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Saturday 2018.02.24
"Journey for the Sun" -2018.03.25 All ages. $25+ Fr 7:30, Sa 4:30+7:30p, Su 3p.
"A Sci-Fi Cartoon Circus - Cosmic adventure featuring astonishing aerialists and acrobats, unearthly retro-futuristic sounds and songs and a enormous intergalactic robot."
The Actors Gymnasium, 847/328-2795, 927 Noyes St, Evanston.
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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.
02.24: Bart Goldberg: Candidate Illinois State Senator - 20th District.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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Ani DiFranco. 18+ $40 Sold out; 8p.
anidifranco.comPark West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
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Ashanti, Ja Rule, Lloyd. 18+ $50-175 8p.
facebook.com/ashantithisismeRiviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine.
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Sanctuary. 21+ $3-5 9p-?a.
Dance nite DJs spin Industrial, EBM, Synthpop, Retrowave, more.
bedno.com/fb/2022212438050723Underground Lounge, 773/327-2739, 952 W Newport.
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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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Freakeasy DJs. 21+ $15 10p-5a.
J.Phlip / Striz / Radiohiro.
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison 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.
Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
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Sunday 2018.02.25
Hustle Up The Hancock (since 1998). Pledged 94 floor (1632 stairs, 1000 vertical feet) climb. Yearly. All ages. $30-50 6:30a.
Benefits American Lung Association. Well managed event with thousands of runners.
lungchicago.org/hustleJohn Hancock Building, 312/751-3681, 875 N Michigan. Assemble in concourse area.
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* Chinese New Years Parade. Yearly. All ages. Free 1p.
100' Dragon dances, Miss Chinatown, gifts, fireworks, etc.
cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/neighborhood_parades.htmlChinatown, 312/255-0303, Wentworth and Cermak. Continues South to 24th Street.
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Sunday MASSive. 21+ $? 2p-12a.
All day drum&bass DJs.
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassLincoln Park Tavern, 312/841-2085, 2238 N Lincoln Ave.
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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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Bittersweet. Monthly. 21+ Free 10p-4a.
DJs Philly Peroxide and Scary Lady Sarah spins goth club classics and new dark alternative music & video. $2 PBR.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Monday 2018.02.26
Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
02.26: "Revenge of the Nerds" Banger.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2018.02.27
IHOP Natl Pancake Day (since 2006). Yearly. All ages. Free 7a-7p.
Free short stack (Children's Miracle Network donation encouraged).
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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+ $0-15 9p-2a.
02.27: DJ Biobooster w/ Astro Brakes, Misfit, Tim Nice.
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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Wednesday 2018.02.28
Purim. Jewish holiday commemorating queen Esther's intervention to save the Jews of Persia. Yearly. Sunset to sunset.
The story of her actions in the 5th century BC is retold on this day.
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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 2018.03.01
Irish Film Festival (since 2000). -2018.03.04 Yearly. All ages. $30-65.
Highlights the language, wit and culture.
chicagoirishfilmfestival.comVarious locations.
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National Women's History Month (since 1987). THANXX! -2018.03.31 Yearly.
2018 Theme: Nevertheless She Persisted - Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
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Full "Worm" Moon. Always adds an interesting twist. 7p.
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Michelle L'Amour's show. 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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Friday 2018.03.02
Dr. Seuss' birthday. Yearly.
Theodor Seuss Geisel 1904.03.02-1991.09.24.
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Saturday 2018.03.03
*** 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.
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MGMT. -Monday 18+ $45 2 nites. 8p.
whoismgmt.comRiviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine.
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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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Sunday 2018.03.04
City of Chicago's Birthday (since 1837). Yearly.
Celebrated early at Chicago History Museum.
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National Grammar Day. Yearly.
"March forth to speak well, write well, and help others do the same!"
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Polar Plunge (since 2001). Yearly. 10a-2p.
Pledged for special Olympics. Hundreds participate, costume contest, after-party.
chicagopolarplunge.orgNorth Avenue Beach, 1600 N. Lake Shore Dr.
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Academy Awards (since 1929). Yearly. All ages. Free. 4p.
E! usually runs an eight hour pre-show. Various viewing parties around town.
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New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 7p UNCONFIRMED
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Last Man on Earth, more.
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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 2018.03.05
Pulaski Day. Honors revolutionary war general Casimir Pulaski (1747-1779). 1st Monday in March Yearly.
A Polish pride celebration observed much like a legal holiday in Chicago.
