Anniversary Parties and Performance Highlight This Week in McKinley Park

Published October 7, 2019

Two of the McKinley Park neighborhood's leading hosts for entertainment, music and fun celebrate anniversaries this coming weekend. Marz Community Brewing Co. fetes five years of doing business during its Liquid Dreams Festival the afternoon of Saturday, October 12. The 21-and-over event features pours from guest breweries, special dishes from guest chefs and music from Lord of the Yum Yum and Lumpen Radio DJs.

Later that night, Otro Ritmo enters its second year of bringing punk rock and DJ performances to its lair at One City Tap. Celebrate the punk rock collaborative's birthday with live bands and DJs at Otro Ritmo Turns Two on Saturday, October 12. The Otro Ritmo: South Side Punk Night on Tuesday, October 8, continues its ongoing monthly stand at One City tap with performances by Tum, Plague Walker and Philadelphia's SOUL GLO.

SOUL GLO performs on Tuesday, October 8, at Otro Ritmo: South Side Punk Night.

The harvest season arrives at Hoyne Park on Saturday, October 12, with the Fall Festival, sponsored by Illinois 1st District State Senator Antonio "Tony" Muñoz. The whole family is invited to enjoy games, snacks, a bounce house, face painters, balloon twisters and more.

Civic Events

Fall Festival Hoyne Park 20191012 posterThe Fall Festival takes place on Saturday, October 12, at Hoyne Park.The dog park in McKinley Park is now under construction, and the McKinley Dog Park Advisory Council Meeting on Monday, October 7, provides an update to its progress. Attend to learn how you can help the dog park and plan for the upcoming Beers & Barks fund-raiser.

Neighborhood crime is the focus of the CAPS Meeting for Beat 912 on Wednesday, October 9, at St. Maurice Church hall. Join community policing officers, neighbors and local leaders at one of the most well-attended CAPS meetings in Chicago.

The McKinley Park branch of the Chicago Public Library hosts the Toy Story Film Screening on Saturday, October 12. Also enjoy Drop-In Games at the library, and stick around for the second Medicare 101 session that explains how seniors can sign up for health care benefits. The library's Choose Kind Family Night on Wednesday, October 9, invites the whole crew to the library for fun and games.

Business and Birding

One More Customer again brings its monthly business networking session to Pacific Global Bank on Wednesday morning, October 9. Attend to connect with local entrepreneurs and established enterprises, and enjoy coffee and discussion centering around a specific business topic.

Bring your binoculars to the Bird Walk on Sunday, October 13, in McKinley Park. The final birding session of the year, the walk comes to the park courtesy of the Chicago Audubon Society

More great neighborhood nightlife this week includes the dance lesson and open floor at Latin Nights with Sandra Magaña on Thursday, October 10, at One City Tap. The next night, Friday, October 11, One City Tap again hosts its weekly Karaoke Night. Creative types can relax and doodle at Drink and Draw on Tuesday, October 8, at Marz Community Brewing Co.

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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