Looking for a mid-week activity to enjoy in the neighborhood? Check out the Logan Square Night Market (@LSQNightMarket), which runs every Wednesday night from 4-8 pm in the concrete space where Milwaukee Avenue and Kedzie Boulevard meet. Originally planned for grassy Palmer Square, the Night Market made a last minute shift, landing instead at the Logan Square Blue Line station.
Entertainment & Arts at the Night Market
Entertainment for the Night Market is curated by Elastic Arts (@elasticarts). For the first several weeks, the market featured performances of Romeo and Juliet by theater group The Hypocrites (@thehypocrites). The evening of July 24 saw a performance by cellist Shannon Hayden (pictured above), and a duo of well-liked subway performers are set to share a doo-wop performance on July 31 (you might recognize their Sam Cooke renditions from the Clark & Lake or Jackson Blue Line stops). All Night Market performances take place in the Culture Coach, a traveling pop-up stage salvaged from a Madison, Wisconsin junkyard.
Neighborhood arts and culture organization I Am Logan Square (@IAmLoganSquare) is in charge of booking visual artists for the Night Market. Contact I Am Logan Square for details on setting up a booth.
Food & Drink
Food comes from near and far at the market, with mushrooms and salsas from River Valley Ranch & Kitchens, all-natural artisanal sodas from Seasons Sodas, baked goods from Paper Moon Pastry (@papermoonpastry) and more. There are plenty of options for grabbing produce for the week ahead, or a fresh and quick dinner for the evening. If you stop by Letizia’s Fiore‘s (@LetiziasFiore) booth for homemade pasta, Fabio Sorano and his crew will recommend pairings from various booths at the market.
Have you made it out to the Logan Square Night Market yet? What did you think?