2001.03.09 (week 193)
Infinite Patience
  Infinite Patience
RIGHT NOW!!! "Infinite Patience brings Immediate Results" a dear friend once told me. So contradictory I still don't quite get it, but it seems to work. Of course we all know patience is a virtue... patience with yourself, patience with others, patience and click delete when it comes to email flames.
Thanx for your patience with this late issue. I'm glad I waited, some good stuff showed up late.
Everyone who'd care already knows Roni Size is here tonight. Aura, Crobar, and Charybdis are also good tickets. Sa/Su is a Science and Surplus sale, and at Navy Pier both the Flower Show AND the annual Architect's Mini-Golf course are open. There's also LOTS of good clubbing and concerts, balloon art, and EVERYTHING at HotHouse sounds fun.
Watch for multi-day events starting Fr/Sa.

* Ongoing: National Women's History Month.
* Ongoing: The History of the Universe at Mercury Theater.
* Fr: Full Moon.
* Fr-Su: Chicago/Poland Now at Chicago Cultural Center.
* Fr: Weezer at Aragon Ballroom.
* Fr: Roni Size Reprazent at House of Blues.
* Fr-Sa: "disOrientation: we don't need no stinkin' art school" at Charybdis.
* Fr-Sa: Cin Salach and Ten Tongues at PANG Studios.
* Fr: "Ride Like the Wind" interactive art show opening at Deadtech.
* Fr: Saw Doctors at Metro.
* Fr: The Orgasm rave.
* Fr: DEPARTURES Andre Solaris at Aura.
* Fr: Bang at Crobar.
* Sa-Su: American Science & Surplus Anniversary Sale at American Science & Suplus.
* Sa-...: Golf Around Chicago at Navy Pier - Crystal Gardens.
* Sa-...: Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier.
* Sa: Jeff Beck at Chicago Theatre.
* Sa: MOE at Riviera Theatre.
* Sa: College of Complexes at Lincoln Restaurant.
* Sa: Spacehog w/ Diffuser at Vic Theatre.
* Sa: DJ Peretz at Metro.
* Sa: Feast of Fools "Click and Drag" at Hot House.
* Sa: LodGiKal NoNSeNsE rave.
* Sa: Underground Sessions at U.S.Beer.
* Sa: Catalyst electrodark DJs at Morseland.
* Su: International Balloon Arts Convention at Hyatt Regency O'Hare.
* Su: Nuclear Shelter performances at Hot House.
* Su: MOTUS - Weekly DJ studio at Charybdis.
* Su: Signal Strength drum&bass at U.S. Beer.
* Su: Good Things funk at Empty Bottle.
* Mo: Flux Information Sciences w/ Stereo Sedative at Empty Bottle.
* Mo: Hiatus at Berlin.
* Tu: Nocturna at Metro.
* We: Unwind hip-hop/buffet at Sidecar Cafe.
* We: Corrs w/ Carry Pierce at Vic Theatre.
* We: Bulls host Philadelphia at United Center.
* We: Danny the Wild Child Seminar at Big Wig.
* We: Simple Pleasures / Droopy at Club Eden.
* We: Lunacy / Chris Gin at Crobar.
* Th: FOCUS Burning Man at Charybdis.
* Th: ROOT drum&bass at Liar's Club.

National Women's History Month (since 1987). THANXX! -2001.03.31 Yearly.

The History (and Mystery) of the Universe. -2001.04.15 No kids. $29.50-36.50 Daily.
Well reviewed work based on the great 20th century thinker Buckminster Fuller.
Mercury Theater, 773/325-1700, 3745 N Southport. Near Brown line Southport stop. MAP

Now playing.
Hannibal, Down To Earth, Sweet November, Saving Silverman, Sugar and Spice, Shadow of the Vampire, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Chocolat, Oh Brother, What Women Want, Traffic, Cast Away, Charlies Angels, ...

WAY too much GREAT dance and theater and comedy and poetry to cover.
Get yourself a Reader or NewCity magazine.
Hundreds of city locations.

Brew&View. Movies, drinking, smoking, heckling, FUN! -Thursday 18+ $4.
8p (Su-Tu): Wonder Boys - Reportedly a good oddball film, w/ Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr., ...
8p (Fr,Th): Unbreakable - Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright, Spencer Treat Clark, ...
10p (Fr,Su-Tu,Th): Family Man - Nicolas Cage, Tea Leoni, ...
midnt (Fr,Th): Meet the Parents - Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, ...
Brew & View, 312/618-VIEW, 3145 N Sheffield. Around the corner from the Red line Belmont stop. MAP
 Friday 2001.03.09:
Full Moon. Always adds an interesting twist.

