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Friday 2017.12.22
Start of Capricorn. Astrological sign, the goat. Yearly.
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This Must Be The Band. 18+ $25 8:30p.
Talking Heads homage. Puerto Rico hurricane benefit show.
thismustbetheband.comVic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
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Sunday 2017.12.24
* Live Santa tracking. Yearly. All ages. Free.
NORAD air traffic control reports on the big guy all night, with videos, minigames, more.
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Chinatown ride. Yearly. All ages. Free 5:30-11:45p UNCONFIRMED
Xmas Eve pedal to dinner and drinks in Chinatown (Triple Crown Restaurant, 2217 S Wentworth. Movie and/or drinks at Delilah's after.
312/560-3966 thechainlink.org/events/xmas-eve-and-hanukkah-in-chinatownDaley Plaza, 312/346-3278, 50 W Washington. Washington and Dearborn.
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"Matzo Bash" Yearly. 21+ $? 8p-4a UNCONFIRMED
"The biggest Christmas Eve party in Chicago"
MatzoBash.comSound-Bar, 312/787-4480, 226 West Ontario. Walkable from Red and Brown lines.
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Mass. Yearly. All ages. Free. 8p-1a.
Late Christmas eve gatherings at most churches welcoming all. Northsiders try the Evanston cluster.
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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.
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HOLIDAY CLASSICS. -2018.01.03 Yearly. All ages.
* 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
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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...
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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.
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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.
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Holiday Train. -2017.12.22 Yearly. Wk 3-7p, Sa 1-8p.
Fr 12.15: Purple line
Sa 12.16: Red & Purple lines (+photos w/ Santa)
Th 12.21: Purple line
Fr 12.22: Yellow line.
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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."
edgeoforion.com/klingon-christmas-carolRaven Theatre, 773/338-2177, 6157 N Clark.
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Ongoing
"Permanent" now playing.
Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson, Kira McLean, Devin Albert, ...
imdb.com/movies-coming-soonTheaters Everywhere.
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"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" now playing.
Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, ...
starwars.comTheaters Everywhere.
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Holiday Sing-A-Long Double Feature (since 1984). -2017.12.24 Yearly. $10-15 Various times.
"White Christmas" and "It's a Wonderful Life" double features with singing between (and during) lead by Santa.
Music Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport.
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Now playing.
The Disaster Artist, The Shape of Water, 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, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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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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The Infinite Wrench. -2017.12.31 Su 7p, Fr+Sa 11:30p.
Successor to TMLMBGB's 28 year run.
Neo-Futurarium, 773/275-5255, 5153 N Ashland.
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