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2003.10.17 (week 329)
Brainish
DON'T MISS:
..-Su: Joffrey Ballet performs Romeo & Juliet at Auditorium Theatre.
..-Su: Sculpture Objects Functional Art show at Navy Pier Festival Hall A.
Fr: Marilyn Manson at Aragon Ballroom.
Sa: "Contemporary Insanity" at Neo.
We: South Park NEW EPISODE on COM.
Th: AFTERHOURS at the Art Institute at Art Institute of Chicago.
Th: "Rotation" drum&bass night at Cafe Lura.

Seasonal:    ^
Ghost Of Graceland Family Walking Tour. Stroll the big name graves. Sundays in October -2003.10.26 Yearly. All ages. $5-10 2hr 2p.
VERY qualified tour guides, lots of interesting history.
http://www.architecture.org
Graceland Cemetery, 312/922-3432, 4000 N Clark.
http://www.graveyards.com
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Trails of Terror. 18 scenes of carnage over a half mile of park. Fr/Sa/Su -2003.10.26 Yearly. 8+ $5 6:30-9:30p.
Wax Museum of Horror, Land of the Killer Toys, Tunnel of Terror, witches, werewolves, zombies, maze, food.
Peterson Park, 312/742-7584, 5801 N Pulaski.
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com
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Haunted Elevated Train Rides. Guided tour of spooky city history. Sa/Su/Th -2003.10.30 Yearly. All ages. Free Various times.
Come early for tickets, first come first serve.
http://www.ci.chi.il.us/SpecialEvents/Festivals/Chicagoween2003/
Chicago Cultural Center, 312/744-6630, 77 E Randolph.
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Pumpkin Plaza and Haunted Village (since 1997). City decorated event for kids of all ages. -2003.10.31 Yearly. Mo-We 11a-3p, Th-Su 11a-8p.
Big castle set, entertainers, ghost stories, fortunes, pumpkin decorating, farmers market, Midnight Circus performers.
http://www.ci.chi.il.us/SpecialEvents/Festivals/Chicagoween2003/
Daley Plaza, 312/744-3315. Washington and Dearborn.
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World's Best Costume Shop. -2003.10.31 Yearly. Seasonal hours vary. Call to check. 9:30a-9p.
Incomparably huge and comprehensive. Also sponsors a "haunted graveyard" a block away. Some staff costumed.
Fantasy Costume Headquarters, 773/777-0222, 4065 N Milwaukee.
http://fantasycostumes.com
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Best haunted house in Illinois. Winner of Haunted Illinois vote last three years. -2003.11.01 Yearly. $13 (daily 10.23-11.1; Su-Th -10p) Fr/Sa 7-11p.
Newly overhauled, 14Ksqft, wheelchair access, 22 rooms, 40+ animatronics, 40+ performers, and now new scarey SMELLS!
Dream Reapers Haunted House, 708/344-2084, 1985 N Mannheim, Melrose Park.
http://www.dreamreapers.com
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Scream Scene Haunted House. Spooktacular! Fr/Sa -2003.11.01 Yearly. Not for ages under 10. $6 7-10p.
Not for the faint of heart.
Skokie Park District, 847/674-1500 x0, 4701 Oakton, Skokie. At Water Playground.
http://www.skokieparkdistrict.org
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"Fear and Fun" -2003.11.02 Yearly. All ages. $8 for full access wristband. Pier hours.
The Beast of Lake Michigan themed, includes big bounce, kid's haunted house, climbing wall, more. Trick-or-treating, kid's craft corner and entertainment Pier-wide.
Navy Pier, 312/595-PIER, 600 E Grand.
http://www.navypier.com
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Fright Fest (since 1991). Redecorated rides and additional Halloween attractions. Sa/Su -2003.11.02 Yearly. All ages. $$ 10a-9p.
Come early, use coupons, strategize your visit for best results.
Great America, 847/249-1776, 542 N Il Route 21, Gurnee.
http://www.sixflags.com/parks/greatamerica/home.asp
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Ongoing:    ^
UniverSoul Circus (since 1994). African-American owned, operated and staffed. -2003.10.19 Yearly. All ages. $18-40 Various times.
Ringmasta and at least a dozen acts!
http://www.universoulcircus.com
Washington Park, 51st and Payne.
