomp! This fabulous event is on Saturday, September 1 at Second Unitarian Church (656 W Barry Ave). This is an annual celebration of folk music and dance, highlighting the many vibrant traditions that have taken root in Chicago and the Great Lakes region. The evening concert features Liz Carroll with Pat Broaders (Irish), Ida y Vuelta (Mexican folk music), Patrik Ahlberg and Vidar Skrede (Scandinavian). Check out their website for more information on performers, the festival, volunteer opportunities, and ways to donate.

Bucktown and Wicker Park: It’s time for The Momedians of Momedy! This is a stand-up comedy show featuring Chicago’s best comedians- who also happen to be moms. They’ll crack jokes about the perils of life, pregnancy, relationships, parenthood, and more. This show offers audiences a wide range of comedic perspectives from all ages and stages of motherhood. The Momedians of Momedy will perform on Thursday, September 13th at Davenport’s Piano Bar (1383 N Milwaukee Ave). Doors open for general admission seating at 7:30 pm and the show begins at 8 pm. Tickets are $15 with a two drink minimum required. Purchase your tickets here!

Lincoln Park: It’s not too early to mark your calendars for Oktoberfest! And what better place to celebrate than Burnt City Brewing? On Saturday, September 22 from noon to 11 pm, you can get your Oktoberfest on with huge pretzels and even bigger steins! Burnt City will be serving up plenty of sausage, schnitzel, and sauerkraut, with endless steins of beer! Steins will be on special for $6 with fill – or – Bring-Your-Own stein. Stay tuned for the official menu. You can find more information here!

Lincoln Square: Need a fun new activity for you and the kiddos? We’ve got just the thing! Jazz Babies at The Loft will be held on three separate dates: Sunday, September 16; Sunday, October 21; and Sunday, November 18- all from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. This family-friendly event is intended to inspire the deep connection between art and life between kids having their first experience with jazz and those who have been around the sun a few more times. Bring your kids of all ages to laugh, dance, play, and meet other Jazz Babies! Tickets are $10 per adult and $5 per child. It is open for pre-registration only, so make sure you RSVP and get your tickets here.

Logan Square: Looking for a trivia night? Look no further! Logan Bar + Grill features “Riddle Me That Trivia” every Tuesday night at 8:30 pm. It’s free and you have the chance to win $75 in Logan Bar + Grill cash! This is more than just a trivia show- you create a team name, answer questions, compete in physical challenges, and enjoy the comedic stylings of your hosts. Gather your smartest friends and get ready for a fabulous Tuesday activity!

Evanston: Celebrate the new school year at the annual ‘Kits, Cats, & Kids Block Party on Thursday, September 13 at Fountain Square! From 4:45 pm to 7:30 pm there will be games, arts and crafts, a performance by the ETHS and NU marching bands, pep rally speeches, and DJ music to get you dancing! Come hungry and grab a bite to go from one of the nearby restaurants or check out the food trucks stationed on Sherman Avenue. Krave will be serving 200 free hot dogs! Find more information here.