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Sunday 2017.12.17
* Hanukkah (aka Chanukah). A Jewish holiday, lasts eight days. -2017.12.20 Yearly. Sunset to sunset.
Marks the reconsecration of the temple of Jerusalem and the miracle of the lamp.
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Vintage Garage. 3rd Sundays $? 11a-6p.
100 vintage and antique dealers.
847/579-9079 vintagegaragechicago.com5051 N Broadway Uptown between Foster and Argyle.
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Sunday MASSive. Ages? $? 2p-1a.
All day drum&bass w/ Danny the Wildchild, Phantom 45, Doctorgroo, Mark Matras, Tim Nice, Joey Beef, Lamebrane, ...
bedno.com/fb/371733073269030Innjoy, 773/394-2066, 2015 W Division.
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"Walk with Light" All ages. Free 4-6:30p.
Annual holiday features on the 606. Neighborhood festival procession at sunset.
Bedno.com/fb/353661358439111The 606, 773/661-9172, Bloomingdale from Ridgeway to Walsh.
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* Todd Rundgren. -Sunday 18+ $60-200+ 2 nites. Sold out. 8p.
Bring a toy to donate.
toddrundgren.comPark West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
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"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinary block of popular and leading-edge absurdist cartoonage.
adultswim.comTOON. On cable.
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Monday 2017.12.18
Do-it-Yourself Messiah (since 1976). A grand tradition. -Tuesday Yearly. All ages. Free but sells out. RSVP required. 7p.
Handel's work with full orchestra, audience participates as chorus.
888/880-9701 imfchicago.org/programs/do-it-yourself-messiahHarris Theater, 312/334-7777, 205 E Randolph. Millennium Park.
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Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
12.18: Star Wars Banger.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2017.12.19
Chicago Underground Comedy. Tuesdays 21+ $5 Doors 9p.
"The Hippest, Hottest Stand-Up Showcase to Emerge in Years" +good menu & booze.
facebook.com/chicagoundergroundcomedyBeat Kitchen, 773/281-4444, 2100 W Belmont.
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Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ $0-15 9p-2a.
12.19: Makoto (Tokyo).
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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Wednesday 2017.12.20
SZA. All ages. $27+ Doors 6p-2a.
iamsza.comConcord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry.
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"In One Ear" (since 1988). Poetry Open Mic. Wednesdays 18+ $3 10p-?a.
"2nd Longest Running Open-Mic In Chicago!"
facebook.com/In-One-Ear-210844945622380Heartland Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop.
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Thursday 2017.12.21
* Winter Solstice. Yearly.
Shortest day/longest night (sun 07:13-16:42), official start of winter.
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Tom Petty homage. 17+ $18 7p.
"Southern Accents" immaculately recreates the music and style.
southernaccentsband.comHouse of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
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Michelle L'Amour's show. Thursdays 21+ Free 8p-2a.
Weekly nite of vaudevillians, burlesque and extreme acts.
facebook.com/UnbridledatUntitledUntitled, 312/880-1511, 111 W. Kinzie.
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Drum&Bass night. 3rd Thursdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
12.21: Delamota / Dioptrics / Mega Mike / Fiyafly / Audiophlex / Selekta Steel / MC Questionmark Uk / Rifle MC.
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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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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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 10p-4a UNCONFIRMED
"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.
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Saturday 2017.12.23
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.
12.23: In a Society with Endless Choices, Why Are Harmful Ones Being Made?
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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"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.
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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.
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Seasonal
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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