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Wednesday 2018.03.07
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.
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Tributosaurus. Monthly. 21+ $25 7p.
"The Jurassic beast with multiple musical faces. A different band every month, featuring local music celebrities."
03.07: Becomes The Who.
tributosaurus.comMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
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Movieoke (since 2008). 1st Wednesdays Occassionally. 21+ $? 9p UNCONFIRMED
Read along to perform, over 200 scenes to choose from.
twitter.com/ChicagoMovieokeWhistler, 773/227-3530, 2421 N Milwaukee.
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Thursday 2018.03.08
* International Women's Day (since 1908). Yearly.
Celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women and their contributions.
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Friday 2018.03.09
Wheel Gymnastics National Championships (since 2007). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. 8:30a-5:30p.
Promotes the sport and spectacle of the gymwheel/manwheel circus art.
usawheelgymnastics.comWillye B. White Park, 1610 W Howard.
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Pink. -Saturday All ages. $? 2 nites 8p.
"Beautiful Trauma" Tour.
pinkspage.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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Sunday 2018.03.11
** 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.
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Shamrocks and Shenanigans Cycling Tour. $25 8a.
Adventure Cycling Tours rides to Beverly to attend the South Side Irish Parade, then tour Chicago's Only Castle. Then cycle through the history of the region. With breaks and lunch -5pm, ~35 miles averaging <12mph.
bedno.com/fb/271663780031802Daley Plaza, 312/346-3278, 50 W Washington. Washington and Dearborn.
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South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade (since 1979). Yearly. All ages. Free 12p.
Over 100 families, schools, orgs and bizzes.
southsideirishparade.orgWestern from 103rd to 115th.
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Tuesday 2018.03.13
Pluto Day. Yearly.
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.
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Wednesday 2018.03.14
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.
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** 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.
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Thursday 2018.03.15
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.
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Drum&Bass night. 3rd Thursdays 21+ Free 10p-4a UNCONFIRMED
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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Friday 2018.03.16
Acrobatica Infiniti Circus. 3rd Fridays 21+ $25-40 8p.
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.
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Blacklight Blackout (since 2011). 3rd Fridays 21+ Free 10p-2a UNCONFIRMED
Big freakfest in a tiny space. Lots of DJs, cheap beer, UV paints, radiation.
facebook.com/blacklightblackoutexitExit, 312/395-2700, 1315 W North. 2nd Fl.
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Saturday 2018.03.17
Saint Patrick's Day. Patron saint of Ireland, 389-461 AD, born in Britain. Yearly.
Observed by wearing green, beer, highlights Irish culture, songs, etc. PARTIES AT EVERY BAR.
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* 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.
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Tuesday 2018.03.20
Great American Meatout (since 1985). Yearly.
Eat nothing with eyes today.
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* Vernal Equinox. Yearly.
Night and day are equal length (sun 06:02-18:11), official start of spring.
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Seasonal
Ice Skating. -2018.02.28 Yearly.
Weather permitting: Wrigley Field, 773-388-8260; Millennium Park, 312/742-5222, 55 N Michigan; Warren Park, 773/262-8656, 6601 N Western; Riis Park, 312/746-5735, 6100 W Fullerton; Daley Plaza, 312/742-7650, 337 E Randolph; more...
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Ongoing
"Annihilation" now playing.
W/ Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Benedict Wong, ...
annihilationmovie.comTheaters Everywhere.
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"Survivors Guide to Prison" now playing.
W/ Susan Sarandon, Patricia Arquette, Danny Trejo, Jesse Williams, Ice-T, Cynthia Nixon, Danny Glover, Quincy Jones, RZA, Busta Rhymes, Macklemore, ...
facebook.com/survivorsguidetoprisonTheaters Everywhere.
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"Young Karl Marx" now playing.
W/ August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps, Olivier Gourmet, ...
der-junge-karl-marx.deTheaters Everywhere.
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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.
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Now playing.
Black Panther, Padman, Peter Rabbit, Winchester, Lady Bird, Three Billboards, Call Me by Your Name, Downsizing, Father Figures, Jumanji, Pitch Perfect 3, The Greatest Showman, The Post, Last Jedi, Permanent, The Disaster Artist, The Shape of Water, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Rhinoceros Theater Festival (since 1989). -2018.02.25 Yearly. $15+ Various days and times.
Showcase of experimental new plays.
rhinofest.comProp Theatre, 773/267-0666, 3502 N Elston.
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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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