Bedno.com Andrew  Do  See
2008.07.04 (week 575)
LIVE LOUD!!
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Hancock" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
Ongoing: Bike Chicago at Various City Locations.
Ongoing: Grant Park Music Festival.
Ongoing: Summer Vacation at Chicago Public Schools.
Ongoing: Chicago Summerdance at Grant Park.
Ongoing: Cirque Du Soleil "Kooza" at United Center.
Ongoing: "Drawing on Experience" at Woman Made Gallery.
..-Sa: American Music Festival at Fitzgerald's.
..-Su: Lisle Eyes to the Skies Balloonfest at Lisle Community Park.
..-Su: Naperville Rib Fest at Knoch Park.
..-Su: Taste Of Chicago at Grant Park.
Ongoing: Bristol Renaissance Faire.
Ongoing: Cirque Shanghai at Skyline Stage.
Ongoing: Pleasant Outdoor Concerts daily at Ravinia.
Ongoing: Neighborhood Tour from Cultural Center.
Ongoing: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
Fr: Independence Day.
Fr: Earth at Aphelion.
..-Su: Godzilla Fest at Crowne Plaza O'Hare.
Fr: Beacon of Freedom parade at North Evanston.
...

Movie:    ^
"Hancock" now playing.
Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, ...
http://sonypictures.com/movies/hancock
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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Now playing.
WALL-E, Wanted, Love Guru, Get Smart, The Happening, The Incredible Hulk, Don't Mess with the Zohan, Kung Fu Panda, Indiana Jones 4, Chronicles of Narnia, Speed Racer, What Happens in Vegas, Iron Man, Baby Mama, Harold & Kumar Escape, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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Movies and Beer. Movies, drinking, heckling, FUN! -Thursday 18+ (ID reqd) $5.
8:15p Sa,Mo-Th; 7:15p Su: Baby Mama - Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Greg Kinnear, Dax Shepard, Sigourney Weaver, Steve Martin, ....
10p Sa,Mo-Th; 9p Su: What Happens in Vegas - Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry, ...
Brew & View, 773/929-6713, 3145 N Sheffield. Around the corner from the Red line Belmont stop.
http://www.brewview.com
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Ongoing:    ^
Bike Chicago (since 1991). Five months of events to promote the health, economic and environmental benefits of bicycling. -2008.09.30 Yearly.
Participate in any of the over 150 events. Helmet sale and Police auction, workshops and safety checks, lectures and clinics, neighborhood tours and family events, contests and stunt shows, parades and more!! Bikes temporarily allowed on certain train and bus lines at certain times. Mayor's Office of Special Events, see site or call.
312/744-3315 http://www.bikechicago.us
Various City Locations.
http://biketraffic.org
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Grant Park Music Festival (since 1935). -2008.08.16 Yearly. All ages. Free Various We/Fr/Sa 6:30p.
World-class orchestra, chorus and conductors, and an outstanding roster of local and international guest artists perform classical.
312/742-7638 http://grantparkmusicfestival.com
Grant Park, Columbus Drive and Jackson Boulevard. Train, bus or cab.
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Summer Vacation. -2008.09.01 Yearly.
Chicago Public Schools.
http://www.cps.k12.il.us
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Chicago Summerdance (since 1997). Lessons, dancing, big bands, different style everyday. -2008.08.24 Yearly. All ages. Free Su 4-7p, Th-Sa 6-9:30p.
Salsa, Swing, Waltz, Bamboleo, Cha Cha, Polka, Tango, Mambo, Fox Trot, etc. Lessons first hour.
http://egov.cityofchicago.org/SummerDance/
Grant Park, 312/742-4007, 601 S Michigan. Between Harrison and Balbo, easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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* Cirque Du Soleil "Kooza" -2008.08.03 All ages. $39-125 Various times.
Tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world. Combines acrobatic performances and the art of clowning. Highlights the physical demands of human performance in all its splendor and fragility, presented in a colorful melange that emphasizes bold slapstick humor. The Innocent's journey brings him into contact with a panoply of comic characters such as the King, the Trickster, the Pickpocket, and the Obnoxious Tourist and his Bad Dog. Set in an electrifying and exotic visual world full of surprises, thrills, chills, audacity and total involvement. Explores themes of turmoil and harmony, fear, identity, recognition and power.
http://cirquedusoleil.com
United Center, 1901 W Madison.
http://www.unitedcenter.com
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"Drawing on Experience" -2008.07.24 We-Fr -7p, Sa/Su 12-4p.
Juried group show by women, mixed media, works "that directly evidence the hand and thought of the artist."
