Bedno.com Andrew  Do  See
2016.05.06 (wk982)
Parties aren't meant to last.
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Captain America: Civil War" now playing everywhere.
Movie: Purple Rain at Brew&View.
Ongoing: Cubs home games at Wrigley Field.
..-Su: Chicago Improv Festival.
Fr: MCA Prime Time at Museum of Contemporary Art.
Fr: Group Skate at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Night of a Thousand Princes at Wicker Park Fountain.
Fr: Widespread Panic at Chicago Theatre.
Fr: Terrible Spaceship at Emporium Barcade.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: #DATEME: An OKCupid Experiment at UP Comedy Club.
Fr: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Neo-Fut.
Sa: Kids and Kites Fest at Montrose Park.
Sa: Polish Constitution Day Parade at Downtown.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: R. Kelly at Allstate Arena.
Sa: Widespread Panic at Chicago Theatre.
Sa: Improvised Shakespeare at Del Close Theater.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Floating Points Live at Metro.
Sa: Star Wars Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: El Circo Cheapo Cabaret at Aloft Circus Arts.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Harry Truman's Birthday.
Su: Mothers' Day - THANXX FOR EVERYTHING MOM!!!
Su: V.E. Day.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: "Nickel & Dimed" at Beauty Bar.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Buzzed Spelling Bee at Elbo Room.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at evilOlive.
Tu: National Teachers Day.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Tributosaurus at Martyrs'.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Led Zeppelin I & III at Martyrs'.
Th: "Unbridled" at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"Captain America: Civil War" now playing.
W/ Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, ...
http://marvel.com/captainamerica
Theaters Everywhere.
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Purple Rain. -Sunday 18+ $5 7p.
Brew&View, 773/929-6713, 3145 N Sheffield.
http://brewview.com
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Now playing.
Keanu, Mother's Day, Elvis & Nixon, A Hologram for the King, Barbershop 4, Colonia, Criminal, Rio, I Love You, Batman v Superman, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Brothers Grimsby, Creative Control, Hardcore Henry, Hello, My Name Is Doris, Knight of Cups, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2, Eddie the Eagle, The Last Man on the Moon, Where to Invade Next, Zoolander 2, Deadpool, How to Be Single, Hail Caesar!, Synchronicity, Star Wars The Force Awakens, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Ongoing:    ^
Cubs home games. -2016.09.25.
Fr 05.06: Vs. Nationals.
Sa 05.07: Vs. Nationals.
Su 05.08: Vs. Nationals.
Mo 05.09: Vs. Padres.
Tu 05.10: Vs. Padres.
We 05.11: Vs. Padres.
http://cubs.com
Wrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison.
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Chicago Improv Festival (since 1998). -2016.05.08 Yearly. Various times, locations and prices.
160 acts from several countries.
http://chicagoimprovfestival.org
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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 2016.05.06:    ^
MCA Prime Time. 1st Fridays 21+ $10-20 Sells out. 7-11p.
DJs, music, art, haut snax, specialty drinks, creative types and gold coasters.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago.
http://mcachicago.org
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* Group Skate. 1st/3rd Fridays 21+ 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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* Night of a Thousand Princes. All ages. Free 8-?p.
"Purple Walk - put on some eyeliner and your best Prince inspired outfit meet by the fountain around sunset."
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Wicker Park Fountain, 1425 N Damen Ave. Near Blue line Damen stop.
http://chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Wicker-Park/
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Widespread Panic. $50 8p.
http://widespreadpanic.com
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.com
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Terrible Spaceship. Free 9p.
Bonzo Squad opens.
https://terriblespaceship.bandcamp.com/
Emporium Barcade, 1366 N Milwaukee Ave.
http://emporiumchicago.com
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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 10p-4a.
"A multimedia music & video dance party where art meets nightlife." Often preceded by theme events. Greg Haus spins Electronica/Indie Alternative dance music.
05.06: Madame Envy's Harem of Oddities performance art / burlesque show at 11pm.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://berlinchicago.com
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#DATEME: An OKCupid Experiment. Fridays 18+ $31 8+11p.
Hilarious journey through the world of online dating made up of actual dialogue from interactions on OKCupid.com.
UP Comedy Club, 312/662-4562, 230 W. North Ave.
http://upcomedyclub.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 2016.05.07:    ^
*** Kids and Kites Fest (since 1999). Family event, education, expert demos. Yearly. All ages. Free. 10a-4p.
Includes build it yourself tents for kids and massive show kites in the air.
http://chicagokite.com/madakiandkim.html
Montrose Park, Montrose and Lake Shore Drive. Cricket Hill.
http://cityofchicago.org
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Polish Constitution Day Parade. Yearly. All ages. Free 11:30a.
http://may3parade.org
Downtown. State, from Lake to Van Buren.
http://chicagoparades.us
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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.
05.07: Teaching To Hearts & Minds - Louis Silverstein, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Humanities, Columbia College Chicago.
