Things to Do in Lincoln Park and Old Town This Weekend

By Emily Morris on January 17, 2014 6:37am 

 Comedian Godfrey performs at UP Comedy Club this weekend.
Comedian Godfrey performs at UP Comedy Club this weekend.
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CHICAGO — Catch plenty of music acts during the Tomorrow Never Knows and the Chicago Bluegrass and Blues fests, or check out some cooking classes and more going on this weekend in Lincoln Park and Old Town.

Weekend-long

Godfrey at UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave.

The comedian returns to his hometown and performs at UP Comedy Club Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $20.

Tomorrow Never Knows 2014 at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., multiple performance times

Be sure to check out the list of indie acts performing at Lincoln Hall and other area venues this weekend as part of the Tomorrow Never Knows fest. Headlining at Lincoln Hall this weekend are The Rural Alberta Advantage on Friday, John Newman on Saturday and Yuck on Sunday.

Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival at Tonic Room, 2447 N. Halsted St., multiple performance times

Also going on this weekend is the Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival at Tonic Room and other locations. A full list of performers is available online.

Friday

Keller Williams at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., 9 p.m.

Acoustic funk artist Keller Williams performs as part of the What the Funk Tour 2014. Tickets are $25 and restricted to those 18 and older.

Saturday

Sweet Tooth Brunch at Whole Foods, 1550 N. Kingsbury St., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

In this $25 class, brunchers will learn to make waffles, crepes and pancakes before getting to eat their creations. Register for the class online.

Opening night of "EL Stories" at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., 11 p.m.

The fourth season of "EL Stories," in which performers act out real-life tales of CTA highs and lows, kicks off Saturday. The show, presented by Waltzing Mechanics, runs every Saturday night at 11 p.m.

Sunday

Four Ways to Brew Coffee at Whole Foods, 1550 N. Kingsbury St., 11 a.m.-noon

Learn more about how to brew via French Press and various coffeemakers. The class is $10, and participants can register online.

Creation Corner at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

All the materials are provided for this hands-on workshop, in which kids and families can make worm compost bins to take home. Each bin is $7.

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