CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Bucktown and Wicker Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Andersonville, Oak Park

Bucktown and Wicker Park: Urbanbelly and Wicker Park neighbor One Strange Bird are teaming up for a children’s art class! One Strange Bird is an event space and art studio on Division Street that offers unique apparel, accessories and gifts from local and national designers. At this special class, bring your kiddos for an evening of painting, coloring, and chopstick picture frame making! Complimentary edamame will be served. Guests are also welcome to order from urbanbelly’s full family-friendly menu. Kids of all ages are welcome, but those under 9 might find the crafts most exciting! Crafts will take about 30 minutes. The event is on Monday, April 1 from 4-6 pm. Register here!

Lakeview: The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce presents a new experience: The Lakeview Supper Club. This is an exclusive VIP social program for Lakeview and Chicago residents offering special dining experiences at Lakeview restaurants. Members will have access to events, deals, and specials at restaurants that aren’t available to the public. Examples of events include pop-up dinners, chef tables, specialty wine pairings, prix fixe menus paired with performances, and much more. Annual memberships cost just $10. After joining, members can purchase tickets to private events only available to Lakeview Supper Club Members. On Thursday, March 14, the event is at PR Italian Bistro; a 4-course seafood dinner and wine night. The event begins at 7 pm and costs $80 per person. Find out more and join here!

Lincoln Park: Get ready for another Lincoln Park Night Out! On Friday, March 15 at 7:30 pm, head to DePaul University’s Merle Reskin Theatre for a performance of DePaul’s Opera Theatre’s “Hansel and Gretel”. Sung in English with grand melodies and whimsical staging, DePaul Opera Theatre’s production takes you along with Hansel and Gretel, through the shadowy forest to a house made entirely of candy. Use the code LPCCNIGHTOUT to receive 50% off standard tickets. You may reserve tickets online or call the School of Music Box Office, Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm, 773.325.5200. Reserve your tickets now here.

Lincoln Square: It’s not too early to start looking forward to spring! Mark your calendars for the Spring Wine Stroll on Thursday, April 25 from 6:30-9:30 pm. Retail establishments and restaurants in Lincoln Square and Ravenswood will be transformed into wine tasting destinations! Over 45 businesses will participate, pairing both red and white wine samples with delicious appetizers from local restaurants. There will be 5 routes to choose from in Lincoln Square and Ravenswood. Admission is $45 and tickets can be purchased in advance online. Routes will be announced soon and tickets go on sale 4 weeks before the event. Find out more here.

Andersonville: Need a fun indoor activity for this chilly winter weekend? Check out Andersonville’s Insidewalk Sale! From Friday March 8 to Sunday March 10 from 11 am to 6 pm (hours vary by business), the event features shopping at participating businesses with discounts on winter merchandise, special sales, unique finds, and more! Participating businesses include Alamo Shoes, Andersonville Antiques, The Brown Elephant, Foursided, Frio Gelato, Rattleback Records, Transit Tees, and many more. Find more information here.

Oak Park: Head up to Oak Park for the spectacular Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk on Saturday May 18! Tour the interiors of eight private residences and two landmark buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries. For members of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, tickets are $85 if purchased between March 1-31. Non-member tickets start at $95. Ticket sales are tiered and will increase in price every 30 days. Find more information about the event, other ticket packages, and more here.