Local Lineup – December 2022 pdf
Chicago Kids Company performs “Mrs. Claus! A Holiday Musical,” a holiday favorite targeted for children from two to 10 years old, with shows on selected dates through Dec. 23, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. Tickets: $15 to $20. Performance details and tickets: ChicagoKidsCompany.com or 773-205-9600.
Mount Greenwood Holiday Stroll featuring businesses from Sacramento Avenue to Pulaski Road offering a variety of events and specials, Fri., Dec. 2, 4 to 7 p.m. Enjoy visits with special characters, music, raffles, and much more. Info: 773-881-0622 or MGCBA2013@gmail.com. Sponsored by Mount Greenwood Community and Business Association and participating businesses.
Hear Beverly Country Club perform some country music crowd favorites, Fri., Dec. 2, 8 p.m., Harte’s, 9858 S. Artesian Ave.
The Smiley Tillmon Band performs, Fri., Dec. 2, 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. at The End Zone Tap, 10036 S. Western.
The Annual Holiday Uprising Market, sponsored by the Beverly Area Arts Alliance, is offering a chance to knock out your holiday shopping while supporting local artists, Sat., Dec. 3, 12 to 5 p.m., Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. More than 20 talented makers and artisans will feature handmade wares, plus enjoy music and seasonal libations. Info: BeverlyArts.org.
Venture along Western Avenue’s Holiday Road, Sat., Dec. 3, 12 to 5 p.m. to revel in spirited activities at 20 locations with fun for kids and adults. Visit Santa, watch dancers perform scenes from The Nutcracker, enjoy a specialty cocktail, and shop for gifts. Transportation to locations will be offered. Info: MPBHBA.org.
Santa’s visiting Haven 1890, 2501 W. 103rd St., Sat., Dec. 3 all day! Stop in to get a photo with Santa and enjoy refreshments from Cork and Bean and Joey’s Food Truck.
B*tches, Batches, & Bitters, a Holiday Cocktail Class at Beverly Dry Goods, 1810 W. 103rd St., Weds., Dec. 7, 7 to 9 p.m. Participants will make and enjoy four to five cocktails, plus snacks, and a grab bag as they learn how to survive the holidays by making entertaining easier! $75 per person; register by DM-ing Beverly Dry Goods on Facebook or Instagram.
Beverly Bells Winter Market, a night of festivities from some of our favorite local businesses, Thurs., Dec. 8, 5 to 8 p.m., Made Artisan Collaborative, 1802 W. 103rd St. MadeArtsCollab.com.
Free Holiday Book Swap Party at Bookish Literacy Center, 1830 W. 103rd St., Sat., Dec. 10, 12 to 3 p.m. Bring a gift-wrapped book to exchange or donate, and enjoy seasonal crafts, activities, and a special holiday guest. All ages welcome. Info: LiveBookish.com.
The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., presents a family holiday favorite, “The Christmas Schooner,” Thurs., Dec. 8 and Fri., Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 10, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sun., Dec. 11, 2 p.m. Tickets: $40 at TheBeverlyArtsCenter.com or 773-445-3838.
Get a photo with Santa next to the beautiful fireplace in the grand meeting room at the Paul and Jean Harris House, 10856 S. Longwood Dr., sponsored by the Beverly Morgan Park Mount Greenwood Rotary Club, Sat., Dec. 10, 2:30 p.m. RSVP at Beverly Bakery, 10528 S. Western.
Word on 103rd spins true holiday tales from some fine Chicago storytellers, Sat., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., Made Artisan Collaborative, 1802 W. 103rd St. BYOB. Info: MadeArtsCollab.com.
Guys, this shopping night is for you! Head to Haven, 2501 W. 103rd St., Thurs., Dec. 15, 5 to 7 p.m., to get personal opinions on choosing the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. Free gift wrapping, while supplies last.
Cozy up for an evening with The Christmas Tree-O Band performing Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” Thurs., Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., Open Outcry Brewing, 10934 S. Western. Reservations highly recommended: 773-629-6055.
Learn how to make felted fairy ornaments as well as the art of Popotillo at Ornament Making, Sat., Dec. 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Made Artisan Collaborative, 1802 W. 103rd St. Info: MadeArtsCollab.com.
Jingle All the Way at the 2nd Annual Holiday 5K, Treadfit Beverly, 10458 S. Western, Sun., Dec. 18 beginning at 7 a.m. Participants will have 35 minutes to run 3.1 miles or walk 2.0 miles on the treadmills. $45 includes the run, timed results, holiday hooded sweatshirt, and post-race refreshments. Sign up at TreadfitBeverly.com.
Enjoy a Christmas singalong with Friendly Fire as Open Outcry Brewing, 10934 S. Western, transforms into a winter wonderland on Sun., Dec. 18, 12 p.m. Come hungry, thirsty, and ready to belt it out. Enjoy a holiday brunch menu and visits from The Grinch and Santa. Reservations: Lindsay@OpenOutcryBrewing.com.
Wordfetti, an open mic night for poetry and short stories, Sun., Dec. 18, 5 to 7 p.m., Made Artisan Collaborative, 1802 W. 103rd St. Info: MadeArtsCollab.com.
Warm up at Winter Reading Camp, Tues., Dec. 27 through Thurs., Dec. 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bookish Literacy Center, 1830 W. 103rd St. Camp includes crafts, storytelling, reading, creative writing and more for ages 4 to 12. $110/child; 5% sibling discount. Registration/info: LiveBookish.com.
Enjoy a relaxing environment and sketch the night away at Sketchy Art, Weds., Dec. 28, 6 to 8 p.m., Made Artisan Collaborative, 1802 W. 103rd St. BYOB and BYO art supplies. All skill levels welcomed. Info: MadeArtsCollab.com.
19th Ward Children’s Film festival features “Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank,” at 10 a.m. and “Lightyear,” at 2 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 29, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. Admission: $1 per person, per film, includes movie and snacks. Tickets first come, first served at the door.
Ring in the new year with stand-up comedian Pat Tomasulo’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Spectacular, Sat., Dec. 31, 7 p.m., Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. Tickets: $50. TheBeverlyArtsCenter.com.