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2016.07.22 (wk993)
Live long and prosper.
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Star Trek Beyond" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
Movie: Movies in the Parks at Various Chicago parks.
Movie: Millennium Park Movies (Tu).
..-Su: Festival Of The Lakes at Wolf Park.
Ongoing: Chicago Pro Beach Volleyball at North Avenue Beach.
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.
..-Th: code/switch + code/mix at Woman Made Gallery.
Fr: Culture Club at Chicago Theatre.
Fr: Daryl Hall & John Oates at Tinley Park Amphitheatre.
Fr: Lovewhip at Navy Pier Beer Garden.
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: Start of Leo.
Sa: Disability Pride Parade downtown.
Sa: Vans Warped Tour at Tinley Park Amphitheatre.
Sa-Su: Sheffield Garden Walk and Festival at Webster and Sheffield.
Sa-Su: Wicker Park Fest.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa-Su: Coldplay at Soldier Field.
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.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: "Nickel & Dimed" at Beauty Bar.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Dance Tribute to Jock Jams at Martyrs'.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at evilOlive.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu-We: Drake + Future at United Center.
Tu: Goo Goo Dolls at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: ZOSO at City Winery.
We-Th: Jane's Addiction at Metro.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
We: Bittersweet at Berlin.
Th-Su: Lollapalooza at Grant Park.
Th: Atomic Sketch Event at Green Eye Lounge.
Th: "Unbridled" at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"Star Trek Beyond" now playing.
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, ...
http://startrekmovie.com
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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"Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie" now playing.
Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Jane Horrocks, Julia Sawalha, ...
http://absolutelyfabulousthemovie.co.uk
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.
07.26: Kartemquin Films 50th Anniversary Celebration.
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.
Cafe Society, Equals, Ghostbusters, 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, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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Seasonal:    ^
Festival Of The Lakes. -Sunday Yearly.
Major bands, carnival rides and games, foods, boating, etc. Surprisingly easily accessible by CTA+Metra
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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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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Shakespeare's Best (since 2012). -2016.08.14 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Presenting a 75-minute abridged production of Twelfth Night.
Fr 07.22: Loyola Park, 1230 W Greenleaf Ave, 6:30pm
Sa 07.23: Loyola Park, 1230 W Greenleaf Ave, 6:30pm
Su 07.24: Garfield Conservatory, 300 N Central Park Ave, 3:00pm
We 07.27: Gage Park, 2411 W 55th St, 6:30pm
Th 07.28: Kelvyn Park, 4438 W Wrightwood Ave, 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 07.25: The Jones Family Singers + Apostolic Church of God Sanctuary Choir.
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 07.22: Joynt Cheefs
Sa 07.23: Whiskey Jezebel
Su 07.24: Breezy Rodio
Mo 07.25: Rio Bamba
Tu 07.26: Coyote Riot
We 07.27: Kreyol Roots
Th 07.28: Akwareal.
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 07.22: Julia Hsu and Peter Serkin: Works for four-hands piano by Bizet, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms. 7:30p.
Sa 07.23: CSO: James Levine returns for anniversary of his Ravinia debut, conducts Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony with Chicago Symphony Chorus, soprano Ying Fang, mezzo Karen Cargill. 7:00p.
Su 07.24: George Li, Piano: Sonatas by Haydn and Chopin; Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody; Rachmaninoff's "Corelli Variations". 6:00p.
Su 07.24: Kenny Rogers: Final World Tour / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / Linda Davis. 7:00p.
Mo 07.25: Jorge Federico Osorio, Piano: Schubert's final sonata; Brahms fantasies. 7:30p.
Tu 07.26: CSO: One Score, One Chicago: Stravinsky's The Firebird with premiere staging created by Janni Younge of Handspring Puppet Company. 8:00p.
We 07.27: Diana Ross. 8:30p.
Th 07.28: Zukerman Trio: piano trios by Shostakovich and Schubert; Duos for violin and cello. 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.
We 07.27: Vs. White Sox.
Th 07.28: Vs. White Sox.
Fr 07.29: Vs. Mariners.
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:    ^
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 2016.07.22:    ^
Culture Club. All ages. $55-250 7p.
http://culture-club.co.uk
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.com
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Daryl Hall & John Oates. All ages. $15-150 7p.
http://hallandoates.com
Tinley Park 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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Lovewhip. All ages. Free 9-11:30p.
Futuristic dance party with unicorns, icebots, intrigue, sex toys and rock&roll. KALO opens from 6pm.
http://lovewhipmusic.com/
Navy Pier Beer Garden, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand.
http://navypier.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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#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 2016.07.23:    ^
Start of Leo. Yearly.
Astrological sign, the lion.
http://www.astrology.com
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Disability Pride Parade and Festival. Yearly. All ages. Free 11a.
http://chicagoparades.us
Clark from Van Buren to Washington.
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Vans Warped Tour (since 1995). Yearly. All ages. $50+ 11a.
Dozens of bands at several stages.
http://warpedtour.com
Tinley Park Amphitheatre, 708/614-1616, I-80 and Harlem Avenue, Tinley Park. South Suburban, expect heavy traffic.
http://firstmidwestbankamphitheatre.com
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Sheffield Garden Walk and Festival (since 1969). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $6-10 12-9:30p.
100 gardens, refreshments, entertainment, good stuff for kids, numerous major local bands.
Webster and Sheffield, 773/929-WALK.
http://www.sheffieldfestivals.org
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Wicker Park Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5 12-10p.
Up and coming alternative rock bands, great local eateries, eclectic arts and crafts.
http://wickerparkfest.com
1501 N Damen From Schiller to North Ave. Near Blue Line Damen stop.
http://www.wickerparkbucktown.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.
07.23: The End Of Water As We Know It. How Water Access Will Shape The 21st Century Affecting Everything.
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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Coldplay. -Sunday All ages. $25-180+ 2 nites. 7p.
Head Full of Dreams tour.
http://coldplay.com/
Soldier Field, 312/235-7000, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr.
http://soldierfield.net
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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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Sunday 2016.07.24:    ^
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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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 2016.07.25:    ^
Dance Tribute to Jock Jams. 21+ $10 8p.
http://kaseyfoster.com/dance-tribute.html
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
http://martyrslive.com/calendar
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* Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
07.25: Studio 69 Banger.
http://facebook.com/PnCDjs
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.com
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Tuesday 2016.07.26:    ^
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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Drake + Future. -Wednesday All ages. $45-180 2 nites. 6:30p.
http://drakeofficial.com
United Center, 1901 W Madison.
http://unitedcenter.com/calendar
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Goo Goo Dolls. All ages. $50-300+ 7p.
W/ Collective Soul & Tribe Society.
http://googoodolls.com/
Northerly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
http://charteronepavilion.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.
07.26: DJs Pickel, Trew, Shon Dervis, Zebo, Intel.
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 2016.07.27:    ^
ZOSO. 21+ $22-30+ 8p.
The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience.
http://zosoontour.com
City Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
http://www.citywinery.com/chicago/
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Jane's Addiction. -Thursday 18+ $57+ 2 nites 9p.
http://janesaddiction.com/
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://metrochicago.com/shows
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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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Bittersweet. Last Wednesdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
DJs Peroxide and Scary Lady Sarah spins goth club classics and new dark alternative music & video. $2 PBR.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://berlinchicago.com
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Thursday 2016.07.28:    ^
* Lollapalooza. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $90-850 12-10p.
Over 100 bands across eight stages and three days.
http://lollapalooza.com
Grant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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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+ 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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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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2016.07.22