Bedno.com Andrew  Do  See
2018.04.27 (wk1084)
Welcome change.
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Avengers: Infinity War" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Love & Bananas" now playing everywhere.
..-Mo: STD Awareness Month.
Ongoing: Is There a Mother in the House? at Woman Made Gallery.
Ongoing: Joffrey Ballet at Auditorium.
Ongoing: Dragon Lights at Soldier Field.
Ongoing: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Fr: Arbor Day.
Fr: Critical Mass at Daley Plaza.
Fr: "Whiskyx" at Soldier Field.
..-Sa: Jeff Tweedy at Vic Theatre.
Fr: Acrobatica Infiniti Circus at Uptown Underground.
Fr: Lucky Boys Confusion at Metro.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa-Mo: America's Beauty Show at McCormick Place.
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: Full "Pink" Moon.
Su: MS Walk.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: Full Moon Fire Jam near lake south of Foster.
Su: Bittersweet at Berlin.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Walpurgis Night.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: May Day.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
We: Space Face at Martyrs'.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: National Day of Reason.
Th: Natalia Lafourcade at Concord Music Hall.
Th: The Ides of March at City Winery.
Th: Unbridled at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"Avengers: Infinity War" now playing.
Karen Gillan, Elizabeth Olsen, Josh Brolin, Carrie Coon, Tom Holland, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr, Benedict Cumberbatch, ...
marvel.com/avengersTheaters Everywhere.
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"Love & Bananas" now playing.
Ashley Bell and a team of elephant rescuers.
loveandbananas.comTheaters Everywhere.
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Now playing.
I Feel Pretty, Genesis, Rampage, 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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Is There a Mother in the House? -2018.05.05 Th+Fr -6p, Sa+Su 12-4p.
Juried exhibition of forty works exploring the facets of Mother.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 2150 S Canalport.
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Joffrey Ballet. -2018.05.06 Variou$ 7:30p.
Midsummer Night's Dream.
joffrey.comAuditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
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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 2018.04.27:    ^
Arbor Day. Last Friday in April Yearly.
A special day set aside for the planting of trees. First proposed in Nebraska in 1872, later became a legal holiday there. Different date by state.
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* 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.
04.27: Likely riding the "Earth Mass" tour of parks.
chi.bikeDaley Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop.
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"Whiskyx" 21+ $75-125+ 6p.
Whiskey fest with dozens of varieties, bands and food trucks.
thewhiskyx.comSoldier Field, 312/235-7000, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr.
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Jeff Tweedy. -Saturday 18+ $75-150 8p.
wilcoworld.netVic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
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Acrobatica Infiniti Circus. Monthly. 21+ $25-40 8p.
Combining circus, cosplay, and genre fiction. Great performers, breathtaking acts. Showcasing new works and fan favorites from silly to sensual: fire eating, trapeze, straps, juggling, hooping, aerial ring, comedy, acrobatics and more!
aicircus.comUptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway.
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Lucky Boys Confusion. 17+ $26+ 9p.
W/ Zombie Schoolboy / The Linden Method / Take The Reins.
luckyboysconfusion.comMetro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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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.
04.27: Coplay villains variety show -midnt.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Saturday 2018.04.28:    ^
America's Beauty Show (since 1998). -Monday Yearly. $20-100.
Renowned event for cosmetology professionals, with vendors, speakers, classes, demos, competitions, parties.
800/883-7808 americasbeautyshow.comMcCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore.
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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.
04.28: The History and Current Situation on the Ground in Palestine / Israel through poetry, prose, and art.
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.
04.28: Starring Ammunition.
Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
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Sunday 2018.04.29:    ^
Full "Pink" Moon. Always adds an interesting twist. 8p.
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MS Walk (since 1989). Yearly. All ages. $50-? 9:30a-12p.
Major charity event, 7-9 lakefront miles. Prizes, parking. Also several suburban walks.
312/423-1101 main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/ILDWalkEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=29795855/372-1331, 1746 N Stockton.
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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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* Full Moon Fire Jam. Monthly. All ages. Free 6:30-9:30p.
Gathering for fire spinners, fire jugglers, hoopers, breathers, etc. Practice, networking, and outstanding performances, with drum circle backing. Many hundreds of spectators attend.
fullmoonjam.org4960 N Simonds Dr Betwix Foster and Lawrence in grass near lake.
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Bittersweet. Monthly. 21+ Free 10p-4a.
DJs Philly Peroxide and Scary Lady Sarah spins goth club classics and new dark alternative music & video.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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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 2018.04.30:    ^
Walpurgis Night. Yearly.
Also known as witches' sabbath and eve of May Day. Commemorates the 8th century saint and protectress against witchcraft.
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Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
04.30: Barney Banger.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2018.05.01:    ^
May Day. Also known as Labor Day in Europe. Yearly.
Honors workers. Gloriously observed in communist nations. Chicago remembers the Haymarket Massacre.
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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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Wednesday 2018.05.02:    ^
Space Face. 21+ $10 8p.
Bowie tribute.
artistecard.com/SpaceFaceMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
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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 2018.05.03:    ^
* National Day of Reason. 1st Thursday in May Yearly.
Encourages rationals to be visible and active today as a real demonstration of creating positive effect, as opposed to the pointlessness of prayer.
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Natalia Lafourcade. All ages. $40 6p-2a.
W/ Augusto Bracho.
natalialafourcadeyo.comConcord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry.
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The Ides of March. 21+ $30+ 8p.
theidesofmarch.comCity Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
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Unbridled. 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, mini-golf course, quality restaurants and bars, enclosed garden, touristy specialty shops, children's museum, water taxis and cruise lines, the Shakespeare Theatre and more.
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, 111 S Michigan Ave.
artinstituteofchicago.org 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.
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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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2018.04.27