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2016.08.05 (wk995)
That went well.
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Nine Lives" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Suicide Squad" now playing everywhere.
Movie: Movies in the Parks at Various Chicago parks.
Movie: Millennium Park Movies (Tu).
Sa: Chicago Pro Beach Volleyball at North Avenue Beach.
Ongoing: Shakespeare's Best at Various City Parks.
Ongoing: Grant Park Music Festival (We/Fr/Sa).
Th: 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.
..-Sa: International Clown Week.
..-Su: "Flashback Weekend" Horror/Sci-Fi Convention at Crowne Plaza O'Hare.
Fr: Group Skate at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Ghostface Killah + Raekwon at Metro.
Fr: Andy C at The Mid.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Neo-Fut.
Sa: Hiroshima day.
Sa-Su: Lakeshore Arts Festival at 1811 Sheridan Rd.
Sa-Su: Edge Fest at Edgewater.
Sa-Su: Wrigleyville Summerfest.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Gwen Stefani at Tinley Park Amphitheatre.
Sa: L7 at Metro.
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: El Circo Cheapo Cabaret at Aloft Circus Arts.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Sa: Nocturna at Metro.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Clown Week Celebration at Woodlawn Cemetery / Showmen's Rest.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: Case/Lang/Veirs at Chicago Theatre.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Su: Madonnarama at Berlin.
Mo: Happiness Happens Day.
Mo: Broods at Metro.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at evilOlive.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Josh Groban at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Tu: Barbra Streisand at United Center.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Libido Funk Circus at Navy Pier, Miller Beer Garden.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Illinois State Fair at Illinois State Fairgrounds.
Th: Boy Band Review at Navy Pier, Miller Beer Garden.
Th: "Unbridled" at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"Nine Lives" now playing.
Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Robbie Amell, Cheryl Hines, Christopher Walken, ...
http://ninelivesmovie.com
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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"Suicide Squad" now playing.
Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Ike Barinholtz, Common, James McGowan, ...
http://suicidesquad.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.
08.09: Grease (special sing-along presentation).
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.
Bad Moms, Jason Bourne, Star Trek Beyond, Absolutely Fabulous, 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:    ^
Chicago Pro Beach Volleyball (since 1992). Sa/Su -2016.08.13 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 08.05: Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton St, 6:30pm
Sa 08.06: Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave, 6:30pm
Su 08.07: Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave, 4:00pm
Tu 08.09: Columbus Park, 500 S. Central Ave, 6:30pm
We 08.10: Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd St, 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. Thursdays -2016.08.25 Yearly. All ages. Free 6:30p.
Two extraordinary bands nightly.
Th 08.11: Mbongwana Star + Dos Santos Antibeat Orchestra.
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 8.05: Inertia
Sa 8.06: Stingers
Su 8.07: Breezy Rodio
Mo 8.08: Rio Bamba
Tu 8.09: Coyote Riot
We 8.10: Lizard Kings
Th 8.11: 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 08.05: CSO: Kirill Karabits: Prokofiev's Symphony. Beethoven's Piano Concerto. 8:00p.
Sa 08.06: Bryan Ferry / LP (Laura Pergolizzi). 7:30p.
Su 08.07: Dolly Parton. 7:30p.
Mo 08.08: Vladimir Feltsman, Piano: Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. 7:30p.
Tu 08.09: CSO: David Zinman: Brahms's Symphony; Misha Dichter: Bernstein's Symphony ("The Age of Anxiety"). 8:00p.
We 08.10: CSO: David Zinman: Brahms's Symphony; Prokofiev's Violin Concerto. 8:00p.
Th 08.11: War / Los Lonely Boys. 7:00p.
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.
Tu 08.09: Vs. Angels.
We 08.10: Vs. Angels.
Th 08.11: Vs. Cardinals.
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:    ^
International Clown Week. -2016.08.06 Yearly.
Proclaimed in 1971 by Nixon. "I urge the people of the United States recognize the contributions made by clowns in their entertainment at children's hospitals, charitable institutions, for the mentally retarded, and generally helping to lift the spirits and boost the morale of our people." Observed Sunday with a ceremony at Showmen's Rest in Woodlawn Cemetery.
http://www.internationalclownweek.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 2016.08.05:    ^
"Flashback Weekend" Horror/Sci-Fi Convention. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $15-250.
Too many significant celebrities to list. Dealer's Room & signings, speakers, demos, costume contest, DVD screenings, parties, bands, etc.
http://www.flashbackweekend.com
Crowne Plaza O'Hare, 847/671-6350, 5440 N River Rd, Rosemont.
http://www.chi-ohare.holiday-inn.com
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Group Skate. 1st/3rd Fridays 21+ 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
Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.
http://road-raves.org
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Ghostface Killah + Raekwon. 18+ #30+ 8:30p.
https://twitter.com/GhostfaceKillah
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://metrochicago.com/shows
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Andy C. 21+ $10+ 10p-?a.
Harder dance choonz w/ Armanni Reign, Zebo, Bio-Booster, Selekta Steel, ...
http://facebook.com/andyc
The Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
http://themidchicago.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 2016.08.06:    ^
Hiroshima day (since 1945). Yearly.
