Bedno.com Andrew  Do  See
2017.06.16 (wk1039)
I selfie therefore I am.
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Cars 3" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Rough Night" now playing everywhere.
Movie: Movies in the Parks at Various Chicago parks.
Movie: Millennium Park Movies (Tu).
Ongoing: Grant Park Music Festival (We/Fr/Sa).
Mo: Millennium Park Concerts at Pritzker (Mo/Th).
Ongoing: Pleasant Outdoor Concerts daily at Ravinia.
Ongoing: Cubs home games at Wrigley Field.
Fr: Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly at Navy Pier.
Ongoing: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
..-Su: Taste of Randolph.
Fr: Thunderstruck at Concord Music Hall.
Fr: New Kids on the Block at Allstate Arena.
Fr: Group Skate at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at Auditorium.
Fr: Kaskade Spring Fling at Aragon Ballroom.
Fr: Blacklight Blackout at Exit.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa-Su: Artists of the Wall Festival at Loyola Park.
Sa: Cardboard Cup Regatta at Main Beach Park.
Sa-Su: Custer Fair at Main Street Station Shopping District in Evanston, IL.
Sa-Su: Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park.
Sa-Su: Pridefest at Boystown.
Sa: World Juggling Day at Oak Street Beach.
Sa: Puerto Rican Day Parade.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Windy City Roller Derby at Broadway Armory.
Sa: Don Henley at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Sa: Star Wars Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Fireworks at Navy Pier (We+Sa).
Sa: Nocturna at Metro.
Su: Fathers' Day.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Vintage Garage.
Su: Model Rocket Launching at East Branch Forest Preserve.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: Sunday Skate Session at Belmont Harbor.
Su: Metallica at Soldier Field.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Juneteenth.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Emancipation Day.
Tu: Summer Vacation at Chicago Public Schools.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Start of Cancer.
We: Summer Solstice.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Tori Amos Tribute benefiting RAINN at Martyrs'.
Th: "Spectacle" at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"Cars 3" now playing.
Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Larry the Cable Guy, ...
cars.disney.comTheaters Everywhere.
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"Rough Night" now playing.
Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Zoë Kravitz, Ilana Glazer, ...
facebook.com/RoughNightMovieTheaters Everywhere.
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Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2017.09.07 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk.
Nice films, neighbors, popcorn. See the handy quick ref sched.
bedno.com/movies/parksVarious Chicago parks.
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Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p.
06.20: Caddyshack.
bedno.com/movies/parks?pritzJay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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Now playing.
Wonder Woman, Baywatch, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Alien: Covenant, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, 3 Generations, The Circle, A Quiet Passion, The Fate of the Furious, The Student, Colossal, Ghost in the Shell, Power Rangers, Beauty and the Beast, Trainspotting 2, Kong: Skull Island, My Scientology Movie, Contemporary Color, Logan, Table 19, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Seasonal:    ^
* Grant Park Music Festival (since 1935). -2017.08.20 Yearly. All ages. Free Various We/Fr/Sa 6:30p.
World-class orchestra, chorus and conductors, and an outstanding roster of local and international guest artists perform classical several days a week.
312/742-7638 grantparkmusicfestival.comGrant Park, Columbus Drive and Jackson Boulevard. Train, bus or cab.
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Millennium Park Concerts. Mo/Th -2017.08.21 Yearly. All ages. Free 6:30p.
Several extraordinary bands nightly, twice a week.
Mo 06.19: Juneteenth Celebration w/ Gregory Porter, The Tomeka Reid Quartet
Th 06.22: Hurray for Riff Raff, Matthew Santo
Mo 06.26: Jaga Jazzist, AfrotroniX
Th 06.29: Lady Wray, Zeshan B & the Transistor.
tinyurl.com/chidts2016Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2017.09.17 Yearly.
Fr 06.16: RSMI Jazz Grandstand. BGH 6:00p
Fr 06.16: Willie Nelson \ Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. PAV 7:30p
Sa 06.17: Alon Goldstein & Fine Arts Quartet: Mozart Concertos 23 & 24. BGH 6:00p
Sa 06.17: Aretha Franklin. PAV 8:30p
Su 06.18: La La Land in concert: The Oscar-winning score live with the film. PAV 8:00p
Mo 06.19: Sammy Hagar & The Circle \ Andrew Hagar. PAV 8:00p
Tu 06.20: Juilliard Quartet: Bartok Quartet 1; Beethoven Quartet 13. MT 7:30p.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
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Cubs home games. -2017.09.25.
