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Saturday 2018.02.24
"Journey for the Sun" -2018.03.25 All ages. $25+ Fr 7:30, Sa 4:30+7:30p, Su 3p.
"A Sci-Fi Cartoon Circus - Cosmic adventure featuring astonishing aerialists and acrobats, unearthly retro-futuristic sounds and songs and a enormous intergalactic robot."
The Actors Gymnasium, 847/328-2795, 927 Noyes St, 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.
02.24: Bart Goldberg: Candidate Illinois State Senator - 20th District.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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Ani DiFranco. 18+ $40 Sold out; 8p.
anidifranco.comPark West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
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Ashanti, Ja Rule, Lloyd. 18+ $50-175 8p.
facebook.com/ashantithisismeRiviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine.
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Sanctuary. 21+ $3-5 9p-?a.
Dance nite DJs spin Industrial, EBM, Synthpop, Retrowave, more.
bedno.com/fb/2022212438050723Underground Lounge, 773/327-2739, 952 W Newport.
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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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Freakeasy DJs. 21+ $15 10p-5a.
J.Phlip / Striz / Radiohiro.
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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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 2018.02.25
Hustle Up The Hancock (since 1998). Pledged 94 floor (1632 stairs, 1000 vertical feet) climb. Yearly. All ages. $30-50 6:30a.
Benefits American Lung Association. Well managed event with thousands of runners.
lungchicago.org/hustleJohn Hancock Building, 312/751-3681, 875 N Michigan. Assemble in concourse area.
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* Chinese New Years Parade. Yearly. All ages. Free 1p.
100' Dragon dances, Miss Chinatown, gifts, fireworks, etc.
cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/neighborhood_parades.htmlChinatown, 312/255-0303, Wentworth and Cermak. Continues South to 24th Street.
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Sunday MASSive. 21+ $? 2p-12a.
All day drum&bass DJs.
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassLincoln Park Tavern, 312/841-2085, 2238 N Lincoln Ave.
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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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Bittersweet. Monthly. 21+ Free 10p-4a.
DJs Philly Peroxide and Scary Lady Sarah spins goth club classics and new dark alternative music & video. $2 PBR.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Monday 2018.02.26
Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
02.26: "Revenge of the Nerds" Banger.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2018.02.27
IHOP Natl Pancake Day (since 2006). Yearly. All ages. Free 7a-7p.
Free short stack (Children's Miracle Network donation encouraged).
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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.
02.27: DJ Biobooster w/ Astro Brakes, Misfit, Tim Nice.
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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Wednesday 2018.02.28
Purim. Jewish holiday commemorating queen Esther's intervention to save the Jews of Persia. Yearly. Sunset to sunset.
The story of her actions in the 5th century BC is retold on this day.
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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 2018.03.01
Irish Film Festival (since 2000). -2018.03.04 Yearly. All ages. $30-65.
Highlights the language, wit and culture.
chicagoirishfilmfestival.comVarious locations.
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National Women's History Month (since 1987). THANXX! -2018.03.31 Yearly.
2018 Theme: Nevertheless She Persisted - Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
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Full "Worm" Moon. Always adds an interesting twist. 7p.
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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 2018.03.02
Dr. Seuss' birthday. Yearly.
Theodor Seuss Geisel 1904.03.02-1991.09.24.
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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
"Annihilation" now playing.
W/ Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Benedict Wong, ...
annihilationmovie.comTheaters Everywhere.
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"Survivors Guide to Prison" now playing.
W/ Susan Sarandon, Patricia Arquette, Danny Trejo, Jesse Williams, Ice-T, Cynthia Nixon, Danny Glover, Quincy Jones, RZA, Busta Rhymes, Macklemore, ...
facebook.com/survivorsguidetoprisonTheaters Everywhere.
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"Young Karl Marx" now playing.
W/ August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps, Olivier Gourmet, ...
der-junge-karl-marx.deTheaters Everywhere.
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Black History Month (since 1926). -2018.02.28 Yearly.
February contains the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. This holiday recognizes the achievements and contributions of African Americans. Observed with special events and exhibits at many cultural institutions, especially the Chicago Cultural Center, H.W.Library, Dusable Museum, and South Shore Cultural Center.
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Now playing.
Black Panther, Padman, Peter Rabbit, Winchester, Lady Bird, Three Billboards, Call Me by Your Name, 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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