2010.11.05 (week 697)
Fight to win.
Movie: "127 Hours" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Due Date" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Fair Game" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "For Colored Girls" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Megamind" now playing everywhere.
Ongoing: Chicago Humanities Fest downtown.
Ongoing: Ringling Bros, B&B Circus at Allstate.
Ongoing: Dance Chicago at Multiple venues.
Ongoing: Supernatural Chicago at Excalibur (Fr).
Fr: Guy Fawkes day.
..-Su: Sculpture Objects Functional Art show at Navy Pier.
Ongoing: "Mothers" and "Girl, Please!" at Woman Made Gallery.
Fr: First Friday at Museum of Contemporary Art.
Fr: Wicker Park Gallery Night at Flat Iron Arts Building.
Fr: Lifehouse at Chicago Theatre.
Fr: Broken Beats at Miskas Bar.
Fr: Improvised Shakespeare at IO Theatre.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Neo-Fut.
Sa-Su: America's Got Talent auditions at McCormick Place.
Sa: Winter Pageant at Redmoon Central.
Sa: Neighborhood Tour from Cultural Center.
Sa: Los Lobos at Vic Theatre.
Sa: College of Complexes at Lincoln Restaurant.
Sa: Give Peace a Dance at MKP.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: El Circo Cheapo Cabaret at Aloft Aerial Dance.
Su: Daylight Saving Time ends.
Su: Winnetka Modernism Show at Winnetka Community House.
Su: Chicago Ghost Bikes Tours at Washington Park.
Su: Windy City Roller Derby at UIC Pavilion.
Su: Danzig at Congress Theatre.
Su: Treehouse of Horrors XXI on FOX.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Su: Madonnarama at Berlin.
Mo: Boom Boom Room at Green Dolphin Street.
Mo: Rehab at Debonair Social Club.
Tu: Heavy Metal 101 at Hungry Brain.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
We: Rat Patrol Birthday Ride & Ice Cream Social at Margie's Candies.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Veterans Day at Ceremony in Soldier Field.
Th: Lucha VaVoom at Park West.
Th: illeven eleven at Kinetic Playground.
Th: Drum&Bass night at SmartBar.
Th: "Atomic New Wave Dance Party" at Neo.

Movie:    ^
"127 Hours" now playing.
James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

"Due Date" now playing.
Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Jamie Foxx, Juliette Lewis, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

"Fair Game" now playing.
Valerie Plame story w/ Naomi Watts, Sean Penn.
Theaters Everywhere.

"For Colored Girls" now playing.
Janet Jackson, Anika Noni Rose, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Kimberly Elise, Macy Gray, Kerry Washington, Tessa Thompson, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

"Megamind" now playing.
Voices of Will Ferrell, Jonah Hill, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, David Cross, Ben Stiller, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

Now playing.
Monsters, Saw 3D, Welcome to the Rileys, Waste Land, Aftershock, Jackass 3D, The Social Network, Wall Street 2, You Again, Waiting for Superman, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Easy A, Resident Evil 4, Machete, The American, The Tillman Story , Going the Distance, The Winning Season, Eat Pray Love, Scott Pilgrim, The Expendables, Middle Men, The Other Guys, Cats & Dogs 2, Dinner for Schmucks, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

Ongoing:    ^
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Chicago Humanities Fest (since 1990). -2010.11.14 Yearly. Various times.
Hundreds of speakers on a theme of universal interest at dozens of venues.
Various downtown locations.

* Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus (since 1871!). -2010.11.14 Yearly. All ages. $11-50 Various times.
"Funundrum" All-New Blue Tour.
Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.

Dance Chicago (since 1995). -2010.11.21 Yearly. All ages. $25+ Various times.
100s of performers, 100s of works.
Multiple venues.

WAY too much great theater and comedy and dance to cover.
Pickup Reader and NewCity and TimeOut magazines.
Hundreds of city locations.

Supernatural Chicago (since 2004). Interactive theatre exploring Chicago's paranormal past. Fr/Sa 21+ $25 7:30-9p.
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.
Excalibur, 312/266-1944, 632 N Dearborn. Downtown, valet or pay.