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.
http://www.womanmade.org
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American Music Festival (since 1981). -Saturday Yearly. All ages. $25 We-Th 4:30p-1a, Fr-Sa 1p-3a.
See website for massive schedule of great acts.
Fitzgerald's, 708/788-6670, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. 6blks from Forest Park Blue Line stop at Oak Park Ave.
http://www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com
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Lisle Eyes to the Skies Balloonfest (since 1981). -2008.07.06 Yearly. All ages. $5-7 12-11p.
Major hot air ballooning event, includes nationally known bands, food, carnival, etc, weather permitting.
http://eyestotheskiesfestival.com
Lisle Community Park, 630/575-9798, Hwy. 53 and Short Street. Near I-88 and I-355.
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* Naperville Rib Fest. -2008.07.06 Yearly. All ages. $0-10 12-10p.
Big fest with over a dozen barbeque vendors (Ribbers) and other treats and merchandise. Also carnival rides, and diverse kids entertainment including dog acts, tumblers, magic and more. "To promote Americanism, enrich community life through leisure activities ... promote a strong family unit and support prevention of child abuse and domestic violence in all forms."
http://ribfest.net
Knoch Park, Martin Ave at S West St, Naperville.
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Taste Of Chicago (since 1981). Beer, meat, people, major bands. -2008.07.06 Yearly. All ages. Free entry. 11a-9p.
Around 70 quality restaurants represented. Bring money and sun screen. Variety of special attractions including flume ride, kid fun, Fox stars, high diving, much more. Good bands at several stages all day.
http://www.cityofchicago.org
Grant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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* Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su -2008.08.31 Yearly. All ages. $8-16+ Coupons online. 10a-7p.
Open just nine enchanted weekends, rain or shine. Spend all day. Hundreds of costumed performers (about a dozen stages) including Queen Elizabeth & Court, over 160 unique artisans all within a recreated 16th Century village. Mouth watering foods of all description (several dozen booths) and aroma & fine imported ales. Big, fun, joyful, semi-realistic, classic goth outing, costumes encouraged, sometimes hot.
Renaissance Village, 847/395-7773, 12550 120th, Kenosha WI. 94 North to Russell Rd (Exit 1), left (W) to Frontage Rd, right to 128 then follow signs.
http://renfair.com/bristol
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Cirque Shanghai. -2008.09.01 All ages. $12-30+ We-Su various time.
The best acrobats from the most acclaimed troupes direct from China thrilling audiences with a stunning combination of circus arts set in a breathtaking full-scale theatrical performance.
312/902-1500 http://cirqueshanghai.com
Navy Pier, Skyline Stage, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand.
http://www.navypier.com
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Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily.
Jul.05: A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.
Jul.05: Harvard Glee Club.
Jul.08: Misha Dichter/Cipa Dichter.
Jul.09: CSO with Joshua Bell.
Jul.10: CSO/Rachmaninoff 3rd Piano Concerto.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served my Metra.
http://www.ravinia.org
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WAY too much great theater and comedy and dance to cover.
Pickup Reader and NewCity magazines.
Hundreds of city locations.
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Chicago Neighborhood Tours. Bring a snack. $20-45 4hr 10a.
Chicago Cultural Center, 312/742-1190, 77 E Randolph.
http://chicagoneighborhoodtours.com
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Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2008.10.30 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Tu: Lincoln Square, Lncn/Llnd/Wstrn 7a-2p 06.10-10.28.
Tu: Federal Plaza, Adams/Dearborn, 7a-3p 5.13-10.28.
Th: Daley Plaza 7a-3p 05.15-10.02.
Th: Hyde Park, 52nd&HarperCourt 7a-2p 06.05-10.30.
Sa: Austin, Madison&Central 7a-2p 07.12-10.25.
Sa: Lincoln Park, Armitage&Orchard 7a-2p 05.17-10.25.
Sa: Near North, Dearborn&Division 7a-2p 05.31-10.25.
Sa: North Center, BellPln/Damen/Lncln 7a-2p 06.14-10.18.
Su: WickerPark, WickerPark&Damen 7a-2p 06.08-10.26.
http://www.chicagofarmersmarkets.us
Various city locations.
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Different rock, experimental, jazz, ethnic bands almost every night. 21+ $?
Metro / SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark, Near Red Line Addison stop, metrochicago.com
Darkroom, 773/276-1411, 2210 W Chicago, darkroombar.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
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, Highland Pk, ravinia.org
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Friday 2008.07.04:    ^
* Independence Day. Yearly.
