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2016.11.11 (wk1008)
Who broke the world?
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Arrival" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "The Love Witch" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
..-Sa: Chicago Humanities Fest downtown.
..-Su: Ringling Bros, B&B Circus at Allstate.
Ongoing: "The Pretty Nasty Imagination of Adele Supreme" at Woman Made Gallery.
Ongoing: Dance Chicago at Athenaeum Theatre.
Fr: Veterans Day.
..-Su: Windy City Con at Westin Lombard.
Fr: The Fray at Chicago Theatre.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Neo-Fut.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Star Wars Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: "Back To The Grave" at Bottom Lounge.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Full Moon.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at evilOlive.
Tu: Bikecitement Night at Revolution Brewing.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
We: ANDREW'S BIRTHDAY.
We: Boy Meets Robot at Martyrs'.
We: South Park new episode on COM.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
We: Leonid Meteor Shower.
Th: Great American Smokeout.
Th: "Unbridled" at Untitled.
Th: Drum&Bass night at SmartBar.

Movie:    ^
"Arrival" now playing.
W/ Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, ...
http://arrivalmovie.com
Theaters Everywhere.
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"The Love Witch" now playing.
W/ Samantha Robinson, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Laura Waddell, Gian Keys, ...
http://lifeofastar.com
Theaters Everywhere.
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Now playing.
Doctor Strange, Trolls, Trumpland, 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.
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Ongoing:    ^
Chicago Humanities Fest (since 1990). -2016.11.12 Yearly. Various times.
Hundreds of speakers on a theme of universal interest at dozens of venues. "Celebrate the social life of ideas."
http://chicagohumanities.org
Various downtown locations.
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* Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus (since 1871!). -2016.11.13 Yearly. All ages. $11-50 Various times.
"Out Of This World" Blue Tour.
http://ringling.com
Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
http://www.allstatearena.com
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"The Pretty Nasty Imagination of Adele Supreme" -2016.11.30.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.
http://womanmade.org
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Dance Chicago (since 1995). -2017.02.14 Yearly. All ages. $25+ Various times. 8:15p.
100s of performers, 100s of works.
http://dancechicago.com
Athenaeum Theatre, 773/935-6875, 2936 N Southport.
http://www.athenaeumtheatre.com
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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 2016.11.11:    ^
Veterans Day. Legal holiday in the U.S. Yearly.
Anniversary of the signing of the armistice which ended World War I in 1918. This day is also known as Armistice Day in Europe and Remembrance Day in Canada. Many offices closed Monday.
http://www.veteransview.com
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Windy City Con (since 1974). -Sunday Yearly. $35-50.
Sci-Fi/Fantasy type convention. Many fine featured guests. Art, vendors, films, gaming, workshops, costume contests, room parties.
http://www.windycon.org
Westin Lombard, 630/719-8000, 70 Yorktown Center, Lombard. Yorktown Center.
http://starwoodhotels.com
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The Fray. All ages. $35-75+ 8p.
http://thefray.net/
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.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 2016.11.12:    ^
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.
11.12: Chicago Commission on Social Innovation - aims to help meet the needs of the underprivileged by encouraging social enterprises.
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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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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"Back To The Grave" 18+ $7 10p-3a.
Devoted to Goth, Deathrock & Post-Punk. "Wear your fishnets torn, your hair big, your corsets tight & your makeup heavy!"
Bottom Lounge, 773/975-0505, 3206 N Wilton. Upstairs. Near Red Line Belmont stop.
http://thebottomlounge.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 2016.11.13:    ^
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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"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 2016.11.14:    ^
Full Moon (Beaver). Always adds an interesting twist. 8a.
http://bedno.com/fullmoons
http://www.almanac.com
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Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
11.14: "Chicago's Most Wanted!" Banger.
http://facebook.com/PnCDjs
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.com
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Tuesday 2016.11.15:    ^
Bikecitement Night. All ages. $150-1000 6-8p.
Benefits West Town Bikes youth and adult programming.
http://westtownbikes.org
Revolution Brewing, 2323 N Milwaukee.
http://revbrew.com
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Chi Hack Night. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6-10p.
"Volunteers create web apps with open data to improve transparency, efficiency, and decision-making for governments and our democracy."
http://chihacknight.org
1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. 12th Floor.
http://1871.com
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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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Wednesday 2016.11.16:    ^
**** ANDREW'S BIRTHDAY (since 1961). Yearly.
The prodigious brilliance behind this system and much more turns a year wiser. SCORPIOS RULE!!!
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Boy Meets Robot. 21+ $7 8p.
W/ Freaks for Geeks, The Runaway Five.
http://facebook.com/boymeetsbot
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
http://martyrslive.com/calendar
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South Park NEW EPISODE. Wednesdays All ages. Free 9p.
http://southparkstudios.com
COM. On cable.
http://comedycentral.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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Leonid Meteor Shower. Yearly. 4-7a.
Peaks near dawn.
http://earthsky.org/tonight
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Thursday 2016.11.17:    ^
Great American Smokeout (since 1977). 3rd Thursday in November Yearly.
Promoted by the American Cancer Society. Quit smoking, at least for the day.
877-YES-QUIT http://cancer.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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* Drum&Bass night. 3rd Thursdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
11.17: Alfonz Delamota / Dioptrics / Romance / Zala / Sincerious / Rifle MC / 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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