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Friday 2014.07.25 ^
Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2014.09.07 Yearly.
Fr 07.25: 7p Umphrey's McGee.
Sa 07.26: 7p CSO, Joshua Bell, Violin: Gala Benefit Evening.
Su 07.27: 5p CSO: "1812" Overture and Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy.
Mo 07.28: 8p Denis Matsuev, Piano: All-Russian program.
Tu 07.29: 8p CSO, Conlon, Chucho Valdes, Piano: Rhapsody in Blue.
We 07.30: 8p Bebel Gilberto, Chucho Valdes.
Th 07.31: 8p Matthias Goerne, Baritone, Alexander Schmalcz, Piano.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
http://www.ravinia.org
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SysAdmin Day (since 2000). Last Friday in July Yearly.
System Administrator Appreciation Day.
http://sysadminday.com
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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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Aerosmith. All ages. $20-200 7:30p.
http://aerosmith.com/
FMWB Amphitheatre, 708/614-1616, 19100 South Ridgeland Ave, Tinley Park. I-80 and Harlem Avenue, South Suburban, expect heavy traffic.
http://firstmidwestbankamphitheatre.com
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Jurassic 5. All ages. $36+ 7:30p.
Word of Mouth Reunion Tour w/ Dilated Peoples and Beat Junkies.
http://jurassic5.com
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
http://aragon.com
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Panic! At The Disco. All ages. $15-130 7:30p.
The Gospel Tour w/ Walk the Moon and Magic Man.
http://panicatthedisco.com/
Northerly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
http://charteronepavilion.com
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Supernatural Chicago (since 2004). Interactive theatre exploring Chicago's paranormal past. Fridays 21+ $25 7:30-9p.
Hosted by Necromancer Neil Tobin. Hear true Chicago stories of the unexplained, brought to life through audience-involving demonstrations of telepathy, clairvoyance, mediumship and magic -- at one of Chicago's most haunted nightspots. Price includes the show plus two drinks and general admission to the club.
800/979-3370 http://SupernaturalChicago.com
Excalibur, 312/266-1944, 632 N Dearborn. Downtown, valet or pay.
http://www.excaliburchicago.com
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Improvised Shakespeare. Fridays 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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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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Bike Chicago (since 1991). Five months of events to promote the health, economic and environmental benefits of bicycling. -2014.09.30 Yearly.
Participate in any of many events. Helmet sale and Police auction, workshops and safety checks, lectures and clinics, neighborhood tours and family events, contests and stunt shows, parades and more!! Mayor's Office of Special Events, see site or call.
312/744-3315 http://bikechicago.us
Various City Locations.
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Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2014.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
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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Summer Vacation. -2014.09.02 Yearly.
http://www.cps.edu
Chicago Public Schools.
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Chicago Summerdance (since 1997). Lessons, dancing, big bands, different style everyday. -2014.09.14 Yearly. All ages. Free Su 4-7p, Th-Sa 6-9:30p.
Salsa, Swing, Waltz, Bamboleo, Cha Cha, Polka, Tango, Mambo, Fox Trot, etc. Lessons first hour.
http://chicagosummerdance.org
Grant Park, 312/742-4007, 601 S Michigan. Between Harrison and Balbo, easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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Grant Park Music Festival (since 1935). -2014.08.16 Yearly. All ages. Free Various We/Fr/Sa 6:30p.
World-class orchestra, chorus and conductors, and an outstanding roster of local and international guest artists perform classical.
312/742-7638 http://grantparkmusicfestival.com
Grant Park, Columbus Drive and Jackson Boulevard. Train, bus or cab.
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Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su -2014.08.31 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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FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2014.10.29 Yearly. All ages. Free We 9:30p, Sa 10:15p.
Visible anywhere near the lake.
Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free trolley.
http://navypier.com
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Fiesta del Sol (since 1973). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $? 11a-10p.
The largest Latino festival in the midwest. Live entertainment, local art, variety food, carnival rides, children's area, soccer games, ...
http://fiestadelsol.org
312/666-2663, 1400 W. Cermak Rd. Pilsen.
