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2018.10.12 (wk1108)
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RECOMMENDED:
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.
Ongoing: International Film Fest at multiple theaters.
Fr: Farmer's Day.
Fr: Pat Metheny at Chicago Theatre.
Fr: Fly-By-Night Circus at MSA.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa: VeganMania at Broadway Armory.
Sa-Su: Reptile Breeders convention at Tinley Park (Sa+Su).
Sa-Su: Music Box of Horror at Music Box Theatre.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Kansas at Chicago Theatre.
Sa-Su: Liz Phair at Metro.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Bloody Mary Fest at Theater on the Lake.
Su: Ghosts Of Graceland Cemetery walking tour (Su).
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Eagles at United Center.
Mo: Simple Minds at Chicago Theatre.
Tu: Bosses Day.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Gorillaz at United Center.
Tu-We: Christina Aguilera at Chicago Theatre.
We-..: Joffrey Ballet at Auditorium.
We: Garbage at Riviera Theatre.
We: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: South Park new episode on COM.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Alaska Day.
Th: Neil deGrasse Tyson at Chicago Theatre.
Th: Unbridled at Untitled.
Th: Particle at Martyrs'.
Th: Drum&Bass night at SmartBar.

Movie:    ^
Now playing.
The Happy Prince, Heavy Trip, A Star Is Born, 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, ...
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.
10.12-14: 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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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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Friday 2018.10.12:    ^
Farmer's Day. Yearly.
Created in 1915 to stimulate interest in agriculture.
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Pat Metheny. All ages. $30-80 7:30p.
An Evening with.
patmetheny.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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Fly-By-Night Circus. Monthly. All ages. $8-15 8p.
"Tremendously conglomerated monthly spectacle of impeccable wonderment for your pleasure. Acrobats, aerialists, physical comedy, magicians, wire walkers, more."
MSA, 773/687-8840, 1934 N Campbell Ave.
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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 2018.10.13:    ^
* VeganMania (since 2009). Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-5p.
Daylong fest showcasing unique vegan commerce, culture, community, and food! Large vending area with live entertainment, games, contests, art show, a kids area, DJs, bands, more.
ChicagoVeganMania.comBroadway Armory, 5917 N Broadway.
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North American Reptile Breeders Conference & Trade Show. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $15 10a-5p.
Open to public, high quality reptile show brings together top dealers from across the country for world-class "herps" exhibition and sale.
707/932-8044 narbc.comHoliday Inn Convention Center, 708/444-1100, 18501 S. Harlem Ave., Tinley Park.
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Music Box of Horror (since 2005). -Sunday Yearly. Ages? $24-30 24hr 12p.
24 Hour Horror Movie Marathon including host, special guests, live music, costume contest, vintage trailers, prizes, more.
Music Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport.
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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.
10.13: Report on a Trip to China - Trump's Trade Wars and Challenges to Building Socialism.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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Kansas. All ages. $35-125 7:30p.
Point of Know Return album anniversary tour.
kansasband.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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Liz Phair. -Sunday 18+ $30+ 2 nites 8p.
lizphair.comMetro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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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.
10.13: Po'Chop.
Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
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Sunday 2018.10.14:    ^
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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Bloody Mary Fest (since 2013). Yearly. 21+ $? 11a-4p.
BloodyMaryChi.comTheater on the Lake, 312/742-PLAY, 2401 N Lake Shore Dr. East end of Fullerton.
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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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"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 2018.10.15:    ^
Eagles. All ages. $66-415+ 8p.
eaglesband.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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Simple Minds. $35-85 8p.
Walk Between Worlds Tour.
simpleminds.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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Tuesday 2018.10.16:    ^
Bosses Day. Honor and be kind to bosses. Yearly.
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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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Gorillaz. All ages. $? 7:30p.
The Now Now Tour.
gorillaz.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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Christina Aguilera. -Wednesday $$ 2 nites 8p.
christinaaguilera.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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Wednesday 2018.10.17:    ^
Joffrey Ballet. Swan Lake. -2018.10.28 All ages. Variou$ 7:30p.
joffrey.comAuditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
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Garbage. 18+ $50+ 8p.
garbage.comRiviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine.
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Proper Drum&Bass. Wednesdays 21+ $0-10+ 9p-2a.
10.17: DJs Eddie Riot, Astro, Diskokitty, Jack Richards.
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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Thursday 2018.10.18:    ^
Alaska Day. Yearly.
Commemorates the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States in 1867.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson. $? 7:30p.
haydenplanetarium.org/tysonChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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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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Particle. 21+ $18+ 9:30p.
particlepeople.comMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
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Drum&Bass night. 3rd Thursdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
W/ Delamota / Dioptrics / Pardeeboi / Riverman / UV / Skrimshaw / Questionmark ...
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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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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2018.10.12