Andrew  Do  See
2017.07.07 (wk1042)
Your past is just a story.
Movie: "Spider-Man: Homecoming" now playing everywhere.
Movie: Movies in the Parks at Various Chicago parks.
Ongoing: Grant Park Music Festival (We/Fr/Sa).
Ongoing: Bands at Montrose Beach.
Ongoing: Summer Vacation at Chicago Public Schools.
Ongoing: Chicago Summerdance at Grant Park.
Ongoing: Pleasant Outdoor Concerts daily at Ravinia.
Ongoing: Cubs home games at Wrigley Field.
Fr: Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly at Navy Pier.
Ongoing: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
..-Su: Taste Of Chicago at Grant Park.
..-Su: Irish American Heritage Festival at I.A.H. Center.
..-Su: Square Roots Fest at Lincoln Square.
..-Su: West Fest at West Town.
Ongoing: Reunion II at Woman Made Gallery.
Fr: Southside Critical Mass at Nichols Park Plaza.
Fr: Tributosaurus at Martyrs'.
Fr: Dweezil Zappa at City Winery.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Full Moon.
Sa-Su: Ride for AIDS.
Sa-Su: St. Andrew's Greek Festival at St. Andrew's Church.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Gorillaz at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Sa: DJ Shadow at Park West.
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: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Bristol Renaissance Faire (Sa/Su).
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: Sunday Skate Session at Belmont Harbor.
Su: Slightly Stoopid at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Nikola Tesla Day.
Mo: Millennium Park Concerts at Pritzker (Mo/Th).
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Free Slurpees at Participating 7-11 stores.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
Tu: Millennium Park Movies (Tu).
We: Chicago & The Doobie Brothers at Northerly Island Pavilion.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th-Su: Phish at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Th: Queen + Adam Lambert at United Center.
Th: "Cruel Summer : The 80s" at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"Spider-Man: Homecoming" now playing.
Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, ...
spidermanhomecoming.comTheaters Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

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.

Now playing.
Despicable Me 3, Transformers: The Last Knight, Cars 3, Rough Night, 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, ...
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.

Bands at Montrose Beach. Daily. -2017.08.31 Yearly. All ages. Free 7p.
Plus beers, cocktails, dining. Beach, 200 W Montrose Harbor Dr. MAP SHARE

Summer Vacation. -2017.09.05 Yearly.
cps.eduChicago Public Schools.

* Chicago Summerdance (since 1997). Lessons, dancing, big bands, different style everyday. -2017.09.14 Yearly. All ages. Free Su 4-7p, Th-Sa 6-9:30p.
Salsa, Swing, Waltz, Bamboleo, Cha Cha, Polka, Tango, Mambo, Fox Trot, etc. Lessons first hour.
chicagosummerdance.orgGrant Park, 312/742-4007, 601 S Michigan. Between Harrison and Balbo, easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.

Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2017.09.17 Yearly.
Fr 07.07: Sheryl Crow \ Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. PAV 7:30p
Sa 07.08: Gilberto Santa Rosa, "El Caballero de la Salsa". PAV 7:30p
Mo 07.10: RSMI Piano & Strings: Music of Dvorak. BGH 6:00p
Tu 07.11: CSO with Lionel Bringuier: Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition; Yuja Wang plays Brahms Concerto 1. PAV 8:00p
We 07.12: CSO with Andrey Boreyko: Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet; Joshua Bell plays Bruch Scottish Fantasy. PAV 8:00p.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Cubs home games. -2017.09.25.
Fr 7.07: Pirates 1:20p
Sa 7.08: Pirates 6:15p
Su 7.09: Pirates 12:10p.
cubs.comWrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison.

Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly. All ages. Free.
Fr 07.07: Mr. Blotto and Sun Stereo 5:30-11:30pm.
Sa 07.08: The Magic Lightnin' Boys and Guests (W/ Charlie Wheeler Band and Alex Kates & Late Night Elixer) 2-11:30pm.
Su 07.09: Old Town School Of Folk Growler and Sanctified Grumblers 2-8pm.
We 07.12: Brother John and Melody Angel 5:15-9:30pm.
Th 07.13: Pier Dance Jugo De Mango 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:    ^
Taste Of Chicago (since 1981). Beer, meat, people, major bands. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free entry. 10a-9p.
Newly reformatted, 40+ quality restaurants represented. Bring money and sun screen. Variety of special attractions including flume ride, kid fun, local TV stars, high diving, much more. Good bands at several stages all day.
tasteofchicago.usGrant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

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 2017.07.07:    ^
Irish American Heritage Festival (since 1985). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $0-10 12-11p.
3 stages, food, vendors, bands, celtettes, Guinness and Harp on tap, bagpipes, crafts, Mashed Potato Eating Contest, Irish Idol kids competition...
irishfestchicago.comIrish American Heritage Center, 773/282-7035, 4642 N Knox. MAP INFO SHARE

Square Roots Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $0-10 Fr 5-10p, Sa noon-10p, Su 12-8p.
(supplants the 14 year old Folk and Roots Festival)
Two outdoor stages and two indoor with over 60 acts. Unique vendors, local food, and over 30 craft beers.
squareroots.orgLincoln Square, 4700 N Lincoln. Near Brown line train Western stop. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

West Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5+ 12-10p.
Great live music and DJs, arts and crafts, vendors, pet stuff, kids fun, food and drink. Town, 312/850-9390, 800 N Damen. Chicago Avenue from Damen to Wood.

