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THISWEEK IN CHICAGO

ARTS & THEATER
Jeff Landsman In Association With Artistic New Directions Presents The Tall Boy - Jeff Landsman In Association With Artistic New Directions
thru Dec 15
- Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave... - 4mi
Jeff Landsman, in association with Artistic New Directions, is proud to present Tandy Cronyn, veteran New York and regional stage actor, in The Tall Boy, a play by Simon Bent based on "The Lost" by Ka...

Ruth Page Civic Ballet Presents The Nutcracker - Ruth Page Center for the Arts
thru Dec 14
- Northeastern Illinois Universi... - 10mi
The Ruth Page Civic Ballet is proud to present its annual production of The Nutcracker featuring original choreography by Ruth Page and co-directed by Victor Alexander and Dolores Lipinski Long. Ori...


SOCIAL & CHARITY
General Donations Donations - Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois
thru Dec 31
- - 14mi
USE FOR GENERAL DONATIONS Boys Hope Girls Hope is a residential scholarship program that works! All of our Scholars are accepted to four-year universities when they graduate from high school. Since ...


BUSINESS
Preview Sale & Late Night - Kerstin Andersson Museum Store - Swedish American Museum
Fri
- Swedish American Museum - 6mi
Kerstin Andersson Museum Store invites you to enjoy a day of Christmas shopping! Specially priced Christmas items will be available and members receive a 20 percent discount all day. Some of the Julm...

Lakeview East 23rd Annual Giver’s Gift - Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce
Sat
- Lakeview East Chamber of Comme... - 4mi
Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a major milestone of $1 million in the sales of its neighborhood gift cards since the initiative launched in 2008. All proceeds from the gift...

Redline VR Presents Trivia Mafia - Redline VR
thru Jan 28
- Redline VR 4702 N. Ravenswood... - 6mi
Redline VR presents Trivia Mafia, the best bar trivia out there, every Tuesday, with a question in VR and over $250 worth of prizes! Drink specials. No cover. Get more info at the Facebook page: htt...

Redline VR Presents: Star Trek: Bridge Crew - Redline VR
thru Jan 29
- Redline VR 4702 N. Ravenswood... - 6mi
You and up to four friends are captain and crew on your own Enterprise class starship in the Star Trek universe. Cosplay encouraged with positions on the Starship: Captain, Engineer, Helm and Tactic...

Redline VR Happy Hour - Redline VR
thru Dec 30
- Redline VR 4702 N. Ravenswood... - 6mi
The best Happy Hour in Chicago with each purchase of any beverage at the Redline VR bar includes 10 minutes of FREE virtual reality. Happy Hour is 4 - 7 p.m. every day, even weekends! We are Redline...

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FESTIVALS
Julmarknad - Swedish American Museum
Sat
- Swedish American Museum - 6mi
Julmarknad is the Museum’s annual Christmas Bazaar, where traditional Scandinavian and modern handicrafts will be available for purchase. Visit the Children’s Museum for crafts, games and ...

Sequence Ch!cago - Navy Pier
Sat
- 600 E. Grand Ave. - 1mi
Saturday, December 7 Seasonal Concert: 5 – 6 p.m. Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion MUSIC: TRIIO Sequence Ch!cago returns to Navy Pier this fall and winter, highlighting the city’s ...

Wrigleyville Wonderland - Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce
thru Jan 31
- Wrigleyville, Chicago N. Clar... - 4mi
The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the full list of pop up bars and experiences to be hosted in the Lakeview East neighborhood for the 2019 holiday season! Participating bars...


KIDS & FAMILY
Moon Madness - Swedish American Museum
Fri
- Swedish American Museum - 6mi
The Buzz Aldrin Education Cart is available for exploration the first Friday of each month.  Moon Madness allow guests at the Swedish American Museum and the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immi...


MUSIC & CONCERTS
Movie Night: “Modus: what makes someone a murderer?” - Swedish American Museum
Thu
- Swedish American Museum - 6mi
During the fall we will watch “Modus: what makes someone a murderer?”. This is a crime series based on the books by Anne Holt. A smart and brooding Swedish detective series, Modus follows ...

Music Institute's Nutcracker - Duke it Out! - Music Institute of Chicago
Sat
- Nichols Concert Hall 1490 Chi... - 12mi
This Nutcracker performance, curated by Dance Chicago, pairs the classical (Tchaikovsky) and jazz (Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn) versions of the holiday favorite, performed by professional bras...


SOCIAL & ENTERTAINMENT
Twain - Cards Against Humanity - Twain
thru Mar 25
- Twain, 2445 N. Milwaukee Ave. - 4mi
Join Tim and Rebekah Graham in Twain's bar every Wednesday night as they host Cards Against Humanity, the card game for horrible people! Team sign-ups begin at 7 p.m. with the official game kicking of...


