Weekend Happenings April 29th – May 1st
And just like that, April is coming to an end. We are excited for those May flowers we were promised after a long month of April showers! There are too many exciting events going on this weekend in Lakeview East and Wrigleyville for you to stay home and miss out on. Check it out!
Cinco De Mayo Bar Crawl
Get the tequila ready! This Saturday, Moe’s Cantina and Old Crow Smokehouse are hosting a bar crawl in honor of Cinco De Mayo. Visit all your favorite Wrigleyville spots from 10 am – 6 pm, with a complimentary brunch included so you don’t party on an empty stomach. There will be contests to win prizes, gift cards to use during the crawl, and fundraising for local charities. Currently, participating bars include Old Crow, Moe’s Cantina, Deuce’s, HVAC, Country Club, Hacienda D’Suarez, and more TBA!
Celebrate your birthday on the crawl and your ticket is free! Email Birthdays@ChicagoTwentySomething.com for more info.
Big City has Big Weekend Specials
1010 W. Belmont Ave
Big City Tap is a Belmont staple home to a lively dance floor, darts, and a late-night menu. Their food menu has something for everyone, with options ranging from enchiladas to smoked gouda burgers. With a kitchen open until 4 am daily, night owls can flock together for a meal at any time. Big City not only provides customers with great daily specials, every day of the week, but they also provide happy hour on the weekend! Stop in for this weekend line up:
Friday Specials: $6 Bud, Budlight, Michelob Ultra tallboys, and $5 off tolotzin dinner
Friday Happy Hour: From 7:30 – 9:30 pm, $3 Budlight pints
Saturday Specials: $10 Broasted chicken dinner, $6 Tecante and Corona Tall Boys, $6 Templeton Rye Shots
Saturday Happy Hour: From 11 am – 3 pm, $5 Bloody Marys, $5 Bud Light Clydes
Sunday Specials: $10 Fajita dinner, $8 Bloody Marys, $8 Chicago Handshakes
Sunday Happy Hour: From 6 pm – 10 pm, $3 White Claws
Cubs vs. Brewers Watch Party
3647 N. Clark St
The cubs are taking on the Milwaukee Brewers this weekend. On Friday, Brickhouse Tavern is inviting fans to join their watch party! Cheer on the Cubbies with a lively crowd of fans, and specials available for the day.
Indulge in $15 buckets of Bud, Bud Light, Bud Light Next, and Michelob Ultra, and game day fare of $5 pretzels and $5 mozzarella sticks! Of course, their full menu is available to order as well.
Doors open at 11am, but the game starts at 7:10 pm. Go cubs!
Disney Sing-Along Brunch
3441 N. Halsted
We know Chicago is home to thousands of Disney fans. We invite all prince and princesses, kings, queens, and evil step sisters to Lark this Saturday for a Disney Sing Along Brunch!
Hosted by DJ Laura B, Disney lovers can enjoy Mimosas, Bellini’s, and bloody Mary specials, with $5 Bud Light all day. Hear and jam along to all your all time Disney classics! The full brunch menu will be available for dining, treat yourself to items like the Up and Adam Pizza, made with a sausage gravy on top of cheddar and mozzarella cheese, crispy bacon, and house potatoes. Warm up your vocal cords with a Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot, consisting of Fireball, Rumchata, and garnished with cinnamon toast crunch!
Reservations can be made here.
Techno Night at Smart Bar
3730 N. Clark St
Friday night it’s going down at Smart Bar. Three artists will be performing throughout the night, starting with Jaq Attaque, “With 25 years of DJing under his belt, long time Chicago stalwart Rupert Murray, returns under a new project, Jaq Attaque.” Following is Justin Aulis Long who a long time Smart Bar resident, and “creates psychedelic and surreal vortexes during communal dance gatherings.” Closing the night out will be the popular Matrixxman, a techno futurist DJ who is currently touring around the globe. The fun begins at 10 pm.
Tickets are $15 in advance, and $20 at the door. Vaccine cards must be shown at the door.
Marc Maron Takes the Vic
3145 N. Sheffield
Comedian Marc Maron has joked for the past few years that he may never return to stand up since the pandemic began. But now, fans have the chance to see him live, on his tour This Might Be The Last Time. On Friday night, Maron will be performing at The Vic here in Chicago. Whether you recognize him from the hit Netflix series Glow, or you listen to his landmark podcast WTF With Marc Maron (which averages over 6 million downloads a month) now is your chance to see the New Jersey comic live.
Although we are unclear that this really WILL be the last time he does a stand-up tour, we do not want to take our chances. Tickets are still available, doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:30.
KOTA The Friend will play The Metro
3730 N. Clark St
Brooklyn rapper Kota The Friend is taking over The Metro Friday night! He released his latest album Lyrics To Go, Vol. 3 on January 14th, 2022. Kota takes pride in providing authentic and original content, backed up by mellow and lo-fi beats. What sets Kota aside from the rest, is his decision to stay an independent artist. “Positive reviews and press buzz came quickly, but Kota decided early on to stay independent. He would turn down offers from major labels multiple times over the next few years opting for a D.I.Y approach that offered him creative control.”
Every year his following heavily increases, so don’t miss out on seeing him at an intimate venue like The Metro. Joining Kota, will be Brittney Carter, KingTray, and more. Get your tickets in advance for only $26, or it’ll be $31 the day of. Big fan of Kota? Meet and greet tickets are available for purchase, for $51! Doors are at 8 pm.
Photo courtesy of @kotathefriend on IG
Have a Game Night at Bonus Round Café
3230 N. Clark St
Craving a little friendly competition? Bonus Round Café is Chicago’s first full-service board game café! Their library consists of over 600 games, so there is something to fit into every friend group niche. Play a familiar favorite, or discover a new game to add to your rotation.
Bonus Round has a menu of comfort foods, and a full service bar serving beer, wine, cocktails. Taking a break from drinking? They also have a great selection of coffee ,craft sodas, and mocktails. Game on!
Bingo Night at Friar Tuck
3010 N. Broadway
Some would debate the best way to end a weekend is at your local dive bar. Friar Tuck hosts bingo every Sunday night, and you are invited! Their friendly enthusiastic staff always makes bingo night feel like a live game show. The jackpot this weekend is a whopping $240! Come test your luck, starting at 8:30 pm.
Drink specials for this bingo night include $6 tequila soda cocktails and $4 Pacifico beer. Guests can bring in their own food, and are more than welcomed to close the place down with them till 2 am. May lady luck be on your side.
Reservations not required.
Future Events Worth Planning Ahead For:
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