2002.04.26 (week 252)
Mega-Moving Sale!!!
**** Mega-Moving Sale!!! All ages. Free Saturday/Sunday 8a-8p.
Thousands of UNBELIEVABLE ITEMS on sale. This is your ONCE IN A LIFETIME CHANCE to aquire some weird and wild odds and ends from the collection at DIRT CHEAP prices. ALSO LOTS AND LOTS OF FREEBIES!!! Items to include:
STAR TREK: Hundreds of Star Trek collectibles will be on sale including ships, props, albums, posters, books, games, toys and TWO life size figures!
SUMMER: TWO air-conditioners and several fans.
WORKOUT: Nautilus type workout station, inclined abs bench, stationary bike, weights, trampoline, and 24 FEET of rubber flooring!
SPORTS: Great boys bike, scooter, Inline skates in several size, also cones, wheels, bearings, and radio controlled inline skater dolls, also bats, mitts, balls, etc.
TOYS: Slot cars, board games, model trains including a professional quality 6'x4' HO table layout, hot-wheels, Legos, science toys AND a huge collection of electronic games including classics and modern.
SECURITY: System brain, IR motion sensor, alarm siren, auto-dialer, window tape, door switches and keypads.
KITCHEN: baking, brass, pots, pans, dishes, blender, mixer, toaster, grill, hot pot, more.
VIDEO GAMES: Atari 2600 video game system with 200 cartridges! Also SNES and other systems. Also joysticks and a USB steering wheel controller.
VIDEO: X-10 type low-light color surveillance video camera, cable boxes, video amp, TWO VCRs and small TVs, hundreds of cartoon videos.
AUDIO: TWO boom boxes, tons of popular CDs, GREAT albums and tapes.
FURNITURE: TONS of great mirrors, two Futons, dressers, FIVE book shelves, tables, file cabinets and white boards.
COMPUTERS: Several complete working PCs with software and monitors, laptops and desktops, 286/386. Also printers, keyboards, modems, mice, drives, etc.
ART: Candle making parts, fabric painting supplies, spray paints, easel, more.
MUSIC: Acoustic and electric guitars and basses, midi-keyboard synthesizers and drum machines, mics, and A DOZEN guitar effects boxes.
PHONES: Princess, cordless, cell and answering machines.
LIGHTS: Spot lights, strobes, star casters, color wheel, lamps, dimmers, and a BSR home remote control system.
ALSO: BOOKS! Christmas decorations galore, pet carrier, aquarium parts, power tools, and MUCH MORE!
Andersonville, 5674 N Ridge (rear). Take LSD to the end, at intersection with Ridge.

..-Su: MEGA-MOVING SALE THIS WEEKEND!!! at Andersonville.
..-Tu: Chicago Earth Month.
..-Su: Hubbard Street Dance company spring series at Cadillac Palace Theatre.
..-Su: Cabin Fever 2002 Art Exhibit at Thirteenth Floor Gallery.
Ongoing: CATS! at Shubert Theatre.
..-Su: Joffrey Ballet spring program at Auditorium Theatre.
Ongoing: Redmoon - "Salao - the worst kind of unlucky" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
..-Su: TV Turnoff Week.
Fr: Arbor Day.
Fr: Full Moon.
Fr: Lit at House of Blues.
Fr: The Locals Live at Afternight Soundstage.
Fr: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at Chicago Theatre.
Fr: Iron Chef - Mushroom Battle on FOOD.
Fr: Tickle at Rednofive.
Fr: Sweet & LowDown at Zentra.
Sa: MEGA-MOVING SALE THIS WEEKEND!!! at Andersonville.
Sa: American Craft Council Show/Market at Navy Pier, Festival Hall A.
Sa: Kids and Kites Fest at Montrose Park.

Vagina Monologues. Fr/Sa/Su $24.75-55 Fr 8p, Sa 6+9p, Su 3:30+7p.
Rotating cast of Rengin Altay, Renee Matthews, Jacqueline Williams.
Apollo Theater, 773/935-6100, 2540 N Lincoln.

* 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.

"The Invented Figure" -2002.05.16 We-Fr noon-4p, Sa/Su noon-7p.
"[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.

* Hubbard Street Dance company spring series. Modern and innovative. -2002.04.28 All ages. $18-65.
Cadillac Palace Theatre, 312/902-1500, 151 W Randolph.

