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This Week in CHI: Dec. 12-18

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Monday
The return of Honey Butter Chicken Fried Chicken’s Fried Rice Takeout Night on Monday, December 12 from 5:00 p.m/. to 9:00 p.m. First launched in the spring of 2015, Honey Butter Fried Chicken will bring back its fried chicken fried rice, offering a Southern spin on the essential Chinese dish. For the one-time only pop-up, guests can enjoy the restaurant’s specialty fried chicken fried rice at this ever popular Chicago hot spot. For more information, click here.

Tuesday
Cindy’s Spirit Guide Nandini Khaund and Executive Pastry Chef Jove Hubbard present Cindy’s Second Annual Holiday Hot Chocolates, three gourmet decadent chocolate concoctions each paired with a spirit to transform into a boozy “potion.” Flavors include Classic Belgian Dark Hot Chocolate, White Velvet Speculoos, and Ecuadorian Single Origin Hot Chocolate. Cindy’s Holiday Hot Chocolates are available throughout the winter season. For more information, click here.

Wednesday
Billed as the first major exhibition to examine the impact of the AIDS crisis on the American art scene, “Art AIDS America” comes to Chicago on the final leg of its national tour. Artists represented include the likes of Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Kia Labeija, Robert Mapplethorpe, Tino Rodriguez and Chloe Dzubilo. Admission is free, but advanced reservations are highly recommended. For more information, click here.

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Thursday
Whiner Beer, Co. will be hosting a Beer and Cheese parade featuring Urban Farmhouse Ales from Whiner Beer and Ultra Farmhouse Cheeses from Great American Cheese Company. Get funky with Brewmaster Brian Taylor and talk, eat and drink through five beers with five cheeses. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of. For more information click here.

Friday
“Can Santa really get arrested for that?!” Six theatre companies from across the Chicagoland area will change up the holiday classics to create ONE ACT FESTIVAL: YULETIDE GENOCIDE taking place through December 16th. See them all at Stage 773 for a twisted and enchanted evening of entertainment. For additional information or to purchase tickets, click here.

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Saturday
It’ssss baccckkk! The infamous Wrigleyville bar crawl that started as the Twelve Bars of Christmas (hence the abbreviation TBOX), has since grown to include dozens of bars lining Clark Street and beyond. Get a wristband, and hop around as you choose; you’ll be surrounded by thousands of people doing the same. Ugly holiday sweaters aren’t required, but most everyone wears them. Tickets are $35. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Sunday
Former Top Chef: Just Desserts contestant and Chicago-based pastry chef Malika Ameen shows us how to make the classic meringue dessert Pavlova tinged with the earthy, citrusy essence of Earl Grey. For this event, Malika will demonstrate the technique for making her sultry take on the classic meringue dessert, an Earl Grey Pavlova, just in time for the holidays! Tickets to the event are $20. To purchase tickets and for more information, click here.

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