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2016.09.30 (wk1003)
Words matter.
RECOMMENDED:
Su: Ghosts Of Graceland Cemetery walking tour (Su).
Ongoing: Fright Fest at Great America (Fr/Sa/Su).
Ongoing: Pumpkin Farms at Many locations.
Ongoing: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
Ongoing: Circus In The Parks (Sa+Su).
Ongoing: UniverSoul Circus at Washington Park.
Fr: Heart Walk at Soldier Field.
Fr: Critical Mass at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Ghost Bike Dedication.
Fr: Dark Star Orchestra at Vic Theatre.
Fr: The Faint at Metro.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Neo-Fut.
Sa-..: "The Pretty Nasty Imagination of Adele Supreme" at Woman Made Gallery.
Sa: World's Best Costume Shop at Fantasy HQ.
Sa: World Hoop Day.
Sa: Halloween in the Parks.
Sa: Perimeter Ride at Buckingham Fountain.
Sa: Applefest at Lincoln Square.
Sa: AIDS Run/Walk 5K at Soldier Field.
Sa: VeganMania at Broadway Armory.
Sa: Light Up the Lakefront at Oak Street Beach.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Brian Wilson performs Pet Sounds at Chicago Theatre.
Sa: Demetri Martin at Vic Theatre.
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: Rosh Hashanah.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Bucktown Apple Pie Party at Holstein Park.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: Ziggy Marley at Park West.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Su: Madonnarama at Berlin.
Mo: Buzzed Spelling Bee at Elbo Room.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at evilOlive.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Vice Presidential Debate.
Tu-Th: Louis C.K at Chicago Theatre.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Drake + Future at United Center.
We: Tributosaurus at Martyrs'.
We: Magic Chicago at Stage 773.
We: Movieoke at Whistler.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th-Su: The Amazing Acro-Cats at Vittum Theater.
Th: "Unbridled" at Untitled.
Th: Big C Jamboree at Martyrs'.

Movie:    ^
Now playing.
The Dressmaker, Snowden, Sully, Lo and Behold Reveries of the Connected World, Florence Foster Jenkins, Sausage Party, 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, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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Seasonal:    ^
Ghosts Of Graceland Family Walking Tour. Stroll the big name graves. Sundays -2016.10.23 Yearly. All ages. $15+ 2hr 1:30p.
VERY qualified tour guides, lots of interesting history.
http://architecture.org/experience-caf/tours/detail/graceland-cemetery
Graceland Cemetery, 312/922-3432, 4000 N Clark.
http://graveyards.com
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Fright Fest (since 1991). Redecorated rides and additional Halloween attractions. Fr/Sa/Su -2016.10.30 Yearly. All ages. $$ Various hours.
Come early, use coupons, strategize your visit for best results.
Great America, 847/249-1776, 5312 Grand Ave, Gurnee.
http://sixflags.com/greatAmerica
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Pumpkin Farms. -2016.10.31 Yearly.
Great fall family fun for all ages.
Many locations.
http://chicagofun.com/home/halloween/pumpkin_farms.html
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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:    ^
** Circus In The Parks. -2016.10.16 Yearly. All ages. $0-15 Shows at 2+5p.
Midnight Circus' world class troupe of clowns, contortionists, acrobats, etc perform just a few shows in each park.
10.01-02: Independence Park, 3945 N Springfield Ave, 2pm+5pm
10.08-09: Hamlin Park, 3035 N Hoyne Ave, 2pm+5pm
10.14-16: Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside Ave, Fr 7pm Sa 2pm+5pm.
http://midnightcircus.net
http://tinyurl.com/circusintheparks
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UniverSoul Circus (since 1994). African-American owned, operated and staffed. -2016.10.30 Yearly. All ages. $18-40 Various times.
Ringmasta and at least a dozen acts!
http://www.universoulcircus.com
Washington Park, 5531 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
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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 2016.09.30:    ^
Heart Walk. Yearly. All ages. 11a-1:30p.
