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Global Voices Series: Soul Souk-Holiday Market

Author/Artist Event To-Do!: The Soul Souk builds upon the popular markets held at HotHouse from the 1980’s through 2006. Now located in the beautiful Alhambra Palace Restaurant, the Soul Souk provides spacious, well-lit accommodations for artists and vendors selling high-end collectibles, hand-made crafts and one of a kind artwear. Miscellaneous Info: HotHouse is proud to bring its signature arts and culture programming expertise to the Alhambra Palace Restaurant. This new signature series of adventurous multi-disciplinary programming emphasizes contemporary international culture while expanding and deepening the cross-cultural connections nourished in Chicago. The GLOBAL VOICES SERIES will build a new platform for high-caliber performing arts in the center of the city. We intend to transport you on a journey of sensuous discovery, to expand your unde… Other Times To-Do It: December 10-11, 2016. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Alhambra Palace Restaurant 1240 West Randolph Chicago, IL 60613. For more info visit www.alhambrapalacerestaurant.com.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

Global Voices Series: Soul Souk-Holiday Market

Author/Artist Event To-Do!: The Soul Souk builds upon the popular markets held at HotHouse from the 1980’s through 2006. Now located in the beautiful Alhambra Palace Restaurant, the Soul Souk provides spacious, well-lit accommodations for artists and vendors selling high-end collectibles, hand-made crafts and one of a kind artwear. Miscellaneous Info: HotHouse is proud to bring its signature arts and culture programming expertise to the Alhambra Palace Restaurant. This new signature series of adventurous multi-disciplinary programming emphasizes contemporary international culture while expanding and deepening the cross-cultural connections nourished in Chicago. The GLOBAL VOICES SERIES will build a new platform for high-caliber performing arts in the center of the city. We intend to transport you on a journey of sensuous discovery, to expand your unde… Other Times To-Do It: December 10-11, 2016. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Alhambra Palace Restaurant 1240 West Randolph Chicago, IL 60613. For more info visit www.alhambrapalacerestaurant.com.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission 2pm Matinee. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

Soul Brunch Cafe Day Party

Party To-Do!: Join WE Love Soul DJ Sean Alvarez for his monthly day party in the Promontory lounge parallel to the Hyde Park Handmande artisans baaar. The delicious drinks are flowing, the dance floor is open, and the jazzy, soulful sounds are abundant. Have brunch in the restaurant and then head upstairs for your favorite afternoon of the month. Price: Free! Ticket Link: RSVP Today! Other Times To-Do It: Third Sunday's of the month. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60615. For more info visit promontorychicago.com.

Annual Music Box Christmas Show

Film To-Do!: One of the most popular and beloved Christmas traditions in Chicago is celebrating its 29th anniversary this year. Come celebrate the holidays with the Music Box! Who could have predicted on that snowy Christmas Eve in 1983, when the operator of a vintage movie theater in Chicago decided to show two old holiday movies and sing a few Christmas carols during the intermission, that 29 years later the Music Box Christmas Show would become an 8-day extravaganza that grows more popular with each passing year?… Soleil's Take: The time span includes the sing-along and two films, though you can opt for only one film. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 6:30 PM – 11:30 PM. Music Box Theatre 3733 N. Southport Ave. Chicago, IL 60613. For more info visit www.musicboxtheatre.com.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

The Moth: Chicago StorySLAM - Give and Take

Author/Artist Event Doors open at 7pm. 17 and Older (younger guests are welcome with an adult). To-Do!: Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience. Miscellaneous Info: The Moth's mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories told live and without notes. Through ongoing programs in more than 25 cities, The Moth has presented over 18,000 stories to standing-room-only crowds worldwide and it currently produces more than 500 live shows each year. Additionally, The Moth runs storytelling workshops for high school st… Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Every third Mondays and second Tuesdays of the month. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60615. For more info visit themoth.org.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

Grown Folks Stories

Author/Artist Event To-Do!: You know that story... that good, a little too truthful, story. Here's where you tell it. Grown Folks Stories is exactly the place to share and listen to those stories, by grown people. The third Thursday of every month, Cara Brigandi orchestrates two hours of five minute stories that range from the hilarious to the absolutely somber. Come join this ever-popular gathering of nonprofessional, unrehearsed storytellers, who give us the real stories we live everyday. There is no theme, no judging, no poetr… Miscellaneous Info: Seats are limited, get there early or bring a chair. Price: $5 Donation. Other Times To-Do It: Third Thursday of the month. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Silver Room 1506 E 53rd St Chicago, IL. For more info visit thesilverroom.com.

