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The Chicago Traveler

Weekend Events

by User ImageMatt B on November 1st, 2007

' Following a 500-year-old German tradition, Oakbrook Center hosts Christkindlmarket, featuring artisans selling items like hand-carved nutcrackers, beer steins, toys, lace table linens, glass-blown ornaments, European chocolates, jewelry, and a wide variety of German novelties. Visitors can also experience traditional delicacies including bratwurst, sauerkraut, pretzels, leberkase, and more. (Oct 26 ' Nov 11)

' Kelly Clarkson performs tonight at The Chicago Theatre. (Nov 1)

' Chris Payne, an entertainment lawyer and host of Q101's 'Local 101,' discusses how musicians can get their songs played on the radio during Sound Advice at Chicago's Music Garage. He'll even be taking CD submissions from audience members. (Nov 1)

' Marc Cohn, best known for his song 'Walking in Memphis,' sings tonight at Park West. (Nov 1)

' Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera'the longest-running in Broadway history'returns to Chicago this weekend at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. (Nov 1)

' The Service Club of Chicago invites you to attend The 007 Ball, a James-Bond-inspired gala at the Four Seasons, including a martini bar, appetizers, raffles, and music by the Michael Lerich Orchestra. (Nov 2)

' Coheed and Cambria is a progressive rock band whose albums reveal the plot of an overarching storyline. Check them out at the Riviera Theatre. (Nov 2)

' SOFA Chicago 2007, the 14th annual international exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art, returns to Navy Pier's Festival Hall to present brilliant design and fine art from nearly 100 international galleries and dealers in 18 countries. All artwork is for sale. (Nov 2-4)

' The Canadian indie pop band Stars performs live at the Vic Theatre. (Nov 2)

' Every first Friday of the month is Poetry Night at DvA Gallery in Lincoln Park. Enjoy readings by local writers and complimentary coffee. (Nov 2)

' Stock up on organic fruits and vegetables, cheeses, and meats at Chicago's Green City Winter Market. Featuring cooking demonstrations and tastings, the Winter Market is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays inside the Peggy Notebeart Nature Museum through December 22. (Nov 3)

' As part of the 18th Annual Chicago Humanities Festival, composer Max Eastley and video artist David Buckland present ARCTIC in Millennium Park, an audio/video presentation featuring the calls of vast bird colonies, the underwater songs of seal and walrus, the groans of cracking glaciers, and the sweep of chilly winds. (Nov 3, 4, 10, 11)

' Evanston Northwestern Healthcare holds their third annual benefit, A Night in Morocco, opening with an hour of Moroccan entertainment, music, and appetizers. Proceeds raised from the evening will support the Infant Special Care Unit (ISCU) and the Department of Pediatrics at Evanston Hospital. (Nov 3)

' The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus from Jacksonville, FL will be at the Vic Theatre Saturday night. (Nov 3)

' English rock singer and songwriter Graham Parker performs at the Beverly Arts Center. (Nov 3)

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