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2016.11.18 (wk1009)
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RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "A Street Cat Named Bob" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Fantastic Beasts" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Officer Downe" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
Ongoing: Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza.
Ongoing: Ringling Bros, B&B Circus at United Center.
Ongoing: "The Pretty Nasty Imagination of Adele Supreme" at Woman Made Gallery.
Ongoing: Dance Chicago at Athenaeum Theatre.
..-Su: Magnificent Mile Lights Festival at Michigan from Oak to Wacker.
Fr: City Holiday Tree Lighting at Millennium Park.
Fr: Acrobatica Infiniti Circus at Uptown Underground.
Fr: Flosstradamus at Aragon Ballroom.
Fr: Blacklight Blackout at Exit.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Neo-Fut.
Sa-Su: Chicago Toy and Game Fair at Navy Pier.
Sa: Holiday Train.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: The Fab Faux at House of Blues.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Lydia Loveless at Metro.
Sa: Star Wars Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Vintage Garage.
Su: Model Rocket Launching at East Branch Forest Preserve.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at evilOlive.
Tu: Start of Sagittarius.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: South Park new episode on COM.
We: Ginuwine at City Winery.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Thanksgiving.
Th: State Street Thanksgiving Parade at State from Congress to Randolph.

Movie:    ^
"A Street Cat Named Bob" now playing.
W/ Bob the Cat, Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head, ...
http://facebook.com/StreetCatBob/
Theaters Everywhere.
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"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" now playing.
W/ Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, ...
http://www.fantasticbeasts.com/
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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"Officer Downe" now playing.
W/ Kim Coates, Tyler Ross, Meadow Williams, Alison Lohman, ...
http://facebook.com/OfficerDowneFilm
Theaters Everywhere.
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Now playing.
Arrival, The Love Witch, 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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Seasonal:    ^
Christkindlmarket (since 1997). Festive German style holiday market. -2016.12.24 Yearly. All ages. Free Su-Th -8p, Fr+Sa -9p 11a.
50 Timber cabins, ethnic foods, fine crafted gifts, music, sweets.
http://christkindlmarket.com
Daley Plaza, 312/744-3370, 50 W Washington. Washington and Dearborn.
http://cityofchicago.org
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HOLIDAY CLASSICS. -2017.01.03 Yearly. All ages.
* A Christmas Carol: 11.19-12.31 Goodman Theatre, 312/443-3800, 200 S Columbus, http://goodmantheatre.org
* The Nutcracker: 12.10-12.30 Joffrey Ballet, Auditorium Theatre, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress, http://www.joffrey.com
* Christmas Around The World: 11.17-01.03 Dozens of spectacular International holiday decorated trees, Museum of Science and Industry, http://msichicago.org
* Zoolights: 11.25-01.01 Over a million lights, certain dates/times, Lincoln Park Zoo, http://lpzoo.com
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Ongoing:    ^
* Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus (since 1871!). -2016.11.27 Yearly. All ages. $11-50 Various times.
"Xtreme" Red Tour.
http://ringling.com
United Center, 1901 W Madison.
http://www.unitedcenter.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 2016.11.18:    ^
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival (since 1992). Treats, ice carvings, Disney. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 11a-7p.
Festivities all day. Evening finale includes parade, activation of a million holiday lights on Michigan Avenue, and some fireworks. Sometimes crowded.
http://themagnificentmile.com
Michigan from Oak to Wacker, 312/642-3570.
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* City Holiday Tree Lighting (since 1914). The mayor does his thing! Music, etc. Yearly. All ages. Free 5p.
Uses 40 Wisconsin Balsam Firs, 80 foot tall, 10000 lights, 1000 bows, 1000 ornaments.
http://choosechicago.com/event/Tree-Lighting-Ceremony/19987
Millennium Park, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Downtown.
http://millenniumpark.org
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* Acrobatica Infiniti Circus. 3rd Fridays 21+ $25-40 8p.
The Nerd Circus! Combining circus, cosplay, and genre fiction for all manner of fans. Great performers, breathtaking acts. Showcasing new works and fan favorites from silly to sensual: fire eating, trapeze, straps, juggling, hula hooping, aerial ring, comedy, acrobatics and more! Also raffle, swag, photo booth...
http://aicircus.com
Uptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway.
http://uptownunderground.net
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Flosstradamus. 18+ $32 9p.
http://flosstradamus.com/
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
http://aragon.com
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Blacklight Blackout (since 2011). 3rd Fridays 21+ Free 10p-2a.
Big freakfest in a tiny space. Lots of DJs, cheap beer, UV paints, radiation.
http://facebook.com/blacklightblackoutexit
Exit, 312/395-2700, 1315 W North. 2nd Fl.
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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 2016.11.19:    ^
Chicago Toy and Game Fair (since 2003). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5-10, uniformed scouts free. 10a-6p.
Public non-hobby show, with product introductions, demos, seminars, play tables, contests, most vendors selling.
http://chitag.com
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Grand Red line stop then take free trolley.
http://navypier.com
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Holiday Train. -2016.12.23 Yearly. Wk 3-7p, Sa 1-8p.
Sa 11.19: Red Line
Fr 11.25: Green & Orange Lines
Sa 11.26: Green Line (photos w/ Santa) ...
http://transitchicago.com/holidaytrain
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College of Complexes (since 1951). "The Playground for People Who Think" Saturdays All ages. $3? 2.5hrs 6-11p UNCONFIRMED
Structured Weekly Free Speech Forum With Quality Lecturers and Good American Food And Bar.
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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The Fab Faux. $59 6:30p.
Famed Beatles homage.
http://thefabfaux.com/
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
http://www.houseofblues.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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Lydia Loveless. 18+ $23+ 9p.
http://lydialoveless.com
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://metrochicago.com/shows
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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 2016.11.20:    ^
Vintage Garage. 3rd Sundays $? 11a-6p.
100 vintage and antique dealers.
847/579-9079 http://vintagegaragechicago.com
5051 N Broadway Uptown between Foster and Argyle.
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Model Rocket Launching (since 1963). 3rd Sundays All ages. Free 2-5p.
Deeply validates geekness. All skill levels. BYOL (Bring Your Own Launcher). Northern Illinois Rocketry Association hosted. Held away from population centers, only a few launches a year.
http://nirarocketry.org
East Branch Forest Preserve, Off Glen Ellyn Road near Army Trail Road, Glendale Heights. Use I-355.
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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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"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 2016.11.21:    ^
Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
11.21: Trolls Banger (w/Hydraulix!).
http://facebook.com/PnCDjs
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.com
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Tuesday 2016.11.22:    ^
Start of Sagittarius. Astrological sign, the archer. Yearly.
http://www.astrology.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.
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 2016.11.23:    ^
South Park NEW EPISODE. Wednesdays All ages. Free 9p.
http://southparkstudios.com
COM. On cable.
http://comedycentral.com
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Ginuwine. 21+ $64++ 10p.
http://ginuwine.com
City Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
http://www.citywinery.com/chicago/
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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 2016.11.24:    ^
** Thanksgiving. A legal holiday. 4th Thursday in November Yearly.
Day to give thanks for the blessings and bounty one has received. Volunteer somewhere.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving
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* State Street Thanksgiving Parade (since 1934). Very big, w/ Santa. 4th Thursday in November Yearly. All ages. Free 8-11a.
Top marching bands, 100 giant balloons, carried live on WGN, 300K attend.
http://chicagofestivals.org
State from Congress to Randolph. Downtown, come by train.
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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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2016.11.18