Bedno.com Andrew  Do  See
2000.06.30 (week 157)
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Recommended:
* Groove and Rocky and Bullwinkle open Fri.
* Steve Diet Goedde show at Feitigo Gallery opens Fri.
* FetishDiva MIDORI Hot Apple Pie Ball at Double Door on Sat.
* Taste Of Chicago at Grant Park.
* Pansexual Pleasuredome at Berlin on Sat.
* George Clinton & P-Funk at House of Blues on Sun.
* SEQUENCE at Fuse on Sun.
* Fireworks and Concert at Grant Park on Mon.
* Bass By The Pound at Big Wig on Wed.


Athletic: * Critical Mass at Daley Plaza on Fri. * Race To The Taste at Grant Park on Sun. * Cubs host Pirates Tuesday and Wednesday . * Tommy Hilfiger Run/Walk and Family Festival at Lincoln Park on Tue. * Intermediate/Advance downtown group skate at Londo Mondo on Wed.

Clubbing: * Velocity Magazine release party at Aura on Fri. * The Dome at USA Rainbo on Fri. * FOAM at Empty Bottle on Sun. * Nocturna at Smart Bar on Tue.

Fests: * Bristol Renaissance Faire. * Country Music Festival at Grant Park on Sat. * Art Festival at Chicago Botanic Gardens on Sat. * African/Caribbean International Festival of Life at Washington Park on Sat.

Music: * Robin Trower at House of Blues on Fri. * 1000 Maniacs at Joe's Sports Bar on Fri. * Boogie Tribe Summer Music Fest at Hawthorne Park Race Course on Sat. * Big Goddess Knocked Up at Metro on Sat. * Weird Al Yankovich at Navy Pier Skyline Stage on Sat. * BOX-O-CAR at Empty Bottle on Sat. * Richie Hawtin - decks at Smart Bar on Sun. * The Tubes at Navy Pier Skyline Stage on Sun. * Frankie Knuckles at House of Blues on Mon. * Kaboom rave on Mon. * Playboy Millionaires Ball at Circus on Wed. * Women Obsession at Berlin on Wed.

Other: * Independence Day on Tue. * Take The Pepsi Challenge at Navy Pier on Sun. * Earth at Farthest point from the sun on Mon. * Fireworks at Navy Pier on Sat/Tue/Wed.

 Ongoing:
Taste Of Chicago (since 1981). Beer, meat, people, major bands. Free entry -2000.07.09 11a-9p.
70 quality restaurants represented (bring plenty of money). Variety of special attraction. Use sun screen. Bands scheduled at Petrillo include Patti LaBelle, Michael McDonald, Al Green, Pointer Sisters, Taylor Dayne, Yes, Kansas, Wilco.
Grant Park, 312/744-3370. Red line Madison stop, also trolley and buses.
http://www.cityofchicago.org/SpecialEvents/Festivals/Taste/Taste.html


Bristol Renaissance Faire now open. Big, fun, joyful, semi-realistic, goth. Spend all day -2000.09.20 $$ 10a-7p.
Open just NINE enchanted weekends. Coupons at website.
Renaissance Village, 847/395-7773, Near Kenosha WI, I94 N to Russel Rd W to Frontage to 128.
http://www.renfair.com


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


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


Movies:
Titan A.E., Chicken Run, Gone in 60 Seconds, Shaft, M:I2, Me Myself and Irene, ...
http://bedno.com/movies
 Friday 2000.06.30:
Groove opens. A quality Bay Area independent film by, for, and about ravers.
http://www.groovethemovie.com


Rocky and Bullwinkle opens. De Niro, Russo, Alexander.
http://www.rockyandbullwinkle.com


Critical Mass. Bicyclists take over the streets in numbers, educating drivers. 5:30p.
Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington, 773/486-4861.
http://www.chicagocriticalmass.org


Taste Of Chicago opening festivities. Beer, meat, people, major bands. Free entry -2000.07.09 11a-9p.
70 quality restaurants represented (bring plenty of money). Variety of special attraction. Use sun screen. Bands scheduled at Petrillo include Patti LaBelle, Michael McDonald, Al Green, Pointer Sisters, Taylor Dayne, Yes, Kansas, Wilco.
Grant Park, 312/744-3370. Red line Madison stop, also trolley and buses.
http://www.cityofchicago.org/SpecialEvents/Festivals/Taste/Taste.html


Robin Trower. 21+ $25 7:30p.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
http://www.hob.com


