The weather, warming up slightly this week, urged a substantial amount of Chicago makers, gallery goers and visual arts lovers, to the Flat Iron Arts Building last night. I, finally wearing something that wasn't reminiscent of a Christmas Story trekked...
A woman was stabbed after leaving a Wicker Park nightclub in an altercation with a couple in a van. [ more › ]
"I remember when this neighborhood used to be rich white people," says comedian Adam Burke on opening night of the revamped "Lincoln Lodge" at Subterranean in Wicker Park. "Now it's all wealthy Caucasians." He's not the only one surveying the new digs. Show More Summary
The forward-thinking, techonolgy-embracing Wicker Park beer bar has some down-to-earth comfort food and amazing housemade sausages. Here's an early favorite. [ more › ]
Roky Erickson @ Chicago's Wicker Park Fest 2013 (more by Lindsay Best) Pharmakon @ Saint Vitus 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... The...
Today in restaurant news: A not so little second location opening for BIG & little's, new dumpling stand at Joong Boo Market and Kabocha closes. [ more › ]
Jackson Junge Gallery will be hosting an altruistic art project this coming Friday, February 7th. The first ever "Paint with a Purpose," will be held in conjunction with Wicker Park's Orange Dot, a campaign aiming to promote the arts and...
Crain’s Business broke the news today that the grocery store chain is looking to add “another yuppie marker to the affluent Northwest Side neighborhood.” [ more › ]
Like Wicker Park before it, an area of the city once associated with crime and gangland activity is quickly becoming a modern haven for investors and local businesses. [ more › ]
Game on, Logan Square. Wicker Park's Emporium Arcade Bar announced plans for a second location at 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave. tentatively scheduled to open in late spring. Though the new location will have the same "Emporium spirit," co-owner...Show More Summary
Try your hand spitting rhymes to one of hundreds of house party classics and underground anthems or watch and laugh, either way its a guaranteed good time! [ more › ]
Today in restaurant news: Cheesie's is headed to Wicker Park, Parts and Labor opens and management changes at Copper House. [ more › ]
A man who tried to rob a Wicker Park Walgreens was apprehended midnight Saturday after employees of the store fought him off. [ more › ]
That was fast. If you've been to the Violet Hour in the past few months, you've probably noticed the mural of a leaping deer in a forest on the outside of the 1520 N. Damen Ave. bar in Wicker Park. In a video posted last week by @seemax, a time lapse of the entire spray-painting process is shown, and it tells us two things. Show More Summary
Last month Robbie Guevara made us a Bloody Mary that involved Cheez Whiz, but what he and his colleagues are serving at the Wicker Park cocktail lounge where they tend bar is a sight subtler. Open since August where Empire Liquors used...Show More Summary
The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and GigityTV are teaming up for Chillfest, an afternoon event where local musicians will play live, acoustic "living room" sets in the intimacy of local storefronts throughout the Wicker Park Bucktown Special Service Area from noon until 6 p.m. Nov 16. [ more › ]
Rick Bayless has been on an expansion tear of late, and now, new intel about Bayless two upcoming Chicago projects, one in Wicker Park and the other on Randolph Row. According to Eater Chicago, the long-stewing Wicker Park project.....
Nearly 100 of the world's best players will descend upon The Chop Shop in Wicker Park this weekend to compete in the Big Buck Hunter World Championship.The arcade game tournament, with more than $63,000 in prizes including a grand prize of $15,000, is returning to Chicago after a single-year stint in New York in 2012. Show More Summary
On Thursday, Collaboraction announced both its 18th season and what it says is a new mission. After the success of last season's "Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology," the Wicker Park theater company has newly committed itself to exploring "critical social issues in an effort to create dialogue and incite change."
EAT Wicker Park Chili Cook-Off Moonshine 1824 W. Division St. 773-862-8686 Twelve pro and amateur chefs from around the 'hood duke it out for more than $1,000 in cash prizes-based on people's choice votes-with chili recipes at this fifth annual parking lot tournament which also features a charity coat drive. Show More Summary