Andrew  Do  See
2004.11.05 (week 384)
"A defeat for humanity."
Ongoing: Rhinoceros Theater Festival at The Curious Theatre Branch.
..-Th: "Fabrications" at Woman Made Gallery.
Ongoing: 500 Clown Frankenstein at Loop Theater.
Ongoing: Chicago Humanities Fest at Various downtown locations.
Ongoing: Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus at Allstate Arena.
Ongoing: "Menopause" the musical at Apollo Theater.
Ongoing: The O' Franken Factor now web-cast only.
Ongoing: Under The Picasso at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Guy Fawkes day.
..-Sa: Sister Hazel at House of Blues.
Ongoing: "Alfie" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
Ongoing: "Birth" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
Ongoing: "The Incredibles" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
..-Su: Chicago Design Show at Merchandise Mart.
..-Su: Sculpture Objects Functional Art show at Navy Pier Festival Hall A.
Fr: Slayer at Aragon Ballroom.
Fr: First Friday at Museum of Contemporary Art.
Fr: Enterprise on UPN.
Fr: Le Tigre at Vic Theatre.
Fr: "Eight:18 Circus of the Spirit" at Unity Chicago.

Ongoing:    ^
Rhinoceros Theater Festival (since 1989). -2004.11.20 Yearly. Ages? $12 Various days and times.
Showcase of experimental new plays.
The Curious Theatre Branch, 773/274-6660, 7001 N Glenwood.

"Fabrications" -2004.11.11 We-Fr noon-7p, Sa/Su noon-4p.
Artworks challenge viewer to question gender roles and distinctions between objects of art, fashion and domesticity.
Woman Made Gallery, 773/489-8900, 2418 W Bloomingdale.

500 Clown Frankenstein. -2004.11.13 $10-15 Th-Su.
"Intense physical comedy with energy, daring and grace."
Loop Theater, 312/744-5667 (LOOP), 8 E Randolph.

Chicago Humanities Fest (since 1990). -2004.11.14 Yearly. Various times.
HUNDREDS of speakers on a theme of universal interest at dozens of venues. 2003: "Saving+Spending, addresses the many economic systems we create, and choices we make, as individuals, organizations, governments, and entire societies. We believe the arts and humanities can go far toward illuminating the science of economics in its many forms."
Various downtown locations.

Network sweeps. -2004.11.29 Yearly.
Extra special new TV programming this month on major networks.

Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus (since 1871!). -2004.11.14 Yearly. All ages. $11-50 Various times.
Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.

"Menopause" the musical. $47 Tu-Fr 8p, Sa 5+8p, Su 3:30.
Joyful musical parody set to 28 classic baby-boomer tunes.
Apollo Theater, 773/935-6100, 2540 N Lincoln.

Now playing.
The Incredibles, Surviving Christmas, The Grudge, The Machinist, Team America: World Police, Hijacking Catastrophe, The Final Cut, Shall We Dance?, Being Julia, Eulogy, Stage Beauty, Around the Bend, Primer, Taxi, Shark Tale, What the bleep, A Dirty Shame, Shaun of the Dead, The Last Shot, Ghost in the Shell 2, Sky Captain, ...
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.

The O' Franken Factor. Mo/Tu/We/Th All ages. Free. 11a-2p.
Al & Katherine Lanpher present drug-free talk radio. Also hear Randi Rhodes after, and Janeane Garofalo & Sam Seder on "The Majority Report" (8-11p).
Air America Radio. Available locally on web-cast.

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, experimental, jazz, ethnic bands almost every night. 21+ $?
Bottom Lounge, 773/975-0505, 3206 N Wilton, Near Red/Brown Line Belmont stop,
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark, Near Red Line Addison stop,
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee, Wicker Park near Blue line Damen stop,
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western, dive-ish,
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln,
Hot House, 312/362-9707, 31 East Balbo, discounted parking, near downtown train stops,
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, Highland Pk,

Movies and Beer. Smoking, heckling, FUN! -Thursday 18+ (ID reqd) $5.
8p Mo-Th; 7p Su: Bourne Supremacy - Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, ...
10p Mo-Th; 9p Su: Alien vs Predator - Aliens, predators, .
Brew & View, 773/929-6713, 3145 N Sheffield. Around the corner from the Red line Belmont stop.

Friday 2004.11.05:    ^
Guy Fawkes day. Yearly.
Anniversary of the 1605 Gunpowder Plot kill the English king and parliament.

Sister Hazel. -Saturday 18+ $20+ SOLD OUT.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.

"Alfie" now playing.
Jude Law, Sienna Miller, Susan Sarandon, Julienne Davis, Omar Epps, Anastasia Griffith, Edward Hogg, Ben Jackson, Tara Summers, Marisa Tomei, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

"Birth" now playing.
Nicole Kidman, Cameron Bright, Danny Huston, Lauren Bacall, Alison Elliott, Arliss Howard, Mike Desautels, Anne Heche, Peter Stormare, Ted Levine, Cara Seymour, Scott Johnsen, Novella Nelson, Zoe Caldwell, Charles Goff, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

"The Incredibles" now playing.
Voices of Brad Bird, Spencer Fox, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee, Craig T. Nelson, Elizabeth Pena, John Ratzenberger, Wallace Shawn, Sarah Vowell, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

Chicago Design Show (since 1997). Over 200 exhibitors of elite furniture. -Sunday Yearly. $15 11a-6p.
Merchandise Mart, 800/527-MART, Orleans at Hubbard.

* 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.
Navy Pier Festival Hall A, 800/561-SOFA.

Slayer. All ages. $30+ 6p.
Jagermeister Music Tour W/ Killswitch, Engage, Mastodon, Agent Zero.
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.

* First Friday. Music, art, snax, drinks, creative types and gold coasters. 1st Fridays 21+ $7-14 6-10p.
11.05: DJ Squeeze pumps best of 80s all night, breakdancing demos at 7, 8, and 9p.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago.

Enterprise. Newest Star Trek series. Fridays All ages. Free 7p.
Starring Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating, Anthony Montgomery, Linda Park, Connor Trinneer.
11.05: Cold Station 12: Arik Soong leads his band of Augments to a medical facility where hundreds of genetically enhanced embryos are still stored, intending to retrieve them and bring them to life.

Le Tigre. All ages. $21 7:30p.
W/ Gossip, Measles, Mumps, Rubella .
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.

* "Eight:18 - A Circus of the Spirit" 1st Fridays All ages. $8-10 8p-12a.
DJs, global music, live-tronica, drum circles, yoga, artwork, massage, healing, improv, video, food, drink, much more. Alcohol and smoke free. "Spirit-expressing-with-respect is the essence of this event, w/ peace, love, understanding, tolerance, diversity, respect, and unity!"
Unity Chicago, 773/973-0007, 1925 Thome. S/W of Devon/Ridge.

Supernatural Chicago. Interactive theatre exploring Chicago's paranormal past. Fridays 21+ $25 8-9p.
BRING A GUEST FREE with each paid admission!
Hear true Chicago stories of the unexplained, brought to life through audience-involving demonstrations of telepathy, clairvoyance, mediumship and magic -- at one of Chicago's most haunted nightspots. Price includes the show plus two drinks and general admission to the club.
Excalibur, 312/266-1944, 632 N Dearborn. Downtown, valet or pay.

The Dresden Dolls. 18+ $15+ 9p.
Park West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.

Live Drumming. Fr/Sa/We 21+ $5-10 No smoking. 9p-3a.
Loaner percussions of every kind. Lessons and performances first, then immense drum circles.
Rhythm, 312/492-6100, 1108 W Randolph. At Aberdeen, six blocks W of Halsted.

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.

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

Saturday 2004.11.06:    ^
Chicago Neighborhood Tours. Bring a snack. Saturdays $20-25 4hr 10a.
11.06: Neighborhood Sampling.
Chicago Cultural Center, 312/742-1190, 77 E Randolph.

