Bedno.com Andrew  Do  See
2017.12.22 (wk1066)
Christ was a socialist.
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Movie: "Downsizing" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Father Figures" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Jumanji" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Pitch Perfect 3" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "The Greatest Showman" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "The Post" now playing everywhere.
Movie: Holiday Sing-A-Long Double Feature at Music Box Theatre.
Ongoing: Ice Skating.
..-Su: Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza.
Ongoing: Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier.
Ongoing: Collected Holiday Songs and Recipes.
Ongoing: Infinite Wrench at Neo-Futurarium.
Fr: Start of Capricorn.
Fr: George Michael / Wham tribute at House of Blues.
Fr: This Must Be The Band at Vic Theatre.
Fr: A very Slutter Kissmas at Liar's Club.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Michael Mcdermott at City Winery.
Sa: Sanctuary at Underground Lounge.
Sa: Tiesto at Aragon Ballroom.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Live Santa tracking.
Su: Mass.
Su: "Matzo Bash" at Sound-Bar.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Christmas.
Mo: Winter Vacation at Chicago Public Schools.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Boxing day.
Tu: Kwanza.
Tu: "90s Palooza" at House of Blues.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
We: Flosstradamus at Concord Music Hall.
We: Tributes to 2000's at House of Blues.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Harlem Globetrotters at Allstate Arena.
Th: Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Allstate Arena.
Th: Michelle L'Amour's show at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"Downsizing" now playing.
Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig, ...
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"Father Figures" now playing.
Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, Glenn Close, Robert Jon Mello, Terry Bradshaw, Ving Rhames, Harry Shearer, ...
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"Jumanji" now playing.
Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Rhys Darby, ...
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"Pitch Perfect 3" now playing.
Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, ...
pitchperfectmovie.comTheaters Everywhere.
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"The Greatest Showman" now playing.
Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya, ...
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"The Post" now playing.
Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, ...
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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.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Permanent, 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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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:    ^
The Infinite Wrench. -2017.12.31 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 2017.12.22:    ^
Start of Capricorn. Astrological sign, the goat. Yearly.
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George Michael / Wham tribute. $18+ Doors 8p.
"Freedom"
facebook.com/freedomgeorgemichaelHouse of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
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This Must Be The Band. 18+ $25 8:30p.
Talking Heads homage. Puerto Rico hurricane benefit show.
thismustbetheband.comVic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
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A very Slutter Kissmas. 21+ $? 9p-12a.
All female tribute to KISS.
facebook.com/slutterkissLiar's Club, 773/665-1110, 1665 W Fullerton. Just west of Ashland.
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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.
12.22: Celebrating Kings and Queens w/ Goddess Valkyrie.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Saturday 2017.12.23:    ^
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.
12.23: In a Society with Endless Choices, Why Are Harmful Ones Being Made?
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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Michael Mcdermott. 21+ $35+ 5+8p.
Mischief & Mistletoe: Full Band w carolers.
City Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
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Sanctuary. 21+ $3-5 9p-?a.
Dance nite DJs spin Industrial, EBM, Synthpop, Retrowave, more.
bedno.com/fb/1707417812642649Underground Lounge, 773/327-2739, 952 W Newport.
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Tiesto. 18+ $100+ 9p.
tiesto.comAragon 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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Sunday 2017.12.24:    ^
Live Santa tracking. (since 1955). Yearly. All ages. Free.
NORAD air traffic control reports on the big guy all night, with videos, minigames, more.
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Mass. Yearly. All ages. Free. 8p-1a.
Late Christmas eve gatherings at most churches welcoming all. Northsiders try the Evanston cluster.
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"Matzo Bash" Yearly. 21+ $? 9p-4a.
"The biggest Christmas Eve party in Chicago"
MatzoBash.comSound-Bar, 312/787-4480, 226 West Ontario. Walkable from Red and Brown lines.
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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 2017.12.25:    ^
* Christmas. Christian holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. Yearly.
Gifts are exchanged. Spirit of giving encouraged.
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Winter Vacation. -2018.01.05 Yearly.
cps.eduChicago Public Schools.
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Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
12.25: Fancy Lad Banger.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2017.12.26:    ^
Boxing day. Yearly.
Give gifts to service providers such as postal delivery person and trash collector. Sometimes observed on first weekday following xmas.
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Kwanza. Yearly.
An African American holiday, originally observing the fruit harvest, now with broader themes of family, reverence, commemoration, recommitment and celebration.
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"90s Palooza" 18+ $15+ 7:30p.
Tributes to No Doubt, Pearl Jam, Sublime, & Green Day.
facebook.com/dontspeakmusicHouse of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
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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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Wednesday 2017.12.27:    ^
Flosstradamus. 18+ $30+ -2a.
flosstradamus.comConcord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry.
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Tributes to 2000's. 18+ $15+ Doors 7p.
Covering Korn, Linkin Park, Deftones, Limp Bizkit, Eminem, Ice Cube.
facebook.com/freakonaleashchicagolandHouse of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
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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 2017.12.28:    ^
Harlem Globetrotters. Yearly. All ages. $15-136+.
harlemglobetrotters.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Yearly. All ages. $29-69+ Two show: 3p+8p.
Performing their Christmas rock opera.
trans-siberian.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
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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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2017.12.22