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Saturday 2015.04.18 ^
Record Store Day (since 2007). 3rd Saturday in April Yearly.
Many locations.

* Sci-Fi Spectacular (since 2007). Yearly. No pre-teens. $20+ 14 hour marathon. 12p.
Includes special guests, shorts, artists, films: Eclipse, The Fifth Element, Labyrinth, 20 Million Miles To Earth, The Thing (1982), Alien, The Hidden.
Patio Theater, 773/685-4291, 6008 Irving Park Rd.

CircEsteem Spring Circus (since 2002). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $? Sa 11a+3p, Su 3p.
"Watch in awe as the kids of the Chicago Youth Circus share their amazing talents." featuring a variety of classic acts.
Alternatives, 312/731-4242, 4730 N Sheridan. East of Red Line Lawrence or Wilson Stops.

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.
04.18: Special Earth Day Speakers: Debate - What Kind of Energy Future Do We Want?" Thorium Energy Alliance vs. Nuclear Energy Information.
Hilltop Restaurant, 2800 W Foster. At California.

Windy City Roller Derby. Monthly. All ages. $20-40 6-9p.
A new breed of derby dame hellions on skates.
Lombard Roller Rink, 630/953-2400, 201 West 22nd Street, Lombard.

* 20x2 Chicago. 21+ $10 6:45p.
Gapers Block presents 20 people given 2 minutes each to answer the question "What's Next?" in any form. May include spoken word, music, film, etc.
Schubas, 773/525-2508, 3159 N Southport.

Steve Winwood. All ages. $33-100 7:30p.
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.

"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.

* Nocturna (since 1988). THE Electro/Goth gathering. Monthly. 18+ $10+ 11p-5a.
DJ Scary Lady Sarah spinning goth, darkwave, dark indie, deathrock, industrial, new wave, electro, ... Nicely decorated, often a special guest and giveaways. A tight but welcoming community of several hundred intriguing individuals.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.

Midnight Marauders ride. 3rd Saturdays 18+ Leaves after 11:30p-?a.
"Drinking club with a biking problem" Home after dawn.
Billy Goat Tavern, 312/222-1525, 430 N Michigan. Lower Hubbard.

Ongoing ^
Cubs home games. -2015.09.27.
Fr 04.17: 1:20p Padres ABC
Sa 04.18: 1:20p Padres
Su 04.19: 1:20p Padres WGN
Mo 04.27: 7:05p Pirates
Tu 04.28: 7:05p Pirates WPWR
We 04.29: 7:05p Pirates.
Wrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addision.

Different rock, experimental, jazz, ethnic bands almost every night. 21+ $?
Metro / SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark, Near Red Line Addison stop,
Darkroom, 773/276-1411, 2210 W Chicago,
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee, Wicker Park near Blue line Damen stop,
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western, dive-ish,
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln,
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, Highland Pk,

Latino Film Festival (since 1985). Over 100 screenings. -2015.04.23 Yearly. All ages. $10+ Various times.
Various locations.

Now playing.
Ex Machina, While We're Young, Cinderella, Chappie, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Jupiter Ascending, SpongeBob 2, 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, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

WAY too much great theater and comedy and dance to cover.
Pickup Reader and NewCity and TimeOut magazines.
Hundreds of city locations.

Hump Tour (since 2005). -Saturday 18+ $22 Fri+Sat 7+10p.
Curated by Dan Savage. Challenges ordinary people to make their very own five-minute dirty movies to win big cash prizes. Results run the gamut of the broad creative gamut of human sexuality.
Music Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport.

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