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March 21, 2014

This Week

In Chicago

Inside This Week In Chicago Dear Friends,

DAY BY DAY HIGHLIGHTS..............4 HERE’S THE DEAL...............................7

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BEST BETS FOR FAMILIES...............8


Welcome! We are especially glad you’re here at America’s Beauty Show 2014 where we’re bringing beauty to life. You’ll be glad you came! Did you know ABS is owned and planned by the working salon professional members of America’s Beauty Network? We always keep your needs in mind for all our planning. Stop by the registration desk to join us if you’re not yet a member.


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Shopping CHICAGO’S TREASURES...............18

Maps MAG MILE...........................................22 NORTH METRO.................................24 METRO CHICAGO............................27 SUBURBAN.........................................33

Dining A TASTE OF CHICAGO....................34

Nightlife CHICAGO’S HOT SPOTS................46

On Stage LIVE PERFORMANCES....................51 Publisher Walter L. West III | Sr. Account Manager Donna Dugo Account Manager Jessica Young | Office Manager Nancy Vargas Production & Editorial Director Kameron West Contributing Writers Mark Loehrke | Intern Elizabeth Newhart Chairman & CEO Wally West | phone: 312.943.0838 |

I also urge you to plan your days at ABS so you don’t miss a thing. Attend a variety of classes including at least one to help your business grow; watch and learn from platform demonstrations to discover new client services and techniques; compare product lines and companies that interest you. Stop to talk with exhibitor representatives about your salon and clients. Many can simply scan your badge and follow up with additional information. That’s like having ABS with you all year long! ABS 2014 is the most important salon industry event you’ll attend this year. Have fun… and make every moment count. America’s Beauty Show (ABS) runs March 22-24, 2014 at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore. Show floor hours are Saturday from 11am-5pm, Sunday from 9am-5pm, Monday from 9am-4pm. For general show information and registration call 312.494.3040.

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ON THE COVER THE SECOND CITY’S UP COMEDY CLUB From the great books to the worst presidents, The Second City has spent half a century laughing in the face of our past, present and future. And now it's all in one show...sort of. UP Comedy Club (230 W North, 312.662.4562) presents The Second City's Incomplete Guide to Everything, a hilarious collection of scenes and songs that skewers everything that you learned in college - or that you should have learned in college on the days you slept in. Suggested rating: R The cabaret-style club boasts state of the art audiovisual capabilities in an intimate room with seating for 285 people with a full service kitchen and bar with a no drink minimum! Tickets for The Second City's Incomplete Guide to Everything and UP Comedy Club can be purchased by calling 312.662.4562 or online at


For glass artists and collectors this weekend, the choice is clear. To see and purchase the newest and best equipment, supplies, services and publications, visit the Technical Display at the Glass Art Society’s annual exhibition at the Palmer House Hilton. 8am-1pm and 5pm-7pm. 17 E. Monroe, 206.382.1305. After the show, get a little inspiration for your next project or pick up a new piece at Lotton Gallery. 900 N. Michigan, 312.664.6203. From activities for kids, how-to instruction for adults and a marketplace filled with garden tools and must-haves, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show offers realistic tips that every shade of green thumb can learn from, take home and use. Get out for the final weekend of this annual event at Navy Pier. Friday and Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm. Adults, $19; kids (4-12), $5. 600 E. Grand, # 124 312.595.7437.






MAR 21-28 The best of the best in mixed martial arts hit the ring tonight for the XFO 50 bouts tonight at the UIC Pavilion. 6pm. $35-$100. 525 to Racine S. Racine, 312.413.5700.


The Chicago Blackhawks continue their Stanley Cup championship defense tonight as the Carolina Panthers visit United Center. 7pm. 1901 W. # 20 Madison, 312.455.7000.


Sing along with “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are The Champions” and other bombastic favorites during the tribute show One Night of Queen tonight at the Rosemont Theatre. 8pm. $25$65. 5400 N. River Rd. in Rosemont, 847.671.5100. to Rosemont The high-energy and highly unpredictable Katt Williams brings his new standup show Growth Spurt to the Arie Crown Theater. 8pm. $45-$125. 2301 S. Lake Shore, 312.791.6000. # 3

This Week’s KEY Events.

choreographer David Bintley’s fulllength Aladdin, a magical tale of love, trickery, and triumph, this weekend at the Auditorium Theatre. Tonight at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. $30-$90. 50 E. Congress, # 312.341.2310. 3 Singer/songwriter and violinist Sharon Corr steps away from her legendary Irish group The Corrs for an intimate performance showcasing songs from her second solo album tonight at City Winery. 8pm. $25-$35. 1200 W. Randolph, # 20 312.733.9463.

