Take a break from shopping and have some holiday fun

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By Maria Murzyn

Fun, free and inexpensive events blogger

As you are creating your holiday story, why not visit one of the hidden gems in our area -The 16th Street Theater over at the Berwyn Cultural Center, 6420 16th St.  "Our Holiday Stories" is currently playing through December 4, on Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30pm and on Saturdays at 5pm and again at 8pm.  Three wonderful, and local, female writers - award-winners all, Elizabeth Berg, Rohina Malik, and Tanya Saracho share their memories with you.  Tickets at 773-307-1563 or visit www.16thstreettheater.org .

Are you in the mood for a great dinner and a seasonal show?  Come to another gem in our area on Saturday, November 26, Sawa"s Old Warsaw, at 9200 W. Cermak (that's 22nd street). This place has been an eating institution for a very long time.  You'll eat 'till you pop!  Its their Jazz Christmas Show with Monika Herzig, Heather Ramsey, and special guests at 7pm.  Your ticket will include an all-you-can-eat Polish-American Buffet or you can buy tickets just for the show.  Call 708-343-9040 for more info.

Maybe, EastGate Cafe at 102 Harrison St. in the Oak Park Arts District is the place for your musical and dining pleaure.  On Friday, November 25th from 6 - 10pm, Jay Einhorn performs. See the attached video clip to sample his music.  On Saturday, 11/26, jazzy-blues man, Lance Brown will be performing.  More details at www.eastgatecafe.net .

Another fun spot in this area is The Buzz Cafe 905 S. Lombard, where Prophets of The Elk play for your pleasure on Friday, November 25 from 6:30 -8:30pm.  Come for casual food and BYOB.  See www.thebuzzcafe.com .  On Saturday, November 26 folk singer, Robert Feddersen will perform from 6:30 - 8:30pm.

End your weekend fun with a day out at the Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher in River Forest for a Free Event.  Come to Feeding Time at Trailside from 1 - 2pm.  Details of this and other events at www.fpdcc.com . 

Email: mmurzyn@wjinc.com

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