Bedno.com Andrew  Do  See
1998.11.13 (week 072)
It's the annual city-wide week-long celebration of my birthday!!!

It's the annual city-wide week-long celebration of my birthday!!!
War, Cameo, Cornelius, Dread Zeppelin, Suicidal Tendencies and Aerosmith are playing and Patti Smith visits. There's over ten good dance things including a BrockOut and Berlin's 15th anniversary. Also a velvet gala, some good art, and new cartoons. Top that you say? How about a Bruce Willis fest, the circus, and a major meteor shower! Wow!!

Ongoing:

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


Too much fun stuff to list. Set aside a whole day.
Museum of Science and Industry, 773/684-1414, 57th at Lake Shore. http://www.msichicago.org


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


"Pier Walk", more than 100 REALLY impressive huge modern sculptures.
And plenty-o other fun, shops and food. Navy Pier, 312/595-PIER, 600 E Grand. http://www.navypier.com


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. http://www.artic.edu MWF 10:30a-4:30p, TuTh 10:30a-8:00p, SaSu 10a-5p, Free Tuesdays.


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


"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 and poetry and music to cover.
Get yourself a Reader or NewCity.


Movies:
Velvet Goldmine, Orgazmo, Soldier, Pleasantville, Antz, Roxbury, Pecker, Rush Hour, Clay Pigeons, ...

Friday 1998.11.13:

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


"Pow Wow" (45th) 75 Midwest/Plains native American tribes come together, public welcome.
U of I Chicago Pavilion, 1150 W Harrison, 773/275-5871, 5p-10p, $8 ($4 kids/seniors).


"Cornelius", Japanese electro-pop.
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee, $10, 9p door, 10p show.


"Afghan Whigs" w/ DJ Sole, all ages, $15, 6p doors, 7p show.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. http://www.metrochicago.com


War and Cameo, time? price? Too far anyway, but a great pair-o-bands.
Star Plaza Theater, 219/769-6600, 8001 Delaware St, Merrillville IN.


"Mixing", experimental vocal/musical works by women.
Artemisia Gallery, 700 N Carpenter, 312/226-7323, time? price?


"Strictly Jungle" radio show.
89.3 WNUR, 11p, 312/409-7249. http://www.psych.nwu.edu/folks/shum/pics


Probable other places for cool crowds:
Exit (312/395-2700, 1315 W North), MadBar (773/BAR-BAR7, 1640 N Damen), Neo (773/528-2622, 2350 N Clark).

Saturday 1998.11.14:

"Pow Wow" (45th) 75 Midwest/Plains native American tribes come together, public welcome.
U of I Chicago Pavilion, 1150 W Harrison, 773/275-5871, 10a-10p, $8 ($4 kids/seniors).


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


Bruce Willis week at Brew&View, smoking, heckling, drink deals, fun!
7:30: "Hudson Hawk" w/ Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell, James Coburn, Sandra Bernhard, ...
9:30: "Armageddon" (great venue for this flick) w/ Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Ben Affleck, ....
midnt: "Fifth Element" (Sa,Th only): (and this one too) w/ Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Milla Jovovich, ...
312/618-VIEW, 3145 N Sheffield, Belmont red line stop. http://www.brewview.com


"Velvet Gala" Visual/performance art (5-7:30p), fashion show (8-9p), DJs (10p-2a), $25 ($15 students).
IIT, 312/409-4661, 3241 S Federal, Hermann Union Bldg. http://www.iit.edu/~velvet


"Dread Zeppelin" reggae performances of Led Zeppelin songs by an Elvis impersonator.
Cubby Bear, 773/327-1662, 1059 W Addison, time?


"Bonkers!", two rooms, many DJs, cyber-lights, 3000 whistles.
773/509-6437 (Positive Kids), 773/509-6343 (Full Spectrum), 312/329-6126 (Untranslatable). http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Delphi/1533/bonk2.htm


Wagon Christ, DJ Krush, DJ Sole, by Vibeonauts, $12, 9p.
SmartBar, 773/549-4140, 3730 N Clark. http://www.metrochicago.com/Pages/smart_choices.html


Probable other places for cool crowds:
950 (773/929-8955, 950 W Wrightwood), Karma (312/321-1331, 318 W Grand), Red Dog (773/278-5138, 1958 W North).

Sunday 1998.11.15:

"Pow Wow" (45th) 75 Midwest/Plains native American tribes come together, public welcome.
U of I Chicago Pavilion, 1150 W Harrison, 773/275-5871, 10a-5p, $8 ($4 kids/seniors).


"Simpsons", new episode. Martin Mull and George Carlin help find Homer's middle name.
Fox, 7p.


"Whip Stitch" eclectic jazz, 8-10:30p, donation.
Heartland Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood, pleasant place.


Anniversary Party (15th), drink prices from yesteryear, 11p doors, crowded.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont, (at the Belmont train stop).


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

Monday 1998.11.16:

"YEAH!!! IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!!" (37th) time marches on.
All are encouraged to join me for hanging, talk, alcohol, and techno tunes. Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont (Belmont train stop), free, about 10p.

Tuesday 1998.11.17:

"Leonid Meteor Shower", earth's densest annual event reaches it's 33 year peak.
Best 1-6a, away from city lights (best viewed in China), also on 1998.11.18. http://www.earthsky.com/Features/Articles/leonid.html


Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus, various times.
United Center, 1901 W Madison, -1998.11.29. http://www.ringling.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.


Suicidal Tendencies, all ages, 6:30p, $15.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn. http://www.hob.com/schedules/CHIbody.html

Wednesday 1998.11.18:

"Leonid Meteor Shower", earth's densest annual event reaches it's 33 year peak.
Best 1-6a, away from city lights (best viewed in China). http://www.earthsky.com/Features/Articles/leonid.html


"Power Puff Girls" wild cartoon series premier. The Pilot was great.
Cartoon Network on cable TV, 7p, saving the world before nap time. http://www.cartoonnetwork.com


"Lunacy", cheap drinks, ladies free, industrial, SM/tattoos, pretty darn good.
Crobar, 312/413-7000, 1543 N Kingsbury, best from 10:30p.


Gang Green, SNFU, Beer Nuts, Dummy, Canadian skatecore?
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee, 9p.


"Apocalyptic Visions" short films about the end of the world, 773/235-4055.
Schubas, 773/525-2508, 3159 N Southport, free, 8p.


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


Adult skate, bar (sometimes closed), all levels, winter blading!
Rainbo Roller Rink, 773/271-6200, 4836 N Clark, 9:30p-2a, $7.

Thursday 1998.11.19:

Christmas Lighting Ceremony
State from Wacker to Congress, 312/782-9160, when?


Patti Smith signing her new book, 7p, requires ticket, 312/642-5044.
Harold Washington Library, 312/747-4300, 400 S State.


"Aerosmith", 8p.
Peoria Civic Center Arena, too far but worth noting.


"BrockOut" best jungle/drum&bass night in town, moshy from 11p.
Liar's Club, 773/665-1110, 1665 W Fullerton, like a conveniently located rave. http://www.psych.nwu.edu/folks/shum/pics

1998.11.13