Your perfect weekend | Toy Fair + Chicago Book Expo + ice rinks open

Five things to do this weekend

Millennium Park ice skating

Millennium Park ice skating Photograph: Patrick L. Pyszka

Friday, Nov 18

Eesh, it’s already the time of year when you can see your breath. On the bright side: Millennium Park’s ice skating rink opens today, so spend a lunch break outside of the office and whirl away to your heart’s content. Those who own ice skates can figure-eight for free; the rest of us only need fork over $10. If you’re unable to break away midday, the rink—which generally becomes more crowded in the early evening—stays open until 10pm. McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park, Michigan Ave between Washington and Madison Sts. Noon–10pm; free.

WEEKEND BUZZ Mag Mile flicks the switch | Merce Cunningham company’s last dance | A Christmas Carol | Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel | “Christmas Around the World” 

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