Walkathon to fight heart disease. Other area walks on other days or times.
http://heartwalk.org
Soldier Field, 312/235-7000, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr. South Lot.
http://soldierfield.net
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* Critical Mass (since 1997). Last Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making their presence known downtown. Unplanned route gently winds a dozen miles or more. Thousands attend in good weather. Includes music, hipsters, athletes, show bikes, so much more. Skaters welcome.
http://Bedno.com/bike/ccm
Daley Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop.
http://chicagocriticalmass.org
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* Ghost Bike Dedication. All ages. Free 6-7:30p.
And "Candlelight Vigil for Safer Streets" honoring Anastasia Kondrasheva (23), killed by a truck on 9.26.
http://bedno.com/fb/1366501743360058
3600 N Damen At Addison.
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Dark Star Orchestra. 18+ $30 8p.
Premier Grateful Dead homage.
http://darkstarorchestra.com/
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
http://jamusa.com/the-vic
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The Faint. 18+ $30 9p.
W/ Gang of Four, Pictureplane.
http://thefaint.com/
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://metrochicago.com/shows
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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 10p-4a.
"A multimedia music & video dance party where art meets nightlife." Often preceded by theme events. Greg Haus spins Electronica/Indie Alternative dance music.
09.30: Harry Potter cosplay variety show and fan event -Midnight.
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 2016.10.01:    ^
"The Pretty Nasty Imagination of Adele Supreme" -2016.10.29.
Oct.1: Opening reception: 7-10pm.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.
http://womanmade.org
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World's Best Costume Shop. -2016.10.31 Yearly. Open 24/7 this week.
Incomparably huge and comprehensive. Some staff costumed.
Fantasy Costume Headquarters, 773/777-0222, 4065 N Milwaukee.
http://fantasycostumes.com
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* World Hoop Day. 1st Saturday in October Yearly. All ages. Free.
Promoting the health and spiritual benefits of the perfect plaything.
http://www.hooping.org/world-hoop-day/
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Halloween in the Parks. Yearly.
Kid-friendly events, patches, parties, spooky movies, haunted houses, fall festivals and annual runs.
http://chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/halloween
Many Locations.
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** Perimeter Ride (since 2002). Yearly. 8:30-12a.
A slow circumnavigation of the city's boundary with lots of stops for site-seeing and snacking. ~82 miles over 15+ hours. Follow on https://Bedno.com/bike
http://bedno.com/fb/1615885642034260
Buckingham Fountain, 451 S Lake Shore Drive.
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Applefest (since 1988). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 9a-5p.
Live music, food, entertainment, farm-fresh fruits and veges and flowers, pie bake-off.
http://lincolnsquare.org
Lincoln Square, 773/561-5535, 4731 N Lincoln. Giddings Plaza.
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AIDS Run/Walk 5K (since 1990). Yearly. Register -8:30a. 10a.
Midwest's largest such pledged event, many thousands expected.
312/922-2322 http://aidsrunwalk.org
Soldier Field, 312/235-7000, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr.
http://www.soldierfield.net
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* VeganMania (since 2009). Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-5p.
Daylong fest showcasing unique vegan commerce, culture, community, and food! Large vending area with live entertainment, games, contests, art show, a kids area, DJs, bands, more.
http://ChicagoVeganMania.com
Broadway Armory, 5917 N Broadway.
http://chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Broadway-Armory-Park
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Light Up the Lakefront. Free 4:30-8p.
Lighting thousands of luminaries honoring those affected by domestic violence.
http://betweenfriendschicago.org
Oak Street Beach, 1000 N Lake Shore Dr.
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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.
10.01: Time Exchange Project - to create a supplemental currency system.
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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Brian Wilson performs Pet Sounds. $39-150+ 8p.
50th anniversary.
http://brianwilson.com/
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.com
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Demetri Martin. 18+ $40+ 8p.
https://twitter.com/DemetriMartin
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
http://jamusa.com/the-vic
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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 2016.10.02:    ^
* Rosh Hashanah. Jewish New Year (5777). Yearly. Sunset to sunset.
