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Sunday 2014.04.20 ^
* Easter. Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Yearly.
A Christian holiday, celebrated with egg decorating and hunts, brunch, fancy dresses and church attendance. Roots in passover and the pagan spring festival of the Anglo-Saxon goddess Eostre. Great home art opportunity. Date varies each year and for Eastern sects.
http://christianity.about.com
http://www.smart.net/~mmontes/ec-cal.html
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Passover. A most important Jewish festival. -2014.04.22 Yearly. Sunset to sunset.
Commemorates the freeing of Israel from Egyptian slavery in the 13th century BC. Observed for one week with no leavened breads (Matzo) and no work on the first and last days. Celebrated the first two days with Seder festal meals. The symbols are explained and the Exodus story is retold through readings of the Haggadah. Date varies widely each year. See the 1956 masterpiece "Ten Commandments" starring Charleton Heston.
http://chabad.org/holidays/passover
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Start of Taurus. Astrological sign, the bull. Yearly.
http://www.astrology.com
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STD Awareness Month. -2014.04.30 Yearly.
Individuals, doctors, and community-based organizations address ways to prevent some of the nearly 20 million new sexually-transmitted diseases that occur in the U.S. annually. Frequency in ages 25-45 has doubled in the last decade.
http://cdc.gov/std/sam
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Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays -2014.10.26 Yearly. All ages. $1 Most weeks. 6a-3p.
500 market spaces. Clean, comprehensive, entertaining, with free parking, food and restrooms.
847/524-9590 http://wolffs.com
Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
http://allstatearena.com
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Kidical Mass. All ages. Free 10:30-11:30a.
Slow easy going fun group bike ride for families, children of all ages. "Circling around the park and then heading on a route in the Lincoln Square/Ravenswood area. Adults shepherd the kids on the street, just like the real Critical Mass! Kids can bring their own wheels or ride as passengers. Join us!"
http://thechainlink.org/group/kidicalmass
Welles Park Gazebo, 2333 W Sunnyside Ave.
http://lincolnsquare.org
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New Fox cartoons and Cosmos. Sundays All ages. Free 6p.
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, American Dad, more.
Followed by the new Cosmos series.
http://thesimpsons.com
FOX. http://www.fox.com
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"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinary block of popular and leading-edge absurdist cartoonage.
http://www.adultswim.com
TOON. On cable.
http://www.cartoonnetwork.com
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Boom Boom Room. Sundays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
Long running (1991) weekly. Big dance space, multiple bars and environments, late night dining, state-of-the-art sound and lights.
http://facebook.com/BoomBoomRoomChicago
Green Dolphin Street, 773/395-0066, 2200 N Ashland. At Webster.
http://facebook.com/thegreendolphinstreet
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Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (since 1988). Fr/Sa/Su All ages? $6-11+ Su 7p, Fr+Sa 11:30p.
30 plays in 60 minutes, lots of improv, very welcoming, sometimes topical.
Neo-Futurarium, 773/275-5255, 5153 N Ashland.
http://neofuturists.org
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FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2014.10.29 Yearly. All ages. Free We 9:30p, Sa 10:15p UNCONFIRMED
Visible anywhere near the lake.
Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free trolley.
http://navypier.com
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Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2014.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free. UNCONFIRMED
Tu: Lincoln Square, Federal Plaza; We: Andersonville; Th: Daley Plaza, Hyde Park; Sa: Austin, Lincoln Park, Near North; Su: WickerPark;
http://chicagofarmersmarkets.us
Various city locations.
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Andersonville Midsommarfest (since 1966). Nice Swedish-ish neighborhood party. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5 (donation) 11a-10p.
Dozens of vendors, ethnic food, assorted bands, pet parade, family activities come, in a great shopping area.
773/728-2995 http://www.starevents.com
Andersonville, Clark from Foster to Balmorol.
http://andersonville.org
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Wells Street Art Festival (since 1975). Over 250 fine artists, food, music. -Sunday Yearly. $0-5 10a-10p.
See site for band schedule.
http://www.chicagoevents.com
773/868-3010, Wells between North and Division.
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Summer Vacation. -2014.09.04 Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
http://www.cps.edu
Chicago Public Schools.
