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Weekend Jaunts for the Holiday

By Timmy Watson in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 23, 2006 6:00PM

When we start getting a little crazy from family overload we find it is best to get out, go to a show or meet up with some friends. We thought we would make it a little easier for you this weekend, here a few things going on around town. As always, feel free to add more events in the comments section.

  1. On Christmas Eve, entrance into the Museum of Science and Industry is free. Their annual Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light show features trees decorated by people of all different backgrounds, showing the different traditions surrounding the holiday. The exhibit runs until January 2, but now is your chance to get in free. The Museum of Science and Industry is located at 57th and Lake Shore Drive and will be open from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. tomorrow.
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  3. The Santaland Diaries is fast becoming a tradition this time of year, as cities around the country perform David Sedaris' witty and brash short story. You can catch it at the Theatre Building, 1225 W. Belmont, tonight at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
  4. Still looking for somewhere to eat on Christmas day? Your choices are limited, but Ann Sather's has you covered. Breakfast will be from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m., then the dinner starts. The menu will feature turkey, salmon, and a Swedish sampler. Make sure you go to the Andersonville location though (5207 N. Clark), because the rest will be closed.