2002.04.05 (week 249)
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Ongoing: Chicago Earth Month.
..-Su: Alvin Ailey Dance Theater at Auditorium Theatre.
Ongoing: 2001 new 70mm print at Music Box Theatre.
Ongoing: Mini Golf Around Chicago at Navy Pier - Crystal Gardens.
Ongoing: Big Trouble now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
Fr: "The Invented Figure" at Woman Made Gallery.
Fr: First Friday at Museum of Contemporary Art.
Fr: Sparta / Thursday at House of Blues.
Fr: Rob Zombie at Aragon Ballroom.
Fr: Slammed! at Nocturnal.
Fr: Hex at Winner's.
Fr: Lexx NEW EPISODES!!! on SCI.
Fr: DJ Danny Miller's stuff and things. at Hollywood East.
Fr: Silly Rabbit at Rednofive.
Fr: Tony Levin Band at Martyrs'.
Sa: No Doubt at Aragon Ballroom.
Sa: Departures at Cafe Lura.
Sa: Hair Banger's Ball at Joe's Sports Bar.
Sa: Bumpus, Urban Funk Ordinance at Metro.
Su: Daylight Savings Time begins.

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* Chicago Earth Month. -2002.04.30 Yearly.
Reflect on ecological issues and commit to the conservation and reclamation of nature. Observed in various small ways by many area cultural institutions.

* Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. -2002.04.07 $20-60 Various times.
Auditorium Theatre, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.

* 2001 new 70mm print. Fridays -2002.04.12 No pre-teens. $10 Various times.
Presenting this new print copy of the 1968 Kubrick classic to celebrate installation of new sound and projection equipment here.
Music Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport.

* Mini Golf Around Chicago (since 1996). -2002.04.19 Yearly. All ages. $5.25-6.75 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. See full photo album below to vote on your favorite hole.
Navy Pier - Crystal Gardens, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand.

Now playing.
Blade II, Resident Evil, Ice Age, The Time Machine, A Beautiful Mind, Lord of The Rings, Ali, Harry Potter, Monsters Inc, Kung Pow, Rollerball, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

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

Movies and Beer. Smoking, heckling, FUN! -Thursday 18+ (ID reqd) $5.
8p (Fr,Su-Th): The Big Lebowski - Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, David Huddleston, Steve Buscemi, ...
10p (Fr,Su-Th): The Man Who Wasn't There - Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, James Gandolfini, Tony Shalhoub, Michael Badalucco, ...
MIDNT (Fr,Th): Not Another Teen Movie - "The Teen Mother Of All Movies!"
Brew & View, 312/618-VIEW, 3145 N Sheffield. Around the corner from the Red line Belmont stop.

Friday 2002.04.05:    ^
* Big Trouble now playing.
The lives of several Miami denizens, (ad agents, gunrunners, street thugs, police, and teen-agers) intersect with hilarious results. Tim Allen, Omar Epps, Dennis Farina, Ben Foster, Janeane Garofalo, Jason Lee, Rene Russo, Tom Sizemore, Stanley Tucci, Zooey Deschanel, Johnny Knoxville, Heavy D, Sofia Vergara, Patrick Warburton. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, written by Dave Barry and Robert Ramsey.
Theaters Everywhere.

* "The Invented Figure" Opening reception. 6-9p.
"[U]ses the figure as a metaphor for human experience. The show consists of work in all media which go beyond merely recording the image of the body as a form in space. Visual ideas about the figure draw from a combination of sources: art history, memory or images of contemporary life and culture. Invention is the key ingredient."
Woman Made Gallery, 312/328-0038, 1900 S Prairie.

* First Friday. Music, art, snax, drinks, creative types and gold coasters. 1st Fridays All ages? $7-14 6-10p.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago.

* Sparta / Thursday. Alternative. All ages. $10 6:15p.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.

* Rob Zombie. w/ The Damned and Sinisstar. All ages. $25 7p.
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.

