Pilsen - Chicago Neighborhood Fun Info
Pilsen is a multicultural neighborhood in Chicago where the varieties of cultures display their heritage in the form of gorgeous murals. These murals can be viewed on the fronts of homes within the neighborhood, on storefronts, and even on the exterior walls of buildings. This mixture of cultures means that the shops, restaurants, and even places of worship are just as diverse as the people.
In Pilsen it does not take long to find something fun to do. Art galleries are a favorite in this area and some offer free entrance to view the aesthetically pleasing pieces. The Pilsen Outpost not only offers visitors the chance to view local art pieces they also offer art classes. Special events are also hosted at the Pilsen Outpost that includes entertainment from short artistic movies to live musical performances. For those interested in even more live musical entertainment the gorgeous Thalia Hall is the place to be. They host everything from big name musical concerts to airing classic movies. If more recent movies are on the entertainment list then stopping at a Pilsen Chicago Movie Theater is the right move. The ShowPlace ICON Theatres at Roosevelt Collection with ICON-X is a modern theater in Pilsen offering patron’s newer movies and a great bar. AMC Dine-in Theatres Block 37 is a newer movie theater offering patrons food delivery right to the visitor’s plush chair as they view the newer hit movie. Pilsen is also home to the Gene Siskel Film Center. This theater displays art as well as movies. The movies include indie, foreign, and some of the old classics.
Comics are not a new form of entertainment and stopping into a Pilsen Chicago comic book store will prove just that. First Aid Comics offers patrons a variety of old and new comic books in a large supply. The store even sells handmade items that the customers rave about. If graphic novels and comic books are on the entertainment list a stop at the Graham Crackers Comics Loop will complete that list. They are part of a larger chain store so they have the ability to order items that they do not have in stock that smaller stores may not be able to.
A stop into a Pilsen Chicago game store will fill the entertainment needs of any avid gamer. The area includes larger chain stores like Game Stop and Best Buy. Both of these stores offer a large selection of games. Game Stop will actually buy older games from patrons and give them store credit so they can purchase a newer one. For anyone searching for retro style arcade games Pilsen has a store for that as well. Arcade Classics has a wide variety of arcade gaming systems in stock.
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