"Head of the year" in Hebrew, this day commemorates the creation of the world. It is celebrated on Tishri 1 by the Hebrew calendar, which falls in early autumn. Rosh Hashanah begins the penitential season, culminating ten days later on Yom Kippur. The synagogue service includes the blowing of the Shofar (ram's horn), and liturgy stressing the sovereignty of God. It is customary on the first day, to go to a river or pond, and there to recite tashlich, scriptural verses about repentance and forgiveness. Introspect and resolve to do better.
http://chabad.org/holidays
http://hebcal.com/holidays
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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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* Bucktown Apple Pie Party (since 2005). Yearly. All ages. Free 2-5p.
Fun-filled afternoon of music, games, prizes and 200+ homemade apple pies.
http://bucktownapplepiecontest.com
Holstein Park, 2200 N Oakley. 2 bks S of Fullerton, 1 bk E of 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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New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 6p.
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, American Dad, more.
http://thesimpsons.com
FOX. http://www.fox.com
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Ziggy Marley. 18+ $40+ 7:30p.
http://ziggymarley.com/
Park West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
http://parkwestchicago.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 2016.10.03:    ^
Buzzed Spelling Bee. 1st Mondays 21+ Free 8p.
"Drinking and spelling onstage competing for bar tabs. Complete with speed rounds, shot rounds, and more that'll have you tongue-tied between laughs." $3 PBR.
Elbo Room, 773/549-5549, 2871 N Lincoln. N of Diversey, W of Racine.
http://elboroomlive.com
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Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
10.03: "All Hell Broke Loose" banger.
http://facebook.com/PnCDjs
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.com
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Tuesday 2016.10.04:    ^
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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** Vice Presidential Debate. All ages. Free 8-9:30p.
Tim Kaine, a champion of Affordable Care and gun control and opponent of big oil and the death penalty, versus Mike Pence, best known for rabid anti-gay activism and rants that global warming, cancer and evolution are myths.
http://debates.org
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Louis C.K. -Thursday 18+ $50+ 8p.
http://louisck.net/
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.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.
10.04: 1st Anniversary.
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 2016.10.05:    ^
Drake + Future. All ages. $45-750 6:30p.
http://drakeofficial.com/
United Center, 1901 W Madison.
http://unitedcenter.com/calendar
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Tributosaurus. Monthly. 21+ $25 7p.
"The Jurassic beast with multiple musical faces. A different band every month, featuring local music celebrities."
10.05: Becomes Eric Clapton.
http://tributosaurus.com
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
http://martyrslive.com
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Magic Chicago (since 2004). 1st Wednesdays All ages. $25 7:30p.
Monthly showcase of skilled local magicians. Lobby bar, nearby chow.
10.05: AJ Sacco, Jordan Wright, Bill Cook, Benjamin Barnes.
773/334-4192 http://MagicChicagoShow.com
Stage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
http://stage773.com
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Movieoke. 1st Wednesdays 21+ $? 9p.
Read along to perform, over 200 scenes to choose from.
https://twitter.com/ChicagoMovieoke
Whistler, 773/227-3530, 2421 N Milwaukee.
http://whistlerchicago.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 2016.10.06:    ^
* The Amazing Acro-Cats. -Sunday All ages. $20+ Fr 7p, Sa 3+7p, Su 3+7p.
Samantha Martin's performing pets ride skateboards, roll barrels, ring bells, walk high wire, play in a band and more!
http://circuscats.com
Vittum Theater, 773/342-4141, 1012 N Noble St.
http://vittumtheater.org
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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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Big C Jamboree (since 1991). 1st Thursdays 21+ Free 9:30p-?a.
Longest running local Rockabilly night. Multiple bands perform 40s-50s style swing, blues, rock-n-roll, swiftly and simply to a jumpin party crowd, many in period getups.
http://www.bigcjam.com/
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
http://martyrslive.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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Notes:    ^
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