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2016.10.07 (wk1004)
The destination is you.
RECOMMENDED:
Su: Ghosts Of Graceland Cemetery walking tour (Su).
Ongoing: Scream Scene Haunted House Skokie (Fr/Sa).
Ongoing: Fright Fest at Great America (Fr/Sa/Su).
Ongoing: Halloween in the Parks.
Ongoing: Pumpkin Farms at Many locations.
Ongoing: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
Ongoing: Circus In The Parks (Sa+Su).
Ongoing: UniverSoul Circus at Washington Park.
Ongoing: "The Pretty Nasty Imagination of Adele Supreme" at Woman Made Gallery.
Ongoing: World's Best Costume Shop at Fantasy HQ.
..-Su: The Amazing Acro-Cats at Vittum Theater.
Fr: Alessia Cara at Chicago Theatre.
Fr: Puddles Pity Party at Park West.
Fr: Group Skate at Daley Plaza.
Fr: DJ Shadow at Metro.
Fr: Kanye West at United Center.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Neo-Fut.
Sa: Chicago Fire Anniversary.
Sa: Double Ten Parade at Chinatown.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Dinosaur Jr at Metro.
Sa: Star Wars Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Chicago Marathon at Grant Park.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: Squirrel Nut Zippers at City Winery.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: Opeth at Riviera Theatre.
Su: Bike Smut IX: Science Friction at Township.
Su: Presidential Debate.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Canadian Thanksgiving.
Mo: Indigenous Peoples' Day at Parade (since 1953) at 12:30p.
Mo: An Evening With Terry Bozzio at City Winery.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at evilOlive.
Tu-We: Yom Kippur.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Die Antwoord at Aragon Ballroom.
Tu: "Shimmer" at Slippery Slope.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Farmer's Day.
We: Dweezil Zappa at Concord Music Hall.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Activate: Celebration of Senses at Sullivan Center.
Th: Gymnastics Champions at United Center.
Th: "Unbridled" at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
Now playing.
The Dressmaker, Snowden, Sully, Lo and Behold Reveries of the Connected World, Florence Foster Jenkins, Sausage Party, Nine Lives, Suicide Squad, Bad Moms, Jason Bourne, Star Trek Beyond, Absolutely Fabulous, Cafe Society, Equals, Ghostbusters, Captain Fantastic, Cell, Zero Days, The Legend of Tarzan, Independence Day: Resurgence, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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Seasonal:    ^
Ghosts Of Graceland Family Walking Tour. Stroll the big name graves. Sundays -2016.10.23 Yearly. All ages. $15+ 2hr 1:30p.
VERY qualified tour guides, lots of interesting history.
http://architecture.org/experience-caf/tours/detail/graceland-cemetery
Graceland Cemetery, 312/922-3432, 4000 N Clark.
http://graveyards.com
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Scream Scene Haunted House. Spooktacular! Fr/Sa -2016.10.29 Yearly. Not for ages under 10. $10 7-10p.
Over 20 unique rooms. Not for the faint of heart.
http://screamscene.org
Skokie Park District, 847/674-1500 x0, 4701 Oakton, Skokie. At Water Playground.
http://www.skokieparkdistrict.org
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Fright Fest (since 1991). Redecorated rides and additional Halloween attractions. Fr/Sa/Su -2016.10.30 Yearly. All ages. $$ Various hours.
Come early, use coupons, strategize your visit for best results.
Great America, 847/249-1776, 5312 Grand Ave, Gurnee.
http://sixflags.com/greatAmerica
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Halloween in the Parks. -2016.10.31 Yearly.
Kid-friendly events, patches, parties, spooky movies, haunted houses, fall festivals and annual runs.
http://chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/halloween
Many Locations.
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Pumpkin Farms. -2016.10.31 Yearly.
Great fall family fun for all ages.
Many locations.
http://chicagofun.com/home/halloween/pumpkin_farms.html
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Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2016.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Mo: Loyola; Tu: Lincoln Square, Federal Plaza; We: Andersonville; Th: Daley Plaza, Hyde Park, Garfield Park, Willis; Sa: Austin, Lincoln Park, Near North, Horner Park, more; Su: WickerPark;
http://chicagofarmersmarkets.us
Various city locations.
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Ongoing:    ^
** Circus In The Parks. -2016.10.16 Yearly. All ages. $0-15 Shows at 2+5p.
Midnight Circus' world class troupe of clowns, contortionists, acrobats, etc perform just a few shows in each park.
10.08-09: Hamlin Park, 3035 N Hoyne Ave, 2pm+5pm
10.14-16: Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside Ave, Fr 7pm Sa 2pm+5pm.
http://midnightcircus.net
http://tinyurl.com/circusintheparks
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UniverSoul Circus (since 1994). African-American owned, operated and staffed. -2016.10.30 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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"The Pretty Nasty Imagination of Adele Supreme" -2016.10.29.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.
http://womanmade.org
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World's Best Costume Shop. -2016.10.31 Yearly. Open 24/7 this week.
Incomparably huge and comprehensive. Some staff costumed.
Fantasy Costume Headquarters, 773/777-0222, 4065 N Milwaukee.
http://fantasycostumes.com
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* The Amazing Acro-Cats. -Sunday All ages. $20+ Fr 7p, Sa 3+7p, Su 3+7p.
Samantha Martin's performing pets ride skateboards, roll barrels, ring bells, walk high wire, play in a band and more!
http://circuscats.com
Vittum Theater, 773/342-4141, 1012 N Noble St.
http://vittumtheater.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 2016.10.07:    ^
Alessia Cara. $20-50+ 7:30p.
http://alessiacara.com
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.com
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Puddles Pity Party. 18+ $30 7:30p.
