London Spy: In this British-American series that originally aired in 2015, devil-may-care Danny ( played by a fantastic Ben Whishaw ) meets the straight-laced, enigmatic and handsome Alex ( played by Edward Holcroft ). What ensues ( aided by the extraordinary Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling and Mark Gatiss, among others ) is a labyrinthine plot of sex, spies, deceit andoh, yes!murder. It's available on Netflix and other platforms.
Swissotel's Santa Suite: For the sixth consecutive year, Swissotel Chicago will transform its 2,000-square-foot presidential suite into Santa's home-away-from-the-Pole for the holiday season. Until Dec. 22, families are invited to enjoy elf-guided tours of the suite, and there will be letter-writing stations, gourmet food offerings and more. Tickets are already available, for $15 each; visit "Santa Days at Swissotel Chicago Santa Suite" at Eventbrite.com .
Nevermore Park: The Home of Flyboy ( NevermorePark.com ): Artist Hebru Brantley's immersive art experience aims to titillate almost all the senses, with art, soundscapes, music and more. It's at 949 W. 16th St. until Dec. 29.
T-Shirt Deli ( TShirtDeli.com ): Located in Chicago's Bucktown and Andersonville neighborhoods, the very customizable T-shirts here are actually treated like deli itemsthey come wrapped in deli paper, complete with a bag of chips. There are also ready-made T-shirts and even dog apparel.
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que rubs and sauces dinobbq.securetree.com/sauces-and-rubs/ ): If you're thinking of getting something for your favorite cook, consider this "saucy" brand. These provide sweet, spicy and savory tweaks; are all-natural and gluten-free; and can be purchased online or at Whole Foods.
By Andrew Davis
( Andrew@WindyCityMediaGroup.com and @azygous60610 )