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Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su Yearly. All ages. $8-16+ Coupons online. 10a-7p.
Open just nine enchanted weekends, rain or shine. Spend all day. Hundreds of costumed performers (about a dozen stages) including Queen Elizabeth & Court, over 160 unique artisans all within a recreated 16th Century village. Mouth watering foods of all description (several dozen booths) and aroma & fine imported ales. Big, fun, joyful, semi-realistic, classic goth outing, costumes encouraged, sometimes hot.
Renaissance Village, 847/395-7773, 12550 120th, Kenosha WI. 94 North to Russell Rd (Exit 1), left (W) to Frontage Rd, right to 128 then follow signs.
http://renfair.com/bristol
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Long Grove Apple Fest (since 1993). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-6p.
Cider donuts, caramel apples, apple pies, even apple popcorn and apple martinis! Bands including country, rock and roll, Dixieland, and jazz, more. Well managed popular family event in a lovely town.
http://www.starevents.com
Historic Long Grove, 847/634-0888, Route 83 and Old Route 53, Long Grove. North Suburban.
http://visitlonggrove.com
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Pumpkin Farms. -2014.10.31 Yearly.
Great fall family fun for all ages.
Many locations.
http://chicagofun.com/home/halloween/pumpkin_farms.html
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Ghosts Of Graceland Family Walking Tour. Stroll the big name graves. Sundays in October -2014.10.19 Yearly. All ages. $5-10 2hr 2p.
VERY qualified tour guides, lots of interesting history.
http://www.architecture.org
Graceland Cemetery, 312/922-3432, 4000 N Clark.
http://www.graveyards.com
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Christkindlmarket (since 1997). Festive German style holiday market. -2014.12.24 Yearly. All ages. Free Su-Th -8p, Fr+Sa -9p 11a UNCONFIRMED
50 Timber cabins, ethnic foods, fine crafted gifts, music, sweets.
http://christkindlmarket.com
Daley Plaza, 312/744-3370, 50 W Washington. Washington and Dearborn.
http://cityofchicago.org
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* Snow Days Chicago Winter Festival. Yearly. All ages. Free 11a-8p UNCONFIRMED
Dozens of ice carving teams compete with fine art results.
312/744-3315 http://navypier.com/snowdays
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Gateway Park.
http://navypier.com
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Ongoing ^
"Transcendence" now playing.
Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, ...
http://transcendencemovie.com
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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Different rock, experimental, jazz, ethnic bands almost every night. 21+ $?
Metro / SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark, Near Red Line Addison stop, metrochicago.com
Darkroom, 773/276-1411, 2210 W Chicago, darkroombar.com
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee, Wicker Park near Blue line Damen stop, doubledoor.com
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western, dive-ish, emptybottle.com
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln, martyrslive.com
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, Highland Pk, ravinia.org
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Now playing.
Captain America: Winter Soldier, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, RoboCop, Her, Lego Movie, 47 Ronin, Anchorman 2, Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Hunger Games 2, Delivery Man, Thor: The Dark World, Ender's Game, Free Birds, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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WAY too much great theater and comedy and dance to cover.
Pickup Reader and NewCity and TimeOut magazines.
Hundreds of city locations.
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Bat-Hamlet. Fr/Sa/We/Th -2014.04.26 $7-15 8p.
"Tells the tale of a Dark Knight that emerges from betwixt the pages of Shakespeare to exact revenge on his murderous uncle, King Jester. Once resolved to avenge beloved King Police Commissioner Gordrick's death, Hamlet dons the persona of Bat-Hamlet, a flashier and much cooler version of his brooding youth. The universes of Shakespeare and Batman collide as Songbird Boy, Lord Riddles, O-Feline, Bat-Hamlet-Girl and many others unfold this dastardly plot. Fans of Shakespeare and Batman, alike, will love being immersed in the maddening spiral of these iconic characters. After all, madness in great ones must not unwatched go."
The Cornservatory, 773/650-1331, 4210 N. Lincoln Ave.
http://cornservatory.org/
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Now playing.
Captain America: Winter Soldier, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, RoboCop, Her, Lego Movie, 47 Ronin, Anchorman 2, Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Hunger Games 2, Delivery Man, Thor: The Dark World, Ender's Game, Free Birds, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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