Weekend Happenings April 15 – 17

This week we got a sneak peek of some warm weather and even begun to see some patios open up! Wrigleyville welcomed back The Cubbies and we are more than ready for a full season of baseball. Easter Sunday is this week and we have found some great ways to celebrate, here is a compiled list of Easter and Passover specials in the area. And finally, we present to you, some of the best events going on in Lakeview East and Wrigleyville this weekend!

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Show off your Karaoke Skills

Trader Todd’s

3216 N Sheffield

Feeling brave enough to perform somewhere other than your shower or your car when stuck in 5:00 traffic? Trader Todd’s welcomes you to karaoke your heart out on their platform stage. This tropical late-night getaway has plenty of drinks to warm up your vocal cords, like The Scorpion which is a mix of Don Q Crystal, B&B brandy, orgeat syrup, lemon juice, and orange juice. Coming in after or before watching a Cubs game? Their new Cubbie Colada is a perfect mix of Coconut 1800, Blue Curacao, Coco Lopez, Pineapple juice, and topped with blue gummy bears.

Open till 2 am on Friday and Sunday (even this Easter Sunday), and 3 am on Saturdays.

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Free week of Rock Wall Climbing!

Movement Gym

1115 W. Addison St

Ready to rock your world? Movement Gym is inviting you to climb free for a WEEK during the month of April! Face your fear of heights, strengthen your muscles, and push your limits.

Included is a free Intro to Rope Climbing or Intro to Bouldering class All the gear you need, full yoga and fitness class schedule, saunas, locker rooms, and towel service. If you decide to become a member at the end of your free trial, there will be a $0 Initiation Fee. Fill out the form below to get started! What are you waiting for?

Click here for the necessary form.

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Berlin Presents an All Trans Showcase

Berlin Nightclub

954 W. Belmont

Between the lively hours of 10 pm – 4 am this Friday, Berlin Nightclub invites you for a night of entertainment presented by all trans performers. The show Moans will be hosted by Irregular Girl and Tiki Vonte, with performances by five different entertainers. When the show is over, MissTwink USA will be playing music into the late night!

This showcase is sure to be nothing short of jaw dropping, and wig snatching. Vaccine cards will be checked, and masks are required.

RSVP here.

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Learn to Cook a Three Course Chinese Meal

Get In The Kitchen

3617 N. Broadway

On Friday night, learn something new. Get In The Kitchen invites you to learn how to make three amazing Chinese inspired dishes. The menu for the evening begins with veggie egg rolls, followed by sweet and spicy shrimp, and ends with chicken and Chinese vegetables in a delicious Classic Sesame Cantonese sauce.

Every attendee will be gifted a free cocktail! Wine by the glass is also available for purchase during the course. This event is as fun as it is educational! Join in on a night of food, socializing, and enjoyment.

The class is priced at $65 a person, and begins at 7 pm!

Register for the class here.

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Complimentary Saturday Morning Yoga

Third Space

716 W. Addison St

Every Saturday morning, relax your mind and deepen your stretch at Third Space for a complimentary yoga class starting at 9 am. “Margie Newman leads a free hatha yoga practice adaptable and adjustable to your abilities. A 75-minute Kripalu hatha yoga practice. Slow and strengthening flow, adaptable to your pace and choices.” No matter your skill level, this class is open to all yogis. Registration is required to participate!

Register for classes here.

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Photo courtesy of @itsveronicapop on IG

Drag me to The River

The River

2909 N Sheffield

Sometimes, making decisions on Sunday mornings can be difficult. Fortunately, The River has a solution that doesn’t involve too much decision making. Their bottomless package is available EVERY Sunday for their infamous drag brunch. Brunchers get bottomless breakfast, mimosas, Bloody Marys, domestic drafts, and mixed drinks for $59.99!

Hosted by the endlessly entertaining Veronica Pop and Kimberly Summer, drag performances are at 11am, 1 pm, and 3pm. Your Easter Sunday just got a lot more fabulous.

Click here for reservations.

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Smylie Brothers Release Party

3827 N. Broadway

Smylie Brothers Brewing Company is a craft brewery and smokehouse born out of years of the Smylie Family’s dedication to the art of Texas BBQ and brewing. On Friday, their award-winning beer Purple Line is being released! Join in on the fun, and compete in contests with prizes available. This weekend, enjoy beer being poured rather than April showers.

Tom Segura at The Vic

The Vic Theatre

3145 N. Sheffield

Actor/Comedian/Writer Tom Segura is one of the biggest names in the comedy business.  This Saturday, fans have the chance to see him live at The Vic. Catch him at his Chicago stop for his world tour I’m Coming Everywhere. “He is best known for his Netflix specials, Ball Hog (2020), Disgraceful (2018), Mostly Stories (2016), and Completely Normal (2014). Paste Magazine described him as, “…having a natural and capable storytelling ability, one that lifts his narratives out of average anecdote fare and plants them firmly in hilarious ground.” Take advantage of this opportunity to see a comedic legend perform live!

Tickets are available here

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Sing Around the Rosie at Gman

Gman Tavern

3740 N. Clark St

This Saturday night, New Belgium Brewing invites you to the third Sing Around the Rosie: Karaoke Jam at Gman Tavern. Attendees will rock the stage, and sip some brews with hard to beat deals!

Specials for the night include $5 Fruit Smash Cans, $5 Citrus Rescue Drafts, $5 Fat Tire Tall Boys, and $12 Trasatlantique Kriek. The event will be hosted by singer and songwriter Mike Rose. Signups start when doors open at 8 pm, and performances begin at 9 pm.

No ticket is necessary, and there will be no cover all night long!

Lose yourself in a Speakeasy
3101 N Sheffield

 

Dinner and dancing anybody? Enjoy a few of Matilda’s many carefully crafted menu items, like their lemon honey Brussel sprouts, or their chicken pesto, and then dance those calories away in their underground speakeasy Baby Atlas.

 

Loud music, disco balls, and drink specials make Baby Atlas a hidden Chicago gem. Friday night, DJ LRNZ will be spinning house disco and more. Saturday evening Max Wagner and Hot Take will be hosting ClubHouse Saturday. $8 house shots and $5 drafts will be available to party-goers. Matilda and Baby Atlas is your one shop stop for a good time this weekend.

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Future Events Worth Planning Ahead For

The Run for Rose 5k! on Sunday, April 24th

Cinco De Mayo Bar Crawl, Saturday April 30th

Tacky Tank Top & Yacht Club Bar Crawl, Saturday May 14th

All You Can Eat Crawfish Boil, Saturday May 14th

Pup Prom on Sunday, May 15th

The Mustache Crawl on Saturday, July 30th