April 26th, 2017

Apply for Green Music Fest 2017
Leveraging live music and a discerning crowd of over 30,000 people, Wicker Park's Green Music Fest demonstrates the power of biking as alternative transportation, and introduces the community to eco-minded lifestyle products, resources and ideas. Green Music Fest offers more affordable opportunities to participate in the neighborhood's vibrant fest scene. 

Vendors spots as low as only $300! Sponsor the fest for only $1,500

Contact  Pamela Maass  for details. 

Hurry and reserve your spot to showcase your business in front of 30,000+ people!

Be A Sponsor at One of Our Many Events
The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce puts on numerous events every year including, but not limited to Wicker Park Fest, Green Music Fest, ChillFest, WPB Fall 
DinnerCrawl and many other events that your 
For advertising options, talk to Anthony.

Neighborhood Guide Release Party
When: Thur., May 4th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: The Den Theatre, 1331 N Milwaukee Ave
Save the Date for our annual WPB Neighborhood Guide Release Party! Where Magazine is producing our guide again this year after all the compliments we received on how great it turned out last year. Come out to The Den Theatre, who is helping us celebrate on Thursday, May 4th from 6:30-8:30pm. Local businesses, residents, community partners and Chicagoland concierges are encouraged to attend for a first look at the guide and a night of neighborhood revelry.  Click here to RSVP for the guide release party. Member businesses can RSVP for free. 

Wicker Park Fest 2017 Call for Artists
The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce & SSA #33 are accepting proposals for the Arts Section of Wicker Park Fest on July 29-30th, 2017. We are seeking visually-compelling performance and/or installation art for the duration of the music festival. Proposals are due Friday, April 21. For more information, see the Call for Artists on our website.

Your Group Can Power The Stage at Green Music Fest
Looking for a great way to gain exposure for your group or company while team building in an active and eco-conscious way? Please join our efforts to power the south stage at Green Music Fest: Sound by day & Lights by night! Click here for more info

Wicker Park Fest Vendor & Sponsor Opportunities Available!
Vendor and sponsor opportunities are now available for Wicker Park Fest 2017!  As one of Chicago's most anticipated summer  festivals , and dubbed "Chicago's Best Street  Festival  of the Summer " by the Chicago Tribune,  Wicker   Park   Fest  is one of Chicago's top-drawing  festivals , attracting visitors from across Chicagoland and the country with its fantastic music line-up.  Wicker   Park   Fest  is Chicago's longest two-day neighborhood street  festival  and  presents a unique opportunity to get your brand in front of 70,000  fest -goers on  July 29-30, 2017 ! For more info, email Pamela Maass.

May Networking Mixer at 826CHI
When: May 10th, 2017, 6-8pm
Where: 826CHI, 1276 N Milwaukee Ave
Come join us for our monthly networking mixer, this month at the Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply store.  Drinks, food and fun networking with local business owners, residents and other will be provided.  Members attend for free but this event is open to the public. 
So come meet your neighbors. Click  here  for details.

NEW Neighborhood Safety & Façade Rebate Programs
WPB SSA #33 now provides rebates for security cameras, exterior lighting, repairing broken or graffiti'd windows, and installing anti-smash or anti-graffiti window film. Businesses in the SSA district are eligible for a rebate of 50% of the cost of a neighborhood safety measure, up to $1,000 per measure.     Additionally, SSA rebates are available for façade improvements, up to $5,000. However, the business or building owner MUST now contact the WPB Chamber and get pre-approval before beginning these improvements.  Read the policies and applications here

Green Message
This Friday, April 28th is Arbor Day! The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber is once again hanging hundreds of our " tree tags" around the neighborhood, to promote and celebrate our urban trees. If you'd like to volunteer to help, please contact SSA Program Specialist Michael Ashkenasi.

WPB SSA 33 Logo Call for Commissioners
Are you interested in helping to direct how a portion of your property tax dollars are spent? Do you own property or have a business in the blue-shaded areas on this map? If so, you could be eligible to join the WPB SSA #33 Commission, a group of volunteer stake-holders who  approve the expenditures of the SSA #33 budget. To learn more, visit www.wickerparkbucktown.org , attend a Commission Meeting , a Committee meeting or contact Jessica, jessica@wickerparkbucktown.com

News from the Committees
On Tuesday, April 25th, the Arts Committee meets at 9:00 am at the WPB Chamber office (1414 N. Ashland). Join us!

Clean & Green Committee meets on Tues., May 2nd at 9 am at Janik's Cafe, 2011 W Division St.

What is the WPB SSA?  Click here to find out
When: Wednesday, April 26th, 6:30pm
Where: Health Source, 1448 N. Milwaukee Ave
Meet us here at HealthSource for a fun run and a drink on us!! All levels of runner are welcome! 
There will be a route for advanced runners as well as one for beginners. It's free and fun, so bring a friend! 

