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48 Hotel Indigo 312.787.4980 (I-23) 49 Hotel Monaco 312.960.8500 (J-33) 50 Hotel Palomar 312.755.9703 (I-30) 51 Howard Johnson 312.664.8100 (H-28) 52 Hyatt Regency (McCormick Place) 312.567.1234 (L-51) 53 Hyatt Regency (Wacker Dr.) 312.565.1234 (K-32) 54 Inn of Chicago 312.787.3100 (J-29) 55 Intercontinental Chicago 312.944.4100 (J-30) 56 Ivy Hotel 312.335.5444 (K-29) 57 James Hotel 312.337.1000 (J-29) 58 JW Marriott Hotel Chicago 312.660.8200 (H-36) 59 LaQuinta Inn & Suites 312.558.1020 (G-35) 60 Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites 312.787.3777 (K-29) 61 Millennium Knickerbocker 312.751.8100 (K-26) 62 Ohio House 312.943.6000 (H-29) 63 Omni Chicago 312.944.6664 (J-28) 64 Palmer House Hilton 312.726.7500 (I-36) 65 Park Hyatt 312.335.1234 (J-27) 66 Peninsula Chicago 312.337.2888 (J-28)

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ON THE COVER HEARTBEAT OF HOME Created by the Producers and Director of Riverdance, Heartbeat of Home is a music and dance spectacular featuring the vibrant, dynamic components of traditional Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban music and dance. The world-class cast of thirty-seven includes a ten-piece band creating a new and electrifying sound written by award-winning, Golden Globe nominated composer Brian Byrne. The world-class cast of thirty-seven includes a ten-piece band creating a new and electrifying sound along with Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban dancers with choreography by David Bolger. The production will create a dream-world of joyous, heartstopping, high-energy music and dance. Heartbeat of Home is on stage at the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) through March 16. Tickets range from $39.45– $97.66. Performance times are Tues.–Fri. at 7:30pm; Sat., 2pm & 8pm; Sun., 2pm & 7:30pm. Call 312.977.1700 for tickets or visit BroadwayInChicago.com.

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The Chicago Bulls host twin towers Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph and the scrappy Memphis Grizzlies tonight at United Center. 6pm. 1901 W. # 20 Madison, 312.455.4000. It’s like a tabloid cover come to life as notorious pop starlet Miley Cyrus brings her undeniably catchy tunes and undeniably calculated wild girl shtick to the stage at the Allstate Arena. 7pm. $49.50-$89.50. 6920 Mannheim in Rosemont, to Rosemont 847.635.6601. The extraordinary Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues its extended residency in Chicago with tonight’s performance featuring the pieces “LIFT,” “D-Man in the Waters,” and the much-loved “Revelations” at the Auditorium Theatre. 7:30pm. $32-$92. 50 E. Congress, 312.341.2310. to Harrison


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MARCH 7 - 14 Best known as one of the founding members of the legendary Grateful Dead, Bob Weir is now the leader of yet another well-traveled band in the long-running outfit Ratdog. Tonight at the Chicago Theatre. 7:30pm. $27–$65. 175 N. State, to Lake 312.462.6300.

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SUNDAY A signature event is even better, as the popular House of Blues Gospel Brunch features a great Southern buffet and rousing live gospel music hand-selected by Kirk Franklin. 10am and 12:30pm. Adults, $40; children (6–12), $25. 329 N. # 36 Dearborn, 312.923.2000.

For 35 years, Penn & Teller have defied labels – and at times physics and good taste – by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy. Tonight they bring their hilarious act to The Venue at Horseshoe Casino. 8pm. $29-$59. 777 Casino Center Drive in Hammond, Indiana, 219.473.7000. Los Angeles-based comic Brent Morin takes a break from his duties with the Conan Show to bring his standup observations to the stage at UP Comedy Club. 8pm and 10:30pm. $20. 230 W. North, 312.662.4562. # 151 Described as both the girl next door and the girl who hates the girl next door, Andi Smith brings her hilarious standup tales to the stage at Zanies Comedy Club. 8:30pm and 10:30pm. $25. 1548 N. Wells, 312.337.4027. # 151

Thodos Dance Chicago and Studio Gang Architects investigate the intersection of dance and architecture with two shows at the Harris Theater. Tonight at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2pm. $20–$60. 205 # E. Randolph, 312.334.7777. 151 With all of the pop crossovers these days, it’s rare to find an artist who’s still pure country, but few fit that bill better than veteran singer George Strait. Tonight at Allstate Arena. 7:30pm. $74.50-$95.50. 6920 Mannheim in Rosemont, 847.635.6601. Before or after the show, soak up a little more country atmosphere and enjoy a great meal at nearby Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill. 5441 Rosemont Ave., to Rosemont 847.678.0088. Nashville rockers (and brothers) Kings of Leon return to town behind their recently released album Mechanical Bull tonight at United Center. 8pm. $29.50-$65.50. 1901 W. Madison, 312.455.4500. # 20

Celebrate the rich heritage of Mexico with live music, dance, folk art and more during the Neighborhoods of the World cultural event today at Navy Pier. 12pm-3pm. FREE. 600 E. Grand, # 312.595.7437. 124

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Enjoy the best in college hoops action as the Big East Women’s Basketball Tournament kicks off today with two exciting quarterfinal sessions. The madness continues through Tuesday at Allstate Arena. 12pm and 6pm. $15-$25. 6920 Mannheim in Rosemont, to Rosemont 847.635.6601. The world champion Miami Heat visit the Chicago Bulls for a nationally televised matinee tilt at the United Center. 12pm. 1901 W. Madison, 312.455.4000.


Superstar comedian, author and talk show host Chelsea Handler brings her wellregarded standup skills to town in support of her fifth book, Uganda Be Kidding Me, tonight at the Chicago Theatre. 7pm and 10pm. $55–$75. 175 N. State, 312.462.6300. to Lake

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guitarists of the last century, tonight at Instituto Cervantes. 6pm. $5 suggested donation. 31 W. Ohio, 312.335.1996. #36 Featuring comedy talent from around the city, 100 Proof Comedy focuses on some of the best local standup performers tonight at ComedySportz Theatre. 8pm. $10. 929 W. Belmont, 773.549.8080. to Belmont

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12 WEDNESDAY Finnish rockers HIM hit the U.S. behind their most recent release, 2013’s Tears on Tape, with a stop at the House of Blues. 7pm. $40. 329 # 36 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000. Singer-songwriter Jennifer Nettles comes to town this time as a solo act, touring behind her release That Girl. Tonight at the Chicago Theatre. 8pm. $35–$55. 175 N. State, 312.462.6300. to Lake

MONDAY Take a stroll along State Street and take in Lightscape: A Multisensory Experience, a one-of-a-kind light and sound installation that creates vivid patterns of color, choreographed to music, that celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. 10am-8pm. FREE. On State between Lake and Van Buren, 312.782.9160.

