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The best New Year's Eve events

...1930s Chicago to the future, and a champagne toast. 8 PM-3 AM, the Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West, 312-801-2100, thepartynoire.com, $55-$100...

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...includes a live Latin orchestra, dancing, and a champagne toast. 3 PM-2 AM, Artango, 4767 N. Lincoln, 872-208-7441, $65-$85...

...Swing Gitan and a champagne toast at midnight. 5 and 8 PM, Band of Bohemia, 4710 N. Ravenswood, 773-271-4710, bandofbohemia.com, $75-$150...

Cafe des Architectes The French restaurant offers a five-course prix fixe meal to ring in the new year that includes hamachi crudo, black sea bass, and a blood orange mimosa. 5-11 PM, Cafe des Architectes, 20 E. Chestnut, 312-324-4000, cafedesarchitectes.com, $95.

Cheers to 2017! Before 7 PM, the Italian restaurant offers a $75 prix fixe menu, and after 7:30 PM a larger New Year's menu is available complete with a prosecco toast. Reservations required. Osteria Via Stato, 620 N. State, 312-642-8450, osteriaviastato.com, $75-$95.

Chez Moi Chef Dominique Tougne offers a special a la carte menu that includes foie gras terrine, bass en croute, and macaron brochette. Guests can also enjoy a champagne toast at midnight. Reservations required. Chez Moi, 2100 N. Halsted, 773-871-2100, chezmoichicago.com.

...and champagne specials at the bar until 3 AM. 4 PM-midnight, the Duck Inn, 2701 S. Eleanor, 312-724-8811, theduckinnchicago.com, $95...

...includes an open bar, party favors, and a champagne toast. 8 PM-1 AM, Frontier, 1072 N. Milwaukee, 773-772-4322, thefrontierchicago.com, $85...

Geja's Cafe The fondue restaurant hosts three seatings of its four-course prix fixe dinner, which includes a flaming chocolate dessert fondue and champagne. Sat 12/31: 5, 7:30, and 10 PM, Geja's Cafe, 340 W. Armitage, 773-281-9101, gejascafe.com, $90-$125.

Menu di Capo D'Anno Chef Luca Corazzina's Italian four-course prix fixe menu features spinach souffle, crabmeat ravioli, herb-crusted rack of lamb, and more. Optional wine pairing for $35. 312 Chicago, 136 N. LaSalle, 312-696-2420, 312chicago.com, $75.

...music plus champagne and a balloon drop at midnight. Reservations required. 4 PM-midnight, Carnivale, 702 W. Fulton, 312-850-5005, carnivalechicago.com...

Another 90s New Year's Eve Party Ring in 2017 with a 90s-themed dance party. Tickets include a one-hour open bar and a champagne toast at midnight. 9 PM-3 AM, Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago, 312-226-8828, thebeautybar.com/home-chicago, $55.

Big Night Chicago Former Bachelorette contestant Wells Adams hosts this party, which features live music, a burlesque performance, a mock casino, an open bar, and a dinner buffet. 9 PM-1:30 AM, Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe, 312-726-7500, bignightchicago.com, $125.

Brew Year's Eve Ten local breweries—including Half Acre, Pipeworks, and Solemn Oath—offer up more than 20 beers along with hors d'oeuvres, live music, and a late-night pizza buffet. 8 PM-1 AM, Salvage One, 1840 W. Hubbard, 312-733-0098, brewyearseve.com, $135, $50 for designated drivers.

...champagne toast, and plenty of ping-pong, of course. 8 PM-2 AM, Spin Chicago, 344 N. State, 773-635-9999, chicago.wearespin.com, $75-$125...

Duffy's New Year's Eve Party The bar hosts a buffet dinner and open bar. 8 PM-2:30 AM, Duffy's, 420 W. Diversey, 773-549-9090, bar1events.com/index.php?BarID=2, $60.

