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contents March 9, 2018 Issue
features 4 ALVIN AILEY DANCE HITS TOWN
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns for its annual engagement at the Auditorium Theatre March 7-11.
10 CITY SCENE
Chicago combines amazing things to see and do with countless ways to see and do them. Every day is another opportunity to experience it all.
14 SHOPPING FINDS
From incredible deals and one-of-a-kind pieces to high-end fashions, Chicago has something for shoppers of every persuasion.
5 EVENTS 11 SIGHTS 15 SHOPPING
27 DINING 35 NIGHTLIFE 37 ON STAGE
13 METRO NORTH 25 SUBURBAN 19 METRO
26 CULINARY ADVENTURES 34 AFTER DARK
Every cuisine, every budget, every neighborhood, Chicago’s restaurant scene has you covered.
When the sun goes down, Chicago really heats up!From the bright lights of the stage to the low lights of Chicago’s intimate clubs, the city is alive.
38 EVERYTHING IS GREENER
The Chicago Flower & Garden Show hits Navy Pier March 14-18. keymagazinechicago.com
Alvin Ailey dance returns through March 11
Six breathtaking performances are on the docket for March 7-11 during Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s annual engagement at the Auditorium Theatre, the company’s home for nearly five decades. Featured are a total of three different programs of relevant, stirring new works, including the Chicago premiere of Jamar Roberts’ Members Don’t Get Weary, which was labeled “striking” by the New York Times, as well as a new production of Chicagoraised choreographer Talley Beatty’s Stack-Up. Every performance ends with Alvin Ailey’s Revelations, considered a “modern classic” that has been enjoyed by more people than any other contemporary dance work. Alvin Ailey has six performances from March 7-11. Call 312-341-2300 or visit AuditoriumTheatre.org for ticket information. 4
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FRIDAY Emmanuel Krivine leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program of Mussorgsky, Debussy and Shostakovich (with guest violinist Leonidas Kavakos) at Symphony Center. Today at 1:30pm, Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. $39-$217. 220 S. Michigan, 312.294.3000. Dine in style on this meatless Lenten Friday with dozens of delicious fresh seafood selections at Catch 35. 35 W. Wacker, 312.346.3500.
in chicago A Toast to the Gilded Age, an evening of history, music and cocktails, tonight at the Driehaus Museum. 7:15pm-10pm. $75. 40 E. Erie, 312.482.8933.
Pop superstar Demi Lovato hits town with hitmaker-of-themoment DJ Khaled tonight at the Allstate Arena. 7:30pm. $49.99-$124.99. 6920 Mannheim in Rosemont, 847.635.6601.
It’s never too early to start celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, as evidenced by tonight’s preemptive Forever Green party, featuring live DJ entertainment and traditional Irish music and dancing at the Chicago Cultural Center. 6:30pm11pm. $65 (21+). 78 E. Washington, 312.744.6630.
No need to sell your soul to enjoy a night of great opera. A ticket to the Lyric Opera of Chicago production of the Gounod masterpiece Faust will do the trick at the Civic Opera House. Tonight, Monday and Thursday at 7:30pm. $17-$319. 20 N. Wacker, 312.827.5600.
Explore the history of the Prohibition-era speakeasy during
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater troupe
presents a program of inspiring new works this weekend at the Auditorium Theatre. Tonight at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. $41-$120. 50 E. Congress, 312.341.2310. Rising star singer Cecile McLorin Salvant and veteran pianist Bill Charlap team up for a powerhouse double bill of jazz tonight at Symphony Center. 8pm. $28-$89. 220 S. Michigan, 312.294.3000. On the heels of powerful recent performances at the Super Bowl and the Grammy Awards, international pop icon P!nk settles in for two big nights at the United Center. Tonight and Saturday at 8pm. $45-$175. 1901 W. Madison, 312.455.4500.
Saturday at 6pm and 9pm. $59. 5400 N. River in Rosemont, 847.671.5100.
Marvel at a display of 10,000 orchids in bloom in an homage to the rich culture of Asia and its stunning array of native orchids during the ongoing Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden. 10am-4pm. Adults, $12, kids (3-12), $10. 1000 Lake Cook in suburban Glencoe, 847.835.5440.
Funnyman Sebastian Maniscalco performs two nights of hilarious standup at the Rosemont Theatre. Tonight at 8pm and 5
THIS WEEK Explore some of Chicago’s most remarkable buildings from the unique perspective of the elevated trains and station platforms on the Elevated Architecture tour from the Chicago Architecture Foundation. 2:30pm-4:30pm. $20. 224 S. Michigan, 312.922.3432. Singers Susan Graham, Nathan Gunn and Kate Baldwin tackle the monumental songbook of one of the giants of American music in Celebrating 100 Years of Bernstein tonight at the Civic Opera House. 7:30pm. $32-$149. 20 N. Wacker, 312.827.5600. Grateful Dead founders Bob Weir and Phil Lesh team up as Bobby & Phil for an evening of back-to-back acoustic and electric sets at the Chicago Theatre. Tonight and Sunday at 8pm. $99.50. 175 N. State, 312.462.6300.
It’s a tour de force of burlesque, comedy, circus, vaudeville and music during tonight’s Big SEXY Show at The Comedy Bar, inside Gino’s East River North. 11pm. $20. 500 N. LaSalle, 312.836.0499.
skating in Millennium Park. 10am-9pm. Skating is FREE, skate rental is $12. Michigan and Washington, 312.744.3316.
Can we get an “amen?” Get your Sunday started on an uplifting note with a delicious southern buffet and rousing live gospel music at the popular House of Blues Gospel Brunch. 10am and 12:30pm. Adults, $43; kids (6-12), $25. 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000. If the weather holds up, today will be the last chance this season to take a few laps around the ideally situated McCormick Tribune Ice Rink during public ice
Sweet Tap Chicago explores the improvisational connections between live music and dance in a pair of toe-tapping performances today at City Winery. 3pm and 7pm. $40. 1200 W. Randolph, 312.733.9463.
