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The Board of Directors and the professional staff of the International Housewares Association welcome you to the 116th convening of our industry at the International Home + Housewares Show at McCormick Place. For 74 years, IHA has been sponsoring this major event in Chicago, which is the premier home products show in the world. Each year we recruit innovative suppliers from around the world, adding more than 400 new companies at the 2013 Show. Along with viewing the thousands of products on display, we invite you to Discover Design, featuring more than 100 suppliers showcasing new products on the leading edge of the design spectrum. The Discover Design Gallery gives buyers a museum-like peek at the exhibitors’ offerings. And be sure to see the winners of the 2nd Annual IHA Innovation Awards in the Hall of Global Innovation. Another highlight of the Show is the educational sessions. For 2013, sessions include IHA’s color trend expert Leatrice Eiseman of the Pantone Color Institute with her annual color forecast; IHA’s lifestyle trend forecaster Tom Mirabile of Lifetime Brands examining the underlying consumer trends that drive housewares sales; and a panel discussion on successfully selling housewares in supermarkets. Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York City, will be the guest speaker at the Industry Breakfast/IHA Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 5. We welcome you to this unique marketplace of goods and ideas. Enjoy Chicago and the Show, Phil Brandl President International Housewares Association


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ON THE COVER THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME Chicago is pleased to host the 2013 Home + Housewares Show at McCormick Place March 2–5. 2013 marks the 74th year International Housewares Association will host the event here. The show will feature 2,100 exhibitors from 34 countries and 20,000 buyers from 100 countries. This year the show boasts over 500 new exhibitors. Cookware company, Mauviel, will introduce their new collection, M’Elite. M’Elite is a new line of hammered, 5-ply stainless steel cookware that is handcrafted in France. The pieces are practical, yet elegant and are styled to go directly from your kitchen to dining room table. Their construction allows them to work on all cooking surfaces, including induction and offer even heat distribution for fast and uniform cooking. This line is designed for both the professional chef and the household cook. The show runs Saturday, 10am–5:30pm; Sunday and Monday, 8:30am–5:30pm; and Tuesday, 8:30am–3pm. For more info, visit housewares.org.

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Get an early start your St. Patrick’s celebration at the Chicago Irish Film Festival at AMC River East and Society for the Arts. Sanctuary won Indie Fest Best of Show award and will screen opening night. $15–$25. 7:30pm. 322 E. Illinois, 312.596.0333. For more festival screening options visit # chicagoirishfilmfestival.com 124 Usher in spring with color theory themed First Fridays at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Sip some cocktails while enjoying live entertainment and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Must be 21 to attend. $18. 220 E. Chicago, # 312.397.4010. 151 The last performance of Catch the Fall of the House of Usher at Harris Theatre for Music and Dance. This opera, adopted from an Edgar Allen Poe story, explores a house where the line separating the real and the supernatural is blurred. 7:30pm.


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MARCH 1-8 Adult, $35–$125; Student, $17.50– $125.50. 205 E. Randolph, # 312.708.8414. 151 The Chicago Blackhawks take on the Columbus Blue Jackets at the United Center (1901 W. Madison, 312.455.7000). Start your night right with a cheezeborger at Billy Goat Tavern and cheer this team toward the Stanley Cup. 1535 W. # 20 Madison, 312.733.9132. Enjoy traditional Irish music performed by The Chieftains at Chicago Symphony Center. The six time Grammy winners were honored in their own country as Ireland’s Musical Ambassadors. 8pm. $27–$77. 220 S. Michigan, # 151 312.294.3329. Engage your political side by attending Who Do We Think We Are? at Second City Theater. The talented cast discusses social issues in a humorous way. 8pm & 11pm. $28. 1616 N. Wells, # 151 312.337.3992. Chow down on a Shrimp Po-Boy at the House of Blues and stay for the Trippin Billies performance with Lucky Jackson. This Dave Matthews tribute band won’t let you down. 9pm. $21. 329 N. Dear# 36 born, 312.923.2000. Grammy-award winner Roger Sanchez will be mixing beats at the opening of the new Castle Entertainment Complex. The critically acclaimed House musician will be spinning remixes he created for a wide array of superstars at the grand opening of the five-story entertainment venue. $20. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. # 36

2 SATURDAY Learn the inside scoop on the second city while enjoying a good laugh while watching What the Tour Guide Didn’t Tell You at UP Comedy Club. 4pm. $28. 230 W. # 151 North. 312.662.4562.

attend. 7:30pm. $15. 2548 N. Halsted, 773.477.4646. to Fullerton Watch A Light in the Dark at Harris Theatre for Music and Dance for a one-act ballet about Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan. 8pm. $20–$60. 205 E. # Randolph, 312.334.7777. 151

3 SUNDAY Fill up on a delicious breakfast featuring omelets, seafood and carving station while listening to music at the Gospel Brunch at House of Blues. 10am. Adults, $37.50; Children (ages 6-12), $22. 329 N. # 36 Dearborn. 312.923.2000.

Get your basketball fix by cheering on the Chicago Bulls as they challenge the Brooklyn Nets at the United Center (1901 W. Madison, 312.455.7000). Stop by Billy Goat Tavern before for a bite to eat and learn about a goat’s impact on a Chicago sports team. 1535 W. Madison, # 20 312.733.9132. Listen to acoustic blues when Chicago legend, Joanna Connor, plays on the north stage at Kingston Mines. Must be 21 to

Like the Statue of Liberty, pieces of the Dahn Vo: We the People exhibit are being showcased at different locations before assembly, including the Art Institute of Chicago. 10:30am–5pm. Adults and children over 14, $23; Seniors, $17. # 111 S. Michigan, 312.443.3600. 3 Celebrate Mexico at Navy Pier with authentic music and dancing featuring performances by local artists, including Mariachi Perla De México and Back of the Yards Ballet Folkloric. 12pm–5pm. FREE. 600 E. Grand, 312.595.7437.

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Catch the last performance of Teddy Ferrara at Goodman Theatre. College senior, Gabe has a great boyfriend and his life in order, but when tragedy strikes campus, he’s forced to ask a lot of questions. 2pm. $20–$35. 170 N. Dearborn. 312.443.3800. to Lake


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4 MONDAY View 72 black and white photographs of 24 landmarks throughout Chicago at Chicago Landmarks Before the Lens in the Chicago Cultural Center. 9am– 7pm. FREE. 78 E. Washington, # 151 312.744.3316.

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Four-piece alternative rock band Imagine Dragons stops on their Night Visions Tour at the House of Blues. Chow down on a pulled pork sandwich while watching the performance. 6pm. $25. 329 N. # 36 Dearborn, 312.923.2000. Opera lovers will revel in Rigoletto at The Lyric. This historic theater production takes the audience back to a time where murder is a sport and debauchery’s a way of life. 7:30pm. $34–$224. 20 N. # 157 Wacker, 312.332.2244.

5 TUESDAY Jewish immigrants and their descendants had an important impact on Chicago. The Chicago History Museum offers more than 300 artifacts, images and engaging interactive experiences in its Shalom Chicago exhibit. 9:30am–4:30pm (daily.) Adults, $14; Seniors & Students (13–22); Children 13 & under are free. # 151 1601 N. Clark, 312.642.4600.

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Watch the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Minnesota Wild at the United Center (1901 W. Madison, 312.455.7000). Stop by Park Tavern before for a beer and a bite to eat. 7:30pm. 1645 # 20 W. Jackson, 312.243.4276. Have a good laugh at iO Theater’s improve show Cook County Social Club. The veteran foursome has been dominating the Chicago comedy scene for a number of years. 8pm. $12. 3541 N. Clark, to Addison 773.880.0199.

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Two US Marines and one Iranian translator are thrust into the streets of Baghdad and a world of greed and betrayal in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo at the Lookingglass Theatre. 7:30pm. $44–$48. 821 N. Michigan, # 312.337.0665. 151

7 THURSDAY Explore the impact that birds had on Ancient Egyptian religion, design and the conception of the state in The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago’s exhibit Between Heaven and Earth: Birds in Ancient Egypt. 10am–6pm. FREE. 1155 E. 58th, 773.702.9507.

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WEDNESDAY The Space/Movement Project at the Chicago Cultural Center presents Out of Step in the Same Direction. The modern dance group showcases how both the performers and the audience influence physical choices. 1pm; 2pm; 3pm. FREE. 78 E. Washington, # 151 312.733.3316.

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Watch Lucy, Ethel, Ricky and Fred in I Love Lucy Live on Stage at Broadway Playhouse. America’s favorite foursome undergoes crazy antics in this musical that was extended due to popular demand. 2pm & 7:30pm. $35– $85. 175 E. Chestnut. # 151 312.977.1700.

Cheer on the Chicago Blackhawks as the play the Colorado Avalanche at 7pm at United Center (1901 W. Madison, 312.455.7000). Grab a beer to celebrate after at the Billy Goat Tavern. 1535 W. # 20 Madison, 312.733.9132.

