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  • Rockit's throwback-inspired TV dinner special
Rockit's throwback-inspired TV dinner special (Courtesy of Rockit Bar &…)
December 18, 2013|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Holiday Ham TV Dinner

Rockit Bar & Grill 22 W. Hubbard St. 312-645-6000

There's no need for a TV tray, but you can still revisit your childhood with this homestyle throwback meal featuring bourbon and brown sugar-glazed applewood-smoked ham, red skin mashed potatoes, four-cheese mac 'n' cheese, steamed broccoli, buttered corn, sweet potato fries and holiday sugar cookies. 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Through Dec. 23. $21.

DRINK

Holiday Cocktail Class

Epic 112 W. Hubbard St. 312-222-4940

This interactive class is led by beverage director Michael Cristiani and includes appetizers and the chance to mix three holiday drinks: the White Chocolate Mint Martini, the Epic Cranberry Margarita and The Ginger, made with a rum and Pama liqueur base. 6 p.m. $25. Phone RSVP required by 3 p.m.

DO

Vogue for Tots

Berlin 954 W. Belmont Ave. 773-348-4975

Strike a pose with Gia Gunn—currently competing on "RuPaul's Drag Race"—who joins judges Laura Taka Taka (Bravo TV's "Styled to Rock"), Dida Ritz ("RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4") and others at this vogueing competition which also features drag performances and DJ music and benefit Toys for Tots. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. $7; $5 with toy donation. RSVP: do312.com.

Snow City Arts Holiday Art Party

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art 756 N. Milwaukee Ave. 312-243-9088

Let the gallery's art inspire you as you create a take-home painting under the guidance of an instructor at this BYOB class which includes appetizers and supplies and which benefits Snow City Arts' educational programs for hospitalized children. 6-8 p.m. $40; two for $50. RSVP required: snowcityarts.org.

"A Christmas Carol—Abridged"

Dream Theatre 556 W. 18th St. 773-552-8616

Writer-director Rachel Martindale joins a three-person cast for her true-to-the-book adaptation of Dickens' tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the meaning of Christmas. Arrive early or stay late for spiced cider and cookies in the "Victorian living room" lobby. Thursday's performance benefits Tree House Humane Society. 8 p.m. $25. Through Dec. 29. Tickets: dreamtheatrecompany.com.

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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.

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