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April 22, 2011
Inside This Week In Chicago on The Cover...................................4 here’s The Deal...............................7
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Sights ChICago’s aTTraCTIons..........10 museum guIDe..............................12
Shopping ChICago’s Treasures...............18 earTh DaY CouTure..................20 arT & anTIque noTes.................22
Dining ChICago’s DInIng sCene.........34 The boYs are baCk In ToWn..44
Nightlife ChICago’s hoT spoTs................48
On Stage lIve performanCes....................52
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This Week In Chicago
ON THE COVER
The Chicago Cubs take on the Los Angeles Dodgers today at 1:20pm, Sat at 12:05pm, and Sun at 1:20pm at the “friendly confines” of Wrigley Field. 1060 W. Addison. 800/THECUBS. Catch the game day action at Moe’s Cantina in Wrigleyville while enjoying housemade sangria and Mexican fare. 3518 N. Clark. 773/248-2002.
“ONE OF THE YEARS TEN BEST” Don’t miss the Tony and Pulitzer Prizewinning Next to Normal, performing at the Bank of America Theatre for a limited engagement April 26 – May 8, 2011. From the director of Rent, Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse of a musical with a thrilling contemporary score about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other. Alice Ripley, who received the 2009 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, reprises her acclaimed performance in the musical’s 36-week multi-city North American tour. Rolling Stone raves, “It is the best musical of the season by a mile. It’ll pin you to your seat.” The Bank of America Theatre is located at 18 W. Monroe. Tickets range from $32-$95, and are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices, by phone (800) 775-2000, at all Ticketmaster retail locations, and the BIC ticket kiosk at Water Tower Place.
Join The Theatre School at Depaul University at the Merle Reskin Theatre for a performance of the dark and ancient Greek tragedy of Medea, her family, and the infidelities that plagued her marriage. Wed-Sat 7:30pm. Sun at 2pm. $10. 60 E. Balbo. 312/922-1999. #3 As part of a 20-country world tour, Shen Yun Performing Arts brings classical Chinese dance and music to the Civic Opera House with a gloriously colorful and exhilarating show featuring dozens of dancers, soaring songs, ancient legends brought to life and more. Tonight at 7:30pm, Sat 2pm & 7:30pm, and Sun 2pm. $80-$200. 20 N. Wacker. 800/515-3468. #3
Enjoy live music, light hors d’oeuvres and an open bar at April After Hours at Frank Lloyd Wright’s icon of modern architecture—Robie House. Every Friday in April from 5pm–8pm. $35. 5757 S. Woodlawn. Tickets can be purchased at GoWright.org. 312/994-4000. #3 From the Creator/Executive Producer of “Mike & Molly” and writer on “The Big Bang Theory” and “Two and a Half Men”– comes the new play Rantoul & Die with four of the funniest, skankiest, and most heartbreakingly real characters ever. Performing at Victory Gardens Theater Fri 8pm, Sat at 5pm & 8pm, and Sun at 2:30pm. Tickets $20-$40. 2433 N. Lincoln. 773/871-3000.
The Wrigley Start Early Run benefits two children’s advocacy groups, Voices for Illinois Children and Prevent Child Abuse America. Choose a 5K/10K fun run or competitive-timed run with a start time between 9am-9:15am. Registration $10-$35. Grant Park, Columbus & Balbo. www.startearlyrun.com. Anyone who loved Erik Larson’s bestselling novel, Devil in the White City, will love this 3 1/2 hour bus tour from the Chicago Architecture Foundation. 10am. $50-$55. Reservations recommended, meets at 224 S. Michigan. # 3 312/742-1190. It would be easy to go the way of a greatest hits band when you have as many to lean on as Duran Duran does, but Simon LeBon and the boys are sure to play both the hits and obscurities from throughout their long career tonight at the House of Blues. 7:30pm. $50. 329 N. Dearborn. 312/923-2000. # 36
24 SUNDAY Come treasure hunting at Wolff’s Flea Market, Chicagoland’s largest weekly flea market. Wolff’s returns to Allstate Arena with a diverse mix of merchandise, including new items, antiques, collectibles, sports cards, tools, jewelry, food and more. Sun from 6am-3pm. Adults $2, seniors 62+ and kids 6-12 $1. 6920 N. Mannheim in Rosemont. 847/524-9590. to Rosemont Celebrate Easter Sunday at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in Chicago. In addition to their legendary Italian Steakhouse menu, the dining room will feature Easter specials including Grilled Wild Salmon ($30.95) and Dry-Aged Filet Mignon ($37.95). 4pm-10pm. 33 W. Kinzie. Reservations recommended, 312/828-0966. #36
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Experience the sound-oriented work of Susan Philipsz at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Her exhibit, We Shall Be All, incorporates performative and site-specific aspects that draw on history, literature, and popular and folk music. Tue 10am–8pm (free day!), Wed–Sun 10am–5pm. $12 adults, $7students/ seniors, 12 & under Free. 220 E Chicago. 312/280-2660. #151
Spring takes root at the Lincoln & Garfield Park Conservatories with their popular Spring Flower Shows. Both locations are open daily from 9am-5pm with extended hours at Garfield Park on Wed from 9am-8pm. FREE. Lincoln Park, 2391 N. Stockton and Garfield Park, 300 N. Central Park. 312/742-4786.
As president, Abraham Lincoln faced our nation’s greatest crisis—the Civil War. His resolve to save the Union and radical decision to end slavery transformed America. Chicago History Museum’s newest exhibition, Abraham Lincoln, highlights Lincoln’s election in 1860, his leadership during the Civil War, and his tragic assassination. 9:30am-4:30pm. Free admission today! 1601 N. Clark. 312/642-4600.
The Chicago Cubs take on the Colorado Rockies today and Tue at 7:05pm, and Wed at 1:20pm at the “friendly confines” of Wrigley Field. 1060 W. Addison. 800/THE-CUBS. to Addison
Enjoy the complimentary sounds of Pat Mallinger Quartet (jazz quartet) at today’s LunchBreak: Jazz, Blues, & Beyond concert series in the Chicago Cultural Center’s Randolph Café. 12:15pm. FREE. 78 E. Washington. 312/744-6630.
Learn about fine chocolates, the rich history of chocolate and Chicago’s beautiful architecture as you savor the flavors, and walk off the calories with Chicago Chocolate Tours! Today’s tour will take you on a tasting tour of select chocolate shops, bakeries, and cafes in Magnificent Mile and Gold Coast. 2:45pm. $40. Tour meets at the info desk inside 900 S. Michigan. Make reservations at 312/929-2939 or visit www.ChicagoChocolateTours.com. # 3 A must-see– the one-hour, behindthe-scenes Chicago Theatre Marquee Walking Tour highlights the beautiful historical and architectural detailing of the legendary venue, including the grand lobby and majestic auditorium. Tue, Thu & Sat at noon. $12-$15. 175 N. State. 800/745-3000. to Lake
Join The Signature Room’s team and Munich’s star chef, Otto Koch, as they pair up to provide guests with a unique culinary experience that combines American and Bavarian cuisine. Guests will enjoy a gourmet sixcourse meal complete with wine pairings. The Signature Room at the 95th. 6pm-9pm. $150/pp. 875 N. Michigan. 312/280-0472. # 151 Calling all you single ladies and gentlemen! “Come Alone, Dine Together” is the motto for Singles Night every Wednesday from 7:30pm-10pm at pan-Asian hot spot Tamarind. The wide-ranging menu includes everything from fresh sushi options to a diverse collection of authentic entrées like Peking duck and Thai red curry. 614 S. Wabash. 312/379-0970. to Harrison Combining music, comedy and multimedia theatrics, the Blue Man Group boasts updated performances at Chicago’s Briar Street Theatre. Today at 2pm & 8pm. $49-$69. 3133 N. Halsted. 773/348-4000. More details on page 48. to Belmont
here’s the Deal!
THURSDAY Dine Out. Fight AIDS today! Celebrate good food, good friends, and a good cause with the 18th Annual Dining Out for Life. Dine at more than 70 participating restaurants tonight and a portion of the proceeds will benefit EdgeAlliance. It’s that easy! Visit www.DiningOutForLife.com for a complete list. Having the biggest song of his career parodied all over YouTube doesn’t seem to have hampered singer-songwriter James Blunt, who brings that hit and similarly inclined strummers to the Riviera Theatre. 7:30pm. $34. 4746 N. Racine. 773/275-6800. Two of the city’s most prestigious arts ensembles join forces as the rich classical sounds of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra meet the entrancing kinetic movement of the Hubbard Street Dance troupe in a series of programs beginning tonight at Symphony Center. 8pm. $42-$125. 220 S. Michigan. 312/294-3000.
