by Drew Hunt
The Chicago Photography Collective is currently exhibiting "5 x 7," featuring photographs from artists including Mary Rafferty and Charles Steele.
Chopin Theatre presents the House Theatre of Chicago's interpretation of The Nutcracker, which Dan Jakes calls an "imaginative and inventive version . . . [that's] more than earned a place in the roster of exceptional Chicago holiday shows."
The Chicago Blues All-Stars perform at Kingston Mines.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.