Goat Down Tonight The diner turns into a 70s disco for NYE with unlimited food and drink, DJs, and, of course, a dance party. 8:30 PM-1 AM, Little Goat Diner, 820 W. Randolph, 312-888-3455, littlegoatchicago.com, $125.

Haymarket Eve Tickets include a menu of the brewery's handmade sandwiches and sausages, five pints of the house beers, a late-night pizza buffet, and a midnight toast. 8 PM-1 AM, Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph, 312-638-0700, haymarketbrewing.com, $65.

Interstellar A space-themed celebration featuring music from Garrett David, DjHeather, Jeff Derringer, Justin Long, Olin, and more, plus an art installation by Nate Love and four drink tickets with VIP admission. 9 PM-5 AM, Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark, 773-549-4140, smartbarchicago.com, $35-$60.

Lottie's Pub The night features an open bar; a buffet of pizza, wings, and sliders; and a champagne toast at midnight. 8 PM-1 AM, Lottie's Pub, 1925 W. Cortland, 773-489-0738, lottiespub.com, $60-$75.

Nellcôte A party featuring passed bites from Nellcôte's menu, party favors, an open bar, and a midnight toast. 9 PM-1:30 AM, Nellcôte, 833 W. Randolph, 312-432-0500, nellcoterestaurant.com, $105-$115.

New Year's Eve at ZooLights The zoo offers festive hats, horns, and party favors to all who walk through the luminous display tonight. 4:30-9 PM, Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon, 312-742-2000, lpzoo.org.  F

...view of Navy Pier's midnight fireworks. 9:30 PM-12:30 AM, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand, 312-595-7437, spiritcruises.com, $159.90...

New Year's Eve Gala Kiss FM's black-tie party features music from the station's DJs, an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, a casino room, and a confetti storm with a champagne toast at midnight. 9 PM-2 AM, Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan, 312-922-4400, chicagonye.com, $125-$155.

...Attire from the 1920s to the 1940s is encouraged. 9 PM-3 AM, Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, 773-867-1946, uptownunderground.net, $100-$125...

New Year's Eve Soiree Dance into 2016 with music from local cover band Stache, party favors, an open bar, a pasta buffet, and a champagne toast. 9 PM-2 AM, JW Marriott, 151 W. Adams, chicagonewyearsparty.com, $125-$145.

Noon Year's Eve The nature museum hosts a family-friendly celebration featuring make-your-own eco-friendly party favors, games, a dance party, and an apple juice toast. 11 AM-3 PM, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon, 773-755-5100, naturemuseum.org, $25, $10 for children 2-18.

NYE Cocktail Party This celebration features an open bar, an hors d'oeuvres buffet, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. 9 PM-1 AM, State Restaurant, 935 W. Webster, 773-975-8030, state-chicago.com, $75.

NYE Patio Bash The bar heats up its patio for an outdoor party featuring a taco buffet, an open bar, party favors, and a midnight toast. 8 PM-3 AM, D.S. Tequila Company, 3352 N. Halsted, 773-697-9127, dstequila.com, $85, $75 in advance.

Old Town Social Tickets include hors d'oeuvres, party favors, an open bar, and a midnight toast. 9 PM-1:30 AM, Old Town Social, 455 W. North, 312-266-2277, oldtownsocial.com, $90-$100.

...bar, appetizers, a dessert station, and party favors. 9 PM-2 AM, Untitled Supper Club, 111 W. Kinzie, 312-880-1511, untitledchicago.com, $100-$175...

Under the Sea The mermaid-themed celebration features hors d'oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight. 8 PM-3 AM, Roscoe's Tavern, 3356 N. Halsted, 773-281-3355, roscoes.com, $30-$50.

Waveland Bowl New Year's Eve Party This family-friendly party includes two hours of cosmic bowling, a pizza buffet, party favors, and a sparkling cider toast. 6-8 PM, Waveland Bowl, 3700 N. Western, 773-472-5900, wavelandbowl.com, $30.

