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The Chicago Traveler

Weekend Quickies

by Matt B on December 20th, 2007

' 2007 has been one crazy year. Alberto Gonzalez, Blackwater, Michael Vick, Miss Teen South Carolina, and look! It's OJ again! 'Uh-Oh'7: The Year in Revue at Donny's Skybox Theatre takes a satirical look at the names and events that made this year unique. (Dec 21, 28)

National Burger Day' Friday is National Burger Day! Join the folks at Silver Cloud Bar & Grill, and enjoy their specialty menu which includes the chili burger (chili, sour cream, cheddar, and red onions), southwest burger (blackened burger with avocado, jalapenos, cheddar, and cumin mayo), the burger of champions (fried egg, bacon, and cheddar), and more. (Dec 21)

' At the 24th Annual Christmas Sing-Along, sing carols with Santa at the Music Box Theatre before screenings of White Christmas and It's a Wonderful Life. (Dec 21-24)

' Get out that ugly holiday sweater; it may just win you $250! Stop at Goodbar's Bad Christmas Sweater Party from 5 p.m. 'til 2 a.m., and enjoy drink specials like $5 martinis and $3 drafts. (Dec 21)

' The Hideout will present its 2nd Annual Christmas Panto, a traditional British play that highly encourages audience participation. Expect plenty of cross-dressing, Viking humor, and bawdy jokes. Family-friendly edition: 7 p.m. Less friendly showing: 10 p.m. (Dec 20-22)

' Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's new drama Good Boys and True tells the story of a prep school athlete who becomes the center of a sex scandal. In the Downstairs Theatre at the Steppenwolf. (runs through Feb 16)

' Take a drive out to Lisle's Morton Arboretum for 'Where the Trees Glisten,' an indoor display of trees decorated for the holidays by professional artists and designers. (ends Jan 6)

' Kill Hannah, an alternative rock band from Chicago, will be performing at the Vic Theatre. (Dec 22)

' After rocking out with Kill Hannah, head over to the afterparty: 'Dark Wave Disco Christmas.' Drink specials at Sonotheque include $4 Svedka cocktails and Goose Island 312 brews. $12 cover. (Dec 22)

' More than 90 artisans from Chicago and across the United States are offering their wares in this year's Holiday Bazaar at the Woman Made Gallery, ranging in price from $5 to $1,000. (through Dec 23)

Photo credit: (c/o SXC) Elisa Nobe

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