Familiar from his late-night talk show appearances, comedian Tommy Johnagin comes to town for a multi-night stand at Zanies Comedy Club. Tonight at 8:30pm. $25. 1548 N. Wells, 312.337.4027. # 151

Don’t need nothin’ but a good time? Then the headbangers and other 80s outcasts have just the show for you – the proudly shallow, rock-heavy romp Rock of Ages, opens tonight for a brief encore run at the Bank of America Theatre. 7:30pm. $32–$77. 18 W. to Monroe Monroe, 312.977.1710.

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Bulls at United Center. 6pm. 1901 # 20 W. Madison, 312.455.4000.

Here’$ the Deal! WHERE TO GO TO MAKE YOUR DOLLAR GO A LITTLE FURTHER IN CHICAGO EVERY DAY FRIDAY Still riding high on the strength of the ubiquitous single “Radioactive,” tuneful rockers Imagine Dragons bring their chart-topping hits to the stage tonight at Allstate Arena. 7pm. $29.50-$49.50. 6920 Mannheim in Rosemont, to Rosemont 847.635.6601. Leave the kids and the delicate sensibilities at home for the hard-R comedy of standup Joey Diaz tonight at Zanies Comedy Club. 9:30pm. $25. 1548 N. Wells, # 151 312.337.4027.

14 FRIDAY The Chicago Blackhawks continue their Stanley Cup championship defense tonight as the tough Nashville Predators visit United Center. 7pm. 1901 W. Madison, # 20 312.455.7000. Actress and pop star Demi Lovato leaves the tabloid drama behind and focuses on the basics as she sings tunes from her latest recording Demi tonight at Allstate Arena. 7:30pm. $25-$69.50. 6920 Mannheim in Rosemont, to Rosemont 847.635.6601. Guitarists Jonny Lang, Buddy Guy, Eric Johnson, Zakk Wylde and many more invite today’s rock lovers to Experience Hendrix in an all-star multimedia show tonight at the Chicago Theatre. 7:30pm. $38– $98. 175 N. State, 312.462.6300.

This is your last weekend to ice-skate at the MCCORMICK TRIBUNE ICE RINK in Millennium Park for free ($10 skate rental), as it’s scheduled to close March 9th. 201 E. Randolph, 312.742.1168.

SATURDAY Enjoy Indian cuisine at CHICAGO CURRY HOUSE. Try more than 25 items in the buffet for $10.95. Daily, 11am-3pm. 899 S. Plymouth, 312.362.9999.

SUNDAY End your weekend with a $3 bloody mary from RUDY’S BAR AND GRILL. Enjoy half-priced appetizers from 3pm-5pm every day. Dine-in only. 69 E. Madison, 312.332.8111.

MONDAY Enjoy Three Amigo Mondays at GINO’S SOUTH LOOP! $5 Jack, Jim and Jamo Shots or mixed drinks (up to 1 mixer). 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818.

TUESDAY Enjoy exciting and innovative art at the MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART. FREE every Tuesday to Illinois residents! 220 E. Chicago, 312.280.2660.

WEDNESDAY Make your Humpday a little happier at GINO’S SOUTH LOOP with $4 Anderson Valley Beers & $6 Rum Punch. 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818.

THURSDAY Every Thursday SULLIVAN’S is the place to be!. Enjoy live jazz and great happy hour features. All night we feature $6 signature martinis, select wines and bar entrees. 415 N. Dearborn, 312.527.3510.


Kids Korner

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in Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, a new exhibition celebrating this milestone of imagination, innovation and entertainment with nearly 300 artifacts, many which have not been widely seen by the public at the Museum of Science and Industry. 9:30am-4:00pm. Adults, $27; kids (311), $18 (includes general museum admission). 57th and Lake Shore. # 773.684.1414. 10

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS From the same Broadway composers who penned Honk! and Mary Poppins, the AmeriMEDIEVAL TIMES can premiere of the Surrender to an age Stiles and Drewe of bravery and musical The Three honor and witness Little Pigs is a epic battles of steel curly tail for the and steed during whole family at the our all-new-show. Apollo Theatre. From ringside seats, Call for schedule. discover a feast of $10–$20. the eyes and ap2540 N. Lincoln, petite with more ac773.935.6100. tion, more fun & to Fullerton more excitement than ever before. As MUSEUM OF you thrill to a rousing live jousting tournament, SCIENCE AND marvel at awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry! INDUSTRY Call for tickets and show times. 2001 N. Roselle Rd. in Explore nine Schaumburg, 888.935.6878. medievaltimes.com decades of Disney See page 13 for Buy One Get One Free offer with ad! history and artifacts

LEGO STORE Kids will have a great time seeing new models and building their own Lego creations. Water Tower Place. Mon.–Sat., 10am– 9pm; Sun., 11am–6pm. 835 N. Michigan, # 151 312.202.0946.

HIGHLIGHTS READY FOR MONSTER SIZED FUN? Bring your biggest appetite for excitement to the Sears Centre Arena this Friday and Saturday March 7th & 8th for Monster Nite Out at the Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals! You’ll be WOWED as legendary Monster Truck Champion, BIGFOOT, battles it out with gigantic car crushing competitors. It’s a Monster Truck Thrill Show that ROARS with incredible action! $18-$36. 5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy. in Hoffman Estates, 847.649.2222.

MANNY’S COFFEE SHOP & DELI Kids will love the Saturday spaghetti special while watching Manny’s Magic Show and parents will enjoy the signature corned beef or another specialty sandwich. Enjoy one of their famous potato pancakes on the side. The show runs Saturdays 11am–2:30pm. 1141 S. Jefferson, 312.939.2855. Coupon on page 38.

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to SHOP AND EAT®® FORTS An abundance of everyday materials, along with the unexpected – including upside-down tables, stairs to nowhere, headboards, doors and more – give kids the ingredients to build the getaways of their dreams in the interactive exhibit Forts at the Chicago Children’s Museum. 10am5pm. $14. 700 E. Grand, # 124 312.527.1000. LEGO STORE Kids will have a great time seeing new models and building their own Lego creations. Water Tower Place. Mon.–Sat., 10am– 9pm; Sun., 11am–6pm. 835 N. Michigan, # 151 312.202.0946. RAMONA QUIMBY Reunite with author Beverly Cleary’s classic family in the hysterical and heartwarming play Ramona Quimby at the Apollo

Theatre. Call for schedule. $10–$20. to Fullerton 2540 N. Lincoln, 773.935.6100. THE PLACES YOU CAN CREATE! From Truffula trees to castles, use your imagination and paper to create Dr. Seuss-inspired 3D paper sculptures in the new The Places You Can Create! exhibit at the Kohl Children’s Museum. 10am-12pm and 1pm-4pm. $9.50. 2100 Patriot in Glenview, 847.832.6600. RAINFOREST CAFÉ Part adventure and part restaurant, this fun-forthe-whole family eatery is sure to please people of all ages. Bring your wild bunch in Wednesday nights when kids 10 and under eat for just $2.99 with the purchase of an adult entree 5pm–close. # 36 605 N. Clark, 312.787.1501. Coupon below.