The first day of the Women’s Big 10 Basketball Tournament takes place at the Sears Centre (5333 Prairie Stone, Hoffman Estates, 847.649.2222). Can’t watch the games from the stands? Catch all the action at John Barleycorn, 149 W. Kinzie, 773.348.8899. Smokey Joe’s Cafe– The Songs of Leiber and Stroller opens tonight at the Royal George Theatre. Featuring 40 classic songs, a cast of nine and a four-piece band, this show will be a hit among cabaret fans. 7:30pm. $34–$48. 1641 N. # Halsted, 312.988.9000. 151 In An American Story, 90year old Dr. Charles Leale recounts how events 67 years prior changed his life when Abraham Lincoln’s life was cut short. The play, based on the book Lincoln’s Last Hours, tells the story of a young army surgeon in attendance


at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. Royal George Theatre. 8pm. $60. 1641 N. Halsted, 312.988.9000. Listen to local bands compete at Hard Rock Café in Hard Rock Rising: The Global Battle of the Bands for a chance to play at Hard Rock Calling in London’s Hyde Park. Donations benefit Make a Wish Foundation. 9pm. 63 W. # Ontario, 312.943.2252. 36

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Enjoy all-you-can-eat beer battered cod at JOHN BARLEYCORN with cottage fries. $13–$17, prices vary by location. 149 W. Kinzie, 773.348.8899; 3524 N. Clark, 773.549.6000; 658 W Belden, 773.348.1570.

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Attend the Historic Water Tower Tour at Water Tower Place and learn when the water tower was built, who designed the fountain inside and other interesting historical tidbits. Tickets must be reserved in advance. 3pm. FREE. 835 N. Michigan, 312.440.3166.

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Catch all of the Chicago Bulls action when they play the Utah Jazz at the United Center (1901 W. Madison, 312.455.7000). Stop by Billy Goat Tavern for a beer and burger before the game. 7pm. 1535 # 20 W. Madison, 312.733.9132.

Visit the LINCOLN PARK ZOO for Polar Bear awareness week. Admission is free and today you can see additional arctic activities at 11:30am and 1pm. 2001 N. Clark, 312.742.2000.

SUNDAY COMEDYSPORTZ THEATRE joins CHICAGO IMPROV PRODUCTIONS for The Sunday Double Scoop. See two shows for $5. 8:30pm. 929 W. Belmont, 773.549.8080.

MONDAY Play trivia at THE DIAG while enjoying 50 cent wings and select $10 pitchers. 8pm. 2856 N. Southport, 773.404.8400.

TUESDAY African drummer Aly M’Baye is playing in the LunchBreak Series at the CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER. 12:15pm–1pm. Free. 78 E. Washington, 312.744.6630.

Olympic Gold Medalist Dorothy Hamill and other figure skaters will perform with Stars on Ice at Allstate Arena. 7:30pm. $25–$155. 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont, 800.745.3000. to Rosemont Chicago Symphony Orchestra takes its audience on a haunting journey through Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpieces in Hitchcock at the Movies: A Symphonic Celebration. $85–$215. 220 S. Michigan, # 312.294.3000. 3

WEDNESDAY Lace up your skates and enjoy one of the last few days MCCORMICK TRIBUNE ICE SKATING is open (weather permitting). Free ($10 skate rental). 201 E. Randolph, 312.742.1168.

THURSDAY TROQUET is celebrating its one-year anniversary and will offer a $2 Croque Monsieur, the traditional French grilled ham and cheese sandwich with béchamel sauce and Dijon mustard. 1834 W. Montrose, 773.334.5664.


Kids Korner makeovers done and participating and crafts and games. Healthy and fun snacks will be served. Saturday, March 2, 9:30am–12:30pm. Adults, $25; Kids, $15. Discounts available for Neighborhood Parent’s Network members. 1059 W. Addison, 773.327.1662. to Addison

DOODLEGANZA: PAUL NUDD Local artist Paul Nudd helps both kids and adults alike unleash their inner artist at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Tuesday, March WIZARD SCHOOL 5. The free-form SCAVENGER crafts and drawings HUNT will have you lookSearch for art at ing like a profesthe Art Institute sional in no time. of Chicago that 6pm–8pm. FREE. echoes characters, $12 suggested places and admission to the enchanted objects museum. 220 E. in the famed Harry Chicago, Potter books. The 312.280.2660. hunt is a great way to discover and explore the museum. Recommended WAKE UP AND for ages 10 and up. 2pm on Saturday, March 2. Adults, BOOGIE DOWN $30; Kids (10–13), $15. General admission is included. Wake up and boogie 111 S. Michigan, 312.443.3600. down at Neighborhood Parent’s Washington, 312.744.6630. Network annual fundraiser at Cubby Bear. Listen to live performances while having rock-n-roll

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JUICEBOX Geared toward toddlers, this fun for the family activity offers music, dance and theater at the Chicago Cultural Center on Friday, March 1. Kids can meet the artists and sometimes play with instruments and puppets. Families are encouraged to bring snacks. 10am. 78 E. # 151


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THE CAT AND THE HAT ule. $4 in addition to general admission. # Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by seeing one of 1200 S. Lake Shore, 312.939.2438. 146 his classic books come to life on stage at RAINFOREST CAFÉ The Apollo Theater. Watch Sally and her Part adventure and part restaurant, this fun-forbrother distract themselves on a rainy day the-whole family eatery is sure to please people of when The Cat in the Hat visits and brings all ages. Bring your Things One and Two. wild bunch in on Stay for a lesson SKATING IN Wednesday night about responsibility THE SKY when kids 10 and with The Cat in the Lace up your ice under eat for just Hat himself after skates for the $2.99 with the the play. Times John Hancock purchase of an vary. $10–$16. building’s Skating adult entree from 2540 N. Lincoln, in the Sky. At more 5pm–close. 605 N. 773.935.6100. than 1,000 feet in Clark, 312.787.1501. to Fullerton the sky, this is the # Coupon below. 36 world’s highest synthetic ice rink. The surface area of the rink is 900 AQUATIC SHOW MAGIC MANITEE See dolphins soar Herrmann The square feet and is made of a state of the art synthetand belugas dance Great was known at ic substance. $6 in addition to building admission. in the Shedd the end of the 19th Skate rentals available for $1. 9am–11pm. 875 N. Aquarium’s aquatic century for his Michigan, 888.875.8439. show. Trainers hone illusions and on and in on these marine animals amazing talents and off stage magic. Experience Sean Masterson, as he give the audience a truly magical show in conjuncbrings a classic vaudeville magic show to life at the tion with the new enhancements to the Abbott Theater Wit. Saturday, 2pm. Adults, $16; Students Oceanarium’s amphitheater. Call for show schedand Kids, $13. 1229 W. Belmont, 773.975.8150.

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Between transportation, eating and hotels, traveling can hurt your wallet. Luckily, sightseeing doesn’t have to be expensive. At the LINCOLN PARK ZOO (2001 N. Clark, 312.742.2000) admission is free and the zoo boasts 1,200 animals of 283 different species. The zoo recently welcomed two new members. Two new Sichuan takins were born just over a week apart on January 31 and February 9. Another money-smart option is CHICAGO CITYPASS (888.330.5008, citypass.com), allowing you to see five main attractions for 50% off the combined admission price. One of the attractions included is SKYDECK CHICAGO (233 S. Wacker, 312.875.9696) located in the Willis Tower. The Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and is home to The Ledge, a glass viewing platform on the 103rd floor.

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AT T R AC T I O N S THE CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION More than 85 walking, boat, bus, “L” train, trolley, bike, and Segway tours, in addition to The Unseen City: Designs for a Future Chicago exhibition. Also lectures, special events, and education activities, created to inspire people why design matters. Shop & Tour Center open Sat.–Thu., 9am–6:30pm; Fri., 9am–7pm. All major credit cards. 224 S. Michigan, 312.922.3432. architecture.org (J-36) CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY’S HAROLD WASHINGTON LIBRARY CENTER The largest municipal library in the world, featuring a $1.4 million public-art collection and special exhibits. Mon.–Thu., 9am–9pm; Fri.–Sat., 9am–5pm; Sun., 1–5pm. FREE. 400 S. State, 312.747.4300. chipublib.org (I-38) CHICAGO WATER WORKS VISITOR WELCOME CENTER Tourist information and maps available inside. Sun.– Sat., 10am–5pm. FREE. 163 E. Pearson at Michigan, 877.CHI.CAGO (J-26) CITYPASS Visit five attractions for one low price. CityPASS ticket booklet includes admission to the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, Adler Planetarium or Art Institute of Chicago, and John Hancock Observatory or Museum of Science and Industry. CityPASS booklet holders can skip most ticket lines, but they may encounter a line when they first exchange a voucher for a booklet. Good for nine days. Adults, $94; children (3–11), $79. All major cards. 888.330.5008. citypass.com JOHN HANCOCK OBSERVATORY Rated the best view in the city by the Chicago Tribune. The 94th-floor observatory, more than 1,000 feet above the Magnificent Mile, features the Lavazza Espression café and 360-degree views. “Skating in the Sky” runs through April 8. Daily, 9am–11pm. Adults, $17.50; kids (3–11), 11.50; and children under 3 are free. 875 N. Michigan, 312.751.3681. jhochicago.com (J-26) MILLENNIUM PARK One of Chicago’s most popular attractions. Architecturally significant must-sees include the reflective sculpture Cloud Gate, better known as “The Bean,” as well as the Frank Gehry–designed Pritzker Pavilion and steel-ribbon bridge. Ice-skating through Mar. Welcome Center at 201 E. Randolph. FREE. Michigan and Randolph, 312.742.1168. millenniumpark.org (K-33) NAVY PIER A Chicago landmark, Navy Pier houses more than 50 acres of gardens, shops, restaurants, rides, and attractions, including the Chicago Children’s Museum, Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze, IMAX Theatre, a 150-foot-high Ferris wheel, and the Smith

