Chicago’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: November 24th – 30th

Chicago’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: November 24th – 30th
This week’s Priceless Things To Do will have you grabbing a drink after work, having a happy Thanksgiving and going to see the wizard. There’s only 52 weeks in a year, make sure this one is priceless!

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Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Grab A Drink After Work

Date: Tuesday, November 25

The week is less than half over, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to kick back with a cold drink after work. Stop by Franklin Tap this Tuesday night for $2 off craft drafts and New Holland spirits for $5. The list of spirits includes hatter royale hopquila hopped whiskey, beer barrel bourbon and knickerbocker gin. Satisfy your hunger in addition to your thirst with Franklin Tap’s The Big Tex burger, made of bacon, caramelized onions, and american cheese doused with bbq sauce. For a full run down of Franklin Taps food and beer menus visit their official website. Franklin Tap is open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Keep Talking With Hoodie Allen

Date: Wednesday, November 26

Hoodie Allen is performing at the Wiltern Theatre this Tuesday on his “People Keep Talking World Tour.” The tour comes hot off the heels of his first studio album, People Keep Talking, which was released in early October. People Keep Talking has soared up the charts peaking at number eight on the Billboard Hot 200 and number two on both the Top R&B/Hip Hop and Top Rap Album Billboard charts in the United States. Before hitting mainstream success with his debut album, Allen built a strong community of fans online by releasing a series of mixtapes and EPs that featured songs like “No Interruption,” “You Are Not A Robot,” and “James Franco.” The concert starts at 7:00 p.m. and tickets start at $9 online.

Photo Credit: Bryan Moscatello

Photo Credit: Bryan Moscatello

Have A Happy Thanksgiving

Date: Thursday, November 27

Make sure everyone at the table has a happy Thanksgiving this year by preparing a gluten free recipe from Chicago’s very own Chef Bryan Moscatello. Chef Moscatello’s brussel sprouts with juniper crema, lemon and lamb pancetta will leave your guests feeling satisfied and their digestive system’s at ease. This twist on classic brussel sprouts may be lacking gluten but it is chock-full of flavor that each and every guest will love! If you’re looking for even more gluten-free goodness on your Thanksgiving table try Chef Moscatello’s roasted carrots with ricotta, chestnut brittle and red russian kale. Click here for a full list of ingredients and directions for both dishes.

Photo Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for FELD Entertainment

Photo Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for FELD Entertainment

Check Out The Circus

Date: Saturday, November 29

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey are bringing their, Legends, show to the United Center this Saturday at 11:30 a.m. This particular version of the classic circus act features a mix of old and new school that will keep children (and adults) of all ages entertained. Lion tamers, acrobats and tricking elephants share the stage with death defying motorcyclists all while ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson keeps the crowd alert and entertained throughout. The Legends show also features mysterious creatures from the past such as a live woolly mammoth, the magical pegasus and the mythical unicorn! Tickets are available online starting at $22.

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Go To See The Wizard

Date: Sunday, November 30

Use this Sunday as a chance to squeeze out a little more fun before the long weekend comes to a close by seeing “The Wizard Of Oz” at the Marriott Theater on Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire. Noted Chicago choreographer and director Rachel Rockwell handles this production which tells the timeless story of Dorothy Gale as she goes on a journey down the yellow brick road to find the wonderful wizard of Oz. Marriott Theater veteran, Dara Cameron stars as Dorothy with Susan Moniz playing the role of the wicked witch. The first show of the day starts at 1:00 p.m. and tickets cost $48 with the second show beginning at 5:00 p.m. and tickets going for $40.

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Matt Weiss is an associate producer for CBS Local’s Best Of and Travel sections. Follow him on Twitter.