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2013.11.22 (wk856)
May the odds be ever in your favor.
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Delivery Man" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
Movie: Hunger Games 2 now playing everywhere.
Ongoing: Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza.
..-Su: Bicycle Film Festival at Logan Theatre.
Ongoing: Ringling Bros, B&B Circus at United Center.
Ongoing: Dance Chicago at Athenaeum Theatre.
Fr: Start of Sagittarius.
Fr: Selena Gomez at Allstate Arena.
Fr: Supernatural Chicago at Excalibur.
Fr: Improvised Shakespeare at IO Theatre.
Fr: Doctor Who Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Neo-Fut.
Sa-Su: Chicago Toy and Game Fair at Navy Pier.
Sa-Su: Magnificent Mile Lights Festival at Michigan from Oak to Wacker.
Sa: College of Complexes at Lincoln Restaurant.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Collected Holiday Songs and Recipes.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Su: Boom Boom Room at Green Dolphin Street.
Su: Carnal at Neo.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at evilOlive.
Tu: City Holiday Tree Lighting at Daley Plaza.
Tu: Open Gov Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Lupe Fiasco at House of Blues.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
We: Hanukkah.
We: Chance The Rapper at Riviera Theatre.
We: Suicide Girls at House of Blues.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
We: "Unbridled" at Untitled.
We: Machina at SmartBar.
We: Nocturna at Metro.
Th: Thanksgiving.
Th: Vegan Thanksgiving at Chicago Diner.
Th: State Street Thanksgiving Parade at State from Congress to Randolph.

Movie:    ^
"Delivery Man" now playing.
Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders, Jack Reynor, ...
http://dreamworksstudios.com/films/delivery-man
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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"Hunger Games: Catching Fire" now playing.
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jack Quaid, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, ...
http://thehungergamesexplorer.com
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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Now playing.
Thor: The Dark World, Ender's Game, Free Birds, Last Vegas, Bad Grandpa, Escape Plan, Gravity, The World's End, Drinking Buddies, Jobs, Kick-Ass 2, Elysium, Planes, We're the Millers, The Wolverine, R.I.P.D., Red 2, Grown Ups 2, Pacific Rim, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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Seasonal:    ^
Christkindlmarket (since 1997). Festive German style holiday market. -2013.12.24 Yearly. All ages. Free Su-Th -8p, Fr+Sa -9p 11a.
50 Timber cabins, ethnic foods, fine crafted gifts, music, sweets.
http://christkindlmarket.com
Daley Plaza, 312/744-3370, 50 W Washington. Washington and Dearborn.
http://cityofchicago.org
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HOLIDAY CLASSICS. -2014.01.03 Yearly. All ages.
* A Christmas Carol: 11.16-12.28 Goodman Theatre, 312/443-3800, 200 S Columbus, http://goodmantheatre.org
* The Nutcracker: 12.06-28 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://360chicago.com
* Christmas Around The World: 11.14-01.05 Dozens of spectacular International holiday decorated trees, Museum of Science and Industry, http://msichicago.org
* Zoolights: 11.23-01.05 Over a million lights, certain dates/times, Lincoln Park Zoo, http://lpzoo.com
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Ongoing:    ^
Bicycle Film Festival. -Sunday All ages. $20+.
http://bicyclefilmfestival.com/chicago
Logan Theatre, 773/342-5555, 2646 N Milwaukee.
http://thelogantheatre.com
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* Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus (since 1871!). -2013.12.01 Yearly. All ages. $11-50 Various times.
"Built to Amaze!" Red Tour.
http://www.ringling.com
United Center, 1901 W Madison.
http://www.unitedcenter.com
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Dance Chicago (since 1995). -2013.11.30 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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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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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 2013.11.22:    ^
Start of Sagittarius. Astrological sign, the archer. Yearly.
http://www.astrology.com
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Selena Gomez. $25-70+ 7p.
http://selenagomez.com
Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
http://allstatearena.com/calendar
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Supernatural Chicago (since 2004). Interactive theatre exploring Chicago's paranormal past. Fridays 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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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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Doctor Who Burlesque. Fridays 18+ $35 9p.
Gorilla Tango Theatre, 773/598-4549, 1919 N Milwaukee. By Blue Line Western stop.
http://GorillaTango.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://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://neofuturists.org
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Saturday 2013.11.23:    ^
Chicago Toy and Game Fair (since 2003). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5-10, uniformed scouts free. 10a-6p.
Public non-hobby show, with product introductions, demos, seminars, play tables, contests, most vendors selling.
http://chitag.com
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Grand Red line stop then take free trolley.
http://navypier.com
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Magnificent Mile Lights Festival (since 1992). Treats, ice carvings, Disney. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 11a-7p.