29 FRIDAY Meet and greet artist Alex Abajian as he showcases his collection of new works this evening at the Curly Tale Fine Art Gallery. His solo show, “League of Student Drivers” features a mix of original paintings and prints. Cocktail reception takes place from 6pm-10pm. Free admission. 16 W. Erie. 312/202-1664. The Chicago White Sox take on the Baltimore Orioles at 7:10pm, Sat at 6:10pm, and Sun at 1:10pm at U.S. Cellular Field. 333 W. 35th. 866/SOX-GAME. to 35th
WHERE TO GO TO MAKE YOUR DOLLAR GO A LITTLE FURTHER IN CHICAGO EVERY DAY FRIDAY Italian Village Restaurants is dishing it out for free between 5pm-6pm at La Cantina, Vivere and Village Bars. Yes, that’s right free pizza and daily drink specials! 71 W. Monroe. 312/332-7005.
SATURDAY Get your weekend on with $5 SKYY Bombs at The Fireplace Inn. 1448 N. Wells. 312/664-5264.
SUNDAY Get a complimentary sampling of East Indian cuisine at Gaylord Chicago where they serve up free appetizers at the bar between 5pm-7pm every Sunday-Thursday. 100 E. Walton. 312/664-1700.
MONDAY Get a free lesson on Chicago’s fascinating history absolutely free today at Chicago History Museum. 1601 N. Clark. 312/642-4600.
TUESDAY Unwind with $5 10oz. Martinis today at gourmet burger hotspot, Rudy’s Bar & Grille. Limit 2 per person. 69 E. Madison. 312/332-8111.
WEDNESDAY Go on a food safari at Rainforest Café where kids 10 & under eat for $2.99 with the purchase of an adult entrée from 5pm-close. Bring discount coupon in Kids Korner. 605 N. Clark. 312/787-1501.
THURSDAY Thirsty Thursday just got a lot sweeter with $5 10oz. Martinis at Pizzano’s Pizza and Pasta. Limit 2 per person. 61 E. Madison. 312/236-1777.
A WILD PLACE
Spring Break in Chicago! SHEDD AQUARIUM Explore the mysterious world of sea jellies at the Shedd Aquarium’s newest exhibit, Jellies. DIve into the intriguing underwater world of these fascinating creatures and experience a hands-on exhibit that showcases more than 10 species of jellies. On exhibit through May 28,
NAVY PIER Celebrate the arrival of spring’ with Patch the Pirate Dog and his Nursery Rhyme friends at Storybook Square at Navy Pier! Join the Storybook Villagers in this enchanted park as they act out stories and engage children of all ages in games. Plus, special guest Bonny Bunny returns to Navy Pier for photos and fun at the top of every hour. Daily from 11am-5:30pm thru April 24. FREE. Family Pavilion at 600 E. Grand. 312/595-PIER. #124
2012. Daily 8:30am6pm. Adults $28.95, children 3-11 $19.95 (exhibits may require additional fee). Shedd Aquarium. 1200 S. Lake Shore. 312/939-2438.
THE THEATRE SCHOOL AT DEPAUL UNIVERSITY Come on out for a unforgettable musical tale of a little girl named Pinkalicious, whose passion for her favorite color turns her pink from head to toe. As Pinkalicious finds a way out of her hue predicament, she and her family learn the inherent value of being unique and the true power of pink. Recommended for all ages. Tue & Thu at 10am. General admission: $8. Merle Reskin Theatre, 60 # 3 E. Balbo. 312/922-1999.
THE NOTEBAERT NATURE MUSEUM Do you know how many termites it takes to build a skyscraper? Find out at The Notebaert Nature Museum’s newest exhibition, Nature’s Architects. Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm ,Sat-Sun 10am-5pm. Adults $9, seniors $7, children ages 3-12 $6. 2430 N. Cannon. 773/755-5100. LINCOLN PARK ZOO An animal oasis right in the middle of the city, kids can learn about conservation or venture through the Regenstein African Journey where they’ll see giraffes, rhinos, crocodiles and more. Daily 10am4:30pm. FREE. 2001 N. Clark. 312/742-2000.
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family to Navy Pier. With more than 50 acres of shops, restaurants, entertainment, and attractions, Navy Pier is Chicago’s flagship site for amusement and good fun. No visit is complete without taking a spin around the iconic towering 150foot Ferris wheel. Other Pier attractions you won’t want to miss include, Chicago Children’s Museum, Navy Pier’s IMAX Theatre and Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze. Sun-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm. 600 E. Grand. 312/595-PIER.
THE FIELD MUSEUM The Field Museum proudly presents The Horse. The Horse showcases cultural objects, spectacular fossils, models, dioramas and hands-on activities that highlight the bond between horses and humans. Daily 9am–5pm. Adults $22, seniors & students $18, and children 3-11 $15. 1400 S. Lake Shore. 312/922-9410. #146
LINCOLN PARK ZOO An animal oasis right in the middle of the city, kids can learn about conservation or venture through the Regenstein African Journey. Daily 10am5pm. FREE. 2001 N. Clark. 312/742-2000.
RAINFOREST CAFÉ Take the family on a food safari at Rainforest Café. Kids go wild every Wednesday on Family Night, when kids 10 & under eat for only $2.99 with the purchase of an adult entrée from 5pmclose. 605 N. Clark. 312/787-1501. Bring coupon below for a complimentary chef’s appetizer!
JOHN HANCOCK OBSERVARTORY Voted “the best view in Chicago,” guests can embark on an open-air Skywalk, listen to a multimedia Sky Tour narrated by David Schwimmer, and enjoy “coffee in the clouds” at Espression by Lavazza café. Open 9am11pm. General admission: Adults $15, youth 3-11 $10, children under 3 free. 875 N. NAVY PIER Michigan. 312/654Make this year’s 5021. Discount Spring Break an coupon in center active one when # 151 spread. you bring the
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spend the afternoon on a journey of self–discovery at the MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY (57th and lake shore; 773/684-1414). The museum’s newest exhibit, boDY WorlDs & The Cycle of life, offers a fascinating look at the human life cycle and the changes that happen to our bodies as we age. visitors receive the royal treatment with GRAY LINE TROLLEY (312/251-3107 – call for pick up times & locations) as trained docents combine history and humor for an informative and entertaining bus tour, which guests can hop on and off of at their leisure. strap on your helmet (provided) and explore the city’s amazing lakefront and friendly neighborhoods by bike and segway with guided tours from BIKE AND ROLL CHICAGO (millennium park; 312/729-1000; www.bikeandroll.com). bikes are also available for rental.
