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2015.03.13 (wk923)
EZ as Pi.
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Cinderella" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
Ongoing: National Women's History Month.
Ongoing: Louder Than A Bomb at Various locations.
..-Su: Alvin Ailey Dance at Auditorium.
Ongoing: Circuscope at The Actors Gymnasium.
Fr: Pluto Day.
Ongoing: International Women's Art Open at Woman Made Gallery.
Fr: Of Montreal at Metro.
Fr: ABBA homage at Rosemont Theatre.
Fr: Gang of Four at Park West.
Fr: Revolution Brewing 5th Anniversary at Riviera Theatre.
Fr: Improvised Shakespeare at IO Theatre.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Neo-Fut.
Fr: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Pi Day.
Sa: Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier.
Sa: Saint Patrick's Day parade downtown.
Sa: St. Patrick's Day Festival at Irish American Heritage Center.
Sa: College of Complexes at Hilltop Restaurant.
Sa: "Rat Pack" homage at Rosemont Theatre.
Sa: Big Gigantic at Aragon Ballroom.
Sa: Bowling, Blacklight & Beat at Timber Lanes Bowl.
Sa: Infected Mushroom at Concord Music Hall.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Su: Ides of March.
Su: South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Su: Neighborhoods of the World at Navy Pier, Crystal Gardens.
Su: Wheel Gymnastics National Championships at Willye B. White Park.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: One Night of Queen at Rosemont Theatre.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at evilOlive.
Tu: Saint Patrick's Day.
Tu: Open Gov Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
We: Terrapin Flyer at Abbey Pub.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Chainlink Bar Night at Black Rock Pub & Kitchen.
Th: Maroon 5 at United Center.
Th: Gregg Allman at House of Blues.
Th: "Unbridled" at Untitled.
Th: Dusty Grooves at Cobra Lounge.
Th: Drum&Bass night at SmartBar.

Movie:    ^
"Cinderella" now playing.
W/ Lily James, Hayley Atwell, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Madden, ...
http://movies.disney.com/cinderella
Theaters Everywhere.
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Now playing.
Chappie, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Jupiter Ascending, SpongeBob 2, Mortdecai, Paddington, Spare Parts, Still Alice, Big Eyes, Into the Woods, Selma, Unbroken, Night at the Museum 3, The Hobbit 3, Remote Area Medical, The Imitation Game, Dumb and Dumber To, Interstellar, The Theory of Everything, Goodbye to Language 3D, The Great Invisible, Fury, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Ongoing:    ^
National Women's History Month (since 1987). THANXX! -2015.03.31 Yearly.
2015: "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives"
http://www.nwhp.org
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Louder Than A Bomb (since 2001). -2015.03.28 Yearly. All ages. $? 6p.
Young Chicago Authors and Columbia College Chicago present, renowned Chicago Teen Poetry Festival.
773/486-4331 http://www.youngchicagoauthors.org
Various locations.
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Alvin Ailey Dance. -2015.03.15 All ages. $$ Various programs and times.
http://alvinailey.org
Auditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
http://auditoriumtheatre.org
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* Circuscope. -2015.03.22 All ages. $15-20+ Various times.
"a journey from the petri dish to outer space and back"
The Actors Gymnasium, 847/328-2795, 927 Noyes St, Evanston.
http://actorsgymnasium.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 2015.03.13:    ^
Pluto Day. Yearly.
Illinois officially RE-DECLARED PLUTO A PLANET today in 2009, and furthermore declares March 13th henceforth as Pluto Day here! Honors that it's discoverer (on this date in 1930) Clyde Tombaugh was born in Streator. Senate Resolution LRB09604130KXB14171r.
http://ilga.gov/legislation/96/SR/PDF/09600SR0046lv.pdf
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International Women's Art Open (since 1998). -2015.04.16 Yearly. We-Fr -7p, Sa/Su 12-4p.
Juried show of artwork in all media by women from the international community.
03.13: Opening Reception 6-9p.
http://womanmade.org
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.
http://womanmade.org/calexhibits.html
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Of Montreal. All ages. $25 7p.
http://ofmontreal.net
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://metrochicago.com/shows
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ABBA homage. All ages. $15-90 8p.
By "Arrival From Sweden"
http://themusicofabba.com
Rosemont Theatre, 847/671-5100, 5400 N River Road, Rosemont.
http://rosemonttheatre.com
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Gang of Four. 18+ $25+ 8p.
W/ Public Access T.V.
http://gangoffour.co.uk
Park West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
http://parkwestchicago.com
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Revolution Brewing 5th Anniversary. 21+ $30+ 8p.
W/ Andrew W.K., The Orwells, Beer Nuts, the Superfriends DJs, party-priced brews, door prizes.
http://revbrew.com/
Riviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine.
http://rivieratheatre.com
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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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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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* Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Fr/Sa 18+ $10-25 10p+12a.
A wild mix of hilarious hosts, quirky musicians, incredible variety performers and beautiful burlesque beauties.
http://kisskisscabaret.com
Uptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway.
http://uptownunderground.net
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Saturday 2015.03.14:    ^
** Pi Day. Yearly.
Celebrating the world's most popular irrational number: March 14th = 3.14; Uber-geeks celebrate at 1:59:26
Once a century moments today when maximum possible digits are reached at 3.14.15 9:26:54 am+pm.
http://www.piday.org
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Chicago Flower and Garden Show (since 1995). -2015.03.22 Yearly. All ages. $5-15 Mo-Sa 10a-8p, Su 10a-6p.
