Grab a friend and explore the city's most thrilling events this weekend! There is no time to rest when you can have an eventful weekend in Lincoln Park.

Taking place over the course of five days, TNK gathers the best of rising local indie artists as well as acclaimed national acts, including both musicians and comedians. Catch shows all weekend at Lincoln Hall and venues throughout Chicago.

January 16 - 20

Come and celebrate Maplewood’s 4 year anniversary! Enjoy with peciality tappings, limited edition glassware, a super special cocktail, and 20% off all Maplewood merchandise!

Friday, January 18
3:00 pm
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery
2717 N. Maplewood

Want an easy way to get 10% off your tab? Get comfy and wear your onesie to brunch this weekend!

Saturday, January 19
10:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m
1510 N. Wells

Do you like free food? Of course. Visit Hopcat anytime from 11am-5pm for free fries and the annual Fries Eating Contest. Not only that, but a variety of the best beers on tap and more!

Saturday, January 19
11:00 am - 2:00 am
2577 N. Clark

Dress in your best ski suit and maybe you’ll win the best dressed contest! Dance the night away at Gaslight this weekend for a ski event including domestic drafts, house cocktails, and passed apps.

Saturday, January 19
12:00 p.m
Gaslight Bar
2450 N. Clark

Come out and see a staged reading performed by, La Ruta actress and ensemble member Karen Rodriguez. Based on the missing and murdered women of Ciudad-Juarez, Mexico, follow the journey of a woman who has many unanswered questions, but must soon face reality.

Sunday, January 20
6:00 pm
Steppenwolf Theatre
1650 N. Halsted

ASL Slam Chicago welcomes the deaf community to bring experimental pieces in poetry and performance art as a way to encourage new pieces! There will also be performances in ASL and interpreted to spoken English. Experience something new this weekend!

Sunday, January 20
7:30 pm
Victory Gardens
2433 N. Lincoln

Will she choose to start a new life with her lover, or decide that it is the end of her time? Come check out this heartbreaking performance, you won’t want to miss it.

January 18-26
Thu-Sat 7:30 pm
Greenhouse Theater
2257 N Lincoln

Thursday, January 17
8:30 pm
2212 N. Clybourn

January 17-20
8:00 pm 7:00 pm Sun.)
The Second City
1608 N. Wells

Friday, January 18
10:30 pm
The iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury


Commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at this annual family-friendly event. Special activities and performances, along with storytelling and crafts for kids, reflect Dr. King’s messages of peace and justice.

Monday, January 21
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark