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2012.11.23 (wk804)
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RECOMMENDED:
Movie: Sing-a-long Sound of Music at Music Box Theatre.
Ongoing: Collected Holiday Songs and Recipes.
Ongoing: Ice Skating.
Ongoing: Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza.
Ongoing: Occupy Chicago at Federal Reserve Bank.
Ongoing: Dance Chicago at Athenaeum Theatre.
..-Su: Ringling Bros, B&B Circus at United Center.
Ongoing: Supernatural Chicago at Excalibur.
Fr: Buy Nothing Day.
Fr: Peace Fest Harvest at Portage Theater.
Fr: Leonard Cohen at Rosemont Theatre.
Fr: Improvised Shakespeare at IO Theatre.
Fr: Kryoman at Enclave.
Fr: Shutup & Dance at The Mid.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Neo-Fut.
Sa: "Revolution Circus" at LiveWire Lounge.
Sa: College of Complexes at Lincoln Restaurant.
Sa: Noctronica at Bottom Lounge.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Dieselboy at House of Blues.
Sa: Skinprov at Annoyance Theatre and Bar.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Su: Carnal at Neo.
Mo: Roller Derby Boot Camp at Fleetwood Roller Rink.
Tu: Open Gov Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: FBC ride at Gannon's Pub.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
We: Full Moon.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Atomic Sketch Event at Green Eye Lounge.
Th: The Who at Allstate Arena.
Th: "Future Bass" at SmartBar.

Movie:    ^
Sing-a-long Sound of Music. -Sunday Yearly. $12-15.
The classic film, subtitled, with costume contest. Usually sells out.
Music Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport.
http://www.musicboxtheatre.com
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Now playing.
Anna Karenina, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Skyfall, The Comedy, Flight, The Man with the Iron Fists, Wreck-It Ralph, Cloud Atlas, Seven Psychopaths, Looper, Hotel Transylvania, Dredd 3D, Trouble with the Curve, Resident Evil: Retribution, Premium Rush, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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Seasonal:    ^
Collected Holiday Songs, Recipes and Stories. -2012.12.30 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Check out this terrific comprehensive set of popular holiday songs, recipes and stories.
http://bedno.com/winter
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Ice Skating. -2013.02.24 Yearly.
Weather permitting: Wrigley Field; Millennium Park, 312/742-5222, 55 N Michigan; Warren Park, 773/262-8656, 6601 N Western; Riis Park, 312/746-5735, 6100 W Fullerton; Daley Plaza, 312/742-7650, 337 E Randolph; more...
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com
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Christkindlmarket (since 1997). Festive German style holiday market. -2012.12.24 Yearly. All ages. Free Su-Th -8p, Fr+Sa -9p 11a.
50 Timber cabins, ethnic foods, fine crafted gifts, music, sweets.
http://www.christkindlmarket.com/
Daley Plaza, 312/744-3370, 50 W Washington. Washington and Dearborn.
http://cityofchicago.org
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HOLIDAY CLASSICS. -2013.01.03 Yearly. All ages.
* A Christmas Carol: 11.17-12.29 Goodman Theatre, 312/443-3800, 200 S Columbus, http://goodmantheatre.org
* The Nutcracker: 12.07-27 Joffrey Ballet, Auditorium Theatre, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress, http://www.joffrey.com
* Breakfast with Santa: for 94th floor visitors, certain December days/times, and "Skating in the Sky" (synthetic ice rink 1000' up) Jan-Apr. John Hancock Center Observatory, 312/751-3681, 875 N Michigan, http://www.hancock-observatory.com
* Christmas Around The World: 11.15-01.06 Dozens of spectacular International holiday decorated trees, Museum of Science and Industry, http://www.msichicago.org
* Zoolights: 11.23-01.06 Over a million lights, certain dates/times, Lincoln Park Zoo, http://www.lpzoo.com
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Ongoing:    ^
Occupy Chicago.
Local presence of movement for economic justice for the 99%.
http://OccupyChi.org
Federal Reserve Bank, 256 S LaSalle. At Jackson.
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Dance Chicago (since 1995). -2012.12.01 Yearly. All ages. $25+ Various times. 8:15p.
100s of performers, 100s of works.
http://dancechicago.com
Athenaeum Theatre, 773/935-6875, 2936 N Southport.
http://www.athenaeumtheatre.com
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* Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus (since 1871!). -2012.11.25 Yearly. All ages. $11-50 Various times.
"Dragons" All-New Blue Tour.
http://www.ringling.com
United Center, 1901 W Madison.
http://www.unitedcenter.com
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WAY too much great theater and comedy and dance to cover.
Pickup Reader and NewCity and TimeOut magazines.
Hundreds of city locations.
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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.
800/979-3370 http://SupernaturalChicago.com
Excalibur, 312/266-1944, 632 N Dearborn. Downtown, valet or pay.
http://www.excaliburchicago.com
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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 2012.11.23:    ^
* Buy Nothing Day (since 1992). International celebration of consumer awareness and simple living. Yearly. Day after Thanksgiving.
Very real global day of protest against the corporate brainwashing which leads to the un-sustainable Western hyper-consumerist culture. Includes anti-commercials and events at the world's largest malls. Intentionally occurs on the biggest shopping day of the year. See the website for more info.
http://adbusters.org/bnd
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Peace Fest Harvest. All ages. $15 2p-1a.
Two dozen bands at two stages, fire spinners, video, art, peace and love.
http://ChicagoFunNews.com/fb/180383548761185
Portage Theater, 773/736-4050, 4050 N. Milwaukee.
http://portagetheater.org
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Leonard Cohen. All ages. $30-250+ 8p.
http://leonardcohen.com
Rosemont Theatre, 847/671-5100, 5400 N River Road, Rosemont.
http://www.rosemonttheatre.com
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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.
http://improvisedshakespeare.com
IO Theatre, 773/880-0199, 3541 N. Clark.
http://ioimprov.com/chicago/
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Kryoman. 21+ RSVP for $0. 10p-2a.
