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1999.08.20 (week 112)
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First re-use of a headline, sorry, it's just that it's something of a religious holiday for me. Witness the peak accomplishments of aeronautical science; The weekend when Chicago becomes a planetary beacon (First Contact reference - Hey aliens we're over here!). Last weekend I managed to see Run Lola Run, Matrix and Dark City in a row, on blades! The same lineup remains this week, as well as Universal Soldier 2 and funsters viewing of Mystery Men. This is the Bristol Renaissance Faire's last weekend. Go! There's a bunch of good late 20th century TV. Real World is in Hawaii, The Reader throws a Hawaiin themed Matches Party, and Excalibur hosts the Miss Hawaiian Tropic preliminaries. They're blading for money in Downers Grove, running at the lake, and selling Bonsai in Glencoe. There's an Andersonville Tour, the Ginza and Weed Street fests, and No Crime and Women's Equality days. The Cubs play every day, Virgo begins and the moon goes full. Major toonage includes REM, Wilco, Supa DJ Dmitry, Tower of Power, Groove Collective, Ralph Rosario, Moody Blues, Braid, DJ Dave Clark, Fear Factory, Static-X, Dope, Gipsy Kings, Moby, Boom Boom Satellites, The Temptations, The Supremes, Everlast, The Roots, Macy Gray, good stuff at Empty Bottle and Delilah's 6th anniversary. See you around!

Ongoing:

FINAL WEEKEND!!!! Bristol Renaissance Faire, big, positive, fun, goth, Sat/Sun $7-$15 10a-7p.
847/395-7773, Near Kenosha WI, I94 N to Russel Rd W to Frontage to 128. Coupons at http://www.renfair.com/bristol/index.cfm


ENDS SOON: Fireworks! Good shows 9:30p Wednesdays (+dancing) and 10:15p Saturday -1999.09.04.
Also the giant Ferris wheel, IMax theater, Childrens Museum, food, drink, blading, free trolley, and more than 100 large outdoor sculptures on display -1999.11.08.
Navy Pier, 312/595-PIER, 600 E Grand. http://www.navypier.com


Grant Park Music Festival, mostly classical, mostly weekends, mostly 7:30p.
Grant Park, 312/742-GPMF, -1999.09.21. http://www.grantparkmusicfestival.com


Chicago Summerdance, lessons, dancing, bands, many styles, Th-Su.
Lessons 6p-7p, dancing 7-9:30p, except ballroom Sunday lessons 2p-3p dance -5p.
Grant Park, 312/744-6630, cancelled if rain, -1999.09.26. http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Tourism/Summerdance/summerdance0899.html


Cows On Parade, around 300 life size statues decorated by artists, free -1999.10.31.
All over Michigan Avenue and assorted other major Chicago locations.
http://www.cowsonparade.net


FINAL WEEKEND: Run Lola Run, Spike&Mike Animation, simultaneously Fr&Sa midnight.
I saw this last week, and it is one of the coolest movies ever!!
Music Box, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport. Also other times/dates. http://www.spe.sony.com/classics/runlolarun and http://www.musicboxtheatre.com


Movies: http://bedno.com/movies
Mystery Men, Dick, Detroit Rock City, Free Enterprise, Runaway Bride, Inspector Gadget, Iron Giant, Eyes Wide Shut, Muppets From Space, Phennis The Menace, Wild Wild West, South Park, Austin Powers, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Matrix, American Pie, ...


Midnight Circus, theatrically acclaimed, one ring, Fr 8p, Sa 5/8:30p, Su 8p.
Ivanhoe Theater, 773/975-7171, 750 W Wellington, -1999.09.12. http://www.midnightcircus.net


WAY too much more GREAT dance and art and drama and comedy and poetry and music to cover.
Get yourself a Reader (http://www.chireader.com).


Last few weeks to vacation at the Wisconsin Dells meta-amusement park!
http://bedno.com/summer
Or visit some of our city's own amusement parks (http://bedno.com/find.php?s=amusement) or water parks and pools (http://bedno.com/find.php?s=swim) or miniature golf places (http://bedno.com/find.php?s=golf).

Friday 1999.08.20:

Black Harvest Film Festival (4th), -1999.08.29, $7 - not confirmed.
Film Center, 312/443-3737, Columbus Drive at Jackson.


