Museum of Contemporary Art - First Fridays - Blog

The holidays are coming, a time to sleep in, stockpile presents and spend entire days in our pajamas. Until then, we'll have to make do with these commonplace two day weekends. Bah-humbug. Make the most of this one with us.

One of a Kind Show & Sale (12/6-12/9)

Fashion and décor is all about exclusivity and style. Buy something that not even Beyonce can get her hands on at the One of a Kind Show & Sale, which features handmade creations from over 600 of the continent's best artists and designers. Everything from lamps to jewelry, in an enormous show at the Merchandise Mart.

MCA First Fridays (12/7)

Fridays are great and all, but there's a noticeable lack of art-inspired existential reflection, Swirlz cupcakes and cash bars. Well, actually, there are plenty of cash bars - if you hang out with me anyway. But the Museum of Contemporary Art's created a weekend catcahll with a live DJ, finger food and, of course, art and whatnot.

Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks (12/8)

Patrick Ewing vs. Scottie Pippen. John Starks vs. Michael Jordan. Uh, Carlos Boozer vs. Steve Novak. Obviously, not the same ring, but the Knicks and Bulls have history. Find us in the nosebleeds, reliving '90s and counting down the minutes until Derrick Rose's return. Er, #TheReturn.

Straight No Chaser (12/9)

This nationally acclaimed a capella group harmonizes over modern hits and sing-a-long classics. If you're looking for an ear soothing satisfaction that Glee's DVD box set can't provide, meet us at the Chicago Theatre.

A Klingon Christmas Carol (Through 12/30)

Nothing puts me in the holiday spirit quite like a mash-up between Charles Dickens and a fictional warrior race from the Klin homeworld. It's just like the classic tale you're accustomed to, only Tiny Tim begs in a guttaral foreign language and Scrooge is a humanoid with a rooted disposition in war and combat. 

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