Christmas tubas, `White Christmas,` Earth`s Last Stand: Time Out - New York News

Christmas tubas, Earth`s Last Stand, `White Christmas,` pop-up shops top your weekend

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Whether you are getting ready for the end of the world, want to enjoy the holidays with vintage movies, or get your holiday shopping done and shop local, Time Out Chicago's Marissa Conrad has all the details for how to have the best weekend ever this holiday season.

Listen up! A group of 400 tuba players gathers in the Grand Ballroom of this historic hotel to play Christmas tunes. Merry TubaChristmas - A Concert of Christmas Music Palmer House Hilton, 17 E Monroe St (312-726-7500, palmerhousehiltonhotel.com). 1pm; free.

Go out with bangs. You wouldn't want to arrive at the Pearly Gates with split ends. Stylists from Joe's Barbershop in Logan Square are trimming at the House of Blues. A couple of other last-hurrah options—get inked by a Twisted Tattoo artist and fess up to a costumed priest about doing "it". Presumably you know your fate; learn your destiny from a tarot card reader. Just before midnight, headlining rockers Steel Panther pause their set for the formidable countdown. Have a swig of Shock Top's limited-engagement launch, End of the World Midnight Wheat ale, then brace yourself. Earth's Last Stand. House of Blues, 329 N Dearborn St (earthslaststand.com). 8pm; $35–$45.

For little to nothing, treat yourself to the classic WWII holiday film. The movie is shown inside the museum's theater. Space is limited. Seating is first come, first served. Saturday matinee: White Christmas Pritzker Military Library, 104 S Michigan Ave (312-374-9333, pritzkermilitarylibrary.org). 1pm; $5, members free.

Known as the people's Macy's, the Small Manufacturing Alliance pop-up supports artisans who produce locally made goods. At the city's cultural epicenter, expect to find an assortment of merchandise including terrariums, jarred preserves and original stained-glass artwork. Small Ordinary Shop Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St (312-744-6630, explorechicago.org). 11am–5:30pm.

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