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1998.11.06 (week 071)
Another great week! IN YOUR FACE winter!

Another great week! IN YOUR FACE winter!
Fest-wise, this week we've got the Chicago Humanities Fest, the Lesbian/Gay International Film Fest, Hopefest and Art Expressions II. So much good music comes here, this week has DJ Krust, Phish, Lydia Lunch, Dishwalla w/ Sonichrom, Solex, Alien Sex Fiend w/ Electric Hellfire Club, The Legendary Pink Dots, Afghan Whigs and Howard Jones. There's an MCA First Friday, Veteran's Day and Art of the Motorcycle opens. But most of all I want to see the giant model railroad.

Ongoing:

"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, Cassinni model, more.
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


Mariko Mori, Japanese, explores femininity, various media, some high tech, -1999.03.14. Jana Sterbak, survey of works on notions of beauty, -1999.01.03. Damien Hirst, celebrated and notorius artist, -1999.05.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago Tu/Th/Fr 11a-6p, We 11a-8p, Sa/Su 10a-6p. http://www.mcachicago.org


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, more.
Art Institute of Chicago, 312/443-3500, 210 S Michigan. MWF 10:30a-4:30p, TuTh 10:30a-8:00p, SaSu 10a-5p, Free Tuesdays. http://www.artic.edu


"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


M.W. Burns audioscapes. He did the piece in one of the MCA windows.
TBA Exhibition Space, 230 W Huron, 3rd floor, 312/587-3300


Jason Salavon, sophisticated algorithmic computer art, -1998.11.28.
Peter Miller Gallery, 740 N Franklin, 312/951-1700.


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


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


Movies:
"Unmade Beds" about lonely NYC personal ad users, Three Penny, 773/935-5744, 2424 N Lincoln. Also: Orgazmo, Soldier, Pleasantville, Antz, Roxbury, Pecker, Rush Hour, Clay Pigeons, ...

Friday 1998.11.06:

"Chicago Humanities Fest" (9th), -1998.11.08.
Various downtown sites and times, 312/661-4962, $3/event. Many many lectures, films, etc, this year addressing gender issues and he/she relationships. http://www.chfestival.org


"First Friday", various performers, music and drink, 6-10p, $10.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago. http://www.mcachicago.org


Brew&View, smoking, heckling, drink deals, fun!
8p (Fr,Su,Tu-Th): "Armageddon" Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Ben Affleck, ....
10p (Fr,Su,Tu-Th): "54" with Salma Hayek, Neve Campbell, Mike Myers, Sela Ward, ...
mid (Fr,Th): "Last days of Disco" mainly beautiful unknowns.
312/618-VIEW, 3145 N Sheffield, Belmont red line stop. http://www.brewview.com


Krust, Dynamite MC of Reprazent, Morgan Ryn of Sequence, $10, 10p.
SmartBar, 773/549-4140, 3730 N Clark, probably quite good. http://www.metrochicago.com/Pages/smart_choices.html


"Lesbian and Gay International Film Festival" (18th) -1998.11.12
Music Box, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport. http://www.musicboxtheatre.com


"Strictly Jungle" radio show.
89.3 WNUR, 11p, 312/409-7249.

Saturday 1998.11.07:

"Art of the Motorcycle" opens, 75 bikes covering a century of progress.
Field Museum, 312/922-9410, Roosevelt Rd. at Lake Shore. Major show, reportedly will be massively crowded first few weeks. http://www.fmnh.org


"Chicago Humanities Fest" (9th), -1998.11.08.
Various downtown sites and times, 312/661-4962, $3/event. Many many lectures, films, etc, this year addressing gender issues and he/she relationships. http://www.chfestival.org


Garfield-Clarendon Model Railroad club showing one of worlds largest layouts.
Clarendon Community Center, 4501 N Clarendon, 773/327-3978, 1-4p, free, Sat-Sun only!


Chicago Neighborhood Tour: Andersonville/Lincoln Sq, 4hr, snack, $28, 1p.
Chicago Cultural Center, 312/742-1190, 78 E Randolph. http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Tourism/NeighborhoodTours


"Phish", 7:30p, doors 6:30p, also on Sunday and Monday.
UIC Pavillion, Harrison at Racine.


"The Real Nude" author/curator speaking on female professional body builders, 7p.
Artemisia Gallery, 700 N Carpenter, 312/226-7323, w/ demos by three Amazons.


Electro-Industrial night. (Please oh please let there be no House music!)
Neo, 773/528-2622, 2350 N Clark. http://www.pcc.net/cybercage/neo


Possible good dance:
Karma (312/321-1331, 318 W Grand), Dock Five (312/458-0939, 1520 N Fremont).

Sunday 1998.11.08:

"Chicago Humanities Fest" (9th), -1998.11.08.
Various downtown sites and times, 312/661-4962, $3/event. Many many lectures, films, etc, this year addressing gender issues and he/she relationships. http://www.chfestival.org


Garfield-Clarendon Model Railroad club showing one of worlds largest layouts.
Clarendon Community Center, 4501 N Clarendon, 773/327-3978, 1-4p, free, Sat-Sun only!


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


"Simpsons" new episode w/ Kim Basinger, Alec Baldwin, Ron Howard.
FOX (32), 7p.


Possible good dance:
MadBar (773/BAR-BAR7, 1640 N Damen), Aura (312/266-2114, 640 N Dearborn).

Monday 1998.11.09:

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

Tuesday 1998.11.10:

"Nocturna", Goth w/ DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Special guest Lydia Lunch!
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.


Dishwalla and Sonichrom, all ages, 7p.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. http://www.metrochicago.com


Solex, Chicago techo w/ sampling, well reviewed.
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western, 10pm, $7. http://www.emptybottle.com


Alien Sex Fiend w/ Electric Hellfire Club, 6:30p, $13.50, all ages.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn. http://www.hob.com/schedules/CHIbody.html

Wednesday 1998.11.11:

Veteran's Day.
Anniversary of the signing of the armistice which ended World War I in 1918. Legal holiday in the U.S. Also known as Armistice Day in Europe and Rememberance Day in Canada. Parade from Wacker and Wabash, 773/327-5756, what time?


"No More Blade Runner Metaphors, Video from Japan"
Celluloid Movie Bar, 312/707-8888, 1805 W Division.


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


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


"House of Trance", 9p-2a.
Mint, 312/492-MINT, 820 W Lake


"The Legendary Pink Dots", also Edward Ka-spel, Twilight Circus, Dub Soundsystem, 9p show, $12.50.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. http://www.metrochicago.com

Thursday 1998.11.12:

"Arts Expressions II" (12th), artists and craftspeople exhibiting fine works.
Atrium Mall, James R. Thompson Center, 100 W Randolph, 8a-6p, 312/751-2500.


"Afghan Whigs"
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. http://www.metrochicago.com


"Hopefest" Benefit for Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Bo Diddley, Johnny Winter, Koko Taylor.
Riviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4647 N Racine, crummy venue, depressing music, knoble cause.


Howard Jones, of 80s fame, 7:30p.
ParkWest, 773/929-5959, 322 W Armitage.

1998.11.06