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2017.03.03 (wk1024)
Truth is the first casualty of war.
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: Irish Film Festival at Various locations.
Movie: "Contemporary Color" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
Movie: "Logan" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Table 19" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "The Shack" now playing everywhere.
Ongoing: National Women's History Month.
Ongoing: Louder Than A Bomb at Various locations.
Fr: Trans Liberation Protest.
Fr: Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular at House of Blues.
Fr: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Fr: Sting at Aragon Ballroom.
Sa: City of Chicago's Birthday.
Sa: National Grammar Day.
Sa: Chiditarod XII.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Intocable at Aragon Ballroom.
Sa: Celebration of the 70's Tour at Chicago Theatre.
Sa: Star Wars Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Polar Plunge at North Avenue Beach.
Su: Neighborhoods of the World at Navy Pier, Crystal Gardens.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Su: Madonnarama at Berlin.
Mo: Pulaski Day.
Mo: Secondhand Serenade at Metro.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at evilOlive.
Tu: IHOP Natl Pancake Day.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: International Women's Day.
We: Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council Meeting at City Hall.
We: Kings of Leon at United Center.
We: Telefon Tel Aviv at Empty Bottle.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: #GIRLPOWER! at Elbo Room.
Th: "Unbridled" at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
Irish Film Festival (since 2000). -2017.03.05 Yearly. All ages. $30-65.
Highlights the language, wit and culture.
http://chicagoirishfilmfestival.com
Various locations.
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"Contemporary Color" now playing.
David Byrne celebrates the art of Color Guard.
http://contemporarycolor.com
Theaters Everywhere.
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"Logan" now playing.
Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, ...
http://foxmovies.com/movies/logan
Theaters Everywhere.
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"Table 19" now playing.
Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson, Stephen Merchant, ...
http://foxsearchlight.com/table19/
Theaters Everywhere.
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"The Shack" now playing.
Man meets God w/ Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw, ...
http://facebook.com/theshackmovie
Theaters Everywhere.
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Now playing.
Kedi, LEGO Batman, The Space Between Us, The Founder, xXx: Return of Xander Cage, 20th Century Women, Hidden Figures, Passengers, Star Wars Rogue One, Jackie, Bad Santa 2, Rules Don't Apply, A Street Cat Named Bob, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Officer Downe, Arrival, The Love Witch, Doctor Strange, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Ongoing:    ^
National Women's History Month (since 1987). THANXX! -2017.03.31 Yearly.
2017 theme: "Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business"
http://www.nwhp.org
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Louder Than A Bomb (since 2001). -2017.03.16 Yearly. All ages. $? 6p.
Young Chicago Authors present, renowned Chicago Teen Poetry Festival.
http://youngchicagoauthors.org
Various locations.
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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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Different rock, experimental, jazz, ethnic bands almost every night. 21+ $?
Metro / SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark, Near Red Line Addison stop, metrochicago.com
Darkroom, 773/276-1411, 2210 W Chicago, darkroombar.com
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee, Wicker Park near Blue line Damen stop, doubledoor.com
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western, dive-ish, emptybottle.com
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln, martyrslive.com
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, Highland Pk, ravinia.org
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Friday 2017.03.03:    ^
Trans Liberation Protest. 6-9p.
Standing up "against trans murder, bathroom bills and housing insecurities." #TransUpFront.
Wacker and Wabash Across river from Trump Tower.
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Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular. 17+ $27+ 8p.
http://laserspectacular.com
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
http://houseofblues.com/chicago
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Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Fr/Sa 18+ $20-40 8p.
A wild mix of hilarious hosts, quirky musicians, incredible variety performers and beautiful burlesque beauties.
http://kisskisscabaret.com
Uptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway.
http://uptownunderground.net
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Sting. All ages. $90+ 8:15p.
"57th & 9th" tour w/ Joe Sumner, The Last Bandoleros.
http://sting.com
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
http://aragon.com
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Saturday 2017.03.04:    ^
City of Chicago's Birthday (since 1837). Yearly.
Celebrated early at Chicago History Museum.
http://cityofchicago.org
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National Grammar Day. Yearly.
"March forth to speak well, write well, and help others do the same!"
http://nationalgrammarday.com
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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.
http://chiditarod.org
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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.
03.04: The Truth Commission on Segregation and It's Effects - How did segregation work in the U.S.?
312/326-2120 http://collegeofcomplexes.org
Dappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
http://facebook.com/Dappers-Restaurant-East-111805538856448
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Intocable. 17+ $43 7p.
Con Ramón Ayala, Los Rieleros del Norte, Conjunto Primavera, Siggno, Conjunto Azabache.
http://grupointocable.com
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
http://aragon.com
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Celebration of the 70's Tour. $63-93 8p.
W/ The Stylistics, The Emotions, The Bluenotes, The Floaters and Heatwave.
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.com
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Star Wars Burlesque. Saturdays 18+ $28 9p.
