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2017.06.30 (wk1041)
Monarchies are soooooo 18th century.
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Movie: "Despicable Me 3" now playing at Theaters Everywhere.
Movie: Movies in the Parks at Various Chicago parks.
Ongoing: Grant Park Music Festival (We/Fr/Sa).
Ongoing: Bands at Montrose Beach.
Ongoing: Summer Vacation at Chicago Public Schools.
Ongoing: Chicago Summerdance at Grant Park.
Ongoing: Pleasant Outdoor Concerts daily at Ravinia.
Ongoing: Cubs home games at Wrigley Field.
Ongoing: Sox home games at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Fr: Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly at Navy Pier.
Ongoing: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
..-Sa: Lisle Eyes to the Skies Balloonfest at Lisle Community Park.
..-Su: American Music Festival at Fitzgerald's.
..-Mo: Naperville Rib Fest at Knoch Park.
Fr: Critical Mass at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Group Skate at Daley Plaza.
..-Sa: Red Hot Chili Peppers at United Center.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa-Tu: International Festival of Life at Union Park.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Star Wars Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Fireworks at Navy Pier (We+Sa).
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: 311 at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Su: Madonnarama at Berlin.
Mo: Earth at Aphelion.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Independence Day.
Tu: Beacon of Freedom parade at North Evanston.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
We-Su: Taste Of Chicago at Grant Park.
We: Magic Chicago at Stage 773.
We: Zoso at City Winery.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Full Moon Fire Jam near lake south of Foster.
Th: "Unbridled" at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"Despicable Me 3" now playing.
Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, ...
imdb.com/movies-coming-soonTheaters 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.
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Now playing.
Transformers: The Last Knight, Cars 3, Rough Night, 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, ...
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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Bands at Montrose Beach. Daily. -2017.08.31 Yearly. All ages. Free 7p.
Plus beers, cocktails, dining.
facebook.com/TheDockatMontroseBeachMontrose Beach, 200 W Montrose Harbor Dr.
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Summer Vacation. -2017.09.05 Yearly.
cps.eduChicago Public Schools.
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* Chicago Summerdance (since 1997). Lessons, dancing, big bands, different style everyday. -2017.09.14 Yearly. All ages. Free Su 4-7p, Th-Sa 6-9:30p.
Salsa, Swing, Waltz, Bamboleo, Cha Cha, Polka, Tango, Mambo, Fox Trot, etc. Lessons first hour.
chicagosummerdance.orgGrant Park, 312/742-4007, 601 S Michigan. Between Harrison and Balbo, easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2017.09.17 Yearly.
Fr 06.30: The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed 50th anniversary. PAV 8:00p
Sa 07.01: Lila Downs. PAV 7:30p
Su 07.02: The Beach Boys \ The Temptations. PAV 6:00p
Mo 07.03: Ryan Speedo Green: Schubert, Wolf, Liszt, Mahler & more. MT 7:30p
We 07.05: Miriam Fried & Friends: Mozart Piano Quartet 2 & String Quintet Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello. MT 7:30p
Th 07.06: Buddy Guy \ Booker T. Jones. PAV 7:30p.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
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Cubs home games. -2017.09.25.
Tu 7.04: Rays 1:20p
We 7.05: Rays 1:20p.
cubs.comWrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison.
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Sox home games. -2017.09.25.
Fr 6.30: Rangers 7:10p
Sa 7.01: Rangers 1:10p
Su 7.02: Rangers 1:10p.
sox.comGuaranteed Rate Field, 312/674-1000, 333 W 35th St.
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Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly. All ages. Free.
Fr 06.30: Trippin' Billies and Dirk Quinn Band 5:30-11:30pm.
Sa 07.01: Tinsley Ellis and Guests (W/ Beggars Banquet and Hyperplane) 2-11:30pm.
Su 07.02: Old Town School Of Folk The Wandering Boys and Deep Fried Pickle Project 2-8pm.
Tu 07.04: Wedding Banned and Guests (W/ The Prissillas and Andrew Leahey & the Homestead) 2-10pm.
We 07.05: Quinn Sullivan and Anthony Moser 5:15-9:30pm.
