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This summer, fill every day with wonder. There’s something new to discover every day at Navy Pier. Enjoy iconic landmarks like the Centennial Wheel and Polk Bros Park. Ride the waves aboard one of more than 20 daily boat cruises, delve into a world of shopping experiences, or grab a bite at one of our amazing restaurants. And this summer, explore a full calendar of free programming including concerts, art installations and amazing cultural events. Discover what’s happening today at navypier.org


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SHORELINE SIGHTSEEING The popular tour company has nearly eight decades of experience showing visitors the best of Chicago’s beautiful waterways When it comes to a working knowledge of Chicago’s waterways, you’d be hardpressed to find a more reliable source of information (and fun) than the folks at Shoreline Sightseeing, who have spent nearly 80 years navigating Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. Through Shoreline’s impressive fleet of ships — which includes 11 touring vessels and a half dozen water taxis — tourists and Chicagoans are afforded an ideal opportunity to experience this gorgeous city from the water and learn plenty of interesting facts and a bit of Chicago history along the way. Looking for an award-winning architecture river tour that features insight on

40 landmarks and skyscrapers? Shoreline’s got it. How about a relaxing lakefront tour to give you plenty of different angles of the skyline and beaches? Yep, Shoreline offers that too. Or if you’re just in need of a fun, creative way to bounce from one top attraction to another (i.e. Willis Tower, Museum Campus, Navy Pier), snag a ticket to board one of their water taxis and get ready to add some great photos to your social media accounts. Tours depart multiple times each day from Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier, and the water taxis have stops at five different locations throughout the city. For more information on schedules and tickets, visit ShorelineSightseeing.com Get the app keychicago

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10 FRIDAY This weekend, celebrate one of the city’s defining culinary pleasures with live music, family activities and, of course, plenty of delicious dogs during the Chicago Hot Dog Fest at the Chicago History Museum. Today and Saturday, 11 am-9 pm and Sunday, 11 am-8 pm. $5. Stockton and LaSalle, 312-642-4600. For more on the History Museum, see page 20.

Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals hit town for a weekend series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Today at 1:20 pm, Saturday at 3:05 pm and Sunday (TBA). 1060 W. Addison, 773-404-2827. The family-friendly Retro on Roscoe festival features three stages of live entertainment, a classic car show and blocks of great artisans, food booths and antique vendors. Today from 5-10pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12-10pm. $10. Roscoe and Damen, 773-329-5036. One of the biggest concert events of the past decade gets an encore, as superstar couple Jay-Z and Beyonce team up for On The Run

J AY- Z AN D BEY ON CE II at Soldier Field. Tonight and Saturday at 7:30 pm. $116-$160. 1410 S. Museum Campus, 312-235-7000. Laugh along with three hilarious acts from the legendary Zanies Comedy Club while taking magnificent views of the city skyline aboard tonight’s Comedy Cruise from Shoreline Sightseeing. 8 pm. $49 (21+). 600 E. Grand, 312-222-9328.

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One of the biggest street festivals in the city, this weekend’s Northhalsted Market Days festival shines a spotlight on the colorful Boystown neighborhood with two big days of food, music and crafts. Today and Sunday from 11 am-10 pm. $10. On Halsted, between Belmont and Addison, 773-883-0500. The Lagunitas Beer Circus promises a full day of burlesque performers, sideshow acts, aerialists, marching bands, midway games, food trucks and, of course, beer in Douglas Park. 12-5 pm. $40 (21+). 18th and S. Farrar, 773-883-0500. A full day of thoroughbred racing is highlighted by the 36th running of the annual Arlington Million today at Arlington International Racecourse. 12:15 pm. Adults, $30; kids, $5. 2200 W. Euclid in suburban Arlington Heights, 847-385-7500. The Grant Park Orchestra plays a program of Prokofiev, Williams and Continued on page 6 Get the app keychicago

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Ives tonight at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. 7:30 pm. FREE. 201 E. Randolph, 312-742-7638. For more in Millennium Park, see page 33.

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Hit the lakefront for tonight’s big fireworks display at Navy Pier. 10:15 pm. FREE. 600 E. Grand, 312-595-7437.

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Pick up a great bargain from one of hundreds of vendor tents at the sprawling Wolff’s Flea Market at Allstate Arena. 6 am-3 pm. Adults, $2; kids (6-12), $1. 6920 Mannheim in Rosemont, 847-524-9590. Get an inside look at the history and evolution of one of Chicago’s most popular attractions on the Millennium Park: Beyond the Bean walking tour from the Chicago Architecture Foundation. 1:30-3:30 pm. $20. 111 E. Wacker, 312-922-3432. Break out your best cowboy boots for an evening of honky-tonk and country two-step

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63RD ANNUAL GINZA HOLIDAY FESTIVAL IS AUG. 10-12 This Japanese cultural celebration features master craftsmen, exhibits, clothing, artwork, jewelry, food and drink, as well as drumming, folk dancing and martial arts performances. Benefit donation is $5, and children under 12 are free. 5:30-9 pm Friday; 11:30 am-8:30 pm Saturday; 11:30 am-4:30 pm Sunday. 435 Menomonee at the Midwest Buddhist Temple. 312-943-7801. GinzaHoliday.com during tonight’s Chicago SummerDance program in the Spirit of Music garden in Grant Park. Dance lessons at 4 pm, music and dancing at 5 pm. FREE. 601 S. Michigan, 312-744-3316. Comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short team up for A Night You’ll Forget For the Rest of Your Life at

Ravinia. 7:30 pm. $44-$140. 200 Ravinia Park in Highland Park, 847-266-5100.

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THIS WEEK IN CHICAGO Adam Sandler favorite The Wedding Singer in Polk Brothers Park at Navy Pier. 7 pm. FREE. 600 E. Grand, 312595-7437. For more to do on Navy Pier, see page 34. Billy Corgan reunites threefourths of his band Smashing Pumpkins for a pair of celebratory hometown shows at the United Center. Tonight and Tuesday at 7:30 pm. $49-$99. 1901 W. Madison, 312-455-4500.

