Benefits, Concerts, Community Meetings Lead This Week in McKinley Park

Published November 11, 2019

MPCA american flagMonday, November 11, is Veterans Day, the day to honor and thank former members of the U.S. armed forces.Get ready to rock at One City Tap this week with a double lineup of concerts, starting with hardcore and indie bands at Otro Ritmo Presents Bad Breeding, Tzar Bomba and B.T.T.W. on Wednesday, November 13. More live music follows on Saturday, November 16, with The Ex-Bombers, Part Animal, The Phone Calls and Randall Pike. Want your own turn at the mic? Belt out your favorites at One City Tap's weekly Karaoke Night on Friday, November 15.

The McKinley Park Underage Drinking & Other Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (McK-UDOS) brings resources to mitigating teen alcohol and drug abuse in the McKinley Park neighborhood. Attend the McK-UDOS and MAHA Benefit on Saturday, November 16, to support these efforts and the Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA).

Chicago KICS Recreational Soccer is supporting a subsidized team for area youth in and around the McKinley Park neighborhood, with the McKinley Park KICS Soccer for Success Fund-Raiser on Tuesday, November 12, slated to support the program. Grab dinner at the Chipotle Mexican Grill in West Elsdon (5330 S. Pulaski Road) and mention the fund-raiser to push a third of what you pay to the team.


Bad Breeding brings their hardcore sounds all the way from the United Kingdom to the McKinley Park neighborhood for an Otro Ritmo show on Wednesday, November 13.

Local entrepreneurs can collaborate and learn at One More Customer on Wednesday, November 13, at Pacific Global Bank. The next day, Thursday, November 14, discover a new investment channel for your small business at  Find Funding with Kiva at the 36Squared Business Incubator.

Aquinas Literacy Center again hosts their English Literacy Tutor Training this weekend, on Friday night, November 15, and Saturday, November 16. Go through training to become a certified tutor and work one-on-one with English language learners as part of this in-demand local program.

Marz Community Brewing Co. presents its sudsy and creative Drink and Draw session on Tuesday, November 12. Karaoke on Marz returns on Thursday, November 14, to spin your favorite sing-along tunes in the tap room.

Local crime and public safety is on the docket at the CAPS Meeting for Beat 912 on Wednesday, November 13. Join the local Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) group, one of the most active in the City of Chicago.

The McKinely Park branch of the Chicago Public Library presents An American Tale Film Screening on Saturday, November 16, as part of their Community Cinema series. Earlier that day, Drop-In Games challenges adults and teens with new and classic board games. LEGO at the Library on Tuesday, November 12, presents building challenges to young people 5 and older.


An American Tale screens on Saturday, November 16, at the McKinley Park public library.

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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