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This Winter has been long and cold, but Spring is just around the corner. So, get out.. And, see the sights. Step back in time at MEDIEVAL TIMES (2001 N. Roselle Rd. in Schaumburg, 888.935.6878) where brave knights participate in epic battles and jousting tournaments. Guests will marvel at the horsemanship and pageantry as they feast on a meal fit for royalty. See page 13 for 2 for 1 coupon offer. CITYPASS CHICAGO (888.330.5008, citypass.com), allows you to see five main attractions for 50% off the combined admission price. One of the attractions included with CITYPASS 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 Take Me to the River: Building Chicago’s New Waterfront exhibition. Also lectures, special events, and education activities, created to inspire people to discover why design matters. Shop & Tour Center open Sun.–Fri., 9:30am–6pm; Sat., 9am–6pm. All major 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) CITYPASS Visit five attractions and save 49%. CityPASS ticket booklet includes admission to the Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, Field Museum, John Hancock Observatory or Museum of Science and Industry and  Adler Planetarium or Art Institute of Chicago. 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, $89; 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. Daily, 9am–11pm. Adults, $18; kids (3–11), $12; and children under 3 are free. 875 N. Michigan, 312.751.3681. jhochicago.com (J-26) MEDIEVAL TIMES Surrender to an age of bravery and honor and witness epic battles of steel and steed during our all-new-show. Call for tickets and show times. All major cards. 2001 N. Roselle Rd. in Schaumburg, 888.935.6878. medievaltimes.com (Suburban) MILLENNIUM PARK One of Chicago’s most popular attractions. Architecturally significant must-sees include the reflective sculpture Cloud Gate as well as the Frank Gehry–designed Pritzker Pavilion. 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, IMAX Theatre, a 150-foot-high Ferris wheel, and the Smith 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)

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NAVY PIER IMAX THEATRE Movies come to life on a six-story screen. Now playing, 300: Rise of an Empire An IMAX 3D Experience. 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, $19; children (3–11), $12; and children under 3 free. All major cards. 233 S. Wacker (Jackson 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 Wed.: Clarke & Glessner Houses. Thu.: Art Institute (5pm–8pm), Chicago Children’s Museum (5–8pm), Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 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 special exhibition Cosmic Wonder. Weekdays, 9:30am–4pm; weekends, 9:30am–4:30pm. General admission: Adults $12; seniors/students, $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. Fri.–Wed., 10:30am–5pm, Thu., 10:30am–8pm. IL residents get free admission Thursday nights from 5pm–8pm. Adults, $18–$23; children/seniors/students with ID, $12–$17; children under 14 are free. All major cards. 111 S. Michigan, 312.443.3600. artic.edu (J-35) CHICAGO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Kids and families enjoy hands-on exhibits and learning activities. Daily, 10am–5pm. Adults/children, $14; seniors, $13; 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)

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

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DUSABLE MUSEUM Dedicated to the study of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent. On exhibit: The Endangered Species: A Visual Response to the Vanishing Black Man. 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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THE DRIEHAUS MUSEUM Get a glimpse of the architecture and design in Chicago during the 19th century. Tue.-Sat., 10am5pm; Sun., 12pm-5pm. Adults, $20; seniors, $12.50, student/youth (6-12), $10; and children five and under are free. 40 E. Erie, 312.482.8933. (J–29)

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 weekdays from 10:30am–4pm, tours every 30 minutes and weekends from 10:40am-4pm, tours every 20 minutes. 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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CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM Get lost in Chicago’s past at this museum and research center devoted to Chicago and American history. Mon.–Sat., 9:30am–4:30pm; Sun., Noon–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)

THE FIELD MUSEUM Meet the museum’s resident dinosaur, Sue, the largest, most complete, and best preserved T. rex ever discovered. On exhibit: Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair. 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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CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER Housed in a Chicago landmark building, this cultural gem presents free public events and informative programs showcasing live music and visual arts. Mon.– Thu., 9am–7pm; Fri.–Sat., 9am–6pm; Sun, 10am–6pm. FREE. 78 E. Washington, 312.744.6630. (I-34)

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JANE ADDAMS HULL-HOUSE MUSEUM 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., noon–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) 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 through Oct. 13: Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes. Closed Mon.; Tue., 10am–8pm; Wed.–Sun., 10am–5pm. Adults, $12; students/seniors, $7; free for children under 12. 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., Noon–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 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives. Daily, 9:30am–4pm. General admission: adults, $18; seniors, $17; and children (3–11), $11. Some exhibits require additional fee. All major cards. 5700 S. Lake Shore, 773.684.1414. msichicago.org (South of P-54) NATIONAL HELLENIC MUSEUM This museum connects all generations—past, present and future—to the rich heritage of Greek history and the Greek American experience. 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)

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THE NOTEBAERT NATURE MUSEUM Grab your field journal and 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; and children under 3, free. IL residents have free admission on Thurs. All major cards. 2430 N. Cannon, 773.755.5100. naturemuseum.org (G-14) PRITZKER MILITARY LIBRARY Explore the artifacts in the library and the exhibit American Icons of the Great War. $5; All Active Military Members, Free. Certain programs may require extra admission. Tues.–Thurs., 10am–6pm; Fri.–Sat., 10am–4pm. 401 S. Michigan, 312.374.9333, pritzkermilitarylibrary.org (J–36)

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HEMINGWAY MUSEUM Located within walking distance from the birthplace of Ernest Hemingway and provides an in-depth look at the author. Photography is encouraged. Sun.–Fri., 1–5pm; Sat., 10am–5pm. Adults, $10; kids (18 and under)/seniors/students, $8; and children under 5, free. AAA/veteran discounts available. 200 N. Oak Park Ave. in Oak Park, 708.524.5383. ehfop.org

SHEDD AQUARIUM Explore an exotic world with 20,000 animals, from anemones and whales to dolphins and sharks. See creatures from the Amazon, The Great Coral Reef and other areas. Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm and Sat. and 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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map in this issue for ‘L’ train course. $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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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 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 13 stops, including the Willis Tower, Museum Campus, Navy Pier, and Water Tower between 9am and 5pm. Adults, $45; seniors, $40; children (3–12), $17; and children under 3, free. 773.648.5000. ChicagoTrolley.com

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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. Mon.–Fri, 10am–5pm; Sat.–Sun., 10am–6:30pm. FREE. 2001 N. Clark, 312.742.2000. lpzoo.com (H-17)

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BROOKFIELD ZOO Known for its naturalistic, multi-species exhibits and more than 2,000 animals. Mon.–Fri., 10am–5pm; Sat. and Sun., 10am–6pm. Open 365 days a year. Adults, $15; children (3–11)/seniors, $10.50; children under 2, free. $10 for parking. Some exhibits require an additional fee. All major cards. 1st Ave. & 31st St. in Brookfield, 708.688.8000. czs.org (Suburban)

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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 start at $8. 312.337.1446. chicagowatertaxi.com.

