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May 2, 2014

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

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ON THE COVER THE WIZARD OF OZ One of the most beloved stories in American history returns to the stage for a brand new revival. Chicago is proud to welcome The Wizard of Oz to Broadway in Chicago this May for a limited engagement. Adapted from the original 1939 feature film starring Judy Garland, this show will offer all the musical delight of your old favorites along with some new toe-tappers to love. After a strange twister lands a Kansas farm girl in the middle of Oz and plenty of trouble, she will stop at nothing to return home. Bring the whole family to join Dorothy and her friends on their magical journey through Oz. Before the night is out you’ll be as thoughtful as the Scarecrow, as compassionate as the Tin Man, and as courageous as the Lion. Re-live your childhood memories live and in-person again and again. Click your heels and come on home to the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph St.) Through May 11. Tickets start at just $25. For more information or to purchase tickets call 312.977.1710 or visit broadwayinchicago.com

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The Chicago Cubs host their first home series of the year against their bitter Midwestern rivals the St. Louis Cardinals with games today at 1:20pm, Saturday at 12:05pm and Sunday at 7:05pm at the “Friendly Confines” of Wrigley Field. 1060 W. Addison, 773.404.2827. to Addison Ponder the implications of technology on our modern lives, or just enjoy the sight of a man painted cobalt stuffing marshmallows in his mouth, at Blue Man Group, the long-running and uproarious party at the Briar Street Theatre. 1pm, 4pm and 7pm. $49-$79. 3133 N. Halsted, 773.348.4000. to Belmont Tchaikovsky’s haunting Pathétique heads today’s Chicago Symphony Orchestra program of affecting and heartfelt music, including Beethoven’s Third Concerto, played by critically acclaimed British pianist Paul


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MAY 2 -9 Lewis. Symphony Center. 1:30pm. $60-$260. 220 S. Michigan, # 312.294.3000. 3 This annual four-day showcase known as CIMMFest, the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, celebrates the connection between music and movies. You'll have the chance to see international film premieres, live concerts, DJ/VJ sets, Q&A's, live score performances, exhibits and more! For tickets and information visit, cimmfest.org. The Ones to Watch series presents promising LA rapper Kid Ink on his My Own Lane tour tonight at the House of Blues. 7pm. $28. 329 N. # 36 Dearborn, 312.923.2000. The new play In the Garden chronicles the struggle of two fiercely independent individuals – Charles Darwin and Emma Wedgwood – divided by ideology but united by a fire that fuels a passionate lifelong debate: evolution vs. salvation. Lookingglass Theatre. 7:30pm. $25-$30. 821 N. # Michigan, 312.337.0665. 151

Dance. 7:30pm. $40-$95. 205 E. # Randolph, 312.334.7777. 151 Singer-songwriter Alice Smith brings the R&B/pop/rock combo platter of her recent album She to City Winery. 8pm. $26. 1200 W. # Randolph, 312.733.9463. 20

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comes to The Chicago Theatre. 8pm. $53.50-$128.50. 175 N. State, to Lake 312.462.6300.

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SATURDAY Spend your afternoon with some of the city’s finest improvisers in the highly interactive, highly physical and highly hilarious family-friendly choose-your-ownadventure Dodgeball Dungeon today at ComedySportz Theatre. 12pm. $10. 929 W. Belmont, 773.549.8080. to Belmont Get ready to sing along to your favorite tunes and maybe even get up and dance in the aisles as the hit-packed Broadway smash Motown the Musical continues tonight at the Oriental Theatre. 2pm and 8pm. $62-$125. 24 W. to Lake Randolph, 312.977.1700. It’s a double dose of live blues music tonight with Nellie Travis and Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines. 7pm. $15. 2548 N. Halsted, to Fullerton 773.477.4646.

French company Ballet Preljocaj presents Blanche Neige, a sexy contemporary take on Snow White, based on the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale, tonight at the Harris Theater for Music and

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Catch the best in MLS soccer do battle as the Chicago Fire take on Real Salt Lake at Toyota Park. 7:30pm. 7000 S. Harlem in Bridgeview, 708.594.7200. For nearly five decades, Aretha Franklin has dominated the music charts and has performed live to millions of people. Tonight she

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, electronics and more. 6am-3pm. Adults, $2; seniors and kids (6-12), $1. 6920 N. Mannheim in Rosemont. 847.524.9590. to Rosemont 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, 312.923.2000. # 36


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After this long, brutal winter, warm up with a changing selection of spring blooming plants including Azaleas, spring flowering annuals and spring flowering perennials during the Spring Flower Show at the Lincoln Park Conservatory. 9am-5pm. FREE. 2391 N. Stockton, 312.742.7736.

The Chicago White Sox kick-off May by welcoming their crosstown rivals the Chicago Cubs to the South side for a quick two-game set tonight and tomorrow at 7:10pm at U.S. Cellular Field. 333 W. 35th, 312.674.1000. to 35th

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Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo at House of Blues Chicago’s Cinco de Lucha Party! After the incredible feats of the little luchadores of Extreme Midget Wrestling in the Music Hall, come drink a margarita and get your fiesta on! 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000. #36 Get your week off to a bluesy start with Monday night regulars Carl Weathersby and J.W. Williams and the Chi-Town Hustlers at Kingston Mines. 8pm. $12. 2548 N. Halsted, to Fullerton 773.477.4646. Chicago jazz treasure Patricia Barber can be found playing into the wee hours at the historic Green Mill Cocktail Lounge. 9pm. $7. 4802 N. Broadway, 773.878.5552. to Lawrence

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The exhibition William J. O’Brien demonstrates the artist’s prolific output in a broad range of media, from sculpture and ceramics to drawing, textiles, and painting at the Museum of Contemporary Art. 10am-8pm. Adults, $12; children under 12, free. 220 E. Chicago, # 151 312.280.2660. Tim Walkoe is musician and improvisational actor, having appeared in concert with the likes of Kenny Loggins, Whitney Houston, and Elvis Costello, Tim uses these talents throughout his performances tonight and tomorrow at 8:30pm and Thursday at 7:30pm. Zanies Comedy Club. $25. 1548 N. Wells, # 151 312.337.4027.

Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley continue to belt out the tunes and deliver the good times as the longrunning hit Million Dollar Quartet continues its amazing run at the Apollo Theatre. 7:30pm. $72.50–$77.50. 2540 N. Lincoln, 773.935.6100. to Fullerton


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THURSDAY WHERE TO GO TO MAKE YOUR DOLLAR GO A LITTLE FURTHER IN CHICAGO EVERY DAY FRIDAY Why not start your weekend off on the right foot at RUDY’S BAR AND GRILL? Enjoy half-priced appetizers from 3pm-5pm every day. Dine-in only. 69 E. Madison, 312.332.8111.

Ever wonder what people are really thinking? Maybe its positive and sweet. Maybe its weird and dirty. From musical orgies, blind dates and the innocent beginning of an international email scam, The Second City’s Depraved New World takes you on a wild ride to see what's happening behind the eyes of the beholder. Call for showtimes. 1616 N. Wells, 312.337.3992. # 151

9 FRIDAY The early-season schedule for the Chicago White Sox doesn’t get any easier this weekend, as they welcome the Arizona Diamondbacks to town for games tonight at 7:10pm, Saturday at 6:10pm and Sunday at 1:10pm at U.S. Cellular Field. 333 W. 35th, to 35th 312.674.1000. Get ready for two legends of Motown, together on the same night at The Chicago Theatre. It’s a special Mother’s Day Weekend concert with Gladys Knight and The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, performing their biggest hits tonight. 7:30pm. $39.50-$90. 175 N. State, 312.462.6300. to Lake

SATURDAY Are you ready for the fastest tour around? Receive 2-For-1 tickets on SEADOG’S River & Lake Architectural Tour with ad on page 22.

SUNDAY Get two-for-one tickets at the BATON SHOW LOUNGE, featuring some of the city’s best female impersonators and one of the nation’s to revues. 436 N. Clark, 312.644.5269.

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 Make your Humpday a little happier aboard the TALL SHIP WINDY... You’ll receive 2-For-1 tickets on sails before 5pm with discount code: 2014KEY!

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.

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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9:30am–4:30pm. Adults, $22; Kids, $18. 1300 S. # 146 Lake Shore, 312.922.7827. 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. 10

CHICAGO KIDS AND KITES FESTIVAL Kids can make kites at Montrose Harbor and then fly them at the Chicago Kids and Kites Festival. Large form kites sport kites will be on display. Kids can also have their faces painted and participate in arts and crafts. Saturday 10am–4pm. FREE. 601 W. Montrose.

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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.,

THE VERY HUNGRY CATEPILLAR Chicago Children’s Theatre presents the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s production of popular children’s author Eric Carle’s most treasured stories. Featuring evocative music, innovative puppetry, and stunning “how did they do that?” black light visual effects. # 36 1016 N. Dearborn, 872.222.9555.

HIGHLIGHTS 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!

PIZZA ON THE LEDGE Enjoy world famous Giordano’s Chicago style pizza 103 floors (1,353 feet) above the street! Make it a special date for 2 or bring the whole family for an unforgettable Skydeck Chicago experience. This once in a lifetime experience is available daily at 10:30pm after The Ledge closes to the public, certain blackout dates may apply. 233 S. Wacker (Jackson Blvd. entrance), 312.875.9696.

