CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Bucktown and Wicker Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, River North, Andersonville, Evanston

Bucktown and Wicker Park: Take yourself on a foodie tour with the Wicker Park and Old Polonia Neighborhood Food Tour! You’ll explore the past and present of the people, food, and architecture of these vibrant and changing neighborhoods. The Chicago Detours food tour means that beyond just eating, you are going to really learn. You’ll go inside a gorgeous Catholic church, walk by Gilded Age Mansions on “Beer Baron Row”, eat Polish food just like Grandma used to make, learn about Polish and Mexican immigration to Chicago, and taste food at top-rated establishments. Tickets are $49 and there are a variety of available dates. Click here to pick yours.

Lakeview: Relax and unwind at Kirkwood with Wine & Yoga on the patio! On Tuesday nights from 7 to 8 pm for just $10, you will be led through a Power Vinyasa and receive a free glass of wine. After the event, take advantage of specials like $5 glasses of wine, $20 bottles of wine, and 1/2 price salads. Find more information here.

Lincoln Park: The Lincoln Park Community Services Associate Board presents “Taste of Fall”! On September 20 from 6 to 11 pm at Moonlight Studios, you’ll have food and drink tastings, fun, games, dancing, and much more. Your favorite Chicago restaurants will be providing bites, you can sip on whiskey and beer samples, bid on one-of-a-kind silent auction packages, and dance to music provided by DJ Megan Taylor. This is an annual fall celebration and fundraiser! Tickets are $75 and can be purchased here.

River North: It’s that time of year again! Bourbon Fest is here! On Tuesday September 17, Untitled Supper Club presents their 6th Annual Bourbon Fest. This bourbon tasting fest features over 60 bourbons brought in from across the country, paired with delicious bites by Executive Chef David Gebhardt. Guests will receive a commemorative tasting glass with their ticket. The event is from 6 to 9 pm and tickets are $30. Purchase your tickets here now!

Andersonville: Mark your calendars now for the 17th Annual Andersonville Arts Week + Fest! From September 19-22, you’ll experience multiple art forms, including visual, dance, theatre, music, kids/family, culinary, handmade, and literary. New this year is Andersonville Arts Fest- a street festival on September 21 and 22! Both Saturday and Sunday are from 10 am to 6 pm. It’s free to attend! In addition to amazing artwork, the festival features live music and great food from on-site and neighboring restaurants. There’s also fun art activities for kids, making this a full family-friendly event. Find more information about the festival hereand more information about Andersonville Arts Week here.

Evanston: Vintage Garage Chicago is Chicago’s vintage flea market! On Sunday, September 15, they’ll be having their Evanston Season Finale. Over 75 vendors will be selling home decor, vintage furniture, vintage clothing, jewelry, vintage holiday items, and accessories. The market is located in a parking garage at 1800 Maple on the 5th floor. The Market is open from 10 am to 5 pm. It’s just $6 to attend and tickets can be purchased here.