Brew&View. Movies, drinking, smoking, heckling, fun!
Also showing CBS Survivor on the big screen Wed doors 6:30p.
8p (daily): "Keeping The Faith" Ben Stiller, Edward Norton, Jenna Elfman, ...
10p (daily): "Boiler Room" Ben Stiller, ...
midnt (Fr,Sa,Su,Th): "American Psycho" Various.
Brew&View, 312/618-VIEW, 3145 N Sheffield. Near Belmont red line stop.
http://www.brewview.com


Steve Diet Goedde show opening reception. Erotic photography. reception 8p-midnt.
A world reknowned artist in his genre. Show runs all July.
Feitigo Gallery, 773/384-0586, 1821 W North Ave.
http://www.feitico.com


Velocity Magazine release party. And fashion show. Cocktails 9-10:30p.
Aura, 312/266-2114, 640 N Dearborn.
http://www.aceplaces.com/aura


Iron Chef (Duck 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


1000 Maniacs. 21+ $15 10p.
http://www.maniacs.coma
Joe's Sports Bar, 312/337-3486, 940 W Weed.
http://www.joesbar.com


The Dome. A new Friday partaaaaay. 18+ 11p-4a.
Lots-o-DJs, fits 1000, parking, 15KW sound, dress well, 312/940-DOME.
USA Rainbo, 773/271-6200, 4836 N Clark.
 Saturday 2000.07.01:
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


Art Festival. Works by over 100 artists with emphasis on botanic themes.
Chicago Botanic Gardens, 847/835-5440, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe.
http://www.chicago-botanic.org


African/Caribbean International Festival of Life (since 1993). $5 10a-10p.
Washington Park, 312/427-0266, 55th at Cottage Grove.


Country Music Festival (since 1990). -Su 11a-9p.
Part of the Taste. Two stages, line dancing.
Grant Park, 312/744-3370.
http://www.cityofchicago.org/SpecialEvents/Festivals/CountryMusic/Country.html


Sculptural Gardening Project. Decorating front and interior spaces. -2000.09.10.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago.
http://www.mcachicago.org


Boogie Tribe Summer Music Fest. All ages $25-30 12hr 2p-2a.
Non-stop electronic music, art & summer outdoor dancing. Stage A: Bad Boy Bill, Christopher Lawrence, Robert Hood, T-1000, Frankie Bones, Total Science, DJ Lee, DJ Funk, Submerge 101, Underground Sol Jazz. Stage B: Lego, Psychobitch, Teri Bristol, Justin Long, Danny The Wildchild, Nosmo. Stage C: Chad Sommer, DJ Mode, Phil Free Art, Gabriel Segura, Daniel Garibay, Roger De Luna, Eddie De Soto, Superboy. Room for 20K people, 3k cars. GREAT flier, food, beer, grass, legal.
Hawthorne Park Race Course, 773-509-5050, 94 E to 55 S to Cicero to Pershing/Laramie.
http://www.boogietribe.com


Big Goddess Pow Wow 9 - "Big Goddess Knocked Up". 18+ $20 doors 7p show 8p.
Lisa Buscani / La Vie Ennvi, Donna Blue Lockman, Jenny Magnus / Brigid Murphy, Cyn Salach and Ten Tongues, Reno / Cheryl Trykv, Marcia Wilkie. Hosted By Paula Killen.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Red line Addison stop.
http://www.metrochicago.com


* Weird Al Yankovich. An absolute GENIUS! $28 6:30p and 9:30p.
Navy Pier Skyline Stage, 312/595-PIER, 600 E Grand.
http://www.navypier.com/skyline.html


* FetishDiva MIDORI Hot Apple Pie Ball. $25-25 21+ 9p-3a.
Fashion shows, performance art, bondage demons, dungeon. Fetish or formal attire required.
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee. Corner of Milwaukee/Damen/North.
http://www.doubledoor.com


1000 Maniacs. 21+ $15 10p.
http://www.maniacs.com
Joe's Sports Bar, 312/337-3486, 940 W Weed.
http://www.joesbar.com


BOX-O-CAR. Five piece glam/power-pop band. $7 10p.
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western.
http://www.emptybottle.com


* Pansexual Pleasuredome (or something). DJ Dion spins. 21+ $5 aft midnt 10p-5a.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont.
http://www.hauswerkz.com


* Fireworks! Also IMax, scultures, daquirees, ... We/Sa -2000.09.04 10:15p.
Navy Pier, 312/595-PIER, 600 E Grand.
http://www.navypier.com
 Sunday 2000.07.02:
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


Race To The Taste (since 1993). 5K, USATF certified. $12-15 8a.
Benefits Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Grant Park, Columbus and Balbo.
http://www.cityofchicago.org


Art Festival. Works by over 100 artists with emphasis on botanic themes.
Chicago Botanic Gardens, 847/835-5440, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe.
http://www.chicago-botanic.org


Take The Pepsi Challenge. Vote on your preferred pop. Free 10a-7p.
Navy Pier, Gateway Park Fountain, 312/595-PIER, 600 E Grand.
http://www.navypier.com


African/Caribbean International Festival of Life (since 1993). $5 10a-10p.
Washington Park, 312/427-0266, 55th at Cottage Grove.


