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2017.01.06 (wk1016)
One step back.
RECOMMENDED:
Ongoing: Ice Skating.
..-Su: Final Weekend: Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier.
Ongoing: Sketch Comedy Fest at Stage 773.
Ongoing: Dance Chicago at Athenaeum Theatre.
Fr: Epiphany.
Fr: Sean McKeough Memorial Benefit at Concord Music Hall.
Fr: Tributosaurus at Martyrs'.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Janeane Garofalo at Thalia Hall.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Star Wars Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Su: Elvis Presley's Birthday.
Su: No Pants Subway Ride TBA.
Su: Golden Globe Awards at Carried live on NBC.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Get Fit Free week at Chicago Park District centers.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at evilOlive.
Tu: Obama's farewell address at McCormick Place.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We-Su: Boat, RV & Outdoor Show at McCormick Place.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Full Moon.
Th: The Prince Experience at House of Blues.
Th: "Unbridled" at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
Now playing.
20th Century Women, Hidden Figures, Passengers, Star Wars Rogue One, Jackie, Bad Santa 2, Rules Don't Apply, A Street Cat Named Bob, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Officer Downe, Arrival, The Love Witch, Doctor Strange, Trolls, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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Seasonal:    ^
Ice Skating. -2017.02.28 Yearly.
Weather permitting: Wrigley Field; Millennium Park, 312/742-5222, 55 N Michigan; Warren Park, 773/262-8656, 6601 N Western; Riis Park, 312/746-5735, 6100 W Fullerton; Daley Plaza, 312/742-7650, 337 E Randolph; more...
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/facilities/ice-rinks/
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Final Weekend: Winter Wonderfest (since 2001). -2017.01.08 Yearly. All ages. $10-25+ Hours vary.
Festival Hall is transformed into a wonderland of lush decorated trees, sparkling lights, wintertime decorations and a main town square with vending. Includes ice rink, inflatable slide/bungee games. Santa and elves listen to children's wishes in a mountain top village.
Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand.
http://navypier.com
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Ongoing:    ^
Sketch Comedy Fest (since 2002). -2017.01.15 Yearly. Several shows daily.
Nation's Largest, over 100 performances featuring local, national, Canadian sketch comedy troupes on four stages. "Sketch comedy is as Chicago as deep-dish pizza and the Sears Tower. Unlike its cousin improvisation, sketch comedy is scripted. Strong writing is a vital element of the art form, which usually consists of short, satirical and funny vignettes. Although elements of improvisation are often used in creating sketches, the resulting performance is scripted, rather than made up on the spot."
http://chicagosketchfest.net
Stage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W Belmont. Near Racine.
http://stage773.com
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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 2017.01.06:    ^
Epiphany. Yearly.
Observes the visit of the Magi to the baby Jesus, 12 days after Christmas.
http://christianity.about.com
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* Sean McKeough Memorial Benefit. 18+ $20+ 7p-2a.
W/ Naked Raygun, Deal's Gone Bad.
http://cobramusicco.com
Concord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry.
http://concordmusichall.com
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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."
01.06: Becomes The Bee Gees.
http://tributosaurus.com
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
http://martyrslive.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.
01.06: Froot Bowl: Marina & The Diamonds Party 10p-1a.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://berlinchicago.com
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Saturday 2017.01.07:    ^
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.
01.07: Bitcoin and the Cryptocurrency Phenomenon.
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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Janeane Garofalo. All ages. $33+ 8p.
http://janeanegarofalo.com
Thalia Hall, 312/526-3851, 1807 S. Allport St.
http://thaliahallchicago.com
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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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Sunday 2017.01.08:    ^
Elvis Presley's Birthday (since 1935). Yearly.
The king of Rock and Roll was born this day in Tupelo MS, and (allegedly) died on August 16th, 1977. Observed by enjoying memorabilia, his 33 films, music and impersonators.
http://www.elvispresley.com
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* No Pants Subway Ride (since 2010?). Yearly. Some time after 12p.
Improv Everywhere multi-city culture jamming collective performance art event.
http://improveverywhere.com
TBA. http://bedno.com/fb/1523401937675023
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Golden Globe Awards (since 1943). Yearly. All ages. Free 6-10p.
Honoring the best in film and American television. Pre-show on E! Viewing parties around town.
http://www.goldenglobes.com/
Carried live on NBC.
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New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 7p.
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Son of Zorn, 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 2017.01.09:    ^
Get Fit Free week. -2017.01.15 Yearly.
Work out all week FREE at all Chicago Park District Fitness Centers! Rates as low as under $15/month.
http://chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/free-fitness-week
Conveniently located all over Chicago., 312/742-PLAY (7529).
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Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
01.09: Member Berries Banger w/ Rain Man & Antics!
http://facebook.com/PnCDjs
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.com
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Tuesday 2017.01.10:    ^
Obama's farewell address. After 6p.
Streamed live:
http://facebook.com/WhiteHouse
McCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore. Lakeside Center.
http://mccormickplace.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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Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ Free 9p-2a.
01.10: DJ Glyde w/ Tim Nice, Searchl1te, Lamebrane, Strikethough.
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 2017.01.11:    ^
Boat, RV & Outdoor Show (since 1931). -Sunday Yearly.
Largest consumer show of its kind in the US. Hundreds of exhibitors.
Now incorporates formerly separate "Strictly Sail Chicago" event.
312/946-6200 http://chicagoboatshow.com
McCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore.
http://www.mccormickplace.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 2017.01.12:    ^
Full Moon (Wolf). Always adds an interesting twist. 5:30a.
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http://www.almanac.com
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The Prince Experience. 17+ $20+ 8:30p.
W/ DJ Pascale.
http://theprinceexperience.com
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
http://www.houseofblues.com/chicago/
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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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