Andrew  Do  See
2017.09.22 (wk1053)
Put the phone down.
Movie: Horror Film Festival at The Patio Theater.
Movie: "Battle of the Sexes" now playing everywhere.
Movie: Kingsman 2 now playing everywhere.
Movie: Reeling at Various theaters.
..-Mo: Sox home games at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Su: Ghosts Of Graceland Cemetery walking tour (Su).
Ongoing: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
..-Fr: Rosh Hashanah.
Ongoing: Circus In The Parks (Sa+Su).
..-Su: World Music Festival at Various locations.
..-Th: Jupiter visible near horizon at moonrise.
Ongoing: Infinite Wrench at Neo-Futurarium.
Fr: Native American Day.
..-Su: Long Grove Apple Fest at Historic Long Grove.
Fr: Autumnal Equinox.
Fr: Heart Walk at Soldier Field.
Ongoing: 20th International Open at Woman Made Gallery.
Fr: World Carfree Day.
Fr: Group Skate at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Sturgill Simpson at Northerly Island Pavilion.
..-Sa: The Afghan Whigs at Metro.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Start of Libra.
Sa: VeganMania at Broadway Armory.
Sa-Su: Jazz Festival at Hyde Park.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Umphrey's McGee at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Sa: Caifanes at Aragon Ballroom.
Sa: Scorpions at Allstate Arena.
Sa: Margaret Cho at Chicago Theatre.
Sa: Star Wars Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: National Punctuation Day.
Su: Star Trek: Discovery on CBS.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: Manchester Orchestra at Concord Music Hall.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Monday Night Ride at Lincoln Monument.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Harry Styles at Chicago Theatre.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: South Park new episode on COM.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Atomic Sketch Event at Green Eye Lounge.
Th: Glass Animals at Aragon Ballroom.
Th: Michelle L'Amour's show at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
* Horror Film Festival (since 2003). -Sunday Yearly. $10-35.
Major special guests, classic and modern flicks, makeup demos, scream contest, babes, blood, booze, ...
chicagohorrorfest.comThe Patio Theater, 6008 W Irving Park Rd. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

"Battle of the Sexes" now playing.
Story of the 1973 Billie Jean King / Bobby Riggs tennis match. W/ Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, Bill Pullman, Chris Parnell, Alan Cumming, ... Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

"Kingsman: The Golden Circle" now playing.
Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Channing Tatum, Edward Holcroft, Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

Reeling (since 1983). International LGBT Film Festival.
Quite interesting assortment of about 90 films in a variety of genres.
reelingfilmfestival.orgVarious theaters.

Now playing.
In Search of Fellini, Rememory, 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, ...
Theaters Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

Seasonal:    ^
Sox home games. -2017.09.25.
Fr 9.22: Royals 7:10p
Sa 9.23: Royals 6:10p
Su 9.24: Royals 1:10p
Mo 9.25: Angels 7:10p
Tu 9.26: Angels 7:10p
We 9.27: Angels 7:10p
Th 9.28: Angels 7:10p.
sox.comGuaranteed Rate Field, 312/674-1000, 333 W 35th St. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Ghosts Of Graceland Family Walking Tour. Stroll the big name graves. Sundays -2017.10.29 Yearly. All ages. $15+ 2hr 1:30p.
VERY qualified tour guides, lots of interesting history. Cemetery, 312/922-3432, 4000 N Clark. MAP PHOTOS 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:    ^
Rosh Hashanah. Jewish New Year (5778). -2017.09.22 Yearly. Sunset to sunset.
"Head of the year" in Hebrew, this day commemorates the creation of the world. It is celebrated on Tishri 1 by the Hebrew calendar, which falls in early autumn. Rosh Hashanah begins the penitential season, culminating ten days later on Yom Kippur. The synagogue service includes the blowing of the Shofar (ram's horn), and liturgy stressing the sovereignty of God. It is customary on the first day, to go to a river or pond, and there to recite tashlich, scriptural verses about repentance and forgiveness. Introspect and resolve to do better. INFO SHARE

** 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.
09.23-09.24: 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

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.

