YOU CAN RING MY BELL Sing along with Santa when he leads carols before
screenings of It’s a Wonderful Life and White Christmas at the Music Box.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 12.15.10 through Tue 12.21.10:
sports/rec Roller Skate with Santa
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): Jon Langford, the cowboy artist and inveterate rocker whose bands include the Mekons and the Waco Brothers, among many others.
“This is going to be a seriously hectic weekend. On Friday, Bonerama plays Martyrs’; they were the brass section on my Old Devils album, and they always get me up to play a bunch of songs I don’t really know, New Orleans–style!
“Saturday’s not too bad, apart from Tae Kwon Do for my eight-year-old at 9 a.m. Bloodshot Records mogul Rob [Miller] unleashes new homemade seasonal sausage treats on us at 7 p.m. at his house, then it’s over to Schubas for the Waco Brothers Xmas show, part 1.
“Sunday finds the Wacos playing a 1 p.m. lunchtime show at FitzGerald’s in Berwyn to help launch Tony Fitzpatrick’s new art book, then a mad dash over to the Hideout for Kathleen Judge’s puppet performance of Jabberwocky, followed by lashings of gin and tonic at Aunty Terri Hemmert’s Xmas party, and back to Schubas for supper in the Harmony Grill and more Waco Xmas mayhem.”
FREEBIE OF THE WEEK
sports/rec Mayor Daley’s Chicago Sports Fest
Forget TIFs and CTA overhauls; what’s Rahm’s or Gery’s position on badminton? Don’t wait to find out; do visit Richard M’s final fitnesspalooza, stocked with floor hockey, archery, fencing, and more.
GO: Dec 18–19 from 10 to 4. Halls A and B, McCormick Place, 2301 S King. chicagosportsfest.us
Photograph: (LANGFORD) Paul Beaty