Andrew  Do  See
2011.11.04 (week 749)
Remember, remember...
Movie: Bicycle Film Festival at Logan Square Auditorium.
Movie: "Harold & Kumar Christmas" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Tower Heist" now playing everywhere.
Ongoing: Occupy Chicago at Federal Reserve Bank.
Ongoing: Chicago Humanities Fest downtown.
Ongoing: Dance Chicago at Multiple venues.
Ongoing: Ringling Bros, B&B Circus at Allstate.
Ongoing: Star Trek Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre (Fr).
..-Su: Sculpture Objects Functional Art show at Navy Pier.
Ongoing: 21st Century Minimalism at Woman Made Gallery.
Fr: First Friday at Museum of Contemporary Art.
..-Sa: The Musical Box at Vic Theatre.
Fr: Supernatural Chicago at Excalibur (Fr).
Fr: Feist at Riviera Theatre.
Fr: Improvised Shakespeare at IO Theatre.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Neo-Fut.
Sa: Bank Transfer Day at Everywhere.
Sa: Guy Fawkes day.
Sa: Hot Chocolate run at Grant Park.
Sa: VeganMania at Pulaski Park Fieldhouse.
Sa: Neighborhood Tour from Cultural Center.
Sa: Beer Hoptacular at Aragon Ballroom.
Sa: Michael Ian Black at Park West.
Sa: College of Complexes at Lincoln Restaurant.
Sa: Give Peace a Dance at MKP.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Post Apocalyptic Burlesque at LiveWire Lounge.
Sa: El Circo Cheapo Cabaret at Aloft Aerial Dance.
Sa: Skinprov at Annoyance Theatre and Bar.
Su: Daylight Saving Time ends.
Su: Chicago Ghost Bikes Tours at Washington Park.
Su: Nerds at Heart at The Frontier.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Su: Madonnarama at Berlin.
Mo: Movieoke at Whistler.
Mo: Rehab at Debonair Social Club.
Tu: World War 3 Tour at Aragon Ballroom.
Tu: Democracy Burlesque at Hamburger Mary's Attic.
Tu-We: Indigo Girls at Vic Theatre.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: The Deep End at Morseland Restaurant.
We: Ace Frehley at House of Blues.
We: South Park new episode on COM.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
We: Heartbeats at Morseland Restaurant.
Th: Full Moon.
Th: Morrissey at Congress Theatre.
Th: Dubstep night at SmartBar.

Movie:    ^
* Bicycle Film Festival. -Sunday All ages. $10-25 5p-12a.
Fr: Kick Off ride from West Town Bikes. Films 7+8, after party.
Sa: Sadie Hawkins style ride 3-5p, movies and party after.
Su: BMX BBQ jam at the skate park 2-5p, vege options.
Logan Square Auditorium, 773/252-6179, 2539 N Kedzie. Near Blue Line, and 90/94.

"Harold & Kumar Christmas" now playing.
Kal Penn, John Cho, Neil Patrick Harris, Bobby Lee, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

"Tower Heist" now playing.
Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick, Judd Hirsch, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

Now playing.
In Time, Puss in Boots, The Rum Diary, Johnny English Reborn, The Three Musketeers, The Thing, Real Steel, The Ides of March, I Don't Know How She Does It, Apollo 18, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

Ongoing:    ^
** Occupy Chicago.
Local presence of burgeoning nationwide movement for economic justice for the 99%.
Federal Reserve Bank, 256 S LaSalle. At Jackson.

Chicago Humanities Fest (since 1990). -2011.11.13 Yearly. Various times.
Hundreds of speakers on a theme of universal interest at dozens of venues.
Various downtown locations.

Dance Chicago (since 1995). -2011.11.24 Yearly. All ages. $25+ Various times.
100s of performers, 100s of works.
Multiple venues.

Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus (since 1871!). -2011.11.13 Yearly. All ages. $11-50 Various times.
"Fully Charged" All-New Red Tour.
Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.

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

Star Trek Burlesque. Fridays 21+ $20 9:30p.
Gorilla Tango Theatre, 773/598-4549, 1919 N Milwaukee. By Blue Line Western stop.

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 2011.11.04:    ^
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.

21st Century Minimalism. -2011.12.22 We-Fr -7p, Sa/Su 12-4p.
"Bare Essentials" Ingrid Fassbender juried.
11.04: Opening Reception 6-9p.
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.
11.04: "Minimalism" themed.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago.

The Musical Box. -Saturday All ages. $44 Two shows. 7:30p.
Performs Genesis' The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.

