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Winter Session
What:
The Chicago accessories designers’ revamped website is loaded with new, thoughtfully crafted handbags, wallets, and zip bags ($35-$285).
Why: The canvas and leather Garrison is a carryall for work or play.
When: You need to get a handle on your gift list.
Where: Available at winter-session.com.

BROWSE
Chicago Art Girls Holiday Pop-Up Shop
What:
Shop handmade goods directly from more than 25 merry and bright lady artists.
Why: Chain jewelry from Rapt in Maille, beauty products from Soaphappy, stationery from Kinaloon, and other dazzlers.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Helium Gallery, 4710 N. Ravenswood Ave., b/t Lawrence Ave. & Wilson St. Admission is free.

WELCOME
Berco’s Popcorn
What:
The artisan producer pops up with a walk-up serving window in a Lincoln Park alley.
Why: You never know when a white truffle popcorn craving will strike.
When: Daily, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Just off Armitage Ave., b/t Dayton & Halsted Sts.

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The Late Live Show
What:
The after-hours talk show hosted by comedian Joe Kwaczala moves into prime time for a holiday episode of Christmas-inspired sketches, jokes, and entertainment.
Why: Erik Adams (The Onion’s A.V. Club) chats about yuletide pop culture, and punk band The Nothingheads plays a holiday music set.
When: Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: Strawdog Theatre, 3829 N. Broadway St., at Sheridan Ave. Tickets ($5) at brownpapertickets.com or at the door.

PERUSE
Grand Avenue Design District Holiday Shop Crawl
What:
Furniture and accessories makers, vintage and antique collectors, and home design boutiques stay open late with sales and good cheer.
Why: Warm up with hot cocoa and cookies from West Town Bakery.
When: Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Grand Ave., b/t Ashland & Western Aves.

Photo: Courtesy of Winter Session

LOCATIONS
Helium Gallery
4710 N Ravenswood Ave
bt Lawrence Ave & Wilson St
Chicago, IL 60640
W Armitage Ave
bt Dayton & Halsted Sts
Chicago, IL 60614
Grand Avenue Design District Holiday Shop Crawl
W Grand Ave & N Damen Ave
bt Ashland & Western Aves
Chicago, IL 60622
3829 N Broadway
@ Sheridan Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
773-528-9696
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