SPEND AWAY: Make a dent in that Christmas gift list by heading to Shop IN Chicago at the Drake Hotel. Local designers will be in the house showcasing their wares and giving you the opportunity to find unique gifts for that hard-to-shop for person on your list. You know who you are. 5-9 p.m., 140 E Walton, RSVP Here
YUK IT UP: Usually a comedy show will run you a significant cover charge and two-drink minimum, but a measly 5 bucks will get you into Chicago Underground Comedy, a weekly show at Beat Kitchen featuring up-and-coming funny people. Plus, 312 beers are only $3, so by the time you saddle up to the bar, you're already be laughing. 8:45 p.m., 2100 W. Belmont Ave.
GERMAN GOODNESS: Speaking of unique gifts, today might be a good time to head over to the free Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza. Browse through a wide range of German arts and crafts, such as nutcrackers, cuckoo clocks, and beer steins, along with lots of food, drinks and entertainment. More than 50 vendors are showcasing their wares at the market, open through Dec. 24th. Schedule, 50 W. Washington St.