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to SHOP AND EAT®® RAINFOREST CAFÉ Part adventure and part restaurant, this fun-for-the-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. 605 N. Clark, 312.787.1501. # Coupon below. 36 NATURE UNLEASHED From the inside out, every living thing – including humans – is a machine built to survive, move, and discover. Investigate the marvels of natural engineering in The Machine Inside: Biomechanics at the Field Museum of Natural History. 9am-5pm. Adults, $25; kids (3-11), $18. 1400 S. Lake Shore, 312.922.9410. # 146

HERSHEY’S FACTORY WORKER EXPERIENCE Enjoy the excitement, great taste and interactive fun of being a Hershey’s Factory worker. This customized experience includes your unique mix of Hershey’s® Miniatures, Hershey’s® Kisses® Milk Chocolates and Reese’s® Miniatures candy. This experience includes: a factory worker hat, and personalized photo ID and lanyard to commemorate your experience. $15.95 per person. 822 N. Michigan. Daily 10am-10pm. 312.337.7711. LEGO STORE Kids will have a great time seeing new models and building their own creations. Water Tower Place. Mon.–Sat., 10am– 9pm; Sun., 11am–6pm. 835 N. Michigan, 312.202.0946. # 151

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Take in Chicago’s most iconic landmarks from the water and learn about the feats of engineering that shaped the city’s skyline on an architecture river tour from SHORELINE SIGHTSEEING (600 E. Grand, 312.222.9328). Then check out the collection of sports memorabilia at the CHICAGO SPORTS MUSEUM (835 N. Michigan, 312.202.0500) and play some games to test your own baseball, basketball, hockey and football skills. There’s also an entire room devoted to the city’s many sports related superstitions. If you’re looking for something more active, take advantage of the spring weather and try the Lincoln Park Bike Adventure from BIKE AND ROLL CHICAGO (600 E. Grand, 312.729.1000) where you’ll make the easy, car-free ride along the lakefront trail and check out North Ave. Beach and Lincoln Park Zoo. Discount offer on pg. 25!

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AT T R AC T I O N S 360 CHICAGO Rated the best view in the city by the Chicago Tribune. The 94th-floor observatory of the John Hancock building, 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; kids under 3 free. 875 N. Michigan, 312.751.3681. 360chicago.com (J-26) THE CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION More than 85 walking, boat, bus, “L” train, trolley, bike, and Segway tours, in addition to new exhibition Chicago: City of Big Data. Also lectures, special events, and education activities, created to inspire people why design matters. Shop & Tour Center open Sat.–Thu., 9am–6:30pm; Fri., 9am–7pm. All major cards. 224 S. Michigan, 312.922.3432. architecture.org (J-36)

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CITYPASS Visit five attractions for one low price. CityPASS ticket booklet includes admission to the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, Adler Planetarium or Art Institute of Chicago, and John Hancock Observatory or Museum of Science and Industry. CityPASS booklet holders can skip most ticket lines, but they may encounter a line when they first exchange a voucher for a booklet. Good for nine days. Adults, $94; children (3–11), $74. All major cards. 888.330.5008. citypass.com MEDIEVAL TIMES Surrender to an age of bravery and honor and witness epic battles of steel and steed during our all-new-show. Call for tickets and show times. All major cards. 2001 N. Roselle Rd. in Schaumburg, 888.935.6878. medievaltimes.com (Suburban)

CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY’S HAROLD WASHINGTON LIBRARY CENTER The largest municipal library in the world, featuring a public-art collection and special exhibits. Mon.– Thu., 9am–9pm; Fri.–Sat., 9am–5pm; Sun., 1–5pm. 400 S. State, 312.747.4300. chipublib.org (I-38)

MILLENNIUM PARK One of Chicago’s most popular attractions. Architecturally significant must-sees include the reflective sculpture Cloud Gate, better known as “The Bean,” as well as the Frank Gehry–designed Pritzker Pavilion and steel-ribbon bridge. Welcome Center at 201 E. Randolph. FREE. Michigan and Randolph, 312.742.1168. millenniumpark.org (K-33)

CHICAGO WATER WORKS VISITOR WELCOME CENTER Tourist information and maps available inside. Daily, 10am–5pm. 163 E. Pearson, 877.CHI.CAGO (J-26)

NAVY PIER A Chicago landmark, Navy Pier houses more than 50 acres of gardens, shops, restaurants, rides, and attractions, including the Chicago Children’s

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WOLFF’S FLEA MARKET The Midwest’s largest all-outdoor flea market with more than 700 dealer spaces is back. Shop a diverse selection of merchandise, including antiques, collectibles, souvenirs, electronics, jewelry, food and more. Admission: Adults, $2; Seniors/ kids (6–12), $1; kids under 6 are free. Open Sundays from 6am-3pm. 6920 N. Mannheim at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, 847.524.9590. wolffs.com (Suburban)

ADLER PLANETARIUM The Midwest’s leading museum for astronomy and space imagination. Check out special exhibition Cosmic Wonder. Weekdays, 9:30am–4pm; weekends, 9:30am–4:30pm. General admission: Adults $12; seniors/students, $10; kids, 3–11, $8. Some exhibits require an additional fee. 1300 S. Lake Shore, 312.922.STAR. adlerplanetarium.org (N-43)

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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, 9am–10pm. Open 365 days a year. Adults, $18; kids (3–11), $12; and kids under 3 free. All major cards. 233 S. Wacker (Jackson Blvd. entrance), 312.875.9696. the-skydeck.com (G-36)

FREE DAYS AT CHICAGO MUSEUMS FOR ILLINOIS RESIDENTS: Tue.: Museum of Contemporary Art, Loyola University Museum of Art, International Museum of Surgical Science, Brookfield Zoo. Wed.: Art Institute (for IL residents Thurs nights from 5–8pm), Clarke & Glessner Houses. Thu.: Chicago Children’s Museum (5–8pm), Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Brookfield Zoo. Sun.: Chicago Children’s Museum (first Sun. every month for children ages 15 and under), DuSable Museum. Daily: ArchiCenter, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Public Libraries, National Museum of Mexican Art, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Oriental Institute Museum, Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows.

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NAVY PIER IMAX THEATRE Enjoy all current releases as well as special events in the IMAX theater. Adults, $11–$15; seniors (62+), $10–$14; and children (3–11), $9–$13. 700 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 312.595.5MAX. imax.com/chicago (O-30)

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Museum, Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze, IMAX Theatre, a 150-foot-high Ferris wheel, and the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows. Open Sun.–Thu., 10am–8pm; Fri.–Sat., 10am–10pm. 600 E. Grand, 312.595.PIER. navypier.com (N-30)

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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 free. All major cards. 111 S. Michigan, 312.443.3600. artic.edu (J-35) CHICAGO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Kids and families enjoy hands-on exhibits and learning activities. Daily, 10am–5pm. Adults/children, $14; seniors, $13; and children under 1 are free. Free every Thu., 5–8pm, and the first Sun. of every month for kids ages 15 and under. All major cards. 700 E. Grand, Navy Pier, 312.527.1000. chicagochildrensmuseum.org (N-31) 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) CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM Get lost in Chicago’s past at this museum and research center devoted to history. Mon.–Sat., 9:30am–4:30pm; Sun., Noon–5pm. Adults, $14; seniors/students/children (13–22), $12; and children 12 and under are free. 1601 N. Clark, 312.642.4600. chicagohs.org (H-19) CHICAGO SPORTS MUSEUM This 22,000-square foot complex is (probably) the only place where you can compare your jump with Jordan, test your reaction time compared to Hawks goalie Tony Esposito, and hit homers with recent Hall of Fame inductee Frank Thomas. Mon.-Thu., 11am-8:30pm; Fri.Sat., 11am-9pm; Sun., 11am-8pm. General admission, $6; Seniors, $3. 835 N. Michigan, level 7, 312.202.0500. harrycarays.com (K-27) THE DRIEHAUS MUSEUM Get a glimpse of the architecture and design in Chicago during the 19th century. Tue.-Sat., 10am-5pm; 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) DUSABLE MUSEUM Dedicated to the study of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent. Tue.–Sat., 10am–5pm; Sun, 12–5pm; closed Mon. Adults, $10; seniors/students, $7; and children ages (6–11), $3. Free on Sun. 740 E. 56th, 773.947.0600. dusablemuseum.org (South of M-54) THE FIELD MUSEUM Meet the museum’s resident dinosaur, Sue, the largest, most complete, and best preserved T. rex ever discovered. On exhibit: The Machine Inside: Biomechanics. Daily, 9am–5pm. General admission: Adults, $15; students/seniors, $12; and children (3–11), $10. Some exhibitions require an additional fee. 1400 S. Lake Shore, 312.922.9410. fieldmuseum.org (K-44)

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360 Chicago Making it’s home above the Windy City, on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center, some 1,000 feet above the famed Magnificent Mile, 360 CHICAGO (875 N. Michigan, 312.751.3681) is one of the city’s most visited tourist attractions. From the moment guests step off the elevator, they’re awed by the breathtaking, 360-degree views of Chicago showcasing the worldfamous skyline and Lake Michigan views with the ability to see as many as four states and as far as 55 miles. 360 CHICAGO takes it a step further, providing interactive learning opportunities at every turn. If you’re looking to ad a little adventure to your visit, TILT gives thrill-seekers an exciting, safe way to take in unsurpassable views of the city, from a never-before-seen angle. A one-of-a-kind experience, TILT is an enclosed, glass and steel moveable platform that platform slowly tilts outward, generating downward-facing views of Chicago!

