Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
Cold Moon | NATL - Moon Phases- The December Full Moon. So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because the nights have become long. Also known as the the Long Nights Moon.
Thursday, December 15th, 2016
Bill of Rights Day | NATL - Historical- On this date in 1791, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, known as the Bill Of Rights, became effective following ratification by Virginia.
Friday, December 16th, 2016
Boston Tea Party Anniversary | NATL - Historical- On this date in 1773, the Sons of Liberty, some disguised as Native Americans, boarded three British vessels at Griffin's Wharf, Boston Harbor. Contents of 342 chests of tea were dumped into the harbor as a protest against the Tea Act of 1773 by the American Colonists.
Saturday, December 17th, 2016
Wright Brothers First Powered Flight | NATL - Historical- On this date in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright, after 3 years of experimentations with kites and gliders, achieved the first documented successful powered and controlled flights of an airplane. The flight was sustained for less than a minute but represented man's first powered airplane flight and the beginning of a new form of transportation.
Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
Winter | NATL - Seasonal- Dec 21 - Mar 20. In the Northern Hemisphere winter begins today with the winter solstice, at 5:44am EST.
Saturday, December 24th, 2016
Christmas Eve | NATL - Seasonal- Christmas Eve, which is the day before Christmas Day, is celebrated in many countries worldwide. It is a Christian observance that falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Eve is celebrated with large family meals featuring traditional dishes. Presents are exchanged and opened, many homes have their Christmas trees lit up, mistletoes hung, and other decorations, such as holly and ivy, at this time of the year.
Sunday, December 25th, 2016
Chanukah | NATL - Religious- Chanukah, the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the festival of lights, is an eight day festival beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev.
The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night.
Christmas | NATL - Religious- Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.
Customs include gift giving, completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath, Christmas music and caroling, exchanging Christmas cards, attending church services, a special meal, and spending time with family and friends.
Monday, December 26th, 2016
Boxing Day | NATL - Seasonal- Boxing Day is December 26, the day after Christmas, and is celebrated in Great Britain and in most areas settled by the English (the U.S. is the major exception), including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Some historians say the holiday developed because servants were required to work on Christmas Day, but took the following day off. As servants prepared to leave to visit their families, their employers would present them with gift boxes.
Stock Exchange Holiday (Christmas Day Observed) | NATL - Public Interest- The holiday schedules for the various exchanges are subject to change if relevant rules, regulations or exchange polices are revised.
Thursday, December 29th, 2016
New Moon | NATL - Moon Phases- Moon enters New Moon phase at 1:53AM, EDT.
Saturday, December 31st, 2016
Ring in the New Year with Bobcat Goldthwait! | 8:00pm - 11:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Comedy, Performing Art- The Comedy Shrine presents Bobcat Goldthwait Saturday, December 31st in Aurora, IL. Bobcat Goldthwait is no stranger to entertainment. Over the years he has amassed legions of fans with his honest, off-beat commentary that has made him one of the most recognizable comedians in show business today. His stand-up continues to draw crowds to comedy venues across the country with his hilarious riffs on life, politics, divorce and his career as a writer and director.
Goldthwait’s creative imagination combined with his undeniable gift to write and direct is clearly displayed on the big screen and television. Among his many television projects currently in the works, Tru TV has announced its second-ever scripted series, “Bobcat Goldthwait's Messed Up Stories.” The eight-episode anthology will premiere in 2017 and bring viewers twisted morality tales from the darkly witty mind of creator Bobcat Goldthwait. Each episode will tell a different story in a different genre - among them: 1970s-era science fiction, psychological thriller, romantic comedy and reality - and will parody pop culture norms and exploit the awkwardness of its flawed characters. This is not the first time Goldthwait has worked with the Tru TV network. He also directed several episodes of the Tru TV series “Those Who Can’t,” a half-hour show that follows three trouble-making teachers that are more inept than the kids they teach. They're out to beat the system as they struggle to survive each day on their own terms. The second season premiered in October.
As a film maker, Goldthwait has come a long way since the 1991 debut of his first movie “Shakes the Clown.” Since then he has continued to pursue his passion for writing and directing movies. His imaginative eye behind the camera caught the attention of Esquire Magazine where they named Goldthwait “Director of the Year.” His seventh and most recent big screen achievement, is the Sundance nominated film “Call Me Lucky.” The critically acclaimed film bravely tells Barry Crimmins’ incredible story. Bobcat’s movie accomplishments also include; “Willow Creek,” a found footage horror film about Big Foot, the dark comedy “God Bless America,” a modern-day Bonnie & Clyde displays his inimitable talent for writing, “Windy City Heat,” “Sleeping Dogs Lie,” and “World’s Greatest Dad” that starred Robin Williams. There’s no doubt, there will be many more movies to come.
Goldthwait unleashed his one of a kind brand of comedy in his Showtime one hour special and DVD entitled “You Don’t Look the Same Either.” The genre-defying “Police Academy” alum returned with a self-deprecating and topical instant comedy classic, taking the audience on a hilarious journey through his 30 year career as an 80’s icon, to the guy who lit the Tonight Show set on fire…literally!
In addition to his big screen resume, Bobcat has shared his behind the camera talents on several television shows such as; “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Demetri Martin show,” “The Chappelle Show,” “The Man Show,” “Maron” and “Crank Yankers.”
Best known for his unforgettable movies that were huge in the 80's, Bobcat has also starred in several HBO specials and a slew of television appearances too numerous to mention. Bob continues to push the envelope with his unique brand of humor headlining major comedy clubs across the country.
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Showtime: Sat. 8:00PM & 10:00PM / Tickets: $40 - $45 / Ph: 630-585-0300Comedy Shrine
4034 Fox Valley Center Dr. Aurora IL 60504Comedy Shrine 630.585.0300 BoxOffice@ComedyShrine.com
New Years Eve | NATL - Seasonal- The last evening of the Gregorian calendar year, traditionally a night for merrymaking to welcome in the new year.
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl | NATL - Sports and Entertainment- In 2014, the BCS conference commissioners selected the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl as one of six elite bowl games to host the new College Football Playoff. Starting in 2016, Chick-fil-A Bowl will host a national Semifinal Game (#1 vs. #4 or #2 vs. #3) four times over the next 12 years. In the other eight years, the Bowl will host top ranked teams from around the country as assigned by a selection committee. The bowl will be located in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia Dome.
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