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Black Man Turned Away From Wicker Park Bar In 'Extremely Racist' Dress Code Incident; Owner Apologizes

He said he was turned away from Swig for wearing a white t-shirt, even though he could see white people inside also sporting white tees. [ more › ]

Street Artist Don't Fret Tells Us How Chicago Really Feels, On Gentrification, Winter & More

The born-and-raised Wicker Park native hasn't lost his humor yet, even as he watches his hometown change. [ more › ]

Eat ramen and watch anime for a good cause at Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya's movie nights

Get ready to put your best slurp face on for Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya’s (1482 N. Milwaukee Ave.) anime movie nights. Each week in August the Wicker Park restaurant will host both an anime movie and anime marathon night, with part of the proceeds going towards a different charity from each screening....

The crunchy, creamy bar snack that will have to be forcibly removed from your clawing fingers

Sometimes, a dish is so terribly tasty that, in some strange way, you come to fear it. It was like that with what The Fifty/50 in Wicker Park has dubbed its honey butter flash chips, a bar snack so alluring I eventually had to remove it from my wife's reach, lest she harm herself. She thanked me...

Woman Sexually Assaulted In Alley Near Wicker Park Fest: Police

The victim said she was forced at knifepoint into an alley, where another man was waiting, according to police. [ more › ]

What's real diversity in comedy? Welcome to 'Woke Up, Stand Up

Seven months after stepping off a plane at Midway after relocating from Denver, comedian Basil Faraj took the stage on a Thursday night in front of a sold-out crowd in the backroom of Cole's — a dive bar in Wicker Park that houses one of the hottest weekly open mics in the city — and introduced...

The 'Infamous' Yeti That Watched Over The Damen Blue Line Stop Is For Sale

The big fella has left his longtime Wicker Park perch. But he could still be in your life, for a price. [ more › ]

Vic Mensa will sign your copy of his CD at Reckless Records today

Reckless Records has announced that Vic Mensa will be holding an album signing at their Wicker Park location (1379 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-235-3727) on Tuesday, Aug. 1. The Chicago-born rapper released his first full length studio album, “The Autobiography,” on July 28 after making a name for himself...

Police Warn Of Armed Robberies Near Wicker Park's Major Intersection

Police are warning about a string of armed robberies that took place earlier this month near Wicker Park's Damen-North-Milwaukee intersection. [ more › ]

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

Another weekend means another round of wondering how to spend it. Let us help with the lowdown on street festivals, a cheesecake party and wine at the zoo. Wicker Park, rocking out Wicker Park Fest (noon-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday) might have the best music lineup out of all the neighborhood fests,...

Chicago festivals this weekend: Wicker Park Fest, Fiesta del Sol, Bites and Booze Fest

It’s all about the neighborhoods this week in fests. Whether you’re a Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, Pilsen or Andersonville local—or live close enough to take a quick “L” ride—there’s something in or around your ‘hood. Wicker Park Fest When: July 29-30 Where: Wicker Park How much: $10 The skinny:...

Clever Rabbit boasts flavorful cocktails, but veggie-centric dishes lack freshness and seasoning

The Wicker Park restaurant suffers from low-quality produce and too-little seasoning. Review: Clever Rabbit 2015 W. Division St. 773-697-8711 Rating: Zero stars (out of four) The true character of a restaurant is often measured by what its crew does when no one is watching. Great restaurants do...

Key Safety Changes Planned For Busy Milwaukee Ave Corridor In Wicker Park, But Barely Any Bike Lanes

New crosswalks, a slip-lane closure, bike boxes and bumpouts are being planned for the notorious North, Milwaukee and Damen intersection. [ more › ]

Wicker Park Fest Reveals Full Musical Line Up, And Ups Its Game

Charly Bliss, Air Credits, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, and Pokey LaFarge are just a few of the 3-+ new musical acts announced today. [ more › ]

Stephen Flaherty checks out Griffin's "Ragtime'

Thursday night, the cast of Griffin Theatre Company's "Ragtime" prepared for another show at the Den Theatre in Wicker Park. They knew they would be singing the songs and saying the lines they've been performing for weeks to full houses. What they did not know was that a surprise visitor would...

Photos: What To Expect When Riot Feast Opens This Weekend In Wicker Park

he artist's rendering we shared earlier offered a hint of what to expect, but the final result is even better than we expected. [ more › ]

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