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Monday 2018.07.16
Wordplay. -2018.07.26 Th+Fr -6p, Sa+Su 12-4p.
An exploration of how women artists intertwine text and image to deliver message and effect change. From handwriting to video, poetic thought to political activism, this group of artists incorporate letters, numbers and symbols to give meaning to their art."
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 2150 S Canalport.
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"She's Crafty" 21+ $12 8p.
All-Female Beastie Boys Tribute.
shescraftychi.comCity Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
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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."
07.16: Wayne's World Banger.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2018.07.17
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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Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p.
07.17: International Media Mixer 6:30pm.
bedno.com/movies/parks?pritzJay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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Panic at the Disco. All ages. $40-80+ 7p.
panicatthedisco.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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The Color Purple. -2018.07.29 21+ $65-85+ 7:30p.
Auditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
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Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ $0-5+ 9p-2a.
07.17: Total Science UK.
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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Wednesday 2018.07.18
Festival Of The Lakes. -Sunday Yearly.
Major bands, carnival rides and games, foods, boating, etc. Surprisingly easily accessible by CTA+Metra.
festival.gohammond.comWolf Park, 2398 S. Calumet Ave, Whiting IN.
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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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Thursday 2018.07.19
Tributosaurus becomes The Who. 21+ $25+ 7:30p.
tributosaurus.comMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
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Unbridled. 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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Drum&Bass night. 3rd Thursdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
MIA 12th Anniversary w/ Tribesteppaz / Rebellion / DJ Syquest / Dioptrics MIA Crew B2B Set / Selekta Steel / Mega Mike / Fiyafly / Rifle MC.
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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Friday 2018.07.20
Anniversary of First Moon Landing (since 1969). Yearly.
Apollo 11 was launched on July 16th, 1969, carrying astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. and Michael Collins. The spacecraft landed in the Mare Tranquillitatis at 3:17 PM CDT on July 20th. At 9:56 PM Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon, issuing the now famous phrase "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". Aldrin followed shortly while Collins remained in the orbiting command module.
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* Pitchfork Music Festival. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $15-35+ May sell out. 1-9p.
Dozens of bands on several stages.
pitchforkmusicfestival.comUnion Park, 1501 W Randolph.
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Goodie Mob. 18+ $30-150 8p.
goodiemobmusic.comPark West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 9p-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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DJ noDJ. 21+ $12+ 9p.
"thousand-piece electronic dance band"
djnodjisaband.comMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
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Blacklight Blackout (since 2011). 3rd Fridays 21+ Free 10p-2a UNCONFIRMED
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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Saturday 2018.07.21
Rock-n-Roll Chicago Races (since 2009). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $35-50 7:30a.
Over 10,000 participants. Formerly Chicago Distance Classic (since 1977) and other names. Now with rock bands and DJs.
runrocknroll.com/chicagoGrant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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World Arts & Music Fest (since 1986). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 12-7p.
"Celebration of global diversity features art from an abundance of countries, family crafts activities, international cuisine, and live music and dance performances."
Dawes Park, 847/448-8058, Church street at the lakefront, Evanston.
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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.
07.21: The Deep State: Conspiracy Theory or Hidden History - Who Are The Illuminati?
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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* Midnight Marauders Reunion Ride. Free Leaves after midnite. 12a-?a.
"Drinking club with a biking problem" Home around dawn.
thechainlink.org/group/midnightmaraudersBilly Goat Tavern, 312/222-1525, 430 N Michigan. Lower Hubbard.
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Sunday 2018.07.22
Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays 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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Disability Pride Parade and Festival. Yearly. All ages. Free 11a UNCONFIRMED
tinyurl.com/chiparadesState from Van Buren. To Lake to Dearborn to Daley Plaza.
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Vans Warped Tour (since 1995). Yearly. All ages. $50+ 11a UNCONFIRMED
Dozens of bands at several stages.
warpedtour.comTinley Park Amphitheatre, 708/614-1616, I-80 and Harlem Avenue, Tinley Park. South Suburban, expect heavy traffic.
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Sheffield Garden Walk and Festival (since 1969). Yearly. All ages. $6-10 12-9:30p UNCONFIRMED
100 gardens, refreshments, entertainment, good stuff for kids, numerous major local bands.