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOME AND STUDIO The complex served as early 20th-century architect Wright’s private residence, studio, and architectural laboratory during the first 20 years of his career. Guided tours available weekdays from 10:30am–4pm, tours every 30 minutes and weekends from 10:40am-4pm, tours every 20 minutes. 45–60 min. Adults, $15; children (4–17) and seniors (65+), $12. 951 Chicago Ave. in Oak Park, 312.994.4000. gowright.org (Suburban) GLESSNER HOUSE MUSEUM Visit Henry Hobson Richardson’s masterpiece is the cultural anchor of the Prairie Avenue Historic District and served as an inspiration to Frank Lloyd Wright. Tours: Wed.–Sun. at 1pm and 3pm. Tours of Clarke House, the city’s oldest surviving building (start at Glessner House): Wed.���Sun., noon and 2pm. Adults, $10; students/seniors, $9; and children (5–12), $6. Free on Wed. DS, MC, V. 1800 South Prairie, 312.326.1480. glessnerhouse.org (J-48) HEMINGWAY MUSEUM Located within walking distance from the birthplace of Ernest Hemingway and provides an in-depth look at the author. Photography is encouraged. Sun.–Fri., 1–5pm; Sat., 10am–5pm. Adults, $10; kids (18 and under)/ seniors/students, $8; and children under 5, free. AAA/veteran discounts available. 200 N. Oak Park Ave. in Oak Park, 708.524.5383. ehfop.org

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JANE ADDAMS HULL-HOUSE MUSEUM Social reformer Jane Addams—the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize—cofounded Hull-House as a settlement house in 1889. Tue.–Fri., 10am–4pm and Sun., noon–4pm. FREE. 800 S. Halsted, 312.413.5353. hullhousemuseum.org (D-40) LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART LUMA’s exhibitions explore faith, history, and artistic expressions from various cultures. Adults, $8; seniors, $6; students, $2. Closed on Mon.; Tue., 11am–8pm (FREE); Wed.–Sun., 11am–6pm. 820 N. Michigan, 312.915.7600, luc.edu/luma (J-27) THE MORTON ARBORETUM A 1,700-acre outdoor museum with over 4,100 kinds of plants from around the world. Daily, 7am–sunset. Open 365 days a year. Adults, $12; seniors, $11; kids (2–17), $9; and children under 2, free. Discounts on Wed. All major cards. I-88 and Rte. 53 in Lisle, 630.968.0074. mortonarb.org (Suburban) MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART Exciting and innovative art created since 1945. On exhibit through Oct. 13: Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes. Closed Mon.; Tue., 10am–8pm; Wed.–Sun., 10am–5pm. Adults, $12; students/seniors, $7; free for children under 12. IL residents have free admission on Tue. All major cards. 220 E. Chicago, 312.280.2660. mcachicago.org (K-27) MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY See 14-plus acres of interactive exhibits, including


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National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers. Daily, 9:30am–4pm. General admission: adults, $18; seniors, $17; and children (3–11), $11. Some exhibits require an additional fee. All major cards. 5700 S. Lake Shore, 773.684.1414. msichicago.org (South of P-54)

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NATIONAL HELLENIC MUSEUM This museum connects all generations—past, present and future—to the rich heritage of Greek history and the Greek American experience. Mon., Wed., Fri., 10am–5pm; Thu., 10am–8pm; Sat.–Sun., 11am–5pm. Closed Tue. Adults, $10; seniors/students, $8; children (3–12), $7. 333 S. Halsted, 312.655.1234. nationalhellenicmuseum.org (D-38)

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THE NOTEBAERT NATURE MUSEUM Grab your field journal and sense of adventure, and go on a journey to the secrets of the natural world. Mon.–Fri., 9am–5pm; Sat.–Sun., 10am–5pm. Adults, $9; students/seniors 60-plus, $7; children (3–12), $6; and children under 3, free. IL residents have free admission on Thurs. All major cards. 2430 N. Cannon, 773.755.5100, naturemuseum.org (G-14)

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SHEDD AQUARIUM Explore an exotic world with 20,000 animals, from anemones and whales to dolphins and sharks. See creatures from the Amazon, The Great Coral Reef and other areas. Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm and Sat. and Sun., 9am-6pm. Shedd Pass: Adults, $28.95, and children, ages 3–11, $19.95. All major cards. 1200 S. Lake Shore, 312.939.2438. sheddaquarium.org (L-43)

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PRITZKER MILITARY LIBRARY Explore the artifacts in the library and the exhibit SEAL The Unspoken Sacrifice. $5; All Active Military Members, Free. Certain programs may require extra admission. Tues.–Thurs., 10am–6pm; Fri.–Sat., 10am–4pm. 401 S. Michigan, 312.374.9333. pritzkermilitarylibrary.org (J–36)


BIKE AND ROLL CHICAGO RENTALS & TOURS Choose from more than 500 bikes, including mountain bikes, road bikes, comfort bikes, cruisers, and more–– and explore the city at your leisure. Rentals include free locks, riding maps, and helmets. See Tours by Land listing for more details. 239 E. Randolph at Millennium Park; 600 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 312.729.1000. bikechicago.com (K-34) (M-30)

BOBBY’S BIKE HIKE: CHICAGO TOURS & RENTALS Half and full-day bike rentals available and come with free lock, helmet, and map. 540 N. Lake Shore, 312.915.0995. bobbysbikehike.com (L-30) CHICAGO WATER SPORT RENTALS Experience spectacular views of the city skyline with Chicago’s only full service water sport rental

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TRIKKE CHICAGO Whether you choose a Fitness Trikke (body-powered) or an Electric Trikke, you’re in for an awesome ride. Test out the three-wheeled carving vehicles with a group tour or rental. Trikke  tours are  $65, and rentals start at $25.  Located on the far east end of Upper Randolph (down the ramp), on the lower concourse of Harbor Point Tower,312.946.9467.  trikkechicago.com (L-33) 


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CHICAGO CRIME TOURS Escape into Chicago's underworld on a crime and mob tour with some of the world’s most famous criminals, mobsters and gangsters. Sit back and relax comfortably on a climate controlled bus and enjoy seeing famous Chicago crime scenes from the 19th century through modern times. Tours: Fri.,Sun., at 12pm and 2pm. $39.95. 163 E. Pearson, 312.888.6224. ChicagoCrimeTours.com (K-28)

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ANTIQUE COACH & CARRIAGE COMPANY Enjoy a bit of local history with a carriage ride through Chicago’s Magnificent Mile and Gold Coast neighborhood. $40 per half hour for up to 4 passengers. Mon-Fri 6:30pm-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-11pm. SE corner of Michigan & Huron, 312.787.1349. antiquecoach-carriage.com (K-28)

BIKE AND ROLL CHICAGO RENTALS & TOURS Explore Chicago by bicycle, Segway, or electric bike. Select from the Amazing Lakefront Segway Tour, the Friendly Neighborhoods Tour, Bikes at Night Fireworks Tour, the Skyscraper Architectural Segway Tour, and more. Rentals available. 239 E. Randolph at Millennium Park; 600 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 312.729.1000. bikechicago.com (K-34) (M-30)

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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. $28 and up. Call for tours and courtesy service from downtown hotels with 30–mins notice for all tours. Pick up tickets in Palmer House Hilton at 17 E. Monroe, 312.251.310. grayline.com (I-36)

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GRAY LINE SIGHTSEEING Gray Line Trolleys and Upper-Deckers offer scenic tours of Chicago’s lakefront and downtown area. With stops at the city’s top attractions, guests can select from the Hop On, Hop Off Tour or stay on board for the complete 2-hour Circle Tour. Prices vary. Call for pick up times and locations, 800.621.4153. grayline.com (I-36)

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BIKE AND ROLL CHICAGO’S SEGWAY TOURS Safe, fun, and easy to ride. Glide along the city’s lakefront, taking in views like Museum Campus and Millennium Park while learning about Chicago’s fascinating history with an Early Bird Tour, Amazing Lakefront Tour, Segways at Sunset Tour, and the Skyscraper Architectural Segway Tour. Contact for times and prices. 239 E. Randolph in Millennium Park, 316 N. Wabash in River North; 312.729.1000. bikechicago.com/Chicago-tours (K-34)

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T O U R S B Y WAT E R CHICAGO’S FIRST LADY  CRUISES The official Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) river cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady cruises offers guests comfortable, open-air, or climate-controlled seating with spectacular views and commentary on over 50 significant sites by CAF-certified volunteer docents. Frequent daily departures. Individual tickets are $37.85 per person plus city tax and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com/rivercruise; by phone: 800.982.2787 or ask your concierge.  Board at Riverside Gardens SE corner of Michigan Ave. Bridge & Wacker. cruisechicago.com (J-32)

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CHICAGO TROLLEY & DOUBLE DECKER CO. Red and green San Francisco–style trolleys and London-style double-deckers, each led by expert tour guides, stop every 20–30 minutes at top attractions. Board at any of the 13 stops, including the Willis Tower, Museum Campus, Navy Pier, and Water Tower between 9am and 5pm. Adults, $45; seniors, $40; children (3–12), $17; and children under 3, free. 773.648.5000. ChicagoTrolley.com

