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Saturday 2017.04.29 ^
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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People's Climate March. 12-4p.
Demand justice for our climate and our communities. Observed nationwide.
http://bedno.com/fb/263200760768048
Federal Plaza, 220 S Dearborn. At Adams.
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* Sci-Fi Spectacular (since 2007). Yearly. No pre-teens. $20+ 14 hour marathon. 12p-3a.
Includes special guests, shorts, artists, films: Darkman, Mothra vs. Godzilla, Repo Man, Slaughterhouse-five, Total Recall.
http://facebook.com/scifispectacular
Patio Theater, 773/685-4291, 6008 Irving Park Rd.
http://patiotheater.net
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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.
04.29: Learning from South America: Lessons from the Cone.
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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Joffrey Ballet. -2017.05.07 21+ $65-85+ 7:30p.
http://joffrey.com
Auditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
http://auditoriumtheatre.org
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Aimee Mann. 18+ $379 sold out 8p.
http://aimeemann.com
Park West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
http://www.parkwestchicago.com
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Bill Maher. -2017.05.06 $45-125 8p.
http://billmaher.com/
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.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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Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Fr/Sa 18+ $20-40 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.
http://kisskisscabaret.com
Uptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway.
http://uptownunderground.net
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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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* Nocturna (since 1988). THE Electro/Goth gathering. Monthly. 18+ $10+ 11p-5a.
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.
http://facebook.com/groups/15090361526
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://metrochicago.com/shows
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Sunday 2017.04.30 ^
Walpurgis Night. Yearly.
Also known as witches' sabbath and eve of May Day. Commemorates the 8th century saint and protectress against witchcraft.
http://www.pantheon.org/articles/w/walpurgis_night.html
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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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MS Walk (since 1989). Yearly. All ages. $50-? 9:30a-12p.
Major charity event, 7-9 lakefront miles. Prizes, parking. Also several suburban walks.
312/423-1101 http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/ILDWalkEvents?fr_id=27428
855/372-1331, 1746 N Stockton.
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New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 6:30p.
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Son of Zorn, more.
http://thesimpsons.com
FOX. http://www.fox.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 2017.05.01 ^
May Day. Also known as Labor Day in Europe. Yearly.
Honors workers. Gloriously observed in communist nations. Chicago remembers the Haymarket Massacre.
http://wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Workers_Day
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* Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
05.01: Candyland at Cinco De Mikeo Banger.
http://facebook.com/PnCDjs
The Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
http://themidchicago.com
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Tuesday 2017.05.02 ^
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.
05.02: DJs Selkta Steel w/ Strikethrough / Audiophlex / Orbitalsky.
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 2017.05.03 ^
Tributosaurus. Monthly. 21+ $25 7p.
"The Jurassic beast with multiple musical faces. A different band every month, featuring local music celebrities."
05.03: Becomes Elvis Costello.
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.
773/334-4192 http://MagicChicagoShow.com
Stage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
http://stage773.com
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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 2017.05.04 ^
* National Day of Reason. 1st Thursday in May Yearly.
Encourages rationals to be visible and active today as a real demonstration of creating positive effect, as opposed to the pointlessness of prayer.
http://nationaldayofreason.org
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* "Spectacle" 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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Deadmau5. -Friday All ages. $57-285 2 nites 9p.
http://deadmau5.com/
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
http://aragon.com
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Big C Jamboree (since 1991). 1st Thursdays 21+ Free 9:30p-?a.
Longest running local Rockabilly night. Multiple bands perform 40s-50s style swing, blues, rock-n-roll, swiftly and simply to a jumpin party crowd, many in period getups.
http://www.bigcjam.com/
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
http://martyrslive.com
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Friday 2017.05.05 ^
Ascension Day. Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
A Christian holiday, 40 days after easter. Commemorates the ascension of Jesus Christ to heaven.
http://christianity.about.com
http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Feast_of_the_Ascension
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Cinco De Mayo. Spanish for May 5th. Celebrated loudly. Yearly.
Not an independence day. Commemorates a major victory by the outnumbered and underarmed Mexican army, against the occupying French, on this day in 1862.
http://www.vivacincodemayo.org
http://www.laraza.com
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* International Day of the Midwife (since 1992). Yearly.
http://internationalmidwives.org/events/idotm
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Group Skate. 1st Fridays 21+ Free 7:30p.
Intermediate through advanced bladers come join the monthly group skate. Be able to skate some near traffic and do a distance of 10-12 miles. Helmet required, other protective gear and water recommended. Weather permitting.
http://ChicagoSkater.org
Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.
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Seasonal ^
Cubs home games. -2017.09.25.
Mo 5.01: Phillies 7:05p
Tu 5.02: Phillies 7:05p
We 5.03: Phillies 7:05p
Th 5.04: Phillies 1:20p.
http://cubs.com
Wrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison.
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Ongoing ^
"The Circle" now playing.
Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Ellar Coltrane, Bill Paxton, Nate Corddry, ...
http://thecircle.movie/
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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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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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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Now playing.
A Quiet Passion, The Fate of the Furious, The Student, 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.
http://bedno.com/movies
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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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