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    Chicago s busiest online entertainment guide. TELL YOUR FRIENDS: http://ChicagoFunNews.com RECOMMENDED EVENTS THIS WEEK: Movie: Movies in the Parks at various
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 14, 2012
      Chicago's busiest online entertainment guide.
      TELL YOUR FRIENDS: http://ChicagoFunNews.com

      RECOMMENDED EVENTS THIS WEEK:
      Movie: Movies in the Parks at various Chicago parks.
      Fr-Su: Taste of Randolph.
      Seasonal: Grant Park Music Festival.
      Seasonal: Bike Chicago at Various City Locations.
      Seasonal: Pleasant Outdoor Concerts daily at Ravinia.
      Seasonal: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
      Ongoing: * Occupy Chicago at Federal Reserve Bank.
      Ongoing: * Cirque Shanghai at Skyline Stage.
      Ongoing: "Bikes! The Green Revolution" at Notebaert.
      Ongoing: Neighborhood Tour from Cultural Center.
      Fr: John Oliver at Vic Theatre.
      Fr: Advanced Group Skate at Daley Plaza.
      Fr: Shaquille O'Neal Comedy Jam at Auditorium.
      Fr: Improvised Shakespeare at IO Theatre.
      Fr: MusicNOW Mercury Soul at Metro.
      Fr+Sa: Jeff Ross Roasts Chicago at Park West.
      Fr: "Nexus 6" at Neo.
      Fr: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Neo-Fut.
      Sa+Su: * Spring Awakening Music Fest at Soldier Field.
      Sa-Su: ** Artists of the Wall Festival at Loyola Park.
      Sa-Su: Custer's Festival of the Arts in Evanston.
      Sa: World Juggling Day at Oak Street Beach.
      Sa: Puerto Rican Day Parade.
      Sa: * Chicago Zombie March at Millennium Park.
      Sa: Rage Against Age at The dock at the beach.
      Sa: Sarah Silverman and Guests at Chicago Theatre.
      Sa: College of Complexes at Lincoln Restaurant.
      Sa: Fireworks at Navy Pier (We+Sa).
      Su: * Fathers' Day.
      Su: Model Rocket Launching at East Branch Forest.
      Su: Vince Vaughn at Chicago Theatre.
      Mo: Summer Vacation at Chicago Public Schools.
      Mo: Rehab at Debonair Social Club.
      Tu: Juneteenth.
      Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
      Tu: The Deep End at Morseland Restaurant.
      We: Emancipation Day.
      We: * Summer Solstice.
      We: The English Beat at House of Blues.
      We-Su: Cirque du Soleil Dralion at Allstate Arena.
      Th: * Make Music Chicago.
      Th: Start of Cancer.
      Th: "Hot Mess" at Atmosphere.
      Th: "Future Bass" at SmartBar.
      See http://ChicagoFunNews.com for vastly more.

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      Movie
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      Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2012.10.26 Yearly. All
      ages. Free Dusk.
      Nice films, neighbors, concessions.
      Fr 06.15: Independence N 3945 N. Springfield Ave. -
      Footloose (2011
      Fr 06.15: Jefferson N 4822 N. Long Ave. - The Goonies
      Fr 06.15: Pulaski C 1419 W. Blackhawk St. - Dolphin
      Tale
      Sa 06.16: DuSable S 740 E. 56th Pl. - Buck & The
      Preacher
      Sa 06.16: Oz N 2021 N. Burling St. - The Sandlot
      Mo 06.18: Rainbow Beach S 3111 E. 77th St. - Cooley
      High
      Tu 06.19: Fulton River C 601 W. Kinzie St. - Willy
      Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
      Tu 06.19: Graver S 1518 W. 102nd Pl. - Puss In Boots
      Tu 06.19: Harold Washington S 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd. -
      Hugo
      We 06.20: Chicago History Museum N 1601 N. Clark St. -
      A League Of Their Own
      We 06.20: Harrison C 1824 S. Wood St. - Latino Film
      Festival
      We 06.20: Wicker C 1425 N. Damen Ave. - The Wizard
      Th 06.21: Bartelme C 115 S. Sangamon St. - Forrest Gump
      Th 06.21: Mandrake C 900 E. Pershing Rd. - Puss In
      Boots
      Th 06.21: Olympia N 6566 N. Avondale Rd. - Kung Fu
      Panda 2.
      http://chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/movies
      Various Chicago parks.
      http://facebook.com/ChicagoParks.Movies