Chicago/Poland Now. -Sunday.
An exciting weekend of new music, video and DJ/club culture from Poland.
Fr 6-8p: Interactive music and art discussion.
Sa 8p-12a: Performance and installations by Grazyna Auguscik, Stuckonceiling, Studio CH&K&K and Peter Style of CUKT.
Su 1-3p: New music featuring local Guillermo Gregorio.
Chicago Cultural Center, 312/346-3278 (FINE-ART), 78 E Washington. MAP

Yahoo Outloud featuring Weezer. All ages. $12 7:30p.
Concert w/ technology demos.
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop. MAP TicketMaster:312/902-1500.

* * Roni Size Reprazent. 18+ $22.50 8p.
Also w/ Die, SUV, Krust. Drum&bass staples, unique jazz/rap features. DJs Glyde and Kee open. Probable sell out.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn. MAP TicketMaster:312/902-1500.

"disOrientation: we don't need no stinkin' art skool". Fr/Sa -2001.03.10 All ages. $5 8p-1a.
"...join starving artists, jaded art school alumni, practicing art renegades and flourishing art school dropouts for two evenings of irreverent parody and outrageous farce inspired by the stultifying aspects of formal art education".
Fr/Sa: Sketches by The Proper Authorities.
Fr: Astro Porn by Rachel Decker, Stick Figure Drawing 101 by Cathy Haibach.
Sa: Professor Encyclopedia Lectures by James Zoccoli.
See Sunday listing for more info on this place.
Charybdis, 773/427-9970, 4423 N Milwaukee. Near I 94, 5 blocks from Blue Line Montrose stop. MAP

* Cin Salach and Ten Tongues. "Poetry band". -Saturday All ages. $5-10 8p.
Sung spoken word with percussion discussion.
PANG Studios, 1419 W Blackhawk. North of Division, just East of Ashland, MAP

"Ride Like the Wind" interactive art show opening. All ages. Free 9-11:45p.
This promises to not be a boring opening! Come drink some beer and ride an exer-cycle that will expand your inner mind and spank your inner child.
Show continues -2001.04.06.
Deadtech, 773/395-2844, 3321 W. Fullerton Ave. Corner of Fullerton and Kimball (blue line Logan Square stop). MAP

Saw Doctors. 18+ $20 9p.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop. MAP

The Orgasm. Rave. All ages. $20 9p-?a.
Two rooms: DJs Paul Anthony and DJ Funk, Orion, Neighthan Johnson, Zeek, Kane, Joel Evans, Dick Divine, DPM, Webb, Sampson, Pimpdaddy Stout, C-Money, Chad Benning, Nicholas Alexander, Illnoiz.
The Eclipse. 1/4 Mile W of I-55, exit 90 Toronto Rd.

DEPARTURES. Progressive UK house, deep funky trance, techno. Fridays 21+ $10 9p-4a.
Guestlisting gives $5 til midnite and open bar 9-10p.
FUEL presents: Into it's second year the soundly progressing night arrives at it's new home...
Resident Andre Solaris with weekly guests: 3.9: Chad Sommer (Pure). Beautiful club with upgraded sound and visuals.
Aura, 312/266-2114, 640 N Dearborn. MAP

Bang. "The Quality Of Sound". Fridays 21+ $15+ 10p-4a.
One of the hottest Friday spots. Resident Chris Gin with visiting heavyweight headliners. Always well produced, nice change of scene with Hiroki in the mezz. Lots of house, crowded late. Dress well, no tennis shoes.
Crobar, 312/413-7000, 1543 N Kingsbury. No public transit. MAP

Cosmix. Fridays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
DJ Greg Haus spins a blend of trance, hardhouse, breakbeat, and progressive sounds.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop. MAP
 Saturday 2001.03.10:
American Science & Surplus Anniversary Sale (since 1937). 10-70% off. -Sunday Yearly. Sa 9a-6p, Su 10a-5p.
Fun Geek fest. Toys, science, many thing available nowhere else.
American Science & Suplus, 773/763-0313, 5316 N Milwaukee. MAP

Golf Around Chicago (since 1997). -2001.04.19 Yearly. All ages. $5-6.50 Mo-Th 10a-10p, Fr/Sa 10a-11p, Su 10a-7p.
Fanciful mini-golf course by area architects, depicts many famed local buildings and themes.
Navy Pier - Crystal Gardens, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. MAP

Chicago Flower and Garden Show (since 1995). -2001.03.18 Yearly. All ages. Free. (-6p Sun) 10a-8p.
"25 themed gardens that magically transform Festival Hall into a lush botanical wonderland of color" also lectures, demos and 200 products/info booths.
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. MAP

Jeff Beck. $40 8p.
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown. MAP TicketMaster:312/902-1500.

