SPARKfest 2017 – Plan Your Visit

Whether you are headed to a Thursday night performance or are opting for the Triple Play option—seeing all 3 SPARKfest shows on a Saturday for 1 low price—you may find yourself craving a snack. Below are some options around Filament Theatre. Our neighborhood partners are in bold, visit them for great deals on food, drink, and other services. Your SPARKfest ticket is good for day-of-show discounts.

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  • Josi’s Frozen Yogurt – Walk time from theater: 1 minute $1 off select offerings! Ask for a Filament Festival-goers coupon at box office.
  • City News Cafe – Walk time from theater: 3 minutes
  • Starbucks – Walk time from theater: 12 minutes


  • Las Tablas (Columbian steakhouse) –Walk time from theater: 4 minutes
  • Taurus (pizza) – Walk time from theater: 1 minute
  • Community Tavern (bar and restaurant) – Walk time from theater: 1 minute


  • Chipotle – Walk time from theater: 5 minutes
  • Jimmy John’s – Walk time from theater: 1 minute
  • Burger King – Walk time from theater: 2 minutes
  • McNamara’s (bar and restaurant) –Walk time from theater: 13 minutes
  • Chicago’s Pizza – Walk time from theater: 8 minutes


  • Art Side Out Mask Shop – Walk time from theater: 1 minute
  • City News Cafe –Walk time from theater: 3 minutes Discount with SPARKfest ticket!!
  • Veteran’s Art Museum – Walk time from theater: 1 minute
  • Portage Theater – Walk time from theater: 1 minute
  • Thunderbolt Axe Throwing – Walk time from theater: 4 minutes


  • Sears – Walk time from theater: 3 minutes
  • Jewel – Walk time from theater: 7 minutes
  • Petsmart – Walk time from theater: 9 minutes
  • Marshall’s – Walk time from theater: 6 minutes
  • Fantasy Costumes – Walk time from theater: 1 minute
  • Hats Plus Ltd. – Walk time from theater: 4 minutes


The performing space, Filament Theatre, is located at 4041 N Milwaukee Ave, near the Six Corners intersection of Milwaukee, Irving Park Rd and Cicero. If you are driving, there is street parking (metered and non-metered) in the neighborhood as well as free parking in the Sears lot, which can be accessed off of Cicero, just north of Irving Park Rd. If you are using the CTA, you can take the #80 bus to Irving Park & Cicero, and then walk north on Milwaukee Avenue.

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