      Now playing.
      Prometheus, Men in Black 3, Battleship, Hysteria, The
      Dictator, What to Expect, Dark Shadows, The Avengers,
      The Perfect Family, The Five-Year Engagement, The
      Raven, Safe, Bernie, The Giant Mechanical Man, 3
      Stooges, American Reunion, Mirror Mirror, Wrath of the
      Titans, Hunger Games, A Thousand Words, John Carter,
      Wanderlust, ...
      Theaters Everywhere. http://bedno.com/movies

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      Seasonal
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      Taste of Randolph (since 1998). Bands, finer foods,
      vendors, vintage vehicles. -Sunday Yearly. Ages? $6-10
      12-10p.
      http://starevents.com
      Randolph and Halsted.

      Grant Park Music Festival (since 1935). -2012.08.20
      Yearly. All ages. Free Various We/Fr/Sa 6:30p.
      World-class orchestra, chorus and conductors, and an
      outstanding roster of local and international guest
      artists perform classical.
      312/742-7638 http://grantparkmusicfestival.com
      Grant Park, Columbus Drive and Jackson Boulevard.
      Train, bus or cab.

      Bike Chicago (since 1991). Five months of events to
      promote the health, economic and environmental benefits
      of bicycling. -2012.09.30 Yearly.
      Participate in any of many events. Helmet sale and
      Police auction, workshops and safety checks, lectures
      and clinics, neighborhood tours and family events,
      contests and stunt shows, parades and more!! Mayor's
      Office of Special Events, see site or call.
      312/744-3315 http://bikechicago.us
      Various City Locations.

      Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily.
      Jun.15 6p Jazz Showcase
      Jun.15 8p Al Green/Chicago Children's Choir
      Jun.16 6p Fifth House Ensemble
      Jun.17 7p Jimmy Cliff Elder Master of Reggae and Ska
      Jun.21 8p Piano legend Leon Fleisher and Friends.
      Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk.
      Served by Metra.
      http://www.ravinia.org

      Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming.
      -2012.10.31 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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      * Occupy Chicago.
      Local presence of burgeoning nationwide movement for
      economic justice for the 99%.
      http://OccupyChi.org
      Federal Reserve Bank, 256 S LaSalle. At Jackson.

      * Cirque Shanghai. -2012.09.03 Yearly. All ages. $12-30+
      We-Su various time.
      The best acrobats from the most acclaimed troupes
      direct from China thrilling audiences with a stunning
      combination of circus arts set in a breathtaking
      full-scale theatrical performance.
      312/902-1500 http://cirqueshanghai.com
      Navy Pier, Skyline Stage, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E
      Grand.
      http://www.navypier.com

      "Bikes! The Green Revolution" -2012.09.09.
      Explores American bicycle culture, styles, history, and
      why they are the way of the future.
      Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 773/755-5100, 2430 N.
      Cannon Drive. Northwest corner of Fullerton Parkway and
      Cannon Drive in Lincoln Park.
      http://naturemuseum.org

      Chicago Neighborhood Tours. Bring a snack. $20-45 4hr
      10a.
      Th 06.14: FIRE! The Great Chicago Fire, 10a.
      Fr 06.15: Greektown, Chinatown & Little Italy, 10a.
      Sa 06.16: Out and Proud: LGBT Chicago, 10a.
      Sa 06.16: Pullman Historic District, 10a.
      Chicago Cultural Center, 312/742-1190, 77 E Randolph.
      http://chicagoneighborhoodtours.com

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      Friday 2012.06.15
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      John Oliver. 18+ $? 7p.
      TBS comedy show.
      http://iamjohnoliver.com
      Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
      http://www.victheatre.com