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Museum of Stained Glass Windows. Open Mon.–Thu., 10am–8pm; Fri.–Sat., 10am–10pm; Sun., 10am–7pm. 600 E. Grand, 312.595.PIER. navypier.com (N-30) NAVY PIER IMAX THEATRE Movies come to life on a six-story screen. Playing on select dates throughout Mar.: The Hobbit 3D and The Last Reef 3D: Cities Beneath the Sea. Adults, $11–$15; seniors (62+), $10–$14; and children (3–11), $9–$13. 700 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 312.595.5MAX. imax.com/chicago (O-30) SKYDECK CHICAGO See Chicago from the world-famous Skydeck, located on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower. Be sure to check out “The Ledge,” which offers views through a glass bottom balcony 1,353 feet up. Daily, 10am–8pm. Open 365 days a year. Adults, $18; children (3–11), $12; and children under 3 free. All major cards. 233 S. Wacker (Jackson Blvd. entrance), 312.875.9696. the-skydeck.com (G-36)

MUSEUMS FREE DAYS AT CHICAGO MUSEUMS FOR IL RESIDENTS: Tue.: Museum of Contemporary Art, Loyola University Museum of Art, International Museum of Surgical Science, Brookfield Zoo. Wed.: Art Institute (for IL residents Thurs nights from 5–8pm), Clarke & Glessner Houses. Thu.: Chicago Children’s Museum (5–8pm), Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Brookfield Zoo. Sun.: Chicago Children’s Museum (first Sun. every month for children ages 15 and under), DuSable Museum. Daily: ArchiCenter, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Public Libraries, National Museum of Mexican Art, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Oriental Institute Museum, Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows. ADLER PLANETARIUM The Midwest’s leading museum for astronomy and space imagination. Check out the Grainger Sky Theater show, Deep Space Adventure: The Searcher, along with the special exhibition The Universe: A Walk through Space and Time. Weekdays, 9:30am–4pm; weekends, 9:30am–4:30pm. General admission: Adults $12; seniors, $10; kids, 3–11, $8. Some exhibits require an additional fee. 1300 S. Lake Shore, 312.922.STAR. adlerplanetarium.org (N-43) THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO Boasts one of the greatest collections of French Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings in the world. On exhibit: Picasso in Chicago and Irving Penn: Underfoot. Fri.–Wed., 10:30am–5pm, Thu., 10:30am–8pm. IL residents get free admission Thursday nights from 5pm–8pm. Adults, $18; children/seniors/students with ID, $12; children under 14 are free. All major cards. 111 S. Michigan, 312.443.3600. artic.edu (J-35)


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GLESSNER HOUSE MUSEUM Visit Henry Hobson Richardson’s urban masterpiece. Designed in 1886, the house is the cultural anchor of the Prairie Avenue Historic District and served as an inspiration to the young Frank Lloyd Wright. Tours: Wed.–Sun. at 1pm and 3pm. Tours of Clarke House, the city’s oldest surviving building: Wed.–Sun., 12 and 2pm. Adults, $10; students/seniors, $9; and children (5–12), $6. Free on Wed. All major cards. 1800 South Prairie, 312.326.1480. glessnerhouse.org (J-48)

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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOME AND STUDIO The complex served as early 20th-century architect Wright’s private residence, studio, and architectural laboratory during the first 20 years of his career. Guided tours available daily from 11am–4pm. 45–60 min. Adults, $15; children (4–17) and seniors (65+), $12. 951 Chicago Ave. in Oak Park, 312.994.4000. gowright.org (Suburban)

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THE FIELD MUSEUM Meet the museum’s resident dinosaur, Sue, the largest, most complete, and best preserved T. rex ever discovered. On exhibit: Inside Ancient Egypt and Images of the Afterlife. Daily, 9am–5pm. General admission: Adults, $15; students/seniors, $12; and children, 3–11, $10. Some exhibitions may require an additional fee. All major cards. 1400 S. Lake Shore, 312.922.9410. fieldmuseum.org (K-44)

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DUSABLE MUSEUM Dedicated to the study of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent. Tue.–Sat., 10am–5pm; Sun, 12–5pm; closed Mon. Adults, $10; seniors/students, $7; and children ages 6–11, $3. Free on Sun. 740 E. 56th, 773.947.0600. dusablemuseum.org (South of M-54)

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CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM Get lost in Chicago’s past at this museum and research center devoted to Chicago and American history. On exhibit: Lincoln’s Chicago and Shalom Chicago. Mon.–Sat., 9:30am–4:30pm; Sun., 12–5pm. Adults, $14; seniors/students/children 13–22, $12; and children 12 and under are free. 1601 N. Clark, 312.642.4600. chicagohs.org (H-19)

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CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER Housed in a Chicago landmark, this cultural gem presents free public events and programs showcasing live music and visual arts. On exhibit: Shelly Jyoti and Laura Kina: Indigo. Mon.–Thu., 9am–7pm; Fri, 8am–6pm; Sat., 9am–6pm; Sun, 10am-6pm. FREE. 78 E. Washington, 312.744.6630. (I-34)

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CHICAGO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Hands-on exhibits and activities, including Unboxed: Adventures in Cardboard. Daily, 10am–5pm; Thu., 10am–8pm. Adults/children, $12; seniors, $11; and children under 1 are free. Free every Thu., 5–8pm, and the first Sun. of every month for kids ages 15 and under. All major cards. 700 E. Grand, Navy Pier, 312.527.1000. chicagochildrensmuseum.org (N-31)


JANE ADDAMS HULL-HOUSE MUSEUM This Chicago historic landmark was built in 1856. Social reformer Jane Addams—the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize—cofounded Hull-House as a settlement house in 1889. Tue.–Fri., 10am–4pm and Sun., 12–4pm. FREE. 800 S. Halsted, 312.413.5353. hullhousemuseum.org (D-40) LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART LUMA’s exhibitions explore faith, history, and artistic expressions from various cultures. Adults, $8, seniors, $6, students, $2. Closed on Mon.; Tue., 11am–8pm (FREE); Wed.–Sun., 11am–6pm. 820 N. Michigan, 312.915.7600, luc.edu/luma (J-27) THE MORTON ARBORETUM A 1,700-acre outdoor museum with collections of more than 4,100 kinds of trees, shrubs, and plants from around the world. Daily, 7am–sunset. Open 365 days a year. Adults, $12; seniors, $11; kids (2–17), $9; and children under 2, free. Discounts on Wed. All major cards. I-88 and Rte. 53 in Lisle, 630.968.0074. mortonarb.org (Suburban) MUSEUM OF BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS Devoted to historic and contemporary radio and television. Collection highlights include more than 25,000 television programs, 5,000 radio programs, and 12,000 commercials. Tue.–Sat., 10am–5pm. Adults, $12; seniors, $10; children, 4–12, $6. 360 N. State, 312.245.8200. museum.tv (I-31) MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART Exciting and innovative art created since 1945. On exhibit: MCA DNA: William Kentridge. Closed Mon.; Tue., 10am–8pm; Wed.–Sun., 10am–5pm. Adults, $12; students/seniors, $10; and children $7. IL residents have free admission on Tue. All major cards. 220 E. Chicago, 312.280.2660. mcachicago.org (K-27) MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY Located on the Columbia College Chicago downtown campus, this is the only museum in the Midwest with an exclusive commitment to photography. Mon.–Wed and Fri.–Sat., 10am–5pm; Thu., 10am–8pm, Sun., 12–5pm. FREE. 600 S. Michigan, 312.663.5554. mocp.org (J-39) MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY See 14-plus acres of interactive exhibits, including Things Come Apart. Daily, 9:30am–4pm. General admission: adults, $18; seniors, 65-plus, $17; and children, 3–11, $11. Some exhibits require an additional fee. All major cards. 5700 S. Lake Shore, 773.684.1414. msichicago.org (South of P-54)