* Slammed! Mixin Marc, Modeling Scouts, Penny Drinks. 21+ $20 9p-?a.
Modelicious and Options Talent will be looking for the next star! If you are interested in becoming a model and think you have the look, then be sure to join us! Along with Dj's Mixin Marc, Erik K, Fuel.
Nocturnal, 312/491-1794, 1111 W Lake.

* Hex. Gothic-Industrial Dance Night. 1st/3rd Fridays 21+ $3 9p-2a.
Dance to new and favorite gothic, deathrock, new grave, electro, futurepop, and industrial music.
Winner's, 773/271-0401, 4530 N Lincoln. Between Wilson and Montrose. Near Brown Line Western stop.

* Lexx NEW EPISODES!!! Fridays 1hr (again at 1a) 9p.
The most VISUALLY STUNNING (and sexy) sci-fi series ever, returns. After crossing universes and a long standoff at Fire/Water, Kai the dead man, Captain Stanley Tweedle, love slave Xev, and the robot head 790 battle the prince of evil and his servant the U.S. president.

* DJ Danny Miller's stuff and things.. Fridays 21+ $5 9:30p-2a.
Email for guestlisting.
Hollywood East, 773/271-4711, 5650 N Broadway. Near ByrnMawr Red Line stop, end of LSD.

* Silly Rabbit (since 1998). W/ Roy Davis Jr. Yearly. 21+ $10-? 10p-4a.
Spectrum Of Sound Brings you the best in Deep House and Hip-Hop. Resident DJs: Diz (Guidance), Julius the Mad Thinker (3 Degrees), Jesse DeLaPena (BlueGroove), Cedric (SOS). Clubbing attire required. Free cocktails -midnt.
Rednofive, 312/733-6699, 440 N Halsted.

** Tony Levin Band. 21+ $20 10p.
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.

Saturday 2002.04.06:    ^
* No Doubt. All ages. $30 7:30p.
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters. 18+ $24.50 8:30p.
Riviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4647 N Racine.

* Departures. Progressive*House*Trance*Breaks*Techno. 1st Saturdays 21+ $10 9p-3a.
Email for discount admission.
With Andre Solaris, Nosmo, and special hard spinning guests. EXCELLENT sound and lights, intimate but not small dance floor and chill couches in rear, long and large main bar, AND attached Polish restaurant!!!
Cafe Lura, 773/736-3033, 3184 N Milwaukee. Just south of Belmont, not close to train, parking scarce.

* Hair Banger's Ball. 21+ $? 10:30p.
"The greatest tribute to The Decade of Decadence you have ever seen! Bring your lighter for classics by Bon Jovi, Poison, Motley Crue and more."
Joe's Sports Bar, 312/337-3486, 940 W Weed.

* Bumpus, Urban Funk Ordinance. 18+ $8 11p.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.

Sunday 2002.04.07:    ^
* Daylight Savings Time begins. At 1a set clocks ahead to 2a. 1st Sunday in April Yearly.
Daylight Savings Time (DST) denotes the period of the year when clocks are set ahead one hour. Settings clocks ahead in the summer (spring ahead), and back in the winter (fall back) allows the clock hour to better match the cycle of daylight and night. This provides more daylight time during waking hours. DST was originally suggested by Benjamin Franklin in 1784. It began to be commonly observed during World War I. DST was formally adopted through the Uniform Time Act of 1966. Ends on the last Sunday in October.

* World Health Day. Commemorates founding of the W. H. Organization in 1948. Yearly.
Observed by reflecting on world health issues.

Assyrian New Year Parade. 1p.
Western and Peterson North to Pratt.

* NEW FOX CARTOONS! Futurama, King of the Hill, Simpsons, Malcolm... Sundays All ages. Free 6p.

** Well Hung Jury. SPIN format. All ages. $10 1hr 8p.
Part of Chicago Improv Festival 5, WHJ makes its way from Austin, TX to perform their brand of experimental improv theatre with the help of DJ Charismatic on the wheels of steel.
WNEP Theater, 773/755-1693, 3209 N Halsted.

