CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Bucktown and Wicker Park, Gold Coast, Lincoln Square, Portage Park

Lakeview: Compass Creative Dramatics, an emerging children’s theatre in Chicago, presents “Peas & Harmony: The Princess & The Pea Remixed”. Join them at Beat Kitchen on Monday, October 15 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm for this 5th annual fundraising event. From 6:30 to 8 pm, you can enjoy food ($5 pizza), adult beverages ($3 select craft beers), games, raffles, and contests! Prizes include Cubs tickets, dinners for two, improv classes, concert tickets, and more. From 8-9 pm, adult actors will perform the original children’s adaptation of “Peas & Harmony: The Process & The Pea Remixed”. From 9-11 pm, drink, dance, and anxiously await the prize announcements! Admission is $15, cash only at the door. Seating is limited, so be sure to come early and grab your seat! For more information, check out the Facebook event page.

Lincoln Park: Now that October is in full swing, it’s time to make your Halloween plans! Join Gaslight on Saturday, October 27 from 9 pm to midnight for “Heroes and Weirdos: A Halloween Party!” Presale tickets are just $30 and include domestic drafts, a house cocktail, and a chili bar. The party will feature a DJ, an ice luge, and a $100 prize for the Best Costume! What are you waiting for? Buy your tickets here, right now!

Bucktown and Wicker Park: Need a little Monday pick-me-up? This Monday, October 15 at 7 pm, enjoy food, cocktails, and agave pairings at the “Sabor de Agave Dinner” at Dove’s Luncheonette. This southern-inspired Mexican comfort food dinner is five courses, hosted by Chef Tom Carlin. Cocktail pairings feature selections from Dove’s extensive agave collection crafted by head bartender Sam Carlton, alongside Eden Laurin of Violet Hour. Tickets are $70 per person, plus tax and gratuity and can be purchased here.

Gold Coast: Don’t miss your chance to experience the Live Magazine Show, the concluding celebration of the Lit & Luz Festival of Language, Literature, and Art. Each year the Lit & Luz program supports the creation of new collaborative artworks between writers, visual artists, and musicians from both Chicago and Mexico. In the months leading up to the festival, teams of participating artists from the two cities work remotely to co-create a performance incorporating their respective mediums. The show is Saturday, October 20 from 6-8 pm at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The pieces will be presented in Spanish and English. Student tickets are just $8 and full price tickets are $15. Purchase yours in advance here.

Lincoln Square: It’s time for Restaurant Week 2018! From Sunday, October 14 to Friday, October 19, explore the restaurants of Lincoln Square and Ravenswood in a totally new way! Presented by the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, a diverse assembly of neighborhood restaurants are participating and each will offer a prix fixe menu. Featured restaurants include Band of Bohemia, Rojo Gusano, Bistro Campagne, Due Lire, Gather, Luella’s Southern Kitchen, and more. You can view prix fixe menus in advance here.

Portage Park: Need something to do with the kiddos? The Filament Theatre has just the thing! Come see “The Snow Queen”, opening November 10. Based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, Filament’s 2014 hit is back and better than ever! When Gerda’s best friend Kai is lured to the palace of the wicked Snow Queen, she embarks on an unexpected quest to save him. This epic story of courage and friendship will warm you and your kiddos hearts with music, puppetry, and lots of theatrical magic. Tickets range from $12 to $17.50 and are available here.