This weekend the high temperatures will hover around 50. Not bad for early December! Get out of the house and check out some of these recommend goings-on about town:
Fri 12/1 and Sun 12/3: The Old Town School celebrates its 60th birthday this weekend with a full slate of events: on Friday, December 1, the Lincoln Park location (909 W. Armitage) hosts several sing-alongs and workshops, and on Sunday, December 3, the Lincoln Square location (4544 N. Lincoln) presents a big benefit concert and the opening of a multimedia exhibit, “Old Town School History Timeline.” Various times and prices. See oldtownschool.org for the complete lineup.
Fri 12/1: Mark Bazer, host of The Interview Show at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia)—and the WTTW show of the same name—presents a live taping that includes Jeanne Gang (starchitect and MacArthur “genius award” winner), Natasha Trethewey (former U.S. poet laureate), and Celia C. Pérez (author of the book The First Rule of Punk). 6:30-8 PM, $15
Sat 12/2: Some of Chicago’s best up-and-coming comics perform at the Revival (1160 E. 55th) in Faded, a stand-up showcase hosted by T. Murph, whose energy and good nature are infectious. 10 PM, $20-$30
Sat 12/2: More than 100 beers from all around the world are available to taste during the Christmas and Winter Beer Festival at Delilah’s (2771 N. Lincoln). Noon-5 PM, $20 for 20 samples
Sun 12/3: Local artisans sell their wares during the Reader‘s Made in Chicago Holiday Market at Plumbers Hall (1340 W. Washington) 11 AM-5 PM, free
Sun 12/3: The Festive Pines tree lot next to Uncommon Ground (1401 W. Devon) hosts Pine, a show about five workers at a Christmas lot who must pull together to make it through the cold. The performance takes place outside; heaters and blankets are provided. 6 PM, $10 suggested donation or free with the purchase of a tree
Sun 12/3: Craft Coffee: A Manual, written by Jessica Easto, is a guide to brewing quality coffee at home. At Read It and Eat (2142 N. Halsted) Easto speaks to her own experience with home brewing, and answers questions about the book. 3 PM, $10
For more things to do this weekend—and every day—visit our Agenda page.