Weekend Recommender: November 15-18

November 15, 2012 | by —Elle Eichinger
Photography by Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago. | Homepage

Luisa Lambri, Untitled (Barragan House, #08A), 2005.

“Chicago’s Finest” Event
Thursday, November 15, 6-9 PM
Paris Club
hosts “Chicago’s Finest,” an event to benefit the 100 Club of Chicago, Thursday night. The 100 Club supports families of firefighters, policemen, and paramedics who have died in the line of duty. Peg Flisk, who received scholarship funds from the 100 Club, will be an honorary guest of the evening. Her father is fallen police officer Michael Flisk. RSVP for $100 tickets on 100clubchicago.org/chicagos-finest. 59 W. Hubbard St., 312-595-0800

MSI’s Christmas Around the World
Begins Thursday, November 15 (museum hours: 9:30 AM-4 PM)
Though it isn’t quite Thanksgiving yet, the Museum of Science and Industry has installed its famous annual Christmas Around the World exhibit in the rotunda. A tradition since 1942, the exhibit features a 45-foot Grand Tree and 50 smaller ones, each decorated to represent the city’s different cultures. Through January 6, 2013. 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., 773-684-1414

ROOF Runway Year-End Extravaganza
Thursday, November 15, 7 PM
In theWit Hotel’s final ROOF Runway event of the year, Saint Cru Clothing Company will send models down the catwalk showing winter and holiday styles from Just Cavalli, John Galliano, Missoni, Valentino, and more. But fashion isn’t the only thing to look at—the enclosed outdoor bar offers unbeatable views of the city. 201 N. State St., 312-239-9501

"Color Blind: The MCA Collection in Black and White"
Through the weekend (museum hours: 10 AM-5 PM)
Take in a little art this weekend with the Museum of Contemporary Art’s latest addition, “Color Blind.” The exhibit, which opened November 10, examines pieces from the MCA rendered in black-and-white or monochromatic color schemes. The seemingly simple form makes viewers look at the very foundation of art. The color scheme also evokes conversations of race, politics, and history (the exhibit’s opening around last week’s presidential elections is not accidental). Through April 28, 2013. 220 E. Chicago Ave., 312-280-2660

Randolph Street Holiday Market
Saturday, November 17, 10 AM-6 PM; Sunday, November 18, 10 AM-5 PM
The city’s best and most expansive vintage market returns to Plumber’s Hall, this time bringing out the best in holiday décor for the first of two annual holiday-focused iterations (the second is December 15-16). At the Randolph Street Holiday Market, find great decorations for your home, and better yet, the perfect gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Free admission for shoppers who bring a toy item to be donated to Toys for Tots. 1340 W. Washington St.

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