As we enjoy the last month of summer, Chicago (and Mother Nature) are still presenting us with warm weather and sunny skies. Join us this weekend in Rogers Park for a showing of Disney’s “Coco” at Touhy Park and Big Band sounds at the Heartland Cafe.
If you have an idea for this weekly feature, email my office at email@example.com.
When: Saturday, August 11th (8:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
Where: Touhy Park, 7348 N. Paulina Street
Movie nights are always fun and everyone enjoys a new screening from time to time! The Chicago Park District is screening Disney’s “Coco” in Touhy Park. Disney’s Coco follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel who is accidentally transported to the Land of the Dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living. The concept for “Coco” is inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday.
Two shows closing this weekend at Rogers Park theaters
The Adventures of Spirit Force Five at Factory Theater
Where: The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard Street
The Factory Theater is showcasing the closing night of The Adventures of Spirit Force Five this weekend! Join us for Jill Oliver’s debut play, which asks the question, “Ummm…there’s an evil stick in this play?” When a cheerleading squad is called upon to save the parallel universe of Lej, they must summon their collective team spirit to destroy the evil spirit stick, save the citizens of Lametown and be back in time for the state championship. This is closing weekend, so make sure you don’t miss the chance to see this hilarious play!
For more information, visit The Factory Theater website.
Neverwhere at Lifeline Theatre
Where: Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Avenue
Richard Mayhew commits an act of kindness on the streets of London and finds himself trapped in a shadow world beneath the city. Lady Door returns home one day to find her family slain and her life upended. Drawn together by fate – and forces more powerful than they can guess – these two must brave countless trials, uncover the truth behind a dark conspiracy, and face the indomitable Great Beast before they can set things right again. Journey to London Below with a rogues’ gallery of liars, outcasts, and assassins, on a treacherous quest to awaken the hero within, in a new production of Lifeline’s hit adaptation of Neverwhere, the 1996 novel by Neil Gaiman. This is the closing night, so don’t miss your chance to see this wonderful play!
For more information, see Lifeline Theatre website regarding cast and crew.
The Stardust Big Band at Heartland Cafe
Where: The Heartland Cafe, 7006 N. Glenwood Avenue
The Stardust Big Band once again celebrates the “dog days” of summer at Rogers Park’s hotspot, the Heartland Cafe Bar. Stardust, the award-winning Big Band, performs music ranging from the Big Band Era to more recent dance music. Their library of more than 200 songs includes Swing, Latin, Rock, Waltzes and Ballads, and arrangements from Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Woody Herman. Join your neighbors at The Heartland Cafe for dancing and a good time!
Curls and Company Sidewalk Sale
Where: Curls And Company, 1785 W. Howard Street
Curls and Company is a creative collective of stylists specifically chosen because of their talent, training, personality and devotion to the craft of hair styling. This Saturday, Curls and Company will be hosting a sidewalk sale where you can purchase clothing, furniture, and household items. Their goal is that you have a rewarding experience and feel good about yourself and their salon after your visit! For more information visit the Rogers Park Business Alliance website.
Enjoy the weekend!