* Cabin Fever 2002 Art Exhibit. -2002.04.28 All ages. Free. Opening reception 4.13 7-11p.
Several mediums on display including films!! Artists include: Walter Fydryck, Kevin Lahvic, Christopher Hield, Kathryn Fimriete, Chuck Przybyl, Cathy Haibach, Liz Bomba, Jeremy Groznik, William Fuller, Rich Cronborg, Stephanie Christian, Karen Anderson, BJ Negrete, Nicole Macaluso, Christine Deleon, Cheryl Knecht, Karen Cassidy, Lois Keller, Edyta Stepien, Zsofia Otvos, Margaret Byrne, Willy Laszlo, Eric Fensler, "JC", Kevin Moeller. Open Th-Fr noon-8p, Sa-Su noon-6p.
Thirteenth Floor Gallery, 773/384-1313, 2337 W North. Wicker Park, near Western, Blue line.

* CATS! -2002.05.05.
Shubert Theatre, 312/902-1500 tickets, 22 W Monroe. Downtown.

* Joffrey Ballet spring program. -2002.04.28 $27-67.
Auditorium Theatre, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.

* Redmoon - "Salao - the worst kind of unlucky" -2002.06.08.
A dynamic new vision of Hemingway's themes of isolation, survival, and hope.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 800 E Grand. Navy Pier.

* TV Turnoff Week (since 1994). Rediscover real life. -2002.04.28 Yearly.
"What happens during a seven-day experiment in life without TV? A whole new space to think emerges. You find yourself passing time in ways you never expected. And you start to wonder: when I reach for the remote, who is really in control?"
Also promotes "Media Carta", a campaign against content control by corporate interests.

Virtual Auction to benefit American Red Cross. Chicago's Red Cross presents two of the largest online auctions ever. -2002.05.09 All ages.
Auctioning fabulous Chicago items including the chance to be "Guest-chef-for-a-day" at Charlie Trotters and Blue Man Group tickets. All proceeds benefit local Red Cross chapters.
First auction 4.22-5.2; Second 4.29-5.9;

Now playing.
Big Trouble, 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.

Under The Picasso. All ages. Free 12p.
Interesting free performances almost every week day at noon. Go to the spectacular Thompson Center nearby (100 W Randolph) for more good art.
Daley Plaza, 312/346-3278, 50 W Washington. Washington and Dearborn.

Different rock, jazz and experimental bands every night. 21+ $? 8p.
Dive-ish, with pool and an old video game or two.
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western.

Different rock show almost every night. 21+ $? 9p.
Three bands and a beer for $3 some Tuesdays.
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee. Wicker Park, near Blue line Damen stop.

Movies and Beer. Smoking, heckling, FUN! -Thursday 18+ (ID reqd) $5.
Survivor Finale 5.19 7p.
8p (daily): I Am Sam - Sean Penn, ...
10p (Fr,Sa,Th): Mothman Prophecies - Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Will Patton, Debra Messing, ...
midnt (Fr,Sa,Th; Su,Tu,We 10p): Super Troopers - Brian Cox, Daniel von Bargen, Marisa Coughlan, Lynda Carter, ...
Brew & View, 312/618-VIEW, 3145 N Sheffield. Around the corner from the Red line Belmont stop.

Friday 2002.04.26:
* Arbor Day. Last Friday in April Yearly.
A special day set aside for the planting of trees. First proposed in Nebraska in 1872, later became a legal holiday there.

* Full Moon. Always adds an interesting twist.

"Life or Something Like It" now playing.
Angelina Jolie's newest "Destiny is what you make of it."
Theaters Everywhere.

Critical Mass. Last Fridays 5:30p.
THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making their presence known downtown. Now joined by some bladers.
Daley Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington.

* Lit. Alt-Rock. All ages. $15 6:15p.
Followed by "X-ecutioners" 18+ $15 11p.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.

SUM 41. All ages. $22 7p.
Riviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4647 N Racine.

* The Locals Live. Chicago Rocker Showcase Live Taping. 21+ $8 7p.
Email for free passes.
Be a part of the live show taping.
Afternight Soundstage, 708/450-9872, 9150 W Grand, Franklin Park. West Suburb, about 20 miles from city.

* Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. All ages. $26-36 7:30p.
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.

College of Complexes - South Side campus. "The Playground for People Who Think" Fridays All ages. $2 byob 2.5hrs 8p.
Structured weekly free speech forum with quality lecturers.
Future World Cafe, 773/256-1570, 1744 E 55th. Hyde Park.

