‘Tis the weekend for the holiday event. We’ve got holiday concerts from Wilco, Andrew Bird, and Mumford & Sons. We’ve got holiday markets in theatres, arcade bars, and event halls. We’ve got TBOX, the mother of all holiday bar crawls, plus a holiday wine and truffle pairing. You can also run around the city in your ugly sweater looking at local street art, or check out some augmented reality art while shopping for needlessly expensive Christmas gifts at the Michigan Avenue Apple Store. Here’s everything you need to do in Chicago this weekend (and here's everything you need to do in Chicago all winter-long).
Friday, December 13
Fourth Presbyterian Church
Andrew Bird’s highly anticipated winter-stylized Gezelligheid concert series returns to Fourth Presbyterian Church this week. Catch the final performance of this year’s five-night residency during this one-of-a-kind show from the prolific violin/glockenspiel-wielding indie rocker/Chicago native.
Cost: Sold out ($95+ on Stub Hub)
Friday, December 13 - Sunday, December 15
This year’s annual 101WKQX-sponsored live rock showcase features nightly performances from different headliners including Twenty One Pilots (Friday), Mumford & Sons (Saturday), and 311 (Sunday), with afterparies at the Cubby Bear.
Cost: $55 Sunday (Fri & Sat sold out)
Saturday, December 14
Various Wrigleyville locations
It’s the 24th edition of this infamous Christmas-themed bar crawl that starts at 9 am, hits more than 30 bars, and ends with you passed out somewhere you shouldn’t be. Under a “meme” theme for 2019, this year’s edition includes meme scavenger hunts and costumes in addition to live bands, all-day karaoke, a breakfast buffet, and plenty of questionable behavior.