WBEZ New Year's Eve Admission to this NYE party includes an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, stories from the Moth, bowling and bocce ball games, and a dance party with tunes from DJ Ayana Contreras. 8 PM-12:30 AM, Pinstripes, 435 E. Illinois, 312-527-3010, $145.

Countdown Comedy Bash Stand-ups Tim McLaughlin and Marty DeRosa ring in the New Year with other local comics. Admission includes a midnight champagne toast. 10:30 PM, Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 773-327-3175, laughfactory.com, $40 plus two-drink minimum.

...ends with a dance party and champagne toast at midnight. 8 PM-1 AM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln, 773-650-1331, cornservatory.org, $75, $120 per couple...

New Year's Psychic Eve Mentalist Sidney Friedman offers premonitions of what's to come in 2017 along with party favors, a raffle, and a champagne toast. 10:30 PM, Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, 1383 N. Milwaukee, 773-278-1830, davenportspianobar.com, $49 plus two-drink minimum.

NYE Comedy Jam V103 hosts a night of stand-up from Nephew Tommy, Bill Bellamy, Capone, and Melanie Comarcho. 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State, 312-462-6300, thechicagotheatre.com, $59-$125.

Tony n' Tina's Wedding The New Year's Eve performance of this interactive comedy features an Italian buffet dinner, an 80s wedding reception dance party, and a champagne toast. 5 and 9 PM, Chicago Theater Works, 1113 W. Belmont, wegottabingo.com, $75-$85.

...typewritten-on-demand poetry, plus a champagne toast at midnight. 9:30 PM, Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland, 773-275-5255, neofuturists.org, $50...

...favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. 8 PM-2 AM, Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, 773-270-3440, undertheguntheater.com, $60...

    The best New Year's Eve events
    Some thought 2016 would never end, but somehow we made it through. Whether you want to drink to forget or celebrate what's to come, we've got you covered. Some of our top New Year's Eve picks are below, with an ever-updating list here.
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ATN: December 2016

Photographs from the estate of Lester and Betty Guttmann by 414 artists are on display through Friday, Dec. 30, at the Smart Museum of Art, 5500 S. Greenwood Ave. Call (773) 702-0200.

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At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Food...

...offers those ages 12 through 18 a safe and relaxing atmosphere at its Youth Center, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Teens can get help with homework, play sports, and interact with other teens. The center...

Brother Rice High School will host an open house on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. The school is at 10001 S. Pulaski Rd. Call (773) 429-4300.

...art spots includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 2003 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (312) 432-1995...

Families are welcome to schedule a shadow day for their youngsters at Chicago Hope Academy, 2189 W. Bowler St. Call (312) 491-1600 or log on to www.chicagohopeacademy.org for more information about the school.

Children of Peace School will host an open house on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 9 a.m. The School is at 1900 W. Taylor St. Call (312) 243-8186.

...Call (872) 216-9695 or log on to www.civiclegalcorps.org. The office is at 310 S. Peoria St.

The Institute campus is located at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. The Lourdes campus is at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

The Institute campus is located at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. The Lourdes campus is at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

The First Trinity Chicago Lutheran Church Community Center welcomes donations of clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. Volunteers take donations on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 643 W. 31st St. Call (312) 842-7390.

Greater West Town Partnership, 500 N. Sacramento Blvd., offers job placement and training programs in wood products manufacturing and shipping and receiving. Call (312) 563-9570.

The Hoyne Park Advisory Council meets the second Thursday of the month at the Hoyne Park field house, 3431 S. Hamilton Ave. This month’s meeting is Thursday, Dec. 8.

A groundbreaking ceremony with developers and public officials at 2020 W. Ogden Ave. on Nov. 14 signaled the official start of the Illinois Medical District’s (IMD) Gateway...

The KICS United Winter Holiday Soccer Camp will be held Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 28 through 30, for boys and girls ages four through 14 at 226 S. Aberdeen St. and 3900 S. Ashland Ave. Call (312) 995-7117.

The KICS United Winter Holiday Soccer Camp will be held Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 28 through 30, for boys and girls ages four through 14 at 226 S. Aberdeen St. and 3900 S. Ashland Ave. Call (312) 995-7117.

