5 Things to do this Weekend: December 9

Enjoy winter with new experiences to make your season bright! From cultural opportunities through food and festivals, to adventures in the arts, to exploring new areas and shops, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a round-up of five activities this weekend that we think you will love!

‘Float On’ to See Modest Mouse

Modest Mouse is back in Chicago! This band formed in the early 90s and has been a staple of the indie music scene. Head to the Riviera Theatre to hear hits like “Float On,” as well as work off their new albums. Brush off your indie best and have a night out! 
 
Date: December 9 
Time: 7:30PM 
Cost: $45+ 
Location: Riviera Theatre, 4746 N Racine Ave 
More info: jamusa.com

Do What Frozen Things Do!

Bring the kids to meet BFFs Olaf & Elsa at this weekend’s Time Out Market Character Storytime! They will read stories to the crowd before taking photos with everyone. They’ll be spreading winter joy while you explore the Time Out Market! 
 
Date: December 10 
Time: 11:00AM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Time Out Market, 916 W Fulton Market 
More info: timeout.com

Find Your ‘Winterglow’ with This Holiday Market

Celebrate this holiday season by checking out Winterglow at The Salt Shed. This eclectic winter market features gifts for everyone on your list. You’ll find home goods, vintage wares, jewelry, and more. Don’t miss the beer garden onsite to enjoy during a shopping break and pick up a custom s’more kit to roast at the market! 
 
Date: December 9-11 
Time: Fri 5:00 – 10:00PM; Sat and Sun 12:00 – 10:00PM 
Cost: $6+ 
Location: The Salt Shed, 1357 N Elston Ave 
More info: eventbrite.com

The Fright Before Christmas

Thought spooky season was over on October 31st? Think again! This holiday season, check out the Krampus Haunted House at 13th Floor Chicago. This is a Christmas wonderland with scares around every corner. This immersive haunting experience also has themed drinks and snacks, and don’t miss the photo ops in their creepy Christmas glory! 
 
Date: December 9 + 10 
Time: 7:00 – 11:00PM 
Cost: $29.99+ 
Location: 13th Floor Chicago, 5050 River Rd 
More info: 13thfloorchicago.com

Get Elf’d Up at this “Elf” Tribute

Back by popular demand, this Wrigleyville pop-up bar is a tribute to all things “Elf!” The classic Will Ferrell movie inspires every inch of this bar… from the 1000 elves decorating the bar, to the themed cocktails, you’ll find Christmas spirit from the floor to the ceiling! Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny muggins and go check this out! 
 
Date: Open 7 Days/Week! 
Time: Open Until 2:00AM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Stretch Bar & Grill, 3485 N Clark St 
More info: elfdup.com