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Thursday 2018.01.18
Sketch Comedy Fest (since 2002). -2018.01.21 Yearly. Several shows daily.
Nation's Largest, over 100 performances featuring local, national, Canadian sketch comedy troupes on four stages. "Sketch comedy is as Chicago as deep-dish pizza and the Sears Tower. Unlike its cousin improvisation, sketch comedy is scripted. Strong writing is a vital element of the art form, which usually consists of short, satirical and funny vignettes. Although elements of improvisation are often used in creating sketches, the resulting performance is scripted, rather than made up on the spot."
chicagosketchfest.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W Belmont. Near Racine.
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Sandra Antongiorgi. 21+ $22 6:30p.
W/ ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat, Los Pecados De Maria, DJ Cqqchifruit.
sandraantongiorgi.comCity Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
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Michelle L'Amour's show. Thursdays 21+ Free 8p-2a.
Weekly nite of vaudevillians, burlesque and extreme acts.
facebook.com/UnbridledatUntitledUntitled, 312/880-1511, 111 W. Kinzie.
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Friday 2018.01.19
Blacklight Blackout (since 2011). 3rd Fridays 21+ Free 10p-2a.
Big freakfest in a tiny space. Lots of DJs, cheap beer, UV paints, radiation.
facebook.com/blacklightblackoutexitExit, 312/395-2700, 1315 W North. 2nd Fl.
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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 10p-4a UNCONFIRMED
"A multimedia music & video dance party where art meets nightlife." Often preceded by theme events. Greg Haus spins.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Saturday 2018.01.20
Start of Aquarius. Yearly.
Astrological sign, the water bearer.
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Polar Bear Plunge (since 2001). Yearly. 11a-2p.
Supports various charities.
lakeviewpolarbearclub.comOak Street Beach, 1000 N Lake Shore Dr.
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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.
01.20: The Moon Landing Hoax: The Mother of All Lies.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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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.
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Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Saturdays 18+ $27-47 10p.
A wild mix of hilarious hosts, quirky musicians, incredible variety performers and beautiful burlesque beauties. Catch the up-close magic show at 7:30p.
kisskisscabaret.comUptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway.
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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.
Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
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Sunday 2018.01.21
Vintage Garage. 3rd Sundays $? 11a-6p.
100 vintage and antique dealers.
847/579-9079 vintagegaragechicago.com5051 N Broadway Uptown between Foster and Argyle.
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New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 7p UNCONFIRMED
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Last Man on Earth, more.
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Star Trek: Discovery. Sundays All ages. Free 7p UNCONFIRMED
New series first season continues.
startrek.comCBS Streaming Only?!?
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"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinary block of popular and leading-edge absurdist cartoonage.
adultswim.comTOON. On cable.
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Monday 2018.01.22
Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a UNCONFIRMED
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2018.01.23
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."
chihacknight.org1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. 12th Floor.
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Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ $0-15 9p-2a UNCONFIRMED
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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Wednesday 2018.01.24
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Seasonal
Ice Skating. -2018.02.28 Yearly.
Weather permitting: Wrigley Field, 773-388-8260; Millennium Park, 312/742-5222, 55 N Michigan; Warren Park, 773/262-8656, 6601 N Western; Riis Park, 312/746-5735, 6100 W Fullerton; Daley Plaza, 312/742-7650, 337 E Randolph; more...
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Ongoing
Now playing.
Downsizing, Father Figures, Jumanji, Pitch Perfect 3, The Greatest Showman, The Post, Last Jedi, Permanent, The Disaster Artist, The Shape of Water, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Rhinoceros Theater Festival (since 1989). -2018.02.25 Yearly. $15+ Various days and times.
Showcase of experimental new plays.
rhinofest.comProp Theatre, 773/267-0666, 3502 N Elston.
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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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* Nocturna (since 1988). THE Electro/Goth gathering. Monthly. 18+ $10+ 11:30p-5a UNCONFIRMED
DJ Scary Lady Sarah spinning goth, darkwave, dark indie, deathrock, industrial, new wave, electro, ... Nicely decorated, often a special guest and giveaways. A tight but welcoming community of several hundred intriguing individuals. With GlitterGuts photobooth!
facebook.com/groups/15090361526Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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