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2017.01.13 (wk1017)
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RECOMMENDED:
..-Su: Get Fit Free week at Chicago Park District centers.
Ongoing: Ice Skating.
..-Su: Sketch Comedy Fest at Stage 773.
..-Su: Boat, RV & Outdoor Show at McCormick Place.
Ongoing: Dance Chicago at Athenaeum Theatre.
..-Su: Windy City Gymnastics at UIC Pavilion.
Fr: Winter Bike to Work Day at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Fr: Chicago Afrobeat Project at Martyrs'.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa-Su: "Too Hot To Handel" at Auditorium.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Chris Tucker at Chicago Theatre.
Sa: Boy Band Review at Cubby Bear.
Sa: Star Wars Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Su: "Grilled Cheese Meltdown" at Thalia Hall.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: Purple Reign at Berlin.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Dr. Martin Luther King Junior day.
Mo-We: Kris Kristofferson at City Winery.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at evilOlive.
Tu: Benjamin Franklin's Birthday.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: One OK Rock at Vic Theatre.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th-Sa: Tedeschi Trucks Band at Chicago Theatre.
Th: "Unbridled" at Untitled.
Th: Drum&Bass night at SmartBar.

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:    ^
* 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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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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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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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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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 2017.01.13:    ^
Windy City Gymnastics. -Sunday.
Junior Invitational competition.
http://windycitygymnastics.com
UIC Pavilion, 312/413-5700, 525 S. Racine.
http://uicpavilion.com/pavilion/calendar
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Winter Bike to Work Day. Yearly. All ages. Free 6:30-9a.
Warm up with free Dark Matter coffee and slices of Eli's Cheesecake, cocoa, tea, free raffle.
http://activetrans.org
Daley Plaza, 312/346-3278, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.
http://cityofchicago.org
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Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Fr/Sa 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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Chicago Afrobeat Project. 21+ $12 9p.
"Big dynamic collective rooted in '70s funk and jazz with an urban contemporary style."
http://chicagoafrobeatproject.com/
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
http://martyrslive.com/calendar
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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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Saturday 2017.01.14:    ^
"Too Hot To Handel" -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $30-74 Sa 7:30p, Su 3p.
Jazz-Gospel Messiah.
http://www.toohot2handel.com
Auditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
http://www.auditoriumtheatre.org
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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.
01.14: President Inauguration Program - What Trump Needs to Do to Be a Good President.
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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Chris Tucker. Ages? $55+ 7p.
http://christucker.com/
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.com
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Boy Band Review. 21+ $5+ 9p.
90s nostalgia show.
http://boybandreview.com
Cubby Bear, 773/327-1662, 1059 W Addison. On Clark across from Wrigley Field.
http://cubbybear.com
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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 2017.01.15:    ^
"Grilled Cheese Meltdown" 21+ $27+ 11:30a-6:30p.
Ticket includes tastings from 9+ restaurant, tomato soup, and Cider and Tsingtao. W/ DJ and activities.
http://timeout.com/chicago
Thalia Hall, 312/526-3851, 1807 S. Allport St.
http://thaliahallchicago.com/
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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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Purple Reign. 21+ Free 10p-4a.
Tribute to Prince w/ DJs Adam EL & Greg Haus & hostess Pussy Control. $2 PBR.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://www.berlinchicago.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 2017.01.16:    ^
Dr. Martin Luther King Junior day. Legal Holiday. 3rd Monday in January Yearly.
Day to honor the memory, ideals and goals of the famed civil rights leader. Born 1929.01.15 in Atlanta GA, he promoted non-violent tactics and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Died for our sins on 1968.04.04 in Memphis Tennessee.
http://mlking.org
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Kris Kristofferson. -Wednesday 21+ All sold out. 8p.
http://kriskristofferson.com/
City Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
http://www.citywinery.com/chicago/
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Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
01.16: Hellraiser Banger!
http://facebook.com/PnCDjs
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.com
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Tuesday 2017.01.17:    ^
Benjamin Franklin's Birthday. (1706.01.17-1790.04.17). Yearly.
Day to remember the great early American scientist, thinker and statesman. Franklin is remembered for his Poor Richard's Almanac, the discovery of the electrical nature of lightning leading to the invention of the lightning rod, and for his political activities in pre and post-revolutionary America. Born in Boston MA, one of thirteen children of a puritan family, died in Philadelphia. Because Franklin recommended thrift, some schools start a Thrift Week on his birthday.
http://earlyamerica.com/lives/franklin/index.html
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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.
01.17: Moving Shadow vs Suburban Base With Zebo, Misfit, Lamebrane, Phantom 45, Strikthrough, Form.
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 2017.01.18:    ^
One OK Rock. All ages. $27++ 6:30p.
From Japan.
http://oneokrock.com
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
http://jamusa.com/the-vic
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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 2017.01.19:    ^
Tedeschi Trucks Band. -Saturday $20-100+ 7p.
http://tedeschitrucksband.com/
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.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.
01.19: Zebo & Alfonz Delamota / Dioptrics / Riverman / Skrimshaw / Sincerious / Zala / 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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2017.01.13