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* Joffrey Ballet performs Romeo & Juliet. -2003.10.19 All ages. $25-90.
http://www.joffrey.com
Auditorium Theatre, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
http://www.auditoriumtheatre.org
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Sukkoth. -2003.10.17 Yearly. Observance begins at sunset prior to first day.
Jewish harvest festival and time for giving thanks. Date varies each year (Tishri 15th by the Hebrew calendar).
http://judaism.about.com
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"Menopause" the musical. $47 Tu-Fr 8p, Sa 5+8p, Su 3:30.
Joyful musical parody set to 28 classic baby-boomer tunes.
http://www.menopausethemusical.com
Apollo Theater, 773/935-6100, 2540 N Lincoln.
http://www.apollochicago.com
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Now playing.
Sylvia, Pieces of April, Wonderland, Good Boy, Kill Bill, School of Rock, Duplex, Underworld, Secondhand Lions, Lost in Translation, Desperado II, Matchstick Men, Dickie Roberts, Medallion, Freaky Friday, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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WAY too much GREAT dance and theater and comedy and poetry to cover.
Get yourself a Reader or NewCity magazine.
Hundreds of city locations.
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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.
http://www.cityofchicago.org/Tourism/Picasso
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Farmers Markets. Cut out the middlemen. -2003.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free 7a-2p.
Tu: Lincoln Square, Lncn/Llnd/Wstrn -10.22.
Th: Daley Plaza (daily from 10.17) -10.31 7a-3p.
Th: Edison/Norwood Park, Oshkosh&NW HW 10.24.
Th: Hyde Park, 52nd&HarperCourt -10.24.
Sa: Austin, Madison&Central -10.19.
Sa: Edgewater, Broadway&Thorndale -10.19.
Sa: Lincoln Park, Armitage&Halsted -10.26.
Sa: Near North, Dearborn&Division -10.19.
Sa: North Center, BellPln/Damen/Lncln -10.19.
Sa: North Halsted, Grace/Brdwy/Halsted -10.19.
Su: WickerPark, Schiller&Damen -10.20.
http://www.cityofchicago.org/SpecialEvents/FarmersMarket2003.html
Various city locations.
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Different new rock, experimental, jazz, ethnic bands almost every night. 21+ $?
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark, Near Red Line Addison stop, metrochicago.com
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee, Wicker Park near Blue line Damen stop, doubledoor.com
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western, dive-ish, emptybottle.com
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln, martyrslive.com
Hot House, 312/362-9707, 31 East Balbo, discounted parking, near downtown train stops, hothouse.net
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Friday 2003.10.17:    ^
"Dog Days" -Thursday No pre-teens. $7.50 Various times.
A Ulrich Seidl film capturing a meticulous and original portrait of the human condition.
Music Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport.
http://www.musicboxtheatre.com
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"Pieces of April" now playing.
W/ Katie Holmes, Patricia Clarkson, Oliver Platt, ...
http://piecesofaprilmovie.com
Theaters Everywhere.
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"Sylvia" now playing.
W/ Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Craig, Lucy Davenport, ... A look into the romance and marriage between American poet Sylvia Plath and English poet Ted Hughes.
http://www.sylviamovie.com
Theaters Everywhere.
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"The Animation Show" -Thursday All ages? $8 Various times.
Short cartoons hosted by Mike Judge Beavis&Butthead, King of the Hill) and Don Hertzfeldt.
http://www.animationshow.com
Gene Siskel Film Center, 312/846-2800, 164 N State.
http://www.artic.edu/webspaces/siskelfilmcenter
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"Wonderland" now playing.
W/ Val Kilmer, Lisa Kudrow, Kate Bosworth, Christina Applegate, Josh Lucas, ... "Delve deep into the sordid life, X-rated career, and sad death of legendary porn star John Holmes."
http://www.wonderlandthemovie.com
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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Women, Trauma & Visual Expression. -2003.11.13 We-Fr noon-7p, Sa/Su noon-4p.
Woman Made Gallery, 773/489-8900, 2418 W Bloomingdale.
http://www.womanmade.org
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* Sculpture Objects Functional Art show (since 1994). Over 90 dealers showing very cool modern stuff. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $12-20 (Su noon-6p) 11a-8p.
