Andrew  Do  See
2017.07.28 (wk1045)
Sharp edges have consequences.
Movie: "An Inconvenient Sequel" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Atomic Blonde" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "The Emoji Movie" 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.
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.
Ongoing: Reunion II at Woman Made Gallery.
Ongoing: Shakespeare's Best at Various City Parks.
Ongoing: "Fools Journey" at Chopin Theater.
Ongoing: Cirque du Soleil at United Center.
Fr: SysAdmin Day.
..-Su: Fiesta del Sol.
Fr: Critical Mass at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Group Skate at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Roger Waters at United Center.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Tour de Fat at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Sa: Pierogi Ride at North Side of Field Museum.
Sa-Su: Wicker Park Fest.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Incubus at Tinley Park Amphitheatre.
Sa: Barry Manilow at Allstate Arena.
Sa: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at Chicago Theatre.
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: Mary J. Blige at Chicago Theatre.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Millennium Park Concerts at Pritzker (Mo/Th).
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: International Clown Week.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Magic Chicago at Stage 773.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Tributosaurus at Martyrs'.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th-Su: Lollapalooza at Grant Park.
Th: "Cruel Summer : The 80s" at Untitled.
Th: Blink 182 at Metro.
Th: Tegan and Sara at Park West.

Movie:    ^
"An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" now playing.
W/ Al Gore, Barack Obama, Donald J. Trump, ...
inconvenientsequel.tumblr.comTheaters Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

"Atomic Blonde" now playing.
Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Eddie Marsan, ...
atomicblonde.comTheaters Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

"The Emoji Movie" now playing.
T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Patrick Stewart, ...
theemoji-movie.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.
08.01: Bend It Like Beckham. Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown. MAP SHARE

Now playing.
The Midwife, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, 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, 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 07.28: CSO with Christoph Eschenbach: Ray Chen plays Mendelssohn Concerto; Marisol Montalvo sings Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915; Mendelssohn "Reformation" Symphony. PAV 8:00p
Sa 07.29: CSO with Christoph Eschenbach-Gala Benefit Evening: Dvorak Carnival Overture & Symphony 8; Lang Lang plays Rachmaninoff Concerto 1. PAV 7:00p
Mo 07.31: Pierre-Laurent Aimard: Messiaen Catalogue d'oiseaux. MT 7:00p
Tu 08.01: CSO with Gianandrea Noseda: Smetana The Moldau; Strauss Rosenkavalier; Ravel La valse; Denis Matsuev plays Rachmaninoff Paganini Rhapsody. PAV 8:00p
We 08.02: Danish Quartet & Juho Pohjonen: Shostakovich Piano Quintet; Haydn & Beethoven quartets. MT 7:30p
Th 08.03: RSMI Singers: Celebrating Finnish independence in song. BGH 6:00p
Th 08.03: CSO with Pinchas Zukerman: plays and conducts Mozart Concerto 3 & Elgar Chansons; Tchaikovsky Symphony 4. PAV 8:00p.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Cubs home games. -2017.09.25.
Tu 8.01: D-backs 7:05p
We 8.02: D-backs 7:05p
Th 8.03: D-backs 1:20p
Fr 8.04: Nationals 1:20p
Sa 8.05: Nationals 1:20p
Su 8.06: Nationals TBD.
cubs.comWrigley Field, 773/404-CUBS, 1060 W Addison. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Sox home games. -2017.09.25.
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

Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly. All ages. Free.
Fr 07.28: 97nine and Mank N Sass 5:30-11:30pm.
Sa 07.29: Rocks Off and Guests (W/ Soul Committee and Marvin "Maestro" Weathersby) 2-11:30pm.
Su 07.30: Old Town School Of Folk Willy Dynomite and Los Vicios 2-8pm.
We 08.02: Sheryl Youngblood and Nick Bell 5:15-9:30pm.
Th 08.03: Pier Dance Euphony and Guest 7-9pm.
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Miller Beer Garden at the Tip. 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

Shakespeare's Best (since 2012). -2017.08.27 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Presenting a 75-minute abridged production of Romeo and Juliet.
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

