Andrew  Do  See
2017.09.29 (wk1054)
Movie: "Lucky" now playing everywhere.
Ongoing: Fright Fest at Great America (Fr/Sa/Su).
Su: Ghosts Of Graceland Cemetery walking tour (Su).
Ongoing: Halloween in the Parks.
Ongoing: Pumpkin Farms at Many locations.
Ongoing: World's Best Costume Shop at Fantasy HQ.
Ongoing: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
..-Su: Cubs home games at Wrigley Field.
Ongoing: Circus In The Parks (Sa+Su).
Ongoing: 20th International Open at Woman Made Gallery.
Ongoing: Infinite Wrench at Neo-Futurarium.
..-Sa: Yom Kippur.
Fr: Critical Mass at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Cold Waves: Stabbing Westward at Metro.
Fr: Saint Etienne at Park West.
Fr: Broken Social Scene at Aragon Ballroom.
..-Sa: Start Making Sense at Martyrs'.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: "Step Out to Fight Diabetes" at Diversey Harbor.
Sa-Su: Applefest at Lincoln Square.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Cold Waves: Front 242 at Metro.
Sa: Yellow Claw at Aragon Ballroom.
Sa: Star Wars Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: AIDS Run/Walk 5K at Soldier Field.
Su: Bloody Mary Fest at Theater on the Lake.
Su: Cold Waves: KMFDM at Metro.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su-Tu: Arlo Guthrie at City Winery.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Su: Madonnarama at Berlin.
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: Sukkot.
We: UniverSoul Circus at Washington Park.
We: Azealia Banks at Concord Music Hall.
We: Tributosaurus at Martyrs'.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Full Moon.
Th: Full Moon Fire Jam near lake south of Foster.
Th: Michelle L'Amour's show at Untitled.
Th: The Orville on FOX.

Movie:    ^
"Lucky" now playing.
"The spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist." w/ Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr, ...
luckythefilm.comTheaters Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

Now playing.
Battle of the Sexes, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, 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:    ^
Fright Fest (since 1991). Redecorated rides and additional Halloween attractions. Fr/Sa/Su -2017.10.29 Yearly. All ages. $$ Various hours.
Come early, use coupons, strategize your visit for best results.
Great America, 847/249-1776, 5312 Grand Ave, Gurnee. MAP PHOTOS 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

Halloween in the Parks. -2017.10.31 Yearly.
Kid-friendly events, patches, parties, spooky movies, haunted houses, fall festivals and annual runs. Locations.

Pumpkin Farms. -2017.10.31 Yearly.
Great fall family fun for all ages.
Many locations. MAP SHARE

World's Best Costume Shop. -2017.10.31 Yearly. Open 24/7 this week.
Incomparably huge and comprehensive. Some staff costumed.
Fantasy Costume Headquarters, 773/777-0222, 4065 N Milwaukee. 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.

Cubs home games. -2017.10.01.
Fr 9.29: Reds 1:20p
Sa 9.30: Reds 3:05p
Su 10.01: Reds 2:20p.
cubs.comWrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

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.
09.30-10.01: 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

20th International Open. -2017.10.20 Th+Fr -6p, Sa+Su 12-4p.
Juried works by 30 artists.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 2150 S. Canalport #4A-3. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS 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 2017.09.29:    ^
Yom Kippur. Jewish Day of Atonement. -2017.09.30 Yearly. Sunset to sunset.
Celebrated on Tishri 10 of the Hebrew calendar, which falls in early autumn. This Sabbath of Sabbaths is observed by fasting, confession to God of sins committed during the last year, and prayers for forgiveness. Observance begins with the evening Kol Nidre service of repentance. Strictly speaking, one has not atoned until forgiven by the wronged party. Give to charity, reflect, change, and for 24hrs do not eat, no leather, bathing, romance or frivolity. INFO SHARE