Zhou B Art Center 3rd Fridays

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The Zhou B Art Center opens Exhibitions every 3rd Friday of the month with an evening reception from 7pm-10pm. These events are free of charge and provide the community of Bridgeport and the Chicago area a unique opportunity to explore a blend of international and local art. The artists-in-residence at the Art Center open their studios to visitors, making this a unique opportunity for the community to meet working artists and discuss their work in person. The variety of the work produced by the artists-in-r… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Every third Friday of the month. Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Zhou B Art Center 1029 West 35th Street Chicago, IL. For more info visit www.zhoubartcenter.com.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

Global Voices Series: Fulcrum Point New Music Project Presents Peace, Politics, Poetry, Prayer: Are You Experienced?

Live Music Doors open at 3:30pm. To-Do!: Celebrating its 18th Year, Fulcrum Point New Music Project engages its audience in its annual probing, questioning, ranting, musical ritual; an invocation of peace. In a year stained by racist rhetoric and demagoguery, violent extremism around the world, and political myopia, Fulcrum Point brings together the cool minimalism of Terry Riley, David Lang and Ted Hearne with the powerful poetics of Kevin Coval and LTAB national finalist, Stella Binion. Miscellaneous Info: HotHouse is proud to bring its signature arts and culture programming expertise to the Alhambra Palace Restaurant. This new signature series of adventurous multi-disciplinary programming emphasizes contemporary international culture while expanding and deepening the cross-cultural connections nourished in Chicago. The GLOBAL VOICES SERIES will build a new platform for high-caliber performing arts in the center of the city. We intend to transport you on a journey of sensuous discovery, to expand your unde… Price: $10-25. Other Times To-Do It: Sundays through December 18, 2016. Sunday, December 18, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Alhambra Palace Restaurant 1240 West Randolph Chicago, IL 60613. For more info visit www.alhambrapalacerestaurant.com.

Shemekia Copeland's Holiday Blues Bash

Live Music Shows at 5pm (doors open at 4:00pm) and 8:00 (doors open at 7:30pm). To-Do!: "Shemekia’s a ball-of-fire vocalist with a voice that’s part Memphis, part Chicago and all woman…devastatingly powerful. She’s a great singer, period." –Chicago Sun-Times "Shemekia captures the timelessness of the blues while spinning it forward with remarkable maturity." –USA Today Whether she’s belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds… Price: $28-42. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Sunday, December 18, 2016, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. City Winery Chicago 1200 W Randolph St Chicago, IL 60607. For more info visit www.citywinery.com.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission 2pm Matinee. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Sunday, December 18, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

The Moth: Chicago StorySLAM - Food

Author/Artist Event Doors open at 7pm. 17 and Older (younger guests are welcome with an adult). To-Do!: Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience. Miscellaneous Info: The Moth's mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories told live and without notes. Through ongoing programs in more than 25 cities, The Moth has presented over 18,000 stories to standing-room-only crowds worldwide and it currently produces more than 500 live shows each year. Additionally, The Moth runs storytelling workshops for high school st… Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Every third Mondays and second Tuesdays of the month. Monday, December 19, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, Il. For more info visit themoth.org.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Thursday, December 22, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Friday, December 23, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Thursday, December 29, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Friday, December 30, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

Lalah Hathaway - New Year's Eve

Live Music Shows at 7:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm) and 11:00 (doors open at 10:00pm). To-Do!: An instrument embodied, timbre unmatched with words that call our most internal emotion… Lalah Hathaway’s presence is never mistaken nor forgotten. Skilled to the highest order, Hathaway’s voice possesses both power and vulnerability with a quiet resonance that fills spaces of grandeur and the hearts of many. “Lalah Hathaway is, quite simply put, the truth.” (Diriye Osman, Huffington Post) With three back-to-back R&B Grammy wins in 2014, 2015, and 2016 respectively, Hathaway made history - the first ever… Price: $85-145. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Saturday, December 31, 2016, 7:30 PM – Sunday, January 1, 2017, 12:30 AM. City Winery Chicago 1200 W Randolph St Chicago, IL 60607. For more info visit www.citywinery.com.

New Year's Day Pajama Brunch!

