Andrew  Do  See
2017.12.01 (wk1063)
Movie: Sing-a-long Sound of Music at Music Box Theatre.
Movie: "The Disaster Artist" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "The Shape of Water" now playing everywhere.
Ongoing: Ice Skating.
Ongoing: A Klingon Christmas Carol at Raven Theatre.
Ongoing: Holiday Train.
Ongoing: Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza.
Ongoing: Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier.
Ongoing: Collected Holiday Songs and Recipes.
Ongoing: Dreaming Bigger in Strange Times at Woman Made Gallery.
Ongoing: J.B at City Lit Theater.
Ongoing: Infinite Wrench at Neo-Futurarium.
Fr: AIDS awareness day.
Fr: Day Without Art.
Fr: Southside Critical Mass at Nichols Park Plaza.
..-Sa: WKQX The Night We Stole Christmas at Aragon Ballroom.
Fr: Turkuaz at Concord Music Hall.
Fr: Nick Offerman: Full Bush at Chicago Theatre.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa: Britney Spears Birthday.
Sa: Santa Hustle 5K at Soldier Field.
Sa-Su: Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale at Bridgeport Arts Center.
Sa: Krampus Fest at Martyrs'.
Sa: Santa Speedo Run at Sidetrack.
Sa: SantaCon at Beef and Brandy Bar.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Sa: Nocturna at Metro.
Su: Full Moon.
Su: Toys For Tots motorcycle parade at Dan Ryan Woods.
Su: Marc Anthony at Allstate Arena.
Su-Tu: Pentatonix Christmas Tour at Chicago Theatre.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Su: Madonnarama at Berlin.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Barry Manilow at Allstate Arena.
Tu: Jay-Z at United Center.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Tributosaurus at Martyrs'.
We: Movieoke at Whistler.
We: South Park new episode on COM.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
We: Bittersweet at Berlin.
Th: Pearl Harbor Day.
Th: Jingle Bash at Allstate Arena.
Th: Michelle L'Amour's show at Untitled.
Th: The Orville on FOX.

Movie:    ^
Sing-a-long Sound of Music. -2017.12.03 Yearly. ~$15 Eight showings.
The classic film, subtitled, with costume contest. Usually sells out.
Music Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS INFO SHARE

"The Disaster Artist" now playing.
Dave Franco, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Ari Graynor.
disasterartist.movieTheaters Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

"The Shape of Water" now playing.
Guillermo del Toro w/ Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Richard Jenkins, ... Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

Now playing.
The Man Who Invented Christmas, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, Justice League, Thor: Ragnarok, Bad Moms Christmas, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, Blade Runner 2049, Lucky, Battle of the Sexes, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, In Search of Fellini, Rememory, Tulip Fever, I Do Until I Don't, Marjorie Prime, An Inconvenient Sequel, ...
Theaters Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

Seasonal:    ^
Ice Skating. -2018.02.28 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... PHOTOS INFO SHARE

A Klingon Christmas Carol. -2017.12.17 Yearly. All ages. $22+ Th-Sa 8p, Su 2p.
"Scrooge has no honor, nor any courage. Can three ghosts help him to become the true warrior he ought to be in time to save Tiny Tim from a horrible fate? Performed in the Original Klingon with English Supertitles, and narrative analysis from The Vulcan Institute of Cultural Anthropology." Theatre, 773/338-2177, 6157 N Clark. MAP INFO SHARE

Holiday Train. -2017.12.23 Yearly. Wk 3-7p, Sa 1-8p.
Fr 12.01: Orange & Brown lines
Sa 12.02: Orange & Brown lines (+photos w/ Santa)
Tu 12.05: Pink line
We 12.06: Pink line
Th 12.07: Blue line. SHARE

Christkindlmarket (since 1997). Festive German style holiday market. -2017.12.24 Yearly. All ages. Free Su-Th -8p, Fr+Sa -9p 11a.
50 Timber cabins, ethnic foods, fine crafted gifts, music, sweets.
christkindlmarket.comDaley Plaza, 312/744-3370, 50 W Washington. Washington and Dearborn. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