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NATIONAL HELLENIC MUSEUM This museum connects all generations—past, present and future—to the rich heritage of Greek history and the Greek American experience. On exhibit: The Spirit of the Marathon: From Pheidippides to Today. Mon., Wed., Fri., 10am–5pm; Thu., 10am–8pm; Sat.–Sun., 11am–5pm. Closed Tue. Adults, $10; seniors/students, $8; children (3–12), $7. 333 S. Halsted, 312.655.1234. nationalhellenicmuseum.org (D-38) THE NOTEBAERT NATURE MUSEUM Grab your sense of adventure, and go on a journey to the secrets of the natural world. Mon.–Fri., 9am–5pm; Sat.–Sun., 10am–5pm. Adults, $9; students/seniors, 60-plus, $7; children, 3–12, $6; under 3 free. Free on Thu. for IL residents. All major cards. 2430 N. Cannon, 773.755.5100, naturemuseum.org (G-14) SHEDD AQUARIUM Explore an exotic world with 20,000 animals, from anemones and whales to dolphins and sharks. Mon.–Fri., 9am–5pm. Sat.–Sun., 9am–6pm. Shedd Pass: Adults, $28.95, and children, ages 3–11, $19.95. All major cards. 1200 S. Lake Shore, 312.939.2438. sheddaquarium.org (L-43)

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CHICAGO TROLLEY & DOUBLE DECKER CO. Red and green San Francisco–style trolleys and London-style double-deckers, each led by expert tour guides, stop every 20–30 minutes at top attractions. Board at any of the 14 stops, including the Willis Tower, Museum Campus, Navy Pier, and Water Tower between 9am and 5pm. Adults, $35; seniors, $25; children (3–12), $17; and children under 3, free. Good for three days. 773.648.5000. chicagotrolley.com

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HEMINGWAY MUSEUM Located within walking distance from the Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace, the museum provides an in-depth look at the life of the famous author. Sun.–Fri., 1–5pm; Sat., 10am–5pm. Adults, $10; kids (18 and under)/seniors/students, $8; and children under 5, free. MC, V. 200 N. Oak Park Ave. in Oak Park, 708.524.5383. ehfop.org (Suburban)

WENDELLA SIGHTSEEING BOATS Chicago’s Original Architecture Tour. Wendella Boats offers tours on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan highlighting architectural and historic sites. Frequent departures, starting after 9:00am. Prices start at $28 for adults, $26 for seniors, $14 for kids ages 3–11, and free for kids ages 2 and under. 400 N. Michigan at the Wrigley Building and Trump Tower, 312.337.1446. wendellaboats.com (J-31)


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CTA CTA provides train service from both O’Hare and Midway airports to downtown. See transportation map in this issue for ‘L’ train course. For your convenience events on our calendar also feature suggested CTA routes. $2.25 per ride. Visitor passes: $5.75 for a one-day pass, $14 for a three-day pass. 888.YOUR.CTA. transitchicago.com

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AMERICAN COACH LIMOUSINE Providing reliable service to and from O’Hare and Midway Airports, American Coach Limousine caters to groups big and small. Mini buses, vans, and stretch limousines are available for larger parties and sightseeing tours. 312.670.7777 or 888.709.5466. americancoachlimousine.com

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GO AIRPORT EXPRESS Comfortable, safe, and economical transportation to and from both airports, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Book door-to-door transportation. AE, MC, V. Call 888.2THE.VAN. airportexpress.com

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CHICAGO WATER TAXI  A fun, fast, and friendly way to experience Chicago, with convenient stops at Union and Ogilvie Train Stations, Clark/LaSalle Streets, and the Magnificent Mile at the Wrigley Building, Trump Tower, and Chinatown. A fun way to go from place to place while enjoying a fantastic view. One-way fares starting at $3. All day tickets are $10. 312.337.1446. chicagowatertaxi.com.

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ZOOS BROOKFIELD ZOO Known for its naturalistic, multi-species exhibits and more than 2,000 animals. At the Children’s Zoo, see farm favorites such as cows, pigs, and llamas, plus get up close and personal in the petting zoo area. Daily, 10am–5pm. Open 365 days a year. Adults, $15; children (3–11)/seniors, $10.50; and children under 2, free. Some exhibits require an additional fee. All major cards. 1st Ave. & 31st St. in Brookfield, 708.688.8000. czs.org (Suburban) LINCOLN PARK ZOO More than 1,000 mammals, reptiles, and birds inhabit 35 acres of zoological gardens on Chicago’s lakefront. See the animals of Africa in the Regenstein African Journey or flying critters in the McCormick Bird House. There’s also the Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo. Minutes from downtown hotels. Daily, 10am–4:30pm. FREE. 2001 N. Clark, 312.742.2000. lpzoo.com (H-17)


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M U S T S E E AT T R A C T I O N S BP Bridge: Take the long way across Columbus Drive to Daley Bicentennial Plaza via Frank Gehry’s whimsically serpentine steel creation. Chase Promenade: A beautiful tree lined walkway that spans the length of the Park. Cloud Gate: The brilliant stainless steel curves of what has affectionately become known as “the Bean” mirrors both the skyline above and curious onlookers below. Jay Pritzker Pavilion: Architect Frank Gehry’s bold outdoor band shell, with its soaring steel ribbons and state-of-the-art canopied sound system over the lawn, is a breathtaking design. Wrigley Square and Millennium Monument: The Square is anchored by the Monument, a nearly full-sized replica of the original that stood in the same location between 1917 and 1953.

F R E E PA R K H A P P E N I N G S Ice-Skating at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink: Enjoy free ice-skating (skate rental is $10) through March 10. Mon.–Thu., 12–8pm; Fri., 12–10pm; Sat., 10am–10pm; Sun., 10am–9pm. Self-Guided Lurie Garden Tour: Open 6am–11pm year round, Lurie Garden is living art. Stroll at your own pace with a brochure from the Millennium Park Welcome Center. Self-Guided Audio Tour: Travel at your own pace and listen as the masterminds behind the world’s most spectacular new public space—architect Frank Gehry and artists Anish Kapoor and Jaume Plensa—recount how and why Millennium Park was built and the secrets that lie beneath.

Millennium Park is accesible via the CTA #3, #4, #151 and #157 buses.


Shopping

Enjoying the Classics

Chicago may be a hip and trendy city... but sometimes it’s nice to relax and enjoy the finer things in life, the things that never go out of style. Enjoy a favorite cigar from IWAN RIES (19 S. Wabash, 312.372.1306). Cigars not you thing? This smoke shop, a five-generation family-owned business, offers a variety of tobacco, pipes and accessories. Relax with your cigar or pipe while listening to some classic blues and jazz from Chicago’s classic record shop JAZZ RECORD MART (27 E. Illinois, 312.222.1467). Classic activities like knitting and quilting are making a comeback too. Whether quilting throws, or knitting lightweight sweaters, WE’LL KEEP YOU IN STITCHES (67 E. Oak, 312.642.2540) is a great place to pick up your supplies. They recently released their new seasonal colored yarn. The pretty pastels will be a great touch to whatever you make.

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THE ANTIQUARIANS BUILDING This sophisticated River North antique center features unique antiques and collections including European antiques, mirrors, designer accessories, antique lamps, and oriental rugs, along with French Louis Philippe, art nouveau and art deco, Moderne, Continental silver, and Meissen. With more than two-dozen antiques dealers on five floors, it’s easy to get lost in here for hours. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. All major cards. 159 W. Kinzie, 312.527.0533. (H-31)

“Blue opal iris Bowl,” 7 x 9.5", Blown glass

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LOTTON GALLERY Specializing in hand-blown glasswork by a single family of artists, this elegant gallery carries a brilliant selection of fine-art glass vases, lamps, and decorative objects. The gallery also exhibits paintings and fine prints from world-renowned artists. Mon.–Sat., 10am– 7pm; Sun. 12–6pm. All major cards. 900 N. Michigan, Level 6, 312.664.6203. lottongallery.com (J-26)

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900 n. MiChigan avenue level 6 ChiCago | (312)664-6203 lottongallery.CoM visit our glass studio in Crete at 24760 Country lane | (800)661-0950

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PATAGONIA Shop high-quality outdoor clothing, gear, and apparel for the active lifestyle, in addition to a wide selection of their own line of technical garments, casual wear, footwear, and children’s apparel. Hours vary by location. All major cards. 48 E. Walton, 312.640.5934 and 1800 N. Clybourn, 312.951.0518. patagonia.com (J-26) (D-18)

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DESIGNER RESALE OF CHICAGO Chicago’s premiere consignment boutique has designer labels at unbelievable bargains. Discover Chicago’s best-kept secret. Find high-end luxury labels including Christian Louboutin, Christian Lacroix, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton at a fraction of the original cost. Also carries plus sizes. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm; Sun., 12–6pm. All major cards. 658 N. Dearborn, 312.587.3312. (H-29)

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ATLAS GALLERIES INC. For more than 40 years, Atlas has offered the finest oils, sculptures, and limited-edition graphics in an exclusive gallery collection, from prints by Renoir to contemporary works by Michael Cheney. Hours vary by location. All major cards. 535 N. Michigan, 312.329.9330 or 800.423.7635; 900 N. Michigan, Level 6, 312.649.0999 or 800.545.2929. atlasgalleries.com (J-29) (J-26)

