With no new episodes of Game of Thrones until June, you could use your fix. Iconic musical improv group Baby Wants Candy serves up Thrones! The Musical Parody, a send-up of the fantasy show that every superfan will love. Especially since winter is—wait for it—here. (Apollo Theater, 2540 N Lincoln Ave, 7:30pm. $36-$59)
A trek out to Lisle on a winter night can be daunting for city-dwellers, but Illumination: Tree Lights is totally worth it. Take a stroll through a woodsy winter wonderland at the Morton Arboretum tonight. (Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Rte 53, 5pm-9pm. $22 adult, $14 child)
"Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination "uses large-scale video installations to immerse viewers in the natural world. It’s a quick band-aid for any Chicago winter stir-craziness you’ve already got brewing. Plus, Queen of Comedy Julia Louis-Dreyfus saw it last week, and I encourage you to blindly follow her lead. (Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago Ave, 10am-5pm. $12 suggested donation)
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