Different rock, experimental, jazz, ethnic bands almost every night. 21+ $?
Metro / SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark, Near Red Line Addison stop,
Darkroom, 773/276-1411, 2210 W Chicago,
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,
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, Highland Pk,

Friday 2010.11.05:    ^
Guy Fawkes day. Yearly.
Anniversary of the 1605 Gunpowder Plot kill the English king and parliament.

Sculpture Objects Functional Art show (since 1994). Over 90 dealers showing very cool modern stuff. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $15-25 Su noon-6p; Fr+Sa 11a-8p.
Extremely efficient way to see a great contemporary assortment. Lectures.
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. On-site parking, or Grand Red line stop then take free trolley.

"Mothers" and "Girl, Please!" -2010.12.23 We-Fr -7p, Sa/Su 12-4p.
Juried art shows by women.
11.05: Opening reception 6-9pm.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.

First Friday. 1st Fridays 21+ $7-15 6-10p.
DJs, music, art, haut snax, specialty drinks, creative types and gold coasters.
11.05: "Bollywood"
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago.

Wicker Park Gallery Night. 1st Fridays All ages. $5-ish 6-10p.
Evening of Culture w/ open art studios, dining, music and more in WP/Bucktown. Enjoy the vibrant nightlife community.
Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N Milwaukee. At North Ave, Wicker Park, near Blue line Damen stop.

Lifehouse. All ages. $25-48 7:30p.
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.

Broken Beats. 21+ Free 8p-2a.
DnB, Jungle, Dubstep, more w/ Dottcom, Spacecadet, Bassphreak, more. Liquid dance showcase.
Miskas Bar, 773/935-5373, 2156 W. Belmont.

Improvised Shakespeare. Fridays 18+ $14 8p.
Based on audience suggestion The Co creates a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style with ALL the typical elements.
IO Theatre, 773/880-0199, 3541 N. Clark.

Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 10p-4a.
Greg Haus spins Electro / Progressive / Breaks / Alternative / Electronica.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.

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.

Saturday 2010.11.06:    ^
America's Got Talent auditions. -Sunday.
McCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore.

Winter Pageant. -2011.01.02 Yearly. All ages. $0-20 Various times.
Family friendly long running annual celebrating the changing seasons.
Redmoon Central, 312/850-8440, 1463 W Hubbard.

Chicago Neighborhood Tours. Bring a snack. Saturdays $20-45 4hr 10a.
10.30 Albany Park.
10.30 Beautiful Beverly.
11.06 Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Six Corners.
11.13 Polish Chicago.
Chicago Cultural Center, 312/742-1190, 77 E Randolph.

Los Lobos. 18+ $34-75+ 8p.
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.
alues and history
11.06: Are You a Creationist? or Are You Only an Evolutionist? Why Not Be Both?
Lincoln Restaurant, 773/248-1820, 4008 N Lincoln. Near Lincoln/Irving/Damen.

Give Peace a Dance. 1st Saturdays 18+ $10 9p-1a.
Multiple spaces of fun, in and out, drums, fire, spinning, healers, music and dance until late. No alcohol.
MKP, 1900 W Fulton.

"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.

El Circo Cheapo. 1st Saturdays $10-ish. 7+10p.
Outstanding local circus artists perform a casual and intimate show. Sells out.
Aloft (Aerial Dance) Loft, 2041 W Carroll #306.

Sunday 2010.11.07:    ^
Daylight Saving Time ends. Set clocks back to 1a. 1st Sunday in November Yearly. 2a.
Daylight Saving Time (DST) denotes the period of the year when clocks are set ahead one hour. Settings clocks ahead in the summer (spring ahead), and back in the winter (fall back) allows the clock hour to better match the cycle of daylight and night. This provides more daylight time during waking hours. DST was originally suggested by Benjamin Franklin in 1784. It began to be commonly observed during World War I. DST was formally adopted through the Uniform Time Act of 1966, then changed by a few weeks in 2007. Daylight Savings Time starts on the second Sunday in March.

Winnetka Modernism Show (since 1989). Yearly. All Ages $15 Sa 10a-6p, Su 11a-5p 10a-6p.
Community House Woman's Board celebrates show's 20th Anniversary with premier Art Nouveau, Deco, Moderne, Prairie School, etc in furniture, art, photos, jewelry, textiles, more, sale by select dealers. All proceeds support WCH programs and services. Opening dinner Friday.
Winnetka Community House, 847/446-0537, 620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka.

