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2016.12.02 (wk1011)
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RECOMMENDED:
Movie: Sing-a-long Sound of Music at Music Box Theatre.
Movie: "Jackie" now playing everywhere.
Ongoing: Ice Skating.
Ongoing: Holiday Train.
Ongoing: Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza.
Ongoing: Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier.
Ongoing: Collected Holiday Songs and Recipes.
Ongoing: Dance Chicago at Athenaeum Theatre.
Fr: Britney Spears Birthday.
Fr: Cage The Elephant at Aragon Ballroom.
Fr: Stevie Nicks at United Center.
Fr: "Nut Krampus" at Subterranean.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Ongoing: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Neo-Fut.
Sa: Santa Hustle 5K at Soldier Field.
Sa: Christmas Ship arrives at Navy Pier.
Sa-Su: Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale at Bridgeport Arts Center.
Sa: Santa Speedo Run at Sidetrack.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Fitz & the Tantrums at Aragon Ballroom.
Sa: Miracle On State Street at Chicago Theatre.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Star Wars Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Candyland DJs at evilOlive.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Toys For Tots motorcycle parade at Dan Ryan Woods.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: Marc Anthony at Allstate Arena.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Su: Madonnarama at Berlin.
Mo: Buzzed Spelling Bee at Elbo Room.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at evilOlive.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Pearl Harbor Day.
We: Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council Meeting at City Hall.
We: BIG Holiday Concert at Chicago Theatre.
We: Magic Chicago at Stage 773.
We: Movieoke at Whistler.
We: South Park new episode on COM.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th-Fr: Jerry Seinfeld at Chicago Theatre.
Th: Pete Yorn at Park West.
Th: "Unbridled" at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
Sing-a-long Sound of Music. -2016.12.04 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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"Jackie" now playing.
W/ Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, ...
http://www.foxsearchlight.com/jackie/
Theaters Everywhere.
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Now playing.
Bad Santa 2, Rules Don't Apply, A Street Cat Named Bob, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Officer Downe, Arrival, The Love Witch, Doctor Strange, Trolls, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Seasonal:    ^
Ice Skating. -2017.02.28 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://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/facilities/ice-rinks/
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Holiday Train. -2016.12.23 Yearly. Wk 3-7p, Sa 1-8p.
Th 12.01: Orange & Brown Lines
Fr 12.02: Orange & Brown Lines
Sa 12.03: Orange & Brown Lines (photos w/ Santa)
Tu 12.06: Pink Line
We 12.07: Pink Line
Th 12.08: Blue Line.
http://transitchicago.com/holidaytrain
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Christkindlmarket (since 1997). Festive German style holiday market. -2016.12.24 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. -2017.01.03 Yearly. All ages.
* A Christmas Carol: 11.19-12.31 Goodman Theatre, 312/443-3800, 200 S Columbus, http://goodmantheatre.org
* The Nutcracker: 12.10-12.30 Joffrey Ballet, Auditorium Theatre, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress, http://www.joffrey.com
* Christmas Around The World: 11.17-01.03 Dozens of spectacular International holiday decorated trees, Museum of Science and Industry, http://msichicago.org
* Zoolights: 11.25-01.01 Over a million lights, certain dates/times, Lincoln Park Zoo, http://lpzoo.com
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Winter Wonderfest (since 2001). -2017.01.08 Yearly. All ages. $10-25+ Hours vary.
Festival Hall is transformed into a wonderland of lush decorated trees, sparkling lights, wintertime decorations and a main town square with vending. Includes ice rink, inflatable slide/bungee games. Santa and elves listen to children's wishes in a mountain top village.
Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand.
http://navypier.com
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Collected Holiday Songs, Recipes and Stories. -2016.12.30 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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Ongoing:    ^
Dance Chicago (since 1995). -2017.02.14 Yearly. All ages. $25+ Various times. 8:15p.
100s of performers, 100s of works.
http://dancechicago.com
Athenaeum Theatre, 773/935-6875, 2936 N Southport.
http://www.athenaeumtheatre.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 2016.12.02:    ^
Britney Spears Birthday (since 1981). Yearly.
http://www.britneyspears.com
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Cage The Elephant. $38 7p.
101WKQX w/ Catfish and the Bottlemen, Weathers.
http://cagetheelephant.com
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
http://aragon.com
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Stevie Nicks. All ages. $45-530+ 7p.
http://stevienicksofficial.com
United Center, 1901 W Madison.
http://unitedcenter.com/calendar
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"Nut Krampus" 21+ $8-10 9p.
