Courtesy of Thalia Hall
Stand-up Kyle Kinane performs at Thalia Hall on Tuesday 11/21.
Here's some of what we recommend for your Thanksgiving week:
Lauded stand-ups Taneshia "Just Nesh" Rice and Marilee Williams host the Manic Mondays
weekly showcase—one of the few on the south side—at Frances Cocktail Lounge (307 E. 75th). 9 PM, $5
Mon 11/20-Tue 11/21:
Second City (1608 N. Wells) keeps the house lights on for 24 Hour: It'll Make You Feel Better
, a full day of improv, sketch comedy, and music. Featuring Jeff Tweedy, Martha Plimpton, and others. Proceeds benefit Onward Neighborhood House. 11/20, 5 PM-11/21, 5 PM, $20
Courtesy of Andrew Rafacz Gallery
Some of the croched pieces by Caroline Wells Chandler, on display at the Andrew Rafacz Gallery
For "Orange Sunshine,"
queer artist Caroline Wells Chandler's crocheted wall hangings depict a range of gender-nonconforming figures subverting conventionally signified identities, such as cowboy or athlete. Her work hangs at Andrew Rafacz Gallery (835 W. Washington) through Sat 12/23. 11 AM-6 PM, free
Barstool philosopher and Chicago-area native Kyle Kinane
returns for madcap stand-up at Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport). Expect stories about drinking, performing in barns, and drinking. 8:30 PM, sold out
Billy the Bunny, one of the artists whose work is on display at the "Between the Staples" zine exhibit, debuts his zine-related card game at the Chicago Publishers Resource Center (858 N. Ashland). The Between the Staples Board Game Night
includes prizes for the best players and an open call for attendees to bring their favorite board games. 8 PM, $5
Christmas has arrived (before Thanksgiving, even!) in the form of This Wonderful Life
, James Leaming's one-man rendition of It's a Wonderful Life
at the Edge Theater (5451 N. Broadway). The Reader
's Albert Williams says, "Leaming pokes fun at the old movie's hokier aspects while celebrating its enduring emotional power, and he deftly and delightfully mimics the iconic portrayals by James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Donna Reed, Henry Travers, and the rest of Capra's cast." 8 PM, $29
Serbia's Goran Bregović
returns with his influential Yugoslavian rock band, Bijelo Dugme, to perform at Joe's Live (5441 Park Pl., Rosemont). The Reader
's Peter Margasak says Bregović "displays his broad-minded ability to express the full splendor of vintage eastern European traditional and folk music." 10 PM, $60-$100
For more things to do this weekend—and every day—visit our Agenda page.