Chicago Polar Bear Club @ North Avenue Beach on 1/1/2012 (photo by Jon Kuta)

today in Chicago
* Movieoke @ The Whistler
* Extraordinary Popular Delusions @ Beat Kitchen (Free Show)
* Color Card, Mines, Famous Laughs @ Empty Bottle (Free Show)
* Screaming Yellow Zonkers, Coffin Pricks, E+ @ Crown Tap Room
* Dowsing, Empire! Empire!, Brave Bird, Mountains for Clouds @ Panchos

The Whistler have launched a new website. Find out what "Movieoke" is, there.

The Empty Bottle have a bunch of upcoming shows you can RSVP to for FREE.

You can still go ice skating at Wrigley Field.

Yesterday afternoon (1/1/2012), The Chicago Polar Bear Club took a dip in Lake Michigan. Check out more of Jon Kuta's pictures HERE.

What else?