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

Bucktown and Wicker Park: Kick off rooftop season with the Terrace Kickoff Party at WhirlyBall! On Wednesday May 15 from 5 to 8 pm, you’ll enjoy games of ping pong, giant Connect 4, Jenga, and bags; passed appetizers; and a refreshing Virtue Cider tasting. Your $15 ticket includes four tastings (choose from Rose, Michigan Apple, and Cherry Mitten). Purchase your tickets here now!

Lakeview: The Lakeview Supper Club is a social program which offers access to exclusive events, deals, and specials at select Lakeview restaurants. You must be a member to register for and attend events! Membership is an annual fee of just $10. Once you’ve signed up, check out this month’s Supper Club offering. On Thursday May 16 at 7 pm, head to El Nuevo Mexicano for a Tequila vs. Mezcal Tasting and a four-course dinner. Tickets are $44 (gratuity not included) and members can bring up to 3 guests at member pricing. Join here today.

Lincoln Park: It’s that time again…. The 5th Annual WingOut Chicago! Green Curtain Events hosts this fantastic event which boasts the best chicken wings in Chicago! WingOut is an outdoor, chicken wing block party with all-you-can-eat wings from the top vendors in the city. The festival is on Saturday June 1 and Sunday June 2 from 2 to 6 pm. It is located in the St. Michael’s Church parking lot (456 W Eugenie St). Indulge in a variety of wing flavors while enjoying live music and libations! 2019 vendors include 25 Degrees, Old Grounds Social, The Rabbit Hole, Aunty Joy’s Jamaican Kitchen, and many more. Flavors will be announced soon, but to give you a taste, last year’s flavors included: pineapple habanero, spicy bbq, garlic parmesan, Korean, sweet and sour bacon glazed… yum! Find more information here.

Lincoln Square: Timeless Toys is hosting a 25th Birthday Carnival! Since it’s beginning in 1994, Timeless Toys has been the place for kids. Tiddlywinks, puzzles, ball games, marbles, dolls, scooters, and books are all designed to help your child develop their mind! Swing by Giddings Plaza in Lincoln Square this Saturday, May 11 from 10 am to 2 pm to help celebrate this big birthday! There will be balloon animals, prizes, snacks, live music, and much more. Amy’s Candy Bar is providing cotton candy, Cafe Selmarie has whipped up a delicious birthday cake, and Savory Spice Shop is providing Kool-Aid and brownies. There will be juggling, stilt walking, carnival games, a live strong man, a marching band, and more! Find more information here.

Logan Square: Logan Theatre is hosting a David Bowie Best-Dressed Party! On Friday May 24, the pre-party begins at 8 pm and there will be a special screening of Labyrinth at 11 pm. All of Bowie’s eras, aesthetics, and styles of his entourage are welcome- the more variety the better! Prizes go out to the best dressed in the house. There’s no cover for the pre-party! Prizes are as follows: First Place: one pair of Pitchfork Tickets and swag; Second Place: $50 Logan Theatre gift card and swag; Third Place: $25 Logan Theatre gift card and swag. There will be additional raffle prize drawings as well! Tickets for the movie are $9. Purchase yours here now!

Evanston: The Rotary Club of Evanston hosts Pizza Fest! On Tuesday May 21 from 4:30 to 8:30 pm at Gigio’s Pizza, this all-you-can-eat pizza dinner raises funds for local charitable organizations. Adult tickets are $20 during pre-sale and $25 at the door. Children’s tickets are $12 during pre-sale and $15 at the door. This year they are also offering a Northwestern Wildcard discount at the door. To purchase tickets online, click here. Guests will be served unlimited pizza and soft drinks by members of the Rotary Club of Evanston. For more information about the 2019 PizzaFest, please call Gene Servillo at 847-864-7161.