10 things to do this weekend: December 9-12 | Chicago News


Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo attendees dressed up as “Game of Thrones” characters at the 2020 event. (C2E2 / Facebook)

1. Get away from it all

Dress up like your favorite superhero or villain this weekend at Chicago Comic Book & Entertainment Show – better known as C2E2. The annual pop culture event features exhibits, panel discussions, autograph sessions, and elaborate costumes. Evidence of negative COVID-19 test administered by a medical provider within 72 hours of entry or required vaccination, along with face masks.

Details: 10 am-7pm Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the McCormick Place South Building, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive. $ 40 to $ 45; $ 15 / CARD digital ticket

Find more festivals: 2021 Festival Guide

2. Relax

Art and yoga: the art of the holiday string begins with a 1-hour class on Gentle Flow to unleash your creativity. After yoga, enjoy hot chocolate and tea as you create a piece of string art for the holidays. BYO hammer – all other materials provided.

Details: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Wildlight Yoga, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., 302. $ 50 / CARD

3. Shop

The German-American cultural center DANK House turns into a winter paradise for its Weihnachtsmarkt, or Christmas market. The indoor event features German-inspired holiday items, tours with Santa Claus, music, food and, of course, glühwein.

Details: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the DANK House German-American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave. Suggested donation of $ 5 / CARD

4. Be cheerful

Pilsen is the last stop for “Destinos al Aire, a vacation extravaganza! “ The festivities include food trucks serving Latin American fare, artisans selling culturally inspired goods and shows, including the all-female Puerto Rican ensemble Las BomPlenaras. Want to know more? Check out our “Latino Voices” conversation about the series.

Details: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Harrison Park, 1824 S. Wood St. Free / MAP

5. Wonder

The Hyde Park School of Dance brings a modern touch to “Nutcracker, including a breakdance battle. The 75-minute production showcases student talents alongside the school’s professional studio company. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the show and mandatory masks. Can’t come this weekend? The performances will be broadcast live on December 18 and 19.

Details: Performances at 7 p.m. on Friday; 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday at the University of Chicago Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. $ 30; $ 25 for seniors; $ 10 for children aged 5 to 18; free for children aged 4 and under / MENU

Hyde Park School of Dance’s “Nutcracker”. (Photo by Marc Monaghan)

6. Pleasure

Original holiday-themed skits and songs written by children are available for “It’s weird, grandma: come home for the holidays. “Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test and mandatory masks.

Details: Performances 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday to December 19 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. $ 22.50 to $ 25; $ 12.50 for children under 12 / MENU

7. Melt

At Candle making workshop, you will create a 17 oz soy candle, choosing your own scent, color and floral ornaments.

Details: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at VIP Paints, 2015 S. Laflin St. $ 45 / MAP

8. Browse

The Chicago Craft Holiday Market showcases products from independent small business owners and creators, organizers say. There is also a DIY holiday wreath-making class, with options to make a 6-inch mini wreath or a 16-inch wreath (cost is $ 35- $ 65 and includes admission).

Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Morgan MFG, 401 N. Morgan St. $ 8 to $ 10 / MAP

9. Consider

Set goals for the coming year at Manifestation Vision Board Workshop. All supplies are included, but feel free to discard BYO magazines or newspapers. Refreshments, drinks and bag of loot included in the price of admission.

Details: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Lacuna Lofts, 2150 S. Canalport Ave. $ 30- $ 45 / MAP

10. laugh

Cindy Lou Who, the sweet kid who met the Grinch in the Dr. Seuss classic, grew up – and drinks and smokes – in “Who is on vacationNow 40, she lives in a trailer on Mount Crumpit and reveals the twists and turns her life took after that fateful Christmas Eve encounter. COVID-19 vaccination or negative test within 48 hours performance and masks required.The show is restricted to adult audiences, according to a press release.

Details: Performance hours vary until December 26 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. $ 20- $ 35 / MENU

Veronica Garza plays 40-something Cindy Lou Who in debut movie Veronica Garza plays a 40-something Cindy Lou Who in “Who’s Holiday!” (Photo by Charles Osgood)

The events listed are subject to change. We recommend that you check the times and locations before going out. Want to share your upcoming events with us for review in a future roundup? Send us an e-mail.


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