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2018.07.20 (wk1096)
Never too old to change.
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Generation Wealth" 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.
..-Th: Wordplay at Woman Made Gallery.
Ongoing: The Color Purple at Auditorium.
..-Su: Festival Of The Lakes at Wolf Park.
Fr: Anniversary of First Moon Landing.
Fr-Su: Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park.
Fr: Goodie Mob at Park West.
Fr: DJ noDJ at Martyrs'.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Blacklight Blackout at Exit.
Sa-Su: Rock-n-Roll Chicago Races at Grant Park.
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-Su: World Arts & Music Fest at Dawes Park.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Milly's Summer Spectacular at Park West.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Sa: Midnight Marauders Reunion Ride at Billy Goat Tavern.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Start of Leo.
Mo: Monday Night Ride at Lincoln Monument.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: 3 Doors Down & Collective Soul at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
Tu: Millennium Park Movies (Tu).
We: Shakespeare's Best at Various City Parks.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th-Su: Fiesta del Sol.
Th: Atomic Sketch Event at Green Eye Lounge.
Th: Coheed and Cambria at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Th: Full Moon Fire Jam near lake south of Foster.
Th: WGCI Summer Jam at United Center.
Th: Unbridled at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"Generation Wealth" now playing.
Lauren Greenfield documentary.
generation-wealth.comTheaters Everywhere.
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Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2018.09.07 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk.
Fr 7.20: Cars 3 at Armour Square Park
Fr 7.20: Lean On Me at Lindblom Park
Fr 7.20: Tyler Perry's Boo at Amundsen Park
Sa 7.21: Jumanji at Dusable Museum
Sa 7.21: Jumanji at Peterson Park
Sa 7.21: Wonder at Bradley Park
Su 7.22: Coco at Women's Park and Gardens
Su 7.22: Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Bessemer Park
Mo 7.23: Ferdinand at Calumet Park
Mo 7.23: Sing at River Park
Mo 7.23: The Wiz at Harold Washington Park
Tu 7.24: Get Out at Pritzker Pavilion
Tu 7.24: The Boss Baby at Mann Park
Tu 7.24: The Greatest Showman at Montgomery Ward Park
Tu 7.24: Zootopia at La Villita Park
We 7.25: Home Team (Mi Mundial) at Kilbourn Park
We 7.25: Wonder Woman at Heritage Green
We 7.25: Yogi Bear at Foster Park
Th 7.26: Jumanji at Scottsdale Park
Th 7.26: Wonder Woman at Kells Park
Th 7.26: Wonder at Wallace Park.
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Now playing.
Shock and Awe, Skyscraper, 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, ...
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 7.20: Mary J. Blige, 5pm
Sa 7.21: CSO: Tchaikovsky Spectacular 1812 Overture with Cannons, 5pm
Su 7.22: CSO: Tchaikovsky Spectacular, 3pm
Mo 7.23: Leon Fleisher: Bach & Brahms, 5pm
Mo 7.23: 50th Anniversary of Misha Dichter's Ravinia Debut, 5pm
Tu 7.24: Misha Dichter and Argus Quartet, 5pm
Tu 7.24: CSO: Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, 5pm
We 7.25: Ray Chen Returns in Recital, 5pm
Th 7.26: Jorge Federico Osorio, 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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The Color Purple. -2018.07.29 21+ $65-85+ 7:30p.
Auditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
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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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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 2018.07.20:    ^
Anniversary of First Moon Landing (since 1969). Yearly.
Apollo 11 was launched on July 16th, 1969, carrying astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. and Michael Collins. The spacecraft landed in the Mare Tranquillitatis at 3:17 PM CDT on July 20th. At 9:56 PM Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon, issuing the now famous phrase "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". Aldrin followed shortly while Collins remained in the orbiting command module.
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* Pitchfork Music Festival. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $15-35+ May sell out. 1-9p.
Dozens of bands on several stages.
pitchforkmusicfestival.comUnion Park, 1501 W Randolph.
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Goodie Mob. 18+ $30-150 8p.
goodiemobmusic.comPark West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
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DJ noDJ. 21+ $12+ 9p.
