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2018.08.10 (wk1099)
Just getting warmed up.
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "BlacKkKlansman" now playing everywhere.
Movie: Movies in the Parks at Various Chicago parks.
Seasonal: Illinois State Fair at Illinois State Fairgrounds.
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.
Fr-Su: Ginza Holiday Japanese Cultural Festival at Midwest Buddhist Temple.
Fr-Su: Retro on Roscoe.
Fr-Sa: Jay-Z and Beyonce at Soldier Field.
Fr: Group Skate at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa-Su: Northalsted Market Days at Boystown.
Sa: Bud Billiken Day Parade at Washington Park.
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: Boulevard Lakefront Tour at UIC Campus Parking.
Su: Pakistan Independence Day Parade.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: Slightly Stoopid at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Su-Th: Perseid meteorite shower peak day.
Mo-Tu: Smashing Pumpkins at United Center.
Mo-Tu: Jean-Luc Ponty at City Winery.
Mo: Monday Night Ride at Lincoln Monument.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: V.J. Day.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: G-EAZY at Northerly Island Pavilion.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
Tu: Millennium Park Movies (Tu).
We: Assumption day.
We: ELO at Allstate Arena.
We: Sam Smith at United Center.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Lucinda Williams at Chicago Theatre.
Th: Tori Amos Tribute benefiting RAINN at Martyrs'.
Th: Unbridled at Untitled.
Th: Drum&Bass night at SmartBar.

Movie:    ^
"BlacKkKlansman" now playing.
Spike Lee w/ John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Alec Baldwin, ...
focusfeatures.com/blackkklansmanTheaters Everywhere.
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Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2018.09.07 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk.
Fr 8.10: Black Panther at Avalon Park
Fr 8.10: Coco at Veterans Memorial Park
Fr 8.10: Jumanji at Galewood Park
Fr 8.10: The Sandlot at Mayfair Park
Sa 8.11: Jumanji at Jensen Park
Sa 8.11: Jumanji at Winnemac Park
Sa 8.11: The Incredibles at Museum of Science and Industry
Su 8.12: LVEJO Film Showcase at La Villita Park
Su 8.12: The Secret Life of Pets at Walsh Park
Mo 8.13: Back to the Future at Webster Park
Mo 8.13: Bringing Up Baby at Belmont Harbor
Mo 8.13: Roman J Israel, Esq at South Shore Cultural Center
Tu 8.14: Coco at Pritzker Pavilion
Tu 8.14: Clue at Chicago History Museum
Tu 8.14: Moana at Kells Park
Tu 8.14: Red Tails at Grant Park
We 8.15: Coco at Shedd Park
We 8.15: Ferdinand at Hamlin Park
We 8.15: Se busca novio... para mi mujer at Hermosa Park
We 8.15: The LEGO Batman Movie at Taylor-Lauridsen Park
Th 8.16: Black Panther at Clarendon Park
Th 8.16: Field of Dreams at Mary Bartelme Park
Th 8.16: Jumanji at Washtenaw Park
Th 8.16: The Fate of the Furious at West Pullman Park.
bedno.com/movies/parksVarious Chicago parks.
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Now playing.
Christopher Robin, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Teen Titans Go!, 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?, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Seasonal:    ^
Illinois State Fair. -2018.08.19 Yearly. 7a-12a.
Deep fried fun, animals on parade, sights and sounds, contests, performers, honest mid-western fun.
Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sagamon, Springfield.
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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 8.10: Humboldt Park, 1301 N Sacramento, 6:30p.
Sa 8.11: Wilson Park, 4630 N Milwaukee, 6:30p.
Su 8.12: Wilson Park, 4630 N Milwaukee, 4p.
Tu 8.14: Ridge Park, 1817 W 96th 6:30p.
We 8.15: Garfield Park, 100 N Central Park, 6:30p.
Th 8.16: Dvorak Park, 1119 W Cullerton 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 8.10: Nadine Sierra and Michael Fabiano, 5pm
Sa 8.11: CSO: Italian Opera Favorites, 5pm
Su 8.12: Steve Martin and Martin Short, 5pm
Mo 8.13: RSMI: Classic Canciones from Spain and Latin America, 5pm
Tu 8.14: Kristin Chenoweth & Michael Feinstein in Highland Park, IL, 8pm
We 8.15: CSO: Vertigo, 5pm
Th 8.16: Frederica von Stade and Laurie Rubin, 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 2018.08.10:    ^
Ginza Holiday Japanese Cultural Festival (since 1955). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $0-5 Fr 5:30-9p, Sa 11:30a-9:30p, Su 11:30a-6p.
