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2018.07.27 (wk1097)
The wheels of justice turn slowly...
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "Teen Titans Go!" 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: Shakespeare's Best at Various City Parks.
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.
..-Su: The Color Purple at Auditorium.
..-Su: Fiesta del Sol.
Fr: Full "Buck" Moon.
Fr: Lunar eclipse.
Fr: SysAdmin Day.
Fr-Su: Wicker Park Fest.
Fr: Critical Mass at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Godsmack at Tinley Park Amphitheatre.
Fr: Group Skate at Daley Plaza.
Fr: NEO reunion party at Metro.
Fr-Sa: Erasure at Chicago Theatre.
Fr-Sa: My Bloody Valentine at Riviera Theatre.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa: Cardboard Cup Regatta at Main Beach Park.
Sa: Pierogi Ride at North Side of Field Museum.
Sa: Bughouse Square Debates at Washington Square Park.
Sa: SlutWalk at Old Water Tower.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
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: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: Jeff Beck at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Su: Bittersweet at Berlin.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Monday Night Ride at Lincoln Monument.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Stop Making Sense at City Winery.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
Tu: Millennium Park Movies (Tu).
We: International Clown Week.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th-Su: Lollapalooza at Grant Park.
Th: Frank Orrall at City Winery.
Th: Unbridled at Untitled.

Movie:    ^
"Mission: Impossible - Fallout" now playing.
Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, ...
missionimpossible.comTheaters Everywhere.
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"Teen Titans Go!" now playing.
Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage, Tara Strong, Will Arnett, Stan Lee, Patton Oswalt, Halsey, ...
warnerbros.com/teen-titans-go-moviesTheaters Everywhere.
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Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2018.09.07 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk.
Fr 7.27: Coco at Gompers Park
Fr 7.27: Minions at Shedd Park
Fr 7.27: The Boss Baby at Oakdale Park
Sa 7.28: Despicable Me 3 at Humboldt Park
Sa 7.28: Jumanji at Dawes Park
Sa 7.28: Wonder at Loyola Park
Su 7.29: Sense and Sensibility at Women's Park and Gardens
Su 7.29: The Chorus (Les Choristes) at Dvorak Park
Su 7.29: Wonder Woman at Churchill Field Playlot Park
Mo 7.30: Finding Dory at Portage Park
Mo 7.30: James and the Giant Peach at Oakwood Beach
Mo 7.30: Trolls at Chippewa Park
Tu 7.31: WALL-E at Pritzker Pavilion
Tu 7.31: Italo Barocco at Lincoln Park
Tu 7.31: Moana at Fuller Park
We 8.01: Coco at Merrimac Park
We 8.01: Jumanji at Ridge Park
We 8.01: Se busca novio... para mi mujer at Harrison Park
Th 8.02: Coco at Archer Park
Th 8.02: Coco at Marquette Park
Th 8.02: Jumanji at Austin Town Hall Park
Th 8.02: Wonder Woman at Margate Park.
bedno.com/movies/parksVarious Chicago parks.
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Now playing.
Generation Wealth, 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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Shakespeare's Best (since 2012). -2018.08.26 Yearly. All ages. Free.
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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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 7.27: Late Night with Leonard Bernstein, 8pm
Sa 7.28: Leonard Bernstein: 100 Years Young - A New Young People's Concert, 10am
Sa 7.28: CSO: Bernstein's MASS, 5pm
Su 7.29: Lost 80's Live, 4pm
Mo 7.30: String Quartet, 5pm
Tu 7.31: Chanticleer, 5pm
We 8.01: CSO: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, 5pm
Th 8.02: CSO: Raiders of the Lost Ark, 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:    ^
The Color Purple. -2018.07.29 21+ $65-85+ 7:30p.
Auditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
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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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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 2018.07.27:    ^
Full "Buck" Moon. Always adds an interesting twist. 3:30p.
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Lunar eclipse. All ages. Free.
The century's longest.
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SysAdmin Day (since 2000). Last Friday in July Yearly.
System Administrator Appreciation Day.
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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.
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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.
07.27: "Wheels of Justice" ride - protesting racially biased ticketing of cyclists.
Bedno.com/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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Godsmack. All ages. $19-99 7p.
W/ Shinedown, Like a Storm.
godsmack.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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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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* NEO reunion party. 18+ SOLD OUT 8p-2a.
"2350 Last Call" Film Screening at 9:30p.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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Erasure. -Saturday All ages. $45-85+ Two shows. 8p.
World Be Gone Tour.
erasureinfo.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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My Bloody Valentine. -Saturday 18+ $45 2 shows 8p.
mybloodyvalentine.orgRiviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine.
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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.
07.27: GEEKELODEON - Nickelodeon inspired cosplay and contests 10p-midnt.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Saturday 2018.07.28:    ^
Cardboard Cup Regatta (since 1985). Yearly. Race: 9a-12p.
Over 100 entrants build boats of cardboard and compete for a variety of awards on 200 yard course. Raindate Sunday.
cardboardcup.comMain Beach Park, 300 Lakeshore Drive, Crystal Lake.
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* Pierogi Ride (since 2008). Yearly. 9:30a-6p.
Bike (leisurely 18mi each way) to PierogiFest in Whiting, IN.
bedno.com/fb/162795677914690North Side of Field Museum, 312/922-9410, 1400 S Lake Shore Dr. At Roosevelt.
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Bughouse Square Debates (since 1985). Yearly. All ages. Free 12-4p.
Public heckling of outlandish soapbox oratory.
3312/255-3700 newberry.org/2018-bughouseWashington Square Park, 901 N Clark.
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SlutWalk. Yearly. All ages. Free 12-4p.
"March in support of education and against intolerance. Aims to combat the myth of 'the slut' and the culture of victim blaming"
bedno.com/fb/621510764887826Old Water Tower, 800 N. Michigan 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.
07.28: Electricity: How Much of It Do We Use, How Do We Get It, and How Much More Will We Need?
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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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.
07.28: Kat de Lac.
Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
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Sunday 2018.07.29:    ^
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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Jeff Beck. All ages. $24-425 7p.
W/ Paul Rodgers, Ann Wilson.
jeffbeck.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
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Bittersweet. Monthly. 21+ Free 10p-4a.
DJs Philly Peroxide and Scary Lady Sarah spins goth club classics and new dark alternative music & video.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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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 2018.07.30:    ^
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."
07.30: Bedtime Banger.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2018.07.31:    ^
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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Stop Making Sense. 21+ Free With RSVP. Doors 6pm, show 8p.
Talking Heads film.
City Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
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Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ $0-5+ 9p-2a.
07.31: Toymaker Music Takeover w/ HappyFixx, Christopher Lynn, Taki, Miss K Funk, Skrimshaw.
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.
07.31: WALL-E 6:30pm.
bedno.com/movies/parks?pritzJay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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Wednesday 2018.08.01:    ^
International Clown Week. -2018.08.06 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 in some years with a ceremony at Showmen's Rest in Woodlawn Cemetery.
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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 2018.08.02:    ^
* 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.
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Frank Orrall. 21+ $35-65+ Doors 6p.
Of Poi Dog Pondering.
platetectonicmusic.comCity Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
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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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