Legal holiday. The Declaration of Independence from Great Britain was passed by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia on this day in 1776. Typically observed with picnics and evening fireworks.
http://www.holidays.net/independence
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Earth at Aphelion. Our orbit's farthest point from the sun. Yearly.
Fortunately by cosmic standards we're close (3.4%?) to circular at 147.5-152.6Mkm (91.7-94.8Mmi).
http://aa.usno.navy.mil
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Godzilla Fest (since 1994). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $0-30.
Largest regular gathering of Godzilla and Japanese monster fans in the world (over 1000 attend). A family-oriented convention catering to the "kaiju" genre. Features fan presentations, sessions by actors and crew from the Godzilla series, contests and gaming, new and classic movies, large dealers room, more.
http://g-fan.com
Crowne Plaza O'Hare, 847/671-6350, 5440 N River Rd, Rosemont.
http://www.chi-ohare.crowneplaza.com
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* Beacon of Freedom parade (since 1922). Yearly. All ages. Free 2p.
Evanston has an extraordinary Independence Day parade, rated among the nation's best. Over 100 floats many representing alternative interests. Come early, bring sunscreen.
2008 theme: "Remember the Past, Imagine the Future"
http://www.evanston4th.org
North Evanston, Central Street and Central Avenue, Evanston. Marches East to Ashland. Easily reached by Purple line and Metra.
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Skate Rave. Bladers Take Downtown. 1st Fridays 7:30p.
Intermediate through advanced bladers come join the BIGGEST group skate. Be able to skate some near traffic and do a distance of 9-12 miles. Sprinkled w/ Chicago Skate Patrol members. Protective gear (esp. helmet) now required. Weather permitting. Different themed tour each month.
07.04: "Things That Go Boom In The Night" theme. Ends at Navy Pier for fireworks late.
http://www.road-raves.org
Daley Plaza, Washington and Dearborn.
http://ChicagoSkater.org
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Supernatural Chicago (since 2004). Interactive theatre exploring Chicago's paranormal past. Fridays 21+ $25 8-9p.
Hosted by Necromancer Neil Tobin. 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.
http://www.SupernaturalChicago.com
Excalibur, 312/266-1944, 632 N Dearborn. Downtown, valet or pay.
http://www.excaliburchicago.com
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"Bass Goes Boom" 1st Fridays 21+ $10+ 10p-2a.
Dubstep monthly by Four/4, Timid, BBP, ...
07.04: DJs Shiva, Cringer, Abbot, ButtonFreak, ...
http://bassgoesboom.com
Lava Lounge, 773/342-LAVA, 1270 N Milwaukee.
http://lavachicago.com
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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 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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Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (since 1988). 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.
http://www.neofuturists.org
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Saturday 2008.07.05:    ^
Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sa/Su -2008.10.26 Yearly. All ages. $1 Most weeks. 6a-3p.
500 market spaces. Clean, comprehensive, entertaining, with free parking, food and restrooms.
847/524-9590 http://www.wolffs.com
Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
http://www.allstatearena.com
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Stopping Lessons by Chicago Skate Patrol. Sa/Su -2008.08.31 Yearly. All ages. Free 12-3p.
Certified volunteers teach stopping and other basics. Look for the banner and red t-shirts near the ramp. PERFECT for beginners to walk, drive, cab or train to, bringing skates and protective gear. Great performers practicing nearby.
http://ChicagoSkater.org
Oak Street Beach
http://www.nsp-chicago.org
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Steve Miller Band and Joe Cocker. All ages. $10-60+ 7:30p.
http://stevemillerband.com
FMWB Ampitheatre (formerly Tweeter), 708/614-1616, 19100 S Ridgeland Ave, Tinley Park. I-80 and Harlem Avenue. South Suburban, expect heavy traffic.
http://firstmidwestbankamphitheatre.com
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Weird Al Yankovic. All ages. $32-42 8p.
http://weirdal.com
Star Plaza Theatre, 219/791-1234, 8001 Delaware Place, Merrilville IN. I-65 and U.S. 30.
http://starplazatheatre.com
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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.
07.05: Aetheism and Religion in America Today - author David Steele discuss his new book.
312/326-2120 http://www.collegeofcomplexes.org
Lincoln Restaurant, 773/248-1820, 4008 N Lincoln. Near Lincoln/Irving/Damen.
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* Give Peace a Dance. 1st Saturdays 18+ $10 9p-2a.
Nine rooms of fun. Drum Circle 9p-?, Fire Spinning 11p-1a, music and healers all night. No smoke, no alcohol.
http://www.givepeaceadance.com
MKP, 1900 W Fulton.
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"Twisted" Saturdays 21+ $0 -11p, $5 -1a, $7+ 9:30p-5a.
