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

Lincoln Park: Celebrate your St. Patty’s day right with the original “You Can’t Drink All Day If You Don’t Start in the Morning” party! For 23 years, this green and gold clad party has christened the Irish morn with a Massive Breakfast Buffet and plenty o booze. At the buffet, you’ll find scrambled eggs with herbs, corned beef hash potatoes with spices, biscuits and gravy, fruit trays, Bloody Mary’s, Screwdrivers, and Green Beer. The party is at Kincade’s Bar & Grill on Saturday, March 16 from 9 am to 1 pm. Tickets start at $45 and are selling fast- so get yours here now!

Lakeview: Schuba’s presents a very special evening with Dan Navarro on Friday, March 8 at 7 pm. Dan Navarro’s career has spanned decades. He is perhaps best known as the songwriter for artists like Jackson Browne, The Bangles, Keb Mo’, and Pat Benatar. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance here.

Bucktown and Wicker Park: Fill your glass and get ready for a night of cheatin’, fightin’, lovin’, cryin’ and drinkin’ songs with good ole classic country music: “Honky Tonk Girl: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn”!  Versatile vocalist Jenifer French & the Twang Patrol country band perform their rousing tribute to country music legend, Loretta Lynn in their hit show. There is a $25 cover charge with a 2-drink minimum. The show is at Davenport’s Piano Bar on Saturday March 30 at 8 pm. Purchase your tickets in advance here.

Chicago Loop: Music Celebrations International presents the 2019 Windy City Choral Festival! This is the 12th annual festival, featuring mixed choirs from across North America coming together to sing at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, the home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The festival takes place from March 7-9.  In addition to being part of the Windy City Festival Chorus, four choirs will be selected by audition to conduct stand-alone performances on stage during the finale concert.  World-renowned choral conductor, composer, and Director of Choral Activities at Oklahoma State University, Dr. Z. Randall Stroope, will serve as Artistic Director and will lead the rehearsals and finale performance. The final performance takes place Saturday, March 9 at 1:30 pm. Tickets will be available at will-call the day of the performance. Find more information on this exciting festival here.

Gold Coast: Need a fun activity to do with the kiddos? Broadway Playhouse has you covered with “American Girl Live!” In this new, original 90-minute musical, audiences join five spunky campers and their fearless counselor at Camp American Girl, an overnight camp in the North Woods. This musical celebrates the power of girls and the strength of friendship! Overcoming fears and obstacles along the way to having the summer of their lives, these brave campers rely on wisdom and advice delivered by the beloved American Girl dolls they’ve brought along to camp – who inspire audiences in surprising and delightful musical numbers, each reflecting their historical eras. The show opens on April 30 and runs until May 12. Tickets start at just $39 and can be purchased here!

Evanston: Join Whiskey Thief for a fantastic prix-fixe dinner on Thursday, March 14! This event includes a 3-course prix fixe dinner, the first 2 courses paired with hand selected whiskeys for just $40 per person. Reservations are recommended and can be reserved via Opentable. The first course is your choice of: bacon wrapped dates, buffalo wings, or crab deviled eggs. The second course is your choice of chicken adobado, broiled salmon, or a kurobuta pork chop. The third course is your choice of a brownie a la mode or a dessert cocktail. Make your reservations here.