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2000.06.16 (week 155)
Fathers First!!!
  Fathers First!!!
Recommended:
* Father's Day. Honor and be kind to fathers Sunday and every day.
* Mark Farina, Darrell Woodson, DJ Krush and others at Metro, THE place to be on Friday.
*Dragon Room Saturday, K-Rad shooting a video.
* ONE WEEK: Better Living Through Circuitry at Century Centre Cinema, a great dance music documentary.
* Celebrate On State, bands, food, downtown. Also Custer in Evanston.
* Artists of The Wall Festival near Loyola, bands, mural painting.
* Farmer's Markets everywhere.
* Gaming Lock-In Saturday night at Screenz.
* SEQUENCE drum&bass at Fuse on Sunday.
* Summer Solstice on Wednesday.
* Great new shows all week on Comedy Central.


TV/Movies: * ONE WEEK: Grass at Music Box. Titan A.E. opens. Erin Brockovich, Whatever It Takes, Reindeer Games at Brew&View. * NEW SHOW! SouthPark, Strangers with Candy, League of Gentlemen. * Psychotronic Film Society shows "Sister Street Fighter" Thursday at a NEW LOCATION.

Fests: * Taste of the Heart of Italy Oakley and 24th. * Custer's Last Stand in Evanston. * Shades of Riverview carnival starts Wednesday.

Outdoors: * Bike Chicago Month ending. * Full Moon Friday. * Cubs host Expos Friday. * Hunger Walk on Saturday. * Boulevard Lakefront Tour early Sunday. * Model Rocket Launchings and Tree Identification Walk Sunday. * Group skates almost every day.

Music: * Ray Charles Friday at HOB. * Staind w/ POD Saturday at HOB. * Jean Luc Ponty Wednesday at HOB. * Michelle Shocked & Her Mood Swingers Thursday at HOB.

Theatre: * Big Apple Circus "Bellow & Friends" continues. * ENDS SOON: Bettie Page Uncensored. * EXTENDED: Hunchback Sat/Sun. * Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind Father's Day show Sunday.

Other: * Taissa Lada Fashion Show Midnight Saturday at Berlin. * Juneteenth and Emancipation Day. * Chicago Neighborhood Tour: West Side Saturday. * Lakeview Presbyterian Church Rummage Sale Saturday. * Art based on human internal organs at the International Museum of Surgical Science.

 Ongoing:
Big Apple Circus "Bellow & Friends" continues. One really good ring. -2000.06.25 $8-34 Sa-Su 1p+5p, We-Fr 7p.
Arlington International Racecourse, Arlington Heights, 312/902-1500.
http://www.bigapplecircus.com


NEW: Jr. Railroad: Model Trains in a Model Garden opens.
New exhibit with miniature recreations of many national parks and historic sites.
Chicago Botanic Gardens, 847/835-5440, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe.
http://www.chicago-botanic.org


ENDS SUNDAY: Bike Chicago Month.
Every day is packed with excellent special events, get the booklet! There are neighborhood tours, lectures, contests, stunt shows, clinics, Police auction, family events, parades, college events, ...
Remember: Bikes are allowed on trains all summer and any weekend!
http://www.cityofchicago.org/specialevents/Festivals/BikeMonth/BikeChicago2000.html


Blue Man Group. VERY impressive, funny, and interactive. $39-$46.
Perfect for tourists and the young.
We-Th 8p, Fr 7+10p, Sa 4+7+10p, Su 3+6p.
Briar Street Theater, 773/348-5996 info, 3133 N Halsted.
http://www.blueman.com


ENDS SOON: Bettie Page Uncensored. Well reviewed baudy biographical play, BYOB. 18+ -2000.06.24 Fr-Sa 10:30p.
Playground Theatre, 312/726-4849 tickets, 3341 N Lincoln.
http://www.psychotronic.com/bpu.htm


EXTENDED: Hunchback. Wonderful local company interpret Victor Hugo. $15-22 -2000.06.25 We-Su 7:30p.
http://www.redmoon.org
Steppenwolf Theatre, 773/335-1650, 1650 N Halsted,.
http://www.steppenwolf.org


