7 Things To Do In Wicker Park And Bucktown This Weekend

By Alisa Hauser | September 23, 2016 12:56pm | Updated on March 17, 2017 12:04pm
 A Sunrise Sandwich at Harvest Moon.
A Sunrise Sandwich at Harvest Moon.
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WICKER PARK — Happy Friday and St. Paddy's Day!

Here are our picks for things to do over in the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods during another festive weekend.

Cook a Family St. Paddy's Feast. The Kids' Table will host a family dinner on Friday night, at its Wicker Park location. Guests will learn how to make shepherd's pie, salad bowls and shamrock shakes. Cost is $25/family member, from 6 to 7:30 p.m, 2337 W. North Ave.

Score Deals From 16 Boutiques. The biannual "Wicker Collective" warehouse sale offers clothing and jewelry from local shops (Study Hall, Penelope's, Moon Voyage, Kokorokoko and more). Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave.

Enjoy Free Comedy. The Ladybits Comedy Show features improv, stand-up comedy, storytelling and more. Admission to the BYOB show is free; any donations will go to Gilda's Club Chicago. Doors open at 7 p.m. Saturday, 1728 N. Wilmot Ave. Also, "Las Locas Comedy: Chicago's Latina Comedy Showcase" again takes over the Karen Marie Salon. Free and BYOB, from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, 1859 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Las Locas Comedy Lineup. [Facebook]

Brunch On A Yelp-Approved "Sunrise Sandwich."  Created by Harvest Moon's new executive chef Emmalee Santioni, the Wicker Park restaurant's "Sunrise Sandwich" was crowned best sandwich in Chicago during Yelp's "Starch Madness" competition earlier this week. The $12 sandwich features sun-dried tomato cream cheese and hickory-smoked bacon, topped with a fried egg and red onions, served on a toasted everything bagel. Brunch hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 1805 W. Division St.

Stock Up On Groceries. Strack & Van Til will close on April 18 or sooner, depending on how fast items are sold at a "liquidation sale" offering discounts on every item in the large grocery store that replaced Cub Foods almost 10 years ago. Sale hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 2627 N. Elston Ave.

Look For Unique Specs. Lumen Optical, an eyewear shop, offering "state-of-the-art-technology, affordable pricing" and a selection of designer frames opened earlier this week, according to a news release. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 2520 N. Elston Ave.

Support These 4 "Newish" Hotspots. Mourning the loss of Buck's? Many new restaurants, bars and shops have recently opened, so impress your friends by knowing all about Tapster, a pour-your-own-beer bar at 2027 W. North Ave.; Fuzziwig's Candy Factory, a retro-focused sweet shop at 2015 W. Division St.; Curious, a romantic bistro from a Tru alum, 2020 W. Chicago Ave. and Le Duck, an Asian-French fusion eatery serving green matcha French Toast for the holiday weekend, 1359 N. Milwaukee Ave.


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