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Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2014.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
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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Summer Vacation. -2014.09.02 Yearly.
http://www.cps.edu
Chicago Public Schools.
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Chicago Summerdance (since 1997). Lessons, dancing, big bands, different style everyday. -2014.09.14 Yearly. All ages. Free Su 4-7p, Th-Sa 6-9:30p.
Salsa, Swing, Waltz, Bamboleo, Cha Cha, Polka, Tango, Mambo, Fox Trot, etc. Lessons first hour.
http://chicagosummerdance.org
Grant Park, 312/742-4007, 601 S Michigan. Between Harrison and Balbo, easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su -2014.08.31 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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FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2014.10.29 Yearly. All ages. Free We 9:30p, Sa 10:15p.
Visible anywhere near the lake.
Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free trolley.
http://navypier.com
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Ongoing ^
"Hercules" now playing.
Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, ...
http://mightyhercules.com
Theaters Everywhere.
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"Lucy" now playing.
SciFi w/ Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked, ...
http://imdb.com/movies-coming-soon
Theaters Everywhere.
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* Cirque Shanghai. -2014.09.01 Yearly. All ages. $12-30+ We-Su various time.
The best acrobats from the most acclaimed troupes direct from China thrilling audiences with a stunning combination of circus arts set in a breathtaking full-scale theatrical performance.
312/902-1500 http://cirqueshanghai.com
Navy Pier, Skyline Stage, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand.
http://www.navypier.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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Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2014.09.13 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk.
Nice films, neighbors, concessions. Print handy PDF.
Fr 07.25: 8:30p 42, Avalon Park (1215 E 83rd St)
Fr 07.25: 8:30p Drumline, Altgeld Park (515 S Washtenaw Ave)
Fr 07.25: 8:30p Hunger Games Catching Fire, Galewood Park (5729 W Bloomingdale)
Fr 07.25: 8:30p The Perfect Game, Athletic Field Park (3546 W Addison St)
Sa 07.26: 8:30p Despicable Me 2, Paschen Park (1932 W Lunt Ave)
Sa 07.26: 8:30p Roll Bounce, Kennicott Park (4434 S Lake Park Ave)
Sa 07.26: 8:30p The Amazing Spider-Man, Hoard Playground Park (7201 S Dobson Ave)
Su 07.27: 8:30p Life of Pi, Marquette Park (6743 S Kedzie Ave)
Su 07.27: 8:30p The Help, Austin Town Hall Park (5610 W Lake St)
Mo 07.28: 8:30p Rebel Without a Cause, 63rd Street Beach (6401 S Stony Island Ave)
Mo 07.28: 8:30p Bachelor and Bobby Soxer, Lincoln Park (2045 N Lincoln Pk West)
Mo 07.28: 8p The Nut Job, Russell Square Park (3045 E 83rd St)
Tu 07.29: 6:30p This is Spinal Tap, Pritzker Pavilion (55 N Michigan)
Tu 07.29: 8:30p Gravity, Ward, A. Montgomery Park (630 N Kingsbury St)
Tu 07.29: 8:30p The Croods, Daniel Webster Park (1401 S Indiana Ave)
We 07.30: 8:30p Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Brands Park (3259 N Elston Ave)
We 07.30: 8:30p The Goonies, Union Park (1501 W Randolph St)
We 07.30: 8p ET, Portage Park (4100 N Long Ave)
We 07.30: 8p Family Fun Film, Touhy Park (7348 N Paulina St)
We 07.30: 8p Superman, Owens Park (8800 S Clyde Ave)
We 07.30: 8p Wizard of Oz, Gladstone Park (5421 N Menard Ave)
We 07.30: 9p Latino Film Festival, Hermosa Park (2240 N Kilbourn Ave)
Th 07.31: 8:30p 42, Metcalfe Park (4134 S State St)
Th 07.31: 8:30p Despicable Me 2, Davis Square Park (4430 S Marshfield Ave)
Th 07.31: 8:30p Star Trek: Into Darkness, Margate Park Fieldhouse (4921 N Marine Drive).
http://bedno.com/mind/movies/parks
Various Chicago parks.