Tragic clown traveling the world singing sad pop anthems.
http://puddlespityparty.com
Park West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
http://parkwestchicago.com
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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://Bedno.com/skate
Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.
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* DJ Shadow. 18+ $30 8p.
W/ Noer The Boy.
http://djshadow.com/
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://metrochicago.com/shows
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Kanye West. All ages. $25-190 8p.
Touring his newest unfinished album.
http://kanyewest.com
United Center, 1901 W Madison.
http://unitedcenter.com/calendar
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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.
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 2016.10.08:    ^
Chicago Fire Anniversary. Yearly.
Anniversary of the great fire in 1871 which destroyed 1/3 of the city. Observed as part of Fire Prevention Week.
http://www.chicagohs.org/fire
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Double Ten Parade. Yearly. All ages. Free 12p.
Celebrating Chinese Independence "National Day" (since 1911) with a parade of patriots, marching bands, floats, lion teams, giant Mystical Dragon, more.
http://chicagoparades.us
Chinatown, 312/225-6198, Wentworth and Cermak. Continues from 22nd to 24th Street.
http://chicagochinatown.org
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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.
10.08: Socialist Perspective of the Election w/ Socialist Party USA.
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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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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Dinosaur Jr. 18+ $31 9p.
W/ Steve Gunn, Thalia Zedek Band.
http://dinosaurjr.com/
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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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 2016.10.09:    ^
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 Marathon (since 1977). Yearly. 7:30a.
Nationally renowned 26.2 mile run, USATF/CARA certified, record breaking over 37K runners registered, and over 900K spectators expected! Carried live on TV.
312/904-9800 http://chicagomarathon.com
Grant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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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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Squirrel Nut Zippers. 21+ 5p.
http://snzippers.com
City Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
http://www.citywinery.com/chicago/
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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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Opeth. All ages. $39+ 7p.
http://opeth.com
Riviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine.
http://rivieratheatre.com
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** Bike Smut IX: Science Friction. 18+ $? 8-9:30p.
Collection of short erotic cycling films. Last ever tour.
http://bikesmut.com
Township, 773/384-1865, 2200 N. California Ave.
http://townshipchicago.com
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**** Presidential Debate. All ages. Free 8-9:30p.
A Chicago local, former senator and secretary of state, and Yale Law School graduate, versus a chest-thumping poop-flinging buffoon. Live on major networks.
http://debates.org
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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 2016.10.10:    ^
Canadian Thanksgiving. 2nd Monday in October Yearly.
This holiday has had a variety of dates back to the late 1500's, and was set to its current date in 1957 by the Canadian government. Though it evolved independently, it's observance is now very similar to the U.S. Thanksgiving.
http://www.canada.com
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* Indigenous Peoples' Day. 2nd Monday in October Yearly.
Legal holiday. Formerly celebrated Columbus' landing at San Salvador in 1492.
http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigenous_Peoples_Day
Parade (since 1953) at 12:30p. On Columbus from Balbo to Monroe.
http://chicagoparades.us
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An Evening With Terry Bozzio. 21+ $18-28 8p.
http://terrybozzio.com/
City Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
http://www.citywinery.com/chicago/
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Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
10.10: "The Lost Boys" banger.
http://facebook.com/PnCDjs
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.com
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Tuesday 2016.10.11:    ^
* Yom Kippur. Jewish Day of Atonement. -2016.10.12 Yearly. Sunset to sunset.
Celebrated on Tishri 10 of the Hebrew calendar, which falls in early autumn. This Sabbath of Sabbaths is observed by fasting, confession to God of sins committed during the last year, and prayers for forgiveness. Observance begins with the evening Kol Nidre service of repentance. Strictly speaking, one has not atoned until forgiven by the wronged party. Give to charity, reflect, change, and for 24hrs do not eat, no leather, bathing, romance or frivolity.
http://chabad.org/holidays
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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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* Die Antwoord. All ages. $35 8p.
http://dieantwoord.com/
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
http://aragon.com
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"Shimmer" 21+ Free 9p-2a.
DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins an evening devoted to shoegaze, dreampop, psych, drone, space rock, nugaze, electrogaze & chillwave music.
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Slippery Slope, 773/799-8504, 2357 N Milwaukee Ave.
http://slipperyslopechicago.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://facebook.com/chicagoundergroundcomedy
Beat Kitchen, 773/281-4444, 2100 W Belmont.
http://beatkitchen.com
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* Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ Free 9p-2a.
10.11: The Ladies of Drum&Bass: Czboogie, Solokill, Biobooster, Root.
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 2016.10.12:    ^
Farmer's Day. Yearly.
Created in 1915 to stimulate interest in agriculture.
http://www.usda.gov
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* Dweezil Zappa. 18+ $30-63+ 7p-?a.
Plays Whatever The F@%K He Wants Tour w/ Ike Willis.
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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"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 2016.10.13:    ^
* Activate: Celebration of Senses. All ages. Free 5p.
Explosion of light, color and music.
http://loopchicago.com/activate
Sullivan Center, 16 E Monroe Ave. Alley.
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Gymnastics Champions. All ages. $25-200 6p.
Kellogg's tour of Olympians.
http://kelloggstour.com
United Center, 1901 W Madison.
http://www.unitedcenter.com/calendar
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"Unbridled" Thursdays 21+ Free 9p-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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2016.10.07