Jim Jarmusch's documentary about Iggy Pop and the Stooges screens at Logan Theatre on Fri 12/16.
Don't let the polar vortex scare you, layer up and get out of the house. There's plenty to do this weekend, here's some of what we recommend:
Revolution Brewing hosts screening of Jim Jarmusch's documentary about Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Gimme Danger
, at Logan Theatre (2646 N. Milwaukee). A party before the film features a raffle, DJs spinning 60s protopunk, and drinks. 6 PM
Do some sexy holiday shopping at Shop Sensual
pop-up market at Reunion (2557 W. North) featuring erotic goods from local artists, performances by Darling Shear and Kiara Lanier, and jams by Slo 'Mo Party. 6-10 PM
Shop Sensual organizers Kristen Kaza, Chelsea Ross and Leah Ball.
Michelle Visage hosts Christmas Queens
at the Vic (3145 N. Sheffield). This touring holiday show features seasonal performances from former RuPaul's Drag Race
contestants Detox, Ginger Minj, Jiggly Caliente, Katya, Manila Luzon, Sharon Needles, and Thorgy Thor. 8 PM
12/17-6/4: "Riot Grrrls"
at the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago) is a group exhibition featuring female artists—including Mary Heilmann, Judy Ledgerwood, and Charline von Heyl—responding to sexism in the art world.
Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Work by Joyce Pensato is on display as part of "Riot Grrrls" at the MCA.
Sat 12/17: The Nerdologues
celebrates the fifth anniversary of its storytelling podcast, Your Stories
, with a live performance at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia). 7 PM
This year's Kandy Kane Ball
toy drive at Joe's Bar (940 W. Weed) features music from Sorry for Partying and DJ Gusto, an open bar, and snacks in a Frozen-inspired setting. Toy donation required for entry. 9 PM-midnight
hosts the Made in Chicago Holiday Market
at Plumbers Hall (1340 W. Washington), a showcase of the best apparel, housewares, food, and drink that Chicago has to offer from more than 70 vendors including Four Eyes Handmade, One Strange Bird, and Rhymes With Twee. 11 AM-6 PM
Chris Hurd Photography
Shop for local goods at the Reader's Made in Chicago Holiday Market.
Presidio (1749 N. Damen) hosts a celebration of the release of Cocktails for Ding Dongs
, mixologist Dustin Drankiewicz's recipe book featuring illustrations by Alexandra Ensign. 3 PM
Chicago Tap Theatre presents Tidings of Tap
, its annual holiday performance, at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts (9501 Skokie, Skokie). 3 PM
For more stuff to do this weekend—and every day—check out our Agenda page.