It’s an Original Six matchup over brunch this morning, as the Chicago Blackhawks hit the ice to take on the Boston Bruins at the United Center. 11:30am. 1901 W. Madison, 312.455.7000. A week before the “official” city parade, today’s long-running and family-friendly South Side Irish Parade steps off in the city’s Beverly neighborhood. 12pm. FREE. On Western between 103rd and 115th, 773.916.7747.
Canadian singersongwriter Valerie Anne Poxleitner — better known as Lights — brings her electropop confections tot the House of Blues. 5:30pm. $23.50-$28.50. 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000. The Chicago Sinfonietta plays a program entitled Hear Me Roar, an evening of works focusing on female conductors and soloists at Symphony Center. 7:30pm. $10$62. 220 S. Michigan, 312.284.1552.
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MARCH 7–11, 2018 AuditoriumTheatre.org 312.341.2300
THE THEATRE FOR THE PEOPLE Michael Jackson, Jr., photo by Andrew Eccles.
Tonight’s Wine and Wildlife event is a chance to relax and socialize while learning about the important work of the veterinary staff at Lincoln Park Zoo. 6pm-8pm. $17 (18+). 2200 N. Cannon, 312.742.2056. One of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time comes to life on stage, as the pre-Broadway tryout of the brandnew Pretty Woman: The Musical opens tonight at the Oriental Theatre. 7:30pm. $50$90. 24 W. Randolph, 312.977.1700. The Lyric Opera of Chicago explores the pleasures and perils of the game of love in Mozart’s sophisticated, thought-provoking classic Cosi fan tutte at the Civic Opera House. Tonight and Friday at 7:30pm. $20$289. 20 N. Wacker, 312.827.5600.
WEDNESDAY Think spring and join thousands of gardening enthusiasts looking to cure that cabin fever by discovering the unique role flowers, plants
and gardens play in the stories of our lives amid the 24 model gardens and dozens of presentations at the annual Chicago Flower and Garden Show, opening today at Navy Pier. 10am-8pm. Adults, $10-$17; kids (4-12), $5. 600 E. Grand, 312.595.7437. See our feature on page 38. With Glenn Frey’s son Deacon filling in for his late father and country veteran Vince Gill joining the mix, legendary rockers The Eagles take the stage tonight at the United Center. 8pm. $60-$240. 1901 W. Madison, 312.455.4500. Impressionistic jazz pianist Dennis Luxion joins romantic vocalist Petra van Nuis to present Night People, an intimate evening of songs that celebrate and embrace the beauty of night, tonight at PianoForte Chicago. 8pm. $20. 1335 S. Michigan, 312.291.0291.
arcade titles and a live match of Cards Against Humanity, there’s something for every fun-loving taste at Game Night, tonight’s adults-only cocktailsand-science Adler After Dark event at the Adler Planetarium. 6pm-10pm. $25 (21+). 1300 S. Lake Shore, 312.922.7827. Get in the St. Pat’s spirit as celebrated Irish tenor Paddy Homan explores Ireland’s rich history through traditional music and storytelling tonight at the Driehaus Museum. 6pm and 8pm. $40. 40 E. Erie, 312.482.8933. Maestro Ricardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and guest soloists Robert Chen and Paul Neubauer in a program of Mozart and Haydn tonight at Symphony Center. 8pm. $39$220. 220 S. Michigan, 312.294.3000. Rock your vocal cords with a big power ballad and get your courage up with some great drink specials during Live Band Karaoke tonight at Hard Rock Café. 9pm. FREE. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252.
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From trivia contests and giant Jenga to classic
Roll Tour into town tonight at the United Center. 7:30pm. $39.50-$89.50. 1901 W. Madison, 312.455.4500.
Direct from Broadway, the breakout star of the sensational The Illusionists brings his signature style to the stage in The Magic of Adam Trent tonight at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. 8pm. $32$72. 151 W. Randolph, 312.384.1502. Celebrate the weekend with live music, interactive performances, fun art activities and afterhours access to great exhibits during tonight’s After Dark event in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. 9pm. $35 (21+). 159 E. Monroe, 312.443.3600.
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KEY Magazine welcomes all attendees of the 2018 International Home + Housewares Show
DRINK. PARTY. R E S E R VAT I O N S 312.340.5636 9 W KINZIE ST S T K H O U S E .C O M
Chicago’s McCormick Place is the place to be this week for the International Home + Housewares Show, which features more than 2,200 exhibitors, including an estimated 400 new companies exhibiting for the first time. The show kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 10 and closes at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13. Be sure to take advantage of the numerous services that are offered to make your experience as productive as possible, including the free bus transportation to and from the event each day. This year’s show will feature a new preshow event on Saturday, an expanded IHA Smart Home Pavilion and a focus on building careers in the housewares industry through an increased Experience Day program. To make your life easier, download the show’s mobile app, IH+HS 2018 from m.housewares.org, or visit www. Housewares.org and search Housewares Connect 365 to download a list of exhibitors, company contact information, complete floor plans, product catalogs and new product photos and videos. Let KEY This Week in Chicago be your guide during your stay. We look forward to seeing you.
The Skydeck at Willis Tower
CHICAGO COMBINES AMAZING THINGS TO SEE AND DO WITH COUNTLESS WAYS TO SEE AND DO THEM. EVERY DAY IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE SOMETHING YOU’LL NEVER FORGET, SO DON’T WASTE A MINUTE...
