Chicago’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: November 3rd – 9th

Chicago’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: November 3rd – 9th
This week’s Priceless Things To Do will have you partying with Shwayze, eating donuts and listening to dueling pianos. There’s only 52 weeks in a year, make sure this one is priceless!

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Photo Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

Have A Corona And Lime With Shwayze

Date: Tuesday, November 4

Aaron “Shwayze” Smith and Cisco Adler of the hip hop group Shwayze are coming to Reggies Rock Club this Tuesday. Smith and Adler met while Adler was on stage performing with his former band Whitestarr. Smith jumped up on stage unannounced and started free-style rapping right in the middle of the show. Adler was so impressed by the young rapper’s boldness he took him under his wing and the group Shwayze was born. The duo’s first pair of singles “Buzzin” and “Corona and Lime” came out in 2008 and reached numbers 46 and 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart respectively. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. and tickets cost $15.

Photo Credit: http://www.dinkels.com

Photo Credit: http://www.dinkels.com

Enjoy Some Doughy Goodness

Date: Wednesday, November 5

Celebrate one of America’s most delicious holidays this November 5th by stopping by Dinkel’s Bakery on N. Lincoln Avenue for National Doughnut Day. Dinkel’s has been open for over 90 years and all that experience shows in every donut they sell. As an added bonus since National Doughnut Day falls on a Wednesday this year you can take advantage of Dinkel’s weekly six for $5.99 donut day special. For one of the most appetizing doughnuts in Chi-town try the chocolate bismarck stuffed with custard, apple fritters and cinnamon twists. Dinkel’s is open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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Photo Credit: GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images

Witness The Tragedy Of King Lear

Date: Thursday, November 6

The iconic play, King Lear, is being performed at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. King Lear is a tragic play written by William Shakespeare and hailed by many as the as greatest tragedy ever written. The play tells the story of King Lear of Britain who has decided to step down from power and divide his kingdom into three shares for his three daughters. As the story unfolds on stage King Lear and his family spiral down a long and tumultuous road that examines human suffering and lust for power. The show runs two hours and 35 minutes and tickets cost $58.

Photo Credit: Sluggers World Class Sports Bar and Dueling Pianos’ Facebook

Photo Credit: Sluggers World Class Sports Bar and Dueling Pianos’ Facebook

Have A Drink And A Duel

Date: Friday, November 7

Slugger’s World Class Sports Bar on N. Clark Street isn’t your run-of-the-mill piano bar, it’s more like a piano party. Come to Slugger’s this Friday for dueling pianos at 10:00 p.m. on the bar’s second level. Slugger’s dueling pianists play rock n’ roll, top 40, college fight songs and almost anything else you can think of. If that’s not enough to entice you, this watering hole also has the distinction of being the only piano bar in the world (according to their website) with a “dancer’s pole.” Friday night drink specials include $5 Pinnacle flavored vodka cocktails and $6 bottles of Michelob Ultra.

Photo Credit: depaul.edu

Photo Credit: depaul.edu

Support Local Theatre

Date: Saturday, November 8

The Theatre School at DePaul University is putting on a performance of The Phantom Tollbooth this Saturday at 2:00 p.m inside the Merle Reskin Theatre. The show is recommended for ages seven and up and tickets cost $10 each. The Phantom Tollbooth tells the story of Milo who is transported to the Kingdom of Wisdom by a magic tollbooth while sitting bored and alone in his room. Once in the Kingdom of Wisdom, Milo discovers the power of words and numbers and must use them to save Princess Rhyme and Princess Reason from castle in the air. The show is filled with puns and literary lessons to keep all members of the audience entertained. For more information including a teacher’s guide visit The Theatre School at DePaul University’s official website.

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