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OPEN HOUSE CHICAGO The Chicago Architecture Center’s annual festival offers a rare glimpse inside more than 350 Chicago buildings Oct. 19-20 Ever been out exploring in a city with as many architectural marvels as Chicago and wanted to go behind the scenes to see what’s inside some of your favorite, most iconic buildings? Well, here’s your chance, as the Chicago Architecture Center (111 E. Wacker Drive) hosts Open House Chicago, a unique public festival that gets you access to many of the city’s architectural gems from downtown to the outer reaches of the most diverse neighborhoods. See the most lavish theaters, excusive private clubs and offices, towering

skyscrapers, restored mansions, breathtaking hotels and churches, secret rooms and much more. Many of these spaces are rarely open to the public, if ever. And here’s the best part. It’s completely free. No need to buy tickets. No need to even register. Just show up Oct. 19-20 from 10 a.m.5 p.m., with times varying by site. Visit Architecture.org or the CAC’s social media accounts for updated information and the option to create your own itinerary to maximize the opportunities.

If you’re still on the hunt for more architecture, the ongoing Chicago Architecture Biennial is something to behold. Visit ChicagoArchitectureBiennial.org for info on a variety of free exhibitions, performances, films and talks. Get the app keychicago

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18 FRIDAY Experience harvest fun in the heart of the city as the annual Fall Fest continues this weekend at Lincoln Park Zoo. Today through Sunday from 10 am–5 pm. FREE. 2200 N. Cannon, 312-742-2056. Violinist Julian Rachlin conducts and plays with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program of Mozart and Vivaldi at Symphony Center. Today at 1:30 pm, Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 3 pm. $43-$263. 220 S. Michigan, 312-294-3000. Check out hundreds of handcarved pumpkins in a spooky setting during the Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Tonight through Sunday and Wednesday through Friday (10/25), 6:30– 10:30 pm. Adults, $20; kids (3-12), $15 (plus $20 parking). 1000 Lake Cook in suburban Glencoe, 847-835-5540. The Lyric Opera of Chicago performs the Rossini masterpiece The Barber of Seville at the Civic Opera House. Tonight and Monday at 7 pm. $69-$299. 20 N. Wacker, 312-827-5600. For more, see page 37. For dinner and drinks before the show, head to One North Kitchen (1 N. Wacker Dr.). Veteran comedian Jim Gaffigan brings his brand of everyman standup to town for a weekend of laughs at the

S HE N YUN S YM P HON Y ORCH ESTRA Chicago Theatre. Tonight and Saturday at 7 pm and 9:30 pm, Sunday at 7 pm. $52.75. 175 N. State, 312-462-6300. The Joffrey Ballet combines theater and dance to tell a classic comingof-age tale in the avantgarde ballet Jane Eyre at the Auditorium Theatre. Tonight at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 2 pm and 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2 pm, Thursday and Friday (10/25) at 7:30 pm. $35-$116. 50 E. Ida B. Wells, 312-341-2310. Classic rockers Deep Purple bring their influential sound to the Rosemont Theatre. 8 pm. $27.75-$67.75. 5400 N. River in Rosemont, 847-671-5100.

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19 SATURDAY From theaters and churches to skyscrapers and neighborhood hidden gems, more than 350 city

spaces open their doors for rare behind-the-scenes tours during this weekend’s all-over-town Open House Chicago event from the Chicago Architecture Center. Today and Sunday, 10 am–5 pm. FREE. Visit Architecture.org for a full rundown of sites and see page 3 for more details. Enjoy costume parades, hay rides and fall fun with the animals during the annual Boo at the Zoo celebration this weekend at Brookfield Zoo. Today and Sunday, 10 am–6 pm. Adults, $21.95; kids (3-11), $15.95. 8400 31st in suburban Brookfield, 708-688-8000. 5,000 years of Chinese art and culture come alive through the music of the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra today at Symphony Center. 2:30 pm. $38-$128. 220 S. Michigan, 312-294-3000. The 55th annual Chicago International Film Festival continues this week with continued on page 6 Get the app keychicago

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Tonight’s family-friendly Arts in the Dark celebration is a parade of live music, unique floats, giant puppets and unusual costumes through the streets of downtown, followed by a party in Millennium Park. 6–8 pm. FREE. On State, from Lake to Van Buren, 312-744-3316. The legendary Patti LaBelle headlines an evening of soul singers tonight at Wintrust Arena. 7:30 pm. $45.50$229.50. 200 E. Cermak, 312-462-6300.

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20 SUNDAY Celebrate Catholic mass right in the heart of downtown at historic St. Peter’s in the Loop. 9 am, 11 am, 12:30 pm and 6 pm. FREE. 110 W. Madison, 312-372-5111. More than 350 works offer a new view of one of the world’s most beloved and iconic pop artists in the major retrospective Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back Again, opening today at the Art Institute of Chicago. 10:30 am–5 pm. $32 (includes museum admission). 111 S. Michigan, 312-443-3600.

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B L O O DY M ARY FEST OCT. 20 Celebrate the brunch favorite, the “meal in a glass,” with the competitive Bloody Mary Fest on Sunday, Oct. 20 at Theater on the Lake. 12–4 pm. $60. 2401 N. Lake Shore, 312-850-8196. Former National Security Advisor and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice sits down for a candid discussion about her life as a mother, wife, scholar and diplomat today at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. 2 pm. $35-$75. 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777. Today is your last chance to catch the riveting political thriller and 2017 Tony Awardwinner for Best Play Oslo at the Broadway Playhouse. 2 pm. $26.50-$96.50. 175 E. Chestnut, 312-977-1700. Verdi’s romantic drama Luisa Miller gets a sumptuously sung production from the Lyric Opera of Chicago

at the Civic Opera House. Today at 2 pm and Friday (10/25) at 7 pm. $69-$299. 20 N. Wacker, 312-827-5600. See page 37 for more info. For dinner and drinks before the show, head to One North Kitchen (1 N. Wacker Dr.). The Chicago Bears pit their ferocious defense against the high-flying offense of the New Orleans Saints today at Soldier Field. 3:25 pm. 1410 Museum Campus, 312-2357000. Catch a ride to the game from Navy Pier on a water taxi from Shoreline Sightseeing. $15. 600 E. Grand, 312-222-9328. Before or after the game, grab a bite to eat at Connie’s Pizza. 2373 S. Archer Ave. 312-Connies.


