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Head 'Back to the Future,' Hunt the Snark, Wheel Jam and More Weekend Fun

 Cirques Experience acrobrats bring their Wheel Jam act to Welles Park on Saturday. Attendees can give the wheel a whirl themselves.
Cirques Experience acrobrats bring their Wheel Jam act to Welles Park on Saturday. Attendees can give the wheel a whirl themselves.
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NORTH PARK — Power up the flux capacitor and head to Hollywood Park for an outdoor screening of "Back to the Future" Saturday night.

Bring a blanket, pack a picnic and enjoy a movie under the stars, 9 p.m., 3312 W. Thorndale Ave.

More fun in the parks this weekend:

* At Welles Park, Strawdog Theatre presents a free performance of "Hunting of the Snark," based on a classic Lewis Carroll poem, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave. At 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, the Cirques Experience acrobats bring their Wheel Jam act to the park, and attendees will be invited to give the wheel a whirl themselves.

* Winnemac Park, 5100 N. Leavitt St., is hosting a free Family Fun Fest at 4 p.m. on Saturday, including Latin dance lessons, crafts for the kids and more. The fest is followed at 6 p.m. by a free concert from School of Rock.

Other events around the area:


People of Horner Park West, meet your neighbors at the Horner Park West Neighborhood Association's summer kick-off party, 3-6 p.m. at Leader Bar, 3000 W. Irving Park Rd. Free raffle and prizes, light appetizers provided; drinks are pay as you go.

The Global Garden Refugee Training Farm, Sacramento and Lawrence avenues, holds a weekly farmers market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All produce is organically grown and freshly picked. This weekend, shoppers will find lots of greens, scallions, radishes, beets, cilantro and garlic.

Things get all high-brow at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave., during a presentation on the Irish influence on Chicago's architecture. Architect Louis Sullivan — Irish heritage. Sculptor Augustus St. Gaudens — born in Ireland. The lecture is at 2 p.m.; tickets are $5 at the door.


Northcenter Neighborhood Association's 8th Annual Garden Walk, noon to 5 p.m., features more than flowers. Look for live music at various points along the tour, and homeowners have been known to offer refreshments. Check in at Bell School, 3730 N. Oakley St., to pick up a map. A suggested donation of $5 will benefit Common Pantry; seniors are free.

The Villa Landmark District is one of the North Side's best-kept secrets. Join a guided walking tour, 2 p.m., featuring 25 homes, gardens and a home interior. The tour starts at the corner of Addison and Pulaski. Cost is $10; for more information or to RSVP, contact tours@thevillachicago.com.

Team USA is in action against Portugal at 5 p.m. as the World Cup tournament continues. Viewing options abound: In addition to sites previously mentioned, Commonwealth Tavern, 2000 W. Roscoe St., is offering free meals to kids during all U.S. World Cup matches. Lizard's Liquid Lounge, 3058 W. Irving Park Rd., is open early for all World Cup games.