Bedno.com Andrew  Do  See
2017.08.11 (wk1047)
Come as you are.
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: Movies in the Parks at Various Chicago parks.
Movie: Millennium Park Movies (Tu).
Ongoing: Illinois State Fair at Illinois State Fairgrounds.
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.
..-Sa: Reunion II at Woman Made Gallery.
Ongoing: Shakespeare's Best at Various City Parks.
..-Su: "Fools Journey" at Chopin Theater.
Ongoing: Cirque du Soleil at United Center.
..-Su: Ginza Holiday Japanese Cultural Festival at Midwest Buddhist Temple.
..-Su: Retro on Roscoe.
Fr: Power To Peace Festival at Vic Theatre.
Fr: Group Skate at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa-Su: Northalsted Market Days at Boystown.
Sa: Bud Billiken Day Parade at Washington Park.
Sa: SlutWalk at Lake Shore Park.
Sa: Nickelback at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Kings of Leon at Tinley Park Amphitheatre.
Sa: Mew: "Visuals" tour 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.
Sa-Th: Perseid meteorite shower peak day.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Camera Cycling Tour at Daley Plaza.
Su: Pakistan Independence Day Parade.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: V.J. Day.
Mo: Millennium Park Concerts at Pritzker (Mo/Th).
Mo: Monday Night Ride at Lincoln Monument.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Assumption day.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Belle & Sebastian at Chicago Theatre.
We-Sa: Bruno Mars at United Center.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: "Cruel Summer : The 80s" 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.
bedno.com/movies/parksVarious Chicago parks.
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Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p.
08.15: Hidden Figures.
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:    ^
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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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 08.11: Santana. PAV 7:30p
Sa 08.12: Santana. PAV 7:30p
Su 08.13: CSO with Emil de Cou, Kevin Cole, Sylvia McNair & Ryan VanDenBoom: Tribute to Ira Gershwin, with songs from Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire films. PAV 5:00p
Su 08.13: Leslie Odom Jr. MT 8:30p
Mo 08.14: RSMI Singers: American Music Theater-songs by Adams, Bernstein & Bolcom. BGH 6:00p
Mo 08.14: Punch Brothers \ I'm With Her \ Julian Lage: American Acoustic. PAV 8:00p
Tu 08.15: Jonathan Biss: Three-year Beethoven sonata cycle, part 2, program 1. BGH 6:00p
Tu 08.15: Dashboard Confessional \ The All-American Rejects. PAV 7:00p
We 08.16: Lincoln Trio: Beethoven Piano Trio 3; John Adams Shaker Loops. BGH 6:00p
We 08.16: Vladimir Feltsman: Schubert final sonata; Brahms late piano miniatures. MT 7:30p
Th 08.17: Jonathan Biss: Three-year Beethoven sonata cycle, part 2, program 2. BGH 6:00p
Th 08.17: The Knights: John Adams Common Tones in Simple Time & Chamber Symphony; Susan Graham sings Canteloube Chants d'Auvergne. MT 7:30p.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
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Cubs home games. -2017.09.25.
Mo 8.14: Reds 7:05p
Tu 8.15: Reds 7:05p
We 8.16: Reds 7:05p
Th 8.17: Reds 1:20p.
cubs.comWrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison.
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Sox home games. -2017.09.25.
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 08.11: 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:    ^
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.
Th 08.10: Humboldt Park, 1301 N Sacramento Ave, 6:30pm
Fr 08.11: Humboldt Park, 1301 N Sacramento Ave, 6:30pm
Sa 08.12: Frank J. Wilson Park, 4630 N Milwaukee Ave, 6:30pm
Su 08.13: Frank J. Wilson Park, 4630 N Milwaukee Ave, 4pm
We 08.16: Garfield Park, 100 N Central Park Ave, 6:30pm
Th 08.17: Dvorak Park, 1119 W Cullerton St, 6:30pm.
chicagoshakes.comVarious City Parks.
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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 2017.08.11:    ^
Ginza Holiday Japanese Cultural Festival (since 1955). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $0-5 Fr 5:30-9p, Sa 11:30a-9:30p, Su 11:30a-6p.
Small, arts, crafts, foods, demos.
ginzachicago.comMidwest Buddhist Temple, 312/943-7801, 435 W Menomonee.