Th 07.06: Pier Dance Chicago House Music 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 2017.06.30:    ^
* Lisle Eyes to the Skies Balloonfest (since 1981). -Saturday Yearly. All ages. $8 11a-11p.
Major hot air ballooning event, includes nationally known bands, food, carnival, fireworks, etc, weather permitting.
eyestotheskies.orgLisle Community Park, 630/575-9798, Hwy. 53 and Short Street. Near I-88 and I-355.
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American Music Festival (since 1981). -Sunday Yearly. Ages? $30+ 11a-?p.
"40+ bands on three stages, festival tents for rain or shine, Cajun/American BBQ..."
Fitzgerald's, 708/788-6670, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Near Blue Line.
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Naperville Rib Fest. -2017.07.03 Yearly. All ages. $0-10 12-10p.
Big fest with over a dozen barbeque vendors (Ribbers) and other treats and merchandise. Also carnival rides, and diverse kids entertainment "To promote Americanism and enrich community life through leisure activities..."
ribfest.netKnoch Park, Martin Ave at S West St, Naperville.
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* Critical Mass (since 1997). Last Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making our presence known downtown. Unplanned route gently winds a dozen miles or more. Thousands attend in good weather. Includes music, hipsters, athletes, show bikes, so much more. Skaters welcome.
massup.us/ccmDaley Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop.
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Group Skate. 2nd/Last 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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Red Hot Chili Peppers. -Saturday All ages. $$ 2 nites. 8p.
redhotchilipeppers.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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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 2017.07.01:    ^
International Festival of Life (since 1993). -Tuesday Yearly. All ages. 1-10p.
"Dedicated to celebrating the humanity of all people. The event allows cultural, educational and spiritual exchange through innovative programming and a marketplace format that highlights the global spectrum of entertainment, food, fine arts, crafts, small business and corporate communities." Reggae, Rock, Caribbean, Latin, African, Pop, R&B, Gospel, House and World Music bands.
internationalfestivaloflife.comUnion Park, 1501 W Randolph. Near Washington/Ogden intersection.
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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.
07.01: US Fake News Since 1776.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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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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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.
Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
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Sunday 2017.07.02:    ^
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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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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311. All ages. $24-58 7p.
W/ New Politics & The Skints.
311.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White 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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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.
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Monday 2017.07.03:    ^
Earth at Aphelion. Our orbit's farthest point from the sun. Yearly.
Fortunately by cosmic standards we're close (3.4%?) to circular at 147.5-152.6Mkm (91.7-94.8Mmi).
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Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
07.03: "BANG! Porn And Chicken's 'Bread' Release Party!"
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2017.07.04:    ^
* Independence Day. Yearly.
Legal holiday. The Declaration of Independence from Great Britain was passed by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia on this day in 1776. Typically observed with picnics and evening fireworks.
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* Beacon of Freedom parade (since 1922). Yearly. All ages. Free 2p.
Evanston has an extraordinary Independence Day parade, rated among the nation's best. Over 100 floats many representing alternative interests. Come early, bring sunscreen.
evanston4th.orgNorth Evanston, Central Street and Central Park Avenue, Evanston. Marches East to Ashland. Easily reached by Purple line and Metra.
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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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Wednesday 2017.07.05:    ^
Taste Of Chicago (since 1981). Beer, meat, people, major bands. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free entry. 10a-9p.
Newly reformatted, 40+ quality restaurants represented. Bring money and sun screen. Variety of special attractions including flume ride, kid fun, local TV stars, high diving, much more. Good bands at several stages all day.
tasteofchicago.usGrant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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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.
07.05: 12th Anniversary Show w/ Trent James, Jim Bergstrom, Anthony Stockton, Benjamin Barnes.
773/334-4192 MagicChicagoShow.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
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Zoso. 21+ $32 8p.
The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience.
zosoontour.comCity Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
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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 2017.07.06:    ^
* Full Moon Fire Jam. Monthly. All ages. Free 7:30-10:15p.
Gathering for fire spinners, fire jugglers, hoopers, breathers, etc. Practice, networking, and outstanding performances, with drum circle backing. Many hundreds of spectators attend.
07.06: Th 23:07 Buck.
fullmoonjam.org4960 N Simonds Dr Betwix Foster and Lawrence in grass near lake.
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"Unbridled" 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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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.
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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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