Extremely efficient way to see a great contemporary assortment. Lectures.
http://www.sofaexpo.com
Navy Pier Festival Hall A, 800/561-SOFA.
http://www.navypier.com
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Advanced Skate Rave. 3rd Fridays 7:30p.
Intermediate through advanced bladers come join the monthly group skate. Be able to skate some near traffic and do a distance of 9-12 miles. Protective gear (especially helmet) and blinker STRONGLY encouraged, also bring water. Weather permitting.
http://www.road-raves.org
Daley Plaza, Washington and Dearborn.
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* Marilyn Manson. All ages. $32.50 8p.
http://www.marilynmanson.com
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
http://www.aragon.com
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Relient K. All ages. $16-21 8p.
W/ AnBerlin & Don't Look Down.
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
http://www.victheatre.com
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Dance Africa Freedom. -Sunday All ages. $28-34 Su 2p, Fr/Sa 8p.
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://www.capa.com/venues/chicago.html
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Soulive with Me'shell Ndegeocello. -Saturday 18+ $27.50 9p.
http://www.soulive.com
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
http://www.hob.com/venues/clubvenues/chicago
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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.
http://www.hauswerkz.com
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://www.berlinchicago.com
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Sonic Boom. Fr/Sa 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, guest DJs.
Q101. http://www.q101.com
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Sweet & LowDown. Fridays 21+ $0-15 10p-4a.
Respond at venue website for discount.
BIG NAME weekly guest DJs join resident DJ Sativa and friends. Mostly House and Techno.
Zentra, 312/787-0400, 923 W Weed. Between North and Division by Joe's behind Crobar.
http://www.zentranightclub.com
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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.
http://www.neofuturists.org
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Saturday 2003.10.18:    ^
Alaska Day. Yearly.
Commemorates the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States in 1867.
http://www.alaska.com
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Sweetest Day. 3rd Saturday in October Yearly.
Day to honor and be kind to one's sweetheart.
http://www.hallmark.com
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Chicago Neighborhood Tours. Bring a snack. Saturdays $20-25 4hr 10a.
10.18: Chinatown & Greek Town.
Chicago Cultural Center, 312/742-1190, 77 E Randolph.
http://www.chgocitytours.com
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Nile. All ages. $21-24 7p.
W/ Kreator, Vader, Amon Amarth & Goatwhore.
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
http://www.victheatre.com
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The Strokes. W/ Kings of Leon. All ages. $25 7:30p.
UIC Pavilion, 1201 W Harrison.
http://www.ssb.uic.edu/pavilion
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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.
10.18: Clonaid, World's 1st Company To Offer This Service and how this came about through the International Raelian Movement w/ Marina Boisselier.
312/326-2120 http://www.collegeofcomplexes.org
Lincoln Restaurant, 773/248-1820, 4008 N Lincoln. Near Lincoln/Irving/Damen.
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Live Drumming. Saturdays 21+ $10 No smoking. 8p-3a.
Also drum circles and loaner percussions of every kind, lessons Friday 9p.
10.18: Drum solo contest for $100, "Somewhere in Between".
10.25: Chicago Samba.
Rhythm, 312/492-6100, 1108 W Randolph. At Aberdeen, six blocks W of Halsted.
http://www.drumallnight.com
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"The Edge" comedy improv show. Saturdays All ages. $5-8 9p-?a.
http://edgecomedy.com
Chase Cafe, 773/295-0395, 7301 N Sheridan. Rogers Park.
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Iron Chef. Fiercely competitive cooking translated from Japan. Saturdays All ages. Free. Also midnt. 9-10p.
Drinking game: sip a Saki each time Ota says "Fukui-san!"
http://www.foodtv.com
FOOD. On cable.
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"Autobahn" How fast can you go? Saturdays 21+ $5 after 10p 9:30p-5a.
Experience the driving, Trans-Euro groove as 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.
http://www.berlinchicago.com
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* "Contemporary Insanity" Saturdays 21+ $5 10p-5a.
THE BEST Industrial/EBM nite in town.
http://derklempner.com
Neo, 773/528-2622, 2350 N Clark.
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Spundae. Saturdays 21+ $10-20 10p-5a.
Email spundae@relode.com for discount.
