Andrew  Do  See
2017.07.21 (wk1044)
Don't hold back.
Movie: "The Midwife" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Valerian ... Planets" 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).
Ongoing: Bands at Montrose Beach.
Sa: Bristol Renaissance Faire (Sa/Su).
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.
Fr: Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly at Navy Pier.
Fr: New Outdoor Performances at Navy Pier.
Ongoing: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
Ongoing: Reunion II at Woman Made Gallery.
..-Su: Festival Of The Lakes at Wolf Park.
Ongoing: Cirque du Soleil at United Center.
..-Mo: Tim and Eric's Awesome Tour at Vic Theatre.
Fr: Sandra Bernhard at City Winery.
Fr: Blacklight Blackout at Exit.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Disability Pride Parade downtown.
Sa: Vans Warped Tour at Tinley Park Amphitheatre.
Sa-Su: Sheffield Garden Walk and Festival at Webster and Sheffield.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Roger Waters at United Center.
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: Start of Leo.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: Violent Femmes at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Su: Roger Waters at United Center.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Millennium Park Concerts at Pritzker (Mo/Th).
Mo: Goo Goo Dolls at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Mo: 90s Female Tribute Concert at Martyrs'.
Mo-Tu: GZA at City Winery.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu-We: Paul McCartney at Tinley Park Amphitheatre.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Shakespeare's Best at Various City Parks.
We-..: Sox home games at Guaranteed Rate Field.
We: Earth, Wind & Fire at United Center.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
We: Bittersweet at Berlin.
Th: Atomic Sketch Event at Green Eye Lounge.
Th: Kendrick Lamar at United Center.
Th: "Cruel Summer : The 80s" at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"The Midwife" now playing.
Martin Provost w/ Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet, ...
themidwifefilm.comTheaters Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

"Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" now playing.
Luc Besson w/ Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, ...
valerianmovie.comTheaters Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

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. Chicago parks.

Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p.
07.25: Network. Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown. MAP SHARE

Now playing.
Chasing Coral, The Big Sick, War for the Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3, 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, ...
Theaters Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

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.

Bands at Montrose Beach. Daily. -2017.08.31 Yearly. All ages. Free 7p.
Plus beers, cocktails, dining. Beach, 200 W Montrose Harbor Dr. MAP SHARE

Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su -2017.09.03 Yearly. All ages. $8-16+ Coupons online. 10a-7p.
Open just nine enchanted weekends, rain or shine. Spend all day. Hundreds of costumed performers (about a dozen stages) including Queen Elizabeth & Court, over 160 unique artisans all within a recreated 16th Century village. Mouth watering foods of all description (several dozen booths) and aroma & fine imported ales. Big, fun, joyful, semi-realistic, classic goth outing, costumes encouraged, sometimes hot.
Renaissance Village, 847/395-7773, 12550 120th, Kenosha WI. 94 North to Russell Rd (Exit 1), left (W) to Frontage Rd, right to 128 then follow signs. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Summer Vacation. -2017.09.05 Yearly.
cps.eduChicago Public Schools.

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.

Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2017.09.17 Yearly.
Fr 07.21: CSO with Susanna: Sibelius Symphony 2; Kirill Gerstein plays Beethoven Concerto 3. PAV 8:00p
Sa 07.22: Blondie \ Garbage \ John Doe & Exene Cervenka: The Rage and Rapture tour. PAV 6:30p
Su 07.23: Cristina Gomez Godoy: Bach sonatas; Pasculli Fantasy on Donizetti's Poliuto; Britten Six Metamorphoses after Ovid. BGH 6:00p
Su 07.23: Andrew Bird \ Esperanza Spalding \ Mucca Pazza. PAV 7:00p
Mo 07.24: Emerson & Calidore Quartets: Shostakovich & Mendelssohn octets. MT 7:30p
Tu 07.25: CSO with Kent Nagano: John Adams Harmonielehre; Nikolai Lugansky plays Beethoven "Emperor" Concerto. PAV 8:00p
We 07.26: Stephen Stills \ Judy Collins \ Numa Edema. PAV 8:00p
Th 07.27: Apollo's Fire: Vivaldi's Four Seasons: Rediscovered. MT 7:30p.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Cubs home games. -2017.09.25.
Fr 7.21: Cardinals 1:20p
Sa 7.22: Cardinals 3:05p
Su 7.23: Cardinals 7:05p
Mo 7.24: White Sox 1:20p
Tu 7.25: White Sox 1:20p.
cubs.comWrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly. All ages. Free.
Fr 07.21: Rendition and Guest 5:30-11:30pm.
Sa 07.22: Dr. Bombay and Guests (W/ Breezy Rodio and The Strapping Owls) 2-11:30pm.
Su 07.23: Old Town School Of Folk Brother El & The Present Elders and Lindsay & The Lights Go Out 2-8pm.
We 07.26: Jamiah Rogers and Joanna Connor 5:15-9:30pm.
Th 07.27: Pier Dance The Little Queens and Tina Go-go 7-9pm.
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Miller Beer Garden at the Tip. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

New Outdoor Performances near Navy Pier. All ages. Mostly free.
Includes a massive interactive foam sculpture named "A Retrospective View of the Pathway".
Lake Stage in Polk Brothers Park, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. In front of Navy Pier. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

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.

Ongoing:    ^
Reunion II. -2017.08.12 We-Fr -7p, Sa/Su 12-4p.
Group Exhibition in Celebration of WMG's 25th Anniversary.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Festival Of The Lakes. -Sunday Yearly.
Major bands, carnival rides and games, foods, boating, etc. Surprisingly easily accessible by CTA+Metra.
festival.gohammond.comWolf Park, 2398 S. Calumet Ave, Whiting IN.

* Cirque du Soleil. -2017.09.03 All ages. $35-250+ Various times.
"Luzia - A Waking Dream of Mexico" "A poetic and acrobatic ode to the rich and vibrant culture... takes you to an imaginary Mexico where light quenches the spirit and rain soothes the soul." Center, 1901 W Madison. MAP TICKETS INFO SHARE

WAY too much great theater and comedy and dance to cover.
Pickup Reader and NewCity and TimeOut magazines.
Hundreds of city locations.

Different rock, experimental, jazz, ethnic bands almost every night. 21+ $?
Metro / SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark, Near Red Line Addison stop,
Darkroom, 773/276-1411, 2210 W Chicago,
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee, Wicker Park near Blue line Damen stop,
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western, dive-ish,
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln,
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, Highland Pk,

Friday 2017.07.21:    ^
Tim and Eric's Awesome Tour. -Monday 18+ $50 Mostly sold out. 7p.
10th Anniversary!
timanderic.comVic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Sandra Bernhard. 21+ $60+ 8p.
sandrabernhard.comCity Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph. MAP SHARE

Blacklight Blackout (since 2011). 3rd Fridays 21+ Free 10p-2a.
Big freakfest in a tiny space. Lots of DJs, cheap beer, UV paints, radiation., 312/395-2700, 1315 W North. 2nd Fl.

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.
07.21: "Madame Envy's Harem of Oddities" performances at 11p.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

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. MAP SHARE

Saturday 2017.07.22:    ^
Disability Pride Parade and Festival. Yearly. All ages. Free 11a. from Van Buren. To Lake to Dearborn to Daley Plaza.

Vans Warped Tour (since 1995). Yearly. All ages. $50+ 11a.
Dozens of bands at several stages.
warpedtour.comTinley Park Amphitheatre, 708/614-1616, I-80 and Harlem Avenue, Tinley Park. South Suburban, expect heavy traffic. MAP TICKETS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Sheffield Garden Walk and Festival (since 1969). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $6-10 12-9:30p.
100 gardens, refreshments, entertainment, good stuff for kids, numerous major local bands.
Webster and Sheffield, 773/929-WALK. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

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.
07.22: Chemtrails: The Final Impetus to Revolution?
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Roger Waters. All ages. 8p.
"Us + Them" tour featuring songs from Pink Floyd.
roger-waters.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison. MAP TICKETS INFO SHARE

Star Wars Burlesque. Saturdays 18+ $28 9p.
Gorilla Tango Theatre, 773/598-4549, 1919 N Milwaukee. By Blue Line Western stop. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

"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. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2017.09.02 Yearly. All ages. Free We 9:30p, Sa 10:15p.
Visible anywhere near the lake. Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free trolley. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

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. MAP INFO SHARE

Sunday 2017.07.23:    ^
Start of Leo. Yearly.
Astrological sign, the lion. INFO SHARE

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. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Chicago Bike Polo. Sundays All ages. Free 3-?p.
Pickup games in decommissioned tennis courts. Park, S Central Park Blvd at W Monroe St. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Violent Femmes. All ages. $25-192 6p.
W/ Echo & The Bunnymen.
violentfemmes.netNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr. MAP TICKETS SHARE

Roger Waters. All ages. 8p.
"Us + Them" tour featuring songs from Pink Floyd.
roger-waters.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison. MAP TICKETS INFO SHARE

