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2018.08.31 (wk1102)
You'll never be younger.
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: Movies in the Parks at Various Chicago parks.
Seasonal: Bands at Montrose Beach.
Seasonal: Fireworks at Navy Pier (We+Sa).
Seasonal: Bristol Renaissance Faire (Sa/Su).
Seasonal: Summer Vacation at Chicago Public Schools.
Seasonal: Pleasant Outdoor Concerts daily at Ravinia.
Seasonal: Fun Bands at Navy Pier Beer Garden nightly.
Seasonal: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
Ongoing: International Art Open at Woman Made Gallery.
Ongoing: Circus In The Parks (Sa+Su).
..-Mo: Burning Man at Black Rock City NV.
..-Mo: Fringe Fest at Various venues.
Fr-Su: North Coast Music Festival at Union Park.
Fr-Mo: African Festival of the Arts at Washington Park.
Fr-Mo: Taste of Polonia at Copernicus Center.
Fr: Critical Mass at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Burning Man Main Burn at Black Rock City NV.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Nocturna at Metro.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: Burning Man Temple Burn at Black Rock City NV.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Su: Madonnarama at Berlin.
Mo: Labor Day.
Mo: Monday Night Ride at Lincoln Monument.
Tu: Chicago Public Schools open.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Tributosaurus at Martyrs'.
We: Average White Band at City Winery.
We: Movieoke at Whistler.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: 311 & The Offspring at Northerly Island Pavilion.

Movie:    ^
Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2018.09.12 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk.
Sa 9.01: Moana at Piotrowski Park
Fr 9.07: Ferdinand at Ronan Park
Fr 9.07: The King and the Mockingbird (L Roi et L'Oiseau) at Winnemac Park
Mo 9.10: Black Panther at South Shore Cultural Center
We 9.12: Space Jam at Davis Square Park.
bedno.com/movies/parksVarious Chicago parks.
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Now playing.
The Happytime Murders, The Wife, Juliet Naked, Alpha, Christopher Robin, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Teen Titans Go!, Generation Wealth, Shock and Awe, Skyscraper, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Sorry to Bother You, Leave No Trace, Three Identical Strangers, Woman Walks Ahead, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The King, Incredibles 2, Hotel Artemis, Ocean's 8, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, ...
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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FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We Yearly. All ages. Free We 9:30p, Sa 10:15p.
Visible anywhere near the lake.
navypier.org/explore/fireworksNavy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free trolley.
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Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su -2018.09.02 Yearly. All ages. $8-16+ Coupons online. 10a-7p.
Open just nine enchanted weekends, rain or shine. Spend all day. Hundreds of costumed performers (about a dozen stages) including Queen Elizabeth & Court, over 160 unique artisans all within a recreated 16th Century village. Mouth watering foods of all description (several dozen booths) and aroma & fine imported ales. Big, fun, joyful, semi-realistic, classic goth outing, costumes encouraged, sometimes hot.
Renaissance Village, 847/395-7773, 12550 120th, Kenosha WI. 94 North to Russell Rd (Exit 1), left (W) to Frontage Rd, right to 128 then follow signs.
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Summer Vacation. -2018.09.04 Yearly.
cps.eduChicago Public Schools.
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Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2018.09.17 Yearly.
Fr 8.31: Culture Club, B-52s and Thompson Twins, 4pm
Sa 9.01: Culture Club, B-52s and Thompson Twins, 4pm
Sa 9.01: Lucy Schaufer and Huw Watkins: The Class of 1938, 4pm
Su 9.02: OAR and Matt Nathanson, 4pm
Mo 9.03: Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson: 50th Anniversary Tour, 7:30pm
Tu 9.04: Federico Colli, 5pm
Tu 9.04: Sir James Galway, 5pm
We 9.05: Peter Serkin, 5pm
Th 9.06: 50 Cent, 5pm.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
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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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Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2018.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Mo: Loyola; Tu: ColumbusPark, FederalPlaza, LincolnSquare; We: Andersonville, GreenCity, Lawndale, Pullman, Ravenswood; Th: Daley Plaza, Argyle, Austin, GarfieldPark, HydePark; Sa: Division&Dearborn, Edgewater, GarfieldPark, HornerPark, more; Su: Glenwood&Morse, IndependencePark, LoganSquare, WickerPark, Pilsen, PortagePark;
chicagofarmersmarkets.usVarious city locations.
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Ongoing:    ^
International Art Open (since 1987). -2018.09.08 Yearly. Th+Fr -6p, Sa+Su 12-4p.