Food & Wine To-Do!: Come to Cafe Ba Ba Reeba! in your pajamas and receive a certificate for a future meal equal to the price of your meal excluding tax and gratuity! Brunch includes complimentary churros con chocolate & fresh squeezed orange juice. Soleil's Take: Now you know you can't beat that! Here's the real deal - however much you spend (on food, liquor or anything else on the menu), you receive gift cards equal to the pre-tax total of your bill. So, while you'll pay on the front end, you'll have a perfect excuse to visit Cafe Ba Ba Reeba within the next 11 months! The food is delicious, the sangrias - refreshing and the vibe is lively and the waitstaff - hilarious in their robes, slippers or footie pajamas. Miscellaneous Info: Call for Reservations 773-935-5000. Price: Free (ultimately)! Venue Info: Featuring tapas – like “dim sum” except Cuban food. Not “dimisum” as in “dimisumadat (I’d like to try a little bit of that, please)”; rather, a meal comprised of appetizer-sized dishes. ;) Full of vibrant energy and warm decor, this place is always lively and festive! Sunday, January 1, 2017, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Café Ba Ba Reeba 2024 N. Halsted Street Chicago, Illinois (773) 935-5000. For more info visit www.cafebabareeba.com.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Thursday, January 5, 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Friday, January 6, 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Saturday, January 7, 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 2pm Matinee 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Sunday, January 8, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Thursday, January 12, 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Friday, January 13, 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Saturday, January 14, 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

East Texas Hot Links

Theater 2pm Matinee 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Sunday, January 15, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

East Texas Hot Links (Closing Week)

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

East Texas Hot Links (Closing Week)

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

Grown Folks Stories

Author/Artist Event To-Do!: You know that story... that good, a little too truthful, story. Here's where you tell it. Grown Folks Stories is exactly the place to share and listen to those stories, by grown people. The third Thursday of every month, Cara Brigandi orchestrates two hours of five minute stories that range from the hilarious to the absolutely somber. Come join this ever-popular gathering of nonprofessional, unrehearsed storytellers, who give us the real stories we live everyday. There is no theme, no judging, no poetr… Miscellaneous Info: Seats are limited, get there early or bring a chair. Price: $5 Donation. Other Times To-Do It: Third Thursday of the month. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Silver Room 1506 E 53rd St Chicago, IL. For more info visit thesilverroom.com.

Zhou B Art Center 3rd Fridays

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The Zhou B Art Center opens Exhibitions every 3rd Friday of the month with an evening reception from 7pm-10pm. These events are free of charge and provide the community of Bridgeport and the Chicago area a unique opportunity to explore a blend of international and local art. The artists-in-residence at the Art Center open their studios to visitors, making this a unique opportunity for the community to meet working artists and discuss their work in person. The variety of the work produced by the artists-in-r… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Every third Friday of the month. Friday, January 20, 2017, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Zhou B Art Center 1029 West 35th Street Chicago, IL. For more info visit www.zhoubartcenter.com.

East Texas Hot Links (Closing Week)

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Friday, January 20, 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

East Texas Hot Links (Closing Week)

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

East Texas Hot Links (Closing Week)

Theater 90 minutes with no intermission. To-Do!: Written by Eugene Lee Directed by Ron OJ Parson In the woods of East Texas, the Top o' the Hill Cafe offers comfort, solace and companionship for the regulars who come in each night. However, it is the summer of 1955, and times are changing. In the face of oppressive Jim Crow laws, seven strong-willed locals join forces to protect one of their own—until the unthinkable catches them by surprise, changing life at Top o' the Hill forever. Price: $75-80. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017. Sunday, January 22, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Writers Theatre 325 Tudor Court Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.writerstheatre.org.

Grown Folks Stories

Author/Artist Event To-Do!: You know that story... that good, a little too truthful, story. Here's where you tell it. Grown Folks Stories is exactly the place to share and listen to those stories, by grown people. The third Thursday of every month, Cara Brigandi orchestrates two hours of five minute stories that range from the hilarious to the absolutely somber. Come join this ever-popular gathering of nonprofessional, unrehearsed storytellers, who give us the real stories we live everyday. There is no theme, no judging, no poetr… Miscellaneous Info: Seats are limited, get there early or bring a chair. Price: $5 Donation. Other Times To-Do It: Third Thursday of the month. Thursday, February 16, 2017, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Silver Room 1506 E 53rd St Chicago, IL. For more info visit thesilverroom.com.

Zhou B Art Center 3rd Fridays

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The Zhou B Art Center opens Exhibitions every 3rd Friday of the month with an evening reception from 7pm-10pm. These events are free of charge and provide the community of Bridgeport and the Chicago area a unique opportunity to explore a blend of international and local art. The artists-in-residence at the Art Center open their studios to visitors, making this a unique opportunity for the community to meet working artists and discuss their work in person. The variety of the work produced by the artists-in-r… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Every third Friday of the month. Friday, February 17, 2017, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Zhou B Art Center 1029 West 35th Street Chicago, IL. For more info visit www.zhoubartcenter.com.