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Wednesday, September 18

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Naked Raygun @ Metro

Post-punk pioneers Naked Raygun play a night-before-Thanksgiving show at the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., tonight with The Falcon, Dan Vapid and the Cheats, and My Big Beautiful. Tickets are $22; doors open at 9pm. 18+

Huntley Turkey Testicle Festival

The Parkside Pub, 11721 Main St. in Huntley, celebrates its 29th annual Turkey Testicle Festival today starting at 11am. Enjoy a day of music, beer and, of course, turkey balls. Admission is $10. 21+

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Daley Plaza

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will do the honors of lighting the tree in Daley Plaza today, for the city's 98th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Festivities including holiday musical performances by the Suzuki-Orff School of Music Children's Choir and The Chicago Urban Children's Choir begin at 4:30pm, followed by the lighting of the tree; beginning at 5pm.

Turkey Testicle Festival @ Timothy O'Toole's

Timothy O'Toole's, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., is hosting a Turkey Testicle Festival tonight at 9pm. The pub will challenge participants to consume the testicular treats for a chance to win a whole turkey. A pumpkin-pie-eating contest for the softer stomachs will follow, with a $20 bar tab for the winner. 21+

 

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