Bedno.com Andrew  Do  See
2017.12.08 (wk1064)
Praying for miracles...
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: Holiday Sing-A-Long Double Feature at Music Box Theatre.
Ongoing: Ice Skating.
Ongoing: A Klingon Christmas Carol at Raven Theatre.
Ongoing: Holiday Train.
Ongoing: Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza.
Ongoing: Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier.
Ongoing: Collected Holiday Songs and Recipes.
Ongoing: Dreaming Bigger in Strange Times at Woman Made Gallery.
..-Su: J.B at City Lit Theater.
Ongoing: Infinite Wrench at Neo-Futurarium.
..-Su: International Gem and Jewelry Show at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.
Fr: Com Truise at The Mid.
Fr: Nexus 6 at Underground Lounge.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa-Su: Bucktown Holiday Art Show at Holstein Park Field House.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Angel Olsen at Riviera Theatre.
Sa: Dave Koz Christmas at Chicago Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Human Rights Day.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: 93XRT Goose Island Holiday Jam at Chicago Theatre.
Su-We: Los Lobos at City Winery.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo-Tu: Say Anything at Metro.
Mo: Joe Biden: American Promise Tour at Chicago Theatre.
Mo-Th: Andrew Bird at Fourth Presbyterian Church.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Hanukkah.
Tu: Fiesta de Guadalupe.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: St. Vincent at Chicago Theatre.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council Meeting at City Hall.
We: Jingle Ball at Allstate Arena.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Illenium at Aragon Ballroom.
Th: Michelle L'Amour's show at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
Holiday Sing-A-Long Double Feature (since 1984). -2017.12.24 Yearly. $10-15 Various times.
"White Christmas" and "It's a Wonderful Life" double features with singing between (and during) lead by Santa.
Music Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport.
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Now playing.
The Disaster Artist, The Shape of Water, The Man Who Invented Christmas, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, Justice League, 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, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Seasonal:    ^
Ice Skating. -2018.02.28 Yearly.
Weather permitting: Wrigley Field; Millennium Park, 312/742-5222, 55 N Michigan; Warren Park, 773/262-8656, 6601 N Western; Riis Park, 312/746-5735, 6100 W Fullerton; Daley Plaza, 312/742-7650, 337 E Randolph; more...
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A Klingon Christmas Carol. -2017.12.17 Yearly. All ages. $22+ Th-Sa 8p, Su 2p.
"Scrooge has no honor, nor any courage. Can three ghosts help him to become the true warrior he ought to be in time to save Tiny Tim from a horrible fate? Performed in the Original Klingon with English Supertitles, and narrative analysis from The Vulcan Institute of Cultural Anthropology."
edgeoforion.com/klingon-christmas-carolRaven Theatre, 773/338-2177, 6157 N Clark.
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Holiday Train. -2017.12.23 Yearly. Wk 3-7p, Sa 1-8p.
Fr 12.08: Blue line
Sa 12.09: Blue line (+photos on Pink line)
Tu 12.12: Red line
We 12.13: Purple line
Th 12.14: Red line.
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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.
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HOLIDAY CLASSICS. -2018.01.03 Yearly. All ages.
* A Christmas Carol: 11.18-12.31 Goodman Theatre, 312/443-3800, 200 S Columbus, http://goodmantheatre.org
* The Nutcracker: 12.01-12.30 Joffrey Ballet, Auditorium Theatre, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress, http://www.joffrey.com
* Christmas Around The World: 11.17-01.07 Dozens of spectacular International holiday decorated trees, Museum of Science and Industry, http://msichicago.org
* Zoolights: 11.24-01.07 Over a million lights, certain dates/times, Lincoln Park Zoo, http://lpzoo.com
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Winter Wonderfest (since 2001). -2018.01.07 Yearly. All ages. $10-25+ Hours vary.
Festival Hall is transformed into a wonderland of lush decorated trees, sparkling lights, wintertime decorations and a main town square with vending. Includes ice rink, inflatable slide/bungee games. Santa and elves listen to children's wishes in a mountain top village.
Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand.
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Collected Holiday Songs, Recipes and Stories. -2017.12.29 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Check out this terrific comprehensive set of popular holiday songs, recipes and stories.
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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.
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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.
bedno.com/fb/178970032653955City Lit Theater, 773/293-3682, 1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave.
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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.
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WAY too much great theater and comedy and dance to cover.
Pickup Reader and NewCity and TimeOut magazines.
Hundreds of city locations.
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Friday 2017.12.08:    ^
International Gem and Jewelry Show. -Sunday Yearly. $6-8.
Well known annual with great variety and deals.
intergem.comDonald E. Stephens Convention Center, 847/692-2222, 5555 N River Road, Rosemont.
