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Ten Things To Do In And Around Lincoln Square This Weekend

By Patty Wetli | August 11, 2017 6:10am
 Check out a classical music street fest, Shakespearean mayhem, K-pop dance competition and more.
Check out a classical music street fest, Shakespearean mayhem, K-pop dance competition and more.
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LINCOLN SQUARE — Is it starting to feel like summer's winding down? Guess again.

Here's a guide to weekend fun in and around Lincoln Square.

Shakespeare's Motley Crew presents the works of the Bard like no one else. Check out the troupe's latest Midsummer Mayhem free outdoor production, "The Very Witching Hour," which spotlights the witches of Shakespeare at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Winnemac Park, 5100 N. Damen Ave. Pre-show and parade get underway at 6:30 p.m. The performance will be repeated on weekends through the end of August.

• The Thirsty Ears classical music fest brings Bach and Beethoven to the streets of Ravenswood Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy beers from Empirical Brewery, food trucks, artisan vendors and kid-friendly activities too. Head to Wilson Avenue between Hermitage and Ravenswood from 1-9 p.m. Saturday and noon-7 p.m. Sunday. Suggested donation is $5.

Chicago Korean Festival celebrates the food, music and culture of the city's Korean-American community from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Bryn Mawr Avenue between Kimball and Kedzie. Sunday's K-pop dance competition, at 8 p.m., is not to be missed.

• Mayfair Park's Mayfair Fest is chock full of family-friendly activities, plus Lake Effect beer and food trucks for grown-ups. Swing by from noon-8 p.m. Saturday at 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave. Admission is free, but fees will apply to some of the children's activities.

Chicago Dirt Jumps is hosting its annual Garden Jam on the pump trails from noon-8 p.m. Sunday at 3400 N. Rockwell St. Come on out to meet fellow dirt bike jump enthusiasts. Organizers say the event will be fairly "no frills" but expect food, drinks, music and fun.

• The Bowmanville Community Organization is hosting its annual Summer Social, open to neighbors and friends of the neighborhood from 1-6 p.m. Saturday at 5384 N. Bowmanville Ave. There will be music, food, games, arts and crafts vendors and free ice cream courtesy of Pauline's. New this year — a water slide.

• We're hitting peak season for locally grown produce. Check out area farmers markets in North Center and Horner Park on Saturday and Independence Park on Sunday.

• For those who like to be first, Kitsune, 4229 N. Lincoln Ave., is debuting its new brunch menu Sunday. Make a reservation or test the restaurant's "walk-ins welcome" policy from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In case you missed our previous coverage, Retro on Roscoe runs Friday-Sunday in Roscoe Village and the final mile of the North Branch Trail extension will officially open to great fanfare on Saturday.