CHICAGO LINE CRUISES Unforgettable 90 minute lectured boat cruises depart daily. The Architectural River Cruise highlights landmark buildings along the river, while the Historical Lake & River Cruise offers a narrative of Chicago history and gorgeous skyline views from the lake. Adults, $40; Seniors, $33; Kids (ages 7-18), $23; under 7 free. Complimentary Starbucks coffee, Coke products, lemonade, muffins and cookies. 465 N. McClurg Court, 312.527.2002. chicagoline.com (L-32)

KAYAK CHICAGO View the skyline from the waterline with an exciting paddle. Soak in the golden hour with a Sunset Paddle, or unwind while enjoying the outdoors on the Fireworks Tour or Lake Paddle, Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) or Architectural Tour. Tours range from $55-$65 or explore on your own with a rental for $20/hr. Locations at the Chicago River (1501 N. Magnolia), Montrose Beach, and North Ave. Beach. Times & locations vary. 312.8.kayak.8. kayakchicago.com (D-20) (North of E-1) (I-20) MERCURY, CHICAGO’S SKYLINE CRUISELINE The Urban Adventure Cruise is  a family friendly 90-minute complete city tour of the lake and river showcasing Chicago’s world-famous structures complete with lively and entertaining tour commentary. Urban Adventure Cruise tickets  are $31/adults; $11/children under 12;  3 & under are free!  Advance reservations not necessary. Board at SE corner of Michigan Ave. Bridge and Wacker, 312.332.1353. mercurycruises.com  (J-32)


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TALL SHIP ADVENTURES Tall Ship Windy, Chicago’s official flag ship, departs daily from Navy Pier for sailing tours on Lake Michigan. The “Windy” is a 148-foot traditional four masted gaff topsail schooner and offers sailing tours on Lake Michigan. Each of our sailing adventures is unique, with every trip dependent on the direction of the wind. Adults $30-$45; seniors $25-$45; and children 3-12 $10-$25. 312.451.2700. tallshipwindy.com (N-30)

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WENDELLA SIGHTSEEING BOATS Chicago’s Original Architecture Tour. Wendella Boats offers tours on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan highlighting architectural and historic sites. Frequent departures, starting after 9:00am. Prices start at $28.50 for adults, $26.65 for seniors, $14.25 kids 4-11, and free for kids ages 3 and under. 400 N. Michigan at the Wrigley Building and Trump Tower, 312.337.1446. wendellaboats.com (J-31)

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SHORELINE SIGHTSEEING Explore Chicago on a dramatic, 75-minute Architecture River Tour with professional, entertaining guide! Multiple departures daily from two locations– Gateway Park (southwest corner) Navy Pier and Michigan Ave. Bridge (northeast corner). Fares: adults: $32-$35, seniors $29-$32, children $18-$21. Or take our 40-minute, narrated Classic Lake Tour daily from Navy Pier. Fares: adults $17.50, seniors $15.50, children $6.50. 312.222.9328. shorelinesightseeing.com

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SEADOG Hop onboard at Navy Pier and enjoy an entertaining 75-minute River and Lake Architectural Tour, an amusing 30-minute Lakefront Speedboat Tour, or an exhilarating 30-minute Extreme Thrill Ride. Adults $21.95– $36.95, kids (ages 3–12) $14.95–$21.95. Kids under 3 cruise for $1. Departing from the Navy Pier’s Dock Street at 600 E. Grand, 800.330.8062. SeadogCruises.com (M-30)

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Seadog Are you ready for the fastest tour around? SEADOG’S Lakefront Speedboat Tour (600 E. Grand Ave, 888.920.2600) combines an exciting speedboat ride with a tour of Chicago’s scenic lakefront along with stunning skyline. The 30-minute trip departs from Navy Pier and combines an exciting speedboat ride along the shoreline with informative and amusing descriptions of our world famous Chicago skyline! You’ll race south past Navy Pier to Chicago’s Museum Campus, music blaring, to learn about lakefront landmarks, architecture and history and then zip back around for a unique view of the Willis Tower, Buckingham Fountain and Grant Park on your return to Navy Pier. Hourly tours begin at Noon. Adults from $22.95 and children from $14.95. See ad below for 2-for-1 discount coupon.

T R A N S P O R TAT I O N CTA CTA provides train service from both O’Hare and Midway airports to downtown. See transportation map in this issue for ‘L’ train course. $2.25 per ride. Visitor passes: $10 for a one-day pass, $20 for a three-day pass. 888.YOUR.CTA. transitchicago.com GO AIRPORT EXPRESS Comfortable, safe, and economical transportation

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M U S T S E E AT T R A C T I O N S BP Bridge: Take the long way across Columbus Drive to Daley Bicentennial Plaza via Frank Gehry’s whimsically serpentine steel creation. 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. 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. 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).

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Chicago has more in store than just big department stores... Galleries and antique shops are around every corner in Chicago, and it’s not hard to find beautiful pieces to transform your house into your own personal museum. Next to the Merchandise Mart lives the ASIAN HOUSE (159 W. Kinzie, 312.527.4848), which features Asian antiques, including vases, antique furniture, and home décor. 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. Enjoy a good cigar from time to time? Then you’ll find plenty to like at the legendary family–owned tobacco shop IWAN RIES & CO. (19 S. Wabash, 2nd Floor; 312.372.1306), where cigars and pipes, have taken center stage since 1857. Mention KEY for a free gift!

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

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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. Receive 50% OFF throughout May! Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. All major cards. 159 W. Kinzie, 312.527.4848. (H-31)

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

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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. Receive 50% OFF throughout May! Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. All major cards. 159 W. Kinzie, 312.527.4848. (H-31) 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. Call for hours. All major cards. 535 N. Michigan, 312.329.9330 or 800.423.7635; 900 N. Michigan, Level 6, 312.649.0999 or 800.545.2929. atlasgalleries.com (J-29) (J-26)

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WOLFF’S FLEA MARKET The Midwest’s largest all-outdoor flea market with more than 700 dealer spaces is back. Shop a diverse selection of merchandise, including antiques, collectibles, souvenirs, electronics, jewelry, food and more. Admission: Adults, $2; Seniors/ kids (6–12), $1; kids under 6 are free. Open Sundays from 6am-3pm. 6920 N. Mannheim at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, 847.524.9590. wolffs.com (Suburban)

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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 this page for $39 massage special. Mon.–Sat., 10:30am–10pm; Sun., 11am–10pm. 910 S. Michigan, Ste. 120, 312.986.8096. michiganavespa.com (J-41)

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

MASSAGE BY JESSICA Escape the stresses of the day with relaxing in-room massages, facials, body waxing and pedicures starting at only $85. 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.

CLOTHING BROOKS BROTHERS Make a statement with legendary quality and style. Classically modern suits, shirts, ties, pants, and sweaters. Call for hours. All major cards. 713 N. Michigan, 312.915.0060. (J-28) 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 high-end luxury labels including Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, and Hermès  at a fraction of the original price. Also carries plus sizes. Accepts all major credit cards. Mon. - Sat. 10am - 6pm, Sun. 11am - 6pm. 658 N. Dearborn St, 312.587.3312. www.designerresalechicago.com  (H-29)

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MACY’S Top fashions for men, women, and children, as well as an expansive collection of home furnishings. State St. location: Mon.–Thu., 10am–9pm; Fr.-Sat., 10am-9pm; Sun., 11am–7pm. Water Tower location: Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun., 11am–7pm. All major

NORDSTROM RACK The more economical version of Nordstrom’s department stores, this smart and stylish department store carries designer brands also. 24 N. State, 312.337.5500; 101 E. Chicago, 312.254.3660, shop.nordstrom.com/c/nordstrom-rack (I–35) (J–27) 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, 312.944.6500. saksfifthavenue.com (J-28)

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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 10am8pm, Sun noon-7pm. All major cards. 900 N. Michigan, 312.440.4460. bloomingdales.com (J-26)

NORDSTROM Customer service comes first at this shopping mecca, which includes a sizeable shoe department, cosmetics, and women’s, men’s, and kids’ fashions. Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm, Sun, 11am–7pm. All major cards. 520 N. Michigan, 312.464.1515. nordstrom.com (J-30)

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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. neimanmarcus.com (J-27)

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

cards. 111 N. State, 312.781.1000; Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan, 312.335.7787. macys.com (I-34) (J-26)

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H&M Fashionable and affordable European chain offering men and women’s vibrant, modern clothing. Call for hours. All major cards. 22 N. State, 312.263.4436; 840 N. Michigan, 312.640.0060. (I-36) (J-26)

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Jazz Record Mart Aside from world-renown architecture and restaurants, Chicago stands out to many as a mecca for music, so it’s no wonder that it’s home to America’s largest jazz and blues record store. JAZZ RECORD MART (27 E. Illinois. 312.222.1467), great for collectors and novices alike, offers an excellent sampling of Chicago Blues, jazz and world music. The store’s owner, Bob Koester – who also happens to own the legendary jazz and blues label Delmark Records – and his helpful and knowledgeable staff will make your shopping experience a learning one too. Don’t fret avid collectors, will find all the CDs, LPs, cassettes, books and rarities that their hip hearts desire. Jazz Record Mart is open Mon.-Sat., 10am-8pm and Sun., noon-5pm.