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DW IGHT YOAK AM Some of Chicago’s top vocalists come together to celebrate the ladies of jazz and blues during tonight’s Sounds of History concert on the back patio of the DuSable Museum of African American History. 7:30 pm. FREE. 740 E. 56th, 773-947-0600. The legendary Zanies Comedy Club is celebrating 40 years of comedy in Chicago. Catch Dan Cummins tonight through Aug. 18 and Sam Jay Aug. 19-21. $25 (21+). 1548 N. Wells, 312-337-4027.

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Through Time event at the House of Blues. 6 pm. $15. 329 N. Dearborn, 312-923-2000. Take an evening to enjoy all the things you love about exploring the great outdoors from the comfort of the great indoors during Camp Adler, tonight’s lighthearted adults-only Adler After Dark event at the Adler Planetarium. 6:30 pm– 10:30 pm. $25 (21+). 1300 S. Lake Shore, 312-922-7827. Three of music’s most celebrated and iconic voices join forces on the LSD Tour, as Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam share the stage tonight at the Chicago Theatre. 7 pm. $47.50-$87.50. 175 N. State, 312-462-6300.

THURSDAY Tonight’s USO Clark After Dark block party is a celebration of the men and women of the armed forces, featuring food, drink, live music and a display of military vehicles in the River North neighborhood. 4-10 pm. $10. 420 N. Clark, 312-822-6699. Explore the past, present and future of Chicago craft beer with food, beer, music, panel discussions and more during tonight’s interactive Taps

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The end-of-summer rush It’s August. By the end of this month, if you have kids, they’ll likely be back in school. By September, the days get shorter and the breeze can suddenly feel a bit brisk. Sooner or later, if you’re like the rest of us, you’re going to start pondering all the things you set out to do this summer but ran out of time to enjoy or accomplish. Which is why August, no matter if you’re reading this on the 3rd or the 28th, is the perfect time to slam the gas pedal down and fill up the calendar to make the most of the summer that still remains. In other words, it’s go time. A day at the beach, bike or boat tours, dinner and drinks along the Riverwalk or at a trendy rooftop lounge? Maybe an afternoon game in the bleachers at Wrigley or some sidewalk browsing in Wicker Park and Old Town? It’s all here for the taking in Chicago. Like we said. It’s go time.

INSTAGRAM-WORTHY SPOTS Strike a pose in front of the giant flamingo mural outside the Flamingo Rum Club at 601 N. Wells Take a ride up the famous (and newly renovated) Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier for a 200-foot-high vantage point in any direction. Nestle in for a stroll along the Riverwalk for a great angle at the many bridges and skyscrapers. Get the app keychicago

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Chicago Architecture Foundation

Offering 85 different tours as well as exhibitions, programs and events for all ages, the Chicago Architecture Foundation is one of the largest cultural organizations in the city. The CAF’s architecture river cruise is top notch, but breaking away from the norm a bit is the Chicago Board of Trade Building tour. A Loop icon since 1930 that anchors the city’s financial corridor, these three architecturally distinct buildings boast historical art, a richly ornate exterior, a soaring Art Deco lobby and an enormous vault. Or if you’re in the mood for some exercise, check out the Bike Humboldt, the 606 and Palmer Square tour, offering a leisurely ride along a route that was once the edge of the city with views of eclectic recreational, industrial and residential buildings, as well as stories of those who shaped the nearby neighborhoods. 224 S. Michigan. ChicagoArchitecture.org

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Steve’s Segway Tours

Offering Segway tours along the lakefront and Museum Campus, as well as a number of themed tours (architecture, haunted Chicago, neighborhoods, Riverwalk, fireworks) and even customized options for those wishing to design their own excursion, this outfit covers it all — and has a lot of fun along the way. 155 N. Harbor Dr. 312-946-9467. StevesSegwayTours.com

Gray Line

Offering the all-important “local experience” since 1969, Gray Line Chicago sightseeing bus tours allow you to soak up all the important, must-see attractions and neighborhoods, as well as learn about the city’s rich history from insightful guides who average better than a decade of experience on the job. 312-251-3100. GraylineChicago.us

Shoreline Sightseeing

It doesn’t take long during the summer to realize Shoreline Sightseeing is everywhere in Chicago. Now in its 79th season and boasting the largest fleet in town, Shoreline offers a classic lakefront tour and an awardwinning architecture river tour with stunning views of better than than 40 skyscrapers and landmarks. Departures from Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier. ShorelineSightseeing.com

Chicago Detours

Enjoy guided walking and bus tours of Chicago architecture, culture and history to both public and private groups, providing a fresh, insider perspective you won’t find with other companies. Check out their Old Polonia and Wicker Park tour, where you’ll explore the past and present of the architecture, people and food of both vibrant neighborhoods on the rise. 312-350-1131. ChicagoDetours.com


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LAST CHANCE AT SUMMER While lounging on Oak Street, North Avenue or Fullerton Beaches, looking out at the aqua-blue water, it’s easy to forget you’re in the Midwest. The scenery is just that impressive.

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the legendary home of the Cubs with Wrigley Field Tours (MLB.com/Cubs/Ballpark). Feel 100 years of history your social media followers will be envious of.

HISTORIC OAK PARK

Two of the more popular rooftop venues for drinks and views are Cindy’s atop the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel and the LH Terrace that calls the LondonHouse Hotel home.