OTHER
Candle Making & Christmas Crafts - Swedish American Museum
Tue
- Swedish American Museum - 6mi
Come and make your own hand-dipped candle, it’s a fun part of making Christmas crafts at the Museum. While the candles are drying we make other Swedish decorations. Hopefully we will have time f...

WEEKOF DECEMBER9

ARTS & THEATER
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater Reaffirmed/Reimagined - Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
thru Dec 15
- 915 East 60th Street Chicago, ... - 7mi
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT) offers classic revivals, company repertoire and a preview of a collaboration with gospel artist Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers. Reaffirmed/Reimagined tak...

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater Reaffirmed/Reimagined - Youth & Senior - Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Wed
- 915 East 60th Street Chicago, ... - 7mi
Special performances for youth and senior audiences Wednesday, December 11 at 10 a.m. and noon features excerpts from this season’s repertoire.  “Reaffirmed/Reimagined” featu...


FESTIVALS
Julmarknad - Swedish American Museum
Sun
- Swedish American Museum - 6mi
Julmarknad is the Museum’s annual Christmas Bazaar, where traditional Scandinavian and modern handicrafts will be available for purchase. Visit the Children’s Museum for crafts, games and ...

Sequence Ch!cago - Navy Pier
Sat
- 600 E. Grand Ave. - 1mi
Saturday, December 14 Seasonal Concert: 5 – 6 p.m. Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion MUSIC: The Oh Yeahs Sequence Ch!cago returns to Navy Pier this fall and winter, highlighting the cit...


MUSIC & CONCERTS
St. Lucia Celebrations - Swedish American Museum
Fri
- Swedish American Museum - 6mi
Celebrate St. Lucia Day at the Chicago Cultural Center with Lucia candidates representing Swedish-American organizations throughout the Chicago area. Listen to the choir sing and watch as one of the g...

Music Institute Chorale Concert - Music Institute of Chicago
Sun
- Nichols Concert Hall 1490 Chi... - 12mi
Music by Purcell, Araujo, Bach, Haydn, Mendelssohn and Parry

Music Institute's Community Symphony Concert - Music Institute of Chicago
Wed
- Nichols Concert Hall 1490 Chi... - 12mi
The Community Symphony performs their annual holiday concert today. The Music Institute’s holiday season features free Departmental and Chamber Music recitals, Community Symphony and New Hori...

WEEKOF DECEMBER16

SOCIAL & CHARITY
Julmiddag - Swedish American Museum
Sat
- Swedish American Museum - 6mi
A festive and traditional Swedish Christmas smörgåsbord will be served at the Museum. The children are invited to participate in a St. Lucia procession before a special visit from Tomten an...


FESTIVALS
Sequence Ch!cago - Navy Pier
Fri
- 600 E. Grand Ave. - 1mi
Friday, December 20 A Blues Christmas: 7 – 8:30 p.m. Aon Grand Ballroom MUSIC: Toronzo Cannon; Lil’ Ed; Lynne Jordan; Matthew Skoller Sequence Ch!cago returns to Navy Pier this fa...


EDUCATION
Gingerbread House Decoration - Swedish American Museum
Sun
- Swedish American Museum - 6mi
Want some new ideas when it comes to decorating your gingerbread house? Always wished someone could teach you how to make yours better? Just want to do it together with others in a festive setting? An...

Baking Class - Christmas - Swedish American Museum
Tue
- Swedish American Museum - 6mi
Learn to bake some Swedish bread and pastries. In a series of classes this fall you will learn to make everything from cookies to bread. A maximum of 6 participants per class. The theme for September ...


KIDS & FAMILY
Hejsan! - Swedish American Museum
Fri
- Swedish American Museum - 6mi
Join us at the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration for story and craft time on the third Friday of each month. The theme for the 2019-2020 school year is animals. All ages are welcome to att...

Breakfast with Tomten - Swedish American Museum
Sun
- Swedish American Museum - 6mi
One of our most popular family events of the year! Join us on either Saturday or Sunday for a Swedish pancake breakfast with traditional crafts, a special visit from Tomten, and more. Cost: $15 membe...


MUSIC & CONCERTS
Film Showing: "A Holy Mess" - Swedish American Museum
Fri
- Swedish American Museum - 6mi
A Holy Mess asks the question how tolerant the Swedes are. A warm comedy about the modern family and their continual struggle to “do things right.” Recommended for 7 years or older. In Swe...


OTHER
Julgudstjänst - Swedish American Museum
Sat
- Swedish American Museum - 6mi
Join us for a traditional Swedish Christmas church service at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster Ave., led (in Swedish) by a priest from the Swedish Church in New York.


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