Neighborhood News – Streeterville, Lakeview, Ravenswood, Magnificent Mile, Albany Park

La Dolce Vita…finito! Eataly’s SpringFest, 43 E. Ohio Street, is taking over the Streeterville marketplace on Friday, April 28, from 6pm-11pm as their finale to Vino Month. Unlimited food, unlimited drink, and unlimited entertainment. They’re even inviting guests to dress up in their best retro-Italian attire, so the organizers put on your red lipstick, sunglasses, and ascot – best dressed has the chance to win a special prize! Ready for an Italian experience you won’t forget? Tickets are $99 per person. Who could ask for anything more? For tickets, click here.

Frustrated in Lakeview… RASHEEDA SPEAKING, aproduction of the Shattered Globe Theatre Company at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, tells the story of Jaclyn, the only Black woman in her workplace, and her experiences a series of frustrations in this comedy-turned-social thriller about workplace racism. Directed by Associate Artistic Director AmBer D. Montgomery, the play runs throughJune 4. For tickets, click here.

When in Ravenswood…With Mother’s Day approaching (Sunday, May 8), now is the best time to find an amazing, handcrafted gift made by a Chicago artisan! The Ravenswood Mother’s Day Gift Market returns on Saturday, April 30, at the Ainslie Arts Plaza, 4836 N. Lincoln Avenue, from 11am-4pm. Shop gifts from local retailers and artisans. Kid-friendly, the market features sweets and baked goods, beauty products, handmade jewelry, original artwork and more. For more information, click here. 

Through the Lookingglass AliceFrom Saturday, April 30 to July 31, join Alice on her fantastical trip down the rabbit hole along with the renowned Lookingglass Theatre Company. Come to the Magnificent Mile’s Water Tower Water Works,  821 N. Michigan Avenue, for a theatrical Wonderland! Directed by ensemble member David Catlin, from the books of Lewis Carroll, the circus-themed show runs 90 minutes with no intermission. Fun for the whole family! For tickets, click here.

Albany Park Brewskis…Northwest Brewfest at Sway Dance Chicago, 3317 W. Irving Park Road, offers samples of fourteen brewers during two-hour sessions on Saturday, April 30. Capacity is limited. Session 1 starts at 1pm- 3pm, check-in starts at 12:40pm. Session 2: 3:20pm – 5:20pm, check-in starts at 3pm. Goes without saying: You must be 21 or older to participate. Tickets for one session will be $35, and attendees receive an official Northwest Brewfest sample glass upon entry.  Click here to purchase tickets.

Alison Moran-Powers and Dean’s Team Chicago