HOLIDAY CLASSICS. -2018.01.03 Yearly. All ages.
* A Christmas Carol: 11.18-12.31 Goodman Theatre, 312/443-3800, 200 S Columbus,
* The Nutcracker: 12.01-12.30 Joffrey Ballet, Auditorium Theatre, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress,
* Christmas Around The World: 11.17-01.07 Dozens of spectacular International holiday decorated trees, Museum of Science and Industry,
* Zoolights: 11.24-01.07 Over a million lights, certain dates/times, Lincoln Park Zoo,

Winter Wonderfest (since 2001). -2018.01.07 Yearly. All ages. $10-25+ Hours vary.
Festival Hall is transformed into a wonderland of lush decorated trees, sparkling lights, wintertime decorations and a main town square with vending. Includes ice rink, inflatable slide/bungee games. Santa and elves listen to children's wishes in a mountain top village.
Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Collected Holiday Songs, Recipes and Stories. -2017.12.29 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Check out this terrific comprehensive set of popular holiday songs, recipes and stories. PHOTOS INFO SHARE

Ongoing:    ^
Dreaming Bigger in Strange Times. -2017.12.16 Th+Fr -6p, Sa+Su 12-4p.
Invitational exhibition featuring women artists currently residing in the Midwest.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 2150 S Canalport #4A-3. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

J.B. -2017.12.10 All ages. $12-32 7:30p.
Archibald MacLeish's 1958 traveling circus version of the Book of Job performed by mature actresses. Lit Theater, 773/293-3682, 1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave. MAP SHARE

The Infinite Wrench. -2017.12.17 Su 7p, Fr+Sa 11:30p.
Successor to TMLMBGB's 28 year run.
Neo-Futurarium, 773/275-5255, 5153 N Ashland. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

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

Friday 2017.12.01:    ^
* AIDS awareness day. Yearly.
Internationally recognized day for increasing public awareness about AIDS. The best defense is education. INFO SHARE

Day Without Art (since 1989). Commemorates Artists lost to AIDS. Yearly.
Sometimes observed by local galleries/museums. PHOTOS INFO SHARE

Southside Critical Mass. 1st Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
A fun, free, group bike ride. Park Plaza, 1300 E 55th St. At Kimbark.

WKQX The Night We Stole Christmas. -Saturday All ages. $85-$$$ 2 nites. 7p.
Fr: Foster The People, Cold War Kids, Sir Sly.
Sa: Queens of the Stone Age, Run the Jewels, Biffy Clyro.
101wkqx.comAragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Turkuaz. 18+ $16+ 8:30p-2a.
W/ The Suffers.
turkuazband.comConcord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Nick Offerman: Full Bush. $39-171 Two shows. 7+9:30p.
nickoffermantour.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 10p-4a.
"A multimedia music & video dance party where art meets nightlife." Often preceded by theme events. Greg Haus spins Electronica/Indie Alternative dance music.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Saturday 2017.12.02:    ^
Britney Spears Birthday (since 1981). Yearly. INFO SHARE

* Santa Hustle 5K. Yearly. $45 9a.
Several thousand registered. Before and after parties. Paid registration includes costume.
santahustle.comSoldier Field, 312/235-7000, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale (since 2006). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 11a-6p.
Over 150 of today's finest indie-craft talents setting up for holiday shoppers sure to find something. Arts Center, 773/247-3000, 1200 W. 35th St. MAP SHARE

Krampus Fest. All ages. Free 12-6p.', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln. MAP TICKETS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

* Santa Speedo Run. Yearly. 21+ $25 to run. 12-2:30p.
1 mile thru boystown plus carols, entertainment, prizes, benefits Center On Halsted's Youth Housing Initiative., 773/477-9189, 3349 N Halsted. MAP SHARE

* SantaCon (since 2006). Yearly. 21+ 12:30-?p.
Long running Santa costumed pub crawl.
originalchicagosantacon.comBeef and Brandy Bar, 127 S State St.