MOE. 18+ $17.5 8p.
Riviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4647 N Racine. MAP TicketMaster:312/902-1500.

College of Complexes (since 1951). "The Playground for People Who Think". Saturdays All ages. $3 food/drink purchase 2.5hrs 8p.
Structured weekly free speech forum. 3.17: Beyond the Sensuous Man. 3.24: Threats to prehistoric Chicago earthworks. 3.31: Globalization: The Cancer Stage of Capitalism.
Lincoln Restaurant, 312/842-5036, 4008 N. Lincoln. Near Lincoln/Irving/Damen. MAP

Spacehog w/ Diffuser. A Q101 event. 21+ $5 8:15p.
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield. MAP TicketMaster:312/902-1500.

DJ Peretz (Perry Farrell). 18+ $20 9p.
First Chicago performance.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop. MAP

Feast of Fools "Click and Drag". 21+ (or w/ parent) $10 9p.
"[E]clectic, hilariously funny theatrics in a variety show format, where straight culture is turned on its head. In this month's show strange and beautiful theater artists explore the impact of the internet on their lives.".
Hot House, 312/362-9707, 31 East Balbo. Discounted parking available. Near downtown train stops. MAP

LodGiKal NoNSeNsE. Rave. 17+ $5 9p-?a.
Drinking -1a if 21+. Matt Druid, Andrew JB, Zeek, Wizdom, Shawn Myth, Scotty Rotten, Mike B.
309/823-0521 309/823-0303

UNDERGROUND SESSIONS version 2.0. 21+ $10 9p-3a.
Andre Solaris (Dark trance/techno), Acid Soldier (Hard Acid), N-Dee (Trance), Jasiu (Progressive Techno), Jason Nevens (Deep House), with intelligent lights and sound by Live Sound.
U.S. Beer Company, 773/871-7799, 1801 N Clybourn. Corner of Sheffield, Clybourn, and Willow. MAP

Catalyst. DJ's spinning the newest in dark genres. Monthly. 21+ $4 9p-3a.
Darkwave-Electro-Gothic-Synthpop-PowerNoize with Peccaui, K-Y, Joolz, Scary Lady Sarah.
Morseland, 773/764-6401, 1218 W Morse. MAP

* Variety. Saturdays 21+ Free 9:30p-5a.
"Progressive music and video. Meet and mingle with a truly diverse crowd. Dress up or dress down... this is the place to be what you want to be!" Local musicians perform early. An editor fave, always wild, often crowded.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop. MAP
 Sunday 2001.03.11:
International Balloon Arts Convention. Classes, competitions, parties, dozens of big sculptures. Yearly. 16+ 11a-3p.
Convention is actually a week, but only the last day is open for public viewing, then they are all popped.
Hyatt Regency O'Hare, 773/380-1404, 9300 W BrynMawr, Rosemont. MAP

NEW CARTOONS!!! New Futurama, King of the Hill, Simpsons, Malcolm. Sundays All ages. free 2hr 6p.
Frye goes underground, Peggy reveals a man before Hank.

* Nuclear Shelter. 21+ (or w/ parent) $10 8p.
Showcase of events to prepare you for the atomic millennium. Featuring art anf fashion show by Nuclear the artist collective, performances by Offwhyte a member of the Chicago hiphop collective Galapagos4, Kim the high-energy all-Asian girl rock band, and special guest DJs. Hair creations by Orbit Salon.
Hot House, 312/362-9707, 31 East Balbo. Discounted parking available. Near downtown train stops. MAP

* * MOTUS - Weekly DJ studio. Sundays 18+ $5 8p-1a.
This week DJs Flood (d&b), Kompute (Techno), P-Phunk (French House), Joyride (House). Also blader and skate board performers. Great 120'x120' space with giant slide and climbing nets, percussion structure, pinball, pool, skee-ball and arcade games, skater half-pipe, dance floor, DIY painting area, visual art and sculpture, graffiti and much more.
ALSO: FOCUS movie night Thursdays.
Charybdis, 773/427-9970, 4423 N Milwaukee. Near I 94, 5 blocks from Blue Line Montrose stop. MAP

