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2018.05.04 (wk1085)
Choose your battles.
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Tully" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
..-Sa: Is There a Mother in the House? at Woman Made Gallery.
..-Su: Joffrey Ballet at Auditorium.
..-Su: Dragon Lights at Soldier Field.
Ongoing: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Fr: Southside Critical Mass at Nichols Park Plaza.
Fr: Group Skate at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Graham Parker at City Winery.
Sa: Cinco De Mayo.
Sa: International Day of the Midwife.
Sa: Kids and Kites Fest at Montrose Park.
Sa: Polish Constitution Day Parade at Downtown.
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: Randolph Porter Museum / Big Marsh / ACME Plant Cycling Tour at The Spoke & Bird.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Su: Madonnarama at Berlin.
Mo: Zoe at House of Blues.
Mo: Monday Night Ride at Lincoln Monument.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Harry Truman's Birthday.
Tu: National Teachers Day.
Tu: V.E. Day.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Jimmy Eat World at Riviera Theatre.
Tu: The Breeders at Vic Theatre.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Tributosaurus at Martyrs'.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Graham Parker at City Winery.
Th: Unbridled at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"Tully" now playing.
Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, Ron Livingston, Kitty Crystal, Emily Haine, Elaine Tan, Katie Hayashida, ...
facebook.com/tullymovieTheaters Everywhere.
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Now playing.
Avengers: Infinity War, Love & Bananas, 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:    ^
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 2018.05.04:    ^
Southside Critical Mass. 1st Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
A fun, free, group bike ride.
facebook.com/SSCritMassNichols Park Plaza, 1300 E 55th St. At Kimbark.
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Group Skate. 1st/3rd Fridays 21+ Free 7:30p.
Intermediate through advanced bladers come join the monthly group skate. Be able to skate some near traffic and do a distance of 10-12 miles. Helmet required, other protective gear and water recommended. Weather permitting.
ChicagoSkater.orgDaley Plaza, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.
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Graham Parker. 21+ 8p.
W/ James Maddock.
City Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
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Saturday 2018.05.05:    ^
Cinco De Mayo. Spanish for May 5th. Celebrated loudly. Yearly.
Not an independence day. Commemorates a major victory by the outnumbered and underarmed Mexican army, against the occupying French, on this day in 1862.
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* International Day of the Midwife (since 1992). Yearly.
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*** Kids and Kites Fest (since 1999). Family event, education, expert demos. Yearly. All ages. Free. 10a-4p.
Includes build it yourself tents for kids and massive show kites in the air.
chicagokite.com/madakiandkim.htmlMontrose Park, Montrose and Lake Shore Drive. Cricket Hill.
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Polish Constitution Day Parade. Yearly. All ages. Free 11:30a.
may3parade.orgDowntown. State, from Lake to Van Buren.
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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.
05.05: Special May Day Speaker - Teamster UPS Contract Campaign – the largest private sector union contract in America.
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.
05.05: Starring Red Hot Annie.
Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
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Sunday 2018.05.06:    ^
Randolph Porter Museum / Big Marsh / ACME Plant Cycling Tour. $25 8a.
Adventure Cycling Tours start from the former Pullman residence site then pedals to the Museum and Wheelworks Factory. With breaks and lunch -5pm, ~40 miles averaging <12mph.
bedno.com/fb/1497825063648687The Spoke & Bird, 929/263-2473, 205 E 18th St.
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Chicago Bike Polo. Sundays All ages. Free 3-?p.
Pickup games in decommissioned tennis courts.
facebook.com/groups/311538882232633Garfield Park, S Central Park Blvd at W Monroe St.
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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.
thesimpsons.comFOX. fox.com TIMES MAP PHOTOS INFO SHARE

"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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Madonnarama. 1st Sundays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
All Madonna music and videos all night with DJ Riley York. Classics, rare tracks, remixes, etc.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Monday 2018.05.07:    ^
Zoe. $45++ Doors 6:30p.
zoetheband.comHouse of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
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* Monday Night Ride. Mondays All ages. Free 10p.
Extraordinary long and late ride for the young and/or hearty. Leaves about 11pm, unplanned route may exceed 30miles from start point, dissipating near dawn.
facebook.com/MondayNightRideChicagoLincoln Monument, 1601 N Clark. Behind Chicago Historical Museum.
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Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
05.07: Butcher Shop Banger.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2018.05.08:    ^
Harry Truman's Birthday. Yearly.
Day to remember Harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the U.S. (1945-1953), who presided during the Cold War and Korean War. Known for the New Deal economic policies. He was born in Lamar MO in 1884 and died on December 26th, 1972 in Kansas City MO.
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* National Teachers Day. 2nd Tuesday in May Yearly.
Part of National Teachers Week, sponsored by the National Educators Association. Day to honor and be kind to teachers.
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V.E. Day. Yearly.
Victory in Europe day. Commemorates Germany's surrender in World War II, 1945.
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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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Jimmy Eat World. 18+ $30+ 7:30p.
W/ The Hotelier, Microwave.
jimmyeatworld.comRiviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine.
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The Breeders. 18+ $35-45 8p.
thebreedersmusic.comVic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
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Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ $0-15 9p-2a.
05.08: "The Banana Camp Show"
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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Wednesday 2018.05.09:    ^
Tributosaurus. Monthly. 21+ $25 7p.
"The Jurassic beast with multiple musical faces. A different band every month, featuring local music celebrities."
05.09: Becomes The Doobie Brothers.
tributosaurus.comMartyrs', 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 2018.05.10:    ^
Graham Parker. 21+ $28-40+ Doors 6, show 8p.
W/ James Maddock.
grahamparker.netCity 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.
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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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