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25 Nov - Guide to Chicago: November 25 – December 1

Chicago Local Guides

ZooLights Opening Night + Move Your Mule

FRIDAY, 11/25, 4:25pm: Light up the season and head over to Lincoln Park Zoo this Friday for the opening night of ZooLights! After you help flip the switch, walk through an incredible light show throughout the zoo grounds — don’t forget your camera because this is one ‘gram worthy evening. (Free)

FRIDAY, 11/25, 10:30pm: After strolling through Lincoln Park Zoo, head back over to Freehand Chicago and rock steady into your weekend. Kevin & Ethan of Mannequin Men and Reckless Records will be filling the den with island flavor and the best of American Soul music. Come hang! (Free)

DJ Set: Tim Zawada

SATURDAY, 11/26, 10pm: Grab your crew and meet us in the Shaker with  funkmaster Tim Zawada of Chicago’s Boogie Munsters & Star Creature Universal Vibrations! He’ll be filling up the place with beats, while the Shaker serves up the drinks! Hope you’re ready to boogie into your weekend. (Free)

Paint & Sip Party: Afro Chic

SUNDAY, 11/27, 4pm: Get crafty with contemporary artist Rhonda Gray this Sunday at this paint & sip party at Absolutely Anything Essential. Bring your friends, along with your favorite drink, and let those creative juices flow! No experience necessary and all supplies included. ($29-$35)

Field Museum Tattoo Exhibition at Schubas Lincoln Hall + Salsa Monday

MONDAY, 11/28, 4pm: Tattoo is the latest exhibition at The Field Museum and not only is it incredibly dope, but it’s also hitting the streets of Chicago! Head over to Schubas and check out the exhibit, this time set up in an old school VW Bus. There will be live tattoo airbrushing by Jason Preker of Voodoo Paint, plus a bunch of sweet giveaways! ($35)

MONDAY, 11/28, 8pm: After the exhibit, get your salsa on at Patron’s Hacienda (only a short walk from Freehand Chicago). But, before receiving your complimentary salsa lesson from Andrew Pfiffner of Chicago Dance, enjoy $5 margaritas or sangria with 50 cent wings! (No cover)

Rabbit Fest at Emporium Arcade Bar

TUESDAY, 11/29, 7pm: Head over to Emporium Arcade for an amazing benefit concert/costume party/extravaganza! With a handful of different performances by artists like DJ Dave Mata, BD & the Jackrabbits and Michael Serafini, plus silent auctions and a raffle — you’ll never have more fun giving back. All proceeds benefit the animals of Chicago’s no-kill shelter, Red Door and yes, rabbit costumes are encouraged. ($12 donation)

Raw Chicago Presents: Motif

WEDNESDAY, 11/30, 7pm: Head over to Metro Chicago for an evening of rad artwork all made by local Chicago artists kicking off their careers! Explore exhibits from over 70+ talented artists in a range of categories, from visual art to accessories. All proceeds help these creatives pursue their dream jobs, so come have a great time and get inspired! ($20)

Nathaniel & Friends DJ Set

THURSDAY, 12/1, 7pm: Celebrate the 84th anniversary of the prohibition at the Chicago History Museum juice joint! There’ll be eats, plenty of booze and more! ($100)