* Signal Strength. Growing new drum&bass weekly. Sundays 21+ $0-3 9p-2a.
Vera commands: come out and support Natty, 40 Oz, Chris G, The Black Russian, others, for the sounds of d&b, dub, hip hop, etc. 3.11: Poolside & Glyde; 3.18: Brandon S & Still; 3.25: Chamberweed.
U.S. Beer Company, 773/871-7799, 1801 N Clybourn. Corner of Sheffield, Clybourn, and Willow. MAP

Good Things. 21+ $4 10p.
"Deeply heavy funk and soul spun by Dante Carfagna and Supreme Court.".
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western. MAP
 Monday 2001.03.12:
Flux Information Sciences w/ Stereo Sedative. 21+ $7 10p.
"chaotic musical invention".
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western. MAP

Hiatus. A night devoted to the celebration of rock, dance, and alternative. Mondays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
This event caters to people who like to enjoy conversation, good drinks, and great music from lounge/60s/70s/80s(predominantly)/90s(alternative) to the present. No techno "boom boom", or "thump thump" music. Legendary chicago personality Boa djs. Concept is basically "night off in clubland" come out and drink and dance with us.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop. MAP
 Tuesday 2001.03.13:
* Nocturna. NOW 18+! Goth w/ Scary Lady Sarah, THE weekly gathering of darker souls (since 1990). Tuesdays 18+ $3 10p-4a.
Nicely decorated, often a special guest and giveaways.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop. MAP
 Wednesday 2001.03.14:
* Unwind. Hip-Hop / Acid-Jazz after work. Wednesdays 21+ Free 5p-1a.
DJ Brian Sayles and CVicious spin. $2 Watermelon or SotB shots, $5 Cosmos. Free buffet after work!! Chess boards and lessons available.
Sidecar Cafe, 312/202-0502, 801 N Orleans. On the corner at Chicago. MAP

Corrs w/ Carry Pierce. 21+ $21 7:30p.
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield. MAP TicketMaster:312/902-1500.

Bulls host Philadelphia. FSChi. All ages. 8:30p.
United Center, 1901 W Madison. MAP TicketMaster:312/902-1500.

Bass By The Pound - Seminar. THE weekly drum-n-bass scene. Wednesdays 21+ $5 9p-2a.
Danny The Wildchild celebrating his mix CD release, promo copies and URB magazine giveaways. With residents Gylde, Flipside, etc. Great tunes, cool decor, good drink selection, teeny dance area. Sometimes web-simulcast. Can't come? Tune in to 89.3FM WNUR 9:30-11p.
Big Wig, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division. Near Blue line Division stop. MAP

* Simple Pleasures. Insane Audio Projects' weekly musical event in Wrigleyville. Wednesdays 21+ Free 9p-2a.
Chill, eclectic event featuring house, trip hop and jungle by resident DJs: Droopy, DVS, Mart-Dog, Renan, Quantum and Silver. Special guests announced through flyer and email. Past guests/residents: Justin Long, Sativa, DBX, Huggy, Frique, Glenn Underground, Halo, Chris Gin, Mystic Bill, John Simmons, Brian G., Traxx.
Club Eden, 773/327-4646, 3407 N Clark. Near Addison Red Line stop, South of Sheffield. MAP

* Lunacy. Industrial, SM/tattoos, pretty darn hot. Wednesdays 21+ $5-15 10p-4a.
A fetish friendly dark playground of decadence with go-go girls, buff boys, visual assualts, bondage and tattoos. Now with Residents Chris Gin and Mystic Bill spinning, Pat Parsons in the Mezz. Dress well, no tennis shoes. Ladies free, strange pets welcome, $1.50 drink specials.
Crobar, 312/413-7000, 1543 N Kingsbury. MAP
 Thursday 2001.03.15:
AFTERHOURS at the Art Institute. 3rd Thursdays $10-15 5:30-8:30p.
"Post-work celebration of the beauty of art and the power of entertainment." Themed to associate with current exhibitions. Includes gallery walks, tours, performance, dance, poetry, stories, music, complimentary food, bar. See the works while mingling/networking with a few hundred hipsters.
Art Institute of Chicago, 312/443-3500, 210 S Michigan. MAP

