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2018.01.12 (wk1069)
I have a bad feeling about this.
RECOMMENDED:
Ongoing: Ice Skating.
..-Su: Get Fit Free week at Chicago Park District centers.
..-Su: Boat, RV & Outdoor Show at McCormick Place.
Ongoing: Sketch Comedy Fest at Stage 773.
Ongoing: Rhinoceros Theater Festival at Prop Theatre.
Fr: St. Vincent at Chicago Theatre.
Fr: Datsik at Aragon Ballroom.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa-Su: "Too Hot To Handel" at Auditorium.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: "La Petite Mort" at DMent Tap.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: Star Trek: Discovery at CBS Streaming Only?!?
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Dr. Martin Luther King Junior day.
Mo: Funkadesi at City Winery.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Benjamin Franklin's Birthday.
We: Passion Pit at Riviera Theatre.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Sandra Antongiorgi at City Winery.
Th: Michelle L'Amour's show at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
Now playing.
Downsizing, Father Figures, Jumanji, Pitch Perfect 3, The Greatest Showman, The Post, Last Jedi, Permanent, The Disaster Artist, The Shape of Water, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Seasonal:    ^
Ice Skating. -2018.02.28 Yearly.
Weather permitting: Wrigley Field, 773-388-8260; 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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Ongoing:    ^
* Get Fit Free week. -2018.01.14 Yearly.
Work out all week FREE at all Chicago Park District Fitness Centers! Rates as low as under $15/month.
chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/free-fitness-weekConveniently located all over Chicago., 312/742-PLAY (7529).
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Boat, RV & Outdoor Show (since 1931). -Sunday Yearly.
Largest consumer show of its kind in the US. Hundreds of exhibitors.
Now incorporates formerly separate "Strictly Sail Chicago" event.
312/946-6200 chicagoboatshow.comMcCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore.
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Sketch Comedy Fest (since 2002). -2018.01.21 Yearly. Several shows daily.
Nation's Largest, over 100 performances featuring local, national, Canadian sketch comedy troupes on four stages. "Sketch comedy is as Chicago as deep-dish pizza and the Sears Tower. Unlike its cousin improvisation, sketch comedy is scripted. Strong writing is a vital element of the art form, which usually consists of short, satirical and funny vignettes. Although elements of improvisation are often used in creating sketches, the resulting performance is scripted, rather than made up on the spot."
chicagosketchfest.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W Belmont. Near Racine.
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Rhinoceros Theater Festival (since 1989). -2018.02.25 Yearly. $15+ Various days and times.
Showcase of experimental new plays.
rhinofest.comProp Theatre, 773/267-0666, 3502 N Elston.
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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 2018.01.12:    ^
St. Vincent. $30-50+ 7:30p.
"Fear the Future" tour.
ilovestvincent.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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Datsik. 18+ $34-90 9p.
"Ninja Nation" tour w/ Space Jesus, Brillz, Riot Ten, Wooli.
datsik.comAragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence 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
01.12: Wax Trax! nite 9p-2a.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Saturday 2018.01.13:    ^
"Too Hot To Handel" -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $30-74 Sa 7:30p, Su 3p.
Jazz-Gospel Messiah.
toohot2handel.comAuditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
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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.
01.13: Steve Schwartzberg, Candidate for US Congress 5th District, IL "Stands Where Bernie Does"
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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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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"La Petite Mort" 21+ Free 10p-3a.
"21st Century Music Curated by Nocturna's DJ Scary Lady Sarah to cultivate the Gothic Spirit in An Intimate & Evocative Environment."
bedno.com/fb/209536866256948DMent Tap, 773/961-8757, 2849 W Belmont.
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Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Saturdays 18+ $27-47 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 2018.01.14:    ^
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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Star Trek: Discovery. Sundays All ages. Free 7p.
New series first season continues.
startrek.comCBS Streaming Only?!?
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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 2018.01.15:    ^
Dr. Martin Luther King Junior day. Legal Holiday. 3rd Monday in January Yearly.
Day to honor the memory, ideals and goals of the famed civil rights leader. Born 1929.01.15 in Atlanta GA, he promoted non-violent tactics and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Died for our sins on 1968.04.04 in Memphis Tennessee.
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Funkadesi. 21+ $15 7:30p.
funkadesi.comCity Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
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Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
01.15: "Domination!" banger.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2018.01.16:    ^
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.
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Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ $0-15 9p-2a.
01.16: DJ Mega Mike birthday set.
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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Wednesday 2018.01.17:    ^
Benjamin Franklin's Birthday. (1706.01.17-1790.04.17). Yearly.
Day to remember the great early American scientist, thinker and statesman. Franklin is remembered for his Poor Richard's Almanac, the discovery of the electrical nature of lightning leading to the invention of the lightning rod, and for his political activities in pre and post-revolutionary America. Born in Boston MA, one of thirteen children of a puritan family, died in Philadelphia. Because Franklin recommended thrift, some schools start a Thrift Week on his birthday.
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Passion Pit. 18+ $35-120+ 8p.
passionpit.comRiviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine.
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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 2018.01.18:    ^
Sandra Antongiorgi. 21+ $22 6:30p.
W/ ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat, Los Pecados De Maria, DJ Cqqchifruit.
sandraantongiorgi.comCity Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
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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. $0-15+ Mo closed, Tu 10a-9p (free for locals), We+Th 10a-5p, Fr 10a-9p, Sa+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. $0-15+, 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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