GET REEL: Experience the pure joy that is "The Muppet Movie" on the big screen at the Gene Siskel Film Center. The 1979 classic features Kermit, Miss Piggy, et al embarking on a trip to Hollywood to make it big in the movie biz. Look for memorable cameos by Mel Brooks, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor and more. The screening is part of the center's monthlong Jim Henson retrospective. 7:45PM, $4-$9. Or, if you're in the mood for something a bit more off-center, check out the Indie Incubator Film Fest at the Original Mother's (of all places). You'll see several independent short films made by local screenwriters and directors. An awards ceremony takes place after the screenings. 7PM, free.
EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS: The Field Museum's "National Geographic Live!" series continues tonight with a talk by photographer Mattias Klum, who has traveled extensively throughout Borneo's rainforests. His eye-opening presentation, "Borneo: Paradise Under Siege," includes a look at his photographs and a Q&A session. 7:30PM, $24.
MIX IT UP: Learn how to create party-ready holiday cocktails during a mixologist lesson and tasting at China Grill in the Hard Rock Hotel. You'll get three drinks and appetizers for your efforts. 6PM-8PM, $30.