Andrew  Do  See
2017.03.24 (wk1027)
How did we get here?
Movie: "Power Rangers" now playing everywhere.
Ongoing: National Women's History Month.
Ongoing: Stronger Together at Woman Made Gallery.
..-Su: Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier.
..-Su: Alvin Ailey ballet at Auditorium.
..-Su: Circus 1903 at Oriental Theater.
Fr: Protest Paul Ryan at Chicago Club.
Fr: Regina Spektor at Chicago Theatre.
Fr: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa-Mo: America's Beauty Show at McCormick Place.
Sa-Su: Maple Syrup Festival at North Park Village Nature Center.
Sa: All Day Fantasy Film Fest at Brew&View.
Sa: Hennypalooza at Metro.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Experience Hendrix at Chicago Theatre.
Sa: Katt Williams at UIC Pavilion.
Sa: Earth Hour at Turn off all lights.
Sa: Star Wars Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Neighborhoods of the World (Greece) at Navy Pier.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: Bon Jovi at United Center.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at evilOlive.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
We: Bittersweet at Berlin.
Th: Atomic Sketch Event at Green Eye Lounge.
Th: "Sugar" at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"Power Rangers" now playing.
Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Becky G., Elizabeth Banks, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

Now playing.
Beauty and the Beast, Trainspotting 2, Kong: Skull Island, My Scientology Movie, Contemporary Color, Logan, Table 19, The Shack, Kedi, LEGO Batman, The Space Between Us, The Founder, xXx: Return of Xander Cage, 20th Century Women, Hidden Figures, Passengers, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

Ongoing:    ^
National Women's History Month (since 1987). THANXX! -2017.03.31 Yearly.
2017 theme: "Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business"

Stronger Together. -2017.04.15 Th-Fr -6p, Sa/Su 12-4p.
Celebrating Women Artists from WMG's past 25 years.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.

Chicago Flower and Garden Show (since 1995). -2017.03.26 Yearly. All ages. $5-15+ Th-Sa 10a-8p, Su-We 10a-6p.
Dozens of themed gardens magically transform the space into a lush botanical wonderland of color. Also lectures, demos and hundreds of products and info booths.
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. On-site parking, or Grand Red line stop then take free trolley.

Alvin Ailey ballet. -2017.03.26 All ages. $$.
Auditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.

Circus 1903. -Sunday.
"The Most Amazing Show On Earth" Fantastic acts and a puppet elephant.
Oriental Theater, 312/427-0266, 24 W Randolph. Downtown.

WAY too much great theater and comedy and dance to cover.
Pickup Reader and NewCity and TimeOut magazines.
Hundreds of city locations.

Different rock, experimental, jazz, ethnic bands almost every night. 21+ $?
Metro / SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark, Near Red Line Addison stop,
Darkroom, 773/276-1411, 2210 W Chicago,
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee, Wicker Park near Blue line Damen stop,
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western, dive-ish,
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln,
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, Highland Pk,

Friday 2017.03.24:    ^
* Protest Paul Ryan. All ages. Free 4:30-7:30p.
This amoral alpha-sadist plans to host a $50K/plate dinner while stripping healthcare from the needy, so Chicago's patriots must act as his conscience.
Chicago Club, 312/427-1825, 81 E Van Buren St.

Regina Spektor. $40++ 7:30p.
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.

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.
Uptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway.

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.

Saturday 2017.03.25:    ^
America's Beauty Show (since 1998). -Monday Yearly. $20-100.
Renowned event for cosmetology professionals, with vendors, speakers, classes, demos, competitions, parties.
McCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore.

Maple Syrup Festival. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-3p.
"Bring the family to experience the entire maple syrup making process, from tapping the tree and collecting sap to boiling it down to syrup. Stroll the sugar bush, enjoy storytelling and live music, make a craft, and taste homemade syrup."
North Park Village Nature Center, 312/744-5472, 5801 N. Pulaski.

All Day Fantasy Film Fest. All ages. $13-15 come&go 11a-11p.
Noon: Dark Crystal, 2pm: Flash Gordon, 4:20pm: Legend, 6:30pm: Masters Of The Universe, 8:30pm: Dune. Plus cartoons, shorts films, charity auction for Vital Bridges.
Brew&View, 773/929-6713, 3145 N Sheffield.

Hennypalooza. 21+ $51 4p.
Party for Hennessy fans and friends.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.

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.
03.25: Fraudulent "Cold War": Historian Ted Aranda's political analysis.
Dappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.

Experience Hendrix. $41-101 7:30p.
Premier homage.
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.

Katt Williams. Ages? $52-125 8p.
"Great America" Tour.
UIC Pavilion, 312/413-5700, 525 S. Racine.

Earth Hour. Yearly. All ages. Free 8:30-9:30p.
"Sends a powerful message of concern beyond our city that demonstrates a readiness to address the harmful effects of climate change. Turns attention towards the need for substantial, long-term action to raise awareness about energy efficiency and global climate change."
Turn off all lights., Wherever you are.

Star Wars Burlesque. Saturdays 18+ $28 9p.
Gorilla Tango Theatre, 773/598-4549, 1919 N Milwaukee. By Blue Line Western stop.

"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.

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.
Stage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.

Sunday 2017.03.26:    ^
Neighborhoods of the World. Sundays All ages. Free 12-4p.
Honoring Chicago's immigrant communities and rich diversity with a lively afternoon of music, dance, colorful costumes, authentic cuisine, and folk art vendors.
03.26: Celebrate Greece.
Navy Pier, Crystal Gardens, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Grand Red line stop then take free trolley.

New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 6:30p.
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Son of Zorn, more.

Bon Jovi. All ages. $19-500+ 7:30p.
"This House Is Not For Sale" tour.
United Center, 1901 W Madison.

"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinary block of popular and leading-edge absurdist cartoonage.
TOON. On cable.

Monday 2017.03.27:    ^
Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
03.27: "Last Dragon" Banger!
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.

Tuesday 2017.03.28:    ^
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."
1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. 12th Floor.

Chicago Underground Comedy. Tuesdays 21+ $5 Doors 9p.
"The Hippest, Hottest Stand-Up Showcase to Emerge in Years" +good menu & booze.
Beat Kitchen, 773/281-4444, 2100 W Belmont.

Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ Free 9p-2a.
03.28: DJs Carbide and Mark Almaria w/ Misfit, Sushi.
Debonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.

Wednesday 2017.03.29:    ^
"In One Ear" (since 1988). Poetry Open Mic. Wednesdays 18+ $3 10p-?a.
"2nd Longest Running Open-Mic In Chicago!"
Heartland Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop.

Bittersweet. Last Wednesdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
DJ Philly Peroxide spins goth club classics and new dark alternative music & video. $2 PBR.
3.29: Bittersweet 7th Anniversary: Goth Prom.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.

Thursday 2017.03.30:    ^
Atomic Sketch Event (since 2008). Live Art. Last Thursdays 21+ Free 6-10p.
Established and emerging artists of various disciplines display, create and sell original new works at bargain prices. Drop-in artists welcome.
Green Eye Lounge, 773/227-8851, 2403 W. Homer St. Near Blue Line Western.

"Sugar" Thursdays 21+ Free 9p-2a.
Michelle L'Amour's weekly nite of vaudevillians, burlesque and extreme acts.
Untitled, 312/880-1511, 111 W. Kinzie.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

World class zoo. Now with web cams. All ages. Free (Building hours vary) 9a-6p.
Lincoln Park Zoo, 773/742-2000, 2200 N Cannon.

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.

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.

Notes:    ^
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