...one of the U.S. Service academies. Call (773) 948-6223. His office is at 6245 S. Archer Ave.

...and Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 2 p.m., at 3333 W. Arthington St. For more information, visit www.lovehealthandwealthinfo.com/ or founder Tee Smith’s Facebook page at...

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District now has permanent drug, vitamin, and supplement disposal boxes at 100 E. Erie St.; 6001 W. Pershing Rd. in Cicero, IL; and 400 E. 130th St. The Ninth District...

...disposal boxes at 100 E. Erie St.; 6001 W. Pershing Rd. in Cicero, IL; and 400 E. 130th St. The Ninth District Chicago Police station at 3120 S. Halsted St. has one as well...

...in Cicero, IL; and 400 E. 130th St. The Ninth District Chicago Police station at 3120 S. Halsted St. has one as well. The MWRD and the police will dispose of unused and expired...

Morning Star Baptist Church of Chicago, 3993 S. King Dr., celebrated its first year anniversary with its new pastor, the Rev. Henry A. Barlow, on...

Mother McAuley High School, 3737 W. 99th St., will host a Girls Night Out Friday, Dec. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. The incoming freshman placement test will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, at 8 a.m. Call (773) 881-6566 or log on to www.mothermcauley.org.

Mount Carmel High School will host its entrance exam on Saturday, Jan. 14. Students also can schedule shadow days. Log on to www.mchs.org. The school is located at 6410 S. Dante Ave.

...53rd. Also on the team were Meghan Semmer and Stacia Know. The school is at 1474 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 386-1560...

The Ping Tom Park Advisory Council will meet Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Louie Field House at 1700 S. Wentworth Ave. For information email pingtomparkadvisorycouncil@gmail.com.

Public Narrative, 600 S. Michigan Ave., offers courses in various locations on topics including social media, communication plans, podcasting, search engine optimization, and analytics. Call (312) 369-6400.

St. Barbara Catholic School will host an open house and book fair on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 10:45 a.m. Attend an informational session and school tours at 11:15 a.m. The school is at 2867 S. Throop St. Call (312) 326-6243 or log on to www.stabarbaraschool.org.

Saint Ignatius is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to www.ignatius.org.

The school is located at 2801 S. Princeton Ave. Call (312) 842-7668.

The St. Pius V Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturday until 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

The San Miguel School Dragons soccer team won the Southwest Catholic Varsity Championship. The school is located at 1954 W. 48th St. Call (773) 890-1481.

Second Presbyterian Church offers free tutoring for students in grades two through eight. Tutors are needed on Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, see the church website at www.2ndpresbyterian.org or call (312) 225-4951. The church is at 1936 S. Michigan Ave.

The SGI-USA Buddhist Center, 1455 S. Wabash Ave., holds free onehour Introduction to Buddhism sessions at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. Free off-street parking available. Call (312) 913-1211.

It will host an Advent day of reflection and reconciliation Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Speaker will be Dianne Bergant of the Catholic Theological Union. Call (312) 421-3757. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St.

The South Loop Chamber of Commerce honored Fabulous Freddie’s Italian Eatery, 701 W. 31st St., and its owners, the Bertucci family, on Nov. 17. The chamber is located at 3538 S. Halsted St. Call (773) 254-7225.

The South Loop Chamber of Commerce honored Fabulous Freddie’s Italian Eatery, 701 W. 31st St., and its owners, the Bertucci family, on Nov. 17. The chamber is located at 3538 S. Halsted St. Call (773) 254-7225.

Taylor-Lauridsen Park, 704 W. 42nd St., offers a pinochle club from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Novice, beginner, and experienced card players welcome. Call (312) 747-6729.

...third vice president; Calvin Gin, treasurer; and Mark Nelson, secretary. The WCA is located at 850 W. Madison St. Call (312) 902-4922...