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SHORELINE SIGHTSEEING Enjoy a dramatic, 75-minute Architecture River Tour with professional, entertaining guide! Multiple departures daily from two locations– from 10am to dusk from Gateway Park (southwest corner) Navy Pier and daily from 9:45am from Michigan Ave. Bridge (northeast corner). Adults, $1.75-$35; Seniors, $28.75–$32; Children, $17.75–$21, infants are free. All tours weather permitting. For daily updated information, group rates or to purchase tickets call 312.222.9328 or visit shorelinesightseeing.com

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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 $28.50 for adults, $26.65 for seniors, $14.25 kids 4-11, and free for kids ages 3 and under. 400 N. Michigan at the Wrigley Building and Trump Tower, 312.337.1446. wendellaboats.com (J-31)

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METRA The fastest and most convenient way between McCormick Place and downtown. Just seven minutes from Millennium Park Station at Randolph and Michigan to McCormick Place’s Grand Concourse. Prices vary. 312.322.6900. metrarail.com (J-33) (J-38)

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GRAY LINE SIGHTSEEING Gray Line Trolleys and Upper-Deckers offer scenic tours of Chicago’s lakefront and downtown area. With stops at the city’s top attractions, guests can select from the Hop On, Hop Off Tour or stay on board for the complete 2-hour Circle Tour. Call for prices, pick up times and locations, 800.621.4153. grayline.com


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From beautiful landscapes to monumental architecture to iconic sculpture, Millennium Park is truly a 21st century creation. Chicago’s civic gem is a 24.5-acre oasis in the heart of downtown. You’ll find entertainment aplenty at Millennium Park, so come on out and enjoy the free park happenings.

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. Boeing Galleries: A home for modern and contemporary art, where visitors can directly experience the work and ideas of living artists. Chase Promenade: A beautiful tree lined three-block-long walkway that spans the length of Millennium 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. Crown Fountain: These towering waterfall bookends bear digital images of actual Chicagoans year-round. Excelon Pavilions: Are an integral part of Chicago’s efforts to become the most environmentally-friendly city in North America. Together, the Pavilions provide enough electricity annually to power 14 star-rated energy-efficient houses in Chicago. 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.

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Lurie Gardens: A 2.5–acre paradise for green-loving urbanites, this collection of flora brings to life Chicago’s motto “Urbs in Horto” (City in a Garden).

Wrigley Square and Millennium Monument: The Square is anchored by the Millennium Monument, a nearly full-sized replica of the original peristyle that stood in the same location between 1917 and 1953.

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Nichols Bridgeway: The newest addition to Millennium Park is the 625-foot pedestrian bridge that links the Park to The Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing

Free Wi-Fi: Bring your laptop to the park, and enjoy free, ultra-high-speed wireless service.

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.

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Chicago has a few tricks up its sleeve to have you looking and feeling brand new this spring! Add a little glamour to your wardrobe without breaking the bank at DESIGNER RESALE (658 N. Dearborn, 312.587.3312), the Windy City’s most exclusive consignment boutique carrying high-end gems from Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and more. Looking to brighten the house? LOTTON GALLERY (900 N Michigan Level 6, 312.664.6203) features handblown glass by an American family of artists, including “The Tiffany of the Twenty First Century” and family patriarch Charles Lotton. If you’re looking to transform your body’s physical condition, and your state of mind, through an ancient Chinese healing system of acupressure, DQ LUXURY REFLEXOLOGY MASSAGE (910 S. Michigan, 312.986.8096) is the perfect retreat for you. See offer on page 21!

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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)

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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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LOTTON GALLERY Specializing in hand-blown glasswork by the Lotton family of artists, this elegant gallery carries a brilliant selection of fine-art glass, vases, lamps, and chandeliers.   The gallery also features original paintings by world–renowned artists, such as Tang Wei Min and Gyula Siska. Mon.–Sat., 10am–7pm; Sun. Noon–6pm. All major credit cards. 900 N. Michigan, Level 6, 312.664.6203,  lottongallery.com (J-26)

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DQ LUXURY REFLEXOLOGY MASSAGE & RELAXATION RETREAT DQ uses ancient methods of Chinese acupressure combined with therapeutic massage to release stress and fatigue. See ad on page 21 for $39 massage special. Mon.–Sat., 10:30am–10pm; Sun., 11am–10pm. 910 S. Michigan, Ste. 120, 312.986.8096. michiganavespa.com (J-41)

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

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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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LUXE SPA Looking for the best place for the perfect massage? Go to Luxe Spa, a boutique luxury spa, where licensed therapists focus on making guests feel relaxed and rejuvenated with signature services like Luxe Signature Massages and Facials. Enjoy a Free Upgrade when you mention KEY when booking your appointment. 64 E. Walton, 3rd Floor, 312.929.3531. Daily 9am-8pm. luxespachicago.com (J-26)

MASSAGE BY JESSICA Escape the stresses of the day with relaxing in-room massages, facials, body waxing and pedicures starting at only $85. Plus receive our winter special, a FREE body polish! By appointment only, please leave name; phone number; hotel and time available. Concierges preferred. Downtown and suburbs. All major cards. Daily 9am-11pm. 312.678.9297.

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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 suburban map or website. Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun., 12–6pm. All major cards. 955 W. Diversey, 888.744.LOVE. loverslane.com (E-11) (Suburban)

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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, and children’s apparel. Call for hours. All major cards. 48 E. Walton, 312.640.5934; 1800 N. Clybourn, 312.951.0518. patagonia.com (J-26) (D-18)

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DESIGNER RESALE OF CHICAGO Chicago’s most exclusive women’s consignment boutique has designer labels at unbelievable  bargains. Discover Chicago’s best-kept secret for over 18 years. Find highend labels including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Hermès at a fraction of the original price. All major cards. Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 11am-6pm. 658 N. Dearborn, 312.587.3312. designerresalechicago.com  (H-29)

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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.

