Around Town with Gabe Mendoza & DL Hopkins (Weekend of November 15)

Christmas CarolYou’re off this Sunday, right? Then go ahead and sample 20 brands at the 2nd Annual Mariachi & Tequila Festival. Warm up with a hot bowl of seafood stew at the First Annual New Orleans Style Chef vs. Amateur Gumbo Cook-off. Watch diver Philip Peters get up close with three sharks at the World Pet Association’s Aquatic Experience Chicago. Get in the holiday spirit. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol returns to the Goodman Theatre. For more information on these top weekend outings, tune in to this week’s Around Town with hosts Gabe Mendoza and D.L. Hopkins.

Live shark encounter at the Aquatic Experience

Dates & Hours: Friday, November 15, Noon–6pm; Saturday, November 16, 10am–6pm; Sunday, November 17, 10am–3pm
Venue: Schaumburg Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Dr, Schaumburg, Illinois
Price: $10 daily individual tickets; $30 all day pass; $25 daily family pass; $99 weekend pass; $60 Saturday dinner and keynote
URL: aquaticexperience.org

First Annual New Orleans Style Chef vs. Amateur Gumbo Cook-off
Dates & Hours: Sunday, November 17, 2pm
Venue: Frontier, 1072 North Milwaukee Ave
Price: Free, $6–$13 food and drink specials
URL: www.frontierchicago.com

2nd Annual Mariachi & Tequila Festival
Dates & Hours: Friday, November 15, reception 6:30pm, screening 8:30–10:30pm
Venue: Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Congress Pkwy
Price: $45–$138
URL: mariachitequilafest.com/

A Christmas Carol
Dates & Hours: Saturday, November 16 – December 28, 2013
Venue: Goodman Theater
Price:$23 – $59
URL: www.goodmantheatre.org/upcoming-seas…istmas-carol/

Aceyalone and Sidewalk Chalk
Date: Friday, November 15, 2013
Venue: Reggie’s Music Joint
URL: www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/3…D6E48590C74FA67B

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~ by @WeekendGabe on November 15, 2013.

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