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THISWEEK IN CHICAGO

ARTS & THEATER
The Pedway Tour - Chicago Elevated
thru Nov 14
- The Gallery of Shops - 40 W. L... - 0mi
This strange, fun and unique tour takes you through one of the city’s least understood spaces, the Chicago Pedway. The Pedway  is a series of walkways that connect building to building so...

The Pedway Tour - Chicago Elevated
thru Nov 18
- The Gallery of Shops - 40 W. L... - 0mi
This strange, fun and unique tour takes you through one of the city’s least understood spaces, the Chicago Pedway. The Pedway  is a series of walkways that connect building to building so...

The Pedway Tour - Chicago Elevated
thru Nov 23
- Block 37 Mall - 108 N. State a... - 0mi
This strange, fun and unique tour takes you through one of the city’s least understood spaces, the Chicago Pedway. The Pedway  is a series of walkways that connect building to building so...

Unbridled Misgiving - Black Wednesday Party at Untitled - Untitled
Wed
- Untitled Supper Club, 111 W. K... - 1mi
Black Wednesday party at Untitled Untitled Presents: Unbridled Misgiving! A fun, sexy feast for the senses Featuring variete performances curated by Angela Eve Live entertainment Daring bur...

Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play - The Public House Theatre
thru Dec 31
- The Public House Theatre 3914... - 5mi
Welcome to the smash hit that truly knows the heart of Chicago! Bye Bye Liver is a series of outrageous sketches, all centered around the one thing that connects all of Chicago…Alcohol! Whet...

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SOCIAL & CHARITY
CHICAGO TROLLEY CELEBRATES 20th ANNIVERSARY WITH “THE YEAR OF GIVING FOOD AND SUPPLY DRIVES” - Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Bus Co.
thru Dec 22
- Chicago Trolley & Double Decke... - 0mi
Celebrating 20 years of serving the Chicago community with incredible tours and transportation, Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company gives back in a new way with “The Year of Giving&rdquo...

Thanksgiving Made Easy Thanks to the East Bank Club's Food Shop - East Bank Club
thru Nov 25
- East Bank Club Food Shop 500... - 1mi
Regardless of whether the holiday season is too hectic to prepare a meal at home or if your cooking abilities create a safety hazard, East Bank Club’s Food Shop chefs are delighted to provide a ...

Thanksgiving Buffet at Maxwell’s At The Club is a Feast for the Senses - Maxwell's at the Club
Thu
- 500 N. Kingsbury - 1mi
Maxwell’s At The Club (in the East Bank Club at 500 N. Kingsbury; 312-527-5800 ext. 301) is offering one of Chicago’s most spectacular traditional Thanksgiving Buffets, and it’s open...

Thanksgiving Day Dinner - Via Veneto Italian Restaurant
Fri
- 6340 N. Lincoln Ave Chicago, I... - 9mi
Thanksgiving Day’s family-style dinner will include a traditional meal of turkey, potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, soup and salad. Call to RSVP (773) 267-0888. Space is limited. ...


FESTIVALS
Downtown Evanston's Tree Lighting & All Day Holiday Events at The Merion - The Merion in Evanston
Sat
- The Merion 1611 Chicago Ave ... - 12mi
JOIN THE MERION AND THE CRYSTAL LOUNGE on Saturday, November 29th for Downtown Evanston’s Annual Tree Lighting & ‘Small Business Saturday’ All-Day Holiday Event! Holiday themed ...


EDUCATION
Small Business Accounting & Tax Tips - The Shift (A Local Coworking and Community Space)
Tue
- The Shift, 4101 N. Broadway, C... - 5mi
Attendees will learn the principles of small business accounting, and a bonus of useful tax tips. This class will be led by Michael Caramagno, a CPA dedicated to providing top quality tax, accounti...

Fall Session - American Rhythm Center
thru Dec 21
- American Rhythm Center - 1mi
American Rhythm Center 2014 Fall Class Session November 3 – December 21, 2014 410 S. Michigan Ave. Studio 300 Chicago, IL 60605 (312)922-1272 http://www.arcchicago.org Stop b...

Stage 773 Launches New Education and Programming Series in Dedicated "Box" Theater - Stage 773
thru Nov 30
- Stage 773 1225 W Belmont Ave ... - 4mi
Stage 773 is turning its redesigned Box performance space into an actor’s training and performing destination. Starting in July, the Box will host an ever-growing number of classes,...


