LINCOLN PARK — Celebrate Presidents Day in the neighborhood by taking in some history or just by enjoying some music or comedy.
President's Day events at Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St.
Abraham Lincoln may have died nearly 150 years ago, but the museum is bringing the 16th president and his wife, Mary Todd, back to life through meet-and-greets throughout the museum with actors playing the parts.
While the lookalikes will be around from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the museum has other events aimed at commemorating the holiday, including "Presidential Triumphs," a storytelling session for younger elementary children at 10:30 a.m., and 30-minute sets by musicians Lenny Marsh and Richie Brandt entitled "Folk Songs and the American Presidency." For a full list of events, check out the museum's website.
All events are free with museum admission.
"What Difference Does It Make?" plus DJ Todd Osborn at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., 8 p.m.
A film about making music, "What Difference Does It Make?" features several musical talents including Brian Eno, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers, Richie Hawtin, James Murphy. Speaking of music, DJ Todd Osborn will be on hand spinning tunes.
The event is free.
"The Best of The Second City" at The Second City, 1616 N. Wells St., 8 p.m.
A regular event on Monday nights and Saturday afternoons, this show is as reliable as it gets if you are looking for laughs from a series of sketches, songs and improvisations. Tickets cost $17 and can be bought from The Second City website.