THIS WEEK IN CHICAGO Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks take on Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals tonight at the United Center. 6 pm. 1901 W. Madison, 312-455-7000.

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21 MONDAY Hit the water to learn more about the city’s amazing skyline with a relaxing and informative 90-minute Chicago Architecture Center River Tour aboard Chicago’s First Lady. 10 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. $44.48-$49.21. 111 E. Wacker, 312-922-3432. See page 11 for more. Ageless and incomparable pop icon Madonna brings her Madame X tour to town for a mini-residency at the Chicago Theatre. Tonight, Wednesday and Thursday at 8:30 pm. $98.50-$260.50. 175 N. State, 312-462-6300.

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22 TUESDAY Grab a flashlight and kick off your Halloween month with stories of grave robbers, improper burials and more on the Garden of the Dead walking tour from the Chicago History Museum. 8–9:30 pm. $35. 1601 N. Clark, 312-642-4600.

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23 WEDNESDAY Watch as the moveable bridges that span the Chicago River throughout downtown are raised to let sailboats make their way from Lake Michigan to inland winter storage during the annual autumn bridge lifts. The journey west and south from the lake to Van Buren generally flows between 9:30 am and 12 pm. FREE. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center plays an evening of Schubert, Mozart and Adolphe tonight at the

Harris Theater for Music and Dance. 7:30 pm. $30$70. 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777.

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24 THURSDAY Leave the kids at home and enjoy unique animal chats, educational entertainment and cash bars during the Adults’ Night Out at Lincoln Park Zoo. 6:30–10 pm. $20 (18+). 2200 N. Cannon, 312-742-2056. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra tackles a program of Brahms, Haydn and Strauss at Symphony Center. Tonight and Friday at 8 pm. $38-$223. 220 S. Michigan, 312-294-3000.

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25 FRIDAY The Giordano Dance Chicago troupe kicks off its 57th season tonight at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. 7:30 pm. $20-$90. 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777. Get the app keychicago

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A celebration of architecture The Chicago Architecture Biennial is a non-profit organization focused on creating an international forum on architecture and urbanism through the production of unique exhibits, as well as public forums and programs. Kicking off just last month, it’s also the largest showcase of contemporary architecture, art and design in North America, offering up a variety of free exhibitions, performances, films and talks. Noteworthy are the free tours of the exhibition space in the Chicago Cultural Center are offered Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5–6 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m.–12 p.m. 78 E. Washington. Visit ChicagoArchitectureBiennial.org for more information on the calendar of events. Speaking of architecture, we’re a little spoiled here in Chicago — not only with our glorious skyline and iconic architecture, but also by the fact that we have the Chicago Architecture Center to showcase the best of what the city has to offer. Founded back in 1966, the Chicago Architecture Center is one of the largest cultural organizations in the city. If you like a wide variety of tours, this is the place to be, as the CAC offers some 85 different options for discovering the city, with topics ranging from Historic Neighborhoods and Evolving Chicago to Art Deco Skyscrapers, Chicago’s Amazing Fair of 1893 and Parks and Public Spaces. Led by volunteer docents with a passion for all things Chicago, you can expect an informative, entertaining dose of city architecture and history, as well as opportunities for some stellar photo opportunities. And don’t forget to save time to swing by their sparkling new 20,000-square-foot space overlooking the river. It’s full of programs, exhibits and the starting point for a lot of tours. 312-922-3432. Architecture.org

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Explore the Windy City’s crime and pizza histories together on Chicago Crime Tours’ Crime and Pizza Walk. This family-friendly, two-hour walking tour runs Friday-Sunday at 11:30 a.m., uncovers some of Chicago’s most legendary (and unsavory) mobsters, and includes slices of pizza from the iconic Giordano’s and Pizzeria Uno. Advance registration required. 312-888-6224. ChicagoCrimeTours.com

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Offering fun and educational guided walking and bus tours of Chicago architecture, history and culture, Chicago Detours (and its five-star ratings on Yelp and TripAdvisor) takes aim at much more than just the highlights,

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Check out Crazy Steve’s Segway Tours — an experience within an experience! Come for the storytelling, stay for the crazy! Enjoy the interplay between Crazy Steve and his tour guides. There’s a lot of shouting, but it’s all in good fun as they’re very good friends, and by the end of the tour, you will be too. The best way to explore Chicago’s lakefront, Museum Campus and downtown parks. Architecture, haunted, neighborhood and scavenger hunt tours as well. Ages 8-11 ride the amazing electric Trikke. “The most fun tours in Chicago!” 312-9469467. StevesSegwayTours.com

Sit back and enjoy as your favorite films come to life on this whimsical journey through Chicago’s neighborhoods to see a variety of filming locations (think Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Dark Knight, The Blues Brothers, North by Northwest and about 80 more), all while viewing clips of the movies and learning some fun facts and trivia about the city’s long-running bond with Hollywood. Tours run at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 312-593-4455. ChicagoFilmTour.com

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exploring stories and places that many locals don’t even know. Their 1893 World’s Fair Tour with Bars digs into how and why the World’s Columbian Exposition still captures our imagination more than 125 years later. 312-350-1131. ChicagoDetours.com


Millennium Park: The center of it all The town square of Chicago — or as close as we have to one — is the sprawling, gorgeous Millennium Park. Located in the heart of downtown between Lake Shore Drive and Michigan Avenue, this 24-acre space offers all kinds of options for entertainment, relaxation and photos ops. It’s an award-winning center for music, architecture, art and landscape design. For a full schedule of events and things to see, visit MillenniumPark.org There simply is nothing like a leisurely autumn stroll through the Lurie Garden, a beautiful 3.5-acre escape that has a way of making you feel completely removed from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis that lies just steps away. Plenty of nature and majestic views of the skyline. The “Bean,” which carries the official name of Cloud Gate, has become a primary attraction of the entire city, let alone Millennium Park, as well as a serious Instagram favorite. Some 110 tons of polished stainless-steel plates went into the building of the structure, which beautifully reflects the city’s famous skyline. Insider’s tip: Don’t leave until you step inside the concave chamber to see a distorted view of yourself.

