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2018.06.29 (wk1093)
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RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Leave No Trace" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Three Identical Strangers" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Woman Walks Ahead" now playing everywhere.
Movie: Movies in the Parks at Various Chicago parks.
Seasonal: Grant Park Music Festival (We/Fr/Sa).
Seasonal: Chicago Summerdance at Grant Park.
Seasonal: Bands at Montrose Beach.
Seasonal: Fireworks at Navy Pier (We+Sa).
Seasonal: Summer Vacation at Chicago Public Schools.
Seasonal: Pleasant Outdoor Concerts daily at Ravinia.
Seasonal: Fun Bands at Navy Pier Beer Garden nightly.
Seasonal: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
Fr-Su: Lisle Eyes to the Skies Balloonfest at Lisle Community Park.
Fr-Tu: American Music Festival at Fitzgerald's.
Fr: Critical Mass at Daley Plaza.
Fr-Sa: Dave Matthews Band at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa: Tour de Fat at Humboldt Park.
Sa: "Families Belong Together" march at Daley Plaza.
Sa: 101WKQX PIQNIQ at Tinley Park Amphitheatre.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Harry Styles at United Center.
Sa: Yanni at Chicago Theatre.
Sa-Su: Neil Young solo at Auditorium.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Pothole Art Bike Tour at Thorndale Red Line stop (CTA).
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Su: Madonnarama at Berlin.
Mo: Monday Night Ride at Lincoln Monument.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
Tu: Millennium Park Movies (Tu).
We: Independence Day.
We: Naperville Rib Fest at Knoch Park.
We: Beacon of Freedom parade at North Evanston.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Janelle Monae at Chicago Theatre.
Th: Unbridled at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"Leave No Trace" now playing.
W/ Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard, Michael Draper, ...
bleeckerstreetmedia.com/leavenotraceTheaters Everywhere.
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"Three Identical Strangers" now playing.
Award winning documentary.
threeidenticalstrangers.comTheaters Everywhere.
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"Woman Walks Ahead" now playing.
W/ Jessica Chastain, Louisa Krause, Boots Southerland, Chaske Spencer, ...
a24films.com/films/woman-walks-aheadTheaters Everywhere.
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Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2018.09.07 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk.
Fr 06.29 Black Panther at Owens Park
Fr 06.29 Jumanji at Douglas Park
Fr 06.29 Jumanji at Kelly Park
Fr 06.29 Jumanji at LeClaire Courts
Fr 06.29 Jumanji at Oriole Park
Sa 06.30 Justice League at Ellis Park
Sa 06.30 The Notebook at Women's Park and Gardens
Sa 06.30 The Perfect Game at Oz Park
Su 07.01 Grease at Eckhart Park
Mo 07.02 The Truman Show at Oakwood Beach
Tu 07.03 High Fidelity at Pritzker Pavilion
Th 07.05 Ghost at Wicker Park
Th 07.05 Hidden Figures at Fuller Park
Th 07.05 Wonder Woman at Dunbar Park.
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Now playing.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The King, Incredibles 2, Hotel Artemis, Ocean's 8, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Upgrade, Action Point, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Book Club, Deadpool 2, Life of the Party, Tully, Avengers: Infinity War, Love & Bananas, I Feel Pretty, Genesis, Rampage, Birthmarked, Ready Player One, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Seasonal:    ^
Grant Park Music Festival (since 1935). -2018.08.17 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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Chicago Summerdance (since 1997). Lessons, dancing, big bands, different style everyday. -2018.08.25 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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Bands at Montrose Beach. Daily. -2018.09.01 Yearly. All ages. Free 7p.
Plus beers, cocktails, dining.
facebook.com/TheDockatMontroseBeachMontrose Beach, 200 W Montrose Harbor Dr.
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FIREWORKS!!! Sa/We -2018.09.01 Yearly. All ages. Free We 9:30p, Sa 10:15p.
Visible anywhere near the lake.
navypier.org/explore/fireworksNavy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. Take the free trolley.
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Summer Vacation. -2018.09.04 Yearly.
cps.eduChicago Public Schools.
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Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2018.09.17 Yearly.
