Chicago Architecture Biennial
(Chicago Cultural Center and throughout the city)
The architectural happening of a lifetime, or at least every two years, nears its finish line in December. Visit chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/calendar to get to it before it’s over.
One of A Kind Show
Shop very local by buying directly from one of hundreds of artisans at this annual holiday extravaganza. December 7-10.
Randolph Street’s Holiday Market
Or shop local at the holiday iteration (indoors for the season) of this year-round monthly market with an eclectic array of antiques and contemporary furniture, fashion and gift items. December 16-17.
Gingerbread Architecture Competition
(Glessner House Museum)
We’re thinking “Ate Entries to the Chicago Tribune Collection,” perhaps? December 5, 6:30pm.
The Evolution of Pac-Man: Powerful Character Design In Video Games
(Chicago Design Museum)
Or if you prefer to chomp on something entirely non-holiday, attend a free lecture by Tim Lapetino on the seminal game.
December 5, 6pm.