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2016.07.15 (wk992)
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RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Cafe Society" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Equals" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Ghostbusters" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
Movie: Movies in the Parks at Various Chicago parks.
Movie: Millennium Park Movies (Tu).
Ongoing: Shakespeare's Best at Various City Parks.
Ongoing: Grant Park Music Festival (We/Fr/Sa).
Mo: Millennium Park Concerts at Pritzker (Mo/Th).
Ongoing: Bands at Montrose Beach.
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.
Ongoing: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
Ongoing: Chicago Pro Beach Volleyball at North Avenue Beach.
Ongoing: code/switch + code/mix at Woman Made Gallery.
..-Su: Godzilla Fest at Crowne Plaza O'Hare.
..-Su: Rock-n-Roll Chicago Races at Grant Park.
..-Su: Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park.
Fr: V103 Block Party at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Fr: Group Skate at James R. Thompson Center.
Fr: The Tallest Man on Earth at Vic Theatre.
Fr: Acrobatica Infiniti Circus at Uptown Underground.
Fr: Blacklight Blackout at Exit.
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-Su: "Figment" participatory arts event at Wilson Park.
Sa-Su: Evanston's Ethnic Arts Fest at Dawes Park.
Sa-Su: Southport Art&Music Fest.
Sa: Laid Back Festival at Northerly Island Pavilion.
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.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Sa: Midnight Marauders ride at Billy Goat Tavern.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Chinatown Summer Fair at Chinatown Square.
Su: Vintage Garage.
Su: #ChicagoPokemonGo meet up at Millennium Park "The Bean"
Su: Model Rocket Launching at East Branch Forest Preserve.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: "Nickel & Dimed" at Beauty Bar.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at evilOlive.
Tu: Full Moon.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Heart, Joan Jett, Cheap Trick at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Tu: FBC ride at O'Shaughnessy's Public House.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Anniversary of First Moon Landing.
We-Su: Festival Of The Lakes at Wolf Park.
We: Full Moon Fire Jam near lake south of Foster.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Bryan Adams at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Th: "Unbridled" at Untitled.
Th: Drum&Bass night at SmartBar.

Movie:    ^
"Cafe Society" now playing.
Woody Allen directed w/ Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Blake Lively, ...
http://marsdistribution.com/film/caf_society
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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"Equals" now playing.
Nicholas Hoult, Kristen Stewart, Vernetta Lopez, Scott Lawrence, ...
http://equals-the-movie.com/
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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"Ghostbusters" now playing.
Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Ed Begley Jr., ...
http://ghostbusters.com
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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* Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2016.09.05 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk.
Nice films, neighbors, popcorn. See the handy quick ref sched.
http://bedno.com/movies/parks
Various Chicago parks.
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Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p.
07.19: Moonstruck & Silence of the Lambs (full moon double feature).
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.
Captain Fantastic, Cell, Zero Days, The Legend of Tarzan, Independence Day: Resurgence, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, TMNT: Out of the Shadows, Alice Through the Looking Glass, X-Men: Apocalypse, Maggie's Plan, The Nice Guys, Money Monster, The Lobster, Keanu, Mother's Day, Elvis & Nixon, A Hologram for the King, Barbershop 4, Colonia, Criminal, Rio I Love You, Batman v Superman, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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Seasonal:    ^
Shakespeare's Best (since 2012). -2016.08.14 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Presenting a 75-minute abridged production of Twelfth Night.
Fr 07.15: Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, 6:30pm
Su 07.17: Steelworkers Park, E 87th St at the lake, 4:00pm
Tu 07.19: Ridge Park, 1817 W 96th St, 6:30pm
We 07.20: Ridge Park, 1817 W 96th St, 6:30pm
Th 07.21: Tuley Park, 501 E 90th Pl, 6:30pm.
http://chicagoshakes.com
Various City Parks.
http://chicagoparkdistrict.com
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* Grant Park Music Festival (since 1935). -2016.08.20 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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Millennium Park Concerts. Mo/Th -2016.08.25 Yearly. All ages. Free 6:30p.
Two extraordinary bands nightly.
