Weekend Happenings April 8th – 10th

As Spring continues, so do the good times. It’s hard to believe we are already in the middle of April! March Madness officially came to an end, and we are preparing for Easter Sunday next week. Here are some of the best events going on this weekend in Lakeview East and Wrigleyville.


Live Music All Weekend at Houndstooth Saloon

Houndstooth Saloon

3369 N Clark St

Houndstooth has live music going on Friday, Saturday, AND Sunday this weekend! They also have different specials to go along with all the different performances. Here’s the weekend lineup:

Jam with Brian Friday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Specials: $6 BBQ Pork Sandwich, $6 Pulled Pork Sandwich, $6 Absolut Mules ,$12 Domestic Pitchers, $5 Chambongs (yes you read that right, chambongs.)

LANGSTON & CO Saturday Brunch, come listen to all of your favorite alternative jams! 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Specials: $18 Bottomless Mimosa ,$6 Michelada, $5 Stadium Cups of Bud Light and Miller Lite, $3 Breakfast Sliders

DJ RUTHLESS Sunday Funday Country Night 8:00pm

Specials: $6 Michelada, $5 Stadium Cups, $2 Breakfast Sliders, $6 40’s, $12 Domestic Pitchers


Photo courtesy of @houndstoothchi on IG

The Brian Jonestown Massacre takes on The Vic

The Vic Theater

3145 North Sheffield

The time has finally come. The Brian Jonestown Massacre will be playing The Vic this Friday night. Considered to be trail blazers of neo-psychedelic rock since forming in 1990, the band has become very successful in the rock scene, playing sold out shows worldwide for decades now. See some of their biggest hits performed live, from albums like Thank God for Mental Illness (1996) and Take It From The Man (2008.) More recently, as of March 25th of this year, The Brian Jonestown Massacre released two singles, The Real and Where Do We Go From Here? Fingers crossed both singles will be performed live on Friday. Tickets are still available to the show! Drink the Kool – Aid this weekend.

Tickets are available here.

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Veg Out for a Cause

Stand-Up Burgers

614 W Diversey

The time to eat vegan is NOW! Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, going meatless for lent, or even a carnivore, we encourage you to check out Stand- Up Burgers. “Our mission at Stand-Up Burgers is to get the world to eat less meat by rethinking and redefining the classic burger. To empower people with the freedom to take a stand and eat a better burger, one that is sustainable, vegan, and bold without sacrificing taste for their principles or values.” For the entire month of April, Stand-Up is donating a portion of their proceeds from every OG burger sold to the Grades of Green organization. “Grades of Green provides students with the support and resources they need to discover their passion and turn it into environmental action.” The OG burger consists of a grilled Impossible patty made with Miyoko’s Creamery cheddar, lettuce, tomato, raw red onion, pickles, and special sauce served on a brioche bun. 100% burger, 0% BS.

Order online here.

Donate to Grades of Green here.


Boobs & Bingo at The Newport Theater

The Newport Theater

956 W Newport Ave

Your Saturday afternoon just got a lot more interesting. At 1pm, head over to The Newport Theater for the Boobs and Bingo show. “Join the Bingo Bitch, Card Kween and Juju Valentine for an afternoon of balls and humps! Delight your senses and get the weekend started right with mimosa specials, three rounds of bingo, amazing prizes and tantalizing burlesque entertainment.” Attendees can get the VIP package, which includes front-row seating, a signed Boobs & Bingo cast photo, an exclusive discount code for our next show, and even an onstage photo with the cast. This event is so fun, everyone who attends is a winner.

Tickets are available here.


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Divalicious Brunch at KitKat Lounge

KitKat Lounge

3700 N Halsted St

This Sunday, we invite you for a morning full of mimosas, divas, and drag! The lovely Shantell D’Marco will be performing, starting at 11 am. Seating times are 11am and 1:15 pm only, with 2-hour seating limit. Guests can enjoy house specials like the Big Hot Mess, which consists of crispy fried chicken breast, southern biscuits topped with sausage gravy, and two eggs sunny side up. To make this event even better (which sounds nearly impossible at this point) KitKat Lounge offers BYO Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and Bellini’s for $34.95 with the purchase of an entrée. Wake up with a shot, The Americano consist of three olives vodka, coffee liqueur, with a cappuccino rim. Start the end of your weekend like a diva.

Click here for reservations.


