Unabridged marks 35 years of business
With Nov. 1 marking Unabridged Bookstore's 35th year in Chicago's Lake View neighborhood, owner Ed Devereaux and the entire staff at Unabridged invite friends of the store and bibliophiles everywhere to celebrate this occasion at the Unabridged 35th-Anniversary Party on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 3251 N. Broadway at 6 p.m.
The literary festivities will include themed refreshments, a store-wide 10-percent discount, raffles, and a special look back at 35 years of bookselling, among other things.
Visit www.unabridgedbookstore.com .
Renee Fleming teams with Harris Theater
The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is collaborating with renowned soprano Renee Fleming on the new performance series "Renée Fleming: To the Edge," which the theater is producing in association with Lyric Unlimited.
The first performance of this series is the world premiere of "Higher: Renée Fleming and Patricia Barber Perform the Music of Patricia Barber" on Dec. 14.
Tickets for this special engagement are $35—$125; visit harristheaterchicago.org/events/2015-2016-season/ren—e-fleming-patric or call 312-334-7777.
Additionally, single tickets for all Harris Theater Presents and Beyond the Aria performances are on sale. The shows are divided into three categories: "See the Dance," "Hear the Music" and "Beyond the Aria."
Art Open House Dec. 5 on South Side
The 44th Annual Art Open House will take place Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., in a historical home at 4810 S. Ellis Ave.
Among the artworks available will be jewelry, photography, quilts, pottery and others.
See " 44th Annual Art Open House" on Facebook for more info.
Final Joffrey 'Nutcracker' Dec. 4-27
The Joffrey Ballet celebrates the 28th annual, and final, presentation of Robert Joffrey's The Nutcracker in a 24-performance engagement at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy., on Dec. 4-27.
The Chicago Philharmonic, led by Joffrey Music Director Scott Speck, provides live accompaniment of the classic Tchaikovsky score for every performance. The full Joffrey company is also joined onstage by 118 young dancers from the Chicagoland area and young vocalists from five different local children's choirs.
For its 2016-2017 season, The Joffrey Ballet has commissioned Christopher Wheeldonwhose direction for Broadway's An American in Paris earned him the 2015 Tony Award for Best Choreographyto re-envision a new Nutcracker to receive its world premiere in December 2016.
Tickets are $32-$136; they are available at The Joffrey Ballet's official box office at Joffrey Tower, 10 E. Randolph St.; the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University box office; all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers; at 800-982-2787; or online at www.ticketmaster.com .
'One of a Kind Show' Dec. 3-6 at Mart
The One of a Kind Show and Sale® Chicago will return for the 15th annual edition Dec. 3-6 at Merchandise Mart Plaza.
Offerings for shoppers will include items in the following categories: accessories, ceramics, fashion, fiber art, furniture, glass, gourmet, holiday, jewelry, kids, metal, mixed media, painting, paper, photography, sculpture and wood. Artists will be on-hand to provide shoppers with direct insight into their techniques and artistic inspirations and some will also present special demonstrations.
Tickets for the show are now on sale for $12 online at www.oneofakindshowchicago.com .
'Little Women' Dec. 6-22
The company 20% Theatre will show Louisa May Alcott's Little Women Sundays through Tuesdays Dec. 6-22 at the Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln Ave.
There will be no performance Monday, Dec. 14, and there will be a special family performance Saturday, Dec. 12.
Visit www.twentypercentchicago.com .