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Wednesday 2017.08.23
Shakespeare's Best (since 2012). -2017.08.27 Yearly. All ages. Free.
We 08.23: Hamilton Park, 513 W 72nd St, 6:30pm
Th 08.24: Piotrowski Park, 4247 W 31st St, 6:30pm
Fr 08.25: Loyola Park, 1230 W Greenleaf Ave, 6:30pm
Sa 08.26: Loyola Park, 1230 W Greenleaf Ave, 6:30pm
Su 08.27: Ping Tom Memorial Park, 1700 S Wentworth Ave, 4pm.
chicagoshakes.comVarious City Parks.
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Start of Virgo. Yearly.
Astrological sign, the virgin.
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Michelle Shocked. 21+ $25+ 8p.
Performing Arkansas Traveler (1992) in entirety.
michelleshocked.comCity Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
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"In One Ear" (since 1988). Poetry Open Mic. Wednesdays 18+ $3 10p-?a.
"2nd Longest Running Open-Mic In Chicago!"
facebook.com/In-One-Ear-210844945622380Heartland Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop.
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FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2017.09.02 Yearly. All ages. Free We 9:30p, Sa 10:15p.
Visible anywhere near the lake.
navypier.com/aon-summer-fireworksNavy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free trolley.
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Thursday 2017.08.24
Jupiter visible near horizon at moonrise.
Nightly until October.
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* Wizard World Comic-Con. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $40-99 10a-5p.
Hundreds of comics and collectibles vendors, special featured guest, popular cartoonists, and famous actors.
wizardworld.comDonald E. Stephens Convention Center, 847/268-2000, 5555 N River Road, Rosemont.
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Logic "Everybody's" Tour. All ages. $50+ 7:30p.
W/ Joey Bada$$.
logicconcerts.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
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"Cruel Summer : The 80s" Thursdays 21+ Free 8p-2a.
Michelle L'Amour's weekly nite of vaudevillians, burlesque and extreme acts.
facebook.com/UnbridledatUntitledUntitled, 312/880-1511, 111 W. Kinzie.
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Friday 2017.08.25
Backlot Bash. -Sunday Yearly.
Street festival with live music, carnival rides, food and beer tents, sidewalk sales, business expo, classic cars show, silent films and more.
backlotbash.comDowntown Skokie.
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Taste of Greece. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $3 12-11p.
Folk music, culture, meats and spices.
greektownchicago.orgGreektown, 400 S Halsted. Runs several blocks.
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* Critical Mass (since 1997). Last Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making our presence known downtown. Unplanned route gently winds a dozen miles or more. Thousands attend in good weather. Includes music, hipsters, athletes, show bikes, so much more. Skaters welcome.
massup.us/ccmDaley Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop.
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Lady Gaga. All ages. $$ 7p.
ladygaga.comWrigley Field, 1060 W Addison.
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Group Skate. 2nd/Last 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.
ChicagoSkater.orgDaley Plaza, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.
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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.
kisskisscabaret.comUptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway.
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Saturday 2017.08.26
** Circus In The Parks. -2017.10.15 Yearly. All ages. $0-15 Shows at 2+5p.
Midnight Circus' world class troupe of clowns, contortionists, acrobats, etc perform just a few shows in each park.
08.26-08.27: Gately Park, 44 E 103rd St, 3pm
09.02-09.03: Hamilton Park, 513 W 72nd St, 3pm
09.09-09.10: McKinley Park, 2210 W Pershing Rd, noon+3pm
09.15-09.17: Wicker Park, 1425 N Damen Ave, Fr 7pm Sa 2+5pm
09.23-09.24: Lake Shore Park, 808 N Lake Shore Dr, 2+5pm
09.30-10.01: Kosciuszko Park, 2732 N Avers Ave, 2+5pm
10.07-10.08: Oriole Park, 5430 N Olcott Ave, 2pm+5pm
10.13-10.15: Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside Ave, Fr 7pm Sa 2+5pm.
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Women's Equality Day. Yearly.
Celebrates the anniversary of the 19th constitutional amendment ratified in 1920 granting women the right to vote. Formerly known as Woman Suffrage Day.
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SuperSprint and Kids Triathlon (since 1983). Yearly. $$ Races start 7a.
Thousands expected. Cash prizes. May sell out. Big parties after.
chicagosupersprint.comLakefront at Foster.
