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1998.10.16 (week 068)
Is It Halloween Yet? Is It Halloween Yet? Is It Halloween Yet? ...

Is It Halloween Yet? Is It Halloween Yet? Is It Halloween Yet? ...
This weekend has Janet Jackson, Acumen Nation, Fright Fest, Hades house, spooky L rides, sweetest day, Prince night, some raves and a South Park Marathon! Alanis, AIR, dance slam and Japan 2000 come later and the film fest ends soon!

Ongoing:

My favorite costume shops for your convenience through October:
Drum Gift Shoppe, 773/769-5551, 5216 N Clark, quite nice.
Fantasy Headquarters, 773/777-0222, 4065 N Milwaukee, huge and comprehensive.
Lost Era, 773/764-7400, 1517 W Howard, vintage and fine.


"Chicago International Film Festival" (34th), 312/332-FILM, -1998.10.22.
Awesome, awesome, awesome. Get yourself a show guide and go see something special. Loews 600 N Michigan 312/255-9340, Music Box 3733 N Southport, McClurg Court 330 E Ohio 312/642-0723, Loews Chatham 210 W 87th 773/487-1625. http://www.chicago.ddbn.com/filmfest


"Chicago International Children's Film Festival (Cannes For Kids 6-13)", -1998.10.25
Facets Multimedia, 773/281-9075, 1517 W Fullerton. http://www.cicff.org/home.phtml


"Pumpkin Plaza and Haunted Village", city decorates Daley Plaza, activities, fortunes.
Washington and Dearborn, 312/744-3315, 11a-2p, M-F -1998.10.31. "The Hauntings at Navy Pier" many family events.


"Pier Walk", more than 100 REALLY impressive huge modern sculptures.
Navy Pier, 312/595-PIER, 600 E Grand. http://www.navypier.com


"Seahorse Symphony", the amazing seahorse and kin.
Shedd Aquarium, 312/939-2438, 1200 S Lake Shore. http://SheddAquarium.org


"Robot Zoo" large animitronic demos of how animal bodies work.
Museum of Science and Industry, 773/684-1414, 57th at Lake Shore, -1999.01.03. http://www.msichicago.org


Surrealist Prints and Alice Hargrave photos -1998.11.15, abstracts, quilts, sculpture.
Chicago Cultural Center, 312/744-2400, 78 E Randolph. Mo-We 10a-7p, Th 10a-9p, Fr 10a-6p, Sa 10a-5p, Su 11a-5p. http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Tourism/CulturalCenter


Japan 2000: Kisho Kurokawa architecture -1999.01.03, Mary Cassatt 1890s Impressionist -1999.01.10, Julia Margaret 1860s photos of women -1999.01.10, Ancient West Mexican art -1998.11.22, Central African masterpieces -1999.03.14, and more...
Art Institute of Chicago, 312/443-3500, 210 S Michigan. http://www.artic.edu MWF 10:30a-4:30p, TuTh 10:30a-8:00p, SaSu 10a-5p, Free Tuesdays.


"Blue Man Group" this stays here on the list until I see the show!
Briar Street Theater, 773/348-4000, 3133 N Halsted, $39-$46. http://www.blueman.com


"Jellyeye: Sonata Zero", suite of artistic group percussion numbers.
O'Rourke Center at Truman College, 773/878-9761, 1149 W Wilson, 8p Th-Sa, 2p Su, -1998.10.18. http://www.jellyeye.com


"Whatever", NewCity recommended, a one woman 100 character epic over four nights (Th-Su).
Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 773/335-1650, 1650 N Halsted, -1998.11.01. http://www.steppenwolf.org


Digitally remastered episodes of the original Star Trek. A dream come true!
Sci-Fi channel on cable, 6:30p and 10:30p, 1.5hr, in original order with cast interviews. http://www.scifi.com


Too much dance and art and drama and comedy to cover. Get yourself a Reader.


Movies: Antz, Roxbury, Pecker, Chicago Cab, Touch of Evil, Rush Hour, Clay Pigeons, ...


Friday 1998.10.16:

"Hades Haunted House" (20th) rated best by Fangoria!, $6-15, 5:30-10p.
Museum of Science and Industry, 773/684-1414, 57th at Lake Shore. http://www.msichicago.org/events/sof/index.html


"Fright Fest" redecorated rides and additional Halloween attractions, 5p-11p.
Great America, 847/249-1776, 542 N Il Route 21, Gurnee. http://www.sixflags.com/parks/index.html


Brew&View, smoking, heckling, drink deals, then go to Berlin after.
8p (Fr,Su-Th): "Lethal Weapon 4" (Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock)
10p (Fr,Su-Th): "Wrongfully Accused" (L.Nielsen, R.Crenna, K.LeBrock, M.York, S.Bernhard, ...)
mid (Fr,Th): "Naked Gun" (L.Nielsen, P.Presley, R.Montalban, G.Kennedy, O.J.Simpson, ...)
312/618-VIEW, 3145 N Sheffield, Belmont red line stop. http://www.brewview.com


Janet Jackson and N-Sync, 8p.
Rosemont Horizon, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont, Ticketmaster, 312/559-1212. http://events.ticketmaster.com/cgi/events/state.idc?state=il


"Dance Chicago: River North dance company", 8p.
Athenaeum Theatre, 773/935-6860, 2936 N Southport, -1998.11.01.


"Acumen Nation", Chicago foursome, art/techno/industrial/dance/rock/more, $8, 10p show.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark, I've got a comp, anyone want it? http://www.metrochicago.com


"Strictly Jungle" radio show, jungle, drum&bass.
89.3 WNUR, 11p, 847/604-1983


Also Goth at Neo 2350 N Clark and electronica at 950 W Wrightwood.