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A National Historic Landmark and one of the most innovative structures of the 20th century, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple in nearby Oak Park is fresh on the heels of a comprehensive $23 million restoration. Also, pay a visit to the recently restored Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, a beautifully preserved Victorian home where the award-winning writer spent the first six years of his life. VisitOakPark.com keymagazinechicago.com

Explore the Windy City’s vast criminal and cheese-topped histories together on the Chicago Crime Tours’ Crime and Pizza Walk. This family-friendly, twohour walking tour that runs Friday-Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and includes slices of pizza from Giordano’s and Pizzeria Uno. Advance registration is required. 312-888-6224. ChicagoCrimeTours.com Fan of history and beer, are you? The Chicago Beer Experience offers highly rated neighborhood beer tasting and bar tours that are walkable, interesting and delicious, focusing on Chicago history, Midwestern craft beers and local specialty food items. ChicagoBeerExperience.com


discover Discover a treasure trove of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, an internationally renowned zoo, a zero-waste craft beer festival, and much more just 9 miles west of Chicago’s loop. 1-888-OAK-PARK visitoakpark.com

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People-watching paradise Want to feel like you escaped the city, but still desire to feel like you’re in the heart of it all, with a plethora of food, drink and activity options and the ability to kick back and people watch while a parade of boats cruises by? Believe it or not, you can do it all at the Chicago Riverwalk, a seamless blend of city energy and outdoor living since its completion in 2016. A gorgeous (and popular) destination for both locals and tourists, the 1.25-mile, open-air pathway runs along the south bank ofKayak the Chicago River from Franklin 1 Street Quarter Pg. Chicago Ad.qxp_Layout 6/24to Lake Shore Drive. And it is a must-see this August.

A hidden gem when compared to the city’s array of awardwinning museums is the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum. Experience not only a landmark bridgehouse and the inner-workings of Chicago’s massive bridge system, but also an unparalleled view of the city. BridgehouseMuseum.org Want to navigate the river by yourself? Check out the Chicago Electric Boat Company, which offers hourly electric boat rentals Page 1for up to 12 people. ChicagoElectricBoats.com

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On occasion, you feel like you need a vacation from your vacation. We get it. So how about a tropical oasis right in the middle of the city — with live music and a distinctive Caribbean/Polynesian vibe — to remind you that you’re actually on vacation? With Island Party Hut, you can even hop on a floating tiki bar to take the fun out onto the water. 355 E. Riverwalk. 312-600-0488. IslandPartyHut.com

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Craft beer afficianados were rather pleased to see the additions of the Chicago Brewhouse (31-35 E. Riverwalk South) and The Northman (233 E. Riverwalk), a local hotspot for ciders, along the Riverwalk this summer. The Brewhouse has 42 beers to choose from, and focuses on shared plates of various Chicago street food — a brilliant idea celebrating the city’s many diverse neighborhoods.

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Chicago’s premier, full-service watersports outfitter since 1999, Kayak Chicago has taken more than 150,000 people on tours. Whether you’re renting a kayak or standup paddleboard, venturing out on your own or prefer a beginner’s tour, this is your team. 1220 W. LeMoyne and on North Avenue Beach. 312-8529258. KayakChicago.com

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Tiny Tapp (55 W. Riverwalk South) has a great signature craft cocktail concept and tasty sandwiches, while the Tiny Café next door features locally roasted coffee, fresh-baked pastries and ice cream. O’Brien’s, a longtime staple in Old Town, serves up American pub fare and a nice selection of beer, wine and cocktails (45 E. Riverwalk South). City Winery, already with a popular, sprawling restaurant and bar in the West Loop, added a second location along the Riverwalk (11 W. Riverwalk South), providing locally made wine served through a unique tapping system. For a cold treat, swing by Frost Gelato to enjoy a rotation of handcrafted flavors served from an old-fashioned gelato cart.


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Mercury Cruises

Whether you’re looking to see fireworks, the river or Lake Michigan, Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline boat tours are ideal for families of all ages. “There’s something about seeing this magnificent city from the water that really changes the perspective of what Chicago really is,” says Captain Gabriel Argumedo. We couldn’t agree more. Save $10 on Mercury cruises with the ad on page 23. 312-332-1353. MercuryCruises.com Get the app keychicago

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If you have even a mild appreciation for art, Chicago’s Art Institute has a way of not only nurturing that, but keeping you fascinated for the better part of a day with one of the most extensive collections anwhere in the world. Collecting plenty of attention right now — and rightfully so — is John Singer Sargent & Chicago’s Gilded Age, the new exhibit that opened in July and displays the esteemed artist’s most captivating portraits. The exhibit also details the little-known story surrounding his connection to Chicago’s vivacious art scene at the turn of the 20th century. 159 E. Monroe. Artic.edu

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Through Sept. 3 at the Museum of Science and Industry is Tornado Alley, playing in the Giant Dome Theatre. Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers from Vortex 2 take you on an up-close, heart-pounding thrill ride using customized vehicles and advanced weather instruments to try to understand and appreciate the origins and evolution of tornadoes and their destructive powers. Shows daily at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. MSIChicago.org By way of an insightful, digital experience set in a café-style space, the Chicago Authored exhibit at the Chicago History Museum explores how those who have written about Chicago have shaped — and continue to shape — our understanding of the city. 1601 N. Clark. ChicagoHistory.org keymagazinechicago.com


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The Field Museum’s new exhibit, Antarctic Dinosaurs, is performing very well in our visitor polls, so we feel it is successfully telling the story of prehistoric Antarctica. The exhibit is very immersive and visitors get transported to present-day, icy, nearly lifeless Antarctica, and then back in time to when life thrived there. We showcase fossils from Antarctica along with life-sized reconstructions of these animals in their environments. Some of the highlights are skeletons and life reconstructions of Jurassic dinosaurs — including two species that are so new to science they don’t yet have scientific names — as well as giant crocodilesized amphibians and some of the clothing and items used by the earliest Antarctic explorers. Throughout the exhibit, visitors learn about changes in the earth’s history like continental drift and how Antarctica changed from being a forested landmass teeming with life to the barren ice desert it is today. The Field Museum is a great place to learn about the diversity of life on Earth and its history. Our exhibits showcase some amazing specimens and artifacts that tell stories guaranteed to blow your mind. And we change it up pretty often, so visitors Peter Makovicky is the Curator of Dinosaurs in the Field Museum’s Section of Earth Sciences. He has conducted fieldwork on four continents and described more than 15 new dinosaur species. He is lead curator on the Antarctic Dinosaurs exhibit and on the new SUE experience.

