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Rick Bayless, ZooLights with beer, and more things to do in Chicago to kick off December

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Rick Bayless stops by The Interview Show this week. - SUN-TIMES MEDIA
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Planning this wintery week? Here are some recommendations for November 30-December 3:

Monday 11/30: Vintner Mark Tarlov and sommelier Joseph Spellman host Down the Rabbit Hole, a night of wine and literary discussion at City Winery (1200 W. Randolph). On the docket: The Odyssey, Alice in Wonderland, and wine from Tarlov's vineyard, Chapter 24. 7 PM

Tuesday 12/1: Join cartoonist Lyra Hill at the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago) as she leads "Moon Moods," an interactive performance of a lunar ritual. 6 PM

Tuesday 12/1: This special Tuesday-night edition of Mark Bazer's talk show, The Interview Show, features chef Rick Bayless (Frontera, etc), pro wrestler Colt Cabana, and Mick Dumke (Chicago Sun-Times) all gabbing and drinking on stage at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia). 6:30 PM

Wednesday 12/2: The Lincoln Park Zoo's annual holiday light display, ZooLights, is already blazing, but tonight's a chance to enjoy the show avec beer at BrewLights. Local distributor Louis Glunz offers 12 seasonal samplings, including Anchor Christmas Ale, Delirium Noël, and Stiegl Goldbräu. Please don't serve the lions. 5:30-10 PM

Wednesday 12/2: The East Room (2828 W. Medill) hosts a Planned Parenthood Benefit featuring comedy from Reena Calm, Ali Clayton, Nickolas Rouley, Kristin Clifford, and Natalie Jose to raise funds for reproductive health. 9 PM

12/2-12/5: Devin King and Patrick Durgin curated the Festival of Poets Theater, a four-day festival at Sector 2337 (2337 N. Milwaukee) featuring performances, screenings, and readings of works written for the stage by poets. Wed-Fri 7 PM, Sat 2:30 and 7 PM

Through 3/6: Throw on some skates, try a twirl, and enjoy Chicago's winter wonderland at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink (Michigan and Madison).

For more stuff to do this week—and every day—check out our Agenda page.


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