Mo 07.18: King Sunny Ade + Ugochi & The Afro Soul Ensemble
Th 07.21: Heritage Blues Orchestra + Toshi Reagon.
http://tinyurl.com/chidts2016
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
http://millenniumpark.org
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Bands at Montrose Beach. Daily. -2016.08.31 Yearly. All ages. Free Mo-Tu,Th-Sa 7p, We 5p, Su 6:30p.
Plus beers, cocktails, dining.
Fr 07.15: Los Perros Cubanos
Sa 07.16: Cleveland Experiment
Su 07.17: Breezy Rodio
Mo 07.18: Rio Bamba
Tu 07.19: Coyote Riot
We 07.20: Heavy Sancho
Th 07.21: Beggars Banquet.
http://facebook.com/TheDockatMontroseBeach
Montrose Beach, 200 W Montrose Harbor Dr.
http://thedockatmontrosebeach.com
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FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2016.09.03 Yearly. All ages. Free We 9:30p, Sa 10:15p.
Visible anywhere near the lake.
https://navypier.com/aon-summer-fireworks
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 -2016.09.04 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. -2016.09.05 Yearly.
http://www.cps.edu
Chicago Public Schools.
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Chicago Summerdance (since 1997). Lessons, dancing, big bands, different style everyday. -2016.09.11 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. -2016.09.17 Yearly.
Fr 07.15: Takacs String Quartet with Anthony McGill: Brahms's Clarinet Quintet; quartets by Shostakovich and Beethoven. 7:30p.
Sa 07.16: CSO: Sir Andrew Davis: Beethoven's Symphony; Vaughan Williams's Tallis Fantasy; Alisa Weilerstein: Elgar's Cello Concerto. 7:30p.
Su 07.18: RSMI Piano and Strings: Beethoven and more. 6:00p.
Mo 07.18: Lyle Lovett & his Large Band / Emmylou Harris. 7:00p.
Tu 07.19: Chanticleer: Over the Moon, songs inspired by our heavenly neighbor. 7:30p.
We 07.20: RSMI Piano and Strings: Beethoven and more. 6:00p.
We 07.20: CSO: Vasily Petrenko: Rachmaninoff's Symphony; Strauss's Don Juan; Jean-Yves  ibaudet Liszt's Piano Concerto. 8:00p.
Th 07.21: Matthias Goerne, Baritone: All Schumann: Dichterliebe and more. 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. -2016.09.25.
Fr 07.15: Vs. Rangers.
Sa 07.16: Vs. Rangers.
Su 07.17: Vs. Rangers.
Mo 07.18: Vs. Mets.
Tu 07.19: Vs. Mets.
We 07.20: Vs. Mets.
http://cubs.com
Wrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison.
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Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2016.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Mo: Loyola; Tu: Lincoln Square, Federal Plaza; We: Andersonville; Th: Daley Plaza, Hyde Park, Garfield Park, Willis; Sa: Austin, Lincoln Park, Near North, Horner Park, more; Su: WickerPark;
http://chicagofarmersmarkets.us
Various city locations.
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Ongoing:    ^
Chicago Pro Beach Volleyball (since 1992). -2016.08.13 Monthly. 10hrs 7a.
773-EVP-1198 http://www.chicagovolleyball.com
North Avenue Beach, 1800 N Lakeshore.
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code/switch + code/mix. -2016.07.28 We-Fr -7p, Sa/Su 12-4p.
http://bedno.com/fb/5750538293386717
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.
http://womanmade.org
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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 2016.07.15:    ^
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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Rock-n-Roll Chicago Races (since 2009). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $35-50 7:30a.
Over 10,000 participants. Formerly Chicago Distance Classic (since 1977) and other names. Now with rock bands and DJs.
http://runrocknroll.com/
Grant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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* Pitchfork Music Festival. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $15-35+ May sell out. 1-9p.
Dozens of bands on several stages.
http://pitchforkmusicfestival.com
Union Park, 1501 W Randolph.
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V103 Block Party. All ages. $80-500+ 6p.