Auction With A Vision. Benefit for Lakeview YMCA Youth & Teen Center. 21+ $50-65 5:30-10p.
You are cordially invited. Evening includes live acoustic set by Two Strung Out, silent auction, food, beverages. NBC 5's Rob Elgas and Weather Channel's Ann Johnsos emcee the live auction featuring some of the area's most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes, including Amber Gitter (one of Chicago Magazine's Hottest Singles 2004) and Chad Johnson (Metromix's Best Bartender 2004).
John Barleycorn's, 773/549-6000, 3524 N. Clark. Just south of Wrigley Field.

Bad Religion. Ages? $20 7p.
Riviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4647 N Racine.

Sonia Dada. All ages. $21.50+ 7:30p.
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.

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.
11.06: Alternative Medicine Panel of Speakers.
Lincoln Restaurant, 773/248-1820, 4008 N Lincoln. Near Lincoln/Irving/Damen.

Blonde Redhead. 18+ $19 9p.
W/ Helio Sequence.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.

* Klute. 21+ $5-10 9p-3a.
Innovative D&B producer. W/ DJs Radiata & Stunna.
Cafe Lura, 773/736-3033, 3184 N Milwaukee. Good Polish lounge with adequate dance room, chill couches, attached restaurant, Zywiec. 94 to Kimball, right, then Belmont, right, then Milwaukee, sharp left. Easy parking. Blue Line train to Belmont then brisk 10 minute walk west.

Particle. 18+ $15+ 9p.
Park West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.

"The Edge" comedy improv show. Saturdays All ages. (21+ byob!) $5-8 9p-?a.
No two drink minimum, no egos, no rules, pizza, coffee, more.
Chase Cafe, 773/295-0395, 7301 N Sheridan. Rogers Park.

"Pans*xual Pleasuredome" Saturdays 21+ $5 after 11p 9:30p-5a.
"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.

Justify Your Existence. Monthly. 21+ $8-10 10p.
Local bands prove themselves. Presented by The Onion, WXRT, Reckless Records and DCN.
Schubas, 773/525-2508, 3159 N Southport.

"Contemporary Insanity" Saturdays 21+ $5+ 10p-5a.
THE BEST Industrial/EBM nite in town.
Neo, 773/528-2622, 2350 N Clark. Just South of Fullerton. Sometimes parking rare.

Old School w/ DJ Chris Gin. Sa/Su 21+ Free Fr -2a, Sa 10p-3a.
Kitchen sink music, requests, video games, sports and movies, 26 beers, kitchen.
Cans Bar and Canteen, 773/227-2277, 1640 N Damen. 1 block North of North/Milwaukee.

Sonic Boom. Saturdays All ages. Free 10p-4a.
Considered by many to be Chicago's BEST dance music weekly radio show. Electronic, Industrial, Techno, Big Beat, Drum & Bass, guest DJs.

* Spundae. Saturdays 21+ $10-20 10p-5a.
RSVP on site for discount.
Acclaimed promoter, occasional big name DJs, mostly house, dress well, extraordinary venue and crowd.
11.06: Jeff Mills, ...
Vision Nightclub, 312/266-2144, 640 N Dearborn. At Ontario, near Erie. Parking sometimes hard and valet fills.

** Funker Vogt. 18+ $18-22 10:30p.
One of only two US stops for famed German ebm/electro-industrial icons, w/ Cruciform Injection, Y-Luk-O and DJ K-Y.
Bottom Lounge, 773/975-0505, 3206 N Wilton. One block West of Belmont/Clark.

Sunday 2004.11.07:    ^
* The Simpsons new episode. Sundays.
11.07: Treehouse of Horrors 16!

Matthew Sweet. All ages. $22.50+ 7:30p.
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.

Pinback. 18+ $14+ 9p.
W/ Earlimart, Aspects Of Physics.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.

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.

"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinarily good block of free-form thought-jazz toonage. May include Home Movies, Venture Bros, The Oblongs, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, SeaLab 2021, Brak Show, Space Ghost, Harvey Birdman, Family Guy, more.
TOON. On cable.

Monday 2004.11.08:    ^
The Misfits. All ages. $25+ 6p.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.