College of Complexes (since 1951). "The Playground for People Who Think" Saturdays All ages. $3? 2.5hrs 6-11p.
Structured Weekly Free Speech Forum With Quality Lecturers and Good American Food And Bar.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

"Twisted" Saturdays 21+ $0 -11p, $5 -1a, $7+ 9:30p-5a.
"Meet and mingle with a truly diverse crowd. Dress up or dress down... this is the place to be what you want to be!"
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Saturdays 18+ $20-40 10p.
A wild mix of hilarious hosts, quirky musicians, incredible variety performers and beautiful burlesque beauties. Catch the up-close magic show at 7:30p.
kisskisscabaret.comUptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway. MAP SHARE

Vaudezilla! Saturdays 18+ $20 10:30p.
One-of-a-kind burlesque, drag, and aerial acts ranging from classic Vegas-style showgirls to cutting-edge gender-non-conforming performance artists.
Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine. MAP INFO SHARE

* Nocturna (since 1988). THE Electro/Goth gathering. Monthly. 18+ $10+ 11:30p-5a.
DJ Scary Lady Sarah spinning goth, darkwave, dark indie, deathrock, industrial, new wave, electro, ... Nicely decorated, often a special guest and giveaways. A tight but welcoming community of several hundred intriguing individuals. With GlitterGuts photobooth!, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Sunday 2017.12.03:    ^
Full Moon (Cold). Always adds an interesting twist. 9:45a. PHOTOS INFO SHARE

* Toys For Tots motorcycle parade (since 1978). 1st Sunday in December Yearly. All ages. Bring a toy. 9:30a.
World's largest, drawing over 20000 participants! Many biker Santas. Assembly begins hours earlier.
Dan Ryan Woods, 83rd and Western. Travels all the way North to Foster. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Marc Anthony. $60-300+ 7p.
marcanthonyonline.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Pentatonix Christmas Tour. -Tuesday $200-500+ Three nites. 7p.
pentatonix.orgChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 7p.
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Last Man on Earth, more.

"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinary block of popular and leading-edge absurdist cartoonage.
adultswim.comTOON. On cable. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

Madonnarama. 1st Sundays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
All Madonna music and videos all night with DJ Riley York. Classics, rare tracks, remixes, etc.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Monday 2017.12.04:    ^
Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
12.04: Care Bears Banger. Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted. MAP SHARE

Tuesday 2017.12.05:    ^
Chi Hack Night. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6-10p.
"Volunteers create web apps with open data to improve transparency, efficiency, and decision-making for governments and our democracy."
chihacknight.org1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. 12th Floor. MAP SHARE

Barry Manilow. $20-100+ 7:30p.
barrymanilow.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Jay-Z. All ages. $74-$$$ 8p.
"4:44" tour.
lifeandtimes.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison. MAP TICKETS INFO SHARE

Chicago Underground Comedy. Tuesdays 21+ $5 Doors 9p.
"The Hippest, Hottest Stand-Up Showcase to Emerge in Years" +good menu & booze. Kitchen, 773/281-4444, 2100 W Belmont. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ $0-15 9p-2a.
12.05: Skrimshaw w/ Diskokitty // Samantha Rose // Midway //Subverb. Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen. MAP PHOTOS SHARE

Wednesday 2017.12.06:    ^
Tributosaurus. Monthly. 21+ $25 7p.
"The Jurassic beast with multiple musical faces. A different band every month, featuring local music celebrities."
12.06: Becomes Paul McCartney.
tributosaurus.comMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln. MAP TICKETS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Movieoke (since 2008). 1st Wednesdays Occassionally. 21+ $? 9p.
Read along to perform, over 200 scenes to choose from., 773/227-3530, 2421 N Milwaukee. MAP TICKETS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

* South Park NEW EPISODE. Wednesdays All ages. Free 9p.
21st season.
southparkstudios.comCOM. On cable. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

"In One Ear" (since 1988). Poetry Open Mic. Wednesdays 18+ $3 10p-?a.
"2nd Longest Running Open-Mic In Chicago!" Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop. MAP INFO SHARE

Bittersweet. 1st Wednesdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
DJs Philly Peroxide and Scary Lady Sarah spins goth club classics and new dark alternative music & video. $2 PBR.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Thursday 2017.12.07:    ^
Pearl Harbor Day (since 1941). Yearly.
Remembers Japanese surprise attack which brought the U.S. into WW II. SHARE