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ASIAN HOUSE A large selection of elegant oriental home furnishings and furniture, as well as art and antiques. Asian House features a solid selection of antique oriental rugs, silk screens, cloisonné vases and animals, bronze statues, and Coromandel. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. All major cards. 159 W. Kinzie, 312.527.4848. (H-31)

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DEPARTMENT STORES BLOOMINGDALE’S Young, hip, and classic fashion coexist harmoniously on the six floors of the Bloomies Midwest flagship. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm; Sun., 12–7pm. All major cards. 900 N. Michigan, 312.440.4460. (J-26)

$39 Full Hour Reflexology Massage

Regular price $70* Includes shoulders, head, neck and back massage *Appointment Only

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Mon-Sat 10:30am -10pm | Sun 11am-10pm

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MACY’S Top fashions for men, women, and children, as well as an expansive collection of home furnishings. State St. location: Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm; Sun., 10am–6pm. Water Tower location: Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun., 11am–6pm. All major cards. 111 N. State, 312.781.1000; Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan, 312.335.7787. macys.com (I-34) (J-26) NORDSTROM Customer service comes first at this shopping mecca. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm, Sun, 11am–6pm. All major cards. 520 N. Michigan, 312.464.1515. nordstrom.com (J-30)

LINGERIE LOVER’S LANE Shop for lingerie, bedroom toys, romantic gifts, sexy menswear, lotions and oils, books, videos, and games for lovers. Stop  into any of the  30 locations throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. For locations, reference our suburban map or visit the website. Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun., 12–6pm. All major cards. 955 W. Diversey, 888.744.LOVE. loverslane.com (E-11)

MASSAGE/BEAUTY SERVICES DQ LUXURY REFLEXOLOGY MASSAGE & RELAXATION RETREAT Opened in early June in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, DQ uses ancient methods of Chinese acupressure combined with therapeutic massage to release stress and fatigue. The regular price for a foot massage is $70, but through March, the price is discounted to $39 (see ad on page 20). Mon.–Sat., 10:30am–10pm; Sun., 11am–10pm. 910 S. Michigan, Ste. 120, 312.986.8096. michiganavespa.com (J-41)

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JAZZ RECORD MART The world’s largest jazz and blues store features CDs, LPs, 45s, and 78s; DVDs; and videos, as well as posters, T-shirts, magazines, and books. The store and its owner, Bob Koester, have received numerous honors, including induction into the Blues Hall of Fame. The store also sells all in-print LPs by jazz and blues label Delmark Records. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm; Sun., 12–5pm. All major cards. 27 E. Illinois, 312.222.1467. jazzmart.com (I-31)

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THE SHOPS AT NORTH BRIDGE Fifty specialty shops, 17 restaurants, five hotels— anchored by Nordstrom. Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun, 11am–7pm. Cards accepted vary by store. 520 N. Michigan, 312.327.2300. theshopsatnorthbridge.com (J-30)

New fashions and accessories arriving daily!

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WATER TOWER PLACE Find Macy’s and American Girl Place, as well as more than 100 specialty shops and restaurants. Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun, 11am–6pm. Cards accepted vary by store. 835-845 N. Michigan, 312.440.3166. shopwatertower.com (J-27)

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BLOCK THIRTY SEVEN–SHOPS ON STATE The shops in this city-block-long, five-story-tall mall include Akira Chicago, Anthropologie, Disney Store, PUMA, Steve Madden, Sephora, and Zara. Located in the Loop, Block Thirty Seven has direct access to CTA Red and Blue Lines. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm; Sun., 11am–6pm. Cards accepted vary by store. 108 N. State, 312.261.4700. blockthirtyseven.com (I-34)

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900 NORTH MICHIGAN SHOPS Bloomingdale’s anchors this fashionable mall with 70 distinctive shops and restaurants. Mon.–Sat.,10am–7pm; Sun., 12–6pm. Cards accepted vary by store. 900 N. Michigan, 312.915.3900. shop900.com (J-27)

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Art & Antique Notes ASIAN HOUSE OF CHICAGO Asian House features Oriental home furnishings and furniture as well as hand-made Tiffany-style lamps. Oriental furnishings including porcelain fishbowls, rosewood and lacquered paintings, antique boxes in porcelain and lacquer. Korean and antique Chinese furniture, antique Oriental rugs, silk screens, cloisonné vases and animals, bronze statues, and coromandel are featured in this gracious store, located in River North. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. 159 W. Kinzie, 312.527.4848.

THE ANTIQUARIANS BUILDING This sophisticated antique center in Chicago features unique antiques and collections including European antiques, mirrors, designer accessories, antique lamps, Oriental rugs, and French Louis Phillipe, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco, Moderne (Paul Frankl, Charles Eames), continental silver and Meissen. Come by and visit this unique River North antique center located next to the Merchandise Mart. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. 59 W. Kinzie, 312.527.0533.

S P E C I A LT Y S H O P S CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION RETAIL SHOP Take Chicago’s fabulous and fascinating architecture home with you with the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Purchase a 4D cityscape puzzles or a LEGO model of the Willis Tower to build at home, or buy a book about the history of individual Chicago landmarks. Sat.–Thu., 9am–6:30pm; Fri., 9am–7pm. All major cards. 224 S. Michigan, 312.922.3432, ext. 240. architecture.org/shop (J-36)

we’ll keep you in stitches A Dazzling Collection of Needlepoint and Knitting 67 East Oak Street, Fourth Floor (312)642-2540

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THE FUDGE POT This Old Town institution has been making sugary concoctions since 1963. You can even watch them make candy through the front window (just try not to stop in after that). Sun.–Thu., 12pm–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 12pm–12am. All major cards. 1532 N. Wells, 312.943.1777. fudgepotchicago.net (I-23) HARLEY-DAVIDSON For fans of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, this store in Chicago’s River North neighborhood doesn’t sell any actual bikes, but there are bikes on display for you to swoon over, plus plenty of Harley apparel. With sweatshirts, T-shirts, gloves, leather goods, hats, gifts, and collectives, you can announce your love of Harleys to the world through your wardrobe. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm; Sun., 11am–6pm. All major cards. 66 E. Ohio, 312.274.9666. chicagoharley.com (I-29)


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UP DOWN CIGAR Building on nearly 50 years of passion for fine tobacco products, Up Down showcases an extensive selection of premium cigars, pipes, humidors, and accessories. Free parking. Open late. Mon.–Thu.,10am–11pm; Fri–Sat, 10am–12am; Sun., 11am–11pm. AE, MC, V. 1550 N. Wells, 800.5UP.DOWN or 312.337.8505. updowncigar.com (H-19)

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WE’LL KEEP YOU IN STITCHES A knitting and needlepoint shop with a dazzling selection of yarns and a variety of hand-painted canvases. Offering expert instruction and superb fitting and finishing services. Mon.–Sat., 9:30am–4:45pm; closed Sun. All major cards. 67 E. Oak, 4th Floor, 312.642.2540. (I-25)

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A Season for Substitutes...

Chicago restaurants offer a lot of meatless options for those celebrating religious holidays. Start your day with breakfast at YOLK (1120 S. Michigan, 312.789.9655; 747 N. Wells, 312.787.2277; 355 E. Ohio, 312.822.9655). Enjoy their smoked salmon platter or their corned beef hash and eggs. If you are eating later in the day, MOE’S CANTINA (155 W. Kinzie, 312.245.2000,3518 N. Clark, 773.248.0002) is offering a variety of seasonal specials on Wednesdays and Fridays. For a spicy seafood combo, try the Tilapia y Camarones al Diablo, a shrimp and tilapia dish with a little kick to it. Nothing says “Chicago” like deep-dish pizza. Swing by GINO’S EAST (162 E. Superior, 312.266.3337; 633 N. Wells, 312.988.4200). They are well known for their deep-dish pizza oozing with cheese and the vegetarian makes for a great tasting meat-free option.

