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Saturday 2018.11.17
Bears Home Games. -2018.12.16 All ages. $$.
ChicagoBears.comSoldier Field, 312/235-7000, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr.
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Collected Holiday Songs, Recipes and Stories. -2018.12.29 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Check out this terrific comprehensive set of popular holiday songs, recipes and stories.
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HOLIDAY CLASSICS. -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
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Ice Skating. -2019.02.27 Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
Weather permitting: Wrigley Field, 773-388-8260; 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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Christkindlmarket (since 1997). Festive German style holiday market. -2018.12.24 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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Magnificent Mile Lights Festival (since 1992). Treats, ice carvings, Disney. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free Fr 4p, Sa 11a-7p UNCONFIRMED
Festivities all day. Evening finale includes parade, activation of a million holiday lights on Michigan Avenue, and some fireworks. Sometimes crowded.
themagnificentmile.comMichigan from Oak to Wacker, 312/642-3570.
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QUILT + RESIST. -2018.12.01 Th+Fr -6p, Sa+Su 12-4p.
The herstory of quilts: art, politics, storytelling.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 2150 S Canalport.
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* City Holiday Tree Lighting (since 1914). The mayor does his thing! Music, etc. Yearly. All ages. Free 5p UNCONFIRMED
Uses 40 Wisconsin Balsam Firs, 80 foot tall, 10000 lights, 1000 bows, 1000 ornaments.
choosechicago.com/event/Tree-Lighting-Ceremony/19987Millennium Park, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Downtown.
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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.
11.17: Making Meaning by Interpreting Paintings.
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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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.
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Sunday 2018.11.18
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.
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Vintage Garage. 3rd Sundays $? 11a-6p UNCONFIRMED
100 vintage and antique dealers.
847/579-9079 vintagegaragechicago.com5051 N Broadway Uptown between Foster and Argyle.
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Holiday Train. -2018.12.22 Yearly. Wk 3-7p, Sa 1-8p UNCONFIRMED
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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.
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New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 6p UNCONFIRMED
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Last Man on Earth, more.
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Tuesday 2018.11.20
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.
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Wednesday 2018.11.21
Sing-a-long Sound of Music. -2018.12.03 Yearly. ~$15 Eight showings. UNCONFIRMED
The classic film, subtitled, with costume contest. Usually sells out.
Music Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport.
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South Park NEW EPISODE. Wednesdays All ages. Free 9p UNCONFIRMED
22nd season.
southparkstudios.comCOM. On cable.
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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 2018.11.22
Start of Sagittarius. Astrological sign, the archer. Yearly.
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** Thanksgiving. A legal holiday. 4th Thursday in November Yearly.
Day to give thanks for the blessings and bounty one has received. Volunteer somewhere.
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* State Street Thanksgiving Parade (since 1934). Very big, w/ Santa. 4th Thursday in November Yearly. All ages. Free 8a-11a UNCONFIRMED
Top marching bands, 100 giant balloons, carried live on WGN, 300K attend.
chicagofestivals.orgState from Congress to Randolph. Downtown, come by train.
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Full "Beaver" Moon. Always adds an interesting twist. 11:30p.
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Friday 2018.11.23
* 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.
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