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

Bucktown and Wicker Park: Meet People Chicago presents Board Game Night! On Friday, September 7, you can go back to the days of college with a good old fashioned game night. Meet People Chicago will provide board games and you can bring your favorites as well. Each table will have a board game, so pick your favorite and play away! Once you’re done, switch to a new table and a new group of friends. The event begins at 8 pm at Pint in Wicker Park. Pre-sale tickets are just $5, regular admission is $10, and late tickets are $15. Register now here.

Lincoln Park: Join Chicago Autism Project for Chicago Trivia Night on Friday, September 21 from 6:30-9:30 pm. Test your knowledge in rounds of Chicago history, landmarks, music, and more! Funds raised benefit the Chicago Autism Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children and families affected by autism. Your $40 ticket includes trivia entry, a three hour drink package (house wines, crafts, and domestic drafts), and appetizers. The event is at Lizzie McNeil’s Chicago. Purchase your tickets here!

Lakeview: Mark your calendars for Chicago Canine Rescue’s biggest fundraiser of the year- the 15th Annual Mutt Strutt! On Saturday, October 20, from 11 am to 3 pm, hundreds of dog lovers will fill the streets of Southport Corridor for a fun-filled, 80s themed block party and a 1.5 mile walk. Chicago Canine Rescue has rescued and rehabilitated over 6,000 dogs. Their mission is to save the lives of injured, neglected, unloved, and homeless dogs in the Chicago area and around the Midwest. Parking is limited, so please allow extra time if arriving by car. One adult pass is $49 and includes access to the event, an event t-shirt, goody bag, complimentary snacks and beverages, and entry into contests and ability to win fundraising prizes. Kids and doggos are free! Find more information and buy your tickets here.

River North: It’s that time of year again- that’s right- it’s SeptemberFest at Eataly! On Friday, September 21, Eataly is throwing their third annual all-access party. From 6 pm to midnight, the most celebrated restaurants and bars in Chicago will be serving their top food and drink! Eataly’s best chefs will be serving up your favorite dishes, as well as creations from restaurants such as Blackbird, Bohemian House, Pacific Standard Time, and more. You’ll also enjoy beer, Italian wine, and cocktails from Eataly’s beverage experts and local partners, including CH Distillery, Half Acre Beer Company, and more. Tickets are $78 and you have unlimited, all-night access to food, drinks, and entertainment. Tickets are already going fast- get yours here!

Edgewater: Are you ready to get into the fall spirit? You’ve got to check out this spooky event! It’s the 7th annual Crypt 5K Run/Walk at Rosehill Cemetery. This huge 350-acre Victorian-era cemetery opened in 1864 and is the largest cemetery in the city of Chicago (and the second largest in Illinois). The race is on Saturday, October 6 and begins at 7 pm. You’ll run/walk on scenic paths past monuments, mausoleums, and famous graves; including Oscar Mayer, John G. Shedd, Cubs’ announcer Jack Brickhouse, Sears founder Julius Rosenwald, and more. There will also be a post run party! Find ticket pricing and purchase yours here now.

Oak Park: Enjoy a late summer evening at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park Home and Studio. Take a load off and relax with music, wine, beer, and light refreshments, while exploring the historic site at your own pace. Trained docents will be on site to tell you about the rich history of the building, Wright’s family, and his architectural career. Guided walks of the surrounding historic neighborhood will also be offered throughout the evening. You’ll take a leisurely walk down Forest Avenue, home to a variety of architectural styles and some of the most well known Wright-designed private residences; including Heurtley House, Beachy House, Thomas House, and more. This delightful evening has two dates: Thursday, September 6 and Thursday, September 20 from 6-8 pm. Tickets are $40 for Trust members and $50 for non-members. Purchase your tickets here now, space is limited.