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ARTIST’S CAFÉ Located in the Fine Arts building, the Artist’s Café has been a favorite among artists around the globe since 1961. Serving up a mix of American and ethnic cuisine, including Greek, Sicilian, and French dishes, guests will find a cool, diner vibe with a great selection of spirits. Sun.–Mon., 7am–9pm; Tue.–Sat., 7am–11pm. All major cards. $$. 412 S. Michigan, 312.939.7855; 1150 S. Wabash, 312.583.9942. artists-cafe.com (J-38) ED DEBEVIC’S Shake, rattle, and roll at this 1950s-style diner that serves American classics such as burgers and milkshakes from a witty cast of characters that serve and entertain. Ed’s serves breakfast on weekends. Mon.–Thu., 11am–9pm; Fri., 11am–11pm; Sat., 9am–11pm; Sun., 9am–9pm. All major cards. $$. 640 N. Wells, 312.664.1707. eddebevics.com (H-29) HARD ROCK CAFE This legendary institution serves up the best in American cuisine, including juicy burgers, tasty barbecue, sandwiches, pasta, and steaks in a friendly, highenergy atmosphere. Food served Mon.–Thu., 11am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 11am–1am; Sun., 11am–11pm. All major cards. $$. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252. hardrock.com (H-29)

“but there’s way more than just eggs here.” Serving Breakfast and Lunch Mon - Fri 6am to 3pm Sat - Sun 7am to 3pm

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JOHN BARLEYCORN A classic Chicago sports bar and restaurant, Barleycorn serves specialty, half-pound burgers, salads, sandwiches, and more. Hours vary by location. All major cards. $$. 149 W. Kinzie, 773.348.8899; 658 W. Belden, 773.348.8899; 3524 N. Clark, 773.348.8899; 1100 American Ln. in Schaumburg, 847.619.5540. johnbarleycorn.com (H-31) (E-15) (D-4) (Suburban) LLOYD’S CHICAGO Served in a Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired atmosphere, Lloyd’s (just steps from the Lyric Opera and Cadillac Palace Theatre) specializes in upscale business lunches, cocktails, and pre-theater dinners. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$. 1 S. Wacker, 312.407.6900. (G-35) RAINFOREST CAFÉ Dine under a tropical jungle canopy featuring cuisine inspired by the flavors of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Asia. Kid-friendly menu available. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 605 N. Clark, 312.787.1501. rainforestcafe.com (H-29) RUDY’S BAR & GRILLE Owned by pizza mastermind Rudy Malnati Jr. (also owner of nearby Pizano’s), this burger place features fresh-cut fries and mouthwatering chargrilled burgers. Call for hours. All major cards. $. 69 E. Madison, 312.332.8111. rudysbarandgrillechicago.com (J-35) WEST EGG CAFE Everything from eggs Benedict and taco salad to rotisserie chicken grace the menu of this cozy café. Tasty, heart-healthy dishes also available. Call for hours. All major cards. $. 620 N. Fairbanks, 312.280.8366. (K-29)

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ASIAN BELLYQ BellyQ is the third restaurant from Chicago chef Bill Kim. It focuses on modern interpretations of Asian barbecue. Call for hours. 1400 W. Randolph, 312.563.1010. bellyqchicago.com (West of D-33) TAMARIND Contemporary décor accents Asian minimalist furnishings at this pan-Asian café. The menu covers most of Asia, including Thai, Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese entrees, as well as an impressive selection of sushi. Daily, 11am–11pm. All major cards. $$. 614 S. Wabash, 312.379.0970, tamarindsushi.com (I-39)

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BRAZZAZ Enjoy the churrascaria experience with the finest hand-selected USDA prime beef, lamb, poultry, pork and jumbo shrimp all prepared in the delicious, artful culinary style of the gaucho. Also indulge in our gourmet salad bar, an array of side dishes, an extensive wine list. Mon.–Thu., 5–10pm; Fri., 11am–2pm, 5–10:30pm; Sat., 4–10:30pm; Sun., 1–9:30pm. All major credit cards. $$$. 539 N. Dearborn, 312.595.9000. brazzaz.com (J-30)


B R E A K FA S T EGGSPERIENCE PANCAKES & CAFÉ Eggsperience a delicious selection of all-day breakfast and lunch items, such as savory omelets, crepes, and panini. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 35 W. Ontario, 312.870.6773; Bannockburn, 847.940.8444; Glenview, 847.998.5111; Naperville, 630.548.1000; Park Ridge, 847.939.3976. eggsperiencecafe.com (H-29)  (Suburban) ELEVEN CITY DINER An old-school diner serving breakfast ALL day. Enjoy soda fountain drinks with delicatessen sandwiches, giant salads, and a full bar.  Call for hours. All major cards. $. 1112 S. Wabash, 312.212.1112. elevencitydiner.com (I-42) WEST EGG CAFE Located within walking distance of dozens of downtown hotels, this cozy Streeterville café offers everything from eggs benedict and pancakes to rotisserie chicken and taco salad. Call for hours. All major cards. $. 620 N. Fairbanks, 312.280.8366. (K-29)

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TEXAS DE BRAZIL Just steps off of Michigan Ave., Texas de Brazil features a 50-item seasonal salad area and flame-grilled cuts of seasoned beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and sausage, all carved tableside. Mon.–Fri., 5–10pm; Sat., 4:30–10pm; Sun., 4–9pm. All major cards. $$$. 51 E. Ohio, 312.670.1006. texasdebrazil.com (I-29)


YOLK Open in three locations, Yolk is the talk of the town. Expect creative twists on traditional breakfast favorites including Benedicts, French toast, and skillets. Lunchtime options as well. Call for hours. $. 355 E. Ohio, 312.822.9655; 1120 S. Michigan, 312.789.YOLK; 747 N. Wells, 312.787.2277. eatyolk.com (L-30) (I-42) (G-27)

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ELEVEN CITY DINER An old-school diner located in the heart of Chicago’s South Loop, serving breakfast all day. Enjoy authentic soda fountain drinks while noshing on  renowned hand-sliced delicatessen sandwiches. Mon.–Thu., 8am–9:30pm; Fri., 8am–10:30pm; Sat., 9am–10:30pm; Sun., 9am–9pm. All major cards. $. 1112 S. Wabash, 312.212.1112. elevencitydiner.com (I-42)


FONDUE THE MELTING POT This stylish fondue eatery features six different cheese fondues, entree choices such as filet mignon and lobster tail, and its famous chocolate fondue. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$. 609 N. Dearborn, 312.573.0011. meltingpot.com (H-29)

GERMAN CHICAGO BRAUHAUS Featuring sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel, roast veal shanks, roast pork shanks, and roast duck. Live entertainment and dancing nightly. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 4732 N. Lincoln, 773.784.4444. chicagobrauhaus.com (Northwest of A-1)

Enjoy the Churrascaria experience with the finest USDA prime beef, lamb, poultry, pork and jumbo shrimp, prepared in the delicious, culinary style of the Gaucho. Also indulge in our gourmet salad bar and traditional array of side dishes and an extensive wine list.

539 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago • 312-595-9000 • www.brazzaz.com

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MANNY’S COFFEE SHOP & DELI Since 1942, this cafeteria-style institution has served piled-high sandwiches. There’s the signature corned beef, excellent brisket, peppery pastrami, famous original crisp potato pancakes and delicious steamed table entrees. Specials change daily, from stuffed cabbage on Tue. to meatloaf with spaghetti on Sat. Minutes from McCormick Place and United Center. Mon.–Sat., 5am–8pm. All major cards. $. 1141 S. Jefferson, 312.939.2855. mannysdeli.com (E-43)


INDIAN CHICAGO CURRY HOUSE With a high Zagat rating and Best Of Chicago award from Local.com, Chicago Curry House brings the flavors of India and Nepal to the city’s South Loop. Delight in mouth-watering cuisine, an extensive wine list, relaxing ambiance, and attentive service. Lunch buffet. Catering and delivery available. $$. 899 S. Plymouth, 312.362.9999. curryhouseonline.com (I-41)

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“A visit to Indian Garden is a culinary voyage of discovery to the exotic tastes and textures of India and the warmth and hospitality of her people.” Lunch Buffet: 11:30am – 3:00pm Dinner: Sunday – Thursday 5:00pm – 10:00pm Friday & Saturday 5:00pm – 10:30pm 247 E. Ontario St., 2nd Floor Phone: 312-280-4910 Fax: 312-280-4934 www.indiangardenchicago.com

INDIA HOUSE With an exhibition kitchen, this River North emporium allows diners an opportunity to watch their menu selections (more than 150 choices) cooked to perfection in tandoor ovens. Vegetarian options. Daily lunch buffet. Lunch: Mon.–Fri., 11am–2:30pm; Sat.–Sun., 11am–3pm. Dinner: Fri.–Sat., 5–11pm; Sun.–Thu., 5–10pm. All major cards. $$. 59 W. Grand, 312.645.9500. indiahousechicago.com (I-30) INDIAN GARDEN This popular second-floor Streeterville restaurant features Northern Indian and Pakistani favorites. Sample a rotating selection of traditional dishes, including marinated lamb and curried chicken at the daily lunch  buffet from 11:30am to 3pm for $13.95 per person. Weekend brunch buffet is $15.95. Dinner: Sun.–Thu., 5pm–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 5pm–10:30pm. All major cards. $$. 247 E. Ontario, 312.280.4910. indiangardenchicago.com (H-29)

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IRISH EMERALD LOOP BAR & GRILL This modern Irish pub serves up traditional Irish fare such as Guinness New York Strip, Fish & Chips and Corned Beef Sandwiches as well as classic favorites like Build Your Own Mac and Cheese in a spacious, sophisticated dining room, complete with a 40-foot wood bar and TVs throughout. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 216 N. Wabash, 312.263.0200. emeraldloop.com. (I-33)

I TA L I A N CLUB LUCKY Feel like you’re in a 1940s Italian supper club and cocktail lounge. Close to downtown hotels. Good food and fun! Now offering hotel delivery. Call for hours. $$$. 1824 W. Wabansia, 773.227.2300. clubluckychicago.com (NW of A-20) LA CANTINA ITALIAN CHOPHOUSE (Italian Village Restaurants) Located on the lower level of the Italian Village Restaurants, La Cantina’s traits of distinction include amazing steak and seafood served from all regions of Italy. Gluten-free options available. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. italianvillage-chicago.com (H-36) THE VILLAGE (Italian Village Restaurants) The Village features Northern Italian cuisine in an intimate setting, complete with cozy nooks and murals that evoke the feeling of dining in a small Italian village. Gluten-free options available. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. italianvillage-chicago.com (H-36) VIVERE (Italian Village Restaurants) This contemporary Italian restaurant features modern flavors and has received accolades from Esquire and Wine Spectator. Gluten-free options available. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. italianvillage-chicago.com (H-36)

