Andrew  Do  See
2017.05.05 (wk1033)
No unnecessary risks.
Movie: "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "3 Generations" now playing everywhere.
Ongoing: Cubs home games at Wrigley Field.
..-Su: Joffrey Ballet at Auditorium.
..-Sa: Bill Maher at Chicago Theatre.
Fr: Cinco De Mayo.
Fr: International Day of the Midwife.
Fr: Group Skate at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Deadmau5 at Aragon Ballroom.
..-Sa: FINAL Big C Jamboree at Martyrs'.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Kids and Kites Fest at Montrose Park.
Sa: Global Cannabis March at Daley Plaza.
Sa: Polish Constitution Day Parade at Downtown.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Star Wars Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Rocky Horror Picture Show at Music Box Theatre.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Su: Madonnarama at Berlin.
Mo: Harry Truman's Birthday.
Mo: V.E. Day.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: National Teachers Day.
Tu-..: Sox home games at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Full Moon.
We: Full Moon Fire Jam near lake south of Foster.
We: The Jesus And Mary Chain at Vic Theatre.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: "Spectacle" at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"Guardians of the Galaxy 2" now playing.
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

"3 Generations" now playing.
Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, Susan Sarandon, Tate Donovan, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

Now playing.
The Circle, 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.
Th 5.04: Phillies 1:20p
Fr 5.05: Yankees 1:20p
Sa 5.06: Yankees 6:15p
Su 5.07: Yankees 7:05p.
Wrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison.

Ongoing:    ^
Joffrey Ballet. -2017.05.07 21+ $65-85+ 7:30p.
Auditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.

Bill Maher. -2017.05.06 $45-125 8p.
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. 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 2017.05.05:    ^
Cinco De Mayo. Spanish for May 5th. Celebrated loudly. Yearly.
Not an independence day. Commemorates a major victory by the outnumbered and underarmed Mexican army, against the occupying French, on this day in 1862.

* International Day of the Midwife (since 1992). Yearly.

Group Skate. 1st Fridays 21+ Free 7:30p.
Intermediate through advanced bladers come join the monthly group skate. Be able to skate some near traffic and do a distance of 10-12 miles. Helmet required, other protective gear and water recommended. Weather permitting.
Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.

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

FINAL Big C Jamboree (since 1991). -Saturday 21+ Free Two Nites 9:30p-?a.
25th Anniversary Blowout! W/ The Moondogs, Special 20's, Miss Barbara Clifford, North Ave Stompers, Bailey Dee, more.
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.

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.

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.

Saturday 2017.05.06:    ^
*** Kids and Kites Fest (since 1999). Family event, education, expert demos. Yearly. All ages. Free. 10a-4p.
Includes build it yourself tents for kids and massive show kites in the air.
Montrose Park, Montrose and Lake Shore Drive. Cricket Hill.

Global Cannabis March. All ages. Free 11a-4p.
Rally & speakers & music & marching. Making a joyful noise for change.
Daley Plaza, 312/346-3278, 50 W Washington. Washington and Dearborn.

Polish Constitution Day Parade. Yearly. All ages. Free 11:30a.
Downtown. State, from Lake to Van Buren.

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.
05.06: What is Happening in America?
Dappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.

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.

Rocky Horror Picture Show. 18+ $10 11:30p.
W/ midnight madness cast, contests, fun.
Music Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport.

Sunday 2017.05.07:    ^
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.

Chicago Bike Polo. Sundays All ages. Free 3-?p.
Pickup games in decommissioned tennis courts.
Garfield Park, S Central Park Blvd at W Monroe St.

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.

Madonnarama. 1st Sundays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
All Madonna music and videos all night with DJ Riley York. Classics, rare tracks, remixes, etc.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.

Monday 2017.05.08:    ^
Harry Truman's Birthday. Yearly.
Day to remember Harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the U.S. (1945-1953), who presided during the Cold War and Korean War. Known for the New Deal economic policies. He was born in Lamar MO in 1884 and died on December 26th, 1972 in Kansas City MO.

V.E. Day. Yearly.
Victory in Europe day. Commemorates Germany's surrender in World War II, 1945.

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

Tuesday 2017.05.09:    ^
* National Teachers Day. 2nd Tuesday in May Yearly.
Part of National Teachers Week, sponsored by the National Educators Association. Day to honor and be kind to teachers.

Sox home games. -2017.09.25.
Tu 5.09: Twins 7:10p
We 5.10: Twins 7:10p
Th 5.11: Twins 7:10p.
Guaranteed Rate Field, 312/674-1000, 333 W 35th St.

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.
05.09: DJ Calculon (California).
Debonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.

Wednesday 2017.05.10:    ^
Full Moon (Flower). Always adds an interesting twist. 4:45p.

** Full Moon Fire Jam. Monthly. All ages. Free 7:30-10:15p.
Gathering for fire spinners, fire jugglers, hoopers, breathers, etc. Practice, networking, and outstanding performances, with drum circle backing. Many hundreds of spectators attend.
05.10: We 16:43 Flower.
4960 N Simonds Dr Betwix Foster and Lawrence in grass near lake.

The Jesus And Mary Chain. 18+ $35+ 8p.
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.

"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 2017.05.11:    ^
* "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.

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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