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    Chicago s most prepared online entertainment guide. TELL YOUR FRIENDS! ChicagoFunNews.com RECOMMENDED EVENTS THIS WEEK: Movie: The Social Network now playing
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 1, 2010
      Chicago's most prepared online entertainment guide.
      TELL YOUR FRIENDS! ChicagoFunNews.com

      RECOMMENDED EVENTS THIS WEEK:
      Movie: "The Social Network" now playing at Theaters Eve...
      Seasonal: Fireworks at Navy Pier (Sa).
      Seasonal: "Chicagoween" at Daley Plaza.
      Seasonal: Fright Fest at Great America (Fr/Sa/Su).
      Seasonal: Pumpkin Farms at Many locations.
      Seasonal: World's Best Costume Shop at Fantasy HQ.
      Seasonal: Dream Reapers Haunted House in Melrose Park.
      Seasonal: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
      Ongoing: "More Than Clouds in the Sky" at Storefront.
      Ongoing: UniverSoul Circus at Washington Park.
      Fr: The Other Dance Festival at Hamlin Park Fieldhouse.
      Fr-Su: Long Grove Apple Fest at Historic Long Grove.
      Fr: First Friday at Museum of Contemporary Art.
      Fr: Wicker Park Gallery Night at Flat Iron Arts Building.
      Fr: Skate Rave from Daley Plaza.
      Fr: Ricky Gervais at Chicago Theatre.
      Fr-Sa: The Merchants of Bollywood at Auditorium.
      Fr: Drum&Bass night (LTJ Bukem) at SmartBar.
      Fr: Opiuo at Kinetic Playground.
      Fr: Pandemic at Exit.
      Sa: AIDS Run/Walk 5K at Grant Park.
      Sa: Neighborhood Tour from Cultural Center.
      Sa-Su: LPZ Harvest Days at Lincoln Park Zoo.
      Sa: Primus at Congress Theatre.
      Sa: Marc Anthony & Ana Gabriel at Allstate Arena.
      Sa: College of Complexes at Lincoln Restaurant.
      Sa: Slasher Slumber Party at Beauty Bar.
      Sa: Give Peace a Dance at MKP.
      Sa: El Circo Cheapo Cabaret at Aloft Aerial Dance.
      Su: Hen-apalooza Coop Tour Chicago north.
      Su: * Allan Holdsworth at Martyrs'.
      Su: Madonnarama at Berlin.
      Mo: Rehab at Debonair Social Club.
      Mo: "Nekromancy Revolution Zero" at Chester Street Bar.
      Tu: BILE Returns at Abbey Pub.
      Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
      We-Fr: Health Club Industry Convention at McCormick Place.
      We-Su: Riot Fest at Multiple venues.
      We: X Japan at Riviera Theatre.
      We: Magic Chicago at City Lit Theater.
      We: * Tributosaurus (They Might Be Giants) at Martyrs'.
      Th-..: International Film Fest at multiple theaters.
      Th: Jimmy Eat World at Riviera Theatre.
      Th: Macy Gray at Park West.
      Th: The B-52's at House of Blues.
      Th: Big C Jamboree at Martyrs'.
      See http://ChicagoFunNews.com for vastly more.

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      Movie
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      "The Social Network" now playing.
      The Facebook Movie, w/ Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew
      Garfield, Justin Timberlake, ...
      http://sonypictures.com/movies/thesocialnetwork
      Theaters Everywhere. http://bedno.com/movies

      Now playing.
      Wall Street 2, You Again, Waiting for Superman, You
      Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Easy A, Resident Evil
      4, Machete, The American, The Tillman Story , Going the
      Distance, The Winning Season, Eat Pray Love, Scott
      Pilgrim, The Expendables, Middle Men, The Other Guys,
      Cats & Dogs 2, Dinner for Schmucks, ...
      Theaters Everywhere. http://bedno.com/movies

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      Seasonal
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      FIREWORKS!!! Saturdays in October -2010.10.30 Yearly. All
      ages. Free 9p.
      Visible anywhere near the lake.
      Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free
      trolley.
      http://www.navypier.com

      "Chicagoween" City decorated event for kids of all ages.
      -2010.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free Various times.
      Big "Franken Plaza" set, entertainers, ghost stories,
      fortunes, pumpkin decorating, farmers market, more.
      http://chicagoween.us
      Daley Plaza, 312/744-3315. Washington and Dearborn.