K I D S R E TA I L AMERICAN GIRL PLACE Features contemporary clothing for young girls and their American Girl dolls, a café, dolly hair salon and more. Mon-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 9am-7pm. All major cards. 835 N. Michigan, 877.AG.PLACE. (J-26) THE DISNEY STORE Character inspired clothes and toys, and limited edition serigraphs and other collectibles for Disney lovers. Call for hours. All major cards. 717 N Michigan, 312/654-9208. (J-27)

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

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

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BLOCK THIRTY SEVEN, SHOPS ON STATE This four–story mall includes Disney Store, Magnolia Bakery, Sephora, Anthropologie, Eileen Fisher, Steve Madden and Zara among others. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm; Sun., 11am–6pm. 108 N. State, 312.261.4700. blockthirtyseven.com (I-34) FASHION OUTLETS OF CHICAGO Barney’s New York Warehouse, Neiman Marcus Last Call, and more! Call for hours. Cards accepted vary by store. 5220 Fashion Outlets Way in Rosemont, 847.928.7500. fashionoutletsofchicago.com (Suburban)


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HOUSE OF BLUES STORE Get your official House of Blues Chicago gear here, including Jake and Elwood T-shirts, HOB mugs, shot glasses, hats, key chains, and Blues Brothers DVDs and CDs. Sun.–Thu., 11:30am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–11pm. All major cards. 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000. houseofblues.com (H-32)

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

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HARLEY-DAVIDSON Find clothing, helmets and all of your other riding needs at the Harley-Davidson Motorclothes & Accessories downtown location. All apparel is HarleyDavidson licensed and the friendly, knowledgeable staff will be able to help you fulfill your needs. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm; Sun., 11am-6pm. 66 E. Ohio, 312.274.9666. chicagoharley.com (J–30)

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CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION RETAIL SHOP Take Chicago’s fabulous and fascinating architecture home with you. Purchase a 4D cityscape puzzles or a LEGO model of the Willis Tower to build at home. Sat.–Thu., 9am–6:30pm; Fri., 9am–7pm. All major cards. 224 S. Michigan, 312.922.3432. architecture.org (J-36)

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WATER TOWER PLACE Find Macy’s and American Girl Place, and the new Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch and Chicago Sports Museum as well as more than 100 specialty shops and restaurants. Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun, 11am–6pm. Cards accepted vary by store. 835-845 N. Michigan, 312.440.3166. shopwatertower.com (J-27)

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THE SHOPS AT NORTH BRIDGE Fifty specialty shops, 17 restaurants, five hotels— anchored by Nordstrom. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm; Sun, 11am–6pm. Cards accepted vary by store. 520 N. Michigan, 312.327.2300. theshopsatnorthbridge.com (J-30)


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Wolff’s Flea Market You know the saying “ One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” Well I say many men do not know the treasure they have - or are getting rid of. With the recent popularity of shows like Auction Hunters, Storage Wars & Flea Market Finds, pursuing the “find of a lifetime” has become a sport for people of all ages and demographics. Wolff’s Flea Market is Chicagolands largest weekly market with over 700 dealers of antiques, furniture, electronics, clothing, toys jewelry and everything else under the sun! Dozens of food vendors are also on-site to keep you fueled throughout the day. Adult admission is $2, seniors and children 6-12 are $1, children under 6 are free. Wolff’s Flea Market is located in the parking lot of the Allstate Arena at 6920 N. Mannheim in Rosemont. 847.524.9590.

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

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


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selection of yarns and a variety of hand-painted canvases. Offering expert instruction and superb fitting and finishing services. Mon.–Sat., 9:30am–4:45pm; closed Sun. All major cards. 67 E. Oak, 4th Floor, 312.642.2540. (I-25)

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

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

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LEGEND OF TIME A family owned and operated fine watch shop since 1994, Legend of Time is located in Chicago’s landmark Jeweler’s Row. The shop’s collection includes an exclusive selection of pre-owned and vintage timepieces, including Breitling, Cartier, Rolex, and Ulysse Nardin. Mon.–Sat., 11am–5pm. All major cards. 3 S. Wabash, 800.492.8463. legendoftime.com (J-35)


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A true taste of Chicago...

Photos clockwise from top left: Chicago Brauhaus, Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch and Friends Sushi.

Get a taste of the city’s German heritage at CHICAGO BRAUHAUS (4732 N. Lincoln; 773.784.4444), which has been serving bratwurst, schnitzel and other traditional fare for more than 40 years. Enjoy your meal with a stein of beer and some live music and dancing, which you’ll find there six nights a week. Sports fans can enjoy some comfort food like burgers, pizza, milkshakes and hand-cut fries while surrounded by memorabilia, photos and HDTVs showing the day’s games at HARRY CARAY’S 7TH INNING STRETCH (835 N. Michigan Ave.; 312.202.0500), named for the legendary Cubs broadcaster. If the spring weather has you looking for something lighter, head to FRIENDS SUSHI (710 N. Rush; 312.787.8998) where you can try their signature maki that look as beautiful as they taste.

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ARTIST’S CAFÉ Located in the Fine Arts building, the Artist’s Café has been a favorite among artists around the globe since 1961. Serving up a mix of American and ethnic cuisine, including Greek, Sicilian, and French dishes, guests will find a cool, diner vibe with a great selection of spirits. Open daily 8am–9pm. All major cards. $$. 412 S. Michigan, 312.939.7855; 1150 S. Wabash, 312.583.9940. artists-cafe.com (J-38) BILLY GOAT TAVERN Learn about the curse a goat put on the Cubs back in 1945 while chowing down on legendary cheezborgers and cheeps (not fries!). Hours vary by location. All major cards. $. 430 N. Michigan, 312.222.1525; 700 E. Grand, 312.670.8789; 1535 W. Madison, 312.733.9132; 330 S. Wells, 312.554.0297; 222 Merchandise Mart #Fc-2, 312.464.1045. (J-31), (O-31), (W of D-31), (H-38), (G-31) CASTLE CRAFT PUB & EATERY (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) This first-floor pub serves a wide variety of highquality shareable dishes, small plates and microbrews. $$. All major cards. Sun.–Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. castlechicago.com (H-29)

ED DEBEVIC’S Shake, rattle, and roll at this 1950s-style diner that serves American classics such as burgers and milkshakes from a witty cast of characters that serve and entertain. Ed’s serves breakfast on weekends. Mon.–Thu., 11am–9pm; Fri., 11am–11pm; Sat., 9am–11pm; Sun., 9am–9pm. All major cards. $$. 640 N. Wells, 312.664.1707. eddebevics.com (H-29) GOOSE ISLAND BREWPUB Chicago’s original craft brewer offers locally sourced lunch and dinner items, including charcuterie, duck reuben sandwiches, and its legendary Stilton burger. Sunday brunch also served. Also offering innovative, small-batch specialty ales only found at their pubs. Open daily at 11am and serving late. All major cards. $. Free parking at 1800 N. Clybourn, 312.915.0071. Second location near the Addison Red Line: 3535 N. Clark in Wrigleyville, 773.832.9040. gooseisland.com (D-19) (D-4) HARD ROCK CAFE This legendary institution boasts the largest collection of rock ’n’ roll memorabilia and serves up the best in American cuisine, including juicy burgers, tasty barbecue, sandwiches, pasta, and steaks in a friendly, high-energy atmosphere. Food served Mon.–Thu., 11am–11pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–1am; Sun., 11am–10pm. All major cards. $$. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252. hardrock.com (H-29)

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HARRY CARAY’S 7TH INNING STRETCH Sports fans and foodies alike will appreciate this new addition to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Inventive burgers, farm fresh salads, oven-fired pizzas and hand-dipped milkshakes dominate the menu. All major cards. $$. 835 N. Michigan, level 7, 312.202.0500. harrycarays.com (K-27) RAINFOREST CAFÉ Dine under a tropical jungle canopy featuring cuisine inspired by the flavors of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Asia. Kid-friendly menu available. Mon.–Thu., 11am–9:30pm; Fri., 11am–10:30pm; Sat., 11am–11pm; Sun., 11am–9pm. All major cards. $$. 605 N. Clark, 312.787.1501. rainforestcafe.com (H-29) RUDY’S BAR & GRILLE Owned by pizza mastermind Rudy Malnati Jr. (also owner of nearby Pizano’s), this burger place features fresh-cut fries and mouthwatering chargrilled burgers. Open daily, 11am–2am. All major cards. $. 69 E. Madison, 312.332.8111. rudysbarandgrillechicago.com (J-35) WEST EGG CAFE Everything from eggs Benedict and taco salad to rotisserie chicken grace the menu of this cozy café. Tasty, heart-healthy dishes also available. Mon.–Fri. 6:30am–3pm; Sat.–Sun., 7am–3pm. All major cards. $. 620 N. Fairbanks, 312.280.8366. (K-29)

ASIAN TAMARIND Contemporary décor accents Asian minimalist furnishings at this pan-Asian café. The menu covers most of Asia, including Thai, Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese entrees, as well as an impressive selection of sushi. Daily, 11am–11pm. All major cards. $$. 614 S. Wabash, 312.379.0970. tamarindsushi.com (I-39)

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BRAZILIAN

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


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800 N. Dearborn (312)335-8833 | 2429 N. Lincoln (773)472-1777 www.pizanoschicago.com


A Taste of the Middle East!

