Andrew  Do  See
2017.05.26 (wk1036)
Not one more.
Movie: "Baywatch" now playing everywhere.
Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean 5 now playing everywhere.
Movie: Chicago Underground Film Fest at Siskel Center.
Ongoing: Sox home games at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Fr: Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly at Navy Pier.
..-Mo: International Mister Leather competition at Hilton.
Fr: Critical Mass at Daley Plaza.
Fr: George Benson and Kenny G at Chicago Theatre.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa-Su: Belmont/Sheffield Music Festival.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Star Wars Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Fireworks at Navy Pier (We+Sa).
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Bike The Drive at Upper Hutchinson Field.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: Sunday Skate Session at Belmont Harbor.
Su: Neil Diamond at United Center.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Memorial Day.
Mo: Memorial Day Parade.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu-Th: Shavuot.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: World No Tobacco Day.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
We: Bittersweet at Berlin.
Th-Su: Maifest at Lincoln Square.
Th: "Rickmobile" at Challengers Comic.
Th: "Spectacle" at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"Baywatch" now playing.
Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra, ...
thebaywatchmovie.comTheaters Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" now playing.
Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom, ...
pirates.disney.comTheaters Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

* Chicago Underground Film Festival (since 1994). Packed series with many gems, shorts, features, speakers. -Sunday Yearly.
See event website for schedule.
cuff.orgLogan Theatre, 773/342-5555, 2646 N Milwaukee. MAP PHOTOS INFO SHARE

Now playing.
Alien: Covenant, 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, ...
Theaters Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

Seasonal:    ^
Sox home games. -2017.09.25.
Fr 5.26: Tigers 4:10p
Sa 5.27: Tigers 1:10p
Su 5.28: Tigers 1:10p
Mo 5.29: Red Sox 1:10p
Tu 5.30: Red Sox 7:10p
We 5.31: Red Sox 7:10p.
sox.comGuaranteed Rate Field, 312/674-1000, 333 W 35th St. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly. All ages. Free.
Fr 05.26: 97nine and Waxworks (Join us for the first official Live on the Lake performance of 2017!) 5:30-11:30pm.
Sa 05.27: Hot Rocks and Guests (W/ Creedence Revived and Almond & Olive) 2-11:30pm.
Su 05.28: Michele Thomas & Soulmeme (W/ John Kimler & Friends) 2-8pm.
Mo 05.29: Hillbilly Rockstarz and Rebecca Rego 2-8pm.
We 05.31: The Mike Wheeler Band and Jimmy Nick 5:15-9:30pm.
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Miller Beer Garden at the Tip. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

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 2017.05.26:    ^
* 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

* 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. Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

George Benson and Kenny G. All ages. $70-150+ 8p.
Teamed up for historic co-headlining.
kennyg.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

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.
05.26: Anime cosplay fan variety show 10p-midnt.
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 2017.05.27:    ^
Belmont/Sheffield Music Festival (since 1985). -Sunday Yearly. 18-34 Free? 12-10p.
Continuous live acts, beloved local bands, food, beer, shopping.
chicagoevents.comBelmont and Sheffield. Belmont train 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.
05.27: How False Perceptions Harm Us.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison. MAP PHOTOS 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

* FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2017.09.02 Yearly. All ages. Free We 9:30p, Sa 10:15p.
Visible anywhere near the lake. Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free trolley. 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 2017.05.28:    ^
*** Bike The Drive (since 2002). Yearly. All ages. $35+ 5:30a-10:15a.
Ride on L.S.D., closed to cars. Tens of thousands participate. Pre-reg and ID and cash and helmet required. Vendors and parties after.
312/42-PEDAL bikethedrive.orgUpper Hutchinson Field, Columbus and Balbo. Near Buckingham Fountain.

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

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

Sunday Skate Session. Sundays All ages. Free 3:30p.
Cones, Tricks, Skaters, Good Times, all skill levels welcome.
ChicagoSkater.orgBelmont Harbor, 3200 N. Lake Front Trail. Tip of South lobe.

Neil Diamond. All ages. $60-600+ 8p.
neildiamond.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison. MAP TICKETS INFO SHARE

"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 2017.05.29:    ^
Memorial Day. Last Monday in May Yearly.
Legal Holiday. Honors United States military personnel who died in wars. Formerly called Decoration Day, observed since the civil war. Parades, flags fly at half mast, ceremonies at veteran's graves. Major picnic and veg-e-q day. PHOTOS INFO SHARE

* Memorial Day Parade (since 1870). Yearly. All ages. Free 12p.
150 units, a dozen bands, veterans distributing flags and poppies, some 25000 participants expected. Wreath laying ceremony at 11a. Note that Grant Park features a statue of General Logan, who first officially recognized this day. Street from Lake to Van Buren. PHOTOS INFO SHARE

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

Tuesday 2017.05.30:    ^
Shavuot. Jewish holiday. -2017.06.01 Yearly. Two nights, sunset to sunset.
Commemorates the revelation of the Torah at Sinai. Date varies each year. INFO 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

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.
05.30: JAMAL (SanFran). Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen. MAP PHOTOS SHARE

Wednesday 2017.05.31:    ^
* World No Tobacco Day (since 1988). Leave the pack behind. Yearly.
Sponsored by the World Health Organization. INFO SHARE

"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

Bittersweet. Last Wednesdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
DJ Philly Peroxide spins goth club classics and new dark alternative music & video. $2 PBR.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Thursday 2017.06.01:    ^
Maifest. -Sunday Yearly. 18+ $10 (donation) Th 5-9:30p, Fr 5-11p, Sa noon-11p, Su noon-10p.
German food, music, merchants, major bands, thousands attend.
mayfestchicago.comLincoln Square, 4700 N Lincoln. Near Western and Leland, brown line stop. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

* "Rickmobile" All ages. 6-9p.
Giant Rick and Morty character merchandise vending truck visits on the "Don't Even Trip Road Trip" tour. Comic, 773/278-0155, 1845 N Western Ave. MAP 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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