See an Out of This World Performance at The Otherworld Theatre

Otherworld Theatre

3914 N. Clark St

The Otherworld Theatre Company was founded in June 2012 with the mission to bring a theatrical experience to the science fiction and fantasy genre. This weekend, Murder On Horizon will be taking the theater by storm for a live immersive 90-minute experience. “Murder On Horizon brings audiences to the distant future, to a time when humans are genetically and technologically enhanced, or “modded.” Val Tramel, a mysterious scientist conducting secret research is found murdered on the Horizon Space Station. The famously unmodded Detective Symin Stone is dispatched to investigate. Although it’s clear Horizon authorities want to sweep this under the rug, Symin and their team quickly learn there is more to this case than meets the eye.

Audiences will explore the Horizon Space Station, visiting key features of the station including the Med-Bay, Engineering, the Greenhouse, and the Bar where they will enjoy a themed cocktail (alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available) as they interview suspects and gather evidence to unravel the mystery of who killed Val Tramel. Each performance is limited to 8 audience members, allowing unique opportunities to interact with the set pieces and content, while maintaining a COVID-safe environment.”

This weekend, catch the show Friday at 7:30 pm or 9:30 pm. Saturday the show will go on at 5:00 pm, 7:30 pm, and 10:00 pm, and again Sunday at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Click here for tickets.

Photo courtesy of @otherworldtheatre on IG

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Soak in a Sound Bath at Japanese Culture Center

Japanese Culture Center

1016 W. Belmont

This Sunday, reset and restart for the upcoming week. The Japanese Culture Center is hosting a sound bath from 6- 7 pm. “Participants ‘bathe’ in the vibrations of ancient and modern instruments, allowing for deep rest. Appropriate for all seeking stillness, relaxation, meditation, or simply a really great nap.” Sound baths are a gentle and mellow way to end a busy week. All guests are asked to bring a mat or blanket to lie on, a pillow, and a blanket for warmth. Do your body and mind a favor this weekend.

Sign up for the sound bath here.

Experience the Magic at Trickery


3453 N Halsted St

There’s always magic in the air at Trickery. This weekend, come see a live magic show that is guaranteed to be hilarious, fun, and intimate. Guests are invited to BYOB, and Trickery will provide cups, glasses, and bottle openers if needed. There are multiple show times to ensure you can make it, Friday the shows are at 7 pm and 9 pm, Saturday show times are 6 pm, 8 pm, and 10 pm, and Sunday the show goes on at 4 pm! Have a night full of laughter, mystery, and whatever drink you can pull out of your hat.

Tickets to all shows are available here.


Photo courtesy of @trickerychicago on IG

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Meditation for Beginners

Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center

737 W Belmont Ave

Looking to get your namaste on, but don’t know where to start? We have you covered. The Brahma Kumaris Mediation Center is offering a complimentary mediation class that will take place over the course of four Saturdays, starting this Saturday, April 9th. “This 4-session course presents a method of meditation along with guided meditation practice and the introduction of spiritual principles that provide material for deepening one’s understanding of life.”

The Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center is a beacon of peace in an island of bustling activity. Attendees must go to all four courses, from 10am – 1 pm. This is a great way to escape from your busy work life, your screens, and any troubling thoughts. Are you ready to free your mind?

Register for classes here.


Open Mic Night at Uncommon Ground

Uncommon Ground

3800 N Clark St

This Sunday night, come join the longest running open mic night in Chicago! Every Sunday, Uncommon Ground invites you to come face your fears, express yourself, or serenade a crowd at their phenomenal venue. Signups begin at 5 pm, and performances begin at 6 pm. The length of performance time varies, with each artist getting 5 minutes for one song, or up to 15 minutes to perform 2-3 songs, depending on the number of performers that night. Uncommon Ground is also home to Greenstar Brewing, the first certified organic brewery in Illinois. Right now, there are 13 beers on tap! Sip local brews and support local artists.

Tickets are not necessary for this event.


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Slowthai at The Metro

The Metro

3730 N. Clark St

British rapper Tyron Kaymone Frampton, better known as SlowThai, came all the way from the UK to tour America and play at a select number of venues. This Saturday, catch him at The Metro for a British Invasion of his latest album Tyron which was released in February of 2021. The album has over 11 million plays across different streaming services, causing Slowthai to increase heavily in popularity. Opening for Slowthai, is Jean Dawson who describes his music stylings as “A whirlpool of lethargic xan-rap, indie rock, ’90s grunge, and nu-rave.” Doors open at 6pm, and music starts at 7 pm.

Tickets are available here.

Future events worth planning ahead for:

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

Pup Prom on Sunday, May 15th

The Mustache Crawl on Saturday, July 30th