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Tuesday 2018.09.25
** 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.
09.21-23: 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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Sukkot. -2018.09.30 Yearly. Sunset to sunset.
Jewish harvest festival and time for giving thanks. Date varies each year (Tishri 15th by the Hebrew calendar).
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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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Wednesday 2018.09.26
When Women Ruled The World. $$ 7p.
Dr. Kara Cooney speaks for National Geographic Live.
Auditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
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Proper Drum&Bass. Wednesdays 21+ $0-10+ 9p-2a.
09.26: Danny the Wild Child w/ Skrimshaw, Midway, Misfit.
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 2018.09.27
EXPO Chicago. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $20-100+ 11a-7p.
Featuring leading international galleries, curated blend of contemporary and modern art, design and new technology. Museum-quality, concept-driven programming to attract top artists, thinkers and collectors.
expochicago.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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Atomic Sketch Event (since 2008). Live Art. Last Thursdays 21+ Free 6-10p.
Established and emerging artists of various disciplines display, create and sell original new works at bargain prices. Drop-in artists welcome.
facebook.com/atomicsketchGreen Eye Lounge, 773/227-8851, 2403 W. Homer St. Near Blue Line Western.
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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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Friday 2018.09.28
Fright Fest (since 1991). Redecorated rides and additional Halloween attractions. Fr/Sa/Su -2018.10.28 Yearly. All ages. $$ Various hours. UNCONFIRMED
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. UNCONFIRMED
Kid-friendly events, patches, parties, spooky movies, haunted houses, fall festivals and annual runs.
chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/halloweenMany Locations.
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* Horror Film Festival (since 2003). -Sunday Yearly. $10-35.
Major special guests, classic and modern flicks, makeup demos, scream contest, babes, blood, booze, ...
chicagohorrorfest.comThe Patio Theater, 6008 W Irving Park Rd.
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Native American Day. 4th Friday in September Yearly.
Honors the indigenous people of the Americas.
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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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Language of the Voiceless. -2018.10.20 Th+Fr -6p, Sa+Su 12-4p.
Curated show of works by women.
09.28: Opening reception 6-8pm.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 2150 S Canalport.
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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.
chi.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 UNCONFIRMED
"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 2018.09.29
Jazz Festival. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free Sa -midnt, Su 1-8p.
Dozens of performers at 13 stages.
hydeparkjazzfestival.orgHyde Park, 773/324-6926, 1511 E 53rd. About a mile radius.
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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.
09.29: The Reborn McCarthyism Trend in the Anti-Trump Movement - activist Stansfield Smith.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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Start Making Sense. 17+ $20 Doors 7:30p.
Premier Talking Heads tribute.
startmakingsenseband.comHouse of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
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Dark Star Orchestra. 18+ $30 8p.
Premier Grateful Dead homage.
darkstarorchestra.comVic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
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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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Bittersweet. Monthly. 21+ Free 10p-4a.
DJs Philly Peroxide and Scary Lady Sarah spins goth club classics and new dark alternative music & video.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Vaudezilla! Saturdays 18+ $20 10:30p UNCONFIRMED
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 2018.09.30
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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"Step Out to Fight Diabetes" 5K Walkathon. Yearly. All ages. Other related area walks on other days. 8:30a UNCONFIRMED
The American Diabetes Association's walk to raise funds for diabetes. Enjoy lunch, entertainment, and the Fall Festival at the finish line.
1-888-DIABETES stepout.diabetes.orgDiversey Harbor.
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Applefest (since 1988). Yearly. All ages. Free 9a-5p UNCONFIRMED
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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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 2018.10.01
AIDS Run/Walk 5K (since 1990). Yearly. Register -8:30a. 10a UNCONFIRMED
Midwest's largest such pledged event, many thousands expected.
312/922-2322 aidsrunwalk.orgSoldier Field, 312/235-7000, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr.
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Wednesday 2018.10.03
Tributosaurus. Monthly. 21+ $25 7p.
"The Jurassic beast with multiple musical faces. A different band every month, featuring local music celebrities."
10.03: Becomes ELO.
tributosaurus.comMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
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Movieoke (since 2008). 1st Wednesdays Occasionally. 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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UniverSoul Circus (since 1994). African-American owned, operated and staffed. -2018.10.29 Yearly. All ages. $18-40 Various times UNCONFIRMED
Ringmasta and at least a dozen acts!
universoulcircus.comWashington Park, 5531 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
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Friday 2018.10.05
Southside Critical Mass. 1st Fridays All ages Free 5:45p UNCONFIRMED
A fun, free, group bike ride.
facebook.com/SSCritMassNichols Park Plaza, 1300 E 55th St. At Kimbark.
