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Friday 2014.11.28 ^
* Buy Nothing Day (since 1992). International celebration of consumer awareness and simple living. Yearly. Day after Thanksgiving.
Very real global day of protest against the corporate brainwashing which leads to the un-sustainable Western hyper-consumerist culture. Includes anti-commercials and events at the world's largest malls. Intentionally occurs on the biggest shopping day of the year. See the website for more info.
http://adbusters.org/bnd
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Collected Holiday Songs, Recipes and Stories. -2014.12.30 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Check out this terrific comprehensive set of popular holiday songs, recipes and stories.
http://bedno.com/winter
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HOLIDAY CLASSICS. -2015.01.02 Yearly. All ages.
* A Christmas Carol: 11.15-12.28 Goodman Theatre, 312/443-3800, 200 S Columbus, http://goodmantheatre.org
* The Nutcracker: 12.05-28 Joffrey Ballet, Auditorium Theatre, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress, http://www.joffrey.com
* Breakfast with Santa: for 94th floor visitors, certain December days/times, and "Skating in the Sky" (synthetic ice rink 1000' up) Jan-Apr. John Hancock Center Observatory, 312/751-3681, 875 N Michigan, http://jhochicago.com
* Christmas Around The World: 11.13-01.04 Dozens of spectacular International holiday decorated trees, Museum of Science and Industry, http://msichicago.org
* Zoolights: 11.28-01.04 Over a million lights, certain dates/times, Lincoln Park Zoo, http://lpzoo.com
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* Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus (since 1871!). -2014.11.30 Yearly. All ages. $11-50 Various times.
"Legends" Blue Tour.
http://ringling.com
United Center, 1901 W Madison.
http://www.unitedcenter.com
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Sing-a-long Sound of Music. -2014.12.07 Yearly. $12-15.
The classic film, subtitled, with costume contest. Usually sells out.
Music Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport.
http://www.musicboxtheatre.com
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Christkindlmarket (since 1997). Festive German style holiday market. -2014.12.24 Yearly. All ages. Free Su-Th -8p, Fr+Sa -9p 11a.
50 Timber cabins, ethnic foods, fine crafted gifts, music, sweets.
http://christkindlmarket.com
Daley Plaza, 312/744-3370, 50 W Washington. Washington and Dearborn.
http://cityofchicago.org
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Harvest Peace Fest. 17+ $20+ 4p-2a.
Bunch of bands, fire spinners, video, art, peace and love.
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Logan Square Auditorium, 773/252-6179, 2539 N Kedzie. Near Blue Line, and 90/94.
http://logansquareauditorium.com
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Peace Fest. 17+ $20 4p-2a.
Multiple DJ stages, aerial performers, hoopers, drum circles, more.
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Riverside Complex, 2343 S Throop St.
http://facebook.com/TheRiversideComplex
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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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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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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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Terrapin Flyer. 21+ $12 10p.
Grateful Dead homage, 15th anniversary show.
http://terrapinflyer.net/
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
http://martyrslive.com/calendar
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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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Holiday Train. -2014.12.23 Yearly. Wk 3-7p, Sa 1-8p UNCONFIRMED
Dec.20:Purple, Dec.21:Red+Purple, Dec.23:Yellow.
http://transitchicago.com/holidaytrain
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Ice Skating. -2015.02.24 Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
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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Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2015.10.31 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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Pumpkin Farms. -2015.10.31 Yearly.
Great fall family fun for all ages.
Many locations.
http://chicagofun.com/home/halloween/pumpkin_farms.html
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Ghosts Of Graceland Family Walking Tour. Stroll the big name graves. Sundays in October -2015.10.25 Yearly. All ages. $5-10 2hr 2p UNCONFIRMED
VERY qualified tour guides, lots of interesting history.
http://architecture.org
Graceland Cemetery, 312/922-3432, 4000 N Clark.
http://graveyards.com
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Ongoing ^
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.
Dumb and Dumber To, Interstellar, The Theory of Everything, Goodbye to Language 3D, The Great Invisible, Fury, Birdman, St. Vincent, Left Behind, The Hero of Color City, The Zero Theorem, Pump, The Maze Runner, Are You Here, Sin City 2, Expendables 3, The Giver, Boyhood, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, ...
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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Now playing.
Dumb and Dumber To, Interstellar, The Theory of Everything, Goodbye to Language 3D, The Great Invisible, Fury, Birdman, St. Vincent, Left Behind, The Hero of Color City, The Zero Theorem, Pump, The Maze Runner, Are You Here, Sin City 2, Expendables 3, The Giver, Boyhood, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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