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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)

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 SHOPS HERSHEY’S CHICAGO The retail store supplies chocolate-lovers with their favorite Hershey’s products and a sweet opportunity to create their own personalized giant Hershey’s Kiss or Chocolate Bar. Daily 10am-10pm. 822 N. Michigan, 312.337.7711. hersheys.com/visit-us/chicago.aspx (J-28)

MASSAGE by JESSICA Relaxing Swedish, Deep Tissue and Couples Massages. call (312)678-9297

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RAINFOREST CAFÉ RETAIL VILLAGE A wild variety of items for the entire family, including souvenir T-shirts, stuffed animals, and safari-themed place settings. Set in a rainforest with plants hanging from the ceilings and walls and animatronic animals. Mon.–Thu., 11am–9:30pm; Fri, 11am–10:30pm; Sat., 11am–11pm; Sun., 11am–9pm. All major cards. 605 N. Clark, 312.787.1501. rainforestcafe.com (H-29)

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ROCK SHOP AT HARD ROCK CAFE Stock up on rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia. Featuring classic tees, jackets, hats, and accessories, as well as a wide selection of collectables. Opens at 10am daily. All major cards. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252. hardrock.com (H-29)

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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)

IWAN RIES & CO. Chicago’s oldest family business celebrates more than 150 years of offering a vast selection of pipes and smokers’ accessories. Home of the famous Three Star Tobacco. Mon.–Fri., 9am–5:30pm; Sat., 9am–5pm. All major cards. 19 S. Wabash, 2nd Floor, 312.372.1306. iwanries.com (I-35)

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UP DOWN CIGAR Up Down showcases an extensive selection of premium cigars, pipes, humidors, and accessories. Open late. Call for hours. AE, MC, V. 1550 N. Wells, 800.5UP.DOWN or 312.337.8505. updowncigar.com (H-19)


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Start your day off with a hearty breakfast at WEST EGG CAFÉ (620 N. Fairbanks, 312.280.8366). Their “eggceptional omelettes” are a big hit with locals. Those looking to trim their waistlines will revel in the number of health-conscious options. MANNY’S COFFEE SHOP & DELI (1141 S. Jefferson, 312.939.2855), Chicago’s iconic Jewish delicatessen, serves numerous sandwiches, including the Corned Beef and the My Four Kinder, which combines corned beef, pastrami, brisket and turkey pastrami. It might be thousands of miles to the Pacific or Atlantic, but the best and freshest seafood is flown in daily at CATCH 35 (35 W. Wacker, 312.346.3500) Relax with a drink before dinner to the sounds of the Eric Hochberg Trio performing Tue.-Sat. from 6pm to 9pm.

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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. Open daily 8am–9pm. All major cards. $$. 412 S. Michigan, 312.939.7855; 1150 S. Wabash, 312.583.9940. artists-cafe.com (J-38) CASTLE CRAFT PUB & EATERY (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) This first-floor pub serves a wide variety of high-quality shareable dishes, small plates and microbrews. $$. All major cards. Sun.–Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. castlechicago.com (H-29) 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. 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) GOOSE ISLAND BREWPUB Locally sourced lunch and dinner items, including charcuterie, duck reuben sandwiches, and its Stilton burger. Sunday brunch also served. Open daily at 11am. All major cards. $. 1800 N. Clybourn, 312.915.0071; 3535 N. Clark, 773.832.9040. gooseisland.com (D-19) (D-4)

“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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747 N. Wells 312.787.2277

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1120 S. Michigan 312.789.YOLK

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355 E. Ohio 312.822.YOLK

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500 W. Madison 312.454.YOLK

HARD ROCK CAFE This legendary institution boasts the largest collection of rock ’n’ roll memorabilia and 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–11pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–1am; Sun., 11am–10pm. All major cards. $$. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252. hardrock.com (H-29) RAINFOREST CAFÉ Dine under a tropical jungle canopy featuring cuisine inspired by the flavors of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Asia. Kid-friendly menu available. Mon.–Thu., 11am–9:30pm; Fri., 11am–10:30pm; Sat., 11am–11pm; Sun., 11am–9pm. All major cards. $$. 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. Daily, 11am–2am. 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. Mon.–Fri. 6:30am–3pm; Sat.–Sun., 7am–3pm. All major cards. $. 620 N. Fairbanks, 312.280.8366. (K-29)

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ASIAN 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. $$. 614 S. Wabash, 312.379.0970, tamarindsushi.com (I-39) VORA This chic Asian fusion Gold Coast hot spot boasts a sushi bar with chefs creating only the freshest rolls served along side other Japanese and Taiwanese dishes. It offers many sakes and whiskeys and provides a contemporary feel. Tu.–Fri., 11am–11pm; Sat.–Sun., 11am–2am. $$. 1028 N. Clark. 312.929.2035. vorachicago.com (I-25)

BRAZILIAN BRAZZAZ Enjoy the churrascaria experience with the finest handselected 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 ELEVEN CITY DINER An old-school diner serving breakfast ALL day. Enjoy authentic soda fountain drinks while noshing on renowned hand-sliced delicatessen sandwiches, fluffy omelets, giant salads, and, of course, a full bar.  Mon.–Thu., 8am–9:30pm; Fri., 8am–10:30pm; Sat. 8:30–10:30pm; Sun., 8:30–9pm. All major cards. $. 1112 S. Wabash, 312.212.1112. elevencitydiner.com (I-42) SUNNY SIDE UP & COFFEE SHOPPE Just off the Mag Mile is one of the city’s most delicious breakfast and lunch restaurants. Sunny Side Up also has an organic Coffee Shoppe. Oscar Lump Crab Omelet and Buttermilk or Buckwheat Pancakes are a few of the amazing breakfast items available. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 42 E. Superior, 312.930.4242. (I-28)

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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. Tasty, heart-healthy dishes also available. Bonus: insulated coffee pitchers at every table. Mon.–Fri., 6:30am–3pm; Sat.–Sun., 7am–3pm. All major cards. $. 620 N. Fairbanks, 312.280.8366. (K-29) YOLK Open in three locations, Yolk is the talk of the town. Expect creative twists on traditional breakfast favorites


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ELEVEN CITY DINER An old-school delicatessen & diner, serving breakfast all day, matzoball soup, stacked corned beef & pastrami sandwiches and wonderful soda fountain creations. Serious bloody Marys & Chicago crafted beer too. 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; 2301 N. Clark, 773.244.1112. elevencitydiner.com. (I-42) (G-14)

Experience the mystery of Asian cuisine with flavors from Japan, Thailand, China and Vietnam all in a warm and casual atmosphere.