      Fright Fest (since 1991). Redecorated rides and
      additional Halloween attractions. Fr/Sa/Su -2010.10.31
      Yearly. All ages. $$ Various hours.
      Come early, use coupons, strategize your visit for best
      results.
      Great America, 847/249-1776, 5312 Grand Ave, Gurnee.
      http://sixflags.com/greatAmerica

      Pumpkin Farms. -2010.10.31 Yearly.
      Great fall family fun for all ages.
      Many locations. http://chicagofun.com/home/halloween/pumpkin_farms.html

      World's Best Costume Shop. -2010.10.31 Yearly. Open 24/7
      this week.
      Incomparably huge and comprehensive. Some staff
      costumed.
      Fantasy Costume Headquarters, 773/777-0222, 4065 N
      Milwaukee.
      http://fantasycostumes.com

      Best haunted house in Illinois. Threepeat winner of
      Haunted Illinois vote. -2010.10.31 Yearly. All ages.
      $15-25, free parking, Su-Th -10p, Fr+Sa 7-11p.
      Regularly overhauled, 14Ksqft, wheelchair access, 22
      rooms, 40+ animatronics, 40+ performers, and scarey
      SMELLS!
      Dream Reapers Haunted House, 708/344-2084, 1985 N
      Mannheim, Melrose Park.
      http://www.dreamreapers.com

      Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming.
      -2010.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
      Tu: Lincoln Square, Federal Plaza; We: Andersonville;
      Th: Daley Plaza, Hyde Park; Sa: Austin, Lincoln Park,
      Near North; Su: WickerPark;
      http://www.chicagofarmersmarkets.us
      Various city locations.

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      Ongoing
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      MORE EVENTS:
      See the ChicagoFunNews FaceBook app for unparalleled
      fast searchable local event listings:
      http://ChicagoFunNews.com/fb

      "More Than Clouds in the Sky" -2010.10.29 All ages. $5.
      Chicago Robotic Theater's entry in the 'Make Believe'
      contest. Audience activated, fully automated. Vote for
      your favorite.
      http://www.chicagorobotictheater.com
      Storefront, 1271 N Milwaukee Ave.
      http://makebelieve.wegotitinwpb.com/

      UniverSoul Circus (since 1994). African-American owned,
      operated and staffed. -2010.10.17 Yearly. All ages.
      $18-40 Various times.
      Ringmasta and at least a dozen acts!
      http://www.universoulcircus.com
      Washington Park, 5531 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr.

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      Friday 2010.10.01
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      The Other Dance Festival (since 2002). Fr/Th Yearly.
      $12-35.
      Over a dozen small Chicago dance companies showcase
      their works.
      773/880-5402 http://chicagomovingcompany.org/otherfest.html
      Hamlin Park Fieldhouse, 312/742-7785, 3035 N Hoyne.
      Barry at Damen.
      http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com

      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://www.longgroveonline.com

      First Friday. 1st Fridays 21+ $7-15 6-10p.
      DJs, music, art, haut snax, specialty drinks, creative
      types and gold coasters.
      10.01: "Supernatural"
      Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E
      Chicago.
      http://www.mcachicago.org

      Wicker Park Gallery Night. 1st Fridays All ages. $5-ish
      6-10p.
      Evening of Culture w/ open art studios, dining, music
      and more in WP/Bucktown. Enjoy the vibrant nightlife
      community.
      708/415-6370 http://www.wpbfirstfriday.com
      Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N Milwaukee. At North
      Ave, Wicker Park, near Blue line Damen stop.
      http://www.theflatironproject.com

      Skate Rave. 1st Fridays All ages. Free 7:30p.
      Intermediate through advanced bladers come join the
      BIGGEST group skate. Be able to skate some near traffic
      and do a distance of 12 miles. Sprinkled w/ Chicago
      Skate Patrol members. Helmet required. Weather
      permitting. Different themed tour each month.
      http://www.road-raves.org
      Daley Plaza, Washington and Dearborn.
      http://ChicagoSkater.org

      Ricky Gervais. $39-50 8p.
      http://rickygervais.com
      Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
      http://www.thechicagotheatre.com

      The Merchants of Bollywood. -Saturday All ages. $50-100
      8p.
      An international dance spectacular from Mumbai.
      http://merchantsofbollywood.com
      Auditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
      http://www.auditoriumtheatre.org

