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Events this weekend, starting Friday, April 25th, 2014

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Friday 2014.04.25 ^
Arbor Day. Last Friday in April Yearly.
A special day set aside for the planting of trees. First proposed in Nebraska in 1872, later became a legal holiday there. Different date by state.
http://www.arborday.org
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Comic and Entertainment Expo. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $$.
Dozen of special guests.
http://c2e2.com
McCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore.
http://mccormickplace.com/events.php
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Parental Alienation Awareness Day. Yearly.
Interfering with visitation is a crime.
http://www.Parental-Alienation-Awareness.com
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Critical Mass (since 1997). Last Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making their 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.
http://massup.us/ccm
Daley Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop.
http://chicagocriticalmass.org
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Supernatural Chicago (since 2004). Interactive theatre exploring Chicago's paranormal past. Fridays 21+ $25 7:30-9p.
Hosted by Necromancer Neil Tobin. Hear true Chicago stories of the unexplained, brought to life through audience-involving demonstrations of telepathy, clairvoyance, mediumship and magic -- at one of Chicago's most haunted nightspots. Price includes the show plus two drinks and general admission to the club.
800/979-3370 http://SupernaturalChicago.com
Excalibur, 312/266-1944, 632 N Dearborn. Downtown, valet or pay.
http://www.excaliburchicago.com
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Improvised Shakespeare. Fridays 18+ $14 10:30p+8p.
Based on audience suggestion The Co creates a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style with ALL the typical elements.
http://improvisedshakespeare.com
IO Theatre, 773/880-0199, 3541 N. Clark.
http://ioimprov.com/chicago/
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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 10p-4a.
Greg Haus spins Electro / Progressive / Breaks / Alternative / Electronica.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://berlinchicago.com
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Saturday 2014.04.26 ^
* Walk&Roll Chicago (since 1973). Walk / skate / bike to fight cancer. Yearly. All ages. 9a.
Unique charity event for the American Cancer Society. Pledged Bike (15mi), walk (5mi), or skate (10mi). Dogs permitted. Around 5000 people will participate to raise more than $1,000,000.
800/227-2345 http://walkroll.org
Soldier Field, 1410 South Museum Campus. Stadium Green just South.
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College of Complexes (since 1951). "The Playground for People Who Think" Saturdays All ages. $3? +food/drink purchase 2.5hrs 6-11p.
Structured weekly free speech forum with quality lecturers and good American food and bar.
04.26: Special Earth Day Speaker "Solutions to Ecological Problems that Threaten Our Health and Security!"
312/326-2120 http://collegeofcomplexes.org
Powell's Bookstore UIC, 312/243-9070, 1218 S Halsted. At Roosevelt.
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Life In Color. 18+ $30-80 8p-2a.
"World's Largest Paint Party" w/ a bunch of DJs.
http://lifeincolor.com
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
http://aragon.com
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Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour (since 2011). Yearly. Ages? $39-175+ 8p.
Progressive talk radio's Stephanie Miller hosts.
http://stephaniemiller.com
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://www.thechicagotheatre.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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Sunday 2014.04.27 ^
Now playing.
Captain America: Winter Soldier, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, RoboCop, Her, Lego Movie, 47 Ronin, Anchorman 2, Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Hunger Games 2, Delivery Man, Thor: The Dark World, Ender's Game, Free Birds, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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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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STD Awareness Month. -2014.04.30 Yearly.
Individuals, doctors, and community-based organizations address ways to prevent some of the nearly 20 million new sexually-transmitted diseases that occur in the U.S. annually. Frequency in ages 25-45 has doubled in the last decade.
http://cdc.gov/std/sam
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Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays -2014.10.26 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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Hustle Up The Hancock (since 1998). Pledged 94 floor (1632 stairs, 1000 vertical feet) climb. Last Sunday in April Yearly. All ages. $30-50 6:30a.
Benefits American Lung Association. Well managed event with thousands of runners.
http://lungchicago.org/hustle
John Hancock Building, 312/751-3681, 875 N Michigan. Assemble in concourse area.
http://www.hancock-observatory.com
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Vintage Garage. $? 11a-6p.
100 vintage and antique dealers.
04.27: Season Opener Vintage Style Ride.
847/579-9079 http://vintagegaragechicago.com
1134 W Granville
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Model Rocket Launching (since 1963). All ages. Free 2-5p.
Deeply validates geekness. All skill levels. BYOL (Bring Your Own Launcher). Northern Illinois Rocketry Association hosted. Held away from population centers, only a few launches a year.
http://nirarocketry.org
East Branch Forest Preserve, Off Glen Ellyn Road near Army Trail Road, Glendale Heights. Use I-355.
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Chicago Bike Polo. Sundays All ages. Free 3-?p UNCONFIRMED
Pickup games in decommissioned tennis courts.
http://chicagobikepolo.com
Garfield Park, S Central Park Blvd at W Monroe St.
http://chicagoparkdistrict.com
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Critical Lass. Monthly. All ages. Free 6p.
Monthly 5-8 mile bike ride exclusively for women/trans cyclists. Departs at 6:30, ends with a nosh.
http://FaceBook.com/CriticalLass
BFF Bikes, 2113 W Armitage.
http://massup.us/cl
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New Fox cartoons and Cosmos. Sundays All ages. Free 6p UNCONFIRMED
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, American Dad, more.
