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Lincoln Square Weekend Planner: Where to Eat, Drink and Make Merry

By Patty Wetli | October 3, 2014 9:34am
 Midnight Circus brings Circus in the Parks to Independence Park this weekend.
Midnight Circus brings Circus in the Parks to Independence Park this weekend.
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LINCOLN SQUARE — The meteorologists are predicting a gloomy weekend but our forecast predicts nothing but fun.

Friday

St. Benedict gets things off to a rollicking start with its 49th Annual OktoberFest, Oct. 3-5. In addition to food, music and, of course, beer, the festival also features carnival midway rides, activities and games. 2215 W. Irving Park Rd.

The Cornelia Arts Building is opening up its studios and throwing a party, 6 p.m . to 10 p.m., complete with live music, food trucks and lots of art. 1800 W. Cornelia St.

Tickets are still available for St. Matthias' Friends of the Craft beer festival. 7 p.m., 4910 N. Claremont Ave.

Saturday

The Irish American Heritage Center celebrates Celtic culture all weekend long at its annual iBAM! books, arts and music festival. Noon - 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 4626 N. Knox Ave.

Eugene Field's Cornucopia Fall Festival has plenty to offer folks of all ages, from food trucks for the grown-ups to pony rides for the little ones and pumpkins for everyone. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., 5100 N. Ridgeway Ave.

Midnight Circus brings its high-wire Circus in the Parks act to Independence Park on Saturday and Sunday — rain or shine. Tickets for the 2 p.m. show on Saturday are sold out, but seats are still available for the 5 p.m. performance, as well as 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Click here to purchase. 3945 N. Springfield Ave.

Take a tombstone tour of Bohemian National Cemetery, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Cost is $15 and includes refreshments following the tour. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., 5255 N. Pulaski Rd.

Sunday

The Ravenswood ArtWalk continues, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Ravenswood Avenue between Waveland and Foster.

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