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Sunday 2019.03.24
National Women's History Month (since 1987). THANXX! -2019.03.31 Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
2018 Theme: Nevertheless She Persisted - Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
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** Triton Troupers Circus (since 1972). FINAL TWO SHOWS! Yearly. All ages. 2hr $6 Sa 1p* and 7p UNCONFIRMED
Annual local circus with true spirit and extraordinarily skilled performers in all classic specialties; acrobats, trapeze, juggling, wire, clowns, feats of strength, much more. No animal acts. Come early (doors open 1hr before show) for tickets and pre-show. Popcorn, drinks, candy available. Wheelchair accessible. Saturday matinee interpreted for hearing impaired, and pancake breakfast with the cast 8a-noon.
Triton College, 2001 5th Ave, River Grove. Robert M. Collins Center Gymnasium, East side of street, just North of North Avenue (64), just West of 1st Avenue (171). Near Maywood Park. From 294 take Irving Park (19) exit East to Des Plaines River Rd South (right) 2.3 miles to 5th. From 290 take exit 20 to 1st Ave North.
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Maple Syrup Festival. Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-3p UNCONFIRMED
"Bring the family to experience the entire maple syrup making process, from tapping the tree and collecting sap to boiling it down to syrup. Stroll the sugar bush, enjoy storytelling and live music, make a craft, and taste homemade syrup."
chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/maple-syrup-festival-npvNorth Park Village Nature Center, 312/744-5472, 5801 N. Pulaski.
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New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 6p UNCONFIRMED
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Last Man on Earth, more.
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Earth Hour. Yearly. All ages. Free 8:30-9:30p UNCONFIRMED
"Sends a powerful message of concern beyond our city that demonstrates a readiness to address the harmful effects of climate change. Turns attention towards the need for substantial, long-term action to raise awareness about energy efficiency and global climate change."
earthhour.orgTurn off all lights. Wherever you are.
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Monday 2019.03.25
Palm Sunday. A Christian holiday, Sunday a week before before Easter, 6th (last) Sunday of Lent. Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
Commemorates the arrival of Jesus into Jerusalem, one week before resurrection, when the people placed palm branches in his path.
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Shamrock Shuffle (since 1980). Yearly. All ages. Always fills. 9:30a UNCONFIRMED
Columbus to Grand to State to Jackson to Clinton to Van Buren to Balbo to Roosevelt to Columbus.
shamrockshuffle.comGrant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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Tuesday 2019.03.26
Chi Hack Night. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6-10p UNCONFIRMED
"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 2019.03.27
South Park NEW EPISODE. Wednesdays All ages. Free 9p UNCONFIRMED
22nd season.
southparkstudios.comCOM. On cable.
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Bittersweet. Monthly. 21+ Free 10p-4a UNCONFIRMED
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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Thursday 2019.03.28
Atomic Sketch Event (since 2008). Live Art. Last Thursdays 21+ Free 6-10p UNCONFIRMED
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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Friday 2019.03.29
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.
Bedno.com/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 2019.03.30
* Good Friday. A Christian Holiday, remembers the death of Jesus Christ. Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
Observed by readings, communion, preaching on his last sentences, including "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do". Two days before Easter.
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* Passover. A most important Jewish festival. -Friday Yearly. Sunset to sunset. UNCONFIRMED
Commemorates the freeing of Israel from Egyptian slavery in the 13th century BC. Observed for one week with no leavened breads (Matzo) and no work on the first and last days. Celebrated the first two days with Seder festal meals. The symbols are explained and the Exodus story is retold through readings of the Haggadah. Date varies widely each year. See the 1956 masterpiece "Ten Commandments" starring Charleton Heston.
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College of Complexes (since 1951). "The Playground for People Who Think" Saturdays All ages. $3? 2.5hrs 6-11p UNCONFIRMED
Structured Weekly Free Speech Forum With Quality Lecturers and Good American Food And Bar.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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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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Monday 2019.04.01
April Fools' Day. Observed by playing brilliant practical jokes. Yearly.
Tell your boyfriend you're pregnant.
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Chicago Improv Festival (since 1998). -2019.04.07 Yearly. Various times, locations and prices. UNCONFIRMED
160 acts from several countries.
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* Easter. Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
A Christian holiday, celebrated with egg decorating and hunts, brunch, fancy dresses and church attendance. Roots in passover and the pagan spring festival of the Anglo-Saxon goddess Eostre. Great home art opportunity. Date varies each year and for Eastern sects.
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STD Awareness Month. -2019.04.30 Yearly.
