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Things to Do This Winter in Chicago: Calendar of Events

An antihibernation guide to cultural happenings during the drab months

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1 Come for the corporate malfeasance, stay for the talkback: TimeLine presents Enron. timelinetheatre.com

2 Read Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events, new short stories by the winner of a 2005 Nelson Algren Award. kevinmoffett.org

Doze with the dinosaurs at the Field Museum

3 Sleep under the stars at the Adler’s Astro-Overnight, adlerplanetarium.org, or doze with the dinosaurs at the Field, fieldmuseum.org. kid friendly

4 Does it feel like Sweden yet? Sample locally distilled aquavit on a tour of North Shore Distillery in Lake Bluff. northshoredistillery.com

5 Trombonist George Lewis plays a hometown concert with the International Contemporary Ensemble tonight at the MCA. mcachicago.org

6 We love movieoke! Tonight at The Whistler. whistlerchicago.tumblr.com FREE

7 Green Day’s pop-punk opera, American Idiot, opens today at the Oriental Theatre. broadwayinchicago.com

8 Haven’t seen Jellies yet? The nearly yearlong exhibit of all things Cnidaria closes soon. sheddaquarium.org kid friendly

9 Catch a $5 movie at the revamped Patio Theater. patiotheater.net

10 Nod along at the 52nd annual University of Chicago Folk Festival this weekend. uofcfolk.org

11 Naboo you? Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace, now in 3-D, returns to theatres this weekend.

Lady Gaga

12 Last year, Lady Gaga hatched from an egg onstage. Stay in for tonight’s Grammy Awards on CBS. grammy.com

13 The 104th Chicago Auto Show started Friday and revs through next weekend. chicagoautoshow.com

14 Ignore Valentine’s Day and head to McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn for the second annual Winter Jazz Fest. home.cod.edu/atthemac

15 The Grammy-winning sextet Eighth Blackbird reprises Contempo at the Harris Theater. harristheaterchicago.org

16 After a Broadway run and national jaunts, Superior Donuts gets a Chicago storefront production, opening tonight. maryarrchie.com


Photography: (dinosaur) syldavia/istockphoto; (sleeping bags) sorenp/istockphoto; (Gaga) Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom


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