"Fools Journey" Misfit Circus Cabaret. -2017.08.13 All ages. $27-36 Various times.
Show by Aloft circus arts grads.
misfitcircus.comChopin Theater, 773/278-1500, 1543 W Division. Near Ashland, off Blue line Division stop. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

* 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 2017.07.28:    ^
SysAdmin Day (since 2000). Last Friday in July Yearly.
System Administrator Appreciation Day. SHARE

Fiesta del Sol (since 1973). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $? 11a-10p.
The largest Latino festival in the midwest. Live entertainment, local art, variety food, carnival rides, children's area, soccer games, ...
fiestadelsol.org312/666-2663, 1400 W. Cermak Rd. Pilsen.

* 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. Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

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.

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

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.
07.28: "GeekHaus: Gaytality!" cosplay variety show and fan event 10p-midnt.
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 2017.07.29:    ^
* Tour de Fat. Party and performance event promoting bicycles. Yearly. $30+ 4-9p.
First year in new format and location. Sponsored by Fat Tire beer, benefits local community. Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr. MAP TICKETS SHARE

* Pierogi Ride (since 2008). Yearly. 10a-6p.
Bike (leisurely 18mi each way) to PierogiFest in Whiting, IN. Side of Field Museum, 312/922-9410, 1400 S Lake Shore Dr. At Roosevelt. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Wicker Park Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5 12-10p.
Up and coming alternative rock bands, great local eateries, eclectic arts and crafts.
wickerparkfest.com1501 N Damen From Schiller to North Ave. Near Blue Line Damen stop. MAP PHOTOS INFO SHARE

College of Complexes (since 1951). "The Playground for People Who Think" Saturdays All ages. $3? 2.5hrs 6-11p UNCONFIRMED
Structured Weekly Free Speech Forum With Quality Lecturers and Good American Food And Bar.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Incubus. All ages. $18-152 7p.
W/ Jimmy Eat World.
incubushq.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

Barry Manilow. All ages. $20-140+ 7:30p.
barrymanilow.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band. $40-200+ 8p.
lylelovett.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS 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 2017.07.30:    ^
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

Mary J. Blige. $60-176 8p.
maryjblige.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS 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 2017.07.31:    ^
Millennium Park Concerts. Mo/Th -2017.08.21 Yearly. All ages. Free 6:30p.
Several extraordinary bands nightly, twice a week.
Mo 07.31: Special Screening of "Stop Making Sense" Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown. MAP SHARE

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

Tuesday 2017.08.01:    ^
International Clown Week. -2017.08.06 Yearly.
Proclaimed in 1971 by Nixon. "I urge the people of the United States recognize the contributions made by clowns in their entertainment at children's hospitals, charitable institutions, for the mentally retarded, and generally helping to lift the spirits and boost the morale of our people." Observed Sunday with a ceremony at Showmen's Rest in Woodlawn Cemetery. PHOTOS INFO SHARE

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

Magic Chicago (since 2004). 1st Tuesdays All ages. $25 7:30p.
Monthly showcase of skilled local magicians. Lobby bar, nearby chow.
08.01: The ZABRECKY Hour.
773/334-4192 MagicChicagoShow.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine. MAP 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+ $0-15 9p-2a.
08.01: 9-10 Misfit, 10-11 Mega Mike, 11-12 Subverb, 12-1 Audiophlex, 1-2 Klew. Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen. MAP PHOTOS SHARE

Wednesday 2017.08.02:    ^
Tributosaurus. Monthly. 21+ $25 7p.
"The Jurassic beast with multiple musical faces. A different band every month, featuring local music celebrities."
08.02: Becomes Led Zeppelin.
tributosaurus.comMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln. MAP TICKETS FIND EVENTS 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

Thursday 2017.08.03:    ^
* Lollapalooza. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $90-850 12-10p.
Over 100 bands across eight stages and three days.
lollapalooza.comGrant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.

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

Blink 182. 18+ Sold out. 11p.
blink182.comMetro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Tegan and Sara. 18+ $35 11p.
teganandsara.comPark West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage. MAP TICKETS FIND EVENTS INFO 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

Notes:    ^
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