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2015.07.10 (wk940)
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RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Minions" now playing everywhere.
Movie: Movies in the Parks at Various Chicago parks.
Movie: Millennium Park Movies at Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
..-Su: Taste Of Chicago at Grant Park.
Mo: Downtown Sound at Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
Ongoing: Grant Park Music Festival.
Sa: Fireworks at Navy Pier (We+Sa).
Sa: Bristol Renaissance Faire (Sa/Su).
Ongoing: Summer Vacation at Chicago Public Schools.
Ongoing: Chicago Summerdance at Grant Park.
Ongoing: Pleasant Outdoor Concerts daily at Ravinia.
Ongoing: Cubs home games at Wrigley Field.
Fr: Bands at Montrose Beach.
Ongoing: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
Fr: Nikola Tesla Day.
..-Su: Godzilla Fest at Crowne Plaza O'Hare.
..-Su: Irish American Heritage Festival at I.A.H. Center.
..-Su: Square Roots Fest at Lincoln Square.
Ongoing: Radiance / Wellness at Woman Made Gallery.
Fr: You Are Beautiful DIY show at Gallery F.
Fr: Improvised Shakespeare at IO Theatre.
Fr: US Air Guitar Semifinals at Metro.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Fr: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Neo-Fut.
Sa-Su: Ride for AIDS.
Sa: Tour de Fat at Palmer Square.
Sa: Kidical Mass - Logan at Palmer Square.
Sa: Free Slurpees at Participating 7-11 stores.
Sa-Su: St. Andrew's Greek Festival at St. Andrew's Church.
Sa-Su: Taste of Lakeview at Lincoln/Belmont/Ashland.
Sa-Su: West Fest at West Town.
Sa: V103 Summer Block Party at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Sa: College of Complexes at Hilltop Restaurant.
Sa: Fall Out Boy at FMWB Amphitheatre.
Sa: 311 at Aragon Ballroom.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: El Circo Cheapo Cabaret at Aloft Circus Arts.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Chicago Pro Beach Volleyball at North Avenue Beach.
Su: Mayhem Fest at FMWB Amphitheatre.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at evilOlive.
Tu: Bastille Day.
Tu: Open Gov Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
We-Su: Festival Of The Lakes at Wolf Park.
We: "unReal" - A Mountain Bike Film at House of Blues.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Say Anything at House of Blues.
Th: "Unbridled" at Untitled.
Th: Drum&Bass night at SmartBar.

Movie:    ^
"Minions" now playing.
Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Pierre Coffin, Steve Coogan, Steve Carell, ...
http://minionsmovie.com
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2015.09.03 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk.
Nice films, neighbors, concessions. See the handy quick ref sched.
http://bedno.com/movies/parks
Various Chicago parks.
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Movies and Beer. -Thursday 18+ $5+.
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015): Sa+Su 8:15p, Tu-Th 8p.
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) Sa+Su 10:15p, Tu-Th 10p.
Brew & View, 773/929-6713, 3145 N Sheffield. Around the corner from the Red line Belmont stop.
http://brewview.com
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Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p.
07.14: Edward Scissorhands.
http://bedno.com/movies/parks?pritz
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
http://millenniumpark.org
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Now playing.
Terminator Genisys, Ted 2, Inside Out, Jurassic World, Love & Mercy, Tomorrowland, Mad Max: Fury Road, Age of Ultron, Ride, Welcome to Me, The Age of Adaline, Ex Machina, While We're Young, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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Seasonal:    ^
Taste Of Chicago (since 1981). Beer, meat, people, major bands. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free entry. 10a-9p.
Newly reformatted, 40+ quality restaurants represented. Bring money and sun screen. Variety of special attractions including flume ride, kid fun, local TV stars, high diving, much more. Good bands at several stages all day.
http://tasteofchicago.us
Grant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
http://cityofchicago.org
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Downtown Sound. Mo/Th -2015.07.23 All ages. Free 6:30p.
Two extraordinary bands nightly.
Mo 07.13: Matthew Sweet + In Tall Buildings
Th 07.16: Ondatropica + Helado Negro
Mo 07.20: Murder by Death + Banditos
Th 07.23: Los Cojolites + David Wax Museum.
http://tinyurl.com/chidts2015
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
http://millenniumpark.org
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Grant Park Music Festival (since 1935). -2015.08.16 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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FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2015.09.05 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://navypier.com
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Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su -2015.09.06 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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Summer Vacation. -2015.09.07 Yearly.
http://www.cps.edu
Chicago Public Schools.
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Chicago Summerdance (since 1997). Lessons, dancing, big bands, different style everyday. -2015.09.13 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://chicagosummerdance.org
Grant Park, 312/742-4007, 601 S Michigan. Between Harrison and Balbo, easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2015.09.20 Yearly.
07.10: Steve Miller Band / Matthew Curry (7:30p).