Acclaimed promoter, occasional big name DJs, mostly house, dress well.
http://www.relode.com
Vision Nightclub, 312/266-2144, 640 N Dearborn. At Ontario, near Erie. Great venue (formerly Aura). Parking hard and valet fills.
http://www.visionnightclub.com
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Sunday 2003.10.19:    ^
Model Rocket Launching (since 1963). 3rd Sundays All ages. Free 2-5p.
Deeply validates geekness. All skill levels. BYOL (Bring Your Own Launcher). Northern Illinois Rocketry Association hosted. Held away from population centers, only a few launches a year.
630/830-1587 http://www.nira-rocketry.org
East Branch Forest Preserve, Off Glen Ellyn Road near Army Trail Road, Glendale Heights. Use I-355.
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Paul Weller. -Monday 21+ $26.50 9p.
http://www.paulweller.com
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
http://www.hob.com/venues/clubvenues/chicago
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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.
http://burkhartstudios.com
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"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinarily good block of free-form thought-jazz toonage. May include Home Movies, The Oblongs, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, SeaLab 2021, Brak Show, Space Ghost, Harvey Birdman, Family Guy, and more.
http://www.adultswim.com
TOON. On cable.
http://www.cartoonnetwork.com
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"Sedition" Sundays 21+ Free 10p-2a.
A "dark, sensual and subversive scene" w/ DJ (censored) and guests spinning EBM/Industrial/Electro.
10.19: DJs Sprite and LickMeI'mDelicious spin new noisy tracks after returning from Maschinenfest in Germany/.
Joy-Blue, 773/477-3330, 1401 W Irving Park. Several blocks West of Red Line Sheridan stop (24hr), or East of Brown Line Irving Park stop.
http://www.derklempner.com/sedition
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Paramour. Sundays 21+ $3-5 10p-4a.
Chicago's newest gothic/industrial/fetish club night.
10.19: Girigori 3 performs, w/ Reverend Agony & RS Theory.
http://www.paramour-industrialites.com
Vision Nightclub, lower level., 312/266-2144, 640 N Dearborn. At Ontario, near Erie. Formerly Aura, now fabulously redecorated.
http://www.visionnightclub.com
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Whiplash. Sundays 21+ $7-9 (up to $15 if not in costume) 10p-3a.
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.
http://www.americangothicprod.com
Spy Bar, 312/587-8779, 646 N Franklin. Free parking in South lot.
http://www.spybarchicago.com
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Monday 2003.10.20:    ^
HAVEN. Monday Night Musicals series concert reading. All ages. $5 7p.
WILL GRAVEMAN'S mesmerizing score, featuring lyrics by JIM HUGHES and book by TERRA ZIPORYN, sets the tone for this powerful story directed by SAM J. MICHAELS. On the eve of his 40th reunion with fellow Holocaust refugees, a father must face both the tragic past he has denied and confront his misguided neo-Nazi son.
Pre-Reception & Post-Party at CHICAGO FINE ARTS directly across street from the multiplex theatre at 1216 West Belmont Avenue. CFA gallery collection throughout season reflects themes of each Monday Night Musical. Enjoy wine and "nosh" with friends. Great opportunity to meet the authors and artists associated with these new musicals.
773/327-5252
Theatre Building Chicago, 773/929-7367 x223, 1225 W Belmont. 5 blocks from Belmont Red/Brown line stop, on corner of Racine.
http://www.TheatreBuildingChicago.org
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Tales of terror. Mondays 18+ $4 7:30p.
Various readings by local Chicago horror authors, open mike, and different entertainment weekly.
http://www.twilighttales.com
The Red Lion Pub, 773/348-2695, 2446 North Lincoln Avenue. On Lincoln one block north of Fullerton. Across from the Biograph.
http://www.theredlionpub.com
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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.
http://www.berlinchicago.com
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Movies and Beer. Smoking, heckling, FUN! -Wednesday 18+ (ID reqd) $5.
8p (Mo-We): 28 Days Later - Virus vs. GenXers.
10p (Mo-We): The League Extraordinary of Gentlemen - Sean Connery, Naseeruddin Shah, Peta Wilson, Tony Curran, Stuart Townsend, Shane West, Jason Flemyng, Richard Roxburgh, Max Ryan, ...
Brew & View, 312/618-VIEW, 3145 N Sheffield. Around the corner from the Red line Belmont stop.
http://www.brewview.com
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Tuesday 2003.10.21:    ^
Chic-a-Go-Go (since 1996). Tu/We All ages. Free Tu 8:30p, We 3:30p.
