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8 Things To Do In Uptown And Andersonville This Weekend

By Josh McGhee | January 13, 2017 9:11am
 My Chocolate Soul, Kal'ish and Selam Market Bar and Restaurant will all celebrate grand openings this weekend.
My Chocolate Soul, Kal'ish and Selam Market Bar and Restaurant will all celebrate grand openings this weekend.
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UPTOWN AND ANDERSONVILLE — From live jazz to new restaurant openings, there is plenty to get you out of the house this weekend.

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

Health and Wellness Weekend: The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce will partner with an array of local businesses to host a Health and Wellness open house this weekend. For more information on participating businesses, click here. Various times Fri.-Sun. along Clark Street in Andersonville.

Live Jazz At the Green Mill: Australian multi-instrumental jazz musician James Morrison and his band will head to the Green Mill Friday night. Fri. 9 p.m., Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway. Cover charge is $20.

My Chocolate Soul's VIP Grand Opening: My Chocolate Soul will hold its official grand opening and ribbon cutting Saturday. During the event, attendees will be able to sample desserts. Each purchase will come with a free gift and a raffle ticket for two $100 gift certificates. If you can't make the official event, Chef Ramona Thomas will also be giving out samples Friday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. 2 p.m.-7 p.m., My Chocolate Soul, 4442 N. Broadway.

Selam Market Grand Opening: Selam Market will officially celebrate its return to Uptown Saturday. Owner Solomon Abebe has been working for over a year on the new Selam Market, which includes a restaurant and full bar, along with the meat shop Uptown residents know and love. For more information on Selam Market, click here. Sat., all day. 4543 N. Broadway.

Kal'ish Ribbon Cutting: Though Uptown's short-order vegan joint has been serving customers since November, Kal'ish will hold its official ribbon cutting with Ald. James Cappleman (46th) and Uptown's chamber of commerce Saturday afternoon. The restaurant will offer complimentary samples of hot cocoa, cookies, grilled cheese and tomato soup for attendees. Sat. 1 p.m., 1313 W. Wilson Ave.

Curl Up With A Good Book: Head to your local library, 929 W. Buena Ave. or 1226 W. Ainslie St., and grab a copy of one of the city's most-read books. Librarians crunched the numbers to determine which books for adults, teens and kids published in 2016 were checked out most often. You can find the list here.

Harry Potter Movie Night: Kids First Book Group facilitator Mack Oliver will host a movie night at Women and Children First bookstore inspired by the group's November discussion of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." The movie night includes screenings of the first two Harry Potter movies and free popcorn provided by the bookstore. Attendees are also invited to bring their own snacks to share. The event is for regular book club attendees and newcomers alike. Kids ages 10-14 are welcome. Sun. 6 p.m., Women and Children First bookstore, 5233 N. Clark St.

Celebrate MLK Day At The Black Ensemble Theater: The Black Ensemble Theater will team up with the African-American Arts Alliance of Chicago for a Martin Luther King Day celebration featuring dance, music, spoken word and excerpts from the civil rights leader's "most potent speeches." The celebration "And A Child Shall Lead Them" is directed by Jackie Taylor, founder of the theater, and curated by Sydney Chapman. It "will highlight youth and their cultural contributions in keeping Dr. King's dream alive." Mon. 6 p.m., Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark St. Tickets are $15, and can be bought here.

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