Cosmic Breaks Radio. Live drum&bass DJ web-cast. Fridays All ages. Free -at least midnt. 8p.
The Cosmic Breaks DJ's spin live on the net weekly. Tune in and drop us a line on icq or email for shouts, requests etc. Listen before you go out, after you get home, or just stay at home in from of your computer and pretend you are out somewhere. 8).
Cosmic Breaks Studio, Logan Square.

* Iron Chef - Mushroom Battle. Fiercely competitive cooking translated from Japan. Fridays All ages. Free. Also midnt. 9-10p.
Drinking game: sip a Saki each time Ota says "Fukui-san!"

** Lexx SERIES FINALE! Fridays TV-R 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 assassin, Captain Stanley Tweedle, love slave Xev, and robot head 790 struggle to leave an evil infested Earth.

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.

Bang. "The Quality Of Sound" Fridays 21+ $15+ 10p-4a.
RESPOND AT for guestlisting.
Well produced hotspot, Lots of house, crowded late. Nice change of scene with Hiroki and Artek in the mezz. Dress well, no tennis shoes. Now with PURE DJs John Curley, Chad Sommer.
Crobar, 312/413-7000, 1543 N Kingsbury. No public transit.

Best under 21 dance club. Fr/Sa/Su/Th 17+ (2 IDs to drink!) $7-12 10p-4a.
Th: DJ Rick E; Fr: DJs TKC, Smurf, ...; Sa: B96 DJs Bobby D, Markski; Su ALL AGES 6-10p. Serves food, mild dress code.
Galaxy Club, 847/298-5077, 9225 Golf Rd, Des Plaines.

Cosmix. Fridays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
Greg Haus spins his signature mix of progressive, hardhouse, trance, & breakbeat along with some of his favorite classic club hits.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.

SWEAT. Unpretentious House music all night long. Fridays 21+ $0-5 10p.
RESPOND AT for free admission and open bar -11:30pm (for now).
Rotating residents Terry Mullan, Mazi, Ron Carroll, and Rick Garcia along with international guests.
Red Dog, 1958 W North. .5mi west of I-94 exit at North.

* Tickle. "The return to the underground" Fridays 21+ $0-10 10p-4a.
RESPOND AT for guestlisting.
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).
Rednofive, 312/733-6699, 440 N Halsted.

* Sweet & LowDown. Fridays 21+ $0-15 10p-4a.
RESPOND AT for guestlisting.
BIG NAME weekly guest DJs join residents Justin Long, Sativa, Shon Dervis. Mostly House and Techno.
Zentra, 312/787-0400, 923 W Weed. Between North and Division by Joe's behind Crobar.

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. Fr/Sa All ages? $6-11 (also Su 7:30p) 11:30p.
30 plays in 60 minutes, lots of improv, very welcoming, often topical.
Neo-Futurarium, 773/275-5255, 5153 N Ashland.

Saturday 2002.04.27:
**** MEGA-MOVING SALE THIS WEEKEND!!! All ages. Free Also Sunday. 8a-8p.
Thousands of UNBELIEVABLE ITEMS on sale. See full listing above.
Andersonville, 5674 N Ridge (rear). Take LSD to the end, at intersection with Ridge. Just West of Bryn Mawr red line stop.

Inline Skate Fitness/Roller Aerobics. Saturdays 18+ $7.50. Lessons 8-9a. 9-10a.
Get a great workout on your inline skates with roller aerobics and roller dance. You'll be circling the extra large rink doing squats, swizzles, lunges, scooters, cross-overs, jumps, cones, freestyle, dance steps, or just skating to fast paced music. It's a great opportunity to practice those tricks you've always wanted to try in a "controlled" environment. Classes are small, so we have the whole rink to ourselves!!!
Orbit Skate Center, 847/394-9199, 615 Consumers Ave, Palatine. I90 to Rt 53 N to NW Hwy east, past post office.

* American Craft Council Show/Market (since 1998). 250 fine craft artists displaying and selling their work. Yearly. All ages. $8 adult/kids under 12 free 10a-5p.
Crafts include metals, glass, furniture, jewelry, baskets, ceramics, decorative & wearable fiber, leather, mixed media, paper, wood and more.
Navy Pier, Festival Hall A, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. LSD (US 41), exit at Illinois or Grand, then go east.

** Kids and Kites Fest (since 1999). Family event, education, expert demos. Yearly. 10a-4p.
Includes build it yourself tents for kids and MASSIVE show kites in the air. Rain date Sunday.
Montrose Park, Montrose and Lake Shore Drive. Cricket Hill.