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MOE’S CANTINA Spanish and South American tapas are on the menu at this raucous Mexican cantina. Call for hours. All major cards. 155 W. Kinzie, 312.245.2000; 3518 N. Clark, 773.248.0002. moescantina.com (I-31)

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PATRON’S HACIENDA A Mexican restaurant and sports cantina serving Mexican cuisine including fresh ceviche, fajitas, and some of the best margaritas in town. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 316 W. Erie, 312.642.2400. patronschicago.com (G-29)

SU CASA MEXICAN RESTAURANT Experience a fiesta for your taste buds! Mexican favorites such as fajitas, burritos and tacos are served among piñatas and stained glass. Ask about catering. Call for hours. All major cards. $. 49 E. Ontario, 312.943.4041. (I-29)

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PIZZA GINO’S EAST A Chicago tradition since 1966, Gino’s is famous for deepdish pizza that is handmade with golden crust, fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes, and your choice of toppings. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 633 N. Wells, 312.943.1124; 162 E. Superior, 312.266.DEEP; 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818. ginoseast.com (H-29) (K-28) (I-38) GINO’S EAST SPORTS BAR The traditional pizzeria spices things up with its new location. New deep-dish pies, such as the Hunter Rabbit, as well as the old standards. All major cards. $$. 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818. ginoseastsportsbar.com (H-39) PIZANO’S PIZZA & PASTA Brighten up your day with homemade gnocchi, but save room for what Oprah calls the best thin-crust pizza in Chicago. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 864 N. State, 312.751.1766; 61 E. Madison, 312.236.1777; 1808 Waukegan Rd in Glenview, 847.486.1777. pizanoschicago.com (I-26) (I-35) (Suburban) PIZANO’S PIZZA & PASTA EXPRESS Pizano’s newest branch focuses exclusively on delivery and carryout. All major cards. $$. 800 N. Dearborn, 855.749.2667. pizanoschicago.com (I-27) PIZZERIA ORA Build your own Chicago deep-dish or thin-crust pizza with your favorite toppings, or choose one the specialty pies. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 545 N. LaSalle, 312.464.1872, pizzeriaora.com (H-30)

SEAFOOD BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO. Run, Forrest, Run to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., located on Navy Pier. Come for the family-oriented atmosphere, friendly service, and out-of-this-world seafood. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 700 E. Grand, Ste. 131, 312.252.GUMP. bubbagump.com (N-31) CATCH 35 Fresh seafood, just a short walk to the Theater District. For meat lovers, try the bone-in ribeye or filet mignon medallions. Featuring live jazz. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$. 35 W. Wacker,

“The Best Thai Restaurant is also the closest to all the major hotels” – Chicago Tribune

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STEAK, CHOPS AND RIBS CHICAGO CHOP HOUSE Located in a century-old brownstone, this renowned steakhouse features USDA prime dry-aged and Kobe steaks. Comprehensive wine list and piano bar. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$. 60 W. Ontario, 312.787.7100. chicagochophouse.com (I-29) HARRY CARAY’S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE Legendary Italian steakhouse serving the finest prime, aged steaks and chops in a truly warm Chicago atmosphere. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$. 33 W. Kinzie, 312.828.0966; 10233 W. Higgins in Rosemont, 847.699.1200; 70 Yorktown Center, Westin Lombard, 630.953.3400. harrycarays.com (I-31) (Suburban)

SUSHI FRIENDS SUSHI A sleek Gold Coast sushi spot. Enjoy maki, sushi, and sashimi, as well as entrée selections. Daily lunch specials. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 710 N. Rush, 312.787.8998. friendssushi.com (I-28)

THAI DAO Find a wide variety of traditional and specialty dishes including pad thai, cashew chicken, and beef curry. Call for hours. Delivery available. All major cards. $. 230 E. Ohio, 312.337.0000. daothai.com (J-29) SILVER SPOON Find Zagat-rated fare such as banana blossom salad, tom yum, pad thai, and more. Vegetarian-friendly. Call for hours. MC, V. $. 710 N. Rush, 312.944.7100. silverspoonchicago.com (I-28) STAR OF SIAM Voted No. 1 Thai restaurant by Chicago food critics. Star of Siam helped popularize Thai food. Delivery available to all downtown hotels. Call for hours. All major cards. $. 11 E. Illinois, 312.670.0100. starofsiamchicago.com (I-30)

“The most fashionable place in town to dine on Thai food”. . . – Chicago Magazine

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Chicago has a wide range of sports bars for you to catch your teams. JOHN BARLEYCORN (149 W. Kinzie, 773.348.8899) is a great place to watch the games. Their new location boasts 73 televisions and one 80-inch plasma. It also has four six-panel video walls and one 12-panel video wall to screen games. At EMERALD LOOP (216 N. Wabash, 312.263.0200) you can enjoy Irish specialties like shepard’s pie or fish and chips for dinner and stay to watch the games while kicking back and relaxing with your favorite pint. Later, head over to CASTLE (632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944) and celebrate your team’s victory. This new club will feature five different themes, ranging from a first-floor pub to a fifth-floor dance club and is sure to offer something for everyone.

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KINGSTON MINES Two bands on two stages provide nonstop music seven nights a week at this legendary blues club, with early sets at 8pm on Thu. and 7:30pm on Fri. and Sat. Restaurant serves BBQ for late-night noshing. Cover charge: $12–$15. Sun.–Thu., 8pm–4am; Fri., 7pm–4am; Sat., 7pm–5am. All major cards. 2548 N. Halsted, 773.477.4646. kingstonmines.com (E-13)

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GOOSE ISLAND BREWPUB Chicago’s original craft brewer for more than 20 years offers some 20 varieties of handcrafted beer. Specialties include Honkers Ale, 312, Green Line, and Matilda. Stop by every Thursday at 6pm for a toast as they introduce a new beer. Also offers locally sourced lunch and dinner items such as duck Reuben sandwiches and their legendary Stilton burger. Open daily at 11am and serving late. All major cards. Plenty of free parking at 1800 N. Clybourn, 312.915.0071. Second location near the Addison Red Line stop at 3535 N. Clark in Wrigleyville, 773.832.9040. gooseisland.com (D-19) (D-4)

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BATON SHOW LOUNGE This show is the nation’s longest running female impersonation, Las Vegas–style revue and has been delighting audiences from around the world for more than 40 years. Call for special shows on Mon. and Tue. Show times are Wed.–Sun. at 8:30pm, 10:30pm, and 12:30am. All major cards. 436 N. Clark, 312.644.5269. thebatonshowlounge.com (H-38)

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CLUB LUCKY This true Chicago 1940s “supper club” and lounge is perfect for relaxing with friends or an intimate cocktail.  Try something from their famous “Killer Martini” list or a handcrafted cocktail. Chicago’s best jukebox. Opens Mon.–Fri. at 11:30am, Sat. at 4:30pm, and Sun. at 3:30pm. Lounge open until 2am. All major cards. 1824 W. Wabansia, 773.227.2300. clubluckychicago.com (NW of A-20) DOWNTOWN BAR AND LOUNGE Located within walking distance of Chicago’s thriving Theater District, Downtown Bar and Lounge offers guests fashionable lounge areas perfect for pre- or post-theater cocktailing or simply a night on the town. GLTB–friendly. All major cards. Mon.–Fri., 3pm–2am; Sat., 3pm–3am; Sun., 3pm–2am. 440 N. State, 312.464.1400, downtownbarandlounge.com (I-31)

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COMEDYSPORTZ Celebrating 25 years, ComedySportz presents an audience-interactive show appropriate for all ages. At this laugh arena, two teams of improvisors compete for the your applause, and you decide who wins. The all-ages show is improvised six times a weekend, so it’s never the same twice. $22. 929 W. Belmont, 773.549.8080. comedysportzchicago.com (NW of D-19)

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MOE’S CANTINA Exposed brick walls and state-of-the-art sound systems provide the ambiance while you enjoy a cocktail list featuring housemade sangria, handmade margaritas, premium tequilas, and more. Mon.–Fri., 11am–2am; Sat., 11am–3am; Sun., 11am–2am. All major cards. 155 W. Kinzie, 312.245.2000. Also at 3518 N. Clark. moescantina.com (I-31)

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FRIENDS SUSHI The modern, sleek trappings of this Gold Coast sushi spot make for an ideal happy hour, whether with friends or clients. Sample the delicious starter menu featuring pan-seared crab cakes with wasabi aioli, unagi egg rolls, edamame, grilled calamari, and more. Sun.–Thu., 11:30am–10pm, Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–1am. All major cards. 710 N. Rush, 312.787.8998. friendssushi.com (I-28)

