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2017.04.14 (wk1030)
Relax. Nothing is under control.  v

RECOMMENDED:
Movie: Hump Tour at Music Box Theatre.
Movie: "A Quiet Passion" now playing at select theaters.
Movie: "The Fate of the Furious" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "The Student" now playing at select theaters.
..-Tu: Passover.
Ongoing: Cubs home games at Wrigley Field.
Ongoing: STD Awareness Month.
Fr: Good Friday.
Fr: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Fr: Chairlift at Park West.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Katatonia at Metro.
Sa: Break Science at Concord Music Hall.
Sa: Star Wars Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Easter.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Flaming Lips at Riviera Theatre.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Personal income tax due.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Bicycle Day.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Start of Taurus.
Th-Fr: Chicago Cabaret Convention at Park West.
Th: "Sugar" at Untitled.
Th: Drum&Bass night at SmartBar.
Th: Latino Film Festival at Various locations.

Movie:    ^
Hump Tour (since 2005). -Saturday Yearly. 18+ $22+ Fri+Sat 7+9:30p.
Curated by Dan Savage. Challenges ordinary people to make their very own five-minute dirty movies to win big cash prizes. Results run the gamut of the broad creative gamut of human sexuality.
http://humptour.com
Music Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport.
http://musicboxtheatre.com
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"A Quiet Passion" now playing.
Emily Dickinson bio w/ Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff, Keith Carradine, ...
http://musicboxfilms.com/a-quiet-passion-movies-153.php
Theaters Everywhere.
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"The Fate of the Furious" now playing.
Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Charlize Theron, Kurt Russell, ...
http://fastandfurious.com
Theaters Everywhere.
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"The Student" now playing.
Russian film on religion's manipulation of authority. Pyotr Skvortsov, Viktoriya Isakova, Yuliya Aug, Aleksandra Revenko, ...
http://imdb.com/title/tt4874206/
Theaters Everywhere.
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Now playing.
Colossal, 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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Seasonal:    ^
* Passover. A most important Jewish festival. -Tuesday 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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Cubs home games. -2017.09.25.
Fr 4.14: Pirates 1:20p
Sa 4.15: Pirates 1:20p
Su 4.16: Pirates 1:20p
Mo 4.17: Brewers 7:05p
Tu 4.18: Brewers 7:05p
We 4.19: Brewers 1:20p.
http://cubs.com
Wrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison.
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Ongoing:    ^
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 2017.04.14:    ^
* Good Friday. A Christian Holiday, remembers the death of Jesus Christ. Yearly.
Observed by readings, communion, preaching on his last sentences, including "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do". Two days before Easter.
http://vatican.va
http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Friday
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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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* Chairlift. 18+ $22 9p.
http://chairlifted.com
Park West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
http://parkwestchicago.com
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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.
04.14: "Madame Envy's Harem of Oddities" performances at 11p.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://berlinchicago.com
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Saturday 2017.04.15:    ^
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.
04.15: How Belief Systems Work - author David Ramsay Steele.
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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Katatonia. 18+ $22+ 7p.
W/ Caspian, Uncured, Novembers Doom.
http://katatonia.com
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://metrochicago.com/shows
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Break Science. 18+ $18 Doors 8:30p-2a.
http://breaksciencemusic.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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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 2017.04.16:    ^
* Easter. Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Yearly.
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.
http://christianity.about.com
http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter
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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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"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 2017.04.17:    ^
Flaming Lips. Ages? $70++ 8p.
http://flaminglips.com
Riviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine.
http://rivieratheatre.com
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* Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
04.17: First nite at new venue.
http://facebook.com/PnCDjs
The Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
http://themidchicago.com
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Tuesday 2017.04.18:    ^
* Personal income tax due. Yearly.
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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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.
04.18: Old school junglist "Odi"
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 2017.04.19:    ^
Bicycle Day. Yearly.
Observes the first experimental testing of the psychoactive properties of LSD, by Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, on a bicycle ride on this date in 1943.
http://tinyurl.com/bicycleday419
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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 2017.04.20:    ^
Start of Taurus. Astrological sign, the bull. Yearly.
http://www.astrology.com
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Chicago Cabaret Convention (since 2014). -Friday $25-100+ 2 nites.
Over a dozen performers.
http://bedno.com/fb/628475154009978
Park West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
http://parkwestchicago.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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* Drum&Bass night. 3rd Thursdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
04.20: Tribesteppaz / Delamota / Dioptrics / Hispd Chase / Lamebrane / Ciro / Mega Mike / M.I.A. Tag Team Set / Rifle MC / Fonz MC.
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://smartbarchicago.com/tickets
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Latino Film Festival (since 1985). Over 100 screenings. -2017.05.04 Yearly. All ages. $10+ Various times.
http://chicagolatinofilmfestival.org
Various locations.
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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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