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

Lincoln Park: Join Emerald City Theatre for a BEARY special benefit and performance of Corduroy! On Sunday, November 24 from 9 to 11:30 am, you and your kiddos will see a performance of Corduroy; enjoy sweet and savory pastries; sip on drinks from a coffee, tea, and hot chocolate bar; do crafts and activities; and participate in a meet and greet with the cast. All proceeds from this performance support Emerald City Theatre’s abilities to create theater that represents diverse communities and inspires early readers, and builds self-confidence and teamwork through arts education classes and residencies. The show is friendly for ages 3 and up and runs 1 hour with no intermission. Find more information here.

Bucktown and Wicker Park: Transit Tees is launching a brand new board game and you get to go to the launch party! On Saturday November 23 from 6 to 9 pm at The Den Theatre, you’ll be the first to play El: The Chicago Transit Adventure. You’ll also enjoy light bites and refreshments from Antique Taco and The Den. It’s free to attend, but you must RSVP! Don’t miss out- RSVP here now.

Lakeview: It’s time for the Lakeview East Treat Stroll! On Saturday December 7 from 12-4 pm, you can support local businesses and prepare for your holiday shopping. Lakeview East is offering a one-day discount on local gift cards that are accepted at more than 185 businesses. You can purchase gift cards from 12 to 3 pm for 25% off. Stop in at either Chamber Office (3138 N. Broadway or 3208 N. Sheffield) to purchase or purchase online. The Holiday Treat Stroll is from 12 to 4 pm. Stop by local businesses and sample holiday treats! Find more information here.

River North: Travelle at the Langham is offering a Pop-Up Pie Shop in the Plaza! Pastry Chef Danielle will bring her delicious holiday selections to Chicagoans directly in front of the hotel. The desserts will be sold on Tuesday November 26 starting at 3 pm until they sell out. Pies are $40. Call 312-923-7705 for more information.

Edgewater: Three Cat Productions presents “The Holiday Radio Show: 1944”. Running from December 5 to January 4, the show takes us to the final Christmas of World War II. It features stories by Charles Dickens, Hans Christian Andersen, Augustus M. Hodges, Clement C. Moore, and more. There’s drama, humor, lovely three-part singing, and more. Tickets range from $15-$25 and the show takes place at 6205 N Sheridan. Get your tickets here now!

Evanston: The Evanston History Center presents its annual Holiday Open House! On Sunday December 8 at the Dawes House from 2 to 4 pm, you’ll explore this lakeside mansion that’s been decked out for the holidays. There will be live music, holiday treats, kids crafts, and more. This also marks the 14th year of Evanston History Center’s Annual Holiday Food Drive. This is conducted in partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Donations of nutritious, non-perishable food will be accepted at the Dawes House from December 5th through the 8th, from 2-4 pm each day. All food will go directly to an Evanston food pantry to benefit area residents. The event is free and open to all ages! Find more information here.