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Saturday 2018.03.24
National Women's History Month (since 1987). THANXX! -2018.03.31 Yearly.
2018 Theme: Nevertheless She Persisted - Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. INFO SHARE

** Triton Troupers Circus (since 1972). FINAL TWO SHOWS! Yearly. All ages. 2hr $6 Sa 1p* and 7p.
Annual local circus with true spirit and extraordinarily skilled performers in all classic specialties; acrobats, trapeze, juggling, wire, clowns, feats of strength, much more. No animal acts. Come early (doors open 1hr before show) for tickets and pre-show. Popcorn, drinks, candy available. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday matinee interpreted for hearing impaired, and pancake breakfast with the cast 8a-noon.
Triton College, 2001 5th Ave, River Grove. Robert M. Collins Center Gymnasium, East side of street, just North of North Avenue (64), just West of 1st Avenue (171). Near Maywood Park. From 294 take Irving Park (19) exit East to Des Plaines River Rd South (right) 2.3 miles to 5th. From 290 take exit 20 to 1st Ave North. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Maple Syrup Festival. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-3p.
"Bring the family to experience the entire maple syrup making process, from tapping the tree and collecting sap to boiling it down to syrup. Stroll the sugar bush, enjoy storytelling and live music, make a craft, and taste homemade syrup." Park Village Nature Center, 312/744-5472, 5801 N. Pulaski. MAP SHARE

March For Our Lives. All ages. Free 11a.
Protesting for gun reform. Park, 1501 W Randolph. Near Washington/Ogden intersection.

"Journey for the Sun" -2018.03.25 All ages. $25+ Fr 7:30, Sa 4:30+7:30p, Su 3p.
"A Sci-Fi Cartoon Circus - Cosmic adventure featuring astonishing aerialists and acrobats, unearthly retro-futuristic sounds and songs and a enormous intergalactic robot."
The Actors Gymnasium, 847/328-2795, 927 Noyes St, Evanston. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

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.
03.24: The Apollo Program: The U.S. Government's Deceit of Astronomical Proportions.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Windy City Roller Derby. All ages. $? 6-9:30p.
A new breed of derby dame hellions on skates.
windycityrollers.comUIC Pavilion, 312/413-5700, 525 S. Racine. MAP TICKETS SHARE

Dixie Dregs. 18+ $45-60+ 8p.
Brilliant jazz rock legends.
dixiedregs.comVic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Earth Hour. Yearly. All ages. Free 8:30-9:30p.
"Sends a powerful message of concern beyond our city that demonstrates a readiness to address the harmful effects of climate change. Turns attention towards the need for substantial, long-term action to raise awareness about energy efficiency and global climate change."
earthhour.orgTurn off all lights. Wherever you are.

"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. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

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.
Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine. MAP INFO SHARE

Sunday 2018.03.25
Palm Sunday. A Christian holiday, Sunday a week before before Easter, 6th (last) Sunday of Lent. Yearly.
Commemorates the arrival of Jesus into Jerusalem, one week before resurrection, when the people placed palm branches in his path. PHOTOS INFO SHARE

Shamrock Shuffle (since 1980). Yearly. All ages. Always fills. 9:30a.
Columbus to Grand to State to Jackson to Clinton to Van Buren to Balbo to Roosevelt to Columbus.
shamrockshuffle.comGrant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.

Sunday MASSive. Sundays 21+ $? 2p-12a.
All day drum&bass DJs w/ pizza, PBR and whisky. Park Tavern, 312/841-2085, 2238 N Lincoln Ave. MAP SHARE

New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 6p.
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Last Man on Earth, more.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. 17+ $30+ 7p.
bonethugsnharmony.comHouse of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Buckethead. Ages? $30 7:30p.
bucketheadland.comVic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinary block of popular and leading-edge absurdist cartoonage.
adultswim.comTOON. On cable. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

Bittersweet. Monthly. 21+ Free 10p-4a.
DJs Philly Peroxide and Scary Lady Sarah spins goth club classics and new dark alternative music & video.
03.25: 8th Anniversary!
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Monday 2018.03.26
Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
03.26: Chicago Fire Banger! Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted. MAP SHARE

Tuesday 2018.03.27
Justin Timberlake. -Wednesday All ages. $55-275 2 shows.
justintimberlake.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison. MAP TICKETS INFO SHARE

Chi Hack Night. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6-10p.
"Volunteers create web apps with open data to improve transparency, efficiency, and decision-making for governments and our democracy."
chihacknight.org1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. 12th Floor. MAP SHARE

Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ $0-15 9p-2a.
03.27: Andy Cash Bday w/ Audiophlex Alcove Diskokitty. Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen. MAP PHOTOS SHARE

Wednesday 2018.03.28
"In One Ear" (since 1988). Poetry Open Mic. Wednesdays 18+ $3 10p-?a.
"2nd Longest Running Open-Mic In Chicago!" Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop. MAP INFO SHARE

Thursday 2018.03.29
Atomic Sketch Event (since 2008). Live Art. Last Thursdays 21+ Free 6-10p.
Established and emerging artists of various disciplines display, create and sell original new works at bargain prices. Drop-in artists welcome. Eye Lounge, 773/227-8851, 2403 W. Homer St. Near Blue Line Western. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Michelle L'Amour's show. Thursdays 21+ Free 8p-2a.
Weekly nite of vaudevillians, burlesque and extreme acts., 312/880-1511, 111 W. Kinzie. MAP SHARE

Friday 2018.03.30
* Good Friday. A Christian Holiday, remembers the death of Jesus Christ. Yearly.
Observed by readings, communion, preaching on his last sentences, including "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do". Two days before Easter. INFO SHARE

* Passover. A most important Jewish festival. 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. PHOTOS INFO SHARE

Critical Mass (since 1997). Last Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making our 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.
chi.bikeDaley Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Start Making Sense. Ages? $20 9:30p.
Premier Talking Heads tribute.
startmakingsenseband.comHouse of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

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"Ready Player One" now playing.
Olivia Cooke, Letitia Wright, Tye Sheridan, Hannah John-Kamen, ...
readyplayeronemovie.comTheaters Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

Now playing.
Maineland, Ramen Heads, Tomb Raider, The Leisure Seeker, Leaning Into the Wind, Red Sparrow, Annihilation, Survivors Guide to Prison, Young Karl Marx, Black Panther, Padman, Peter Rabbit, Winchester, Lady Bird, Three Billboards, Call Me by Your Name, Downsizing, Father Figures, Jumanji, The Greatest Showman, The Post, Last Jedi, Permanent, The Disaster Artist, The Shape of Water, ...
Theaters Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

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

Tattoo Arts Convention (since 1995). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $20-40 11a-8p.
Many vendors, artists, and judged shows.
215/423-4780 villainarts.comDonald E. Stephens Convention Center, 847/692-2222, 5555 N River Road, Rosemont. MAP INFO SHARE