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
http://www.ravinia.org
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Cubs home games. -2015.09.27.
Fr 07.10: 3:05p WhiteSox
Sa 07.11: 3:05p WhiteSox ABC
Su 07.12: 1:20p WhiteSox ABC.
http://cubs.com
Wrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addision.
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Bands at Montrose Beach. Daily. All ages. Free Mo-Tu,Th-Sa 7p, We 5p, Su 6:30p.
Plus beer, cocktails and dining.
Fr.10: Geneva Convention. Sa.11: The Modelos. Su.12: Contrabanda. Mo.13: Rio Bamba. Tu.14: Coyote Riot. We.15: Raw Dog Reggae Band. Th.16: Lizard Kings.
http://facebook.com/TheDockatMontroseBeach
Montrose Beach, 200 W Montrose Harbor Dr.
http://thedockatmontrosebeach.com
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Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2015.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Tu: Lincoln Square, Federal Plaza; We: Andersonville; Th: Daley Plaza, Hyde Park; Sa: Austin, Lincoln Park, Near North; Su: WickerPark;
http://chicagofarmersmarkets.us
Various city locations.
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Ongoing:    ^
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 2015.07.10:    ^
Nikola Tesla Day (since 2002). Yearly.
Honoring one of history's greatest inventors.
http://teslasociety.com/tesladay.htm
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla
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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.holiday-inn.com
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Irish American Heritage Festival (since 1985). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $0-10 12-11p.
3 stages, food, vendors, bands, celtettes, Guinness and Harp on tap, bagpipes, crafts, Mashed Potato Eating Contest, Irish Idol kids competition. Bands include Gaelic Storm, Solas, The Tossers, Seven Nations, Makem and Spain Brothers, The Young Dubliners, ...
http://irishfestchicago.com
Irish American Heritage Center, 773/282-7035, 4642 N Knox.
http://irishamhc.com
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Square Roots Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $0-10 Fr 5-10p, Sa noon-10p, Su 12-8p.
(supplants the 14 year old Folk and Roots Festival)
Two outdoor stages and two indoor with over 60 acts. Unique vendors, local food, and over 30 craft beers.
http://squareroots.org
Lincoln Square, 4700 N Lincoln. Near Brown line train Western stop.
http://lincolnsquare.org
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Radiance / Wellness. -2015.08.20 We-Fr -7p, Sa/Su 12-4p.
"Radiance" show focuses on contemporary approaches and investigations into light in the broadest sense. "Aesthetics of Wellness" looks at impacts on health and quality of life, with workshops.
07.10: Opening reception 6-8p.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.
http://womanmade.org
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* You Are Beautiful DIY show. All ages. Free 6-10p.
Over 100 artists, opening night, free beers.
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Gallery F, 773/819-9200, 2381 N Milwaukee Ave.
http://galerief.com
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Improvised Shakespeare. Fr/Th 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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US Air Guitar Semifinals. 18+ $16+ 9p.
http://usairguitar.com
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://metrochicago.com/shows
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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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Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Fr/Sa 18+ $20-40 10p.
A wild mix of hilarious hosts, quirky musicians, incredible variety performers and beautiful burlesque beauties.
http://kisskisscabaret.com
Uptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway.
http://uptownunderground.net
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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 2015.07.11:    ^
Ride for AIDS (since 2004). -Sunday Yearly.
Two-day 200-mile bicycling event raises money for TPAN and Community Partners. Leaves early Saturday to Wisconsin, returns late Sunday to a party in Evanston.
http://rideforaids.kintera.org
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*** Tour de Fat. Parade, party, and performance event promoting bicycles. Yearly. 9a-5p.
10a- Gather, 11a Bike Parade, noon- hunker down, tap the kegs and let the revivalation begin. Includes bands, play, goofy bikes, contests, car banishment ceremonies, etc. Costume and decorated bikes encouraged. Sponsored by Fat Tire beer, benefits local community.
http://facebook.com/TourDeFat
Palmer Square, 2200 N Kedzie Blvd. W from California or S from Logan Sq Blue Line stops.
http://www.westtownbikes.org
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Kidical Mass - Logan. 2nd Saturdays All ages. Free 10:30a-12p.
Slow easy going fun group bike ride for families, children of all ages.
http://Bedno.com/bike/kid
Palmer Square, 3099 W Palmer Blvd. "the bunny park" playground.
http://facebook.com/ChicagoKidicalMass
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Free Slurpees. Yearly. 11a-7p.
7.11oz size.
https://slurpee.com
Participating 7-11 stores.
http://7-eleven.com
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St. Andrew's Greek Festival (since 1962). -Sunday Yearly. $5 donation. Sa 3p-, Su 12-10:30p.
Ethnic food, kid's games, rides, silent auction, raffle, folk dancing and live music.
http://www.standreworthodox.org
St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Church, 773/334-4515, 5649 N Sheridan. At end of LSD.