Reunion II. -2017.08.12 We-Fr -7p, Sa/Su 12-4p.
Group Exhibition in Celebration of WMG's 25th Anniversary.
07.07: Opening reception 6-8pm.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Southside Critical Mass. 1st Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
A fun, free, group bike ride. Park Plaza, 1300 E 55th St. At Kimbark.

Tributosaurus. Monthly. 21+ $25 7p.
"The Jurassic beast with multiple musical faces. A different band every month, featuring local music celebrities."
07.07: Becomes The Monkees.
tributosaurus.comMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln. MAP TICKETS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Dweezil Zappa. 21+ Sold Out. 8p.
dweezilzappa.comCity Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph. MAP 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 2017.07.08:    ^
Full Moon (Buck). Always adds an interesting twist. 11:15p. PHOTOS INFO SHARE

Ride for AIDS (since 2004). -Sunday Yearly.
Two-day 200-mile bicycling event raises money for TPAN and Community Partners. Leaves early Saturday to Wisconsin, returns late Sunday to a party in Evanston. SHARE

St. Andrew's Greek Festival (since 1962). -Sunday Yearly. $5 donation. Sa 3p-, Su 12-10:30p.
Ethnic food, kid's games, rides, silent auction, raffle, folk dancing and live music.
standreworthodox.orgSt. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Church, 773/334-4515, 5649 N Sheridan. At end of LSD.

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.
07.08: 200th birthday of our special guest Henry David Thoreau.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Gorillaz. All ages. $80-300+ 7:30p.
gorillaz.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr. MAP TICKETS SHARE

DJ Shadow. 18+ $30 8:30p.
"The Mountain Will Fall" Tour w/ Jesse De La Pena.
djshadow.comPark West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage. MAP TICKETS 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

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.
07.08: Miss "Ammunition" headlines.
Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine. MAP INFO SHARE

Sunday 2017.07.09:    ^
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

Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su -2017.09.03 Yearly. All ages. $8-16+ Coupons online. 10a-7p UNCONFIRMED
Open just nine enchanted weekends, rain or shine. Spend all day. Hundreds of costumed performers (about a dozen stages) including Queen Elizabeth & Court, over 160 unique artisans all within a recreated 16th Century village. Mouth watering foods of all description (several dozen booths) and aroma & fine imported ales. Big, fun, joyful, semi-realistic, classic goth outing, costumes encouraged, sometimes hot.
Renaissance Village, 847/395-7773, 12550 120th, Kenosha WI. 94 North to Russell Rd (Exit 1), left (W) to Frontage Rd, right to 128 then follow signs. MAP 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.

Slightly Stoopid. All ages. $35-61 5:30p.
Sounds Of Summer w/ Iration, J Boog, & The Movement.
slightlystoopid.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr. MAP TICKETS 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 2017.07.10:    ^
Nikola Tesla Day (since 2002). Yearly.
Honoring one of history's greatest inventors. SHARE

Millennium Park Concerts. Mo/Th -2017.08.21 Yearly. All ages. Free 6:30p.
Several extraordinary bands nightly, twice a week.
Mo 07.10: Natalie Prass, Angelica Garcia
Th 07.13: Toto La Momposina Xenia Rubinos.
Mo 07.17: Big Thief, Overcoat
Th 07.20: Drive-By Truckers, Honeysuckle. Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown. MAP SHARE

Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
07.10: "Tommie Sunshine, Stellar + More at PnC's Zipper Release Banger!" Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted. MAP SHARE

Tuesday 2017.07.11:    ^
Free Slurpees. Yearly. 11a-7p.
7.11oz size. 7-11 stores. 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

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.
11pm Solokill, 12am Riverman, 1am Andy Cash.07.11: Proper Presents Octane Amy // HispdChase. 9pm Josh Naster, 10pm Lambrane, 11pm Octane Amy, 12am Midway Bday, 1am High speed chase. Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen. MAP PHOTOS SHARE

Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p.
07.11: El Norte. Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown. MAP SHARE

Wednesday 2017.07.12:    ^
Chicago & The Doobie Brothers. All ages. $55-295 7:15p.
chicagotheband.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr. MAP TICKETS 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 2017.07.13:    ^
Phish. -Sunday All ages. $50-70 4 nites. 7p.
phish.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr. MAP TICKETS SHARE

Queen + Adam Lambert. All ages. $50-300+ 8p.
queenonline.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison. MAP TICKETS INFO SHARE

"Cruel Summer : The 80s" 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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