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Events this weekend, starting Friday, October 21st, 2016

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Friday 2016.10.21 ^
"The Pretty Nasty Imagination of Adele Supreme" -2016.10.29.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.

Sukkot. -2016.10.23 Yearly. Sunset to sunset.
Jewish harvest festival and time for giving thanks. Date varies each year (Tishri 15th by the Hebrew calendar).

UniverSoul Circus (since 1994). African-American owned, operated and staffed. -2016.10.30 Yearly. All ages. $18-40 Various times.
Ringmasta and at least a dozen acts!
Washington Park, 5531 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr.

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.
Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.

Tegan and Sara. All ages. $36 7:30p.
Riviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine.

* Acrobatica Infiniti Circus. 3rd Fridays 21+ $25-40 8p.
The Nerd Circus! Combining circus, cosplay, and genre fiction for all manner of fans. Great performers, breathtaking acts. Showcasing new works and fan favorites from silly to sensual: fire eating, trapeze, straps, juggling, hula hooping, aerial ring, comedy, acrobatics and more! Also raffle, swag, photo booth...
Uptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway.

Poi Dog Pondering. -Saturday 18+ $35 2 nites 8p.
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.

* VNV Nation. 18+ $40 8p.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.

Blacklight Blackout (since 2011). 3rd Fridays 21+ Free 10p-2a.
Big freakfest in a tiny space. Lots of DJs, cheap beer, UV paints, radiation.
Exit, 312/395-2700, 1315 W North. 2nd Fl.

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.
10.21: Harem Of Oddities performance at 11pm.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.

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.

Saturday 2016.10.22 ^
Terror in the Aisles (since 2002). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $20+ 12p.
24 Hours of Horror Movie Madness! Several feature films, special guests, vintage shorts, dealers, prizes, more.
Patio Theater, 773/283-7244, 6008 W. Irving Park Rd.

* The Halloween Gathering. Yearly. All ages. Free 2-8p.
2-5pm: Millennium Park Art and Halloween fest with family activities including mask workshops, performances, much more. Kids costume parade on The Maggie Daley Ribbon.
6-8pm: Parade with over a dozen of Chicago's most influential creative communities assemble for a powerful procession capturing their spirits. Large spectacle, legions of lanterns, costumes, music, dance, moving platforms, more. Parading north on Columbus from Balbo to Monroe.
Chicago's Cultural Mile, Michigan at Adams. Harrison to Randolph.

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.
10.22: Libertarian Party of Illinois w/ Candidate for State Comptroller.
Dappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.

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.
Uptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway.

Star Wars Burlesque. Saturdays 18+ $28 9p.
Gorilla Tango Theatre, 773/598-4549, 1919 N Milwaukee. By Blue Line Western stop.

"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.

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.
Stage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.

Sunday 2016.10.23 ^
Mother-in-law Day. Honor and be kind to mothers-in-law. Yearly.

Start of Scorpio. Yearly.
Astrological sign, the scorpion.
Scorpios RULE!!!

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.
Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.

New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 6p.
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, American Dad, more.

Green Day. All ages. $50+ 7p.
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.

"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinary block of popular and leading-edge absurdist cartoonage.
TOON. On cable.

Seasonal ^
Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2016.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Mo: Loyola; Tu: Lincoln Square, Federal Plaza; We: Andersonville; Th: Daley Plaza, Hyde Park, Garfield Park, Willis; Sa: Austin, Lincoln Park, Near North, Horner Park, more; Su: WickerPark;
Various city locations.

Fright Fest (since 1991). Redecorated rides and additional Halloween attractions. Fr/Sa/Su -2016.10.30 Yearly. All ages. $$ Various hours.
Come early, use coupons, strategize your visit for best results.
Great America, 847/249-1776, 5312 Grand Ave, Gurnee.

Halloween in the Parks. -2016.10.31 Yearly.
Kid-friendly events, patches, parties, spooky movies, haunted houses, fall festivals and annual runs.
Many Locations.

Pumpkin Farms. -2016.10.31 Yearly.
Great fall family fun for all ages.
Many locations.

World's Best Costume Shop. -2016.10.31 Yearly. Open 24/7 this week.
Incomparably huge and comprehensive. Some staff costumed.
Fantasy Costume Headquarters, 773/777-0222, 4065 N Milwaukee.

Scream Scene Haunted House. Spooktacular! Fr/Sa -2016.10.29 Yearly. Not for ages under 10. $10 7-10p.
Over 20 unique rooms. Not for the faint of heart.
Skokie Park District, 847/674-1500 x0, 4701 Oakton, Skokie. At Water Playground.

Ghosts Of Graceland Family Walking Tour. Stroll the big name graves. Sundays Yearly. All ages. $15+ 2hr 1:30p.
VERY qualified tour guides, lots of interesting history.
Graceland Cemetery, 312/922-3432, 4000 N Clark.

Ongoing ^
"Trumpland" now playing.
Michael Moore's newest film, supporting Hillary Clinton. Guerrilla release, may be available online.
Theaters Everywhere.

Chicago International Film Festival (since 1965). $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.
Multiple Theaters.

Different rock, experimental, jazz, ethnic bands almost every night. 21+ $?
Metro / SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark, Near Red Line Addison stop,
Darkroom, 773/276-1411, 2210 W Chicago,
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee, Wicker Park near Blue line Damen stop,
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western, dive-ish,
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln,
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, Highland Pk,

Now playing.
The Dressmaker, Snowden, Sully, Lo and Behold Reveries of the Connected World, Florence Foster Jenkins, Sausage Party, Nine Lives, Suicide Squad, Bad Moms, Jason Bourne, Star Trek Beyond, Absolutely Fabulous, Cafe Society, Equals, Ghostbusters, Captain Fantastic, Cell, Zero Days, The Legend of Tarzan, Independence Day: Resurgence, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

WAY too much great theater and comedy and dance to cover.
Pickup Reader and NewCity and TimeOut magazines.
Hundreds of city locations.

 ^ © 2016 Andrew Bedno 
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