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The League's Steve Rannazzisi and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

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click to enlarge Steve Rannazzisi, who costars on the popular TV show The League, takes the stage at Zanies Sun 12/10. - COURTESY OF ZANIES
  • Courtesy of Zanies
  • Steve Rannazzisi, who costars on the popular TV show The League, takes the stage at Zanies Sun 12/10.

Escape the cold at one of the plentiful events happening (indoors!) in Chicago this weekend. Here's some of what we recommend:


click to enlarge The cast of the comedic roast show Character Assassination takes on the oompa loompa in the Oval Office Fri 12/8. - ANDY FLEMING
  • Andy Fleming
  • The cast of the comedic roast show Character Assassination takes on the oompa loompa in the Oval Office Fri 12/8.

Fri 12/8:
Donald Trump is given a vaudevillian send-up—in the form of burlesque, slapstick, and plenty of jokes—in The Character Assassination of Donald Trump, a satirical imagining of his impeachment proceedings. 8 PM, $15

Fri 12/8:
The ubiquitous Busy Beaver Button Company (3279 W. Armitage) launches its new series of pins—each designed specifically to spread the message about gun violence—at Buttons Over Bullets. The new button series has been curated by Everytown for Gun Safety, a grassroots organization fighting the good fight to curb gun-related deaths. 5-9 PM, free

click to enlarge Emily Schubert dances as part of Links Hall's "Trade Routes: A Festival of Artistic Exchange" Fri 12/8 and Sat 12/9. - COURTESY OF LINKS HALL
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  • Emily Schubert dances as part of Links Hall's "Trade Routes: A Festival of Artistic Exchange" Fri 12/8 and Sat 12/9.

Fri 12/8-Sat 12/9: At Trade Routes: A Festival of Artistic Exchange five local artists or companies have been asked to invite an out-of-town partner to share a bill. Participants include Winifred Haun & Dancers, Kanopy Dance Company, J'Sun Howard, Mitsu Salmon, and more. Both shows are at Links Hall (3111 N. Western). 7 PM, $12 online, $15 at the door, $10 students and seniors, $40 festival pass

Sat 12/9: Shop local at the Goods for Good Craft Fair, an afternoon event hosted by 826CHI (1276 N. Milwaukee), a program promoting literacy among underserved youth. Vendors include Vichcraft, Tiny Bold Creative, and Reppin Pins. Plus, enjoy all the cider you can drink. Noon-5 PM, free

Sun 12/10: Support breast cancer research while imbibing one (or many) of 25 different cocktails created by women mixologists across the midwest at Speed Rack's All-Female Bartending Competition, taking place at Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport). 4 PM, $25

click to enlarge Steve Rannazzisi, who costars on the popular TV show The League, takes the stage at Zanies Sun 12/10. - COURTESY OF ZANIES
  • Courtesy of Zanies
  • Steve Rannazzisi, who costars on the popular TV show The League, takes the stage at Zanies Sun 12/10.

Sun 12/10: Steve Rannazzisi, costar of The League, performs kooky, sometimes crass stand-up at Zanies (1548 N. Wells). 7:30 PM, $30 plus two-item minimum

Sun 12/10: At the iO Theater (1501 N. Kingsbury), Kristin Phillips and Sierra Carter, the duo Shitty Bitches, bring Christmas cheer to their new sketch show A Very Shitty Bitchmas, about pivotal moments in their lives. 8 PM, $14

For more things to do this weekend—and every day—visit our Agenda page.

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