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Events week of Friday, April 7th, 2017

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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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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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** 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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Saturday 2017.04.08 ^
* Flower Festival. Yearly.
Celebrates Buddha's birthday (US date. ~500BC).
http://buddhanet.net
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** 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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* 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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Sunday 2017.04.09 ^
Latino Film Festival (since 1985). Over 100 screenings. -2017.04.21 Yearly. All ages. $10+ Various times.
http://chicagolatinofilmfestival.org
Various locations.
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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 UNCONFIRMED
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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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.
http://bedno.com/fullmoons
http://www.almanac.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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