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2018.02.09 (wk1073)
Only a Sith deals in absolutes.
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Padman" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Peter Rabbit" now playing everywhere.
Ongoing: Ice Skating.
Ongoing: Black History Month.
Ongoing: Joffrey Ballet at Auditorium.
Ongoing: Rhinoceros Theater Festival at Prop Theatre.
..-Su: IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Meet at Navy Pier - Festival Hall.
Fr: Daddy-Daughter/Mommy-Son Dances at Chicago Parks.
Fr: Lotus at Vic Theatre.
Fr: 10,000 Maniacs at City Winery.
Fr: Nexus 6 at Underground Lounge.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa: Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place.
Sa: Cupid's Undie Run at John Barleycorn.
Sa: Winter Block Party at Metro.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Thomas Edison's Birthday.
Su-Tu: Carnival.
Su: Star Trek: Discovery at CBS Streaming Only?!?
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Abraham Lincoln's Birthday.
Mo: Darwin Day.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Mardi Gras.
Tu: Carnival of Mardis Gras party at House of Blues.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Ash Wednesday.
We: Valentine's Day.
We: Special V-Day Fun Galore at Restaurants, Clubs and Venues everywhere.
We: Valentine's Day Dinner at The Signature Room.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Michelle L'Amour's show at Untitled.
Th: Drum&Bass night at SmartBar.

Movie:    ^
"Padman" now playing.
Story of India's sanitary pads pioneer.
facebook.com/PadManTheFilmTheaters Everywhere.
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"Peter Rabbit" now playing.
James Corden, Fayssal Bazzi, Domhnall Gleeson, Sia, Colin Moody, Sam Neill, ...
peterrabbit-movie.comTheaters Everywhere.
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Now playing.
Winchester, Lady Bird, Three Billboards, Call Me by Your Name, 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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Joffrey Ballet. -2018.02.18 21+ $65-85+ Various times.
joffrey.comAuditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
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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 2018.02.09:    ^
IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Meet (since 1999). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $6-10 8a-8p.
The largest women's gymnastics invitational meet in the world, judged event, levels 4-Elite, thousands of competitors.
847/504-2453 chicagostylemeet.comNavy Pier - Festival Hall, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand.
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Daddy-Daughter/Mommy-Son Dances. Yearly. All ages. 6-9:30p.
And other couples dance events.
chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/valentines-dayChicago Parks.
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Lotus. 18+ $30+ 8p.
W/ Marvel Years.
lotusvibes.comVic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
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10,000 Maniacs. 21+ $45+ 10p.
maniacs.comCity Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
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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/1454938951270163Underground 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.
02.09: "Madame Marvel's Harem of Oddities" performances at 11p.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Saturday 2018.02.10:    ^
Chicago Auto Show (since 1901). -2018.02.19 Yearly. All ages. $0-12+ 10a-10p.
Largest show in the U.S. of the leading killer of kids. Antiques, advanced power systems, sports stars and cheerleaders, greenwashing, million dollar super-cars and other grotesquely over-compensating monuments to mammon and sloth.
chicagoautoshow.comMcCormick Place, 312/791-7000, 2301 S Lake Shore Drive. Red line to Cermak, then bus east.
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Cupid's Undie Run. Yearly. $40+ 12-4p.
"Mile-ish run in your bedroom-best" raises money for charity. Doors noon, run 2p, party 3:30p.
cupidsundierun.comJohn Barleycorn, 773/348-8899, 3524 N Clark St.
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Winter Block Party (since 2010). Yearly. All ages. Free 12-6p.
WBEZ presents, celebrating hip-hop's present and future with film, B-boy/girl dance battles, open mic, DJ's all day. Get a fade haircut, a Henna tattoo or graffiti art and more.
wbez.org/events/9th-annual-winter-block-party-do-the-winter-block-party-thing/5567Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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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.
02.10: Good and Bad in Scott Adams: Winning Elections by Hypnosis.
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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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 2018.02.11:    ^
Thomas Edison's Birthday. Yearly.
Remembers the extremely successful inventor and entrepreneur born in Milan Ohio in 1847, died in West Orange NJ in 1931. He is credited with 1093 patents including the phonograph and light bulb. Visit the Menlo Park reconstruction in PA.
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Carnival. -Tuesday Yearly.
Three days of festivities culminating on Mardi Gras. Christian in origin, it is the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (Mardi Gras) preceding Ash Wednesday.
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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 2018.02.12:    ^
Abraham Lincoln's Birthday. Yearly.
16th president of the United states, born in Kentucky in 1809. Known for living in Illinois. Presided during the Civil War. Lincoln was assassinated in the Ford Theater in Washington by John Wilkes Booth just five days after the end of the war. Observed later this month on President's Day.
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Darwin Day. Yearly.
A global celebration of science and reason held around the birthday of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin.
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Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
02.12: Eyes Wide Shut Banger.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2018.02.13:    ^
Mardi Gras. Yearly.
French for Fat Tuesday. Christian in origin it is the last day of the period of Carnival preceding Ash Wednesday. The name has come to represent the entire carnival period. Celebrated on a large scale in New Orleans, Rio de Janeiro, and Nice. Observed with Cajun music, costumes, parades and dancing and beads.
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Carnival of Mardis Gras party. $0? 5p.
Crawfish Boil, brass band, magic and palm readings, street performers, king cake, beads, masks, etc.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
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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."
chihacknight.org1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. 12th Floor.
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Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ $0-15 9p-2a.
02.13: Danny the Wildchild's Bday party! W/ Audiophlex, Hspdchase, Alcove.
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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Wednesday 2018.02.14:    ^
Ash Wednesday. Yearly.
Christian in origin, this is the first day of Lent and the seventh Wednesday preceding Easter Sunday. The name originates from the ritual of placing ashes on worshipers' foreheads, symbolizing death and sorrow for sin. Lent is a 40 day period of penitence, prayer and fasting. Over time, fasting has been de-emphasized (though certain abstentions such as drinking and red meats are commonly observed), and the importance of prayer and works of charity has grown. Lent was first observed in the 4th century.
http://christianity.about.com
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* Valentine's Day. Yearly.
Day to exchange messages of love with the object of one's romantic interest. Typically observed through the gifting of roses, heart shaped boxes of chocolates, and luxury dinners. The day gets its name from the Christian saint Valentine.
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Special V-Day Fun Galore. Yearly.
Romantic meal deals, pro and anti relationship performances and club theme nights by the dozens.
do312.com/events/2018/02/14Restaurants, Clubs and Venues everywhere.
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Valentine's Day Dinner. Yearly. All ages. $95+ 5-10p.
Special menu directed by executive chef may include Champagne, heart shaped chocolate mousse cakes, breath-taking view and live jazz.
The Signature Room, 312/787-9596, 875 N Michigan. Top of the Hancock.
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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 2018.02.15:    ^
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. 21+ Free 10p-4a.
02.15: Pressure With Bass Banditz / Soljazz Live / RP Smack / Fiyafly.
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. $0-15+ 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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2018.02.09