KIDS & FAMILY
Holiday Family Portraits. - Lori Sapio Photography
thru Nov 30
- Lori K Sapio Photography, 1757... - 4mi
Need portraits for your Holiday cards?  Updated family portraits? Package 1: 15 minute shoot, you receive 2 Hi Resolution Digital images you have the right to print $30.00 Package 2: 30...

It's A Wonderful Life with "Zuzu" - Hollywood Palms Cinema
thru Nov 30
- Hollywood Palms Cinema - 28mi
Every year Karolyn Grimes 'Zuzu' from "It's A Wonderful Life" comes back to Hollywood to share her experiences on her favorite iconic Christmas movie. We invite you and your family to come share ...


MUSIC & CONCERTS
Game of Mobile Homes - The Public House Theatre
thru Nov 29
- The Public House Theatre 3914... - 5mi
Fans of "Game of Thrones" no longer need to wait for the premiere of Season Five to get their fix. On November 8th, The Public House Theatre ("Bye Bye Liver," "A Nightmare on Backstreet") will open "G...


SPORTS
Mount Prospect Turkey Trot - Mount Prospect Jaycees
Thu
- Old Orchard Golf Course 700 W... - 20mi
  The Turkey Trot will be celebrating its 51st year on November 28th, 2014. Racers can complete in a 1 mile, 2 mile, or 4 mile race. This annual event is the longest continual running race in th...


SOCIAL & ENTERTAINMENT
Thanksgiving Dinner, a la “Chez Moi” - Chez Moi
Sat
- Chez Moi 2100 N. Halsted Ave... - 3mi
Join Chef Dominique and his family for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with the flavor of France! Chez Moi will offer a prix fixe menu priced at $39 per adult, $19 per child (ages 10 and under). A l...

Chicago's Thanksgiving Eve Bar Crawl - Barcrawls.com
Wed
- 345 W Armitage Ave Chicago, IL... - 3mi
Before the carving of the Turkey join us in Chicago for a bar crawl on Wednesday, November 26th. Make your way through some of Chicago's finest bars, saloons, and pubs. Round up all of your friends an...

WEEKOF DECEMBER1

ARTS & THEATER
“Bluescapes of Sweden” Exhibit Closing - Swedish American Museum
Sun
- Swedish American Museum 5211 ... - 6mi
This is your final chance to check out our current exhibit by Swedish painter, Ariana Ramhage, before her works capturing the warmth and beauty of Swedish summer give way to our very own Chi...


SOCIAL & CHARITY
World of Chocolate Gala - AIDS Foundation of Chicago
Thu
- Great Hall in Union Station 5... - 1mi
Indulge in a night of sweet and savory treats at the 13th annual World of Chocolate winter gala on Thursday, Dec. 4, presented by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) at the historic Chicago Union S...

Spirit of Saint Nicholas Ball - Catholic Charities
Fri
- Hilton Chicago 720 S. Michig... - 1mi
On Friday, December 5th, Catholic Charities will host the 25th Anniversary Spirit of Saint Nicholas Ball to benefit the children served by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of ...

Gift of Life Gala - National Kidney Foundation of Illinois
Sat
- Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E Pe... - 1mi
Mark your calendars for this year's Gift of Life Gala: A Legacy of Giving. As one of the largest and most popular fundraising events put on by the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, drawing hundr...

VERY LAST Stimulus Social Club Dec 3rd at Reverie - Stimulus Social Club
Wed
- Reverie 414 N Orleans St, Chi... - 1mi
In celebration of our very last SSC will be held in the upstairs sushi lounge of Reverie the December beneficiary will be the Walter Payton Liver Foundation, a non-profit program that integrates resea...

Snowflake Shuffle 5K Run/Walk - TriCity Family Services
Sat
- Mill Creek Golf Club & Subdivi... - 35mi
Put on your jingle bells, lace up those sneakers and join us for our 6thAnnual Snowflake Shuffle 5K Run/Walk.  Over 700 runners joined us last year and we are expecting over 800 participants for ...

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FESTIVALS
Old Town Hosts Annual Tree Lighting & Charity Drive to Kick Off the Holiday Season - Old Town Merchants and Residents Association
Sat
- Historic Old Town - 1mi
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! On Tuesday, December 6th from 4 – 8 p.m., visit Historic Old Town for a tree lighting ceremony, photos with Santa and more! The 4th Annual Old Tow...


