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Rashayla Marie Brown discusses photography in the social media age on Tue 12/13.
There's plenty to do this weekend. Here's some of what we recommend:
The Game Dev Holiday Mixer
at Emporium Arcade Bar (1366 N. Milwaukee) features a video game showcase, a charity raffle, and a collection for toy donations. Proceeds go to University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital. 7 PM
Alex Garday hosts Laughs Trump Hate
at MCL Chicago (3110 N. Sheffield), a comedy benefit responding to the election of president-elect Donald Trump. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to ACLU of Illinois. 7:30 PM
The monthly market Sauced hosts its holiday iteration, the Night Market Before Christmas
, with a collection of food and gift vendors at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (12 S. Michigan). There will also be live art installations and a "Bad Santa." 5-10 PM
Black Contemporary Art blogger Kimberly Drew
and artist-scholar Rashayla Marie Brown
discuss photography in the age of social media at the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago). 6 PM
Celebrate the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Wed 12/14 at Headquarters Beercade.
Headquarters Beercade (213 W. Institute) becomes a Mos Eisley cantina for No Match for a Good Blaster
, a celebration of the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
. The night features an exhibition of Star Wars video games, lightsaber fights staged by Edge Theatre, a costume contest, and more. 7 PM-1 AM
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Tikva Wolf discusses her new book at Women & Children First.
Illustrator Tikva Wolf
discusses her book based on her webcomic, Ask Me About Polyamory: The Best of Kimchi Cuddles
at Women & Children First (5233 N. Clark). 7:30 PM
Prove you know everything about the show about nothing at Seinfeld Trivia Festivus
at Reed's Local (3017 W. Belmont). The night includes three rounds of questions, three episodes of the show, and the customary airing of grievances. 7 PM
Grab a Festivus pole for the holiday edition of Seinfeld trivia at Reed's Local.
Thu 12/15: My Love is Your Love
at the Whistler (2421 N. Milwaukee) is a special edition of Slo 'Mo, the dance party featuring "slow jams for homos (and their fans)," marking the final time cofounder DJ Tess spins as Slo 'Mo's resident DJ. 8 PM-2 AM
For more stuff to do this week—and every day—check out our Agenda page.