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The three-block-long walkway known as the Chase Promenade cuts through the center of Millennium Park. It’s lined by 200 trees — great when the October colors take hold — and leads to the incredible Pritzker Pavilion which, despite seeing its summer-long concert and movie series come to a close already, is still a spectacular structure to appreciate.

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Discover the earliest civilizations Throughout October, the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago is hosting its OI Centennial celebration to commemorate 100 years of pioneering research of the earliest civilizations in the ancient Middle East. With more than 350,000 artifacts (many of which were excavated by its own archaeologists), the museum — fresh off a multi-million dollar renovation — boasts the largest collection of ancient Middle East artifacts in the United States, including 500 pieces on display to the public for the first time in conjunction with its centennial. Highlights include: A 4,000-pound ancient Persian stone relief, back home after 80 years on loan to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. It was carved from black limestone and dates back almost 2,500 years, showing a lion and bull locked in combat. Objects of everyday life like grooming kits, cosmetic containers and toys. Cuneiform tablets that demonstrate the development of the earliest writing systems in Mesopotamia and Iran. An Egyptian coffin for an ibis, a bird that was considered sacred to Thoth, the Egyptian god of wisdom, knowledge and sciences. 1155 E. 58th Street. oi100.uchicago.edu

DEPRESSION-ERA FOLK ART The famed Chicago Art Institute is home to one of best, most expansive art collections anywhere in the world. Fresh off its late-September opening is the new exhibit Photography + Folk Art: Looking for America in the 1930s. As the United States was struggling through the Great Depression, the country saw increased interest in folk art, as we aimed to separate American culture from European. What emerged was a self-made society that was unpretentious by comparison, and documentary photography was there to capture it all. More than 100 works of photography, decorative arts, painting, sculpture and textiles are on display from what was a nation in crisis, but also one full of character and inginuity. 159 E. Monroe. Artic.edu

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German subs and dinosaurs 1 Chicago’s world-renowned Museum of Science and Industry offers a plethora of vibrant learning opportunities in Hyde Park. A major highlight is the authentic U-505 German submarine that was captured in June of 1944 during WWII. Take the optional on-board tour for an interactive stroll through a fascinatingly cramped piece of history to experience life aboard the mysterious sub. The tour lasts 25 minutes and includes a Q&A session at the end. The U-505 tour is not included in the museum’s general admission price and requires a separate, timed-entry ticket ($18 for adults and $14 for children ages 3-11). A new addition to the U-505 is 75 Stories, a collection of rarely seen photographs, journals and artifacts that provide insight into the lives of German and American sailors and the sub’s early history. 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. MSIChicago.org

2 If you want to learn about the diversity of life on Earth and its history, the Field Museum — with its nearly 40 million artifacts and specimens — needs to be on your to-do list. The Griffin Dinosaur Experience (right) is a big deal here. Check out Sue, the world’s largest, bestpreserved and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex in its own private suite, which showcases what Sue’s prehistoric world 67 million years ago was like. Also on display is Maximo, the Field’s Titanosaur, which happens to be the largest dinosaur to ever grace the Earth at 28 feet tall and 70 tons. While it’s easy to spend the better part of the day with the Field’s dinosaurs, don’t forget to save time for the other 40 million artifacts and specimens in its vast collection. 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. FieldMuseum.org

3 The Adler Planetarium, with its interactive exhibits and historical and scientific knowledge, is a great way to spend a day. In the Telescopes: Through the Looking Glass exhibit, visitors will see rare telescopes — which span four centuries — as well as models, books and documents that detail how these important instruments have advanced our knowledge of the universe. 1300 S. Lake Shore. AdlerPlanetarium.org Get the app keychicago

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Pumpkins galore If you’re looking for a place to entertain the kids for an entire day, one venue immediately comes to mind: Navy Pier. As the most popular tourist attraction in the entire Midwest, Navy Pier offers 50 acres of unparalleled attractions, restaurants and family-friendly opportunities. Through Nov. 2, check out the Pumpkin Lights pop-up experience ­— a fall spectacle that boasts nearly 1,000 pumpkins, jack-olantern towers, glowing light displays, Halloween festivities and various food and drink specials throughout Navy Pier. Stretching from the main entrance past the Centennial Wheel, this is one visually stunning experience you won’t soon forget. Insider’s tip: Check out the Pier Pumpkin Lights food and drink specials at the following restaurants: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Giordano’s, Harry Caray’s Tavern, Tiny Tavern, Riva Crabhouse, Big Bowl, Billy Goat Tavern, Snow Dragon Shavery and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. Also noteworthy is the fact the Amazing Chicago Funhouse Maze will add some spookiness to your visit by transforming into a Haunted Maze on select weekend dates. 600 E. Grand. NavyPier.org

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Don’t leave without a ride on the iconic Centennial Wheel, which soars 200 feet above the ground and offers enclosed gondolas and 360-degree city views that are tough to beat. An exciting new addition to Navy Pier is Offshore, perched atop the third floor of the Festive Hall. The stylish 36,000-square-foot all-season hotspot offers splendid panoramic views of the skyline and Lake Michigan, as well as a radiant bar and stellar menu.


