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2017.02.10 (wk1021)
I've seen the promised land.
RECOMMENDED:
Movie: "Kedi" now playing everywhere.
Movie: "LEGO Batman" now playing everywhere.
Ongoing: Black History Month.
Ongoing: Ice Skating.
..-Tu: Dance Chicago at Athenaeum Theatre.
Ongoing: Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place.
Ongoing: Rhinoceros Theater Festival at Prop Theatre.
Fr: Full Moon.
..-Su: IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Meet at Navy Pier - Festival Hall.
..-Sa: 10,000 Maniacs at City Winery.
Fr: Daddy Daughter Dances at Chicago Parks.
Fr: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Sa: Thomas Edison's Birthday.
Sa: Cupid's Undie Run at John Barleycorn.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Baile De Los Enamorados at Aragon Ballroom.
Sa: Bowling, Blacklight & Beat at Timber Lanes Bowl.
Sa: Star Wars Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Abraham Lincoln's Birthday.
Su: Darwin Day.
Su: Neighborhoods of the World at Navy Pier, Crystal Gardens.
Su: Mooning the Trump Tower at Monument to Narcissism.
Su: Grammy Awards at WBBM / CBS.
Su: New cartoons on FOX.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at evilOlive.
Tu: Valentine's Day.
Tu: Special V-Day Fun Galore at Restaurants, Clubs and Venues everywhere.
Tu: Valentine's Day Dinner at The Signature Room.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
Tu: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: The Gold Web at Martyrs'.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: Krematori at Park West.
Th: "Unbridled" at Untitled.
Th: Drum&Bass night at SmartBar.
Th: Black Tiger Sex Machine at Concord Music Hall.

Movie:    ^
"Kedi" now playing.
Extraordinary documentary about Istanbul's street cats.
http://kedifilm.com/
Theaters Everywhere.
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"LEGO Batman" now playing.
Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Jenny Slate, Ralph Fiennes, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Rosario Dawson, Zach Galifianakis, ...
http://legobatman.com
Theaters Everywhere.
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Now playing.
The Space Between Us, The Founder, xXx: Return of Xander Cage, 20th Century Women, Hidden Figures, Passengers, Star Wars Rogue One, Jackie, Bad Santa 2, Rules Don't Apply, A Street Cat Named Bob, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Officer Downe, Arrival, The Love Witch, Doctor Strange, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Ongoing:    ^
Black History Month (since 1926). -2017.02.28 Yearly.
February contains the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. This holiday recognizes the achievements and contributions of African Americans. Observed with special events and exhibits at many cultural institutions, especially the Chicago Cultural Center, H.W.Library, Dusable Museum, and South Shore Cultural Center.
http://www.blackvoices.com
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Ice Skating. -2017.02.28 Yearly.
Weather permitting: Wrigley Field; Millennium Park, 312/742-5222, 55 N Michigan; Warren Park, 773/262-8656, 6601 N Western; Riis Park, 312/746-5735, 6100 W Fullerton; Daley Plaza, 312/742-7650, 337 E Randolph; more...
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/facilities/ice-rinks/
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Dance Chicago (since 1995). -2017.02.14 Yearly. All ages. $25+ Various times. 8:15p.
100s of performers, 100s of works.
http://dancechicago.com
Athenaeum Theatre, 773/935-6875, 2936 N Southport.
http://www.athenaeumtheatre.com
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Chicago Auto Show (since 1901). -2017.02.20 Yearly. All ages. $0-12+ 10a-10p.
Largest show in the U.S. of the leading killer of kids. Antiques, advanced power systems, sports stars and cheerleaders, greenwashing, million dollar super-cars and other grotesquely over-compensating monuments to mammon and sloth.
http://chicagoautoshow.com
McCormick Place, 312/791-7000, 2301 S Lake Shore Drive. Red line to Cermak, then bus east.
http://mccormickplace.com
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Rhinoceros Theater Festival (since 1989). -2017.02.25 Yearly. $15+ Various days and times.
Showcase of experimental new plays.
http://rhinofest.com
Prop Theatre, 773/267-0666, 3502 N Elston.
http://curioustheatrebranch.com
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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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Different rock, experimental, jazz, ethnic bands almost every night. 21+ $?
