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Tuesday 2016.02.09 ^
Carnival. -Tuesday Yearly.
Three days of festivities culminating on Mardi Gras. Christian in origin, it is the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (Mardi Gras) preceding Ash Wednesday.
http://mardigras.com
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Mardi Gras. Yearly.
French for Fat Tuesday. Christian in origin it is the last day of the period of Carnival preceding Ash Wednesday. The name has come to represent the entire carnival period. Celebrated on a large scale in New Orleans, Rio de Janeiro, and Nice. Observed with Cajun music, costumes, parades and dancing and beads.
http://mardigras.com
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"Abandoned Margins" -2016.02.25 We-Fr -7p, Sa/Su 12-4p.
"Policing the Black Female Body and Beyond the Binary"
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.
http://womanmade.org
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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."
http://chihacknight.org
1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. 12th Floor.
http://1871.com
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Environmental Encroachment. 21+ $7 8p.
Performance art circus theatrics marching band.
http://encroach.net
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
http://martyrslive.com/calendar
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Dance Chicago (since 1995). -2016.02.14 Yearly. All ages. $25+ Various times. 8:15p.
100s of performers, 100s of works.
http://dancechicago.com
Athenaeum Theatre, 773/935-6875, 2936 N Southport.
http://www.athenaeumtheatre.com
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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.
http://chicagoundergroundcomedy.com
Beat Kitchen, 773/281-4444, 2100 W Belmont.
http://beatkitchen.com
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Ongoing ^
"Hail, Caesar!" now playing.
Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, George Clooney, Jonah Hill, Josh Brolin, Dolph Lundgren, ...
http://hailcaesarmovie.com
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" now playing.
Lily James, Lena Headey, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, ...
http://facebook.com/PPZMovie
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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Black History Month (since 1926). -2016.02.28 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.
http://www.blackvoices.com
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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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Ice Skating. -2016.02.28 Yearly.
Weather permitting: Wrigley Field; 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...
http://chicagoparkdistrict.com
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Movies and Beers. -Thursday 18+ $5+.
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976 w/ David Bowie) tribute band opens! Fr,Sa,Su 8:30p.
Hunger Games Mockingjay 2:2 Sa,Su 3:30p, Mo-We 9p.
Brew & View, 773/929-6713, 3145 N Sheffield. Around the corner from the Red line Belmont stop.
http://brewview.com
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Now playing.
Hail Caesar!, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Kung Fu Panda 3, Synchronicity, Dirty Grandpa, Anomalisa, The Hateful Eight, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Sisters, The Big Short, Chiraq, Hunger Games 4, The Night Before, Peanuts, Spectre, Love, Our Brand Is Crisis, Steve Jobs, I Smile Back, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Rhinoceros Theater Festival (since 1989). -2016.02.28 Yearly. $15+ Various days and times.
Showcase of experimental new plays.
http://rhinofest.com
Prop Theatre, 773/267-0666, 3502 N Elston.
http://curioustheatrebranch.com
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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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