Neighborhood Concerts, Adult and Kids Events Abound This Week in McKinley Park

Published July 8, 2019

Little Miss Ann Ann Torralba leadLittle Miss Ann performs at the Explorers at Play concert on Tuesday, July 9, at the McKinley Park library.The Otro Ritmo punk music concert series moves to Wednesday this week, with the Dastartds + Wig Concert rocking One City Tap starting at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10. A $5 suggested donation puts you front and center for The Dastards, on tour from Lansing, Wisconsin, and Chicago's own Wig.

The crufty vacant lot at 1642 W. 35th St. is set for a makeover and celebratory party starting on Saturday afternoon, July 13, for the Pabst Blue Ribbon Easy's Community Day. The event will clean up the lot and install new artwork, benches and planters, and mini-skate park ramps, as led by local artist Juan Angel Chávez. The Pabst Brewing Company is hosting the event and bringing out the brewery's music truck for live DJ sets from Sadie Woods and Kody Madro, accompanied by food, drinks and skateboarding.

Get the kids to the McKinley Park library for the Explorers at Play Music Concert on Tuesday morning, July 9, for a special interactive music performance with Little Miss Ann. Kids will also love the library putting on the Beauty and the Beast Film Screening on Saturday, July 13, plus other great library events this week like LEGO at the Library on Tuesday, July 9, sTEAM Players on Wednesday, July 10, and Kids @ Play and Team Tween on Thursday, July 11.


The Dasterds play on Wednesday, July 10, at One City Tap.

Local youth tennis phenoms the Elizarova sisters are bringing their love of the sport to McKinley Park on Saturday morning, July 13, for the Kids Tennis Day. Come by the north tennis courts in McKinley Park along West 37th Street between South Hoyne and South Seely avenues starting at 9 a.m. for free kids tennis clinics, crafts, stories and more.

The Farmers Market Concert: Ajanta Chakraborty entertains the attendees of the McKinley Park Farmers Market on Sunday, July 14. Show up early for one of the Chicago Audubon Society-sponsored Bird Walks through the park, then stretch out to the Yoga at the Farmers Market program. Stick around for great shopping of fresh food and goods, plus Bocce Ball and other lawn games with friends and neighbors.

Kids Tennis Day McKinley Park 20190713 leadThe Elizarova sisters return to McKinley Park for a tennis clinic and day of events on Saturday, July 13.If you have ideas for our neighborhood parks and programs like the farmers market, get yourself to the McKinley Park Advisory Council Meeting on Monday evening, July 8. The McKinley Park Advisory Council is one of the most active groups in the neighborhood and relies upon support from volunteers like you to keep making great things happen in McKinley Park. 

Local business owners and entrepreneurs will benefit from the One More Customer webinar and discussion on Wednesday morning, July 10, at Pacific Global Bank. This session, part of a recurring series, features insight from business leader James Rosseau and resulting small group discussion and networking.

Connect with local police and public safety issues at the CAPS Meeting for Beat 912 on Wednesday, July 10. The McKinley Park-based Beat 912 is one of the largest and most active groups in the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy program.

Support the local Omega Delta Youth Baseball and Softball League and shop for great local goods and wares at the Omega Delta Rummage Sale on Saturday, July 13, in Hoyne Park

Marz Community Brewing Company continues its Drink and Draw series on Tuesday evening, July 9, when the Chicago Creative Collaborators host a casual kanoodling on paper and in person alongside fresh brews from the tap room. Return on Wednesday, July 10, for the smooth sounds of Jazz on Marz with the Jazzeros, then take part in the semi-weekly sing-along freak-out on Thursday, July 11, for another Karaoke on Marz.

The karaoke fun continues on Friday, July 12, at One City Tap for their weekly Karaoke Night. The Tap also hosts their all-night dance party — Sabado Gigante — on Saturday, July 13.

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.

Pabst lot revitalization 20190713 conceptionsDesign conceptions display the elements and ideas in store for the Marshfield Courts lot on 35th Street for the Pabst Blue Ribbon Easy's Community Day.


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