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Chicago shines with entertainment excellence during the holiday season

...171 E. Chicago Ave, Naperville; Sat., Dec. 17, at 8 p.m. at Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago; and Sun., Dec. 18, 4 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St...

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Over the past year, 360 Chicago, 875 N. Michigan Ave., formerly the John Hancock Observatory, has created an entirely new guest experience: TILT, the moving...

...Sun., Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Dr. Tickets are from $30 to $70. Call the box office (312) 334-7777 or visit...

Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., offers several holiday events. Inspired by the Nuremberg Christmas Market that began in 1545, Christkindlmarket...

Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie Ave. The annual gingerbread decorating party will be Sat., Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 1...

...Ave. and Delaware St.; Sun., Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. at St. Clement Church, 642 W. Deming Pl.; Chicago; Fri., Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E...

The Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., will host free holiday concerts and performances in Preston Bradley Hall. The Dame Myra Hess...

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S. Michigan Ave., will perform Merry, Merry Chicago along with the 160 voice Chicago Children’s Choir, with...

In a special collaboration, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., will celebrate the season with Handel’s Messiah performed by Apollo Chorus of Chicago in...

The Hyde Park Youth Symphony, featuring the Hyde Park Neighborhood Choir, will perform a free concert from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 14, at the Logan Center for the Arts in Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St. Call (773) 595-1318.

Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave., will present its Christmas Spectacular 2016 on Sun., Dec. 18, at 3 p.m. Enjoy...

...and locations are Fri., Dec. 2, Nichols Concert Hall at the Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston; Sun., Dec. 4, 3 p.m., Barrington’s White House, Barrington, IL; Mon., Dec...

...Wentz Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, IL; and Sun., Dec. 18, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St. Ticket costs are adults, $35; seniors, $25; and children younger than 12, $10. For tickets...

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., will offer a sing-along Messiah on Sun., Dec. 11, at 3:30 p.m...

The Thorne Miniature Rooms (Gallery 11) at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Avenue, are back. The rooms will be decorated in all of their holiday finery. Also, the...

...kids dance through the flurries of a snowfall. The museum is located at Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave. Hours are daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Christmas Day. Tickets are...

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., features festively decorated galleries and themed programs and will host its third annual holiday brunch...

...free admission days on Sat. and Sun., Dec. 3 and 4, at the Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. For family fun, explore the Crown Family Play Lab, an interactive, hands-on space where...

...cultural performances that exhibit ethnic traditions from around the world. The museum is located at 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive. Museum entry is $11 for children, $17 for seniors, and $18 for adults. Call (773...

Explore nature at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., through the museum’s exhibits and events. Leap into the month with Frogs: A Chorus...

...a free gift or explore Shedd’s Polar Play Zone. The aquarium is located at 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. General admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children. Call (312) 939-2438 or...

...all tours depart on the half hour from the Chicago Cultural Center visitor center at 77 E. Randolph St. Call (312) 945- 4231 or visit www.chicagogreeter.com...

...Warm up afterward in the main barn with special refreshments. The zoo is located at 2200 N. Cannon Dr. Call (312) 742-2000 or visit www.lpzoo.org...

The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St., now in its 16th season, draws more than 100,000 skaters annually. Located on Michigan...

Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., hosts its 16th annual Winter WonderFest, which presents a 170,000-square-foot holiday-themed...

Polar Adventure Days will be held at Northerly Island the Saturdays of Dec. 10, Jan. 21, and Feb. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy outdoor and indoor events featuring animals, crafts, and winter activities. The park is at 1521 S. Linn White Dr. Call (312) 745-2910.

...Sat. and a 2:30 p.m. matinee every Sun., at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Ticket prices are $19 to $49. Call (773) 404-7336 or visit www.americanbluestheater.com...

...Brown Christmas runs through Sun., Jan. 8, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St. This heartwarming classic features live music, animal puppets, and familiar Peanuts characters to tell the...

...both shows by calling (312) 443-3800 or at the theater’s box office at 170 N. Dearborn St. Visit www.goodmantheatre.org...