THE SKYDECK AT WILLIS TOWER
Enjoy views from the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower, some 1,353 feet up in the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, complete with interactive kiosks and exhibits. Fact: You can see four different states on a clear day. And don’t forget to test your will with a stroll out on “The Ledge,” where glass bays extend out four feet from the Skydeck to provide a truly unique view of the city. Open 365 days a year, from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. March-September. 233 S. Wacker Dr., with the Skydeck entrance on Franklin. TheSkydeck.com
This quaint, approachable north-side community, located about seven miles north of downtown, is the kind of neighborhood you could lose an entire Saturday in — and enjoy every minute of it. With its strong Swedish roots, diverse foundation, small-town charm and impressive collection of parks, galleries, restaurants, bars and shopping opportunities, you may not be in a hurry to head back to your hotel. Andersonville.org 10
Built back in 1916 as part of Daniel Burnham’s original plan for Chicago, Navy Pier has welcomed more than 180 million visitors since 1995. We’re talking 50 acres of unparalleled attractions, restaurants and familyfriendly experiences to make your visit complete. Home to the AMC Navy Pier IMAX Theatre, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the Chicago Children’s Museum, Crystal Gardens, Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze and Miller Lite Beer Garden, it’s also the place to catch a variety of boat cruises, grab a bite at a variety of eateries, or enjoy an Instagram-worthy view aboard the iconic Centennial Wheel that climbs to a height of nearly 200 feet. NavyPier.org
BIG BUS TOURS
Big Bus Tours is the largest operator of open-top sightseeing tours in the world, showing off the sights in 19 cities across three continents. Their sightseeing formula is a simple yet important one: provide a flexible approach to city discovery. Hop-on, hop-off opportunities at 14 different Chicago landmarks help with that idea, and with buses passing every 25-30 minutes, it’s easy to experience as much as possible while you’re here. 877.285.4796. BigBusTours.com
showcasing live music and visual arts.
360 CHICAGO 875 N. Michigan, 312.751.3681 (J-26) Mag Mile Get a bird’s eye view of the Windy City from more than 1,000 feet above the Magnificent Mile. The interactive TILT feature is the city’s latest rage.
M ILLENNIUM PARK Michigan & Randolph, 312.742.1168 (K-33) Millennium Park One of Chicago’s most popular attractions, complete with the iconic Cloud Gate, Crown Fountain, Lurie Garden and Jay Pritzker Pavilion. McComick Tribune Ice Rink is scheduled to open for the 2017/2018 season on November 17th, weather permitting.
ANDERSONVILLE 5200-5600 N. Clark, 773.728.2995 (N. of H-1) Edgewater Known for its 19th century row houses, charming antique shops, cafes and cool furniture stores. The neighborhood’s Swedish heritage is evident in its quaint restaurants and bakeries. CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER 78 E. Washington, 312.744.6630 (I-34) Loop Housed in a Chicago landmark building, this cultural gem presents free public events and informative programs
NAVY PIER 600 E. Grand, 312.595.PIER (N-30) Streeterville Celebrating 100 years this landmark houses more than 50 acres of shops, restaurants, rides and attractions, including the Chicago Shakespeare Theater and more... SKYDECK CHICAGO 233 S. Wacker, 312.875.9696 (G-36) Loop Step onto “The Ledge,” a glass-bottom balcony
on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower. You’ll see the most expansive view of the city... and 1,353 feet down below.
MUSEUMS ADLER PLANETARIUM 1300 S. Lake Shore, 312.922.STAR (N-43) Museum Campus Observe galaxies far, far away at the Midwest’s leading museum for astronomy and space exploration and the first modern planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. You’re visit is sure to be out of this world!
AMERICAN WRITERS MUSEUM 180 N. Michigan 312.374.8790 (J-33) Loop This unique institution celebrates the power of the written word with a variety of handson and interactive exhibits that offer a reminder of the impact of America’s greatest authors. THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO 111 S. Michigan, 312.443.3600 (J-35) Loop This gem lays claim to one of the greatest collections of impressionist and
SIGHTS THE DUSABLE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY 740 E. 56th, 773.947.0600 (S. of M-54) Hyde Park Special exhibits and cultural art programs cover centuries of African and African American history, in one of the most notable museums dedicated to its preservation.
The Art Institute of Chicago
postimpressionist paintings in the world. The perennially popular Modern Wing promises surprises around every corner. CHICAGO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM 700 E. Grand, Navy Pier, 312.527.1000 (N-31) Streeterville Dig for dinosaur bones or partake in free family art workshops every day of the week. The Skyline exhibit explores the monumental feats of Chicago’s famed architecture. THE DRIEHAUS MUSEUM 40 E. Erie, 312.482.8933 (J-27) Gold Coast Glimpse into a storied past in one of the grandest residential buildings of Chicago’s 19th Century, a meticulously preserved home that serves as a jewel of architectural splendor. 12
THE FIELD MUSEUM 1400 S. Lake Shore, 312.922.9410 (K-44) Museum Campus Founded in 1893 this museum is home to Chicago’s favorite dinosaur, Sue, the largest and most complete T-Rex fossil ever found. Be sure to catch the Museum’s latest, Jurassic World: The Exhibition. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART 220 E. Chicago, 312.280.2660 (K-27) Streeterville Championing the provocative side of contemporary art and culture, the MCA is one of the largest museums dedicated to art. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY 5700 S. Lake Shore, 773.684.1414 (S. of P-54) Hyde Park The museum once played headquarters to Chicago’s Columbian Exposition. Feast your attention on 14 acres of exquisitely preserved ruins and exhibits. Find your inner builder at their “hands-on” exhibit, Brick by Brick.
THE PEGGY NOTEBAERT NATURE MUSEUM 2430 N. Cannon, 773.755.5100 (G-14) Lincoln Park This local gem is dedicated to expanding the public’s knowledge of nature and environmental science. SHEDD AQUARIUM 1200 S. Lake Shore, 312.939.2438 (L-43) Museum Campus Chicago’s exotic water world features more than 20,000 animals and marine life, including dolphins and sharks.
TOURS BY LAND CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION 224 S. Michigan, 312.922.3432 (J-36) Loop This cultural ambassador offers upwards of 85 unique tours and programs that run the gamut from skyscrapers, to the houses of Frank Lloyd Wright. CHICAGO CRIME TOURS 163 E. Pearson, 312.888.6224 (K-27) Streeterville Sit back and relax comfortably on a
climate controlled bus and enjoy seeing famous Chicago crime scenes from the 19th century through modern times. CHICAGO DETOURS 312.350.1131 chicagodetours.com Step inside stunning lobbies, Chicago’s underground pedway, and historic bars on our fun and educational walking tours. Come see why we have five stars on both Yelp and TripAdvisor.
TRANSPORTATION GO AIRPORT EXPRESS 888.2THE.VAN Enjoy comfortable, economic transportation from both airports—24 hours, seven days a week, all year long.
