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2018.05.25 (wk1088)
Freedom ain't free.
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
Movie: "Solo: A Star Wars Story" now playing everywhere.
Ongoing: Bands at Montrose Beach.
Th: Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly at Navy Pier.
..-Mo: International Mister Leather competition at Hilton.
Ongoing: The Space We Grow Into at Woman Made Gallery.
Fr: Slayer at Tinley Park Amphitheatre.
Fr: Critical Mass at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Wet at House of Blues.
Fr: All Black Affair at Auditorium.
Fr: Great Moments in Vinyl at Martyrs'.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa: Memorial Day Parade.
Sa-Su: Belmont/Sheffield Music Festival.
Sa: Chicago House Party at Millennium Park.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Fireworks at Navy Pier (We+Sa).
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Bike The Drive at Upper Hutchinson Field.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Memorial Day.
Mo: Monday Night Ride at Lincoln Monument.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Full "Flower" Moon.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Full Moon Fire Jam near lake south of Foster.
Tu: Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Aragon Ballroom.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: World No Tobacco Day.
Th: Atomic Sketch Event at Green Eye Lounge.
Th: Nathaniel Rateliff at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Th: Unbridled at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"How to Talk to Girls at Parties" now playing.
John Cameron Mitchell w/ Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, Stephen Campbell Moore, ...
a24films.com/films/how-to-talk-to-girls-at-partiesTheaters Everywhere.
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"Solo: A Star Wars Story" now playing.
Ron Howard w/ Alden Ehrenreich, Joonas Suotamo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, ...
starwars.com/films/soloTheaters Everywhere.
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Now playing.
Book Club, Deadpool 2, Life of the Party, Tully, Avengers: Infinity War, Love & Bananas, I Feel Pretty, Genesis, Rampage, Birthmarked, Ready Player One, Tomb Raider, The Leisure Seeker, Red Sparrow, Annihilation, Black Panther, Winchester, Lady Bird, Three Billboards, Call Me by Your Name, Downsizing, Father Figures, Jumanji, The Greatest Showman, The Post, Last Jedi, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Seasonal:    ^
Bands at Montrose Beach. Daily. -2018.09.01 Yearly. All ages. Free 7p.
Plus beers, cocktails, dining.
facebook.com/TheDockatMontroseBeachMontrose Beach, 200 W Montrose Harbor Dr.
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Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly. All ages. Free.
navypier.org/explore/live-entertainment/live-musicNavy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Miller Beer Garden at the Tip.
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Ongoing:    ^
* 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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The Space We Grow Into. -2018.06.16 Th+Fr -6p, Sa+Su 12-4p.
"Explores the connections that women of color cultivate with those around them..."
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 2150 S Canalport.
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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 2018.05.25:    ^
Slayer. $35-79 5p.
W/ Anthrax, Testament, Lamb of God, Behemoth.
slayer.netTinley Park Amphitheatre, 708/614-1616, 19100 South Ridgeland Ave, Tinley Park. I-80 and Harlem Avenue, South Suburban.
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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.
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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Wet. 17+ $25++ 7p.
wet.bandHouse of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
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All Black Affair. 21+ $65-85+ 7:30p.
R&B fest w/ Dru Hill, Ginuwine, Kindred Family Soul, Jon B, and Carl Thomas w/ V103's Bionce Foxx and Chris Michaels.
v103.iheart.comAuditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
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Great Moments in Vinyl. 21+ $15+ 9p.
Performs Dark Side of the Moon & Wish You Were Here.
facebook.com/GreatMomentsInVinylMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
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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.
05.25: Cosplay variety show -midnt.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Saturday 2018.05.26:    ^
* Memorial Day Parade (since 1870). Yearly. All ages. Free 12p.
150 units, a dozen bands, veterans distributing flags and poppies, some 25000 participants expected. Wreath laying ceremony at 11a. Note that Grant Park features a statue of General Logan, who first officially recognized this day.
tinyurl.com/chiparadesState Street from Lake to Van Buren.
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Belmont/Sheffield Music Festival (since 1985). -Sunday Yearly. $? 12-10p.
Continuous live acts, beloved local bands, food, beer, shopping.
chicagoevents.com/events/belmont-sheffield-music-festBelmont and Sheffield. Belmont train stop.
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* Chicago House Party. All ages. Free 2-9p.
"Celebrate House music, born in Chicago 35+ years ago." Huge DJ and performer lineup.
bedno.com/fb/177350912913428Millennium Park, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Downtown.
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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.
05.26: Chicago Area Peace Action - The nation's largest grassroots peace network.
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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FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2018.09.01 Yearly. All ages. Free We 9:30p, Sa 10:15p.
Visible anywhere near the lake.
navypier.com/aon-summer-fireworksNavy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free trolley.
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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.
05.26: Student showcase.
Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
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Sunday 2018.05.27:    ^
*** Bike The Drive (since 2002). Yearly. All ages. $35+ 5:30a-10:15a.
Ride on L.S.D., closed to cars. Tens of thousands participate. Pre-reg and ID and cash and helmet required. Vendors and parties after.
312/42-PEDAL bikethedrive.orgUpper Hutchinson Field, Columbus and Balbo. Near Buckingham Fountain.
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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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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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"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 2018.05.28:    ^
Memorial Day. Last Monday in May Yearly.
Legal Holiday. Honors United States military personnel who died in wars. Formerly called Decoration Day, observed since the civil war. Parades, flags fly at half mast, ceremonies at veteran's graves. Major picnic and veg-e-q day.
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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."
05.28: Red, White and Boobs Banger.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2018.05.29:    ^
Full "Flower" Moon. Always adds an interesting twist. 9:30a.
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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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* 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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Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Ages? $45-135 7:30p.
yeahyeahyeahs.comAragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
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Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ Free 9p-2a.
05.29: Subverb, Bombazi, Time Nice, Mega Mike, Dr Groo.
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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Wednesday 2018.05.30:    ^
"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 2018.05.31:    ^
* World No Tobacco Day (since 1988). Leave the pack behind. Yearly.
Sponsored by the World Health Organization.
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Atomic Sketch Event (since 2008). Live Art. Last Thursdays 21+ Free 6-10p.
Established and emerging artists of various disciplines display, create and sell original new works at bargain prices. Drop-in artists welcome.
facebook.com/atomicsketchGreen Eye Lounge, 773/227-8851, 2403 W. Homer St. Near Blue Line Western.
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Nathaniel Rateliff. All ages. $39-59+ 6:30p.
The Night Sweats + The Head And The Heart.
nathanielrateliff.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
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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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2018.05.25