"Meet and mingle with a truly diverse crowd. Dress up or dress down... this is the place to be what you want to be!"
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://www.berlinchicago.com
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FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2008.08.30 Yearly. All ages. Free We 9:30p, Sa 10:15p.
Visible anywhere near the lake.
Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free trolley.
http://www.navypier.com
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Hair Banger's Ball. Monthly. 21+ $10 11p.
"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."
http://www.hairbangersball.com
Joe's Sports Bar, 312/337-3486, 940 W Weed.
http://joesbar.com/calendar/calendar.cfm
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Sunday 2008.07.06:    ^
Beach Poets (since 1990). Sundays -2008.08.24 Yearly. All ages. Free 4-6p.
Cathleen Schandelmeier-Bartels hosts varied readings and music.
773/465-5460 http://www.myspace.com/beachpoets
Loyola Beach, 7049 N Sheridan. Greenleaf at the lakefront, near Heartland stand.
http://chicagopoetry.com
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* Sanctum/Mago/Aphorism. 21+ $8 8p-2a.
"Hearkening back to the raw, emotionally-charged days of industrial's inception, Cold Meat Industry's Sanctum will be coming to Chicago with Ad Noiseam's ambient pioneers Mago, as well as Chicago's own dark IDM project Aphorism."
http://kineticnoise.wordpress.com/
Underground Lounge, 773/327-2739, 952 W Newport. East of Clark, south of Red Line Addison stop.
http://undergroundloungechicago.com
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Weekly Coffeehouse (since 1999). Sundays All ages. Donation 8-?p.
Open mic, poets, musicians, interesting alternative community art and photos always on display. May include coffee, tea, soda, snax, raffle.
The Burkhart Underground, 773/348-8536, 1228 N Noble St. Rear Coach House.
http://burkhartstudios.com
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"Adult Swim" NEW EPISODES. Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinarily good block of free-form thought-jazz toonage. May include Venture Bros, Oblongs, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, SeaLab 2021, Tim and Eric's Awesome Show Great Job, Metalocalypse, Family Guy, more.
http://www.adultswim.com
TOON. On cable.
http://www.cartoonnetwork.com
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Madonnarama. 1st Sundays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
All Madonna music and videos all night with DJ Riley York. Classics, rare tracks, remixes, etc.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://www.berlinchicago.com
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Monday 2008.07.07:    ^
Dropkick Murphys / The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. All ages. $28-31+ 6p.
http://dropkickmurphys.com
Charter One Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr. Northerly Island, Museum Campus, former Meigs field.
http://www.charteronepavilion.com
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* "Clash" Drum&Bass. Mondays 21+ Free 10p-?a.
Various dedicated local DJs weekly.
07.07: Mega Mic, Didactikid, Axsentm Chicago Konkrete Jungle crew, The Untouchables.
773/337-1535 http://myspace.com/alfonzdlm
Tini Martini, 773/269-2900, 2169 N. Milwaukee. Logan Square.
http://tinimartini.com
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Boom Boom Room (since 1991). Mondays 21+ 10p-4a.
Long running weekly w/ DJs Michael Serafini, Diz, Just Joey, Uncle Milty; Hosts JoJo, Sal-E, Reggie, Christopher Banks, Danielle, Dr. Cho; 4kft dance space, multiple bars and environments, late night dining, state-of-the-art sound and lights, free parking, more.
07.07: Battle of the Funk featuring Farley Jackmaster Funk vs. DJ Funk.
http://www.boomboomroomchicago.com
Green Dolphin Street, 773/395-0066, 2200 N Ashland. At Webster.
http://www.jazzitup.com
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The Daily Show w/ Jon Stewart. Emmy award winner. Mo/Tu/We/Th All ages, Free. Reruns several times a day. 10-10:30p.
"The best fake news show ever!" Followed by the brilliant "Colbert Report" show.
Struggling along without writers.
COM. On cable.
http://www.comedycentral.com
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Tuesday 2008.07.08:    ^
Good day for Brew&View. Tuesdays 18+ $5+ Now non-smoking.
8:15p Baby Mama, 10p What Happens in Vegas.
Brew & View, 773/929-6713, 3145 N Sheffield. Around the corner from the Red line Belmont stop.
http://www.brewview.com
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Boys Like Girls and Good Charlotte. All ages. $25-60+ Doors 4:30p.
http://boyslikegirls.com
Congress Theatre, 312/836-5900, 2135 N Milwaukee. NorthWest of North and Western. Between Blue Line Western and California stops.
http://www.congresschicago.com
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Crimson Tuesdays. Tuesdays -2008.07.29 21+ Free 6p-2a.
