Weekend Happenings July 22-24

The weather isn’t the only thing heating up this July. This weekend go enjoy some music, catch a drag show, and get spooked at a horror fest! Check out what we got going on in the area this weekend.

Horror Fest

The Logan Theatre

2646 N Milwaukee

Are any horror fans out there craving a little taste of Halloween? Well, this weekend, our very own Japanese Cultural Center is hosting Horror Fest at The Logan Theatre! Watch classic Japanese horror hits with VIP parties that include talks, drinks with Suntory, partnership with horror-themed coffee shop The Brewed, and a themed photo booth Japanese horror fans would die for.

Ticket options include:

$25 for the night (one night of films without pre-party)

$45 for a night of films and pre-party drinks and fun with Suntory

$80 for the whole weekend of films and parties

Pre-Party includes complimentary Suntory Highballs, and themed cocktails in partnership with The Brewed Coffee, fine art print of poster created by JAF board member and artist Derrick Fields, tickets to the films, Ringu themed photo booth, 1 raffle ticket, talks, and MORE!

DAY 1: Ju-On / Ringu

Hair and Horror

The Horror Fest kicks off with screenings of Ju-On and Ringu, two horror films whose storylines and aesthetics have substantial influence in both Japan and the United States. Between film screenings, there will host a presentation and Q&A facilitated by Anna Duong-Topp, a former researcher of Japanese religions from the University of Chicago. Anna will present on the history of hair and horror in Japan, contextualizing these themes with images of evil from Ju-On and Ringu.

DAY 2: Hausu / Kwaidan

Retro Horror that Shaped the Field

Day two takes us back decades to view some staple films that shaped the image of Japanese horror drawing upon tradition and innovation! Talks explore the importance of these films and their fascinating history!

Don’t miss out on this weekend of horror excitement! It’s going to be so fun, its scary!

Hot Yoga Inversion Workshop

Ritual Hot Yoga

2805 N Sheffield

Ready to flip out? This Saturday, Ritual Hot Yoga is hosting an inversion workshop from 2 – 3:30 pm. This all-levels workshop will explore supported headstands, tripod headstands, forearmstands, handstands, and even chinstands! Yogi Nicole will slowly guide you through the motions and she will coach you on how to safely achieve these poses. Expand your horizons and push your limits this weekend!

Neighborhood Exclusive Price: $40

Email Nicole@ritualhotyoga.com to sign up!

Mimosa and Boy Bands

Deuce’s MLB Bar

3505 N Clark

There is only One Direction you should take this Saturday. Whether you’re a New Kid on the Block, or you’ve been NSYNC with the Wrigleyville scene for a while now, Deuce’s wants to invite you to their Boy Band and Mimosa Party! From noon to 3 pm, sip on 6 different flavors of mimosas and turn up to all your favorite boy bands. This event is going to be a blast, This I Can Promise You.

Tickets are available to purchase here.

The Metro Celebrates 40 Years

The Metro

3730 N Clark St

WOW! The Metro has been open and hosting memorable shows for FOUR decades now! Most Chicagoans can recall a time they went to a show at The Metro and left craving more. The same goes for all the night owls who tore up the dancefloor underground at Smartbar. Pay tribute to our Wrigley venues this Friday and Saturday night as they celebrate their 40th anniversary!

Friday Night Performers for the night consist of The Blessed Madonna, Harry Cross, Ron Trent, Shaun J Wright, and Phillip Stone. Hosts for the night, are Jojo Baby, Lucy Stoole, and Nico.

Saturday night performers include Derrick Carter B2B Mark Farina, DJ Heather, Ariel Zetina, Justin Aulis Long, Jeff Derringer, and Sevron.

BOTH NIGHTS: Doors are at 9 pm, and the show will begin at 9 pm as well! Tickets are $25 in advance, $25 at the door before midnight, and $30 after midnight.

Click here for tickets.

Chris Stapleton at Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field

1060 W Addison

Singer/songwriter Chris Stapleton is coming to Chicago this Saturday for his All American Road Tour! Country fans will fill the stadium in celebration, enjoying historic Wrigley field. Special guests for the evening include The Highwomen, Mavis Staples and The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell. Gates open at 4 pm!

Click here for tickets.


CRMD Ice Cream

2951 N Broadway

There’s a new ice cream shop in town! Welcome CRMD to the community! All the way from Columbus Ohio, this is the first CRMD location to open up in Illinois. Famous for serving ice cream cones with puffles, CRMD is really one of a kind. What is a puffle you may ask? A puffle is an egg-based waffle, popular in Hong Kong and Macau, light and puffy, and pairs great with ice cream. Join us for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 pm this Friday. The first 80-100 customers get free shirts! They will be closing at midnight both Friday and Saturday, and at 10 pm on Sunday. There will also be some dairy-free options available!

Cooking Classes and Discounts

Get In The Kitchen

3617 N Broadway

If you haven’t taken a cooking class at Get In The Kitchen yet, now is the time to do so! No, don’t worry, there not closing. Just temporarily closing for a few months to reenvision their space, and they will be back and better than ever. Now until August 1st, stop in and get 45% off all things retail, and 10% off all wines! Take advantage of these amazing discounted items.

Friday Night: Pizza and Drag Queen Karaoke

Get taught how to make pizza dough, and choose from a large variety of toppings. Then, enjoy drag queen karaoke! Starting at 7 pm and priced at $55 per person. Click here for tickets.

Saturday Night: Cooking and Queens Pasta Night

Jason will help you create pasta from scratch so you can make homemade Fettuccine! He will show you how to make his amazing Vodka Turkey Bolognese and Spinach Walnut Pesto Sauces as well! Then stay for our drag show hosted by Ginger Ambrosia! Starting at 7 pm and priced at $75 per person. Click here for tickets.

Live Music in Wrigley

There is always music in the air during weekends in Wrigley. This is where you can go to jam out and dance like no one is watching.

The Cubby Bear: Friday night head over to The Cubby Bear to jam out to Apollo Selene live! Doors are at 8 pm and the music starts at 9!

HVAC Pub: Friday night, DJ Anto will be spinning live from 10 pm to 1 am. Arrive early and grab some of HVAC’s fresh-baked pizza!

Smoke Daddy: Friday evening at 6 pm Claudia Hatch will be playing at Smoke Daddy! Saturday, pregame for Chris Stapleton at 11:00 am with artist Breezy Rodeo.

Moe’s Cantina: Every Friday, Moe’s hosts Rumba Fridays! From 9 pm-2 am, V5 Group DJs light up the night with Latin, the top 40 playlist and more.

Where to Catch Some Drag

Roscoes Tavern: Watch Rupauls Drag Race All Stars this Friday night at 7 pm during Roscoes Viewing Party! Special guests for the evening, are Monét X Change and Alyssa Edwards!

Sidetrack: Sidetrack is also hosting a viewing party for Drag Race All Stars on Friday! Watch on their dozens of HD TVs and win prizes from hosts Alex Kay and Zamora Love starting at 7 pm. As always, no cover! It’s Sidetrack!

Charlie’s: This Saturday, Charlie’s is hosting Legendary Children! Catch these divas live from 7 pm to 10 pm. Drink specials include $3 apple pie shots, $5 domestic draft beers, and $6 well cocktails.

The River: Drag brunch goes down every Sunday at The River. $60 bottomless packages include family-style brunch, mimosas, bloody marys, domestic drafts, and mixed drinks! Seating times are at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm, book your reso online!