Andrew  Do  See
2017.04.28 (wk1032)
Life is forever.
Movie: "The Circle" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
Movie: Latino Film Festival at Various locations.
Ongoing: Cubs home games at Wrigley Field.
..-Su: STD Awareness Month.
Ongoing: Joffrey Ballet at Auditorium.
Fr: Arbor Day.
Fr: Critical Mass at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Lewis Black at Chicago Theatre.
Fr: Sanctuary at Underground Lounge.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa: People's Climate March at Federal Plaza.
Sa: Sci-Fi Spectacular at Patio Theater.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Aimee Mann at Park West.
Sa-..: Bill Maher at Chicago Theatre.
Sa: Star Wars Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Sa: Nocturna at Metro.
Su: Walpurgis Night.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: MS Walk.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: May Day.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Tributosaurus at Martyrs'.
We: Magic Chicago at Stage 773.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: National Day of Reason.
Th: "Spectacle" at Untitled.
Th-Fr: Deadmau5 at Aragon Ballroom.
Th: Big C Jamboree at Martyrs'.

Movie:    ^
"The Circle" now playing.
Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Ellar Coltrane, Bill Paxton, Nate Corddry, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

Latino Film Festival (since 1985). Over 100 screenings. -2017.05.04 Yearly. All ages. $10+ Various times.
Various locations.

Now playing.
A Quiet Passion, The Fate of the Furious, The Student, Colossal, Ghost in the Shell, Power Rangers, 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.

Seasonal:    ^
Cubs home games. -2017.09.25.
Mo 5.01: Phillies 7:05p
Tu 5.02: Phillies 7:05p
We 5.03: Phillies 7:05p
Th 5.04: Phillies 1:20p.
Wrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison.

Ongoing:    ^
STD Awareness Month. -2017.04.30 Yearly.
Individuals, doctors, and community-based organizations address ways to prevent some of the nearly 20 million new sexually-transmitted diseases that occur in the U.S. annually. Frequency in ages 25-45 has doubled in the last decade.

Joffrey Ballet. -2017.05.07 21+ $65-85+ 7:30p.
Auditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. 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 2017.04.28:    ^
Arbor Day. Last Friday in April Yearly.
A special day set aside for the planting of trees. First proposed in Nebraska in 1872, later became a legal holiday there. Different date by state.

* Critical Mass (since 1997). Last Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making our presence known downtown. Unplanned route gently winds a dozen miles or more. Thousands attend in good weather. Includes music, hipsters, athletes, show bikes, so much more. Skaters welcome.
Daley Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop.

Lewis Black. 18+ $39-75 8p.
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.

Sanctuary. 21+ Free 9p-2a.
Industrial / EBM / SynthPop.
Underground Lounge, 773/327-2739, 952 W Newport. East of Clark, south of Red Line Addison stop.

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 2017.04.29:    ^
People's Climate March. 12-4p.
Demand justice for our climate and our communities. Observed nationwide.
Federal Plaza, 220 S Dearborn. At Adams.

* Sci-Fi Spectacular (since 2007). Yearly. No pre-teens. $20+ 14 hour marathon. 12p-3a.
Includes special guests, shorts, artists, films: Darkman, Mothra vs. Godzilla, Repo Man, Slaughterhouse-five, Total Recall.
Patio Theater, 773/685-4291, 6008 Irving Park Rd.

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.
04.29: Learning from South America: Lessons from the Cone.
Dappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.

Aimee Mann. 18+ $379 sold out 8p.
Park West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.

Bill Maher. -2017.05.06 $45-125 8p.
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.

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.

Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Fr/Sa 18+ $20-40 10p.
A wild mix of hilarious hosts, quirky musicians, incredible variety performers and beautiful burlesque beauties. Catch the up-close magic show at 7:30p.
Uptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway.

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.

* Nocturna (since 1988). THE Electro/Goth gathering. Monthly. 18+ $10+ 11p-5a.
DJ Scary Lady Sarah spinning goth, darkwave, dark indie, deathrock, industrial, new wave, electro, ... Nicely decorated, often a special guest and giveaways. A tight but welcoming community of several hundred intriguing individuals.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.

Sunday 2017.04.30:    ^
Walpurgis Night. Yearly.
Also known as witches' sabbath and eve of May Day. Commemorates the 8th century saint and protectress against witchcraft.

Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays -2017.10.29 Yearly. All ages. $1 Most weeks. 6a-3p.
500 market spaces. Clean, comprehensive, entertaining, with free parking, food and restrooms.
Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.

MS Walk (since 1989). Yearly. All ages. $50-? 9:30a-12p.
Major charity event, 7-9 lakefront miles. Prizes, parking. Also several suburban walks.
855/372-1331, 1746 N Stockton.

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

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

Monday 2017.05.01:    ^
May Day. Also known as Labor Day in Europe. Yearly.
Honors workers. Gloriously observed in communist nations. Chicago remembers the Haymarket Massacre.

* Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
05.01: Candyland at Cinco De Mikeo Banger.
The Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.

Tuesday 2017.05.02:    ^
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.
05.02: DJs Selkta Steel w/ Strikethrough / Audiophlex / Orbitalsky.
Debonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.

Wednesday 2017.05.03:    ^
Tributosaurus. Monthly. 21+ $25 7p.
"The Jurassic beast with multiple musical faces. A different band every month, featuring local music celebrities."
05.03: Becomes Elvis Costello.
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.

Magic Chicago (since 2004). 1st Wednesdays All ages. $25 7:30p.
Monthly showcase of skilled local magicians. Lobby bar, nearby chow.
Stage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.

"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.

Thursday 2017.05.04:    ^
* National Day of Reason. 1st Thursday in May Yearly.
Encourages rationals to be visible and active today as a real demonstration of creating positive effect, as opposed to the pointlessness of prayer.

* "Spectacle" Thursdays 21+ Free 8p-2a.
Michelle L'Amour's weekly nite of vaudevillians, burlesque and extreme acts.
Untitled, 312/880-1511, 111 W. Kinzie.

Deadmau5. -Friday All ages. $57-285 2 nites 9p.
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.

Big C Jamboree (since 1991). 1st Thursdays 21+ Free 9:30p-?a.
Longest running local Rockabilly night. Multiple bands perform 40s-50s style swing, blues, rock-n-roll, swiftly and simply to a jumpin party crowd, many in period getups.
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.

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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