...to 7 p.m. All performances take place at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. For tickets, call (312) 386-8905 or visit joffrey.org/nutcracker...

...1 p.m.; and Mon., 6 p.m. Performances take place at the Edge Theatre, 5451 N. Broadway. Tickets are $10 to $15 plus a processing fee. Call (773) 334-4543 or log...

The heartwarming tale The Christmas Schooner, about the first ship to sail to Chicago bringing Christmas trees, runs Wed. through Sun. until Sat. Dec. 31 at the Mercury Theatre, 3745 N. Southport Ave. Tickets are priced from $30 to $40. Call (773) 325-1700 or log on to www.mercurytheatrechicago.com.

Late Nite Catechism/Bible Bingo by Vicki Quade returns to the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St. In this interactive comedy, audience members play bingo while answering questions about Christmas. Another holiday...

...in December through Dec. 31 at 10:30 p.m. The theater is located at 1616 N. Wells St. Call (312) 337-3992 or visit www.secondcity.com...

At the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., take a stroll around the annual holiday flower show, Sky Forest, which evokes a walk...

The family friendly festivities include light refreshments, music, and dance. The event is free. Location is 118 N. Clark St, Ste. 112, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the trees will be on display throughout December. Call (312) 603-3826 or log on to www.cookcountytreasurer.com.

...its annual Lights of Love open house and lighting ceremony at its new location at 7225 N. Western Ave. Purchase a tribute light in honor or memory of a loved one or beloved pet...

    Gazette Chicago " Chicago shines with entertainment excellence during the holiday season
    December 3, 2016 By Susan Fong For many, the holiday season brings back memories of family fun and traditions. No matter what your age or your interest, you can make new memories as the holiday season in Chicago offers fun events for the whole family.
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Ditch The Big Box & Support Black-Owned Small Businesses On Black Friday

Black Market Friday takes place Friday, Nov. 25, 1 to 8 p.m. at Promontory (5311 S Lake Park Ave.); Blackout Black Friday: Super Ujamaa Market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mosque Maryam (7351 S Stony Island Ave.)

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Black Market Friday takes place Friday, Nov. 25, 1 to 8 p.m. at Promontory (5311 S Lake Park Ave.); Blackout Black Friday: Super Ujamaa Market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mosque Maryam (7351 S Stony Island Ave.)

    Ditch The Big Box & Support Black-Owned Small Businesses On Black Friday
    Super Ujamaa Market Black Friday for much of America means queuing up in absurdly long lines outside foreboding big-box retailers in hopes of securing all manner of deep-discounted consumer stuff-and here in Chicago, and arguably equally as bonkers, beer. More level-headed oppositional movements, such as Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday, have prospered in recent years.
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HP Players perform poetic verse in newest production

“The Lady’s Not for Burning” opens, Dec. 2., at 8 p.m. at the University Church, 5655 S. University Ave. The play runs the weekend of Dec. 2-4 and Dec. 9-11, with Friday and Saturday shows scheduled for 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoon shows scheduled at 3 p.m.

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    HP Players perform poetic verse in newest production
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Community Players (HPCP) is bringing back the times of poetic verses and verbal splendor through their latest production, "The Lady's Not for Burning." Originally written by Christopher Fry in the 1940s, the play, directed by Player Paul Baker, is set in the 1400s in the midst of a witch accusation and an attempted hanging.
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Holidays with an edge

Nov. 10-Dec. 11, Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.

Feb. 24, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th St.

Nov. 19-Jan. 22, Renaissance Society, 5811 S. Ellis Ave.

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Dec. 6-24, Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St.

Nov. 10-Dec. 23, Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St.

Nov. 19-Dec. 23, Griffin Theatre Company, The Den Theatre Upstairs Mainstage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Nov. 23-Jan. 8, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.

Jan. 23, Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St.

Feb. 11-March 25, Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive

March 2-11, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave.

Thalia Hall // 1807 S. Allport St.

Chicago Theatre // 175 N. State St.

Riviera Theatre // 4746 N. Racine Ave.