"25 themed gardens that magically transform the space into a lush botanical wonderland of color" also lectures, demos and 200 products/info booths.
http://www.chicagoflower.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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* Saint Patrick's Day parade (since 1955). Carried on ABC and WGN. Yearly. 2hrs 12p.
Around 100 bands/floats/balloons, thousands of marchers. Preceded by Mass at Old St. Pats at 9:30 with Irish music and dancing, river dyed green 10:30a, Trinity Dancers and Irish Pipe Band at Buckingham Fountain (11a).
Downtown, 312/942-9188, Columbus, from Balbo to Monroe. Take any train.
http://www.chicagostpatsparade.com
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St. Patrick's Day Festival (since 1987). Yearly. All ages. $0-15 1-?p.
Irish music, step dancers, ceili instruction, bagpipes, kids activities, corned beef and cabbage, and maybe Guinness.
Irish American Heritage Center, 773/282-7035, 4626 N Knox.
http://irishamhc.com
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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.
03.14: "What a Movement Means to Me" - What a movement really is (building a collective effort) versus means to most orgs (building an insular effort).
312/326-2120 http://collegeofcomplexes.org
Hilltop Restaurant, 2800 W Foster. At California.
http://facebook.com/HilltopChicago
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"Rat Pack" homage. All ages. $15-115 8p.
By "The Rat Pack is Back"
http://ratpackisback.com
Rosemont Theatre, 847/671-5100, 5400 N River Road, Rosemont.
http://rosemonttheatre.com
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Big Gigantic. 18+ $35-100 9p.
http://biggigantic.net
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
http://aragon.com
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* Bowling, Blacklight & Beat (since 2010). 21+ $20+ May sell out. 9p-3a.
Freakeasy's "Valentine Pajama Party" w/ DJs, lights, artists, etc.
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Timber Lanes Bowl, 1851 W. Irving Park Rd. E of Damen.
http://timberlanesbowl.com
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* Infected Mushroom. 18+ $$ 9p-2a.
"Animatronica Live Spring Tour"
http://infected-mushroom.com
Concord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry.
http://concordmusichall.com
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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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Sunday 2015.03.15:    ^
Ides of March. Yearly.
Simple Roman Nomenclature for the fifteen of March (or middle of other months, not necessarily the 15th), made foreboding in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, referring to the soothsayer's warning to the emperor of his impending murder at the hands of his closest associates.
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/ides1.html
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South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade (since 1979). Yearly. All ages. Free 12p.
Over 100 families, schools, orgs and bizzes.
http://southsideirishparade.org
Western from 103rd to 115th.
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Neighborhoods of the World. Sundays All ages. Free 12-5p.
Honoring Chicago's immigrant communities and rich diversity with a lively afternoon of music, dance, colorful costumes, authentic cuisine, and folk art vendors.
03.15: Philippine Celebration (with Consulate General Philippines and Philippine American Cultural Foundation).
Navy Pier, Crystal Gardens, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Grand Red line stop then take free trolley.
http://navypier.com
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Wheel Gymnastics National Championships (since 2007). Yearly. All ages. 1-3p.
Promotes the sport and spectacle of the gymwheel/manwheel circus art.
http://usawheelgymnastics.com
Willye B. White Park, 1610 W Howard.
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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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One Night of Queen. All ages. $15-100 7p.
http://.garymullenandtheworks.com
Rosemont Theatre, 847/671-5100, 5400 N River Road, Rosemont.
http://rosemonttheatre.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 2015.03.16:    ^
Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
03.16: Bang Me, I'm Irish Banger!
http://soreadytobang.do312.com
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.com
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Tuesday 2015.03.17:    ^
Saint Patrick's Day. Patron saint of Ireland, 389-461 AD, born in Britain. Yearly.
Observed by wearing green, beer, highlights Irish culture, songs, etc. PARTIES AT EVERY BAR.
http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick's_Day
http://www.ireland.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 2015.03.18:    ^
Terrapin Flyer. 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 2015.03.19:    ^
* Chainlink Bar Night. 21+ 6:30-11p.
Logo pint glasses for sale, giveaways, swag.
http://thechainlink.org/events/chainlink-bar-night-save-the-date
Black Rock Pub & Kitchen, 773/348-4044, 3614 N Damen Ave.
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Maroon 5. All ages. $40-500+ 7:30p.
http://maroon5.com
United Center, 1901 W Madison.
http://unitedcenter.com/calendar
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Gregg Allman. 17+ $56+ 8p.
http://allmanbrothersband.com
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
http://houseofblues.com/chicago
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"Unbridled" Thursdays 21+ $10 8p-2a UNCONFIRMED
"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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Dusty Grooves. Thursdays 21+ Free 9p-2a.
"Come move your feet to the beat" 50s/60s R&R, Motown, DooWop, Soul...
Cobra Lounge, 312/226-6300, 235 N Ashland.
http://cobralounge.com
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Drum&Bass night. 3rd Thursdays 21+ $5 10p-4a.
03.19: Abducted Sessions w/ NC-17 / Dioptrics / Delamota / Krsp / Selekta Steel.
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://smartbarchicago.com/tickets
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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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