Bedno.com Andrew  Do  See
2018.05.18 (wk1087)
Empty vessels make the most noise.
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Book Club" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
Movie: "Deadpool 2" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
..-Su: Fr-Su: LakeView Mayfest.
..-Su: Fr-Su: Long Grove Chocolate Fest.
..-Su: Ballet Nacional de Cuba at Auditorium.
Fr: Sum 41 at Concord Music Hall.
Fr: Daryl Hall & John Oates at United Center.
Fr: Group Skate at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Acrobatica Infiniti Circus at Uptown Underground.
Fr: Fever Ray at Metro.
Fr: Blacklight Blackout at Exit.
Sa: Armed Forces Day.
Sa-Mo: Shavuot.
Sa-Tu: National Restaurant Association show at McCormick.
Sa: Bark In The Park at Soldier Field.
Sa-Su: FINAL Great Parker Rummage Sale at Francis W. Parker School.
Sa-Su: CircEsteem Spring Circus at Alternatives.
Sa: "Night Nation Run" at Soldier Field.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Tesseract at Metro.
Sa: Shania Twain at United Center.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: The History of Cycling in Chicago Tour at Daley Plaza.
Su: Vintage Garage.
Su: Model Rocket Launching at East Branch Forest Preserve.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: Squirrel Nut Zippers at City Winery.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Start of Gemini.
Mo: Monday Night Ride at Lincoln Monument.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu-Th: Sweets & Snack Expo at McCormick Place.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Ana Popovic at City Winery.
Tu: Todd Rundgren's Utopia at Chicago Theatre.
Tu-We: U2 at United Center.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Arrested Development at House of Blues.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th-Mo: International Mister Leather competition at Hilton.
Th: Unbridled at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"Book Club" now playing.
Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Andy Garcia, Craig T. Nelson, Don Johnson, Alicia Silverstone, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley Jr., Wallace Shawn, ...
bookclub.movieTheaters Everywhere.
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* "Deadpool 2" now playing.
Josh Brolin, Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Zazie Beetz, Brad Pitt, Bill Skarsgard, ...
deadpool.comTheaters Everywhere.
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Now playing.
Life of the Party, Tully, 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:    ^
LakeView Mayfest (since 1996). -Sunday Yearly. 18+ $10 (donation) Fr 5-10p, Sa-Su 10a-10p.
Food, music, merchants, major bands late, pet contest. Thousands attend, basic beer tents.
773/665-4682 starevents.comLakeview, 3100 N Ashland. At Barry.
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Long Grove Chocolate Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-6p.
Freshly made chocolate dipped everythings; fruits, popcorn, donuts, martinis, etc. Chef demos, specialty shops, two entertainment stages. Well managed popular family event in a lovely town.
Historic Long Grove, 847/634-0888, Route 83 and Old Route 53, Long Grove. North Suburban.
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Ballet Nacional de Cuba. -Sunday $59-79+ 7:30p.
Performs Don Quixote.
balletcuba.cult.cuAuditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
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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 2018.05.18:    ^
Sum 41. All ages. $33+ Doors 6p-2a.
W/ Seaway, Super Whatevr.
sum41.comConcord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry.
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Daryl Hall & John Oates. All ages. $24+ 7p.
W/ Train!
hallandoates.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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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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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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Fever Ray. All ages. $36 Two shows 6+10p.
W/ Bunny Michael.
facebook.com/FeverRayMetro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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Blacklight Blackout (since 2011). 3rd Fridays 21+ Free 10p-2a.
Big freakfest in a tiny space. Lots of DJs, cheap beer, UV paints, radiation.
facebook.com/blacklightblackoutexitExit, 312/395-2700, 1315 W North. 2nd Fl.
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Saturday 2018.05.19:    ^
Armed Forces Day. 3rd Saturday in May Yearly.
Day to honor the U.S. combined armed forces.
Fest at Navy Pier with recruiters and demos and USO.
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Shavuot. Jewish holiday. -2018.05.21 Yearly. Two nights, sunset to sunset.
Commemorates the revelation of the Torah at Sinai. Date varies each year.
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National Restaurant Association show (since 1920!). -Tuesday Yearly.