Webster and Sheffield, 773/929-WALK.
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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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Seasonal
Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2018.10.31 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.
navypier.org/explore/live-entertainment/live-musicNavy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Miller Beer Garden at the Tip.
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Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2018.09.17 Yearly.
Fr 07.13: Alan Cumming: Legal Immigrant, 5pm
Sa 07.14: CSO: Beethoven's 9th, 5pm
Su 07.15: CSO: Sunday in the Park with Audra McDonald, 3pm
Mo 07.16: RSMI: Timo Andres premiere, 5pm
Tu 07.17: Shostakovich and The Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy, 5pm
We 07.18: CSO: Gustavo Dudamel and Yuja Wang, 5pm
Th 07.19: RSMI: Brahms and More, 5pm.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
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Summer Vacation. -2018.09.04 Yearly.
cps.eduChicago Public Schools.
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Chicago Summerdance (since 1997). Lessons, dancing, big bands, different style everyday. -2018.08.25 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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Grant Park Music Festival (since 1935). -2018.08.17 Yearly. All ages. Free Various We/Fr/Sa 6:30p.
World-class orchestra, chorus and conductors, and an outstanding roster of local and international guest artists perform classical several days a week.
312/742-7638 grantparkmusicfestival.comGrant Park, Columbus Drive and Jackson Boulevard. Train, bus or cab.
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Millennium Park Concerts. Mo/Th -2018.08.20 Yearly. All ages. Free 6:30p.
Several extraordinary bands nightly, twice a week.
tinyurl.com/chidts2016Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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Bands at Montrose Beach. Daily. -2018.09.01 Yearly. All ages. Free 7p.
Plus beers, cocktails, dining.
facebook.com/TheDockatMontroseBeachMontrose Beach, 200 W Montrose Harbor Dr.
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FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2018.09.01 Yearly. All ages. Free We 9:30p, Sa 10:15p.
Visible anywhere near the lake.
navypier.org/explore/fireworksNavy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free trolley.
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Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su -2018.09.02 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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Ongoing
"Shock and Awe" now playing.
Jessica Biel, James Marsden, Milla Jovovich, Woody Harrelson, Rob Reiner, Tommy Lee Jones, ...
facebook.com/ShockAweMovieTheaters Everywhere.
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"Skyscraper" now playing.
Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Pablo Schreiber, Noah Taylor, ...
skyscrapermovie.comTheaters Everywhere.
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Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2018.09.07 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk.
Fr 07.13 Despicable Me 3 at Gladstone Park
Fr 07.13 Jumanji at Taylor Park
Fr 07.13 War for the Planet of the Apes at Palmer Park
Sa 07.14 Back to the Future at Horner Park
Sa 07.14 Coco at Oz Park
Sa 07.14 Wonder Woman at Sherwood Park
Su 07.15 Footloose at Piotrowski Park
Su 07.15 Grease at Jonquil Park
Su 07.15 The Emoji Movie at Emmerson Park
Mo 07.16 9 to 5 at Osterman Beach
Mo 07.16 Cars 3 at Skinner Park
Mo 07.16 Space Jam at Cotton Tail Park
Tu 07.17 International Media Mixer at Pritzker Pavilion
Tu 07.17 Captain Underpants at Trebes Park
Tu 07.17 Jumanji at Park #578
Tu 07.17 Monsters, Inc at Beverly Park
We 07.18 Home Team (Mi Mundial) at Gage Park
We 07.18 Jumanji at Brainerd Park
We 07.18 Jumanji at Rosenblum Park
Th 07.19 Coco at Arrigo Park
Th 07.19 Despicable Me 3 at Senka Park
Th 07.19 Sister Act at Wicker Park.
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Now playing.
Ant-Man and the Wasp, Sorry to Bother You, Leave No Trace, Three Identical Strangers, Woman Walks Ahead, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The King, Incredibles 2, Hotel Artemis, Ocean's 8, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Upgrade, Action Point, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Book Club, Deadpool 2, Life of the Party, Tully, Avengers: Infinity War, Love & Bananas, I Feel Pretty, Genesis, ...
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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