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    Chicago s most optimistic entertainment guide. TELL YOUR FRIENDS: http://ChicagoFunNews.com RECOMMENDED EVENTS THIS WEEK: Seasonal: Ice Skating. ..-Su: Winter
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 5, 2012
      Chicago's most optimistic entertainment guide.
      TELL YOUR FRIENDS: http://ChicagoFunNews.com

      Seasonal: Ice Skating.
      ..-Su: Winter Pageant at Redmoon Central.
      ..-Su: Winter Vacation at Chicago Public Schools.
      ..-Su: Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier.
      Ongoing: * Occupy Chicago at Federal Reserve Bank.
      Ongoing: Sketch Comedy Fest at Stage 773.
      Fr: Epiphany.
      Fr: First Friday at Museum of Contemporary Art.
      Fr: Improvised Shakespeare at IO Theatre.
      Fr: Star Trek Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre (Fr).
      Fr: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Neo-Fut.
      Sa: * Underground Dollar Store Jukefest at Lincoln Hall.
      Sa: College of Complexes at Lincoln Restaurant.
      Sa: Post Apocalyptic Burlesque at LiveWire Lounge.
      Sa: El Circo Cheapo Cabaret at Aloft Aerial Dance.
      Su: Elvis Presley's Birthday.
      Su: "No Pants Subway Ride" at CTA Red line station TBA.
      Su: * Bike Winter Film Festival at Facets Multimedia.
      Su: Wu-Tang Clan at Congress Theatre.
      Su: New cartoons on FOX.
      Su: Carnal at Neo.
      Mo: Full Moon.
      Mo: * FBC ride from Gannon's Pub.
      Mo: Rehab at Debonair Social Club.
      Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
      Tu: The Deep End at Morseland Restaurant.
      We: Paradise Waits at Abbey Pub.
      We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
      Th-Su: Chicago Boat RV Outdoor Show at McCormick Place.
      Th: Critical Lass at Brands Park.
      Th: Dubstep night at SmartBar.
      See http://ChicagoFunNews.com for vastly more.


      Now playing.
      Adventures of Tintin, Girl with Dragon Tattoo, We
      Bought a Zoo, Mission Impossible 4, Sherlock Holmes 2,
      Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Young Adult, Shame, Hugo,
      The Muppets, Immortals, J. Edgar, Harold & Kumar
      Christmas, Tower Heist, In Time, Puss in Boots, The Rum
      Diary, ...
      Theaters Everywhere. http://bedno.com/movies


      Ice Skating. -2012.02.26 Yearly.
      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...

      Winter Pageant. -2012.01.08 Yearly. All ages. $0-20
      Various times.
      Family friendly long running annual celebrating the
      changing seasons.
      Redmoon Central, 312/850-8440, 1463 W Hubbard.

      Winter Vacation. -2012.01.08 Yearly.
      Chicago Public Schools.

      Winter Wonderfest. -2012.01.08 Yearly. All ages. $10-17+
      Hours vary.
      Festival Hall will be transformed into a winter
      wonderland featuring hundreds of lush decorated trees,
      sparkling lights, wintertime decorations and a main
      town square with vending. Includes ice rink, large
      inflatable slide/bungee games. Santa and elves listen
      to children's wishes in a mountain top village.
      Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. On-site parking,
      or Grand Red line stop then take free trolley.


      * Occupy Chicago.
      Local presence of burgeoning nationwide movement for
      economic justice for the 99%.
      Federal Reserve Bank, 256 S LaSalle. At Jackson.

      Sketch Comedy Fest (since 2002). -2012.01.15 Yearly.
      Several shows daily.
      Nations Largest, over 100 performances featuring local,
      national, Canadian sketch comedy troupes on four
      stages. "Sketch comedy is as Chicago as deep-dish pizza
      and the Sears Tower. Unlike its cousin improvisation,
      sketch comedy is scripted. Strong writing is a vital
      element of the art form, which usually consists of
      short, satirical and funny vignettes. Although elements
      of improvisation are often used in creating sketches,
      the resulting performance is scripted, rather than made
      up on the spot."
      Stage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W Belmont. Near Racine.

      Friday 2012.01.06

      Epiphany. Yearly.
      Observes the visit of the Magi to the baby Jesus, 12
      days after Christmas.