RESPOND AT ratso@roctober.com 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. Now in 8th year!
http://www.roctober.com/chicagogo
CAN-TV. Public Access channel on cable.
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Eagles. -Monday All ages. $45-175 8p.
Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
http://www.allstatearena.com
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Dark Star Orchestra. 21+ $12 9p.
http://www.darkstarorchestra.net/
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
http://martyrslive.com
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Noctronica/Nocturna (since 1988). Electro/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. Some weeks 18+ held upstairs at Metro.
http://www.americangothicprod.com
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://www.smartbarchicago.com
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Testosterone Tuesday. Hard dance music, ultra buff male strippers. Tuesdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
DJ Ralph Rosario.
http://www.testosterone.net
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. At the Belmont red line stop.
http://www.berlinchicago.com
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Wednesday 2003.10.22:    ^
Group Skate. Wednesdays All ages. Free 6:30p.
"The granddaddy of Chicago group skates". Through the parks, down famous streets, back to Melvin B's for beers. 7-11 miles, some street skating, full gear and blinkers strongly recommended, intermediate and up, be prompt. Canceled if wet.
http://www.thirstydog.net
Londo Mondo, 888/828-7630, 1100 N Dearborn.
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NEW EPISODE: Enterprise. Newest Star Trek series. Wednesdays All ages. Free 7p.
Starring Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating, Anthony Montgomery, Linda Park, Connor Trinneer. Sometimes great, sometimes lame. It's said that some ST is playing somewhere on Earth at any given time. Catch Voyager reruns nightly at 5a.
http://www.startrek.com
UPN. http://www.upn.com
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DADA. 18+ $16.50 7:30p.
Park West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
http://www.parkwestchicago.com
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Shania Twain. All ages. $45-80 7:30p.
http://shaniatwain.com
United Center, 1901 W Madison.
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* South Park NEW EPISODE. Wednesdays 9p.
COM. On cable.
http://www.comedycentral.com
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The Chemical Brothers. 21+ $? 10p-?a.
Live DJ set w/ locals. Possible sell-out.
Transit, 312/491-9729, 1431 W Lake.
http://www.transit-usa.com
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"In One Ear" (since 1985). Open Mic. Wednesdays All ages. $2 10p-?a.
"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.
http://www.heartlandcafe.com
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Thursday 2003.10.23:    ^
Mother-in-law Day. Honor and be kind to mothers-in-law. Yearly.
http://www.motherinlawstories.com/
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Start of Scorpio. Yearly.
Astrological sign, the scorpion.
MY SIGN! Scorpios RULE!!!
http://www.astrology.com
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* AFTERHOURS at the Art Institute. 4th Thursdays 3rd months. $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.
http://www.artic.edu/aic/programs/after.html
Art Institute of Chicago, 312/443-3500, 210 S Michigan.
http://www.artic.edu/aic
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India Arie, Anthony David. All ages. $36 8p.
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
http://www.victheatre.com
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"Localsound" Chris Gin residency. Thursdays 21+ $5-7 8p-2a.
Email names to chris@rollin.com for guestlisting.
Hours of execellent hard beats, club classics and general insanity with weekly special guests.
10.23: Angelist.
10.30: Halloween Blacklights w/ Alex Peace, Breakdown B, Pulz-8, Johnny Chaos.
http://www.localsound.com
Big Wig, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division. Near Blue line Division stop.
http://bigwigchicago.com
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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.
http://www.exitchicago.com
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* "Rotation" drum&bass night. Thursdays 21+ $5-10 9p-2a.
"Futureroots & Rotation Kru present Chicago's official Thursday night session.". With resident DJs: MF, Regge, Lamebrane, Radiata, Abel. Good Polish lounge with adequate dance room, chill couches, and attached restaurant. RedBull/Vodka, Zywiec beer deals.
10.23: (Local legend) Danny The Wild Child, Release, Future Prophet.
http://bassbythepound.com/feedback-nu/viewforum.php?f=2
Cafe Lura, 773/736-3033, 3184 N Milwaukee. Just south of Belmont, easy parking or Blue Line train to Belmont then brisk 10 minute walk west.
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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.
http://www.planetearthchicago.com
Neo, 773/528-2622, 2350 N Clark.