Dance music performance experience.
http://kryoman.org
Enclave, 312/654-0234, 220 W Chicago. By Brown Line Chicago stop.
http://enclavechicago.com
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* Shutup & Dance. 21+ $10+ 10p-4a.
Pron&Chicken/Vourteque w/ The Dead Man's Carnival Circus Asylum Sideshow incl. Ammo, Johnny Zombo, Glitter Guts.
http://DeadMansCarnival.com
The Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
http://themidchicago.com
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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.
http://www.berlinchicago.com
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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.
http://www.neofuturists.org
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Saturday 2012.11.24:    ^
"Revolution Circus" Ages? $? 8p.
"Touring troupe of misfit artists & rock music gypsies"
http://revolutioncircus.com
LiveWire Lounge, 3394 N. Milwaukee Ave.
http://yelp.com/biz/live-wire-lounge-chicago
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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.
11.24: Using Social Organization Physics to Choose a Fair, Honest and Genuinely Representative Government.
312/326-2120 http://collegeofcomplexes.org
Lincoln Restaurant, 773/248-1820, 4008 N Lincoln. Near Lincoln/Irving/Damen.
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Noctronica. 21+ $7 9p-3a.
All Electro EBM, industrial, synthpop night.
http://ChicagoFunNews.com/fb/452612441441637
Bottom Lounge, 312/666-6775, 1375 W Lake.
http://bottomlounge.com
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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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* Dieselboy. 17+ $15 11:30p.
Drum&Bass legend w/ Schoolboy and Cenob1te. Free tunez online.
http://djdieselboy.com
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
http://houseofblues.com/venues/clubvenues/chicago
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Skinprov. Saturdays 18+ $7 12a.
All male clothing reduced comedy.
Annoyance Theatre and Bar, 773/561-4665, 4830 N. Broadway.
http://annoyanceproductions.com
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Sunday 2012.11.25:    ^
New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 6:30p.
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Cleveland, American Dad, more.
http://www.thesimpsons.com
FOX. http://www.fox.com
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"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinary block of popular and leading-edge absurdist cartoonage.
http://www.adultswim.com
TOON. On cable.
http://www.cartoonnetwork.com
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Carnal. 2nd/Last Sundays 21+ $? 10p-4a.
Sexy electro, short skirts, cheap booze.
http://tinyurl.com/stereokillerfb
Neo, 773/528-2622, 2350 N Clark. Just South of Fullerton.
http://neo-chicago.com
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Monday 2012.11.26:    ^
Roller Derby Boot Camp. Mondays -2012.12.03 18+ Free 7:30-10:30p.
Weekly practice leading to tryouts.
http://chicagooutfitrollerderby.com
http://ChicagoFunNews.com/fb/470392926327121
Fleetwood Roller Rink, 708/458-0300, 7231 Archer Ave, Summit Argo.
http://fleetwoodrollerrink.com
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Stewart / Colbert. Mo/Tu/We/Th Reruns several times a day. 10-11p.
Brilliant awards winning "news" shows.
COM. On cable.
http://comedycentral.com
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Tuesday 2012.11.27:    ^
Open Gov Hack Night. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6-10p.
"Volunteers create web apps with open data to improve transparency, efficiency, and decision-making for governments and our democracy."
http://opengovhacknight.eventbrite.com
1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. 12th Floor.
http://1871.com
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FBC ride. Monthly. 21+ 8p-?a.
Full Moon Bike Club. Destination varies.
http://thechainlink.org/group/fbcchicago
Gannon's Pub, 773/281-1007, 4264 N. Lincoln.
http://gannonspub.com
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Chicago Underground Comedy. Tuesdays 21+ $5 Doors 9p.
"The Hippest, Hottest Stand-Up Showcase to Emerge in Years" +good menu & booze.
http://www.chicagoundergroundcomedy.com
Beat Kitchen, 773/281-4444, 2100 W Belmont.
http://www.beatkitchen.com
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Wednesday 2012.11.28:    ^
Full Moon. Always adds an interesting twist. 8:45a.
November: Beaver moon.
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/phase/phase2001cst.html
http://www.almanac.com
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"In One Ear" (since 1988). Poetry Open Mic. Wednesdays 18+ $3 10p-?a.
"2nd Longest Running Open-Mic In Chicago!"
http://facebook.com/group.php?gid=5016477382
Heartland Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop.
http://www.heartlandcafe.com
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Thursday 2012.11.29:    ^
Atomic Sketch Event. Live Art. Last Thursdays 21+ Free 6-10p.
Established and emerging artists of various disciplines display, create and sell original new works at bargain prices. Drop-in artists welcome. Ambience by "CHIRP" DJs.
http://atomicsketch.com
Green Eye Lounge, 773/227-8851, 2403 W. Homer St. Near Blue Line Western.
http://greeneyelounge.com
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The Who. All ages. $40-130+ 7:30p.
Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and pals perform Quadrophenia and more.
Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
http://allstatearena.com/calendar
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"Future Bass" Thursdays 21+ $10 10p-4a.
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://smartbarchicago.com/calendar
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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, 78 E Washington. SE of State/Lake train stops.
http://chicagoculturalcenter.org
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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.
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. $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, 312/443-3500, 210 S Michigan.
http://artinstituteofchicago.org
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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. $0-12, Free Th 5-8p. 10a-6p.
Chicago Children's Museum, 312/527-1000, Navy Pier.
http://chicagochildrensmuseum.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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Notes:    ^
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2012.11.23