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

Bucktown and Wicker Park: Is there any better pairing than pizza and beer? Get ready for a boozy trip through Pizzatown this Saturday, September 28! Emporium Wicker Park presents the Chicago Pizza Crawl at 2 pm. They’re bringing together the best bars, restaurants, and pizzerias for the cheesiest crawl of the year. Unlock the Bar Crawl Nation app with your ticket and scan QR codes at participating venues for a chance at free slices, “super specials”, and swag. Get discounted pizza & drink specials at ALL participating venues with your event wristband. General admission tickets are $19.99 and VIP tickets are $49.99. Purchase your tickets here now.

Lakeview: Mark your calendars for November 2 and the DC 2019 Dance Slam! This award-winning interactive competition features dance groups performing against one another with the audience deciding their favorite. Each performance is five minutes or less and the crowd is encouraged to root, shout, and vote for their favorites. Audience members will be invited to vote online and the night’s winning group will be invited to perform on Future Stars and other shows in 2019-20. The show is at 8 pm and tickets start at just $18. Find more information and purchase your tickets here.

Lincoln Park: Get ready for a spooky Halloween event at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum! On October 25 from 5:30 to 8 pm, it’s Supper with the Snakes 2019. Don your very best Halloween costume and join for an evening of tasty treats, slithering friends, and fun games. Trick or treat your way through a museum full of live snakes and learn new snake facts along the way. Join in games and craft projects, then hang out and dance at the Halloween party of the year! This event is totally family friendly and activities are appropriate for kids ages 2-10. Dinner is included in the ticket price! Tickets are $25/adult members; $30/adult non-members; $15/children 2-18; Free/children under 2. Find more information here.

Edgewater: It’s the annual Edgewater Library Book Sale! This Saturday, September 28 from 10:30 am to 3 pm, browse through a world of books. You’ll find every topic you can possibly think of! Early bird entry is available for $5 – get in before the library opens at 9:30 am! For latecomers – buy a bag of books for $5 from 2 p.m. until the sale closes at 3 p.m. Find more information here.

Andersonville: Need an idea for date night? A ladies night? A birthday celebration? This event covers it all! It’s BYOB Paint and Sip, this Saturday September 28 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at the Andersonville Galleria. You’ll socialize as you’re visually guided through each step of painting! You’re welcome to switch up colors and get creative too! You’ll be painting a scene with pumpkins and sunflowers- perfect for fall. Tickets are just $39 and can be purchased here.

Evanston: Get ready for a fun Halloween evening with the Family Concert: Spooktacular at Nichols Concert Hall on Sunday, October 27 at 3 pm. The concert program features “The Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saëns, performed in costume by the Music Institute’s acclaimed faculty. The Haunted Musical Open House following the concert invites guests to travel from room to room for music, trick or treating, and other activities. Audience members of all ages are encouraged to wear costumes and get into the spirit of the event. $10 general admission includes both the “Spooktacular” Concert and Haunted Musical Open House. $5 admission for each trick-or-treater includes Haunted Musical Open House only (parents/guardians free). Find more information and purchase your tickets here.