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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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  • Zoolights at Lincoln Park Zoo

    ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo

    Experience a fun, free, family-oriented holiday celebration at the Lincoln Park Zoo featuring luminous displays and holiday-season activities throughout zoo grounds.

    2001 North Clark Street

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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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  • Christkindlmarket

    Chicago's largest open-air market is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Inspired by a Nuremberg, Germany, market that was founded in 1545, this market features iconic German items like nutcrackers, cuckoo clocks and beer steins, as well as hand-blown ornaments and wooden handicrafts.

    Daley Plaza, Washington & Dearborn Streets

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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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