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2014.11.28 (wk908)
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RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Remote Area Medical" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "The Imitation Game" now playing everywhere.
Ongoing: Ice Skating.
Ongoing: Sing-a-long Sound of Music at Music Box Theatre.
Ongoing: Holiday Train.
Ongoing: Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza.
..-Su: Ringling Bros, B&B Circus at United Center.
Fr: Buy Nothing Day.
Fr: Harvest Peace Fest at Logan Square Auditorium.
Fr: Peace Fest at Riverside Complex.
Fr: Critical Mass at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Improvised Shakespeare at IO Theatre.
Fr: Terrapin Flyer at Martyrs'.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: F#ck Your Club Night at evilOlive.
Fr: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Neo-Fut.
Ongoing: Collected Holiday Songs and Recipes.
Sa: College of Complexes at Hilltop Restaurant.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Nocturna at Metro.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: AIDS awareness day.
Mo: Day Without Art.
Mo: Movieoke at Whistler.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at evilOlive.
Tu: Britney Spears Birthday.
Tu: Open Gov Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: St. Vincent at Chicago Theatre.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
We: Tributosaurus at Martyrs'.
We: Counting Crows at Chicago Theatre.
We: Magic Chicago at Stage 773.
We: South Park new episode on COM.
We: Terrapin Flyer at Abbey Pub.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: "Unbridled" at Untitled.
Th: Big C Jamboree at Martyrs'.

Movie:    ^
"Remote Area Medical" now playing.
Documentary about an annual three day pop-up medical clinic in Tennessee.
http://facebook.com/remoteareamedicalmovie
Theaters Everywhere.
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"The Imitation Game" now playing.
Alan Turing in WWII w/ Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, ...
http://theimitationgamemovie.com
Theaters Everywhere.
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Now playing.
Dumb and Dumber To, Interstellar, The Theory of Everything, Goodbye to Language 3D, The Great Invisible, Fury, Birdman, St. Vincent, Left Behind, The Hero of Color City, The Zero Theorem, Pump, The Maze Runner, Are You Here, Sin City 2, Expendables 3, The Giver, Boyhood, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Seasonal:    ^
Ice Skating. -2015.03.01 Yearly.
Weather permitting: 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...
http://chicagoparkdistrict.com
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Sing-a-long Sound of Music. -2014.12.07 Yearly. $12-15.
The classic film, subtitled, with costume contest. Usually sells out.
Music Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport.
http://www.musicboxtheatre.com
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Holiday Train. -2014.12.23 Yearly. Wk 3-7p, Sa 1-8p.
Nov.28:Green, Nov.29:Green, Dec.2:Green, Dec.3:Orange&Brown, Dec.4:Orange&Brown, Dec.5:Orange&Brown, Dec.6:Orange&Brown, Dec.9:Pink, Dec.10:Pink, Dec.11:Blue, Dec.12:Blue, Dec.13:Blue&Pink, Dec.16:Red, Dec.17:Purple, Dec.18:Red, Dec.19:Purple, Dec.20:Red&Purple, Dec.22:Red, Dec.23:Yellow.
http://transitchicago.com/holidaytrain
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Christkindlmarket (since 1997). Festive German style holiday market. -2014.12.24 Yearly. All ages. Free Su-Th -8p, Fr+Sa -9p 11a.
50 Timber cabins, ethnic foods, fine crafted gifts, music, sweets.
http://christkindlmarket.com
Daley Plaza, 312/744-3370, 50 W Washington. Washington and Dearborn.
http://cityofchicago.org
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HOLIDAY CLASSICS. -2015.01.02 Yearly. All ages.
* A Christmas Carol: 11.15-12.28 Goodman Theatre, 312/443-3800, 200 S Columbus, http://goodmantheatre.org
* The Nutcracker: 12.05-28 Joffrey Ballet, Auditorium Theatre, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress, http://www.joffrey.com
* Breakfast with Santa: for 94th floor visitors, certain December days/times, and "Skating in the Sky" (synthetic ice rink 1000' up) Jan-Apr. John Hancock Center Observatory, 312/751-3681, 875 N Michigan, http://jhochicago.com
* Christmas Around The World: 11.13-01.04 Dozens of spectacular International holiday decorated trees, Museum of Science and Industry, http://msichicago.org
* Zoolights: 11.28-01.04 Over a million lights, certain dates/times, Lincoln Park Zoo, http://lpzoo.com
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Ongoing:    ^
* Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus (since 1871!). -2014.11.30 Yearly. All ages. $11-50 Various times.