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AMAZING CHICAGO Navigate through 4,000-square feet of sensory experiences. Stumble through the Spinning Tunnel, stomp out the Great Chicago Fire and much more! Mon-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am7pm. Child pass $9.95, adult pass $10.95. Amazing Value 4-pack $39.95. Recommended for ages 7 and up. 600 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 888/893-7300, www.amazingchicago.com. (P-30)
MILLENNIUM PARK One of Chicago’s most popular attractions. Daily 6am-11pm. Welcome Center at 201 E. Randolph. FREE. Michigan & Randolph, 312/742-1168, www.millenniumpark.org. (K-33) NAVY PIER This Chicago landmark houses more than 50 acres of gardens, shops, restaurants, rides and attractions. Mon-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am7pm. Credits cards accepted vary. 600 E. Grand, 312/595-PIER, www.navypier.com. (N-30) NAVY PIER IMAX THEATRE Sucker Punch: The IMAX Experience now playing. $15-$17 adults, $14 seniors 62+, $13 children 3-11. All major cards. 700 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 312/595-5MAX. www.imax.com/chicago. (O-30)
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, including an exhibit highlighting the exceptional life and accomplishments of former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington. Mon-Thu 9am-9pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm. FREE. 400 S. State, 312/747-4300, www.chipublib.org. (I-38)
CHICAGO WATER WORKS VISITOR WELCOME CENTER Tourist information and maps available inside. MonThu 8am-7pm, Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm. FREE. 163 E. Pearson at Michigan, 877-CHI-CAGO. (J-26) CITYPASS Visit five attractions for one low price. CityPass ticket booklet includes admission to the Field Museum, Museum of Science & Industry, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and skyscraper views from the Skydeck Chicago or John Hancock Observatory. Good for nine days. $76 adults, $59 children ages 3-11. All major cards. Call 888/3305008 or visit www.citypass.com. JOHN HANCOCK OBSERVATORY Voted “the best view” in Chicago! The 94th-floor observatory, more than 1,000 feet above the Magnificent Mile, features the multimedia Sky Tour, Espression by Lavazza café, and more. 9am-11pm. $15 adults, $10 youth 3-11, children under 3 free. 875 N. Michigan, 888/875-VIEW, www.hancockobservatory.com. (J-26) MAGIQUEST Explore a world filled with amazing creatures, dragons and characters. Open Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun
11am-6pm. $7.95 for each 30-minute block of time. Must purchase magic wand for $19.95. 106 Yorktown Center in Lombard, 877/797-8855, www.MagiQuest.com. (Suburban)
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. $15.95 adults, $11 ages 3-11, under 3 free. All major cards. 233 S. Wacker (Jackson Blvd. entrance), 312/875-9696, www.the-skydeck.com. (G-36)
MUSEUMS FREE DAYS AT CHICAGO MUSEUMS: Mon: Chicago History Museum. Tue: Museum of Contemporary Art, Loyola University Museum of Art, International Museum of Surgical Science. Wed: Clarke & Glessner Houses. Thu: The Art Institute of Chicago (5pm-8pm), Chicago Children’s Museum (5pm-8pm), Notebaert Nature Museum. Sun: Chicago Children’s Museum (first Sunday every month for children 15 and under), DuSable Museum. Daily: ArchiCenter, Chicago Cultural Center, Smith Museum of Stained-Glass Windows. ADLER PLANETARIUM The Midwest’s leading museum for astronomy. MonFri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4:30pm. General admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors, and $6 kids 3-11, children under 3 free. Some exhibitions require an additional fee. All major cards. 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., 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. Wheelchair- and stroller-accessible. Sat-Wed 10:30am-5pm, Thu-Fri 10:30am-8pm (free 5pm-8pm on Thu). $18 adults, $12 children, seniors & students w/ID and children under 14 are free. All major cards. 111 S. Michigan, 312/443-3600. (J-35)
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THE CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION More than 85 walking, boat, bus, bike, and Segway tours, in addition to lectures and education activities, all designed to enhance awareness and appreciation of Chicago’s outstanding architectural legacy. Sun-Thu 9:30am-6pm, Fri-Sat 9am-6pm. All major cards. 224 S. Michigan, 312/922-3432, caf.architecture.org. (J-36)
CHICAGO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Hands-on exhibits and activities. Daily 10am-5pm, except Thu 10am-8pm. $10 adults/children, $9 seniors, under 1 free. Free every Thu 5pm-8pm and the first Sunday of every month for kids 15 and under. All major cards. 700 E. Grand, Navy Pier, 312/527-1000. (N-31)
CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER This cultural gem presents free public events and informative programs. Mon-Thu 8am-7pm, Fri 8am6pm, Sat 9am-6pm and Sun 10am-6pm. FREE. 78 E. Washington, 312/744-6630. (I-34)
CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM This museum and research center is devoted to Chicago and American history. Mon-Sat 9:30am4:30pm, Sun noon-5pm. $14 adults, $12 seniors & students and children 12 and under free. Free on Mon. AE, MC, V 1601 N. Clark, 312/642-4600. (H-19)
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MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART The most exciting and innovative art of our times. Tue 10am-8pm, Wed-Sun 10am-5pm. $12 adults, $7 students/seniors, children under 12 free. Free on Tue. All major cards. 220 E. Chicago, 312/280-2660. (K-27)
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY Peruse 14-plus acres of interactive exhibits, including YOU! The Experience, Science Storms, and new temporary exhibit BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life. Daily 9:30am-5:30pm. General admission: $15 adults, $14 seniors 65+, $10 children 3-11. Some exhibits require an additional fee. All major cards. 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, 773/684-1414. (South of P-54)
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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. MonFri 9am–4:30pm, Sat-Sun 10am–5pm. $9 adults, $7 students/seniors 60+, $6 children ages 3-12, children under 3 free. Free on Thu. All major cards. 2430 N. Cannon, 773/755-5100. (G-14)
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART LUMA’s exhibitions explore faith, history and artistic expressions from various cultures. Wed-Sun 11am-6pm. $6 adults, $5 seniors. Free on Tue (11am-8pm). 820 N. Michigan, 312/915-7600. (J-27)
THE FIELD MUSEUM Meet the museum’s resident dinosaur, Sue, the largest, most complete and best-preserved T. rex ever discovered. Daily 9am-5pm. General admission: $15 adults, $12 students/seniors and $10 children 3-11. Some exhibitions may require an additional fee. All major cards. 1400 S. Lake Shore, 312/922-9410. (K-44)
R E N TA L S BIKE AND ROLL CHICAGO RENTALS & TOURS Choose from over 500 bikes, including mountain bikes, road bikes, comfort bikes, cruisers, and more–– and explore the city at your leisure. Locks, riding maps and safety gear included. See Tours by Land listing for more details. 239 E. Randolph at Millennium Park; 600 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 888/BIKE-WAY, www.bikeandroll.com. (K-34)(M-30)
BIKE AND ROLL CHICAGO RENTALS & TOURS Great tours by bicycle, segway, and electric bikes go in the city’s neighborhoods and along the lakefront! Rentals available too. 239 E. Randolph at Millennium Park; 600 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 888/BIKE-WAY, www.bikeandroll.com. (K-34)(M-30)
T O U R S B Y WAT E R
SHEDD AQUARIUM Explore an exotic world with 20,000 animals, from whales to dolphins to sharks. Weekdays 8:30am5pm, weekends 9am-6pm. Shedd Pass: $26.95 adults, $19.95 children ages 3-11. All major cards. 1200 S. Lake Shore, 312/939-2438. (L-43)
CHICAGO FROM THE LAKE Unforgettable 90-min lectured boat cruises depart daily. The Architectural River Cruise offers unique perspectives of landmark buildings. The Historical Lake & River Cruise offers a narrative of Chicago history with a gorgeous skyline view. Adults $38, seniors $32, children 7-18 $22, under 7 free. Complimentary Starbucks coffee, Coke products, lemonade, muffins and cookies. Reservations recommended. Call for hours. 465 N. McClurg Court, 312/5272002, www.chicagoline.com. (L-32)
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CHICAGO WATER TAXI Your Fun, Fast and Friendly way to transit Chicago with convenient stops at Madison Street by Union and Ogilvie Stations, Clark & LaSalle Streets, the Wrigley Building and Chinatown. (One-way fare $2, $4 to Chinatown. All day tickets are $6.) Call 312/337-1446 or visit www.chicagowatertaxi.com.
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WENDELLA SIGHTSEEING BOATS Chicago’s original narrated boat tour, Wendella offers tours on the River and Lake Michigan highlighting architectural and historical sites. Frequent departures starting at 9:45am. Prices starting at $26 adults, $24 seniors, $13 3-11, under 2 free. 400 N. Michigan, lower level of Michigan Ave. Bridge, NW corner, 312/3371446, www.wendellaboats.com. (J-31)
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. Don’t miss the park’s newest exciting exhibition, Interconnected: The Sculptures of Yvonne Domenge, which is comprised of three large spheres that defy gravity and space, conveying a rhythmic beauty and the sense of a larger universal order. 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 bearing digital images of actual Chicagoans have proven to be a popular barefoot playground for splashing children. 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 that also happens to be a marquee performance venue.
Millennium Park is accesible via the CTA #3, #4, #153 and #157 buses.
