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2 Dec - Guide to Chicago: December 2 – 8

Chicago Local Guides

Cage the Elephant at Aragon Ballroom

FRIDAY, 12/2, 7pmGet ready to rock this Friday! Cage the Elephant is in Chicago and ready to give you the ultimate Friday jams. Head over to Aragon Ballroom and experience the lively sound of these Kentucky natives along with Catfish & The Bottlemen and Weathers! ($38)

Chicago Walking Tour + Renegade Craft Fair + Tacoteqa

SATURDAY, 12/3, 10:30amKick off your weekend exploring the Windy City! Meet us in the lobby at 10:30am for a free escorted walking tour throughout some of Chicago’s most unique neighborhoods & iconic landmarks. (Free)

SATURDAY, 12/3, 11am: After your excursion, head over to Bridgeport Art Center and snag some unique goods from talented artisans at Renegade Craft Fair. Explore the work of over 250 artists, explore the Skyline Loft & Sculpture Garden and jam to live performances while you get a head start on your holiday shopping. (Free)

SATURDAY, 12/3, 10pm: Make your way back to Freehand and experience Cafe Integral transform into Tacoteqa — our late night taco shop! Indulge in everything from tacos, elote, pozole and of course, Shaker cocktails! (Free)

Chicago Paranormal Film Festival + Ice Skating at Millennium Park

SUNDAY, 12/4, 10am: Calling all horror movie buffs! Comfort Film Presents the day-long 2016 Chicago Paranormal Film Festival. Head over to Logan Square and get your fix of over 15 different horror flicks! There will also be special guest speakers, workshops and vendors. (Free)

SUNDAY, 12/4, 5pm: Yes, Chicago gets chilly during the winter months. But, our holiday festivities totally make up for the cold weather — there’s really nothing like them. Head over to the iconic Millennium Park to ice skate next to The Bean! ($12 skate rental)

Old Forester’s Repeal Day: Old Fashioned Face-off

MONDAY, 12/5, 7pmIn honor of the prohibition’s end, Redeye is hosting the ultimate Old Fashioned Face-off. Watch thirteen of Chicago’s talented bartenders face-off and sample all of their unique takes on the classic Old Fashioned! Enjoy light eats, desserts from Stan’s Donuts and music from DJ Saam and raise a glass the Old Fashioned way! ($30)

Free Comedy at The Laugh Factory

TUESDAY, 12/6, 7:30pm: Laughing is good for the soul. This Tuesday, head over to The Laugh Factory for an evening full of humor and all around good vibes. (Free)

On A Blues Note

WEDNESDAY, 12/7, 6pmGet a taste of Chicago’s rich blues history through unseen footage capturing some of the most iconic clubs, musicians and soul-filled days of the 60s & 70s at Savage Smyth. Enjoy food, drinks, music and some great films! ($125-$200)

Chriskindlmarket Walking Tour

THURSDAY, 12/8, 6:30pm: Chriskindlmarket is finally here! Join Nicole, our Chicago expert, on an evening expedition to one of Chicago’s most popular holiday events. Snag souvenirs, indulge in European eats and make a toast to German beer! (Free)