      Drum&Bass night. 21+ $15 10p-4a.
      LTJ Bukem, MC Conrad, Alfonz De La Mota, Kode X, The
      Ghost.
      http://www.myspace.com/therealdannyltjbukem
      SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line
      Addison stop.
      http://smartbarchicago.com

      Opiuo. 21+ $10-15 10p.
      First US tour, interesting electronica from AU/NZ.
      http://opiuo.com
      Kinetic Playground, 773-769-LIVE, 1113 W Lawrence. Near
      Red line Lawrence stop.
      http://www.thekineticplayground.com

      Pandemic. 1st Fridays 21+ 10p-4a.
      Outbreak of new industrial dancefloor infection with DJ
      Pathogen.
      Exit, 312/395-2700, 1315 W North. Upstairs.
      http://www.exitchicago.com

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      Saturday 2010.10.02
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      AIDS Run/Walk 5K (since 1990). Yearly. Register -8:30a.
      10a.
      Midwest's largest such pledged event, many thousands
      expected.
      312/922-2322 http://aidschicago.org
      Grant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by
      train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.

      Chicago Neighborhood Tours. Bring a snack. Saturdays
      $20-45 4hr 10a.
      10.02 Historic Bronzeville.
      10.02 South Chicago.
      Chicago Cultural Center, 312/742-1190, 77 E Randolph.
      http://chicagoneighborhoodtours.com

      LPZ Harvest Days. -Sunday All ages. Free 11a-2p.
      Pick a pumpkin to decorate, enjoy arts and crafts,
      music and activities with the animals.
      Lincoln Park Zoo, 773/742-2000, 2200 N Cannon. In
      Farm-in-the-Zoo.
      http://www.lpzoo.com

      Primus. All ages. $5-12 7:30p.
      "The Oddity Faire"
      http://primusville.com
      Congress Theatre, 773/276-1235, 2135 N Milwaukee.
      http://congresschicago.com

      Marc Anthony & Ana Gabriel. All ages. $55-125 8p.
      http://marcanthonyonline.com
      Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd,
      Rosemont.
      http://allstatearena.com

      College of Complexes (since 1951). "The Playground for
      People Who Think" Saturdays All ages. $3? +food/drink
      purchase 2.5hrs 8-11p.
      Structured weekly free speech forum with quality
      lecturers and good American food and bar.
      alues and history
      10.02: What You Should Know About Obama's
      Administration.
      312/326-2120 http://collegeofcomplexes.org
      Lincoln Restaurant, 773/248-1820, 4008 N Lincoln. Near
      Lincoln/Irving/Damen.

      Slasher Slumber Party. 21+ $0-5 9p-?a.
      Pajama dance party full of glitter, sparkles,
      extravagant makeup, and blood. Monthly "Die Tonight"
      party. Possible pillow fight, colorful hosts, DJs,
      Glitterguts photobooth.
      http://chicagofunnews.com/fb/161530480525431
      Beauty Bar, 12/226-8828, 1444 W Chicago Ave.
      http://thebeautybar.com/chicago

      Give Peace a Dance. 1st Saturdays 18+ $10 9p-1a.
      Multiple spaces of fun, in and out, drums, fire,
      spinning, healers, music and dance until late. No
      alcohol.
      http://www.givepeaceadance.com
      MKP, 1900 W Fulton.

      El Circo Cheapo. 1st Saturdays $10-ish. 7+10p.
      Outstanding local circus artists perform a casual and
      intimate show. Sells out.
      http://elcircocheapo.com
      Aloft (Aerial Dance) Loft, 2041 W Carroll #306.
      http://aloftaerialdance.com

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      Sunday 2010.10.03
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      Hen-apalooza Coop Tour. All ages. Free 10a-3p.
      Self guided tour of 16 near north. Organized by the
      Chicago Chicken Enthusiasts.
      http://groups.google.com/group/chicago-chicken-enthusiasts
      Google Map. http://tiny.cc/8630w

      * Allan Holdsworth. 21+ $20-25 8p.
      W/ Ernest Tibbs (bass) Chad Wackerman (drums).
      http://therealallanholdsworth.com
      Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
      http://martyrslive.com

