Elvis & Bowie bday bash, Jay Z concert among cool things to do in Chicago

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Chicago WinterDance takes place Jan 3-5 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 75 E. Washington. People of all ages, skill levels get free one-hour lessons followed by music and dancing to live ensembles. Visit cityofchicago.org.



Comedian Josh Wolf headlines Zanies Rosemont, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 4. $25 (plus 2-item drink/food minimum). Visit www.rosemont.zanies.com.JUST LIKE DAVE MATTHEWS

The Trippin’ Billies, aka THE premiere Dave Matthews tribute band, headlinels House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn, at 9 p.m. Jan. 4. $18.50-$20 (17+over). Lucky Jackson opens. Visit houseofblues.com.

Elvis Presley | FILE PHOTO

David Bowie | AP FILE PHOTO


City Winery is THE place to be at 8 p.m. on Jan. 8 for the “Elvis & David Bowie Rock ‘n’ Roll Birthday Bash.” Curated wine pairings are just part of the fun. For information or tickets, visit citywinery.com. $10 or $25 with wine pairings. FYI, Bowie turns 67; Presley would have been 79.


The Chicago Reader Agenda recommends: The postholiday gloom is traditionally the most boring time of the year. Add a little excitement to your life with Trapped in a Room With a Zombie, wherein you and 11 others have 60 minutes to solve a series of clues and riddles and plot your escape . . . or else. Through 1/12, various times, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan, room 612, roomescapeadventures.com, $28.

Jay Z brings his tour to Chicago on Jan. 9. | GETTY IMAGES

Jay-Z brings his Magna Carter World Tour to the United Center, 1901 W. Madison, for a show at 8 p.m. Jan. 9. Tickets, $32.50-150. Visit ticketmaster.com.

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