Agenda Calendar

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You, Me, Them, Everybody Hideout November 25
Brandon Wetherbee hosts the podcast's sixth-anniversary show, with guest Stephanie Hasz, Goodrich Gevaart, the Puterbaugh Sisters, and the K.I.D.
Thanksgiving Day Parade State between Congress and Randolph November 26
Before diving into mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce, go see a giant Tweety balloon hover over State Street at this annual parade. David Arquette is this year's grand marshal, and you can wave at the likes of Graham Elliot, the Harlem Globetrotters, and Santa Claus.
Caroling at Cloud Gate Millennium Park November 27
A different local choir leads this annual tradition each week at the Bean, with the Oakdale Youth Choir kicking things off Fri 11/27.
A Beer Carol Haymarket Pub & Brewery November 28
Drinking & Writing Theater presents its annual holiday show, in which the four ingredients of beer—hops, barley, water, and yeast—visit the evil CEO of a beer company.
Empty Bottle Book Club Empty Bottle November 29
On the bill this time around: a discussion of Carrie Brownstein's memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl.
Down the Rabbit Hole City Winery November 30
Vintner Mark Tarlov and sommelier Joseph Spellman host a night of wine and literary discussion. On the docket: The Odyssey, Alice in Wonderland, and wine from Tarlov's vineyard, Chapter 24. »
Grace of Intention: Photography, Architecture and the Monument Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College October 15
This group exhibit explores the creation of monuments in relation to symbolism, time, and memory. Opening reception Fri 10/23, 5-7 PM.
Diggin Dusties Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar April 25
If their aim was to capitalize on burned-out Record Store Day shoppers, Dusty Groove and Maria's have timed the launch of their "Diggin' Dusties" series perfectly. Peruse DG's new releases in the comfort of your own drunkenness days after wrestling that greedy asshole for the last Lana Del Rey single. »
I Shit You Not! Logan May 30
Local comedians and monologists share personal stories of inadvertent defecation. Michael Sanchez and Monte LeMonte host.
Sound of Music Sing-a-Long Music Box November 27
The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, but louder and interactive. Dress as your favorite character for the chance to win prizes.
Bell Hop Virgin Hotel November 28
A new stand-up showcase from the mind of Ian Abramson that features Danny Kallas, Reena Calm, Daniel Kibblesmith, Cleveland Anderson, and Fran Hoepfner.
Sideswiping Normal Martyrs' November 29
June Huitt and Nicole Hollander join forces for a night of storytelling.
Ryan Coffey on Permanent Display Efrain Lopez Gallery November 13
Chicago artist Ryan Coffey's first solo exhibit includes three site-specific installations. Opening reception Fri 11/13, 6-9 PM.
The Interview Show Hideout December 01
A special Tuesday-night edition of Mark Bazer's talk show featuring chef Rick Bayless (Frontera, etc), pro wrestler Colt Cabana, and Mick Dumke (Chicago Sun-Times).
La Palette: The Chicago Palette Ed Paschke Art Center September 19
Dr. Stephen Sheldon compares photographs of artists' palettes to the finished work in this exhibit exploring contemporary artists' techniques.
Alexandre da Cunha MCA Plaza July 18

For the past five years, the MCA has installed public art projects outside, near the front steps of the building's main entrance, in order to enliven the city's landscape with contemporary art. This summer the Brazilian contemporary artist Alexandre da Cunha brings three interactive pieces to the plaza: Mix (Americana) (2013), a full-scale cement mixer cleaned up and freshly painted with red-white-and-blue stars and stripes, and Figurehead (2015) and Biscuit (2015), two large-scale sculptures made from Chicago-produced concrete sewer pipes. »

ZooLights Lincoln Park Zoo November 27
This annual winter festival, now in its 16th year, features more than 1.5 million Christmas lights, ice-sculpting demonstrations, visits with Santa, and live music.
West Town Winterfest Division between Chicago and Grand November 28
Local retailers and restaurants offer sales and holiday treats to all who come by; a "Jolly" trolley ($15) will make the rounds in the neighborhood for shopping tours.
Degas: At the Track, On the Stage Art Institute of Chicago July 30
Through February 2016, visitors at the Art Institute of Chicago have an opportunity to take in "Degas: At the Track, On the Stage." By combining two works on loan with pieces from its permanent collection, AIC, says president and curator Douglas Druick, has created "a focused exhibition exploring how Degas used the popular activities of his day to capture the intricacies of the human figure in motion." »
Shuttered Elephant Room, Inc. November 13
Drawings by Jennifer Cronin of foreclosed properties on the city's south side. Opening reception Fri 11/13, 6-9 PM.
Moon Moods Museum of Contemporary Art December 01
Cartoonist Lyra Hill leads an interactive performance of a lunar ritual.

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