      Madonnarama. 1st Sundays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
      All Madonna music and videos all night with DJ Riley
      York. Classics, rare tracks, remixes, etc.
      Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line
      Belmont stop.
      http://www.berlinchicago.com

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      Monday 2010.10.04
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      Rehab. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-2a.
      "America's Best Party" according to frisky young
      Wickers.
      http://facebook.com/rehabdanceparty
      Debonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee.
      At North and Damen.
      http://debonairsocialclub.com

      Stewart / Colbert. Mo/Tu/We/Th Reruns several times a
      day. 10-11p.
      Brilliant awards winning "news" shows.
      COM. On cable. http://www.comedycentral.com

      "Nekromancy Revolution Zero" 19+ $7 Doors 9, show 11p-2a.
      Live V1rtual D3scent performance from new album. DJs
      spin hard-hitting industrial, electro, and EBM club
      favourites. Noir Dolls eye candy. Cheap shots.
      http://chicagofunnews.com/fb/111626932232507
      Chester Street Bar, 217/356-5607, 63 E Chester St,
      Champaign.
      http://chesterstreetbar.com

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      Tuesday 2010.10.05
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      BILE Returns. 21+ $? 8p-3a.
      NYC Industrial Hardcore Metal Machine "All new band.
      All new angst. All new explosion."
      W/ The Gothsicles, project .44, Worm, DJ Scary Lady
      Sarah.
      http://chicagofunnews.com/fb/148692228498770
      Abbey Pub, 773/478-4408, 3420 W Grace. At Elston.
      http://www.abbeypub.com

      Chicago Underground Comedy. Tuesdays 21+ $5 Doors 9p.
      "The Hippest, Hottest Stand-Up Showcase to Emerge in
      Years" +good menu & booze.
      http://www.chicagoundergroundcomedy.com
      Beat Kitchen, 773/281-4444, 2100 W Belmont.
      http://www.beatkitchen.com

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      Wednesday 2010.10.06
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      Health Club Industry Convention. -Friday Yearly.
      Over 200 leading industry suppliers, over 900 booths,
      over 100 seminars, fitness fashion show, discounts, ...
      800/559-0620 http://www.clubindustryshow.com
      McCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore.
      http://www.mccormickplace.com

      Riot Fest. -Sunday Yearly. $$.
      Two dozens great rock bands across Metro, Congress,
      HoB, DD, more.
      http://www.riotfest.org
      Multiple venues.

      X Japan. Ages? $30+ 7:30p.
      "Japan's Biggest Rock Band - Set To Invade America"
      http://xjapanmusic.com
      Riviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4647 N Racine.
      http://www.rivieratheatre.com

      Magic Chicago (since 2004). 1st Wednesdays All ages. $20
      7:30p.
      Monthly showcase of skilled local magicians hosted by
      Benjamin Barnes and Robert Charles.
      10.06: (and Thurs) The Magic of Maritess.
      773/984-3817 http://magicchicagoshow.com
      City Lit Theater, 773/293-3682, 1020 W Bryn Mawr.
      located in the historic Edgewater Presbyterian Church.
      http://www.citylit.org

      * Tributosaurus. 1st Wednesdays 21+ $15+ 7+10p.
      "The Jurassic beast with multiple musical faces. A
      different band every month, featuring local music
      celebrities."
      10.06: Becomes "They Might Be Giants"
      http://tributosaurus.com
      Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
      http://martyrslive.com

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      Thursday 2010.10.07
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      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.
      312/683-0121 http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com
      Multiple Theaters.

      Jimmy Eat World. All ages. $25+ 7p.
      W/ "We Were Promised Jetpacks"
      http://jimmyeatworld.com
      Riviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4647 N Racine.
      http://www.rivieratheatre.com

      Macy Gray. All ages. $35+ 7:30p.
      http://macygray.com
      Park West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
      http://www.parkwestchicago.com

      The B-52's. 17+ $53 9p.
      http://theb52s.com
      House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
      http://www.hob.com/venues/clubvenues/chicago

      Big C Jamboree (since 1991). 1st Thursdays 21+ Free
      9:30p-?a.
      Longest running local Rockabilly night. Multiple bands
      perform 40s-50s style swing, blues, rock-n-roll,
      swiftly and simply to a jumpin party crowd, many in
      period getups.
      http://www.bigcjam.com/
      Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
      http://martyrslive.com

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