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Maximo is a titanosaur, a family of sauropod dinosaurs that lived mainly in the Southern Hemisphere in the Cretaceous Period. Our cast is based on parts of six individuals that were found together at a site in Patagonia, where they perished about 100 million years ago. At 122 feet and an estimated 70 tons, it is the largest dinosaur yet discovered.

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The star of our show is Cryolophosaurus a 26-foot-long predator with a crest running across the top of its skull. When we were excavating its skeleton, we kept finding shed teeth of what we thought was a smaller species of predator in the rock alongside the bones. After some careful study, we determined the teeth actually belong to the same species — Cryolophosaurus fed on its own kind 195 million year ago! Just as today, Antarctica was a tough place to survive back then, only for different reasons. Get the app keychicago

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Every year, two million guests come face to face with sharks throughout Shedd. In the Wild Reef exhibit, guests have an opportunity to explore a coral reef in the Philippines that is known to be one of the most diverse underwater ecosystems in the world, and it’s home to more than 20 sharks at Shedd. Through this journey 25 feet below street level, all ages get a glimpse of island life though this multisensory, interactive exhibit. From the blacktip reef sharks and sandbar sharks that constantly cruise in the mid- to upper-level waters to the slow-swimming zebra sharks and sedentary, bottomdwelling wobbegongs, shark enthusiasts will be thrilled to get up close to this range of species. Shedd also has a Shark Feed Tour, where you go behind the scenes in Wild Reef for a deeper dive to experience meal time with the sharks during a 90-minute guided tour with our experts. There are also bonnethead sharks in the Caribbean Reef exhibit and leopard sharks in the Oceans gallery. 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. SheddAquarium.org — Steven Kessel

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Steven Kessel, Ph.D. is the director of marine research at Shedd Aquarium. As a field scientist, he divides his time between Shedd Aquarium’s research vessel and his office in the aquarium’s Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation and Research. Check out the Shedd’s #KeepSharksSwimming digital conservation and advocacy campaign aimed at bringing people closer to sharks and protecting them. SheddAquarium.org/ keepsharksswimming keymagazinechicago.com

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Sharks are beautiful and powerful, yet mysterious, and illusive. Across more than 400 species, they take many shapes and sizes, allowing them to inhabit all areas of the ocean. They invoke fear, love, hate, admiration, respect and obsession. ... Despite all this, there is still so much we don’t know about them.

One thing that always seems to surprise people is finding out that sharks are older than trees. Sharks originated on this planet around 450 million years ago, some 100 million years before the origin of trees. Since then, they have survived through five massextinction events, and not until the emergence of mechanized fishing were shark populations ever under threat.

There are many misconceptions about sharks I hear on a consistent basis. I think a lot of people think that if they come across a shark in the ocean, it will automatically attack them. This is very far from the truth. People and sharks cross paths every day, most commonly at beaches, yet incidences of people getting bitten by sharks are extremely rare.


Family-friendly fun 2 In Chicago, we’re known for our iconic deep-dish pizza, and at the heart of that reputation is Gino’s East. Watching your family’s faces light up as that first slice is served up with all the cheese that comes with it will be worth the trip. 162 E. Superior and 500 N. LaSalle. GinosEast.com

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Every kid likes donuts. And when on vacation, why not treat your clan to a popular creation from Stan’s Donuts? Dating back to 1963, Stan’s is as reliable — and tasty and whimsical — as they come. Try the peanut butter pockets and thank us later. With eight locations in Chicago, you don’t have to head far to satisfy that sweet tooth. StansDonutsChicago.com

In the Chicago Children’s Museum‘s summer Boats: Captain Your Own Adventure exhibit, kids can climb aboard, steer the ship, play with authentic boating equipment, drop in a fishing line, try on life vests and much more. 600 E. Grand on Navy Pier. ChicagoChildrensMuseum.org

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showcases two magnificent stained-glass domes, as well as free music, dance and theater performances. Films, lectures, art exhibitions and family events are also the norm. Not a bad way to keep everyone in the family entertained, and did we mention it’s nice and cool inside, and right across the street from Millennium Civic Opera House Park? 78 E. Washington. 20 N. Wacker, 312.827.5600 Porchlight Music Thea ChooseChicago.com Lyric Opera presents Puccini’s 1016 N. Dearborn, 773 3 blockbuster opera Turandot Porchlight Music Theatr Navy Pier bars Chicago Trolley & Double now through Jan. 27. Hearts will Stephen Sondheim’s leg A number of chain establishments that line the pier Decker soar and heads will roll inCo. this musical Merrily We Rol know just how to cool you off, whether it’s a audience blast Celebrating 25 years in favorite that includes Jan. 26-March 11. Set ove of air conditioning and comfy seat, a local craft fine thebeer famous aria business, “Nessun this is another decades of friendship an or frozen cocktail. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, option for exploring the city Dorma.” Save 20% when you business, Merrily We Ro Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and the Billy Goat Tavern beating the heat, as it use promo code and KEYMAG. charts the highs and low are three popular favorites ready to quench your makes 14 downtown stops with Visit LyricOpera.org or call lationship among three thirst. NavyPier.org hop-off opportunities. 312.827.5600 forhop-on, tickets today. friends and features hit Specialty tours available as “Not a Day Goes By” an Chicago Cultural Center well, and AC is always available Friends.” For show sche Opened in 1897 and quietly one of the most popular down below. 773-648-5000. PorchlightMusicTheatre attractions in the city, this stunning landmark building ChicagoTrolley.com

