WICKER PARK — Happy Friday!
Here are a few ideas for things to do in Wicker Park, Bucktown and West Town this weekend.
Free Tours Of Cool Buildings. Get a behind-the-scene look into significant buildings around the city on Saturday and Sunday, including Ukrainian Village churches, an art studio in East Village, a recording studio in Bucktown and The Robey hotel in Wicker Park. Hours and locations vary; consult this list of where to go and when.
Mingle With Pro Wrestlers. Pro Wrestling Tees will celebrate its grand opening all weekend and into Monday, with guest appearances by wrestlers (on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m: Brian Cage, Michael Elgin, ACH, Sami Callihan and Jeff Cobb; and on Monday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m: New Japan Pro-Wrestling Bullet Club's Young Bucks, Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega, Marty Scurll and Adam Page), plus DJ entertainment, free swag for the first 100 fans and more revelry, according to a flier. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, at 2438 N. Damen Ave.
Go To A Play. First Floor Theater opens its sixth season with Leah Nanako Winkler’s satire of the classic white American family drama "Two Mile Hollow." The show opens Friday and runs through Nov. 4. Tickets cost $20 for adults/$15 for students. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Explore Fairgrounds' New Drinks. A "Sticky Chai Tea Latte" made with fresh chai, was added to the cafe's new fall drink menu on Friday. Another new drink, the $4.99 Vosges Haut-Chocolate Coconut Charcoal Elixir, is prepared with coconut charcoal ash, fermented cocoa and coconut puree. It can be served hot or cold. Weekend hours are 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, 1620 N. Milwaukee Ave.
The Vosges Haut-Chocolate Coconut Charcoal Elixir at Fairgrounds. [Provided]
Cheer on The Cubs at Tavern. After the Cubs' epic, heart-pounding 9-8 victory over the Washington Nationals Thursday, they'll face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first two games of the National League Championship Series, at 7:08 p.m. Saturday and 6:38 p.m. Sunday. We suggest watching the games at Tavern, which will close for good on Sunday night after 12 years. Tavern is at 1958 W. North Ave.
Final Walking Tour of Season. Chicago Detours' Old Polonia and Wicker Park walking tour will host its final tour of the season on Sunday because "winter is coming," as the tweet says. Tickets are $45/person and includes many stops along the 2.5-hour, 1-mile guided tour. Starts at 1:15 p.m. Sunday. Meet at Holy Trinity Polish Church, 1118 N. Noble St.
Shop At The Sunday Farmers Market. Enjoy fresh produce, cheeses, meats and specialty items, like crepes and bagels and Nitro coffee, at the Wicker Park Farmers Market, which has only three more Sundays until it closes for the season on October 29. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, 1425 N. Damen Ave.