Fr 06.29: Bryan Adams: The Ultimate Tour, 5pm
Sa 06.30: Vy Higginsen's Sing Harlem Choir, 10am
Sa 06.30: Kevin Cole & Friends, 5pm
Mo 07.02: Snarky Puppy, Damien Escobar, Jacob Collier, 4pm
Tu 07.03: Ksenija Sidorova: Russian Accordion, 5pm.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
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Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly. All ages. Free.
navypier.org/explore/live-entertainment/live-musicNavy 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. -2018.10.31 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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Friday 2018.06.29:    ^
* Lisle Eyes to the Skies Balloonfest (since 1981). -Sunday 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). -Tuesday 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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** 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.
06.29: Karl Szwet memorial mass.
chi.bikeDaley 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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Dave Matthews Band. -Saturday All ages. $45-115+ 8p.
davematthewsband.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 9p-4a.
"A multimedia music & video dance party where art meets nightlife." Often preceded by theme events. Greg Haus spins.
06.29: GeekHaus cosplay variety show -midnt.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Saturday 2018.06.30:    ^
* Tour de Fat. Party and performance event promoting Fat Tire beer. Yearly. $?
Newer new format and location. Benefits local community.
facebook.com/TourDeFatHumboldt Park, California and Division.
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** "Families Belong Together" march. All ages. Free 11a-1p.
Joining national protests against cruel policies.
bedno.com/fb/595067234206454Daley Plaza, 312/346-3278, 50 W Washington. Washington and Dearborn.
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101WKQX PIQNIQ. $18-69+ 1p.
AWOLNATION, Dashboard Confessional, Bush, The Neighbourhood, The Front Bottoms, Bishop Briggs, Welshly Arms, Lift, Marina City, ...
101wkqx.comTinley Park Amphitheatre, 708/614-1616, 19100 South Ridgeland Ave, Tinley Park. I-80 and Harlem Avenue, South Suburban, expect heavy traffic.
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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.
06.30: "Let our Light Shine" Campaign - David Mihalyfy, Labor and Education Activist for Alderman (11th).
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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Harry Styles. All ages. $29-99 8p.
hstyles.co.ukUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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Yanni. $200-500+ 8p.
25th Anniversary of Acropolis tour.
yanni.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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Neil Young solo. -Sunday $$$ 2 shows 8p.
neilyoungsolo.comAuditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
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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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Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Saturdays 18+ $27-47 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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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.
06.30: Red Hot Annie.
Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
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Sunday 2018.07.01:    ^
Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays 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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Pothole Art Bike Tour. $25 9a.
Adventure Cycling Tours uniquely Chicago urban treasure hunt touring Jim Bachor stunning and sometimes snarky mosaic works. With breaks and lunch -5pm, ~30 miles averaging <12mph.
bedno.com/fb/331647097348013Thorndale Red Line stop (CTA), 1118 W Thorndale.
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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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"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 2018.07.02:    ^
Monday Night Ride. Mondays All ages. Free 10p.
Extraordinary long and late ride for the young and/or hearty. Leaves about 11pm, unplanned route may exceed 30miles from start point, dissipating near dawn.
facebook.com/MondayNightRideChicagoLincoln Monument, 1601 N Clark. Behind Chicago Historical Museum.
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Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
07.02: Bang banger.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2018.07.03:    ^
Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ $0-5+ 9p-2a.
07.03: Presents Odi KC Kevin Cunningham and Stunna.
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p.
07.03: High Fidelity 6:30pm.
bedno.com/movies/parks?pritzJay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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Wednesday 2018.07.04:    ^
* 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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Naperville Rib Fest. -2018.07.07 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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* 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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"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 2018.07.05:    ^
Janelle Monae. $75-99+ 7:30p.
Dirty Computer Tour.
jmonae.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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Unbridled. Thursdays 21+ Free 8p-2a.
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. $0-15+ Mo closed, Tu 10a-9p (free for locals), We+Th 10a-5p, Fr 10a-9p, Sa+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, mini-golf course, quality restaurants and bars, enclosed garden, touristy specialty shops, children's museum, water taxis and cruise lines, the Shakespeare Theatre and more.
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, 111 S Michigan Ave.
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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. $0-15+, 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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