EDUCATION
Be An Effective Speaker: Presentation & Public Speaking Skills - The Shift (A Local Coworking and Community Space)
Tue
- The Shift, 4101 N. Broadway, C... - 5mi
Tuesday, December 2nd 7:30pm: Networking & Introductions 8:00pm: Class Begins  9:00pm: Class Ends Price: $10 Led by Nicole Vasquez Learn how to effectively communicate to a group of a...

Mapping Your Goals Workshop - The Shift (A Local Coworking and Community Space)
Sat
- The Shift, 4101 N. Broadway, C... - 5mi
Whether pursuing a large dream, or trying to complete a small project, mapping your goals can help you to achieve it. At the end of this workshop, attendees will have identified an achievable goa...


KIDS & FAMILY
Music Institute presents: Compose Yourself! - Music Institute of Chicago
Sat
- Nichols Concert Hall 1490 Chi... - 12mi
Saturday, December 6 9 am      Open House 10 am    Compose Yourself! Tickets $5  per person  Composer Jim Stephenson introduces kids to the i...


MUSIC & CONCERTS
Return of the Real - Bishop City Presents & Tru Lies Co
Sun
- Tonic Room 2447 North Halsted ... - 3mi
Return of the Real - Keeping Music Alive  November 30th, 2014 Tonic Room  ( 2447 North Halsted Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 ) TIX  $5 at The Door Before 9PM ... $10 After  21...

PINK FLOYD NIGHT with In the Flesh! - BazillionSongs LLC
Sat
- 27 Live 1012 Church St Evans... - 12mi
27 LIVE and Corona Light present the Midwest's #1 Pink Floyd show, performing a full evening of the legendary band's classics.


SPORTS
Jingle Run/Walk - Arthritis Foundation
Sat
- Cantigny Park 1s151 Winfield ... - 26mi
5K and Kids 100 Yard Dash! Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holida...


SOCIAL & ENTERTAINMENT
AFAM Holiday Social - Advocates for Adolescent Mothers
Fri
- Bar Louie, 47 W. Polk Street, ... - 1mi
Holiday Cheer Starts Here! Join us as we brighten the holidays for homeless young moms and their children. Each Christmas season we collect toys and outerwear for Chicago area homeless...


OTHER
Late Night Andersonville and Julmarknad Preview Sale - Swedish American Museum
Fri
- 5211 N. Clark St - 6mi
It’s Late Night Andersonville on Dec. 5, where shoppers can enjoy later store hours throughout the neighborhood. There will also be a preview sale from select Julmarknad vendors.

Julmarknad - Swedish American Museum
thru Dec 7
- 5211 N. Clark St - 6mi
Julmarknad is the Museum’s annual Christmas Bazaar, where traditional Scandinavian and modern handicrafts will be available for purchase. Visit the Brunk Children’s Museum on our third flo...

The Atrium Mall Located at the James R. Thompson Center Hosts Annual Holiday Sidewalk Sale - The Atrium Mall at the James R. Thompson Center
thru Dec 5
- The Atrium Mall at the James R... - 0mi
Celebrate the season of giving by heading to the ground level of The Atrium Mall at the James R. Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph Street, for their Annual Holiday Sidewalk Sale on Wednesday, Decemb...

WEEKOF DECEMBER8

ARTS & THEATER
Heavy Duty Winter Tour - Chicago Elevated
thru Feb 27
- Fairmont Hotel lobby - 200 N. ... - 0mi
Do you love winter? The cold? Do you shake your head when people complain about polar vortices? Do you think the Bean with a pat of snow on might be the cutest thing you have ever seen? YES!? Then ...

Heavy Duty Winter Tour - Chicago Elevated
thru Feb 28
- Fairmont Hotel lobby - 200 N. ... - 0mi
Do you love winter? The cold? Do you shake your head when people complain about polar vortices? Do you think the Bean with a pat of snow on might be the cutest thing you have ever seen? YES!? Then ...

Chicago Tap Theatre Presents: Tidings of Tap! - Chicago Tap Theatre
thru Dec 14
- UIC Theater - 1mi
“’TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY, TAP TAP TAP TAP TAP, TAP TAP TAP TAP” Chicago Tap Theatre is proud to present Tidings of Tap!, a tap dance celebration of all things wintry, includi...

