Your weekend date lineup for Sept. 20-22

National Park(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.

You might’ve seen the episode of Parks & Recreation where Leslie and Ben turn a tiny, decrepit, parking-spaced-sized piece of land into Pawnee’s smallest park. That’s what initially came to our minds when learning about Friday’s worldwide PARK(ing) Day.

Cole’s Bar in Logan Square is participating, with three parking spaces donated by the city thanks to the Architecture for Humanity. Bring your creativity and your smart phone and take pictures to prove what you did! Free.

Stroll through Jackson Junge Gallery in Wicker Park and view compelling photos of the same neighborhood after dark, an installation by local artist David Szpunar, from 6 to 9 p.m. Free.

Grab another couple for a citywide scavenger hunt Saturday, beginning at the Globe Pub. Proceeds benefit proceeds benefit the Children’s Research Triangle. $80 for a team of two, $145 for a team of four.

If you’re anything like me, you appreciate some hearty, soulful folk and old-fashioned, whiney country music. Get a dose of it with “Hank Williams: The Lost Highway” at the American Blues Theatre this weekend. Tickets are $29 each and are available here.


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