"Legends" Blue Tour.
http://ringling.com
United Center, 1901 W Madison.
http://www.unitedcenter.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 2014.11.28:    ^
* Buy Nothing Day (since 1992). International celebration of consumer awareness and simple living. Yearly. Day after Thanksgiving.
Very real global day of protest against the corporate brainwashing which leads to the un-sustainable Western hyper-consumerist culture. Includes anti-commercials and events at the world's largest malls. Intentionally occurs on the biggest shopping day of the year. See the website for more info.
http://adbusters.org/bnd
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Harvest Peace Fest. 17+ $20+ 4p-2a.
Bunch of bands, fire spinners, video, art, peace and love.
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Logan Square Auditorium, 773/252-6179, 2539 N Kedzie. Near Blue Line, and 90/94.
http://logansquareauditorium.com
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Peace Fest. 17+ $20 4p-2a.
Multiple DJ stages, aerial performers, hoopers, drum circles, more.
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Riverside Complex, 2343 S Throop St.
http://facebook.com/TheRiversideComplex
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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://Bedno.com/bike/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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Terrapin Flyer. 21+ $12 10p.
Grateful Dead homage, 15th anniversary show.
http://terrapinflyer.net/
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
http://martyrslive.com/calendar
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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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F#ck Your Club Night. Last Fridays 21+ $15+ 10p-4a.
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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Collected Holiday Songs, Recipes and Stories. -2014.12.30 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Check out this terrific comprehensive set of popular holiday songs, recipes and stories.
http://bedno.com/winter
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Saturday 2014.11.29:    ^
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.
11.29: The Achievements of President Correa's Ecuador and Evo Morales' Bolivia - repot-back with photo taken on two trips.
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 2014.11.30:    ^
New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 6p.
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, American Dad, more.
http://thesimpsons.com
FOX. http://www.fox.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 2014.12.01:    ^
* AIDS awareness day. Yearly.
Internationally recognized day for increasing public awareness about AIDS. The best defense is education.
http://www.aids.org
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Day Without Art (since 1989). Commemorates Artists lost to AIDS. Yearly.
Sometimes observed by local galleries/museums.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_Without_Art
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Movieoke. 1st Mondays 21+ $? 9p.
Read along to perform, over 200 scenes to choose from.
https://twitter.com/ChicagoMovieoke
Whistler, 773/227-3530, 2421 N Milwaukee.
http://whistlerchicago.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."
12.01: Basic B*tch Banger.
http://soreadytobang.do312.com
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.com
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Tuesday 2014.12.02:    ^
Britney Spears Birthday (since 1981). Yearly.
http://www.britneyspears.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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St. Vincent. All ages. $40 7:30p.
93XRT/Bud presents. With Future Islands.
http://ilovestvincent.com/
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.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 2014.12.03:    ^
Tributosaurus. Monthly. 21+ $20+ 7p.
"The Jurassic beast with multiple musical faces. A different band every month, featuring local music celebrities."
12.03: Becomes Jimi Hendrix.
http://tributosaurus.com
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
http://martyrslive.com
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Counting Crows. $50-80 7:30p.
93XRT/Bud presents. With Jake Bugg.
http://countingcrows.com
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.com
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Magic Chicago (since 2004). 1st Wednesdays All ages. $25 7:30p.
Monthly showcase of skilled local magicians. Lobby bar, nearby chow.
12.03: Starring Ross Johnson, David Kovac, Acrobatrix.
773/334-4192 http://MagicChicagoShow.com
Stage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
http://stage773.com
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South Park NEW EPISODE. Wednesdays All ages. Free 9p.
http://southparkstudios.com
COM. On cable.
http://comedycentral.com
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Terrapin Flyer. 1st/2nd/3rd Wednesdays 21+ $7 9p.
Grateful Dead homage.
http://terrapinflyer.net
Abbey Pub, 773/478-4408, 3420 W Grace. At Elston.
http://abbeypub.com
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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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Thursday 2014.12.04:    ^
"Unbridled" Thursdays 21+ $10 8p-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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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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Attractions:    ^
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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2014.11.28