WICKER PARK — Happy Friday!
Here are some Wicker Park, Bucktown and Humboldt Park events happening over this weekend.
Go Swimming. The Holstein, Eckhart and Humboldt Park pools open Friday, along with all Chicago Park District outdoor swimming facilities. Schedules and hours vary, but here is the opening weekend schedule for Holstein Park, 2200 N. Oakley Ave.; Pulaski Park, at 1419 W. Blackhawk St., and Humboldt Park, 958 N. Sacramento Blvd.
Celebrate Puerto Rican Pride. Nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera will marshal the 39th annual Puerto Rican People's Parade, part of a four-day festival, or Fiestas Puertorriqueñas. The parade kicks off at 2 p.m. Saturday at Division and Western. Live music, food, carnival rides and other festivities will be happening all weekend at the southern corner of Humboldt Park, 1201 N. California Ave
Stroll Chicago Avenue Friday Night. Motorcycle lifestyle store Tarnish, plus AD HOC, Study Hall, Paperish Mess, Beehive and other boutiques will offer deals for the "After Hours on Chicago Avenue" kickoff. Tarnish will give shoppers who show up via motorcycle a discount. From 6- 9 p.m. Friday, in 1900-2000 blocks of West Chicago Ave.
Join Or Watch a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. A Jugrnaut hoodie and pair of tickets to an Empty Bottle show will be raffled off, and food and drinks will be for sale at a free basketball tournament for children ages 8-12. Any donations will go to Erie Neighborhood House's expanded learning program. Players' parents can sign them up by emailing Carl Williams. From 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, 1347 W. Erie St.
Get Some Laughs. Female comedians will be convening again in Bucktown for Ladybits, a show offering improv, sketch, storytelling, stand-up, singing, burlesque, and more. Doors open at 7 p.m., the free BYOB show starts at 8 p.m. at 1728 N. Wilmot Ave.
Party At Fab'rik. A DJ, food truck, special door prizes, and drawings for a 4-day Lolla pass are among the many perks for revelers at Fab'rik boutique's free anniversary party. From 6-9 p.m. Saturday, 1543 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Find Designer Outfits On the Cheap. The Luxury Garage Sale pop-up shop opened on Friday and will end June 25. The store sells designer men and women's apparel, jewelry, vintage and boutique overstock. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 1422 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Shop At The Sunday Farmers Market. Enjoy fresh produce, cheese, meats and specialty items, like locally-fermented kimchi at the Wicker Park Farmers Market. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, 1425 N. Damen Ave.
Pack a Picnic For Shakespeare. Enjoy Theatre-Hikes' "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Wicker Park — just look for the folks dressed in butterfly wings and togas near the Schiller/Damen side of the park. Free, from 11 a.m - 1 p.m. Sunday, 1425 N. Damen Ave.
Learn Bizarre Bucktown Facts. The "Bizarre Bucktown" walking tour led by magician Gordon Meyer is a 90-minute guided tour focusing on local lore, mysteries and ghosts. Tickets are $25, at 7 p.m. Friday, or 6 p.m. Saturday, starts in Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave.
Treat Your Pop To A "Dad Bod." Only for this Sunday, Links Taproom offers a “Dad Bod" meal consisting of a Steak & Ale sausage topped with Italian beef, New Holland Dragon’s Milk beer onions, garlic Parmesan sauce and Giardiniera. The $15 deal also includes fries, any Ballast Point 12-ounce beer can, and a shot of either Malort, Fernet, or Old Forrester Bourbon. All items ordered individually would cost $26, so you can impress your dad with your budgeting skills. From 11:30 a.m. - 2 a.m. Sunday, 1559 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Take Dad (Or Yourself) To a Boozy Late Sunday Dinner. Tuman's Tap & Grill debuts a $30 "Sloppy Sundays" meal package, which includes Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) drafts, well vodka cocktails, plus one Chinatown Sloppy Joe with spicy slaw. End the meal with one shot of Paddy Irish whiskey. The cash-only special runs from 9 p.m.-midnight every Sunday beginning this Sunday, at 2159 W. Chicago Ave.
Dine At Split-Rail, Former Ada Street chef Zie Schor opened her highly anticipated "new Americana" restaurant, Split-Rail, earlier this week. The menu riffs on Midwestern comfort food, and uses lots of seasonal greens. Hours are 5 p.m. - 12. a.m. Fri- Sat; closed on Sunday. Call (773) 697-4413 for reservations or book online through Reserve, 2500 W. Chicago Ave.
BYOB Brunch on Division Street. Kanela Breakfast Club just opened its sixth city outpost in the former Baker's Tale storefront. The 90-seat eatery (which is BYOB for the first few weeks) offers sweet and savory dishes, plus avocado toast and new lunch wraps. Hours are 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily, 2127 W. Division St.
Kanela Breakfast Club's new location, fruit smoothies and avocado toast. [Provided]
Buy A Chicago Flag Hammock. Be advised that it's against the law to attach a hammock to any public tree in Chicago without a permit, so check out this a new hammock pop-up shop courtesy of Grand Trunk, at your own risk. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 1262 N. Milwaukee Ave.
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