Feb. 18, 24, 26, Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave.

Nov. 11-Dec. 31, Western Exhibitions, 845 W. Washington Blvd.

Dec. 4-Feb. 19, Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave.

Feb. 10-April 3, Sector 2337, 2337 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Dec. 15-30, Roman Susan, 1224 W. Loyola Ave.

Starting Jan. 20, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave. Next year is the 125th anniversary of Henry Darger’s birth, and Intuit is celebrating...

Nov. 30-Dec. 31, Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Ave.

Nov. 19-Dec. 31, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St.

Dec. 10-11, The Apollo Chorus of Chicago, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive

Nov. 17-Jan. 8, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive

Dec. 15, Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest, Dec. 16, St. Michael’s Church, 1633 N. Cleveland Ave., Dec. 17, 18, Divine Word Chapel, Northbrook

Nov. 11-Dec. 23, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave.

Nov. 4-Dec. 30, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St.

Dec. 21-23, Constellation, 3111 N. Western Ave.

Dec. 9-18, Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. King Drive

Dec. 4-26, Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave.

Nov. 30-Dec. 21, CSz Theater, 929 W. Belmont Ave.

Dec. 10, Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave.

Joffrey Ballet Chicago, Auditorium, Theatre // 50 E. Congress

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    1." The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time " Adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon's best-selling 2003 novel about an autistic boy's coming of age, this 2014 Tony Award-winning play was hailed by the New York Times as "one of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway."
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Smart café gets new name in honor of benefactor

The Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., is changing the name of the Smart café to Miriam’s Café in honor of Miriam Graham, who was a longstanding benefactor to the museum.

    Smart café gets new name in honor of benefactor
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., is changing the name of the Smart café to Miriam's Café in honor of Miriam Graham, who was a longstanding benefactor to the museum. The official dedication will take place tomorrow, Dec. 1, from 4 p.m.
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Review: “Electra”

Where: Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.

    Review: "Electra"
    RECOMMENDED Where: Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. When: through Dec. 11 Tickets: $48-$68 Phone: 773-753-4472 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic Catharsis, we were taught in those long-ago days studying Aristotle, is the "purging of emotions" the audience is supposed to feel at the conclusion of a play, especially a tragedy.
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McCormick hosts AIDS summit

The summit, titled, “Body Sacredness: Sexuality and the Church in 35 Years of HIV/AIDS,” will take place at the McCormick Theological Seminary, 5460 S. University Ave., starting at 9 a.m.

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HP Community Players perform “The Lady’s Not for Burning”

“The Lady’s Not for Burning” will be performed at the University Church, 5655 S. University Ave., during Dec. 2-4 and Dec. 9-11. Friday and Saturday shows will take place at 8 p.m. and Sunday shows will be held as matinees and will take place at 3 p.m.

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Nutcrackers + More! December Holiday Dance Treats

...can be beautiful, expressive and powerful on stage. Mandel Hall at the University of Chicago (1131 E. 57th Street...

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...in Paris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Big Fish). The Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University (50 E. Congress Parkway...

Exquisite dancing, world-renowned guest artists, stunning costumes and magical settings in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets, Page’s Nutcracker promises holiday joy for children of all ages! Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium Fine Arts Building (3701 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue)

...The March, Bach'd, Heaven and more. Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts (915 E. 60th Street...

...in collaboration with Hema Rajagopalan (Natya Dance Theatre) and Michael Montenegro (Theatre Zarko). Washington Park (5531 S. Martin Luther King Drive...

This December production will be the company’s ONLY local premiere until the summer of 2017 so come one, come all! Ruth Page Center for the Arts (1016 N. Dearborn Street)

    Nutcrackers + More! December Holiday Dance Treats
    Snowflakes and icicles are on the march, along with an army of toy soldiers, marauding mice, and delicious dancing treats, as multiple Nutcrackers once again launch Chicago's holiday season. By our count, at least eight major productions grace Chicago-area stages this December.
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