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Events this weekend, starting Friday, February 6th, 2015

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Friday 2015.02.06 ^
Dark Star Orchestra. 18+ $26+ 8p.
The finest Grateful Dead homage.
http://darkstarorchestra.net
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
http://jamusa.com/the-vic
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Saturday 2015.02.07 ^
Ice Skating. -2015.03.01 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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IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Meet (since 1999). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $6-10 8a-8p UNCONFIRMED
The largest women's gymnastics invitational meet in the world, judged event, levels 4-Elite, thousands of competitors.
847/504-2453 http://www.chicagostylemeet.com
Navy Pier - Festival Hall, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand.
http://www.navypier.com
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* Snow Days Chicago Winter Festival. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 11a-8p.
Dozens of ice carving teams compete with fine art results.
312/744-3315 http://navypier.com/snow-days-chicago/
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Gateway Park.
http://navypier.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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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.
02.07: The Evils of Drug Prohibition.
312/326-2120 http://collegeofcomplexes.org
Hilltop Restaurant, 2800 W Foster. At California.
http://facebook.com/HilltopChicago
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Windy City Roller Derby. Monthly. All ages. $20-40 6-10p.
A new breed of derby dame hellions on skates.
http://windycityrollers.com
UIC Pavilion, 312/413-5700, 525 S. Racine.
http://uicpavilion.com
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Billy Idol. 18+ $50 8p.
http://billyidol.net/
Riviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine.
http://rivieratheatre.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://www.berlinchicago.com
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* El Circo Cheapo. 1st Saturdays $10-ish. 7+10p UNCONFIRMED
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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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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Sunday 2015.02.08 ^
Boyscout Day (since 1910). Yearly.
Anniversary of the incorporation of the Boy Scouts of America.
http://www.boyscouts.com
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Neighborhoods of the World. Sundays All ages. Free 12-5p.
Honoring Chicago's immigrant communities and rich diversity with a lively afternoon of music, dance, colorful costumes, authentic cuisine, and folk art vendors.
02.08: Celebrate Italy (with Italian Cultural Institute and Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans).
Navy Pier, Crystal Gardens, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Grand Red line stop then take free trolley.
http://navypier.com
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Grammy Awards (since 1959). Yearly. All ages. Free 7-10:15p.
Dozens of contemporary music stars perform.
http://grammy.com
WBBM / CBS. http://www.wbbm.com
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New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 7p.
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, American Dad, more.
http://thesimpsons.com
FOX. http://www.fox.com
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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 ^
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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* Goodbye To Language 3D. Jean-Luc Godard. -2015.02.05.
"Gorgeous, baffling, rewarding foray into 3-D, putting the medium through paces that no one else has ever tried."
http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/goodbyetolanguage
Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State.
http://siskelfilmcenter.org
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Ice Skating. -2015.03.01 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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Now playing.
Mortdecai, Paddington, Spare Parts, Still Alice, Big Eyes, Into the Woods, Selma, Unbroken, Night at the Museum 3, The Hobbit 3, Remote Area Medical, The Imitation Game, Dumb and Dumber To, Interstellar, The Theory of Everything, Goodbye to Language 3D, The Great Invisible, Fury, Birdman, St. Vincent, Left Behind, The Hero of Color City, The Zero Theorem, Pump, The Maze Runner, Are You Here, The Giver, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Rhinoceros Theater Festival (since 1989). -2015.03.01 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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Black History Month (since 1926). -2015.02.28 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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Now playing.
Mortdecai, Paddington, Spare Parts, Still Alice, Big Eyes, Into the Woods, Selma, Unbroken, Night at the Museum 3, The Hobbit 3, Remote Area Medical, The Imitation Game, Dumb and Dumber To, Interstellar, The Theory of Everything, Goodbye to Language 3D, The Great Invisible, Fury, Birdman, St. Vincent, Left Behind, The Hero of Color City, The Zero Theorem, Pump, The Maze Runner, Are You Here, The Giver, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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