On this day in 1945, an American bomber "Enola Gay" made the first wartime use of an atomic weapon. A single bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, destroying it completely. This day is often used for anti-nuclear protests worldwide. Watch for symbolic body outlines drawn on the ground in major cities.
http://www.city.hiroshima.jp
http://www.theenolagay.com
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Lakeshore Arts Festival (since 1973). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 11a-6p.
125 juried artists/craftspeople, cuisine, lite music.
1811 Sheridan Rd., 847/491-0266.
http://.cityofevanston.org
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Edge Fest. 1st Saturday in August -Sunday Yearly. All ages. ~$5 12-10p.
Bacon and art themed, plus lots of bands.
http://starevents.com/festivals/edge-fest
Edgewater, 5900 N. Broadway. At Thorndale Ave.
http://edgewater.org/
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Wrigleyville Summerfest. -Sunday Yearly. $? 12-10p.
Kids' Zone with activities for children toddler to twelve. Face painting, inflatable obstacle course, giant slide, mini coaster, fun crafts.
http://wrigleyvillesummerfest.com
Wrigleyville, 3300 N Seminary.
http://starevents.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.
08.06: Debate: Are All Religions the Same?
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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Gwen Stefani. All ages. $20-100+ 7p.
"This Is What the Truth Feels Like" Tour.
http://gwenstefani.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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L7. 18+ $26+ 8p.
W/ Radkey.
http://l7theband.com/
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://metrochicago.com/shows
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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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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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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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* Nocturna (since 1988). THE Electro/Goth gathering. Monthly. 18+ $10+ 11p-5a.
DJ Scary Lady Sarah spinning goth, darkwave, dark indie, deathrock, industrial, new wave, electro, ... Nicely decorated, often a special guest and giveaways. A tight but welcoming community of several hundred intriguing individuals.
http://facebook.com/groups/15090361526
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://metrochicago.com/shows
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Sunday 2016.08.07:    ^
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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* Clown Week Celebration (since 2000). 1st Sunday in August Yearly. All ages. Free 1-3p.
(Inter)National CLOWN WEEK observance at SHOWMEN'S REST is a loving and festive remembrance of circus artists past, held in the nation's most well known final resting place for circus artists, remembered especially for its elephant statues and roustabout headstones. This event includes speakers, placing of flowers, circus arts performances, lots of fun stuff for kids including activities and entertainment and contests with prizes, snacks and drinks, and many many many clowns.
The event is for kids of all ages. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and a youthful attitude. Children's entertainers are welcome to come and share your talents after the ceremony.
http://performforthelove.com/showmensrest
Woodlawn Cemetery / Showmen's Rest, 708/442-8500, 7750 W Cermak Rd, Forest Park. Western end; East of Des Plaines Ave.
http://www.woodlawncemeteryofchicago.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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Case/Lang/Veirs. All ages. $30-60 7:30p.
Neko Case, K.D. Lang, Laura Veirs.
http://caselangveirs.com
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.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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Madonnarama. 1st Sundays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
All Madonna music and videos all night with DJ Riley York. Classics, rare tracks, remixes, etc.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://www.berlinchicago.com
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Monday 2016.08.08:    ^
* Happiness Happens Day (since 1999). Yearly. All ages. Free.
(aka "HappyThon") Real event pursuing proclamation, sponsored by the "Secret Society of Happy People" to rebuff popular cynicism. Smile at strangers. Generally observed all August as "Happiness Happens" month.
http://sohp.com
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Broods. All ages. $30+ 7:30p.
New Zealand synth-pop brother-sister duo.
http://broodsmusic.com
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://metrochicago.com/shows
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* Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
08.08: Yacht Club Banger.
http://facebook.com/PnCDjs
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.com
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Tuesday 2016.08.09:    ^
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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Josh Groban. All ages. $20-160+ 7:30p.
W/ Sarah McLachlan and Foy Vance.
http://joshgroban.com/
Northerly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
http://charteronepavilion.com
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Barbra Streisand. All ages. $95-1200 8p.
"music, The Mem'ries, The Magic!"
http://barbrastreisand.com/
United Center, 1901 W Madison.
http://unitedcenter.com/calendar
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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.
08.09: DJs Logical 1, Mark Bauer, Julian Clay, Dan K, Grand Marquee, Stunna.
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 2016.08.10:    ^
Libido Funk Circus. All ages. 7-10p.
Cover party band.
http://lfcentertainment.com
Navy Pier, Miller Beer Garden, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand.
http://navypier.com
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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 2016.08.11:    ^
Illinois State Fair. -2016.08.21 Yearly. 7-12a.
Deep fried fun, animals on parade, sights and sounds, contests, performers, honest mid-western fun.
Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sagamon, Springfield.
http://agr.state.il.us/isf
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Boy Band Review. All ages. 7-10p.
90s nostalgia show.
http://boybandreview.com
Navy Pier, Miller Beer Garden, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand.
http://navypier.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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2016.08.05