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2018.07.06 (wk1094)
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RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Ant-Man and the Wasp" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Sorry to Bother You" now playing everywhere.
Movie: Movies in the Parks at Various Chicago parks.
Seasonal: Grant Park Music Festival (We/Fr/Sa).
Seasonal: Millennium Park Concerts at Pritzker (Mo/Th).
Seasonal: Chicago Summerdance at Grant Park.
Seasonal: Bands at Montrose Beach.
Seasonal: Fireworks at Navy Pier (We+Sa).
Seasonal: Bristol Renaissance Faire (Sa/Su).
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: Earth at Aphelion.
Fr-Su: Irish American Heritage Festival at I.A.H. Center.
Fr-Su: West Fest at West Town.
Fr-..: Wordplay at Woman Made Gallery.
Fr-Su: International Festival of Life at Union Park.
Fr: Southside Critical Mass at Nichols Park Plaza.
Fr-Sa: Radiohead at United Center.
Fr: The English Beat at Metro.
Sa-Su: St. Andrew's Greek Festival at St. Andrew's Church.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Styx / Joan Jett at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Sa: Weezer and Pixies at Tinley Park Amphitheatre.
Sa: Carbon Leaf at City Winery.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Howard Jones at City Winery.
Mo: Monday Night Ride at Lincoln Monument.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Nikola Tesla Day.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Millennium Park Movies (Tu).
We-Su: Taste Of Chicago at Grant Park.
We: Free Slurpees at Participating 7-11 stores.
We: Foreigner at Northerly Island Pavilion.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: I Love The 90s Tour at Tinley Park Amphitheatre.
Th: Unbridled at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"Ant-Man and the Wasp" now playing.
W/ Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Walton Goggins, Judy Greer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, ...
marvel.com/antmanTheaters Everywhere.
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"Sorry to Bother You" now playing.
W/ Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick.
imdb.com/movies-coming-soonTheaters Everywhere.
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Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2018.09.07 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk.
Fr 07.06 Leap at La Villita Park
Fr 07.06 Love Songs (Les Chansons d'Amour) at Holstein Park
Fr 07.06 The Sandlot at Dunham Park
Sa 07.07 Jumanji at Oz Park
Sa 07.07 Looney Tunes Cartoons at Indian Boundary Park
Sa 07.07 War for the Planet of the Apes at Kennicott Park
Mo 07.09 Iron Giant at Pritzker Pavilion
Mo 07.09 Babe at Calumet Park
Tu 07.10 Man on Wire at Pritzker Pavilion
Tu 07.10 An American Tail at Webster Park
Tu 07.10 Back to the Future at Chicago History Museum
Tu 07.10 Raiders of the Lost Ark at Montgomery Ward Park
We 07.11 Broche de Oro: Comienzos at Kelvyn Park
We 07.11 The Princess Bride at Mary Bartelme Park
Th 07.12 Mrs. Doubtfire at Nichols Park
Th 07.12 Rogue One at Normandy Park
Th 07.12 The Boss Baby at Ping Tom Memorial Park.
bedno.com/movies/parksVarious Chicago parks.
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Now playing.
Leave No Trace, Three Identical Strangers, Woman Walks Ahead, 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, ...
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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Millennium Park Concerts. Mo/Th -2018.08.20 Yearly. All ages. Free 6:30p.
Several extraordinary bands nightly, twice a week.
tinyurl.com/chidts2016Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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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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Bristol Renaissance Faire (since 1988). Party like it's 1599!!! Sa/Su -2018.09.02 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.
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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.
Sa 07.07: Stomping Grounds, 10am
Sa 07.07: Classic Albums Live: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 5pm
Su 07.08: Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang, 4pm
Mo 07.09: RSMI: Brahms and More, 5pm
Tu 07.10: Evanescence & Lindsey Stirling, 4:30pm
We 07.11: Zukerman Trio: All Brahms, 5pm
Th 07.12: CSO: Joshua Bell Plays Bernstein's Serenade, 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 2018.07.06:    ^
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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Irish American Heritage Festival (since 1985). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $0-10 12-11p.
3 stages, food, vendors, bands, celtettes, Guinness and Harp on tap, bagpipes, crafts, Mashed Potato Eating Contest, Irish Idol kids competition...
irishfestchicago.comIrish American Heritage Center, 773/282-7035, 4642 N Knox.
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West Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5+ 12-10p.
Great live music and DJs, arts and crafts, vendors, pet stuff, kids fun, food and drink.
facebook.com/westfestchicagoWest Town, 312/850-9390, 800 N Damen. Chicago Avenue from Damen to Wood.
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WORDPLAY. -2018.07.26 Th+Fr -6p, Sa+Su 12-4p.
An exploration of how women artists intertwine text and image to deliver message and effect change. From handwriting to video, poetic thought to political activism, this group of artists incorporate letters, numbers and symbols to give meaning to their art."
7.06: Opening Reception 6-8pm.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 2150 S Canalport.
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International Festival of Life (since 1993). -Sunday 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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Southside Critical Mass. 1st Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
A fun, free, group bike ride.
facebook.com/SSCritMassNichols Park Plaza, 1300 E 55th St. At Kimbark.
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Radiohead. -Saturday All ages. $64-99+ 2 shows 7:30p.
radiohead.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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The English Beat. 18+ $25+ 8p.
Premier Beatles tribute.
thebeatuk.comMetro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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Saturday 2018.07.07:    ^
St. Andrew's Greek Festival (since 1962). -Sunday Yearly. $5 donation. Sa 3p-, Su 12-10:30p.
Ethnic food, kid's games, rides, silent auction, raffle, folk dancing and live music.
standreworthodox.orgSt. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Church, 773/334-4515, 5649 N Sheridan. At end of LSD.
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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.
07.07: US Honduras Solidarity Network / La Voz de los de Abajo and the Immigration Issue.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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Styx / Joan Jett. All ages. $24-350 7p.
W/ The Blackhearts and special guests Tesla.
styxworld.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
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Weezer and Pixies. $20-93 7:30p.
W/ The Wombats.
weezer.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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Carbon Leaf. 21+ $22-32 Two shows: 6+9p.
25th Anniversary Tour.
carbonleaf.comCity Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
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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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Sunday 2018.07.08:    ^
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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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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Monday 2018.07.09:    ^
Howard Jones. 21+ $55-68 8p.
"A Very Special Electric Band Performance"
howardjones.comCity Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
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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."
07.09: Pants Off Dance Off.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2018.07.10:    ^
Nikola Tesla Day (since 2002). Yearly.
Honoring one of history's greatest inventors.
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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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Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p.
07.10: Man on Wire 6:30pm.
bedno.com/movies/parks?pritzJay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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Wednesday 2018.07.11:    ^
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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Free Slurpees. Yearly. 11a-7p.
7.11oz size.
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Foreigner. All ages. $24-350+ 7p.
Juke Box Heroes tour w/ Whitesnake, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening.
foreigneronline.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
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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 2018.07.12:    ^
I Love The 90s Tour. All ages. $15-67 7p.
Salt N Pepa, Montell Jordan, Rob Base, Coolio, All-4-One, Tone Loc, Young MC.
1043jams.radio.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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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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2018.07.06