Bedno.com Andrew  Do  See
2017.08.04 (wk1046)
Safety third.
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: Movies in the Parks at Various Chicago parks.
Movie: Millennium Park Movies (Tu).
Ongoing: Grant Park Music Festival (We/Fr/Sa).
Ongoing: Bands at Montrose Beach.
Sa: Bristol Renaissance Faire (Sa/Su).
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.
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.
..-Su: Lollapalooza at Grant Park.
Ongoing: Reunion II at Woman Made Gallery.
Ongoing: Shakespeare's Best at Various City Parks.
..-Su: International Clown Week.
Ongoing: "Fools Journey" at Chopin Theater.
Ongoing: Cirque du Soleil at United Center.
..-Su: "Flashback Weekend" Horror/Sci-Fi Convention at Crowne Plaza O'Hare.
Fr: Southside Critical Mass at Nichols Park Plaza.
Fr: Hans Zimmer Orchestra at Allstate Arena.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa-Su: Edge Fest at Edgewater.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper at Tinley Park Amphitheatre.
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: Hiroshima day.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: Alphaville at Chicago Theatre.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Su: Madonnarama at Berlin.
Mo: Full Moon.
Mo: Millennium Park Concerts at Pritzker (Mo/Th).
Mo: Full Moon Fire Jam near lake south of Foster.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Happiness Happens Day.
Tu: Picasso's sculpture 50th Anniversary at Daley Plaza.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Rancid at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Foreigner / Cheap Trick at Northerly Island Pavilion.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Illinois State Fair at Illinois State Fairgrounds.
Th: Chris Isaak at House of Blues.
Th: "Cruel Summer : The 80s" at Untitled.

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.
bedno.com/movies/parksVarious Chicago parks.
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Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p.
08.08: Full Moon double feature: Ghost & The Shining.
bedno.com/movies/parks?pritzJay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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Now playing.
An Inconvenient Sequel, Atomic Blonde, The Emoji Movie, The Midwife, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Chasing Coral, The Big Sick, War for the Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man: Homecoming, 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, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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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.
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Bands at Montrose Beach. Daily. -2017.08.31 Yearly. All ages. Free 7p.
Plus beers, cocktails, dining.
facebook.com/TheDockatMontroseBeachMontrose Beach, 200 W Montrose Harbor Dr.
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Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su -2017.09.03 Yearly. All ages. $8-16+ Coupons online. 10a-7p.
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.
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Summer Vacation. -2017.09.05 Yearly.
cps.eduChicago Public Schools.
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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.
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Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2017.09.17 Yearly.
Fr 08.04: Tony Bennett. PAV 8:30p
Sa 08.05: Darius Rucker \ Radney Foster. PAV 7:30p
Su 08.06: CSO with Steven Reineke & Sir James Galway: Tribute to Henry Mancini. PAV 5:00p
Mo 08.07: Sir James & Lady Jeanne Galway: Duets. MT 7:30p
Tu 08.08: CSO with James Levine: Haydn The Creation with Chicago Symphony Chorus, Nadine Sierra, Matthew Polenzani & John Relyea. PAV 8:00p
We 08.09: Morris Robinson: Classic songs & American spirituals. MT 7:30p
Th 08.10: RSMI Singers: Schumann & Brahms. BGH 6:00p
Th 08.10: CSO with Krzysztof Urbanski: Shostakovich Symphony 10; Garrick Ohlsson plays Rachmaninoff Concerto 3. PAV 8:00p.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
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Cubs home games. -2017.09.25.
Fr 8.04: Nationals 1:20p
Sa 8.05: Nationals 1:20p
Su 8.06: Nationals TBD.
cubs.comWrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison.
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Sox home games. -2017.09.25.
Tu 8.08: Astros 7:10p
We 8.09: Astros 7:10p
Th 8.10: Astros 7:10p
Fr 8.11: Royals 7:10p
Sa 8.12: Royals 6:10p
Su 8.13: Royals 1:10p.
sox.comGuaranteed Rate Field, 312/674-1000, 333 W 35th St.
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Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly. All ages. Free.
Fr 08.04: Mike & Joe and Righteous Hillbillies 5:30-11:30pm.
Sa 08.05: Bumpus and Guests (W/ The Congregation and Subhi) 2-11:30pm.
Su 08.06: Old Town School Of Folk Typhanie Monique Quartet and The Lawrence Peters Outfit 2-8pm.