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This building may look symmetrical, but it hasn’t been since 1930.

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Bissell Fremont Dayton Halsted (800 W.) Burling Orchard

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De Paul

Belden

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Sedgwick Orleans

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Magnolia Racine (1200 W.) Clifton Seminary

Ultimate caipirinhas, award-winning wines, and much more!

Montana Apollo Theater Fullerton (2400 N.) De Paul University

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Chef-crafted gourmet salad area

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Endless servings of flame-grilled meats cooked over a wood-charcoal fire

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Comedy Sportz Theatre Briar Street Theatre Briar

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Kenmore Sheffield (1000 W.)

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1 Hawthorne Terrance 800.247.8726 Greyhound 800.231.2222 Air Tran 773.244.3434 1 Hawthorne(E-6) Terrance 773.244.3434 (E-6) American American 800.433.7300 Greyhound 800.231.2222 800.433.7300 Metra 312.836.7000 2 CitySuites 773.404.3400 (D-8) 2 CitySuites 773.404.3400 (D-8) Amtrak 800.USA.RAIL Metra 312.836.7000 Amtrak 800.USA.RAIL St. Peter’s Church 312.372.5111 3 Hotel Versey 773.525.7010 (E-10) 3 Hotel Versey 773.525.7010 (E-10) British Airways 800.247.9297 St. Peter’s Church 312.372.5111 British Airways 800.247.9297 Southwest 800.435.9792 4 Hotel Lincoln 312.254.4700 (G-18) 4 Hotel Lincoln 312.254.4700 (G-18) Chicago Express Chicago Express 312.929.4492 United Southwest 800.435.9792 312.929.4492 5 Inn of Lincoln Park 773.348.2810 (F-11) 800.241.6522 5 Inn of Lincoln Park 773.348.2810 (F-11) CTA 888.YOUR.CTA Spirit 800.401.2222 6 The Majestic 773.404.3499 (F-5) 7 CTA Yellow CabAirlines 312.TAXI.CAB 888.YOUR.CTA 6 The Majestic 773.404.3499 (F-5) 7 Delta 800.692.6980 United 800.241.6522 7 The Willows 773.528.8400 (F-10) Delta 800-692-6980 8 Hotel Zachary 773.302.2300 (D-4) (F-10) 7 The Willows 773.528.8400 Frontier Airlines 801.401.900 Yellow Cab 312.TAXI.CAB

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North Ave. (1600 N)

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Second City

Schiller

Maple

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

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Olive Park

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IMAX

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Old Town

LaSalle

Delaware

Chicago Children's Museum

Chestnut

Navy Pier

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Streeterville

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Gold Coast

Lookingglass Theatre Broadway Playhouse Seneca Museum of Contemporary Art DeWitt

Fairbanks

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Eurostar Mag Mile 312.202.6000 (I-29) Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown 312.787.3777 (K-29) Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Rivernorth 312.836.1700 (I-30) Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park 312.565.8000 (K-33) Found Hotel Chicago 224.243.6863 (H-29) Four Seasons 312.280.8800 (J-26) The Freehand Chicago 312.940.3699 (I-30) The Godfrey Hotel Chicago 312.649.2000 (H-28) Grand Sheraton Chicago 312.464.1000 (K-31) The Gray, a Kimpton Hotel 312.750.9012 (I-36) The Gwen 312.645.1500 (J-30) Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Ave. 312.419.9014 (J-32) Hampton Inn & Suites 312.832.0330 (I-31) Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Chicago/Magnificent Mile 312.706.0888 (K-28) Hampton Inn Majestic Hotel 312.332.5052 (I-35) Hilton Chicago 312.922.4400 (J-40) Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/North Loop 312.920.6666 (J-32) Hilton Garden Inn McCormick Place 312-791-1121 (J-50) Hilton Garden Inn Mag Mile 312.595.0000 (I-30) Hilton Homewood Suites 312.644.2222 (J-30) Hilton Chicago/Magnificent Mile Suites 312.664.1100 (K-26) Hiltons at McCormick Place 312.842.1926 (J-50) Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 312.957.9100 (F-39)

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Tribune Tower St.Clair NBC Tower

Maggie Daley Park

Columbia Yacht Club

AC Hotel Downtown 312.981.6600 (I-29) Ace Hotel 312.764.1919 (West of D-32) Acme Hotel Company 312.894.0800 (J-30) The Alise Chicago 312.782.1111 (I-29) Aloft Chicago City Center 312.661.1000 (H-30) Ambassador Hotel 312.787.3700 (I-22) Best Western Grant Park 312.922.2900 (J-42) Best Western Plus River North 312.467.0800 (H-30) Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile 312.787.6000 (K-28) Cambria Chicago Loop Theatre District 312.994.1981 (I-34) Central Loop Hotel 312.601.3525 (H-36) Chicago Athletic Association Hotel 312.940.3552 (J-43) Chicago Marriott Downtown 312.836.0100 (J-30) Chicago Parthenon Hostel 312.258.1399 (D-37) Chicago South Loop Hotel 312.225.7000 (I-54) Comfort Suites Chicago 312.376.1887 (J-32) Congress Plaza Hotel 312.427.3800 (J-39) The Conrad 312.667.6700 (I-29) Courtyard Mag Mile 312.573.0800 (J-29) Courtyard River North 312.329.2500 (I-31) Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro 312.829.5000 (D-35) Doubletree by Hilton Mag Mile 312.787.6100 (K-29) Drake Hotel 312.787.2200 (J-25) Embassy Suites Downtown 312.943.3800 (I-29) Embassy Suites Lakefront 312.836.5900 (K-30)

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Petrillo Music Shell

Harris Theater

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Ontario

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Hubbard

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Nederlander Theatre

Auditorium Symphony Center Theatre

Buckingham Fountain

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ChicagoTheatre

Art Institute of Chicago

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Wacker

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Grant Park

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Federal

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Congress

Clark

Museum Campus

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Cadillac Palace

Soldier Field

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Willis Tower

Indiana

McFetridge

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Calumet

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Taylor

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Schiller

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater

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Olive Park

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Walton

IMAX

Lak

Old Town

LaSalle

Delaware

Chicago Children's Museum

Chestnut

Navy Pier

Pearson

McClurg (400 E.)

