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2018.09.07 (wk1103)
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Movie: Movies in the Parks at Various Chicago parks.
Seasonal: Pleasant Outdoor Concerts daily at Ravinia.
Seasonal: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
Ongoing: Circus In The Parks (Sa+Su).
Fr-Su: German-American Fest at Lincoln Square.
Ongoing: World Music Festival at Various locations.
Fr: Southside Critical Mass at Nichols Park Plaza.
Fr: Group Skate at Daley Plaza.
Fr: FINAL bands and fireworks at Navy Pier.
Fr: Virtual Self at Aragon Ballroom.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: The King and the Mockingbird at Winnemac Park.
Sa: Star Trek debut anniversary . Animated series also.
Sa-Su: Ride for AIDS.
Sa: Neighborhood Yard Sale at Andersonville.
Sa-Su: Lakeview Fest of Arts at Lakeview East.
Sa: Von Steuben Parade at Lincoln Avenue from Irving Park to Wilson and beyond.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Counting Crows at Tinley Park Amphitheatre.
Sa: Todd Rundgren at House of Blues.
Sa: Childish Gambino at United Center.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Su-Tu: Rosh Hashanah.
Su: National Grandparents Day.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Guatemalan Independence Parade at Horner Park.
Su: "Streets Alive" at Main Street.
Su: Chicago Bike Polo at Garfield Park.
Su: Miss America Pageant at Live on ABC.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Monday Night Ride at Lincoln Monument.
Tu: Patriot Day.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Stereophonics at Vic Theatre.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: Action Against Road Violence at City Hall.
We: Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council Meeting at City Hall.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Programmers' Day.
Th: Race Judicata at Avery Field.
Th: Saint Etienne at Park West.

Movie:    ^
Movies in the Parks (since 2001). -2018.09.12 Yearly. All ages. Free At Dusk.
Fr 9.07: Ferdinand at Ronan Park
Fr 9.07: The King and the Mockingbird (L Roi et L'Oiseau) at Winnemac Park
Mo 9.10: Black Panther at South Shore Cultural Center
We 9.12: Space Jam at Davis Square Park.
bedno.com/movies/parksVarious Chicago parks.
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Now playing.
The Happytime Murders, The Wife, Juliet Naked, Alpha, 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:    ^
Pleasant Outdoor Concerts almost daily. -2018.09.17 Yearly.
Th 9.06: 50 Cent, 5pm
Fr 9.07: Yes featuring Anderson, Rabin, and Wakeman, 5pm
Sa 9.08: Tony Bennett, 5pm
Sa 9.08: Broadway Star Melissa Errico, 5pm
Sa 9.08: Broadway Star Melissa Errico, 7pm
Tu 9.11: In Our Time: Music of Bernstein & Ellington, 5pm
Tu 9.11: Drew Petersen, 5pm
We 9.12: Considering Matthew Shepard, 5pm
We 9.12: Lara Downes: For Lenny, 5pm
Th 9.13: Lagrime di San Pietro (The Tears of Saint Peter), 5pm.
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Pk. Served by Metra.
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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:    ^
** Circus In The Parks. -2018.10.21 Yearly. All ages. $0-15 Shows at 2+5p.
Midnight Circus' world class troupe of clowns, contortionists, acrobats, etc perform just a few shows in each park.
09.08-09: Hamilton Park, 513 W 72nd St, Sa+Su 3pm
09.14-16: Holstein Park, 2200 N Oakley Ave, Fr 7pm Sa+Su 2+5pm
09.21-23: Lake Shore Park, 808 N Lake Shore Dr, Fr 7pm Sa+Su 2+5pm
09.29-30: Ridge Park, 1817 W 96th St, Sa+Su 2+5pm
10.06-07: Kosciuszko Park, 2732 N Avers Ave, Sa+Su 2+5pm
10.12-14: Oriole Park, 5430 N Olcott Ave, Fr 7pm Sa+Su 2pm+5pm
10.19-21: Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside Ave, Fr 7pm Sa+Su 2+5pm.
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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 2018.09.07:    ^
German-American Fest (since 1920). -Sunday Yearly.
"Famous bands for dancing & entertainment in two huge fest tents. Delicious German food & drink"
773/728-3890 germanday.comLincoln Square, 4700 N Lincoln. Near Brown line train Western stop.
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World Music Festival (since 1999). -2018.09.23 Yearly.
Different international musical acts nightly all day at numerous music venues and major cultural facilities.
312/742-1938 worldmusicfestivalchicago.orgVarious locations.
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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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Group Skate. 1st/3rd 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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* FINAL bands and fireworks. All ages. Free 8-10:30p.
Southern Rock 6-7:30pm, John Mayer Tribute Band 8-9:45, fireworks 10pm.
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Miller Beer Garden at the Tip.
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Virtual Self. 17+ $35-65+ 9p.
W/ Porter Robinson, Mat Zo.
porterrobinson.comAragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
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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.
09.07: Wax Trax! nite w/ Jenamax.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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* The King and the Mockingbird. All ages. Free Concert at 7. 8p.
Free French film in the park with English subtitles.
bedno.com/fb/867786983424103Winnemac Park, 5100 N Leavitt.
