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Things to Do in Lincoln Park and Old Town This Weekend

By Emily Morris | March 14, 2014 6:47am
 Musician Lurrie Bell performs at B.L.U.E.S on Friday.
Musician Lurrie Bell performs at B.L.U.E.S on Friday.
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CHICAGO — This weekend, check out plenty of music shows, some stand-up comedy, a sleepover at Lincoln Park Zoo or a few St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

Multiple showtimes

Tommy Johnagin at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells St., various shows

Comedian Tommy Johnagin, who has performed on episodes of "Late Show with David Letterman" performs at Zanies this week. Tickets are $25 plus two minimum orders of food and drinks.


Sleep Under the Skyscrapers: Indoor Overnight at Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St., 6 p.m.

Families can spend a sleepover at the zoo complete with dinner, nighttime exploration, games, a bedtime snack and breakfast the next morning. Kids and parents can choose whether to spend just the evening or the full overnight at the zoo. Just the evening (6-10 p.m.) is $35 for zoo members and $42 for non-members, while the full overnight (which goes until 8:30 a.m.) is $60 for zoo members and $70 for non-members. Participants can register online. Contact Becky Lyons at 312-742-2067 or rlyons@lpzoo.org for more information.

W. Kamau Bell at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., 7 p.m.

Political comedian W. Kamau Bell, of "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell," performs at Lincoln Hall Friday night. Tickets, for those 21 and older, are $20 online and $23 at the doors.

Lurrie Bell featuring Peaches Stefan at B.L.U.E.S., 2519 N. Halsted St, 9:30 p.m.

Chicago blues musician Lurrie Bell plays the venue along with Peaches Stefan. Cover is $10.


St. Patricks' Day at Drop, 1909 N Lincoln Ave., 7 a.m.

Those hoping to begin imbibing right as the sun comes up can do so at Drop, which is open all day for it's early St. Patrick's Day celebration. The lounge's specials include $3 Jameson, $4 Guinness and green beer, $5 car bombs. For those who'd like to party through the night, the Drop is keeping its doors open until 5 a.m.

St. Patrick's Party at Derby Bar & Grill, 1224 W. Webster Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The bar and grill encourages revelers to start off with a boozy breakfast buffet that includes mimosas, screwdrivers, Red Bull cocktails and of course, green beer. The meal and drink package starts at $35, and the venue warns that the party tends to sell out each year.

Weight Watchers Success Forum at Weight Watchers Market Square Store, 2121 N. Clybourn Ave., noon

Weight Watchers hosts a free event that includes stories from four to five speakers who have lost a combined 200 to 400 pounds, according to the store. The meeting will include a chance to ask questions and learn tips. Contact Lisa Krueger for further information wwlisak@gmail.com.

Augustines with My Goodness at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., 10 p.m.

Indie rock band Augustines takes the stage along with blues-rock band My Goodness. See the show for $15, if you're 21 or older. 


Nick Fisher, Michael Alexander with Kara Cavanaugh at Tonic Room, 2447 N. Halsted St., 8 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Nick Fisher performs along with fellow acoustic musician Michael Alexander and singer Kara Cavanaugh. Tickets are $5, and the show is restricted to those 21 and older.