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Bucktown Arts Fest (since 1986). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 11a-7p.
"Great Art, Great Craft Brews"
bucktownartsfest.comSenior Citizen Memorial Park, 2300 N Oakley. 2300 W Lyndale.
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International Gotopless day. Yearly. All ages. Free 1p.
Protests at beaches and parks worldwide demanding equal topfree rights for women.
gotopless.orgNorth Avenue Beach, 1601 N. Lake Shore Drive. "North of the Boat House"
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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.
08.26: Special Labor Day Speaker: Illinois Labor History Society.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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2 Chainz. Ages? $30-100 7p.
"Pretty Girls like Trap Music Tour."
2chainz.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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Lionel Richie. All ages. $34-280+ 7p.
W/ Mariah Carey "All The Hits" tour.
lionelrichie.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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El Gran Combo. 21+ $45 Doors 8p.
Con DJ Eddie Mozkito Cruz.
comborecords.comConcord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry.
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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.
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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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Gene Simmons and His Band. All ages. $38-300 9:30-11p.
genesimmons.comPark West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
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Boy Band Review. 18+ $10 10:30p.
90s nostalgia show.
boybandreview.comHouse of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
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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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* Nocturna (since 1988). THE Electro/Goth gathering. Monthly. 18+ $10+ 11:30p-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. With GlitterGuts photobooth!
facebook.com/groups/15090361526Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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Sunday 2017.08.27
Lyndon B. Johnson's Birthday. Yearly.
Day to remember the 36th president of the U.S., who became president on November 22nd, 1963 following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He is remembered for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the War on Poverty, creating the Department of Housing and Urban Development and for passing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He presided during the deepening U.S. involvement in Vietnam. He was born in Texas in 1908 and died in Texas on January 22nd, 1973.
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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 wolffs.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
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Chicago Bike Polo. Sundays All ages. Free 3-?p.
Pickup games in decommissioned tennis courts.
facebook.com/groups/311538882232633Garfield Park, S Central Park Blvd at W Monroe St.
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Burning Man. -2017.09.04 Yearly. 9p.
Many of my friends are away. Camp Envy can watch online.
burningman.orgBlack Rock City. Nevada.
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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 2017.08.28
Monday Night Ride. Mondays All ages. Free 10p.
Extraordinary long and late ride for the young and/or hearty. Leaves about 11pm, unplanned route may exceed 30miles from start point, dissipating near dawn.
facebook.com/MondayNightRideChicagoLincoln Monument, 1601 N Clark. Behind Chicago Historical Museum.
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* Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
08.28: Biker Banger.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2017.08.29
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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Chicago Underground Comedy. Tuesdays 21+ $5 Doors 9p.
"The Hippest, Hottest Stand-Up Showcase to Emerge in Years" +good menu & booze.
facebook.com/chicagoundergroundcomedyBeat Kitchen, 773/281-4444, 2100 W Belmont.
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Seasonal
Cubs home games. -2017.09.25.
Mo 8.28: Pirates 7:05p
Tu 8.29: Pirates 7:05p
We 8.30: Pirates 7:05p
Th 8.31: Braves 7:05p.
cubs.comWrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison.
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Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2017.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Mo: Loyola; Tu: ColumbusPark, FederalPlaza, LincolnSquare; We: Andersonville, GreenCity, Lawndale, Pullman, Ravenswood; Th: Daley Plaza, Argyle, Austin, GarfieldPark, HydePark; Sa: Division&Dearborn, Edgewater, GarfieldPark, HornerPark, more; Su: Glenwood&Morse, IndependencePark, LoganSquare, WickerPark, Pilsen, PortagePark;
chicagofarmersmarkets.usVarious city locations.
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Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly. All ages. Free.
We 08.23: Wayne Baker Brooks and Melody Angel 5:15-9:30pm.
Th 08.24: Pier Dance Euphony and Snoopy King 7-9pm.
Sa 08.27: Old Town School Of Folk Abraham Mellish and Big Angry Fish 2-8pm.
We 08.30: Nublu Band and Morry Sochat & The Special 20s 5:15-9:30pm.
Th 08.31: Pier Dance Chicago Samba and Edilson Lima 7-9pm.
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Miller Beer Garden at the Tip.
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Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2017.09.17 Yearly.