* Breakdancing Classes. Saturdays All ages. $2 2-6p.
Members of TNA crew and the Pilsen YMCA invite you to come learn breakdancing every Saturday afternoon: 2-4p beginners and practice; 4-6p all out time, more advanced breakers battle and chill.
Pilsen YMCA, 312/738-0282, 1608 West 21st Place. Near Cermak and Ashland.

* Get inline... Chicagoland! inline skating club. Sa/Su/Th All ages. Free 6:30p.
Group skates in the burbs! Get together to skate, socialize and have fun!
Deer Grove Forest Preserve, Palatine, IL, Palatine. I90 to Rt 53N, exit at Dundee, go west a couple miles. Pass Hicks, it's the first entrance on the left.

* Donny Osmond. $40-65 8p.
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.

* Play Money. Party and auction to benefit ToyLend, a non-profit toy lending and play education program. Saturdays 21+ $35 in advance, $40 at the door 4 8p.
This event was a blast last year! We will have yummy food, libations, and Tara's famous punch. Bid on some great art, many created by children with disabilities. Come help save a needed program and have fun at the same time.
Artists Loft Studios, 312/433-3216, 411 N Wolcott. Close to Grand and Wolcott intersection.

College of Complexes (since 1951). "The Playground for People Who Think" Saturdays All ages. $3 food/drink purchase 2.5hrs 8-11p.
Structured weekly free speech forum with quality lecturers and good American food and bar.
Lincoln Restaurant, 773/248-1820, 4008 N Lincoln. Near Lincoln/Irving/Damen.

The Samples. 18+ $17.50 9p.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.

"Origins" Saturdays 21+ Ladies free -11p. 9p-2a.
Positive Productions resident DJs John Simmons, Technotwins (Tim Kasper and Mindbender). No drink over $5.
Dig, 312/377-1727, 1551 N Sheffield. Formerly North Beach.

Interactive. Saturdays 21+ $10-20 9p-5a.
RESPOND AT for guestlisting.
DJs Psycho-Bitch and Teri Bristol lead a top clubber mating night. Intense, big, crowded, sexy, long. Pricey drinks, mostly house. Serious clubber attire required.
Crobar, 312/413-7000, 1543 N Kingsbury. No public transit, take a cab.

LIVE WIRE. Saturdays 21+ $5 after 10p 9:30p-5a.
DJs Christopher Robin and Greg Haus and John Jackson spin a signature mix of 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 are! An editor fave, sometimes too wild.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.

Sonic Boom. Saturdays All ages. Free 10p-2a.
Considered by many to be Chicago's BEST dance music weekly radio show. Electronic, Industrial, Techno, Big Beat, Drum & Bass, often with Danny the Wildchild.

Sunday 2002.04.28:
**** MEGA-MOVING SALE THIS WEEKEND!!! All ages. Free Also Sunday. 8a-8p.
Thousands of UNBELIEVABLE ITEMS on sale. See full listing above. Last day, come snag the leftover FREEBIES!
Andersonville, 5674 N Ridge (rear). Take LSD to the end, at intersection with Ridge. Just West of Bryn Mawr red line stop.

* Adult Skate w/ Bar! Sundays 21+ $7 8p-1a.
Large smooth wood rink, goes through a series of sessions for mixed, backwards, couples, etc. Hip/Hop, urban, R&B DJ. Some of the roller skating regulars have awesome moves. Bladers welcome. Hours: Mo-Th private; Fr 4:30-7p teens $4, 7-10:30p family $5, 11p-? private; Sa 10:30a-1p family $4, 1-3:30p all $5, 4-7p all $5, 7:30-11p teen $10, mid-4a 18+ $7; Su noon-1p inline lessons $10, 1-3:30p all $5, 4-7p all $5, 8p-1a 21+ $7. $2-3 rentals.
Rainbo Roller Rink, 773/271-6200, 4836 N Clark.

* New Power Party (since 1996). Samnation spins Artist Formerly Known as Prince. Last Sundays 21+ Free 8p-4a.
Movie at 8p, dancing from 10p, diverse glam/sexy clique.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. At Red line Belmont stop.

* "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.

Weekly Coffeehouse (since 1999). Sundays All ages. $5 Donation. (doors 7p) 9p-1a.
Open mic, poets, musicians, interesting alternative community art and photos always on display. Includes coffee, tea, soda, snax, raffle.
The Burkhart Underground, 773/348-8536, 2845 N Halsted.

* 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.

"Clubland Underground" radio mix-show. Sundays All ages. Free 2-6a.
Weekly dose of Deep Prog House, Trance and Techno with resident DJ Andre Solaris and local, national, and international guests. Saturday night 2-6am.
"Energy" 92.7&5FM.