Enjoy fast-paced AHL hockey in a family-friendly setting as the Chicago Wolves face-off against the Rockford Ice Hogs at Allstate Arena. 7:30pm. $12-$53. 6920 Mannheim in Rosemont, 847.635.6601. to Rosemont Indiana pop-punkers The Ataris reunite to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their seminal release So Long, Astoria tonight at the House of Blues. 8pm. $23. 329 N. Dearborn. # 36 312.923.2000.


23 Coach Tom Thibodeau sends his Chicago Bulls out to take on promising rookie Michael CarterWilliams and the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at United Center. 7pm. 1901 W. Madison, # 312.455.4000. 20 It’s great singing to the power of ten tonight as Australia’s The Ten Tenors bring their harmonizing touch to a wide array of Broadway fare at the Rosemont Theatre. 8pm. $39.50$99. 5400 N. River Rd. in Rosemont, 847.671.5100. to Rosemont After critically acclaimed appearances in the Chicago Dancing Festival, Houston Ballet presents celebrated English


The popular House of Blues Gospel Brunch features a great Southern buffet and rousing live gospel music hand-selected by the legendary Kirk Franklin. 10am and 12:30pm. Adults, $40; children (ages 6–12), $25. 329 N. Dearborn, # 36 312.923.2000. Celebrate the rich heritage of the Philippines 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


Chicago’s “other” hockey team hits the ice this afternoon as the AHL Chicago Wolves take on the Grand Rapids Griffins at Allstate Arena. 3pm. $12-$53. 6920 Mannheim in Rosemont, 847.635.6601. to Rosemont Another chapter in the growing rivalry between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Nashville Predators will be written tonight at United Center. 6pm. 1901 W. Madison, 312.455.7000. # 20

Center. 7pm. 1901 W. Madison, # 20 312.455.4000. Celebrate all things funny with the always hilarious The Best of The Second City. 8pm. $24. 1616 N. # 151 Wells, 312.337.3992. Laugh along with some of the best amateur stand-up comedians in the city as they compete for a trip to Johnny Carson’s hometown and a spot in the Great American Comedy Festival tonight at Zanies Comedy Club. 8:30pm. $10. 1548 N. Wells, 312.337.4027. # 151

Take a tour through pre-historic Australia, as an eye-popping array of ancient creatures come to life on stage through the magic of puppetry and electronics in Dinosaur Zoo Live opening tonight at the Broadway Playhouse. 7pm. $35. 175 E. Chestnut, 312.977.1700. # 151

26 WEDNESDAY Creed frontman Scott Stapp goes solo for a night, bringing his outsized voice to the House of Blues. 8pm. $29. 329 N. Dearborn. # 36 312.923.2000.

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The Chicago Bulls gear up for the coming playoffs as they face off against one of the best teams in the league, the Paul George-led Indiana Pacers, tonight at United

Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks skate against the tough Dallas Stars tonight at United Center. 7pm. 1901 W. # 20 Madison, 312.455.7000.

Moderator David Getsy of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago leads a panel in discussing the work of local artists from the 1970s through the 1990s such as Etienne (Dom Orejudos) and Roger


ALADDIN Saturday, March 22 at 8p.m. Sunday, March 23 at 2p.m. AUDITORIUM THEATRE OF ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY 50 E. Congress Pkwy. 800.982.ARTS 6

Brown during the program Dangerously Explicit: Painting the Gay Male Experience tonight at the Chicago History Museum. 6:30pm. $20. 1601 N. Clark, # 312.642.4600. 151 Don’t leave town without experiencing some genuine Chicago blues with singer Nellie “Tiger” Travis tonight at Kingston Mines. 10:30pm. $10. 2548 N. Halsted, 773.477.4646. See ad on page 48 to receive $3 Off your cover. to Fullerton

28 FRIDAY The Chicago Bulls begin to wind down the regular season and focus on playoff positioning as they welcome Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers to United Center. 7pm. 1901 W. Madison, # 312.455.4000. 20 Enjoy a double dose of 90s R&B tonight as Boyz II Men and Bobby Brown team up for a nostalgic one-two punch of past hits at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino. 8pm. $55-$80. 777 Casino Center Dr. in Hammond, Indiana, 219.473.7000.

