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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.

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.

Leningrad. 18+ $95+ 7p-2a.
Concord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry.

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.

"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinary block of popular and leading-edge absurdist cartoonage.
TOON. On cable.

Bittersweet. 21+ Free 10p-4a.
DJs Peroxide and Scary Lady Sarah spin goth club classics and new dark alternative music & video. $2 PBR.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (since 1988). Fr/Sa/Su All ages? $6-11+ Su 7p, Fr+Sa 11:30p.
30 plays in 60 minutes, lots of improv, very welcoming, sometimes topical.
Neo-Futurarium, 773/275-5255, 5153 N Ashland.

Seasonal ^
Collected Holiday Songs, Recipes and Stories. -2015.12.30 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Check out this terrific comprehensive set of popular holiday songs, recipes and stories.

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,

Ice Skating. -2016.02.28 Yearly.
Weather permitting: Wrigley Field; Millennium Park, 312/742-5222, 55 N Michigan; Warren Park, 773/262-8656, 6601 N Western; Riis Park, 312/746-5735, 6100 W Fullerton; Daley Plaza, 312/742-7650, 337 E Randolph; more...

Sing-a-long Sound of Music. -2015.12.06 Yearly. $12-15.
The classic film, subtitled, with costume contest. Usually sells out.
Music Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport.

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.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 ^
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,

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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