Streeterville

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Gold Coast

Lookingglass Theatre Broadway Playhouse Seneca Museum of Contemporary Art DeWitt

Fairbanks

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Eurostar Mag Mile 312.202.6000 (I-29) Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown 312.787.3777 (K-29) Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Rivernorth 312.836.1700 (I-30) Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park 312.565.8000 (K-33) Found Hotel Chicago 224.243.6863 (H-29) Four Seasons 312.280.8800 (J-26) The Freehand Chicago 312.940.3699 (I-30) The Godfrey Hotel Chicago 312.649.2000 (H-28) Grand Sheraton Chicago 312.464.1000 (K-31) The Gray, a Kimpton Hotel 312.750.9012 (I-36) The Gwen 312.645.1500 (J-30) Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Ave. 312.419.9014 (J-32) Hampton Inn & Suites 312.832.0330 (I-31) Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Chicago/Magnificent Mile 312.706.0888 (K-28) Hampton Inn Majestic Hotel 312.332.5052 (I-35) Hilton Chicago 312.922.4400 (J-40) Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/North Loop 312.920.6666 (J-32) Hilton Garden Inn McCormick Place 312-791-1121 (J-50) Hilton Garden Inn Mag Mile 312.595.0000 (I-30) Hilton Homewood Suites 312.644.2222 (J-30) Hilton Chicago/Magnificent Mile Suites 312.664.1100 (K-26) Hiltons at McCormick Place 312.842.1926 (J-50) Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 312.957.9100 (F-39)

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Huron

Tribune Tower St.Clair NBC Tower

Maggie Daley Park

Columbia Yacht Club

AC Hotel Downtown 312.981.6600 (I-29) Ace Hotel 312.764.1919 (West of D-32) Acme Hotel Company 312.894.0800 (J-30) The Alise Chicago 312.782.1111 (I-29) Aloft Chicago City Center 312.661.1000 (H-30) Ambassador Hotel 312.787.3700 (I-22) Best Western Grant Park 312.922.2900 (J-42) Best Western Plus River North 312.467.0800 (H-30) Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile 312.787.6000 (K-28) Cambria Chicago Loop Theatre District 312.994.1981 (I-34) Central Loop Hotel 312.601.3525 (H-36) Chicago Athletic Association Hotel 312.940.3552 (J-43) Chicago Marriott Downtown 312.836.0100 (J-30) Chicago Parthenon Hostel 312.258.1399 (D-37) Chicago South Loop Hotel 312.225.7000 (I-54) Comfort Suites Chicago 312.376.1887 (J-32) Congress Plaza Hotel 312.427.3800 (J-39) The Conrad 312.667.6700 (I-29) Courtyard Mag Mile 312.573.0800 (J-29) Courtyard River North 312.329.2500 (I-31) Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro 312.829.5000 (D-35) Doubletree by Hilton Mag Mile 312.787.6100 (K-29) Drake Hotel 312.787.2200 (J-25) Embassy Suites Downtown 312.943.3800 (I-29) Embassy Suites Lakefront 312.836.5900 (K-30)

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Superior

Petrillo Music Shell

Harris Theater

Chicago (800 N)

Ontario

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Hubbard

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Nederlander Theatre

Auditorium Symphony Center Theatre

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ChicagoTheatre

Art Institute of Chicago

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Kinzie

CIBC Theatre

Van Buren Station

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Wacker

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Grant Park

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Madison (0 N)

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Federal

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Congress

Clark

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Willis Tower

Indiana

McFetridge

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Calumet

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Dan Ryan Expy.

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Hungry caterpillars

Looking for a fun, vibrant stage experience the kids are sure to enjoy? Head to the Chicago Children’s Theatre for The Hungry Caterpillar Show based on the popular series of enchanting books by Eric Carle and featuring 75-larger-than-life puppets. This flashy new spectacle includes the tales of Ten Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and Brown Bear, Brown Bear. Playing through October 27 on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. 100 S. Racine. 312-374-8835. ChicagoChildrensTheatre.org

Kids’ Corner FUN FOR THE LITTLE ONES

Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo, located in beautiful Lincoln Park just a couple miles north of downtown, is free every day of the year and offers plenty of exciting viewing — and learning — opportunities throughout its sprawling, tree-covered grounds. Save time to get up close and personal with the chimpanzees and gorillas in the state-of-the-art Regenstein Center for African Apes. 2200 N. Cannon Dr. LPZoo.org

Movies at MSI

Want to see the kids’ eyes widen while they learn about the world? Catch Hidden Pacific in the Museum of Science and Industry’s Giant Dome Theater for a breathtaking look at some of most pristine islands and marine national monuments that remain largely untouched by civilization. Daily shows are at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 and 2:30 p.m. 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. MSIChicago.org

Wishbone

For a bite to eat with the family before or after the Chicago Children’s Theatre, Wishbone will spoil you with its “Southern reconstruction cooking,” blending plenty of Cajun flavors with Southern-style specialties and comfortfood favorites. Don’t miss starting the day with breakfast or brunch here. It’s a favorite for families thanks to a colorful interior and fulfilling kids menu with items like crunchy French toast or bowls of mac & cheese with ham. 161 N. Jefferson. 312-850-2663. WishboneChicago.com

Chicago Children’s Museum

When it comes to pure entertainment for the kids, near the top of the list has to be this popular spot on Navy Pier. In this active, expansive museum, kids can dig for dinosaur bones, create artwork, scan items at a grocery store, test their building skills or help put out a fire. 600 E. Grand. ChicagoChildrensMuseum.org