Followed by the new Cosmos series.
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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Boom Boom Room. Sundays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
Long running (1991) weekly. Big dance space, multiple bars and environments, late night dining, state-of-the-art sound and lights.
http://facebook.com/BoomBoomRoomChicago
Green Dolphin Street, 773/395-0066, 2200 N Ashland. At Webster.
http://facebook.com/thegreendolphinstreet
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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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Seasonal ^
FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2014.10.29 Yearly. All ages. Free We 9:30p, Sa 10:15p UNCONFIRMED
Visible anywhere near the lake.
Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free trolley.
http://navypier.com
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Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2014.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free. UNCONFIRMED
Tu: Lincoln Square, Federal Plaza; We: Andersonville; Th: Daley Plaza, Hyde Park; Sa: Austin, Lincoln Park, Near North; Su: WickerPark;
http://chicagofarmersmarkets.us
Various city locations.
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Andersonville Midsommarfest (since 1966). Nice Swedish-ish neighborhood party. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5 (donation) 11a-10p.
Dozens of vendors, ethnic food, assorted bands, pet parade, family activities come, in a great shopping area.
773/728-2995 http://www.starevents.com
Andersonville, Clark from Foster to Balmorol.
http://andersonville.org
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Wells Street Art Festival (since 1975). Over 250 fine artists, food, music. -Sunday Yearly. $0-5 10a-10p.
See site for band schedule.
http://www.chicagoevents.com
773/868-3010, Wells between North and Division.
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Summer Vacation. -2014.09.04 Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
http://www.cps.edu
Chicago Public Schools.
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Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su Yearly. All ages. $8-16+ Coupons online. 10a-7p.
Open just nine enchanted weekends, rain or shine. Spend all day. Hundreds of costumed performers (about a dozen stages) including Queen Elizabeth & Court, over 160 unique artisans all within a recreated 16th Century village. Mouth watering foods of all description (several dozen booths) and aroma & fine imported ales. Big, fun, joyful, semi-realistic, classic goth outing, costumes encouraged, sometimes hot.
Renaissance Village, 847/395-7773, 12550 120th, Kenosha WI. 94 North to Russell Rd (Exit 1), left (W) to Frontage Rd, right to 128 then follow signs.
http://renfair.com/bristol
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Long Grove Apple Fest (since 1993). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-6p.
Cider donuts, caramel apples, apple pies, even apple popcorn and apple martinis! Bands including country, rock and roll, Dixieland, and jazz, more. Well managed popular family event in a lovely town.
http://www.starevents.com
Historic Long Grove, 847/634-0888, Route 83 and Old Route 53, Long Grove. North Suburban.
http://visitlonggrove.com
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Pumpkin Farms. -2014.10.31 Yearly.
Great fall family fun for all ages.
Many locations.
http://chicagofun.com/home/halloween/pumpkin_farms.html
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Ghosts Of Graceland Family Walking Tour. Stroll the big name graves. Sundays in October -2014.10.19 Yearly. All ages. $5-10 2hr 2p.
VERY qualified tour guides, lots of interesting history.
http://www.architecture.org
Graceland Cemetery, 312/922-3432, 4000 N Clark.
http://www.graveyards.com
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Christkindlmarket (since 1997). Festive German style holiday market. -2014.12.24 Yearly. All ages. Free Su-Th -8p, Fr+Sa -9p 11a UNCONFIRMED
50 Timber cabins, ethnic foods, fine crafted gifts, music, sweets.
http://christkindlmarket.com
Daley Plaza, 312/744-3370, 50 W Washington. Washington and Dearborn.
http://cityofchicago.org
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* Snow Days Chicago Winter Festival. Yearly. All ages. Free 11a-8p UNCONFIRMED
Dozens of ice carving teams compete with fine art results.
312/744-3315 http://navypier.com/snowdays
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Gateway Park.
http://navypier.com
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Ongoing ^
"Transcendence" now playing.
Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, ...
http://transcendencemovie.com
Theaters Everywhere.
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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.
Captain America: Winter Soldier, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, RoboCop, Her, Lego Movie, 47 Ronin, Anchorman 2, Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Hunger Games 2, Delivery Man, Thor: The Dark World, Ender's Game, Free Birds, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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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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Bat-Hamlet. Fr/Sa/We/Th -2014.04.26 $7-15 8p.
"Tells the tale of a Dark Knight that emerges from betwixt the pages of Shakespeare to exact revenge on his murderous uncle, King Jester. Once resolved to avenge beloved King Police Commissioner Gordrick's death, Hamlet dons the persona of Bat-Hamlet, a flashier and much cooler version of his brooding youth. The universes of Shakespeare and Batman collide as Songbird Boy, Lord Riddles, O-Feline, Bat-Hamlet-Girl and many others unfold this dastardly plot. Fans of Shakespeare and Batman, alike, will love being immersed in the maddening spiral of these iconic characters. After all, madness in great ones must not unwatched go."
The Cornservatory, 773/650-1331, 4210 N. Lincoln Ave.
http://cornservatory.org/
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Now playing.
Captain America: Winter Soldier, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, RoboCop, Her, Lego Movie, 47 Ronin, Anchorman 2, Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Hunger Games 2, Delivery Man, Thor: The Dark World, Ender's Game, Free Birds, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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