7 Ways to Sample Lakeview

Fulton Grace Realty feels lucky to be stationed in a hub of comedy, cuisine, culture and more. Here’s a sampler of what to do, eat, watch and hear in this hood.

Burn Calories with Chicago’s Best Stand Up

141Work off the week’s stress eating as an alternating lineup of local stand-ups take the Laugh Factory stage. Shows are Friday at 8 and 10 PM or Saturday at 8 PM. Hit up all three if the break room had too much edible temptation. $17 plus two-drink minimum at 3175 N Broadway St.


Hang at Left Coast Food + Juice

extralargeThis not so fast-food joint boasts a menu as fresh as its opening: last week. Owners shake up the “healthy is boring” stigma and some wicked smoothie combinations (ex. Hot Date – yams, almond milk, dates, greek yogurt, banana, ginger, chia seeds, lime, and cinnamon). Stop in for a quick breakfast, greens, grains, wraps or fruity beverages. Options for “kiddos” included! Dine 7 AM to 9 PM daily at 2878 N Lincoln Ave.

Simmer down to Darlingside and More


Veg out with some rich folk rock in Lakeview’s beloved brewery turned venue, Schuba’s. Always up for eclectic shuffles, this small music room is the perfect hideaway for a Friday night. David Wax Museum and Haroula Rose will also play. The show will cost you $18 and starts at 8 PM, 3159 N Southport Ave.


Paint the Day Away  


Put your painting and party pants on before entering BYOB studio, Bottle & Bottega. The ticket price for a Mother’s Day Painting Party includes use of art supplies, aprons, instruction, and a 16×20 take-home canvas so you can showcase your ode to Mom all year long. $35 per seat at 2900 N Lincoln Ave. Cocktails from 12 PM to 12:30 PM. Painting from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM.

Patronize the Belmont Theater District


Leave the drama at home, and invest in a little Lakeview theater. Catch an intimate performance of 60s-set musical Dreamgirls at Stage 773. Showtimes are Thursday at 7:30 PM, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 4 and 8 PM, and Sunday at 2 PM. Tickets range from $35-$48.

Or skip the singing with a historically framed drama, A Splintered Soul which runs Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:30 PM with 3:00 showings on Saturday and Sunday. Additional Saturday show at 8:00 PM. 1225 W Belmont Ave awaits your applause.

Gather Here Today to Get Through This Thing Called Life

vic-theatre-62Prince fans, unite! The Vic Theatre screens 1984’s Purple Rain for 3 nights only. For just $5 a ticket, you can view the violet-wearing legend in his acting debut from Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8. All shows start at 7:00 PM.



Turn Some Pages

1_020114-105612Missed Indie Bookstore Day? Get your belated read on at Lakeview’s Unabridged Bookstore. Stock up on staff picks, bargain books and more at the literary melting pot, 3251 N Broadway Ave. Hours are Monday through Friday: 10 AM to 9 PM, Saturday & Sunday: 10 AM to 7 PM.



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