* Critical Mass (since 1997). Last Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making our presence known downtown. Unplanned route gently winds a dozen miles or more. Thousands attend in good weather. Includes music, hipsters, athletes, show bikes, so much more. Skaters welcome.
09.29: 130th anniversary ride!!!
chi.bikeDaley Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Cold Waves: Stabbing Westward. 18+ $48 6:30p.
W/ Cold Cave, Drab Majesty, Acumen Nation, Aimon, Replicant. W/ The Gothsicles, Curse Mackey, DJ Philly Peroxide in Smartbar.
coldwaves.netMetro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Saint Etienne. 18+ $30 7:30p.
saintetienne.comPark West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage. MAP TICKETS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Broken Social Scene. All ages. $36-115 8p.
brokensocialscene.caAragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Start Making Sense. -Saturday 21+ $20 2 nites 9p.
7 piece Talking Heads tribute.
startmakingsenseband.comMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln. MAP TICKETS 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 2017.09.30:    ^
"Step Out to Fight Diabetes" 5K Walkathon. Yearly. All ages. Other related area walks on other days. 8:30a.
The American Diabetes Association's walk to raise funds for diabetes. Enjoy lunch, entertainment, and the Fall Festival at the finish line.
1-888-DIABETES stepout.diabetes.orgDiversey Harbor.

Applefest (since 1988). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 9a-5p.
Live music, food, entertainment, farm-fresh fruits and veges and flowers, pie bake-off.
lincolnsquare.orgLincoln Square, 773/561-5535, 4731 N Lincoln. Giddings Plaza.

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.
09.30: How African Americans Experience Higher Education.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Cold Waves: Front 242. 18+ $48 6:30p.
W/ Severed Heads, Assemblage 23, Statiqbloom, Malekko, Grun Wasser. W/ End.User, Bombadier, DJ Jena Max in Smartbar.
coldwaves.netMetro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Yellow Claw. 18+ $33+ 9p.
W/ GTA, Lil' Debbie, Buku.
yellowclaw.comAragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop. 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 2017.10.01:    ^
AIDS Run/Walk 5K (since 1990). Yearly. Register -8:30a. 10a.
Midwest's largest such pledged event, many thousands expected.
312/922-2322 aidsrunwalk.orgSoldier Field, 312/235-7000, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Bloody Mary Fest (since 2013). Yearly. 21+ $? 11a-4p.
BloodyMaryChi.comTheater on the Lake, 312/742-PLAY, 2401 N Lake Shore Dr. East end of Fullerton. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Cold Waves: KMFDM. 18+ $48 6:30p.
W/ Ohgr, Pankow, Boy Harsher, Cyanotic, Lord of The Lost. W/ MC 900 Ft Jesus, Gost, DJ Bud Sweet in Smartbar.
coldwaves.netMetro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 6:30p.
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Last Man on Earth, more.

Arlo Guthrie. -Tuesday 21+ $75-90 8p.
"Re:Generation" tour featuring his kids.
arlo.netCity Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph. MAP 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

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. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Monday 2017.10.02:    ^
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."
10.02: "Brony" Banger. Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted. MAP SHARE

Tuesday 2017.10.03:    ^
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.
10.03: Samantha Rose, Octane Amy, Audiophlex, Megamike, ... Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen. MAP PHOTOS SHARE

Wednesday 2017.10.04:    ^
Sukkot. -2017.10.11 Yearly. Sunset to sunset.
Jewish harvest festival and time for giving thanks. Date varies each year (Tishri 15th by the Hebrew calendar). INFO SHARE

UniverSoul Circus (since 1994). African-American owned, operated and staffed. -2017.10.29 Yearly. All ages. $18-40 Various times.
Ringmasta and at least a dozen acts!
universoulcircus.comWashington Park, 5531 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr.

Azealia Banks. All ages. $20+ 6:30p-2a.
azealiabanks.comConcord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Tributosaurus. Monthly. 21+ $25 7p.
"The Jurassic beast with multiple musical faces. A different band every month, featuring local music celebrities."
10.04: Becomes Styx.
tributosaurus.comMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln. MAP TICKETS FIND EVENTS 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 2017.10.05:    ^
Full Moon (Harvest). Always adds an interesting twist. 1:45p. PHOTOS INFO SHARE

* 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.
10.05: Th 13:40 Harvest.
fullmoonjam.org4960 N Simonds Dr Betwix Foster and Lawrence in grass near lake. MAP PHOTOS 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

The Orville. Thursdays All ages. Free 8p.
New comedy sci-fi w/ Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, ... TIMES 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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