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2014.09.19 (wk899)
Simplify.
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "The Zero Theorem" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
Movie: "Pump" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
Movie: "The Maze Runner" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
Ongoing: Circus In The Parks (Sa+Su).
Ongoing: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
..-Su: World Music Festival at Various locations.
..-Su: Joffrey Ballet at Auditorium.
..-Su: EXPO Chicago at Navy Pier.
Fr: Talk Like a Pirate Day.
Fr: Peace Day at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Supernatural Chicago at Excalibur.
Fr: Group Skate at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Improvised Shakespeare at IO Theatre.
Fr: Bonobo at Metro.
Fr: "Nexus 6" at Neo.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Neo-Fut.
Sa: Pleasant Outdoor Concerts daily at Ravinia.
Sa: Perimeter Ride at Buckingham Fountain.
Sa: Applefest at Lincoln Square.
Sa-Su: City Made Craft Brew Fest at Andersonville.
Sa: College of Complexes at Hilltop Restaurant.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Nocturna at Metro.
Su: International Day of Peace at Observances locally.
Su-Sa: Unmarried and Single Americans Week.
Su: North Shore Century ride at Dawes Park.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Vintage Garage.
Su: Model Rocket Launching at East Branch Forest Preserve.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: Bryan Ferry at Chicago Theatre.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: World Carfree Day at Compete to win big prizes:
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at evilOlive.
Tu: Autumnal Equinox.
Tu: Start of Libra.
Tu: Open Gov Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
We: Rosh Hashanah.
We: National Punctuation Day.
We: UniverSoul Circus at Washington Park.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
We: "Unbridled" at Untitled.
Th: Atomic Sketch Event at Green Eye Lounge.
Th-Sa: King Crimson at Vic Theatre.

Movie:    ^
"The Zero Theorem" now playing.
Terry Gilliam w/ Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Lucas Hedges, Melanie Thierry, David Thewlis, ...
http://www.thezerotheorem-movie.com
Theaters Everywhere.
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"Pump" now playing.
History of America's oil addiction and how we can defeat the manipulative monstrous monopolies.
http://pumpthemovie.com
Theaters Everywhere.
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"The Maze Runner" now playing.
Young adults sci-fi.
http://themazerunnermovie.com
Theaters Everywhere.
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Now playing.
Are You Here, Sin City 2, Expendables 3, The Giver, Boyhood, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Guardians of the Galaxy, Lucy, Hercules, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Life Itself, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Story of Aaron Swartz, Venus in Fur, 22 Jump Street, The Signal, Edge of Tomorrow, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Maleficent, Fed Up, X-Men Days of Future Past, Godzilla, For No Good Reason, Transcendence, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Seasonal:    ^
* Circus In The Parks. -2014.10.17 Yearly. All ages. $0-15.
Midnight Circus' world class troupe of clowns, contortionists, acrobats, etc perform just a few shows in each park.
http://circusintheparks.com
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Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2014.10.31 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://chicagofarmersmarkets.us
Various city locations.
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Ongoing:    ^
World Music Festival (since 1999). -2014.09.21 Yearly.
Different international musical acts nightly all day at numerous music venues and major cultural facilities.
312/742-1938 http://worldmusicfestivalchicago.org
Various locations.
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Joffrey Ballet. -Sunday All ages. $$.
Stories in Motion.
http://joffrey.com
Auditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
http://auditoriumtheatre.org
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EXPO Chicago. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $20-100+ 11a-7p.
Featuring leading international galleries, curated blend of contemporary and modern art, design and new technology. Museum-quality, concept-driven programming to attract top artists, thinkers and collectors.
http://expositionchicago.com
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. On-site parking, or Grand Red line stop then take free trolley.
http://www.navypier.com
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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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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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Friday 2014.09.19:    ^
Talk Like a Pirate Day. Yearly. 10a-1p.
http://talklikeapirate.com
http://bedno.com/drizzle/pirate/webapp.htm
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Peace Day (since 1979). All ages. Free 12-1p.
Live music, speakers, cultural performances, Minute of Silence, colorful procession of the world's flags carried by members of the Consular Corps. Lend your voice to peace.
http://buildthepeace.org
Daley Plaza, 312/346-3278, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.
http://cityofchicago.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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Group Skate. 1st/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. Helmet required, other protective gear and water recommended. Weather permitting.
http://ChicagoSkater.org
Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.
http://road-raves.org
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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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Bonobo. 18+ $21 9p.
http://bonobomusic.com
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://metrochicago.com/shows
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"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://facebook.com/NeoChicago
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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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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 2014.09.20:    ^
Final summer show.
Food Network in Concert at Ravinia: musical headliner John Mayer.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
http://www.ravinia.org
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** Perimeter Ride (since 2002). Yearly. 8:30-12a.
A slow circumnavigation of the city's boundary with lots of stops for site-seeing and snacking. ~82 miles over 15+ hours. Follow on http://MassUp.us
http://tinyurl.com/periride2014
Buckingham Fountain, 451 S Lake Shore Drive.
