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TOP 10 things to do in Chicago this weekend

TOP 10 things to do in Chicago this weekend

CHICAGO BULLS V OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER

When: December 7, 2018

Where:  United Center

Watch the legendary Chicago Bulls hit the court to play the Oklahoma City Thunder in this regular season game December 7 at the United Center!

SANTA HQ AT FASHION OUTLETS OF CHICAGO

When: ends December 24, 2018

Where: Fashion Outlets of Chicago

Fashion Outlets of Chicago will kick off the holiday season with the return of its innovative and interactive visit with Santa: Santa HQ, through Dec. 24. In partnership with HGTV, Santa HQ invites families to experience the wonder of Santa’s workshop in the digital and social media age. In addition to a custom photo opportunity with Santa Claus, mall guests can take an Elfie selfie to star in their very own holiday video, use Elf-Ray Vision to explore Santa’s Observatory

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BOB DYLAN: ELECTRIC

When: ends April 30, 2019

Where: American Writers Museum

Bob Dylan: Electric spotlights Dylan’s writing – song, poetry, and prose – between his 1965 Newport Folk Festival performance and 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. Items on display include Bob Dylan’s personal copy of Catcher in the Rye and an original 1965 Newport Folk Festival program autographed by Dylan. The exhibit’s keystone piece is the electric guitar Bob Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.

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ART ON THEMART

When: ends December 30, 2018

Where: Merchandise Mart

In the spirit of Chicago’s great legacy of public art and culture, Art on theMART is the largest digital art projection in the world. The first-of-its-kind for Chicago, projected across 2.5 acres (two football fields) of theMART’s exterior river-façade, this contemporary art projection adds to the city’s vibrant public art scene.

TOP 10 things to do in Chicago this weekend | Chicago News

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

When: ends December 30, 2018

Where: Goodman Theatre

Acclaimed Chicago actor Larry Yando returns for his 11th season at Goodman Theatre as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, directed for the sixth year by Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper. More than 1.5 million theatergoers have attended “the crown jewel of the holiday season” since the Goodman established it as an annual offering in 1978—a time when only a handful of U.S. theaters mounted the production.

TOP 10 things to do in Chicago this weekend | Chicago News

YIPPEE KI-YAY MERRY CHRISTMAS: A DIE HARD MUSICAL PARODY

When: ends January 12, 2019

Where:  The Den Theatre

Returning to the stage with a vengeance, “Yippee Ki-Yay, Merry Christmas: a Die Hard Musical Parody” is about grizzled NYPD cop Bruce McClane, and his quest to win back his estranged wife, Holly Generic, at her Christmas Eve office party at the Nakatomi Plaza in sunny LA, 1987. German terrorist Hans Olo and his henchmen take the cast and audience hostage, and it is up to Bruce – with some help from the LAPD, FBI and Arnold Schwartzen-Schnitzel – to save everyone before time runs out.

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THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE UGLY SWEATER

When: ends December 30

Where: The Second City

It’s the most wonderful time of the year-ish! Laugh along with The Second City as comedy’s best and brightest roast the chestnuts outta all the things we lovingly loathe about the holiday season. Why, it’s enough merriment and music to keep you jolly ’til the Chicago snow melts…next May.

TOP 10 things to do in Chicago this weekend | Chicago News

 AFRICAN AMERICAN DESIGNERS IN CHICAGO

When: ends March 3, 2019

Where: Chicago Cultural Center

Featuring work from a wide range of practices including cartooning, sign painting, architectural signage, illustration, graphic design, exhibit design and product design, this exhibition is the first to demonstrate how African American designers remade the image of the black consumer and the work of the black artist in this major hub of American advertising/consumer culture.

MAGIC & MYSTERY

When: recurring weekly on Fridays

Where: The Den Theatre

Experience a miraculous world of magic, mind reading, and hypnosis from world class ‘Astonishment Artist’ Mat LaVore.

Is it possible to change someone’s memories? Read minds? Predict the future? Magic & Mystery showcases 90 minutes of the most spellbinding and revolutionary magic and hypnosis ever performed on stage.

HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO SEASON 41 WINTER SERIES

When: December 6, 2018

Where: Harris Theater for Music and Dance

After Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s ‘Danc(e)volve: New Works Festival’ was met with positive reviews during Season 39 in 2016 – 17, Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton is bringing the innovative idea back as Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s own Alice Klock, Florian Lochner and Rena Butler construct impressive new work specifically created for their fellow company members.