Caroling at Cloud Gate, ZooLights, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend | Bleader

Caroling at Cloud Gate, ZooLights, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend

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A rotating lineup of choirs carol at Cloud Gate starting Fri 11/25. - COURTESY CITY OF CHICAGO
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  • A rotating lineup of choirs carol at Cloud Gate starting Fri 11/25.

Once you're done picking at your Thanksgiving leftovers, get out this weekend. Here's some of what we recommend:

Fri 11/25:
The Wild Onion Night Market returns to Cole's (2338 N. Milwaukee) for Black Friday offering art, jewelry, clothes, crafts from more than 20 local vendors—including Lost & Found Chicago, Terminal Cross Stitch, and the Tiny Vegan—plus live music. 4 PM-midnight

11/25-12/16:
Every week of Caroling at Cloud Gate (Michigan and Randolph) features a different choir including the I.A. Music Program, Chicago Children's Choir, and more. Fri 6 PM


Fri 11/25:
The Vertical Sideshow presents the Black Friday Ball, an electronic soul and funk dance party with performances through the night at Uptown Underground (4707 N. Broadway). Proceeds benefit Test Positive Aware Network. Black and white couture "creative attire" is highly encouraged. 8 PM

Whitney Cummings performs at the Chicago Improv this weekend. - GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA
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  • Whitney Cummings performs at the Chicago Improv this weekend.

11/25-11/26:
Comedian, actor, writer, and producer Whitney Cummings performs at the Chicago Improv (5 Woodfield, Schaumburg) this weekend. Fri 8 and 10:15 PM, Sat 7 and 9:15 PM

More than a million lights illuminate the grounds during ZooLights. - COURTESY LINCOLN PARK ZOO
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  • More than a million lights illuminate the grounds during ZooLights.

11/25-1/1:
ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo (2200 N. Cannon) features luminous animal-inspired displays, photos with Santa, free crafts, and more.

Sat 11/26:
Shaman's Dream and the Demon Cleaner host a Crystal Pop-Up Shop at Sideshow Gallery (2219 N. Western) which features aura cleansing and tarot readings. Noon-8 PM

Sat 11/26: CHI PRC (858 N. Ashland) screens No Delusions, the documentary about the Chicago hardcore scene alongside its current exhibit "Flyerside," a collection of flyers, posters, zines, and more from the Chicago punk scene in the late 90s and early 2000s. 6 PM

Sun 11/27: Emporium Arcade Bar hosts Movember 2016, a mustache-themed night of raffles, game tournaments, and music by Romeo Dance Cheetah to support the Movember Foundation, a global charity focused on men's health. 3-8 PM

Emporium Arcade Bar hosts the mustache-themed Movember 2016 on Sun 11/27. - GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO
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  • Emporium Arcade Bar hosts the mustache-themed Movember 2016 on Sun 11/27.

Sun 11/27: Mark Toland hosts Be Happy, a "forget-about-the-election" variety show at the Public House Theatre (3914 N. Clark) featuring magic, mind reading, and comedy. 8 PM

Sun 11/27: Tonight's Helltrap Nightmare at Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) features a lineup of experimental noise music and stand-ups including Sarah Sherman, Rebecca O'Neal, Geoff Asmus, Lyra Hill, Bone Lattice, and more. 9 PM

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



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