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7 Things To Do In Uptown And Andersonville This Weekend

By Josh McGhee | August 12, 2016 12:18pm
 Events include: Second Fridays on Argyle, Uptown Saturday Nights and Dining with Divas.
Events include: Second Fridays on Argyle, Uptown Saturday Nights and Dining with Divas.
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UPTOWN AND ANDERSONVILLE — From a free jazz performance to a meet-and-greet with the staff of a feminist magazine, there's plenty of options to check out in Uptown and Andersonville this weekend.

Here is our list of seven things to do this weekend in the neighborhoods:

Meet the Women of Rebellious Magazine: Friday, writers from the feminist publication Rebellious Magazine For Women will stop by Women and Children First bookstore for an author reading and after-party. The magazine's founder Karen Hawkins, a former AP reporter, will be joined by contributors Rachel Berg Scherer, Lisa Farver, Molly Harris and "Uppity-Negro columnist" Princess McDowell for the discussion. After the discussion, the party will move to the Brixton, 5420 N. Clark St. 7:30 p.m. Friday. Women and Children First, 5233 N. Clark St. Free.

Second Fridays on Argyle Street: This month Second Fridays on Argyle Street will showcase multiple pho dishes from Pho Loan. The monthly event, which is organized by Axis Lab and the 48th Ward, not only showcases food at a local business, but also hopes to bring the community together to promote safety over a meal. For more information on the event click here. 6-9 p.m. Friday. Pho Loan, 1114 W. Argyle St.

Try Out A New Restaurant: Earlier this week, Pokiology, a quick-service restaurant serving poke and sushi bowls opened along Wilson Avenue. Meals will range from $10 for its regular portion to $16 for its large portion. For more information click here. 4600 N. Magnolia Ave. All weekend long.

Uptown Saturday Night: The Alyssa Allgood Quintet will warm up for Chicago Jazz Festival with a free performance at Uptown Saturday Nights. The Quintet is composed of Allgood providing vocals, Dan Chase on the organ, Tim Fitzgerald on guitar, Chris Madsen on saxophone and Matt Plaskota on drums. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the performance is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. To RSVP for the event click here. The Charlie Chaplin Theater at St. Augustine College, 1345 W. Argyle St. Free.

Karaoke It Up With Seafood: Earlier this month, Seafood Hot Pot opened along Argyle Street after a several month wait. Parties of 15-or-more can karaoke for two hours for free. For more details about the restaurant click here. 1130 W. Argyle St. 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Dine with Divas at Hamburger Mary's: Dining with Divas, which features dinner and a drag show, takes place every Saturday at Hamburger Mary's. The show, which lasts about an hour, is hosted by Angel LeBare and features "some of Chicago's most fabulous drag entertainers." Showtime is 8:30 p.m. Saturday. 5400 N. Clark St.

Brunch 4 PAWS: Fat Cat will host a fundraiser for PAWS Chicago Sunday afternoon. One dollar from each mimosa will be donated to the organizations. The event also includes raffle prizes from Koval Distillery, Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble, Chicago Sinfonietta, Few Spirits and Lagunitas Brewing Company. Sunday. 12-3 p.m. 4840 N. Broadway.

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