      Advanced Group Skate. 3rd Fridays All ages. 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. Protective gear
      (especially helmet) required, also bring water. Weather
      permitting. Usually rolls into a bar around 9:30p.
      http://www.road-raves.org
      Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.
      http://ChicagoSkater.org

      Shaquille O'Neal Comedy Jam. All ages. $40-50+ 8p.
      Hand-picked lineup featuring Capone, Michael Blackson,
      Tony Roberts, host Gary Owen, guest DJ Spinderella.
      http://shaq.com
      Auditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
      http://auditoriumtheatre.org

      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/

      MusicNOW Mercury Soul. 18+ $19 9p.
      "This fluid evening of electronica and classical music"
      features a slew of DJs with musicians from The Chicago
      Symphony Orchestra.
      Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line
      Addison stop.
      http://metrochicago.com/shows

      Jeff Ross Roasts Chicago. -Saturday 18+ $35+ 10p.
      http://roastmastergeneral.com
      Park West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
      http://www.parkwestchicago.com

      "Nexus 6" 3rd Fridays 21+ $5 10p-4a.
      "Kinetic" DJs spin EBM, industrial, rhythmic noise and
      special requests.
      http://kineticnoise.wordpress.com
      Neo, 773/528-2622, 2350 N Clark. Just South of
      Fullerton.
      http://neo-chicago.com

      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://www.neofuturists.org

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      Saturday 2012.06.16
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      * Spring Awakening Music Festival. -Sunday All ages.
      $80-250.
      Skrillex, Afrojack, Benny Benassi, Moby, Flux Pavilion,
      Carl Cox, Laidback Luke, Wolfgang Gartner, Diplo,
      A-Trak, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, Datsik, Dillon
      Francis, Gabriel & Dresden, Morgan Page, R3hab, 3LAU,
      Arty, Bart Bmore, Claude VonStroke, Derrick Carter,
      Designer Drugs, Destructo, Downlink, Felix Cartal,
      Green Velvet, Hardwell, Joachim Garraud, Kill The
      Noise, NERVO, Shermanology, Lance Herbstrong Midnight
      Conspiracy, Nathan Scott, Nobody Beats The Drum, Oliver
      Twizt Willy Joy, Quintino, Zebo, Krewella, LoBOUNCE,
      Stratus, Tommie Sunshine, ...
      http://springawakeningfestival.com
      Soldier Field, 312/235-7000, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr.
      http://www.soldierfield.net

      ** Artists of the Wall Festival (since 1994). Bands,
      vendors, artists, neighbors. -Sunday Yearly. All ages.
      $30+ Always sells out. 9a-8p.
      Participants paint over 100 mural segments from Pratt
      to Morse (spaces sell out). Some prizes, mostly fun.
      One of my ABSOLUTE favorite fests! Blade/bike path,
      good parks and beach, good bands and acts, veggie
      friendly and near a Heartland branch. Judging 2pm
      Sunday.
      2012: "Barefoot in the Sand" theme.
      http://tinyurl.com/aowreg2012
      Loyola Park, 1230 W Greenleaf. Around 6900 N on the
      lake.
      http://rogerspark.com

      Custer's Last Stand Festival of the Arts (since 1972).
      Big happy art/music/food/fun fair. 3rd Sa/Su -Sunday
      Yearly. All ages. $1 suggested donation. 10a-9p.
      Evanston's largest and oldest outdoor event known for
      diverse and unique features. Kid friendly. "fest of
      chompin' stompin' and shoppin' isn't just any old
      street fair." - Chicago Sun Times.
      847/328-2204 http://www.custerfair.com
      Main Street Station Shopping District in Evanston, IL,
      847/328-22100, 600 Main St, Evanston. CTA Main St.
      Purple line and Metra Main Street Stops.
      http://www.cityofevanston.org

      World Juggling Day. Yearly. 11a-8p.
      Observed in Chicago by some amazing performers at play.
      http://ChicagoFunNews.com/fb/222230771227355
      Oak Street Beach, 1000 N. Lake Shore Dr.

