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Friday 2015.01.30 ^
Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Birthday (1882-1945). Yearly.
The 32nd president of the United States was born in New York to a wealthy family, and died in office. He held office for an unprecedented four terms, leading America through the great depression and World War II.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/fr32.html
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Dog Show (since 1862). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $3-20 8a-5p.
Thousands of dogs, hundreds of vendors.
773/237-5100 http://www.ikcdogshow.com
McCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore. North building.
http://www.mccormickplace.com
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"Document" -2015.02.26 We-Fr -7p, Sa/Su 12-4p.
"Documentation" themed group show.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.
http://womanmade.org/calexhibits.html
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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.
01.30: Annual Polkaholics ride, ends at Red Line Tap, 7006 N Glenwood.
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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* Excision. 18+ $40+ 8p-?a.
W/ Kayzo, Trollphace.
http://www.excision.ca
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. 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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The String Cheese Incident. -Saturday 18+ $? 3 nites 8p.
http://stringcheeseincident.com/
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
http://aragon.com
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* Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 10p-4a.
Greg Haus spins Electro / Progressive / Breaks / Alternative / Electronica.
01.30: Star Wars versus Star Trek cos-play and show night.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://berlinchicago.com
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F#ck Your Club Night. Last Fridays 21+ $15+ 10p-4a.
New Freakeasy monthly. Buncha DJs, artists, performers.
http://chicagofunnews.com/fb/356847471186769
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.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 ^
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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* Goodbye To Language 3D. Jean-Luc Godard. -2015.02.05.
"Gorgeous, baffling, rewarding foray into 3-D, putting the medium through paces that no one else has ever tried."
http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/goodbyetolanguage
Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State.
http://siskelfilmcenter.org
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Ice Skating. -2015.03.01 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.
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, 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, The Giver, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Rhinoceros Theater Festival (since 1989). -2015.03.01 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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Black History Month (since 1926). -2015.02.28 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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Now playing.
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, 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, The Giver, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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