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This Week in CHI: Dec. 5-11

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It’s December and snow is in the forecast for this week. While it’s almost officially winter and snow is inevitable, it’s not welcomed by me, at least. To help us forget the cold and snow, here is your social calendar for the week to stay busy before the holidays!

Monday
If you’re a DIY-er, or love watching calligraphy being created on Instagram, now is your chance to learn how to do it yourself! Pearl Tavern is hosting calligraphy class, paired with oysters and sparkling wine. Learn how to make handmade gifts for the holidays with your friends at this fun event. For more information, and for tickets, click here.

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Tuesday
If you’ve ever been curious as to where the Christmas tree originated, look no further than Christmas Around The World exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry. From now until January 2nd, you can enjoy the exhibit that commemorates the Christmas tree tradition with over 50 different trees representing ethnic communities, cultures, and holiday customs. For more information, click here.

© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2011
© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2011

Wednesday
Love Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo but wish there were no kids? Then head to the Adult Night Only of Zoo Lights this Wednesday. Enjoy the lights, the drinks, and your friends and leave the kids at home! Tickets are still available, and can be purchased, here.

Thursday
If you’re still shopping for gifts for family, friends, or yourself, then make your way to 52Eighty Rooftop Lounge for night of shopping designer handbags, jewelry, and accessories from Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Celine, Hermes, and more! For more information, click here.

Friday
If you need more gift ideas, or want to make some ornaments for your home, then head to The Sedgwick Shop in Old Town for a class on how to make modern kokedama ornaments! This class includes the plants, string, moss, and natural elements for you to make the ornaments exactly the way you like. For more information, and tickets, click here.

Saturday
If you’re past the point of TBOX and aren’t up for that kind of debauchery, then head to the Chicago Donut Fest at Moe’s Cantina in River North. Tickets include donut tastings from some of Chicago’s best donut shops and bakeries. For more information, click here.

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Sunday
The Bitches are a big fan of Pinstripes and as it turns out, so is Santa Claus! Head to Pinstripes this weekend and sit on Santas knee to ensure you get all the gifts you’d like this year. Also partake in the amazing brunch buffet, bowling, and bocce ball. For more information, click here.

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