614 S. Wabash | (312)379-0970 www.tamarindsushi.com

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including frittatas, Benedicts, French toast, and skillets. Lunchtime options include salads, burgers, and sandwiches. Mon.–Fri., 6am–3pm; Sat.–Sun., 7am–3pm. $. 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)


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., 6am–8pm; closed Sun. All major cards. $. 1141 S. Jefferson, 312.939.2855. mannysdeli.com (E-43)

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Join us for Breakfast or Lunch in our Historic Mansion • Organic Coffee Shoppe • located downstairs

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Now Serving Cronuts!

42 east superior | 312-930-4242

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MEDIEVAL TIMES Enjoy an exciting, family-friendly dinner attraction inspired by an 11th century feast and tournament. Guests are served a four-course banquet and cheer for one of six Knights competing in the joust and other tests of skill. Also visit the on-site museum, gift shop, bar, and dance hall. Adults: $60.95, children 12 and under: $36.95, 3 and under free. 2001 N. Roselle Rd. in Schaumburg, 888.935.6878. medievaltimes.com (Suburban)

GERMAN CHICAGO BRAUHAUS Featuring sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel, roast veal shanks, roast pork shanks, and roast duck, as well as steaks, chops, and fish specials daily. Live entertainment and dancing nightly. Parking available. Mon., Wed., and Thu., 11am–12am; Fri. and Sun., 11am–2am; Sat., 11am–3am; closed Tue. All major cards. $$. 4732 N. Lincoln, 773.784.4444. chicagobrauhaus.com (Northwest of A-1)


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. $$. 1301 S. Michigan, 312.922.0601, nepalhouseonline.com; 899 S. Plymouth, 312.362.9999. curryhouseonline.com (I-41)

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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. Weekend breakfast and daily specials. Mon.–Fri., 11am–2am; Sat., 9am–3am; and Sun., 9am–2am. All major cards. $$. 216 N. Wabash, 312.263.0200. emeraldloop.com. (I-33)

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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. Kitchen hours: Mon.–Thu. 11:30am–10pm; Fri., 11:30am–11pm; Sat., 4:30–11pm; Sun., 3:30–10pm. Lounge open late. $$$. 1824 W. Wabansia, 773.227.2300. clubluckychicago.com (Northwest of A-20) LA CANTINA ITALIAN CHOPHOUSE (Italian Village Restaurants) Located on the lower level of the Italian Village Restaurants, La Cantina’s traits of distinction include amazing steak and seafood served from all regions of Italy. Gluten-free options available. Lunch: Mon.–Fri., 11:30am–2:30pm. Dinner: Mon.–Fri., 5–9pm; Sat., 5–10pm. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. italianvillage-chicago.com (H-36) PRANZI This is the place for a breather from your regular Italian hot spots. When night time hits Pranzi transforms into a unique abstract lounge with signature shots, drink specials, and an upscale soundtrack all night long. Sun.-Fri., 11am-2am; Sat., 11am-3am. 434 W. Ontario St., 312.944.4340. pranzichicago.com

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. Mon.–Thu., 11am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 11am-1am; Sun., 12pm–12am. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. italianvillage-chicago.com. (H-36) VIVERE (Italian Village Restaurants) This contemporary Italian restaurant features modern flavors and has received accolades from Esquire and Wine Spectator. Gluten-free options available. Lunch: weekdays, 11:30am–2:30pm. Dinner: Mon.–Thu., 5–9pm; Fri.–Sat., 5–10pm; closed Sun. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. italianvillage-chicago.com (H-36)

MEXICAN FRONTERA GRILL/TOPOLOBAMPO Chef Rick Bayless’ religiously authentic eateries. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 445 N. Clark, 312.661.1434. rickbayless.com (H-31) PATRON’S HACIENDA A Mexican restaurant and sports cantina located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 316 W. Erie, 312.642.2400. patronschicago.com (G-29)

voted #1 P I Z A N O ’ S P I Z Z A & P A S TA

Thin Crust Pizza In Chicago – by the Oprah Show

“A day without Pizano’s pasta is like a day without sunshine.” - Frank Sinatra GLENVIEW 1808 N. WAUKEGAN 847-486-1777 (NORTH SUBURBAN)

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Breakfast • Lunch Dinner • After Theatre Food • Wine • Spirits Espresso • Desserts Open daily at 7am

The Fine Arts Building NEPALESE 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. Delight in mouthwatering cuisine, an extensive wine list, relaxing ambiance, and attentive service. Lunch buffet. $$. 899 S. Plymouth, 312.362.9999. curryhouseonline.com (I-41)

412 S. Michigan (312)939-7855 and now open at 1150 S. Wabash (312)583-9942 www.artists-cafe.com

Voted #1 Burger in Chicago! “Home of the Milkshake Martini”

OPEN

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(312)332-8111 rudysbarandgrillechicago.com

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SU CASA MEXICAN RESTAURANT Experience a fiesta for your taste buds one block off Michigan Ave. A smorgasbord of Mexican favorites such as fajitas, burritos, tacos, and hacienda dinners are served among piñatas and stained glass. Ask about catering. Sun.–Thu., 11am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 11am–1am. All major cards. $. 49 E. Ontario, 312.943.4041. sucasamexican.com (I-29)


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COMPLIMENTARY PARKING

NEPAL HOUSE The owner of Chicago Curry House presents his newest establishment. The eatery serves Nepalese and both northern and southern Indian food including classics such as “momo” (dumplings with sauce) and “Thalis” (meal combinations). Sun.–Thurs. 11am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–10:30pm. $$. 1301 S. Michigan, 312.922.0601. nepalhouseonline.com (J-44)

PIZZA GINO’S EAST A Chicago tradition since 1966, Gino’s is famous for deep-dish pizza that is handmade with golden crust, fresh vine-ripened tomatoes, and your choice of toppings. Full menu includes appetizers, pastas, salads, sandwiches, and kid’s menu. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 162 E. Superior, 312.266.DEEP; 500 N. LaSalle, 312.988.4200; 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818. ginoseast.com (H-29) (K-28) (I-38)

620 N. Fairbanks 312-280-8366

PIZANO’S PIZZA & PASTA Frank Sinatra once said, “A day without Pizano’s pasta is like a day without sunshine.” Brighten up your day with homemade gnocchi, but save room for what Oprah calls the best thin-crust pizza in Chicago. Hours vary. AE, MC, V. $$. 864 N. State, 312.751.1766; 61 E. Madison, 312.236.1777; 1808 Waukegan Rd in Glenview, 847.486.1777. pizanoschicago.com (I-26) (I-35) (Suburban) PIZANO’S PIZZA & PASTA EXPRESS Pizano’s newest branch focuses exclusively on delivery and carryout. Looking to dine-in? See listing above. All major cards. $$. 800 N. Dearborn, 855.749.2667. pizanoschicago.com (I-27)

