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2016.08.12 (wk996)
Nothing to prove.
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Florence Foster Jenkins" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Sausage Party" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
Movie: Movies in the Parks at Various Chicago parks.
Movie: Millennium Park Movies (Tu).
Sa: Chicago Pro Beach Volleyball at North Avenue Beach.
..-Su: 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.
Ongoing: Illinois State Fair at Illinois State Fairgrounds.
..-Su: Ginza Holiday Japanese Cultural Festival at Midwest Buddhist Temple.
..-Su: Retro on Roscoe.
Fr: Boys Like Girls at Vic Theatre.
Fr: Meteor Ride and Picnic at Phyllis' Musical Inn.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Neo-Fut.
..-Th: Perseid meteorite shower peak day.
Sa-Su: Northalsted Market Days at Boystown.
Sa: Bud Billiken Day Parade at Washington Park.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Journey & The Doobie Brother at Tinley Park Amphitheatre.
Sa: Windy City Roller Derby at Broadway Armory.
Sa: Steven Tyler at Chicago Theatre.
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: L.A.T.E. Ride at Buckingham Fountain.
Su: V.J. Day.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Pakistan Independence Day Parade.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Assumption day.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at evilOlive.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Carnival of Madness Tour at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Tu: Pitbull at United Center.
Tu: Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa at Tinley Park Amphitheatre.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Vino and Vinyasa at House of Blues.
We: Full Moon Fire Jam near lake south of Foster.
We: Terrapin Flyer at Martyrs'.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Full Moon.
Th: "Unbridled" at Untitled.
Th: Drum&Bass night at SmartBar.

Movie:    ^
"Florence Foster Jenkins" now playing.
Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, ..
http://florencefosterjenkinsmovie.com
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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"Sausage Party" now playing.
Voices of Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Alistair Abell, Bill Hader, James Franco, Salma Hayek, ...
http://sausagepartymovie.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.
08.16: Finding Nemo.
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.
Nine Lives, Suicide Squad, 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, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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Seasonal:    ^
Chicago Pro Beach Volleyball (since 1992). Sa/Su 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.
We 08.10: Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd St, 6:30pm
Fr 08.12: Humboldt Park, 1301 N. Sacramento Ave, 6:30pm
Sa 08.13: Eckhart Park, 1330 W. Chicago Ave, 6:30pm
Su 08.14: Ping Tom Park, 1700 S. Wentworth Ave, 4:00pm.
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 08.18: Elephant Revival + Mandolin Orange.
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 8.12: Los Perros Cubanos
Sa 8.13: Whiskey Jezebel
Su 8.14: Breezy Rodio
Mo 8.15: Rio Bamba
Tu 8.16: Coyote Riot
We 8.17: The Modelos
Th 8.18: Hendrix Tribute.
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 08.12: CSO: Joshua Bell and Chris Botti: Classical and jazz. 8:00p.
Sa 08.13: Tony Bennett. 8:30p.
Su 08.14: Don Henley. 7:30p.
Mo 08.15: Don Henley. 7:30p.
Tu 08.16: The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma. 8:00p.
We 08.17: CSO: Cole Porter birthday celebration: David Alan Miller with Kevin Cole, Sylvia McNair, Klea Blackhurst, and Ryan VanDenBoom. 8:00p.
Th 08.18: Judy Collins sings Sondheim with the Passenger String Quartet. 8:30p.
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 08.12: Vs. Cardinals.
Sa 08.13: Vs. Cardinals.
Su 08.14: Vs. Cardinals.
Tu 08.16: Vs. Brewers.
We 08.17: Vs. Brewers.
Th 08.18: Vs. Brewers.
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:    ^
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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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 2016.08.12:    ^
Ginza Holiday Japanese Cultural Festival (since 1955). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $0-5 Fr 5:30-9p, Sa 11:30a-9:30p, Su 11:30a-6p.
Small, arts, crafts, foods, demos.
http://www.ginzachicago.com/
Midwest Buddhist Temple, 312/943-7801, 435 W Menomonee.
http://www.midwestbuddhisttemple.org
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Retro on Roscoe (since 1995). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5 (donation) 12-10p.
Antique cars, handmade crafts, retro music, kids activities, plenty of food, chilli cookoff, dozens of bands at three stages.
773/665-4682 http://starevents.com
Roscoe from Damen to Hamilton
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Boys Like Girls. All ages. $25 8p.
10yr anniversary, performing their first album in entirety.
http://boyslikegirls.com/
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
http://jamusa.com/the-vic
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* Meteor Ride and Picnic. 8p.
