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

Bucktown and Wicker Park: Join Chicago Detours on March 22 for “Badass Women in Chicago History”, a second annual storytelling event celebrating Women’s History Month. Chicago Detours is committed to bringing people to explore stories and places they wouldn’t otherwise know. The characters presented are Chicago heroines on the peripheries of history. A portion of ticket sales and all raffle proceeds will be donated to the Chicago Women’s Health Center. The event is on Friday, March 22; doors open at 5:30 pm and the event begins at 6 pm at The Hideout. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Find more details and book your tickets here.

Lincoln Park: Get ready for a Lincoln Park Night Out at Steppenwolf Theatre! On Friday, February 22 at 7:30 pm, you’ll see a performance of A Doll’s House: Part 2. Use the code LPCCNIGHTOUT to get 50% off your tickets plus a free drink at The Front Bar. Want to grab a bite to eat before or after the show? Check out some of these awesome Lincoln Park restaurants: Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba, Chez Moi, King Crab House, Oyster Bah, Stella Barra Pizzeria, or Summer House Santa Monica. Lincoln Park Night Out is a new monthly series showcasing theaters in the Lincoln Park neighborhood to celebrate the 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre. Click here for more information and participating theaters.

Lakeview: Mark your calendar for Silent Cinema at the Music Box Theatre! On Saturday, March 16, you’ll see a classic silent film the way it was meant to be seen. The film “Fragment of an Empire” will be shown at 11:30 am and features a live musical score on the famous Music Box organ by Dennis Scott, Music Box House Organist. The film is co-presented by The Chicago Film Society. General admission tickets are $11, senior tickets are $9, and Music Box member tickets are $7. Purchase your tickets in advance here.

Chicago Loop: Join PAWS Chicago for an Upside Down Tea Party: A Pup of Tea! On Sunday, February 24 from 1-4 pm, bring your dogs and get ready for an afternoon of tea bites, boozy tea, and bottomless mimosas. There will be plenty of opportunities for photos with your furry friends! A portion of every tea package and registration will benefit PAWS. 2-hour tea packages are 1 for $50 or 2 for $90 and include one boozy tea cocktail, tea bites, and bottomless mimosas for each guest. Buy your tickets here!

Edgewater: Come out and celebrate women-owned businesses in Edgewater on International Women’s Day! On March 8 from 5-8 pm, there will be delicious food tastings, drink samples, and live pop-up activations along the crawl’s route. You’ll tour women-owned businesses, chat with inspiring small business owners, and sit for a professional portrait that will be included in Edgewater’s “we all live here” mural project. A portion of ticket sales will benefit GirlForward, a local nonprofit that serves as a community of support dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls in Chicago who have been displaced by global conflict and persecution. Edgewater Chamber Member tickets are $30 and general admission tickets are $35. Buy yours here!

Evanston: The 6th Annual JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival runs from March 1-17 and features 43 films at different venues. Several films will be shown at Century 12 Theatre and Cine Arts 6 in downtown Evanston. The festival includes a world premiere, 12 midwest premieres, and four Chicago premieres. Many of the films will feature talkbacks afterwards.  This year, the JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival is a celebration of strength and resilience, and in particular, a tribute to strong female protagonists whose experience made a difference for their families and the world. Find the full film line-up here.