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 2017.09.22:    ^
Native American Day. 4th Friday in September Yearly.
Honors the indigenous people of the Americas. INFO SHARE

Long Grove Apple Fest (since 1993). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-6p.
Cider donuts, caramel apples, apple pies, even apple popcorn and apple martinis! Bands including country, rock and roll, Dixieland, and jazz, more. Well managed popular family event in a lovely town.
starevents.comHistoric Long Grove, 847/634-0888, Route 83 and Old Route 53, Long Grove. North Suburban. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

* Autumnal Equinox. Yearly.
Night and day are equal length (sun 05:47-17:56), official start of fall. PHOTOS INFO SHARE

Heart Walk. Yearly. All ages. 11a-1:30p.
Walkathon to fight heart disease. Other area walks on other days or times.
heartwalk.orgSoldier Field, 312/235-7000, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr. South Lot. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

20th International Open. -2017.10.20 Th+Fr -6p, Sa+Su 12-4p.
Juried works by 30 artists.
09.22: Opening reception 6-8p.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 2150 S. Canalport #4A-3. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

World Carfree Day (since 1997). Yearly. All ages. Free 5:30p.
Promoting alternatives to car dependence and car culture. PHOTOS INFO SHARE

Group Skate. 4th 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.

Sturgill Simpson. All ages. $25-60 8p.
sturgillsimpson.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr. MAP TICKETS SHARE

The Afghan Whigs. -Saturday 18+ $21-130+ 2 notes. 9p.
W/ Har Mar Superstar.
theafghanwhigs.comMetro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop. 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.
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 2017.09.23:    ^
Start of Libra. Yearly.
Astrological sign, the balance. INFO SHARE

* VeganMania (since 2009). Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-5p.
Daylong fest showcasing unique vegan commerce, culture, community, and food! Large vending area with live entertainment, games, contests, art show, a kids area, DJs, bands, more.
ChicagoVeganMania.comBroadway Armory, 5917 N Broadway. MAP INFO SHARE

Jazz Festival. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free Sa -midnt, Su 1-8p.
Dozens of performers at 13 stages.
hydeparkjazzfestival.orgHyde Park, 773/324-6926, 1511 E 53rd. About a mile radius. MAP 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.
09.23: Social Change - in Chicago.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Umphrey's McGee. All ages. $35-66 6:30p.
umphreysmcgee.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr. MAP TICKETS SHARE

Caifanes. All ages. $53 7p.
Rock EspaƱol.
caifanes2011.comAragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Scorpions. All ages. $20-180+ 7:30p.
the-scorpions.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Margaret Cho. 18+ $30-60+ 8p.
"Fresh off the Bloat" tour.
margaretcho.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown. 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

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. MAP INFO SHARE

Sunday 2017.09.24:    ^
National Punctuation Day (since 2004). Yearly. SHARE

*** Star Trek: Discovery. All ages. Free.
New series launch.

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

Manchester Orchestra. 18+ $24+ 6p-2a.
themanchesterorchestra.comConcord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry. 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 2017.09.25:    ^
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."
09.25: "Mad Max" Banger. Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted. MAP SHARE

Tuesday 2017.09.26:    ^
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

Harry Styles. Ages? $? 8p. Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO 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.
09.26: DJ RY-N w/ Misfit, Atmaan, Intel. Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen. MAP PHOTOS SHARE

Wednesday 2017.09.27:    ^
* South Park NEW EPISODE. Wednesdays All ages. Free 9p.
21st season.
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 2017.09.28:    ^
Atomic Sketch Event (since 2008). Live Art. Last Thursdays 21+ Free 6-10p.
Established and emerging artists of various disciplines display, create and sell original new works at bargain prices. Drop-in artists welcome.
atomicsketch.comGreen Eye Lounge, 773/227-8851, 2403 W. Homer St. Near Blue Line Western. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Glass Animals. All ages. $41+ 7:30p.
glassanimals.euAragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

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

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:    ^
ALWAYS call before going to a listed event.
ALWAYS call before going to a listed event.

My mom the attorney would want me to remind you that no Bedno accepts any liability whatsoever for your use of any information presented here, as-is, at your own risk, ad infinitum, etc etc.