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A sprawling, diverse, award-winning center for art, music, architecture and landscape design, Millennium Park should make your short list of places to visit in Chicago. Located in the heart of downtown between Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive, the 24-acre park has no shortage of photo opportunities and fun. MillenniumPark.org A favorite for Instagram and Facebook users everywhere, Cloud Gate, the structure more commonly referred to by locals as “the Bean,” is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Chicago and constructed of 110 tons of polished stainless steel plates to reflect the city’s famous skyline. A potential Christmas card photo awaits outside with the Michigan Avenue reflection behind you. The Pritzker Pavilion, widely considered the most sophisticated outdoor concert venue of its kind, is home to Chicago’s Summer Film Series, Summer Music Series and a host of other events throughout the year. The beautiful Lurie Garden is an ideal spot for a quiet stroll. If the kids need to blow off some steam, the play garden, climbing wall or skating ribbon at Maggie Daley Park are worth a stop.

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PLACES OF INTEREST Centennial Wheel

One of the main focal points of Chicago’s iconic skyline, this newly renovated Ferris wheel rises 200 feet above the ground with enclosed gondolas and 360-degree views. Other rides include the 1920s-style carousel and the soaring Pepsi Wave Swinger, which will get the kids screaming.

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Navy Pier is anything you want it to be. Exciting destination for boat cruises, concerts or dinner and drinks? Check. A home for the arts, shopping and special events? Sure. A family-friendly spot to spend an entire day? You bet. Stretching more than six city blocks, Navy Pier covers a whopping 50 acres and hosts more than nine million visitors annually. On Wednesday and Saturday evenings throughout the summer, find a good spot to catch the free fireworks displays, which are perfectly synchronized to music. NavyPier.org

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Focused on creating a community where play and learning connect, this is a must stop for any young family. Check out the Tinkering Lab exhibit for a do-it-yourself workshop for kids, where they can use real tools and materials to develop a little creativity — and possibly the world’s next great invention. ChicagoChildrensMuseum.org

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Navy Pier is home to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, which puts on 650 annual performances and is sporting an innovative new venue called The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Check out Peter Man — A Musical Adventure through Aug. 19. You can even meet and mingle with the cast after the show. ChicagoShakes.com

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A type of relaxing oasis amidst all the activity is this botanical garden full of palm trees, twinkling lights, lush plants and dancing fountains. Not a bad spot to break for lunch.

Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion

A new addition to the Pier, this space represents 200,000 square feet and 50 options for dining and shopping, as well as family-based programs and live entertainment of all kinds.

Miller Lite Beer Garden

Head toward the end of Navy Pier to hoist a cold drink here, and catch a wide variety of live music every Wednesday-Sunday evening.


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Back to school It’s August, and that means if you have kids, you need to start thinking about back-to-school clothes to make sure they’re properly clothed in the latest (and most affordable) trends. Or at least see to it that they don’t look like they just rolled out of bed. Along the Mag Mile, Nike Chicago (formerly Niketown) at 669 N. Michigan will get them ready for the fall sports season. It’s a rather iconic store due to the sheer number of new releases and the fact Chicago is home to the one and only Michael Jordan. ... H&M (840 N. Michigan) is another favorite brand with plenty of deals this month for everything from jeans and shoes to sweatshirts and leggings. ... Another busy spot for activewear is the Under Armour Brand House (600 N. Michigan), boasting 25,000 square feet of shopping and interactive fun.

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Featuring breathtaking adornments from around the globe, Iris is the messenger that brings treasures together — and your home for luxury handmade jewelry created by a host of talented international designers. Located on the fifth floor of Water Tower Place. 835 N. Michigan. IrisTrends.com

Vale Craft Gallery

Find a diverse collection of American fine crafts handmade by dozens of Chicago and Midwestern artists at this affordable River North gallery. Browse a wide range of colorful glass, handcrafted ceramics, whimsical sculpture, functional art and unique jewelry in an inviting, uncluttered gallery setting. A popular destination for art and craft lovers for 25 years. 230 W. Superior. 312-337-3525. ValeCraftGallery.com

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Razny Jewelers

Razny Jewelers is proud to exclusively offer watches by Patek Philippe and Rolex in the city’s gorgeous Gold Coast neighborhood. Stop in to their modern, three-level boutique for the city’s top watch selection and a well-curated collection of designer jewelry. With the new addition of a watch-servicing center, Razny Jewelers is now Chicago’s inclusive one-stop shop for horology aficionados and enthusiasts. 109 E. Oak. 312663-8500. Razny.com

Designer Resale

Looking to add a bit of glamour to your wardrobe without breaking the bank? Celebrating 24 years in the business and located just steps from the Magnificient Mile is arguably 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. DesignerResaleChicago.com


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Sure, it’s a chain, but Crossroads Trading Co. is your best bet for trendy, in-season clothes at phenomenal prices. Everything is lightly used, but certainly not vintage; Crossroads boasts a carefully curated mix of big brands, boutique and offbrand designer labels for all articles of clothing, shoes included. Though there’s plenty of casual wear, it’s a great spot for young professionals looking to purchase exciting workwear at a bargain, and older clientele looking for the occasional higher-end products. 1519 N. Milwaukee Ave. CrossroadsTrading.com True aficionados of thrift may gaze dismissively upon Buffalo Exchange stores from their ivory towers, but when it comes down to it, the Milwaukee Ave. store offers dependable quality at dependable prices. Expect to find contemporary, laid-back clothing in the $10-$20 range. Nothing special, but it’s packed with some cool additions to your everyday wardrobe. 1478 N. Milwaukee Ave. BuffaloExchange.com It seems almost demeaning to label Store B as a thrift store; perusing its selection is like taking a course in fashion history. If you’re looking for a $5 Velvet Underground shirt, keep looking. Velvet, fur, Chanel, Ralph Lauren — Store B is an index of high fashion, vintage and designer. Old-school dresses, coats, shoes and accessories abound, and their selection of elegant hats is unparalleled. Expect to spend at least $50 on a major item, though you’ll be getting a bargain compared to the original cost of most of their inventory. Beyond clothing, Store B has unique houseware items that make great gifts. 1472 N. Milwaukee Ave. StoreBVintage.com