Erykah Badu, Jazmine Sullivan, SWV & Guordan Banks.
http://v103.iheart.com
Northerly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
http://pavilionnortherlyisland.com
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Group Skate. All ages. Free 7:30p.
Intermediate through advanced bladers come join the monthly group skate. Be able to skate some near traffic and do a distance of 10-12 miles. Helmet required, other protective gear and water recommended. Weather permitting.
http://Bedno.com/skate
James R. Thompson Center, 100 W Randolph St.
http://road-raves.org
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The Tallest Man on Earth. 18+ $30 8p.
http://thetallestmanonearth.com
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
http://jamusa.com/the-vic
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* Acrobatica Infiniti Circus. 3rd Fridays 21+ $25-40 8p.
The Nerd Circus! Combining circus, cosplay, and genre fiction for all manner of fans. Great performers, breathtaking acts. Showcasing new works and fan favorites from silly to sensual: fire eating, trapeze, straps, juggling, hula hooping, aerial ring, comedy, acrobatics and more! Also raffle, swag, photo booth...
http://aicircus.com
Uptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway.
http://uptownunderground.net
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Blacklight Blackout (since 2011). 3rd Fridays 21+ Free 10p-2a.
Big freakfest in a tiny space. Lots of DJs, cheap beer, UV paints, radiation.
http://facebook.com/blacklightblackoutexit
Exit, 312/395-2700, 1315 W North. 2nd Fl.
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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.
07.15: Bjork Bash -1:30am, Madame Marvel's Harem of Oddities burlesque and performance art show 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 2016.07.16:    ^
* "Figment" participatory arts event. -Sunday All ages. Free 10a-6p.
Nationwide inclusive family-friendly free gathering blurring boundaries between artists and audience. Catalyzes and celebrates the community to find new ways to create, share, think and dream.
http://bedno.com/fb/1779557082277080/
Wilson Park, 4630 N Milwaukee Ave.
http://chicago.figmentproject.org
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Evanston's Ethnic Arts Fest (since 1986). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 12-7p.
"60-country flag parade, ethnic delicacies from Thai to Soul, performances from Norwegian dancing to Japanese drums attract over 20,000... Over 125 visual artists display and sell... with the sounds of blues, Irish melodies or Polish dancing on two stages... family arts area for hands on involvement and... poetry reading... a trip around the world!"
Dawes Park, 847/448-8058, Church street at the lakefront, Evanston.
http://www.cityofevanston.org/
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Southport Art&Music Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5 12-10p.
Mix of fine art by day and bumpin' music at night "for a picture-perfect Chicago neighborhood street festival."
http://starevents.com
3700 N Southport Ave At Waveland.
http://southportneighbors.com
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Laid Back Festival. All ages. $26-200+ 4p.
W/ Gregg Allman, ZZ Top, Michelle Malone, Blackberry Smoke, Kevn Kinney Band, Stonerider, Gabriel Kelley, & Jaimoe's Jasssz Band.
http://laidbackfestival.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.
07.16: The Evolution of Consciousness And Reprogramming Of Your Mind.
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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Vaudezilla! Saturdays 18+ $20 10:30p.
One-of-a-kind burlesque, drag, and aerial acts ranging from classic Vegas-style showgirls to cutting-edge gender-non-conforming performance artists.
http://Vaudezilla.com
Stage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
http://stage773.com
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* Midnight Marauders ride. Monthly. 18+ Free Leaves after midnite. 12-?a.
"Drinking club with a biking problem" Home around dawn.
07.16: Playgrounds Tour.
http://thechainlink.org/group/midnightmarauders
Billy Goat Tavern, 312/222-1525, 430 N Michigan. Lower Hubbard.
http://billygoattavern.com
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Sunday 2016.07.17:    ^
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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Chinatown Summer Fair (since 1980). Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-8p.
Featuring cultural entertainment, kid stuff, arts and crafts, shopping, street vendors, taste of China, more. Lion Dance at 12:30p.
Chinatown Square, 2130 S Archer. Wentworth from Cermak to 24th.
http://www.chicagochinatown.org
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Vintage Garage. 3rd Sundays $? 11a-6p.
100 vintage and antique dealers.
