Andrew  Do  See
2018.02.23 (wk1075)
Listen twice.
Movie: "Annihilation" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Survivors Guide to Prison" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Young Karl Marx" now playing everywhere.
..-We: Ice Skating.
..-We: Black History Month.
Ongoing: "Journey for the Sun" at The Actors Gymnasium.
..-Su: Rhinoceros Theater Festival at Prop Theatre.
Fr: Critical Mass at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Celebrating David Bowie at Vic Theatre.
Fr: Lettuce & Galactic at Riviera Theatre.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Ani DiFranco at Park West.
Sa: Ashanti, Ja Rule, Lloyd at Riviera Theatre.
Sa: Sanctuary at Underground Lounge.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Freakeasy DJs at SmartBar.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Hustle Up The Hancock at John Hancock Building.
Su: Chinese New Years Parade at Chinatown.
Su: Sunday MASSive at Lincoln Park Tavern.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Su: Bittersweet at Berlin.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: IHOP Natl Pancake Day.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Purim.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: National Women's History Month.
Th: Full "Worm" Moon.
Th: Irish Film Festival at Various locations.
Th: Michelle L'Amour's show at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"Annihilation" now playing.
W/ Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Benedict Wong, ...
annihilationmovie.comTheaters Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

"Survivors Guide to Prison" now playing.
W/ Susan Sarandon, Patricia Arquette, Danny Trejo, Jesse Williams, Ice-T, Cynthia Nixon, Danny Glover, Quincy Jones, RZA, Busta Rhymes, Macklemore, ... Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

"Young Karl Marx" now playing.
W/ August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps, Olivier Gourmet, ...
der-junge-karl-marx.deTheaters Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

Now playing.
Black Panther, 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

"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

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 2018.02.23:    ^
Critical Mass (since 1997). Last Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making our presence known downtown. Unplanned route gently winds a dozen miles or more. Thousands attend in good weather. Includes music, hipsters, athletes, show bikes, so much more. Skaters welcome.
chi.bikeDaley Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Celebrating David Bowie. 18+ $35-135 7:30p.
Former bandmates and friends perform a career spanning concert of hits and style.
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Lettuce & Galactic. 18+ $38 9p.
galacticfunk.comRiviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

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.
02.23: Literary cosplay -midnt.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Saturday 2018.02.24:    ^
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.
02.24: Bart Goldberg: Candidate Illinois State Senator - 20th District.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Ani DiFranco. 18+ $40 Sold out; 8p.
anidifranco.comPark West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage. MAP TICKETS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Ashanti, Ja Rule, Lloyd. 18+ $50-175 8p. Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Sanctuary. 21+ $3-5 9p-?a.
Dance nite DJs spin Industrial, EBM, Synthpop, Retrowave, more. Lounge, 773/327-2739, 952 W Newport. MAP 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

Freakeasy DJs. 21+ $15 10p-5a.
J.Phlip / Striz / Radiohiro.
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO 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

Sunday 2018.02.25:    ^
Hustle Up The Hancock (since 1998). Pledged 94 floor (1632 stairs, 1000 vertical feet) climb. Yearly. All ages. $30-50 6:30a.
Benefits American Lung Association. Well managed event with thousands of runners. Hancock Building, 312/751-3681, 875 N Michigan. Assemble in concourse area. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

* Chinese New Years Parade. Yearly. All ages. Free 1p.
100' Dragon dances, Miss Chinatown, gifts, fireworks, etc., 312/255-0303, Wentworth and Cermak. Continues South to 24th Street. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Sunday MASSive. 21+ $? 2p-12a.
All day drum&bass DJs. Park Tavern, 312/841-2085, 2238 N Lincoln Ave. 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

Bittersweet. Monthly. 21+ Free 10p-4a.
DJs Philly Peroxide and Scary Lady Sarah spins goth club classics and new dark alternative music & video. $2 PBR.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Monday 2018.02.26:    ^
Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
02.26: "Revenge of the Nerds" Banger. Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted. MAP SHARE

Tuesday 2018.02.27:    ^
IHOP Natl Pancake Day (since 2006). Yearly. All ages. Free 7a-7p.
Free short stack (Children's Miracle Network donation encouraged). SHARE

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

Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ $0-15 9p-2a.
02.27: DJ Biobooster w/ Astro Brakes, Misfit, Tim Nice. Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen. MAP PHOTOS SHARE

Wednesday 2018.02.28:    ^
Purim. Jewish holiday commemorating queen Esther's intervention to save the Jews of Persia. Yearly. Sunset to sunset.
The story of her actions in the 5th century BC is retold on this day. INFO SHARE

"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 2018.03.01:    ^
National Women's History Month (since 1987). THANXX! -2018.03.31 Yearly.
2018 Theme: Nevertheless She Persisted - Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. INFO SHARE

Full "Worm" Moon. Always adds an interesting twist. 7p. PHOTOS INFO SHARE

Irish Film Festival (since 2000). -2018.03.04 Yearly. All ages. $30-65.
Highlights the language, wit and culture.
chicagoirishfilmfestival.comVarious locations.

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

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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