Photo: Austra image via Austra, Wren image courtesy of Wren, DIY Truck Show logo and product via DIY Truck Show, Longman & Eagle image via Longman & Eagle.
Tom Dixon Copper Chandelier. Huge thanks to Alaina over at Live Creating Yourself for turning us on to this stunning copper chandelier by Tom Dixon, available for $580 at ABC Home & Carpet. Can you imagine how beautiful your Thanksgiving table will look with a set of these babies above it? (Live Creating Yourself)
Austra at The Empty Bottle, 11/28. Believe us when we tell you that $12 is a minuscule price to pay for a talent this huge. Further, who doesn't love seeing a band they love in the warm, snuggly embrace of the Empty Bottle? Syth-y, melodious, and most certainly Canadian, Austra is not to be missed. The Empty Bottle, (at West Cortez Street) 1035 North Western Avenue; 773-276-3600.
DIY Trunk Show 11/19. A crew of local artists and designers have banded together under the common idea that no one should have to wait to throw a trunk show at a boutique. They're throwing one all together, and all on their own. Come out and support locals who love to get creative with their own two hands.
Broadway Armory Park, 5917 North Broadway Street (at Thorndale Avenue).
Cyndi Lauper performs at The Palmer House Hilton, 11/5. No, we're not kidding. We don't know why (other than our good Karma), but Cyndi Lauper is playing in Chicago. Need we say any more at all?
Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe Street; 312-726-7500.
Catch a Chicago Blackhawks game. With 4 home games this month, you've got plenty of opportunities to get your hockey fix.
United Center, 1901 West Madison Street (at Damen Avenue); 312-455-4000.
Longman & Eagle Family Style Thanksgiving, 11/24. If Mom (and Dad, and Auntie, and Grandma) are so over cooking Thanksgiving Dinner, offer them a true treat this year. For $65 per person, the fam can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at Longman & Eagle. With a full bar, wink wink.
Longman & Eagle, 2657 North Kedzie Avenue (just North of Milwaukee Avenue); (773) 276-7110.
On Your Mark Training and Coaching, 1101 W. Monroe (at South Aberdeen Street); 312-733-9330.