Mo 6.19: Padres 7:05p
Tu 6.20: Padres 7:05p
We 6.21: Padres 1:20p.
cubs.comWrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison.
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Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly. All ages. Free.
We 06.14: Nublu Band and Ivy Ford 5:15-9:30pm.
Th 06.15: Pier Dance Fat Babies and Nicolle Wood 7-9pm.
Fr 06.16: Mike & Joe and Neil Turk & The Intentions 5:30-11:30pm.
Sa 06.17: Ivorys and Guests (W/ Sun Fallen and MER Showcase) 2-11:30pm.
Su 06.18: Old Town School Of Folk 2-8pm.
We 06.21: Guy King and Vino Louden 5:15-9:30pm.
Th 06.22: Pier Dance Jugo De Mango 7-9pm.
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Miller Beer Garden at the Tip.
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Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2017.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Mo: Loyola; Tu: ColumbusPark, FederalPlaza, LincolnSquare; We: Andersonville, GreenCity, Lawndale, Pullman, Ravenswood; Th: Daley Plaza, Argyle, Austin, GarfieldPark, HydePark; Sa: Division&Dearborn, Edgewater, GarfieldPark, HornerPark, more; Su: Glenwood&Morse, IndependencePark, LoganSquare, WickerPark, Pilsen, PortagePark;
chicagofarmersmarkets.usVarious city locations.
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Ongoing:    ^
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 2017.06.16:    ^
Taste of Randolph (since 1998). Bands, finer foods, vendors, vintage vehicles. -Sunday Yearly. Ages? $6-10 12-10p.
starevents.comRandolph and Halsted
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Thunderstruck. 17+ $8-20 Doors 7p-2a.
AC/DC Tribute, w/ Judas Rising.
thunderstrucknc.comConcord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry.
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New Kids on the Block. All ages. $36-360+ 7:30p.
W/ Boyz II Men & Paula Abdul.
nkotb.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
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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.
ChicagoSkater.orgDaley Plaza, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.
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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. $80+ 8p.
nickcaveandthebadseeds.comAuditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
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Kaskade Spring Fling. 18+ $52-208+ 9p.
W/ Jonas Blue, Ravell.
kaskademusic.comAragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
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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.
facebook.com/blacklightblackoutexitExit, 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.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Fr/Sa 18+ $20-40 10p.
A wild mix of hilarious hosts, quirky musicians, incredible variety performers and beautiful burlesque beauties. Catch the up-close magic show at 7:30p.
kisskisscabaret.comUptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway.
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Saturday 2017.06.17:    ^
*** Artists of the Wall Festival (since 1994). Bands, vendors, artists, neighbors. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $30+ Always sells out. 8:30a-8p.
Participants paint over 100 mural segments from Pratt to Morse (spaces sell out). Some prizes, mostly fun. One of my ABSOLUTE favorite fests! Blade/bike path, good parks and beach, good bands and acts, veggie friendly and near a Heartland branch. Judging 2pm Sunday.
artistsofthewall.comLoyola Park, 1230 W Greenleaf. Around 6900 N on the lake.
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Cardboard Cup Regatta (since 1985). Yearly. Race: 9a-12p.
Over 100 entrants build boats of cardboard and compete for a variety of awards on 200 yard course.
cardboardcup.comMain Beach Park, 300 Lakeshore Drive, Crystal Lake.
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Custer Fair (since 1972). Big happy art/music/food/fun fair. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $1 suggested donation. 10a-9p.
Evanston's largest and oldest outdoor event known for diverse and unique features. Kid friendly. "fest of chompin' stompin' and shoppin' isn't just any old street fair." - Chicago Sun Times.
847/328-2204 custerfair.comMain Street Station Shopping District in Evanston, IL, 847/328-22100, 600 Main St, Evanston. CTA Main St. Purple line and Metra Main Street Stops.
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Gold Coast Art Fair (since 1958). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free Fr noon-, Sa+Su 10a-5p.
Classy stuff, huge attendance, top rated fest, 100s of juried artists from around the world.
amdurproductions.com/gold-coast-art-fair-at-grant-parkGrant Park, Monroe Street and Lake Shore Drive, Across from AIC.
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* Pridefest (since 2003). -Sunday Yearly. 11a-10p.
Bands, vendors, pets, glitter and drag.
northalsted.com/eventsBoystown. Halsted & Waveland.
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World Juggling Day. Yearly. 12-9p.
Observed in Chicago by some amazing performers at play.
bedno.com/fb/110849522844283Oak Street Beach, 1000 N. Lake Shore Dr.
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Puerto Rican Day Parade (since 1967). Also on ABC. Yearly. All ages. Free 2:30p.