Here’$ the Deal! WHERE TO GO TO MAKE YOUR DOLLAR GO A LITTLE FURTHER IN CHICAGO EVERY DAY FRIDAY Witness epic battles of steel and steed during the all-new-show at MEDIEVAL TIMES. 2001 N. Roselle Rd. in Schaumburg, 888.935.6878. See page 13 for Buy One Get One Free offer with ad!

SATURDAY Need to look good tonight? Save 50% on your first visit to THE SUITE SPOT. 111 N. Wabash, Suite 704, 708.979.5072. Be sure to say you saw it in KEY!

SUNDAY Why not take the time to pamper yourself at DQ LUXURY REFLEXOLOGY MASSAGE & RELAXATION RETREAT? 910 S. Michigan, Ste. 120, 312.986.8096. See page 21 for $39 massage offer with ad!

MONDAY Want to sample some of Taylor Street’s best pizza? THREE ACES, offers half-priced pizzettas every Monday! 1321 W Taylor, 312.243.1577.

TUESDAY The SMITH MUSEUM OF STAINED GLASS WINDOWS is a FREE display of 150 stained glass windows at Navy Pier. 600 E. Grand, 312.595.PIER.

WEDNESDAY Enjoy an all-you-can-eat Indian buffet at CHICAGO CURRY HOUSE for $10.95, every day from 11am– 3pm. 899 S. Plymouth, 312.362.9999.

The spontaneous and hilarious Paula Poundstone celebrates 25 years of standup comedy with an intimate show tonight at City Winery. 8pm. $42-$62. 1200 # 20 W. Randolph, 312.733.9463.

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.

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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. 66

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS From the same Broadway composers who penned Honk! and Mary Poppins, the American premiere of the Stiles and Drewe musical The Three Little Pigs is a curly tail for the whole family at the Apollo Theatre. Call for schedule. $10– $20. 2540 N. Lincoln, GO BEHIND THE SCENES 773.935.6100. Dive deeper into a popular exhibit – and experience to Fullerton mealtime with the sharks – during the 50-minute guided exploration Behind the Scenes in Wild Reef MANNY’S COFFEE this morning at the Shedd Aquarium. 9:45am. SHOP & DELI $89.95 per person (includes aquarium admission). Kids will love the 1200 S. Lake Shore, 312.939.2438. Saturday spaghetti

COSMIC WONDER Discover the mysteries of the universe at the Adler Planetarium. The live show, Cosmic Wonder, tells the compelling story of how we pieced together an understanding of the cosmos over time. Special effects help the audience members witness breathtaking beauty and discover the modern mysteries of the unknown. Mon.–Fri., 9:30am– 4pm; Sat.–Sun., 9:30am–4:30pm. Adults, $22; Kids, # $18. 1300 S. Lake Shore, 312.922.7827. 66

special while watching Manny’s Magic Show and parents will enjoy the signature corned beef or another

HIGHLIGHTS TAKE A WORLD-WIDE JOURNEY AT MSI From polar regions and oceans to savannahs and rain forests, journey to the wildest places on the globe in the interactive National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry. 9:30am-4:00pm. Adults, $27; kids (3-11), $18 (includes museum admission). 57th and Lake Shore. 773.684.1414.

MEDIEVAL TIMES Surrender to an age of bravery and honor and witness epic battles of steel and steed during our all-new-show. From ringside seats, discover a feast of the eyes and appetite with more action, more fun & more excitement than ever before. As you thrill to a rousing live jousting tournament, marvel at awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry! Call for tickets and show times. 2001 N. Roselle Rd. in Schaumburg, 888.935.6878. See page 13 for Buy One Get One Free offer with ad!


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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.


Get out... And, See the Sights

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,, 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. (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. (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. 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. (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. (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. (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. (N-30)


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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (N-31)

Refer to Metro Map for location codes at the end of each listing.

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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. (J-48)


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. (South of M-54)


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. (Suburban)


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. (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. (K-44)


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. (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, (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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (D-38)


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. (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, (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.