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

312/337-0000 1 1/ 2 Blocks From the Mag Mile at 230 East Ohio Street

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SEAFOOD BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO. Come for our family-oriented atmosphere, friendly service, and out-of-this-world seafood. With Bubba Gump, you’re guaranteed to get the greatest seafood experience in Chicago. Sun.-Thu., 11am– 10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–11pm. All major cards. $$. All major cards. $$. Located on Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand, Ste. 131, 312.252.GUMP. bubbagump.com (N-31) CATCH 35 The freshest seafood in the city is just a short walk to Chicago’s Theater District. For meat lovers, try the bone-in ribeye, New York strip or filet mignon medallions. Featuring live jazz Tue.–Fri., 6–9pm; Sat., 6–9pm. Lunch: Mon.–Fri., 11:30am–2pm. Dinner: Mon.–Thu., 5–9:30pm; Fri.–Sat., 5–10pm; Sun., 4–9pm. All major cards. $$$$. 35 W. Wacker, 312.346.3500; 35 S. Washington in Naperville, 630.717.3500. catch35.com (I-33) (Suburban)

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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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PIZZERIA ORA Build your own traditional Chicago deep-dish or thincrust pizza with your favorite toppings, or choose one of Pizzeria Ora’s specialty pies. Sandwiches and Italian entrées also available. $2 downtown delivery. Sun.–Thu., 6:30am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 7am–1am. All major cards. $$. 545 N. LaSalle, 312.464.1872, pizzeriaora.com (H-30)


STEAKS, CHOP AND RIBS CHICAGO CHOP HOUSE Located in a century-old Victorian brownstone with more than 1,400 historical photos, this renowned steakhouse features USDA prime dry-aged and Kobe steaks. A comprehensive wine list boasts more than 650 selections. Piano bar. Valet. Mon.–Thu., 5–11pm; Fri., 5–11:30pm; Sat., 4:30–11:30pm; Sun., 4:30–11pm. All major cards. $$$$. 60 W. Ontario, 312.787.7100. chicagochophouse.com (I-29) HARRY CARAY’S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE Legendary Italian steakhouse serving the finest prime aged steaks and chops—Italian favorites in a truly warm Chicago atmosphere. Hours vary by location. All major cards. $$$$. 33 W. Kinzie, 312.828.0966; 10233 W. Higgins in Rosemont, 847.699.1200; 70 Yorktown Center, Westin Lombard, 630.953.3400. harrycarays.com (I-31) (suburban) SULLIVAN'S STEAKHOUSE Sullivan's Steakhouse offers an experience unlike any other American steakhouse. From the moment you walk through the door, you will get a feeling that this will be an evening to forget your cares and rekindle romance. Slip into an intimate booth and treat yourself to hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, signature cocktails and swinging live music. Mon.-Sat., 5-11pm, Sun., 4:30-10pm. All major cards. $$$$ 415 N. Dearborn, 312.527.3510. sullivanssteakhouse.com (I-29)

SUSHI FRIENDS SUSHI Located steps from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the modern sleek trappings of this Gold Coast sushi spot are ideal for both casual and romantic dining. Enjoy traditional and specialty maki, sushi, and sashimi, as well as entrée selections. Daily lunch specials. Sun.–Thu., 11:30am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–11pm. All

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

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THAI DAO Enjoy Thai cuisine a half-block off the Mag Mile. Find a wide variety of traditional and specialty dishes including pad thai, cashew chicken, and beef curry. Sun.–Thu., 11am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–11pm. Delivery available to all downtown hotels. All major cards. $. 230 E. Ohio, 312.337.0000. daothai.com (J-29) SILVER SPOON Find Zagat-rated Thai fare such as banana blossom salad, tom yum, pad thai, curry noodles, ginger chicken, and more in a comfortable casual environment steps from the Mag Mile. Vegetarian-friendly. Lunch, dinner, carryout, and delivery. Sun.–Thu., 11am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–11pm. MC, V. $. 710 N. Rush, 312.944.7100. silverspoonchicago.com (I-28) STAR OF SIAM Voted the No. 1 Thai restaurant by Chicago food critics. Star of Siam helped popularize Thai food not only in Chicago, but also throughout the country. Delivery available to all downtown hotels. Sun.–Thu., 11am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–11pm. All major cards. $. 11 E. Illinois, 312.670.0100. starofsiamchicago.com (I-30)

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Nightlife

A Night Out on the Town

Just because the sun is setting, doesn’t mean it’s time to go back to the hotel and go to bed... The REDHEAD PIANO BAR (16 W. Ontario, 312.640.1000) has become a true a Chicago nightlife institution and offers live music seven nights a week. Cigar enthusiasts will love the Redhead’s covered and heated outdoor smoking area. Whether you’ve got March Madness or are looking to get your Irish on all month, EMERALD LOOP BAR & GRILL (216 N. Wabash; 312/263-0200) is the place to be. In addition to a late-night menu, this pub boasts an expansive drink list. In the mood for lots of laughs? Head over to iO (ImprovOlympic) (3541 N. Clark, 773.880.0199). Performers bring side-splitting laughs seven nights a week, keeping audience members on their toes, never knowing where a scene or a sketch is going to go next.

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CABARET (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) This is a celebration of unabashed humor, dancing and entertainment on a live stage. All major cards. Sun.–Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. castlechicago.com (H-29)

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GOOSE ISLAND BREWPUB Chicago’s original craft brewer offers some 20 varieties of handcrafted beer. Stop by every Thursday at 6pm for a toast as they introduce a new beer. Open daily at 11am. All major cards. 1800 N. Clybourn, 312.915.0071; 3535 N. Clark, 773.832.9040. gooseisland.com (D-19) (D-4)

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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., 6pm-4am; Mon.–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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CO C KTA I L LOUNGES 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. Mon.–Fri. 11:30am-2am, Sat. 4:30pm -2am, and Sun. 3:30pm-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) 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 and more. Sun.–Thu., 11:30am–10pm, Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–11pm. All major cards. 710 N. Rush, 312.787.8998. friendssushi.com (I-28) SANCTUARY (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) This is a place open to all lifestyles, exploring and encouraging different types of friendship. All major cards. Sun.–Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. castlechicago.com (H-29)

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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) 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) THE SECOND CITY Making people laugh since 1959, countless stars got their start here. Call for showtimes. All major cards. 1616 N. Wells, 312.337.3992. secondcity.com (H-19)


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HARD ROCK CAFÉ 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–11pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–1am; Sun. 11am–10pm. All major cards. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252. hardrock.com (H-29)

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PALLADIUM (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) This five-story nightclub has DJ’s spinning both new and retro beats while special lighting effects are mixed in with the background. All major cards. Sun.– Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. castlechicago.com (H-29)

