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Winter Culture Guide

  • JOYCE PENSATO: FELIX AND LINCOLN

    Considered a “painter’s painter” for decades, Joyce Pensato has received broader critical acclaim for her work in recent years. Her wildly expressive paintings—comprised of confident smears and dabs of dripping, viscous paint—are typically anchored by popular culture characters, such as Bart Simpson, Mickey Mouse, and Donald Duck.

    Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Ave

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  • Winter Beer Fest

    Winter Beer Fest

    A Lincoln Square & Ravenswood beer fest that features local brew and food for ages 21+.

    4740 N Western & 4325 N Ravenswood

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  • Maggie Daley Ice Skating Ribbon

    In the heart of downtown, with the City’s skyline as a backdrop, a ribbon of ice winds through a rolling landscape providing an ice skating experience unlike any other.

    337 East Randolph Street

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  • Adler After Dark

    The Adler Planetarium's monthly 21 and up nighttime event invites adults to explore the Museum Campus attraction while enjoying drinks and entertainment. The theme changes every month, so you'll never catch the same event twice. You know you need to brush up on your galactic knowledge.

    The Adler Planetarium, 1300 South Lake Shore Drive

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  • Buzzed Spelling Bee

    "S-P-L-N-G....uhh" — try again there, hombre. Spelling is clearly harder when you've been drinking, especially when you're on-stage and competing for your bar tab. The first Monday of the month, Elbo Room hosts a buzzed spelling bee complete with speed rounds, shot rounds, and more that'll have you tongue-tied between laughs.

    Elbo Room

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