Looking for something to do tonight? Swing by Chicago’s own Conservatory Theater (4210 N Lincoln Ave) at 7p for a play reading featuring complimentary beer and ice cream. The event sponsored by Coffee & Whiskey Productions and Chicago Dramaworks features a reading of Memorial Park written by Chicago playwright, Nic Wehrwein. A discussion is to follow the reading and it’s going to be a great way to spend a Monday evening!
Stop by Bootleggers (13 W Division) this Tuesday, July 22, between 7 and 10p for complimentary chicken wings glazed with Revolution Brewing’s Coup D’etat. The complimentary wings go great with 3 Revolution Brewing beers offered by the bar (Coup D’etat, Bottom Up Wit, and Rose Hibiscus Ale). Bootleggers will also be serving 3 additional Revolution brews exclusively (4th Year, Rise American Stout, and Straight Jacket). So head to Bootleggers Tuesday for the best deal in the Gold Coast!!!
Come check out the grand opening of Urban Flowers (3208 N Sheffield) from 10a – 8p this Thursday July 17 for a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon, a chance to win a free year subscription of flower orders, and complimentary sandwiches, beverages, and desserts for the entire day. If you’re in the market for flora, flowers and arrangements will be available for purchase as well. I’ll be there and I hope to see some of the readers there as well!
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out the Summer On Southport festival (Southport and Waveland). The festival offers live music (including Too White Crew and 16 Candles), delicious creations from North Side restaurants, and family activities suitable for all ages. Produced by the award winning event company, Star Events, Summer On Southport will attract 30,000+ attendees over the July 12 and 13. The festival creates an opportunity for residents of Lakeview, Lincoln Park, North Center, and Ravenswood to connect, and anyone else is welcome to attend. With a chance to explore the tree-lined streets of the picturesque neighborhood, the festival promises a great time. Proceeds of the $5 suggested donation benefit the Southport Neighbors Association, which has represented both the residents and varied businesses of the neighborhood since 1988. So, if you’re up for live music, fun, and one of the best festivals of the season come out Saturday and Sunday for Summer On Southport!!
Saturday’s Music Line-Up
10a: Angel Melendez & the 911 Mambo Orchestra
12p: Radio Disney
4p: Edgar Gabriel’s String Fusion
6p: Hey Jimmy
8p: Too White Crew
10a: Deliverance Singers
12p: Gus Giordano Dance School
2p: Vital Organ Trio
4p: West Side Winders
6p: Mike & Joe
8p: 16 Candles
July is just around the corner and the Central Lakeview Merchants Association has Bike Month giveaways to help us all celebrate. Just bike down to the CLMA office (3355 N Clark) weekdays during business hours (10a – 6p) to take part in the promotion. Here’s what’s on the lineup for all cyclists:
July 7-11: Voucher for a free tune-up at Kozy’s Cyclery
July 14-18: Complimentary Lakeview Tshirt
July 21-25: Complimentary water bottle
July 28-31: Complimentary admission to the Art Institute of Chicago when you cycle there from the CLMA office (6.5 miles one way)
So ride your bike (or borrow a friend’s) to the Central Lakeview Merchants Association office (3355 N Clark) in July to enjoy these great giveaways!!!