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

      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.
      IO Theatre, 773/880-0199, 3541 N. Clark.

      Star Trek Burlesque. Fridays 21+ $20 9:30p.
      Gorilla Tango Theatre, 773/598-4549, 1919 N Milwaukee.
      By Blue Line Western 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 2012.01.07

      * Underground Dollar Store and Jukefest. 18+ $3-8 3p.
      GlitterGuts fourth anniversary party, all-day DIY mall
      with two floors of pop-up shops and great djs, bands,
      burlesque performers and dancers.
      Lincoln Hall, 773/525-2501, 2424 N Lincoln. Near

      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.
      01.07: Coffee - The Beverage that Changed the World.
      312/326-2120 http://collegeofcomplexes.org
      Lincoln Restaurant, 773/248-1820, 4008 N Lincoln. Near

      Post Apocalyptic Burlesque. Monthly. 21+ $? 10p-?a.
      Celebrating the end of civilization with spectacular
      performers, machine rhythm, distortion and
      LiveWire Lounge, 3394 N. Milwaukee Ave.

      El Circo Cheapo. 1st Saturdays $10-ish. 7+10p.
      Outstanding local circus artists perform a casual and
      intimate show. Sells out. "BYO Picnic Basket"
      Aloft (Aerial Dance) Loft, 2041 W Carroll #306.

      Sunday 2012.01.08

      Elvis Presley's Birthday (since 1935). Yearly.
      The king of Rock and Roll was born this day in Tupelo
      MS, and (allegedly) died on August 16th, 1977. Observed
      by enjoying memorabilia, his 33 films, music and

      "No Pants Subway Ride" Yearly. Some time after 12p.
      Improv Everywhere multi-city culture jamming collective
      performance art event.
      CTA Red line station TBA, Probably Loyola.

      * Bike Winter Film Festival. Yearly. All ages. Donation.
      Capacity 33. 1-11p.
      Cozy laid back way to celebrate life on 2 wheels while
      hanging out on a January Sunday in the warmth of your
      fellow bike-people. Includse shorts and documentaries
      of interest to recreational and transportational
      cyclists. Family-friendly the first 2 1/2 hours.
      Concession available.
      773/710-4143 http://www.bikewinter.org
      Facets Multimedia, 773/281-9075, 1517 W. Fullerton.

      Wu-Tang Clan. All ages. $25-100 6:30p.
      W/ RZA, Raekwon, Method Man, GZA, Ghostface Killah,
      Masta Killa, U-God, Inspectah Deck.
      Congress Theatre, 773/276-1235, 2135 N Milwaukee.

      New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 6:30p.
      May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Cleveland, American
      Dad, more.
      FOX. http://www.fox.com

      Carnal. Monthly. 21+ $? 10p-4a.
      Sexy electro, short skirts, cheap booze.
      Neo, 773/528-2622, 2350 N Clark. Just South of

      Monday 2012.01.09

      Full Moon. "Wolf" Monthly. 1:30a.

      * FBC ride. Monthly. 21+ 8p-?a.
      Full Moon Bike Club. Destination varies.
      Gannon's Pub, 773/281-1007, 4264 N. Lincoln.

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

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

      Tuesday 2012.01.10

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

      The Deep End. Tuesdays 21+ Free 10p-2a.
      "Explores the deeper side of dance music."
      Morseland Restaurant, 773/764-8900, 1218 W Morse.
      Rogers Park, at Sheridan. Free parking.

      Wednesday 2012.01.11

      Paradise Waits. Wednesdays 21+ $5 9p.
      Grateful Dead homage.
      Abbey Pub, 773/478-4408, 3420 W Grace. At Elston.

      "In One Ear" (since 1988). Poetry Open Mic. Wednesdays
      18+ $3 10p-?a.
      "2nd Longest Running Open-Mic In Chicago!"
      Heartland Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red
      Line Morse stop.

      Thursday 2012.01.12

      Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoor Show (since 1931). -Sunday
      Largest consumer show of it's kind in the US. Hundreds
      of exhibitors.
      312/946-6200 http://www.chicagoboatshow.com
      McCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore.

      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.
      Brands Park, 3259 N. Elston. Near Belmont+California.

      Dubstep night. Thursdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
      SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line
      Addison stop.


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