When: Thursday, April 27th, by reservation
Where: Club Lucky, 1824 W. Wabansia
Club Lucky is proud to be involved in Dining Out for Life (this will be our 20th year of involvement) and we want to make it a successful event. 
Benefitting Edge Alliance (formally AIDSCARE) of Chicago, an exceptional organization that raises money to assist an excellent HIV/AIDS organization in doing what it does best - help homeless men, women, and children living with HIV or AIDS live life to its fullest.  Click here for more information.
When: Saturday, April 29th, 9:30am - 10:00pm
Where: Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave
Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Each store creates its own unique events-including guest authors, special kids' story times, readings, contests, giveaways, and special sales.  Click here for more information.

Michael Turner with Mike Enders & Shapel Lacey
When: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7:00pm
Where: Beat Kitchen
2100 West Belmont Avenue
Mike Enders bursted onto the Arizona comedy scene in 2015 and has quickly risen from bar comic to club regular.
Shapel has become a regular at the comedy clubs in his home town of Phoenix and has had to chance to work with headlining comics such as Brent Morin, Carly Aquilino, Chris D'Elia as well have having the chance to go on the road with Frank Caliendo. 

When: April 8 - June 3, 2017
Where: Monique Meloche Gallery
2154 W Division Street 
moniquemeloche is pleased to present A New Look, a group exhibition featuring work by Sadie Barnette (American, b. 1984), Anna Bjerger (Swedish, b. 1973), Jessica Campbell (Canadian, b. 1985), Zoë Charlton (American, b. 1973), Chitra
When: Thur., April 25th-26th, 7pm-9pm
WhereArts N Spirits, 1921 N Damen Ave
Featuring classic Japanese anime movie nights with proceeds benefitting local Chicago charities.
Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya in Wicker Park has unveiled the April schedule for their popular Japanese anime movie nights. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, Kizuki features a different film beginning at 7 p.m. Upcoming anime movies will include Castle in the Sky on 4/25 and Gundam Evolve on 4/26. 
Kizuki has also partnered with a different local charity each week including Meals on Wheels, One Tail at a Time Dog Rescue, and the Children's Place Association.

The Den Theatre
One Minute Play Festival
When: Tue., May 2 - Wed., May 3, 2017, 8:00pm
Where: The Den Theatre
1331 N. Milwaukee Av
The One-­Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) is America's largest and longest running grass roots theatre company, founded by Producing Artistic Director, Dominic D'Andrea. #1MPF is social barometer project, which investigates the zeitgeist of different communities through dialogue, consensus building, and a performance of 50-100 short moments generated by each community.  Buy Tickets

14th District 606 Meeting
When: Thur., April 27th, 6:00pm
Where: 14th District Auditorium, 2150 N California Ave
You Can Make A Difference!
Join your friends and neighbors  for the 014th District 606 Beat Meeting. For beats along the  606 trail 1421, 1422, 1433 and 1434, come to  our meeting.  
For more info,  click here .

Wine Bottle Painting - Dragonflies
When: Thur., April 27th, 7pm-9pm
Where: Arts N Spirits, 1921 N Damen Ave
Not sure what to do with empty wine bottles after a fun night? Arts N Spirits presents, wine bottle painting. Acrylic painting on wine bottle. Includes one prepped wine bottle. Paint a second wine bottle for just $10
For more info and to sign up,  click here

The Kids Table - Kids Nite Out
When: April 17th - April 28th 
Where: The Kids Table, 2337 W North Ave
'Cause we're more fun than a sitter!
You deserve a night out! Drop the kids off for their own fun-filled evening with us and enjoy a few grown-up hours out on the town. Kids make their own dinner and enjoy a post-meal activity, like a food-themed craft, games, or a movie. (Ages 4 and up) $40/child

MENU: Mini Burger sliders, Oven Baked Fries & strawberry Lemonade
CRAFT: Jellyfish Wind Spiral & Fish Puppets

Call us at 773-235-2665 or email us at info@kids-table.com. 
Find out more here
A New Look Art Exhibit
When: April 8th - June 3rd
Where: Monique Meloche, 2154 W Division St
A New Look presents a selection of artists working within the realm of figuration today, employing this fundamental aesthetic notion as a lens through which to explore their different formal and conceptual concerns.  Find out more here.

For more local events and deals, please visit our website at wickerparkbucktown.com.
News For All    
Green Music Fest 2017 Headliners Announced
Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and Subterranean are thrilled to announce R&B rocker JD McPherson, alt-country rock group Lucero and alternative rock band July Talk as headlining artists for Chicago's award-winning Green Music Fest in Wicker Park, June 10 and 11, 2017. Additional artists will be announced leading up to the festival. For full details, click here.

Sponsor or Donate to the Music/Theatre Series in the Park
Support the The Music/Theatre Series in the Park! We invite you to help support the performing arts in the park this year. The performing arts in the park have enhanced your experiences at the WPB Farmers Market for many years.  This year, on eight Sundays at the WPB Farmer's Market in Wicker Park, the Wicker Park Advisory Council (WPAC) will present 4 Music Performances and 4 Theatre performances for the neighborhood's enjoyment as part of the WPAC CREATE SERIES. For more info, click here. 

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