On Friday night at the Music Box, actor Greg Sestero talks about his role in the disastrous movie The Room.
Time to plan the weekend. Here' s some of what we recommend:
Local businesses in Andersonville offer holiday discounts along with free food and drink, live entertainment, and a visit from Santa at the Swedish American Museum (6-8 PM, 5211 N. Clark) for Late Night Andersonville. 6-10 PM
Greg Sestero, costar of the Tommy Wiseau cult classic The Room
, brings The Disaster Artist Live!
to the Music Box (3733N. Southport) in which he discusses his book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
, presents a behind-the-scenes documentary, and participates in an interactive live script reading. A screening of the film follows at midnight; the events are $12 apiece, or $20 for both. 10 PM
12/4-12/6: Amok Fest
is a weekend celebration of Indonesian culture at Links Hall (3111 N. Western) that includes multiple performances of Karen Yates's multimedia production Amok
, gamelan music, Javanese and modern dance, electronic music and spoken word, film screenings, and Indonesian food from the Rice Table. Fri 7 PM; Sat 2:30, 5, and 7 PM; Sun 5 and 7 PM
Sat 12/5: Krampusfest
at Martyrs' (3855 N. Lincoln) is a seasonal tribute to Santa's evil counterpart, Krampus. The daylong event includes live music, an art fair, a pub crawl, and the traditional Krampuslauf parade. Noon-8 PM
Private confessions read out loud by Mia Keeler, Chanell Ruth, Natalie Moore, and others in Mortified
, a show that promises "personal redemption through public humiliation." Hosted by Shay DeGrandis at the Promontory (5311 S. Lake Park West). 7 PM
With Old Forester—which produced the U.S.'s first bottled bourbon—the Reader
throws a Repeal Day
party at the Dawson (730 W. Grand) to celebrate the end of Prohibition on December 5, 1933. Three cocktails and hors d'oeuvres are included with admission; music is by the Winchester Sound. 3-6 PM
Josh Seiter, a contestant on last season's The Bachelorette
, joins the Under the Gun (956 W. Newport) improv ensemble for a special night of Will You Accept This Rose
, its improvised Bachelor
show. 9 PM
For more stuff to do this weekend and every day, check out our Agenda page.