Festivities all day. Evening finale includes parade, activation of a million holiday lights on Michigan Avenue, and some fireworks. Sometimes crowded.
http://www.themagnificentmile.com
Michigan from Oak to Wacker, 312/642-3570.
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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.
11.23: Program on the Kennedy Assassination / Review of Conspiracy Theories with showing of Zapruder Film.
312/326-2120 http://collegeofcomplexes.org
Lincoln Restaurant, 773/248-1820, 4008 N Lincoln. Near Lincoln/Irving/Damen.
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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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Collected Holiday Songs, Recipes and Stories. -2013.12.30 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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Sunday 2013.11.24:    ^
New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 7p.
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, American Dad, more.
http://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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Boom Boom Room. Sundays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
Long running (1991) weekly. Big dance space, multiple bars and environments, late night dining, state-of-the-art sound and lights.
http://facebook.com/BoomBoomRoomChicago
Green Dolphin Street, 773/395-0066, 2200 N Ashland. At Webster.
http://facebook.com/thegreendolphinstreet
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Carnal. 2nd/4th 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://facebook.com/NeoChicago
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Monday 2013.11.25:    ^
Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
11.25: Pilgrim Plymouth Rock Banger!
http://soreadytobang.do312.com
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.com
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Tuesday 2013.11.26:    ^
* City Holiday Tree Lighting (since 1914). The mayor does his thing! Music, etc. Yearly. All ages. Free 5p.
Uses 40 Wisconsin Balsam Firs, 80 foot tall, 10000 lights, 1000 bows, 1000 ornaments.
http://choosechicago.com/event/Tree-Lighting-Ceremony/19987
Daley Plaza, 312/346-3278, 50 W Washington. Washington and Dearborn.
http://cityofchicago.org
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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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Lupe Fiasco. 17+ $40 8p.
http://lupefiasco.com
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
http://houseofblues.com/venues/clubvenues/chicago
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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://beatkitchen.com
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Wednesday 2013.11.27:    ^
* Hanukkah (aka Chanukah). A Jewish holiday, lasts eight days. -2013.12.05 Yearly. Sunset to sunset.
Marks the reconsecration of the temple of Jerusalem and the miracle of the lamp.
http://chabad.org/holidays
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Chance The Rapper. All ages. $21+ 7:30p.
W/ DJ Rashad & Spinn.
http://chanceraps.com
Riviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine.
http://rivieratheatre.com
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Suicide Girls. 18+ $20+ 9p.
Blackheart Burlesque Tour.
http://suicidegirls.com
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
http://houseofblues.com/venues/clubvenues/chicago
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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/groups/5016477382
Heartland Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop.
http://heartlandcafe.com
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"Unbridled" Wednesdays 21+ $10 10p-2a.
"Unleash your inhibitions at Unbridled - a fun, funky, freaky evening of titillating variety." DJs with vaudevillian, burlesque and extreme acts throughout the bar.
https://www.facebook.com/UnbridledatUntitled
Untitled, 312/880-1511, 111 W. Kinzie.
http://untitledchicago.com
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Machina. Wednesdays 21+ Free 10p-?a.
Celebrates 80s/90s industrial, new wave, goth music.
11.27: DJs Frankie Knuckles, Michael Serafini, Garrett David.
http://facebook.com/smartbarchicago/events
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://smartbarchicago.com/calendar
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* Nocturna (since 1988). THE Electro/Goth gathering. Monthly. 18+ $10+ 10:30p-4a.
DJ Scary Lady Sarah spinning goth, darkwave, dark indie, deathrock, industrial, new wave, electro, ... Nicely decorated, often a special guest and giveaways. A tight but welcoming community of several hundred intriguing individuals.
http://facebook.com/groups/15090361526
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://metrochicago.com/shows
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Thursday 2013.11.28:    ^
** Thanksgiving. A legal holiday. 4th Thursday in November Yearly.
Day to give thanks for the blessings and bounty one has received. Volunteer somewhere.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving
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* Vegan Thanksgiving (since 1981). 4th Thursday in November Yearly.
ONLY doing pre-order pickup/carry-out this year!
Chicago Diner, 773/935-6696, 3411 N Halsted.
http://veggiediner.com
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* State Street Thanksgiving Parade (since 1934). Very big, w/ Santa. 4th Thursday in November Yearly. All ages. Free 8-11a.
Top marching bands, 100 giant balloons, carried live on WGN, 300K attend.
http://chicagofestivals.org
State from Congress to Randolph. Downtown, come by train. Live on ABC.
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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. $0-14, Free Th 5-8p. 10a-5p.
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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2013.11.22