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2018.07.13 (wk1095)
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RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Shock and Awe" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Skyscraper" 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.
Ongoing: Wordplay at Woman Made Gallery.
..-Su: Taste Of Chicago at Grant Park.
Fr-Su: Godzilla Fest at Crowne Plaza O'Hare.
Fr-Su: Square Roots Fest at Lincoln Square.
Fr: Barenaked Ladies at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Fr: Imagine Dragons at Tinley Park Amphitheatre.
Fr: Sebastian Bach at Concord Music Hall.
Fr: Group Skate at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa: Bastille Day.
Sa-Su: Southport Art&Music Fest.
Sa-Su: "Figment" participatory arts event at Mozart Park.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: The Matches at Metro.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Chinatown Summer Fair at Chinatown Square.
Su: Vintage Garage.
Su: Model Rocket Launching at East Branch Forest Preserve.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson at Tinley Park Amphitheatre.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: "She's Crafty" at City Winery.
Mo: Monday Night Ride at Lincoln Monument.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Panic at the Disco at United Center.
Tu-..: The Color Purple at Auditorium.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
Tu: Millennium Park Movies (Tu).
We-Su: Festival Of The Lakes at Wolf Park.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Tributosaurus becomes The Who at Martyrs'.
Th: Unbridled at Untitled.
Th: Drum&Bass night at SmartBar.

Movie:    ^
"Shock and Awe" now playing.
Jessica Biel, James Marsden, Milla Jovovich, Woody Harrelson, Rob Reiner, Tommy Lee Jones, ...
facebook.com/ShockAweMovieTheaters Everywhere.
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"Skyscraper" now playing.
Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Pablo Schreiber, Noah Taylor, ...
skyscrapermovie.comTheaters Everywhere.
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Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2018.09.07 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk.
Fr 07.13 Despicable Me 3 at Gladstone Park
Fr 07.13 Jumanji at Taylor Park
Fr 07.13 War for the Planet of the Apes at Palmer Park
Sa 07.14 Back to the Future at Horner Park
Sa 07.14 Coco at Oz Park
Sa 07.14 Wonder Woman at Sherwood Park
Su 07.15 Footloose at Piotrowski Park
Su 07.15 Grease at Jonquil Park
Su 07.15 The Emoji Movie at Emmerson Park
Mo 07.16 9 to 5 at Osterman Beach
Mo 07.16 Cars 3 at Skinner Park
Mo 07.16 Space Jam at Cotton Tail Park
Tu 07.17 International Media Mixer at Pritzker Pavilion
Tu 07.17 Captain Underpants at Trebes Park
Tu 07.17 Jumanji at Park #578
Tu 07.17 Monsters, Inc at Beverly Park
We 07.18 Home Team (Mi Mundial) at Gage Park
We 07.18 Jumanji at Brainerd Park
We 07.18 Jumanji at Rosenblum Park
Th 07.19 Coco at Arrigo Park
Th 07.19 Despicable Me 3 at Senka Park
Th 07.19 Sister Act at Wicker Park.
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Now playing.
Ant-Man and the Wasp, Sorry to Bother You, 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.
Fr 07.13: Alan Cumming: Legal Immigrant, 5pm
Sa 07.14: CSO: Beethoven's 9th, 5pm
Su 07.15: CSO: Sunday in the Park with Audra McDonald, 3pm
Mo 07.16: RSMI: Timo Andres premiere, 5pm
Tu 07.17: Shostakovich and The Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy, 5pm
We 07.18: CSO: Gustavo Dudamel and Yuja Wang, 5pm
Th 07.19: RSMI: Brahms and More, 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:    ^
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."
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 2150 S Canalport.
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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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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 2018.07.13:    ^
Godzilla Fest (since 1994). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $0-30.
Largest regular gathering of Godzilla and Japanese monster fans in the world (over 1000 attend). A family-oriented convention catering to the "kaiju" genre. Features fan presentations, sessions by actors and crew from the Godzilla series, contests and gaming, new and classic movies, large dealers room, more.
g-fan.comCrowne Plaza O'Hare, 847/671-6350, 5440 N River Rd, Rosemont.
