We don't want to be alarmist here, but the holidays are about SIX WEEKS AWAY. You only have to clean your house for guests, cook, bake, buy gifts, wrap everything, send greeting cards, do something nice for charity and, oh, excuse us, are we stressing you out yet? Sorry. Let us make it up to you by suggesting you check out the Chicago Toy & Game Fair at Navy Pier this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22-23. You'll get to check out the hottest new toys and games (obviously) and you can even eat breakfast with the Star War 501st Stormtrooper Battalion. Huh? We're serious.
Admission is $10 for adults; $5 for kids, and free for boy scouts and girl scouts in uniform. A full list of the weekend's events is available on the official web site.