"Adult Swim" NEW EPISODES. Sundays All ages. Free 9-11:30p.
Extraordinarily good block of toonage, includes free form thought jazz like animated Ken Nordine. Includes Home Movies, Baby Blues, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, SeaLab 2021, sometimes Space Ghost and pals.

* Industry Sundaze. Lucky Bunny- DJ Psycho Bitch and resident Chris Gin. Sundays 21+ $10 10p-4a.
"A night dedicated to waitresses, waiters, bartenders, bouncers, promoters, dancers, DJs and all those that make Chicago nitelife what it is, with variety and flavour." Good club, on a low pressure night. Full service restaurant and bar open all night. Drink specials and valet.
Dragonfly Mandarin Lounge, 312/204-9991, 1206 N State. At Division, East of Dearborn.

* Whiplash. Sundays 21+ $6-8 (up to $15 if not in costume) 10p-4a.
Scary Lady Sarah produced. DJ Chilli Winters spinning hard & dark alternative dance. Dress code: Fetish, latex, leather, pvc, drag, ultra glam, uber goth, fantasy character, period costume. Special performances last Sunday of each month. SERIOUS scene, rave reviews, not for the meek!
Spy Bar, 312/587-8779, 646 N Franklin. Free parking in South lot.

Monday 2002.04.08:    ^
* Flower Festival. Yearly.
Celebrates Buddha's birthday.

* Face to Face. Punk. All ages. $15 5:45p.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.

* Blue Groove Lounge (since 1994). "Chicago's longest running hip-hop night." Mondays 21+ $10, Ladies free -11p. 9p-2a.
Residents 33.3, Supacuts, Non Stop, De La Pena. Upcoming guest DJs include Tone B Nimble, Norman Rockwell, Aloe, D Double, more. Open mic from 11p.
Funky Buddha Lounge, 312/666-1695, 728 W Grand.

Tuesday 2002.04.09:    ^
* Real World Chicago. Tuesdays All ages. Free 9p.
Showing across the street from where it happened at Piece micro-brewery and pizzeria, 773-772-4422, 1927 W North. Also showing at Joe's Sports Bar. Followed by a great new reality show, The Osbournes.

* Nocturna (since 1989). Goth w/ Scary Lady Sarah, THE weekly gathering of darker souls. Tuesdays 21+ $5-10 10p-4a.
Nicely decorated, often a special guest and giveaways. A tight but welcoming community of several hundred intriguing individuals. Upstairs at Metro 18+ one week a month.
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.

Wednesday 2002.04.10:    ^
Group Skate. Wednesdays -2002.10.23 Yearly. All ages. Free 6:30p.
"The granddaddy of Chicago group skates" as mentioned in national press. Destination TBD (Chinatown/Adler/...) and optionally back for beers. 8-12 miles, some street skating, full gear and blinkers strongly recommended, intermediate and up, be prompt. Canceled if wet.
Londo Mondo, 888/828-7630, 1100 N Dearborn.

** 30 Bands In 60 Minutes. All ages. $14 (doors 6:30p) 7:30p.
A Neofuturists Presentation.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.

** Paul McCartney. -Thursday All ages. $50-250 8p.
United Center, 1901 W Madison.

* Dom and Roland, MC BlackEye host Seminar. THE weekly drum&bass party (since 1998). Wednesdays 21+ $7 9p-2a.
With residents Gylde, Flipside, etc. Great tunes, cool decor, good drink selection ($3 Buds), often PACKED! Often good cyber lights. Simultaneous webcast. Also 89.3FM WNUR 9:30-11p.
Big Wig, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division. Near Blue line Division stop.

Thursday 2002.04.11:    ^
* Wheel Of Fortune taping. -Saturday All ages. Mostly free. Su-Th 10a-10p, Fr/Sa 10a-midnt.
Visit site for tickets to compete or attend.
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand.