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Attractions:    ^
Many great exhibits of local works and curated collections. All ages. Free Mo-We 10a-7p, Th 10a-9p, Fr 10a-6p, Sa 10a-5p, Su 11a-5p.
With various special events, music and performances almost every day.
Also: good music daily at 12:15p, open late Thursdays.
Chicago Cultural Center, 312/346-3278 (FINE-ART), 78 E Washington.
http://www.cityofchicago.org/Tourism/CulturalCenter
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Various good modern art shows. $0-8 Free Tuesdays. We-Su 10a-5p, Tu 10a-8p, closed Mo, xgiving, xmas, nyd.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago.
http://www.mcachicago.org
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LIKE A DOWNTOWN AMUSEMENT PARK. All ages. Mostly free.
With Giant Ferris Wheel, IMAX theatre, historic carousel, a*mazing Chicago ride, 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.
Summer: 10a-10p Su-Th, 10a-midnt Fr-Sa; Fall: Mo-Th 10a-9p, Fr+Sa 10a-11p, Su 10a-7p; Winter: 10a-8p Mo-Th, 10a-10p Fr-Sa, 10a-7p Su.
6.5-8.28: "Family Fun Night" Thursdays.
Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. On-site parking, or Grand Red line stop then take free trolley.
http://www.navypier.com
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See how the universe works. All ages. $10-18+ Mo-Fr 9:30a-4:30p (-10p 1st Fridays), Sa/Su 9a-4:30p, closed xmas, open -6p 12.26-1.5.
Much high tech exhibitry.
Adler Planetarium, 312/922-7827 (STAR), 1300 S Lake Shore.
http://www.adlerplanetarium.org
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Masterpieces. All ages. $6-10, Free Tuesdays. Mo/We/Th/Fr 10:30a-4:30p, Tu 10:30a-8p, Sa/Su 10a-5p, closed xgiving+xmas.
And other interesting permanent and visiting exhibits.
Art Institute of Chicago, 312/443-3500, 210 S Michigan.
http://www.artic.edu/aic
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World class gardens. Easy to get to. All ages. $8.75 parking. 8a-sunset, closed xmas.
385 acres, 23 gardens, 9 islands, prarie simulation, oriental features, miniature railway, produce, shows, restaurant, more...
Chicago Botanic Gardens, 847/835-5440, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe.
http://www.chicago-botanic.org
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Quality exhibits and activities for young minds. All ages. $6-7, Free Thursdays 5-8p. Tu-Su 10a-5p.
Chicago Children's Museum, 312/527-1000, Navy Pier.
http://www.chichildrensmuseum.org
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Natural History done right. All ages. $5-10, Free Mo/Tu 1.1-2.28+9.23-12.23. Last entry 4p, closed xmas+ny. 9a-5p.
"Sue" permanent dinosaur exhibit, insects, anthropology, world culture, geology, ecology, much more.
Field Museum, 312/922-9410, Roosevelt at Lake Shore Drive.
http://www.fmnh.org
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Exhibits covering 4000 years of surgical history. Not for the squeamish. All ages. $3-6, Free Tuesdays. Tu-Sa 10a-4p. Closed 12.24-25, 12.31-1.1.
International Museum of Surgical Science, 312/642-6502, 1524 N Lake Shore.
http://www.imss.org
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World class zoo. Now with web cams. All ages. Free (Building hours vary) 8a-6p.
Lincoln Park Zoo, 773/742-2000, 2200 N Cannon.
http://www.lpzoo.com
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Consistent world class wonderland, set aside a whole day. All ages. $4-9 +parking/movies, Sometimes free. Mo-Sa 9:30a-4p, Su 11a-4p.
New TIME exhibit, possibly the best collection in existence of clocks through history. Also new Train, Genetics, Cyberspace, AIDS and toy exhibits.
Museum of Science and Industry, 773/684-1414, 57th at Lake Shore.
http://www.msichicago.org
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Truly stunning world class aquarium. $11-18, some deal days. Sa/Su 9a-6p, Mo-Fr 9a-5p (-6p in summer), some later days.
Rear outside deck has the city's best skyline view. Now with web cams.
Shedd Aquarium, 312/939-2438, 1200 S Lake Shore.
http://SheddAquarium.org
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Notes:    ^
ALWAYS call before going to a listed event.
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2003.10.17