HOLIDAY CLASSICS. -2019.01.03 Yearly. All ages. UNCONFIRMED
* A Christmas Carol: 11.18-12.31 Goodman Theatre, 312/443-3800, 200 S Columbus, http://goodmantheatre.org * The Nutcracker: 12.01-12.30 Joffrey Ballet, Auditorium Theatre, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress, http://www.joffrey.com * Christmas Around The World: 11.17-01.07 Dozens of spectacular International holiday decorated trees, Museum of Science and Industry, http://msichicago.org * Zoolights: 11.24-01.07 Over a million lights, certain dates/times, Lincoln Park Zoo, http://lpzoo.com PHOTOSINFOSHARE
"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. berlinchicago.comMAPPHOTOSFINDEVENTSINFOSHARE
Vaudezilla! Saturdays 18+ $20 10:30p UNCONFIRMED
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. stage773.comMAPINFOSHARE
Chicago Toy and Game Fair (since 2003). Yearly. All ages. $5-10, uniformed scouts free. 10a-6p UNCONFIRMED
Public non-hobby show, with product introductions, demos, seminars, play tables, contests, most vendors selling. chitag.comNavy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Grand Red line stop then take free trolley. navypier.comMAPPHOTOSFINDEVENTSINFOSHARE
Model Rocket Launching (since 1963). 3rd Sundays All ages. Free 2-5p.
Deeply validates geekness. All skill levels. BYOL (Bring Your Own Launcher). Northern Illinois Rocketry Association hosted. Held away from population centers, only a few launches a year. nirarocketry.orgEast Branch Forest Preserve, Off Glen Ellyn Road near Army Trail Road, Glendale Heights. Use I-355. MAPPHOTOSEVENTSINFOSHARE
New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 6p UNCONFIRMED
Chi Hack Night. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6-10p UNCONFIRMED
"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. 1871.comMAPSHARE
Sing-a-long Sound of Music. -2018.12.03 Yearly. ~$15 Eight showings. UNCONFIRMED
*Buy Nothing Day (since 1992). International celebration of consumer awareness and simple living. Yearly. Day after Thanksgiving.
Very real global day of protest against the corporate brainwashing which leads to the un-sustainable Western hyper-consumerist culture. Includes anti-commercials and events at the world's largest malls. Intentionally occurs on the biggest shopping day of the year. See the website for more info. adbusters.org/bndFINDINFOSHARE
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Critical Mass (since 1997). Last Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making our presence known downtown. Unplanned route gently winds a dozen miles or more. Thousands attend in good weather. Includes music, hipsters, athletes, show bikes, so much more. Skaters welcome. chi.bikeDaley Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop. chicagocriticalmass.orgMAPPHOTOSEVENTSINFOSHARE
*AIDS awareness day. Yearly.
Internationally recognized day for increasing public awareness about AIDS. The best defense is education. aids.orgINFOSHARE
Day Without Art (since 1989). Commemorates Artists lost to AIDS. Yearly.
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. navypier.comMAPPHOTOSFINDEVENTSINFOSHARE
*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. chicagolandtft.orgMAPPHOTOSEVENTSINFOSHARE
Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale (since 2006). Yearly. All ages. Free 11a-6p UNCONFIRMED