Andrew  Do  See
2017.09.08 (wk1051)
Don't mellow my harsh.
Movie: "Rememory" now playing everywhere.
..-Th: 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.
Ongoing: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
Ongoing: Circus In The Parks (Sa+Su).
..-Su: Fringe Fest at Various venues.
Ongoing: Jupiter visible near horizon at moonrise.
Ongoing: Infinite Wrench at Neo-Futurarium.
Fr: Star Trek debut anniversary . Animated series also.
Ongoing: World Music Festival at Various locations.
..-Su: German-American Fest at Lincoln Square.
Fr: Sublime at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Fr: Group Skate at Daley Plaza.
..-Su: Chris Rock at Chicago Theatre.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Neighborhood Yard Sale at Andersonville.
Sa: Von Steuben Parade at Lincoln Avenue from Irving Park to Wilson and beyond.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: The Dan Band at House of Blues.
Sa: Conor Oberst at Vic Theatre.
Sa: P!NK at Tinley Park Amphitheatre.
Sa: Star Wars Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Su: National Grandparents Day.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Guatemalan Independence Parade at Horner Park.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: PREMIER: The Orville on FOX.
Su: Miss America Pageant at Live on ABC from Atlantic City.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Patriot Day.
Mo: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Auditorium.
Mo: Monday Night Ride at Lincoln Monument.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Programmers' Day.
We-Su: EXPO Chicago at Navy Pier.
We: Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council Meeting at City Hall.
We: South Park new episode on COM.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Race Judicata at Upper Hutchinson Field.
Th: Michelle L'Amour's show at Untitled.
Th: One More Time at Concord Music Hall.

Movie:    ^
"Rememory" now playing.
Peter Dinklage, Matt Ellis, Jordana Largy, Martin Donovan, ... Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

Now playing.
Tulip Fever, I Do Until I Don't, Marjorie Prime, 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, ...
Theaters Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

Seasonal:    ^
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 09.08: Concert Dance Inc. BGH 7:30p
Fr 09.08: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. PAV 8:00p
Sa 09.09: Stevie Nicks. PAV 7:30p
Su 09.10: Stevie Nicks. PAV 7:30p
Th 09.14: National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela with Gustavo Dudamel: Prokofiev Symphony 5; Latin-American orchestral works. 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 9.08: Brewers 1:20p
Sa 9.09: Brewers 3:05p
Su 9.10: Brewers 1:20p
Tu 9.12: Mets 7:05p
We 9.13: Mets 7:05p
Th 9.14: Mets 7:05p.
cubs.comWrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Sox home games. -2017.09.25.
Fr 9.08: Giants 7:10p
Sa 9.09: Giants 6:10p
Su 9.10: Giants 1:10p.
sox.comGuaranteed Rate Field, 312/674-1000, 333 W 35th St. MAP TICKETS 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:    ^
** Circus In The Parks. -2017.10.15 Yearly. All ages. $0-15 Shows at 2+5p.
Midnight Circus' world class troupe of clowns, contortionists, acrobats, etc perform just a few shows in each park.
09.09-09.10: McKinley Park, 2210 W Pershing Rd, Sa+Su noon+3pm
09.15-09.17: Wicker Park, 1425 N Damen Ave, Fr 7pm Sa+Su 2+5pm
09.23-09.24: Lake Shore Park, 808 N Lake Shore Dr, Sa+Su 2+5pm
09.30-10.01: Kosciuszko Park, 2732 N Avers Ave, Sa+Su 2+5pm
10.07-10.08: Oriole Park, 5430 N Olcott Ave, Sa+Su 2pm+5pm
10.13-10.15: Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside Ave, Fr 7pm Sa+Su 2+5pm. PHOTOS INFO SHARE

Fringe Fest (since 2010). -2017.09.10 Yearly.
Over 200 performances of the untried and weird.
chicagofringe.orgVarious venues. Jefferson Park.

Jupiter visible near horizon at moonrise. -2017.09.28.
Nightly until October. INFO SHARE

The Infinite Wrench. -2017.12.17 Su 7p, Fr+Sa 11:30p.
Successor to TMLMBGB's 28 year run.
Neo-Futurarium, 773/275-5255, 5153 N Ashland. MAP PHOTOS 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 2017.09.08:    ^
Star Trek debut anniversary (since 1966). Animated series also (1973). Yearly.
Check out the photos of Andrew's Star Trek collection. PHOTOS INFO SHARE

World Music Festival (since 1999). -2017.09.24 Yearly.
Different international musical acts nightly all day at numerous music venues and major cultural facilities.
312/742-1938 worldmusicfestivalchicago.orgVarious locations.

