Things to do for December 18, 2014

The Weekender

Die Hard, Karaoke and an Eggnog Bar. Weekend, Ahoy.

Only one thing in the world could’ve dragged me away from the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window: the weekend.

Thursday
Show Up to a Holiday Party with These
MAC’D HOUSE

Show Up to a Holiday Party with These

Sugar Fixe has already conquered Oak Park with its multitude of French macarons. And as dessert-related fate would have it, they’re in Lincoln Park now, too. White chocolate peppermint, snickerdoodle and hot cocoa are among the flavors of the month. Something about this feels timely.

Friday
Mott Street Built You a Clubhouse
OUTSIDE IN

Mott Street Built You a Clubhouse

Never ones to let a good patio go to waste, your friends at Mott Street have just constructed a small, heated, shed-like structure for your weekend imbibing pleasure. And for your Tuesday evening karaoke-ing pleasure. It helps if you find those things pleasurable.

Cocktails Fri-Sat; karaoke Tuesdays, 8-10pm; Mott Street, 1401 N Ashland Ave, 773-687-9977

Saturday
Brunch: Always Better with a Nog Bar
NOG DAY AFTERNOON

Brunch: Always Better with a Nog Bar

A downtown holiday brunch sounds like a pretty good weekend thing to do. Related: State and Lake is about to put an entire eggnog bar at your disposal. It’s outfitted with rum, whiskey, cognac, cinnamon, peppermint sticks and anything else a civilized human being needs.

Sunday
Last-Minute Gifting Is Better with Beer
MARKET FEVER

Last-Minute Gifting Is Better with Beer

There’s no reason why you might need another holiday market right now. No way you’re not done gift shopping. But... just in case. Here’s one at Thalia Hall with local artisans, craftsmen and vintage things. And if you bring an unwrapped toy, you get a gratis beer. Anything for the kids.

Dec 21, 11am-5pm, Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St, 312-526-3851

Monday
Best Holiday Movie Ever, Motherfu...
YIPPEE KI-YAY

Best Holiday Movie Ever, Motherfu...

It’s a wonderful story of Christmas redemption, holiday songs and just way more explosions than It’s a Wonderful Life. So if Die Hard is on your list of movies that will finally get you in the spirit of the season, 1) we understand, and 2) it’s playing at the Music Box on Monday.

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