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Friday 2016.04.29 ^
Arbor Day. Last Friday in April Yearly.
A special day set aside for the planting of trees. First proposed in Nebraska in 1872, later became a legal holiday there. Different date by state.
http://www.arborday.org
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Cubs home games. -2016.09.25.
Fr 04.29: Vs. Braves.
Sa 04.30: Vs. Braves.
Su 05.01: Vs. Braves.
Th 05.05: Vs. Nationals.
http://cubs.com
Wrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison.
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* Passover. A most important Jewish festival. -2016.04.30 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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* Critical Mass (since 1997). Last Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making their presence known downtown. Unplanned route gently winds a dozen miles or more. Thousands attend in good weather. Includes music, hipsters, athletes, show bikes, so much more. Skaters welcome.
http://massup.us/ccm
Daley Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop.
http://chicagocriticalmass.org
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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 10p-4a.
"A multimedia music & video dance party where art meets nightlife." Often preceded by theme events. Greg Haus spins Electronica/Indie Alternative dance music.
04.29: All Geeks: Gotta Catch Em All, An Unofficial Poke-Party. Cosplay performances from Pokemon and trainers.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://berlinchicago.com
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Dieselboy. 21+ $? 10p.
Drum&Bass legend w/ Downlink and Rekoil.
http://djdieselboy.com/
Sound-Bar, 312/787-4480, 226 West Ontario. Walkable from Red and Brown lines.
http://sound-bar.com
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The Naked Magic Show. 18+ $20-75 Two shows. 7:30+10:30p.
http://nakedmagicianslive.com/
Park West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
http://parkwestchicago.com
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#DATEME: An OKCupid Experiment. Fridays 18+ $31 8+11p.
Hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid.com.
UP Comedy Club, 312/662-4562, 230 W. North Ave.
http://upcomedyclub.com
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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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Ongoing ^
"Keanu" now playing.
Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Will Forte, Nia Long, Jason Mitchell, Luis Guzman, Method Man, ...
http://keanumovie.com
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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"Mother's Day" now playing.
Garry Marshall w/ Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, ...
http://seemothersday.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.
Elvis & Nixon, A Hologram for the King, Barbershop 4, Colonia, Criminal, Rio, I Love You, Batman v Superman, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Brothers Grimsby, Creative Control, Hardcore Henry, Hello, My Name Is Doris, Knight of Cups, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2, Eddie the Eagle, The Last Man on the Moon, Where to Invade Next, Zoolander 2, Deadpool, How to Be Single, Hail Caesar!, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Kung Fu Panda 3, Synchronicity, The Hateful Eight, Star Wars The Force Awakens, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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STD Awareness Month. -2016.04.30 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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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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Purple Rain. -Sunday 18+ $5 7p.
Brew&View, 773/929-6713, 3145 N Sheffield.
http://brewview.com
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Latino Film Festival (since 1985). Over 100 screenings. -2017.04.21 Yearly. All ages. $10+ Various times.
http://chicagolatinofilmfestival.org
Various locations.
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