MONDAY: MOTOWN MONDAYS W/RESIDENTS JOHNNY WALKER & DJ INTEL
Never enough motown dance parties in this city. Plus, this place always has $3 whiskey shots and that is a beautiful thing.
East Room, 9pm, FREE
OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: Sexy Santa Ladies Night @ Bottle N Bottega, FREE Mondays at Empty Bottle [Yup, still FREE], In The Round @ Uncommon Ground on Devon, Woman Power Holiday Show @ Schuba’s
TUESDAY: TALIB KWELI PLAYS THE SHRINE
The Shrine, 9pm, $20-$30
OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: The MOTH Storyslam, PBR-Oliday feat. White Mystery DJs [FREE], Relax Attack Jazz Series @ The Whistler [FREE], Smith Westerns Play Schuba’s, Feel Good Festivus (for the restivus) [FREE], IFPA Pinball Tournament [FREE], Second City’s Holidazed and Confused at Up Comedy Club
WEDNESDAY: LAST DAY OF THE CHRISTKINDLMARKET
This place is so kitschy and good, you can’t help but get into the Christmas spirit.
Daley Plaza, 11am, FREE [unless you buy stuff, of course, which you will]
OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: Off the Hookah at The Shrine, Trivia @ Municipal Bar + Dining Company
THURSDAY: MERRY CHRISTMAS, YA FILTHY ANIMALS
If you’re gonna do one thing today, it might as well be dancing: Weird Christmas @ Beauty Bar [FREE]
FRIDAY: THE PALMER SQUARES, COJACK & COMPANY, THE WHOEVERS, DAN KANVIS PLAY THE ABBEY PUB
Christmas is over, people. It’s time for some hip hop.
Abbey Pub, 8pm, $10
OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: The Palmer Squares at Abbey Pub, Superfriends Dance Party @ Slippery Slope [FREE], The Very Merry December Holiday Show, Disco Biscuits: New Year’s Run (Night 1), Impala Sound Presents: Kung Fu Fink! at Emporium Arcade Logan Square [FREE]
SATURDAY: ODD OBSESSION FILM SERIES & DANCE PARTY TING!
Watch a movie and then dance the night away, FOR FREE?! We’ll be the first in line for that plan.
The Whistler Movie 7-9pm, Dancing 9-3am, FREE
OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: BLVD Records Holiday Bash, Holiday Thorne Rooms @ Art Institute of Chicago, Empires play Lincoln Hall, Fake Limbs @ Hideout, Mark Farina spins @ Smartbar
SUNDAY: HOLIDAY MAGICAL LIGHTS AT BROOKFIELD ZOO
It’s just not possible to go to TOO many holiday light shows in zoos. Just not possible.
Brookfield Zoo, 4-9pm, Free w/zoo membership or $15
OTHER STUFF TO DO TODAY: 10th Annual Alex Chilton Birthday Bash @ Empty Bottle, HAVOC: SOUL, BOOGIE, DISCO, AND AFROBEAT @ The Whistler [FREE]