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.

Feist. 18+ $34 8p.
W/ The Happiness Project.
Riviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine.

Improvised Shakespeare. Fridays 18+ $14 10:30p+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/Su All ages? $6-11+ Su 7p, Fr+Sa 11:30p.
30 plays in 60 minutes, lots of improv, very welcoming, sometimes topical.
Neo-Futurarium, 773/275-5255, 5153 N Ashland.

Saturday 2011.11.05:    ^
* Bank Transfer Day.
A mass initiative calling you to move from abusive banks to credit unions. Express a clear message with your money.

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

Hot Chocolate run. All ages. $48-65 7-11a.
15/5k through downtown Chicago.
Grant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Congress. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.

* VeganMania. Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-5p.
Daylong fest showcasing unique vegan commerce, culture, community, and food! Large vending area with live entertainment, games, contests, art show, a kids area, DJs, bands, more.
Pulaski Park Fieldhouse, 1419 W. Blackhawk.

Chicago Neighborhood Tours. Bring a snack. Saturdays $20-45 4hr 10a.
11.05: Back of the Yards & Bridgeport.
Chicago Cultural Center, 312/742-1190, 77 E Randolph.

Beer Hoptacular. 21+ $35 1-9:30p.
Over 4000 expected. 100 different craft and specialty beers from 35 breweries. Ticket includes souvenir sampling glass.
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.

Michael Ian Black. 18+ $26 8p.
Park West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.

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.
11.05: Money, Society, and You.
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.

Post Apocalyptic Burlesque. 21+ $? 10p-?a.
Celebrating the end of civilization with spectacular performers, machine rhythm, distortion and recklessness.
LiveWire Lounge, 3394 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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.

Skinprov. Saturdays 18+ $7 12a.
All male clothing reduced comedy.
Annoyance Theatre and Bar, 773/561-4665, 4830 N. Broadway.

Sunday 2011.11.06:    ^
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.

** Chicago Ghost Bikes Tours (since 2009). Yearly. All ages. Free 2-6p.
Yours truly leads a 13 mile ride passing all 10 Chicago area Ghost Bikes, taking a moment at each to give attention, tell some backstories, and leave a few white plastic flowers. Starts near downtown, ends near Montrose/Ashland. Also on and
CAREFUL: Clocks change earlier this morning, falling back to 1am at 2am. Forget and you'll be late.
Washington Park, 773/442-2386, 881 N Clark. Easy by lakefront path, or RedLine to Chicago Ave.

Nerds at Heart. 21+ $20 4-7p.
Dating events for smart singles of any bend. Includes one cocktail.
The Frontier, 773/772-4322, 1072 N Milwaukee.

New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 7p.
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Cleveland, American Dad.

"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 2011.11.07:    ^
Movieoke. 1st Mondays 21+ $? 9p.
Read along to perform, over 200 scenes to choose from.
Whistler, 773/227-3530, 2421 N Milwaukee.

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 2011.11.08:    ^
World War 3 Tour. 18+ $30+ 7p.
W/ Hollywood Undead, Asking Alexandria, Borgore, We Cames As Romans, D.R.U.G.S., and a Battle of the Bands winner.
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.

Democracy Burlesque. 18+ $15+ 7:30-9p.
"All of it is spin, nothing is real, and it seems the world is built on ... HYPOCRISY NOW! a show about the truth about lies."
Hamburger Mary's Attic, 773/344-6328, 5400 N Clark. Andersonville.

Indigo Girls. -Wednesday All ages. $34 Two shows. 7:30p.
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.

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.

The Deep End. Tuesdays 21+ Free 10p-2a.
"Explores the deeper side of dance music."
Morseland Restaurant, 773/764-8900, 1218 W Morse. Rogers Park, at Sheridan. Free parking.

Wednesday 2011.11.09:    ^
Ace Frehley. 17+ $35 8:30p.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.

South Park NEW EPISODE. Wednesdays All ages. Free 9p.
COM. On cable.

"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.

Heartbeats. Wednesdays 21+ Free 10p-?a.
Lokua presents electronic, hip hop, downtempo DJs and performers.
Morseland Restaurant, 773/764-8900, 1218 W Morse. Rogers Park, at Sheridan. Free parking.

Thursday 2011.11.10:    ^
Full Moon. "Beaver" 2:15p.

Morrissey. All ages. $40 7p.
Congress Theatre, 773/276-1235, 2135 N Milwaukee.

Dubstep night. Thursdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.

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.

Notes:    ^
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