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Applefest (since 1988). Yearly. All ages. Free 9a-5p.
Live music, food, entertainment, farm-fresh fruits and veges and flowers, pie bake-off.
http://www.lincolnsquare.org
Lincoln Square, 773/561-5535, 4731 N Lincoln. Giddings Plaza.
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City Made Craft Brew Fest (since 2013). -Sunday Yearly. 21+ Free 12-9p.
Featuring local beers, music and artisans.
http://andersonville.org/events/andersonville-city-made-fest
Andersonville, Clark between Argyle and Carmen.
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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.
09.20: CHANGE Illinois "Coalition for Honest and New Government Ethics"
312/326-2120 http://collegeofcomplexes.org
Hilltop Restaurant, 2800 W Foster. At California.
http://facebook.com/HilltopChicago
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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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* Nocturna (since 1988). THE Electro/Goth gathering. Monthly. 18+ $10+ 11:30p-5a.
DJ Scary Lady Sarah spinning goth, darkwave, dark indie, deathrock, industrial, new wave, electro, ... Nicely decorated, often a special guest and giveaways. A tight but welcoming community of several hundred intriguing individuals.
http://facebook.com/groups/15090361526
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://metrochicago.com/shows
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Sunday 2014.09.21:    ^
* International Day of Peace (since 1982). Yearly.
United Nations global holiday when individuals, communities, nations and governments highlight efforts to end conflict and promote peace.
http://internationaldayofpeace.org
Observances locally.
http://buildthepeace.org
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Unmarried and Single Americans (U.S.A.) Week. 3rd Sunday in September -Saturday Yearly.
Formally proclaimed in many cities.
http://nationalsinglesweek.com
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North Shore Century ride (since 1985). Yearly. All ages. $17-25 6a-7p.
Evanston Bike Club "incredibly scenic biking... tranquil tree-lined streets... refreshing lake breezes." Uses cue sheets and painted street markings. Five distance options from 25-100 miles.
http://evanstonbikeclub.org/nsc
Dawes Park, 1700 Sheridan Road.
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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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Vintage Garage. 3rd Sundays $? 11a-6p.
100 vintage and antique dealers.
09.21: 1984.
847/579-9079 http://vintagegaragechicago.com
5051 N Broadway Uptown between Foster and Argyle.
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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.
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Chicago Bike Polo. Sundays All ages. Free 3-?p.
Pickup games in decommissioned tennis courts.
http://facebook.com/chicagobikepolo
Garfield Park, S Central Park Blvd at W Monroe St.
http://chicagoparkdistrict.com
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Bryan Ferry. $63-120+ 7:30p.
http://bryanferry.com
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.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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Monday 2014.09.22:    ^
** World Carfree Day (since 1997). Yearly. All ages. Free 5:30p.
Promoting alternatives to car dependence and car culture.
http://worldcarfree.net/wcfd
Compete to win big prizes:
http://drivelesslivemore.com
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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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Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
http://soreadytobang.do312.com
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.com
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Tuesday 2014.09.23:    ^
* Autumnal Equinox. Yearly.
Night and day are equal length (sun 05:47-17:56), official start of fall.
http://tinyurl.com/usnoseasons
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Start of Libra. Yearly.
Astrological sign, the balance.
http://www.astrology.com
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Open Gov Hack Night. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6-10p.
"Volunteers create web apps with open data to improve transparency, efficiency, and decision-making for governments and our democracy."
http://opengovhacknight.eventbrite.com
1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. 12th Floor.
http://1871.com
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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.
http://beatkitchen.com
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Wednesday 2014.09.24:    ^
* Rosh Hashanah. Jewish New Year (5775). -2014.09.26 Yearly. Sunset to sunset.
"Head of the year" in Hebrew, this day commemorates the creation of the world. It is celebrated on Tishri 1 by the Hebrew calendar, which falls in early autumn. Rosh Hashanah begins the penitential season, culminating ten days later on Yom Kippur. The synagogue service includes the blowing of the Shofar (ram's horn), and liturgy stressing the sovereignty of God. It is customary on the first day, to go to a river or pond, and there to recite tashlich, scriptural verses about repentance and forgiveness. Introspect and resolve to do better.
http://chabad.org/holidays
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National Punctuation Day (since 2004). Yearly.
http://nationalpunctuationday.com
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UniverSoul Circus (since 1994). African-American owned, operated and staffed. -2014.10.19 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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"In One Ear" (since 1988). Poetry Open Mic. Wednesdays 18+ $3 10p-?a.
"2nd Longest Running Open-Mic In Chicago!"
http://facebook.com/groups/5016477382
Heartland Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop.
http://heartlandcafe.com
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"Unbridled" Wednesdays 21+ $10 10p-2a.
