Things to do for December 23, 2010

The Weekender

Body-Painted Models, Chinese Food and Santa Bombs

The weekend jingles all the way.

Thursday
The Nightmare Before Christmas at Proof
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The Nightmare Before Christmas at Proof

You’re already starting to feel jolly. Perhaps even a little too jolly. You’re ready for something dark, something mysterious and—if it’s not too much to ask—a fashion show with brooding models covered head-to-toe in body paint. This Tim Burton–inspired holiday costume party has everything you’re looking for.

Dec 23, 9pm, free admission before midnight with RSVP, Proof, 1045 N Rush St, 312-280-3231

Friday
Feast of the Seven Fishes at Bin 36
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Feast of the Seven Fishes at Bin 36

You’re looking for holiday excess of biblical proportions, so this annual multi-course feast at Bin 36 should be more than adequate. You’ll start with oysters, then work your way through octopus, scallops and lobster. There’s pasta and dessert in there too, just to keep you on your toes.

Dec 24, 5-9pm, $65, Bin 36, 339 N Dearborn St (at River), 312-755-9463

RockMitvzah at Rockit
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RockMitvzah at Rockit

Hanukkah is barely over, but right now, it seems like a mere latke-scented dream. So maybe you’re hoping for just one more night... and an open bar, half-price appetizers, gift bags and entry into the Underground afterward. It’s not quite a miracle, but close enough.

Dec 24, 8:30-10:30pm hosted bar, $10, Rockit, 22 W Hubbard St, 312-645-6000, tickets here

Hubukkah at Hub 51
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Hubukkah at Hub 51

Maybe you’re more of a traditionalist when it comes to the way you spend your Christmas, so the Melman boys have you covered: Chinese food in the form of egg rolls and Manischewitz in the form of sangria. Dancing the hora is up to you.

Dec 24, 4pm-2am, Hub 51, 51 W Hubbard St (at Dearborn), 312-828-0051

Saturday
Rock ’n’ Roll Christmas at Lottie’s Pub
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Rock ’n’ Roll Christmas at Lottie’s Pub

If a Fender guitar is not under the tree this year, find your way to this friendly neighborhood pub, which is turning up the classic rock, offering a drink called a Santa Bomb and raffling a Fender axe at the end of the night... so you can power chord your way into the new year after all.

Dec 25, 5pm, Lottie’s Pub, 1925 W Cortland St (at Winchester), 773-489-0738

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