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* International Mister Leather competition (since 1979). -Monday Yearly.
Huge leather market, events all day, hot parties at select clubs, tough tourists. Registration Thursday, opening Friday, Pre-judging Saturday, finals Sunday, party at House of Blues.
http://www.imrl.com
Congress Plaza Hotel, 312/427-3800, 520 S Michigan.
http://congressplazahotel.com
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Shavuot. Jewish holiday. -2015.05.25 Yearly. Two nights, sunset to sunset.
Commemorates the revelation of the Torah at Sinai. Date varies each year.
http://chabad.org/holidays/Shavuot
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*** Bike The Drive (since 2002). Yearly. All ages. $35+ 5:30-10:15a.
Ride on L.S.D., closed to cars. Tens of thousands participate. Pre-reg and ID and cash and helmet required. Vendors and parties after.
312/42-PEDAL http://bikethedrive.org
Upper Hutchinson Field, Columbus and Balbo. Near Buckingham Fountain.
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Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays -2015.10.25 Yearly. All ages. $1 Most weeks. 6a-3p.
500 market spaces. Clean, comprehensive, entertaining, with free parking, food and restrooms.
847/524-9590 http://wolffs.com
Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
http://allstatearena.com
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* "Feminism (n.): Plural" -2015.06.25 We-Fr -7p, Sa/Su 12-4p.
Art rethinking what feminism is, was, and can be.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.
http://womanmade.org/calexhibits.html
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Belmont/Sheffield Music Festival (since 1985). -Sunday Yearly. 18-34 Free? 12-10p.
Continuous live acts, beloved local bands, food, beer, shopping.
http://chicagoevents.com
Belmont and Sheffield. Belmont train stop.
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Chicago Bike Polo. Sundays All ages. Free 3-?p.
Pickup games in decommissioned tennis courts.
http://facebook.com/chicagobikepolo
Garfield Park, S Central Park Blvd at W Monroe St.
http://chicagoparkdistrict.com
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New Kids on the Block w/ TLC & Nelly. -Sunday All ages. $? 7p.
http://nkotb.com
Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
http://allstatearena.com/calendar
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"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinary block of popular and leading-edge absurdist cartoonage.
http://www.adultswim.com
TOON. On cable.
http://www.cartoonnetwork.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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Seasonal ^
Cubs home games. -2015.09.27.
Mo 05.25: 1:20p Nationals WGN
Tu 05.26: 6:05p Nationals
We 05.27: 7:05p Nationals
Fr 05.29: 3:05p Royals.
http://cubs.com
Wrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addision.
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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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FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2015.09.05 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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LakeView Mayfest (since 1996). Yearly. 18+ $10 (donation) Fr 5-10p, Sa-Su 10a-10p UNCONFIRMED
Food, music, merchants, major bands late, pet contest. Thousands attend, basic beer tents.
773/665-4682 http://starevents.com
Lakeview, 3100 N Ashland. At Barry.
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* Long Grove Chocolate Fest. Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-6p UNCONFIRMED
Freshly made chocolate dipped everythings; fruits, popcorn, donuts, martinis, etc. Chef demos, specialty shops, two entertainment stages. Well managed popular family event in a lovely town.
Historic Long Grove, 847/634-0888, Route 83 and Old Route 53, Long Grove. North Suburban.
http://visitlonggrove.com
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Ongoing ^
"Tomorrowland" now playing.
George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Judy Greer, ...
http://movies.disney.com/tomorrowland
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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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.
Mad Max: Fury Road, Age of Ultron, Ride, Welcome to Me, The Age of Adaline, Ex Machina, While We're Young, Cinderella, Chappie, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Jupiter Ascending, SpongeBob 2, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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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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