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Saturday 2017.05.27
* International Mister Leather competition (since 1979). -Monday Yearly.
Huge leather market, events all day, hot parties at select clubs, tough tourists. Registration Thursday, opening Friday, Pre-judging Saturday, finals Sunday, party at House of Blues.
imrl.comCongress Plaza Hotel, 312/427-3800, 520 S Michigan.
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Belmont/Sheffield Music Festival (since 1985). -Sunday Yearly. 18-34 Free? 12-10p.
Continuous live acts, beloved local bands, food, beer, shopping.
chicagoevents.comBelmont and Sheffield. Belmont train stop.
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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.
05.27: How False Perceptions Harm Us.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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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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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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* 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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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 2017.05.28
*** Bike The Drive (since 2002). Yearly. All ages. $35+ 5:30a-10:15a.
Ride on L.S.D., closed to cars. Tens of thousands participate. Pre-reg and ID and cash and helmet required. Vendors and parties after.
312/42-PEDAL bikethedrive.orgUpper Hutchinson Field, Columbus and Balbo. Near Buckingham Fountain.
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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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Sunday Skate Session. Sundays All ages. Free 3:30p.
Cones, Tricks, Skaters, Good Times, all skill levels welcome.
ChicagoSkater.orgBelmont Harbor, 3200 N. Lake Front Trail. Tip of South lobe.
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Neil Diamond. All ages. $60-600+ 8p.
neildiamond.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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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 2017.05.29
Memorial Day. Last Monday in May Yearly.
Legal Holiday. Honors United States military personnel who died in wars. Formerly called Decoration Day, observed since the civil war. Parades, flags fly at half mast, ceremonies at veteran's graves. Major picnic and veg-e-q day.
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* Memorial Day Parade (since 1870). Yearly. All ages. Free 12p.
150 units, a dozen bands, veterans distributing flags and poppies, some 25000 participants expected. Wreath laying ceremony at 11a. Note that Grant Park features a statue of General Logan, who first officially recognized this day.
tinyurl.com/chiparadesState Street from Lake to Van Buren.
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Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
05.29: Pirates Banger.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2017.05.30
Shavuot. Jewish holiday. -2017.06.01 Yearly. Two nights, sunset to sunset.
Commemorates the revelation of the Torah at Sinai. Date varies each year.
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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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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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Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ Free 9p-2a.
05.30: JAMAL (SanFran).
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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Wednesday 2017.05.31
* World No Tobacco Day (since 1988). Leave the pack behind. Yearly.
Sponsored by the World Health Organization.
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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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Bittersweet. Last Wednesdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
DJ Philly Peroxide 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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Thursday 2017.06.01
Maifest. -Sunday Yearly. 18+ $10 (donation) Th 5-9:30p, Fr 5-11p, Sa noon-11p, Su noon-10p.
German food, music, merchants, major bands, thousands attend.
mayfestchicago.comLincoln Square, 4700 N Lincoln. Near Western and Leland, brown line stop.
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* "Rickmobile" All ages. 6-9p.
Giant Rick and Morty character merchandise vending truck visits on the "Don't Even Trip Road Trip" tour.
bedno.com/fb/277415565997544Challengers Comic, 773/278-0155, 1845 N Western Ave.
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"Spectacle" 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 2017.06.02
Cubs home games. -2017.09.25.
Fr 6.02: Cardinals 1:20p
Sa 6.03: Cardinals 1:20p
Su 6.04: Cardinals 6:35p
Mo 6.05: Marlins 7:05p
Tu 6.06: Marlins 7:05p
We 6.07: Marlins 7:05p
Th 6.08: Rockies 7:05p.
cubs.comWrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison.
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"Do Division" fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5 Fr 5pm, Sa+Su 12-10p.
Local street faire, sidewalk sale, live music (by Empty Bottle), kid stuff, diverse chow, beer, chess, etc.
312/850-9390 do-divisionstreetfest.com1851 W Division Ashland to Damen.
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Ratt. 17+ $30+ 7p-2a.
therattpack.comConcord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry.
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Group Skate. 1st/3rd Fridays 21+ Free 7:30p UNCONFIRMED
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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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 Electronica/Indie Alternative dance music.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Seasonal
Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly. All ages. Free.
Fr 05.26: 97nine and Waxworks (Join us for the first official Live on the Lake performance of 2017!) 5:30-11:30pm.
Sa 05.27: Hot Rocks and Guests (W/ Creedence Revived and Almond & Olive) 2-11:30pm.
Su 05.28: Michele Thomas & Soulmeme (W/ John Kimler & Friends) 2-8pm.
Mo 05.29: Hillbilly Rockstarz and Rebecca Rego 2-8pm.
We 05.31: The Mike Wheeler Band and Jimmy Nick 5:15-9:30pm.
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Miller Beer Garden at the Tip.
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Sox home games. -2017.09.25.
Fr 5.26: Tigers 4:10p
Sa 5.27: Tigers 1:10p
Su 5.28: Tigers 1:10p
Mo 5.29: Red Sox 1:10p
Tu 5.30: Red Sox 7:10p
We 5.31: Red Sox 7:10p.
sox.comGuaranteed Rate Field, 312/674-1000, 333 W 35th St.
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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
"Baywatch" now playing.
Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra, ...
thebaywatchmovie.comTheaters Everywhere.
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"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" now playing.
Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom, ...
pirates.disney.comTheaters Everywhere.
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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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Now playing.
Alien: Covenant, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, 3 Generations, The Circle, 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, ...
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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* Chicago Underground Film Festival (since 1994). Packed series with many gems, shorts, features, speakers. -Sunday Yearly.
See event website for schedule.
cuff.orgLogan Theatre, 773/342-5555, 2646 N Milwaukee.
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