Weekend Happenings May 27 – 29

Prepare yourself for a long weekend! This upcoming Monday is Memorial day, which makes the weekend better is feeling like you have two Saturdays!

This weekend is jammed pack with outdoor events going on! We can not WAIT for the Belmont Sheffield Music Festival happening this Saturday and Sunday! Otherwise, check out some of the best events going on this weekend.

Belmont Sheffield Music Festival

Join us this Saturday and Sunday for the 37th annual Belmont Sheffield Music Festival! Taking place right here in the heart of Lakeview East. Dance to nonstop live music, try food from all the different local vendors, shop with a drink in your hand, and just enjoy yourself!

We have a stacked lineup on not one, but TWO stages! Click here to see the full schedule. There will be drag queens, acoustic shows, and even a sword performance. The festival is conveniently located right by the Belmont L station, so you can hop off and immediatly join the fun.

A suggested $10 donation upon entry will benefit future community happenings in the neighborhood. We can’t wait and we will see you there!

Friday Night Flights

Gallagher Way

Calling all beerheads! Friday Night Flights is back in action for the season. In partnership with Choose Chicago and the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, Gallagher Way welcomes beer lovers for the first Friday Night Flights event of 2022. There will be over 30 beer vendors this Friday! The event includes beer tastings from local breweries, a live DJ, and great food vendors to enjoy while you sip the night away.

Attendees will choose between two tasting sessions: 5 – 7 p.m. and 8 – 10 p.m. Each tasting pass is $25 in advance and $30 at the door for 10 three-ounce samples of beer!

Click here for tickets, and to see the beer vendors that are participating.

Dog Day Sunday

Gallagher Way

Kick off the summer with your furry friends on Sunday, May 29th from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.! Dogs can run through the pop-jets, play fetch on the lawn and get a treat or two from local dog-friendly vendors. Drinks, lawn games, and a game on the video board will be available for their humans!

Pets attending the event with their owners are required to have updated vaccinations and to be on a leash. Owners are responsible for their dogs and legally responsible for any injuries caused by their dogs. Owner’s must immediately clean up after their dogs.

The Anti-Cruelty Society will be on-site collecting supplies for dogs and cats in need. Here are items that are needed:

  • Fleece blankets (large towels and other blankets are accepted as well, but please no sheets, pillows, or comforters!)
  • BULLY STICKS! Also bones/natural chews/antlers/pig ears etc. (Rawhide-free!)
  • TOYS! Squeaky/plushy/durable toys, tennis balls
  • Kongs and treat-dispensing toys
  • Treats! (Freeze-dried protein treats, jerky treats, training treats, soft & chewy treats)
  • “String Cheese” type treats that can be used to fill the Kongs for enrichment! (i.e. Kong Bacon & Cheese, Liver Recipe)
  • Peanut butter (creamy, not crunchy)
  • “No Pull” Harnesses (M/L/XL)
  • Collars and leashes (NO retractable leashes)

No tickets are necessary! See you and your best buddy Sunday!

Open Mic Tournament Finals

Uncommon Ground

3800 N. Clark St

The past two Sundays, Uncommon Ground held open mic competitions, and this Sunday the top 5 performers from May 15th and the top 5 performers from May 22nd are pare competing in the finals! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be selected!

Uncommon Ground will have a panel of 3-5 judges each night who collectively decide which artists advance in the competition. Winners are chosen based on the following categories: Performance, Songwriting, Musicianship, Crowd Reaction & Participation. So be sure to come and cheer LOUDLY for your favorite act!

Support local artists, enjoy beer from Uncommon Grounds organic brewery Greenstar, and help yourself to one (or more) of their amazing dinner menu items!

This event is taking place this Sunday From 5:30 to 8 pm. Tickets are free, register here.

Crab King Cajun Boil Opened

Crab King Cajun Boil and Bar

3443 N. Broadway

Get your hands dirty this weekend. Crab King Cajun Boil recently opened in the neighborhood, and it is worth checking out. With mouth-watering options fresh from the sea, diners can indulge in crab cakes, shrimp, and mussels served classic cajun style. Treat yourself to crab legs or snow crab, and end the meal with hot beignets topped with powdered sugar. If you’ve been craving a good cajun boil, look no further.

Memorial Day Backyard BBQ

The Graystone Tavern

3441 N. Sheffield

There are no rules on three-day weekends, so celebrate Memorial Day a day early this year. On Sunday, The Graystone Tavern in Wrigley is hosting a good old-fashioned Backyard BBQ. From 12 pm to 6 pm, guests can enjoy a all you can eat BBQ featuring hamburgers, cheeseburgers, beer brats, chips, coleslaw, and refried beans. All that is included for a $10 donation, which will go directly to the Wounded Warrior Project. Drink specials for the event include $8 22-ounce stein of Empirical Local’s Lager, and $4 from every stein sold will also be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

The event is going down in Graystone’s spacious beer garden. Cubs fans can also catch all the Cubs vs. Sox action happening at 1:10 pm on all TVs throughout the garden.

Woogms Parade Returns

Meet at the corner of Pine Grove and Wellington

The Woogms Parade is Back! WOOGMS stands for Wellington Oakdale Old Glory Marching Society, a group formed 50 years ago by late Chicago PR executive Al Weisman. They march every Memorial Day and Labor Day. Everybody Marches, Nobody Watches! This is a family-friendly event, so bring your kids and even your dogs!
At 11 am on Memorial Day we will meet at the corner of Pine Grove and Wellington in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago’s north side. Join your friends and neighbors as we celebrate our freedom and remember those who have served our great nation. Led by the beats of the Jesse White Drum Corps, march down Wellington, Barry, Sheridan, and Diversey before finishing on the lawn of St. Joseph’s Hospital. Once there enjoy the high-flying spectacle of the Jesse White Tumbling Team.

This is a great tradition that is fun for the whole family. Get your extra steps in this weekend!

No RSVP is needed! Just bring yourself, some loved ones, and your walking shoes!

Paint and Plant a Pot

Plant Stand Collective

3247 N. Broadway

Let your green thumb meet your creative side this Saturday! From 10:30 am to 12:30, Plant Stand Collective invites you to come paint a pot, and then put a plant in it!

It costs just $35 a person, and you can register using this link. 

Memorial Day Specials

So many places in the community are doing something special in honor of Memorial Day this Monday. Check out our list of whose got special and deals!

Future Events Worth Planning Ahead For

Juneteenth Celebration at Irie Jerk Bar and Grill, June 16th

Malort Crawl, Saturday, June 11

Adopt & Shop on Broadway, Saturday June 18

The Mustache Crawl, Saturday, July 30

Dine out on Broadway dates: June 10-12th, July 8th-10th, August 12-14th, and September 16-18th