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900 SHOPS Perched at the north end of the Mag Mile, the 900 Shops offer a unique experience of luxury shopping mixed with local boutiques and an array of food choices. At 871 feet, it’s the eighth tallest building in Chicago, and Bloomingdale’s occupies the rear of its wide atrium. Besides Bloomingdale’s, the seven levels include Mario Tricoci Day Spa, Gucci, Michael Kors, J. Crew, Kate Spade and lululemon. 900 N. Michigan. Shop900.com

The Shops at North Bridge is not just a shopping district — it also boasts food, entertainment and events to supplement the experience. Not to mention the fact it has expanded to now encompass a sixblock area. Some of the more notable stores include Chicago Sports & Novelty, Nordstrom, Swarovski, Hugo Boss, Sunglass Hut, Monica + Andy, and Vosges Haut-Chocolat. 520 N. Michigan. TheShopsAtNorthBridge.com

A mecca for all things girl, American Girl Inside this iconic Water Tower Place you will Place is more than a store full of dolls, clothes find a high-energy shopping experience — and and accessories based on the popular book one of the best collections of stores anywhere series. Shoppers can enjoy a meal or tea in in the world. Featuring Macy’s and American the café, and stylists are available to freshen Girl Place, the seven-level Water Tower Place your doll’s locks in the hair salon. Special offers more than 100 stores including Bath & packages and parties are available, in addition Body Works, Adidas, The Lego Store, Sephora, to near daily in-store events. 835 N. Michigan. Sunglass Hut and Coach. 835 N. Michigan Ave. Quarter Pg. Designer Resale Ad-02.qxp_Layout 1 8/1/16 7:36 AM Page 1 AmericanGirl.com ShopWaterTower.com

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Gino’s East DAF: Go ahead, you’re on vacation As good as something is, you can always make it better. That philosophy holds true with a lot of things in life, and Gino’s East — even with its 50-year history and national reputation for iconic deep-dish pizza — is no different. The most recent example is their “Deep AF” option, a play on popular social media lingo. In short, it’s an upgrade to Gino’s original medium deep-dish pizza, adding a stomachgrowling 75 percent more cheese, 33 percent more dough and double the toppings — all for just $4 more than the normal medium pie. Sounds like a good choice to make while treating yourself on vacation, no? Especially at the River North location (500 N. LaSalle), where they also brew their own craft beer and host comedy shows. 500 N. LaSalle, 162 E. Superior, 521 S. Dearborn and 2801 N. Lincoln. GinosEast.com

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A new neighborhood wine bar just steps from the popular Gold Coast nightlife district, Eduardo’s Enoteca specializes in authentic, light Italian dishes that are perfect for sharing — and perfect for an August evening on their tree-laden sidewalk patio. Try the charcuterie, lobster ravioli, pizza and ironed Italian chicken with crispy potatoes. 1212 N. Dearborn. 312-337-4490. EduardosEnoteca.com


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Korean BBQ For some quality, well-priced Korean barbecue, Del Seoul is a casual, quick and delicious dine-in or take-out experience. Recommended: the kalbi (grilled beef short rib) and spicy barbecue pork tacos, Seoul-style street dumplings and the kimchi fries. 2568 N. Clark. DelSeoul.com

LaBriola Café & Ristorante has quickly become a Michigan Avenue favorite, in large part because it offers a bit of everything. The café is features a casual setting with breakfast items, soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas, burgers and Neapolitan pizza. Don’t forget the sweets counter with an assortment of cakes, cookies, pastries, baked goods and a rotating gelato freezer. On the other side of the café is a simple bar with a globally inspired wine list and craft beers. Just beyond the café is the restaurant, where it’s more of an intimate setting with white tablecloths and wine bottles embedded in the walls. This menu consists of handmade pasta, seasonal lasagna, prime steaks and seafood. 535 N. Michigan Ave. 312-955-3100. LaBriolaCafe.com Su Casa is one of the city’s most popular spots for authentic Mexican food and atmosphere. Opened in the 1960s by Ike Sewell, who is often credited with inventing Chicago-style pizza at nearby Uno’s, Su Casa is located in a converted carriage house from 1867 right in the heart of River North and steps from the Mag Mile. Expect some tasty margaritas and burritos, great daily specials and a huge tequila list. 49 E. Ontario. 312-943-4041.

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Chicago’s best burgers Pub Royale

I adore this restaurant, which is a take on a British pub serving a mix of Indian food and pub food. It would be easy to overlook the burger, but that would be a mistake. The “Royale with Cheese” consists of one, large beef patty. The ingredients mimic those of the Au Cheval burger — it comes topped with finely diced red onion, housemade pickles that are cut very thin, and aged cheddar. 2049 W. Division. PubRoyale.com

Cochon Volant Au Cheval

Eating at Au Cheval is all about luck and timing. The burger is out of this world amazing, but you need to either get there 30 minutes before they open, go late night on a weeknight, or be very, very lucky to score a table. The Au Cheval burger is the best because the beef patties are just the right size and thickness for stacking, the cheese is perfectly melted over each patty and the dijonnaise, chopped onion, and thinly sliced pickles are the perfect complement to the beef. You are given the option to add bacon and/or a fried egg on top. It’s everything you ever wanted from a burger. 800 W. Randolph. AuChevalChicago.com

