Andrew  Do  See
2017.05.19 (wk1035)
A bell cannot be unrung.
Movie: "Alien: Covenant" now playing everywhere.
..-Su: Fr-Su: LakeView Mayfest.
..-Su: Fr-Su: Long Grove Chocolate Fest.
Ongoing: Cubs home games at Wrigley Field.
Fr: Fun Bands at the Beer Garden at Navy Pier.
Fr: Group Skate at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Flux Pavilion at Concord Music Hall.
Fr: Acrobatica Infiniti Circus at Uptown Underground.
Fr: Blacklight Blackout at Exit.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Armed Forces Day.
Sa-Tu: National Restaurant Association show at McCormick.
Sa-Su: Great Parker Rummage Sale at Francis W. Parker School.
Sa: 101WKQX PIQNIQ at Amphitheatre.
Sa-Su: CircEsteem Spring Circus at Alternatives.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: "Night Nation Run" at Soldier Field.
Sa: Windy City Roller Derby at Broadway Armory.
Sa-Su: Norah Jones at Chicago Theatre.
Sa: Digable Planets at Metro.
Sa: Star Wars Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Start of Gemini.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Bark In The Park at Soldier Field.
Su: Vintage Garage.
Su: Model Rocket Launching at East Branch Forest Preserve.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Jean-Michel Jarre at Auditorium.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu-Th: Sweets & Snack Expo at McCormick Place.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: The Weeknd at Allstate Arena.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Ascension Day.
Th-Mo: International Mister Leather competition at Hilton.
Th: Atomic Sketch Event at Green Eye Lounge.
Th: "Spectacle" at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"Alien: Covenant" now playing.
Ridley Scott w/ Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, ... Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

Now playing.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2, 3 Generations, 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. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

Seasonal:    ^
LakeView Mayfest (since 1996). -Sunday Yearly. 18+ $10 (donation) Fr 5-10p, Sa-Su 10a-10p.
Food, music, merchants, major bands late, pet contest. Thousands attend, basic beer tents.
773/665-4682 starevents.comLakeview, 3100 N Ashland. At Barry.

* Long Grove Chocolate Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-6p.
Freshly made chocolate dipped everythings; fruits, popcorn, donuts, martinis, etc. Chef demos, specialty shops, two entertainment stages. Well managed popular family event in a lovely town.
Historic Long Grove, 847/634-0888, Route 83 and Old Route 53, Long Grove. North Suburban. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Cubs home games. -2017.09.25.
Fr 5.19: Brewers 1:20p
Sa 5.20: Brewers 1:20p
Su 5.21: Brewers 1:20p
Mo 5.22: Giants 7:05p
Tu 5.23: Giants 6:05p
We 5.24: Giants 7:05p
Th 5.25: Giants 1:20p.
cubs.comWrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison.

Ongoing:    ^
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 2017.05.19:    ^
Fun Bands at the Beer Garden. Fridays Free 7-10p.
05.19: Ra Ra Riot.
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. On-site parking, or Grand Red line stop then take free trolley. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Group Skate. 1st/3rd 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.
ChicagoSkater.orgDaley Plaza, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.

Flux Pavilion. 18+ $25 Sold out? 8p-2a.
fluxpavilion.comConcord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

* Acrobatica Infiniti Circus. 3rd Fridays 21+ $25-40 8p.
The Nerd Circus! Combining circus, cosplay, and genre fiction for all manner of fans. Great performers, breathtaking acts. Showcasing new works and fan favorites from silly to sensual: fire eating, trapeze, straps, juggling, hula hooping, aerial ring, comedy, acrobatics and more! Also raffle, swag, photo booth...
05.19: "Not All Heroes Wear Pants"
aicircus.comUptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway. MAP SHARE

Blacklight Blackout (since 2011). 3rd Fridays 21+ Free 10p-2a.
Big freakfest in a tiny space. Lots of DJs, cheap beer, UV paints, radiation., 312/395-2700, 1315 W North. 2nd Fl.

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.
05.19: "Madame Marvel's Harem of Oddities" from 11pm.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

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.
kisskisscabaret.comUptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway. MAP SHARE

Saturday 2017.05.20:    ^
Armed Forces Day. 3rd Saturday in May Yearly.
Day to honor the U.S. combined armed forces.
Fest at Navy Pier with recruiters and demos and USO. INFO SHARE

National Restaurant Association show (since 1920!). -Tuesday Yearly.
The other NRA, trade only, dress code enforced.
312/853-2525 restaurant.orgMcCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore. North AND South buildings. MAP PHOTOS SHARE

* Great Parker Rummage Sale. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free Sa 9a-4p, Su 10a-5p.
Francis W. Parker School, 773/353-3000, 330 W Webster. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

