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12 Things To Do In Wicker Park, Bucktown And West Town This Weekend

By Alisa Hauser | October 27, 2017 12:33pm
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Weekend Highlights, Oct. 27-29, 2017
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WICKER PARK — Happy Friday!

Here are a few ideas for things to do in Wicker Park, Bucktown and West Town this weekend.

Try Radish Pasta. Royal Grocer & Co.'s chef Rob Shaner has devised a fresh take on pasta using radishes smothered in uni butter and topped with slices of grilled radish. View the full menu. Dinner hours are 5-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 5-10 p.m. Sunday and brunch from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 2118 N. Damen Ave.

Shop And Dine At Chop Shop. If you're looking for some new outfits but don't want to zigzag all over the neighborhood, the Wicker Collective's sale is packed with racks of clothes for men and women from 16 local boutiques. Sale hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. After the sale, located in the back of the Chop Shop, stick around and check out Chop Shop chef Adam Grandt's new dinner menu, at 2033 W. North Ave.

Doggy All-Howls-Eve Halloween Party. Bring your dog to Doggy Paddle Aquatic Center for swimming, food, drinks and a best costume contest. Buy tickets, $20, here. From 1-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 1430 W. Willow St.

"Mind Shivers" With Renown Mentalist. Sidney Friedman returns to Chicago for his solo interactive Halloween show that's been described as "offbeat" and "bizarre," featuring mind reading, "haunting ESP, chilling telepathy, and mystical interactive fun," promoters say. Weekend shows are at 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m Sunday. Buy tickets for $29 here. Davenport's Piano Bar, 1383 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Halloween 'Paw Painting' Party. Bring your pup to Jackson Junge Gallery to "paw-paint" autumn trees and partake in a costume contest at 3 p.m. and an award ceremony at 4 p.m., plus enjoy refreshments and treats at the "Tricks for Treats" party. From 1-5 p.m. Saturday, 1389 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Pretend You Are In A Country Club. Links Taproom will be dressing up as “Links Country Club & Golf Bar" from Friday through Tuesday, with decor, beverages and food inspired by golf courses, country clubs, golf movies and "halfway houses" (snack bars on golf courses located between holes). The bar's interior floors will be covered in AstroTurf to mimic a golf course and there will be mini golf holes in the bar and a golf cart. Hours are 11:30 a.m. - 2 a.m. Friday-Tuesday, 1559 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Costumed Fall Bike Ride With Beer Stops. The West Town Cycles & Suds group ride will stop at five  breweries or bars within the neighborhood. Free to join, beer will be pay-as-you-drink it. Meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday; ride departs at 2:15 p.m. from Commercial Club Park, 1845 W. Rice St.

Family-Friendly Halloween festival. The Pulaski Park festival offers a haunted house, hay rides, a pumpkin patch, a zipline (new this year), a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, food concessions and more, according to a flyer. Admission is $10. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 1419 W. Blackhawk St.

Parade Around Bucktown. The Bucktown Community Organization's Halloween costume parade starts at Erhler Park with refreshments and snacks and moves to Holstein Park — with kids and families in costumes walking down Oakley Boulevard (and following a fire truck). The parade will end in the Holstein Park playground with a community social and live music by kids' rock band Crew. In the event of inclement weather, the festivities will move to the second floor of the park field house. Free, from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, at 2230 W. Cortland St. (Erhler Park) and 2200 N. Oakley Ave. (Holstein Park).

Drink Pink Cocktails For A Good Cause. Remedy will donate $1 to the Lynn Sage Foundation's In Good Taste Campaign for each non-happy hour pink cocktail sold through Oct. 31. The $10 cocktails include the vodka-based "Bronson," the rum-based "Owlington" and sweet "Bloom" with Sailor Jerry rum, strawberry syrup, lemon juice and rosé. Hours are 4 p.m. - 4 a.m., at 1910 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Check Out A New Cafe. The just-opened Hot Shots specializes in fruit smoothies, fresh juices and Bubble Tea. Hours are 6:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 7 a.m.- 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, at 1242 N. Milwaukee Ave.

FINAL Farmers Market. Peruse fresh veggies, cheeses, meats and specialty items, like bagels and crepes at the Wicker Park Farmers Market, which will end its season on Sunday. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, 1425 N. Damen Ave.


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