Neighborhood News – Streeterville, Old Town, Ravenswood, Logan Square, Lincoln Park, City-Wide

On Friday, we welcome a new month. April brings ever-warming temperatures, longer days, and more reasons than ever to enjoy Chicago’s amazing communities and events!

…And no fooling allowed! On Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, from 7:30pm- 9pm, the renowned Giordano Dance Chicago opens its 59th season by returning to the Harris Theater of Music and Dance at Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph, with the world premiere of Autumn Ekman’s Retroverse, featuring an original score by Dan Myers. For tickets, click here

At Second City’s e.t.c. Theater, 230 W. North Ave, in Old Town, there’s “no time for regrets” in the 45th e.t.c. revue, ‘The Best Decision You’ve Ever Made.’ Shows start Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm and 10pm, and Sundays at 5pm. As e.t.c.’s website says, “This choose-your-own comedy (mis)adventure explores the choices we make and how they impact our world in a hilarious, heartfelt, and interactive way…We’re not just addressing the elephants in the room—we’re inviting them to the dungeon basement dance party.” But if you find a few, there’s no drink minimum. For tickets and information, click here.

Dot Kane The Storyteller entertains in a free show at Ravenswood’s Brush Park Gym this Saturday, April 2, 4646 N. Rockwell Street, from 10:30am-11am. The storyteller, according to Brush Park’s website, entertains and engages children’s minds, bodies and imaginations by using songs, props and comedy…while teaching important life lessons. For more information, click here.

HELLO, KITTY! POP Cats 2022, at the Ravenswood Artifact Events Center, 4325 N. Ravenswood Avenue, described on its website as “a cat convention meets cat café,” on Saturday, April 2, from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, April 3rd, from 11am to 5pm. Bring the family and enjoy cat playgrounds, artists, music, photo ops, artisans,  cat adoptions, and more! You can even ink ‘Cat-toos!’A portion of profits benefits participant cat organizations. For tickets, click here

Brave Space, at Logan Square’s Aloft Circus Arts, 3324 N. Wrightwood, on Sunday April 3, 7pm –8pm, according to its website, “grows to encompass a world of wondrous circus that includes juggling, cyr wheel, duo trapeze, a rope act like no other, and awe-inspiring feats of balance and strength.” They invite the audience to sit nose-to-nose with an all-female cast of bold acrobats to build the world we want to live in, even for only a few shared moments. Limited to 100 people, participants must sit on the floor, stand up, and walk around for the duration. For tickets, click here.

Just in time for Easter….relive or learn about the funny side of Catholic school days in ‘Late Nite Catechism,’  now through April 16 (Easter Saturday) at Lincoln Park’s The Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue. As the website says, “You, the audience members, are part of Sister’s class. She’ll take you back to the days of the Latin Mass, meatless Fridays, and remind you about that good old ruler across the knuckles!” Ahhh, memories.  Performances start at 5pm on Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays. For tickets, click here

Chicago Restaurant Week enters its second full week, where diners can enjoy special prix-fixe menus from restaurants throughout Chicago and nearby suburbs. Multi-course meals are $25 for brunch or lunch, and $39 and/or $55 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax, gratuity, and delivery fees). The prices are also valid for takeout/delivery options. For a list of participating restaurants, click here.

April Dates to Remember:


10-Palm Sunday

15-Good Friday 



22-Earth Day

24-Easter (Orthodox)

27-Administrative Professionals Day

29-Arbor Day

Note: Most indoor events require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test prior to entry, and wearing a mask  inside the venue. Check for details before you go. 

Alison Moran-Powers and Dean’s Team Chicago