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mark the start of baseball season with a great meal at the most nationally recognized restaurant in the midwest! named after the legendary hall of fame baseball announcer, HARRY CARAY’S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE (33 W. kinzie; 312/828-0966; www.harrycarays.com) is filled with timeless baseball memorabilia and souvenirs for purchase, including this Caray 45 Jersey. Wish upon a rock starr! at HARD ROCK CAFÉ (63 W. ontario; 312/943-2252) where 15% of the proceeds from the new Ringo Starr Signature Series Collector Pins and T-shirts will be donated to the lotus foundation to directly benefit the make-a-Wish foundation ®. a Chicago original, GARRETT POPCORN SHOPS (625 n. michigan; 888/476-7267; garrettpopcorn.com) reach new heights with this custom tin created for the John Hancock Observatory. available online and at the Jho gift shop (875 n. michigan) for a limited time. 18
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ATLAS GALLERIES, INC. For over 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, http://www.atlasgalleries.com. (J-29)(J-26)
CURLY TALE FINE ART This eclectic gallery offers inspiring art pieces from a growing “Lowbrow” art movement. Art with a sense of humor includes original paintings, one of a kind jewelry, wearable art, glassworks and sculpture. Tue–Sat 11am6pm. Closed Sun & Mon. All major cards. 16 W. Erie, 1st Floor, 312/202-1664. (J-29)
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DAY SPA 664 Escape the stresses of the day with in-room relaxation services, including massage therapies and skin care treatments. Waxing services, manicures and pedicures delivered right to your room. Daily 9am-11pm. Cash only. 312/473-0580, www.dayspa664.com.
LOTTON GALLERY Specializing in hand-blown glasswork by a single family of artists, this elegant gallery carries a brilliant selection of fine art glass vases, lamps and decorative objects. The gallery also exhibits quality paintings and fine prints from world-renown artists. Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun noon-6pm. All major cards. 900 N. Michigan, Level 6, 312/664-6203, www.lottongallery.com. (J-26)
PENINSULA SPA Located inside the Peninsula Hotel, this will be a spa day you won’t soon forget. Call for hours. All major cards. 108 E. Superior, 312/573-6860. (J-28)
ASIAN HOUSE A large selection of elegant Oriental home furnishings and furniture as well as Oriental 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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THE ANTIQUARIANS BUILDING This sophisticated River North antique center features unique antiques and collections including European antiques, mirrors, designer accessories, antique lamps, oriental rugs, along with French Louis Philippe, Art Nouveau & Art Deco, Moderne, Continental silver and Meissen. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm. All major cards. 159 W. Kinzie, 312/527-0533. (H-31)
Earth Day Couture High-end fashion and environmental awareness may not always seem like complementary pursuits, but this month shoppers in Chicago can find a great deal while adhering to the important Earth Day tenets of renew, recycle and reuse at Designer Resale. As one of the most exclusive consignment boutiques in the city, Designer Resale is dedicated to extending the life cycles of brand-name clothing and accessories by helping to keep more luxury items in circulation and more dollars in its customers’ wallets. 658 N. Dearborn. 312/587-3312. Receive 20% off your purchase with ad on opposite page.
ALL IN ROOM SERVICES ($100 AND UP) IN ROOM MASSAGES, BODY WAXING & SPA FACIAL WITH STEAM Available daily 9am-11pm call (312)473-0580 www.dayspa664.com
CLOTHING DESIGNER RESALE OF CHICAGO Chicago’s premiere consignment boutique has designer labels at unbelievable bargains. Discover Chicago’s bestkept secret. Find high-end luxury labels like Christian Louboutin, Christian Lacroix, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and more at a fraction of the original cost. Also carrying plus sizes. Mon-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun noon-6pm. All major cards. 658 N. Dearborn, 312/587-3312. (H-29)
DEPARTMENT STORES BLOOMINGDALE’S Young, hip and classic fashion for women, men and children coexist harmoniously on the six floors of the “Bloomies” Midwest flagship. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun noon-7pm. All major cards. 900 N. Michigan, 312/440-4460. (J-26)
Chicago Fur Outlet Home of the Furry Godmother!
SPECIALIZING IN NEW FURS, LEATHERS, AND “PRE-FURRED” RESALE
777 W. DIVERSEY • 773.348.3877 @ HALSTED IN LINCOLN PARK 20
MACY’S Top fashions for men, women and children as well as an expansive collection of home furnishings. Store hours— State: Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm; Water Tower: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 11am-6pm. All major cards. 111 N. State, 312/781-1000; 835 N. Michigan, Water Tower Place, 312/335-7787. (I-34) (J-26) NEIMAN MARCUS The grandiose entrance is an indication of the haute stuff within this luxurious department store. Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun noon-6pm. AE 737 N. Michigan, 312/642-5900. (J-27)
NORDSTROM Notable sections include a sizeable shoe department, cosmetics and the men’s fashions. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm. All major cards. 520 N. Michigan, 312/464-1515. (J-30)
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CHICAGO FUR OUTLET – HOME OF THE FURRY GODMOTHER Celebrating nearly 30 years in the business! Find a wide selection of new, resale and vintage furs for both men and women at a fraction of their original cost. Layaway available. Mon & Thu 11am-7pm, Tue-Wed & Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-5pm (hours vary). All major cards. 777 W. Diversey, 773/348-FURS (3877), www.chicagofuroutlet.com. (North of E-11)
SEARS Rely on the no-nonsense Sears for comfortable apparel for the family and home electronics. Mon-Sat 9am8pm, Sun 11am-6pm. All major cards. 2 N. State, 312/373-6040. (I-35)
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Not quite as opulent as its Big Apple counterpart, Chicago’s Saks is still a refuge for shoppers seeking traditional, high-quality fashions. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm. All major cards. 700 N. Michigan, Chicago Place, 312/944-6500. (J-28)
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JEWELRY TIFFANY & CO. This Michigan Avenue location of the venerable jewelry company offers plenty of sparkle. Call for hours. All major cards. 730 N. Michigan, 312/944-7500. (J-27)
LINGERIE LOVER’S LANE Shop for lingerie, bedroom toys, romantic gifts, sexy menswear, lotions and oils, books, videos, and games for lovers. Stop into any of their 30 locations throughout Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. For locations, reference our suburban map or visit their website. Open Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun noon-6pm. All major cards. 955 W. Diversey Pkwy, 888/744-LOVE, www.loverslane.com. (Suburban)
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. 159 W. Kinzie, 312/527-4848. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.
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.” Mon-Sat 10am8pm, Sun noon-5pm. All major cards. 27 E. Illinois, 312/222-1467, www.jazzmart.com. (I-31)
SHOPPING MALLS THE 900 SHOPS Bloomingdale’s anchors this fashionable mall with 70 distinctive shops and restaurants. Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun noon-6pm. Cards accepted vary by store. 900 N. Michigan, 312/915-3900. (J-27) BLOCK 37 Shops include Anthropologie, Disney Store, PUMA, Steve Madden, and Sephora, among others. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm. Cards accepted vary by store. 108 N. State, 312/261-4700. (I-34)
THE ANTIQUARIANS BUILDING This sophisticated new 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. 159 W. Kinzie, 312/527-0533. Mon-Sat 10am6pm.
PREMIUM OUTLETS Save 25-65 percent on name brands at over 120 outlet stores. Call for hours. Cards accepted vary by store. 1650 Premium Outlets in Aurora, 630/585-2200. (Suburban) THE SHOPS AT NORTH BRIDGE 50 specialty shops, 20 restaurants, five hotels and one shopping center anchored by Nordstrom. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm. Cards accepted vary by store. 520 N. Michigan, 312/327-2300. (J-30) WATER TOWER PLACE Find Macy’s and American Girl Place as well as more than 100 specialty shops and restaurants. Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 11am-6pm. Cards accepted vary by store. 835-845 N. Michigan, 312/440-3166. (J-27)
Walton 900 North Michigan Shops Lotton Gallery
John Hancock Center Cheesecake Factory
HERSHEY’S Chicago Historic Water Tower
Lookingglass MCA Theatre
Walgreens Neiman Marcus
Banana Republic Tiffany
The Disney Store
Crate & Barrel Cartier
The Apple Store Nike Town The Garmin Store
Erie 96 Burberry
Gap Allen Edmonds Atlas Galleries
The Shops At North Bridge
Grand Lux Ann Taylor Levi's Store Eddie Bauer
Water Works Visitor Center
Broadway Playhouse American Girl Place Water Tower 73 Place
H&M The Columbia Store Borders
UP DOWN CIGAR Building on nearly 50 years of passion for fine tobacco products, Up Down showcases an extensive selection of premium cigars, pipes, humidors and accessories. Free Parking. Open Late. Mon–Thu10am-11pm, Fri-Sat 10am-midnight, Sun 10am–11pm. AE, MC, V 1550 N. Wells, 800/5-UPDOWN or 312/337-8505, www.updowncigar.com. (H-19)
TOBACCO & CIGARS IWAN RIES & CO. Chicago’s oldest family business celebrates over 150 years of offering a vast selection of pipes and smokers’ accessories. Home of the famous Three Star Tobacco. More than 100 brands of cigars and 20,000 pipes in stock. Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm. All major cards. 19 S. Wabash, 2nd Floor, 312/372-1306, www.iwanries.com. (I-35)
WE’LL KEEP YOU IN STITCHES A unique knitting & needlepoint shop with a dazzling selection of knitting yarns and a variety of hand-painted canvases. Offering expert instruction and superb fitting and finishing services. Mon-Sat 9:30am-4:45pm, closed Sun. All major cards. 67 E. Oak, 4th Floor, 312/642-2540. (I-25)
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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. All major cards. 63 W. Ontario, 312/943-2252, www.hardrock.com. (H-29)
S P E C I A LT Y S H O P S RAINFOREST CAFÉ RETAIL VILLAGE A WILD variety of items for the entire family, including T-shirts, stuffed animals, safari-themed place settings, and more. Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri 11am-10:30pm, Sat 11am11pm, Sun 11am-9pm. All major cards. 605 N. Clark, 312/787-1501, www.rainforestcafe.com. (H-29)
CHICAGO “5” SOUVENIRS This NBC Tower Gift Shop is steps from the Mag Mile, and is the only Chicagoland retailer carrying licensed NBC merchandise. Find fun and original souvenirs from hit shows “The Office,” “30 Rock,” “Chuck” (Nerd Herd),” “Biggest Loser,” as well as Chicago souvenirs. Open 7 days. All major cards. 454 N. Columbus, 312/467-9537. (K-31)
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Eugenie Royal George Theatre Second City Purple Line
Oz Park Dickens
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Victory Gardens Theatre
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Kenmore Sheffield (1000 W.)
