Get Your Groove On With Music and Civics This Week in McKinley Park

Published September 9, 2019

The Jungle Book film leadThe Jungle Book screens on Saturday, September 14, at the McKinley Park public library.Rev your engines for Otro Ritmo: South Side Punk Night on Tuesday, September 10, when California rockers Ursula and Stay Wild play live sets at One City Tap. Neighborhood music downshifts on Wednesday, September 11, when Jazz on Marz with the Jazzeros returns with its smooth sounds at Marz Community Brewing Co.

Stomp your feet at the Farmers Market Concert: Fiddle Club of the World on Sunday, September 15, during the McKinley Park Farmers Market. Visit the market in its final month this season for Yoga at the Farmers MarketBocce Ball and Neighbor Account Signups from the McKinley Park News.

The National Latino Education Institute hosts the National Women's Health & Fitness Day on Friday, September 13. Presented by Illinois 1st District State Senator Antonio "Tony" Muñoz, the event features a full day of healthcare resources and education, including flu shots, diabetes screenings, workshops, Illinois Secretary of State services and much more.

Fiddle Club of the World plays Sunday, September 15, at the McKinley Park Farmers Market.

Illinois 2nd District State Representative Theresa Mah offers a free Chicago Senior Fest Bus on Thursday, September 12, to assist neighbors who want to get downtown to Senior Fest. Mah's local campaign kicks into gear on Monday, September 9, at her Campaign Kickoff Karaoke Party at Marz Community Brewing Co.

Karaoke lovers can continue to croon throughout the week at Karaoke on Marz on Thursday, September 12, at Marz Community Brewing Co., plus One City Tap's weekly Karaoke Night on Friday, September 13.

National Womens Health Fitness Day National Latino Education Institute 20190913 forweb2The National Women's Health & Fitness Day takes place on Friday, September 13, at the National Latino Education Institute.The McKinley Park Advisory Council Meeting on Monday, September 9, brings together volunteers and neighborhood leaders to enable great programs and projects at our neighborhood parks. Attend the meeting to learn how you can help with planning and production for the fun activities coming to the parks this holiday season.

The McKinley Park neighborhood hosts one of the largest and most engaged community policing groups in the City of Chicago, and the CAPS Meeting for Beat 912 is your chance to get involved. Attend the meeting on Wednesday, September 11, to connect with neighbors, public officials and community and policing resources.

Also on Wednesday, September 11, is the 9-11 Memorial Ceremony, including an observance at the William McKinley American Legion Post 231 followed by a ride to the Middle Eastern Conflict Wall.

Blessed Sacrament Parish continues its neighborhood events with the Kermes Festival on Saturday, September 14, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. The Hispanic Committee is putting out a Mexican feast, including pozole, tamales, tacos, sopes and more.

The One More Customer business roundtable is one of the neighborhood's top networking events, and it offers guided discussion around a business topic every month. Attend the meeting at Pacific Global Bank on Wednesday, September 11, to meet local professionals and share business expertise, resources and entrepreneurial camaraderie.

The Jungle Book Film Screening brings a modern adaptation of a beloved classic to the McKinley Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library on Saturday, September 14. Stick around on Saturday afternoon for Drop-In Games. Earlier in the week, the Family Night gathering on Wednesday, September 11, opens up the library for all-ages play, crafts and games.

Scratch your itch to doodle while slaking your thirst at Drink and Draw on Tuesday, September 10, at Marz Community Brewing Co. DJ Brenda Hernandez plays sets at Marz on Friday, September 13, followed by the country-western sounds of DJ Lawrence Peters on Saturday night, September 14.

Stay Wild performs on Tuesday, September 10, at Otro Ritmo: South Side Punk Night.

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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