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Q: Events in Chicago from Dec 15th to Dec 21st? ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: Events in Chicago from Dec 15th to Dec 21st?
Category: Sports and Recreation > Travel
Asked by: kalyxo-ga
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Posted: 07 Dec 2003 12:54 PST
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Question ID: 284481
I will stay from Dec 15th to 21st in Chicago. Who knows the best
event-portals on chicago? What's going on? Where can I find the plans
for cinema, theatre or sports. Is there a game of the cicago bulls?
As an answer I would appreciate a list of links and some proposals.
Subject: Re: Events in Chicago from Dec 15th to Dec 21st?
Answered By: missy-ga on 07 Dec 2003 22:10 PST

"It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a tankful of gas, it's dark...and
we're wearing shades."
"Hit it!"

I don't recommend getting up to the same mischief Jake and Elwood did
in Chicago, but there's plenty else for you to do while you're there!

The Chicago Bulls have two games at the United Center while you're in
town.  They'll be playing Orlando on December 16th, and Cleveland on
the 20th.  To get tickets, just click the blue "Tix" icon next to the
date you want:

The Chicago Bulls - Schedule

Special Chicago events can be found at, as well as
through the Mayor's Office of Special Events:

"A Christmas Carol" at the Goodman Theater

Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light at MOSI

Star of Wonder Sky Show at the Adler Planetarium

Christkindlmarkt (An outdoor Christmas Market, fashioned after the
famous one in Nüremberg)

Holiday Windows on State Street

Zoolights Festival at the Lincoln Park Zoo (Free!  And very cool.  We
light our Zoo up here in Toledo, and it draws people from all over.)

For more Special Events:

Chicago Sun-Times Special Events Calendar

The Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau

Things to do in Chicago

If you like museums, you can see the best among them very affordably
with CityPass.  CityPass includes admission to The Hancock
Observatory, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Field Museum, Shedd
Aquarium, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, and the Museum of
Science and Industry for just $49:


The Joffrey Ballet's Nutcracker (If you love this holiday classic,
you'll adore the Joffrey Company's production.  The Joffrey Company is
world famous for their grace and outstanding choreography.)

At the Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, you can catch the
"Rose Rage", a production of Henry VI, Parts 1,2,3, on the 17th, 19th,
20th or 21st - *if* you can score a last minute ticket.  Most
performances are already sold out, but if you're on your own, you
stand a good chance of being able to get a ticket:

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Season Schedule


For additonal theater listings:

The Stage Channel

For movie listings:

Chicago Reader On Film

Movie Listings @

When I'm in Chicago, I like to *eat*.  There are a number of
wonderfully interesting places to try:

Fogo de Chao - Brazilian Barbecue.  *Expensive*.  The last time I was
there, my tab was $65 (including drinks and dessert).  Worth every

Fogo de Chao
661 North La Salle
(312) 932-9330

Soprano's - Italian.  Moderate.  If you try them out, I highly
recommend the Chicken Involtino Florentine (though others love the
Veal Portofino).  Save room for Cannoli Cake.

2901 N. Sheffield

Heaven on Seven - Cajun.  Moderate.  Terrific atmosphere and food to
die for.  I love Jimmy's Big Ass Breakfast after a night of carousing
with my friends, and Heaven on Seven thorougly understands the concept
of "Keep the coffee coming".  For dinner?  Shrimp VooDoo, and bring
your appetite.

Heaven on Seven
Various locations in Chicago, I prefer the original on Wabash

Emilio's Tapas - Spanish.  Moderate.  My favorite way to go to
Emilio's is with a bunch of friends.  Everyone orders two "tapas"
(little dishes), and they all get passed around the table for a nibble
here and a nibble there.  The bacon wrapped dates are killer, and the
patatas con alioli will knock your socks off.  Bring your Altoids,
Emilio's is not afraid of the garlic.

Emilio's Tapas
444 W. Fullerton

No Hana - Sushi.  Surprisingly inexpensive.  A very tiny little
restaurant, staffed by some of the nicest, most prompt people I've
ever encountered.  The sushi lunch special typically runs around $8,
including tea, and you're well fed for it.  This is another great
place to go with a bunch of friends.  I'll be in Chicago for New
Year's, and our group has planned a visit to No Hana to relieve some
of our friends of their "sushi virginity".

No Hana
3136 N. Broadway

For more restaurant choices:

Centerstage Chicago

In addition to the Metromix, noted in the comment below, a terrific
place to find out what's going on, where it's happening, and what to
eat in Chicago is *usually* City Life:

City Life

They're having some site difficulties today, but if you check back in
a day or so, they should have them resolved.

I hope you find this helpful!  Have a terrific time in Chicago!


Search terms:  None.  I spend a lot of time in Chicago, and have a
huge bookmark stash.
Subject: Re: Events in Chicago from Dec 15th to Dec 21st?
From: scoop501-ga on 07 Dec 2003 14:05 PST
Go to

It is a guide to Chicago run by the Chicago Tribune.

Also you can visit The Reader. Not certain what the URL is for that
but it is a local paper of all the goings on.

Best of luck. Mike from Chicago....
Subject: Re: Events in Chicago from Dec 15th to Dec 21st?
From: chicago25-ga on 08 Dec 2003 10:17 PST
I agree, is by far the best site for Chicago info. 
It has a completely searchable directory of restaurants by
location/price/cuisine/etc.  It also has a similar directory of

For transportation, consider getting a CTA Visitor's Pass
( for info), which allows for unlimited
El/subway/bus rides for a certain number of days.

Be sure to see the holiday lights and decorations on North Michigan
Avenue...there are also carriage rides available near the Water Tower.

The Reader web address is: 

Enjoy our wonderful city!

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