Well, it's here: if the Mayan "prophecy" turns out to be accurate, the apocalypse could be upon us Saturday.
But don't fret, Chicago! Whether the end of the world truly is pending or not, why not take the opportunity to brave the expected-to-be wintry conditions and hit the town to commemorate the occasion?
We've rounded up a selection of our top picks for some pre-apocalyptic good times, ranging from dinners and concerts to dance parties and.. a 12-hour-long drone.
Have other plans? Let us know what we missed.