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2018.10.05 (wk1107)
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RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "A Star Is Born" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Heavy Trip" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "The Happy Prince" now playing everywhere.
Seasonal: Scream Scene Haunted House Skokie (Fr/Sa).
Seasonal: Fright Fest at Great America (Fr/Sa/Su).
Seasonal: Halloween in the Parks.
Seasonal: Pumpkin Farms at Many locations.
Seasonal: World's Best Costume Shop at Fantasy HQ.
Seasonal: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
Ongoing: Circus In The Parks (Sa+Su).
Ongoing: Language of the Voiceless at Woman Made Gallery.
Ongoing: UniverSoul Circus at Washington Park.
Fr: Southside Critical Mass at Nichols Park Plaza.
Fr: The Revolution at Park West.
Fr-We: Justin Timberlake at United Center.
Fr: Group Skate at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Joan Baez at Chicago Theatre.
Sa-Su: American Indian Pow Wow at DePaul campus.
Sa: Perimeter Ride at Buckingham Fountain.
Sa-Su: Applefest at Lincoln Square.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Lewis Black at Chicago Theatre.
Sa: Leftover Salmon at Park West.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Chicago Marathon at Grant Park.
Su: Ghosts Of Graceland Cemetery walking tour (Su).
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: Lauryn Hill at Chicago Theatre.
Su: Death Cab for Cutie at Auditorium.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Su: Madonnarama at Berlin.
Mo: Canadian Thanksgiving.
Mo: Chicago Fire Anniversary.
Mo: Indigenous Peoples' Day at Parade (since 1953) at 12:30p.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
We: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: South Park new episode on COM.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
We: International Film Fest at multiple theaters.
Th: Australian Pink Floyd at Chicago Theatre.
Th: The Glitch Mob at Concord Music Hall.
Th: Unbridled at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"A Star Is Born" now playing.
Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Greg Grunberg, Dave Chappelle, Andrew Dice Clay, ...
astarisbornmovie.comTheaters Everywhere.
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"Heavy Trip" now playing.
Metal comedy w/ Torstein Bjorklund, Antti Heikkinen, Ville Hilska, Johannes Holopainen.
facebook.com/heavytripmovieTheaters Everywhere.
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"The Happy Prince" now playing.
Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan, ...
sonyclassics.com/thehappyprinceTheaters Everywhere.
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Now playing.
Little Women, Night School, Fahrenheit 11/9, Colette, House with Clock in Walls, Hal, The Predator, 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, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Seasonal:    ^
Scream Scene Haunted House. Spooktacular! Fr/Sa -2018.10.27 Yearly. Not for ages under 10. $10 7-10p.
Over 20 unique rooms. Not for the faint of heart.
screamscene.orgSkokie Park District, 847/674-1500 x0, 4701 Oakton, Skokie. At Water Playground.
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Fright Fest (since 1991). Redecorated rides and additional Halloween attractions. Fr/Sa/Su -2018.10.28 Yearly. All ages. $$ Various hours.
Come early, use coupons, strategize your visit for best results.
Great America, 847/249-1776, 5312 Grand Ave, Gurnee.
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Halloween in the Parks. -2018.10.31 Yearly.
Kid-friendly events, patches, parties, spooky movies, haunted houses, fall festivals and annual runs.
chicagoparkdistrict.com/halloweenMany Locations.
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Pumpkin Farms. -2018.10.31 Yearly.
Great fall family fun for all ages.
Many locations.
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World's Best Costume Shop. -2018.10.31 Yearly. Open 24/7 this week.
Incomparably huge and comprehensive. Some staff costumed.
Fantasy Costume Headquarters, 773/777-0222, 4065 N Milwaukee.
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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:    ^
** 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.
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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Language of the Voiceless. -2018.10.20 Th+Fr -6p, Sa+Su 12-4p.
Curated show of works by women.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 2150 S Canalport.
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UniverSoul Circus (since 1994). African-American owned, operated and staffed. -2018.11.04 Yearly. All ages. $18-40 Various times.
Ringmasta and at least a dozen acts!
universoulcircus.comWashington Park, 5531 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
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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 2018.10.05:    ^
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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The Revolution. All ages. $45 7:30p.
