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1999.09.03 (week 114)
Andrew's Chicago Fun Newsletter Rocks!!!!
Andrew's Chicago Fun Newsletter Rocks!!!!
Join Newsletter cru this Thursday for the Brew&View 10p showing of SouthPark, YEAH! Followed by the optional midnight Matrix. Looking for the one? This one week has the one 9.9.99, one MCA First Friday, one scooter get together, performances on the one World's Largest Harp, one labor day and ONE LAST DAY to see fireworks, and to make tiles for the Millennium Mosaic. There's a few days of National Catalog Clearance Sale, Taste of Polonia fest, Chicago Jazz fest, African Arts fest, Farmers Markets and Tibetan sand mandala making. The end is near for Buckingham Fountain shows, the Theme Park exhibit, Hubbard Street Dance and Apple Picking Season. The Cubs play every day, Neo celebrates 20 years and Gramaphone Records celebrates 30! Visiting and local vibes: Gregorian Chants, De La Soul, Biz Markie, Common, L7, Honky, The Dishes, Herbalizer, RubberRoom, DJs Rude One & Elevator, NY remixer Peter Rauhoffer, Cranberries, Collective Soul, Liquid Soul, Coal Chamber, Machine Head, Slipknot, The Gufs, My Scarlet Life, Blinker The Star, Breather, Kool Keith, DJ Spooky, Rob Swift, and Steve Winwood.

Ongoing:

National Catalog Clearance Sale. Overstock from top stores. 10a- Fr 9p, Sa-Su 7p, Mo 5p.
Navy Pier, 600 E Grand, Festival Hall. 888/530-0084, free admission coupon at http://www.apparelzone.com


African Festival of the Arts (10th), ancestral guidance theme, Fri-Mon 11a-10p.
Washington Park (Dusable Museum), 773/955-ARTS, 57th & Cottage Grove. http://www.windowtoafrica.com/1998-99.htm


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.
Grant Park, 312/744-6630, cancelled if rain, -1999.09.26. Lessons 6p-7p, dancing 7-9:30p, except ballroom Sunday lessons 2p-3p dance -5p. http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Tourism/Summerdance/summerdance0999.html


Buckingham Fountain, a landmark, -1999.10.01, light show nightly 9-11p
Grant Park, on the lake. (Congress and LSD) http://www.ci.chi.il.us./tourism/downtown/Buckingham.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


Tibetan Monk gradually makes a complex Buddhist sand mandala, -Thursday, 9a-5p.
Loyola Crown Center Gallery, 773/508-2372, 6525 N Sheridan.


Movies:
Outside Providence, Dudley Doorite, Better Than Chocolate, The Muse, Bowfinger, Mystery Men, Dick, Detroit Rock City, 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, ...
http://bedno.com/movies


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


Rhinoceros Theater Festival (10th), big showcase of new (experimental) plays.
Lunar Cabaret, 773/327-6666, 2827 N Lincoln, nightly, $10 obo, -1998.10.02.


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).


It's Apple Picking Season! Easier to get to than you might think.
Illinois and neighboring states. http://bedno.com/find.php?s=apple

Friday 1999.09.03:

Taste of Polonia Festival, food, music, dance, crafts. $3-5 5-11p.
Copernicus Center, 5216 W Lawrence, 773/777-8898, -1999.09.06. http://www.ci.chi.il.us/CulturalAffairs/CulturalDevelopment/CommunityCenters/Cprnicus.htm


Cubs host Dodgers, WGN, 2:20p.
Wrigley Field, http://www.cubs.com


Chicago Jazz Festival (21st), top bands, two stages, art, wine, 4p-9:30p.
Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, some simulcast on WBEZ (91.5FM). http://www.ci.chi.il.us/SpecialEvents/Festivals99/Jazz99


First Friday, music, art, hors'd, bar, 6-10p, $10.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago. http://www.mcachicago.org


Slaughter House Five, scooter owners get together, 847/971-6285.
Subterranean, 773/278-6600, 2011 W North - unconfirmed.


Benedictine Monks Gregorian Chant, $20 7:30p.
Hubbard Street Dance company, -Saturday $8-30 8p.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk http://www.ravinia.org


De La Soul, Biz Markie, Common. Hip-Hop, 18+ $18.50 7:30p.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn. http://www.hob.com/bin/calendar.pl?VENUE=CHI


Brew&View, smoking, heckling, drink deals, fun!
8p (Fr-Sa,Tu-Th): "Austin Powers II" Mike Myers vs. Mike Myers.
10p (Fr-Sa,Tu-Th): "South Park B.L.&U." Parker&Stone vs. MPAA.
11:30P (Fr-Sa,Th): "The Matrix" Reeves, Fishburne, Moss, Weaving vs. VR.
1999.09.04: MGD Blind Date ticket give away.
312/618-VIEW, 3145 N Sheffield, Belmont red line stop. Hi Dennis! http://www.brewview.com
HEY! See SouthPark on Thursday with newsletter cru!