Bike to northerly Island for Perseid viewing. Weather permitting.
http://bedno.com/fb/284548938579485
Phyllis' Musical Inn, 773/486-9862, 1800 W Division St.
http://facebook.com/Phyllis-Musical-Inn-113258678715471/
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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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Perseid meteorite shower peak day. -Thursday Yearly. 12a.
Look south and up somewhere dark after midnight. Hard to see in the city. Go camping.
http://earthsky.org/tonight
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Saturday 2016.08.13:    ^
Northalsted Market Days (since 1982). Big crowded boystown fest. -Sunday Yearly. $? 11a-10p.
Over 400 vendors, 25 entertainers, bands at three stages, food from 55 restaurants, six city blocks, 17 entrances, 250K expected. Minimal clothing. Good blading on closed streets after closing.
Boystown, 773/868-3010, Belmont and Halsted. Runs North to Addison. Easy train access.
http://northalsted.com
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Bud Billiken Day Parade (since 1929). On ABC&WGN, w/ mayor. 2nd Saturday in August Yearly. All ages. Free 2.5hr 10a.
Dozens of floats, marching bands and drill teams. One of the city's largest parades.
http://budbillikenparade.org
Washington Park, King Drive from 39th to 55th.
http://www.chicagoparades.us
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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.
08.13: Can Drugs Help? Does Big Pharma Tell the Truth?
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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Journey & The Doobie Brother. All ages. $20-500+ 7p.
W/ Dave Mason.
http://journeymusic.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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Windy City Roller Derby. Monthly. All ages. $15 7-9:30p.
A new breed of derby dame hellions on skates.
08.13: Travel Team Double Header, Lombard Roller Rink.
http://windycityrollers.com
Broadway Armory, 5917 N Broadway.
http://chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Broadway-Armory-Park
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Steven Tyler. All ages. $40-150 8p.
http://steventyler.com
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.com
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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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** L.A.T.E. Ride (since 1988). Long After Twilight Ends. Yearly. $30-35 11:30p-?a.
Very nice and dark 10-25 miles, 10k people, bands, breakfast, more. Friends of the Parks sponsored.
773-918-RIDE http://lateride.org
Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park.
http://fotp.org
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Sunday 2016.08.14:    ^
V.J. Day (since 1945). Yearly.
Victory over Japan day. Commemorates the surrender of Japan, ending World War II in 1945.
http://www.japan.net
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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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Pakistan Independence Day Parade. Yearly. 12:30p.
http://chicagoparades.us
Devon and Ridge to Western.
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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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"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 2016.08.15:    ^
Assumption day. Yearly.
Christian holiday commemorating the Virgin Mary's assumption into heaven.
http://christianity.about.com
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* Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
08.15: "666" Banger! Celebrating P&C's 6th Anniversary.
http://facebook.com/PnCDjs
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.com
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Tuesday 2016.08.16:    ^
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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Carnival of Madness Tour. All ages. $24-170+ 6:30p.
W/ Shinedown, Halestorm, Black Stone Cherry, Whiskey Myers, more.
http://carnivalofmadness.com
Northerly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
http://charteronepavilion.com
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Pitbull. All ages. $25-315 7p.
"The Bad Man" Tour.
http://www.pitbullmusic.com
United Center, 1901 W Madison.
http://unitedcenter.com/calendar
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Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa. All ages. $33-150+ 7p.
"The High Road" Tour.
http://snoopdogg.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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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.
08.16: DJs Strikethrough, Sushi, Mark Almaria, Hiroki, John Simmons.
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 2016.08.17:    ^
Vino and Vinyasa. 21+ $? 5:30p.
"Stretch, sip and find your center! Half off bottles of select wines, along with a complimentary yoga class."
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn. Foundation Room.
http://houseofblues.com/chicago
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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.
08.17: Full "Sturgeon" moon.
http://fullmoonjam.org
4960 N Simonds Dr Betwix Foster and Lawrence in grass near lake.
http://bedno.com/fullmoons
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Terrapin Flyer. 21+ $20 9p.
Grateful Dead homage.
http://terrapinflyer.net
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
http://martyrslive.com/calendar
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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 2016.08.18:    ^
Full Moon (Sturgeon). Always adds an interesting twist. 3:30a.
http://bedno.com/fullmoons
http://www.almanac.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.
08.18: Stunna / Alfonz Delamota / Dioptrics / DJ Syquest / DJ Kode X / Subverb / Fiyafly / Romance / Rifle MC / MC Tae / Fonz MC.
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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2016.08.12