ZOOS LINCOLN PARK ZOO 2200 N. Cannon, 312.742.2000. (H-17) Lincoln Park Spy the animals of Africa in the Regenstein African Journey or flying critters in the McCormick Bird House at these 35 acres of zoological gardens.
Irving Park (4000 N.)
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North Ave. (1600 N.)
Best Western 773.244.3434 (E-6) CitySuites 773.404.3400 (D-8) Days Inn 773.525.7010 (E-10) Hotel Lincoln 312.254.4700 (G-18) Inn of Lincoln Park 773.348.2810 (F-11) 6 The Majestic 773.404.3499 (F-5) 7 The Willows 773.528.8400 (F-10)
Halsted (800 W.)
Lover’s Lane Location
Diversey (2800 N.) 5 Schubert
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Victory Gardens Theatre
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Bissell Fremont Dayton Halsted (800 W.) Burling Orchard
Magnolia Racine (1200 W.) Clifton Seminary
Montana Apollo Theater Fullerton (2400 N.) De Paul University
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Comedy Sportz Theatre Briar Street Theatre Briar
Magnolia Racine (1200 W.)
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Ashland (1600 W.) Bosworth Greenview
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NUMBERS TO KNOW 800.247.8726 800.433.7300 800.USA.RAIL 800.247.9297 312.929.4492
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FROM INCREDIBLE DEALS TO HIGH-END TIME PIECES AND ONE-OF-A-KIND PIECES OF ART... SHOPPERS OF EVERY PERSUASION WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH CHICAGOLAND’S DIVERSE AND BOUNTIFUL RETAIL LANDSCAPE.
Whether you’re looking for accessories like a backpack or hat; clothes like a hoodie, tights or basketball shorts; or the very latest in running shoes, Lebron James’ specialties with Air Max cushioning, or cleats for your son’s soccer league, this is the one-stop shop for all your big-brand needs. Have questions? Snag a dedicated “Nike expert” to help connect you with the hottest and best products or performance tips. 669 N. Michigan. 312-642-6363.
Looking to add a bit of glamour to your wardrobe without putting a dent in your credit card? Celebrating 24 years in the business and located just steps from the Magnificient Mile is Chicago’s most exclusive consignment boutique, loaded with high-end pieces from luxury labels such as Lois Vuitton, Chanel, Prada, Gucci and more — often at a savings of more than 50 percent off retail prices. 658 N. Dearborn. 312-587-3312. DesignerResaleChicago.com 14
CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION STORE
Founded in 1966, the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is a non-profit cultural organization offering exhibitions, tours, programs and events for all ages. Utilizing the skills and passion of 450 volunteer docents and educators, CAF shares the stories of the city’s architecture with more than a half million Chicagoans and visitors each year. The awardwinning store offers everything from architecturefocused apparel and books to housewares, arts and crafts, building toys, puzzles and games. Proceeds from CAF’s tours and store support their educational mission. 224 S. Michigan. 312-322-1132. Architecture.org
At Smitten Boutique, located in Chicago’s thriving West Loop neighborhood, they like to say they “specialize in the milestones of your life.” It’s a custom invitation paper studio that also incorporates wedding necessities as well as engagement, home and baby gifts. Especially enticing are all the personalized possibilities — coasters, stationary boxes, baby blankets, etc. The layout of the store is neat and organized, making it way too easy to find things you’ll want for yourself, let alone for a bride or new baby. 1047 W. Madison. SmittenBoutique.com
ART & ANTIQUES JOEL OPPENHEIMER 10 E. Ohio, 312.642.5300 (G-29) River North Browse a stunning array of the finest examples of prints and paintings from the golden age of natural history art. Archival framing and nationally recognized art conservation and restoration services are also available.
CLOTHING DESIGNER RESALE OF CHICAGO 658 N. Dearborn, 312.587.3312 (H-29) River North Chicago’s best-kept secret/women’s consignment boutique carries high-end designer labels including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Christian Louboutin and more, all at bargain prices.
fashion choices and hundreds of upscale brands for men, women and children. MACY’S 111 N. State, 312.781.1000 (I-34) Loop 835 N. Michigan, 312.335.7787 (J-26) Mag Mile Top fashions and accessories for men, women and children, as well as an expansive collection of home furnishings for your shopping pleasure. NORDSTROM 520 N. Michigan, 312.464.1515 (J-30) Mag Mile This department store’s highlights include a professional grade cosmetics section and the seemingly endless shoe department.
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MASSAGE & SPA DQ LUXURY 910 S. Michigan 312.986.8091 (J-41) South Loop Who needs a little pampering? Whether you need to work out the stresses of the day with a relaxing reflexology massage or prepare for a big night out with a fabulous nail treatment, this is a one-stop shop for treating yourself right.
SHOPPING MALLS 900 NORTH MICHIGAN SHOPS 900 N. Michigan, 312.915.3900 (J-27) Mag Mile Bloomingdale’s serves as the cornerstone of more than 70 shops, including Lotton Gallery.
big names, dining abounds with a Latin flair at Latinicity and entertainment at AMC’s Dine-In Theatre. THE SHOPS AT NORTH BRIDGE 520 N. Michigan, 312.327.2300 (J-30) Mag Mile Do the math: 5 hotels, 50 specialty shops and 20 restaurants. Friendly neighbors, Nordstrom and Eataly, sit just around the corner.
WATER TOWER PLACE 835-845 N. Michigan, RAZNY JEWELERS 312.440.3166 109 E. Oak, (J-27) Mag Mile 312.663.8500 From American Girl DEPARTMENT (I-25) Gold Coast BLOCK 37 Place and Macy’s to STORES This Euro-style Patek 108 N. State, Harry Caray’s 7th Inning BLOOMINGDALE’S Philippe and Rolex 312.261.4700 Stretch and the Chicago 900 N. Michigan, boutique is Chicago’s (I-34) Loop Sports Museum, this 312.440.4460 favorite for fine Swiss Shop four stories of stalwart lays claim to (J-26) MagPg. MileDesigner Resale timepieces. Stop retail heaven:7:36 Sephora more Quarter Ad-02.qxp_Layout 1 8/1/16 AM Page 1 than 100 shops Offering exceptional in today for good and Zara are just two and restaurants.