FOCUS. Movie/discuss/play night. Thursdays All ages. $5 Opens 8p, discuss/play -1a. 9p.
3.15: Independent filmmaker Joe Winston's acclaimed documentary "The Burning Man Festival".
BYOB, smoke, vote on next week's film. Previous films have included 2001, Princess Mononokee, and Tron.
Charybdis, 773/427-9970, 4423 N Milwaukee. Near I 94, 5 blocks from Blue Line Montrose stop. MAP

* ROOT. Monthly jungle/d&b event. 3rd Thursdays 21+ $5 9p-2a.
DJs Kevin Cunningham, Ian Morrison vs. Miss Biobooster, Black Russian, maybe Kid Entropy, Chamberweed, Natty, etc. Intensely energetic music, eclectic crowd of headz, chatting early, crowded late. Completely KISS themed second bar upstairs with pinball and velvet paintings.
Liar's Club, 773/665-1110, 1665 W Fullerton. Take I94 or Ashland/Clybourne. MAP
New exhibits on historic Polish astronomers, black holes, Hubble images. All ages. $0-5 Free Tuesdays.
Dramatically expanded, much high tech exhibitry. Excellent new web cam.
Mo-Th 9a-5p, Fr 9a-9p, Sa/Su 9a-6p.
Adler Planetarium, 312/922-7827 (STAR), 1300 S Lake Shore. MAP

Masterpieces. Interesting permanent and visiting exhibits. All ages. Free Tuesdays, else $5-8.
Mo/We/Th/Fr 10:30a-4:30p, Tu 10:30a-8p, Sa/Su 10a-5p.
Art Institute of Chicago, 312/443-3500, 210 S Michigan. MAP

Quality exhibits and activities for young minds. Free Thursdays. 10a-5p Tu-Su.
Chicago Children's Museum, 312/527-1000, Navy Pier. MAP

Many great exhibits of local works and curated collections. All ages. Free.
ALSO: Various special events, music and performances almost every day.
Also: good music daily at 12:15p (Classical Mo/We, Jazz Tu, Pop Th). Open late Thursdays.
Mo-We 10a-7p, Th 10a-9p, Fr 10a-6p, Sa 10a-5p, Su 11a-5p.
Chicago Cultural Center, 312/346-3278 (FINE-ART), 78 E Washington. MAP

Kremlin Gold: 1000 Years of Russian Gems and Jewels (-2001.03.30).
Underground Adventure. Walk through hugely magnified soil ecosystem.
(permanent). All ages. $4-8, Free Wednesdays. 9a-5p.
Field Museum, 312/922-9410, Roosevelt Rd. at Lake Shore. MAP

Exhibits covering 4000 years of surgical history. Not for the squeamish. All ages. $3-5 Free Tuesdays. Tu-Sa 10a-4p.
International Museum of Surgical Science, 312/642-6502, 1524 N Lake Shore. MAP

World class zoo. Now with web cams. All ages. Free.
11.1-3.31 8a-5p, 4.1-5.25 8a-6p, 5.26-9.3 Mo-Fr 8a-6p Sa/Su/holidays 8a-7p, 9.4-10.31 8a-6p. Buildings close earlier.
Lincoln Park Zoo, 773/742-2000, 2200 N Cannon. MAP

Gilbert & George: Nineteen Ninety Nine (-2001.05.20)
AA Bronson: Negative Thoughts
(-2001.04.22). $0-8 Free Tuesdays.
1999 is a monumental work projecting a vision of the next century with an emphasis on the delicate human qualities.
We-Su 10a-5p, Tu 10a-8p. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New years Day.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago. MAP

Consistent world class wonderland, set aside a whole day. All ages. $3-13, Free Thursdays.
New TIME exhibit now open, possibly the best collection in existence of clocks through history.
Mo-Fr 9:30a-4p, Sa/Su 9:30a-5:30p.
Museum of Science and Industry, 773/684-1414, 57th at Lake Shore. MAP

Oooooodles of good fun and art, IMax, food, Shakespeare, VR games, ... All ages. Free.
The outdoor skating rink is now open.
Mo-Th 10a-8p, Fr/Sa 10a-10p, Su 10a-7p, closed 12.25.
Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free trolley. MAP

Truly stunning world class aquarium. $11-18.
Rear outside deck has the city's best skyline view. Now with web cams.
Sa/Su 9a-6p, Mo-Fr 9a-5p (-6p in summer), many special late days, Free Mo/Tu Sept-Feb.
Shedd Aquarium, 312/939-2438, 1200 S Lake Shore. MAP
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