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Winter Break Blues Buster

Published: Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Updated: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 01:12


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Oh, what to do in Chicago during winter break? Many of us have solid plans, like just lazing around and doing absolutely nothing. But what, pray tell, will you do when that becomes boring? Here's a simple guide of events and happenings around town, guaranteed to cure you of any "winter break blues".



The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience and Hootenanny

Open run on Mondays at 8:30 p.m.



iO Theater

3541 N. Clark Street, Wrigleyville

phone 773-880-0199



Baby Wants Candy: The Rock Musical

Open run on Fridays 10:30 p.m.



Apollo Theater

2540 N. Lincoln Avenue, Lincoln Park

phone 773-935-6100



The Nutcracker (2004) Helgi Tomasson, USA, 120 mins. with Elzabeth Powell, Davit Karapetyan

Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 23 at 4 p.m.


Gene Siskel Center

164 N. State Street, Downtown for film description



Pechakucha Night Volume 20

Tue Dec. 6 at 8 p.m.

Spoken Word/Poetry Slam/Open Mic



3855 N. Lincoln Avenue, North Center

phone 773-404-9494




Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.


Big Chicks

5024 N. Sheridan Road, Uptown

phone 773-728-5511


Editor Kathie Bergquist and contributors Owen Keehnen, Yasmin Nair, J. Adams Oaks, and Nadine Warner read from Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches From the Third Coast.



Yoonjung Han

Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 12:15 p.m.

Musical Entertainment


Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center

78 E. Washington Street, Loop

phone 312-744-6630



Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011) Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler, USA, 107 min. Narrated by Laurence Fishburne

Dec. 9 - 15

Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 7 p.m.; Sunday at 5:30 p.m.;

Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.; Thursday at 8 p.m.


Gene Siskel Center

164 N. State Street., Downtown for film description

The Big Yellow Bus

Open run on Thursdays at 8 p.m.



Playground Theater

3209 N. Halsted Street, Lakeview

phone 773-871-3793



Experimenting with Coffee

Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m.


Illinois Science Council and Intelligentsia offer a hands-on class about the chemistry of coffee. 25 slots available RSVP now! $15

Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea

1850 W. Fulton Street, Near West Side

phone 312-563-0023



Cinderella (2010) David Bintley, UK, 120 min with Elisha Willis, Iain Mackay

Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m.

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