101WKQX PIQNIQ. $18-65 1p.
The 1975, Jimmy Eat World, Bleachers, Highly Suspect, Sum 41, K.Flay, Joywave, Warpaint, Stabbing Westward, Lucky Boys Confusion.
101wkqx.comAmphitheatre, 708/614-1616, 19100 South Ridgeland Ave, Tinley Park. I-80 and Harlem Avenue, South Suburban, expect heavy traffic. MAP TICKETS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

CircEsteem Spring Circus (since 2002). Sa/Su -2017.05.21 Yearly. All ages. $8-16 Sa 2+6p, Su 2p.
"Watch in awe as the kids of the Chicago Youth Circus share their amazing talents." featuring a variety of classic acts.
circesteem.orgAlternatives, 773/732-4564, 4730 N Sheridan. East of Red Line Lawrence or Wilson Stops. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

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.
05.20: President Trump's Report Card: 1st 100 of 2,923 days.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

"Night Nation Run" All ages. $$ 7-?p.
"World's first Running Music Festival. Adventure filled with lights, lasers, fog, music... Run, walk, skip, dance through an illuminated racecourse with music finishing at an explosive main stage with top EDM DJs and performers."
nightnationrun.comSoldier Field, 312/235-7000, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Windy City Roller Derby. Monthly. All ages. $15 7-9:30p.
A new breed of derby dame hellions on skates.
5.20: Travel Team Bout.
6.17: Travel Team Bout.
windycityrollers.comBroadway Armory, 5917 N Broadway. MAP TICKETS SHARE

Norah Jones. -Sunday All ages. $50-70+ 2 nites 8p.
norahjones.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

* Digable Planets. 18+ $40+ 9p.
Butterfly, Ladybug Mecca & Doodlebug performing with live band., 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

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

"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. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

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.
Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine. MAP INFO SHARE

Sunday 2017.05.21:    ^
Start of Gemini. Astrological sign, the twins. Yearly. INFO SHARE

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.
847/524-9590 wolffs.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Bark In The Park (since 1995). 5k walkathon w/ dogs benefiting Anti-Cruelty. Yearly. All ages. $15-25 Registration from 7a. 9a-?a.
Snax, canine performers, entertainment, more. Registration fills. Thousands participate.
312/644-8338 barkinthepark.orgSoldier Field, 312/235-7000, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr. Stadium Green. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Vintage Garage. 3rd Sundays $? 11a-6p.
100 vintage and antique dealers.
847/579-9079 vintagegaragechicago.com5051 N Broadway Uptown between Foster and Argyle.

Model Rocket Launching (since 1963). 3rd Sundays All ages. Free 2-5p.
Deeply validates geekness. All skill levels. BYOL (Bring Your Own Launcher). Northern Illinois Rocketry Association hosted. Held away from population centers, only a few launches a year.
nirarocketry.orgEast Branch Forest Preserve, Off Glen Ellyn Road near Army Trail Road, Glendale Heights. Use I-355.

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

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.
adultswim.comTOON. On cable. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

Monday 2017.05.22:    ^
Jean-Michel Jarre. 21+ $65-85+ 7:30p.
Famed French electronic music star.
jeanmicheljarre.comAuditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown. MAP TICKETS INFO SHARE

Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
05.22: Rick and Morty banger. Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted. MAP SHARE

Tuesday 2017.05.23:    ^
Sweets & Snack Expo (since 1884). National Confectioners Association. -Thursday Yearly. 9a-5p.
Candy industry or connected only.
703/790-5750 allcandyexpo.comMcCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore. Lakeside Center. MAP PHOTOS SHARE

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."
chihacknight.org1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. 12th Floor. MAP SHARE

The Weeknd. All ages. $60-500 7:30p.
"Starboy: Legend of The Fall"
theweeknd.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

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

Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ Free 9p-2a.
05.23: DJ Hyperactive. Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen. MAP PHOTOS SHARE

Wednesday 2017.05.24:    ^
"In One Ear" (since 1988). Poetry Open Mic. Wednesdays 18+ $3 10p-?a.
"2nd Longest Running Open-Mic In Chicago!" Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop. MAP INFO SHARE

Thursday 2017.05.25:    ^
Ascension Day. Yearly.
A Christian holiday, 40 days after easter. Commemorates the ascension of Jesus Christ to heaven. INFO SHARE

* International Mister Leather competition (since 1979). -Monday Yearly.
Huge leather market, events all day, hot parties at select clubs, tough tourists. Registration Thursday, opening Friday, Pre-judging Saturday, finals Sunday, party at House of Blues.
imrl.comCongress Plaza Hotel, 312/427-3800, 520 S Michigan. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

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.
atomicsketch.comGreen Eye Lounge, 773/227-8851, 2403 W. Homer St. Near Blue Line Western. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

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

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. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

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. MAP INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO

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

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. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO

Notes:    ^
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