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8 Things To Do In Bridgeport This Weekend

By Joe Ward | October 13, 2017 6:12am
 Paint some pumpkins, drink for a cause and sing with a live karaoke band this weekend in Bridgeport.
Paint some pumpkins, drink for a cause and sing with a live karaoke band this weekend in Bridgeport.
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BRIDGEPORT — Here are eight things to do in the neighborhood this weekend.

All Weekend

Open House Chicago: The annual citywide event that allows the public into usually closed-off facilities will feature 12 neighborhood buildings this year. Check out a massive prop warehouse, a 100-year-old Buddhist Temple and ComEd's state-of-the-art training center. Saturday and Sunday, various locations

Drink for a cause at The Duck Inn: Bridgeport's fanciest restaurant has crafted a new cocktail called the Daiquiri Alivio, which means "relief" in Spanish. All proceeds from the drink's sales will go to help charter a plan of supplies and volunteers to Puerto Rico. 2701 S. Loomis St.


Jackalope 5-Year Anniversary Block Party: Celebrating 5 years in the neighborhood, the colorful neighborhood coffee shop will host DJs, arts and crafts vendors and even a live karaoke band. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (karaoke begins at 7 p.m.) at 755 W. 32nd St.

Win a ''Welcome To Bridgeport" sign at Hardscrabble: Jackalope isn't the only local business celebrating a 5-year-anniversary this weekend. Hardscrabble, the neighborhood gift shop, will mark the occasion with sales on T-shirts, hoodies, and tote bags, as well as a raffle for the vintage sign. 3335 S. Halsted St.

Eleanor Street Boathouse rummage sale and pumpkin painting: A rummage sale with about 20 tables will run from 9 a.m.-noon, while pumpkin painting for kids will be open from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Bridgeport's newest park. 2727 S. Eleanor St.

Daley Library pumpkin painting: If you don't get your fill of pumpkin painting at the boathouse, check out the library's family-friendly pumpkin painting event, which begins at 2 p.m. 3400 S. Halsted. St.

Halloween-themed Belly Dancing: Take in some longform belly dancing Saturday night at the Orphanage, the alternative performance venue in the First Lutheran Church of the Trinity. Dancers will perform routines based on the seven deadly sins. Beginning at 10 p.m. at 641 W. 31st St. Tickets are $15

Concert at St. Gabriel: The church's music director and youth choir director are once again performing some of their favorite songs from their days playing in clubs. A chicken dinner will be held prior to the performance. Dinner at 5:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. at 4510 S. Wallace St.