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Retro on Roscoe (since 1995). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5 (donation) 12-10p.
Antique cars, handmade crafts, retro music, kids activities, plenty of food, chilli cookoff, dozens of bands at three stages.
773/665-4682 starevents.comRoscoe from Damen to Hamilton
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Power To Peace Festival. 18+ $25-100+ 6-11p.
Veterans For Peace present Maggie Brown, Watermelon Slim, James Toler, Kaylee Shahira, Acres to Miles, Poetry Cipher, Megaciph, Brittney Chantele, Jim Radford, DJ Dapper, Sarah Mess, Norma Mahns...
veteransforpeace.orgVic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
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Group Skate. 2nd/Last 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.
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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 2017.08.12:    ^
Northalsted Market Days (since 1982). Big crowded boystown fest. -Sunday Yearly. $? 11a-10p.
Over 400 vendors, 25 entertainers, bands at three stages, food from 55 restaurants, six city blocks, 17 entrances, 250K expected. Minimal clothing. Good blading on closed streets after closing.
Boystown, 773/868-3010, Belmont and Halsted. Runs North to Addison. Easy train access.
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Bud Billiken Day Parade (since 1929). On ABC&WGN, w/ mayor. 2nd Saturday in August Yearly. All ages. Free 2.5hr 10a.
Dozens of floats, marching bands and drill teams. One of the city's largest parades.
budbillikenparade.orgWashington Park, King Drive from 39th to 55th.
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SlutWalk. Yearly. All ages. Free 12-4p.
"March in support of education and against intolerance. Aims to combat the myth of 'the slut' and the culture of victim blaming"
bedno.com/fb/400081887058435Lake Shore Park. 808 N. Lake Shore Drive.
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Nickelback. All ages. $25-250 6p.
"Feed The Machine" tour.
nickelback.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
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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.
08.12: Centrist Project: Increasing extremism within political parties.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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Kings of Leon. All ages. $20-200+ 7p.
W/ Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats.
kingsofleon.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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Mew: "Visuals" tour. All ages. $25 7p.
mewsite.comPark West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
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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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Perseid meteorite shower peak day. -Thursday Yearly. 12a.
Look south and up somewhere dark after midnight. Hard to see in the city. Go camping.
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Sunday 2017.08.13:    ^
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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* Camera Cycling Tour. All ages. $20 9a-5p.
Group bike ride, 30miles roundtrip low speed no drop. With hands on photography lesson through historical and architectural landmarks and nature segments.
bedno.com/fb/234891333698354Daley Plaza, 312/346-3278, 50 W Washington. Washington and Dearborn.
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Pakistan Independence Day Parade. Yearly. 12:30p.
tinyurl.com/chiparadesDevon and Damen to Western.
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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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"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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Monday 2017.08.14:    ^
V.J. Day (since 1945). Yearly.
Victory over Japan day. Commemorates the surrender of Japan, ending World War II in 1945.
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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.
Th 08.17: Joshua Nelson, Tone Ross & Inspired.
tinyurl.com/chidts2016Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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Monday Night Ride. Mondays All ages. Free 10p.
Extraordinary long and late ride for the young and/or hearty. Leaves about 11pm, unplanned route may exceed 30miles from start point, dissipating near dawn.
facebook.com/MondayNightRideChicagoLincoln Monument, 1601 N Clark. Behind Chicago Historical Museum.
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* Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
08.14: "Seven Deadly Sins" banger. 7-Year Anniv w/12th Planet, Carbin & Dani Deahl!
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2017.08.15:    ^
Assumption day. Yearly.
Christian holiday commemorating the Virgin Mary's assumption into heaven.
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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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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.
08.15: Christina Tamayo w/ Subverb / Form / Lamebrane.
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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Wednesday 2017.08.16:    ^
Belle & Sebastian. All ages. $37-59+ 7:30p.
belleandsebastian.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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Bruno Mars. -Saturday All ages. Three shows. 8p.
24k Magic World Tour.
brunomars.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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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 2017.08.17:    ^
"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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Drum&Bass night. 3rd Thursdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
08.17: PRESSURE Liquid Night with Soljazz / Dioptrics / orbital Sky / Alcove / Rifle MC / Fonz MC.
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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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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