We 08.09: Breezy Rodio and Jimmy Nick 5:15-9:30pm.
Th 08.10: Pier Dance Fat Babies and Nicolle Wood 7-9pm.
Fr 08.11: Stache and Pearls Mahone 5:30-11:30pm.
Sa 08.12: Boy Band Preview and Guests (W/ Lovewhip and MER's Showcase) 2-11:30pm.
Su 08.13: Old Town School Of Folk Bones Jugs and Cielito Lindo 2-8pm.
We 08.16: Sam Cockrell Band and The Blue Coast Band 5:15-9:30pm.
Th 08.17: Pier Dance Cecy Santana and Guest 7-9pm.
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Miller Beer Garden at the Tip.
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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.
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Ongoing:    ^
* Lollapalooza. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $90-850 12-10p.
Over 100 bands across eight stages and three days.
lollapalooza.comGrant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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Reunion II. -2017.08.12 We-Fr -7p, Sa/Su 12-4p.
Group Exhibition in Celebration of WMG's 25th Anniversary.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.
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Shakespeare's Best (since 2012). -2017.08.27 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Presenting a 75-minute abridged production of Romeo and Juliet.
Fr 08.04: Eckhart Park, 1330 W Chicago Ave, 6:30pm
Sa 08.05: Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside Ave, 6:30pm
Su 08.06: Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside Ave, 4pm
Tu 08.08: Columbus Park, 500 S Central Ave, 6:30pm
We 08.09: Tuley Park, 501 E 90th Pl, 6:30pm
Th 08.10: Humboldt Park, 1301 N Sacramento Ave, 6:30pm.
chicagoshakes.comVarious City Parks.
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International Clown Week. -2017.08.06 Yearly.
Proclaimed in 1971 by Nixon. "I urge the people of the United States recognize the contributions made by clowns in their entertainment at children's hospitals, charitable institutions, for the mentally retarded, and generally helping to lift the spirits and boost the morale of our people." Observed Sunday with a ceremony at Showmen's Rest in Woodlawn Cemetery.
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"Fools Journey" Misfit Circus Cabaret. -2017.08.13 All ages. $27-36 Various times.
Show by Aloft circus arts grads.
misfitcircus.comChopin Theater, 773/278-1500, 1543 W Division. Near Ashland, off Blue line Division stop.
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* Cirque du Soleil. -2017.09.03 All ages. $35-250+ Various times.
"Luzia - A Waking Dream of Mexico" "A poetic and acrobatic ode to the rich and vibrant culture... takes you to an imaginary Mexico where light quenches the spirit and rain soothes the soul."
cirquedusoleil.com/luziaUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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WAY too much great theater and comedy and dance to cover.
Pickup Reader and NewCity and TimeOut magazines.
Hundreds of city locations.
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Different rock, experimental, jazz, ethnic bands almost every night. 21+ $?
Metro / SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark, Near Red Line Addison stop, metrochicago.com
Darkroom, 773/276-1411, 2210 W Chicago, darkroombar.com
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee, Wicker Park near Blue line Damen stop, doubledoor.com
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western, dive-ish, emptybottle.com
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln, martyrslive.com
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, Highland Pk, ravinia.org
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Friday 2017.08.04:    ^
"Flashback Weekend" Horror/Sci-Fi Convention. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $15-250.
Too many significant celebrities to list. Dealer's Room & signings, speakers, demos, costume contest, DVD screenings, parties, bands, etc.
flashbackweekend.comCrowne Plaza O'Hare, 847/671-6350, 5440 N River Rd, Rosemont.
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Southside Critical Mass. 1st Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
A fun, free, group bike ride.
thechainlink.org/group/sscritmassNichols Park Plaza, 1300 E 55th St. At Kimbark.
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Hans Zimmer Orchestra. All ages. $65-130+ 8p.
hanszimmer.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
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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.
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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.
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Saturday 2017.08.05:    ^
Edge Fest. 1st Saturday in August -Sunday Yearly. All ages. ~$5 12-10p.
"Flavorful cuisine, award-winning entertainment, family fun."
starevents.com/festivals/edge-festEdgewater, 5900 N. Broadway. At Thorndale Ave.
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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.
08.05: Refuse Fascism-Chicago: Resistance to the Trump/Pence regime.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper. All ages. $22-193 7:30p.
rodstewart.comTinley Park Amphitheatre, 708/614-1616, 19100 South Ridgeland Ave, Tinley Park. I-80 and Harlem Avenue, South Suburban, expect heavy traffic.