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

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YOLK Yolk is the talk of the town. Expect creative twists on traditional breakfast favorites including frittatas, Benedicts, French toast, and skillets. Lunchtime options. Call for hours. $. 355 E. Ohio, 312.822.9655; 1120 S. Michigan, 312.789.YOLK; 747 N. Wells, 312.787.2277; 500 W. Madison, 312.454.YOLK. eatyolk.com (L-30) (I-42) (G-27)

CHINESE LAO SZE CHUAN “One of the best”—Chicago Tribune. Private Rooms. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 2172 S. Archer in Chinatown Square, 312.326.5040. (H-50)

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899 S. Plymouth Court (9th & State) (312)362-9999 curryhouseonline.com

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P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO This stylish, high-energy bistro serves traditional Chinese dishes along with innovative offerings. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 530 N. Wabash, 312.828.9977. (I-30)


THREE HAPPINESS RESTAURANT Recommended by Channel 7 food critic and CLTV News Good Eating as “the best authentic Chinese food in town.” Call for hours. AE, DC, V. $ 209 W. Cermak, 312.842.1964. (H-51)

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN ARIA Asian-influenced American fare in a sleek, hip room at the Fairmont Hotel. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$ 200 N. Columbus, 312.444.9494. ariachicago.com (I-33) CROSSROADS AT HOUSE OF BLUES Dine on American, Southern, and Mexican-inspired dishes from celebrity chef Aarón Sanchez. Staples— jambalaya, pulled pork sandwiches, HOB signature burgers—join new exciting menu options such as meatball sliders, chile-braised short ribs, and street tacos. All major cards. $$. 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000. houseofblues.com (H-32)

dine in - carry-out - delivery - catering sun.-thur.(11:30am-10pm) fri.-sat.(11:30am-1am) special menu

710 n rush • (312)787-8998 www.friendssushi.com

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

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

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PHOENIX RESTAURANT This banquet-sized restaurant, located in Chinatown, has been said to have the best dim sum in the city. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 2131 S. Archer, Ste. 2, 312.328.0848. (H-50)


Publisher’s Pick

Da Lobsta If you love lobster, shrimp, blue crab and all of the East Coast favorites, you’re sure to love Da Lobsta (12 E. Cedar, 312.929.2423 and 131 N. Clinton, 312.207.5705). This laid-back seafood shack is serving authentic New England sandwiches with a twist, taking the east coast concept of chilled Lobster Claw & Knuckle meat (Blue Crab and Shrimp can also be substituted), strip of mayo and warm garlic butter drizzled on top of a New England Style toasted bun. Daring to be different, you can also change it up with Indian, Asian, Mexican, and Greek varieties. You can’t get a better taste of the Atlantic without a plane ticket! So head on over to either Da Lobsta location and grab yourself something we can only call Da Licious... For hours and location menus, be sure to visit them at DaLobstaChicago.com.

RL Adjacent to the world’s largest Polo retail store, RL serves American fare and ambience. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$. 115 E. Chicago, 312.475.1100. (J-27) SIXTEEN An eclectic menu and spectacular views combine to create an exceptional dining experience on the 16th floor of the Trump International Hotel and Tower. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$ 401 N. Wabash, 312.588.8000. (I-32) TERRACE ON CLARK Born out of a dream to create an upscale casual bar and restaurant in the heart of the city of Chicago with a "speak easy" and relaxing terrace ambience. Guests are offered high-quality contemporary American comfort food in an easily-accessible fine dining atmosphere.All major cards. $$. 77 W. Wacker, 312.374.3111. terraceonclark.com

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LOCAL ROOT CAFÉ Serving delicious, organic, and sustainable salads and sandwiches for lunch; poutines, flatbreads, and mussels for dinner, and a full breakfast and brunch menu. Call for hours. $$. 601 N. McClurg, 312.643.1145. localrootchicago.com (L-29)

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. Call for hours. All major cards. $. 1112 S. Wabash, 312.212.1112; 2301 N. Clark, 773.244.1112. elevencitydiner.com. (I-42) (G-14)

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. Minutes from McCormick Place and United Center. Mon.–Sat., 6am–8pm. All major cards. $. 1141 S. Jefferson, 312.939.2855. mannysdeli.com (E-43)


MYSTIC BLUE Relax and cruise Lake Michigan aboard the fresh and contemporary Mystic Blue where a three-course buffet, DJ music, cash bar for delicious cocktails and amazing skyline views await you. Prices and boarding times vary. Call or book your cruise online today.600 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 888.333.9150. MysticBlueCruises.com (M-30) ODYSSEY Escape from the ordinary and admire view after breathtaking view aboard the award winning elegant Odyssey. Enjoy live entertainment, dancing, distinctive plated dining and stunning skyline views. Prices and boarding times vary. Call or book your cruise online today. 600 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 888.957.2320. Odyssey.com (M-30) SPIRIT OF CHICAGO Step aboard the Spirit of Chicago for an afternoon or evening of unparalleled cruising fun on the lakefront. This festive cruise ship offers delicious buffet dining, live performances, a DJ for dancing and incredible skyline views. Call or book your cruise online today.600 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 888.957.2324. SpiritofChicago.com (M-30)

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

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

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

FONDUE GEJA’S CAFÉ Romantic fondue dining. Flamenco and classical guitarists help set the mood. Children under 10 not allowed. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$ 340 W. Armitage, 773.281.9101. gejascafe.com (G-17) THE MELTING POT This stylish eatery features six different cheese fondues, entree choices such as filet mignon and lobster tail, and the perfect ending—its famous chocolate fondue, complete with cakes, and brownies. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$. 609 N. Dearborn, 312.573.0011. meltingpot.com (H-29)

FRENCH LES NOMADES Classic French fare served in one of the most intimate, romantic rooms in the city. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$ 222 E. Ontario, 312.649.9010. lesnomades.net (K-29)

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. All major cards. $$. 4732 N. Lincoln, 773.784.4444. chicagobrauhaus.com (Northwest of A-1)

GREEK ATHENA A traditional restaurant located in Greektown known for its fine dining. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 212 S. Halsted, 312/655-0000. (D-37) PARTHENON Located right in the heart of Greektown, this restaurant is one of the oldest in the neighborhood

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and boasts over 140 dishes. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 314 S. Halsted, 312/726-2407. (D-37) PEGASUS Lively Greek atmosphere highlights a menu of traditional Mediterranean staples. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 130 S. Halsted, 312/226-3377. (D-36)

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CLARK STREET DOG This hot dog joint stays open late every night to bring you the best Chicago style food. Call for hours. $. 3040 N. Clark, 773.281.6690. (E–7) FRANKS ‘N’ DOGS This restaurant features gourmet sausage sandwiches served on freshly baked buns. Call for hours. $. 1863 N. Clybourn, 312.281.5187. (D–18)

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

IRISH EMERALD LOOP BAR & GRILL This modern Irish pub serves up traditional Irish fare such as Guinness New York Strip, Fish & Chips and Corned Beef Sandwiches as well as classic favorites like Build Your Own Mac and Cheese in a spacious, sophisticated dining room, complete with a 40-foot wood bar and TVs throughout. Weekend breakfast and daily specials. Mon.–Fri., 11am–2am; Sat., 9am–3am; and Sun., 9am–2am. All major cards. $$. 216 N. Wabash, 312.263.0200. emeraldloop.com. (I-33) THE KERRYMAN BAR & RESTAURANT Traditional Irish dishes served in a warm environment. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 661 N. Clark, 312.335.8121. thekerrymanchicago.com (I-28)


CAPI’S ITALIAN KITCHEN The star of the show is the hand-tossed pizza, but the menu also includes traditional pasta dishes. Call for hours. All major cards. $ 700 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 312.276.0641. eatatcapis.com (M-30) CLUB LUCKY Feel like you’re in a 1940s Italian supper club and cocktail lounge. Close to downtown hotels. Good food and fun! Now offering hotel delivery. Kitchen hours: Mon.–Thu. 11:30am–10pm; Fri., 11:30am–11pm; Sat., 4:30–11pm; Sun., 3:30–10pm. Lounge open late. $$$. 1824 W. Wabansia, 773.227.2300. clubluckychicago.com (Northwest of A-20) LA CANTINA ITALIAN CHOPHOUSE (Italian Village Restaurants) Located on the lower level of the Italian Village Restaurants, La Cantina’s traits of distinction include amazing steak and seafood served from all regions of Italy. Gluten-free options available. Lunch: Mon.–Fri., 11:30am–2:30pm. Dinner: Mon.–Fri., 5–9pm; Sat., 5–10pm. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. italianvillage-chicago.com (H-36)

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner After Theatre • Food • Wine Spirits • Espresso • Desserts Open daily at 7am The Fine Arts Building 412 S. Michigan • (312)939-7855 and now open at

1150 S. Wabash (312)583-9942 www.artists-cafe.com

LA SCAROLA This intimate spot features Old Italian favorites at reasonable prices for both lunch and dinner. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 721 W. Grand, 312.243.1740. (D-30)

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

OPEN

Mon-Fri: 11a.m. to 2a.m. Sat: 11a.m. to 3a.m. Sun: 11a.m. to 2a.m.

