by Whet Moser
Show: Hideout Annual Holiday Sale Handmade soaps, jewelry, glitter art, clothing, and other items from more than 15 local artists.
6pm, Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433 or 866-468-3401
Dinner: Luc Thang Noodle Ashland Avenue storefront restaurant serving fresh, high-quality Thai specialties.
1524 N. Ashland, 773-395-3907
Show: Icarus "Given Lookingglass Theatre Company's twin penchants for adapting myths and performing aerial acrobatics, I'm surprised the troupe took this long to get around to Icarus and his fatal flight," writes Zac Thompson. "But I'm glad they waited: a younger, brasher Lookingglass might not have been able to encompass the sad, wise, deeply moving interpretation offered here by writer-director David Catlin."
7:30, Lookingglass Theatre Company, 821 N. Michigan, 312-337-0665, $18-$62.
Dinner: The Drawing Room Past discreet signage, down an elegant staircase, The Drawing Room is the swank sit-down conjoined twin of Le Passage, to which it’s connected by, yes, a passageway. A generous wine list and pre-Prohibition drinks mixed with house-crafted and local liquors make for both unusually good and unique offerings at this "culinary cocktail lounge."
937 N. Rush, 312-255-0022
Il Trovatore Giuseppe Verdi's opera screens live from the 162-year-old Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona as part of the Opera in Cinema series.
6:30pm, Film Row Cinema, Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor, $25.
Dinner: Chicago Curry House A huge selection of familiar northern Indian dishes and a handful of Nepalese specialties, which emphasize ginger and garlic over the chiles and dairy of the more southerly regions. "As far as I know, this is currently the only place offering Nepalese dishes within the city limits," writes Mike Sula.
899 S. Plymouth, 312-362-9999
Show: New York, I Love You The anthology film project is lush and seductive as a whole, though some segments are especially vibrant; most haunting is the one by Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth), based on an Anthony Minghella story, about an encounter between a fading diva (Julie Christie) and a hotel bellman (Shia LaBeouf) on the Upper East Side.
5pm, 7:30pm, Pipers Alley, 230 W. North, 312-642-6275.
Dinner: Old Town Social An unfortunately schizophrenic environment, but featuring terrific house-made charcuterie from Jared Van Camp, a veteran of Blackbird and Osteria di Tramonto.
455 W. North, 312-266-2277
Dessert: Twisted Sister Bakery Newish Old Town bakery offering treats like cupcakes, cookies, and banana cream tarts as well as cakes by order.
1543 N. Wells, 312-932-1128