Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Chicago's Andersonville Community Mounts Virtual Variety Show Sunday 12/13/20

ChiIL Mama's Holiday Picks: 

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce Presents

Andersonville at Home for the Holidays: A Virtual Variety Show

Sunday, December 13, 2020

A Full Living Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail. Photo by Chamere Orr

Check out some free fun from some of our longtime favorites like Hell in a Handbag Productions, Laura Doherty, Meghan "Big Red" Murphy, PlayMakers Laboratory, Rendezvous Brass Band and Senn High School, where my grandma graduated top of her class in the 1920's. 

Meghan Murphy. Photo by Joe Mazza-Brave Lux

I'm also excited to embrace my Swedish roots with recipes for Glogg from Simon’s Tavern (an annual must from the "before times") and an apple cider bourbon cocktail. Check it out from the comforts of home.

Simon's Tavern Glogg

Hell in a Handbag Productions. Photo courtesy HIAH

Laura Doherty. Photo by Jill Liebhaber

PlayMakers Laboratory. Photo courtesy PML

Although we can’t all gather for the traditional caroling and festivities that are customary in the Andersonville business district during the holiday season, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to present Andersonville at Home for the Holidays: A Virtual Variety Show on Sunday, December 13 at 7 pm. Similar to last summer’s Andersonville at Home: A Midsommarfest Experience & Fundraiser, the free program celebrating Andersonville’s small business community will stream as a live Facebook Premiere and YouTube Premiere with real-time commenting.

Comments Andersonville Chamber of Commerce Associate Director Laura Austin, “The holidays are always such a special time in Andersonville. Between the Holiday Trolley, the tree-lighting, late night shopping, carolers, and visits with Santa and The Real Elf, December in the neighborhood is magical. And while that can’t be replicated this year, we wanted to create something memorable and connecting for the community.”

Santa in Andersonville. Photo by Lindsay Lenard

Variety show highlights include a virtual tree lighting; a message from Santa sponsored by Urban Pooch; performances by Cezanne Fink, Dance Loud, Defloured: A Gluten-Free Bakery, Gus Giordano Dance School, Hell in a Handbag Productions, Kimberly Lawson, Laura Doherty, Meghan "Big Red" Murphy, PlayMakers Laboratory, Rendezvous Brass Band, Senn High School and Walker; recipes for Glogg from Simon’s Tavern and an apple cider bourbon cocktail from A Full Living; plus special appearances, holiday greetings and more from Andersonville’s three aldermen, the Chamber staff and the neighborhood’s many small businesses and local residents.

For the full line-up, click here to visit Andersonville at Home for the Holidays event page.

Video editing by Jacob Wissman. Sponsors: Cheetah Gym and Women and Children First. Special thanks to City Grange, Foursided, Gethsemane Garden Center, Patch Landscaping, SSA #22 and Swedish American Museum.

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce fosters a vibrant environment in which Andersonville businesses can thrive by attracting a diverse customer base; providing business support services and advocacy; and engaging in business attraction, long-range planning, and economic development.


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