The director hosts a screening of the film about a young couple who must save their high school from the glee club after it turns into a gang of cretins. $9.25
Columbia College Chicago presents a weekend of events honoring composer, teacher, and author William Russo. Included are a free screening of the Russo-scored Everybody Rides the Carousel on Fri 12/6 at 6 PM at Film Row Cinema (1104 S. Wabash) and a benefit concert featuring Lee Konitz, Corky Siegel, and Orbert Davis on Sat 12/7 at 8 PM at Jazz Showcase (806 S. Plymouth). Tickets to the benefit concert are $50. various priceshttp://colum.edu/Academics/Music/celebrating-william-russo
Director Jeffrey Schwarz explores the life and career of drag superstar Divine (Pink Flamingos) in this new documentary. $9
It feels like only yesterday when we were strolling down Division in a T-shirt and short pants, shopping for jewelry, housewares, and other indie-crafty stuff at the Renegade Craft Fair. Shorts are no longer appropriate, but the winter edition of Renegade takes place indoors. More than 150 talented crafters sell their wares in toasty, climate-controlled comfort. Bonus: free trolley rides from the Damen and Division Blue Line stops.http://renegadecraft.com/chicago
A traveling record swap featuring vinyl for sale from collectors and dealers from across the country.http://beatswapmeet.com
A weekly market featuring local food, fashion, and art vendors. $5http://dosemarket.com
We know. You’ve asked yourself a hundred times, “Why hasn’t anyone made a cartoon starring Noam Chomsky?” Well, you can stop asking, because it happened. In the animated film Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?, the philosopher, linguist, and logician voices a patient professor fielding philosophical questions lobbed at him by Oscar-winning director Michel Gondry, who directs here also. $11
National Geographic filmmaker Bryan Smith provides a look behind the scenes when capturing footage in dangerous and remote locations. $31-$50
Interior designer and eco-artist Angela Mead-Crenshaw leads this craft tutorial that illustrates the benefit of using recycled material for art projects.
'Tis the season for gliding over a shimmering sheet of solid ice, effortlessly tossing off spins and triple axels. Or maybe just taking a few awkward steps away from the edge of the rink and falling flat on your ass. Ice skating is so much fun! Especially when there's hot chocolate afterward.
Fans of the reality show can watch it projected on seven screens. Kit Kat house diva Jade, a past contestant, will make “special appearances.”http://kitkatchicago.com
Every Tuesday you can test your cinematic knowledge at the Logan Theatre. The stakes are not low: each member of the winning team gets a gift card for the theater.http://thelogantheatre.com
An exploration of the origin of the universe and how it coincides with the origin of mankind.
A happy hour for dog owners with dog-related boutiques, vendors, shelters, and other businesses.
A vintage clothing and craft fair. Items for sale include furniture, jewelry, records, and all sorts of antique goodness.