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2018.02.02 (wk1072)
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RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Winchester" now playing everywhere.
Ongoing: Ice Skating.
Ongoing: Black History Month.
Ongoing: "Between the Seams" at Woman Made Gallery.
Ongoing: Rhinoceros Theater Festival at Prop Theatre.
Fr: Candlemas.
Fr: Groundhogs Day.
..-Sa: Super Diamond at House of Blues.
Fr: Kid A at Subterranean.
Sa: Bike shop opening at Johnny Sprockets.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Blues Traveler at House of Blues.
Sa: Cirque du Burlesque at Portage Theater.
Sa: Mavis Staples at Vic Theatre.
Sa: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox at Riviera Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Judy Collins at City Winery.
Su: Superbowl.
Su: Star Trek: Discovery at CBS Streaming Only?!?
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Su: Madonnarama at Berlin.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Marilyn Manson at Riviera Theatre.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We-..: Joffrey Ballet at Auditorium.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Boyscout Day.
Th: Michelle L'Amour's show at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"Winchester" now playing.
Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook, Angus Sampson, Eamon Farren, Laura Brent, Thor Carlsson, ...
winchestermovie.comTheaters Everywhere.
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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:    ^
Black History Month (since 1926). -2018.02.28 Yearly.
February contains the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. This holiday recognizes the achievements and contributions of African Americans. Observed with special events and exhibits at many cultural institutions, especially the Chicago Cultural Center, H.W.Library, Dusable Museum, and South Shore Cultural Center.
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"Between the Seams" -2018.02.10 Th+Fr -6p, Sa+Su 12-4p.
Show of textile related artworks.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 2150 S Canalport.
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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 2018.02.02:    ^
Candlemas. Yearly.
Commemorates the presentation of Jesus in the Temple. Observed in northern Europe much like groundhog day. In some areas it marks the beginning of spring planting. This day is used for the consecration of church candles for the year.
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Groundhogs Day (since 1888). Yearly.
According to Punxsutawney PA folklore, the groundhog (woodchuck) emerges from hibernation on this day. If sunny and the groundhog sees his shadow, legend holds that there will be six more weeks of winter. A cloudy day signals an early spring. Observed at the Brookfield Zoo Children's area.
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Super Diamond. -Saturday 17+ $25+ Doors 7:30p.
Neil Diamond tribute.
superdiamond.comHouse of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
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Kid A. Radiohead tribute. 21+ $15 9:30p.
Performing 'OK Computer' in its entirety.
kida.comSubterranean, 773/ 278-6600, 2011 W North. Corner of North and Damen in Wicker Park, at Damen blue line stop.
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Saturday 2018.02.03:    ^
Bike shop opening. All ages. Free 3-8p.
Beer, pizza, etc, celebrating moving a few blocks north.
bedno.com/fb/158119468170130Johnny Sprockets, 773/244-1079, 3140 N Broadway St.
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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.
02.03: Democratic Confederalism and Libertarian Municipalism: A Concept for the Chicago Social Revolution.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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Blues Traveler. 17+ $35+ Doors 6:30p.
30th anniversary tour.
bluestraveler.comHouse of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
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Cirque du Burlesque. 21+ $30 8p-1a.
dyelyfe.comPortage Theater, 773/283-7244, 4050 N Milwaukee.
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Mavis Staples. 18+ $45-65+ 8p.
mavisstaples.comVic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
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Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox. All ages. $40+ 8p.
facebook.com/postmodernjukeboxRiviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine.
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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+ $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 2018.02.04:    ^
Judy Collins. 21+ $55-68 Two shows. 5p.
judycollins.comCity Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
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Superbowl (since 1967). Yearly. 5-9p.
Preshow from 12:30p. Over 130 MegaViewers expected.
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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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Madonnarama. 1st Sundays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
All Madonna music and videos all night with DJ Riley York. Classics, rare tracks, remixes, etc.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Monday 2018.02.05:    ^
Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
02.05: Voltron Banger.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2018.02.06:    ^
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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Marilyn Manson. Ages? $59-400+ 8p.
Amazonica.
marilynmanson.comRiviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine.
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Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ $0-15 9p-2a.
02.06: Ruckus 4 hour set.
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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Wednesday 2018.02.07:    ^
Joffrey Ballet. -2018.02.18 21+ $65-85+ Various times.
joffrey.comAuditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
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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 2018.02.08:    ^
Boyscout Day (since 1910). Yearly.
Anniversary of the incorporation of the Boy Scouts of America.
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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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Notes:    ^
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