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Noteworthy: Holiday Edition

Noteworthy events in December 2011.

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The Lincoln Lodge hosts one of Chicago’s favorite stand up comedy shows. Featuring a Man on the Street segment as part of a larger variety act, the lineup changes each week. With a full food and drink menu, The Lincoln Lodge comedy show is worth a spot on the calendar!

4008 N. Lincoln Ave
Fridays 8:30pm and 10:30pm

The Antidote to Christmas Cheer!

A celebration of the desperation of unemployment, the insanity of Christmas shopping and the ineffable “cheer” of the holiday spirit, David Sedaris’ beloved account of his time in the trenches as a Christmas Elf at Macy’s has been called the “funniest pages ever written in the English language.” This production sells out every year, so make your reservations soon.

Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont
The Santaland Diaries runs Nov. 25th – Dec. 31st.

Holiday Craft Fair

How would you like to see the cutest stuff ever?

Pimp the shit out of your apartment or wow your hipster girlfriend with handmade gifts from Renegade’s 6th Annual Holiday Craft Fair. It’s a jamboree of art, jewelry, clothing, street food and tunes provided by Reckless Records that are too obscure for Soundhound.

Did I mention they have owls?

Pulaski Field House
1419 W. Blackhawk St.
December 3rd and 4th, 11am – 6pm

The Daily Weaving Constitution

As Jenni Sorkin noted in November’s Distiguished Alumni Lecture, weaving has a long history as a form of communication that is often forgotten in a modern understanding of weaving as decorative craft. On display through December 16 at Gallery X in SAIC’s Columbus Drive building, “The Daily Weaving Constitution” explores the interrelation of language and weaving. MFA candidates Charles Schneider, Arin Han and Alexandra Milukhin examine “the act of reading and processing the daily news through the act of weaving within a conceptual rule-based system.”

(Michelle Weidman)

SAIC Student Union Galleries
280 S. Columbus Drive, room 113
Nov. 17th – December 16th


Kick off the holiday season with a part of Scooty and Jojo’s Holiday Ho-Ho-Horror Show with “Alien Queen: The Concert.” A parody of the “Alien” movies, combined with the legendary music of Queen, features singing and dancing aliens, some of Chicago’s best rock musicians, and cross-gendered humans. The Scooty and Jojo Show says it tries to “titillate, tantalize, and make people tremor” with its events. Tickets are now on sale for December 10th: $16 advance general admission; $20 day of; $30 VIP. Tickets can be purchased online (, in person at the Metro box office, or the night of at the door.

3730 N. Clark Street.
Doors open at 9 p.m. Show starts at 10 p.m.


“AW:AB = L:MD (Andy Warhol: Alighiero Boetti =
Leonardo: Marcel Duchamp),” Alighiero Boetti

Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1964-1977

Photography and art used to be considered two separate entities­ – high art and accessible art (with the camera doing the work). But this all changed in the mid 1960s when the Conceptual Art movement commenced. It brought photography into the mainstream and placed it on the same plane as avant-garde painting and sculpture. Light Years will be the first museum exhibition to follow photography’s progression during this thirteen years of change.

Art Institute of Chicago
December 13th, 2011
(312) 443-3600 |
Open to the Public

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