Longman and Eagle

I think the “Slagel” burger with cheddar and bacon is the No. 2 burger in Chicago. L & E uses only the highest-quality ingredients; the beef comes from the Slagel Family Farm in Illinois, the sharp cheddar is from Widmer’s Cheese Cellars and the bacon is Nueske’s (both in Wisconsin). The burger itself is a half pound of beef, cooked to your temperature preference, and topped, simply, with cheese and bacon. It’s a basic burger done right. And did I mention that it comes with beef-fat fries? Unfortunately, L & E doesn’t take reservations, so plan accordingly when heading to Logan Square. Your best bet is to get there as soon as they open. 2657 N. Kedzie. LongmanAndEagle.com

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Their “Le Cheeseburger Royale” is very similar to the Au Cheval burger. It has two thin patties topped with cheese, onion, dijonnaise, bacon and pickles on a soft brioche bun. They use prime, dry-aged beef, and this helps set it apart from other burgers in Chicago. Cochon Volant is a popular destination for weekday power lunches, but they do take reservations, so you never have to wait for a table to get this burger. It’s pretty easy to walk in for dinner or brunch (yes, the burger is on the brunch menu too). 100 W. Monroe. CochonVolantChicago.com

INSIDER PROFILE Kit Graham is the author of TheKittchen.com, a food and travel blog where she shares original recipes and travel adventures.


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Delis, spies and supper clubs Eleven City Diner

This old-school diner and delicatessen is a casual place to bring the family and enjoy a menu of classic sandwiches, melts, burgers and delicious breakfast options in a comfortable and reminiscent atmosphere. Or, as the folks at Eleven City put it, “a hybrid of sincere respect for what family dining rooms used to be.” 1.) Come hungry. 2.) Try a stacked deli sandwich. 3.) Don’t forget an ice cream float or frosty shake to wash it down the proper way. 1112 S. Wabash St. 312-212-1112. ElevenCityDiner.com

Safehouse Visiting agents must be sly to locate this spy-themed restaurant — and stealthy to gain entrance. Once inside, this unique, family-friendly spot will satisfy your cravings for locally-sourced comfort food and crafty cocktails. Don’t ignore their award-winning burger, the MOAB (Mother Of All Burgers) topped with American cheese, bacon, an overeasy egg and their secret sauce. Awfully tasty. 60 E. Ontario. 312-313-1007. SafeHouseChicago.com

CURRY CRAVING Nepal House In business for more than 12 years, Nepal House has earned a stellar reputation in the South Loop for serving up high-quality traditional Nepali and Indian cuisine. Chicken and lamb dishes are roasted in a clay oven and incredibly tender. Start things off with an order of momos for sure. 1301 S. Michigan. 312-922-0601. NepalHouseOnline.com

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Sometimes, you just find yourself in the mood for an old-school, neighborhood supper club, and a Chicago favorite is Club Lucky, tucked away in the popular treelined Bucktown neighborhood just north of downtown. Club Lucky’s stellar reputation comes from their familystyle Italian specialties and award-winning martinis. With summer winding down, make sure to put your name in for Third Pg. Chicago Curry Ad.qxp_Layout 4/14/16 2:01 PM Page 1 a table on the House beautiful sidewalk patio.11824 W. Wabansia. 773-227-2300. ClubLuckyChicago.com

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Great eats, cool vibes A revival of the Prohibition-era Chicago supper club, Untitled is a five-time Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient. In other words, they’re serious about food. And they may be just as serious about whiskey (more than 500 selections) and atmosphere (think classic cabaret-style entertainment and a provocative variety show that includes burlesque, aerial and contortion acts). Tip: Take advantage of the $35 three-course prix-fixe menu and half-off select wine bottles on Tuesdays). 111 W. Kinzie. 312-880-1511. UntitledSupperClub.com Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or attending a business dinner, RPM Steak is a perfect mixture of masculinity and refined elegance. After you have a cocktail in hand, be sure to put in your order for the thick-cut bacon appetizer. Steak lovers will be in heaven, but the menu offers something for everyone. If you want to end the evening off on a sweet note, definitely order the 14K chocolate cake. 312284-4990. 66 W. Kinzie. RPMSteak.com

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Neighborhood sweets Stan’s Donuts

Go gelato Head to Amorino for real European gelato, made with high-quality, natural ingredients. There is a plethora of flavors from raspberry to caramel to several types of chocolate. The store opens up to the street on two sides, making it feel like you could be in a little cafe in Italy. 838 N. State. Amorino.com

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From standard donuts to specialty creations (Captain Crunch Bismarck, lemon pistachio old fashioned, dreamsicle bar) to Dough Boy’s Best options like peanut butter banana pockets, maple caramel bacon pecan bars and a cherry cheese danish, you’re sure to find something to delight your sweet tooth at one of their eight Chicago locations. 259 E. Erie, 535 N. Michigan, 1301 W. Lake, 181 N. Michigan and more. StansDonutsChicago.com

Margie’s Candies

This ice cream shop is packed with boxes of hand-crafted chocolates in all shapes and sizes, and memorabilia the family has collected through

the decades. Their brag book of patrons includes The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Margie’s has been making ice cream and creating candies since 1921. They use natural and kosher ingredients and recipes that have proven successful for generations. You’ll find more than the average split or sundae, including some dishes that are served with your own personal gravy boat full of homemade hot fudge or butterscotch. 1960 N. Western, 1813 W. Montrose. MargiesFineCandies.com


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Northalsted Market Days Known for its flourishing nightlife scene, Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood (red line train stop at Belmont or Addison) is one of the largest LGBTQ communities in the country. And this weekend, Aug. 11-12, it’s home to Northalsted Market Days, which happens to be the largest outdoor street festival in the Midwest. Founded in 1980, the celebration now spans six blocks of North Halsted, stretching from Addison to Belmont, and features all-day lineups of live music on four stages, 200-plus vendors, arts, crafts, food and drink, DJs and dancing. Northalsted.com/marketdays

BOYSTOWN NIGHTLIFE STAPLES Sidetrack (3349 N. Halsted, SidetrackChicago. com) covers eight storefronts, including multiple levels, a courtyard and rooftop bar. The state-ofthe-art video system gets the party going. ... With its reputation for late-night dance parties, drag queens and high-energy beats provided by an impressive DJ lineup, Hydrate (3458 N. Halsted, HydrateChicago.com) is widely considered the city’s premier gay nightclub. ... As the grandaddy of Chicago’s gay bars, Roscoe’s (3356 N. Halsted, Roscoes.com) is an eclectic spot featuring plenty of dancing and weekly events like karaoke and amateur drag contests.