Universal Soldier 2, starring Jean Claude VanDamme.
Opens. http://www.universalsoldier2.com


Ginza Holiday Japanese Cultural Festival, adults $3.50, 11:30a-8p.
312/943-7801, 435 W Menomonee. Arts, crafts, foods, demos. http://www.budtempchi.org


Half-Life Mod Tournament, inter-city team computer game playoffs, noon-.
Screenz (eCafe), 847/332-1900, 1730 Sherman, Evanston. http://www.screenz.com/GameZ/HalflifeWeekend.htm


Even Further, massive rave, campout, concessions, 72 hours starting Fri noon.
Kankakee? call 773-604-1644. Tons-o-talent, multiple tents, great web site. http://www.tribalbrothers.com


Cubs host Rockies, also 3:05p Saturday and 1:20p Sunday, 2:20p.
Wrigley Field, http://www.cubs.com


Miss Hawaiian Tropic preliminary event. 11p.
Excalibur, 312/266-1944, 632 N Dearborn. Tee hee. http://www.ACEplaces.com/x


Cartoon Cartoon Weekend, non-stop -Sunday, new Power Puff episodes, starts 7p.
http://www.cartoon-network.com


REM, Wilco, $27-37 7:30p.
New World Music Theater, 708/614-1616, 19100 Ridgeland, Tinley Park. Ticketmaster, 312/559-1212, http://events.ticketmaster.com/cgi/events/state.idc?state=il


Tower of Power, plus Groove Collective, 21+ $25 7:30p.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn. http://www.hob.com/bin/calendar.pl?VENUE=CHI


Brew&View, AWESOME 10P/MIDNT LINEUP! Smoking, heckling, drink deals, fun!
8p (daily): "The Mummy" Brendan Fraser vs. SFX.
10p (daily): "The Matrix" Reeves, Fishburne, Moss, Weaving vs. VR.
midnt (Fr-Sa,Th): "Dark City" Sewell, Hurt, Sutherland, Connelly vs. The Strangers.
312/618-VIEW, 3145 N Sheffield, Belmont red line stop. http://www.brewview.com


Supa DJ Dmitry (formerly of DeeLite), $10, after 10p.
Lady Miss Kier, originally scheduled, has cancelled.
Aura, 312/266-2114, 640 N Dearborn. http://www.domeroom.com


Bang: Ralph Rosario, Hiroki/Ryn in the mezz, crowded later, free -11p.
Dress well, no tennis shoes. Sometimes too much house music.
Crobar, 312/413-7000, 1543 N Kingsbury. Housey. Dress well, no tennis shoes. Check out this great techno/jungle/house/etc videos site: http://streetsound.pseudo.com/channel


Strictly Jungle, outstanding radio show! Best on far North side, 11p.
89.3 WNUI, 847/866-WNUI (-9687), 312/409-7249 vmail, simul-web-cast. http://jungle.ffwd.com/sjc

Saturday 1999.08.21:

Farmers Markets
Armitage and Halsted (Lincoln Park) 7a-2p.
Belle Plaine, Damen, Lincoln (North Center Town Square) 7a-2p.
Clark and Maple (NWU, Evanston), 7:30a-12:30p.
Elm and Dearborn (Near North) 7a-2p.
Grace/Broadway/Halsted (North Halsted) 7a-2p.
Iowa and Central (Austin) 7a-2p.
Polk and Dearborn (Printers Row) 7a-2p.
Thorndale and Broadway (Edgewater) 7a-2p.
http://www.ci.chi.il.us./WorksMart/ConsumerServices/FarmersMarket/Schedule.html


Lakefront Stampede, 3mi (also kids 1mi) run, $25 8a.
Montrose and LSD, 312/944-1030. http://www.gcmultiplex.com


Air and Water Show (41st) - WORLD CLASS EVENT!!! water 9-11a air 11a-4p.
Peaks at North Avenue beach, red line to Clark/Division, then walk North. WBBM (78AM) simulcast, swimming, vending, megapeople, 312/744-3370. Arrive early, prepare for fairly hot and crowded. http://www.ci.chi.il.us/wm/SpecialEvents/Festivals99/AirandWater99


Chicago Neighborhood Tour: Andersonville/Lincoln Square, 4hr, $30, departs 10a.
Chicago Cultural Center, 312/742-1190, 77 E Randolph, bring a snack. http://www.chgocitytours.com


Weed Street Summerfest (2nd), bands, tumblers, food, drum circle. -1999.08.22 11a-10p.
Weed Street (South of North Ave) at Sheffield. http://www.starevents.com/weedst.html


Ginza Holiday Japanese Cultural Festival, adults $3.50, 11:30a-8p.
312/943-7801, 435 W Menomonee. Arts, crafts, foods, demos. http://www.budtempchi.org


Chicago's No Crime Day, noon-7p.
Washington Park, 773/978-0868, 5531 S M.L.K. drive.


