Yoga practitioners hold a position at the McKinley Park farmers market on Sunday, June 9. Yoga takes place every week at the market starting at 10 a.m. Photo by Queenie Chong.

Find Punk Rock, Carnival Games and Community This Week in McKinley Park

Published June 10, 2019

Another second Tuesday means it's time for one of the best punk rock nights in Chicago, right here in the McKinley Park neighborhood. This Tuesday, June 11, One City Tap again hosts Otro Ritmo: South Side Punk Night, featuring live performance from the bands PKDores and Concienca, plus house DJs Malice and Orno. Are you a punk, freak, metalhead, goth, mutant or neighborhood regular? Step up and punk out!

Omega Delta Youth Baseball and Softball League is in full swing, and on Sunday, June 16, they're presenting their Omega Delta All-Star Carnival at Hoyne Park. Bring dad for Fathers Day to cheer on the kids playing in the all-star games while enjoying a dunk tank, carnival games and more.

Otro Ritmo South Side Punk Night June 2019 poster forwebThe face-melting poster for this month's Otro Ritmo received plaudits as the Chicago Reader's gig poster of the week.So many great things are going on at McKinley Park, and the McKinley Park Advisory Council Meeting is the best way to connect and get involved. Attend on Monday evening, June 10, at the McKinley Park field house to share your ideas and learn how you can help out, including volunteering at the McKinley Park Farmers Market.

The McKinley Park Farmers Market on Sunday, June 16, offers not only fantastic fresh food and goods; some of the great events at the market include Bocce Ball and other lawn games, Yoga at the Farmers Market starting at 10 a.m., and Neighbor Account Signups at the McKinley News booth.

Run a 5K course through the McKinley Park and Bridgeport neighborhoods then quaff your thirst at the Run for Beer at Marz on Sunday, June 16, at Marz Community Brewing Company. Don't want to break a sweat? Instead grab some brunch and beer at Microdose Sunday: Drew Ryan in the Marz tap room.

Local business professionals can network and learn best practices in management at the One More Customer session on Wednesday morning, June 12. Hosted by Pacific Global Bank, the event includes a webcast and follow-up discussion.

Latin Nights with Sandra Magaña continues on Thursday, June 13, at One City Tap. This week, Magaña teaches merengue dancing, followed by an open dance floor.

The CAPS Meeting for Beat 912 is one of the most well-attended in Chicago. Stop by St. Maurice Church hall on the evening of Wednesday, June 12, to connect with representatives from the Chicago Police Department and other community resources.

Pride Month continues in the McKinley Park neighborhood with the Dallas Buyers Club Film Screening on Saturday, June 15, at the McKinley Park public library. Bring the kids to the library on Monday, June 11, for the ongoing Nightfall Story Time.

Dallas Buyers Club screens Saturday, June 15, at the McKinley Park public library.

Marz Community Brewing begins a new series starting this Tuesday, June 11. Drink and Draw lets patrons doodle and scribble with the accompaniment of fresh tap brews from Marz.

Evergreen Academy Middle School has been selected for a major STEAM (Science, Technology, program expansion. Celebrate this and other school accomplishments at the Evergreen Academy Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, June 11, at the school.

Namaste Charter School hosts its Namaster Charter School Board Meeting this Tuesday, June 11. Attend to connect with updates at the local charter for Kindergartners through eighth graders.

Celebrate and support the National Latino Education Institute at the NLEI 47th Annual Dinner & Silent Auction on Tuesday, June 11. Join the gala affair downtown at the Union League Club to enjoy a program, dinner and a silent auction.

This week features dual karaoke sessions: On Thursday, June 13, astound Marz Brewing tap room patrons with your singing at Karaoke on Marz. On Friday, June 14, belt out your favorites with the help of DJ Angel at Karaoke Night at One City Tap. Stick around on Saturday, June 15, at One City Tap for their all-night Sabado Gigante dance party.

These are just some of the great neighborhood events happening in McKinley Park this week. Check the full calendar, featured events, showcase events and events dashboard for more.

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