Friday, May 14.
Enjoy a look at a truly unique part of Chi-town at the Chicago Arts District Second Fridays Gallery Night walking tour of Pilsen. Check out the broad range of art at the galleries and connect with the artists and gallery owners who will be on hand at more than 30 neighborhood hotspots. Halsted and 18th Street, 1800 S. Halsted St. 6p.m. to 10p.m. 312 738 8000.
A world premiere, NEVERWHERE, opens tonight at the Lifeline Theater in Rogers Park. The urban fantasy by Neil Gaiman tells the story of a man who’s drawn into a nightmare shadow world beneath the city of London when he stops to care for an injured girl on the street. Tickets, $30, rush tickets, if available, $15, available 1/2 hour before the show. Nearby dining at Pusan House or Taqueria Las Nuevas Margaritas. Theater, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. 773 761 4477. Through June 20.
Saturday, May 15.
The Outdoor Version of the Green City Market.
It looks like a beautiful day to stock up on seasonal produce, cheeses and more at the Green City Market. You may even want to have an impromptu picnic in the beautiful surrounding area in the park. Walk over to the zoo or the farm-in-the-zoo and enjoy the day. 7a.m. to 1p.m. South end of Lincoln Park, 1750 N. Clark.
Tour Albany Park.
Check out Chicago’s Albany Park, the most diverse neighborhood in the Windy City, and one of the most diverse areas in the entire country. Start the journey at Indian Boundary Park, grab a snack at the legendary Superdawg Drive-In, travel its “Bungalow Belt,” see the urban wildlife roaming the 155-acre North Park Village and more. Chicago Neighborhood Tours. 10a.m. to 2:30p.m., departs Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St. $30 adults, $25 children. 312 742 1190 or www.chicagoneighborhoodtours.com
Check out the brews.
Sample some of the more than 60 craft beers including fermented Belgian beers and international sour beers available for tasting at the LAMBIC BEER FESTIVAL in the Sheffield/De Paul neighborhood. $20 for 20 drink tickets. Delilah’s, 2771 N. Lincoln. noon to 5p.m.
Explore the Fulton Market Neighborhood.
The annual EXPLORE FULTON MARKET event will showcase the unique stores and galleries in the Fulton Market District. Fulton Market offers a mysterious mixture of new and old. The area, originally thought of as just a food-warehousing district, has evolved into one of the most “happening” neighborhoods in the city. Explore its upscale art galleries, boutiques, apartment lofts and restaurants among the still functioning warehouses at today’s free event. Fulton Market and Lake St. between Halsted and Ashland in the West Loop, free street parking, noon to 5p.m.
Mo’Nique at the Arie Crown Theater.
Academy-award winning actress Mo’Nique is a very funny lady. She will be showcasing her funnyside in a stand-up comedy performance on stage at the Arie Crown Theater. Tickets, $37 to $67, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, 800 745 3000 or ticketmaster.com
Sunday, May 16.
Enjoy two free events at the Chicago Cultural Center with a lecture followed by classical music. 77 E. Randolph.
1p.m. The University Of Chicago Works of the Mind Lecture, Egyptomania, will feature Emily Teeter, Research Associate and Egyptologist at the Oriental Institute discussing James Henry Breasted and the Birth of American Egyptology. Claudia Cassidy Theater.
3p.m. The Sunday Salon Series will explore the rich landscape of classical music with a performance by The Chinese Fine Arts Society. Preston Bradley Hall.
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