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Saturday 2016.04.30 ^
Cubs home games. -2016.09.25.
Fr 04.29: Vs. Braves.
Sa 04.30: Vs. Braves.
Su 05.01: Vs. Braves.
Th 05.05: Vs. Nationals.
http://cubs.com
Wrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison.
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* Passover. A most important Jewish festival. -2016.04.30 Yearly. Sunset to sunset.
Commemorates the freeing of Israel from Egyptian slavery in the 13th century BC. Observed for one week with no leavened breads (Matzo) and no work on the first and last days. Celebrated the first two days with Seder festal meals. The symbols are explained and the Exodus story is retold through readings of the Haggadah. Date varies widely each year. See the 1956 masterpiece "Ten Commandments" starring Charleton Heston.
http://chabad.org/holidays/passover
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Walpurgis Night. Yearly.
Also known as witches' sabbath and eve of May Day. Commemorates the 8th century saint and protectress against witchcraft.
http://www.pantheon.org/articles/w/walpurgis_night.html
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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.
04.30: Climate Change: How Much Time is Left Before It Takes Effect?
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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Banda-palooza. Ages? $? 7p.
Banda Los Recoditos y La Adictiva Banda San Jose De Mesillas.
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
http://aragon.com
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Dream Theater. $30-90 8p.
http://dreamtheater.net/
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.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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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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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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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 ^
"Keanu" now playing.
Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Will Forte, Nia Long, Jason Mitchell, Luis Guzman, Method Man, ...
http://keanumovie.com
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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"Mother's Day" now playing.
Garry Marshall w/ Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, ...
http://seemothersday.com
Theaters Everywhere.
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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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Now playing.
Elvis & Nixon, A Hologram for the King, Barbershop 4, Colonia, Criminal, Rio, I Love You, Batman v Superman, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Brothers Grimsby, Creative Control, Hardcore Henry, Hello, My Name Is Doris, Knight of Cups, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2, Eddie the Eagle, The Last Man on the Moon, Where to Invade Next, Zoolander 2, Deadpool, How to Be Single, Hail Caesar!, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Kung Fu Panda 3, Synchronicity, The Hateful Eight, Star Wars The Force Awakens, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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STD Awareness Month. -2016.04.30 Yearly.
Individuals, doctors, and community-based organizations address ways to prevent some of the nearly 20 million new sexually-transmitted diseases that occur in the U.S. annually. Frequency in ages 25-45 has doubled in the last decade.
http://cdc.gov/std/sam
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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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Purple Rain. -Sunday 18+ $5 7p.
Brew&View, 773/929-6713, 3145 N Sheffield.
http://brewview.com
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Latino Film Festival (since 1985). Over 100 screenings. -2017.04.21 Yearly. All ages. $10+ Various times.
http://chicagolatinofilmfestival.org
Various locations.
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