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Saturday 2018.09.08:    ^
Star Trek debut anniversary (since 1966). Animated series also (1973). Yearly.
Check out the photos of Andrew's Star Trek collection.
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Ride for AIDS (since 2004). -Sunday Yearly.
Two-day 200-mile bicycling event raises money for TPAN and Community Partners. Leaves early Saturday to Michigan, returns late Sunday to a party.
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* Neighborhood Yard Sale. Yearly. All ages. Free. Saturday following labor day weekend. 9a-4p.
About 16 blocks of sales. Once among the world's largest, has faded in recent years.
lakewoodbalmoral.org/eventsAndersonville, 773/784-5277, Lakewood and Balmoral. 5200-5500 North from Magnolia to Wayne.
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* Lakeview Fest of Arts (since 2005). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Sa 10a-7p, Su 10a-6p.
Unique and popular fest of artists, musicians, vendors, demos, etc carefully selected by the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce to bring and represent the best.
bedno.com/fb/1803059476395349Lakeview East. Broadway from Belmont to Hawthorne.
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Von Steuben Parade. Yearly. All ages. Free 2-3p.
630/653-3018 germanday.comLincoln Avenue from Irving Park to Wilson and beyond., 312/744-3370.
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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.
09.08: Author Tom Tresser of the Civic Lab Speaks on "Chicago Is STILL Not Broke - Heading Into 2019 Elections"
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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Counting Crows. $12-100+ 6:30p.
"25 Years and Counting" w/ LIVE.
countingcrows.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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* Todd Rundgren. 17+ $88-125+ Doors 6:30p.
And the Chicago Sinfonietta.
facebook.com/toddrundgrenHouse of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.
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* Childish Gambino. All ages. $80-120+ 7:30p.
childishgambino.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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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 2018.09.09:    ^
Rosh Hashanah. Jewish New Year (5779). -2018.09.11 Yearly. Sunset to sunset.
"Head of the year" in Hebrew, this day commemorates the creation of the world. It is celebrated on Tishri 1 by the Hebrew calendar, which falls in early autumn. Rosh Hashanah begins the penitential season, culminating ten days later on Yom Kippur. The synagogue service includes the blowing of the Shofar (ram's horn), and liturgy stressing the sovereignty of God. It is customary on the first day, to go to a river or pond, and there to recite tashlich, scriptural verses about repentance and forgiveness. Introspect and resolve to do better.
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National Grandparents Day (since 1978). Yearly. First Sunday after Labor day.
Day to honor grandparents. Spearheaded by West Virginia's Marian McQuade as an advocacy for nursing home residents and shut-ins, officially proclaimed by President Jimmy Carter.
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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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Guatemalan Independence Parade. Yearly. 12p.
From Spain on September 15, 1821.
tinyurl.com/chiparadesHorner Park, Montrose and California. to Kimball.
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* "Streets Alive" (since 2013). Yearly. All ages. Free 1-5p.
A mile of main street is closed to cars for free family fun, community and bike events, food trucks, activities, bands, etc. "An open street initiative that temporarily transforms traffic-choked streets into urban oases."
evanstonstreetsalive.orgMain Street, From Florence to Chicago Ave, Evanston.
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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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Miss America Pageant (since 1921). Yearly. Live. 8-10p.
"No longer beauty based."
missamerica.comLive on ABC.
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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 2018.09.10:    ^
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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Tuesday 2018.09.11:    ^
Patriot Day. Yearly.
Remembers the attacks on this day in 2001 resulting in huge casualties, the destruction of the twin World Trade Center towers in New York, and damage to the Pentagon outside Washington DC. It honors those individuals who lost their lives, and those who responded in the crisis. Observed with flags at half-staff, a moment of silence. Some closings may occur, though it is not a designated federal or civil holiday. Public Law No: 107-89 signed 2001.12.18, initially dubbed Remembrance Day due to pre-existing "Patriot's Day" war of independence related holiday.
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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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Stereophonics. 18+ $35+ 7:30p.
W/ The Ramona Flowers.
stereophonics.comVic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.
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Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ $0-10+ 9p-2a.
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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Wednesday 2018.09.12:    ^
* Action Against Road Violence. All ages. Free 2:30-5:30p.
Demanding fair share of transportation budget, safety and enforcement improvements for cyclists.
bedno.com/fb/2105359009726471City Hall, 121 N LaSalle St. Gather in advance in front? Meeting at 3pm in room 1103.
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Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council Meeting. (MBAC). All ages. Free 3-4:30p.
Representatives from various gov't orgs present to invited representatives from local cycling interests about legislation, safety and planning for about 90 minutes once about every 90 days.
City Hall, 121 N LaSalle St. Room 1103.
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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 2018.09.13:    ^
Programmers' Day. Yearly.
Celebrating Programmers on the 256th day of the year. Officially recognized and observed in many countries.
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Race Judicata (since 1994). 5K Fundraiser. Yearly. All ages. $25-35 6:30p.
Benefits Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation.
312/332-1624 cvls.org/judicataAvery Field, 1501 S Lake Shore Drive.
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Saint Etienne. All ages. $30 7:30p.
saintetienne.comPark West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
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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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