There are only 10 days until Christmas! And we have 8 more dates to go! This might be more like the 8-10 Dates of Christmas and New Years... but at least we're putting in some solid effort! (Do you think I could use more exclamation marks? (YES!))
So this date was last Sunday, when we headed down to the South Loop to see a show at the Jazz Showcase. It is a landmark jazz club that has been open since the 40's, and the place had a great vibe to it. We were there to see Benny Golson, a saxophonist Joe has always wanted to see live. If you don't know me in real life, you might not know that Joe's a huge jazz fan. So this Golson character is a classic, and he put on a great show! I am not as passionate about jazz as Joe is, but I still love a good live music experience.
While this was not a 'Christmas' date, it was something we wouldn't usually do on a Sunday afternoon. Plus, any time we go downtown in December it just feels so festive, so that makes this an official 'Date of Christmas'. And a good date, at that. This evening reminded me that we need to see more live music, and that my husband is just the best.
After the show we wandered down to Public House, a trendy new sports bar in the River North hood. It's not a place we'd intentionally seek out in the future, but the food was tasty and there was a pretty solid beer list. Much better than the inevitable can of soup that we would have eaten if we'd just headed home!
Then we attempted to stay warm while waiting for the train. A constant battle during the winter in Chicago!