Designer Resale of Chicago Featuring Chanel • Hermés • Louis Vuitton Gucci • Prada 658 N. Dearborn, Chicago 312-587-3312 DesignerResaleChicago.com
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lotions overwhelm the senses, turning up the heat for all the lovers.
HOUSE OF BLUES COMPANY STORE 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000 (H-32) River North After you catch a show or a great meal, take home your very own piece of the HOB from the adjacent retail shop.
ROCK SHOP AT HARD ROCK CAFÉ 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252 (H-29) River North Stock up on vintage tees, jackets, hats and collectables just like the rock star you’ve always wanted to be.
LOVER’S LANE 955 W. Diversey, 888.744.LOVE (E-11) Lincoln Park 4453 Harlem Ave., 708.457.1620 (Suburban) O’Hare 10420 S. Cicero Ave., 708.229.2585 (Suburban) Midway More than 30 outlets (16 in Chicagoland) keeps the passion burning. Lingerie, romantic gifts, sexy menswear, and
T-MOBILE 700 N. Michigan, 312.219.8802 (J-28) Mag Mile Experience America’s Un-Carrier at the T-Mobile Mag Mile flagship store for your talk, text and data needs including our $30 TOURIST PLAN - 21 DAYS in the U.S. with 4G LTE Data, unlimited text to 140 countries/ destinations.
Labriola Ristorante and Café
EVERY CUISINE, EVERY BUDGET, EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD, CHICAGO’S RESTAURANT SCENE HAS YOU COVERED. FROM FINE DINING TO CLASSIC COMFORT FOOD, YOUR VISIT TO CHICAGO IS SURE TO BE IN GOOD TASTE.
LABRIOLA RISTORANTE AND CAFÉ
It’s true that man cannot live on bread alone, but the wonderful freshly baked loaves here may tempt you to give it a try. Of course, then you’d be missing out on the Stan’s donuts, salads, soups, sandwiches, pastas, burgers, Neopolitan pizza, great brunch fare and other upscale Italian specialties that help make this one of the most diverse and satisfying options on the Mag Mile. Enjoy either the casual café or the more intimate restaurant with a higher-end menu. 535 N. Michigan. 312-955-3100. LaBriolaCafe.com
MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY
Since opening the first location in downtown Chicago in 1991, Maggiano’s has strived to make its experience reminiscent of a Sunday-night dinner at your grandmother’s house. Comfortable, familystyle dining has always been at the forefront of Maggiano’s atmosphere, and the hearty Italian recipes are authentic and simple. And large. You can’t go wrong sharing any number of menu items with your table, but Johnny’s carbonara and the veal marsala hold a special place in our hearts. 516 N. Clark. 312-644-7700. Maggianos.com
Chicago is no stranger to quality steakhouses, but STK, the high-end international chain, takes things a step further, promising a “vibe-driven dining experience” by artfully blending a chic lounge and modern steakhouse into one dynamic space. In other words, with a sleek bar, modern décor, strong cocktail list and a DJ spinning tunes late 26
into the evening, this is not exactly your father’s steakhouse. The curved booths in the dining room are ideal when settling in for a bone-in filet or dry-aged 34-ounce tomahawk and some spicy broccolini or parmesan truffle fries. Don’t forget to save room for one of their specialty desserts like the apple crumb cake or donuts with spiced chocolate and raspberry sauce. 9 W. Kinzie. 312340-5636. STKHouse.com
BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO. RESTAURANT AND MARKET
The first restaurant in the Bubba Gump empire opened in California in 1996, and the Bubba Gump chain has since expanded to more than 40 locations worldwide, serving up a delectable menu full of seafood combination favorites. Start things off with appetizers like Mama Blue’s shrimp gumbo or the seafood hush pups, made of hand-rolled shrimp and fish with golden corn, all deep fried and served with handmade remoulade dipping sauce. From there, the choices are plenty, whether you’re a fan of steamed crab legs, pan-seared flounder, bourbon-glazed salmon or tender shrimp boiled with butter, garlic and spices served over jasmine rice New Orleans-style. 700 E. Grand Ave. on Navy Pier. 312-252-4867. BubbaGump.com
AMERICAN HARD ROCK CAFÉ 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252 (H-29) River North Marvel at the fabled memorabilia of the music gods. Salads, burgers and fries on the menu, but prime billing includes the smokehouse sammies, courtesy of the café’s in-house smokers. HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000 (H-32) River North Whether you’re in the mood for jambalya, slow smoked St. Louis ribs, juicy steaks or a delicious burger there’s a little something for every rockstar on this menu. HUTCH AMERICAN CAFE 416 W. Ontario, 312.300.4195 (F-29) River North When the weekend only strictures of a traditional brunch are too confining, be thankful for this cozy River North spot, where they dish up sandwiches, omelets, salads, waffles and more brunch favorites all week long. LLOYDS 1 S. Wacker, 312.407.6900 (H-35) Loop A hop skip and a jump away from the Lyric Opera. The menu offers classy American comfort cuisine in its main dining room. Favorite include the half pound hamburger and the succulent steak sandwich.
POP’S ITALIAN BEEF 157 W. North 312.265.0232 (I-20) Old Town A south-side fast food favorite for 37 years now calls the Old Town neighborhood home, serving up critically acclaimed Italian beef, sausage, grilled chicken, burgers, hot dogs, salads, shakes and more. Eat like a local, or a Chicagoan. RUDY’S BAR & GRILLE 69 E. Madison, 312.332.8111 (J-35) Loop Located a stone’s throw from Millennium Park Rudy’s is home of the famous milkshake martini made with Smirnoff Vodkas and several varieties of Homers ice Cream flavors. Need we say more? SAFEHOUSE CHICAGO 60 E. Ontario, 312.313.1007 (I-29) River North A covert entertainment and dining destination where your evening of intrigue will involve finding clues and completing a one-of-a kind mission – all while enjoying innovative culinary and cocktail creations. THE DEARBORN 145 N. Dearborn 312.384.1242 (I-33) Loop From sophisticated classics with an eclectic twist to essential Chicago favorites, this urban American tavern is your go-to spot for a night out in the Loop.