The other NRA, trade only, dress code enforced.
312/853-2525 restaurant.orgMcCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore. North AND South buildings.
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Bark In The Park (since 1995). 5k walkathon w/ dogs benefiting Anti-Cruelty. Yearly. All ages. $15-25 Registration from 7a. 9a-?a.
Snax, canine performers, entertainment, more. Registration fills. Thousands participate.
312/644-8338 barkinthepark.orgSoldier Field, 312/235-7000, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr. Stadium Green.
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* FINAL Great Parker Rummage Sale. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free Sa 9a-4p, Su 10a-4p.
Winding down after NEARLY THIRTY YEARS!
fwparker.org/page/event-detail?pk=10014745Francis W. Parker School, 773/353-3000, 330 W Webster.
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CircEsteem Spring Circus (since 2002). Sa/Su -2018.05.20 Yearly. All ages. $8-16 2p.
"Watch in awe as the kids of the Chicago Youth Circus share their amazing talents." featuring a variety of classic acts.
circesteem.orgAlternatives, 773/732-4564, 4730 N Sheridan. East of Red Line Lawrence or Wilson Stops.
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"Night Nation Run" All ages. $$ 5-?p.
"World's first Running Music Festival. Adventure filled with lights, lasers, fog, music... Run, walk, skip, dance through an illuminated racecourse with music finishing at an explosive main stage with top EDM DJs and performers."
nightnationrun.comSoldier Field, 312/235-7000, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr.
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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.
05.19: The International Logic Party (ILP) with positions on issues based upon an algorithm, the Idea Dominance Index (IDI).
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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Tesseract. All ages. $25 7:30p.
W / Plini, Astronoid.
tesseractband.co.ukMetro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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Shania Twain. All ages. $26-199 8p.
shaniatwain.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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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.
05.19: Student showcase.
Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
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Sunday 2018.05.20:    ^
Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays 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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The History of Cycling in Chicago Tour. $25 9a.
Adventure Cycling Tours visits important cycling history sites. With breaks and lunch -4pm, ~35 miles averaging <12mph.
bedno.com/fb/481304882264562Daley Plaza, 312/346-3278, 50 W Washington. Washington and Dearborn.
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Vintage Garage. 3rd Sundays $? 11a-6p.
100 vintage and antique dealers.
847/579-9079 vintagegaragechicago.com5051 N Broadway Uptown between Foster and Argyle.
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Model Rocket Launching (since 1963). 3rd Sundays All ages. Free 2-5p.
Deeply validates geekness. All skill levels. BYOL (Bring Your Own Launcher). Northern Illinois Rocketry Association hosted. Held away from population centers, only a few launches a year.
nirarocketry.orgEast Branch Forest Preserve, Off Glen Ellyn Road near Army Trail Road, Glendale Heights. Use I-355.
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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.
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Squirrel Nut Zippers. 21+ $45-58 8p.
snzippers.comCity Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
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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 2018.05.21:    ^
Start of Gemini. Astrological sign, the twins. Yearly.
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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."
05.21: Prom Banger.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2018.05.22:    ^
Sweets & Snack Expo (since 1884). National Confectioners Association. -Thursday Yearly. 9a-5p.
Candy industry or connected only.
703/790-5750 allcandyexpo.comMcCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore. Lakeside Center.
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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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Ana Popovic. 21+ $22++ 8p.
anapopovic.comCity Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
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* Todd Rundgren's Utopia. $45-99 8p.
toddrundgren.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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U2. -Wednesday All ages. $41-325 2 nites 8p.
"eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE" tour.
u2.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ $0-15 9p-2a.
Hyperactive w/ Intel / BigOnce / Diskokitty.
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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Wednesday 2018.05.23:    ^
Arrested Development. $25++ Doors 6:30p.
arresteddevelopmentmusic.comHouse of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
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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 2018.05.24:    ^
* International Mister Leather competition (since 1979). -Monday Yearly.
Huge leather market, events all day, hot parties at select clubs, tough tourists. Registration Thursday, opening Friday, Pre-judging Saturday, finals Sunday, party at House of Blues.
imrl.comCongress Plaza Hotel, 312/427-3800, 520 S Michigan.
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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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