Safehouse

This spy-themed subterranean restaurant in River North has plenty to entertain the child in all of us. The sizable kids’ menu full of classics is a great starting point, but plenty of secret passageways, recon missions, interactive displays and games only add to the allure. Insider’s tip: Order the burger. It’s one of the best in the city. Cool desserts for the kids too. 60 E. Ontario. SafehouseChicago.com Get the app keychicago

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River North Arts District

Gallery Victor Armendariz Both established and emerging artists provide this gallery’s contemporary art collection in a variety of media. The studio is designed to be a “thoughtprovoking examination of the creative process.” Check out Jim Rose’s renowned steel furniture display, and appreciate the gallery’s ability to foster relationships between artists and collectors of all levels. 300 W. Superior. 312-722-6447. GalleryVictor.com

Addington Gallery The River North Arts District — located primarily along Chicago, Superior and Huron between LaSalle and Orleans — now boasts the largest concentration of art galleries in the entire United States outside of Manhattan.

Vale Craft Gallery

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Since 1992, Vale Craft Gallery owner Peter Vale has been exhibiting contemporary American fine crafts and sculptures, including works in metal, fiber, clay, glass, wood and mixed media by primarily Chicago and Midwestern artists. A new exhibit worth checking out is Color and Texture featuring fiber art by Boisali Biswas and ceramic vessels and wall pieces by Randy O’Brien — both of whom catch the eye with bold colors and innovative textures. 230 W. Superior. 312-337-3525. ValeCraftGallery.com

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A major part of the River North District for more than two decades, this gallery is known for a type of art that dates as far back as the 4th century B.C. — paintings created with hot wax, as well as both abstract and representational contemporary paintings. A fixture in Chicago for the last 15 years, Sandra Dawson‘s work “evolves from an observation of our natural world, our social circles and our internal psyche ... weaving images from past cultures, myths and folklore along with symbolic elements of modern life.” 704 N. Wells. 312-664-3406. AddingtonGallery.com

The Rangefinder Gallery is part of the Tamarkin Camera showroom, considered “America’s premier Leica specialist” since 1971 and one of the largest Leica camera showrooms in the world. Showcasing unretouched film and digital photographs from the legendary Leica camera is a natural extension of their passion for the brand. Check out Short Stories by Richard Bram, the quintessential street photographer who has spent 30 years looking for the shot that asks questions, not just answers them. 300 W. Superior, second floor. 312-642-2255. RangefinderGallery.com

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Dedicated toward helping couples make their relationships better by improving intimacy, Lover’s Lane has 35 outlets, including 16 in Chicagoland, offering a wide array of lingerie, menswear, lotions, books, costumes, romantic gifts of all kinds and so much more. Shop for one-of-a-kind romantic gifts and bedroom essentials that will surprise and please any grownup on your list. Join online for a 15% coupon, and check out their wide assortment of Halloween costumes that are sure to make a statement. And don’t forget — Sweetest Day is Oct. 19. 955 W. Diversey. LoversLane.com

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Seven levels of shopping bliss One of the iconic anchors of the famous stretch of Michigan Avenue better known as the Magnificent Mile, 900 North Michigan Shops is a truly stunning seven-level, 465,000-squarefoot retail destination that can occupy you for an entire day with its assortment of amenities. Home to a massive Bloomingdale’s, the building offers more than 70 luxe retailers including a two-level Gucci, MaxMara, Montblanc, Tesla, BONOBOS, Michael Kors Collection, J. Crew, Sunglass Hut and so much more. Hungry pains interrupting your shopping experience? You’ll have plenty of dishes to choose from at the new Aster Hall, a 22,000-square-foot food hall. Insider tip: Take advantage of the full-service concierge desks on level one and six, both of which offer many of the same services as a luxury hotel — think store directories, travel assistance, restaurant recommendations and attraction tickets. 900 N. Michigan Ave. Shop900.com

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MORE FINDS String A Strand

Looking for an extensive collection of semi-precious gems, chains, natural coral or vintage beads, as well as and handcrafted or make-your-own jewelry possibilities? Head to this creative favorite in charming Old Town. 1361 N. Wells. StringAStrand.com

Moncler

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Chicago: The home of great pizza 2 A neighborhood wine bar just steps from the popular Gold Coast nightlife district, Eduardo’s Enoteca offers up some authentic light Italian dishes that are perfect for sharing, and the stylish atmosphere, rustic wood interior and tree-laden sidewalk patio add to the experience. The pizzas, especially the vodka pesto version, are tasty, on the lighter side and affordable. 1212 N. Dearborn. 312-337-4490. EduardosEnoteca.com

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CONNIE’S

1 Connie’s has been quality local tradition since 1963, when the owner traded in his Oldsmobile to open the first storefront on Chicago’s south side. Offering an assortment of salads, sandwiches and pastas from longstanding family recipes, it’s the authentic wood-fired and classic deep-dish pizzas cooked to a perfect crisp that have earned Connie’s stellar reputation. Just minutes from the Loop and Soldier Field, with a second location in McCormick Place. 2373 S. Archer Ave. 312-Connies. ConniesPizza.com

Blending Italian traditions with an innovative dining experience, Labriola is a reliable goto spot on Michigan Avenue. Whether you’re in the mood for salads, soups, sandwiches, hearty pasta options or other upscale Italian specialties, it’s all here. But don’t even think about passing on one of their signature artisan, thin crust or deep-dish pizzas for the table to share. One of our favorites is the Salsiccia, made with garlic cream, smoked buffalo mozzarella, caramelized onions, crumbled sausage, baby kale and Calabrian chili. The unique hand-held deep dish is perfect for lunch too. 535 N. Michigan. 312-955-3100. LaBriolaCafe.com

