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2016.01.22 (wk967)
Eat the rich.
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Dirty Grandpa" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
Movie: "Synchronicity" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
Ongoing: Ice Skating.
Ongoing: Dance Chicago at Athenaeum Theatre.
Ongoing: Rhinoceros Theater Festival at Prop Theatre.
..-Sa: B-Movie Fest at McCormick Auditorium.
Ongoing: "Abandoned Margins" at Woman Made Gallery.
Fr: Black Sabbath at United Center.
Fr: Terrapin Flyer at Martyrs'.
Fr: "Nexus 6" at Debonair Social Club.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Neo-Fut.
Sa: Full Moon.
Sa: Winter Block Party at Metro.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular at House of Blues.
Sa: Improvised Shakespeare at Del Close Theater.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Star Wars Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Su: "Nickel & Dimed" at Beauty Bar.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at evilOlive.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Todd Rundgren at Park West.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Atomic Sketch Event at Green Eye Lounge.
Th: "Unbridled" at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"Dirty Grandpa" now playing.
W/ Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Aubrey Plaza, ...
http://dirtygrandpa.movie
Theaters Everywhere.
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"Synchronicity" now playing.
W/ Chad McKnight, Brianne Davis, AJ Bowen, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Now playing.
Anomalisa, The Hateful Eight, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Sisters, The Big Short, Chiraq, Hunger Games 4, The Night Before, Peanuts, Spectre, Love, Our Brand Is Crisis, Steve Jobs, I Smile Back, Jem and the Holograms, Rock the Kasbah, Pan, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Ongoing:    ^
* Ice Skating. -2016.02.28 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://chicagoparkdistrict.com
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Dance Chicago (since 1995). -2016.02.14 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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Rhinoceros Theater Festival (since 1989). -2016.02.28 Yearly. $15+ Various days and times.
Showcase of experimental new plays.
http://rhinofest.com
Prop Theatre, 773/267-0666, 3502 N Elston.
http://curioustheatrebranch.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 2016.01.22:    ^
* B-Movie Fest (since 1983). All night. -Saturday Yearly. All ages. $10-20 ALWAYS SELLS OUT 24hrs Fr 6p through Sa 6p.
Playing at least 20 B-Movies. Napping, food (even pizza delivery), drink (non-alc), and re-entrance allowed. "Like a big slumber party on the Satellite of Love". Modern comfortable theater, vending machines, 16 and 35mm prints.
http://www.b-fest.com
McCormick Auditorium, 847/491-2300, 1999 South Campus Drive, Evanston. Norris University Center, Northwestern University.
http://www.northwestern.edu/up/parking/
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"Abandoned Margins" -2016.02.25 We-Fr -7p, Sa/Su 12-4p.
"Policing the Black Female Body and Beyond the Binary"
01.22: Opening reception 6pm.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.
http://womanmade.org
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Black Sabbath. All ages. $35-666 7:30p.
http://blacksabbath.com/
United Center, 1901 W Madison.
http://unitedcenter.com/calendar
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Terrapin Flyer. 21+ $12 9p.
Grateful Dead homage.
http://terrapinflyer.net
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
http://martyrslive.com/calendar
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"Nexus 6" 4th Fridays 21+ $5 10p-4a.
"Kinetic" DJs spin EBM, industrial, rhythmic noise and special requests.
http://facebook.com/nexus6chicago
Debonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
http://debonairsocialclub.com
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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 10p-4a.
"A multimedia music & video dance party where art meets nightlife." Often preceded by theme events. Greg Haus spins Electronica/Indie Alternative dance music.
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 2016.01.23:    ^
Full Moon (Wolf). Always adds an interesting twist. 7:45p.
http://bedno.com/fullmoons
http://www.almanac.com
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Winter Block Party (since 2010). All ages. Free 12-6p.
WBEZ/Vocalo and Young Chicago Authors Present. Celebrating hip-hop's present and future with film, B-boy/girl dance battles, open mic, DJ's all day. Get a fade haircut, a Henna tattoo or graffiti art and more.
http://wbez.org/7th-annual-winter-block-party-chicagos-hip-hop-arts-114215
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://metrochicago.com/shows
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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.
01.23: How Capitalism Was Built in the USA.
312/326-2120 http://collegeofcomplexes.org
Dappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
http://facebook.com/Dappers-Restaurant-East-111805538856448
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Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular. 17+ $27+ 8p.
http://laserspectacular.com
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
http://houseofblues.com/chicago
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Improvised Shakespeare. Saturdays 18+ $16+ 10:30+8p.
Based on audience suggestion The Co creates a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style with ALL the typical elements.
http://improvisedshakespeare.com
Del Close Theater, 312/929-2401, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
http://ioimprov.com/chicago/
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Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Saturdays 18+ $20-40 8p.
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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Star Wars Burlesque. Saturdays 18+ $28 9p.
Gorilla Tango Theatre, 773/598-4549, 1919 N Milwaukee. By Blue Line Western stop.
http://GorillaTango.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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Sunday 2016.01.24:    ^
"Nickel & Dimed" Sundays 21+ Free 7p-2a.
$1 beers and free pizza w/ DJs.
Beauty Bar, 312/226-8828, 1444 W Chicago Ave.
http://thebeautybar.com/home-chicago
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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 2016.01.25:    ^
Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
01.25: Fatty Patty Track Release Banger.
http://soreadytobang.do312.com
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.com
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Tuesday 2016.01.26:    ^
Chi 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://chihacknight.org
1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. 12th Floor.
http://1871.com
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* Todd Rundgren. 18+ $45 Seated 8p.
W/ John Ferenzik, Jesse Gress, Prairie Prince & Kasim Sulton.
https://www.facebook.com/toddrundgren/
Park West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
http://parkwestchicago.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://chicagoundergroundcomedy.com
Beat Kitchen, 773/281-4444, 2100 W Belmont.
http://beatkitchen.com
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Wednesday 2016.01.27:    ^
"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 2016.01.28:    ^
Atomic Sketch Event (since 2008). 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.
http://atomicsketch.com
Green Eye Lounge, 773/227-8851, 2403 W. Homer St. Near Blue Line Western.
http://greeneyelounge.com
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* "Unbridled" Thursdays 21+ $10 8p-2a.
DJs, vaudevillians, burlesque and extreme acts. "New Year. New Show. Still Freaky."
http://facebook.com/UnbridledatUntitled
Untitled, 312/880-1511, 111 W. Kinzie.
http://untitledchicago.com
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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://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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2016.01.22