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2016.10.21 (wk1005)
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RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Trumpland" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
Movie: International Film Fest at multiple theaters.
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: World's Best Costume Shop at Fantasy HQ.
Ongoing: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
..-Su: Sukkot.
Ongoing: UniverSoul Circus at Washington Park.
Ongoing: "The Pretty Nasty Imagination of Adele Supreme" at Woman Made Gallery.
Fr: Tegan and Sara at Riviera Theatre.
Fr: Group Skate at Daley Plaza.
Fr: VNV Nation at Metro.
..-Sa: Poi Dog Pondering at Vic Theatre.
Fr: Acrobatica Infiniti Circus at Uptown Underground.
Fr: Blacklight Blackout at Exit.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Neo-Fut.
Sa-Su: Terror in the Aisles at Patio Theater.
Sa: The Halloween Gathering at Chicago's Cultural Mile.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Star Wars Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Mother-in-law Day.
Su: Start of Scorpio.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: Green Day at Aragon Ballroom.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: United Nations Day.
Mo: World Origami Day.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at evilOlive.
Tu: Chicago Innovation Awards at Harris Theater.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: John Mellencamp at Chicago Theatre.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: South Park new episode on COM.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
We: Bittersweet at Berlin.
Th: Atomic Sketch Event at Green Eye Lounge.
Th: Pentatonix at Allstate Arena.
Th: "Unbridled" at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"Trumpland" now playing.
Michael Moore's newest film, supporting Hillary Clinton. Guerrilla release, may be available online.
http://facebook.com/mmflint
Theaters Everywhere.
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Chicago International Film Festival (since 1965). $8-11+ Various times.
World-class premiers, best of the best from six continents and 30+ countries. Dozens of special guests and jurors. See website for details.
312/683-0121 http://chicagofilmfestival.com
Multiple Theaters.
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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.
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Seasonal:    ^
Ghosts Of Graceland Family Walking Tour. Stroll the big name graves. Sundays 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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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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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:    ^
Sukkot. -2016.10.23 Yearly. Sunset to sunset.
Jewish harvest festival and time for giving thanks. Date varies each year (Tishri 15th by the Hebrew calendar).
http://chabad.org/holidays
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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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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 2016.10.21:    ^
Tegan and Sara. All ages. $36 7:30p.
Riviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine.
http://rivieratheatre.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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* VNV Nation. 18+ $40 8p.
http://vnvnation.com
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://metrochicago.com/shows
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Poi Dog Pondering. -Saturday 18+ $35 2 nites 8p.
http://poidogpondering.com/
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
http://jamusa.com/the-vic
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* Acrobatica Infiniti Circus. 3rd Fridays 21+ $25-40 8p.
The Nerd Circus! Combining circus, cosplay, and genre fiction for all manner of fans. Great performers, breathtaking acts. Showcasing new works and fan favorites from silly to sensual: fire eating, trapeze, straps, juggling, hula hooping, aerial ring, comedy, acrobatics and more! Also raffle, swag, photo booth...
http://aicircus.com
Uptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway.
http://uptownunderground.net
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Blacklight Blackout (since 2011). 3rd Fridays 21+ Free 10p-2a.
Big freakfest in a tiny space. Lots of DJs, cheap beer, UV paints, radiation.
http://facebook.com/blacklightblackoutexit
Exit, 312/395-2700, 1315 W North. 2nd Fl.
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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.
10.21: Harem Of Oddities performance at 11pm.
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 2016.10.22:    ^
Terror in the Aisles (since 2002). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $20+ 12p.
24 Hours of Horror Movie Madness! Several feature films, special guests, vintage shorts, dealers, prizes, more.
http://Facebook.com/terrorintheaisles
Patio Theater, 773/283-7244, 6008 W. Irving Park Rd.
http://facebook.com/PatioTheater
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* The Halloween Gathering. Yearly. All ages. Free 2-8p.
2-5pm: Millennium Park Art and Halloween fest with family activities including mask workshops, performances, much more. Kids costume parade on The Maggie Daley Ribbon.
6-8pm: Parade with over a dozen of Chicago's most influential creative communities assemble for a powerful procession capturing their spirits. Large spectacle, legions of lanterns, costumes, music, dance, moving platforms, more. Parading north on Columbus from Balbo to Monroe.
http://Chicagoculturalmile.org/halloween-2016
Chicago's Cultural Mile, Michigan at Adams. Harrison to Randolph.
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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.
10.22: Libertarian Party of Illinois w/ Candidate for State Comptroller.
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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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 2016.10.23:    ^
Mother-in-law Day. Honor and be kind to mothers-in-law. Yearly.
http://www.motherinlawstories.com/
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Start of Scorpio. Yearly.
Astrological sign, the scorpion.
Scorpios RULE!!!
http://www.astrology.com
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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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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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Green Day. All ages. $50+ 7p.
http://greenday.com/
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
http://aragon.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 2016.10.24:    ^
United Nations Day. Yearly.
Commemorates 1945 ratification of U.N. charter.
http://www.un.org
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World Origami Day. Yearly.
Dedicated to exposing the art of folding.
http://origami-usa.org/wod
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Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
10.24: InstaBottles Banger!
http://facebook.com/PnCDjs
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.com
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Tuesday 2016.10.25:    ^
Chicago Innovation Awards (since 2002). Yearly. 5p.
http://chicagoinnovationawards.com
Harris Theater, 312/334-7777, 205 E Randolph. Millennium Park.
http://www.harristheaterchicago.org
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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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John Mellencamp. $60-120+ 7:30p.
http://johnmellencamp.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.
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.
10.25: 9pm Misfit, 11pm Lamebrane, 12am Fiyafly, 1am Klew.
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 2016.10.26:    ^
South Park NEW EPISODE. Wednesdays All ages. Free 9p.
http://southparkstudios.com
COM. On cable.
http://comedycentral.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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Bittersweet. Last Wednesdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
DJ Peroxide spins goth club classics and new dark alternative music & video. $2 PBR.
10.26: Tribute to Cocteau Twins.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://berlinchicago.com
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Thursday 2016.10.27:    ^
Atomic Sketch Event (since 2008). 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.
http://atomicsketch.com
Green Eye Lounge, 773/227-8851, 2403 W. Homer St. Near Blue Line Western.
http://greeneyelounge.com
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Pentatonix. All ages. $25-85 8p.
W/ Us the Duo and Abi.
http://pentatonix.org/
Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
http://allstatearena.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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2016.10.21