Andrew  Do  See
2017.06.09 (wk1038)
Not all heroes wear pants.
Movie: Movies in the Parks at Various Chicago parks.
Movie: Millennium Park Movies (Tu).
Ongoing: Grant Park Music Festival (We/Fr/Sa).
Mo: Millennium Park Concerts at Pritzker (Mo/Th).
Ongoing: Cubs home games at Wrigley Field.
Ongoing: Sox home games at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Fr: Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly at Navy Pier.
Ongoing: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
Fr: Full Moon.
..-Su: CoffeeFest at Navy Pier.
..-Su: Spring Awakening fest at Addams Park.
..-Su: Andersonville Midsommarfest.
..-Su: Chicago Blues Festival at Millennium Park.
Fr: Rise Against & Deftones at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Serve-a-thon.
Sa: Pleasant Outdoor Concerts daily at Ravinia.
Sa-Su: Old Town Art Fair at Old Town Historic District.
Sa-Su: Printers Row Lit Fest at Dearborn and Congress to Polk.
Sa-Su: Wells Street Art Festival.
Sa-Su: Green Music Fest at Wicker Park.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa-Su: Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Sa: World Naked Bike Ride.
Sa: "All Your Freaks Are Belong To Us" at Metro.
Sa: Star Wars Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Fireworks at Navy Pier (We+Sa).
Su: King Kamehameha Day.
Su: National Children's Day.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Elvis Costello & the Imposters at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Paul Simon at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Flag Day.
We: Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council Meeting at City Hall.
We-Th: Feist at Vic Theatre.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Iron Maiden at Tinley Park Amphitheatre.
Th-Fr: New Kids on the Block at Allstate Arena.
Th: "Spectacle" at Untitled.
Th: Drum&Bass night at SmartBar.

Movie:    ^
Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2017.09.07 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk.
Nice films, neighbors, popcorn. See the handy quick ref sched. Chicago parks.

Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p.
06.13: The Blues Brothers. Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown. MAP SHARE

Now playing.
Wonder Woman, Baywatch, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, 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, ...
Theaters Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

Seasonal:    ^
* Grant Park Music Festival (since 1935). -2017.08.20 Yearly. All ages. Free Various We/Fr/Sa 6:30p.
World-class orchestra, chorus and conductors, and an outstanding roster of local and international guest artists perform classical several days a week.
312/742-7638 grantparkmusicfestival.comGrant Park, Columbus Drive and Jackson Boulevard. Train, bus or cab.

Millennium Park Concerts. Mo/Th -2017.08.21 Yearly. All ages. Free 6:30p.
Several extraordinary bands nightly, twice a week.
Mo 06.12: Otis Taylor, Ben Sollee & Kentucky Native
Th 06.15: No BS! Brass Band, Dayme Arocena
Mo 06.19: Juneteenth Celebration w/ Gregory Porter, The Tomeka Reid Quartet
Th 06.22: Hurray for Riff Raff, Matthew Santo
Mo 06.26: Jaga Jazzist, AfrotroniX
Th 06.29: Lady Wray, Zeshan B & the Transistor. Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown. MAP SHARE

Cubs home games. -2017.09.25.
Th 6.08: Rockies 7:05p
Fr 6.09: Rockies 1:20p
Sa 6.10: Rockies 1:20p
Su 6.11: Rockies 1:20p.
cubs.comWrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison.

Sox home games. -2017.09.25.
Mo 6.12: Orioles 7:10p
Tu 6.13: Orioles 7:10p
We 6.14: Orioles 7:10p
Th 6.15: Orioles 1:10p.
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 06.09: The Town Pants and Melody Angel 5:30-11:30pm.
Sa 06.10: Maggie Koerner and Guests (W/ Brooke & The Nice Things and Wall of Denial) 2-11:30pm.
Su 06.11: Old Town School Of Folk Tangleweed and Liz & The Lovelies 2-8pm.
We 06.14: Nublu Band and Ivy Ford 5:15-9:30pm.
Th 06.15: Pier Dance Fat Babies and Nicolle Wood 7-9pm.
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Miller Beer Garden at the Tip. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2017.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Mo: Loyola; Tu: ColumbusPark, FederalPlaza, LincolnSquare; We: Andersonville, GreenCity, Lawndale, Pullman, Ravenswood; Th: Daley Plaza, Argyle, Austin, GarfieldPark, HydePark; Sa: Division&Dearborn, Edgewater, GarfieldPark, HornerPark, more; Su: Glenwood&Morse, IndependencePark, LoganSquare, WickerPark, Pilsen, PortagePark;
chicagofarmersmarkets.usVarious city locations.

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 2017.06.09:    ^
Full Moon (Strawberry). Always adds an interesting twist. 8:15a. PHOTOS INFO SHARE

CoffeeFest. -Sunday Yearly. $$.
Primarily an industry event.
coffeefest.comNavy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

* Spring Awakening fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $65-200.
DOZENS of major DJs across three days.
springawakeningfestival.comAddams Park, 14th Street and Loomis.

