Andrew  Do  See
2018.02.16 (wk1074)
There's always a bigger fish.
Movie: "Black Panther" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
Ongoing: Ice Skating.
Ongoing: Black History Month.
..-Su: Joffrey Ballet at Auditorium.
..-Mo: Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place.
Ongoing: Rhinoceros Theater Festival at Prop Theatre.
Fr: Chinese New Years.
Fr: Blacklight Blackout at Exit.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa-..: "Journey for the Sun" at The Actors Gymnasium.
Sa: Windy City Roller Derby at UIC Pavilion.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Badfish at Concord Music Hall.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Sa: Nocturna Broken Hearts Ball at Metro.
Su: Vintage Garage.
Su: Sunday MASSive at Innjoy.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Presidents Day.
Mo: Start of Pisces.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Robert Plant at Riviera Theatre.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: George Washington's Birthday.
Th: Atomic Sketch Event at Green Eye Lounge.
Th: Michelle L'Amour's show at Untitled.
Th: Excision at Aragon Ballroom.

Movie:    ^
"Black Panther" now playing.
Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, ... Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

Now playing.
Padman, Peter Rabbit, 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. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

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... PHOTOS INFO SHARE

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. INFO SHARE

Joffrey Ballet. -2018.02.18 21+ $65-85+ Various times.
joffrey.comAuditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown. MAP TICKETS INFO SHARE

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. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

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. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

WAY too much great theater and comedy and dance to cover.
Pickup Reader and NewCity and TimeOut magazines.
Hundreds of city locations.

Friday 2018.02.16:    ^
Chinese New Years (4716). Dog. Yearly.
Also New Years for some other lunar calendar cultures (traditional Japan, Korea, Vietnam). Observed with 14 days of joyous festivities and niceness. Date varies each year. Second new moon after winter solstice. PHOTOS INFO SHARE

Blacklight Blackout (since 2011). 3rd Fridays 21+ Free 10p-2a.
Big freakfest in a tiny space. Lots of DJs, cheap beer, UV paints, radiation., 312/395-2700, 1315 W North. 2nd Fl.

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.
02.16: "Harem of Oddities" show at 11p.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Saturday 2018.02.17:    ^
"Journey for the Sun" -2018.03.25 All ages. $25+ Fr 7:30, Sa 4:30+7:30p, Su 3p.
"A Sci-Fi Cartoon Circus - Cosmic adventure featuring astonishing aerialists and acrobats, unearthly retro-futuristic sounds and songs and a enormous intergalactic robot."
The Actors Gymnasium, 847/328-2795, 927 Noyes St, Evanston. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Windy City Roller Derby. All ages. $20-35+ 6-9:30p.
A new breed of derby dame hellions on skates.
windycityrollers.comUIC Pavilion, 312/413-5700, 525 S. Racine. MAP TICKETS SHARE

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.
02.17: Joshua Gray - Candidate for Cook County Board Commissioner.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Badfish. A Tribute To Sublime. 18+ $13+ 8p-2a.
badfish.comConcord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

"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. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

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. MAP SHARE

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. MAP INFO SHARE

** Nocturna Broken Hearts Ball (since 1988). THE Electro/Goth gathering. 18+ $10+ 11p-5a.
DJ Scary Lady Sarah spinning goth, darkwave, industrial, new wave, electro, etc. Lush decor, special guests and giveaways. Dress to impress (red&black) for GlitterGuts photobooth., 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Sunday 2018.02.18:    ^
Vintage Garage. 3rd Sundays $? 11a-6p.
100 vintage and antique dealers.
847/579-9079 vintagegaragechicago.com5051 N Broadway Uptown between Foster and Argyle.

Sunday MASSive. Ages? $? 2p-1a.
All day drum&bass DJs. Mark A Matras, Eddie Riot, Leo Saucedo, Ruckus (Russell Ryan), Megamike, Klew, Ryan Moses (Coexst), Samantha Rose., 773/394-2066, 2015 W Division. MAP SHARE

"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinary block of popular and leading-edge absurdist cartoonage.
adultswim.comTOON. On cable. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

Monday 2018.02.19:    ^
* Presidents Day. Legal holiday. 3rd Monday in February Yearly.
Observes the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Schools and government offices closed. Sales at major retail stores. Popular museum day. PHOTOS INFO SHARE

Start of Pisces. Astrological sign, the fish. Yearly. PHOTOS INFO SHARE

Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
02.19: F*ck Donald Trump Banger. Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted. MAP SHARE

Tuesday 2018.02.20:    ^
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. MAP SHARE

Robert Plant. $69+ 8p.
And The Sensational Space Shifters.
robertplant.comRiviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Wednesday 2018.02.21:    ^
"In One Ear" (since 1988). Poetry Open Mic. Wednesdays 18+ $3 10p-?a.
"2nd Longest Running Open-Mic In Chicago!" Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop. MAP INFO SHARE

Thursday 2018.02.22:    ^
George Washington's Birthday. Yearly.
Day to remember George Washington, the first president of the United States and commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution. He was born in Kentucky in 1732 and died of an illness on December 14th, 1799. Washington's birthday is observed on President's Day. PHOTOS INFO SHARE

Atomic Sketch Event (since 2008). Live Art. Last Thursdays 21+ Free 6-10p.
Established and emerging artists of various disciplines display, create and sell original new works at bargain prices. Drop-in artists welcome. Eye Lounge, 773/227-8851, 2403 W. Homer St. Near Blue Line Western. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Michelle L'Amour's show. Thursdays 21+ Free 8p-2a.
Weekly nite of vaudevillians, burlesque and extreme acts., 312/880-1511, 111 W. Kinzie. MAP SHARE

Excision. 17+ $55-160+ 9p.
Dubstep w/ Dion Timmer, Monxx.
excision.caAragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

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. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

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. MAP INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO

World class zoo. Now with web cams. All ages. Free (Building hours vary) 9a-6p.
Lincoln Park Zoo, 773/742-2000, 2200 N Cannon. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO

Notes:    ^
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