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Square Roots Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $0-10 Fr 5-10p, Sa noon-10p, Su 12-8p.
(supplants the 14 year old Folk and Roots Festival)
Two outdoor stages and two indoor with over 60 acts. Unique vendors, local food, and over 30 craft beers.
squareroots.orgLincoln Square, 4700 N Lincoln. Near Brown line train Western stop.
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Barenaked Ladies. All ages. $29-75+ 7p.
Last Summer On Earth Tour w/ Better Than Ezra, KT Tunstall.
barenakedladies.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
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Imagine Dragons. All ages. $50-190 7p.
EVOLVE tour.
imaginedragonsmusic.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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Sebastian Bach. 17 $21+ 7p-2a.
W/ The Standstills, TEEZE.
sebastianbach.comConcord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry.
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Group Skate. 2nd/4th 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.
Bedno.com/skateDaley Plaza, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.
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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.
07.13: Gorgeous Ladies of Berlin - GLOW Inspired Dance Party and Fan Event.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Saturday 2018.07.14:    ^
Bastille Day. Yearly.
Anniversary of the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789, when a mob took over the Bastille prison in Paris.
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Southport Art&Music Fest. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5 12-10p.
Mix of fine art by day and bumpin' music at night "for a picture-perfect Chicago neighborhood street festival."
starevents.com3700 N Southport Ave At Waveland.
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* "Figment" participatory arts event. -Sunday All ages. Free 1-6p.
Nationwide inclusive family-friendly free gathering blurring boundaries between artists and audience. Catalyzes and celebrates the community to find new ways to create, share, think and dream.
bedno.com/fb/176761459640188Mozart Park, 2036 N Avers Ave.
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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.
07.14: Le Jour de Glorie est Arrive - Happy Bastille Day! The History of Revolutions.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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The Matches. All ages. $25 7p.
"A Band in Hope 10 Year Anniversary"
thematches.comMetro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison 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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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 2018.07.15:    ^
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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Chinatown Summer Fair (since 1980). Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-7p.
Featuring cultural entertainment, kid stuff, arts and crafts, shopping, street vendors, taste of China, more. Lion Dance at 12:30p.
Chinatown Square, 2130 S Archer. Wentworth from Cermak to 24th.
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Vintage Garage. 3rd Sundays $? 11a-6p.
100 vintage and antique dealers.
847/579-9079 vintagegaragechicago.com5051 N Broadway Uptown between Foster and Argyle.
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Model Rocket Launching (since 1963). 3rd Sundays All ages. Free 2-5p.
Deeply validates geekness. All skill levels. BYOL (Bring Your Own Launcher). Northern Illinois Rocketry Association hosted. Held away from population centers, only a few launches a year.
nirarocketry.orgEast Branch Forest Preserve, Off Glen Ellyn Road near Army Trail Road, Glendale Heights. Use I-355.
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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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Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson. All ages. $18-125 7p.
robzombie.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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"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 2018.07.16:    ^
"She's Crafty" 21+ $12 8p.
All-Female Beastie Boys Tribute.
shescraftychi.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."
07.16: Wayne's World Banger.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2018.07.17:    ^
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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Panic at the Disco. All ages. $40-80+ 7p.
panicatthedisco.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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The Color Purple. -2018.07.29 21+ $65-85+ 7:30p.
Auditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
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Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ $0-5+ 9p-2a.
07.17: Total Science UK.
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.
07.17: International Media Mixer 6:30pm.
bedno.com/movies/parks?pritzJay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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Wednesday 2018.07.18:    ^
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.
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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 2018.07.19:    ^
Tributosaurus becomes The Who. 21+ $25+ 7:30p.
tributosaurus.comMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
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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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Drum&Bass night. 3rd Thursdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
MIA 12th Anniversary w/ Tribesteppaz / Rebellion / DJ Syquest / Dioptrics MIA Crew B2B Set / Selekta Steel / Mega Mike / Fiyafly / Rifle MC.
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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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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