It's the Weekend Agenda: Jan. 8-10

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Laugh out loud at a comedy festival, get your craft on and take an architectural tour. 

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Explore the grand story of the ancient Greeks and their influence on modern culture as we go inside the Field Museum's new exhibition “The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great."

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Gift wrap, feasts and relaxation are probably on tap this weekend. But what to do after holiday festivities? Check out our picks to continue the party.

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The season is in full swing. Take advantage of light displays, holiday markets, ice skating and lots more.

Thanksgiving Weekend Agenda: Nov. 27-29

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Take a skate around Maggie Daley Park, see the Lincoln Park Zoo Lights and sing along to "The Sound of Music."

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Work from Koons, along with a slew of other contemporary artists, will be on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art's show “Surrealism: The Conjured Life."

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A holiday tradition returns to Michigan Avenue while a couple of comedy giants take the stage in Rosemont.

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Get a jump on holiday shopping in Wicker Park, hang out with a roomful of dummies and catch a screening of "70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green."

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A 1926 replica of an 1831 B&O "York" train - just one of five sold by the Musuem of Science and Industry last month. (Courtesy of the Museum of Science and Industry)

The museum sold five antique trains from its collection at a public auction last month. 

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An original and a reproduction – one of only two in the world – will be on display as part of the Field Museum's "Greeks" exhibit opening Nov. 25.

Edgar Allan Poe, Monster Mash Bike Ride, Fright Fest. It's Halloween, people.

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What will you do this Halloweekend? Check out this roundup of scary fun events.

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Rob Zombie made a name for himself as a purveyor of monstrous rock ‘n’ roll and scary movies. He also helps create haunted houses around the country. We speak with Zombie on location in west suburban Villa Park, the site of his "Great American Nightmare." 

130 Ways to Use Your Eyes, Ears, Head

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The 26th annual festival returns with a new-and-now group of talented writers, performers and creative thinkers who head up 130 events throughout the city. We'll help you navigate the options.

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Rob Zombie made a name for himself as a purveyor of monstrous rock ‘n’ roll and scary movies. He also helps create haunted houses around the country. We spoke with Zombie on location in west suburban Villa Park, the site of his "Great American Nightmare." 

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Plans to build the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art along the Chicago lakefront seem like a done deal, but not everyone is on board. Friends of the Parks, a Chicago nonprofit that advocates for the protection of public parks and spaces, has renewed its efforts to halt the development.

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Ed Paschke, "Spectrum 10," cropped

Art and medicine combine when a local neurologist gets his first art show–featuring his photographs of the palettes of famous Chicago artists.