      Puerto Rican Day Parade (since 1967). Also on ABC.
      Yearly. All ages. Free 12p.
      773/292-1414 http://www.chicagoparades.us
      Columbus from Balbo to Monroe.
      http://www.cityofchicago.org

      * Chicago Zombie March (since 2008). Yearly. All ages.
      Free 3-6p.
      Hundred of shambling undead expected.
      http://ChicagoFunNews.com/fb/107073952750416
      Millennium Park, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Downtown.
      http://millenniumpark.org

      Rage Against Age. All ages. Free 6:30-10p.
      Classic rock+roll band.
      http://RageAgainstAgeBand.com
      The dock at the beach, 200 W Montrose Harbor Dr.

      Sarah Silverman and Guests. 18+ $40-50+ 10:30+7:30p.
      https://twitter.com/SarahKSilverman
      Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
      http://www.thechicagotheatre.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.
      06.16: The Arch of History: Which Way Are We Moving:
      Capitalism, Social Democracy, or Socialism?
      312/326-2120 http://collegeofcomplexes.org
      Lincoln Restaurant, 773/248-1820, 4008 N Lincoln. Near
      Lincoln/Irving/Damen.

      FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2012.10.27 Yearly. All ages. Free We
      9:30p, Sa 10:15p.
      Visible anywhere near the lake.
      Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free
      trolley.
      http://www.navypier.com

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      Sunday 2012.06.17
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      * Fathers' Day. 3rd Sunday in June Yearly.
      Honor and be kind to fathers.
      http://www.fathers.com
      http://bedno.com/holidays

      Model Rocket Launching (since 1963). 3rd Sundays 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.

      Vince Vaughn. Ages? $42-52+ 8p.
      http://tbs.com
      Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
      http://www.thechicagotheatre.com

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      Monday 2012.06.18
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      Summer Vacation. -2012.09.04 Yearly.
      http://www.cps.edu
      Chicago Public Schools.

      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://comedycentral.com

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      Tuesday 2012.06.19
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      Juneteenth. Yearly.
      Date on which the freedom of the slaves was formally
      announced in Texas in 1865, more than two years after
      Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and two months
      after the end of the Civil War.
      http://www.juneteenth.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

      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.
      http://www.1218morse.com

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      Wednesday 2012.06.20
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      Emancipation Day. Yearly.
      Day observing the end of slavery in the United States.
      President Lincoln declared all slaves free on January
      1st, 1863.
      http://www.nara.gov/exhall/featured-document/eman/emanproc.html

      * Summer Solstice. Yearly.
      Longest day/shortest night (sun 04:35-19:27), official
      start of summer.
      http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/EarthSeasons.php

      The English Beat. 17+ $32+.
      W/ The Romantics.
      http://thebeatuk.com
      House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
      http://houseofblues.com/venues/clubvenues/chicago

      Cirque du Soleil Dralion. -Sunday All ages. $33-99
      Various times.
      "Fusion of ancient Chinese circus tradition and the
      avant-garde... Suspended in time between the past and
      the future, Dralion is a celebration of life and the
      four elements that maintain the natural order: air,
      water, fire and earth"
      http://cirquedusoleil.com
      Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd,
      Rosemont.
      http://allstatearena.com/calendar

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      Thursday 2012.06.21
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      * Make Music Chicago. Yearly. All ages. Free All day.
      "Live, one-day music festival on the first day of
      summer that celebrates the ability of everyone to make
      music."
      700 performers at 35 sites.
      http://makemusicchicago.com

      Start of Cancer. Astrological sign, the crab. Yearly.
      http://www.astrology.com

      "Hot Mess" Thursdays 21+ $3 booze. 9:45p-?a.
      Male dancers and the incredible magic of Tomas.
      Atmosphere, 773/784-1100, 5355 N. Clark, Andersonville.
      http://atmospherebar.com

      "Future Bass" Thursdays 21+ $5+ 10p-4a.
      SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line
      Addison stop.
      http://smartbarchicago.com/calendar

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      Notes
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