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2016.04.22 (wk980)
Sometimes it snows in April.
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "A Hologram for the King" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Elvis & Nixon" now playing everywhere.
..-Th: "One in Herself & Entirely Myself" at Woman Made Gallery.
Ongoing: Cubs home games at Wrigley Field.
Ongoing: STD Awareness Month.
Fr: Full Moon.
Fr: Earth Day.
Ongoing: Passover.
..-Sa: Justin Bieber at Allstate Arena.
Fr: FBC ride at Gannon's Pub.
Fr: Napalm Death at Metro.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: #DATEME: An OKCupid Experiment at UP Comedy Club.
Fr: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Neo-Fut.
Sa: Talk Like Shakespeare Day.
Sa: Walk&Roll Chicago at Soldier Field.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
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: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: "Nickel & Dimed" at Beauty Bar.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Su: Bittersweet at Berlin.
Mo: Parental Alienation Awareness Day.
Mo: Buckethead at Park West.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at evilOlive.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Apocalyptica at House of Blues.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Administrative Professionals Day.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Take Your Child to Work Day.
Th: Atomic Sketch Event at Green Eye Lounge.
Th: "Unbridled" at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"A Hologram for the King" now playing.
Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury, Ben Whishaw, ...
http://ahologramforthekingfilm.com
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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"Elvis & Nixon" now playing.
Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville, Colin Hanks, ...
http://bleeckerstreetmedia.com/elvisandnixon
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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Latino Film Festival (since 1985). Over 100 screenings. -2017.04.21 Yearly. All ages. $10+ Various times.
http://chicagolatinofilmfestival.org
Various locations.
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Now playing.
Barbershop 4, Colonia, Criminal, Rio, I Love You, Batman v Superman, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Brothers Grimsby, Creative Control, Hardcore Henry, Hello, My Name Is Doris, Knight of Cups, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2, Eddie the Eagle, The Last Man on the Moon, Where to Invade Next, Zoolander 2, Deadpool, How to Be Single, Hail Caesar!, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Kung Fu Panda 3, Synchronicity, The Hateful Eight, Star Wars The Force Awakens, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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Ongoing:    ^
"One in Herself & Entirely Myself" -2016.04.28 We-Fr 11a-6p, Sa/Su 12-4p.
A Solo Exhibition by Lili Elbe.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.
http://womanmade.org
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Cubs home games. -2016.09.25.
Tu 04.26: Vs. Brewers.
We 04.27: Vs. Brewers.
Th 04.28: Vs. Brewers.
http://cubs.com
Wrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison.
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STD Awareness Month. -2016.04.30 Yearly.
Individuals, doctors, and community-based organizations address ways to prevent some of the nearly 20 million new sexually-transmitted diseases that occur in the U.S. annually. Frequency in ages 25-45 has doubled in the last decade.
http://cdc.gov/std/sam
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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 2016.04.22:    ^
Full Moon (Pink). Always adds an interesting twist. 12:30a.
http://bedno.com/fullmoons
http://www.almanac.com
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* Earth Day (since 1970). Yearly.
Reflect on ecological issues and commit to the conservation and reclamation of nature.
http://www.earthday.net
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* Passover. A most important Jewish festival. -2016.04.30 Yearly. Sunset to sunset.
Commemorates the freeing of Israel from Egyptian slavery in the 13th century BC. Observed for one week with no leavened breads (Matzo) and no work on the first and last days. Celebrated the first two days with Seder festal meals. The symbols are explained and the Exodus story is retold through readings of the Haggadah. Date varies widely each year. See the 1956 masterpiece "Ten Commandments" starring Charleton Heston.
http://chabad.org/holidays/passover
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Justin Bieber. -Saturday All ages. $50-125 2 nties 7:30p.
http://justinbiebermusic.com
Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
http://allstatearena.com/calendar
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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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Napalm Death. 18+ $33 8p.
http://napalmdeath.org
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.
"A multimedia music & video dance party where art meets nightlife." Often preceded by theme events. Greg Haus spins Electronica/Indie Alternative dance music.
04.22: #CloneClub Dance Party special performances beginning at 11pm.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://berlinchicago.com
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#DATEME: An OKCupid Experiment. Fridays 18+ $31 8+11p.
Hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid.com.
UP Comedy Club, 312/662-4562, 230 W. North Ave.
http://upcomedyclub.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 2016.04.23:    ^
Talk Like Shakespeare Day. Yearly. All ages. Free.
Actually proclaimed, also observes the bard's birthday.
http://talklikeshakespeare.org
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* Walk&Roll Chicago (since 1973). Walk / skate / bike to fight cancer. Yearly. All ages. 8:30a.
Unique charity event for the American Cancer Society. Pledged Bike (15mi), walk (5mi), or skate (10mi). Dogs permitted. Around 5000 people will participate to raise more than $1,000,000.
312/279-7266 http://walkrollchicago.org
Soldier Field, 1410 South Museum Campus. Stadium Green just South.
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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.
04.23: Contrasting Ecological Worldviews of the Neo-Malthusians vs the Cornucopians (Special Earth Day Speaker).
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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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 2016.04.24:    ^
Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays -2016.10.30 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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New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 6p.
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, American Dad, more.
http://thesimpsons.com
FOX. http://www.fox.com
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"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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Bittersweet. Last Sundays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
DJs Peroxide spins goth club classics and new dark alternative music & video. $2 PBR. Special guest DJ Scary Lady Sarah.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://berlinchicago.com
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Monday 2016.04.25:    ^
Parental Alienation Awareness Day. Yearly.
Interfering with visitation is a crime.
http://www.Parental-Alienation-Awareness.com
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Buckethead. All ages. $30 7:30p.
http://bucketheadland.com
Park West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
http://parkwestchicago.com
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* Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
http://facebook.com/PnCDjs
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.com
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Tuesday 2016.04.26:    ^
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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Apocalyptica. 17+ $27+ 8p.
"Shadowmaker Tour" w/ 10 Years, Failure Anthem.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
http://houseofblues.com/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://chicagoundergroundcomedy.com
Beat Kitchen, 773/281-4444, 2100 W Belmont.
http://beatkitchen.com
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* Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ Free 9p-2a.
04.26: "The ladies of drum & bass" - DJs 9p Orbital Sky, 10p SoloKill, 11p Chrissy Tee, 12a MissRose, 1a DiskoKitty.
http://facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbass
Debonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
http://debonairsocialclub.com
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Wednesday 2016.04.27:    ^
Administrative Professionals Day. Yearly.
Day to honor and be kind to professional administrative assistants.
http://www.iaap-hq.org
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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/In-One-Ear-210844945622380
Heartland Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop.
http://heartlandcafe.com
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Thursday 2016.04.28:    ^
* Take Your Child to Work Day (since 1993). 4th Thursday in April Yearly.
Parent's opportunity to educate their children on the nature of employment.
http://takeourdaughterstowork.org
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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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2016.04.22