L7, Honky, The Dishes. Rock, 21+ $10 9p.
Lounge Ax, 773/525-6620, 2438 N Lincoln. http://www.loungeax.com


Herbalizer, RubberRoom, DJs Rude One & Elevator, 18+ 11p.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. http://www.metrochicago.com


Space Ghost Coast To Coast, the strangest talk show in the galaxy, 10p.
TOON on cable, tape it, also see 10:30p Freakazoid and 8p Power Puff Girls. http://www.cartoon-network.com


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 1999.09.04:

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


Middle Kingdom Academy Of Defense fencing/rapier/royal weekend. -Sunday $3 9a-7p.
Classes, costumes, kid compatible, snacks, historical re-creationist. Society for Creative Anachronism http://www.sca.org
Emmons Elementary School, 24226 W Beach Grove Rd. Hi Carlee! http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Track/6491/defense.html


FINAL DAY! Public tile making for the Millennium Mosaic, free 10a-4p.
Field Museum, 312/922-9410, Roosevelt Rd. at Lake Shore. http://www.fmnh.org


Mass Ensemble performances on World's Largest Harp (100ft), free noon/3p/8p.
Open for the public to try playing 11a-4p. http://www.massensemble.com
Field Museum, 312/922-9410, Roosevelt Rd. at Lake Shore. http://www.fmnh.org


Chicago Jazz Festival (21st), top bands, two stages, art, wine, 11a-9:30p.
Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, some simulcast on WBEZ (91.5FM). http://www.ci.chi.il.us/SpecialEvents/Festivals99/Jazz99


Northwestern Wildcats vs. Miami Redhawks, season opener, 11:30a.
Ryan Field, 1501 Central in Evanston, also on WGN (720AM). http://nusports.com


Taste of Polonia Festival, food, music, dance, crafts. $3-5 noon-11p.
Copernicus Center, 5216 W Lawrence, 773/777-8898, -1999.09.06. http://www.ci.chi.il.us/CulturalAffairs/CulturalDevelopment/CommunityCenters/Cprnicus.htm


Cubs host Dodgers, WGN, 3:05p.
Wrigley Field, http://www.cubs.com


Lift, NY remixer Peter Rauhoffer, several good residents. $15 10p-5a.
Peak urban club-wear required. Expensive but big and intense. Sometimes too much house music for my tastes. Email your name to info@purefuture.com for discount. Karma, 312/321-1331, 318 W Grand. Hi Charles! http://www.karmachicago.com


Fireworks! great show, FINAL SATURDAY, free 10:15p.
Also the giant Ferris wheel, IMax theater, Childrens Museum, food, drink, and more than 100 huge outdoor sculptures on display -1999.11.07.
Navy Pier, 312/595-PIER, 600 E Grand. http://www.navypier.com

Sunday 1999.09.05:

Chicago Jazz Festival (21st), top bands, two stages, art, wine, 11a-9:30p.
Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, some simulcast on WBEZ (91.5FM). http://www.ci.chi.il.us/SpecialEvents/Festivals99/Jazz99


Taste of Polonia Festival, food, music, dance, crafts. $3-5 noon-10p.
Copernicus Center, 5216 W Lawrence, 773/777-8898, -1999.09.06. http://www.ci.chi.il.us/CulturalAffairs/CulturalDevelopment/CommunityCenters/Cprnicus.htm


P.T. Barnum Sideshow Festival and Amazing and Unusual Talent Search, free 1-4p.
Clowns, unicycles, juggling, tightrope, face painting, mimes, music.
Navy Pier, 312/595-PIER, 600 E Grand. http://www.navypier.com


Cubs host Dodgers, WGN, 1:20p.
Wrigley Field, http://www.cubs.com


Cranberries, Collective Soul, $15-35 7p.
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


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


Neo Anniversary (20th). Probably gonna be HOT (and too crowded)!
Neo, 773/528-2622, 2350 N Clark. Hi Ken/Cal! http://www.pcc.net/cybercage/neo


Gramaphone Records Anniversary (30th), 10 major DJs, 18+ $10 10p.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. http://www.metrochicago.com


Friktion, good jungle/d-n-b DJs, quite casual, 21+ $3 9p-2a.
May show: Snuggles, Ry-N, Danny The WildChild, Phixx, Groo, 3D, Current, Glyde, Phantom 45, Casper, Entropy, Hunter, ... Sometimes too reggae.
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western. Hi DJs! http://www.emptybottle.com


Jerry Lewis MDA telethon (34th), WGN (ch9) 21hrs starting at 10p.
Absolutely stuffed with major comedy and music stars. Web-simul-cast. http://mdausa.org


Helsinki, choice techno (theoretically). Tokyo's Ken Ishii, Chicago's Jude Jean-Pierre. $5 11p-4a.
Rednofive, 312/733-6699, 440 N Halsted. http://www.purefuture.com

