This weekend in the 49th Ward is filled with artistic performances, great movies, and delicious food. Enjoy the middle of summer with these community events that are sure to make you smile.
When: Saturday, July 8th (movie begins at dusk)
Where: Loyola Beach (Farwell at the lake)
Enjoy the summer air while watching Queen of Katwe, a film about a young girl who learns how to play competitive chess in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda. Watch as she grows intellectually and emotionally through the game of chess and through developing friendships. The movie is PG and admission is free. This film is close-captioned. Please bring your lawn chair or blanket.
Loyola Park is a scenic place to enjoy an intriguing movie. The Loyola Park Advisory Council is responsible for hosting various events such as African American heritage celebrations, father-daughter dances, and youth sports programs. Please come to support the Chicago Park District and all that it does to improve Chicago community life!
“The Winter’s Tale” in the Park
Where: Touhy Park (7348 N. Paulina)
Enjoy one classic Shakespeare theater al fresco as the Honest Theatre Company brings “The Winter’s Tale” to life at Touhy Park. Please pay what you can to support the company and the Rogers Park arts community.
Set in Italy, “The Winter’s Tale” is one of William Shakespeare’s best-known works. From drama to romance to comedy, this play is sure to please any crowd member.
The Honest Theatre Company is best known for their traveling performances and their “pay-what-you-can” policy.
When: Sunday, July 9th (7:30 pm)
Where: Heartland Cafe (7000 N. Glenwood)
“Her sleeveless dress revealed shoulder.” Watch and listen as Paul Barile, Liz Baudler, Karen DeKanter, Katie Dow, Melinda McIntire, and Lisa Scott share their own stories about this sentence at Heartland Cafe’s “Serving the Sentence” event. The event will be hosted be Kendra Stevens. Admission is free, but cash donations towards Uptown People’s Law Center will be accepted.
“Serving the Sentence” is a Heartland Cafe tradition that brings comedy and heartfelt storytelling together. The performance occurs on the second Sunday of every month. I encourage you to go support our local businesses and the Uptown People’s Law Center this weekend!
Glenwood Sunday Market
Where: Glenwood, between Morse and Lunt
In the heat of the summer, nothing could be better than waking up and shopping for fresh food from Chicago’s best restaurants, grocery stores, and food companies. Everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to Asian cuisine will be sold at the market, so come and enjoy!
The Glenwood Sunday Market is a weekly occurrence and is one of Rogers Park’s most enjoyable community events. Please support local agricultural and business development this Sunday!
Save the Date… Alderman Joe Moore’s 9th Annual Community Bike Ride
Where: Starts at 49th Ward Service Office (7356 N. Greenview), ends at Glenwood Sunday Market (Glenwood, between Morse and Farwell)
Join the Glenwood Sunday Market and the 49th Ward Service Office for a day full of biking, food, and community fun. The day kicks off at 7:30 am at the 49th Ward Service Office for snacks and a quick safety check. At 8:00 am, the ride begins and lasts an hour. The route is different every year, but no worries! The path will be clearly marked.
Around 9:00 am, the ride will end at the Glenwood Sunday Market on Glenwood, between Morse and Lunt. There will be free bike tune-ups, courtesy of the Recyclery and Chainlinks. In addition, there will be games and prizes that teach the community how to encourage bike safety awareness and education.
This event is always such a fun day for the community, so I strongly encourage you to join at any part of the day. Hope to see you there!