Individuals, doctors, and community-based organizations address ways to prevent some of the nearly 20 million new sexually-transmitted diseases that occur in the U.S. annually. Frequency in ages 25-45 has doubled in the last decade.
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* Full Moon Fire Jam. Monthly. All ages. Free 6:30-9:30p UNCONFIRMED
Gathering for fire spinners, fire jugglers, hoopers, breathers, etc. Practice, networking, and outstanding performances, with drum circle backing. Many hundreds of spectators attend.
fullmoonjam.org4960 N Simonds Dr Betwix Foster and Lawrence in grass near lake.
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Wednesday 2019.04.03
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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Friday 2019.04.05
Latino Film Festival (since 1985). Over 100 screenings. -2019.04.19 Yearly. All ages. $10+ Various times. UNCONFIRMED
chicagolatinofilmfestival.orgVarious locations.
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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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Saturday 2019.04.06
* Comic and Entertainment Expo. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $$ UNCONFIRMED
Dozen of special guests.
c2e2.comMcCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore.
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* Robotics Competition (since 1992). Motorola Midwest Regional. Yearly. All ages. Free 9a-5:15p UNCONFIRMED
Over 30 corporate sponsored college engineering teams compete at a VERY high level. Contest is an academic sporting challenge changed each year, usually having a cooperative twist. Presented by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a non-profit organization. Matches 9:30a-noon, 1-4p. Concludes Saturday.
ilfrc.orgUIC Pavilion, 312/413-4750, 525 South Racine.
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Sunday 2019.04.07
World Health Day. Commemorates founding of the W. H. Organization in 1948. Yearly.
Observed by reflecting on world health issues.
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Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays All ages. $1 Most weeks. 6a-3p UNCONFIRMED
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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*** ROBOTICS COMPETITION FINALS! (since 1992). Motorola Midwest Regional. Yearly. All ages. Free 9a-4:30p UNCONFIRMED
Over 30 corporate sponsored college engineering teams compete at a VERY high level. Contest is an academic sporting challenge changed each year, usually having a cooperative twist. Presented by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a non-profit organization. Matches 9:30a-noon, 1-3p.
ilfrc.orgUIC Pavilion, 312/413-4750, 525 South Racine.
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World Pillow Fight Day. BYOP. Yearly. All ages. Free 2-3p UNCONFIRMED
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Tributosaurus. Monthly. 21+ $25 7p UNCONFIRMED
"The Jurassic beast with multiple musical faces. A different band every month, featuring local music celebrities."
tributosaurus.comMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
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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 2019.04.08
* Flower Festival. Yearly.
Celebrates Buddha's birthday (US date. ~500BC).
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Wednesday 2019.04.10
Free Cone Day. Yearly. All ages. Free 12-8p UNCONFIRMED
"Since 1979, spreading peace, love & FREE ice cream around the world!"
Ben & Jerry's shops.
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Friday 2019.04.12
Sci-Fi Spectacular (since 2007). Yearly. No pre-teens. $20+ 14 hour marathon. 12p-3a UNCONFIRMED
Includes special guests, shorts, artists, films: Darkman, Mothra vs. Godzilla, Repo Man, Slaughterhouse-five, Total Recall.
facebook.com/scifispectacularDavis Theater, 773/769-3999, 4614 N Lincoln Ave.
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Fly-By-Night Circus. Monthly. All ages. $8-15 8p UNCONFIRMED
"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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Saturday 2019.04.13
Thomas Jefferson's birthday (1743-1826). Declaration of Independence author and two term president (1801-1809). Yearly.
Also an accomplished architect.
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Wednesday 2019.04.17
* Personal income tax due. Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
Instituted in the 16th amendment (1913). Withholding was later introduced to fund World War II.
Fed: http://www.irs.ustreas.gov
State: http://www.revenue.state.il.us
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Saturday 2019.04.20
Gamma Phi Circus (since 1929). Yearly. All ages. $1-12+ Fr 7p, Sa 1+7p UNCONFIRMED
Performs just three shows a year.
gammaphicircus.illinoisstate.edu/events/showsIllinois State University, Redbird Arena, Bloomington.
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Ongoing
Now playing.
The Happy Prince, Heavy Trip, A Star Is Born, Venom, 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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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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Tattoo Arts Convention (since 1995). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $20-40 11a-8p UNCONFIRMED
Many vendors, artists, and judged shows.
215/423-4780 villainarts.comDonald E. Stephens Convention Center, 847/692-2222, 5555 N River Road, Rosemont.
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