"thousand-piece electronic dance band"
djnodjisaband.comMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
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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.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Blacklight Blackout (since 2011). 3rd Fridays 21+ Free 10p-2a.
Big freakfest in a tiny space. Lots of DJs, cheap beer, UV paints, radiation.
facebook.com/blacklightblackoutexitExit, 312/395-2700, 1315 W North. 2nd Fl.
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Saturday 2018.07.21:    ^
Rock-n-Roll Chicago Races (since 2009). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $35-50 7:30a.
Over 10,000 participants. Formerly Chicago Distance Classic (since 1977) and other names. Now with rock bands and DJs.
runrocknroll.com/chicagoGrant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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Disability Pride Parade and Festival. Yearly. All ages. Free 11a.
disabilityprideparade.orgState from Van Buren. To Lake to Dearborn to Daley Plaza.
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Vans Warped Tour (since 1995). Yearly. All ages. $50+ 11a.
Dozens of bands at several stages.
vanswarpedtour.comTinley Park Amphitheatre, 708/614-1616, I-80 and Harlem Avenue, Tinley Park. South Suburban, expect heavy traffic.
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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.
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World Arts & Music Fest (since 1986). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free 12-7p.
"Celebration of global diversity features art from an abundance of countries, family crafts activities, international cuisine, and live music and dance performances."
Dawes Park, 847/448-8058, Church street at the lakefront, Evanston.
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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.
07.21: The Deep State: Conspiracy Theory or Hidden History - Who Are The Illuminati?
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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Milly's Summer Spectacular. 18+ $35 Doors 6:30, show 7:30p.
brigidmurphy.comPark West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
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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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* Midnight Marauders Reunion Ride. Free Leaves after midnite. 12a-?a.
"Drinking club with a biking problem" Home around dawn.
thechainlink.org/group/midnightmaraudersBilly Goat Tavern, 312/222-1525, 430 N Michigan. Lower Hubbard.
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Sunday 2018.07.22:    ^
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 2018.07.23:    ^
Start of Leo. Yearly.
Astrological sign, the lion.
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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."
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2018.07.24:    ^
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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3 Doors Down & Collective Soul. All ages. $16-79 7p.
3doorsdown.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
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Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ $0-5+ 9p-2a.
07.24: Midway / Ruckus w/ Intel, Mike Bledsoe, Mega Mike.
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.
07.24: Get Out 6:30pm.
bedno.com/movies/parks?pritzJay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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Wednesday 2018.07.25:    ^
Shakespeare's Best (since 2012). -2018.08.26 Yearly. All ages. Free.
We 7.25: Polk Bros Park, 600 E Grand, 7p.
Th 7.26: Polk Bros Park, 600 E Grand, 7p.
Fr 7.27: Polk Bros Park, 600 E Grand, 7p.
Sa 7.28: Polk Bros Park, 600 E Grand, 7p.
Tu 7.31: Ellis Park, 3520 S Cottage Grove, 6:30p.
We 8.01: Gage Park, 2411 W 55th 6:30p.
Th 8.02: Kelvyn Park, 4438 W Wrightwood, 6:30p.
chicagoshakes.comVarious City Parks.
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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 2018.07.26:    ^
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.
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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.
facebook.com/atomicsketchGreen Eye Lounge, 773/227-8851, 2403 W. Homer St. Near Blue Line Western.
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Coheed and Cambria. All ages. $23-59 6:30p.
W/ Taking Back Sunday, The Story So Far.
coheedandcambria.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
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* Full Moon Fire Jam. Monthly. All ages. Free 6:30-9:30p.
Gathering for fire spinners, fire jugglers, hoopers, breathers, etc. Practice, networking, and outstanding performances, with drum circle backing. Many hundreds of spectators attend.
fullmoonjam.org4960 N Simonds Dr Betwix Foster and Lawrence in grass near lake.
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WGCI Summer Jam. All ages. $45-125 7:30p.
W/ Big Sean, Trey Songz, Moneybagg Yo, YFN Lucci, Lil Baby, Famous Dex, Kash Doll, C Dot Huncho and Queen Key.
wgci.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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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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