Go Do Something Awesome

By Margaret Lyons in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 7, 2007 11:03PM

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Is it just us, or has this week sucked ass? It seems like everyone we've talked to has wanted to stab the whole world in the neck this week. At least we have a bunch of things to do that are awesome.....

The Old Town School of Folk Music has its annual craft fair tonight, plus their monthly First Friday series. Tomorrow, bust out your wallet at Renegade Craft Fair's holiday bonanza. We've noticed at the last few Renegades a big increase in the number of items that would be good gifts for dudes, so if that helps you plan your shopping, there you go.

Saturday is Santacon! Don your Santa suit and head to the Congress Hotel Bar at 2:00pm.

Internet hero Jonathan Coulton (of The Areas of My Expertise fame among other things) has a show at Schubas tomorrow night. Tickets are shockingly not sold out yet, and are $15 in advance and $17 at the door. We cannot physically be more enthusiastic in our endorsement of Coulton.

There are two, count 'em two different Messiah performances on Sunday. Well, there's probably more, but these are the two we're covering. The Chicago Chorale is performing the classic at 2:30 pm at the magnificent Church of the Holy Family (1080 W. Roosevelt Rd.). Tickets are $18 before and $20 at the door. Or if you like your Messiahs more chillaxed, head to the Anti-Cruelty Society's Animal Messiah. The event promises "Ralph Wilder of The Ralph Wilder Orchestra with the very special 15-piece Animal Messiah Orchestra, plus 4 singers and a chorus." The blessing of pets begins at 1pm, and the show starts at 2pm at the Anti-Cruelty Society (510 N. LaSalle St), and it's free.

That's the promo photo for Animal Messiah. Man, we fucking love being alive. Look at that.