Andersonville Midsommarfest (since 1966). Nice Swedish-ish neighborhood party. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5 (donation) 11a-10p.
Dozens of vendors, ethnic food, assorted bands, pet parade, family activities come, in a great shopping area.
773/728-2995 starevents.comAndersonville, Clark from Foster to Balmorol. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Chicago Blues Festival (since 1984). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 11a-9:30p.
Over 750K expected. See site for detailed schedule.
chicagobluesfestival.usMillennium Park, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Downtown. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Rise Against & Deftones. All ages. $40-120+ 6:30p.
riseagainst.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr. MAP TICKETS 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.
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 2017.06.10:    ^
Serve-a-thon (since 1994). 2nd Saturday in June Yearly.
Chicago's largest day of community service. Volunteers spend the day painting, planting and making a difference at dozens of schools and agencies. INFO SHARE

Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2017.09.17 Yearly.
Sa 06.10: John Legend \ Gallant: Darkness and Light tour. PAV 7:30p
We 06.14: Pat Metheny. PAV 7:30p
Th 06.15: Seu Jorge: The Life Aquatic-A Tribute to David Bowie. PAV 8:00p.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Old Town Art Fair (Since 1950). Jewelry, paintings, sculpture, food, bohemians. 2nd Saturday in June -Sunday Yearly. $0-6 10a-6p.
oldtowntriangle.comOld Town Historic District, 312/337-1938, N Lincoln Ave At W Wisconsin St.

Printers Row Lit Fest (since 1985). Five tented blocks of literati. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free. 10a-6p.
Midwest's largest outdoor book festival. New, used and antiquarian goods from 170 vendors. Continuous signings by major authors. See site for details.
312/987-9896 and Congress to Polk.

Wells Street Art Festival (since 1975). Over 250 fine artists, food, music. -Sunday Yearly. $0-5 10a-10p.
See site for band schedule.
chicagoevents.com773/868-3010, Wells between North and Division.

Green Music Fest (since 2009). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5 12-10p.
Bands, family fun, eco-friendly vendors, ...
greenmusicfestchicago.comWicker Park, 1500 N Damen Ave. From North to Schiller. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS 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.
06.10: Chicago: In 'Blacks' & 'Whites' - Chicago Author Lowell Thompson, the "Raceman" - discusses his new book.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds. -Sunday $? 2 nites 7:30p.
davematthewsband.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr. MAP TICKETS SHARE

**** World Naked Bike Ride (since 2004). 2nd Saturday in June Yearly. Gather after 6p, ride 8-11:30p.
Massive bike (+skate) event celebrating freedom from oil and the beauty of people, held globally in dozens of cities. Chicago draws thousands of riders over a dozen miles sharing our joyful visions. Bare-as-you-dare from body paint to fanciful costumes to whimsy. Just be responsible.
CYCLISTS: Check-in to be announced.
Ridecasting on live day-of. @ChiNakedRide and #WNBRC on Twitter.

* "All Your Freaks Are Belong To Us" Yearly. 18+ $30+ 9p-5a.
Freakeasy / local burners presents an evening of sound, light, art, fire, more. Tons of DJs, artists, performers, etc, til near dawn.
resonatechicago.netMetro, 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

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

Sunday 2017.06.11:    ^
King Kamehameha Day. Yearly.
Commemorates the victories of Kamehameha I (1758-1819) of Hawaii. He and his descendants united and ruled the Hawaiian Islands until their annexation by the United States in 1898. INFO SHARE

National Children's Day. 2nd Sunday in June Yearly.
Day to honor and be kind to children. Proclaimed by President Clinton in 1997 "As we observe National Children's Day this year, let us recommit ourselves to creating a society where parents can raise healthy, happy children; where every newborn is cherished, where every child is encouraged to succeed, and where all our young people are free to pursue their dreams." 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

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

"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 2017.06.12:    ^
Elvis Costello & the Imposters. All ages. $25-145 7:30p.
elviscostello.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr. MAP TICKETS SHARE

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

Tuesday 2017.06.13:    ^
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

Paul Simon. All ages. $35-150 8p.
paulsimon.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr. MAP TICKETS 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.
06.13: ​Proper Presents Eddie Riot. 9pm DJ Intel, 10pm Jack Richards, 11pm Mike Bledsoe, 12am Eddie Riot, 1am Klew. Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen. MAP PHOTOS SHARE

Wednesday 2017.06.14:    ^
Flag Day. Yearly.
Commemorates 1777 adoption by Continental Congress of the Stars and Stripes. INFO SHARE

Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council Meeting. (MBAC). All ages. Free 3-4:30p.
Representatives from various gov't orgs present to invited representatives from local cycling interests about legislation, safety and planning for about 90 minutes once about every 90 days.
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. Room 1103. MAP SHARE

Feist. -Thursday 18+ $45 2 nites. 8p.
listentofeist.comVic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS 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

Thursday 2017.06.15:    ^
Iron Maiden. $25-100+ 7:30p.
Book Of Souls Tour.
ironmaiden.comTinley Park Amphitheatre, 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

New Kids on the Block. -Friday All ages. $36-360+ 2 nites 7:30p.
W/ Boyz II Men & Paula Abdul.
nkotb.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont. MAP TICKETS 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

Drum&Bass night. 3rd Thursdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
06.15: Bass Banditz / Delamota / Dioptrics / Nick Twist / Selekta Steel / Rifle MC / Fonz MC.
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO 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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