PIZZA, COMEDY, CRAFT BEER Gino’s East has a 50-year history and national reputation for iconic deep-dish pizza, constructed in seasoned cast iron pans until the crust is golden and flaky. It’s seriously decadent pizza. At the River North location (500 N. LaSalle), they also brew their own craft beer and host comedy shows six nights a week in the third-floor Comedy Bar. Check out weekday happy hours ($3 Gino’s draft beers, $4 house wine and well drinks and $5 select appetizers) from 3-6 p.m. and $8 lunch specials (entrée, side and drink) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Gino’s East has four Chicago locations at 500 N. LaSalle, 162 E. Superior, 521 S. Dearborn and 2801 N. Lincoln. GinosEast.com Get the app keychicago

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Come hungry

Eleven City Diner

Considered to be “a hybrid of sincere respect for what family dining rooms used to be,” the old-school diner and delicatessen knows a thing or two about what putting a plateful of scrumptious, rib-sticking food in front of you can do for the soul. Classic deli sandwiches stacked tall, decadent burgers and melts, and loaded breakfast favorites highlight the menu. One of our faves is Rubin’s Reuben, an open-faced corned beef or pastrami sandwich with Swiss, sauerkraut and thousand island dressing with fries. And don’t’ forget the thick chocolate malt, served in the tin, to top things off. 1112 S. Wabash St. 312-212-1112. ElevenCityDiner.com

Lips

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For drag dining at its finest, head to the new Lips in the South Loop. When you combine a leading cast of nationally recognized drag talent with bawdy humor, a stellar menu, tasty signature cocktails and elaborate decor, it translates into a seriously entertaining night out. Off the menu,

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There’s just something beautiful about an endless parade of flame-grilled meats arriving at your platte. Texas de Brazil’s assortment of seasoned beef, lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage cooked over a wood charcoal grill, then skewered and served tableside the festive “churrasco way” is a sight to behold. Don’t overlook the massive salad bar. 210 E. Upper Illinois. 312-595-0913. TexasDeBrazil.com

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try the sticky short ribs or crispy battered calamari as an appetizer and then choose between tempting main courses like lobster ravioli, parmesan-crusted chicken or grilled steak fritte. A VIP prix-fixe option is available for $39.95, and a bottomless boozy gospel brunch ($30) happens on Sundays. 2229 S. Michigan Ave. 312-815-2662. LipsChicago.com

Nepal House

In business for more than 12 years, Nepal House has earned a stellar reputation in the South Loop for serving up highquality traditional Nepali and Indian cuisine. No visit would be complete without starting off with an order of momos or garlic naan. If the hunger pains have set in, the chicken makhani (butter chicken) consists of chicken pieces roasted in a clay oven and then served a cream tomato sauce. Combine it with a bowl of steamed basmati rice and you’ll be one happy camper. 1301 S. Michigan. 312-922-0601. NepalHouseOnline.com


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Chicago’s celebrity chefs Rick Bayless

Rick Bayless may be best known for winning the title of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, but his resumé is much more full than that with nine cookbooks, a highly rated Public Television series called Mexico — One Plate at a Time that has earned him multiple daytime Emmy nominations, as well as seven James Beard Awards ranging from National Chef of the Year to Best Podcast. His first two restaurants, Frontera Grill and Toplobampo, which opened next to one another in River North 1987 and 1991, respectively, have earned the James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Restaurant award. Other endeavors include the fast-casual XOCO and its wood-oven tortas and Mexican hot chocolate, as well as Bar Sotano, a speakeasy-style mexcal bar he opened with his daughter that serves modern Mexican bar food. In 2016, he ventured to the popular West Loop and added the Baja-inspired Leña Brava and the craft brewery and Oaxacan-style taqueria Cerveceria Cruz to his empire. And on your way out of town, you can hit Tortas Frontera at O’Hare Airport and find the Frontera line of salsas and cooking sauces in stores coast to coast. For more info on his restaurants and recipes, visit RickBayless.com

Stephanie Izard

After earning her stripes at various Chicago restaurants, Stephanie Izard opened her first establishment, Scylla, in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood, in 2004. Fast forward a few years, and Izard would find herself on Bravo’s Top Chef, which she won, becoming a fan favorite in the process. Soon after, teaming up with the esteemed BOKA Restaurant Group, she opened farm-to-table hotspot Girl & the Goat in the West Loop in 2010. Nominated by the James Beard Foundation for Best New Restaurant, it has remained one of the city’s most sought-after reservations ever since. She also was named one of Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chefs in 2010. But that was just the beginning of her successful run through Chicago’s culinary scene. Shortly thereafter, she opened the charming Little Goat Diner — “a celebration of the diner culture” — across the street, followed by the Asian-inspired Duck Duck Goat nearby on Fulton Market in 2016. Most recently, Cabra, on the 12th floor of the Hoxton Hotel, became the latest venture in the uber-successful collaboration with the BOKA Restaurant Group. It has easily been one of the hottest openings in Chicago this year, offering a Peruvian-focused menu with bold flavors, sharable plates, dynamite ceviches and a sleek rooftop space. StephanieIzard.com

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Jimmy Bannos Jr.

As a fourth-generation restauranteur, Jimmy Bannos Jr. was practically raised in Chicago’s Heaven on Seven, the family-owned Louisiana-style restaurant he began to work at as early as five. A graduate of the College of Culinary Arts at Johnson and Wales University (where he happened to intern with none other than Emeril Lagasse in New Orleans), it wasn’t long until his passion for Mediterranean-style food led him to Italy for a halfyear immersion in all things culture, food and wine. What followed was a three-year apprenticeship under Mario Batali in New York, followed by another return to Chicago, this time to open The Purple Pig, which showcased the best of Italian, Spanish and Greek flavors. “Rising star” recognition immediately followed from the likes of Zagat, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, The Wall Street Journal and the esteemed James Beard Foundation. The Purple Pig completed a stellar 10-year run on Michigan Avenue that saw them serve more than 10 million guests before moving to a larger space just down the street at 444 N. Michigan Ave. this summer, and Bannos has recently added two new restaurants to his portfolio — Purple Pig Salumeria, a cheese, charcuterie and European-style sandwich establishment inside the new Time Out Market in Fulton Market, and Purple Cow (160 E. Grand Ave.), which will focus on rare and underappreciated cuts of meat when it opens sometime next year. He also owns Piggie Smalls, a gyros restaurant in the Wells Street Market food hall (205 W. Quarter Pg. India House Ad-03.qxp_Layout 1 11/3 Wacker). ThePurplePigChicago.com