Monday 1999.09.06:

Labor Day (legal holiday).
Parade (35th) starts at 11a at Pine Grove and Wellington.
Honors working people and celebrates their history and accomplishments. Last day to wear white. Drive carefully. Picnics abound. http://www.dol.gov/dol/opa/public/aboutdol/laborday.htm


LAST DAY! Science of the Theme Park exhibit, take a kid. - unconfirmed
Museum of Science and Industry, 773/684-1414, 57th at Lake Shore.
http://www.msichicago.org


Taste of Polonia Festival, food, music, dance, crafts. $3-5 noon-10p.
Copernicus Center, 5216 W Lawrence, 773/777-8898, -1999.09.06. http://www.ci.chi.il.us/CulturalAffairs/CulturalDevelopment/CommunityCenters/Cprnicus.htm


Cubs host Reds, WGN, 1:20p.
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

Tuesday 1999.09.07:

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


Cubs host Reds, Fox Sports Net, 3:35p.
Wrigley Field, http://www.cubs.com


Coal Chamber, Machine Head, Slipknot, all ages 6p.
Riviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4647 N Racine.


The Gufs, My Scarlet Life, Blinker The Star, Breather, all ages $5 6:30p.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Too cheap! Nocturna afterwards. http://www.metrochicago.com


Mass Ensemble performance on World's Largest Harp (100ft), free 8p.
Philip Glass and Ira Glass lecture - time? http://www.massensemble.com
Field Museum, 312/922-9410, Roosevelt Rd. at Lake Shore. http://www.fmnh.org


Nocturna, Goth w/ DJ Scary Lady Sarah, THE weekly gathering of darker souls.
Smart Bar, 773/549-4140, 3730 N Clark, near Addison red line stop. Hi David! 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. Hi Jim! http://www.testosterone.net

Wednesday 1999.09.08:

Cubs host Reds, WGN, 1:20p.
Wrigley Field, http://www.cubs.com


Hip Hop 2000 Series, Kool Keith, DJ Spooky, Rob Swift, $20 18+ doors 8p.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. http://www.metrochicago.com


Steve Winwood, 21+ $40 7:30p.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn. http://www.hob.com/bin/calendar.pl?VENUE=CHI


International Professional Inline Skating competitions, 1hr 8p.
ESPN2 http://www.espn.com


Seminar, (drum-n-)Bass By The Pound, good DJs, $3 21+ 9p-2a.
Minneapolis sonic architect Madkid featured.
Great tunes, cool decor, good drink selection, but no place to dance.
Big Wig, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division. Hi Phil!


Women Obsession, ladies mainly. Free, come after 10p.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont, at the Belmont red line stop. http://www.womyn.org


Lunacy, cheap drinks, ladies free, industrial, SM/tattoos, pretty darn HOT, $5 10p.
Dress well, no tennis shoes. Sometimes too much house music.
Crobar, 312/413-7000, 1543 N Kingsbury. http://www.gilburns.com

Thursday 1999.09.09:

9.9.99, some people think that's cool.
Next one is 01.01.01?


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


Around The Coyote (10th), TOP huge neighborhood-wide art event, -1999.09.12.
312/342-6777, Wicker Park (Damen/North/Milwaukee) http://www.aroundthecoyote.org


Cubs host Reds, WGN, 1:20p.
Wrigley Field, http://www.cubs.com


Video Music Awards (16th), self-referencialicious, 3hr 7p.
MTV http://www.mtv.com


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


HEY! Fun Cru viewing of SouthPark, 10p.
Meet by the popcorn (my treat) around 9:30p, I'm the guy with braids.
Brew&View, 312/618-VIEW, 3145 N Sheffield, Belmont red line stop. http://www.brewview.com


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

Museums:

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.
NEW: Transmute, new exhibit with some interactive online virtual elements -1999.11.07.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago.
Mon closed, Tu 10a-8p free, We-Su 10a-5p. http://www.mcachicago.org


Variety of VERY interesting works. See web site.
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. Also good stuff at the 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.
ENDS MONDAY! Science of the Theme Park exhibit, take a 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


NEW: Earth Harp: world's largest (100ft) stringed instrument opens. Try it free 11a-3p.
Underground Adventure, walk through hugely magnified soil ecosystem.
Field Museum, 312/922-9410, Roosevelt Rd. at Lake Shore. http://www.fmnh.org
Future Mass Ensemble performances on the harp: 1999.09.18 1p, 1999.09.19 3p, 1999.09.21 5p, 1999.09.25 8p. http://www.massensemble.com


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

Notes:

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ANOTHER FRIGGIN' PET DEATH :( My dear rat Magdah has left this reality. I think she was near 2yo. I should have gone to a vet when she first sneezed. Lilith, though older, appears fine. Rats are a VERY under-rated, smart, tame, compact and pretty pet. Visit http://www.afrma.org/afrma

1999.09.03