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Taste of Lakeview. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5 (donation) 12-10p.
Street performers, bands, food, artisans and craft vendors, sponsored by Budweiser. Formerly Rock Around the Block (since 1994).
http://starevents.com
Lincoln/Belmont/Ashland, 773/665-4682.
http://lakeviewchamber.com
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West Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5+ 12-10p.
Great live music and DJs, arts and crafts, vendors, pet stuff, kids fun, food and drink.
http://westfestchicago.com
West Town, 312/850-9390, 800 N Damen. Chicago Avenue from Damen to Wood.
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V103 Summer Block Party. All ages. $25-175 6p.
Jill Scott, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Ledisi, Avery Sunshine.
http://v103.com/
Northerly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
http://charteronepavilion.com
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College of Complexes (since 1951). "The Playground for People Who Think" Saturdays All ages. $3? 2.5hrs 6-11p.
Structured weekly free speech forum with quality lecturers and good American food and bar.
07.11: Meeting # 3,333 - Three Things This Country Needs to Do.
312/326-2120 http://collegeofcomplexes.org
Hilltop Restaurant, 2800 W Foster. At California.
http://facebook.com/HilltopChicago
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Fall Out Boy. All ages. $25-90+ 7p.
Boys Of Zummer Tour w/ Wiz Khalifa.
http://falloutboy.com
FMWB Amphitheatre, 708/614-1616, 19100 South Ridgeland Ave, Tinley Park. I-80 and Harlem Avenue, South Suburban, expect heavy traffic.
http://firstmidwestbankamphitheatre.com
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311. 17+ $50-200 8p.
http://311.com/
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
http://aragon.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://berlinchicago.com
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El Circo Cheapo. $10-ish. 7+10p.
Outstanding local circus artists perform a casual and intimate show. Sells out. "BYO Picnic Basket"
http://elcircocheapo.com
Aloft Circus Arts, 2041 W Carroll #306.
http://aloftaerialdance.com
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Sunday 2015.07.12:    ^
Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays -2015.10.25 Yearly. All ages. $1 Most weeks. 6a-3p.
500 market spaces. Clean, comprehensive, entertaining, with free parking, food and restrooms.
847/524-9590 http://wolffs.com
Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
http://allstatearena.com
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Chicago Pro Beach Volleyball (since 1992). Monthly. 10hrs 7a.
773-EVP-1198 http://www.chicagovolleyball.com
North Avenue Beach, 1800 N Lakeshore.
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Mayhem Fest. All ages. $10-160+ 1p.
Rockstar Energy Drink presents Slayer and more.
http://rockstarmayhemfest.com/
FMWB Amphitheatre, 708/614-1616, 19100 South Ridgeland Ave, Tinley Park. I-80 and Harlem Avenue, South Suburban, expect heavy traffic.
http://firstmidwestbankamphitheatre.com
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Chicago Bike Polo. Sundays All ages. Free 3-?p.
Pickup games in decommissioned tennis courts.
http://facebook.com/chicagobikepolo
Garfield Park, S Central Park Blvd at W Monroe St.
http://chicagoparkdistrict.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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Monday 2015.07.13:    ^
Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
07.13: Minions Banger.
http://soreadytobang.do312.com
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.com
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Tuesday 2015.07.14:    ^
Bastille Day. Yearly.
Anniversary of the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789, when a mob took over the Bastille prison in Paris.
http://www.hightowertrail.com/Bastil.htm
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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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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.
http://beatkitchen.com
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Wednesday 2015.07.15:    ^
Festival Of The Lakes. -Sunday Yearly.
Major bands, carnival rides and games, foods, boating, etc. Surprisingly easily accessible by CTA+Metra.
http://festival.gohammond.com
Wolf Park, 2398 S. Calumet Ave, Whiting IN.
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"unReal" - A Mountain Bike Film. Free Premier party. All ages. Free 6:30p.
Also prizes from Shimano, Sony Action Cams.
http://tetongravity.com/films/unreal
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
http://houseofblues.com/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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Thursday 2015.07.16:    ^
Say Anything. 17+ $30+ 7p.
W/ Modern Baseball, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Hard Girls.
http://sayanythingmusic.com
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
http://houseofblues.com/chicago
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"Unbridled" Thursdays 21+ $10 8p-2a.
"Unleash your inhibitions at Unbridled - a fun, funky, freaky evening of titillating variety." DJs with vaudevillian, burlesque and extreme acts throughout the bar.
http://facebook.com/UnbridledatUntitled
Untitled, 312/880-1511, 111 W. Kinzie.
http://untitledchicago.com
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Drum&Bass night. 3rd Thursdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
07.16: Seba / Dioptrics / Alfonz Delamota / Selekta Steel / Phobik.
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://smartbarchicago.com/tickets
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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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2015.07.10