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Star Wars Burlesque. Saturdays 18+ $28 9p.
Gorilla Tango Theatre, 773/598-4549, 1919 N Milwaukee. By Blue Line Western stop.
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"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.
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FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2017.09.02 Yearly. All ages. Free We 9:30p, Sa 10:15p.
Visible anywhere near the lake.
navypier.com/aon-summer-fireworksNavy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free trolley.
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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.
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Sunday 2017.08.06:    ^
Hiroshima day (since 1945). Yearly.
On this day in 1945, an American bomber "Enola Gay" made the first wartime use of an atomic weapon. A single bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, destroying it completely. This day is often used for anti-nuclear protests worldwide. Watch for symbolic body outlines drawn on the ground in major cities.
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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.
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Chicago Bike Polo. Sundays All ages. Free 3-?p.
Pickup games in decommissioned tennis courts.
facebook.com/groups/311538882232633Garfield Park, S Central Park Blvd at W Monroe St.
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Alphaville. $50-150+ 7p.
Iconic German synthpop.
alphaville.deChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinary block of popular and leading-edge absurdist cartoonage.
adultswim.comTOON. On cable.
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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.
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Monday 2017.08.07:    ^
Full Moon (Sturgeon). Always adds an interesting twist. 1:15p.
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Millennium Park Concerts. Mo/Th -2017.08.21 Yearly. All ages. Free 6:30p.
Several extraordinary bands nightly, twice a week.
Mo 08.07: Gaby Moreno, Centavrv
Th 08.10: Youssou N'Dour, Bassel & The Supernatural.
tinyurl.com/chidts2016Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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* 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.
08.07: Mo 13:11 Sturgeon.
fullmoonjam.org4960 N Simonds Dr Betwix Foster and Lawrence in grass near lake.
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Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
08.07: Lollapalooza closing party with Boogie T.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2017.08.08:    ^
* Happiness Happens Day (since 1999). Yearly. All ages. Free.
(aka "HappyThon") Real event pursuing proclamation, sponsored by the "Secret Society of Happy People" to rebuff popular cynicism. Smile at strangers. Generally observed all August as "Happiness Happens" month.
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* Picasso's sculpture 50th Anniversary. 12-1p.
Restaging the 1967 unveiling event.
bedno.com/fb/104362123578252Daley Plaza, 312/346-3278, 50 W Washington. Washington and Dearborn.
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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.
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Rancid. All ages. $40 6:30p.
W/ Dropkick Murphys, Bouncing Souls, Jake Burns.
rancidrancid.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
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Chicago Underground Comedy. Tuesdays 21+ $5 Doors 9p.
"The Hippest, Hottest Stand-Up Showcase to Emerge in Years" +good menu & booze.
facebook.com/chicagoundergroundcomedyBeat Kitchen, 773/281-4444, 2100 W Belmont.
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Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ $0-15 9p-2a.
08.08: UK legend Lenzman w/ Midway, Ciro, Stunna.
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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Wednesday 2017.08.09:    ^
Foreigner / Cheap Trick. All ages. $30-230+ 7p.
W/ Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience.
foreigneronline.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
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"In One Ear" (since 1988). Poetry Open Mic. Wednesdays 18+ $3 10p-?a.
"2nd Longest Running Open-Mic In Chicago!"
facebook.com/In-One-Ear-210844945622380Heartland Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop.
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Thursday 2017.08.10:    ^
Illinois State Fair. -2017.08.20 Yearly. 7a-12a.
Deep fried fun, animals on parade, sights and sounds, contests, performers, honest mid-western fun.
Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sagamon, Springfield.
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Chris Isaak. 27+ $60 7:30p.
chrisisaak.comHouse of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
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"Cruel Summer : The 80s" Thursdays 21+ Free 8p-2a.
Michelle L'Amour's weekly nite of vaudevillians, burlesque and extreme acts.
facebook.com/UnbridledatUntitledUntitled, 312/880-1511, 111 W. Kinzie.
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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.
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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.
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LIKE A DOWNTOWN AMUSEMENT PARK. All ages. Mostly free.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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World class zoo. Now with web cams. All ages. Free (Building hours vary) 9a-6p.
Lincoln Park Zoo, 773/742-2000, 2200 N Cannon.
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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.
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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.
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