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STAN’S DONUTS & COFFEE 535 N. Michigan, 312.955.3100 (J-29) Mag Mile 259 E. Erie Ste. 100, 312.255.1130 (K-29) Streeterville 1560 N. Damen, 773.360.7386 (A-20) Wicker Park 3300 N. Broadway, 773.883.4764 (A-7) Lake View 2800 N. Clark, 773.868.0173 (F-10) East Lake View 26 E. Roosevelt 312.834.0700 (I-43) South Loop From the freshly baked peanut butter pockets to the lemon pistachio old fashioneds, Stan’s has your morning fix covered. SUGAR BLISS PATISSERIE & CAKE BOUTIQUE 122 S. Wabash, 312.997.5872 (I-36) Loop 115 N. Wabash 312.845.9669 (I-36) Loop This European-inspired patisserie serves up a full line of both classic and contemporary baked goods, as well as assorted beverages.
BRAZILIAN FOGO DE CHAO 661 N. LaSalle, 312.932.9330 (H-29) River North Experience the traditional flavors and customs of authentic Brazilian churrasco, as a rotating team of gauchos serves up 28
an endless parade of delicious meat options. TEXAS DE BRAZIL 210 E. Illinois, 312.595.0913 (K-27) Mag Mile Authentic Brazilian “Churrascaria” combines the best ingredients of Southern Brazil with the generous spirit of Texas. Pair award-winning wines with a carnivore’s delight of succulent meats; including an endless parade of seasoned beef, lamb, and pork; and you’ve got yourself a meal to remember.
BREAKFAST ELEVEN CITY DINER 1112 S. Wabash, 312.212.1112 (I-42) South Loop Breakfast is served all day at this old-school diner-meets-Jewish deli. Enjoy pancakes from scratch, the delicious bagel and lox, or savor the flavor of their mile high pastrami sandwiches, complete with kosher pickles. WEST EGG CAFÉ 620 N. Fairbanks, 312.280.8366 (K-29) Streeterville Dubbed “the quintessential American diner,” this Chicago institution, cookin’ up breakfast since 1988, prides itself on the art of casual dining. Traditional breakfast food comes laced Italian, Greek and Tex- Mex influence while a hoddle of hot coffee awaits every table. The line outside is a great recommendation too.
This European-inspired patisserie serves up a full line of both classic and contemporary baked goods, as well as assorted beverages.
ELEVEN CITY DINER 1112 S. Wabash, 312.212.1112 (I-42) South Loop Chicago’s favorite Old school diner-meetsJewish deli. You’ll savor the flavor of mile high pastrami and cornedbeef sandwiches, complete with kosher pickles, or Latkes (potato pancakes) from scratch. As a rule, breakfast is served all day, every day.
DESSERT GHIRADELLI CHOCOLATE 400 N. Michigan 312.923.0168 (J-30) Mag Mile From the famous San Francisco company’s rich chocolate goodies to an array of ice cream creations, there’s something for every sweet tooth at this Mag Mile outpost. SUGAR BLISS PATISSERIE & CAKE BOUTIQUE 122 S. Wabash, 312.997.5872 (I-36) Loop 115 N. Wabash, 312.845.9669 (I-36) Loop
THE BERGHOFF 17 W. Adams, 312.427.3170 (I-36) Loop This loop favorite has been part of Chicago’s dining scene for more than a century, serving traditional German cuisine & steins of beer in an old-world setting.
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GREEK ISLANDS 200 S. Halsted, 312.782.9855 (D-37) Greektown Waiters frequently cry “Opa!” at Greektown’s anchor establishment. You’re sure to satisfy your hunger with more than 100 dishes on the menu.
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CHICAGO CURRY HOUSE 899 S. Plymouth, 312.362.9999 (I-41) South Loop Bringing out the flavors of India and Nepal. Delight in mouthwatering cuisine and an extensive wine list. INDIA HOUSE 59 W. Grand, 312.645.9500 (I-30) River North The centerpiece glassenclosed tandoor oven does the heavy
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LABRIOLA RISTORANTE & CAFÉ 535 N. Michigan, 312.955.3100 (J-30) Mag Mile Choose from a wide variety of pastas, steaks, chops, seafood and antipasto – along with plenty of their famous bread – at this charming addition to the Mag Mile dining scene.
MAGGIANO’S 516 N. Clark, 312.644.7700 (H-30) River North With big bowls of pasta, big cuts of meat and big slabs of lasagna that all feel right at home in the City of Big Shoulders, this River North staple has long been a favorite for just the right combination of boisterous Italian love and comfort.
CLUB LUCKY 1824 W. Wabansia, 773.227.2300 (A-19) Bucktown LA CANTINA You’ll feel like you’re ITALIAN CHOPHOUSE in a 1940s Italian 71 W. Monroe, supper club and PIZANO’S 312.332.7005 cocktail lounge at PIZZA & PASTA (H-36) Loop this Bucktown spot, 864 N. State, Feeding the masses which has been 312.751.1766 since 1927, the lower serving generous (I-26) Gold Coast level of the Italian Village portions for 25 years. 61 E. Madison, Restaurants serves House specialties pair 312.236.1777 steaks and seafood from nicely with the club’s (I-35) Loop all regions of Italy. The famous martinis. In the words of Frank company wine cellar Enjoy their “Must See” Sinatra, “A day without boasts a whopping award winning holiday Pizano’s pasta is like a 35,000- bottle-plus wine 8:55 decorations, startingAd.qxp_Layout day without Haf Pg. Pizano's 1 9/15/15 AM Pagesunshine.” 1 collection. November 18th. Brighten your day with
homemade gnocchi, but save room for thincrust pizza voted #1 by the Oprah show. THE VILLAGE 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005 (H-36) Loop Northern Italian cuisine figures prominently in this intimate setting, complete with cozy nooks and murals. The veteran servers keep you feeling at home. VIVERE 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005 (H-36) Loop Executive Chef James Giacometti takes eaters on a journey across the landscapeof Italy. Esquire and Wine Spectator have both raved of the housemade pasta, seafood and tender meats.