Metro / SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark, Near Red Line Addison stop, metrochicago.com
Darkroom, 773/276-1411, 2210 W Chicago, darkroombar.com
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee, Wicker Park near Blue line Damen stop, doubledoor.com
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western, dive-ish, emptybottle.com
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln, martyrslive.com
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, Highland Pk, ravinia.org
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Friday 2017.02.10:    ^
Full Moon (Snow). Always adds an interesting twist. 6:30p.
http://bedno.com/fullmoons
http://www.almanac.com
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IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Meet (since 1999). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $6-10 8a-8p.
The largest women's gymnastics invitational meet in the world, judged event, levels 4-Elite, thousands of competitors.
847/504-2453 http://chicagostylemeet.com
Navy Pier - Festival Hall, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand.
http://navypier.com
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10,000 Maniacs. -Saturday 21+ $45++ Four shows. 5p.
http://maniacs.com/
City Winery, 312-733-WINE, 1200 W Randolph.
http://www.citywinery.com/chicago/
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Daddy Daughter Dances. Yearly. All ages. 6-9:30p.
And other couples dance events.
http://chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/valentines-day
Chicago Parks.
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Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Fr/Sa 18+ $20-40 8p.
A wild mix of hilarious hosts, quirky musicians, incredible variety performers and beautiful burlesque beauties.
http://kisskisscabaret.com
Uptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway.
http://uptownunderground.net
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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 10p-4a.
"A multimedia music & video dance party where art meets nightlife." Often preceded by theme events. Greg Haus spins Electronica/Indie Alternative dance music.
02.10: "Gimmick: Love Hunt show" performances at 10p.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://berlinchicago.com
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Saturday 2017.02.11:    ^
Thomas Edison's Birthday. Yearly.
Remembers the extremely successful inventor and entrepreneur born in Milan Ohio in 1847, died in West Orange NJ in 1931. He is credited with 1093 patents including the phonograph and light bulb. Visit the Menlo Park reconstruction in PA.
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/edhtml
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Cupid's Undie Run. Yearly. $40+ 12-4p.
"Mile-ish run in your bedroom-best" raises money for charity. Doors noon, run 2p, party 3:30p.
http://cupidsundierun.com
John Barleycorn, 773/348-8899, 3524 N Clark St.
http://johnbarleycorn.com/
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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.
02.11: Common Cause Illinois on election and voting reform.
312/326-2120 http://collegeofcomplexes.org
Dappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
http://facebook.com/Dappers-Restaurant-East-111805538856448
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Baile De Los Enamorados. 17+ $33++ 7p.
Con La Original Banda El Limon, El Coyote Y Su Banda, Banda Maguey, Mi Banda el Mexicano.
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
http://aragon.com
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* Bowling, Blacklight & Beat (since 2010). Yearly. 21+ $30+ 9p-3a.
Freakeasy's "Valentine Pajama Party" w/ DJs, lights, artists, etc.
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Timber Lanes Bowl, 1851 W. Irving Park Rd. E of Damen.
http://timberlanesbowl.com
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Star Wars Burlesque. Saturdays 18+ $28 9p.
Gorilla Tango Theatre, 773/598-4549, 1919 N Milwaukee. By Blue Line Western stop.
http://GorillaTango.com
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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.
http://berlinchicago.com
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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.
http://Vaudezilla.com
Stage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
http://stage773.com
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Sunday 2017.02.12:    ^
Abraham Lincoln's Birthday. Yearly.
16th president of the United states, born in Kentucky in 1809. Known for living in Illinois. Presided during the Civil War. Lincoln was assassinated in the Ford Theater in Washington by John Wilkes Booth just five days after the end of the war. Observed later this month on President's Day.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/al16.html
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Darwin Day. Yearly.
A global celebration of science and reason held around the birthday of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin.
http://darwinday.org
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Neighborhoods of the World. Sundays All ages. Free 12-4p.
Honoring Chicago's immigrant communities and rich diversity with a lively afternoon of music, dance, colorful costumes, authentic cuisine, and folk art vendors.
02.12: Celebrate Chinese New Year.
Navy Pier, Crystal Gardens, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Grand Red line stop then take free trolley.
http://navypier.com
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* Mooning the Trump Tower. All ages. Free 3:15-4p.
Operation "Kiss Our Asses, Release Your Taxes!"
Mooning is protected by the First Amendment as a form of speech.
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Monument to Narcissism, 401 N Wabash Ave.
http://trumphotelcollection.com/chicago
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Grammy Awards (since 1959). Yearly. All ages. Free 7-10:15p.
Dozens of contemporary music stars perform.
http://grammy.com
WBBM / CBS. http://www.wbbm.com
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New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 7p.