69 E. Madison Street

(between Michigan & Wabash)

(312)332-8111 rudysbarandgrillechicago.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 a meal of homemade Sicilian specialties awaits. Good Food, Good Friends and Good Wine is more than their motto, it’s their promise. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$. 1154 W. Taylor, 312.243.2357. rosals.com (West of 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

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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. Glutenfree options available. Mon.–Thu., 11am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 11am-1am; Sun., 12pm–12am. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. italianvillage-chicago.com. (H-36)

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

L AT I N CARNIVALE A Latin-inspired paradise combining flavors from Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 702 W. Fulton, 312/850-5005. (E-32) NACIONAL 27 Latin cuisine inspired by each one of the 27 Latin countries. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 325 W. Huron, 312/664-2727. (F-28)

LEBANESE KAN ZAMAN An authentic Middle Eastern eatery. Favorites include the beef shish kebobs (skewered chunks of filet mignon) and fattoush (a zesty lemon-infused salad). Vegetarian-friendly. Mon.-Thu., 11am-10pm, Fri., 11am-midnight, Sat., noon-midnight, Sun., 1-10pm. $$. All major cards. 617 N. Wells, 312.751.9600. kanzamanrestaurant.com (I-30)

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

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

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FRONTERA GRILL/TOPOLOBAMPO The crown jewels of Chicago’s Mexican scene are Chef Rick Bayless’ religiously authentic eateries. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 445 N. Clark, 312/661-1434. (H-31)

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

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

Thin Crust Pizza In Chicago – by the Oprah Show

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

GOLD COAST 864 N. STATE ST. 312-751-1766

LOOP 61 E. MADISON 312-236-1777

WICKER PARK 2056 W. DIVISION 773-252-1777

(STATE & CHESTNUT)

(EAST OF WABASH)

(DIVISION & HOYNE)

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Publisher’s Pick

Sullivan’s Steakhouse It would be a mistake if you didn’t go to a steakhouse while in Chicago and here’s why you can’t miss with Sullivan’s Steakhouse (415 N. Dearborn, 312.527.3510). Sullivan's 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 and fresh seafood. Their extensive wine list is a recipient of Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence" and offers an array of selections from around the world along signature cocktails and swinging live music ensures you’ll have an amazine experience. Whether out for business or a personal night, Sullivan’s makes sure they’ll quickly become your steakhouse of choice.

PIZZA GINO’S EAST A Chicago tradition since 1966, Gino’s is famous for deep-dish pizza that is handmade with golden crust, fresh vine-ripened tomatoes, and your choice of toppings. Full menu includes appetizers, pastas, salads, sandwiches, and kid’s menu. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 162 E. Superior, 312.266.DEEP; 500 N. LaSalle, 312.988.4200; 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818. ginoseast.com (H-29) (K-28) (I-38) LOU MALNATI’S PIZZERIA This is one of the city’s foremost cathedrals for deep-dish pizza pie lovers. Call for hours. All major cards. $ 439 N. Wells, 312/661-1434; 805 S. State, 312/786-1000. loumalnatis.com (G-31) PIZANO’S PIZZA & PASTA Frank Sinatra once said, “A day without Pizano’s pasta is like a day without sunshine.” Brighten up your day with homemade gnocchi, but save room for what Oprah calls the best thin-crust pizza in Chicago. Hours vary. AE, MC, V. $$. 864 N. State, 312.751.1766; 61 E. Madison, 312.236.1777; 1808 Waukegan Rd in Glenview, 847.486.1777. pizanoschicago.com (I-26) (I-35) (Suburban) PIZANO’S PIZZA & PASTA EXPRESS Pizano’s newest branch focuses exclusively on delivery and carryout. Looking to dine-in? See listing above. All major cards. $$. 800 N. Dearborn, 855.749.2667. pizanoschicago.com (I-27)

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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 pies. Sandwiches and Italian entrées also available. $2 downtown delivery. Sun.–Thu., 6:30am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 7am–1am. All major cards. $$. 545 N. LaSalle, 312.464.1872, pizzeriaora.com (H-30) PIZZERIA UNO & DUE Chicago-style pizza’s birthplace. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 29 E. Ohio, 312/321-1000; 619 N. Wabash, 312/943-2400. (I-29)

SEAFOOD BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO. Come for our family-oriented atmosphere, friendly service, and out-of-this-world seafood. With Bubba Gump, you’re guaranteed to get the greatest seafood experience in Chicago. Sun.-Thu., 11am– 10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–11pm. All major cards. $$. All major cards. $$. Located on Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand, Ste. 131, 312.252.GUMP. bubbagump.com (N-31) CAPE COD ROOM Overlooking the Magnificent Mile, this seafood gem is one of Chicago’s old school fine dining classics located in the Drake Hotel. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$ 140 E. Walton, 312.440.8414. thedrakehotel.com (J-26)


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CATCH 35 The freshest seafood in the city is just a short walk to Chicago’s Theater District. For meat lovers, try the bone-in ribeye, New York strip or filet mignon medallions. Featuring live jazz Tue.–Fri., 6–9pm; Sat., 6–9pm. Lunch: Mon.–Fri., 11:30am–2pm. Dinner: Mon.–Thu., 5–9:30pm; Fri.–Sat., 5–10pm; Sun., 4–9pm. All major cards. $$$$. 35 W. Wacker, 312.346.3500; 35 S. Washington in Naperville, 630.717.3500. catch35.com (I-33) (Suburban)

DA LOBSTA Laid-back Gold Coast eatery offering a wide variety of lobster rolls. Pair your sandwich with a number of coastal sides including Cape Cod Chips and New England Clam Chowda. Call for hours. $$. 12 E. Cedar, 312.929.2423; 131 N. Clinton, 312.207.5705. dalobstachicago.com (J–24)

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. hugosfrogbar.com (I-25)

STEAKS, CHOPS AND RIBS CARSON’S: THE PLACE FOR RIBS Famous for its barbecue baby back ribs. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 612 N. Wells, 312.280.9200. ribs.com (G-29) CHICAGO CHOP HOUSE Located in a century-old Victorian brownstone with more than 1,400 historical photos, this renowned steakhouse features USDA prime dry-aged and Kobe steaks. A comprehensive wine list boasts more than 650 selections. Piano bar. Valet. Mon.–Thu., 5–11pm; Fri., 5–11:30pm; Sat., 4:30– 11:30pm; Sun., 4:30–11pm. All major cards. $$$$. 60 W. Ontario, 312.787.7100. chicagochophouse.com (I-29)

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GT FISH AND OYSTER Oyster bar and seafood eatery specializing in baby octopus, fresh oysters and craft cocktails. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 531 N. Wells, 312.929.3501. gtoyster.com


COMPLIMENTARY PARKING

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GIBSONS Located in the Gold Coast, this legendary steakhouse features a wide selection. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 1028 N. Rush, 312.266.8999. gibsonssteakhouse.com (I-24)

HARRY CARAY’S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE Legendary Italian steakhouse serving the finest prime aged steaks and chops—Italian favorites in a truly warm Chicago atmosphere. Hours vary by location. All major cards. $$$$. 33 W. Kinzie, 312.828.0966; 10233 W. Higgins in Rosemont, 847.699.1200; 70 Yorktown Center, Westin Lombard, 630.953.3400. harrycarays.com (I-31) (Suburban)

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. lawrysonline.com (I-29)

620 N. Fairbanks 312-280-8366

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

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

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MIKE DITKA’S RESTAURANT Chicago landmark owned by the 1985 Chicago Bear’s Super Bowl coach, aka “Da’ Coach”. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 100 E. Chestnut, 312.587.8989. ditkasrestaurants.com (I-26) 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-


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 major cards. $$. 710 N. Rush, 312.787.8998. friendssushi.com (I-28) SUSHI SAMBA A fusion of Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian flavors in River North. Call for hours. AE, MC, V. $$$ 504 N. Wells, 312.595.2300. sushisamba.com (H-30)

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

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

11 E. ILLINOIS • PHONE 670-0100

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Nightlife

Chicago’s really heating up!

Photos clockwise from top left: Zanies Comedy Club, Motown the Musical, and Redhead Piano Bar.

Get in a night of big laughs when you catch a performance from some of the country’s hottest stand-up comedians at ZANIES COMEDY CLUB (1548 N. Wells; 312.337.4027). You can also groove to classic hits from The Temptations, Diana Ross and other stars at MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph; 800.775.2000). The Broadway show uses more than 50 songs to tell the story of Berry Gordy and how he founded the Detroit record label that changed American music. You can listen to more great tunes from the pianists and singers at THE REDHEAD PIANO BAR (16 W. Ontario; 312.640.1000) who perform a mix of jazz, blues, rock, alternative and pop music. Guests are welcome to sing along or relax and chat while sipping a martini or single malt scotch.