Country Music Festival (since 1990). -Su 11a-9p.
Part of the Taste. Two stages, line dancing.
Grant Park, 312/744-3370.
http://www.cityofchicago.org/SpecialEvents/Festivals/CountryMusic/Country.html


George Clinton & P-Funk. 18+ $36.50 7:30p.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
http://www.hob.com


* The Tubes. Awesome in the 80s! $28 6:30p and 9:30p.
Navy Pier Skyline Stage, 312/595-PIER, 600 E Grand.
http://www.navypier.com/skyline.html


Richie Hawtin - decks, EFX & 909 Tour 2000 - "An Intimate 6 hour set". 21+ $25 9p.
Smart Bar, 773/549-4140, 3730 N Clark. Near Red line Addison stop.
http://www.metrochicago.com/pages2/smart_choices.html


FOAM. "Neu era of danceland ... mad new bomb beats" $5 10p.
Nonstop beats, swirling lights, smoke, film... Kevin Drumm, Fred Lonberg-holm, Rob Mazurek, Jeff Parker, Ken Vandermark, Izade. Breakdancing?
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western.
http://www.emptybottle.com


* SEQUENCE. HEAVY drum&Bass every Sunday all summer! 21+ $3 9p-2a.
Resident headz Ry-N and Kevin Cunningham spin hardcore with guest Current. This is a beautiful little club with great lights, sound, decore and staff.
Fuse, 312/932-9289, 738 N Clark.
 Monday 2000.07.03:
Cubs host Pirates. FSN. 1:20p.
Also Tuesday and Wednesday on WGN at 1:20p.
Wrigley Field, http://www.cubs.com


Earth at Aphelion. 9p.
Farthest point from the sun.
http://earthsky.com/Features/Skywatching


Frankie Knuckles. Dance music big name. 21+ $12-15 9p
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
http://www.hob.com


Kaboom rave. An N'Joy production. All ages $15.
DJs Hyperactive, Swamp, Danny Tha Wildchild, Paul Anthony, Distortion, Justin Long, David Prime.
630/415-3158, 312/409-5669.


Independence Day Concert and Fireworks. Draws over a million to Pier/Taste area. 9:30p.
Also many great suburban shows! FOX (32) simulcast from 8p.
Grant Park, 312/744-3370. Take the train!
http://www.fireworks.com
 Tuesday 2000.07.04:
Independence Day.
Commemorates 1776 passing of the Declaration of Independence.
http://www.holidays.net/independence!


Tommy Hilfiger Run/Walk and Family Festival (since 1999). $20-25, before 8a.
5K, junior dash, prizes. Benefits MS Society.
Lincoln Park, 773-404-2372.
http://www.caprievents.com


Fireworks! Also free concerts, IMax, scultures, daquirees, ... 9:30p.
Navy Pier, 312/595-PIER, 600 E Grand.
http://www.navypier.com


Nocturna. Goth w/ Scary Lady Sarah, THE weekly gathering of darker souls. $8 10p-4a.
CD giveaway for Regenerator. 'Zine giveaway,
Smart Bar, 773/549-4140, 3730 N Clark. Near Red line Addison stop.
http://www.gothicchicago.com
 Wednesday 2000.07.05:
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


Playboy Millionaires Ball. Darva Conger and Limp Bizkit host.
Circus, 312/266-1200, 901 W Weed. Dress well.
http://www.circuschicago.com


Bass By The Pound - Seminar. THE weekly drum-n-bass scene. $7 21+ 9p-2a.
UK Jungle originals Kenny Ken & MC Fearless on a new CD tour. 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


Fireworks! Also IMax, scultures, daquirees, ... We/Sa -2000.09.04 10:15p.
Navy Pier, 312/595-PIER, 600 E Grand.
http://www.navypier.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.
 Thursday 2000.07.06:
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


Network Sweeps. Extra special free TV and new episodes. -2000.08.02.
http://www.tvguide.com


DOWNTOWN Thursday. Special evening events and late hours at ALL MAJOR cultural institutions.
MCA, Randolph Cafe, Shubert Theater, Shedd Aquarium (Jazz), MUCH MORE!
Details: http://www.dtnchicago.com
 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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2000.06.30