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Religiously Funny What happens when you mix Broadway and the creators of South Park? You get THE BOOK OF MORMON. This religious satirical musical tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries who try to spread their church’s message to a remote village in northern Uganda. The village is threatened by a brutal warlord and the villagers have trouble connecting with the missionaries because they are more concerned about war, famine, poverty and AIDS than they are about religion. Now you can experience the hilarity at the Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe, 312.977.1710. This show contains explicit language. Performances are on Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2pm and 8pm; Sun., 2pm and 7:30pm; Tues.–Thurs., 7:30pm. For more information visit broadwayinchicago.com.

iO The originators of long-form improvisation have been creating comedy for 30 years. iO has two theaters: the Del Close Theater features  sketch comedy and stylistic shows, while the Cabaret features iO’s signature long-form improvisation, which has made the theater famous. Seven nights a week. All major cards. 3541 N. Clark, 773.880.0199. chicago.ioimprov.com (D-5) SECOND CITY Making people laugh since 1959, Second City has seen countless stars get their start, including Dan Aykroyd, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Tina Fey. See the Second City’s 100th Revue: Who Do We Think We Are? on the Mainstage. Or see We’re All in This Room Together on the E.T.C. Stage. Tue.–Thu., 8pm; Fri.–Sat., 8 and 11pm; Sun., 7pm. $23–$28. 1616 N. Wells, 312.337.3992. secondcity.com (G-20) UP COMEDY CLUB A cabaret-style club, UP features stand-up, improvisation and sketch comedy shows seven nights a week. While you’re busy laughing, arrive early and enjoy food from their full-service kitchen or drinks from the bar. UP also features a no-drink minimum. Sat & Sun matinees available. 230 W. North, 3rd Floor, 312.662.4562. upcomedyclub.com  (G-20)

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DANCE CLUBS CASTLE Formerly Excalibur and Vision nightclubs, this five-story bar has a different theme for every floor. From the first-floor pub feeling, to the hot dance club on the top floor, this River North bar has something for everyone. DJ’s spin both new and retro beats while special lighting effects are mixed in with the background. Call for hours. All major cards. 632. N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. (H-29) TWELVE WEST ELM The ultimate address for live music, drinking and dancing, TwelveWest is the perfect place to celebrate a major event or just any night on the town. Conveniently located in the Gold Coast neighborhood, this cozy bar features an extensive wine list and the friendly staff serves a variety of cocktails and beer. Sun.–Sat., open 6pm. All major cards. 12 W. Elm, 312.337.3200. 12westelm.com (I–24)

IRISH PUBS EMRERALD LOOP BAR & GRILL In addition to a late-night restaurant menu, this modern Irish pub boasts a 40-foot wood bar with an expansive drink list including 16 tap beers, over 35 bottles, signature cocktails & more. Catch all of your favorite basketball games on the TV’s throughout while enjoying the perfect pint of


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THE REDHEAD PIANO BAR Enjoy one of the Redhead’s signature martinis as you listen to Chicago’s top piano-player vocalists playing upbeat standards, pop, and rock hits seven nights a week. The atmosphere is lively but comfortable. Proper attire required. Sun.–Fri., 7pm–4am; Sat., 7pm–5am. All major cards. 16 W. Ontario, 312.640.1000. redheadpianobar.com (H-29)

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HOUSE OF BLUES A restaurant and concert venue known for embracing music of all genres. House of Blues also offers a unique experience for dinner guests to enjoy live music while they dine. A specialty late-night dinner menu is available until close. All major cards. Call for current schedule. 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000. houseofblues.com (H-32)

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HARD ROCK CAFÉ In addition to live music (Mon. and Thu.), this legendary institution boasts the largest collection of rock ’n’ roll memorabilia and serves up the best in American cuisine including juicy burgers and tasty barbecue in a friendly, high-energy atmosphere. Food served Mon.–Thu., 11am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 11am–1am; Sun. 11am–11pm. All major cards. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252. hardrock.com (H-29)

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THE BACK ROOM More than 40 years of live music now at a new location. The secret alleyway entrance leads you to a sophisticated, sultry atmosphere filled with energy from the lively rhythmic melodies emanating from the stage. Live music nightly includes timeless hits, jazz, blues, big band, and R&B. Showtimes nightly: 9:30 and 11pm. Thu.–Sat.: DJ starts at 1:30am. $20 cover and two-drink minimum. Sun.–Wed., 9pm–1am; Thu.–Fri., 9pm–4am; Sat., 9pm–5am.  937 N. Rush, 312.751.2433. backroomchicago.com (I-25)

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Guinness. Mon.–Fri., 11am–2am; Sat., 9am–3am; Sun., 9am–2am. All major cards. 216 N. Wabash, 312.263.0200. emeraldloop.com (I-33)


TAV E R N S A N D SPORTS BARS GINO’S EAST SPORTS BAR Enjoy craft beers, with 12 Chicagoland beers on tap. Guests can also choose three for a $9.50 flight. The beer menu also includes 50 craft bottle selections, from various regions of the United States. Stop in during football games for great deals, including $6 Bloody Marys. Sun.–Wed., 11am–12am; Thu.–Sat., 11am–2am. All major cards. $$. 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818. ginoseastsportsbar.com (H-39)

BAR AND LOUNGE Downtown is the place to unwind after a day at the office or for visitors new to Chicago to relax and meet new friends.

W I N E /C H A M PA G N E BARS ENO Indulge your passion for wine, cheese, and chocolate in an intimate setting inside the InterContinental Chicago. A gourmet cornucopia awaits—superb wines, an outstanding international menu of cheeses, and a tasty host of handmade chocolate truffles and bars. Mon.–Thu., 4pm–1am; Sat., 1pm–am; Sun., 1pm–10pm. All major cards. 505 N. Michigan, 312.321.8738; 200 N. Columbus, 312.946.7000. enowinerooms.com (J-30) (K-33)

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440 NORTH STATE STREET (312)464-1400 WWW.DOWNTOWNBARANDLOUNGE.COM

JOHN BARLEYCORN A neighborhood sports bar and restaurant, Barleycorn has a full-service bar and a stellar beer list. Hours vary by location. All major cards. $$. 149 W. Kinzie, 773.348.8899; 658 W. Belden, 773.348.8899; 3524 N. Clark, 773.348.8899; 1100 American Ln. in Schaumburg, 847.619.5540. johnbarleycorn.com (H-31) (E-15) (D-4) (Suburban)

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POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE With an unrivaled champagne list, Pops for Champagne is one of the country’s top bubbly bars. In addition to serving some 200 selections, Pops also has a full bar, live music (the Dan Effland Trio plays jazz favorites every Sun.–Tue. at 9pm), and a seasonal menu of champagne-friendly small plates and shareable items. Located in the River North entertainment district. Sun.–Fri., 3pm–2am; Sat., 1pm–2am. 601 N. State, 312.266.7677. popsforchampagne.com (I-30)


On Stage I.O. I.O. THEATRE 3541 N. Clark, 773.880.0199. For 30 years, i.O. has been the premier improvisational comedy club in Chicago. These originators of long-form improv are famous for their hilarious, yet highly intelligent comedy shows—featuring their signature piece, THE HAROLD. Bill Murray describes their shows as “the most important group work since they built the pyramids.” The i.O. houses two theaters, two bars, and has six shows a night. The cast shines with talent reminiscent of alumni that include Mike Myers, Chris Farley and more. Call for schedule. chicago.ioimprov.com.

COMEDYSPORTZ COMEDYSPORTZ THEATRE, 929 W. Belmont, 773.549.8080. In an ultimate comedy competition, two teams comprised of improv all-stars vie for the most laughs and the subsequent title as ComedySportz champion. With suggestions and comments from the audience, the red and blue teams sing, dance and deliver improvised scenes in this no-holds-barred battle of comedy. Performance schedule is Thu at 8pm, Fri 8pm & 10pm, Sat at 6pm, 8pm & 10pm. $22. Located steps from the red, brown and purple line Belmont El stop. For tickets, call 773.549.8080 or visit comedysportzchicago.com

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LOOKINGGLASS THEATRE, 821 N. Michigan, 312.337.0665. Two US Marines and an Iraqi translator are thrust into a world of greed, mystery and betrayal after an encounter with a now-deceased but still very pissed-off tiger. The streets of war-torn Baghdad are filled with ghosts, riddles and wry humor in this groundbreaking play that explores the power and perils of human nature. Don’t miss this ferocious award winning play the New York Times hailed as a “savagely funny and visionary new work of American theater.”

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UP COMEDY CLUB, 230 W. North, 3rd Floor, 312.662.4562. The Second City’s newest venue, UP Comedy Club offers a diverse array of stand-up comedians, both locally and nationally famous. Performing Thursday at 8pm and Friday & Saturday 8pm, 11pm see: Four Girls (And a Guy): A One Night Stand With the Second City. UP also features a full-service kitchen and a full bar with no drink minimum. Make a dinner reservation in advance, and receive priority seating at the show. Tickets $28

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