WAY too much GREAT dance and theater and comedy and poetry to cover.
Get yourself a Reader or NewCity


Brew&View theater, movie, drink specials, smoking, heckling, fun!
8p (daily): "Erin Brockovich" Julia Roberts, Aaron Eckhart, Albert Finney, ...
10p (daily): "Whatever It Takes" Kids.
midnt (Fr,Sa,Th): "Reindeer Games" Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, Charlize Theron, ...
Brew&View 312/618-VIEW, 3145 N Sheffield. Near Belmont red line stop.
http://www.brewview.com


* Better Living Through Circuitry. THE Electronic dance underground movie.
Crystal Method, Roni, Spooky, Meatbeat, Cox, Moby, more.
Century Centre Cinema, 773/248-7744, 2828 N Clark.
http://circuitry.org


Grass. An even-handed documentary narrated by Woody Harrelson.
Music Box, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport.
http://www.musicboxtheatre.com


Movies:
Gone in 60 Seconds, Shaft, M:I2, Dinosaur, Gladiator, Titus, Committed, Flintstones, ...
http://bedno.com/movies
 Friday 2000.06.16:
Full Moon. Always adds an interesting twist.
http://www.earthsky.com/Features/Skywatching


* Titan A.E. opens. Dramatic anime of survival after earth is destroyed.
Voices of Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore.
http://www.afterearth.com


Cubs host Expos. WGN. 2:20p.
Also Saturday at 3:05p and Sunday at 1:20p.
Wrigley Field, http://www.cubs.com


Taste of the Heart of Italy. Food, wine and music in abundance. -Su 5-11p.
Oakley from 24th to 26th, 773/635-0506.
http://www.italcuisine.it


Ray Charles. 21+ $55 7:30p.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
http://www.hob.com


Iron Chef (Maitake Mushrooms Battle), fiercely competitive cooking translated from Japan, 1hr 9p.
Sip a drink each time Ota says "Fukui-san!"
FOOD http://www.foodtv.com/tvshows/ironchefindex


* Mark Farina. 8FATFAT8 - Live, Darrell Woodson. $15-20 18+ 11p.
ALSO: DJ Krush and friends in SmartBar. 10p.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark.
http://www.metrochicago.com
 Saturday 2000.06.17:
Farmer's Markets
Austin, Iowa/Central. 7a-2p.
Printers Row, Polk/Dearborn. 7a-2p.
Near North, Division/Dearborn. 7a-2p.
Lincoln Park. Armitage/Orchard. 7a-2p.
North Halsted, Grace/Broadway/Halsted. 7a-2p.
North Center Town Square, BellePlaine/Damen/Lincoln. 7a-2p.
Edgewater, Thorndale/Broadway. 7a-2p.
http://www.ci.chi.il.us./WorksMart/ConsumerServices/FarmersMarket/Schedule.html


Dads free when accompanied by family today. Have a father's day drink at the 95th.
John Hancock Center Observatory, 312/751-3681, 875 N Michigan.
http://www.hancock-observatory.com


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


Hunger Walk (since 1986). Pledged 5k walk along the lake. Registration begins at 8a.
Benefits the Greater Chicago Food Depository, 773/247-FOOD, 4501 S Tripp.
Starts at Randolph and L.S.D.
http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org


* Artists of The Wall Festival (since 1994). Bands, vendors, artists, neighbors. 8a-8p.
Participants pay to paint 100 mural segments from Pratt to Morse for cash prizes. Last year's was one of the best weekend's IN MY LIFE. Bladable path, good music, nice parks, veggie friendly. This year's theme is Soltice Celebrations, Past & Future.
Loyola Park, 773/764-9302, 6900 N on the lake.
http://www.xnet.com/~paigeone/wallart/wallart.html


Rummage Sale. Interesting stuff. Free 9a-4p.
Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 773/281-2655, 716 W Addison.


Celebrate On State (since 1988). Lots of bands, food, art. Free -Su 10a-8p.
Pretty neat event, has a bustling town square feel to it.
State from Wacker to VanBuren, 312/782-9160


Custer's Last Stand (since 1973). Large happy art/music/food/fun fair. -Su 10a-9p.
Evanston, 847/338-2204, purple line to Main.
http://www.chicagoevents.com


Taste of the Heart of Italy. Food, wine and music in abundance. -Su noon-11p.
Oakley from 24th to 26th, 773/635-0506.
http://www.italcuisine.