Green Day. All ages. $35+ 7p.
UIC Pavilion, 1201 W Harrison.

KMFDM. All ages. $27.50+ 7p.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.

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 N Lincoln. One block north of Fullerton, across from the Biograph.

The Daily Show w/ Jon Stewart. Emmy award winner. Mo/Tu/We/Th All ages, free. Reruns at midnt, 9a, 6p. 10-10:30p.
"The best fake news show ever!" Usually followed by "Tough Crowd" w/ Collin Quinn. An excellent hour of sceptical thinkers.
COM. On cable.

Tuesday 2004.11.09:    ^
Lamb Of God. All ages. $21.50+ 5p.
W/ Fear Factory, Throwdown, Children Of Bodom.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.

Marilyn Manson. Ages? $36.50 7p.
Riviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4647 N Racine.

Chick Singer Night. Monthly. 21+ $8 8p.
W/ Jason Antwone, Lexie Bloor, Laurna Michael, Carla Hassett, Lori Maier, more.
Beat Kitchen, 773/281-4444, 2100 W Belmont.

Noctronica. Tuesdays 21+ $5-10 10p-4a.
Industrial, EBM, darkwave, electro, and noise w/ DJs (censored) and Gremlin.
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.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. At the Belmont red line stop.

Wednesday 2004.11.10:    ^
Women Obsession (since 1990). Ladies night for ladies. 1st/2nd/3rd Wednesdays 21+ Free 6p-12a.
W/ Go-Go Girls, drink specials, then 80s theme midnt-4a.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. At Red line Belmont stop.

South Park new episode. Wednesdays 9p.
COM. On cable.

Backspin. Mid-week club night featuring local turntable talent. 21+ Free Wednesdays 10p-4a.
Area big name DJs join resident Chris Gin. $2 domestics, $5 RedBull/vodkas.
Betty's Blue Star Lounge, 312/243-1699, 1600 W Grand. At Ashland.

"In One Ear" (since 1985). Poetry Open Mic. Wednesdays All ages. $3 10p-?a.
"Eclectic mix of people who groove on laid-back vibes."
Heartland Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop.

Thursday 2004.11.11:    ^
Veteran's Day. Legal holiday in the U.S. Yearly.
Anniversary of the signing of the armistice which ended World War I in 1918. This day is also known as Armistice Day in Europe and Rememberance Day in Canada. Two month anniversary of the start of the newest war. Many offices closed Monday.
No parade this year?

* Gwar. All ages. $19+ 6:30p.
W/ Dying Fetus & All That Remains.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.

Bar Revu. We go to bars and "REVU" them. 2nd Thursdays 21+ Free? 7p-?a.
Group gathering for drinking, talking. Cash bar.
11.11: Rockit Bar&Grill, 312) 645-6000, 22 W Hubbard.
martini ranch.

Avril Lavigne. All ages. $32.50-37.50 7:30p.
And guests.
United Center, 1901 W Madison.

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.

Attractions:    ^
Many great exhibits of local works and curated collections. All ages. Free Mo-Th 10a-7p, 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.

Various good modern art shows. $0-8 Free Tuesdays. We-Su 10a-5p, Tu 10a-8p, closed Mo, xgiving, xmas, nyd.
07.24-01.02: Stalemate - ambiguity and existential crisis.
07.10-01.09: Soft Edge - Subtlety and organic materials.
11.05-11.28: Huong Ngo - security fixation parody.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago.

PIER WALK outdoor scultpure show now on display.
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.
Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. On-site parking, or Grand Red line stop then take free trolley.

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.

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.

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.

Quality exhibits and activities for young minds. All ages. $0-7, Free Thursdays 5-8p. Tu-Su 10a-5p. Th -8p.
Chicago Children's Museum, 312/527-1000, Navy Pier.

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.

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.

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

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.
Exhibits include clock (possibly the best historical collection in existence), trains, toys, flight, genetics, chemistry, coal, petroleum, human body slices, cyberspace, farming, the U-505, TONS of space flight tech, and much more.
Museum of Science and Industry, 773/684-1414, 57th at Lake Shore.

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.

Notes:    ^
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