Andrew  Do  See
2017.11.17 (wk1061)
Always be your better self.
Movie: "Justice League" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
..-Su: Magnificent Mile Lights Festival at Michigan from Oak to Wacker.
Ongoing: Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza.
Ongoing: Dreaming Bigger in Strange Times at Woman Made Gallery.
Ongoing: J.B at City Lit Theater.
Ongoing: Infinite Wrench at Neo-Futurarium.
Fr: City Holiday Tree Lighting at Millennium Park.
Fr: Revolting Cocks at Metro.
..-Sa: Mahavishnu Orchestra Music at Vic Theatre.
Fr: Acrobatica Infiniti Circus at Uptown Underground.
Fr: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at Park West.
Ongoing: Tinderella Under The Gun Theater.
Fr: Blacklight Blackout at Exit.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa-Su: Chicago Toy and Game Fair at Navy Pier.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Mariah Carey at Chicago Theatre.
Sa: Symphonic Zelda at Auditorium.
Sa: Bass Kitchen: NGHTMRE at Aragon Ballroom.
Sa: Infected Mushroom at Concord Music Hall.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Vintage Garage.
Su: Ghost Bike Dedication.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: Star Trek: Discovery at CBS Streaming Only?!?
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Mayday! at Auditorium.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
We: Start of Sagittarius.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Thanksgiving.
Th: State Street Thanksgiving Parade at State from Congress to Randolph.
Th: The Orville on FOX.

Movie:    ^
"Justice League" now playing.
Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, ...
justiceleaguethemovie.comTheaters Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

Now playing.
Thor: Ragnarok, Bad Moms Christmas, 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, ...
Theaters Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

Seasonal:    ^
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival (since 1992). Treats, ice carvings, Disney. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free Fr 4p, Sa 11a-7p.
Festivities all day. Evening finale includes parade, activation of a million holiday lights on Michigan Avenue, and some fireworks. Sometimes crowded.
themagnificentmile.comMichigan from Oak to Wacker, 312/642-3570.

Christkindlmarket (since 1997). Festive German style holiday market. -2017.12.24 Yearly. All ages. Free Su-Th -8p, Fr+Sa -9p 11a.
50 Timber cabins, ethnic foods, fine crafted gifts, music, sweets.
christkindlmarket.comDaley Plaza, 312/744-3370, 50 W Washington. Washington and Dearborn. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Ongoing:    ^
Dreaming Bigger in Strange Times. -2017.12.16 Th+Fr -6p, Sa+Su 12-4p.
Invitational exhibition featuring women artists currently residing in the Midwest.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 2150 S Canalport #4A-3. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

J.B. -2017.12.10 All ages. $12-32 7:30p.
Archibald MacLeish's 1958 traveling circus version of the Book of Job performed by mature actresses. Lit Theater, 773/293-3682, 1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave. MAP 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.

Friday 2017.11.17:    ^
* City Holiday Tree Lighting (since 1914). The mayor does his thing! Music, etc. Yearly. All ages. Free 5p.
Uses 40 Wisconsin Balsam Firs, 80 foot tall, 10000 lights, 1000 bows, 1000 ornaments. Park, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Downtown. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Revolting Cocks. 18+ $30-200 8p.
Performing Big Sexy Land. W/ Front Line Assembly, Cubanate, DJ Jeff Moyer.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Mahavishnu Orchestra Music. -Saturday 18+ $45-70 2 nites 8p.
John McLaughlin, Jimmy Herring, more. Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

* 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

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. 18+ $30 9p.
Presents: Eat A Bunch Of Peaches w/ DJ John Ciba.
karldenson.comPark West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage. MAP TICKETS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Tinderella. Fridays -2017.11.24 18+ $12 10p.
Improvised dating fairy tale. The Gun Theater, 773/270-3440, 956 W Newport Ave. 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.
11.17: "Madame Envy's Harem of Oddities"
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Saturday 2017.11.18:    ^
Chicago Toy and Game Fair (since 2003). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5-10, uniformed scouts free. 10a-6p.
Public non-hobby show, with product introductions, demos, seminars, play tables, contests, most vendors selling.
chitag.comNavy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Grand Red line stop then take free trolley. MAP PHOTOS FIND 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.
11.18: David Earl Williams III. Candidate for Lt. Governor, IL, Libertarian Party.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Mariah Carey. $99-500+ 7:30p.
"All I Want For Christmas Is You"
mariahcarey.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Symphonic Zelda. All ages. $65-95+ 8p.
Philharmonic and choir perform a five-movement multimedia work based on Koji Kondo's Nintendo compositions.
zelda-symphony.comAuditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown. MAP TICKETS INFO SHARE

Bass Kitchen: NGHTMRE. 18+ $33+ 9p-1a. Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Infected Mushroom. 17+ $20+ 9p-2a.
infected-mushroom.comConcord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry. 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

Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Saturdays 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

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 2017.11.19:    ^
Vintage Garage. 3rd Sundays $? 11a-6p.
100 vintage and antique dealers.
847/579-9079 vintagegaragechicago.com5051 N Broadway Uptown between Foster and Argyle.

* Ghost Bike Dedication. All ages. Free 3-4:30p.
Candlelight Vigil honoring Lisa Marie Schalk (50) killed by a driver on November 1st. Archer Ave & S Lorel Ave MAP SHARE

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

Star Trek: Discovery. Sundays All ages. Free 7p.
New series first season!
startrek.comCBS Streaming Only?!? TIMES 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

Monday 2017.11.20:    ^
Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
11.20: Drunk History Banger. Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted. MAP SHARE

Tuesday 2017.11.21:    ^
Mayday! All ages. $71-271 8p.
Taiwan's top rock band.
maydayonline.comAuditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown. 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

Wednesday 2017.11.22:    ^
Start of Sagittarius. Astrological sign, the archer. Yearly. 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 2017.11.23:    ^
** Thanksgiving. A legal holiday. 4th Thursday in November Yearly.
Day to give thanks for the blessings and bounty one has received. Volunteer somewhere. INFO SHARE

* State Street Thanksgiving Parade (since 1934). Very big, w/ Santa. 4th Thursday in November Yearly. All ages. Free 8a-11a.
Top marching bands, 100 giant balloons, carried live on WGN, 300K attend.
chicagofestivals.orgState from Congress to Randolph. Downtown, come by train.

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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