'TIS THE SEASON: Bypass the mall and find unique handcrafted gifts at the third annual Renegade Craft Fair at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse in West Town. Browse artisan-made jewelry, clothing, artwork and more while entertainment ranges from DJs to a marching band at 3:30PM. There's even an after-party at Bottom Lounge at 8PM ($12 cover). 11AM-7PM, free.
LEAD THE CHARGE: Hometown girl-made-good Cynthia Rowley hosts a sample sale in her Lincoln Park boutique this weekend. You'll find deals of up to 80 percent off on party-ready dresses, tops, pants, accessories and more. And, look for Rowley's Bucktown boutique to get in on the holiday sale action next weekend. 11AM-7PM.
YOU KNOW YOU LOVE IT: It's a holiday tradition you look forward to all year -- "It's a Wonderful Life," in all its wholesome glory. Check out the seventh annual staging of the Christmas classic -- played as an old-timey radio show -- at the American Theater Company. You'll even get milk and cookies! The show is in pay-what-you-can previews through Monday. 8PM.