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Events this weekend, starting Friday, May 6th, 2016

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Friday 2016.05.06 ^
MCA Prime Time. 1st Fridays 21+ $10-20 Sells out. 7-11p.
DJs, music, art, haut snax, specialty drinks, creative types and gold coasters.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago.
http://mcachicago.org
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* Group Skate. 1st/3rd Fridays 21+ Free 7:30p.
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.
http://ChicagoSkater.org
Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.
http://road-raves.org
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* Night of a Thousand Princes. All ages. Free 8-?p.
"Purple Walk - put on some eyeliner and your best Prince inspired outfit meet by the fountain around sunset."
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Wicker Park Fountain, 1425 N Damen Ave. Near Blue line Damen stop.
http://chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Wicker-Park/
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Widespread Panic. $50 8p.
http://widespreadpanic.com
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.com
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Terrible Spaceship. Free 9p.
Bonzo Squad opens.
https://terriblespaceship.bandcamp.com/
Emporium Barcade, 1366 N Milwaukee Ave.
http://emporiumchicago.com
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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 10p-4a.
"A multimedia music & video dance party where art meets nightlife." Often preceded by theme events. Greg Haus spins Electronica/Indie Alternative dance music.
05.06: Madame Envy's Harem of Oddities performance art / burlesque show at 11pm.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://berlinchicago.com
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#DATEME: An OKCupid Experiment. Fridays 18+ $31 8+11p.
Hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid.com.
UP Comedy Club, 312/662-4562, 230 W. North Ave.
http://upcomedyclub.com
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Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (since 1988). Fr/Sa/Su All ages? $6-11+ Su 7p, Fr+Sa 11:30p.
30 plays in 60 minutes, lots of improv, very welcoming, sometimes topical.
Neo-Futurarium, 773/275-5255, 5153 N Ashland.
http://neofuturists.org
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Saturday 2016.05.07 ^
*** Kids and Kites Fest (since 1999). Family event, education, expert demos. Yearly. All ages. Free. 10a-4p.
Includes build it yourself tents for kids and massive show kites in the air.
http://chicagokite.com/madakiandkim.html
Montrose Park, Montrose and Lake Shore Drive. Cricket Hill.
http://cityofchicago.org
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Polish Constitution Day Parade. Yearly. All ages. Free 11:30a.
http://may3parade.org
Downtown. State, from Lake to Van Buren.
http://chicagoparades.us
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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.
05.07: Teaching To Hearts & Minds - Louis Silverstein, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Humanities, Columbia College Chicago.
312/326-2120 http://collegeofcomplexes.org
Dappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
http://facebook.com/Dappers-Restaurant-East-111805538856448
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Improvised Shakespeare. Saturdays 18+ $16+ 10:30+8p.
Based on audience suggestion The Co creates a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style with ALL the typical elements.
http://improvisedshakespeare.com
Del Close Theater, 312/929-2401, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
http://ioimprov.com/chicago/
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Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Saturdays 18+ $20-40 8p.
A wild mix of hilarious hosts, quirky musicians, incredible variety performers and beautiful burlesque beauties.
http://kisskisscabaret.com
Uptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway.
http://uptownunderground.net
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R. Kelly. All ages. $40-150 8p.
"the Buffet" Tour.
http://r-kelly.com/
Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
http://allstatearena.com/calendar
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Widespread Panic. $50 8p.
http://widespreadpanic.com
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.com
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Floating Points Live. 18+ $20+ 9p.
WBEZ welcomes.
http://floatingpoints.co.uk
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://metrochicago.com/shows
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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.
http://GorillaTango.com
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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.
http://berlinchicago.com
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El Circo Cheapo. 1st Saturdays $10-ish. 7+10p.
Outstanding local circus artists perform a casual and intimate show. Sells out. "BYO Picnic Basket"
http://elcircocheapo.com
Aloft Circus Arts, 2041 W Carroll #306.
http://aloftaerialdance.com
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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.
http://Vaudezilla.com
Stage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
http://stage773.com
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Sunday 2016.05.08 ^
Harry Truman's Birthday. Yearly.
Day to remember Harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the U.S. (1945-1953), who presided during the Cold War and Korean War. Known for the New Deal economic policies. He was born in Lamar MO in 1884 and died on December 26th, 1972 in Kansas City MO.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/ht33.html
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**** Mothers' Day. Respect and be kind to mothers, especially your own. 2nd Sunday in May Yearly.
Created in 1914 by a proclamation from President Woodrow Wilson.
THANXX FOR EVERYTHING MOM!!!
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V.E. Day. Yearly.
Victory in Europe day. Commemorates Germany's surrender in World War II, 1945.
http://www.dtic.mil/soldiers/may95/p50.html
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Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays -2016.10.30 Yearly. All ages. $1 Most weeks. 6a-3p.
500 market spaces. Clean, comprehensive, entertaining, with free parking, food and restrooms.
847/524-9590 http://wolffs.com
Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
http://allstatearena.com
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Chicago Bike Polo. Sundays All ages. Free 3-?p.
Pickup games in decommissioned tennis courts.
http://facebook.com/groups/311538882232633
Garfield Park, S Central Park Blvd at W Monroe St.
http://chicagoparkdistrict.com
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New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 6p.
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, American Dad, more.
http://thesimpsons.com
FOX. http://www.fox.com
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"Nickel & Dimed" Sundays 21+ Free 7p-2a.
$1 beers and free pizza w/ DJs.
Beauty Bar, 312/226-8828, 1444 W Chicago Ave.
http://thebeautybar.com/home-chicago
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"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinary block of popular and leading-edge absurdist cartoonage.
http://www.adultswim.com
TOON. On cable.
http://www.cartoonnetwork.com
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Ongoing ^
"Keanu" now playing.
Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Will Forte, Nia Long, Jason Mitchell, Luis Guzman, Method Man, ...
http://keanumovie.com
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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"Mother's Day" now playing.
Garry Marshall w/ Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, ...
http://seemothersday.com
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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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.
Keanu, Mother's Day, Elvis & Nixon, A Hologram for the King, Barbershop 4, Colonia, Criminal, Rio, I Love You, Batman v Superman, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Brothers Grimsby, Creative Control, Hardcore Henry, Hello, My Name Is Doris, Knight of Cups, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2, Eddie the Eagle, The Last Man on the Moon, Where to Invade Next, Zoolander 2, Deadpool, How to Be Single, Hail Caesar!, Synchronicity, Star Wars The Force Awakens, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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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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"Captain America: Civil War" now playing.
W/ Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, ...
http://marvel.com/captainamerica
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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Purple Rain. -Sunday 18+ $5 7p.
Brew&View, 773/929-6713, 3145 N Sheffield.
http://brewview.com
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