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. (L-43)




AMERICAN SIGHTSEEING Choose from a range of popular daily lectured tours including the Grand Tour of Chicago, the Land and River Architectural Tour (a skyline cruise), Las Vegas In Chicago Casino Tour, among many others. Call for tour schedules. $28 and up. Call for courtesy round-trip service from downtown hotels with 30–mins notice for all tours. Pick up tickets in the Palmer House Hilton at 17 E. Monroe, 312.251.3100, (I-36) ANTIQUE COACH & CARRIAGE CO. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride down Chicago’s Magnificent Mile or through the Gold Coast neighborhood, and experience the city’s sights in a new way. Rides are $40 per half hour for up to four passengers ($5 each additional person). Perfect for any occasion. Mon.–Fri., 6:30pm–12am; Sat., 11am–12am, Sun., 11am–11pm. Departing from SE corner of Michigan and Huron, 312.787.1349. (K-29)

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.


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.


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.




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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. (H-17)


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. (Suburban)


CTA CTA provides train service from both O’Hare and Midway airports to downtown. See transportation




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.


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



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. (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. (J-33) (J-38)

Sights Spotlight

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.

Millennium Park

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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.


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

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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.


Millennium Park

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.

Millennium Park

Self-Guided Audio Tour: Travel at your own pace and listen as the masterminds behind the

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Spring is on the Horizon

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!


Please call to confirm hours and credit cards accepted.



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. (J-29) (J-26)


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, (J-26)



Refer to Metro Map for location codes at the end of each listing.


900 N. MICHIGAN AVENUE LEVEL 6 CHICAGO | (312)664-6203


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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. (J-41)


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)


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)




Shopping Spotlight

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. (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.






special with this coupon! Full Hour Reflexology Massage (includes foot, shoulders, head, neck and back) By appointment only!

910 S. Michigan Ave. Suite #120

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

(312)986-8091 | (312)986-8096


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. (E-11) (Suburban)




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. (J-26) (D-18)


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.  (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.



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. (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. (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. (H-29)


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. (H-29)


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. (I-35)


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A Dazzling Collection of Needlepoint and Knitting 67 East Oak Street, Fourth Floor (312)642-2540








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Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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.


Please call to confirm hours, prices and credit cards accepted.

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. $$. 412 S. Michigan, 312.939.7855; 1150 S. Wabash, 312.583.9940. (J-38) CASTLE CRAFT PUB & EATERY (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) This first-floor pub serves a wide variety of high-quality shareable dishes, small plates and microbrews. $$. All major cards. Sun.–Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. (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. (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. (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

River North

747 N. Wells 312.787.2277

South Loop

1120 S. Michigan 312.789.YOLK


355 E. Ohio 312.822.YOLK

West Loop

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. $$. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252. (H-29) RAINFOREST CAFÉ Dine under a tropical jungle canopy featuring cuisine inspired by the flavors of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Asia. Kid-friendly menu available. Mon.–Thu., 11am–9:30pm; Fri., 11am–10:30pm; Sat., 11am–11pm; Sun., 11am–9pm. All major cards. $$. 605 N. Clark, 312.787.1501. (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. (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. $$. 614 S. Wabash, 312.379.0970, (I-39) VORA This chic Asian fusion Gold Coast hot spot boasts a sushi bar with chefs creating only the freshest rolls served along side other Japanese and Taiwanese dishes. It offers many sakes and whiskeys and provides a contemporary feel. Tu.–Fri., 11am–11pm; Sat.–Sun., 11am–2am. $$. 1028 N. Clark. 312.929.2035. (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. (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. (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. (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

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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. (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. (E-43)


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

• Homemade Pasteries •

Now Serving Cronuts!

42 east superior | 312-930-4242



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. (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. (Northwest of A-1)

CHICAGO CURRY HOUSE With a high Zagat rating and Best Of Chicago award from, 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,; 899 S. Plymouth, 312.362.9999. (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. (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. $$$. 1824 W. Wabansia, 773.227.2300. (Northwest of A-20) LA CANTINA ITALIAN CHOPHOUSE (Italian Village Restaurants) Located on the lower level of the Italian Village Restaurants, La Cantina’s traits of distinction include amazing steak and seafood served from all regions of Italy. Gluten-free options available. Lunch: Mon.–Fri., 11:30am–2:30pm. Dinner: Mon.–Fri., 5–9pm; Sat., 5–10pm. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. (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.

