5 Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend
Keeping up with the holiday spirit, Chicago has plenty of cheer to spread this weekend. Stop in to the One of a Kind Show & Sale at the Merchandise Mart to find unique gifts made by over 600 artists. Enjoy a holiday music concert by the Windy City Gay Chorus and help raise funds for Chicagoans affected by HIV and AIDS. And don’t miss the Moscow Ballet’s performance of the Nutcracker at Rosemont Theater (no one does it better!).
For those who want to take a break from the holiday buzz, head to the Neo-Futurarium where you can catch the theatre ensemble’s best material of 2013. Or join foodies at the first ever Tasting Table Open Market and indulge in samples from 30+ Chicago chefs.
One of a Kind Show & Sale
Everyone wants a unique gift for the holidays so skip the major retailers this weekend and stop in to the show that features over 600 artists and their work. Talk to the creators directly and enjoy craft workshops and more.
When: Thursday, December 5 – Sunday, December 8
Where: 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Hours: Check website
More info: oneofakindshowchicago.com
TML: Best of 2013
Missed “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind” this year? No problem!
Just stop in starting this weekend to see the comical, political, heartfelt, and whimsical ensemble perform their best material of 2013. The group has been at it for 25 years.
When: Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 15
Where: 5153 N. Ashland Avenue
Hours: 11:30pm (Friday & Saturday), 7pm (Sunday)
Admission: $9 + the roll of a die
More info: choosechicago.com
Tasting Table Open Market
Join Tasting Table for their first ever open market, where you can mingle with 30+ chefs around the city and, of course, taste their food. Your ticket includes a complimentary drink and access to a heap of delicious goodies.
When: Friday, December 6 – Saturday, December 7
Where: 108 N. State Street
Hours: 6pm (Saturday) & 11am (Sunday)
More info: tastingtable.com
Don We Now
The Ebenezer Lutheran Church hosts this year’s Windy City Gay Chorus for a concert of classic and unfamiliar holiday music. All proceeds will go to Vital Bridges, an organization that helps Chicagoans impacted by HIV and AIDS.
When: Saturday, December 7
Where: 1650 W. Foster Avenue
Hours: 5pm & 8pm
More info: windycitysings.org
Moscow Ballet’s Nutcracker
The highly acclaimed Moscow Ballet performs the classic Tchaikovsky story of magical gifts. Bring the whole family for a night of holiday delight and enchantment. As Time Out Chicago points out “nobody does it quiet like the Russians.”
When: Sunday, December 8
Where: 5400 N. River Road
More info: ticketmaster.com