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Saturday 2016.02.13 ^
Cupid's Undie Run. Yearly. $40+ 12-4p.
"Mile-ish run in your bedroom-best" raises money for charity. Doors noon, run 2p, party 3:30p.
http://cupidsundierun.com
John Barleycorn, 773/348-8899, 3524 N Clark St.
http://johnbarleycorn.com/
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College of Complexes (since 1951). "The Playground for People Who Think" Saturdays All ages. $3? 2.5hrs 6-11p.
Structured weekly free speech forum with quality lecturers and good American food and bar.
02.13: Smart Phones: Are We Becoming Zombies or Truly Connecting with Each Other?
312/326-2120 http://collegeofcomplexes.org
Dappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
http://facebook.com/Dappers-Restaurant-East-111805538856448
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Valentine's Love Affair. $80-170+ 7:30p.
Featuring Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds, Ledisi and Eric Benet.
http://babyfacemusic.com
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.com
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Black Tiger Sex Machine. 18+ $18+ 8p-2a.
http://blacktigersexmachine.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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Improvised Shakespeare. Saturdays 18+ $16+ 10:30+8p.
Based on audience suggestion The Co creates a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style with ALL the typical elements.
http://improvisedshakespeare.com
Del Close Theater, 312/929-2401, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
http://ioimprov.com/chicago/
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Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Saturdays 18+ $20-40 8p.
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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Sound Tribe Sector Nine. Ages? $35-65 8p.
http://sts9.com/
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
http://aragon.com
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Star Wars Burlesque. Saturdays 18+ $28 9p.
Gorilla Tango Theatre, 773/598-4549, 1919 N Milwaukee. By Blue Line Western stop.
http://GorillaTango.com
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"Twisted" Saturdays 21+ $0 -11p, $5 -1a, $7+ 9:30p-5a.
"Meet and mingle with a truly diverse crowd. Dress up or dress down... this is the place to be what you want to be!"
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://berlinchicago.com
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CLLAW: My Bloody Valentine. Ages? $10-15+ 9:30p-1a.
Chicago's biggest, baddest, most belligerent lady arm wrestlers decked out in over-the-top outfits with fast-talking managers, ebullient entourages and shady referees. The horrifically romantic evening will include live music, kissing booth, chance to win dates with wrestlers, cash bar, food truck, etc.
http://facebook.com/ChicagoCLLAW
Logan Square Auditorium, 773/252-6179, 2539 N Kedzie. Near Blue Line, and 90/94.
http://www.logansquareauditorium.com
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Vaudezilla! Saturdays 18+ $20 10:30p.
One-of-a-kind burlesque, drag, and aerial acts ranging from classic Vegas-style showgirls to cutting-edge gender-non-conforming performance artists.
http://Vaudezilla.com
Stage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
http://stage773.com
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** Nocturna (since 1988). THE Electro/Goth gathering. Monthly. 18+ $10+ 11p-5a.
DJ Scary Lady Sarah spinning goth, darkwave, dark indie, deathrock, industrial, new wave, electro, ... Nicely decorated, often a special guest and giveaways. A tight but welcoming community of several hundred intriguing individuals.
http://facebook.com/groups/15090361526
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://metrochicago.com/shows
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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.
http://bedno.com/movies
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"How to Be Single" now playing.
Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie, Leslie Mann, Rebel Wilson, ...
http://howtobesinglemovie.com
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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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.
http://bedno.com/movies
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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.
http://bedno.com/movies
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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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