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Com Truise. 21+ $10-25 10p-4a.
W/ Telefon Tel Aviv.
comtruise.comThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Nexus 6. 21+ $5 10p-2a.
DJs Gremlin, Licious, Sprite spin modern "industrial :: rhythmic noise :: aggrotech :: EBM :: tribal :: powernoise :: witch :: techno-industrial :: dark electronic dance" for replicants.
bedno.com/fb/158258711576314Underground Lounge, 773/327-2739, 952 W Newport. East of Clark, south of Red Line Addison stop.
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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.
12.08: W/ Clownfish + Crimson Kitty from NYC.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Saturday 2017.12.09:    ^
Bucktown Holiday Art Show (since 1999). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $0-2 12-5p.
One of a kind gifts and original works of art in all media from 100+ artists.
jerroartspromotions.comHolstein Park Field House, 2200 W Oakley.
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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.
12.09: An Adventure and Years in Riyadh Working for the Saudi Royal Family.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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Angel Olsen. 18+ $25 8p.
W/ Heron Oblivion.
angelolsen.comRiviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine.
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Dave Koz Christmas. $29-115+ 8p.
20th Anniversary w/ David Benoit, Peter White, Rick Braun.
davekoz.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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"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.
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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.
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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.
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Sunday 2017.12.10:    ^
Human Rights Day (since 1948). Yearly.
U.N. issued Universal Declaration of Human Rights on this day.
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New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 7p.
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Last Man on Earth, more.
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93XRT Goose Island Holiday Jam. $60 7:30p.
W/ Spoon and Real Estate.
wxrt.radio.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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Los Lobos. -Wednesday 21+ $$ 8p.
loslobos.orgCity Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
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"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinary block of popular and leading-edge absurdist cartoonage.
adultswim.comTOON. On cable.
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Monday 2017.12.11:    ^
Say Anything. -Tuesday All ages. $26+ 2 nites. 6:30p.
sayanythingmusic.comMetro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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Joe Biden: American Promise Tour. $71-300+ 7:30p.
facebook.com/joebidenChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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Andrew Bird. -Thursday All ages. $50+ 4 shows. 8p.
Gezelligheid Concert w/ Joan Shelley.
andrewbird.netFourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E Chestnut St. Anderson Hall\.
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Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
12.11: Gender Bender Banger.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2017.12.12:    ^
* Hanukkah (aka Chanukah). A Jewish holiday, lasts eight days. -2017.12.20 Yearly. Sunset to sunset.
Marks the reconsecration of the temple of Jerusalem and the miracle of the lamp.
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Fiesta de Guadalupe. Yearly.
Commemorates appearance of virgin Mary to an Indian boy in 1531.
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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."
12.12: Holiday party.
chihacknight.org1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. 12th Floor.
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St. Vincent. $40+ 8p.
Fear The Future Tour.
ilovestvincent.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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Chicago Underground Comedy. Tuesdays 21+ $5 Doors 9p.
"The Hippest, Hottest Stand-Up Showcase to Emerge in Years" +good menu & booze.
facebook.com/chicagoundergroundcomedyBeat Kitchen, 773/281-4444, 2100 W Belmont.
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Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ $0-15 9p-2a.
12.12: Syquest w/ Doctorgroo // Audiophlex // MegaMike // Ciro.
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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Wednesday 2017.12.13:    ^
Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council Meeting. (MBAC). All ages. Free 3-4:30p.
Representatives from various gov't orgs present to invited representatives from local cycling interests about legislation, safety and planning for about 90 minutes once about every 90 days.
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. Room 1103.
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Jingle Ball. $30-115 7:30p.
KISS FM presents The Chainsmokers, Demi Lovato, Charlie Puth, Kesha, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Julia Michaels, Why Don't We, ...
1035kissfm.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
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"In One Ear" (since 1988). Poetry Open Mic. Wednesdays 18+ $3 10p-?a.
"2nd Longest Running Open-Mic In Chicago!"
facebook.com/In-One-Ear-210844945622380Heartland Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop.
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Thursday 2017.12.14:    ^
Illenium. 17+ $25-88 8p.
W/ Minnesota, Said the Sky, Dabin.
illenium.comAragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
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Michelle L'Amour's show. Thursdays 21+ Free 8p-2a.
Weekly nite of vaudevillians, burlesque and extreme acts.
facebook.com/UnbridledatUntitledUntitled, 312/880-1511, 111 W. Kinzie.
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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.
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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.
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LIKE A DOWNTOWN AMUSEMENT PARK. All ages. Mostly free.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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World class zoo. Now with web cams. All ages. Free (Building hours vary) 9a-6p.
Lincoln Park Zoo, 773/742-2000, 2200 N Cannon.
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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.
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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.
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