Organic Produce: A Gut Show opening. Art based on human internal organs. 2-5p.
International Museum of Surgical Science, 312/642-6502, 1524 N Lake Shore.
http://www.imss.org


Staind w/ POD. All ages $16.50 5:30p.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
http://www.hob.com


Wonderland. Rave.
DJs Johnny Fiasco, Ron D. Core, Klip Rock & Rob Davis, Michelle Saint & MC Rinse, Efex, Paul Anthony, Danny the Wildchild, Traxx, Damian, Bio Booster, Richie Wel, Marcus Watkins, Crash.
773-509-8145 * 312-506-4500


* Live PA by K-Rad, Pseudo Prophets, Know Budget. DJ Jes, Gabriel Palomo. 21+ 10p-5a.
Dress for being in a their upcoming video! http://www.padk-rad.com
The glamorous Lady J hosts. Drum&bass in the basement.
Dragon Room, 312/751-8700, 809 W Evergreen.


Lock-In! Fixed price all you can play top networked PC games. $40 midnight-8a.
Includes pizza and pop! Limited seats, likely to sell out, pay in advance to reserve. Over 18 can come and go.
Screenz, 847/332-1900, 1730 Sherman, Evanston
http://www.screenz.com


Taissa Lada Fashion Show "Rapunzel's Revenge". 21+ (open 10p-5a) midnt.
Nearly 50 pieces modeled by your favorite freaks, hair, jewelry, w/ DJ Waxy.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont.
http://www.taissalada.com
 Sunday 2000.06.18:
Father's Day. Honor and be kind to fathers.
http://www.fathers.com


Farmer's Markets
Bucktown, Cortland/Wolcott. 7a-2p.
Loyola, Sheridan/Arthur. 7a-2p.
Farm In The Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo. 9a-4:30p.
http://www.ci.chi.il.us./WorksMart/ConsumerServices/FarmersMarket/Schedule.html


Boulevard Lakefront Tour (since 1989). 10 or 35mi bike ride by historic sites. starts 7-9a.
BIKE A FOUR MILE BLOCKED OFF STRETCH OF L.S.D! if you register by 7:30a. Over 4000 participants.
312/42-PEDAL http://www.rideblt.com
Starts at U. of C., Woodlawn and 59th.
http://www.chibikefed.org


Artists of The Wall Festival (since 1994). Bands, vendors, artists, neighbors. 8a-8p.
Participants pay to paint 100 mural segments from Pratt to Morse for cash prizes. Last year's was one of the best weekend's IN MY LIFE. Bladable path, good music, nice parks, veggie friendly. This year's theme is Soltice Celebrations, Past & Future.
Loyola Park, 773/764-9302, 6900 N on the lake.
http://www.xnet.com/~paigeone/wallart/wallart.html


Celebrate On State (since 1988). Lots of bands, food, art. Free 10a-6p.
Pretty neat event, has a bustling town square feel to it.
State from Wacker to VanBuren, 312/782-9160


Custer's Last Stand (since 1973). Large happy art/music/food/fun fair. -Su 10a-9p.
Evanston, 847/338-2204, purple line to Main.
http://www.chicagoevents.com


Taste of the Heart of Italy. Food, wine and music in abundance. noon-8p.
Oakley from 24th to 26th, 773/635-0506.
http://www.italcuisine.it


Model Rocket Launching. THE gathering of sport rocket flyers and enthusasists. Free 2p.
My boy and I have launched with this group. Deeply validates that it's OK to be a geek. All skill levels. Northern Illinois Rocketry Association (since 1963) hosted. By nature these events are kept far from population centers. This in only once a month, and only in summer, so come now.
Green Valley Forest Preserve, NIRA 630-483-2468. Near Rt 53 at 75th Street.
Good site: http://nira.chicago.il.us


Tree Identification Walk. Educational for fathers and families. Free 2p.
North Park Village Nature Center, 312-744-5472, 5801 North Pulaski.
http://www.cityofchicago.org/Environment/NaturalResources/NorthParkVillage.html


Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind Father's Day show. Fr-Sa 11:30p, Su 7p.
Dads escorted by offspring free.
Neo-Futurarium, 773/275-5255, 5153 N Ashland.
http://www.neofuturists.org


* SEQUENCE. HEAVY drum&Bass every Sunday all summer! 21+ $3 9p-2a.
Resident headz Ry-N and Kevin Cunningham spin hardcore. This is a beautiful little club with great lights, sound, decore and staff.
Fuse, 312/932-9289, 738 N Clark.
 Monday 2000.06.19:
Juneteenth.
Freedom of slaves finally announced in Texas, two months after end of Civil War.
http://www.juneteenth.com


* NEW SHOW! Strangers with Candy, League of Gentlemen. 1.5hr 9p.
Comedy Central http://www.comedycentral.com


The Beat Project w/ Shon Dervis and Hiroki. Rap open mike after 1a. $3 10p-2a.
Coooooool scene with break dancers, beauties, and sophisticated beats.
MadBar, 773/BAR-BAR7, 1640 N Damen. Near Blue line Damen stop.
http://www.madbar.com
 Tuesday 2000.06.20:
Emancipation Day.
Observes the end of slavery in the U.S. in 1863.
http://www.nara.gov/exhall/featured-document/eman/emanproc.html


Farmer's Markets
Federal Plaza, Dearborn/Adams. 7a-3p.
Gately, 103rd/Cottage Grove. 7a-2p.
Lincoln Square, Lincoln/Leland/Western. 7a-2p.
Logan Square, Milwaukee/Diversey/Woodard. noon-7p.
Museum of Contemporary Art (ORGANIC). 10a-6p.
http://www.ci.chi.il.us./WorksMart/ConsumerServices/FarmersMarket/Schedule.html


Beginner/Intermediate Group Skate. Leaves at 6:30p.
A gentle group skate. You should at least be able to stop well. Full protective gear STRONGLY recommended.
Londo Mondo, 773/327-2218, 2148 N Halsted.
Check the weather: http://ChicagoSkater.org


* Nocturna. Goth w/ Scary Lady Sarah. THE weekly gathering of darker souls. $8 10p-4a.
Live performance at midnight by Trance To The Sun.
Smart Bar, 773/549-4140, 3730 N Clark. Near Red line Addison stop.
http://www.gothicchicago.com


Testosterone Tuesday, hard dance music, ultra buff male strippers. Free 10p-4a.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont, at the Belmont red line stop.
http://www.testosterone.net
 Wednesday 2000.06.21:
Summer Solstice. Longest day, official start of summer.
http://www.earthsky.com/Features/Skywatching


Start of Cancer. Astrological sign, the crab.
http://www.astrology.com


Shades of Riverview (since 1996). A carnival! ALL WEEK 5-11p.
Lane Tech Parking Lot, 773/935-9351, 2501 W. Addison.


Intermediate/Advance downtown group skate. Leaves at 6:30p.
Longest running such event - as mentioned in national press. Big loop past planetarium and back, then beers. 8-15 miles. Protective gear and blinkers strongly recommended, street skating.
Londo Mondo, 888/828-7630, 1100 N Dearborn.
Check the weather: http://ChicagoSkater.org


Jean Luc Ponty. 18+ $17.50 7:30p.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
http://www.hob.com


* South Park NEW EPISODE! 9p.
Comedy Central http://www.comedycentral.com


Women Obsession, mainly a ladies night for ladies. Free 10p-4a.
http://www.womyn.org
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. At the Red line Belmont stop.


