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20 Nov - Guide to Chicago: November 20-26

Chicago Local Guides

Happy Thanksgiving from the Freehand Family!


11/20, 10pm: Car chases, exciting music, and drinks, oh my.. ($20)

Chicago Book Expo + Bridget Marie DJ Set

11/21, 10pm: Mingle with local authors at this literary gold mine. (Free) Warm up those dancing shoes, because we’re getting our groove on in the den with disco/funk & soul beats provided by DJ Bridget Marie. (Free) Heads up! Café Integral is extending their hours and serving up wine and hot cocktails tonight.

Good Vibes Only + So So Glos Den Session

11/22, 12pm: Kick off your Sunday of good vibes with live jazz + brunch eats courtesy of Café Integral. (Free) No sleep till’ Chicago. End your weekend with a DJ set in the den, brought to you by our Brooklyn friends, The So So Glos! (Free)

Industry Night + Thanksgiving Dinner w. Williams & Graham

11/23, 8pm: The “Best American Cocktail Bar” winners, Williams & Graham, are taking over the Shaker for a special Thanksgiving edition of Industry night. Come hang for tasty eats and cocktails. ($10, $5 w/ clothing donation)

Millennium Park Tree Lighting Ceremony

11/24, 5:30pm: Start your holiday season off right with the lighting of the 102nd Chicago Christmas Tree, complete with live performances by Renée Fleming and more. (Free)

Holiday Pie Baking with FIG

11/25, 6pm: Spend the evening with Chef Emeritus Molly Schemper and learn how to create delicious Thanksgiving pies for you and your crew. ($60)

Thanksgiving Parade

11/26, 8am: Jumpstart your Turkey Day festivities with the 81st annual Thanksgiving Parade along State Street! There will be floats, marching bands, entertainers and lots of holiday cheer.

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