"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinary block of popular and leading-edge absurdist cartoonage.
adultswim.comTOON. On cable. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

Monday 2017.07.24:    ^
Millennium Park Concerts. Mo/Th -2017.08.21 Yearly. All ages. Free 6:30p.
Several extraordinary bands nightly, twice a week.
Mo 07.24: Amadou & Mariam, Frank Waln. Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown. MAP SHARE

Goo Goo Dolls. All ages. $24-200+ 7:30p.
Long Way Home Summer Tour with Phillip Phillips.
googoodolls.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr. MAP TICKETS SHARE

90s Female Tribute Concert. 21+ $10 8p.
Benefit for the Chicago Women's Health Center. Performing Lauren Hill, Alanis Morsette, Jewel, Tori Amos, Lisa Loeb, Melissa Etheridge, Missy Elliot, Indigo Girls, The Cranberries, No Doubt, Aimee Mann, Fiona Apple, etc.', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln. MAP TICKETS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

GZA. -Tuesday 21+ $35-50+ 2 nites. Doors 6p, show 8p.
Of Wu-Tang Clan w/ Full Band and DJ Mark Flava. Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph. MAP SHARE

Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious." Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted. MAP SHARE

Tuesday 2017.07.25:    ^
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. MAP SHARE

Paul McCartney. -Wednesday All ages. $83-279+ 2 nites. 7:30p.
"One on One" tour.
paulmccartney.comTinley Park Amphitheatre, 708/614-1616, 19100 South Ridgeland Ave, Tinley Park. I-80 and Harlem Avenue, South Suburban, expect heavy traffic. MAP TICKETS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Chicago Underground Comedy. Tuesdays 21+ $5 Doors 9p.
"The Hippest, Hottest Stand-Up Showcase to Emerge in Years" +good menu & booze. Kitchen, 773/281-4444, 2100 W Belmont. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ Free 9p-2a.
07.25: 9pm Discokitty, 10pm DJ Intel, 11pm Jon Ller, 12am Stunna, 1am Subverb. Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen. MAP PHOTOS SHARE

Wednesday 2017.07.26:    ^
Shakespeare's Best (since 2012). -2017.08.27 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Presenting a 75-minute abridged production of Romeo and Juliet.
We 07.26: Polk Park Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, 7pm
Th 07.27: Polk Park Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, 7pm
Fr 07.28: Polk Park Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, 7pm
Su 07.30: Ellis Park, 3520 S Cottage Grove Ave, 4pm
We 08.02: Gage Park, 2411 W 55th St, 6:30pm
Th 08.03: Kelvyn Park, 4438 W Wrightwood Ave, 6:30pm.
chicagoshakes.comVarious City Parks. MAP SHARE

Sox home games. -2017.09.25.
We 7.26: Cubs 7:10p
Th 7.27: Cubs 7:10p
Fr 7.28: Indians 7:10p
Sa 7.29: Indians 6:10p
Su 7.30: Indians 1:10p
Mo 7.31: Blue Jays 7:10p
Tu 8.01: Blue Jays 7:10p
We 8.02: Blue Jays 1:10p.
sox.comGuaranteed Rate Field, 312/674-1000, 333 W 35th St. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Earth, Wind & Fire. All ages. $40-300+ 8p.
"2054 The Tour" w/ CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers.
earthwindandfire.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison. MAP TICKETS INFO SHARE

"In One Ear" (since 1988). Poetry Open Mic. Wednesdays 18+ $3 10p-?a.
"2nd Longest Running Open-Mic In Chicago!" Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop. MAP INFO SHARE

Bittersweet. Last Wednesdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
DJ Philly Peroxide spins goth club classics and new dark alternative music & video. $2 PBR.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Thursday 2017.07.27:    ^
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.
07.27: 9th Anniversary!
atomicsketch.comGreen Eye Lounge, 773/227-8851, 2403 W. Homer St. Near Blue Line Western. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Kendrick Lamar. All ages. $95-500+ 7:30p.
kendricklamar.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison. MAP TICKETS INFO SHARE

"Cruel Summer : The 80s" Thursdays 21+ Free 8p-2a.
Michelle L'Amour's weekly nite of vaudevillians, burlesque and extreme acts., 312/880-1511, 111 W. Kinzie. MAP SHARE

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. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

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. MAP INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO

World class zoo. Now with web cams. All ages. Free (Building hours vary) 9a-6p.
Lincoln Park Zoo, 773/742-2000, 2200 N Cannon. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO

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. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO