Watch Santa Kick Some Nazi Butt

Plus Bo Burnham at the Lakeshore Theater and "The Dark Crystal" at the Gene Siskel


THE SULTAN OF THE SOUTH POLE VS. THE THIRD REICH: Hitler isn't thrilled about the idea of losing World War II, so he concocts a plan to kidnap Santa Claus and harness his magical powers. That's the premise of "Santa Claus Conquers The Nazis: The Musical," a hits the stage at Comedy Sportz. 929 W. Belmont Ave.; Lakeview. Saturday. Midnight. $10.

LOLZ: If it weren't for Youtube, who knows what might have happened to comedian Bo Burnham. While in high school, Burnham recorded a bunch of videos and posted them on the site, which led to him becoming an Internet celebrity. The fresh-faced comedian brings his edgy jokes to the Lakeshore Theater on Saturday. 3175 N. Broadway St.; Lakeview. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. $25.

ESCAPE THE RETAIL PANDEMONIUM: Why submit yourself to the long lines and the angry, sales-crazed masses who flock to big box retailers when you could shop the Bucktown Bazaar and support local DIY designers? This handmade-crafts fair brings in more than 60 artists at the Holstein Park Fieldhouse. 2200 N. Oakley Ave.; Bucktown. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

MORE JIM HENSON MADNESS: The Gene Siskel Film Center screens two classic Jim Henson movies this weekend that show the depths of the man’s talent: the somewhat-disturbing “The Dark Crystal” (Sunday, 2 p.m.) and the kid-friendly “The Great Muppet Caper” (Sunday, 4 p.m.). 164 N. State St.; Loop. $10 general admission. $7 for students. $4 for SAIC students and faculty. $5 for film center members. 

NOT ON MY SUEDE SHOES, MAN: Throw on your best Buddy Holly outfit and swing by The Orbit Room for the Rock-A-Billy Chili Cookoff on Sunday. Plus, there's plenty of drink specials, like $4 Bloody Mary's. 2959 N. California Ave.; Avondale. $10 to compete. Contest starts at 4 p.m.

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