A Musical Theater Spectacular by Environmental Encroachment
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Subterranean, 773/ 278-6600, 2011 W North. Corner of North and Damen in Wicker Park, at Damen blue line stop.
http://www.subt.net
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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 -2016.12.11 11:30p.
BEST OF shows, wrapping their 28 YEAR RUN!
Neo-Futurarium, 773/275-5255, 5153 N Ashland.
http://neofuturists.org
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Saturday 2016.12.03:    ^
* Santa Hustle 5K. Yearly. $45 9a.
Several thousand registered. Before and after parties. Paid registration includes costume.
http://santahustle.com
Soldier Field, 312/235-7000, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr.
http://soldierfield.net
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Christmas Ship arrives. Yearly. All ages. Free 10a.
Reenacting olden days, offloading trees from Mackinaw for the needy.
http://christmasship.org
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. On-site parking, or Grand Red line stop then take free trolley.
http://navypier.com
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Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale (since 2006). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 11a-6p.
Over 150 of today's finest indie-craft talents setting up for holiday shoppers sure to find something.
http://renegadecraft.com/fairs/chicago-2016-holiday
Bridgeport Arts Center, 773/247-3000, 1200 W. 35th St.
http://bridgeportart.com/
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* Santa Speedo Run. 21+ $25 to run. 12-2:30p.
1 mile thru boystown plus carols, entertainment, prizes, benefits Center On Halsted's Youth Housing Initiative.
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Sidetrack, 773/477-9189, 3349 N Halsted.
http://sidetrackchicago.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.
12.03: How to Understand and Prevent Holiday Depression.
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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Fitz & the Tantrums. $38 7p.
101WKQX w/ Grouplove, Switchfoot.
http://fitzandthetantrums.com
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
http://aragon.com
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Miracle On State Street (since 1999). Yearly. All ages. $40-65+ 7:30p.
101.9FM "The Mix" presents Charlie Puth, James Bay, and JoJo!
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://www.thechicagotheatre.com
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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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Candyland DJs. 21+ 10p-5a.
http://facebook.com/candylanddjs
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.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 2016.12.04:    ^
* Toys For Tots motorcycle parade (since 1978). 1st Sunday in December Yearly. All ages. Bring a toy. 9:30a.
World's largest, drawing over 20000 participants! Many biker Santas. Assembly begins hours earlier.
Dan Ryan Woods, 83rd and Western. Travels all the way North to Foster.
http://www.chicagolandtft.org
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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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Marc Anthony. $55-500+ 7p.
http://marcanthonyonline.com/
Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
http://allstatearena.com/calendar
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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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Madonnarama. 1st Sundays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
All Madonna music and videos all night with DJ Riley York. Classics, rare tracks, remixes, etc.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://www.berlinchicago.com
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Monday 2016.12.05:    ^
Buzzed Spelling Bee. 1st 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."
12.05: Westworld Banger.
http://facebook.com/PnCDjs
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.com
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Tuesday 2016.12.06:    ^
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://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.
12.06: DJs 9pm Misfit, 10pm AudioPhlex, 11pm Diskokitty, 12am Conundrum, 1am Ruckus.
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 2016.12.07:    ^
Pearl Harbor Day (since 1941). Yearly.
Remembers Japanese surprise attack which brought the U.S. into WW II.
http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Pearl_Harbor
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Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council Meeting. (MBAC). All ages. Free 3-4:30p.
Representatives from various gov't orgs present to invited representatives from local cycling interests about legislation, safety and planning for about 90 minutes once about every 90 days.
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. Room 1103.
http://chicagocompletestreets.org
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BIG Holiday Concert. All ages. $40-50+ 7:30p.
93XRT/Goose Island present Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats with Special Guest Mavis Staples.
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.
12.07: Max Maven.
773/334-4192 http://MagicChicagoShow.com
Stage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
http://stage773.com
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Movieoke. 1st Wednesdays 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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* South Park NEW EPISODE. Wednesdays All ages. Free 9p.
20th season finale.
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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Thursday 2016.12.08:    ^
Jerry Seinfeld. -Friday $50-175+ Four shows. 9+7p.
http://jerryseinfeld.com/
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
http://thechicagotheatre.com
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Pete Yorn. 18+ $35-285 8p.
http://peteyorn.com/
Park West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
http://parkwestchicago.com
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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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2016.12.02