Magnolia Racine (1200 W.) Clifton Seminary
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Chicago History Museum
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A culinary journey through the neighborhoods.
If getting away from the downtown hubbub is your goal, set your sights on THE FIREPLACE INN (1448 n. Wells; 312/664-5264). serving up the best barbeque ribs in town for more than 40 years, fireplace can be found just north of downtown in the city’s old Town neighborhood. $10 off $50 with coupon on page 38. looking for some of the city’s finest german fare? Continue north to the legendary CHICAGO BRAUHAUS (4732 n. lincoln; 773/784-4444), where the lively spirit of oktoberfest–complete with music and dancing–thrives throughout the year in Chicago’s lincoln square. finally, head over to little Italy just west of downtown to ROSAL’S (1154 W. Taylor; 312/243-2357) for a plate of homemade pasta and a big glass of wine. This classic family-owned trattoria is one of the mainstays of this traditional ethnic stretch, and is a perfect place to cap your journey. 34
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let your palate explore Experience the mystery of Asian cuisine with flavors from Japan, Thailand, China and Vietnam all in a warm and casual atmosphere.
AMERICAN HARD ROCK CAFE Boasting the largest collection of rock ’n’ roll memorabilia and serving up the best in American cuisine, this legendary institution serves juicy burgers, tasty barbecue, sandwiches, pasta, steaks, and more in a friendly, high-energy atmosphere. Food served Mon-Thu 11ammidnight, Fri-Sat 11am-1am, Sun 11am-11pm. All major cards. $$ 63 W. Ontario, 312/943-2252, www.hardrock.com. (H-29) LLOYD’S CHICAGO American cuisine served in a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired atmosphere, Lloyd’s specializes in upscale business lunches, cocktails and pre-theater dinner and is just steps from the Lyric Opera and Cadillac Palace Theatre. MonFri 11:30am-8:30pm. Sat on opera nights 5pm-7pm. All major cards. $$$ 1 S. Wacker, 312/407-6900. (G-35)
open daily 11am-11pm 614 South Wabash 312-379-0970 www.tamarindsushi.com
RAINFOREST CAFÉ An adventurous dining experience under a tropical jungle canopy featuring creative cuisine inspired by the flavors of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Asia. Kid-friendly menu available. The Retail Village offers a wide variety of souvenirs. Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri 11am-10:30pm, Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-9pm. All major cards. $$ 605 N. Clark, 312/787-1501, www.rainforestcafe.com. (H-29) RUDY’S BAR & GRILLE This new restaurant is owned by pizza mastermind, Rudy Malnati Jr. (also owner of nearby Pizano’s). Malnati’s new burger place features fresh-cut fries and mouthwatering char-grilled burgers cooked just the way you like ‘em. Open daily 11am-2am. All major cards. $ 69 E. Madison, 312/332-8111, www.rudysbarandgrillechicago.com. (J-35) WEBER GRILL RESTAURANT From the people who invented the Weber grill, this downtown dining establishment serves award-winning burgers, slow-smoked regional barbecue, thick juicy Black Angus steaks, seafood and more all grilled to perfection over charcoal on authentic Weber kettles. Sun-Thu 6:30am-11pm, Fri-Sat 6:30am-midnight. All major cards. $$$ 539 N. State, 312/467-9696, www.webergrillrestaurant.com. (I-30) 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)
ASIAN AJA Executive Chef Ariel Bagadiong combines seasonal flavors and greenmarket sensibility to create a pleasing experience at this modern urban Asian café located inside the dana hotel and spa. Be Nice. Share. Breakfast: 7am-10:30am; Lunch: 11:30am-2pm; Dinner:
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TAMARIND Contemporary décor accents Asian minimalist furnishings at this pan-Asian cafe to create a classic, yet eclectic dining experience. The menu covers most of Asia, including a delicious variety of Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese entrees as well as an impressive selection of sushi. Daily 11am-11pm. All major cards. $$ 614 S. Wabash, 312/379-0970, www.tamarindsushi.com. (I-39)
BRAZILIAN TEXAS de BRAZIL Gauchos circulate the dining room serving guests various cuts and types of meat. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$. 51 E. Ohio, 312/670-1006. (I-29)
B R E A K FA S T ELEVEN CITY DINER An old-school diner serving breakfast ALL day. Enjoy authentic soda fountain drinks while noshing on renowned hand-sliced delicatessen sandwiches, fluffy omelettes, giant salads and, of course, a FULL BAR to boot! Mon-Thu 8am-9:30pm, Fri 8am-10:30pm, Sat 9am10:30pm, Sun 9am-9pm. All major cards. $ 1112 S. Wabash, 312/212-1112, www.elevencitydiner.com. (I-42)
Chef Martial Noguier
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5:30pm-11pm; Brunch: Sun 11am-3pm. 660 N. State. 312/202-6000, www.ajachicago.com. (I-28)
WEST EGG CAFE Located within walking distance of dozens of downtown hotels, this cozy Streeterville café offers everything from eggs benedict and pancakes to rotisserie chicken and taco salad. Tasty, heart-healthy dishes also available. Bonus: Insulated coffee pitchers at every table! Mon-Fri 6:30am-3pm, Sat-Sun 7am-3pm. All major cards. $ 620 N. Fairbanks, 312/280-8366. (K-29) YOLK Now with three locations, Yolk is the talk of the town. Egg-spect creative twists on traditional breakfast favorites like frittatas, benedicts, French toast, skillets and more. Lunchtime options include salads, burgers and sandwiches. Mon-Fri 6am-3pm, Sat-Sun 7am-3pm. $ 355 E. Ohio, 312/822-9655; 1120 S. Michigan, 312/789-YOLK; 747 N. Wells, 312/787-2277, www.yolk-online.com. (L-30)(I-42)(G-27)
CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN MARKETHOUSE Markethouse offers a seasonably changing menu and supports local farmers that practice sustainable agricultural techniques. Try a signature cocktail or an infused vodka drink from the Martini Garden. Breakfast 6am-11am; Lunch 11am-2pm; Dinner 5pm-10pm. All major cards. $$$ 611 N. Fairbanks, 312/224-2200, www.markethousechicago.com. (L-29)
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ELEVEN CITY DINER An old-school diner located in the heart of Chicago’s South Loop serving breakfast ALL day. Enjoy authentic soda fountain drinks while noshing on renowned handsliced delicatessen sandwiches. Mon-Thu 8am-9:30pm, Fri 8am-10:30pm, Sat 9am10:30pm, Sun 9am-9pm. All major cards. $ 1112 S. Wabash, 312/212-1112, www.elevencitydiner.com. (I-42)
