CHICAGO — Just a few ideas for what to do this weekend in Lincoln Park include seeing comedy, checking out a new place, drinking for a cause and running a superhero-themed race.
Brent Morin at UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., various times
Brent Morin, who worked on the production staff at "Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," performs stand-up comedy at the club this week. Tickets are $20.
Stout of Control at Whole Foods, 1550 N. Kingsbury St., 6-9 p.m. (limited spots available)
Whole Foods hosts a Friday night beer tasting that includes a 6-ounce pour of Prairie Bomb and Abraxas and an 8-ounce glass of any other beer on tap. Tickets are $20, which includes a $5 donation to the grocery chain's Whole Planet Foundation. The grocery store warns that just a few tickets are up for grabs, so stop by the Red Star Bar inside the Whole Foods or call 312-587-0648 Ext. 136 to register.
Forever Green 39 at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., 6:30-11 p.m.
A $55 general admission ticket gets you pop, wine and beer and benefits My Mary Cate and Ignite the Spirit Fund. Music will be provided by The Larkin and Moran Brothers as well as Todd Hembrook and the Hemispheres. The Identity Irish Dance Company and the Shannon Rovers Pipe Band will also perform. There's a VIP ticket for $75, which provides access to VIP lounges in addition to drinks.
Second Saturdays at Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
In this Second Saturday activity, the museum invites kids and their families to touch and learn about Chicago artifacts. The event comes with museum admission, which is free for those 12 and under.
"The Gospel of Lovingkindness" at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., 7:30 p.m.
Oakland, Calif-born Marcus Gardley wrote this Bronzeville-set play of two mothers dealing with city violence. The play opened on Feb. 28 and runs through March 30. Tickets range from $30 to $60 and may be bought online or by calling 773-871-3000.
Wacky 5K & 10K Run near Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum at Stockton Drive and Fullerton Avenue, 10 a.m.
In this superhero-themed 5K and 10K, runners are encouraged to dress up like their favorite hero or nemesis. The event costs $35-$50 depending on how early you register and which event you sign up for. The run benefits Central Lakeview Merchants Association.