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This Week in CHI: Nov. 21-27

No matter if you’re staying in Chicago this holiday weekend, or heading home for the holiday, we wish you all a happy Thanksgiving! To keep you all busy this week, we have plenty of fun things to keep you before before and after the holiday.


With holiday parties and events coming up, making sure you’re looking chic and trendy is a must! Head to Rent The Runway in the Gold Coast tonight to set your looks aside for upcoming parties and soirees. For more information, click here.

Christkindlmarket is back in action! With the market open every day, you can experience a cherished and European tradition right in the heart of Chicago. Admission is free, and is the ideal place to enjoy a drink (or two) after work! For more information, click here.

Looking for something to do on this Black Wednesday? Then look no further than Barcocina in Lakeview for a night of Mexican beer, margaritas, and appetizers from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tickets are $30 and still available. For more information, click here.


Happy Thanksgiving, Bitches! If you’re staying in Chicago, there are plenty of options when it comes to enjoying Thanksgiving, without having to stuff the turkey yourself. If you’re more into a brunch option for Thanksgiving, then head to Kanela Breakfast Club and enjoy a roasted turkey benedict with cranberry sauce and gravy. For more information click here. Now, if you’re a traditionalist, and want a hearty Thanksgiving dinner to put you in a food-coma, then try the fantastic Shaw’s Crab House Thanksgiving buffet full of cold seafood, a series of carving stations, a dessert bar and more! For more information, click here.


One of the best parts of the holiday season is here! Zoo Lights, presented by ComEd and Powershares QQQ, is back and we are so excited! This Friday is the opening night for this festive holiday favorite and the zoo will be loaded with fun events for families, kids and more. For more information, click here.

With how chaotic the holiday season can be, sometimes all you want to do is just chill. Thankfully, this Saturday happens to be Chillfest, a series where musicians head to Bucktown and Wicker Park cafes and play mellow, acoustic music for free. To find out which cafes are featuring musicians this year, click here.

No matter your stance on facial hair, you can’t negate the impact Movember has had on bringing awareness to male cancers. To commemorate and close out the month of socially acceptable ‘staches head to Emporium in Wicker Park to close out this month’s Movember in a big way. To grab your tickets and learn more about the event, click here.


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