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

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

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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, 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. (I-41)

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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. (I-29)

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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. (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. (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. $$. 864 N. State, 312.751.1766; 61 E. Madison, 312.236.1777; 1808 Waukegan Rd in Glenview, 847.486.1777. (I-26) (I-35) (Suburban) PIZANO’S PIZZA & PASTA EXPRESS Pizano’s newest branch focuses exclusively on delivery and carryout. Looking to dine-in? See listing above. All major cards. $$. 800 N. Dearborn, 855.749.2667. (I-27)

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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. (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. (I-33) (Suburban)

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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, (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. $$$$. 60 W. Ontario, 312.787.7100. (I-29) HARRY CARAY’S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE Legendary Italian steakhouse serving the finest prime aged steaks and chops—Italian favorites in a truly warm Chicago atmosphere. Hours vary by location. All major cards. $$$$. 33 W. Kinzie, 312.828.0966; 10233 W. Higgins in Rosemont, 847.699.1200; 70 Yorktown Center, Westin Lombard, 630.953.3400. (I-31) (suburban) SULLIVAN'S STEAKHOUSE Sullivan's Steakhouse offers an experience unlike any other American steakhouse. From the moment you walk through the door, you will get a feeling that this will be an evening to forget your cares and rekindle romance. Slip into an intimate booth and treat yourself to hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, signature cocktails and swinging live music. Mon.-Sat., 5-11pm, Sun., 4:30-10pm. All major cards. $$$$ 415 N. Dearborn, 312.527.3510. (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

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11 E. ILLINOIS • PHONE 670-0100


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. (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. (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. (I-30)

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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. (H-29)




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. (D-19) (D-4)


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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (H-19)



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. (H-29)


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. (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. (I-33)



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)


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. (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.  (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. (H-32) JAZZ SHOWCASE A legendary all-ages, non-smoking jazz club. Call for hours. Cash only. 806 S. Plymouth, 312.360.0234. (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. (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. $$. 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818. (H-39) FOUR FARTHINGS TAVERN & GRILL The bar area offers a place to watch sporting events and enjoy a selection of beers or one of 100 bottles of wines. Regular live music and events. Mon.–Sat., 11:30am–2am; Sun., 10am–2am (including Sun. brunch). Delivery available. All major cards. $$. 2060 N. Cleveland, 773.935.2060. (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. (K-30)



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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, improv revues and sketch comedy shows. This weekend see the hilarious sketch show The Second City’s American Mixtape  March 20 - 23. With comedy shows seven days a week, UP also features a full-service kitchen and bar. No drink minimum required.  

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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.

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Go, Go, Go, Go! One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. The first collaboration of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera, Cats) and lyricist Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King), JOSEPH blends pop, country and rock into an uplifting, technicolored story of biblical proportions. Now playing at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph). Show times are Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm, Sundays at 2pm & 7:30pm, Tuesdays at 7:30pm, Wednesdays 2pm & 7:30pm and Thursdays at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25-$130 and can be purchased by calling 800.775-2000 or online at

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

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


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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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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.

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET APOLLO THEATER, 2540 N. Lincoln, 773.935.6100. Inspired by the famed, 1956 recording session that brought together legendary rock ‘n’ roll icons Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, Million Dollar Quartet captures a singular moment when four of the music industry’s most extraordinary talents, all in their creative prime, came together for one of the most memorable nights in music history. The show features a treasure trove of music, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” and more. For tickets: $25-$77.50, call 773.935.6100 or visit,

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

ZANIES 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

BLUE MAN GROUP BRIAR STREET THEATRE 3133 N. Halsted, 773.348.4000. Blue Man Group has added new material to its already wildly popular production. New cutting-edge technology and striking visual effects promise an innovative twist on an already unique form of entertainment. Currently in an open-ended run at Chicago’s Briar Street Theatre, this unique and thrilling multisensory experience fuses innovative theatrical spectacle and powerful original music with hilarious comedy, art, vaudeville and science to create a performance experience unlike any other. Tickets are $49-$69.


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KEY This Week In Chicago March 21, 2014 Issue  

KEY Magazine, Chicago, Travel, Conventions, America's Beauty Show 2014, Events, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls, XFO 50, Katt Williams, Si...