Gorilla Tango Theatre, 773/598-4549, 1919 N Milwaukee. By Blue Line Western stop.
http://GorillaTango.com
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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.
http://berlinchicago.com
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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.
http://Vaudezilla.com
Stage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
http://stage773.com
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Sunday 2017.03.05:    ^
Polar Plunge (since 2001). Yearly. 10a-2p.
Pledged for special Olympics. Hundreds participate, costume contest, after-party.
http://chicagopolarplunge.org
North Avenue Beach, 1600 N. Lake Shore Dr.
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Neighborhoods of the World. Sundays All ages. Free 12-4p.
Honoring Chicago's immigrant communities and rich diversity with a lively afternoon of music, dance, colorful costumes, authentic cuisine, and folk art vendors.
03.05: Celebrate Italy.
Navy Pier, Crystal Gardens, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Grand Red line stop then take free trolley.
http://navypier.com
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New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 6:30p.
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Son of Zorn, more.
http://thesimpsons.com
FOX. http://www.fox.com
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"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinary block of popular and leading-edge absurdist cartoonage.
http://www.adultswim.com
TOON. On cable.
http://www.cartoonnetwork.com
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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.
http://www.berlinchicago.com
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Monday 2017.03.06:    ^
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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casimir_Pulaski_Day
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Secondhand Serenade. All ages. $22+ 6:30p.
Performing "Awake" (10yr anniv) in entirety.
http://secondhandserenade.com
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://metrochicago.com/shows
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Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
03.06: Thundercats Banger!
http://facebook.com/PnCDjs
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.com
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Tuesday 2017.03.07:    ^
IHOP Natl Pancake Day (since 2006). Yearly. All ages. Free 7a-7p.
Free short stack (Children's Miracle Network donation encouraged).
http://ihoppancakeday.com
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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."
http://chihacknight.org
1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. 12th Floor.
http://1871.com
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Chicago Underground Comedy. Tuesdays 21+ $5 Doors 9p.
"The Hippest, Hottest Stand-Up Showcase to Emerge in Years" +good menu & booze.
http://facebook.com/chicagoundergroundcomedy
Beat Kitchen, 773/281-4444, 2100 W Belmont.
http://beatkitchen.com
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Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ Free 9p-2a.
03.07: Campbell (Melbourne AU) w/ Octane Amy / Dave UV / High Speed Chase / Intel.
http://facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbass
Debonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
http://debonairsocialclub.com
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Wednesday 2017.03.08:    ^
* International Women's Day (since 1908). Yearly.
Celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women and their contributions.
http://wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women's_Day
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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.
http://chicagocompletestreets.org
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Kings of Leon. All ages. $25-70+ 7:30p.
http://kingsofleon.com
United Center, 1901 W Madison.
http://unitedcenter.com/calendar
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Telefon Tel Aviv. 21+ $15 9p-1a.
W/ Surachai / New Canyons.
http://telefontelaviv.com
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western.
http://emptybottle.com
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"In One Ear" (since 1988). Poetry Open Mic. Wednesdays 18+ $3 10p-?a.
"2nd Longest Running Open-Mic In Chicago!"
http://facebook.com/In-One-Ear-210844945622380
Heartland Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop.
http://heartlandcafe.com
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Thursday 2017.03.09:    ^
#GIRLPOWER! 21+ $3-5 9p-?a.
VJs spinning 90's Girl Band Hits.
Elbo Room, 773/549-5549, 2871 N Lincoln. N of Diversey, W of Racine.
http://elboroomlive.com
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"Unbridled" Thursdays 21+ Free 9p-2a.
DJs, vaudevillians, burlesque and extreme acts. "New Year. New Show. Still Freaky."
http://facebook.com/UnbridledatUntitled
Untitled, 312/880-1511, 111 W. Kinzie.
http://untitledchicago.com
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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.
http://chicagoculturalcenter.org
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Various good modern art shows. All ages. $0-12, Free Tu 10a-8p, Mo closed, We-Su 10a-5p.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago.
http://mcachicago.org
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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, new mini-golf course, major VR games, food court, quality restaurants and bars, stained glass window museum, enclosed garden, wonderful specialty shops, children's museum, water taxis, several cruise lines and the Shakespeare Theatre.
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.
http://www.navypier.com
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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.
http://www.adlerplanetarium.org
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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, 210 S Michigan.
http://artinstituteofchicago.org
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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.
http://www.chicago-botanic.org
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Quality exhibits and activities for young minds. All ages. $0-14, Free Th 5-8p. 10a-5p.
Chicago Children's Museum, 312/527-1000, Navy Pier.
http://chicagochildrensmuseum.org
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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.
http://www.fmnh.org
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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.
http://www.imss.org
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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.
http://www.lpzoo.com
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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.
http://www.msichicago.org
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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.
http://SheddAquarium.org
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2017.03.03