Formerly of Prince.
facebook.com/therevolutionmusicPark West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
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Justin Timberlake. -Wednesday All ages. $55-275 7:30p.
justintimberlake.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.
Bedno.com/skateDaley Plaza, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.
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Joan Baez. $95 8p.
"Fare Thee Well" tour.
joanbaez.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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Saturday 2018.10.06:    ^
American Indian Pow Wow (since 1954). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $? 11a-5p.
Dozens of vendors, artists, singers, stories, archery, native dance contest, public welcome, reportedly quite nice.
facebook.com/AmericanIndianCenterDePaul campus, 3633 N California Ave.
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Perimeter Ride (since 2001). Yearly. 8:30a-12a.
Bicycle circumnavigation of the city's boundary with lots of stops for sites and snax. >82 miles over 15+ hours.
bedno.com/fb/557656594648838Buckingham Fountain, 451 S Lake Shore Drive.
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Applefest (since 1988). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 9a-5p.
Live music, food, entertainment, farm-fresh fruits and veges and flowers, pie bake-off.
lincolnsquare.orgLincoln Square, 773/561-5535, 4731 N Lincoln. Giddings Plaza.
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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.
10.06: Panel of Speakers The Deep State from Three Different Perspectives.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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Lewis Black. 18+ $35-80+ 8p.
lewisblack.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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Leftover Salmon. 18+ $31+ 9p.
leftoversalmon.comPark West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
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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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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.
10.06: Rave Gemini.
Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
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Sunday 2018.10.07:    ^
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 Marathon (since 1977). Yearly. 7:30a.
Nationally renowned 26.2 mile run, USATF/CARA certified, record breaking over 37K runners registered, and over 900K spectators expected! Carried live on TV.
312/904-9800 chicagomarathon.comGrant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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Ghosts Of Graceland Family Walking Tour. Stroll the big name graves. Sundays -2018.10.28 Yearly. All ages. $15+ 2hr 1:30p.
VERY qualified tour guides, lots of interesting history.
architecture.org/experience-caf/tours/detail/graceland-cemeteryGraceland Cemetery, 312/922-3432, 4000 N Clark.
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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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Lauryn Hill. All ages. $60-200+ 6:30p.
Miseducation 20th Anniversary Tour.
lauryn-hill.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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Death Cab for Cutie. Sold out. 7:30p.
Includes album download.
deathcabforcutie.comAuditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
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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 2018.10.08:    ^
Canadian Thanksgiving. 2nd Monday in October Yearly.
This holiday has had a variety of dates back to the late 1500's, and was set to its current date in 1957 by the Canadian government. Though it evolved independently, it's observance is now very similar to the U.S. Thanksgiving.
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Chicago Fire Anniversary. Yearly.
Anniversary of the great fire in 1871 which destroyed 1/3 of the city. Observed as part of Fire Prevention Week.
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* Indigenous Peoples' Day. 2nd Monday in October Yearly.
Legal holiday. Formerly celebrated Columbus' landing at San Salvador in 1492.
wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigenous_Peoples_DayParade (since 1953) at 12:30p. On Columbus from Balbo to Monroe.
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Tuesday 2018.10.09:    ^
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 2018.10.10:    ^
Proper Drum&Bass. Wednesdays 21+ $0-10+ 9p-2a.
10.10: DJs Big Once, Intel, Mega Mik, Spin VXN.
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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* South Park NEW EPISODE. Wednesdays All ages. Free 9p.
22nd season.
southparkstudios.comCOM. On cable.
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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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Chicago International Film Festival (since 1965). -2018.10.21 Yearly. $8-11+ Various times.
World-class premiers, best of the best from six continents and 30+ countries. Dozens of special guests and jurors. See website for details.
312/683-0121 chicagofilmfestival.comAMC River East 21, 312/596-0333, 322 E. Illinois St.
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Thursday 2018.10.11:    ^
Australian Pink Floyd. All ages. $35-75 8p.
Quality homage. 30th anniversary performing.
australianpinkfloydshow.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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The Glitch Mob. 17+ $25+ 8p-2a.
W/ Elohim.
theglitchmob.comConcord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry.
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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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