Winter Pageant - Redmoon Theater
thru Dec 21
- Redmoon: 2120 S. Jefferson Str... - 3mi
Redmoon Winter Pageant 2014   Where:  Redmoon: 2120 S. Jefferson Street, Pilsen, Chicago, IL 60616 When:  10 Weekend Performances:  December 12-21, 2014 *****   A Fami...


SOCIAL & CHARITY
IKEA Swedish Christmas Julbord Buffet - IKEA Bolingbrook
Fri
- IKEA Bolingbrook 750 E Bought... - 26mi
Join IKEA Bolingbrook on Friday, December 12, 2014 for a delicious Julbord all-you-can-eat buffet. The Christmas Smörgåsbord is an institution within Swedish culture and the grandest feast ...

35th Annual JDRF One Dream Gala - JDRF
Sat
- McCormick Place Lakeside Cente... - 3mi
The annual JDRF Illinois Chapter’s One Dream Gala is one of Chicago’s premiere fundraising events and among the largest galas in the city.  The event brings JDRF closer to findi...


BUSINESS
Open Books Half Off Sale - Open Books River North
thru Dec 14
- 213 W. Institute Place - 1mi
From 10 - 7 on December 13 - 14, all used books at Open Books River North now are half off. Choose from 50,000 titles in our colorful bookstore, all at an incredibly low price.


EDUCATION
Networking 101: How to Get the Most Out of Networking - The Shift (A Local Coworking and Community Space)
Thu
- The Shift, 4101 N. Broadway, C... - 5mi
Thursday, December 11th 7:30pm - 9:00pm Led by Emily Heist Moss Attendees will learn practical tips for networking, from starting a conversation at a meetup to following up in a productive, colla...


MUSIC & CONCERTS
Goapele - React Presents
Wed
- Concord Music Hall 2047 N Mil... - 4mi
Tickets Wednesday, December 10th 2014 :: GOAPELE :: [ goapele.com ]  Concord Music Hall 2047 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60647 6:30PM Doors All Ages 773-5...

Music Institute's Community Symphony Concert - Music Institute of Chicago
Wed
- Nichols Concert Hall 1490 Chi... - 12mi
Wednesday, December 10, 2014  |  7:30 pm     Community Symphony Concert Featuring: Barbara Drapcho, clarinet The Allegro Ensembles of the Rogers Park & Hum...

12.10 - Goapele - Concord - React Presents
Wed
- 2047 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago,... - 4mi
Wednesday, December 10th 2014 :: GOAPELE :: [ goapele.com ]  Concord Music Hall 2047 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60647 6:30PM Doors All Ages 773-570-4000 For more information: w...


SOCIAL & ENTERTAINMENT
FAT RICE & FRIENDS: HOLIDAY MARKET - Fat Rice
Sun
- 2957 W. DIVERSEY AVENUE - 4mi
FAT RICE & FRIENDS: HOLIDAY MARKET SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7TH 5-9PM FREE, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC RETAIL ITEMS + FOOD & PUNCH 2957 W. DIVERSEY AVENUE, LOGAN SQUARE EATFATRICE.COM Fat Rice wants y...


OTHER
St. Lucia Celebration at Daley Plaza - Swedish American Museum
Fri
- 50 W. Washington St., Chicago,... - 0mi
Celebrate St. Lucia Day early downtown at the Daley Plaza with Lucia candidates representing Swedish-American organizations throughout the Chicago area. Interested in getting involved in the celebrat...

Breakfast with Tomten (Santa) - Swedish American Museum
Sat
- 5211 N. Clark St, Chicago Il 6... - 0mi
Our most popular family event of the year has been extended to two dates again this year! Join us on either Saturday, Dec. 13 or Sunday, Dec. 14 at 9 a.m. for a Swedish pancake breakfast with traditio...

St. Lucia Celebrations in Andersonville - Swedish American Museum
Sat
- 5211 N. Clark St, Chicago Il 6... - 0mi
Saturday, Dec. 13, 4:45 p.m., Swedish American Museum Saturday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Ebenezer Lutheran Church Andersonville’s Lucia celebration includes a procession starting at 4:45 p.m. from the...


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