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Son of Zorn, more.
http://thesimpsons.com
FOX. http://www.fox.com
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"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinary block of popular and leading-edge absurdist cartoonage.
http://www.adultswim.com
TOON. On cable.
http://www.cartoonnetwork.com
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Monday 2017.02.13:    ^
Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
02.13: Black Heart (Goth) Valentine's Banger!
http://facebook.com/PnCDjs
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.
http://evil-olive.com
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Tuesday 2017.02.14:    ^
* Valentine's Day. Yearly.
Day to exchange messages of love with the object of one's romantic interest. Typically observed through the gifting of roses, heart shaped boxes of chocolates, and luxury dinners. The day gets its name from the Christian saint Valentine.
http://tinyurl.com/wikivday
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Special V-Day Fun Galore. Yearly.
Romantic meal deals, pro and anti relationship performances and club theme nights by the dozens.
http://do312.com/events/2017/02/14
Restaurants, Clubs and Venues everywhere.
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Valentine's Day Dinner. Yearly. All ages. $95+ 5-10p.
Special menu directed by executive chef may include Champagne, heart shaped chocolate mousse cakes, breath-taking view and live jazz.
The Signature Room, 312/787-9596, 875 N Michigan. Top of the Hancock.
http://www.signatureroom.com
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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."
http://chihacknight.org
1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. 12th Floor.
http://1871.com
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Chicago Underground Comedy. Tuesdays 21+ $5 Doors 9p.
"The Hippest, Hottest Stand-Up Showcase to Emerge in Years" +good menu & booze.
http://facebook.com/chicagoundergroundcomedy
Beat Kitchen, 773/281-4444, 2100 W Belmont.
http://beatkitchen.com
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Proper Drum&Bass. Tuesdays 21+ Free 9p-2a.
02.14: DJs Danny the Wildchild, Misfit, Audiophlex, Lamebrane, Black Lion.
http://facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbass
Debonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
http://debonairsocialclub.com
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Wednesday 2017.02.15:    ^
The Gold Web. 21+ $5 9p.
Hyperglam band w/ Radiant Devices, Bloodhype.
http://facebook.com/thegoldweb
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
http://martyrslive.com/calendar
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"In One Ear" (since 1988). Poetry Open Mic. Wednesdays 18+ $3 10p-?a.
"2nd Longest Running Open-Mic In Chicago!"
http://facebook.com/In-One-Ear-210844945622380
Heartland Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop.
http://heartlandcafe.com
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Thursday 2017.02.16:    ^
Krematori. 18+ $50-65 8p.
"The best concert performing teams in Russia, known for its masterly rock-n-roll..."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krematorij
Park West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
http://parkwestchicago.com
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"Unbridled" Thursdays 21+ Free 9p-2a.
DJs, vaudevillians, burlesque and extreme acts. "New Year. New Show. Still Freaky."
http://facebook.com/UnbridledatUntitled
Untitled, 312/880-1511, 111 W. Kinzie.
http://untitledchicago.com
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* Drum&Bass night. 3rd Thursdays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
02.16: Zebo & Alfonz Delamota / Dioptrics / Riverman / Skrimshaw / Sincerious / Zala / Rifle MC / Fonz MC.
SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://smartbarchicago.com/tickets
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Black Tiger Sex Machine. 17+ $20+ 11p-?a.
http://blacktigersexmachine.com
Concord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry.
http://concordmusichall.com
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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.
http://chicagoculturalcenter.org
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Various good modern art shows. All ages. $0-12, Free Tu 10a-8p, Mo closed, We-Su 10a-5p.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago.
http://mcachicago.org
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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, new mini-golf course, major VR games, food court, quality restaurants and bars, stained glass window museum, enclosed garden, wonderful specialty shops, children's museum, water taxis, several cruise lines and the Shakespeare Theatre.
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.
http://www.navypier.com
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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.
http://www.adlerplanetarium.org
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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, 210 S Michigan.
http://artinstituteofchicago.org
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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.
http://www.chicago-botanic.org
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Quality exhibits and activities for young minds. All ages. $0-14, Free Th 5-8p. 10a-5p.
Chicago Children's Museum, 312/527-1000, Navy Pier.
http://chicagochildrensmuseum.org
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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.
http://www.fmnh.org
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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.
http://www.imss.org
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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.
http://www.lpzoo.com
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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.
http://www.msichicago.org
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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.
http://SheddAquarium.org
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