Andrew  Do  See
2017.10.06 (wk1055)
All jobs are temporary.
Movie: "Blade Runner 2049" now playing everywhere.
Ongoing: Scream Scene Haunted House Skokie (Fr/Sa).
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.
Ongoing: Circus In The Parks (Sa+Su).
Ongoing: 20th International Open at Woman Made Gallery.
Ongoing: UniverSoul Circus at Washington Park.
Ongoing: Infinite Wrench at Neo-Futurarium.
..-We: Sukkot.
Fr: Southside Critical Mass at Nichols Park Plaza.
Fr: The Church at Park West.
..-Sa: Steve Martin & Martin Short at Chicago Theatre.
Fr: Thievery Corporation at Aragon Ballroom.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa-Su: Reptile Breeders convention at Tinley Park (Sa+Su).
Sa-Su: Music Box of Horror at Music Box Theatre.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull at Allstate Arena.
Sa: The Descendents at Riviera Theatre.
Sa: The Fab Faux at Vic Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Chicago Fire Anniversary.
Su: Chicago Marathon at Grant Park.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: Pixies at Chicago Theatre.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Canadian Thanksgiving.
Mo: Indigenous Peoples' Day at Parade (since 1953) at 12:30p.
Mo: Monday Night Ride at Lincoln Monument.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu-Su: Andersonville Arts Week.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We-Su: Reverend Horton Heat at City Winery.
We: South Park new episode on COM.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Farmer's Day.
Th: Zedd at Aragon Ballroom.
Th: Michelle L'Amour's show at Untitled.
Th: The Orville on FOX.
Th: International Film Fest at multiple theaters.

Movie:    ^
"Blade Runner 2049" now playing.
Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista, Robin Wright, ...
bladerunnermovie.comTheaters Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

Now playing.
Lucky, 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:    ^
Scream Scene Haunted House. Spooktacular! Fr/Sa -2017.10.28 Yearly. Not for ages under 10. $10 7-10p.
Over 20 unique rooms. Not for the faint of heart.
screamscene.orgSkokie Park District, 847/674-1500 x0, 4701 Oakton, Skokie. At Water Playground. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

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.

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.
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

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.

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.

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

Friday 2017.10.06:    ^
Southside Critical Mass. 1st Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
A fun, free, group bike ride. Park Plaza, 1300 E 55th St. At Kimbark.

The Church. 18+ $30-99 8p.
Australian psychedelic rock w/ The Helio Sequence.
thechurchband.netPark West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage. MAP TICKETS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Steve Martin & Martin Short. -Saturday $69-200+ 2 nites 8p.
"An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Lives" w/ Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko.
stevemartin.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Thievery Corporation. 18+ $40-100+ 8:30p.
thieverycorporation.comAragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence 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 2017.10.07:    ^
North American Reptile Breeders Conference & Trade Show. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $15 10a-5p.
Open to public, high quality reptile show brings together top dealers from across the country for world-class "herps" exhibition and sale.
707/932-8044 narbc.comHoliday Inn Convention Center, 708/444-1100, 18501 S. Harlem Ave., Tinley Park. MAP SHARE

Music Box of Horror (since 2005). -Sunday Yearly. Ages? $24-30 24hr 12p.
24 Hour Horror Movie Marathon including host, special guests, live music, costume contest, vintage trailers, prizes, more.
Music Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport. MAP PHOTOS 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.
10.07: Author: Orwell Your Orwell : A Worldview on the Slab.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull. $40-300+ 7:30p.
enriqueiglesias.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

The Descendents. Ages? $35 7:30p.
W/ The Get Up Kids, Airstream Futures.
descendentsonline.comRiviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

The Fab Faux. 18+ $40-125 8p.
Famed Beatles homage performs A Hard Day's Night in its entirety.
thefabfaux.comVic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND 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 2017.10.08:    ^
Chicago Fire Anniversary. Yearly.
Anniversary of the great fire in 1871 which destroyed 1/3 of the city. Observed as part of Fire Prevention Week. INFO SHARE

* Chicago Marathon (since 1977). Yearly. 7:30a.
Nationally renowned 26.2 mile run, USATF/CARA certified, record breaking over 37K runners registered, and over 900K spectators expected! Carried live on TV.
312/904-9800 chicagomarathon.comGrant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.

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

Pixies. $39-59+ Sold out? 7:30p.
pixiesmusic.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND 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 2017.10.09:    ^
Canadian Thanksgiving. 2nd Monday in October Yearly.
This holiday has had a variety of dates back to the late 1500's, and was set to its current date in 1957 by the Canadian government. Though it evolved independently, it's observance is now very similar to the U.S. Thanksgiving. INFO SHARE

* Indigenous Peoples' Day. 2nd Monday in October Yearly.
Legal holiday. Formerly celebrated Columbus' landing at San Salvador in 1492. (since 1953) at 12:30p. On Columbus from Balbo to Monroe. MAP 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."
10.09: Blade Runner Banger. Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted. MAP SHARE

Tuesday 2017.10.10:    ^
Andersonville Arts Week (since 2003). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free.
Interesting events all over the strip., 773/728-2995, 5300 N. Clark. Spanning Clark from about 5000 N to 5700 N. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

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.
10.10: DJs Hiroki, Dr Groo, Intel, Mark Almaria. Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen. MAP PHOTOS SHARE

Wednesday 2017.10.11:    ^
Reverend Horton Heat. -Sunday 21+ $28-55 Five nites. 8p.
reverendhortonheat.comCity Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph. MAP SHARE

* 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 2017.10.12:    ^
Farmer's Day. Yearly.
Created in 1915 to stimulate interest in agriculture. INFO SHARE

Zedd. Ages? $56-170+ 8p.
W/ The Grey, Lophiile.
zedd.netAragon 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

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

Chicago International Film Festival (since 1965). -2017.10.26 Yearly. $8-11+ Various times.
World-class premiers, best of the best from six continents and 30+ countries. Dozens of special guests and jurors. See website for details.
312/683-0121 chicagofilmfestival.comAMC River East 21, 312/596-0333, 322 E. Illinois St. MAP PHOTOS 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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