Juried works by dozens of artists.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 2150 S. Canalport #4A-3.
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** Circus In The Parks. -2018.10.21 Yearly. All ages. $0-15 Shows at 2+5p.
Midnight Circus' world class troupe of clowns, contortionists, acrobats, etc perform just a few shows in each park.
09.01-02: McKinley Park, 2210 W Pershing Rd, Fr 7pm Sa+Su noon+3pm
09.08-09: Hamilton Park, 513 W 72nd St, Sa+Su 3pm
09.14-16: Holstein Park, 2200 N Oakley Ave, Fr 7pm Sa+Su 2+5pm
09.21-23: Lake Shore Park, 808 N Lake Shore Dr, Fr 7pm Sa+Su 2+5pm
09.29-30: Ridge Park, 1817 W 96th St, Sa+Su 2+5pm
10.06-07: Kosciuszko Park, 2732 N Avers Ave, Sa+Su 2+5pm
10.12-14: Oriole Park, 5430 N Olcott Ave, Fr 7pm Sa+Su 2pm+5pm
10.19-21: Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside Ave, Fr 7pm Sa+Su 2+5pm.
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Burning Man. -2018.09.03 Yearly. 9p.
Webcast live online:
bedno.com/campenvyBlack Rock City NV.
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Fringe Fest (since 2010). -2018.09.03 Yearly.
Over 100 performances of the untried and weird.
chicagofringe.orgVarious venues. Jefferson Park.
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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 2018.08.31:    ^
North Coast Music Festival. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $50-225+.
A dozen majors acts at several stages all day for three days.
northcoastfestival.comUnion Park, 1501 W Randolph. Near Washington/Ogden intersection.
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African Festival of the Arts (since 1990). -Monday Yearly. All ages. $20-30 10a-10p.
"Spectacular celebration of arts and culture from across the African Diaspora."
AfricanFestivalChicago.comWashington Park, 773/955-2787, 5100 S Cottage Grove.
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Taste of Polonia. -Monday Yearly. All ages. $0-7 12-10p.
Non-stop music on 3 stages! Kids fun, traditional foods, festival market atmosphere.
Copernicus Center, 773/777-8898, 5216 W Lawrence. at Milwaukee.
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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.
Bedno.com/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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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.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Saturday 2018.09.01:    ^
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.
09.15‚Äč: Why is a Perfect Society Impossible?
09.01: Chicago Cuba Coalition.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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* Burning Man Main Burn. Yearly. Some time well after sunset in NV (~7:30pm PDT). Local CDT 9:30p.
Webcast live online:
bedno.com/campenvyBlack Rock City NV.
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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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* Nocturna (since 1988). THE Electro/Goth gathering. Monthly. 18+ $12+ Doors 10:30p-5a.
DJ Scary Lady Sarah spinning goth, darkwave, dark indie, deathrock, industrial, new wave, electro, ... Nicely decorated, often a special guest and giveaways. A tight but welcoming community of several hundred intriguing individuals.
facebook.com/groups/15090361526Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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Sunday 2018.09.02:    ^
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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Burning Man Temple Burn. Yearly. Some time well after sunset in NV (~7:30pm PDT). Local CDT 9:30p.
Webcast live online:
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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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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 2018.09.03:    ^
Labor Day. 1st Monday in September Yearly.
Honors working people and celebrates their history and accomplishments. Essentially identical to the European May Day celebrated on May 1st. First observed in NYC on 1882.09.05 by the Knights of Labor.
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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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Tuesday 2018.09.04:    ^
Chicago Public Schools open. Yearly. 8a.
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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+ $0-10+ 9p-2a.
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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Wednesday 2018.09.05:    ^
Tributosaurus. Monthly. 21+ $25 7p.
"The Jurassic beast with multiple musical faces. A different band every month, featuring local music celebrities."
09.05: Becomes CSNY.
tributosaurus.comMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
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Average White Band. 21+ $50+ 9p.
averagewhiteband.comCity Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
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Movieoke (since 2008). 1st Wednesdays Occasionally. 21+ $? 9p.
Read along to perform, over 200 scenes to choose from.
twitter.com/ChicagoMovieokeWhistler, 773/227-3530, 2421 N Milwaukee.
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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 2018.09.06:    ^
311 & The Offspring. All ages. $31-50+ 7p.
Never-Ending Summer Tour.
Northerly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
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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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2018.08.31