773/292-1414 tinyurl.com/chiparadesDivision from Western to Sacramento
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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.
06.17: Was the 2016 Election Stolen? Is There Evidence of Voter Suppression and Other Tactics? What the Media Won't Talk About.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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Windy City Roller Derby. Monthly. All ages. $15 7-9:30p.
A new breed of derby dame hellions on skates.
6.17: Travel Team Bout.
windycityrollers.comBroadway Armory, 5917 N Broadway.
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Don Henley. All ages. $35-290+ 7:30p.
Northerly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
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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.
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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.
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FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2017.09.02 Yearly. All ages. Free We 9:30p, Sa 10:15p.
Visible anywhere near the lake.
navypier.com/aon-summer-fireworksNavy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free trolley.
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* Nocturna (since 1988). THE Electro/Goth gathering. Monthly. 18+ $10+ 11:30p-5a.
DJ Scary Lady Sarah spinning goth, darkwave, dark indie, deathrock, industrial, new wave, electro, ... Nicely decorated, often a special guest and giveaways. A tight but welcoming community of several hundred intriguing individuals.
facebook.com/groups/15090361526Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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Sunday 2017.06.18:    ^
* Fathers' Day. 3rd Sunday in June Yearly.
Honor and be kind to fathers.
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Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays -2017.10.29 Yearly. All ages. $1 Most weeks. 6a-3p.
500 market spaces. Clean, comprehensive, entertaining, with free parking, food and restrooms.
847/524-9590 wolffs.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
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Vintage Garage. 3rd Sundays $? 11a-6p.
100 vintage and antique dealers.
847/579-9079 vintagegaragechicago.com5051 N Broadway Uptown between Foster and Argyle.
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Model Rocket Launching (since 1963). 3rd Sundays All ages. Free 2-5p.
Deeply validates geekness. All skill levels. BYOL (Bring Your Own Launcher). Northern Illinois Rocketry Association hosted. Held away from population centers, only a few launches a year.
nirarocketry.orgEast Branch Forest Preserve, Off Glen Ellyn Road near Army Trail Road, Glendale Heights. Use I-355.
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Chicago Bike Polo. Sundays All ages. Free 3-?p.
Pickup games in decommissioned tennis courts.
facebook.com/groups/311538882232633Garfield Park, S Central Park Blvd at W Monroe St.
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Sunday Skate Session. Sundays All ages. Free 3:30p.
Cones, Tricks, Skaters, Good Times, all skill levels welcome.
ChicagoSkater.orgBelmont Harbor, 3200 N. Lake Front Trail. Tip of South lobe.
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Metallica. All ages. $55-155 6p.
"Worldwired" tour.
metallica.comSoldier Field, 312/235-7000, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr.
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"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinary block of popular and leading-edge absurdist cartoonage.
adultswim.comTOON. On cable.
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Monday 2017.06.19:    ^
Juneteenth. Yearly.
Date on which the freedom of the slaves was formally announced in Texas in 1865, more than two years after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and two months after the end of the Civil War.
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Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
06.19: Bootcamp 4!
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2017.06.20:    ^
Emancipation Day. Yearly.
Day observing the end of slavery in the United States. President Lincoln declared all slaves free on January 1st, 1863.
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Summer Vacation. -2017.09.05 Yearly.
cps.eduChicago Public Schools.
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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."
chihacknight.org1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. 12th Floor.
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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.
facebook.com/chicagoundergroundcomedyBeat Kitchen, 773/281-4444, 2100 W Belmont.
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Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ Free 9p-2a.
06.20: Proper Presents MIA / Romance / Zalla / Alcove / Fiya Fly // Sincerious.
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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Wednesday 2017.06.21:    ^
Start of Cancer. Astrological sign, the crab. Yearly.
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* Summer Solstice. Yearly. 8:30p.
Longest day/shortest night, official start of summer.
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"In One Ear" (since 1988). Poetry Open Mic. Wednesdays 18+ $3 10p-?a.
"2nd Longest Running Open-Mic In Chicago!"
facebook.com/In-One-Ear-210844945622380Heartland Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop.
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Thursday 2017.06.22:    ^
Tori Amos Tribute benefiting RAINN (since 2012). 21+ $10 8p.
bedno.com/fb/1459906150747002Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
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"Spectacle" Thursdays 21+ Free 8p-2a.
Michelle L'Amour's weekly nite of vaudevillians, burlesque and extreme acts.
facebook.com/UnbridledatUntitledUntitled, 312/880-1511, 111 W. Kinzie.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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