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

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BATON SHOW LOUNGE This show is the nation’s longest running female impersonation, Las Vegas–style revue and has been delighting audiences from around the world for more than 45 years. Call for special shows on Mon. and Tue. Show times are Wed.–Sun. at 8:30pm, 10:30pm, and 12:30am. V, MC, DS, DC. 436 N. Clark, 312.644.5269. thebatonshowlounge.com (H-38)

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KINGSTON MINES Two bands on two stages provide nonstop music seven nights a week at this legendary blues club, with early sets at 8pm on Thu. and 7:30pm on Fri. and Sat. Restaurant serves BBQ for late-night noshing. Cover charge: $12–$15. Sun., 6pm-4am; Mon.–Thu., 8pm–4am; Fri., 7pm–4am; Sat., 7pm–5am. All major cards. 2548 N. Halsted, 773.477.4646. kingstonmines.com (E-13)

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CO C KTA I L LOUNGES ADA STREET RESTAURANT Speakeasy-like feel wine library with expertly mixed cocktails and small plates to snack on. Features a courtyard. Call for hours. 1664 N. Ada, 773.697.7069. CLUB LUCKY This true Chicago 1940s “supper club” and lounge is perfect for relaxing with friends or an intimate cocktail.  Try something from their famous “Killer Martini” list or a handcrafted cocktail. Chicago’s best jukebox. Opens Mon.–Fri. at 11:30am, Sat. at 4:30pm, and Sun. at 3:30pm. Lounge open until 2am. All major cards. 1824 W. Wabansia, 773.227.2300. clubluckychicago.com (NW of A-20) DOWNTOWN BAR AND LOUNGE Located within walking distance of Chicago’s thriving Theater District, Downtown Bar and Lounge offers guests fashionable lounge areas perfect for pre- or post-theater cocktailing or simply a night on the town. GLTB–friendly. All major cards. Mon.–Fri., 3pm–2am; Sat., 3pm–3am; Sun., 3pm–2am. 440 N. State, 312.464.1400. downtownbarandlounge.com (I-31) 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 and more. Sun.–Thu., 11:30am–10pm, Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–11pm. All major cards. 710 N. Rush, 312.787.8998. friendssushi.com (I-28) SANCTUARY (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) This is a place open to all lifestyles, exploring and encouraging different types of friendship. All major cards. Sun.–Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. castlechicago.com (H-29)

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COMEDYSPORTZ Celebrating 25 years, ComedySportz presents an audience-interactive show appropriate for all ages. At this laugh arena, two teams of improvisors compete for the your applause, and you decide who wins. The all-ages show is improvised six times a weekend, so it’s never the same twice. $22. 929 W. Belmont, 773.549.8080. comedysportzchicago.com (NW of D-19) iO The originators of long-form improvisation have been creating comedy for 30 years. iO has two theaters: the Del Close Theater features  sketch comedy and stylistic shows, while the Cabaret features iO’s signature longform improvisation, which has made the theater famous. All major cards. 3541 N. Clark, 773.880.0199. chicago.ioimprov.com (D-5)

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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 baseball games on the TV’s throughout while enjoying the perfect pint of Guinness. Mon.–Fri., 11am–2am; Sat., 9am–3am; Sun., 9am–2am. All major cards. 216 N. Wabash, 312.263.0200. emeraldloop.com (1-33)

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ZANIES COMEDY CLUB Chicago’s Original Standup Comedy Club, Zanies

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

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UP COMEDY CLUB A cabaret-style club, UP features stand-up, improvisation and sketch comedy shows seven nights a week. While you’re busy laughing, arrive early and enjoy food from their full-service kitchen or drinks from the bar. UP also features a no-drink minimum. Call for showtimes. Sat & Sun matinees available. 230 W. North, 3rd Floor, 312.662.4562. upcomedyclub.com (G-20)

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DANCE THE SECOND CITY The Second City specializes in sketch comedy and improv and has been delighting audiences since 1959. Countless stars got their start here; including Robert Klein, John Candy and Mike Myers to name but a few. Call for showtimes. All major cards. 1616 N. Wells, 312.337.3992. secondcity.com (H-19)

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has been nuturing both local talent and the biggest names in comedy since 1978. In addition, Zanies also has a new state-of-the-art location just five minutes from O’Hare Airport in Rosemont Illinois. 1548 N Wells, 312.337.4027; 5437 Park Pl. in Rosemont, 847.813.0484. chicago.zanies.com (G-20)

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Medieval Times Travel back to the days of yore at Medieval Times (2001 N. Roselle Rd. in Schaumburg, 888.935.6878), where knights participate in epic battles displaying their bravery and honor. 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! Guests will be treated like royalty as Medieval Times strives to maintain the highest level of quality and excellence entrusted to them from a 1,000-year tradition of nobility, honor and service. Treating you to a feast fit for a king! The four-course meal will be sure to satisfy even the hungriest of knights. Call for tickets and show times. See page 13 for 2-for-1 coupon offer.

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Sun.–Wed., 9pm–1am; Thu.–Fri., 9pm–4am; Sat., 9pm–5am.  937 N. Rush, 312.751.2433. backroomchicago.com (I-25)

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

HARD ROCK CAFÉ In addition to live music (on Mon. and Thu.), this legendary institution boasts the largest collection of rock ’n’ roll memorabilia and serves up the best in American cuisine including juicy burgers and tasty barbecue in a friendly, high-energy atmosphere. Food served Mon.–Thu., 11am–11pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–1am; Sun. 11am–10pm. All major cards. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252. hardrock.com (H-29)

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HOUSE OF BLUES A restaurant and concert venue known for embracing music of all genres. All major cards. Call for current schedule. 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000. houseofblues.com (H-32)

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

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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. Sun.–Thu., 11am– 10pm; Fr.–Sat., 11am–11pm. All major cards. $$. 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818. ginoseastsportsbar.com (H-39)

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

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 zanies.com

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING STAGE 773, 1225 W. Belmont, 773.327.5252. The awardwinning Porchlight Music Theatre presents the Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning musical comedy, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, now playing through June 1. This satirical look at big business follows a window washer as he climbs the corporate ladder to become a high-powered executive. Using a “How to…” handbook, he navigates the dangers of office politics, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love in this stellar production. Tickets $43.50. porchlightmusictheatre.org

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. blueman.com

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ROYAL GEORGE THEATRE, 1641 N. Halsted, 312.988.9000. Hershey Felder presents the world premiere of Chris Lemmon in Jack Lemon Returns, a new play with music. Adapted and directed by Hershey Felder, it’s based on the true story of the legendary Jack Lemmon and his relationship with his son, actor and musician Chris Lemmon (Duets, That’s Life). Chris found himself immersed in the magic of Hollywood growing up because of his father. Often called a south going guy in a north going world, Jack Lemmon’s genius in both comedy and drama made him a Hollywood darling and world-wide superstar. Tickets are $55. theroyalgeorgetheatre.com

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MOTOWN THE MUSICAL ORIENTAL THEATRE, 24 W. Randolph, 312.977.1700. Take a trip back in time and experience some of the greatest hits in music history. Fall in love with the true American dream story of Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown. He rose from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown is chock full of classic songs from “My Girl” to “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” and this show will have you dancing in your seat from beginning to end. The Motown movement completely transformed the music industry for the future, and no other show captures that story better.

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC LYRIC OPERA HOUSE, 20 N. Wacker, 312.332.2244. The world’s most beloved musical of all time returns to Chicago for a limited engagement at the Lyric Opera House this month. The story you loved as a child is better than ever in a star-studded live performance. After young Maria leaves the convent to become a governess for the Von Trapp children, she embarks on a wild journey of selfdiscovery, generosity, and love. The musical is based on true events and also tells the tale of the Von Trapp family struggling to escape Austria on the precipice of World War II. For tickets and more information, call 312.332.2244 or visit lyricopera.org

COMEDYSPORTZ COMEDYSPORTZ THEATRE, 929 W. Belmont, 773.549.8080. In an ultimate comedy competition, two teams comprised of improv all-stars vie for the most laughs and the subsequent title as ComedySportz champion. With suggestions and comments from the audience, the red and blue teams sing, dance and deliver improvised scenes in this no-holds-barred battle of comedy. Performance schedule is Thu at 8pm. $22. Fri 8pm & 10pm, Sat at 6pm, 8pm & 10pm. $24. Located steps from the Belmont El stop. For tickets, call 773.549.8080 or visit comedysportzchicago.com

THE SECOND CITY’S AMERICAN MIXTAPE 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  May 1-4. With comedy shows seven days a week, UP also features a full-service kitchen and bar. No drink minimum required.  

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

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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 ticketmaster.com, milliondollarquartetlive.com

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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! "Funny...You don't have to be any particular religion to enjoy this show," says Chicago Stage Standard. "Very clean family fun." Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. Tickets $30. For more information, call 312.988.9000 or visit biblebingo.info

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

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LOOKINGGLASS THEATRE, 821 N Michigan, 312.337.0665. Long before publishing The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin meets Emma Wedgewood. In the space between science and faith they find an unexpected and unlikely romance. In the Garden chronicles the struggle of two fiercely independent individuals: divided by ideology but united by a fire that fuels a passionate lifelong debate: evolution vs. salvation. Only by embracing this duality can they possibly navigate the struggles, triumphs, losses and discoveries that await. For tickets and more information, call 312.337.0665 or visit lookingglasstheatre.org

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Derby Day at Arlington! If you can’t be in the Bluegrass State for the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the next best thing is to catch the Metra Train to Arlington Heights. As usual, Arlington International (2200 W Euclid Ave. in Arlington Heights, 847.385.7500) is throwing the biggest Kentucky Derby party in Chicagoland! With complimentary an official 2014 Kentucky Derby Glass to first 1,000 guests through the admission gates, special all-inclusive packages, fashion contests (an open contest to any lady or gentleman wearing a Derby worthy hat), and giveaways, it will be a Derby party like no other. This is a great experience for grown-ups and the whole family alike. Gates open at 10:30am and first post is promptly at 12:45pm (with the Derby post at 7pm-7:30pm). Tickets are $12 for adults and $2 for children. For more information on this and other events visit arlingtonpark.com 70

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