German-American Fest (since 1920). -Sunday Yearly. Fr 6-10p, Sa 2-10p, Su 12-10p.
"Famous bands for dancing & entertainment in two huge fest tents. Delicious German food & drink"
773/728-3890 germanday.comLincoln Square, 4700 N Lincoln. Near Brown line train Western stop. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Sublime. All ages. $50-170+ 7p.
W/ Rome & The Offspring.
sublimelbc.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr. MAP TICKETS SHARE

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.

Chris Rock. -Sunday Ages? $50-125 Three shows. 8p.
chrisrock.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.
09.08: Focus on LCD Soundsystem.
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 2017.09.09:    ^
* Neighborhood Yard Sale. Yearly. All ages. Free. Saturday following labor day weekend. 9a-4p.
About 16 blocks of sales. Once among the world's largest, has faded in recent years., 773/784-5277, Lakewood and Balmoral. 5200-5500 North from Magnolia to Wayne. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Von Steuben Parade. Yearly. All ages. Free 2-3p.
630/653-3018 germanday.comLincoln Avenue from Irving Park to Wilson and beyond., 312/744-3370. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO 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.
09.09: Anniversary Update of Forensic Evidence on the 911 event.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

The Dan Band. 18+ $25 7:30p.
thedanband.comHouse of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Conor Oberst. 18+ $36 8p.
conoroberst.comVic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

P!NK. All ages. $24-400+ 8p.
pinkspage.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

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

Sunday 2017.09.10:    ^
National Grandparents Day (since 1978). Yearly. First Sunday after Labor day.
Day to honor grandparents. Spearheaded by West Virginia's Marian McQuade as an advocacy for nursing home residents and shut-ins, officially proclaimed by President Jimmy Carter. 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

Guatemalan Independence Parade. Yearly. 12p.
From Spain on September 15, 1821. Park, Montrose and California. to Kimball.

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

* PREMIER: The Orville. All ages. Free 7p.
New comedy sci-fi w/ Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, ... TIMES MAP SHARE

Miss America Pageant (since 1921). Yearly. Live. 8-10p.
missamerica.comLive on ABC from Atlantic City.

"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 2017.09.11:    ^
Patriot Day. Yearly.
Remembers the attacks on this day in 2001 resulting in huge casualties, the destruction of the twin World Trade Center towers in New York, and damage to the Pentagon outside Washington DC. It honors those individuals who lost their lives, and those who responded in the crisis. Observed with flags at half-staff, a moment of silence. Some closings may occur, though it is not a designated federal or civil holiday. Public Law No: 107-89 signed 2001.12.18, initially dubbed Remembrance Day due to pre-existing "Patriot's Day" war of independence related holiday. PHOTOS INFO SHARE

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ages? $? 7p.
In conversation with Judge Ann Claire Williams of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity., 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown. MAP TICKETS INFO SHARE

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. Monument, 1601 N Clark. Behind Chicago Historical Museum. MAP SHARE

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

Tuesday 2017.09.12:    ^
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+ $0-15 9p-2a.
09.12: Audiophlex (Birthday Boy) w/ Patrick Parsons, Tim Nice, Renan. Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen. MAP PHOTOS SHARE

Wednesday 2017.09.13:    ^
Programmers' Day. Yearly.
Celebrating Programmers on the 256th day of the year. Officially recognized and observed in many countries. SHARE

EXPO Chicago. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $20-100+ 11a-7p.
Featuring leading international galleries, curated blend of contemporary and modern art, design and new technology. Museum-quality, concept-driven programming to attract top artists, thinkers and collectors.
expositionchicago.comNavy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. On-site parking, or Grand Red line stop then take free trolley. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS 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

* South Park NEW EPISODE. Wednesdays All ages. Free 9p.
21st season. With three "dark weeks": 10.04, 11.01, 11.22.
southparkstudios.comCOM. On cable. TIMES MAP 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 2017.09.14:    ^
Race Judicata (since 1994). 5K Fundraiser. Yearly. All ages. $25-35 6:30p.
Benefits Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation.
312/332-1624 Hutchinson Field. Columbus & Balbo.

Michelle L'Amour's show. Thursdays 21+ Free 8p-2a.
Weekly nite of vaudevillians, burlesque and extreme acts., 312/880-1511, 111 W. Kinzie. MAP SHARE

* One More Time. 18+ $15 9p-2a.
Tribute to Daft Punk. Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry. MAP PHOTOS 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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