"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. berlinchicago.comMAPPHOTOSFINDEVENTSINFOSHARE
One-of-a-kind burlesque, drag, and aerial acts ranging from classic Vegas-style showgirls to cutting-edge gender-non-conforming performance artists. Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine. stage773.comMAPINFOSHARE
Hustle Up The Hancock (since 1998). Pledged 94 floor (1632 stairs, 1000 vertical feet) climb. Yearly. All ages. $30-50 6:30a.
"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. 1871.comMAPSHARE
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***Chiditarod XII (since 2006). Chicago's most absurd race. 1st Saturday in March Yearly. 21+ $5+ 10a-5p.
Four person teams pull shopping cart and musher by checkpoints gathering donated food en-route. Points for volume and creativity. chiditarod.orgFINDINFOSHARE
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. uptownunderground.netMAPSHARE
Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council Meeting. (MBAC). All ages. Free 3-4:30p.
Representatives from various gov't orgs present to invited representatives from local cycling interests about legislation, safety and planning for about 90 minutes once about every 90 days. City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. Room 1103. chicagocompletestreets.orgMAPSHARE
**Daylight Saving Time begins. At 2a set clocks ahead to 3a. 2nd Sunday in March Yearly.
Daylight Saving Time (DST) denotes the period of the year when clocks are set ahead one hour. Settings clocks ahead in the summer (spring ahead), and back in the winter (fall back) allows the clock hour to better match the cycle of daylight and night. This provides more daylight time during waking hours. DST was originally suggested by Benjamin Franklin in 1784. It began to be commonly observed during World War I. DST was formally adopted through the Uniform Time Act of 1966, then changed by a few weeks in 2007. Ends on the first Sunday in November. Clubbers get one hour less tonight. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_timestandardtime.comINFOSHARE
Illinois officially RE-DECLARED PLUTO A PLANET today in 2009, and furthermore declares March 13th henceforth as Pluto Day here! Honors that it's discoverer (on this date in 1930) Clyde Tombaugh was born in Streator. Senate Resolution LRB09604130KXB14171r. ilga.gov/legislation/96/SR/PDF/09600SR0046lv.pdfPHOTOSSHARE
Chicago Flower and Garden Show (since 1995). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5-15+.
Dozens of themed gardens magically transform the space into a lush botanical wonderland of color. Also lectures, demos and hundreds of products and info booths. chicagoflower.comNavy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. On-site parking, or Grand Red line stop then take free trolley. navypier.comMAPPHOTOSFINDEVENTSINFOSHARE
**Pi Day. Yearly.
Celebrating the world's most popular irrational number: March 14th = 3.14; Uber-geeks celebrate at 1:59:26 Once a century moments today when maximum possible digits are reached at 3.14.15 9:26:54 am+pm. piday.orgSHARE
Ides of March. Yearly.
Simple Roman Nomenclature for the fifteen of March (or middle of other months, not necessarily the 15th), made foreboding in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, referring to the soothsayer's warning to the emperor of his impending murder at the hands of his closest associates. infoplease.com/spot/ides1.htmlINFOSHARE
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. uptownunderground.netMAPSHARE
*Saint Patrick's Day parade (since 1955). Carried on ABC and WGN. Yearly. 2hrs 12p.
Around 100 bands/floats/balloons, thousands of marchers. Preceded by Mass at Old St. Pats at 9:30 with Irish music and dancing, river dyed green 10:30a, Trinity Dancers and Irish Pipe Band at Buckingham Fountain (11a). Downtown, 312/942-9188, Columbus, from Balbo to Monroe. Take any train. chicagostpatsparade.comMAPPHOTOSEVENTSINFOSHARE
Black History Month (since 1926). -2018.02.28 Yearly.
February contains the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. This holiday recognizes the achievements and contributions of African Americans. Observed with special events and exhibits at many cultural institutions, especially the Chicago Cultural Center, H.W.Library, Dusable Museum, and South Shore Cultural Center. blackvoices.comINFOSHARE