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2017.12.15 (wk1065)
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RECOMMENDED:
Movie: Star Wars: Last Jedi now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Permanent" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
Movie: Holiday Sing-A-Long Double Feature at Music Box Theatre.
Ongoing: Ice Skating.
..-Su: 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.
..-We: Hanukkah.
..-Sa: Dreaming Bigger in Strange Times at Woman Made Gallery.
..-Su: Infinite Wrench at Neo-Futurarium.
Fr: Holiday Toy Ride at Amling's Cycle.
..-Sa: Sister Hazel at House of Blues.
Fr: Acrobatica Infiniti Circus at Uptown Underground.
Fr: Blacklight Blackout at Exit.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa: Santa Cycle Rampage at Twisted Spoke.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Papadosio at Concord Music Hall.
Sa-Su: Todd Rundgren at Park West.
Sa: Horizon Tour at Aragon Ballroom.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Sa: Neverland Purity Ball at Metro.
Su: Vintage Garage.
Su: Sunday MASSive at Innjoy.
Su: "Walk with Light" at The 606.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo-Tu: Do-it-Yourself Messiah at Harris Theater.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: SZA at Concord Music Hall.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Winter Solstice.
Th: Tom Petty homage at House of Blues.
Th: Michelle L'Amour's show at Untitled.
Th: Drum&Bass night at SmartBar.

Movie:    ^
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" now playing.
Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, ...
starwars.comTheaters Everywhere.
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"Permanent" now playing.
Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson, Kira McLean, Devin Albert, ...
imdb.com/movies-coming-soonTheaters Everywhere.
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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. -2017.12.22 Yearly. Wk 3-7p, Sa 1-8p.
Fr 12.15: Purple line
Sa 12.16: Red & Purple lines (+photos w/ Santa)
Th 12.21: Purple line
Fr 12.22: Yellow 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:    ^
* 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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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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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.
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Hundreds of city locations.
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Friday 2017.12.15:    ^
* Holiday Toy Ride (since 2003). Yearly. All ages. 6:30a.
Donate a new toy to join. Ends at Corcoran's Grill & Pub (1615 N. Wells).
toyridechicago.comAmling's Cycle, 847/692-4240, 8140 N. Milwaukee, Niles.
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Sister Hazel. -Saturday 17+ $$ 2 nites 6:30p.
sisterhazel.comHouse of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
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* Acrobatica Infiniti Circus. 3rd Fridays 21+ $25-40 8p.
Combining circus, cosplay, and genre fiction. Great performers, breathtaking acts. Showcasing new works and fan favorites from silly to sensual: fire eating, trapeze, straps, juggling, hooping, aerial ring, comedy, acrobatics and more!
aicircus.comUptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway.
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Blacklight Blackout (since 2011). 3rd Fridays 21+ Free 10p-2a.
Big freakfest in a tiny space. Lots of DJs, cheap beer, UV paints, radiation.
facebook.com/blacklightblackoutexitExit, 312/395-2700, 1315 W North. 2nd Fl.
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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.
12.15: "Harem of Oddities" performers at 11p.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Saturday 2017.12.16:    ^
*** Santa Cycle Rampage. Yearly. All ages. Food+drinx from 11am, leaves after 1p.
Jolly horde of mischievous Dreidels, Santas and Elves and kin visit liquor stores and bustling retail areas spreading bike winter love.
bedno.com/fb/165850267335307Twisted Spoke, 312/666-1500, 501 N. Ogden. Near Grand/Racine.
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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.
12.16: The History and Current Situation on the Ground in Palestine / Israel - through poetry, prose and art.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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Papadosio. 18+ $23+ 8p-2a.
papadosio.comConcord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry.
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* Todd Rundgren. -Sunday 18+ $60-200+ 2 nites. Sold out. 8p.
Bring a toy to donate.
facebook.com/toddrundgrenPark West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
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Horizon Tour. 18+ $30+ 9p.
W/ Seven Lions, Tritonal, Kill The Noise.
horizontour.orgAragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
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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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Neverland Purity Ball. 21+ $50+ 11p.
6th annual "White Party" w/ DJs Abel and Alex Cabot.
facebook.com/NeverlandPartiesMetro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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Sunday 2017.12.17:    ^
Vintage Garage. 3rd Sundays $? 11a-6p.
100 vintage and antique dealers.
847/579-9079 vintagegaragechicago.com5051 N Broadway Uptown between Foster and Argyle.
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Sunday MASSive. Ages? $? 2p-1a.
All day drum&bass w/ Danny the Wildchild, Phantom 45, Doctorgroo, Mark Matras, Tim Nice, Joey Beef, Lamebrane, ...
bedno.com/fb/371733073269030Innjoy, 773/394-2066, 2015 W Division.
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"Walk with Light" All ages. Free 4-6:30p.
Annual holiday features on the 606. Neighborhood festival procession at sunset.
Bedno.com/fb/353661358439111The 606, 773/661-9172, Bloomingdale from Ridgeway to Walsh.
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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 2017.12.18:    ^
Do-it-Yourself Messiah (since 1976). A grand tradition. -Tuesday Yearly. All ages. Free but sells out. RSVP required. 7p.
Handel's work with full orchestra, audience participates as chorus.
888/880-9701 imfchicago.org/programs/do-it-yourself-messiahHarris Theater, 312/334-7777, 205 E Randolph. Millennium Park.
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Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
12.18: Star Wars Banger.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2017.12.19:    ^
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.
12.19: Makoto (Tokyo).
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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Wednesday 2017.12.20:    ^
SZA. All ages. $27+ Doors 6p-2a.
iamsza.comConcord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry.
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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 2017.12.21:    ^
* Winter Solstice. Yearly.
Shortest day/longest night (sun 07:13-16:42), official start of winter.
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Tom Petty homage. 17+ $18 7p.
"Southern Accents" immaculately recreates the music and style.
southernaccentsband.comHouse of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
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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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Drum&Bass night. 3rd Thursdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
12.21: Delamota / Dioptrics / Mega Mike / Fiyafly / Audiophlex / Selekta Steel / MC Questionmark Uk / Rifle MC.
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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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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