* YoPro-The Young Professional Network. Networking event for Chicago's young professionals. 21+ $20 2hrs 5:45p.
Join YoPro members and guests for a fun evening of getting to know other young professionals in Chicago. During our April Happy Hour Rock Bottom's Brewmaster will deliver our short-featured presentation while our group enjoys samples of Rock Bottom's best beer creations.
Please visit the web site for details.
Rock Bottom Brewery, 312/755-9339, One Grand Avenue.

* Bar Revu. We go to bars and "REVU" them. 2nd Thursdays 21+ Free 6p-?a.
Group gathering for drinking, talking. Cash bar.
Cactus Chicago, 312/939-3830, 404 S Wells.

* Cannibal Corpse. Heavy Metal. All ages. $20 6:15p.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.

* Galactic w/ The Pharcyde. 18+ $25 8p.
Riviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4647 N Racine.

Attractions:    ^
Various good modern art shows. $0-8 Free Tuesdays.
The Body Present: Effigies, Decoys, and Other Equivalents 1.19-5.19; Lovesexy: Identity and Desire 1.19-4.21; Gary Simmons 2.16-5.19; Mies in America 2.16-5.26;
We-Su 10a-5p, Tu 10a-8p. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New years Day.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago.

LIKE A DOWNTOWN AMUSEMENT PARK. All ages. Mostly free. Su-Th 10a-10p, Fr/Sa 10a-midnt.
A*MAZING CHICAGO new attraction open. 15-minute walk-through full sensory experience featuring city themed tricky corridors.
IMAX now showing: Cirque Du Soleil Journey of Man.
ALSO: Giant Ferris Wheel, historic carousel, classic spinning swing ride, new mini--golf course, major VR games, food court, quality restaurants and bars, stained glass window museum, enclosed garden, wonderful specialty shops, children's museum, water taxis, several cruise lines and the Shakespeare Theatre.
Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. On-site parking, or Grand Red line stop then take free trolley.

Chihuly in the Park: A Garden with Glass Sculptures. -2002.05.19 All ages. Free. 9a-8p.
"This exhibit just blew me away! If you've never been to GPC, you're in for a treat. But when you add the stunning glass sculptures of artist Dale Chihuly, you get an event not to be missed! **Highly** recommended by member Mark. Go after dark for best effect."
Garfield Park Conservatory, 312/746-5100, 300 N. Central Park. Green Line to Conservatory/Central Park stop.

See how the universe works. All ages. $5-13 Free Tuesdays.
Dramatically expanded, much high tech exhibitry.
Mo-Fr 9a-5p (-10p 1st Fridays), Sa/Su 9a-6p.
Adler Planetarium, 312/922-7827 (STAR), 1300 S Lake Shore.

Masterpieces. All ages. Free Tuesdays, else $5-8.
And other interesting permanent and visiting exhibits.
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.

World class gardens. Easy to get to, great restaurant. All ages. $7-15 parking.
Prarie simulation, oriental garden, produce, vastly more. 1700ft G scale model train path through dozens of miniature American scenes.
Open daily (except xmas) about 8a-sunset.
Chicago Botanic Gardens, 847/835-5440, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe.

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

Many great exhibits of local works and curated collections. All ages. Free.
Excellent art furniture, Ghanian popular paintings, fine Italian glass, and Irish contemporary exhibits right now.
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.

Natural History done right. All ages. $4-8, Free Wednesdays. 8a-5p.
New Cleopatra exhibit open. Also butterfly garden, animated robot kinetosaurs, giant magnified soil ecosystem, "Sue" permanent dinosaur exhibit, insects, anthropology, much more.
Field Museum, 312/922-9410, Roosevelt at Lake Shore Drive.

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.

World class zoo. Now with web cams. All ages. Free 8a-6p.
Lincoln Park Zoo, 773/742-2000, 2200 N Cannon.

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. Also new Circus backstage, Howdy Doody, Sports and Cyberspace exhibits.
Mo-Fr 9:30a-4p, Sa/Su 9:30a-5:30p.
Museum of Science and Industry, 773/684-1414, 57th at Lake Shore.

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.

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