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Saturday 2017.10.21
Sweetest Day. 3rd Saturday in October Yearly.
Day to honor and be kind to one's sweetheart.
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* Arts in the Dark Parade. Yearly. All ages. Free 6-8p.
Chicago creative communities assemble for a powerful procession capturing their spirits. Large spectacle, legions of lanterns, costumes, music, dance, moving platforms, more.
bedno.com/fb/1438325472917051On Columbus Parading north from Balbo to Monroe.
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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.
10.21: Police Crime and Racism â€" How to End Them Both Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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* The Amazing Acro-Cats. -Sunday All ages. $20+ Th+Fr 7:30p, Sa+Su 3:30+7:30p.
Samantha Martin's performing pets ride skateboards, roll barrels, ring bells, walk high wire, play in a band and more!
circuscats.comVittum Theater, 773/342-4141, 1012 N Noble St.
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Night of the Stripping Dead. -Saturday Yearly. 18+ $40+ 2 nites 9p.
Extreme performers, costume contest, zombie strippers, food trucks, ...
strippingdead.comAdmiral Theater, 773/478-8111, 3940 W Lawrence.
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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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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 2017.10.22
** Star Trek: Discovery. Sundays All ages. Free 7p.
New series launch.
startrek.comCBS, Ch. 2.
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* Treehouse of Horrors XXVIII (since 1990). Yearly. All ages. Free 7p.
Three Simpsons horror shorts. Followed by other new Fox cartoon episodes.
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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 2017.10.23
Mother-in-law Day. Honor and be kind to mothers-in-law. Yearly.
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Start of Scorpio. Yearly.
Astrological sign, the scorpion.
Scorpios RULE!!!
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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."
10.23: Fear and Loathing Banger.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2017.10.24
United Nations Day. Yearly.
Commemorates 1945 ratification of U.N. charter.
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World Origami Day. Yearly.
Dedicated to exposing the art of folding.
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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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Katy Perry. -Wednesday All ages. $30-400+ 2 nites 7p.
"Witness" tour.
katyperry.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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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+ $0-15 9p-2a.
10.24: 9-10 Klew, 10-11 Tim Nice, 11-12 Atmaan, 12-1 Strikethrough, 1-close Pat Parsons.
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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Wednesday 2017.10.25
* South Park NEW EPISODE. Wednesdays All ages. Free 9p.
21st season.
southparkstudios.comCOM. On cable.
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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 2017.10.26
Atomic Sketch Event (since 2008). Live Art. Last Thursdays 21+ Free 6-10p.
Established and emerging artists of various disciplines display, create and sell original new works at bargain prices. Drop-in artists welcome.
atomicsketch.comGreen Eye Lounge, 773/227-8851, 2403 W. Homer St. Near Blue Line Western.
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Great Moments in Vinyl. Performs George Michael. 21+ $12 8p.
"Faith" & "Listen Without Prejudice"
facebook.com/GreatMomentsInVinylMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
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Janet Jackson. All ages. $44-300+ 8p.
"State of the World" tour.
janetjackson.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
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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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The Orville. Thursdays All ages. Free 8p.
New comedy sci-fi w/ Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, ...
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Friday 2017.10.27
* 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.
chi.bikeDaley 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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R&B/HipHop Stars. All ages. $40-150 7p.
Busta Rhymes, Brandy Monica, G-Unit, 112, Da Brat, Crucial Conflict, Do or Die, ...
UIC Pavilion, 312/413-5700, 525 S. Racine.
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* Freaky Deaky (since 2011). -Saturday Yearly. 18+ $30+ 2 nites 9p-?a.
Major DJs and sideshow acts.
freakydeakyhalloween.comAragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
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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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** NOCTURNA HALLOWEEN PARTY (since 1989). Hosted by Scary Lady Sarah, Yearly. 18+ $15+ 11p-4a.
THE Halloween party for goth/industrial/ethereal community. Includes costume contest with prizes, CD giveaways, frightening film features, treats and more. "For people who live everyday like it's Halloween"
facebook.com/groups/15090361526Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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Seasonal
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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Fright Fest (since 1991). Redecorated rides and additional Halloween attractions. Fr/Sa/Su -2017.10.29 Yearly. All ages. $$ Various hours.
Come early, use coupons, strategize your visit for best results.
Great America, 847/249-1776, 5312 Grand Ave, Gurnee.
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Halloween in the Parks. -2017.10.31 Yearly.
Kid-friendly events, patches, parties, spooky movies, haunted houses, fall festivals and annual runs.
chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/halloweenMany Locations.
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Pumpkin Farms. -2017.10.31 Yearly.
Great fall family fun for all ages.
Many locations.
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World's Best Costume Shop. -2017.10.31 Yearly. Open 24/7 this week.
Incomparably huge and comprehensive. Some staff costumed.
Fantasy Costume Headquarters, 773/777-0222, 4065 N Milwaukee.
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Scream Scene Haunted House. Spooktacular! Fr/Sa -2017.10.28 Yearly. Not for ages under 10. $10 7-10p.
Over 20 unique rooms. Not for the faint of heart.
screamscene.orgSkokie Park District, 847/674-1500 x0, 4701 Oakton, Skokie. At Water Playground.
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Ghosts Of Graceland Family Walking Tour. Stroll the big name graves. Sundays -2017.10.29 Yearly. All ages. $15+ 2hr 1:30p.
VERY qualified tour guides, lots of interesting history.
architecture.org/experience-caf/tours/detail/graceland-cemeteryGraceland Cemetery, 312/922-3432, 4000 N Clark.
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Ongoing
Chicago International Film Festival (since 1965). -2017.10.26 Yearly. $8-11+ Various times.
World-class premiers, best of the best from six continents and 30+ countries. Dozens of special guests and jurors. See website for details.
312/683-0121 chicagofilmfestival.comAMC River East 21, 312/596-0333, 322 E. Illinois St.
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Joffrey's Giselle. -2017.10.29 $40-170+ Various times.
joffrey.comAuditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
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Now playing.
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, Blade Runner 2049, Lucky, Battle of the Sexes, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, In Search of Fellini, Rememory, Tulip Fever, I Do Until I Don't, 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, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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UniverSoul Circus (since 1994). African-American owned, operated and staffed. -2017.10.29 Yearly. All ages. $18-40 Various times.
Ringmasta and at least a dozen acts!
universoulcircus.comWashington Park, 5531 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
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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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The Infinite Wrench. -2017.12.17 Su 7p, Fr+Sa 11:30p.
Successor to TMLMBGB's 28 year run.
Neo-Futurarium, 773/275-5255, 5153 N Ashland.
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