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Scream Scene Haunted House. Spooktacular! Fr/Sa -2018.10.27 Yearly. Not for ages under 10. $10 7-10p UNCONFIRMED
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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Group Skate. 1st/3rd Fridays 21+ Free 7:30p UNCONFIRMED
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.
ChicagoSkater.orgDaley Plaza, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.
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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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Sunday 2018.10.07
North American Reptile Breeders Conference & Trade Show. Yearly. All ages. $15 10a-5p UNCONFIRMED
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). Yearly. Ages? $24-30 24hr 12p UNCONFIRMED
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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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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* Chicago Marathon (since 1977). Yearly. 7:30a UNCONFIRMED
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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Wednesday 2018.10.10
Andersonville Arts Week (since 2003). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free UNCONFIRMED
Interesting events all over the strip.
andersonville.org/aawAndersonville, 773/728-2995, 5300 N. Clark. Spanning Clark from about 5000 N to 5700 N.
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Double Ten Parade. Yearly. All ages. Free 12p UNCONFIRMED
Celebrating Chinese Independence "National Day" (since 1911) with a parade of patriots, marching bands, floats, lion teams, giant Mystical Dragon, more.
tinyurl.com/chiparadesChinatown, 312/225-6198, Wentworth and Cermak. Continues from 22nd to 24th Street.
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Friday 2018.10.12
Chicago International Film Festival (since 1965). -2018.10.26 Yearly. $8-11+ Various times. UNCONFIRMED
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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Farmer's Day. Yearly.
Created in 1915 to stimulate interest in agriculture.
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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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Sunday 2018.10.14
** Perimeter Ride (since 2001). Yearly. 8:30a-12a UNCONFIRMED
Bicycle circumnavigation of the city's boundary with lots of stops for sites and snax. >82 miles over 15+ hours.
Follow live at http://Chi.Bike
bedno.com/fb/350803082033820Buckingham Fountain, 451 S Lake Shore Drive.
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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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Monday 2018.10.15
* Bucktown Apple Pie Party (since 2005). Yearly. All ages. Free 1-4p UNCONFIRMED
Fun-filled afternoon of music, games, prizes and 200+ homemade apple pies.
bucktownapplepiecontest.comSenior Citizens Park, 2238 N Oakley. 2 bks S of Fullerton, 1 bk E of Western.
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Tuesday 2018.10.16
Bosses Day. Honor and be kind to bosses. Yearly.
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Saturday 2018.10.20
Sweetest Day. 3rd Saturday in October Yearly.
Day to honor and be kind to one's sweetheart.
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* Arts in the Dark Parade. Yearly. All ages. Free 6-8p.
Chicago creative communities assemble for a powerful procession capturing their spirits. Large spectacle, legions of lanterns, costumes, music, dance, moving platforms, more.
bedno.com/fb/583938511949410On Columbus Parading north from Balbo to Monroe.
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Sunday 2018.10.21
Model Rocket Launching (since 1963). 3rd Sundays All ages. Free 2-5p.
Deeply validates geekness. All skill levels. BYOL (Bring Your Own Launcher). Northern Illinois Rocketry Association hosted. Held away from population centers, only a few launches a year.
nirarocketry.orgEast Branch Forest Preserve, Off Glen Ellyn Road near Army Trail Road, Glendale Heights. Use I-355.
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Monday 2018.10.22
* Treehouse of Horrors XXVIII (since 1990). Yearly. All ages. Free 7p UNCONFIRMED
Three Simpsons horror shorts. Followed by other new Fox cartoon episodes.
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Seasonal
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
"Colette" now playing.
Keira Knightley, Eleanor Tomlinson, Dominic West, Fiona Shaw, ...
bleeckerstreetmedia.com/coletteTheaters Everywhere.
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* "Fahrenheit 11/9" now playing.
Michael Moore's Trumpumentary.
michaelmoore.comTheaters Everywhere.
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"The House with a Clock in Its Walls" now playing.
W/ Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan, ...
housewithaclock.comTheaters Everywhere.
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Bears Home Games. -2018.12.16 All ages. $$.
ChicagoBears.comSoldier Field, 312/235-7000, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr.
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Now playing.
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, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The King, Incredibles 2, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Reeling (since 1983). International LGBT Film Festival.
Quite interesting assortment of about 90 films in a variety of genres.
reelingfilmfestival.orgVarious theaters.
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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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