Guitarist Brent Kimbrough live 6-9p, DJ Frankie Hollywood 10-close.
312/943-0333
Crimson Lounge, 312/923-2473, 333 N. Dearborn St.
http://www.crimsonchicago.com
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311 and Snoop Dogg. All ages. $24-50+ 6:30p.
http://snoopdogg.com
FMWB Ampitheatre (formerly Tweeter), 708/614-1616, 19100 S Ridgeland Ave, Tinley Park. I-80 and Harlem Avenue. South Suburban, expect heavy traffic.
http://firstmidwestbankamphitheatre.com
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Van Morrison. All ages. $75-300 7:30p.
http://vanmorrison.com
Rosemont Theatre, 847/671-5100, 5400 N River Road, Rosemont.
http://www.rosemont.com/events.shtm
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Wednesday 2008.07.09:    ^
Alkaline Trio. All ages. $19+ 6p.
Hot Topic Presents.
http://alkalinetrio.com
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
http://www.hob.com/venues/clubvenues/chicago
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Crimson Wednesdays. Wednesdays -2008.07.30 21+ $? 6p-2a.
Live vocalist Petra Van Nuis 6-9p, DJ Frankie Hollywood 10p-close.
312/943-0333
Crimson Lounge, 312/923-2473, 333 N. Dearborn St.
http://www.crimsonchicago.com
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"Seminar" - THE weekly drum&bass party (since 1998). Wednesdays 21+ $0-10 7p-2a.
07.09: "nawleans" Proppa Bear, Mega Mic.
http://www.bassbythepound.com
Lava Lounge, 773/342-LAVA, 1270 N Milwaukee.
http://lavachicago.com
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"In One Ear" (since 1988). Poetry Open Mic. Wednesdays 18+ $3 10p-?a.
"Eclectic mix of people who groove on laid-back vibes."
http://www.myspace.com/inoneear
Heartland Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop.
http://www.heartlandcafe.com
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ElectroWave. We/Th 21+ Free 10p-4a.
DJs QBot + Kamar spin Electro, Retro, SynthPop, NewWave, more.
Uptown Lounge, 773/878-1136, 1136 W Lawrence. Near Red Line Lawrence stop.
http://uptownlounge.net
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Thursday 2008.07.10:    ^
Bastille Day 5K run/walk (since 1987). Yearly. $20+ 7:30p.
Benefits Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. Known for it's after-party. USATF certified, over 7.5k people expected.
773/777-3261 http://www.chicagoevents.com
Jackson and Aberdeen.
http://www.chicagoaa.com
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Teena Marie. -Friday 21+ $42+ Two nights. 9p.
V103 presents, w/ DJ Diego.
http://teenamarie.com
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
http://www.hob.com/venues/clubvenues/chicago
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"Die Maschine" Thursdays 21+ Free 9p-2a.
DJs Noir, Easy E, Sprite, others spin agro, noise, ebm in back; Momma Kitty VJs 80-90s up front.
http://demonsanddarlings.com
Spin Nightclub, 773/327-7711, 800 W Belmont.
http://www.spin-nightclub.com
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"JungleFly" drum and bass. Monthly. 21+ Free 10p-?a.
07.10: DJs Release, BRC & MC Anti, Ciro, Bumblebee, Midway.
http://www.bassbythepound.com/feedback-nu/
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://www.smartbarchicago.com
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Atomic. Thursdays 21+ $5 10p-4a.
DJs QBot + Kamar and special guest DJs spin 80s, New Wave, more.
http://www.djkamar.com
Neo, 773/528-2622, 2350 N Clark. Just South of Fullerton. Sometimes parking rare.
http://neo-chicago.com
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Attractions:    ^
Many great exhibits of local works and curated collections. All ages. Free. Mo-Th 8a-7p, Fr 8a-6p, Sa 9a-6p, Su 10a-6p.
With various special events, music and performances almost every day.
Chicago Cultural Center, 312/744-6630, 77 E Randolph.
http://www.cityofchicago.org/culturalcenter/
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Various good modern art shows. All ages. $0-12, Free Thursdays 5-8p. Mo closed, Tu 10a-8p, We-Su 10a-5p.
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.
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. $12 Mo/Tu/We/Fr 10:30a-5p, Th 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. $0-9, Free Th 5-8p. Su-We+Fr -5p, Th+Sa 10a-8p.
Chicago Children's Museum, 312/527-1000, Navy Pier.
http://www.chichildrensmuseum.org
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Natural History done right. All ages. $6-12. Last entry 4p, closed xmas. 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) 9a-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. $6-11 +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.
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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2008.07.04