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JAPANESE BENIHANA 875 N. Michigan 312.780.3110 (J-26) Gold Coast Enjoy the hottest dinner and a show in town, as entertaining chefs cook up your meal with theatrical flair at the communal hibachi tables.
LATIN LATINICITY 108 N. State, level 3 312.795.4444 (I-34) Loop This truly unique dining experience inside of Block 37 brings the flavors of Latin America, Spain and Portugal to the heart of Chicago.
NEPALESE CHICAGO CURRY HOUSE 899 S. Plymouth, 312.362.9999 (I-41) South Loop With a high Zagat rating and “Best Of Chicago” from Local. com, this stalwart preserves the flavors of India and Nepal. Guests enjoy classics like “momo,” (dumplings with sauce) “dal-bhaat” (rice and lentils); an extensive wine list and relaxing ambiance. NEPAL HOUSE 1301 S. Michigan, 312.922.0601 (J-44) South Loop The owner of Chicago Curry House presents his newest fine dining establishment.
The eatery serves a delicious spread of Nepalese and Indian food. Take advantage of the all-you-can eat buffet Tuesday through Sunday.
PIZZA GINO’S EAST 162 E. Superior, 312.266.DEEP (H-29) Streeterville 500 N. LaSalle, 312.988.4200 (K-28) River North 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818 (I-38) South Loop 1659 W. 21st Street, 312.226.8770 (A-49)Pilsen A Chicago tradition since 1966, Gino’s world-famous deepdish features a golden crust, fresh vineripened tomatoes and your choice of delicious toppings, try the Gino’s Supreme! LABRIOLA RISTORANTE & CAFÉ 535 N. Michigan, 312.955.3100 (J-30) Mag Mile “The Best Deep-Dish” in the city is emerging from the ovens here, featuring great varieties ranging simple to spectacular they offer something for every taste. keymagazinechicago.com
DINING LOU MALNATI’S PIZZERIA 805 S. State, 312.786.1000 (I-40) South Loop 439 N. Wells, 312.828.9800 (H-30) River North 1120 N. State, 312.725.7777 (I-24) Gold Coast One of the city’s foremost cathedrals for deep-dish pizza comes courtesy of a recipe handed down from generation to generation. FYI, pizza lovers: All pies handmade from scratch. PIZANO’S PIZZA & PASTA 864 N. State, 312.751.1766 (I-26) Gold Coast 61 E. Madison, 312.236.1777 Half Pg. Rudy's Ad.qxp_Layout 1 9/15/15 9:28(I-35) AM Loop Page 1 In the words Frank
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Sinatra, “A day without Pizano’s pasta is like a day without sunshine.” Brighten up your day with homemade gnocchi, but save room for thin-crust pizza. PIZANO’S PIZZA & PASTA EXPRESS 800 N. Dearborn, 855.749.2667 (I-27) River North Express focuses exclusively on delivery and carryout, serving up their famous thincrust and deep-dish pizzas, salads and burgers until 5 a.m. every night/ morning for your latenite dining needs.
SEAFOOD CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker, 312.346.3500 (I-33) Loop 35 S. Washington St.,
DINING 630.717.3500 (Suburban) Naperville Bringing Chicago the freshest seafood daily, the Chilean Sea Bass and Alaskan King Crab Legs make for big culinary hits. For meat lovers: bone-in ribeye, New York strip and filet mignon satisfy.
STEAKS AND CHOPS RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE 431 N. Dearborn, 312.321.2725 (I-31) River North Succulent cuts served on a sizzling 500 degreeplate. A spacious bar and multiple dining rooms provide the right atmosphere for casual dining, business dinners or a date night.
THAI DAO 230 E. Ohio, 312.337.0000 (J-29) Streeterville Traditional Thai décor sets the mood for a delicious family feast of pad Thai, Lard Nar and spicy beef curry. A good, quick pick for anyone in a rush. SILVER SPOON 710 N. Rush, 312.944.7100 (I-28) Gold Coast Zagat-rated fare centers on banana blossom salad and tom yum. Feeling adventurous? A dedicated menu of Thai curry is full of exotic spice.
STAR OF SIAM 11 E. Illinois, 312.670.0100 STK CHICAGO (I-30) River North 9 W. Kinzie, Specializing in crafting 312.340.5636 mouth-watering meals (I-31) River North and providing superb This sleek and decidedly customer service, Star non-traditional earned distinction as River North hotspot being voted the No. 1 encourages an all-night Thai restaurant in the city affair by offering a great according to Chicago food steakhouse, stunning critics. Its claim to fame: Third Pg.nightclub Chicago Curry popularizing House Ad.qxp_Layout 1 4/14/16 2:01 PM Page 1 bar, trendy and Thai around distinguised social scene. the country.
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WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN, CHICAGO REALLY HEATS UP! FROM THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF THE STAGE TO THE LOW LIGHTS CHICAGO’S INTIMATE CLUBS, THE CITY IS ALIVE WITH MUSIC AND EXCITEMENT ALL NIGHT LONG.