Bass By The Pound - Seminar. THE weekly drum-n-bass scene. $3 21+ 9p-2a.
Casper and MC Blackeye spin London Garage Jungle. Great tunes, cool decor, good drink selection, teeny dance area, web-cast!
Big Wig, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division. Near Blue line Division stop.
http://www.bassbythepound.com
 Thursday 2000.06.22:
Farmer's Markets
Daley Plaza, Washington/Dearborn. 7a-3p.
Hyde Park, 52nd/Harper. 7a-2p.
http://www.ci.chi.il.us./WorksMart/ConsumerServices/FarmersMarket/Schedule.html


Fast Northbound Intermediate Group Skate. Leaves at 6:30p.
From Fullerton to the lake parks path end at Hollywood, then beyond. Improvised street skate back. Finishers rally at some bar. Protective gear, water, blinkers, strong legs recommended.
City Sweats, 773-348-2489, 2467 N Clark.
Check the weather: http://ChicagoSkater.org


Michelle Shocked & Her Mood Swingers. 18+ $18.50 7:30p.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
http://www.hob.com


* Psychotronic Film Society shows "Sister Street Fighter", a fem Kung-Fu flick. Free 8p.
Free popcorn, on two big and one giant wall screen.
http://www.psychotronic.com
NEW LOCATION: Tavern 33, 773-935-6393, 3328 N Lincoln. South of Brown line Paulina stop.
 Museums:
NEW: "Organic Produce: A Gut Show". Art based on human internal organs.
International Museum of Surgical Science, 312/642-6502, 1524 N Lake Shore.
http://www.imss.org


* NEW: Jr. Railroad: Model Trains in a Model Garden -2000.10.29.
Awash in color, variety, and sun hats.
World class, gorgeous in summer, easy to get to, great restaurant.
Chicago Botanic Gardens, 847/835-5440, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
http://www.chicago-botanic.org


NEW: Mars Exploration Station exhibit. Examines how people will live there.
Sky Pavilion. Major new expansion, much high tech exhibitry.
Adler Planetarium, 312/922-STAR, 1300 S Lake Shore.
http://www.adlerplanetarium.org


* FIREWORKS! Good shows -2000.09.04 We 9:30p and Sa 10:15p.
NEW! Pier Walk massive outdoor sculptural show now open. -2000.11.06
Oooooodles of other good art, IMax, food, Shakespeare, fun. See the free new E.B. Smith Stained Glass Window museum.
Beer Garden: SALSA TUESDAYS -2000.08.29 6-10p. CD94.7FM THURSDAYS Patty Haze hosts live bands 3-8p.
Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand.
http://www.navypier.com


Plenty of good art.
Mon closed, Tu 10a-8p, We-Su 10a-5p, FREE TUESDAYS.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago.
http://www.mcachicago.org


Post-Hypnotic. Visually active Op Art works. -2000.06.25.
Also: Loop tour by CTA train, free -2000.09.30 11:35a+12:15p+12:55p+1:35p.
Also: good stuff at the Randolph Cafe daily at 1p, late Thursdays.
Free. Mo-We 10a-7p, Th 10a-9p, Fr 10a-6p, Sa 10a-5p, Su 11a-5p.
Chicago Cultural Center, 312/744-2400, 78 E Washington.
http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Tourism/CulturalCenter


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


Sounds From The Vaults. Try 50 international instruments, world's largest harp!
Underground Adventure. Walk through hugely magnified soil ecosystem.
Field Museum, 312/922-9410, Roosevelt Rd. at Lake Shore. FREE WEDNESDAY.
http://www.fmnh.org


NEW: World's Largest Titanic Exhibit! -2000.09.04.
NEW: Collection of over 5000 fast food toys back to 1977.
Consistent world class wonderland, set aside a whole day.
Omni Laser Fantasy. 20KW music visual immersion experience Fr-Su: Beatles 6:30p, Floyd Machine 7:30p, Nirvana 9p, Beastie 10:30p, Floyd Moon mdnt.
Museum of Science and Industry, 773/684-1414, 57th at Lake Shore. FREE THURSDAYS.
http://www.msichicago.org


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


* Truly stunning world class aquarium.
Back outside deck has drop dead incredbile view of skyline.
Shedd Aquarium, 312/939-2438, 1200 S Lake Shore. FREE MONDAYS.
http://SheddAquarium.org


Masterpieces. Interesting permanent and visiting exhibits.
MWF 10:30a-4:30p, TuTh 10:30a-8:00p, SaSu 10a-5p, FREE TUESDAYS.
Art Institute of Chicago, 312/443-3500, 210 S Michigan.
http://www.artic.edu
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