Bedno.com Andrew  Do  See
2018.04.06 (wk1081)
Go home winter, you're drunk.
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: Latino Film Festival at Various locations.
Ongoing: STD Awareness Month.
Ongoing: Dragon Lights at Soldier Field.
Ongoing: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
..-Su: Comic and Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place.
..-Sa: Robotics Competition at UIC Pavilion.
..-Sa: Weird Al Yankovic at Vic Theatre.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa: World Health Day.
Sa: ROBOTICS COMPETITION FINALS! at UIC Pavilion.
Sa: World Pillow Fight Day TBA.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Ministry at Riviera Theatre.
Sa: Viva La Pole Show at Concord Music Hall.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Flower Festival.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Middle Aged Men In Lycra at Regal Cinemas Webster Place.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's shops.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: The Darkness at Park West.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: The Afghan Whigs at Riviera Theatre.
Th: Michelle L'Amour's show at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
Latino Film Festival (since 1985). Over 100 screenings. -2018.04.19 Yearly. All ages. $10+ Various times.
chicagolatinofilmfestival.orgVarious locations.
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Now playing.
Birthmarked, The China Hustle, Ready Player One, Maineland, Ramen Heads, Tomb Raider, The Leisure Seeker, Leaning Into the Wind, Red Sparrow, Annihilation, Survivors Guide to Prison, Young Karl Marx, Black Panther, Padman, Peter Rabbit, Winchester, Lady Bird, Three Billboards, Call Me by Your Name, Downsizing, Father Figures, Jumanji, The Greatest Showman, The Post, Last Jedi, Permanent, The Disaster Artist, The Shape of Water, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Ongoing:    ^
STD Awareness Month. -2018.04.30 Yearly.
Individuals, doctors, and community-based organizations address ways to prevent some of the nearly 20 million new sexually-transmitted diseases that occur in the U.S. annually. Frequency in ages 25-45 has doubled in the last decade.
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Dragon Lights. -2018.05.06 All ages. $$.
Parking lots become an illuminated outdoor fantasy with dining.
DragonLightsChicago.comSoldier Field, 312/235-7000, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr.
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Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays -2018.10.28 Yearly. All ages. $1 Most weeks. 6a-3p.
500 market spaces. Clean, comprehensive, entertaining, with free parking, food and restrooms.
847/524-9590 wolffs.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
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WAY too much great theater and comedy and dance to cover.
Pickup Reader and NewCity and TimeOut magazines.
Hundreds of city locations.
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Friday 2018.04.06:    ^
* Comic and Entertainment Expo. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $$.
Dozen of special guests.
c2e2.comMcCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore.
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* Robotics Competition (since 1992). Motorola Midwest Regional. -Saturday Yearly. All ages. Free 9a-5:15p.
Over 30 corporate sponsored college engineering teams compete at a VERY high level. Contest is an academic sporting challenge changed each year, usually having a cooperative twist. Presented by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a non-profit organization. Matches 9:30a-noon, 1-4p. Concludes Saturday.
ilfrc.orgUIC Pavilion, 312/413-4750, 525 South Racine.
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Weird Al Yankovic. -Saturday All ages. $40-270+ 2 nites 8p.
"Ill-Advised Vanity Tour" w/ Emo Philips.
weirdal.comVic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 9p-4a.
"A multimedia music & video dance party where art meets nightlife." Often preceded by theme events. Greg Haus spins.
04.06: Front242 featured 9-11pm.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Saturday 2018.04.07:    ^
World Health Day. Commemorates founding of the W. H. Organization in 1948. Yearly.
Observed by reflecting on world health issues.
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*** ROBOTICS COMPETITION FINALS! (since 1992). Motorola Midwest Regional. Yearly. All ages. Free 9a-4:30p.
Over 30 corporate sponsored college engineering teams compete at a VERY high level. Contest is an academic sporting challenge changed each year, usually having a cooperative twist. Presented by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a non-profit organization. Matches 9:30a-noon, 1-3p.
ilfrc.orgUIC Pavilion, 312/413-4750, 525 South Racine.
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World Pillow Fight Day. BYOP. Yearly. All ages. Free 2-3p.
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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.
04.07: An Update on the Top Censored Stories.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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Ministry. 18+ $37+ 7:30p.
W/ Chelsea Wolfe, The God Bombs.
ministrymusic.orgRiviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine.
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Viva La Pole Show. 18+ $30 8p-2a.
Pole Show with metal cover bands Lateralus (Tool), Now I'm Nothing (NIN), Freak On A Leash (Korn), White Pony (Deftones).
Concord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry.
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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 2018.04.08:    ^
* Flower Festival. Yearly.
Celebrates Buddha's birthday (US date. ~500BC).
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New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 6p.
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Last Man on Earth, more.
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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 2018.04.09:    ^
* Middle Aged Men In Lycra. All ages. $16+ 6:30-8:30p.
The only local showing. Bicycling mockumentary.
bedno.com/fb/172549426861603Regal Cinemas Webster Place, 1471 W. Webster Ave. Theater 11.
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Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
04.09: Dungeons & Dragons Banger.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2018.04.10:    ^
Free Cone Day. Yearly. All ages. Free 12-8p.
"Since 1979, spreading peace, love & FREE ice cream around the world!"
Ben & Jerry's shops.
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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.
04.10: Eddie Riot Skrimshaw Ryan Moses-Coexst Samantha Rose.
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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Wednesday 2018.04.11:    ^
The Darkness. 18+ $30 8p.
"Tour De Prance"
theactualdarkness.comPark West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
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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 2018.04.12:    ^
The Afghan Whigs. 18+ $36-135 7:30p.
And Built To Spill w/ Rituals of Mine.
theafghanwhigs.comRiviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine.
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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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