CHICAGO — This weekend, Vic Mensa's appearance at a holiday benefit concert and the Royal George Theatre's Christmas Bingo show are just a few of the events to check out in the neighborhood.
"Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night" at Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St., 8 p.m.
This holiday-themed show from Vicki Quade, the same woman who created "Late Night Catechism," is a "comedy bingo" that lets audience participate while Quade plays for laughs. The show runs through Jan. 5.
Martin Van Ruin Record Release at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., 9 p.m.
Martin Van Ruin, a project from members of Derek Nelson & The Musicians, Jenny Dragon and Planetsexploder debuts with the release of the album "Every Man a King." Also appearing Friday night are Pet Lions, NE-HI and Derek Nelson.
"Mikado" at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., performances at 4 and 8 p.m.
The Hypocrites' production of "Mikado" returns for another season. The performance, which is a take on the classic by Arthur Sullivan and W. S. Gilbert, includes operetta hits. Tickets range from $36-$50, and the show runs through Dec. 29.
Sunday Night Wine & Cheese at Whole Foods' Da'Vine Wine Bar, 1550 N. Kingsbury St., 4 p.m.
Every Sunday, Whole Foods picks out five wines to pair with five cheeses for this tasting event, which costs $25.
Save Christmas at Lincoln Hall, 2414 N. Lincoln Ave., 7 p.m.
Chicago rapper Vic Mensa headlines a host of artists for this benefit concert, which supports Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago and the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Tickets are free if you bring a toy worth $10 or more, and they're otherwise $15 online or $20 at the doors.