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2017.04.07 (wk1029)
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RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Colossal" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
Ongoing: Stronger Together at Woman Made Gallery.
Ongoing: STD Awareness Month.
Fr: World Health Day.
Fr: RESIST WAR!!! at Drumpf Tower.
Fr: Triton Troupers Circus at Triton College.
..-Sa: Illinois State University Circus.
..-Sa: Start Making Sense at Martyrs'.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa: Triton Troupers Circus at Triton College.
Sa: Flower Festival.
Sa-Su: CHIRP Record Fair at Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Star Wars Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Palm Sunday.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: The Last Waltz 40 Tour at Chicago Theatre.
Su: Floating Points [Live] at Metro.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Passover.
Tu: Full Moon.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: John Mayer at United Center.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Thomas Jefferson's birthday.
Th: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes at Concord Music Hall.
Th: "Sugar" at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"Colossal" now playing.
Dan Stevens, Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Tim Blake Nelson, ...
http://sheiscolossal.com
Theaters Everywhere.
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Now playing.
Ghost in the Shell, Power Rangers, Beauty and the Beast, Trainspotting 2, Kong: Skull Island, My Scientology Movie, Contemporary Color, Logan, Table 19, The Shack, Kedi, LEGO Batman, The Space Between Us, The Founder, xXx: Return of Xander Cage, 20th Century Women, Hidden Figures, Passengers, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Ongoing:    ^
Stronger Together. -2017.04.15 Th-Fr -6p, Sa/Su 12-4p.
Celebrating Women Artists from WMG's past 25 years.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.
http://womanmade.org
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STD Awareness Month. -2017.04.30 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.
http://cdc.gov/std/sam
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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 2017.04.07:    ^
World Health Day. Commemorates founding of the W. H. Organization in 1948. Yearly.
Observed by reflecting on world health issues.
http://www.who.org
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* RESIST WAR!!! National call to action. 5-7p.
The addle-minded draft-dodging saber-rattling pretender-in-chief yearns to put our armed forces in harm's way in desperate delusional narcissistic need to deny he's a loser. So it's the people's patriotic duty to stop him.
http://bedno.com/fb/132710937264941
Drumpf Tower, 401 N Wabash Ave.
http://trumphotelcollection.com/chicago
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** Triton Troupers Circus (since 1972). FOUR SHOWS ONLY! Yearly. All ages. 2hr $6 Sa 1p* and 7p, Th+Fr 7p.
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.
http://TritonTroupersCircus.com
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Illinois State University Circus (since 1929). -Saturday Yearly. All ages. $1-12+ 7p.
Performs just one weekend a year. Also known as Gamma Phi circus.
http://gammaphicircus.ilstu.edu
Illinois State University, Redbird Arena, Bloomington.
http://www.ilstu.edu/map/
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Start Making Sense. -Saturday 21+ $15 2 nites 9p.
7 piece Talking Heads tribute.
http://startmakingsenseband.com
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
http://martyrslive.com/calendar
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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 10p-4a.
"A multimedia music & video dance party where art meets nightlife." Often preceded by theme events. Greg Haus spins Electronica/Indie Alternative dance music.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://berlinchicago.com
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Saturday 2017.04.08:    ^
** Triton Troupers Circus (since 1972). FINAL TWO SHOWS! Yearly. All ages. 2hr $6 Sa 1p* and 7p.
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.
http://TritonTroupersCircus.com
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* Flower Festival. Yearly.
Celebrates Buddha's birthday (US date. ~500BC).
http://buddhanet.net
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* CHIRP Record Fair (since 2003). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5-10 8a-7p.
Benefits Chicago Independent Radio Project, WLUW, others. Sizable rooms of CD and LP sales. Also crafts, snax, DJs, bands, workshops, hipsters.
http://recordfair.chirpradio.org/
Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union, 1340 W Washington Blvd. New location, across Union Park from Green line Ashland/Lake stop.
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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.
04.08: Book Talk: "Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Democracy" by Jerry Harris, author.
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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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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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 2017.04.09:    ^
Palm Sunday. A Christian holiday, Sunday a week before before Easter, 6th (last) Sunday of Lent. Yearly.
Commemorates the arrival of Jesus into Jerusalem, one week before resurrection, when the people placed palm branches in his path.
http://christianity.about.com
http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Sunday
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Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays -2017.10.29 Yearly. All ages. $1 Most weeks. 6a-3p.
500 market spaces. Clean, comprehensive, entertaining, with free parking, food and restrooms.
847/524-9590 http://wolffs.com
Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
http://allstatearena.com
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The Last Waltz 40 Tour. $38-150+ 7p.
WXRT welcomes some of the original band.
https://blackbirdpresents.com/the-last-waltz-40-tour/
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.com
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Floating Points [Live]. 18+ $20+ 9p.
http://floatingpoints.co.uk
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://metrochicago.com/shows
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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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Monday 2017.04.10:    ^
* Passover. A most important Jewish festival. -2017.04.18 Yearly. Sunset to sunset.
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.
http://chabad.org/holidays/passover
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Tuesday 2017.04.11:    ^
Full Moon (Pink). Always adds an interesting twist. 1:15a.
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http://www.almanac.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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John Mayer. All ages. $80-500+ 7:30p.
"Search for Everything" world tour.
http://johnmayer.com/
United Center, 1901 W Madison.
http://unitedcenter.com/calendar
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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.
04.11: Dva D + Fiyafly w/ Tim Nice / DJ Intel / MegaMike.
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 2017.04.12:    ^
"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 2017.04.13:    ^
Thomas Jefferson's birthday (1743-1826). Declaration of Independence author and two term president (1801-1809). Yearly.
Also an accomplished architect.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/tj3.html
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Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. 17+ $20 (sold out) Doors 7p.
http://www.gimmegimmes.com/
Concord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry.
http://concordmusichall.com
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* "Sugar" Thursdays 21+ Free 8p-2a.
Michelle L'Amour's weekly nite of vaudevillians, burlesque and extreme acts.
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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