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Chicago's Priceless Things To Do This Week: November 17th - 23rd

This week's Priceless Things To Do will have you exploring nature, unwinding after work and spending time with the family. There's only 52 weeks in a year, make sure this one is priceless!

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Take A Hike

Date: Monday, November 17

November 17th is National Take A Hike Day! Get out and enjoy nature before the cold weather comes in full force by hiking along Waterfall Glen in Darien. The Waterfall Glen trail covers nine and a half miles nestled within the 2,492-acre Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve. The trail was named after one of the first presidents of the forest preserve's board of directors, Seymour Waterfall. Make sure to see the waterfall along the trail, one of the preserve's most popular features. The falls are accessible by taking the Rock Glen trail, a smaller trail that branches off from the main one. The preserve is open daily one hour after sunrise and closes one hour after sunset. For directions and more information, visit Watefall Glen's official website.

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See Ingrid Michaelson At Park West

Date: Tuesday, November 18

Indie singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson is performing at Park West this Tuesday as part of her ongoing North American tour. Michaelson's sixth album, Lights Out was released on October 2, 2014 and features the single, "Girls Chase Boys," which peaked at number 52 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. "Girls Chase Boys" is the second song from Ms. Michaelson to appear on the Billboard Hot 100 as "The Way I Am" from her 2006 record Girls & Boys climbed to the number 37 spot. Other popular songs from Michaelson include "Around You" and "Maybe." The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets cost $87.

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Sing Along With Annie

Date: Thursday, November 20

The Cadillac Palace Theatre is putting on a performance of the Tony Award-winning production, "Annie," this Thursday night. This rendition of the iconic show is directed by original lyricist Martin Chamin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro. Issie Swickle stars as Annie and Lynn Andrews plays the role of Miss Hannigan, the vile caretaker of the Municipal Girl's Orphanage. The musical score was created by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Chamin. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. and runs two hours and 15 minutes with an intermission. Tickets are available online starting at $66.

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Enjoy Friday Night Sangria

Date: Friday, November 21

Kick back and enjoy a Friday night out with good friends and even better sangria. Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba on N. Halsted Street has five different kinds of sangria served by the glass, half pitcher, or pitcher. Try the cava sangria, made of sparkling Spanish wine, licor 43 and creme de cassis. Cava sangria is $8 by the glass, $18 by the half pitcher and $24 for a pitcher. The cafe has a robust drink menu outside of their sangria selection and plenty of authentic Spanish tapas meals to soak it all up with. Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba is open from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. every Friday.

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Have Some Family Time

Date: Sunday, November 23

With everything going on today, finding quality time with the family can be difficult. Set some time aside this Sunday for arts & crafts with the people you love most. Genesis Art Supply will have everything you need to be fully stocked for your crafty Sunday. The store is staffed by artists who really know their art and can help you pick out the perfect supplies for what you want to create. As for the supplies themselves, Genesis Art Supply has an extensive collection of paints, pencils, drawing boards and tracing papers that can found in detail on their official website. The store is open from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays.

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Matt Weiss is an associate producer for CBS Local's Best Of and Travel sections. Follow him on Twitter.
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