** Chicago Ghost Bikes Tours. All ages. Free 2-4p.
YOURS TRULY leads a 13 mile ride passing all 10 Chicago area Ghost Bikes, taking a moment at each to give attention, tell stories, and leave a few white plastic flowers. Starts near downtown, ends near Montrose/Ashland in under three hours. Second annual. Also on and
Washington Park, 773/442-2386, 881 N Clark. Easy by lakefront path, or RedLine to Chicago Ave.

Windy City Roller Derby. Monthly. All ages. $20-40 2-9:45p.
A new breed of derby dame hellions on skates.
UIC Pavilion, 312/413-5700, 525 S. Racine.

Danzig. 17+ $10-24+ Doors 6p.
"Blackest of the Black"
Congress Theatre, 773/276-1235, 2135 N Milwaukee.

* Treehouse of Horrors XXI (since 1990). Yearly. All ages. Free 7p.
Three Simpsons horror shorts. Followed by other new Fox cartoon episodes.

"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinary block of popular and leading-edge absurdist cartoonage.
TOON. On cable.

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.

Monday 2010.11.08:    ^
Boom Boom Room (since 1991). Mondays 21+ $? 10p-4a.
Long running weekly w/ smart local DJs. 4kft dance space, multiple bars and environments, late night dining, state-of-the-art sound and lights, free parking, more.
Green Dolphin Street, 773/395-0066, 2200 N Ashland. At Webster.

Rehab. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-2a.
"America's Best Party" according to frisky young Wickers.
Debonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.

Stewart / Colbert. Mo/Tu/We/Th Reruns several times a day. 10-11p.
Brilliant awards winning "news" shows.
COM. On cable.

Tuesday 2010.11.09:    ^
Heavy Metal 101. Ages? $? 9-11p.
Learned Fangirl Keidra Chaney walks a geneology of Heavy Metal including editorial analysis. Poet Michael Robbins muses on the value of Metal and conversion to Metalhead later in life. Black Metal Junkie Bryan Wendorf will keep things loud before and after.
Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont.

Chicago Underground Comedy. Tuesdays 21+ $5 Doors 9p.
"The Hippest, Hottest Stand-Up Showcase to Emerge in Years" +good menu & booze.
Beat Kitchen, 773/281-4444, 2100 W Belmont.

Wednesday 2010.11.10:    ^
Rat Patrol Birthday Ride & Ice Cream Social. 9:30p-12a.
Bring $$ "and an appetite for destruction... umpteenth annual" leaves Belmont and Damen by 9:30p via alleys.
Margie's Candies, 1960 N Western Ave.

"In One Ear" (since 1988). Poetry Open Mic. Wednesdays 18+ $3 10p-?a.
"2nd Longest Running Open-Mic In Chicago!"
Heartland Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop.

Thursday 2010.11.11:    ^
Veterans 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. Many offices closed Monday.
Ceremony in Soldier Field, 312/235-7000, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr. 11am.

Lucha VaVoom. 18+ $25+ 9p.
"Mexican Masked Wrestling + Burlesque + Comedy"
Park West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.

illeven eleven. 21+ $5-8 9p-4a.
DJs Icey, Keith MacKenzie, Fixx, Curtis B, performances, photos, CDs...
Kinetic Playground, 773-769-LIVE, 1113 W Lawrence. Free parking. Steps from Red line stop, just east of Broadway.

Drum&Bass night. Monthly. 21+ Free 10p-4a.
M.I.A. DNB Producer Showcase w/ Dioptrics, Fine Print, Alfonz De La Mota, M1D1, Oracle, Riverman.
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.

"Atomic New Wave Dance Party" Thursdays 21+ $5 10p-4a.
DJs QBot, Kamar, special guests spin 80s, New Wave, more.
Neo, 773/528-2622, 2350 N Clark. Just South of Fullerton.

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, 78 E Washington. SE of State/Lake train stops.

Various good modern art shows. All ages. $0-12, Free Tu 10a-8p, Mo closed, We-Su 10a-5p.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago.

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. $0-18 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.

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. $0-10, Free Th 5-8p. 10a-5p.
Chicago Children's Museum, 312/527-1000, Navy Pier.

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.

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) 9a-6p.
Lincoln Park Zoo, 773/742-2000, 2200 N Cannon.

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.

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.

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