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Next Seven Days
- 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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- Holiday Sing-A-Long Double Feature (since 1984). -2018.12.24 Yearly. $10-15 Various times. UNCONFIRMED
- "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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- 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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- Winter Wonderfest (since 2001). -2019.01.07 Yearly. All ages. $10-25+ Hours vary. UNCONFIRMED
- 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. -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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- Holiday Train. -2018.12.22 Yearly. Wk 3-7p, Sa 1-8p UNCONFIRMED
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- 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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- Do-it-Yourself Messiah (since 1976). A grand tradition. Yearly. All ages. Free but sells out. RSVP required. 7p UNCONFIRMED
- 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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- 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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- Drum&Bass night. 3rd Thursdays 21+ Free 10p-4a UNCONFIRMED
- W/ Delamota / Dioptrics / Pardeeboi / Riverman / UV / Skrimshaw / Questionmark ...
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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- * Winter Solstice. Yearly.
- Shortest day/longest night (sun 07:13-16:42), official start of winter.
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- Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 9p-4a UNCONFIRMED
- "A multimedia music & video dance party where art meets nightlife." Often preceded by theme events. Greg Haus spins.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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- Blacklight Blackout (since 2011). 3rd Fridays 21+ Free 10p-2a UNCONFIRMED
- Big freakfest in a tiny space. Lots of DJs, cheap beer, UV paints, radiation.
facebook.com/blacklightblackoutexitExit, 312/395-2700, 1315 W North. 2nd Fl.
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- Start of Capricorn. Astrological sign, the goat. Yearly.
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- Full "Cold" Moon. Always adds an interesting twist. 11:45a.
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- College of Complexes (since 1951). "The Playground for People Who Think" Saturdays All ages. $3? 2.5hrs 6-11p UNCONFIRMED
- 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.
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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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- 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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- Live Santa tracking. (since 1955). Yearly. All ages. Free.
- NORAD air traffic control reports on the big guy all night, with videos, minigames, more.
- 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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- WAY too much great theater and comedy and dance to cover.
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Hundreds of city locations.
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