Saturday 1998.10.17:

Sweetest Day
Day to honor and be kind to one's sweetheart.


Farmers Market
Winthrop and Thorndale
Armitage and Halsted
Division and State
Clark and Maple, Evanston, 7:30a-1:30p
http://chicago.digitalcity.com/entertainment/farmers/farmers.htm


"Fright Fest" redecorated rides and adt>itional Halloween attractions, 10a-9p.
Great America, 847/249-1776, 542 N Il Route 21, Gurnee. http://www.sixflags.com/parks/index.html


"Haunted Elevated Train Rides" guided tour of spooky city history, free.
Chicago Cultural Center, 312/744-2400, 78 E Randolph, Saturday afternoons -1998.10.31. http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Tourism/CulturalCenter


"Hades Haunted House" (20th) rated best by Fangoria!, $6-15, 5:30-10p.
Museum of Science and Industry, 773/684-1414, 57th at Lake Shore. http://www.msichicago.org/events/sof/index.html


"Japan 2000: Kisho Kurokawa" opens, -1999.01.03, an architect? also see Julia Margaret 1860s photos of women -1999.01.10 and Ancient West Mexican art -1998.11.22 and Central African masterpieces -1999.03.14 and Mary Cassatt 1890s Impressionist -1999.01.10 and more.
Art Institute of Chicago, 312/443-3500, 210 S Michigan. http://www.artic.edu MWF 10:30a-4:30p, TuTh 10:30a-8:00p, SaSu 10a-5p, Free Tuesdays.


"Dance Chicago: River North dance company", 8p.
Athenaeum Theatre, 773/935-6860, 2936 N Southport, -1998.11.01.


"Return to Hardcore Chicago", many DJs, confetti, genx tribe..
773/509-6869, best flier I've ever seen for something without a location. http://members.aol.com/mushweb


Also good dance at Berlin 954 W Belmont and Exit 1315 W North.

Sunday 1998.10.18:

Alaska Day
Commemorates transfer of Alaska from Russia in 1867.


"Fright Fest" redecorated rides and adt>itional Halloween attractions, 10a-8p.
Great America, 847/249-1776, 542 N Il Route 21, Gurnee. http://www.sixflags.com/parks/index.html


"Hades Haunted House" (20th) rated best by Fangoria!, $6-15, 5:30-10p.
Museum of Science and Industry, 773/684-1414, 57th at Lake Shore. http://www.msichicago.org/events/sof/index.html


"Ghost Of Graceland Family Walking Tour", stroll the big name graves.
Graceland Cemetery, 4000 N Clark, Sundays 2p, -1998.10.25. http://www.graveyards.com


Alanis Morissette, Chris Whitley, 7:30p - sold out.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. http://www.metrochicago.com


"South Park Marathon" Drinking game ideas anyone?
Comedy Central on cable, starts at 9p, 4hrs. http://www.comedycentral.com


"New Power Party", The Artist Formerly Known as Prince night, DJ Samnation.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont, (at the Belmont train stop). Showing a movie at 8p, Dancing from 10p. http://www.emale.com/chi-nation


"Liquid Soul", great band with a rapper and horn section, 9p-mdnt.
Double Door, 312/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee


Monday 1998.10.19:

Diwali
Hindu festival of lights, honors Laksmi, godt>ess of wealth.


"Dance Slam", choreographers compete in five minute pieces, audience judged, $5, 7:30p.
Athenaeum Theatre, 773/935-6860, 2936 N Southport.


"AIR" experimental duo from France, euro-synth-ish?
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark, 8p. http://www.metrochicago.com


"Chrome", Jungle DJs, rapping, break dancing, best at 10p.
MadBar, 773/BAR-BAR7, 1640 N Damen http://www.madbar.com


Also good dance at Neo 2350 N Clark

Tuesday 1998.10.20:

Farmers Market
Dearborn and Adams, 7a-3p
Lincoln, Leland and Western
http://chicago.digitalcity.com/entertainment/farmers/farmers.htm


"Viva Variety" hosts remarry in season finale in Las Vegas.
Comedy Central on cable, 9p. http://www.comedycentral.com


"Nocturna", Goth w/ DJ Scary Lady Sarah.
Smart Bar, 773/549-4140, 3730 N Clark. http://www.gothicchicago.com


"Testosterone Tuesday", hard dance music, ultra buff male strippers.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont.


Wednesday 1998.10.21:

"Dance Chicago: Jazz Rhythms", 7:30p.
Athenaeum Theatre, 773/935-6860, 2936 N Southport, -1998.11.01.


"Lunacy", cheap drinks, ladies free, industrial, SM/tattoos, sometimes lame.
Crobar, 312/413-7000, 1543 N Kingsbury.


"Freakshow", William Darke's incredible "Psycho Circus", includes flaming chainsaw juggling.
Dusk, 773/292-1577, 1000 N Wood. - not confirmed.


"Women Obsession", ladies mainly.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont.


Thursday 1998.10.22:

"Chicago International Film Festival" (34th), 312/332-FILM, LAST DAY!!!
Awesome, awesome, awesome. Get yourself a show guide and go see something special. Loews 600 N Michigan 312/255-9340, Music Box 3733 N Southport, McClurg Court 330 E Ohio 312/642-0723, Loews Chatham 210 W 87th 773/487-1625. http://www.chicago.ddbn.com/filmfest


DJ Quest, Joyo Velarde, Blackalicious, DJ Shadow, DJ Sativa, $12, 18+, 11:30 show.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. http://www.metrochicago.com


1998.10.16