312/326-2120 http://collegeofcomplexes.org
Dappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
http://facebook.com/Dappers-Restaurant-East-111805538856448
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R. Kelly. All ages. $40-150 8p.
"the Buffet" Tour.
http://r-kelly.com/
Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
http://allstatearena.com/calendar
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Widespread Panic. $50 8p.
http://widespreadpanic.com
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.com
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Improvised Shakespeare. Saturdays 18+ $16+ 10:30+8p.
Based on audience suggestion The Co creates a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style with ALL the typical elements.
http://improvisedshakespeare.com
Del Close Theater, 312/929-2401, 1501 N. Kingsbury St.
http://ioimprov.com/chicago/
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Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Saturdays 18+ $20-40 8p.
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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Floating Points Live. 18+ $20+ 9p.
WBEZ welcomes.
http://floatingpoints.co.uk
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://metrochicago.com/shows
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Star Wars Burlesque. Saturdays 18+ $28 9p.
Gorilla Tango Theatre, 773/598-4549, 1919 N Milwaukee. By Blue Line Western stop.
http://GorillaTango.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://berlinchicago.com
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El Circo Cheapo. 1st Saturdays $10-ish. 7+10p.
Outstanding local circus artists perform a casual and intimate show. Sells out. "BYO Picnic Basket"
http://elcircocheapo.com
Aloft Circus Arts, 2041 W Carroll #306.
http://aloftaerialdance.com
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Vaudezilla! Saturdays 18+ $20 10:30p.
One-of-a-kind burlesque, drag, and aerial acts ranging from classic Vegas-style showgirls to cutting-edge gender-non-conforming performance artists.
http://Vaudezilla.com
Stage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
http://stage773.com
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Sunday 2016.05.08:    ^
Harry Truman's Birthday. Yearly.
Day to remember Harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the U.S. (1945-1953), who presided during the Cold War and Korean War. Known for the New Deal economic policies. He was born in Lamar MO in 1884 and died on December 26th, 1972 in Kansas City MO.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/ht33.html
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**** Mothers' Day. Respect and be kind to mothers, especially your own. 2nd Sunday in May Yearly.
Created in 1914 by a proclamation from President Woodrow Wilson.
THANXX FOR EVERYTHING MOM!!!
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V.E. Day. Yearly.
Victory in Europe day. Commemorates Germany's surrender in World War II, 1945.
http://www.dtic.mil/soldiers/may95/p50.html
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Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays -2016.10.30 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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Chicago Bike Polo. Sundays All ages. Free 3-?p.
Pickup games in decommissioned tennis courts.
http://facebook.com/groups/311538882232633
Garfield Park, S Central Park Blvd at W Monroe St.
http://chicagoparkdistrict.com
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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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"Nickel & Dimed" Sundays 21+ Free 7p-2a.
$1 beers and free pizza w/ DJs.
Beauty Bar, 312/226-8828, 1444 W Chicago Ave.
http://thebeautybar.com/home-chicago
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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 2016.05.09:    ^
Buzzed Spelling Bee. Mondays 21+ Free 8p.
"Drinking and spelling onstage competing for bar tabs. Complete with speed rounds, shot rounds, and more that'll have you tongue-tied between laughs." $3 PBR.
Elbo Room, 773/549-5549, 2871 N Lincoln. N of Diversey, W of Racine.
http://elboroomlive.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://facebook.com/PnCDjs
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.com
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Tuesday 2016.05.10:    ^
* National Teachers Day. 2nd Tuesday in May Yearly.
Part of National Teachers Week, sponsored by the National Educators Association. Day to honor and be kind to teachers.
http://www.nea.org/teacherday
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Chi 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://chihacknight.org
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.
http://chicagoundergroundcomedy.com
Beat Kitchen, 773/281-4444, 2100 W Belmont.
http://beatkitchen.com
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* Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ Free 9p-2a.
05.10: Big Once w/ Pickel, Mega Mike, Intel, Subverb.
http://facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbass
Debonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
http://debonairsocialclub.com
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Wednesday 2016.05.11:    ^
Tributosaurus. Monthly. 21+ $20 7p.
"The Jurassic beast with multiple musical faces. A different band every month, featuring local music celebrities."
05.11: Becomes The Eagles.
http://tributosaurus.com
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
http://martyrslive.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/In-One-Ear-210844945622380
Heartland Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop.
http://heartlandcafe.com
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Thursday 2016.05.12:    ^
Led Zeppelin I & III. 21+ $10 8p.
Great Moments in Vinyl presents.
http://facebook.com/GreatMomentsInVinyl
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
http://martyrslive.com/calendar
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"Unbridled" Thursdays 21+ $10 8p-2a.
DJs, vaudevillians, burlesque and extreme acts. "New Year. New Show. Still Freaky."
http://facebook.com/UnbridledatUntitled
Untitled, 312/880-1511, 111 W. Kinzie.
http://untitledchicago.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://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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Notes:    ^
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2016.05.06