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Monday, November 18

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Free Mondays at Empty Bottle

Camaro Rouge, Thin Man, and Velcro Lewis and his 100 Proof Band continue the Empty Bottle's Free Mondays tonight. The show features new local supergroup Camero Rouge which includes members of THE DRAPES, THE HAMICKS and others, and have been "much-talked about." Thin Man will play second, and Velcro Lewis and his 100 Proof Band will open the evening. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. Hey, it's free! The Empty Bottle is located at 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago.

Daley's Holiday Sports Festival

Not a bad way to work off the holiday pounds, December 27–29 should be saved for Mayor Daley’s Holiday Sports Festival at McCormick Place in Halls A & B (2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive). The festival is an all-ages sporting event that includes tournaments and interactive "play" zones. Admission and interactive zones are FREE. Activities take place daily, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily and parking is $7 in Lot A. Interactive zones include Golf, Climbing Walls, Football, Skills Area, Obstacle Course, Tot’s Zone, Bowling, Martial Arts, Table Tennis, Inflatable Tumbling, Tennis, Badminton, Boxing, Fishing Ponds, Footbag, Giant Slide, 50-Yard Dash, Skateboarding & Bicycle area and much more! New this year, cheerleading clinics, double dutch jump rope and 2-ball. Visit the expanded Fitness Area where certified fitness instructors will lead classes in cardio kickboxing, salsa aerobics, pilates, yoga and more. Tournaments include Volleyball, Soccer and Table Tennis. Call the Mayor's Office of Special Events for more information 312-744-3315.

Circus Camp!

If you've got some kids bouncing off the walls in your house right now, maybe you'd like to sell them out to the circus. Well today, you can! At Tuley Park, the Chicago Parks District will be holding Circus Camp today from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. Kids from 6–18 can learn juggling, clowning, and work off some of that winter energy. Best part is, it's free! Tuley Park is located at 501 E. 90th Place, Chicago and for more information, and for registration, call (312) 747-6763.



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