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"Bold Moves" Joffrey Ballet. -2016.02.21 All ages. $$.
http://joffrey.com
Auditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
http://auditoriumtheatre.org
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Abraham Lincoln's Birthday. Yearly.
16th president of the United states, born in Kentucky in 1809. Known for living in Illinois. Presided during the Civil War. Lincoln was assassinated in the Ford Theater in Washington by John Wilkes Booth just five days after the end of the war. Observed later this month on President's Day.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/al16.html
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Darwin Day. Yearly.
A global celebration of science and reason held around the birthday of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin.
http://darwinday.org
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IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Meet (since 1999). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $6-10 8a-8p.
The largest women's gymnastics invitational meet in the world, judged event, levels 4-Elite, thousands of competitors.
847/504-2453 http://chicagostylemeet.com
Navy Pier - Festival Hall, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand.
http://navypier.com
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"Abandoned Margins" -2016.02.25 We-Fr -7p, Sa/Su 12-4p.
"Policing the Black Female Body and Beyond the Binary"
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.
http://womanmade.org
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10,000 Maniacs. -Saturday 21+ $40-60 3 shows 5p.
http://maniacs.com
City Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
http://www.citywinery.com/chicago/
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Bike Winter Art Show opens (since 1998). -2016.02.26 Yearly. 6p-12a.
Opening party: Fri Feb 12th, 5:30-11p - A whole new crop of bike art, drinks for donations, and DJ Jive Fresh spinning all night.
http://bedno.com/fb/1519557891706107
Motor Row Gallery, 312/533-2140, 2345 S Michigan Ave.
http://facebook.com/motorgalleryshow
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METRIC. All ages. $35 7:30p.
W/ Joywave.
http://ilovemetric.com
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
http://houseofblues.com/chicago
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Dance Chicago (since 1995). -2016.02.14 Yearly. All ages. $25+ Various times. 8:15p.
100s of performers, 100s of works.
http://dancechicago.com
Athenaeum Theatre, 773/935-6875, 2936 N Southport.
http://www.athenaeumtheatre.com
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Henry Rollins. Telling stories. -Saturday All ages. $26-300+ 2 nites 8:30p.
http://henryrollins.com
Thalia Hall, 312/526-3851, 1807 S. Allport St.
http://thaliahallchicago.com/
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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.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://berlinchicago.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 ^
* "A Circus Love Letter" -2016.03.20 All ages. $15-25 Various times.
Charming performance art story of Marnie & Phil's lifelong friendship.
The Actors Gymnasium, 847/328-2795, 927 Noyes St, Evanston.
http://actorsgymnasium.com
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"Deadpool" now playing.
Morena Baccarin, Ryan Reynolds, Gina Carano, T.J. Miller, ...
http://deadpool.com
Theaters Everywhere.
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"How to Be Single" now playing.
Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie, Leslie Mann, Rebel Wilson, ...
http://howtobesinglemovie.com
Theaters Everywhere.
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*** "Where to Invade Next" now playing.
Michael Moore shows how we could have nice things.
http://wheretoinvadenext.com
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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** "Zoolander 2" now playing.
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Olivia Munn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kristen Wiig, Penelope Cruz, Christine Taylor, Macaulay Culkin, Billy Zane, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Kim Kardashian West, Fred Armisen, Lenny Kravitz, Kanye West, ...
http://zoolander.com
Theaters Everywhere.
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Black History Month (since 1926). -2016.02.28 Yearly.
February contains the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. This holiday recognizes the achievements and contributions of African Americans. Observed with special events and exhibits at many cultural institutions, especially the Chicago Cultural Center, H.W.Library, Dusable Museum, and South Shore Cultural Center.
http://www.blackvoices.com
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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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Ice Skating. -2016.02.28 Yearly.
Weather permitting: Wrigley Field; Millennium Park, 312/742-5222, 55 N Michigan; Warren Park, 773/262-8656, 6601 N Western; Riis Park, 312/746-5735, 6100 W Fullerton; Daley Plaza, 312/742-7650, 337 E Randolph; more...
http://chicagoparkdistrict.com
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Now playing.
Hail Caesar!, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Kung Fu Panda 3, Synchronicity, Dirty Grandpa, Anomalisa, The Hateful Eight, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Sisters, The Big Short, Chiraq, Hunger Games 4, The Night Before, Peanuts, Spectre, Love, Our Brand Is Crisis, Steve Jobs, I Smile Back, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Rhinoceros Theater Festival (since 1989). -2016.02.28 Yearly. $15+ Various days and times.
Showcase of experimental new plays.
http://rhinofest.com
Prop Theatre, 773/267-0666, 3502 N Elston.
http://curioustheatrebranch.com
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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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Chicago Auto Show (since 1901). -2016.02.21 Yearly. All ages. $0-12+ 10a-10p.
Largest show in the U.S. of the leading killer of kids. Antiques, advanced power systems, sports stars and cheerleaders, greenwashing, million dollar super-cars and other grotesquely over-compensating monuments to mammon and sloth.
http://chicagoautoshow.com
McCormick Place, 312/791-7000, 2301 S Lake Shore Drive. Red line to Cermak, then bus east.
http://mccormickplace.com
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Louder Than A Bomb (since 2001). -2016.03.19 Yearly. All ages. $? 6p.
Young Chicago Authors present, renowned Chicago Teen Poetry Festival.
http://youngchicagoauthors.org
Various locations.
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