Monday 2002.04.29:
* Local Burning Man Event (SynchroniCity) Fundraiser. 21+ $5 suggested donation 7p-2a.
Yes Its Another Fundraiser for SynchroniCity: Burn the Midwest!! We'll be showing more videos, slinging more wet kisses, more beats, and shaking up the locals into proper frenzy again. Movies, music, cheap drinks, and cheaper shots at your witness stand. We'll be focusing more heavily on community based videos at this event showing Chicago's very own Joe Winston's 'Burning Man Arts Festival', and two videos from Burning Flipside 1999 and 2001. We'll follow that up with more silk screening, more dancing (living stereo, dj lymphnode, and possibly the mormon anti-matter choir), and more chaos to chew on for a monday evening away from the kids.
Gallery Cabaret, 773/489-5471, 2020 N Oakley. Just northeast of Armitage and Western.

Spiritualized. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. 18+ $17.50 7:30p.
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.

Tales of terror. Mondays 18+ $4 7:30p.
Various readings by local Chicago horror authors, open mike, and different entertainment weekly.
The Red Lion Pub, 773/348-2695, 2446 North Lincoln Avenue. On Lincoln one block north of Fullerton. Across from the Biograph.

* 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.

Steve Tyrell. 21+ $10 10p.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.

Boom Boom Room. Mondays 21+ $5 10p-4a.
Progressive and deep house. Decorative staff, good quality dance club lights and design, 3 bars, free parking early. Clubber attire required, gay friendly. DJs such as DJs Lego, Mark Grant, Freddie Bain.
Red Dog, 773/278-5138, 1958 W North.

Reactv8. Mondays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
DJ Boa spins synthpop, hardwave, retro, & more... DJ Kamar from 88.7FM joins him 2nd/4th Mondays. Caters to people who enjoy conversation, good drinks, and NO "boom boom thump thump" music. With good lights and vids, and Mr. Hate dispensing poison.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.

* Your Brain on Mondays. Tree House Collective Presents Live DJs - House, Techno, Drum & Bass. Mondays 21+ 10p-2a.
Come and enjoy Great soundz, Lowcost drinks ($2 Rolling Rock), Free Pool, an outdoor section, and of course great people.
4.29: Master Control Program (Hard Techno), DJ I.P.X. (Disco Funk), Liquid G-Zus (HardKore), Peter Rabbit (Techno).
Tree House, 312/409-2626, 2345 W Belmont.

Tuesday 2002.04.30:
Walpurgis Night. Yearly.
Also known as witches' sabbath and eve of May Day. Commemorates the 8th century saint and protectress against witchcraft.

Chic-a-Go-Go (since 1996). Tu/We All ages. Free Tu 8:30p, We 3:30p.
RESPOND AT to get on the show!
Miss Mia (of Kim) and puppet Ratso host a fun loving local show where bands and performers lip-sync for an entertainingly diverse dancing audience.
CAN-TV. Public Access channel 19.

** Go Veggie! Dine Out at Slice of Life. All ages. $18 6:30p.
Spend an evening with others who appreciate exotic vegetarian dining. Deb Weaver, Director of Earth Voice, will be our speaker. Visit web site for details.
Slice of Life, 847/674-2621, 4120 W. Dempster, Skokie. Take the Edens (94) to Dempster and drive a short distance east. The restaurant and parking lot to your left.

Cardio Jam. An aerobic fitness class integrating freestyle dance and techno music. Tuesdays All ages. $5, $3 w/ student ID 8-9p.
For those who love the music and the movement. Come get your groove-out!
Link's Hall Studio, 773/281-0824, 3435 N Sheffield. At Clark and Newport. Red Line to Addison, walk 2 blocks south / Brown Line to Belmont, walk 3 blks north / #22 Clark bus to Newport.

*** "FireFly" Brand-spankin-new Drum&Bass Night! Tuesdays 21+ Free 9p-4a.
Kitchen and party all night, beatin' sound system, low lights, easy dress code, nice people. Where's the catch? Limited street parking, take train or cab.
4.30: Kevin Cunningham.
Dragonfly Mandarin Lounge, 312/204-9991, 1206 N State. At Division, East of Dearborn.

* 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.

