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Events on Friday, April 17th, 2015

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CIMMfest (since 2009). -Sunday Yearly.
"Chicago International Movies & Music Festival - a four day showcase of outstanding films, energetic concerts, visually stunning VJ/DJ sets, lively Q&A's, daring live score performances - anything showing what movies and music mean to each other."
http://cimmfest.org
Various venues and times., Wicker Park.
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Lake FX Summit + Expo (since 2004). -Saturday Yearly. All ages. Free.
20+ workshops, 100+ vendors, 40+ consultants, top resources, services and expertise for all artists, arts businesses and organizations in dance, fashion, media, music, theater, visual, word, etc.
http://creativechicagoexpo.org
Chicago Cultural Center, 312/744-6630, 78 E Washington. SE of State/Lake train stops.
http://chicagoculturalcenter.org
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STD Awareness Month. -2015.04.30 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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Illinois State University Circus (since 1929). -Saturday Yearly. All ages. $1-12+ 7p.
Performs just one weekend a year. Also known as Gamma Phi circus.
http://gammaphicircus.ilstu.edu
Illinois State University, Redbird Arena, Bloomington.
http://www.ilstu.edu/map/
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Improvised Shakespeare. Fr/Th 18+ $14 10:30p+8p.
Based on audience suggestion The Co creates a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style with ALL the typical elements.
http://improvisedshakespeare.com
IO Theatre, 773/880-0199, 3541 N. Clark.
http://ioimprov.com/chicago/
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* Shlohmo. 18+ $20 8p-2a.
W/ Nick Melons, Purple.
http://shlohmo.com
Concord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry.
http://concordmusichall.com
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GRiZ. 18+ $35-210 9p.
W/ Artifakts, Exmag, MUZZY.
http://mynameisgriz.com
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
http://aragon.com
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Heroes of House. 21+ $26-31+ 9p-?a.
DJ Sneak, Mark Farina, Derrick Carter, Phuture, DJ Pierre, Michael Serafini, Garrett David.
http://bedno.com/fb/405056229676255
Metro/Smartbar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark.
http://metrochicago.com/shows
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* The Devil's Cabaret! Fridays -2015.05.15 21+ $25 9-12p.
Rotating spectacle performances celebrating the Devil's greatest accomplishments, w/ rock&roll, beers, "special appearance by God."
Redmoon Central, 312/850-8440, 2120 S. Jefferson St.
http://redmoon.org
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They Might Be Giants. 14+ $28+ Sold out. 9p.
http://theymightbegiants.com/
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
http://jamusa.com/the-vic
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"Nexus 6" 3rd Fridays 21+ $5 10p-4a.
"Kinetic" DJs spin EBM, industrial, rhythmic noise and special requests.
http://kineticnoise.wordpress.com
Neo, 773/528-2622, 2350 N Clark. Just South of Fullerton.
http://facebook.com/NeoChicago
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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 10p-4a.
Greg Haus spins Electro / Progressive / Breaks / Alternative / Electronica.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://berlinchicago.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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Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Fr/Sa 18+ $10-25 10p+12a.
A wild mix of hilarious hosts, quirky musicians, incredible variety performers and beautiful burlesque beauties.
http://kisskisscabaret.com
Uptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway.
http://uptownunderground.net
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Cubs home games. -2015.09.27.
Fr 04.17: 1:20p Padres ABC
Sa 04.18: 1:20p Padres
Su 04.19: 1:20p Padres WGN
Mo 04.27: 7:05p Pirates
Tu 04.28: 7:05p Pirates WPWR
We 04.29: 7:05p Pirates.
http://cubs.com
Wrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addision.
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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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Latino Film Festival (since 1985). Over 100 screenings. -2015.04.23 Yearly. All ages. $10+ Various times.
http://chicagolatinofilmfestival.org
Various locations.
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Now playing.
Ex Machina, While We're Young, Cinderella, Chappie, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Jupiter Ascending, SpongeBob 2, Mortdecai, Paddington, Spare Parts, Still Alice, Big Eyes, Into the Woods, Selma, Unbroken, Night at the Museum 3, The Hobbit 3, Remote Area Medical, The Imitation Game, Dumb and Dumber To, Interstellar, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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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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Hump Tour (since 2005). -Saturday 18+ $22 Fri+Sat 7+10p.
Curated by Dan Savage. Challenges ordinary people to make their very own five-minute dirty movies to win big cash prizes. Results run the gamut of the broad creative gamut of human sexuality.
http://humptour.com
Music Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport.
http://musicboxtheatre.com
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