Small, arts, crafts, foods, demos.
ginzachicago.comMidwest Buddhist Temple, 312/943-7801, 435 W Menomonee.
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Retro on Roscoe (since 1995). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $5 (donation) 12-10p.
Antique cars, handmade crafts, retro music, kids activities, plenty of food, chilli cookoff, dozens of bands at three stages.
773/665-4682 starevents.comRoscoe from Damen to Hamilton
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Jay-Z and Beyonce. -Saturday All ages. $80-350 2 shows. 7:30p.
"On The Run II" tour.
beyonce.comSoldier Field, 312/235-7000, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr.
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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.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Saturday 2018.08.11:    ^
Northalsted Market Days (since 1982). Big crowded boystown fest. -Sunday Yearly. $? 11a-10p.
Over 400 vendors, 25 entertainers, bands at three stages, food from 55 restaurants, six city blocks, 17 entrances, 250K expected. Minimal clothing. Good blading on closed streets after closing.
Boystown, 773/868-3010, Belmont and Halsted. Runs North to Addison. Easy train access.
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Bud Billiken Day Parade (since 1929). On ABC&WGN, w/ mayor. 2nd Saturday in August Yearly. All ages. Free 2.5hr 10a.
Dozens of floats, marching bands and drill teams. One of the city's largest parades.
budbillikenparade.orgWashington Park, King Drive from 39th to 55th.
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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.
08.11: Wildflower Works / Indigenous Native Landscaping - Growing Wildflowers in Urban Settings.
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.
08.11: Jezebelly.
Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
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Sunday 2018.08.12:    ^
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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** Boulevard Lakefront Tour (sortof since 1989). $16-35 7a-12p.
Riders can choose from 12, 22 or 32 mile routes, plus after party.
bedno.com/fb/183706768974388UIC Campus Parking, 921 S Marshfield Ave.
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Pakistan Independence Day Parade. Yearly. 12:30p.
tinyurl.com/chiparadesDevon and Damen to Western.
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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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Slightly Stoopid. All ages. $35-74 6p.
"Schools Out For Summer" tour.
slightlystoopid.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
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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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Perseid meteorite shower peak day. -Thursday Yearly. 12a.
Look south and up somewhere dark after midnight. Hard to see in the city. Go camping.
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Monday 2018.08.13:    ^
Smashing Pumpkins. -Tuesday All ages. $49-325 2 shows.
smashingpumpkins.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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Jean-Luc Ponty. -Tuesday 21+ Sold out. 8p.
ponty.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."
08.13: "Magic 8 Ball" banger. 8 year anniversary.
facebook.com/PnCDjsThe Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted.
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Tuesday 2018.08.14:    ^
V.J. Day (since 1945). Yearly.
Victory over Japan day. Commemorates the surrender of Japan, ending World War II in 1945.
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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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G-EAZY. All ages. $24-79 6:30p.
"Endless Summer" tour w/ Ty Dolla $ign, YBN Nahmir, P-Lo, Murda Beatz.
g-eazy.comNortherly Island Pavilion, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr.
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Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ $0-5+ 9p-2a.
08.14: DOC SCOTT w/ Ruckus, Midway, Christina Tamayo.
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.
08.14: Coco 6:30pm.
bedno.com/movies/parks?pritzJay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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Wednesday 2018.08.15:    ^
Assumption day. Yearly.
Christian holiday commemorating the Virgin Mary's assumption into heaven.
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ELO. All ages. $100-165+ 8p.
W/ Jeff Lynne.
jefflynneselo.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
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Sam Smith. All ages. $35-125 8p.
"The Thrill Of It All" tour.
amsmithworld.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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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 2018.08.16:    ^
Lucinda Williams. $47-119 7p.
Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakam.
lucindawilliams.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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* Tori Amos Tribute benefiting RAINN (since 2012). 21+ $? 7:30p.
bedno.com/fb/363245054203306Martyrs', 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.
Stunna / Delamota / Brandon S / Selekta Steel
Mega Mike / Fiyafly / Samantha Rose / Audiophlex / 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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Notes:    ^
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