AceBounce, a concept launched in London in 2012, is an immense ping pong playground with award-winning chefs and mixologists, creating an unprecedented party experience. Partying around a ping pong table is a completely new way of going out with friends, especially when set against the venue’s stunning design and high-end finishes. Games gurus are available to organize and entertain groups with a multitude of fun options. 230 N. Clark. AceBounce.com
It doesn’t take a genius go realize the craft beer movement has officially taken over, and nowhere is this tasty trend more prevalent than right here in Chicago. Revolution Brewery has been a consistent driving force behind that with its popular AntiHero IPA and the brewpub in Logan Square, adorned with a classic tin ceiling and offering a great menu and lively, casual vibe. We recommend the bacon-fat popcorn, monster burgers, smoked pulled pork and fish and chips with a honeyjalepeno slaw. Tasty stuff indeed. Besides AntiHero, their robust, chocolaty Eugene Porter and the Bottom Up Wit, a Belgian-style wheat beer spiced with coriander and orange peel, are two other favorites. Revolution’s brewpub is at 2323 N. Milwaukee in Logan Square. The brewery, with tastings, tours and event space, is located about a mile north at 3340 N. Kedzie. www.RevBrew.com 34
BLUE MAN GROUP
Experience the acclaimed, thought-provoking, interactive performance art consisting of three blue men drumming, dancing, painting and shooting marshmallows into one another’s mouths amid strobe lights, house beats and toilet paper — plus plenty of new material involving media, touch screens and new-age technology. Described by critics as “innovative, energetic and wildly entertaining,” this is a form of entertainment that defies categorization and appeals to people of all ages. Celebrating 20 years in Chicago, performances are held at the Briar Street Theatre at 3133 N. Halsted in the Lakeview neighborhood. 773-348-4000. BlueMan.com
ELEPHANT & CASTLE
Chicago has its share of quality pubs, and this warmly decorated restaurant and bar is one of them. The one on Wabash Ave. is located only one block from Millennium Park. It is also just a short walk from the theater district (theatergoers can take advantage of their late-night menu until 11 p.m.). It isn’t just the location that makes this restaurant ideal. It also has substantial beer and wine choices and an array of tempting British and North American food for any palette. And on those chilly March days, don’t forget to cozy up next to the roaring fireplace. 185 N. Wabash, 111 W. Adams. ElephantCastle.com
ARCADE BARS H EADQUARTERS BEERCADE 213 W. Institute Place 312.291.8735 (G-27) River North Stylishly funky arcade bar with a plethora of throwback video games as well as a solid assortment of craft beers, cocktails and upscale pub fare.
BLUES CLUBS KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted, 773.477.4646 (E-13) Lincoln Park Doc Pelligrino’s multi award-winning establishment has hosted Blues greats B.B. King and Magic Slim. Mines is twice as nice: Two stages keep the variety fresh all night long.
BOWLING LOUNGES 10 PIN 330 N. State, 312.644.0300 (I-32) River North Bowl in style, and enjoy signature martinis, craft cocktails served alongside upscale American classics.
COCKTAIL LOUNGES CLUB LUCKY 1824 W. Wabansia, 773.227.2300 (A-20) Wicker Park Harkening back to supper clubs of the ‘40s, this “lucky” lounge embodies the intimate cocktail hour of generations past. Select
from a “Killer Martini” list or go classic with a handcrafted cocktail. THE FRANKLIN ROOM 675 N. Franklin, 312.445.4686 (G-28) River North This proper city tavern and Chicago speakeasy is known for its extensive whiskey selection and offers up great daily specials like half-price wine on Tuesdays and $5 whiskey boys and $1 oysters TuesdaySaturday from 56:30 p.m.
COMEDY CLUBS ZANIES 1548 N. Wells, 312.337.4027 (G-20) Old Town 5437 Park Pl. 847.813.0484 (Suburban) Rosemont Chicago’s original standup comedy club, Zanies has been nurturing top-notch local talent while bringing in some of the biggest names in comedy since 1978. Their intimate setting makes for a perfect night of laughs!
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New Covered, Heated and Comfortable Smoking Area 16 W. Ontario St. 312.640.1000 Open Nightly 7PM-4AM Saturday til 5AM www.redheadpianobar.com Business Casual Attire Required
CRAFT BEER BARS KAISER TIGER 1415 W. Randolph 312.243.3100. (D-34) West Loop This bi-level gastropub has gained steady popularity, thanks in part to its vast craft beer list, hearty eats, great views of the city and seasonal beer keymagazinechicago.com
NIGHTLIFE garden which, by the way, is home to three ice curling rinks during the winter months.
different bands every night of the week along with a casually sophisticated menu.
HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252 (H-29) River North In addition to hosting Live Band Karaoke on Thursdays, this legendary institution boasts the largest collection of rock ’n’ roll memorabilia.
EMERALD LOOP BAR & GRILL 216 N. Wabash, 312.263.0200. (I-33) Loop Pull up stool and grab a pint at the 40-foot wood bar packed with 12 beers on tap.
LIVE MUSIC ANDY’S JAZZ CLUB 11 E. Hubbard 312-642-6805 (I-31) River North One of the most respected jazz establishments in the city, this intimate lounge offers two
HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000 (H-32) River North A restaurant and concert venue known for embracing music of all genres. House of Blues also offers a unique experience for dinner guests to enjoy live music while they dine.
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PIANO BARS THE REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario, 312.640.1000 (H-29) River North Sing along to Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” or Phil Collins’ “Against All Odds,” just two of the Redhead’s regular jams keeping clientele happy nightly.
THE CHICAGO CHOP HOUSE 60 W. Ontario, 312.787.7100 (I-29) River North Residing in an immaculately restored, century-old brownstone building, this classic steakhouse carries generations of Chicago history with it. An award-winning menu and wine list match the dining room’s elegant ambiance.
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Civic Opera House 20 N. Wacker, 312-827- 5600 Lyric Opera presents Faust in an exciting new production featuring groundbreaking visual effects, March 3-21 at the Lyric Opera House. Faust tells the age-old story of a scholar who makes a deal with the devil in exchange for eternal youth. Save 20% when you use promo code KEYMAG. Visit LyricOpera.org or call 312-827-5600 for tickets today.
CIBC Theatre 18 W. Monroe, 312.384.1500 Few shows in the history of Broadway have come to Chicago with quite the anticipation, bravado and boatload of awards as this hip hop-fueled biography of America’s ﬁrst Treasury Secretary. Bristling with amazing choreography and intensely brilliant wordplay – not to mention some truly memorable melodies – this is a night of theater not soon to be forgotten. Tickets available at broadwayinchicago.com.
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
Porchlight Music Theatre 1016 N. Dearborn, 773-777-9884 Porchlight Music Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical Merrily We Roll Along Jan. 26-March 11. Set over three decades of friendship and business, Merrily We Roll Along charts the highs and lows of a relationship among three very close friends and features hit songs like “Not a Day Goes By” and “Old Friends.” For show schedule, visit PorchlightMusicTheatre.org
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