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Neighborhood beer gardens

Fountainhead’s rooftop bar offers a much sought-after escape from the repetitive barroom interiors and plastic lawn chair beer gardens. The wood finishing on the bar and furniture gives a feeling of rustic class as you overlook the Ravenswood neighborhood and sip on a delicious craft beer or obscure Japanese whiskey. The bar area is protected by an overhanging rooftop for outings when the sun is too bright. 1970 W. Montrose. FountainheadChicago.com

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You’d never know it when you walk in, but Happy Village, the unpretentious Ukranian Village dive, has one of the city’s premier beer gardens. It’s like your favorite neighbor’s backyard, packed with friendly people, a gurgling fish pond, picnic tables and flowing PBR. Best of all, it’s cheap, BYOF and never fails to provide a relaxing experience. 1059 N. Wolcott. A great spot for drinks before or after a Cubs game, Sheffield’s is a welcoming, laid-back bar in Lakeview with an enclosed, tree-filled beer garden, impressive craft beer list and solid barbecue to boot. 3258 N. Sheffield. SheffieldsChicago.com

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Dinner & comedy

Zanies, Chicago’s original standup comedy club — and the fourth oldest in the country — is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. After four decades of hosting the likes of George Carlin, Ellen DeGeneres, Eddie Murphy, Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno and Kevin Hart on stage, there’s no denying it’s been a great run in Old Town. The famed comedy club (with two suburban locations as well) has partnered with 10 local restaurants for an enticing dinner & show package, where guests receive $5 off tickets at Zanies to go with special offers and discounts from great dinner spots like The Fireplace Inn, Dinotto, Lady Gregory’s, Orso’s and the Old Town Pour House. See Tim Dillon Aug. 10-11 and Dan Cummins Aug. 15-18. Call the Zanies’ box office at 312-337-4027 and mention the dinner & show package. 1548 N. Wells. Zanies.com

MUST-DO LIST Opera and architecture buffs alike can enjoy a one-of-akind peek behind the curtain and throughout the corridors during the backstage tours of the world-famous Civic Opera House on Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. and noon. Tickets are $15. 20 N. Wacker. 312-827-5600.

ORSO’S Get your Sunday off to an uplifting start with a delicious Southern buffet and rousing live gospel music at the popular House of Blues Gospel Brunch at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Adults are $43; kids (6-12) $25. 329 N. Dearborn. 312-923-2000.

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Tunes this week Get ready to get down with a full evening of Euro dance music from Thomas Anders and the Modern Talking Band on Friday, Aug. 10 at Navy Pier at 7:30 p.m. 600 E. Grand. NavyPier.org Catch a double bill of melancholic rockers Whitney and Chicago post-punk outfit NE-HI on Sunday, Aug. 12 during the Summer Music Series concert at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. 6:30 p.m. and free. 201 E. Randolph.

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Peter Pan — A Musical Adventure

Sail away on a high-flying journey to the enchanted world of Neverland. This 75-minute musical, based on J.M. Barries’ beloved tale, is a perfect summer outing for families to experience the delights of live theater — and then interact with cast members afterward. Playing through Aug. 19 in Chicago Shakespeare’s Courtyard Theater on Navy Pier. 312-5955600. ChicagoShakes.com

Comedy Bar

As if their iconic deep-dish wasn’t enough, the Gino’s East location in River North also offers up its own brewpub as well as the Comedy Bar, a cozy venue on the third floor featuring local stand-up and national acts. See a full stand-up show Aug. 10-12, The Big Sexy Show Aug. 11 and Master Debaters Aug. 13. 500 N. LaSalle. 312-988-4200. ComedyBar.com

Enjoy an evening of classic rock with Jeff Lynne’s ELO on Aug. 13 at the Allstate Arena at 7:30 pm. 6920 Mannheim in Rosemont, 847-635-6601. British superstar Sam Smith brings his soaring vocals to the massive stage at the United Center at 8 p.m. on Aug. 13. 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500.

Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story

Before the likes of the Rolling Stones or the Beatles ever played a note, rock & roll was forever changed by the bespectacled kid from Texas. Buddy — the Buddy Holly Story tells the true story of the iconic Buddy Holly through his all too short (yet incredible) career and features the classic songs “That’ll be the Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Chantilly Lace,” “La Bamba” and more. Buddy plays Stage 773 through Sept. 15. 1225 W. Belmont. 773-327-5252. AmericanBluesTheater.com.

The Magic Parlour

See Chicago’s most intimate and exclusive performance of magic and mind-reading with award-winning, thirdgeneration magician Dennis Watkins. Now in its seventh year, The Magic Parlour has been called “a perfect evening of illusion and laughter.” Playing five shows Fridays and Saturdays at the historic Palmer House Hilton. 17 E. Monroe. 773-769-3832. TheMagicParlourChicago.com Get the app keychicago

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More fun for the family At the Lincoln Park Zoo, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary just north of downtown, your kids can get nose to nose with a gorilla, see just how playful river otters are or try to spot a wolf that has expertly camouflaged itself in the woods. Explore more than 1,100 animals in all, in habitats that are exceptional replications of their natural environments. To top it off, admission is free 365 days a year. 2400 N. Cannon Dr. LPZoo.org

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