"Unleash your inhibitions at Unbridled - a fun, funky, freaky evening of titillating variety." DJs with vaudevillian, burlesque and extreme acts throughout the bar.
http://facebook.com/UnbridledatUntitled
Untitled, 312/880-1511, 111 W. Kinzie.
http://untitledchicago.com
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Thursday 2014.09.25:    ^
Atomic Sketch Event. Live Art. Last Thursdays 21+ Free 6-10p.
Established and emerging artists of various disciplines display, create and sell original new works at bargain prices. Drop-in artists welcome. Ambience by "CHIRP" DJs.
http://atomicsketch.com
Green Eye Lounge, 773/227-8851, 2403 W. Homer St. Near Blue Line Western.
http://greeneyelounge.com
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* King Crimson. -Saturday 18+ $90-150 3 nites 8p.
http://king-crimson.com
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
http://jamusa.com/the-vic
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Many great exhibits of local works and curated collections. All ages. Free. Mo-Th 8a-7p, Fr 8a-6p, Sa 9a-6p, Su 10a-6p.
With various special events, music and performances almost every day.
Chicago Cultural Center, 312/744-6630, 78 E Washington. SE of State/Lake train stops.
http://chicagoculturalcenter.org
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Various good modern art shows. All ages. $0-12, Free Tu 10a-8p, Mo closed, We-Su 10a-5p.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago.
http://www.mcachicago.org
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LIKE A DOWNTOWN AMUSEMENT PARK. All ages. Mostly free.
With Giant Ferris Wheel, IMAX theatre, historic carousel, a*mazing Chicago ride, classic spinning swing ride, new mini-golf course, major VR games, food court, quality restaurants and bars, stained glass window museum, enclosed garden, wonderful specialty shops, children's museum, water taxis, several cruise lines and the Shakespeare Theatre.
Summer: 10a-10p Su-Th, 10a-midnt Fr-Sa; Fall: Mo-Th 10a-9p, Fr+Sa 10a-11p, Su 10a-7p; Winter: 10a-8p Mo-Th, 10a-10p Fr-Sa, 10a-7p Su.
Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. On-site parking, or Grand Red line stop then take free trolley.
http://www.navypier.com
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See how the universe works. All ages. $10-18+ Mo-Fr 9:30a-4:30p (-10p 1st Fridays), Sa/Su 9a-4:30p, closed xmas, open -6p 12.26-1.5.
Much high tech exhibitry.
Adler Planetarium, 312/922-7827 (STAR), 1300 S Lake Shore.
http://www.adlerplanetarium.org
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Masterpieces. All ages. $0-18 Mo/Tu/We/Fr 10:30a-5p, Th 10:30a-8p, Sa/Su 10a-5p, closed xgiving+xmas.
And other interesting permanent and visiting exhibits.
Art Institute, 312/443-3500, 210 S Michigan.
http://artinstituteofchicago.org
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World class gardens. Easy to get to. All ages. $8.75 parking. 8a-sunset, closed xmas.
385 acres, 23 gardens, 9 islands, prarie simulation, oriental features, miniature railway, produce, shows, restaurant, more...
Chicago Botanic Gardens, 847/835-5440, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe.
http://www.chicago-botanic.org
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Quality exhibits and activities for young minds. All ages. $0-14, Free Th 5-8p. 10a-5p.
Chicago Children's Museum, 312/527-1000, Navy Pier.
http://chicagochildrensmuseum.org
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Natural History done right. All ages. $6-12. Last entry 4p, closed xmas. 9a-5p.
"Sue" permanent dinosaur exhibit, insects, anthropology, world culture, geology, ecology, much more.
Field Museum, 312/922-9410, Roosevelt at Lake Shore Drive.
http://www.fmnh.org
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Exhibits covering 4000 years of surgical history. Not for the squeamish. All ages. $3-6, Free Tuesdays. Tu-Sa 10a-4p. Closed 12.24-25, 12.31-1.1.
International Museum of Surgical Science, 312/642-6502, 1524 N Lake Shore.
http://www.imss.org
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World class zoo. Now with web cams. All ages. Free (Building hours vary) 9a-6p.
Lincoln Park Zoo, 773/742-2000, 2200 N Cannon.
http://www.lpzoo.com
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Consistent world class wonderland, set aside a whole day. All ages. $6-11 +parking/movies, Sometimes free. Mo-Sa 9:30a-4p, Su 11a-4p.
Exhibits include clock (possibly the best historical collection in existence), trains, toys, flight, genetics, chemistry, coal, petroleum, human body slices, cyberspace, farming, the U-505, TONS of space flight tech, and much more.
Museum of Science and Industry, 773/684-1414, 57th at Lake Shore.
http://www.msichicago.org
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Truly stunning world class aquarium. $11-18, some deal days. Sa/Su 9a-6p, Mo-Fr 9a-5p (-6p in summer), some later days.
Rear outside deck has the city's best skyline view. Now with web cams.
Shedd Aquarium, 312/939-2438, 1200 S Lake Shore.
http://SheddAquarium.org
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2014.09.19