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
FONDUE GEJA’S CAFÉ Romantic fondue dining. Children under 10 not allowed. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$ 340 W. Armitage, 773/281-9101. (G-17) THE MELTING POT This stylish fondue eatery features six different cheese fondues, entree choices like filet mignon, lobster tail and seafood trio, and the perfect ending – their famous chocolate fondue, complete with marshmallows, cakes and brownies for dipping. Daily noon-2am (Sun noonmidnight). All major cards. $$$ 609 N. Dearborn; 312/573-0011, www.meltingpot.com. (H-29)
FRENCH BISTRONOMIC An elegant bistro-style menu, a dark Earthy ambiance, and a chef with over ten years of fine Chicago dining experience. Bistronomic has been the dream of chef Martial Noguier for years. Finally coming to fruition, this modern bistro serves uncomplicated dishes at a reasonable price. 840 N. Wabash. 312/944-8400. (J-27) BISTROT MARGOT An Old Town staple featuring elegant décor, affordable prices and delicious cuisine. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 1437-39 N. Wells, 312/587-3660. (H-20)
GERMAN CHICAGO BRAUHAUS Featuring sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel, roast veal shanks, roast pork shanks and roast duck as well as steaks, chops and fish specials daily. Live entertainment and dancing nightly. Parking available. Mon, Wed & Thu11am-midnight, Fri & Sun 11am-2am, Sat 11am-3am, closed Tue. All major cards. $$ 4732 N. Lincoln, 773/784-4444, www.chicagobrauhaus.com. (Northwest of A-1)
INDIAN CHICAGO CURRY HOUSE With a high Zagat rating and “Best Of Chicago” award from Local.com, Chicago Curry House brings the flavors of India and Nepal to the city’s South Loop. Delight in mouth-watering cuisine, an extensive wine list, relaxing ambiance, and attentive service. Lunch buffet. Catering & delivery available. 899 S. Plymouth Ct., 312/362-9999, www.curryhouseonline.com. GAYLORD INDIA This popular Indian restaurant offers a wide selection of authentic East Indian cuisine. The menu includes vin-
Serving Fine Indian Cuisine for 36 Years “It’s curry and rice dishes pass every taste test with flying colors.” – Chicago Sun-Times
100 E. Walton Chicago 312-664-1700
555 Mall Drive Schaumburg 847-619-3300
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table entrees. Minutes from McCormick Place and United Center. Mon-Sat 5am-8pm, closed Sun. All major cards. $ 1141 S. Jefferson, 312/939-2855, www.mannysdeli.com. (E-43)
daloo, tandoori, and curries. Sample a little bit of everything at the lunch buffet: Mon-Fri 11:30am2:30pm, Sat-Sun noon-3pm. Dinner: Sun-Thu 5pm9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm. All major cards. $$$ 100 E. Walton, 312/664-1700. (I-26) INDIA HOUSE With an exhibition kitchen, this River North emporium allows diners an opportunity to watch their menu selections (over 150 choices) cooked to perfection in tandoor ovens. Daily lunch buffet. Lunch: Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-3pm. Dinner: Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm, Sun-Thu 5pm-10pm. All major cards. $$ 59 W. Grand; 312/6459500, www.indiahousechicago.com. (I-30)
Lunch Buffet: 11:30am – 3:00pm Dinner: Sunday – Thursday 5:00pm – 10:00pm Friday & Saturday 5:00pm – 10:30pm 247 E. Ontario St., 2nd Floor Phone: 312-280-4910 Fax: 312-280-4934 www.indiangardenchicago.com
Family owned and operated!
“A visit to Indian Garden is a culinary voyage of discovery to the exotic tastes and textures of India and the warmth and hospitality of her people.”
INDIAN GARDEN This popular second-floor Streeterville restaurant features Northern Indian and Pakistani favorites. Sample a rotating selection of traditional and specialty dishes including Samosas, marinated lamb, curried chicken, and more at the daily lunch buffet from 11:30am-3pm for $11.95pp. Dinner: Sun-Thu 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10:30pm. All major cards. $$ 247 E. Ontario, 312/280-4910, www.indiangardenchicago.com. (H-29)
VEERASWAY 2010 Michelin Bib Gourmand winner, Veerasway is a contemporary Indian fusion restaurant in Chicago’s popular West Loop neighborhood. Veerasway is popular amongst the locals for its clever fusion of Indian Food with modern American culture. Open Tue-Sun for dinner from 5pm-9:30pm. All major cards. $$ 844 W. Randolph, 312/491-0844, www.veerasway.com. (D-33)
IRISH EMERALD LOOP BAR & GRILL This modern Irish Mega Pub serves up traditional Irish fare and classic comfort food in a spacious, sophisticated dining room complete with 40-foot wood bar and TVs throughout. Football Specials and Weekend Brunch. Mon-Fri 11am-2am, Sat 9am-3am and Sun 9am2am. All major cards. $$ 216 N. Wabash, 312/2630200, www.emeraldloop.com. (I-33)
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MCFADDEN’S RESTAURANT AND SALOON Traditional Irish pub food served in an “Olde New York” tavern ambiance. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 1206 N. State Pkwy, 312/475-9450. (I-23)
BUCA DI BEPPO This family-style restaurant offers whopping servings of flavorful Italian fare steps from the Magnificent Mile. Other locations: 90 Yorktown Rd in Lombard, 630/9327673; 604 N. Milwaukee Ave in Wheeling, 847/8089898; 15350 South 94th Ave in Orland Park, 708/3496262. Hours vary by location. All major cards. $$$ 521 N. Rush, 312/396-0001, www.bucadibeppo.com. (J-30)(Suburban) CLUB LUCKY Feel like you’re in a 1940s Italian supper club and cocktail lounge. Close to downtown hotels. Good food and fun! Online reservations. Kitchen hours: Mon-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri 11:30am-11pm, Sat 4:30pm-11pm. Sun Brunch 10:30am-2:30pm. Lounge open late. All major cards. $$$ 1824 W. Wabansia, 773/227-2300, www.clubluckchicago.com. (Northwest of A-20) LA CANTINA ITALIAN CHOPHOUSE 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. Celebrated wine list! Gluten-free options available. Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm. Dinner: Tue-Fri 5pm-10pm and Sat 5pm-11pm. All major cards. $$$ 71 W. Monroe, 312/332-7005, www.italianvillage-chicago.com. (H-36)
Bringing the rich flavors of India and Nepal to the city’s South Loop Daily lunch buffet - corporate catering only 5 minutes from McCormick Pl.
