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Events this weekend, starting Friday, December 26th, 2014

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Friday 2014.12.26 ^
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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Boxing day. Yearly.
Give gifts to service providers such as postal delivery person and trash collector. Sometimes observed on first weekday following xmas.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_Day
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Kwanza. Yearly.
An African American holiday, originally observing the fruit harvest, now with broader themes of family, reverence, commemoration, recommitment and celebration.
http://officialkwanzaawebsite.org
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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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Improvised Shakespeare. Fr/Th 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 UNCONFIRMED
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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F#ck Your Club Night. Last Fridays 21+ $15+ 10p-4a UNCONFIRMED
New Freakeasy monthly. Buncha DJs, artists, permormers.
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.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 2014.12.27 ^
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.
12.27: ChristMyths: Your Holiday Guide to Slogans vs. Reality. Mike Flores challenges common beliefs and ideas accepted on social networks as reality - a multimedia presentation.
312/326-2120 http://collegeofcomplexes.org
Hilltop Restaurant, 2800 W Foster. At California.
http://facebook.com/HilltopChicago
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Harlem Globetrotters. Yearly. All ages. $15-136+ Two show: 2+7p UNCONFIRMED
http://harlemglobetrotters.com
Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
http://www.allstatearena.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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Bass Riot. 2nd/4th Saturdays 21+ $10 10p-3a UNCONFIRMED
Bi-Weekly Jungle/DnB event. W/ Stunna , Subverb, Riverman, Orbitalsky, Occum's Razor, Megamike, Droopy, Cthulhu, Renan, Tamayo, Groo, Skrimshaw, ...
http://chicagofunnews.com/fb/1504502443162954
The Crocodile, 773/252-0880, 1540 N Milwaukee Ave.
http://crocodilechicago.com
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Sunday 2014.12.28 ^
Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Yearly. All ages. $29-69+ Two show: 3p+8p UNCONFIRMED
http://trans-siberian.com
Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
http://allstatearena.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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