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Eatery spotlight Chicago Curry House

Head to this South Loop gem for some of the best Indian-Nepalese cuisine in Chicago in an elegant, relaxed setting. Recommended: the lamb mimosas with tamarind and mint cilantro chutney or the flavorful chicken tikka. A great lunch buffet as well, from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., where you’ll get to sample 22 dishes for just $13. 899 S Plymouth Ct. CurryHouseOnline.com

Carmine’s

As part of the Rosebud family of restaurants, the classy Carmine’s is known for its authentic Italian cuisine and steaks, as well as being a hotspot for celebrities in the midst of Chicago’s vibrant Rush & Division nightlife district. Enjoy a cocktail and live music Friday and Saturday evenings in the bar area before settling in for fresh coastal oysters, an assortment of steaks, Lake Superior whitefish or handmade pastas like crab and lobster fettuccine or baked ziti with crumbled Italian sausage. Weekend brunch is a big hit as well. 1043 N. Rush. 312-988-7676. RosebudRestaurants.com

Star of Siam

For a go-to Thai spot, just off the beaten path of Michigan Avenue in the heart of the happening River North district, Star of Siam is a cozy, comfortable and relaxing destination ideal for a break from shopping, business lunch or casual dinner. The menu is loaded with a combination of specialty dishes and reliable favorites. Try the curry fried Project1_Layout 1 6/18/15 7:10 Pagesalmon. 1 Sixth rice, Thai pepper steak, pad Thai or AM seasoned 11 E. Pg. Su Casa Ad-03_Layout 1 10/6/14 9:03 Illinois. 312-670-0100. StarOfSiamChicago.com

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ON STAGE

TURANDOT

Civic Opera House 20 N. Wacker, 312.827.5600 Lyric Opera presents Puccini’s blockbuster opera Turandot now through Jan. 27. Hearts will soar and heads will roll in this audience favorite that includes the famous aria “Nessun Dorma.” Save 20% when you use promo code KEYMAG. Visit LyricOpera.org or call 312.827.5600 for tickets today.

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

BLIND DATE

Goodman Theatre 170 N. Dearborn, 312-443-3800 Before Twitter, Tinder and the 24/7 news cycle, two of history’s most enigmatic leaders — Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev — meet to halt the arms race. A crafty game of one-upmanship ensues, and critics rave about this compulsively fascinating, slyly comic backstage glimpse of a 20th century landmark event. Playing through Feb. 25 in The Goodman’s Albert Theatre. GoodmanTheatre.org

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Play Kitchen & Cocktails

Chicago’s always-hopping Gold Coast has a new lounge if you’re in the mood for a lively happy hour, sports, novelty menu items, DJs and an emphasis on “playing all day” (Hint: They’re open until 4 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday and 5 a.m. Saturday). Expect some creative spins on American classics, a strong craft cocktail list and late-night menu, as well as a daily happy hour from 4-7 p.m. that offers half-priced items like wine, draft beer and signature drinks. Try the surf-and-turf burger and thank us later. 7 W. Division. ThePlayChicago.com

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LIVE MUSIC THIS WEEK

Pianist Fred Hersch and guitarist Julian Lage play an evening of intimate jazz duos at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18 at the Logan Center for the Arts. Tickets: $38. 915 E. 60th St. 773-702-8068. Composer Max Richter brings the cutting-edge sounds of his contemporary ensemble ACME to the stage of the Harris Theater for Music and Dance on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $35-$140. 205 E. Randolph. 312-334-7777. Catch the final tour of a rock n’ roll icon as Bob Seger leads his Silver Bullet Band through one more set list of hits at the United Center on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $75-$125. 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500.


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MORE ENTERTAINMENT

As if their iconic deep-dish pizza 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. Now that’s the perfect trifecta. Catch Ryan Dalton Oct. 18-20, the Comedy Cabaret Oct. 19 and Late Nite Mic Oct. 21. 500 N. LaSalle. 312-836-0499. ComedyBar.com

Sunset Boulevard

The Porchlight Music Theatre performs this Tony Awardwinning masterpiece about romance and obsession in the golden age of Hollywood. Local star Hollis Resnik stars as Norma Desmond, an aging silent-film star who, while refusing to accept she is on the downside of her career, decides to take matters into her own hands. Playing at Ruth Page Center for the Arts. 1016 N. Dearborn St. 773-777-9884. PorchlightMusicTheatre.org

Luisa Miller

Love. Intrigue. Poison. Verdi’s rarely heard Luisa Miller comes to Lyric Opera, Oct. 12-31. If you loved Rigoletto and Il Trovatore, you’ll fall head over heels for Luisa Miller, the story of an innocent girl who falls for the wrong man, with deadly consequences. Starring Krassimira Stoyanova, Joseph Calleja, Quinn Kelsey and Christian Van Horn and conducted by Lyric’s music director designate Enrique Mazzola. Get your tickets today at LyricOpera.org.

London-born actor David Payne (right) brings the witty author to life in the one-man show An Evening with C.S. Lewis, opening on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Broadway Playhouse. 8 p.m. Tickets: $66.50. 175 E. Chestnut. 312-977-1700. BroadwayInChicago.com From the Gift Theatre comes the Chicago premiere of the dark comedy Kentucky, a coming-of-age story about how identity, religion and love can collide when dysfunctional families are concerned. Playing at Theater Wit. 1229 W. Belmont. 773-975-8150. TheaterWit.org

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