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

Lakeview: Looking for a great way to spend a weekend day with your kiddos? Emerald City Theatre is concluding it’s 2018-2019 season with the Chicago premiere of “Corduroy”, based on the classic book by Don Freeman. A small bear’s quest for a missing button leads to the friendship of a lifetime! The department store comes to life with circus elements and physical comedy as Corduroy must stay a step ahead of the Night Watchman to be ready for Lisa when she returns to the store. Learn the importance of empathy and unconditional love along with a young girl and her mother in this sweet adaptation. This production is recommended for ages three and up! Tickets start at $22 and are available online or through the Athenaeum Theatre box office at 773.935.6875.

Lincoln Park: Join Kibbitznest for a unique storytelling evening on Wednesday, March 27 from 7-9 pm. Tenx9 is a local community gathering, where nine people have up to ten minutes to tell a real story from their own lives. The theme for this event is “It’s Never Black and White”. This unique type of storytelling was founded by Paul Doran and Pádraig Ó Tuama in Belfast. Speakers and spectators of all experience levels are welcome and the event is 100% free. Find more information here.

Bucktown and Wicker Park: Have you ever been curious about kettlebells? Then this workshop is for you! Head over to HealthSource of Wicker Park for Turkish Get-Up 101 and Circuit Saturday on Saturday, March 23 from 10-11:30 am. The class will be lead by JP of Perpetual Movement and Fitness, certified in Kettlebell Athletics Level 1 and 2. He’ll teach you how to do a proper kettlebell Turkish Get-Up! This challenging move is a great way to challenge stability, mobility, strength, and endurance. Find more information here.

Chicago Loop: Join the Chicago Public Library for “Night in the Stacks”, hosted by the Foundation Associate Board. On Friday, April 5, it will be a fantastic evening of dancing, drinks, and revelry in the Harold Washington Library Center’s Winter Garden. This year’s science fiction themed event blasts off from One Book, One Chicago’s 2018-19 selection Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. Night in the Stacks features delectable food and drinks, a galactic DJ, and an interactive photo booth. Tickets are $125 and raffle tickets are available for purchase before the event. Find more information here.

Logan Square: Mark your calendars for Roaring City Festival- Chicago’s newest electronic music festival with neo-vintage flair. Held from April 13-14, this fabulous festival features live bands, DJs, sideshow, circus, burlesque, ambient performances, and more. This festival brings vaudevillian entertainment from all over the US to the prohibition style host venue, The Logan Square auditorium. Roaring City will also feature a vendor market curated with the crafts, people, and artists of Chicago. Tickets start at $35 and are sold in tiers. They’ll sell out quickly, so purchase yours here now!

Evanston: TopAct Events presents a special evening at Bourbon N’ Brass Speakeasy- a 1920s Murder Mystery Party! On Saturday April 6 from 6-8:30 pm, you’ll get to play the role of  suspect, detective, or witness and solve the shocking murder of the top Chicago crime boss! Each ticket includes a buffet dinner from Rock N Ravioli’s Italian restaurant, raffle prize giveaways, all murder mystery materials, a character sketch, and photography to capture your party experience. Craft cocktails and beer will be available for purchase. Prior to the event, guests will be sent their assigned character sketch along with an invitation, instructions, summary, and secret password for entry to the speakeasy. 1920s themed attire is encouraged! Tickets are $62 and can be purchased here.