Andrew  Do  See
2017.10.20 (wk1057)
It's not your fault.
Movie: International Film Fest at multiple theaters.
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.
..-Fr: 20th International Open at Woman Made Gallery.
..-Su: The Amazing Acro-Cats at Vittum Theater.
Ongoing: Joffrey's Giselle at Auditorium.
Ongoing: UniverSoul Circus at Washington Park.
Ongoing: Infinite Wrench at Neo-Futurarium.
Fr: Acrobatica Infiniti Circus at Uptown Underground.
..-Sa: Night of the Stripping Dead at Admiral Theater.
Fr: Blacklight Blackout at Exit.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Sweetest Day.
Sa: Arts in the Dark Parade.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Treehouse of Horrors XXVIII on FOX.
Su: Star Trek: Discovery at CBS.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Mother-in-law Day.
Mo: Start of Scorpio.
Mo: Monday Night Ride at Lincoln Monument.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: United Nations Day.
Tu: World Origami Day.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu-We: Katy Perry at United Center.
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: George Michael covers at Martyrs'.
Th: Janet Jackson at Allstate Arena.
Th: Michelle L'Amour's show at Untitled.
Th: The Orville on FOX.

Movie:    ^
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

Now playing.
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, Blade Runner 2049, 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:    ^
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 Amazing Acro-Cats. -Sunday All ages. $20+ Th+Fr 7:30p, Sa+Su 3:30+7:30p.
Samantha Martin's performing pets ride skateboards, roll barrels, ring bells, walk high wire, play in a band and more!
circuscats.comVittum Theater, 773/342-4141, 1012 N Noble St. MAP INFO SHARE

Joffrey's Giselle. -2017.10.29 $40-170+ Various times.
joffrey.comAuditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown. MAP TICKETS 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.

Friday 2017.10.20:    ^
* Acrobatica Infiniti Circus. 3rd Fridays 21+ $25-40 8p.
The Nerd Circus! Combining circus, cosplay, and genre fiction for all manner of fans. Great performers, breathtaking acts. Showcasing new works and fan favorites from silly to sensual: fire eating, trapeze, straps, juggling, hula hooping, aerial ring, comedy, acrobatics and more! Also raffle, swag, photo booth...
aicircus.comUptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway. MAP SHARE

Night of the Stripping Dead. -Saturday Yearly. 18+ $40+ 2 nites 9p.
Extreme performers, costume contest, zombie strippers, food trucks, ...
strippingdead.comAdmiral Theater, 773/478-8111, 3940 W Lawrence. MAP SHARE

Blacklight Blackout (since 2011). 3rd Fridays 21+ Free 10p-2a.
Big freakfest in a tiny space. Lots of DJs, cheap beer, UV paints, radiation., 312/395-2700, 1315 W North. 2nd Fl.

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.
10.20: "Madame Envy's Harem of Oddities" performances at 11p.
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 2017.10.21:    ^
Sweetest Day. 3rd Saturday in October Yearly.
Day to honor and be kind to one's sweetheart. INFO SHARE

* Arts in the Dark Parade. Yearly. All ages. Free 6-8p.
Chicago creative communities assemble for a powerful procession capturing their spirits. Large spectacle, legions of lanterns, costumes, music, dance, moving platforms, more. Columbus Parading north from Balbo to Monroe. 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.
10.21: Police Crime and Racism â€" How to End Them Both Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison. 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 2017.10.22:    ^
* Treehouse of Horrors XXVIII (since 1990). Yearly. All ages. Free 7p.
Three Simpsons horror shorts. Followed by other new Fox cartoon episodes.

** Star Trek: Discovery. Sundays All ages. Free 7p.
New series launch.
startrek.comCBS, Ch. 2.

"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 2017.10.23:    ^
Mother-in-law Day. Honor and be kind to mothers-in-law. Yearly. INFO SHARE

Start of Scorpio. Yearly.
Astrological sign, the scorpion.

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."
10.23: Fear and Loathing Banger. Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted. MAP SHARE

Tuesday 2017.10.24:    ^
United Nations Day. Yearly.
Commemorates 1945 ratification of U.N. charter. INFO SHARE

World Origami Day. Yearly.
Dedicated to exposing the art of folding. 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

Katy Perry. -Wednesday All ages. $30-400+ 2 nites 7p.
"Witness" tour.
katyperry.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison. MAP TICKETS 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.
10.24: 9-10 Klew, 10-11 Tim Nice, 11-12 Atmaan, 12-1 Strikethrough, 1-close Pat Parsons. Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen. MAP PHOTOS SHARE

Wednesday 2017.10.25:    ^
* 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 2017.10.26:    ^
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

Great Moments in Vinyl. Performs George Michael. 21+ $12 8p.
"Faith" & "Listen Without Prejudice"', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln. MAP TICKETS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Janet Jackson. All ages. $44-300+ 8p.
"State of the World" tour.
janetjackson.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS 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

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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