899 S. Plymouth (312) 362-9999 www.curryhouseonline.com
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ROSAL’S Feel like family at this warm trattoria located in the heart of Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood where homemade Sicilian specialties await. Good Friends and Good Wine is more than their motto, it’s their promise. Dinner: MonThu 4pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 4pm-11pm, closed Sun. All major cards. $$$ 1154 W. Taylor, 312/243-2357, www.rosals.com. (West of E-43) 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.” Celebrated wine list! Gluten-free options available. MonThu 11am-midnight, Fri-Sat 11am-1am, Sun noon-midnight. All major cards. $$$ 71 W. Monroe, 312/3327005, www.italianvillage-chicago.com. (H-36) VIVERE (Italian Village Restaurants) This contemporary Italian restaurant features modern flavors as well as décor and has received accolades from both Esquire and the Wine Spectator. Celebrated wine list! Gluten-free options available. Lunch: Weekdays 11am-2:30pm. Dinner: Mon-Thu 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm, and closed Sun. All major cards. $$$ 71 W. Monroe, 312/332-7005, www.italianvillage-chicago.com. (H-36)
DE CERO TAQUERIA Voted best new dish by Chicago Magazine! 15 different tacos, like the Grilled Skirt Steak and Battered Fish Taco line the menu. Wash them down with freshly squeezed lime Margaritas made with 100% Agave Tequila. Lunch: Tue-Fri 11:30am-2pm; Dinner: Tue-Sun 5pm-10pm; Sunday Brunch: 11am-3pm. All major cards. $$ 814 W. Randolph, 312/ 455-8114, www.decerotaqueria.com. (D-34)
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MOE’S CANTINA Spanish and South American tapas are on the menu at this ruckus Mexican cantina. Rock music, wrought iron chandeliers, and plasma TVs set a spirited scene for Moe’s famous margaritas, and popular mesquitegrilled skewers and tacos. Mon-Fri 11am-2am, Sat 11am3am, Sun 11am-2am. All major cards. 155 W. Kinzie, 312/245-2000. Also 3518 N. Clark. www.moescantina.com. (I-31)
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SU CASA MEXICAN RESTAURANT A “fiesta” for your taste buds, just one block off Michigan Avenue. A smorgasbord of Mexican favorites like fajitas, burritos, tacos, and hacienda dinners are served in a decorative setting complete with piñatas, religious iconography, and stained glass. Sun-Thu 11:30am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-midnight. All major cards. $ 49 E. Ontario, 312/943-4041. (I-29)
NEPALESE CHICAGO CURRY HOUSE With a high Zagat rating and “Best Of Chicago” award from Local.com, Chicago Curry House brings the flavors of India and Nepal to the city’s South Loop. Delight in mouth-watering cuisine, an extensive wine list, relaxing ambiance, and attentive service. Lunch buffet. Catering & delivery available. 899 S. Plymouth Ct., 312/3629999. www.curryhouseonline.com
Italian Cucina 1154 W. Taylor 312-243-2357
PIZZA PIZANO’S PIZZA & PASTA Frank Sinatra once said, “A day without Pizano’s pasta is like a day without sunshine.” Brighten up your day with homemade gnocchi, but save room for what’s been voted the “#1 thin-crust pizza in Chicago.” Hours vary. AE, MC, V $$ 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) PIZZERIA ORA Build your own traditional Chicago deep-dish or thin crust pizza with your favorite toppings, or choose one of Pizzeria Ora’s specialty pizzas. Sandwiches and Italian entrées also available. $2 delivery. Sun-Thu 6:30am-midnight, Fri-Sat 7am-1am. All major cards. $$ 545 N. LaSalle, 312/464-1872, www.pizzeriaora.com. (H-30)
SEAFOOD CAPE COD ROOM Overlooking the Magnificent Mile, this seafood gem is one of Chicago’s classics. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$ 140 E. Walton, 312/440-8414. (J-26) CATCH 35 The freshest seafood in the city just a short walk to Chicago’s Theatre District! For meat lovers, try the
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The Boys are Back in Town April on the North Side of Chicago means one thing – hope springs eternal for fans of the Chicago Cubs. As sure as there are budding vines on the outfield walls at Wrigley Field, there’s yet another chance to chase that elusive World Series ring. Counting on the good vibe generated at the end of 2010, Mike Quade taking over as manager, and the return of some solid veteran players, the 2011 Cubs are outfitted for a solid season. That’s why you’ll find a full house of dedicated fans for every home game at Moe’s Cantina, where the pre- and post-game celebrations will continue all season long, and – fingers crossed – right on through October. 3518 N. Clark. 773/248-0002 and 155 W. Kinzie, 312/245-2000.
Bone-in Ribeye, New York Strip or Filet Mignon Medallions. Featuring Live Jazz Tue-Fri 6pm-9pm, Sat 6:30pm-9:30pm. Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm. Dinner: Daily. All major cards. $$$$ 35 W. Wacker, 312/346-3500; 35 S. Washington, Naperville, 630/717-3500, www.catch35.com. (I-33)(Suburban) HUGO’S FROG BAR This popular restaurant has seafood so fresh that you may see the fishermen deliver it at the back door. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$ 1024 N. Rush, 312/640-0999. (I-25) HOLY MACKEREL! Combining fresh seafood, fresh cocktails as well as a fresh take on a vintage design. Sun-Thu 6am-9pm, Fri-Sat 6am-10pm. All major cards. $$$$ 70 Yorktown Center, Westin Lombard, 630/953-3444, www.holymackerelseafood.com. (Suburban)
“The Best Thai Restaurant is also the closest to all the major hotels” – Chicago Tribune
312/337-0000 1 1/ 2 Blocks From the Mag Mile at 230 East Ohio Street
STEAKS, CHOPS & RIBS CHICAGO CHOP HOUSE Located in a century-old Victorian brownstone with more than 1,400 historical photos, this renowned steakhouse features USDA prime dry-aged and Kobe steaks. An award-winning wine list boasts more than 650 selections. Mon-Thu 5pm-11pm, Fri 5pm-11:30pm, Sat 4pm-11:30pm, Sun 4pm-11pm. All major cards. $$$$ 60 W. Ontario, 312/787-7100, www.chicagochophouse.com. (I-29) THE FIREPLACE INN A classic Chicago rib joint that’s been serving up some of the best barbecue baby backs around since 1969. An excellent selection of prime steaks, chicken, chops and seafood. All-seasons outdoor patio. Mon-Thu 4:30pm-midnight, Fri-Sat 11:30am-1am, Sun 11:30am-midnight. All major cards. $$$ 1448 N. Wells, 312/664-5264, www.fireplaceinn.com. (G-21)
KEEFERS This famous steakhouse infuses a taste of France into its menu. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$ 20 W. Kinzie, 312/467-9525. (H-31) LAWRY’S THE PRIME RIB Located steps away from the Mag Mile and housed in the 1890s McCormick mansion, Lawry’s serves up your prime rib on a rolling silver cart. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$ 100 E. Ontario, 312/787-5000. (I-29) SHULA’S STEAK HOUSE Enjoy an undefeated dining experience. One of the top five steak houses in America, Shula’s offers a variety of steak and seafood entrees from Twin Cold Water Lobster Tails to the infamous 48oz Porterhouse. MonFri 11am-10:30pm, Sat-Sun 5pm-10:30pm. All major cards. $$$ Sheraton Chicago, 301 E. North Water, 312/670-0788, www.donshula.com. (J-31)
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WEBER GRILL RESTAURANT From the people who invented the Weber grill, this downtown dining establishment serves award-winning burgers, slow-smoked regional barbecue, thick juicy Black Angus steaks, seafood and more all grilled to perfection over charcoal on authentic Weber kettles. Sun-Thu 6:30am-11pm, Fri-Sat 6:30am-midnight. All major cards. $$$ 539 N. State, 312/467-9696, www.webergrillrestaurant.com. (I-30)
“The most fashionable place in town to dine on Thai food”. . . – Chicago Magazine
11 E. ILLINOIS • PHONE 670-0100
620 N. Fairbanks 312-280-8366
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HARRY CARAY’S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE Legendary Italian Steakhouse serving the finest prime, aged steaks and chops, Italian favorites in a truly warm “Chicago” atmosphere. Hours vary by location. All major cards. $$$$ 33 W. Kinzie, 312/828-0966; 10233 W. Higgins in Rosemont, 847/699-1200; 70 Yorktown Center Westin Lombard, 630/953-3400; www.harrycarays.com. (I-31)(Suburban)
1492 TAPAS BAR Housed in a 1864 Victorian Mansion, 1492 offers a unique dining experience in a cozy setting. The extensive menu ranges from new Spanish and Nuevo Latino cuisine and features traditional and signature tapas, paellas, Sangrias, and more. MonThu 4pm-10pm, Fri-Sat noon-11:30pm, Sun noon9:30pm. All major cards. $$$ 42 E. Superior, 312/867-1492, www.1492tapasbar.com. (I-28) FRIENDS SUSHI Located steps from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the modern sleek trappings of this Gold Coast sushi spot are ideal. 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-1am. All major cards. $$ 710 N. Rush, 312/7878998, www.friendssushi.com. (I-28)
JAPONAIS Chic interior and atmosphere characterize this contemporary Japanese and sushi restaurant. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 600 W. Chicago, 312/822-9600. (F-27) SUSHI TAIYO This bi-level River North restaurant and lounge features contemporary sushi, sashimi, Asian fusion fare as well as a innovative cocktail menu with high end and regional sake, signature martinis, champagne, wine and Japanese beers. Open for lunch and dinner daily. Mon-Thu 11:30am-10:30pm, Fri –Sat 11:30am-11:30pm, Sun 11:30am-10pm. All major cards. $$ 58 E. Ontario, 312/440-1717, www.taiyochicago.com. (I-29) SUSHI WABI A room that’s cooler than the name, with top-notch sushi at a 20-seat bar and laid-back dining area. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 842 W. Randolph, 312/563-1224. (D-34)