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Now playing.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Life Itself, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Story of Aaron Swartz, Venus in Fur, 22 Jump Street, The Signal, Edge of Tomorrow, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Maleficent, Fed Up, X-Men Days of Future Past, Godzilla, For No Good Reason, Transcendence, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, RoboCop, Her, Lego Movie, ...
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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* Cirque Shanghai. -2014.09.01 Yearly. All ages. $12-30+ We-Su various time.
The best acrobats from the most acclaimed troupes direct from China thrilling audiences with a stunning combination of circus arts set in a breathtaking full-scale theatrical performance.
312/902-1500 http://cirqueshanghai.com
Navy Pier, Skyline Stage, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand.
http://www.navypier.com
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Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2014.09.13 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk. UNCONFIRMED
Nice films, neighbors, concessions. Print handy PDF.
Fr 07.25: 8:30p 42, Avalon Park (1215 E 83rd St)
Fr 07.25: 8:30p Drumline, Altgeld Park (515 S Washtenaw Ave)
Fr 07.25: 8:30p Hunger Games Catching Fire, Galewood Park (5729 W Bloomingdale)
Fr 07.25: 8:30p The Perfect Game, Athletic Field Park (3546 W Addison St)
Sa 07.26: 8:30p Despicable Me 2, Paschen Park (1932 W Lunt Ave)
Sa 07.26: 8:30p Roll Bounce, Kennicott Park (4434 S Lake Park Ave)
Sa 07.26: 8:30p The Amazing Spider-Man, Hoard Playground Park (7201 S Dobson Ave)
Su 07.27: 8:30p Life of Pi, Marquette Park (6743 S Kedzie Ave)
Su 07.27: 8:30p The Help, Austin Town Hall Park (5610 W Lake St)
Mo 07.28: 8:30p Rebel Without a Cause, 63rd Street Beach (6401 S Stony Island Ave)
Mo 07.28: 8:30p Bachelor and Bobby Soxer, Lincoln Park (2045 N Lincoln Pk West)
Mo 07.28: 8p The Nut Job, Russell Square Park (3045 E 83rd St)
Tu 07.29: 6:30p This is Spinal Tap, Pritzker Pavilion (55 N Michigan)
Tu 07.29: 8:30p Gravity, Ward, A. Montgomery Park (630 N Kingsbury St)
Tu 07.29: 8:30p The Croods, Daniel Webster Park (1401 S Indiana Ave)
We 07.30: 8:30p Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Brands Park (3259 N Elston Ave)
We 07.30: 8:30p The Goonies, Union Park (1501 W Randolph St)
We 07.30: 8p ET, Portage Park (4100 N Long Ave)
We 07.30: 8p Family Fun Film, Touhy Park (7348 N Paulina St)
We 07.30: 8p Superman, Owens Park (8800 S Clyde Ave)
We 07.30: 8p Wizard of Oz, Gladstone Park (5421 N Menard Ave)
We 07.30: 9p Latino Film Festival, Hermosa Park (2240 N Kilbourn Ave)
Th 07.31: 8:30p 42, Metcalfe Park (4134 S State St)
Th 07.31: 8:30p Despicable Me 2, Davis Square Park (4430 S Marshfield Ave)
Th 07.31: 8:30p Star Trek: Into Darkness, Margate Park Fieldhouse (4921 N Marine Drive).
http://bedno.com/mind/movies/parks
Various Chicago parks.
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Now playing.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Life Itself, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Story of Aaron Swartz, Venus in Fur, 22 Jump Street, The Signal, Edge of Tomorrow, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Maleficent, Fed Up, X-Men Days of Future Past, Godzilla, For No Good Reason, Transcendence, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, RoboCop, Her, Lego Movie, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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