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* Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus (since 1871!). -2015.11.29 Yearly. All ages. $11-50 Various times.
"Xtreme" Red Tour.
United Center, 1901 W Madison.

** Thanksgiving. A legal holiday. 4th Thursday in November Yearly.
Day to give thanks for the blessings and bounty one has received. Volunteer somewhere.

* Vegan Thanksgiving (since 1981). 4th Thursday in November Yearly.
Dine-in (reserve well in advance) or carry-out (order days early).
Chicago Diner, 773/935-6696, 3411 N Halsted.

* State Street Thanksgiving Parade (since 1934). Very big, w/ Santa. 4th Thursday in November Yearly. All ages. Free 8-11a.
Top marching bands, 100 giant balloons, carried live on WGN, 300K attend.
State from Congress to Randolph. Downtown, come by train.

The Power and Politics of Anger. -2015.12.18 We-Fr -7p, Sa/Su 12-4p.
Works in all media investigating positive and negative roles that anger plays in art, culture, politics, and everyday life.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.

Grimes. -Thursday All ages. $26+ 2 nites 7p.
W/ Nicole Dollanganger.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.

Dance Chicago (since 1995). -2016.02.14 Yearly. All ages. $25+ Various times. 8:15p.
100s of performers, 100s of works.
Athenaeum Theatre, 773/935-6875, 2936 N Southport.

Seasonal ^
HOLIDAY CLASSICS. -2016.01.03 Yearly. All ages.
* A Christmas Carol: 11.14-12.27 Goodman Theatre, 312/443-3800, 200 S Columbus,
* The Nutcracker: 12.04-27 Joffrey Ballet, Auditorium Theatre, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress,
* Christmas Around The World: 11.19-01.03 Dozens of spectacular International holiday decorated trees, Museum of Science and Industry,
* Zoolights: 11.27-01.03 Over a million lights, certain dates/times, Lincoln Park Zoo,

Christkindlmarket (since 1997). Festive German style holiday market. -2015.12.24 Yearly. All ages. Free Su-Th -8p, Fr+Sa -9p 11a.
50 Timber cabins, ethnic foods, fine crafted gifts, music, sweets.
Daley Plaza, 312/744-3370, 50 W Washington. Washington and Dearborn.

Holiday Train. -2015.12.23 Yearly. Wk 3-7p, Sa 1-8p.
Nov.27:Green, Nov.28:Green*, Dec.1:Green, Dec.2:Orange&Brown, Dec.3:Orange&Brown, Dec.4:Orange&Brown, Dec.5:Orange&Brown*, Dec.8:Pink, Dec.9:Pink, Dec.10:Blue, Dec.11:Blue, Dec.12:Blue, Dec.15:Red, Dec.16:Purple, Dec.17:Red, Dec.18:Purple, Dec.19:Red&Purple*, Dec.22:Purple, Dec.23:Yellow. (*=Photos with Santa).

Ongoing ^
"The Night Before" now playing.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Jillian Bell, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

Different rock, experimental, jazz, ethnic bands almost every night. 21+ $?
Metro / SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark, Near Red Line Addison stop,
Darkroom, 773/276-1411, 2210 W Chicago,
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee, Wicker Park near Blue line Damen stop,
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western, dive-ish,
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln,
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, Highland Pk,

Hunger Games 4 now playing.
Mockingjay part 2 w/ Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

Now playing.
Hunger Games 4, The Night Before, Peanuts, Spectre, Love, Our Brand Is Crisis, Steve Jobs, I Smile Back, Jem and the Holograms, Rock the Kasbah, Pan, The Walk, The Martian, The Intern, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

WAY too much great theater and comedy and dance to cover.
Pickup Reader and NewCity and TimeOut magazines.
Hundreds of city locations.

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