Lakeview: Head out to Lakeview for the Chicago Market for Makers taking place at Artifact Events, located at 4325 North Ravenswood Avenue, on Saturday, May 15, and Sunday, May 16 at 11 am. The Chicago edition of Market for Makers brings together over 50 creators displaying a wide variety of art, clothing, jewelry, and much more. Featured vendors include A Girl & Her Pug Woodworks, Blackout Baking Co., Locked and Layered, Plant Based Beauty, Urban Chic Studio, and more. General admission tickets are $7 online and include a free black tote and DIY bracelet experience. VIP tickets purchased online are $15 and include priority entrance all weekend at any time and more. Social distancing rules apply. Find more info here.
Blue Island: Rock Island Public House, located at 13328 Olde Western Avenue, continues their Drive-in, Dinner and Drinks series with a focus on spaghetti westerns this weekend. On Friday, May 14, at 8:30 pm, catch a screening of the classic Django. Saturday, May 15, brings a showing of Italian western Keoma at 8:30 pm. The wild weekend wraps up on Sunday, May 16, with an 8:30 pm screening of Day of Anger. All movies are free to watch from the comfort of your car with drinks, including Dovetail Drafts, and food available to purchase. Find more info here.
Uptown: Le Nocturne Chicago, located at 4810 North Broadway, teams up with What’s Good Chicago and Trifecta to bring you the “Night Shade” weekly series this Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15 from 7:30 pm to 1 am. Chicago’s best DJs curate an evening of house and techno music with a lineup featuring Arvi Mala, Adorio, C-Train, Yello Jello, and Time. In addition, there will be a special performance by Chicago Shufflers and Edson Barbosa from the Joffrey Ballet. This socially distanced night of music is $30 per ticket. Bring your dancing shoes for a night out that is long overdue. Find more info here.
Bridgeport: The Zhou B Art Center, located at 1029 West 35th Street, hosts the Punk Rock & Paintbrushes Chicago Art Show on Saturday, May 22, from 6 pm to 11 pm. This exhibit showcases the art of punk musicians Jason Cruz of Strung Out, Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, Warren Fitzgerald of The Vandals, Mike Gallo of Agnostic Front, and more. A full bar with coffee and cocktails will be on hand, as well as surprise guest DJ sets. Masks and social distancing are required for this event. You can also swing by on Sunday, May 23, from noon to 5 pm to see the artworks and meet the artists. General admission tickets are free, and VIP tickets with four drink tickets included are $20. Find more info here.
Logan Square: Get some much-needed laughs in with a night out at The Lincoln Lodge, located at 2040 North Milwaukee Avenue, with the “We’d Love to Come See You Sometime! A Comedy Show!” on Sunday, May 16 at 7 pm. Professional comics including Janice V. Rodriguez, Aaron McDavis, Luke Neumann, and Mike O’Keefe will be on stage delivering their best material in a night full of laughs. General admission tickets are $5. A table for two is $10, a table for three is $15, and a table for six is $25. Find more info here.
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