Stud Puppy Tuesdays. Tuesdays 21+ 9p.
"This hot night out at Temps packs 'em in. Every week hundreds of hot and sexy guys head to Temps for a night of hi-energy dancing and prowling. Join the fun and the always entertaining Sarabia with his troupe of male dancers who 'take it off' all night long. DJ Dave spins today's hottest remixes. $4 Long Island Ice Teas served up by bartenders, Rand and Mike." An unusual GM night at an otherwise LF club.
Temptations Nightclub, 847/455-0008, 10235 W Grand, Franklin Park.

* 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.

Testosterone Tuesday. Hard dance music, ultra buff male strippers. Tuesdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
DJ Ralph Rosario.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. At the Belmont red line stop.

Wednesday 2002.05.01:
* May Day. Also known as Labor Day in Europe. Yearly.
Honors workers. Gloriously observed in communist nations. Chicago remembers the Haymarket Massacre.

* World Phone In Sick Day (since 1997). Yearly.
Calls attention to the loss of the eight-hour day and other quality-of-life indices in America, and more generally used to publicize dissatisfaction with new economics.

Silver Images Film Festival (since 1996). All senior related. Yearly. All ages. Mostly Free.
Multiple Theatres.

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.

* Enterprise NEW EPISODE. Newest Star Trek series. Wednesdays All ages. Free 7p.
Starring Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating, Anthony Montgomery, Linda Park, Connor Trinneer, good directors. Shown in letterbox format!

* DJs Alley Cat (SkunkRock) , Ry-N and Ciro 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.

* Midnight Oil. We/Th 18+ $36.50 9p.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.

"In One Ear" (since 1985). Open Mic. Wednesdays All ages. $2 9p-1a.
"eclectic mix of people" who groove on "laid-back" vibes, folk music and poetry readings.
Heartland Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop.

Justify Your Existence. 1st Wednesdays 21+ $7 9p.
Local bands prove themselves. Presented by The Onion, WXRT, Reckless Records and DCN.
Schubas, 773/525-2508, 3159 N Southport.

South Park new episode? Wednesdays 9p UNCONFIRMED

* "Can Can" party. Wednesdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
RESPOND AT for guestlisting.
Spectrum of Sound presents "The hottest mid-week party in Chicago. Musical format is House and Hip-Hop. Resident DJs Cedric, FlipSide, Vince Lawrence and Wayne Williams." Visit site below for photos and more.
Glow, 312/587-8469, 1615 N Clybourn.

Women Obsession (since 1990). Intended as a ladies night for ladies. 1st/2nd/3rd Wednesdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. At Red line Belmont stop.

Thursday 2002.05.02:
Downtown Thursday. Special evening events and later hours at several museums and clubs. Thursdays 7-?p.
Good night to catch Blues downtown, cocktails at the MCA, Jazz at the Shedd or Randolph Cafe. See the site for MUCH MORE!

Family Guy (repeat). Thursdays All ages. Free 1hr 7p UNCONFIRMED
Outstandingly baudy, funniest new prime time cartoon on.

* MASSAMALGAM. 21+ to drink (18+ w/ parent) $12 8p.
Mark Deutsch, Roy Campbell, Jr., and Jason Finkelman embark on an audio excursion across genres of improvised music on experimental instruments. Cabaret / gallery atmosphere.
Hot House, 312/362-9707, 31 East Balbo. Discounted parking available. Near downtown train stops.

Bondage A Go-Go. Thursdays 21+ $? 8p-4a.
Hostesses Janelle, Donna, Veronica, DJ Pascal and guests. Bring or buy toys for adult play.
Exit, 312/395-2700, 1315 W North.

* Big C Jamboree TENTH ANNIVERSARY. 21+ Free 9:30p.
"Chicago's longest running Rock-a-billy jam session celebrates with very special guests TBA."
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.

M 2 O. A night of liquid motion. Thursdays 21+ $? 10p-4a.
"This weekly event has quickly become THE party to attend on Thursday nights. With resident DJs Mood and Oscar McMillan and guests DJs from around the world, the message of Deep House is being delivered to the masses. Feel good and have a good time!" Printable pass at site below.
Le Passage, 312/255-0022, 1 Oak Place. At intersection with Rush.

Planet Earth (since 1979). Thursdays 21+ $? 10p-4a.
Join DJ Dave Roberts for music, makeup, memories and videos. A long running Goth-lite night of new wave club classics.
Neo, 773/528-2622, 2350 N Clark.

Various good modern art shows. $0-8 Free Tuesdays.
The Body Present: Effigies, Decoys, and Other Equivalents 1.19-5.19; 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.
ALSO: Giant Ferris Wheel, IMAX theatre, 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 CHOCOLATE 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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