CAFÉ BA BA REEBA Specializing in tapas, this Spanish restaurant has a warm and colorful atmosphere that goes along with their made to order paella. Call for hours. All major cards. $ 2024 N. Halsted, 773/935-5000. (E-16) MERCAT A LA PLANXA Take a culinary tour of Barcelona right on Michigan Avenue – here Catalan-inspired cocktails and cuisine come to life. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 638 S. Michigan, 312/765-0524. (J-40)
THAI DAO Enjoy authentic Thai cuisine a 1/2 block off the Magnificent Mile in traditional trappings. Find a wide variety of traditional and specialty dishes including Pad Thai, Cashew Chicken, Beef Curry, and more. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. Delivery available to all downtown hotels. All major cards. $ 230 E. Ohio, 312/337-0000, www.daothai.com. (J-29) SILVER SPOON Only steps from the Magnificent Mile, guests enjoy Zagat-Rated Thai fare like Banana Blossom Salad, Tom Yum, Pad Thai, Curry Noodles, Ginger Chicken, and more in a comfortable casual environment. Vegetarian-friendly. Lunch, dinner, carryout and delivery. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. MC, V $ 710 N. Rush, 312/944-7100, www.silverspoonchicago.com. (I-28)
Voted #1 Burger in Chicago “Home of the Milkshake Martini” 69 East Madison Street (312) 332-8111 (between Michigan & Wabash) www.rudysbarandgrillechicago.com
V EG E TA R I A N GREEN ZEBRA A short trek west of River North, Green Zebra is artistic and upscale in both décor and cuisine. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 1460 W. Chicago, 312/243-7100. (West of D-27)
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STAR OF SIAM Voted the No. 1 Thai restaurant by Chicago food critics. Star of Siam played a major role in the popularity of 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, www.starofsiamchicago.com. (I-30)
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experience the newly evolved theatrical performance from the already wildly popular BLUE MAN GROUP (3133 n. halsted; 773/348-4000) at Briar Street Theatre. guests can expect the same brilliant comedy, art, science and music combo fused with new environments that explore of-the-moment situations and cutting-edge technology. holding rank as one of the city’s pioneer blues spots, KINGSTON MINES (2548 n. halsted; 773/477-4646) attracts blues big-wigs like eddy shaw and Carl Weathersby to kick out blues jams seven nights a week. every Wednesday catch Chicago-based Delta blues legend Jimmy burns. Bring discount coupon on page 50. follow the face of the pretty gal outside and you’ll find your way into THE REDHEAD PIANO BAR (16 W. ontario; 312/640-1000). sing along with martini in hand as the rotating line-up of piano players pound out favorites like “sweet Caroline” every night of the week. 48
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BUDDY GUY’S LEGENDS Owned by the legendary Buddy Guy, Chicago’s premier blues club offers the best of local and national blues talent. Check out the brand new state-of-the-art sound system and incredible collection of rare blues memorabilia. Cover charges vary. Mon-Fri 11am-2am, Sat 5pm-3am, Sun 6pm-2am. All major cards. 700 S. Wabash, 312/427-1190, www.buddyguys.com. (J-40)
KINGSTON MINES Two bands on two stages provide non-stop music at this legendary blues club seven nights a week, with early sets at 8pm on Thu and 7:30pm on Fri and Sat. Restaurant serves BBQ, catfish, and more for late-night noshing. Cover charge: $12-$15. Sun-Thu 8pm-4am, Fri 7pm-4am, Sat 7pm-5am. All major cards. 2548 N. Halsted, 773/477-4646, www.kingstonmines.com. (E-13)
BATON SHOW LOUNGE This show has the nation’s longest-running female impersonation, Las Vegas-style revue, and has been delighting audiences from around the world for over 40 years. Call for special shows on Mon & Tue. Show times are Wed-Sun at 8:30pm, 10:30pm & 12:30am. All major cards. 436 N. Clark, 312/644-5269, www.thebatonshowlounge.com. (H-38)
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BAR AND LOUNGE 440 NORTH STATE STREET (312)464-1400 WWW.DOWNTOWNBARANDLOUNGE.COM
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
CLUB LUCKY The 1940s “Supper Club” and lounge is perfect for relaxing with friends or an intimate cocktail. Try their famous killer martini with jumbo hand-stuffed bleu cheese olives. Chicago’s best jukebox. Opens Mon-Fri at 11:30am, Sat at 4:30pm, and Sun at 10:30am. Lounge open until 2am. All major cards. 1824 W. Wabansia, 773/227-2300, www.clubluckychicago.com. (Northwest of A-20)
post–theater cocktailing or simply a night on the town. GLTB–friendly. All major cards. Mon-Fri 3pm-2am, Sat noon-3am, Sun noon-2am. 440 N State St, 312/4641400, www.downtownbarandlounge.com. (I-31)
COMEDY CLUBS iO The originators of long-form improvisation have been creating hilarity for nearly 30 years. iO has two theaters. The Del Close Theater features sketch comedy and stylistic shows, while the Cabaret features their signature long form improvisation, which has made iO famous. Seven nights a week. All major cards. 3541 N. Clark, 773/880-0199, chicago.ioimprov.com. (D-5)
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VIP’s – A GENTLEMEN’S CLUB Chicago’s most sophisticated gentlemen’s club features over 200 of the world’s most beautiful showgirls who perform continuous stage shows and intimate table dances. Guests must be 21+ and properly attired. No cover before 6pm on weekdays. Mon-Fri 4pm-4am, Sat 6pm-5am, Sun 8pm-4am. All major cards. 1531 N. Kingsbury, 312/664-7400, www.vipschicago.com. (West of E-20)
IRISH PUBS EMERALD LOOP BAR & GRILL In addition to a late-night restaurant menu, this modern Irish pub boasts a 40-foot wood bar with expansive drink list including aged whiskeys, specialty martinis, and a perfect pint of Guinness. TVs throughout. Football Specials. Mon-Fri 11am-2am, Sat 9am-3am and Sun 9am-2am. All major cards. 216 N. Wabash, 312/263-0200, www.emeraldloop.com. (I-33)
LIVE MUSIC JAZZ • BLUES • MOTOWN • R&B Live 7 Nights a Week!
THE BACKROOM One of the city’s most intimate nightclubs. A sophisticated, sultry atmosphere blends nicely with the rhythmic melodies emanating from the stage. Live music nightly includes blues, pop and R&B. Show times & covers vary. Two-drink minimum. Private party room available. Sun-Fri 8pm-2am, Sat 8pm-3am. All major cards. 1007 N. Rush, 312/751-2433, www.backroomchicago.com. (I-25)
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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. Sun-Fri 7pm-4am, Sat 7pm-5am. All major cards. 16 W. Ontario, 312/640-1000, www.redheadpianobar.com. (H-29)
On Stage I.O. THEATRE I.O. 3541 N. Clark, 773/880-0199. For 30 years, i.O. has been the premier improvisational comedy club in Chicago. These originators of long-form improv are famous for their hilarious, yet highly intelligent comedy shows—featuring their signature piece, THE HAROLD. Bill Murray describes their shows as “the most important group work since they built the pyramids.” The i.O. houses two theaters, two bars, and has six shows a night. The cast shines with talent reminiscent of alumni that include Mike Myers, Chris Farley and more. Call for schedule. chicago.ioimprov.com.
LOOKINGGLASS THEATRE ETHAN FROME 821 N. Michigan, 312/337-0665. A shattered body... A frozen heart... A legendary sled ride down an unforgiving hill. In the deep of winter, a strange mystery ignites the passion of a stoic New England farmer. The whole town knows the story, but does anyone know the truth? Award-winning playwright Laura Eason directs her new adaptation of this classic novel by Pulitzer Prize-winner Edith Wharton. Tickets prices are $24-$62, and can be purchased by calling 312/337-0665 or visiting lookingglasstheatre.org.
DIXIE’S TUPPERWARE PARTY, 1641 N. Halsted, 312/9889000. Dixie’s Tupperware Party stars Dixie Longate, as the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, who has packed up her catalogues and left her children in an Alabama trailer park to journey across America. Critics and audiences have howled with laughter as Dixie throws a good ol’ fashioned Tupperware Party filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, FREE giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage! Tue-Thu 7:30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm & 8pm and Sun 3pm. Tickets are $44 on weekdays and $49 on weekends. www.dixiestupperwareparty.com.
THE ROYAL GEORGE THEATRE WHITE NOISE, 1641 N. Halsted, 312/988-9000. Presented by Whoopi Goldberg, and directed and choreographed by Broadway’s Sergio Trujillo (The Jersey Boys), White Noise is a provocative new rock musical that follows a pair of sisters who are discovered by a powerful record producer, and groomed into a well-packaged rock/pop band, which mixes irresistible harmonies with coded rhetoric into chart-blazing hits. Call or check online for ticket prices. Performance schedule: Tue-Thu 7:30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 5pm & 8pm, Sun 2pm & 5pm. www.whitenoisebroadway.com.
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Published on Apr 21, 2011