We 08.23: Lucerne Symphony Orchestra with James Gaffigan: Beethoven Symphony 4; Wagner Siegfried Idyll; Behzod Abduraimov plays Rachmaninoff Concerto 2. PAV 8:00p
Th 08.24: Christina & Michelle Naughton: John Adams Roll Over Beethoven & Hallelujah Junction for two pianos; Mendelssohn & Mozart variations. BGH 6:00p
Fr 08.25: Spider Saloff: Tribute to Peggy Lee. BGH 6:00p
Fr 08.25: Alanis Morissette. PAV 8:00p
Sa 08.26: John Mellencamp. PAV 7:30p
Su 08.27: John Mellencamp. PAV 7:30p
Mo 08.28: Pentatonix. PAV 7:30p
Tu 08.29: Lifehouse \ Switchfoot \ Brynn Elliott. PAV 6:30p
Tu 08.29: Adrienne Haan: Tehorah. BGH 7:00p
We 08.30: Chad Hoopes & David Fung: John Adams Road Movies; Dvorak Romantic Pieces; Mozart & Beethoven violin sonatas. BGH 6:00p
We 08.30: John Butler Trio \ Brett Dennen. PAV 7:30p
Th 08.31: Daniel Schlosberg & Inna Faliks: Mahler Symphony 6, arr. for four-hands piano. BGH 6:00p.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
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Sox home games. -2017.09.25.
Tu 8.22: Twins 7:10p
We 8.23: Twins 7:10p
Th 8.24: Twins 7:10p.
sox.comGuaranteed Rate Field, 312/674-1000, 333 W 35th St.
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Summer Vacation. -2017.09.05 Yearly.
cps.eduChicago Public Schools.
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Chicago Summerdance (since 1997). Lessons, dancing, big bands, different style everyday. -2017.09.14 Yearly. All ages. Free Su 4-7p, Th-Sa 6-9:30p.
Salsa, Swing, Waltz, Bamboleo, Cha Cha, Polka, Tango, Mambo, Fox Trot, etc. Lessons first hour.
chicagosummerdance.orgGrant Park, 312/742-4007, 601 S Michigan. Between Harrison and Balbo, easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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Bands at Montrose Beach. Daily. -2017.08.31 Yearly. All ages. Free 7p.
Plus beers, cocktails, dining.
facebook.com/TheDockatMontroseBeachMontrose Beach, 200 W Montrose Harbor Dr.
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Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su -2017.09.03 Yearly. All ages. $8-16+ Coupons online. 10a-7p.
Open just nine enchanted weekends, rain or shine. Spend all day. Hundreds of costumed performers (about a dozen stages) including Queen Elizabeth & Court, over 160 unique artisans all within a recreated 16th Century village. Mouth watering foods of all description (several dozen booths) and aroma & fine imported ales. Big, fun, joyful, semi-realistic, classic goth outing, costumes encouraged, sometimes hot.
Renaissance Village, 847/395-7773, 12550 120th, Kenosha WI. 94 North to Russell Rd (Exit 1), left (W) to Frontage Rd, right to 128 then follow signs.
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* Long Grove Chocolate Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-6p.
Freshly made chocolate dipped everythings; fruits, popcorn, donuts, martinis, etc. Chef demos, specialty shops, two entertainment stages. Well managed popular family event in a lovely town.
Historic Long Grove, 847/634-0888, Route 83 and Old Route 53, Long Grove. North Suburban.
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Ongoing
"Marjorie Prime" now playing.
Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Tim Robbins, Lois Smith.
marjorieprimethemovie.comTheaters Everywhere.
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* Cirque du Soleil. -2017.09.03 All ages. $35-250+ Various times.
"Luzia - A Waking Dream of Mexico" "A poetic and acrobatic ode to the rich and vibrant culture... takes you to an imaginary Mexico where light quenches the spirit and rain soothes the soul."
cirquedusoleil.com/luziaUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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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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Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2017.09.07 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk.
Nice films, neighbors, popcorn. See the handy quick ref sched.
bedno.com/movies/parksVarious Chicago parks.
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Now playing.
Marjorie Prime, An Inconvenient Sequel, Atomic Blonde, The Emoji Movie, The Midwife, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Chasing Coral, The Big Sick, War for the Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3, Transformers: The Last Knight, Cars 3, Rough Night, Wonder Woman, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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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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Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p.
08.29: The Princess Bride.
bedno.com/movies/parks?pritzJay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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