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Weekend Jaunts: Saturday Edition

By Timmy Watson in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 11, 2006 1:45PM

06_11_11.jpgFirst things first, it is Veterans’ Day and we would like to honor those that have been, are, and will be in uniform. With the politically charged environment that surrounds us these days, it is important to note that Veterans’ Day was originally known as Armistice Day. Armistice Day, November 11, 1918, was regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” Thirty-six years later, WWII happened and the day was altered to reflect those lives lost in all wars. The city will be holding its annual Veterans Day memorial at Soldier Field at 11 a.m. today.

After the parade, we’ve got the digs on what is going on this weekend. As always, feel free to add more events in the comments section.

  • We lied, before you go to the parade we suggest you stop by Macy’s to throw eggs see their holiday display. Evidently, in addition to receiving low sales, Macy’s inherited the annual Holiday window display. This year’s display will show the story of Mary Poppins. After you check out the windows, be sure to stop in and make no purchases.
  • If you are like us, you’ve got no principles which would prohibit you from buying floor samples. For $10 you can go to the Luxury Sample Sale at the Merchandise Mart, 350 N. Orleans. This Treasure Hunt will feature lots of furniture, rugs, fabric and who knows what else. The hunt is from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • The Chicago Humanities Festival will be featuring PEACE and WAR: Facing Human Conflict for $5 at the Chicago Cultural Center today. This Third Coast Audio Festival presentation will feature the sounds of both real and fictional war. The event is from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at 77 E. Randolph.