Jingle Bash. Yearly. All ages. $45-225+ 7p.
B96 presents Taylor Swift, Backstreet Boys, Fifth Harmony,
Khalid, Logic, Sabrina Carpenter.
b96.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Michelle L'Amour's show. Thursdays 21+ Free 8p-2a.
Weekly nite of vaudevillians, burlesque and extreme acts., 312/880-1511, 111 W. Kinzie. MAP SHARE

The Orville. Thursdays All ages. Free 8p.
New comedy sci-fi w/ Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, ... TIMES MAP SHARE

Attractions:    ^
Many great exhibits of local works and curated collections. All ages. Free. Mo-Th 8a-7p, Fr 8a-6p, Sa 9a-6p, Su 10a-6p.
With various special events, music and performances almost every day.
Chicago Cultural Center, 312/744-6630, 78 E Washington. SE of State/Lake train stops. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO

Various good modern art shows. All ages. $0-12, Free Tu 10a-8p, Mo closed, We-Su 10a-5p.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

With Giant Ferris Wheel, IMAX theatre, historic carousel, a*mazing Chicago ride, classic spinning swing ride, new mini-golf course, major VR games, food court, quality restaurants and bars, stained glass window museum, enclosed garden, wonderful specialty shops, children's museum, water taxis, several cruise lines and the Shakespeare Theatre.
Summer: 10a-10p Su-Th, 10a-midnt Fr-Sa; Fall: Mo-Th 10a-9p, Fr+Sa 10a-11p, Su 10a-7p; Winter: 10a-8p Mo-Th, 10a-10p Fr-Sa, 10a-7p Su.
Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. On-site parking, or Grand Red line stop then take free trolley. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

See how the universe works. All ages. $10-18+ Mo-Fr 9:30a-4:30p (-10p 1st Fridays), Sa/Su 9a-4:30p, closed xmas, open -6p 12.26-1.5.
Much high tech exhibitry.
Adler Planetarium, 312/922-7827 (STAR), 1300 S Lake Shore. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

Masterpieces. All ages. $0-18 Mo/Tu/We/Fr 10:30a-5p, Th 10:30a-8p, Sa/Su 10a-5p, closed xgiving+xmas.
And other interesting permanent and visiting exhibits.
Art Institute, 312/443-3500, 210 S Michigan. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

World class gardens. Easy to get to. All ages. $8.75 parking. 8a-sunset, closed xmas.
385 acres, 23 gardens, 9 islands, prarie simulation, oriental features, miniature railway, produce, shows, restaurant, more...
Chicago Botanic Gardens, 847/835-5440, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. MAP INFO

Quality exhibits and activities for young minds. All ages. $0-14, Free Th 5-8p. 10a-5p.
Chicago Children's Museum, 312/527-1000, Navy Pier. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO

Natural History done right. All ages. $6-12. Last entry 4p, closed xmas. 9a-5p.
"Sue" permanent dinosaur exhibit, insects, anthropology, world culture, geology, ecology, much more.
Field Museum, 312/922-9410, Roosevelt at Lake Shore Drive. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

Exhibits covering 4000 years of surgical history. Not for the squeamish. All ages. $3-6, Free Tuesdays. Tu-Sa 10a-4p. Closed 12.24-25, 12.31-1.1.
International Museum of Surgical Science, 312/642-6502, 1524 N Lake Shore. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO

World class zoo. Now with web cams. All ages. Free (Building hours vary) 9a-6p.
Lincoln Park Zoo, 773/742-2000, 2200 N Cannon. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

Consistent world class wonderland, set aside a whole day. All ages. $6-11 +parking/movies, Sometimes free. Mo-Sa 9:30a-4p, Su 11a-4p.
Exhibits include clock (possibly the best historical collection in existence), trains, toys, flight, genetics, chemistry, coal, petroleum, human body slices, cyberspace, farming, the U-505, TONS of space flight tech, and much more.
Museum of Science and Industry, 773/684-1414, 57th at Lake Shore. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO

Truly stunning world class aquarium. $11-18, some deal days. Sa/Su 9a-6p, Mo-Fr 9a-5p (-6p in summer), some later days.
Rear outside deck has the city's best skyline view. Now with web cams.
Shedd Aquarium, 312/939-2438, 1200 S Lake Shore. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO

Notes:    ^
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