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Events week of Friday, March 31st, 2017

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Friday 2017.03.31 ^
"Ghost in the Shell" now playing.
Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, ...
http://ghostintheshell.tumblr.com/
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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* Robotics Competition (since 1992). Motorola Midwest Regional. Yearly. All ages. Free 9a-5:15p.
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.
http://ilfrc.org
UIC Pavilion, 312/413-4750, 525 South Racine.
http://www.uicpavilion.com
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* Critical Mass (since 1997). Last Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making their 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.
http://massup.us/ccm
Daley Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop.
http://chicagocriticalmass.org
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Aretha Franklin. $0-150 8p.
http://arethafranklin.com
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.com
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Saturday 2017.04.01 ^
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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*** ROBOTICS COMPETITION FINALS! (since 1992). Motorola Midwest Regional. Yearly. All ages. Free 9a-4:30p.
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.
http://ilfrc.org
UIC Pavilion, 312/413-4750, 525 South Racine.
http://www.uicpavilion.com
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Liar's Tour (500th annual!). Yearly. All ages. Free 11a-3p.
Lie laden Lee Diamond tour where "every stop is an opportunity for outrageous misinformation" 10-15 miles of "fibbing, nonsense, tall-tales, bike riding" but no drinking nor fun.
http://chicagovelo.com/bike-tours/upcoming-rides/
West Town Bikes / Ciclo Urbano, 773/772-6523, 2459 W Division St.
http://westtownbikes.org
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World Pillow Fight Day. BYOP. Yearly. All ages. Free 2-3p.
http://bedno.com/fb/194238691045777
TBA. http://pillowfightday.com
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"Back To The Grave" 18+ $7 10p-3a.
Devoted to Goth, Deathrock & Post-Punk. "Wear your fishnets torn, your hair big, your corsets tight & your makeup heavy!"
http://bedno.com/fb/178690209296226
Bottom Lounge, 773/975-0505, 3206 N Wilton. Upstairs. Near Red Line Belmont stop.
http://thebottomlounge.com
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Sunday 2017.04.02 ^
Shamrock Shuffle (since 1980). Yearly. All ages. Always fills. 9:30a.
Columbus to Grand to State to Jackson to Clinton to Van Buren to Balbo to Roosevelt to Columbus.
http://shamrockshuffle.com
Grant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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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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Wednesday 2017.04.05 ^
Tributosaurus. Monthly. 21+ $25 7p.
"The Jurassic beast with multiple musical faces. A different band every month, featuring local music celebrities."
04.05: Becomes Pink Floyd.
http://tributosaurus.com
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
http://martyrslive.com
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Magic Chicago (since 2004). 1st Wednesdays All ages. $25 7:30p.
Monthly showcase of skilled local magicians. Lobby bar, nearby chow.
04.05: Darryl German, Lee Benzaquin, Benjamin Barnes, Bill Cook.
773/334-4192 http://MagicChicagoShow.com
Stage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
http://stage773.com
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Thursday 2017.04.06 ^
* Triton Troupers Circus (since 1972). 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, 708/456-0300 x3383, 800-526-0844 TTY. 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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"Sugar" Thursdays 21+ Free 9p-2a UNCONFIRMED
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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