EMERALD 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 games on the TV’s throughout while enjoying the perfect pint of Guinness. Mon.–Fri., 11am–2am; Sat., 9am–3am; Sun., 9am–2am. All major cards. 216 N. Wabash, 312.263.0200. emeraldloop.com (I-33)

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CORCORAN’S BAR & GRILL An Old Town favorite Chicago Irish bar and grill located directly across from Second City on Wells. Mon.-Fri., 11-2am; Sat., 9-3am and Sun., 10-2am. All major cards. 1615 N. Wells, 312.440.0885. (G-20)

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ZANIES COMEDY CLUB Chicago’s Original Standup Comedy Club, Zanies has been nuturing both local talent and the biggest names in comedy since 1978. In celebration of it’s 35 anniversary Zanies is bringing Chicago the funniest professional comedians throughout December. 1548 N Wells, 312.337.4027. chicago.zanies.com (G-20)

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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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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) JAZZ SHOWCASE A legendary all-ages, non-smoking jazz club. Call for hours. Cash only. 806 S. Plymouth, 312.360.0234. jazzshowcase.com (I-41)

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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)

TAV E R N S A N D SPORTS BARS GINO’S EAST SOUTH LOOP 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.–Thu., 11am–10pm; Fr.–Sat., 11am–11pm. All major cards. $$. 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818. ginoseastsportsbar.com (H-39) FOUR FARTHINGS TAVERN & GRILL The bar area offers a place to watch sporting events and enjoy a selection of beers or one of 100 bottles of wines. Regular live music and events. Mon.–Sat., 11:30am–2am; Sun., 10am–2am (including Sun. brunch). Delivery available. All major cards. $$. 2060 N. Cleveland, 773.935.2060. fourfarthings.com (F-16) TIMOTHY O’TOOLE’S They’re the place to watch sports and munch on traditional bar food. Free wireless. All major cards. 622 N. Fairbanks, 312.642.0700. timothyotooles.com (K-30)

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ZANIES COMEDY CLUB, 1548 N. Wells, 312.337.4027. Zanies has locations in the city, 1548 N. Wells, and in Rosemont, near O’Hare Airport. Chicago’s Original Standup Comedy Club, Zanies has been presenting the funniest professional comedians since 1978. Zanies/Chicago is open 7 nights a week. Selected in 2013 by The Reader as Chicago’s “Best Comedy Club.” A Concierge Preferred “Nightlife Destination.” Information and showtimes are available by calling the box offices, Chicago: 312.337.4027; Rosemont: 847.813.0484 and online at zanies.com

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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. Call for schedule. chicago.ioimprov.com

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It’s a Sport and Comedy! ComedySportz is the longest running short-form improv comedy show in Chicago. Now in our 26th year! It's not comedy about sports...it's improv comedy played as a sport and it’s always all-age appropriate. Our home, The ComedySportz Theatre, is also the venue for a variety of additional comedy shows throughout the week. We're also known for corporate training and corporate entertainment, improv and stand-up comedy classes and as a great place for any group celebrating a birthday or any special occasion. Performance schedule is Thu at 8pm. $22. Fri 8pm & 10pm, Sat at 6pm, 8pm & 10pm. $24. Located steps from the Belmont El stop at 929 W. Belmont. For tickets, call 773.549.8080 or visit comedysportzchicago.com

A CLOWN CAR NAMED DESIRE THE SECOND CITY ETC, 1616 N. Wells, 312.337.3992. Join the limber and handsome cast of A Clown Car Named Desire for a spectacular night of illusion featuring brave, multitasking mothers expressing themselves; hyper hipsters competing for the ultimate in cool; and long term monogamous couples desperately trying to remember how they got that way. It's a night to remember and the perfect antidote to that mundane and troublesome state called reality. secondcity.com

BRENT MORIN 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, improv revues and sketch comedy shows. This weekend see the hilarious sketch show The Second City's Incomplete Guide To Everything Mar 1 - 4. With comedy shows seven days a week, UP also features a full-service kitchen and bar. No drink minimum required.

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PORCHLIGHT MUSIC THEATRE AT STAGE 773, 1225 W Belmont, 312.337.5252. Let Porchlight Music Theatre's Ain't Misbehavin' transport you back in time to the golden age of jazz, when hot spots like the Cotton Club played host to the music of 1930s Harlem, and where swing music, jazz and stride piano infused the entire country with renewed energy. This Tony Award-winning musical is a song-filled celebration of the timeless music of Thomas "Fats" Waller performed by the award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre. Tickets available at porchlightmusictheatre.org

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AUDORITORIUM THEATER, 50 E. CONGRESS, 312.341.2310. After continued success in Chicago, “America’s cultural ambassador to the world,” Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, is back. Alvin Ailey celebrates the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience and the preservation and enrichment of American modern dance by blending ballet, modern dance, jazz, and African dance techniques, while bringing audiences to their feet each and every time. For more information call 312.341.2310 or visit auditoriumtheatre.org

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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. $22. Fri 8pm & 10pm, Sat at 6pm, 8pm & 10pm. $24. Located steps from the Belmont El stop. For tickets, call 773.549.8080 or visit comedysportzchicago.com

BIBLE BINGO ROYAL GEORGE THEATRE, 1641 N Halsted, 312.988.9000. From the author of Late Nite Catechism comes this interactive comedy where audience members actually play bingo, win prizes, AND learn funny stories based on the Bible and the impact of religion on our society. Not even St. Peter could deny this much fun! Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. Tickets $30. For more information, call 312.988.9000 or visit biblebingo.info

LATE NITE CATECHISM ROYAL GEORGE THEATRE, 1641 N Halsted, 312.988.9000. Go back in the days of the Latin Mass, meatless Fridays, and a ruler across your knuckles in this interactive stand-up routine at The Royal George Theater. Created in 1993, Late Night Catechism is the longest continuously running show in Chicago history and the longest one-character comedy in off-Broadway history. Performances are Saturdays at 5pm. and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets $31. Busy those nights? See Bible Bingo! Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. For more information, call 312.988.9000 or visit latenitecatechism.info

THE LITTLE PRINCE LOOKINGGLASS THEATRE, 821 N Michigan, 312.337.0665. A pilot stranded in the Sahara Desert meets an enigmatic, charismatic young prince fallen from the sky who regales him with tales of life among the stars: tales with earthly importance. In this visually arresting, fully immersive theatrical interpretation of the beloved French novella by Antoine de Saint-ExupĂŠry, director David Catlin (creator of the acclaimed Lookingglass Alice) illustrates the story with fantastic characters and gravity-defying, awe-inspiring physical feats. Recommended for audiences age 5 and older.

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