LOG ON Stretch your legs the day after Christmas with the Morton Arboretum’s
annual Yule Log Hunt.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 12.22.10 through Tue 12.28.10: As an antidote to holiday excess, Chicago Guide slims down to five to-dos this week, freebies included.
FREE !sports/rec Chicago Park District Ice-skating
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND
Up next in our series of plans from notable, in-the-know locals (a.k.a. people we like): Since Christmas week is such a high-traffic time for rampant movie watching, we asked Jean de St. Aubin, executive director of the Gene Siskel Film Center, what she’s up to this weekend—plus what she recommends at the Siskel.
“I’m covering all the bases this weekend. On Christmas Eve, my husband and I are staying overnight at my sister’s, who has four kids, so we can wake up and celebrate Christmas with little kids. At 2:30 that afternoon, we’re hosting a special bingo game at Lake View Nursing Home, where we call bingo every Monday. Then the day after Christmas, I’m hosting a prime rib dinner for family and friends.
“The Film Center is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but on the day after Christmas, you can see the Millennium Trilogy, or for a new film from an emerging director, there’s Helena from the Wedding.”
Photograph: Courtesy of Morton Arboretum