Daily Candy has a list of places where you can shop, eat and laugh in Chicago starting this weekend. They include:
What: The Chicago accessories designers' revamped website is loaded with new, thoughtfully crafted handbags, wallets, and zip bags ($35-$285).
Why: The canvas and leather Garrison is a carryall for work or play.
When: You need to get a handle on your gift list.
Where: Available at winter-session.com.
Chicago Art Girls Holiday Pop-Up Shop
What: Shop handmade goods directly from more than 25 merry and bright lady artists.
Why: Chain jewelry from Rapt in Maille, beauty products from Soaphappy, stationery from Kinaloon, and other dazzlers.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Helium Gallery, 4710 N. Ravenswood Ave., b/t Lawrence Ave. & Wilson St. Admission is free.
What: The artisan producer pops up with a walk-up serving window in a Lincoln Park alley.
Why: You never know when a white truffle popcorn craving will strike.
When: Daily, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Just off Armitage Ave., b/t Dayton & Halsted Sts.
The Late Live Show
What: The after-hours talk show hosted by comedian Joe Kwaczala moves into prime time for a holiday episode of Christmas-inspired sketches, jokes, and entertainment.
Why: Erik Adams (The Onion's A.V. Club) chats about yuletide pop culture, and punk band The Nothingheads plays a holiday music set.
When: Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: Strawdog Theatre, 3829 N. Broadway St., at Sheridan Ave. Tickets ($5) at brownpapertickets.com or at the door.
Grand Avenue Design District Holiday Shop Crawl
What: Furniture and accessories makers, vintage and antique collectors, and home design boutiques stay open late with sales and good cheer.
Why: Warm up with hot cocoa and cookies from West Town Bakery.
When: Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Grand Ave., b/t Ashland & Western Aves.
[Source: Daily Candy]