This city didn’t get the nickname “Beautiful Berwyn” by accident. I’m sure the clever person who coined it was looking for an adjective that started with the letter “B” to make it roll off the tongue, but it has more to do with the way people take care of it. Seeing as it is Earth Day weekend, now is the perfect time to enjoy Beautiful Berwyn. This is the time of year when we are reminded that while we may not all look the same, speak different languages, and practice various societal customs, we all share one planet. So let’s take care of it while enjoying some of the great things our modest municipality has to offer.
12th Annual Mini-Golf Pub Crawl
The Berwyn Depot District is hosting the 12th Annual Mini-Golf Pub Crawl on Saturday, April 23 from noon to 6 p.m.
Each bar on the tour will have handmade putting greens for pub crawlers to engage in mini-golf challenges, however, putters are not supplied so each person is encouraged to bring his/her own. At the end of the event, prizes will be rewarded to both the lowest scoring and highest scoring teams.
Registration is $15 per person or $50 per foursome ($40 early bird special through April 11). Sign-in will take place from 11 a.m. to noon at Connie’s Family Restaurant, 3271 Harlem Ave., and the “19th Hole” after-party will start at 5 p.m. at P Lounge, 6814 Windsor Ave.
The North Berwyn Park District is organizing a green cleanup initiative on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will help keep Berwyn beautiful by cleaning local parks and gardening. To register call 708-749-4900, complete the registration form and drop it off or stop by 1619 Wesley Avenue. You can access the registration form at NBPD.org.
The Book Club Play at 16th Street Theater
The comedy hit The Book Club Play will be showing at 16th Street Theater. Showtimes are Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 5 and 8:30 p.m. “The Book Club Play is a dangerous comedy about community, high and low culture, and the absolute terror of group dynamics,” said Artistic Director of Arena Stage Molly Smith. Tickets are $16 and can be purchased on the 16th Street Theater website.
See what’s happening at Berwyn’s newest café
Jazi Mama’s Café, 6305 W. Roosevelt Rd., is closing in on its third week of business after opening earlier this month. The coffee and sandwich shop is inviting all Berwynites to stop in at some point over the weekend to enjoy a menu that appeals to the breakfast and lunch crowd. Daily specials include coffee and Danish for $3.50 or sandwich, chips and soda for $5.50.
Restaurant Spotlight – Big Hurt Brewhouse
Named after famous White Sox slugger Frank Thomas, Big Hurt Brewhouse has become a staple in Berwyn’s restaurant scene since opening its doors in 2014. Located in the historic Berwyn Town Bank Building, the Chicago-themed restaurant serves up American food and locally brewed Big Hurt signature beers such as Hoppy Girl, Honey Girl, Big Red and Hall of Fame Pilsner (HOF). If you want to dine in a fun environment, you can find the brewhouse at 6801 W. Cermak Rd.