Sun-Times Sports Grand Prix (13th), nationally recognized inline skating competition, 4-10p.
Downtown Downers Grove, -1999.08.22. http://www.chicagoevents.com/SportsGrandPrix99.html


Moody Blues, all ages $35-75 4p and 8p.
Rosemont Theatre, 847/692-2220, 5400 N River Rd, Rosemont. http://www.moodies-magazine.com


Braid, band's last show, also Sarge and the Alkaline Trio, doors 6p.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. http://www.metrochicago.com


FELLOW CHICAGO FUNSTERS - come see Mystery Men with me, 7p.
I'll buy the pop corn. Bring your kid(s) if any and old enough.
Early arrivals, come to the bar across the street.
Webster Place, 773/327-3100, 1471 W Webster, at Clybourn http://www.mysterymen.com


Lift, DJs DAVE CLARKE, John Curley, TomE, Chris Walsh, Chad Sommer, $15 10p-5a.
Peak urban club-wear required. Expensive but big and intense.
Karma, 312/321-1331, 318 W Grand. Highly recommended by Daniel Quick. http://www.karmachicago.com

Sunday 1999.08.22:

Start of Virgo, astrological sign, the virgin.
http://www.astrology.com


Sun-Times Sports Grand Prix (13th), nationally recognized inline skating competition, 8a-6p.
Downtown Downers Grove, Illinois. http://www.chicagoevents.com/SportsGrandPrix99.html


Air and Water Show (41st) - WORLD CLASS EVENT!!! water 9-11a air 11a-4p.
Peaks at North Avenue beach, red line to Clark/Division, then walk North. WBBM (78AM)/WLS (ch7) simulcast, swimming, vending, megapeople, 312/744-3370. Arrive early, prepare for fairly hot and crowded. http://www.ci.chi.il.us/wm/SpecialEvents/Festivals99/AirandWater99


Weed Street Summerfest (2nd), bands, tumblers, food, drum circle. 11a-10p.
Weed Street (South of North Ave) at Sheffield. http://www.starevents.com/weedst.html


Ginza Holiday Japanese Cultural Festival, adults $3.50, 11:30a-8p.
312/943-7801, 435 W Menomonee. Arts, crafts, foods, demos. http://www.budtempchi.org


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


Friktion, great jungle/d-n-b w/ DJs RY-N, Snuggles, Danny the Wild Child, ... $3 10p-2a.
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western. http://www.emptybottle.com


Helsinki, choice techno, some house. DJs Angel Alanis/justin Long, $5 11p-4a.
Rednofive, 312/733-6699, 440 N Halsted. http://www.purefuture.com

Monday 1999.08.23:

Cubs host Giants, also 1:20p Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 7:05p.
Wrigley Field, http://www.cubs.com


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


Various electro-compu-psycho-hiphop-artsy-soundscape-inyourface bands, $7 9:30p.
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western. http://www.emptybottle.com

Tuesday 1999.08.24:

Farmers Markets
Federal Plaza (Dearborn and Adams) 7a-3p.
Lincoln/Leland/Western (Lincoln Square) 7a-2p.
http://www.ci.chi.il.us./WorksMart/ConsumerServices/FarmersMarket/Schedule.html


Fear Factory, Static-X, Dope, all ages 7p.
Riviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4647 N Racine.


Gipsy Kings, also Wednesday, price? 7:30p.
Chicago Theatre, 312/902-1500 tickets, 175 N State. http://www.gipsykings.com


Teen TV: Miss Teen USA (17th), new Real World and Downtown.
8p CBS http://www.missteenusa.com
9p MTV http://www.mtv.com


Nocturna, Goth w/ DJ Scary Lady Sarah, THE weekly gathering of darker souls.
Smart Bar, 773/549-4140, 3730 N Clark, near the Addison red line stop. http://www.gothicchicago.com


Testosterone Tuesday, hard dance music, ultra buff male strippers.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont, at the Belmont red line stop. http://www.testosterone.net


Modest Mouse with IQU (formerly ICU). Well reviewed electronica, $10 10:30p.
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western. http://www.emptybottle.com

Wednesday 1999.08.25:

Kemahna Wahna Meetcha, Reader Matches Party, ors'd, hula, 6-8p.
Place a free personal ad, contests, pretty conventional crowd.
Holiday Club, 773/486-0686, 1471 N Milwaukee. http://www.chicagoreader.com/matches/parties/holiday99/holiday99.html


Moby, Boom Boom Satellites, $20 18+ doors 8p.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. http://www.metrochicago.com


Seminar, (drum-n-)Bass By The Pound, DJ Kingsize (NJ), URB issue release, $3 21+.
Resident DJs Glyde, Gamewarden, Flipside, Poolside, Kee. Big Wig, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.


