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The three best things to do today in Chicago

Written by
Grace Perry

1. Laugh off the holiday stress

The Second City has their sketch comedy down to a science—it’s just a matter of trying to out-do their own work. Catch the brand-new, 105th Mainstage Revue in previews tonight. (The Second City, 1616 N Wells St, 8pm. $22–$48)

2. Take in classic Greek theater

The Court Theatre concludes its Greek trilogy with Sophocles’ Electra. This dark, family drama might give you a peek into what Thanksgiving dinner will look like. (Court Theatre, 5535 S Ellis Ave, 7:30pm. $35–$65)

3. Flex your Pawnee knowledge

Beauty Bar is hosting a Parks and Recreation trivia night tonight, so bone up on your Swanson-isms and head to the West Town hotspot. You’ll quickly discover who among your friends is a Leslie and who is an Andy. (Beauty Bar, 1444 W Chicago Ave, doors at 7pm, games at 8pm. Free)

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