847/579-9079 http://vintagegaragechicago.com
5051 N Broadway Uptown between Foster and Argyle.
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#ChicagoPokemonGo meet up. All ages. Free 2p.
"Hang out and catch some." Many thousands RSVPd.
http://bedno.com/fb/1338692826144959
Millennium Park "The Bean", 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Downtown.
http://millenniumpark.org
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Model Rocket Launching (since 1963). 3rd Sundays All ages. Free 2-5p.
Deeply validates geekness. All skill levels. BYOL (Bring Your Own Launcher). Northern Illinois Rocketry Association hosted. Held away from population centers, only a few launches a year.
http://nirarocketry.org
East Branch Forest Preserve, Off Glen Ellyn Road near Army Trail Road, Glendale Heights. Use I-355.
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Chicago Bike Polo. Sundays All ages. Free 3-?p.
Pickup games in decommissioned tennis courts.
http://facebook.com/groups/311538882232633
Garfield Park, S Central Park Blvd at W Monroe St.
http://chicagoparkdistrict.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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Monday 2016.07.18:    ^
* Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
07.18: I Want My MTV Mondays Banger.
http://facebook.com/PnCDjs
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.com
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Tuesday 2016.07.19:    ^
Full Moon (Buck). Always adds an interesting twist. 5p.
http://bedno.com/fullmoons
http://www.almanac.com
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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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Heart, Joan Jett, Cheap Trick. All ages. $37-300+ 6:30p.
http://joanjett.com/tour
Northerly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
http://charteronepavilion.com
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* FBC ride. Monthly. 21+ 8p-?a.
Full Moon Bike Club. Destination varies.
312/588-2300 http://thechainlink.org/group/fbcchicago
O'Shaughnessy's Public House, 773/944-9896, 4557 N Ravenswood.
http://oshaughnessyschicago.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://facebook.com/chicagoundergroundcomedy
Beat Kitchen, 773/281-4444, 2100 W Belmont.
http://beatkitchen.com
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* Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ Free 9p-2a.
07.19: DJs TheTomG 9p, Midway 10p, Ciro 11p, Lamebrane 12a, Klew 1a.
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 2016.07.20:    ^
Anniversary of First Moon Landing (since 1969). Yearly.
Apollo 11 was launched on July 16th, 1969, carrying astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. and Michael Collins. The spacecraft landed in the Mare Tranquillitatis at 3:17 PM CDT on July 20th. At 9:56 PM Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon, issuing the now famous phrase "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". Aldrin followed shortly while Collins remained in the orbiting command module.
http://www.nasa.gov
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Festival Of The Lakes. -Sunday Yearly.
Major bands, carnival rides and games, foods, boating, etc. Surprisingly easily accessible by CTA+Metra
We 07.20: Boyz II Men. W/ The Spaniels Forever.
Th 07.21: Eli Young Band. W/ Jamrose.
Fr 07.22: George Thorogood & The Destroyers. W/ Steepwater Band.
Sa 07.23: Ludacris. W/ Golden & Fitz Fonzarelli
Su 07.24: Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizarraga.
http://festival.gohammond.com
Wolf Park, 2398 S. Calumet Ave, Whiting IN.
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** Full Moon Fire Jam. Monthly. All ages. Free 7:30-10:15p.
Gathering for fire spinners, fire jugglers, hoopers, breathers, etc. Practice, networking, and outstanding performances, with drum circle backing. Many hundreds of spectators attend.
07.20: Full "Buck" moon.
http://fullmoonjam.org
4960 N Simonds Dr Betwix Foster and Lawrence in grass near lake.
http://bedno.com/fullmoons
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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 2016.07.21:    ^
Bryan Adams. All ages. $40-300+ 8p.
http://bryanadams.com/
Northerly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
http://charteronepavilion.com
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"Unbridled" Thursdays 21+ Free 9p-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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* Drum&Bass night. 3rd Thursdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
07.21: Sol:id / Dioptrics / Delamota / Kode X / Selekta Steel.
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://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:    ^
ALWAYS call before going to a listed event.
ALWAYS call before going to a listed event.
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