Lunacy, cheap drinks, ladies free, industrial, SM/tattoos, pretty darn good.
Dress well, no tennis shoes. Sometimes too much house music.
Crobar, 312/413-7000, 1543 N Kingsbury. http://www.gilburns.com

Thursday 1999.08.26:

Full Moon, always adds an interesting twist.
http://www.earthsky.com/Features/Skywatching


Women's Equality Day. Formerly known as Woman Suffrage Day.
Anniversary of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote in 1920. http://www.women.com


Farmers Markets
52nd Place and Harper (Hyde Park) 7a-2p.
Lake Street at Beaubien Court (Prudential Plaza) 7a-3p.
http://www.ci.chi.il.us./WorksMart/ConsumerServices/FarmersMarket/Schedule.html


Arts Expressions II, artists and craftspeople selling good works, -Friday 8a-6p.
2 N Riverside Plaza, 312/751-2500. Loopsters, stop by on lunch.


Aniversary bash (6th), William Darke, Fisto The Clown, art, hosted 7-10p.
Delilah's, 773/472-2771, 2771 N Lincoln.


Everlast, The Roots, Macy Gray
Riviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4647 N Racine. http://www.forevereverlasting.com


Really special downtown happenings and late hours.
MCA, Randolph Cafe, Shubert Theater, Shedd Aquarium, more. http://www.dtnchicago.com


The Temptations, The Supremes, $10-35 8p.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk http://www.ravinia.org


Adult skate w/ bar, hip-hop/urban, 18+ $7 9:30p-3a (FrSa mid-4a, Su 8p-1a).
Rainbo, 773/271-6200, 4836 N Clark. http://www.skaters.com


L'altra, Threnody Ensemble, 33.3, Daniel Givens. Prog rock-ish. $7 10p.
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western. http://www.emptybottle.com

Museums:

WEEKEND: Midwest Bonsai Society Show and Sale, 1999.08.20-22.
Large scale animal shaped topiary -1999.10.03.
Chicago Botanic Gardens, 847/835-5440, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe.
World class, gorgeous in summer, easy to get to, great restaurant. http://www.chicago-botanic.org


NEW: Roy Lichtenstein -1999.10.10, Examining Pictures -1999.09.19.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago.
Mon closed, Tu 10a-8p free, We-Su 10a-5p. http://www.mcachicago.org


MONDAY: Chip Hess discusses Bela Lugosi, Cafe, 1p.
Variety of very interesting works.
Chicago Cultural Center, 312/744-2400, 78 E Washington.
Free. Mo-We 10a-7p, Th 10a-9p, Fr 10a-6p, Sa 10a-5p, Su 11a-5p. Special performances Mo-Fr at Randolph Cafe daily at 1p. Late Thursdays. http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Tourism/CulturalCenter


Lovely design, near conservatory, lake, rookery. New lion web cam!
Lincoln Park Zoo, 773/742-2000, 2200 N Cannon. http://www.lpzoo.com


Consistent world class wonderland, set aside a whole day.
NEW featuring 11 monumental Keith Haring sculptures outdoors -1999.09.12.
NEW Omni Laser Fantasy. 20KW music visual immersion experience Fr-Su.
NEW Science of the Theme Park exhibit, take your kid.
Museum of Science and Industry, 773/684-1414, 57th at Lake Shore.
Beatles 6:30p, Floyd Machine 7:30p, Nirvana 9p, Beastie 10:30p, Floyd Moon mdnt. http://www.msichicago.org


Underground Adventure, walk through hugely magnified soil ecosystem.
Field Museum, 312/922-9410, Roosevelt Rd. at Lake Shore. http://www.fmnh.org


Seuss, Lego downtown, and far more quality exhibits and activities for young minds.
Chicago Children's Museum, 312/527-1000, Navy Pier, 10a-5p Tu-Su, free Th. http://www.chichildrensmuseum.org


Seahorse Symphony, the amazing seahorse and kin, becoming endangered.
NEW 90000 gallon Coral Reef Exhibit now re-opened.
Shedd Aquarium, 312/939-2438, 1200 S Lake Shore. http://SheddAquarium.org


Sky Pavilion, major new expansion, much high tech exhibitry.
Adler Planetarium, 312/922-STAR, 1300 S Lake Shore. http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/


Masterpieces and other stodgy stuff (16th century Polish works?!?!).
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

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