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The Hobbit, Music for a Cause, the Best Holiday Shows, & More

Written by  Amber Holst

Chicago Weekender
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Music for a Cause

Come hear Chicago's finest new musicians and support an important cause. Re(New) Amsterdam is a special event at the Empty Bottle this Sunday starting at 1 p.m. Proceeds go to help the New Amsterdam music label that suffered extreme damage to its Brooklyn headquarters during Hurricane Sandy.

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Dashing to the Show   A Christmas Carol Goodman Theatre

Concierge and active theater artist Krista Krauss offers up her picks for the best holiday theater offerings that will brighten your spirit this month. From the uplifting classics to truly unique productions, it's all here in her "Hot Picks" for December.

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O. The Places You'll Go Vivian Maiers Chicago
Amanda Cooper, concierge at the James Hotel, dishes on the Chicago History Museum's new exhibit, Porchlight Music Theatre's production of The Gifts of the Magi (based on the short stories of O. Henry), and why restaurant Wood is a welcome addition to Boystown.
Early Evening Eats

Beginning this week, take off from the office early and land yourself in Epic's lounge where creative cocktails and a half-priced menu await you every Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Available dishes include everything from foie gras pate and crispy duck wings to lobster cheese fries and more.


An Epic Journey            

For most folks, this is it: this is the week when they're finally able to venture back to Middle-earth and experience Peter Jackson's first Hobbit movie. Opening on Dec. 14, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, will be playing at Navy Pier's IMAX Theatre.

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