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Lincoln Park Weekend Guide December 14 – 17

Lincoln Park has it all when it comes to arts, culture, and festivities to celebrate the season. Check out this weekend’s guide for some of Lincoln Park’s best bets.

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Lincoln Park Holidays

Gus Giordano Holiday Dance Show
Wonderful Holiday Dance Show For All Ages All Proceeds go to The Gus Giordano Jazz Legacy Foundation.

Friday, December 15
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Senn High School
5900 N. Glenwood

Irish Christmas In America @ Old Town School Of Folk Music
This family-friendly performance features lively instrumental tunes on fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes and harp, along with thrilling Irish old-style dancing. In addition, evocative photographic images provide a backdrop to some of the rich historical traditions of Ireland.

Sunday, December 17
5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall
4544 N. Lincoln

Second City’s Holidazed and Confused: Mandatory Merriment @ UP Comedy Club
Laugh your way through Second City’s all new holiday revue! Take the edge off your pre-holiday hangover by laughing your jingle bells off, compliments of The Second City’s legendary flurry of sketch comedy and improv. It’s naughty! It’s nice! It’s mandatory!

Through December, 21
Tickets and details here.
Main Stage @ UP Comedy Club
230 W. North

Barney The Elf @ Greenhouse Theatre
Barney The Elf brings pop-infused musical numbers galore and plenty of queer holiday cheer to Lincoln Park for the third year in a row! The 2017 production welcomes the return of Chicago drag sensation Dixie Lynn Cartwright.

Through December 30
Thursdays through Saturdays 8:00 p.m.
Sundays 3:00 p.m.
Downstairs MainStage @ Greenhouse Theatre
2257 N. Lincoln

A Very Sh**ty B*tchmas @ The iO Theater
Join award winning sketch duo Sh*tty B*tches as they deck the halls with boughs of showmanship, dancing, glitz and glamour. Grab your girlfriends and prepare to be filled with holiday joy as these women celebrate pivotal moments in life, including: the coming of age moment when you first watched titanic, every trip you have ever taken to target and when you first realized gossiping can be so much fun.

Sunday, December 17
8:00 p.m.
The Mission Theater @ The iO Theater
1501 N. Kingsbury

Zoo Lights Presented By ComEd and PowerShares QQQ By Invesco @ Lincoln Park Zoo
This all ages event features luminous displays and holiday-season activities throughout zoo grounds. Fun includes 3D displays, live ice-sculpture carving, musical light shows and more.

Through January 7
4:25 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2200 N. Cannon
Download detailed program here.

Lincoln Park Comedy

Matt Braugner @ Lincoln Hall
Matt Braunger grew up in Portland, Oregon and has been professionally hilarious since 2007. He recently taped a new hour special in Portland and can be heard weekly on his acclaimed podcast Ding-Donger with Matt Braunger. He lives in Los Angeles with his fiancé and 1,000 funky record albums.

Saturday, December 16
10:00 p.m.
Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln

Dream Freaks Fall From Space @ The Second City
This show holds a funhouse mirror up to the already bizarre times in which we’re living. The powerhouse cast delivers a show that’s surreal, musical, maniacal, and utterly entertaining all at the same time.

Through December 31
Fridays and Saturdays 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
Sundays 7:00 p.m.
The Second City
1608 N. Wells

Lincoln Park Theatre

The Minutes @ Steppenwolf
In The Minutes, Tracy Letts’s scathing new comedy about small-town politics and real-world power, the writer who brought you August: Osage County exposes the ugliness behind some of our most closely-held American narratives while asking each of us what we would do to keep from becoming history’s losers.

Extended Through January 7
Tuesday through Friday
7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Downstairs Theatre @ Steppenwolf
1650 N. Halsted

Fade @ Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre
In this witty behind-the-scenes drama, Mexican-born Lucia is hired to write for a ruthless Hollywood TV series. She soon discovers that the Mexican American custodian, Abel, has a windfall of plot ideas. As their friendship grows, his stories start to blur with hers leading to unexpected consequences.

Through December 23
Thursdays & Fridays
7:30 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays
3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre
2433 N. Lincoln

BLKS @ Steppenwolf
After an unsavory wake-up call, Octavia decides to put off her troubles and have one last turn up with her friends. In poet Aziza Barnes’s ingenious portrait of a day in the life of four young black women discovering life’s uncomfortable truths in New York City, BLKS explores the joy and anguish of growing up and out. Riotously funny and distinctly rendered, Barnes’s playwriting debut marks the arrival of a truly original contemporary American voice.

Through January 28
Exact dates and times here.
Upstairs Theatre @ Steppenwolf
1650 N. Halsted

Puff: Believe It Or Not @ Remy Bumppo
An honorable and romantic cavalry officer returns to the salon society of 1840s Paris to find his countrymen addicted to exaggeration, dissimulation, fakery, and just downright lying. French master Eugène Scribe’s forgotten gem, in a brilliant new translation by Ranjit Bolt, is packed full of elegant plotting, quirky characters, and sharply barbed wit, delightfully skewering the worlds of letters, politics, and finance.

Through January 7
7:30 p.m.
Greenhouse Theatre Center
Upstairs Mainstage
2257 N. Lincoln


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