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June 14, 2013
Inside This Week In Chicago ON THE COVER...................................4 DAY BY DAY HIGHLIGHTS..............4 HERE’S THE DEAL...............................8
Shopping SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.......52
BEST BETS FOR FAMILIES............10
CHICAGO’S DINING SCENE.........62
Nightlife SWINGIN’ HOT SPOTS....................76 CHICAGO’S ATTRACTIONS..........14
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ON THE COVER RAVE ON! Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story charts rock legend Buddy Holly’s climb, epic adventures and tragic fall on the fateful day the music died. Armed with his guitar, signature specs and charismatic blend of swagger, Buddy busts out classics like “Peggy Sue,” “Oh Boy,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Well All Right,” and “Not Fade Away.” Over twenty rock and roll hits are featured, including songs by Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper and others. See the production June 18–June 30 at Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph). Tickets range from $22–$85. Performance times are Tues.–Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2pm and 8pm; Sun., 2pm. Additional performances are Sun., June 23 at 7:30pm and Wed., June 26 at 2pm. Call 800.775.2000 for tickets or visit BroadwayInChicago.com.
Sample food from one of the city’s hottest restaurant rows and enjoy live music by the likes of Divine Fits and The Joy Formidable at the annual Taste of Randolph festival. Friday 5pm-10pm, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-10pm. $10. 900 W. Randolph, 773.665.4682. For more information, see our # Editor’s Choice on page 82. 20 Electronic Dance Music lovers should fist-pump their way to Soldier Field today. Spring Awakening kicks off with headliners Bassnectar, Calvin Harris and Moby DJ playing all weekend. $250/three-day pass. 1410 Museum Campus, 312.235.7000. SpringAwakeningFestival.com for # the complete line-up. 146 Celebrate 25 years of great burgers and rock n’ roll attitude at the Hard Rock Café. 63 W. Ontario, # 312.943.2252. 36
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The eye-popping spectacle of one of the summer’s biggest blockbusters will look even bigger when the Man of Steel is flying right at you in 3D at the giant IMAX Theater at Navy Pier. 8pm and 11pm. $20. 600 E. Grand, # 124 312.595.5629.
The long-running on-again/offagain reunion of legendary rockers Fleetwood Mac is back on, as the band brings its careerspanning hits to Allstate Arena. 8pm. $49.50-$149.50. 6920 Mannheim in Rosemont, to Rosemont 847.635.6601. Enjoy a lake tour, live music, delicious food and a healthy sampling of some great craft beer from Rock Bottom Brewery aboard the Brew Cruise from Shoreline Sightseeing. 8pm. $49. 600 E. # Grand, 312.222.9328. 124
Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder is on the Pepsi Skyline Stage at Navy Pier. Watch in awe as performers from China tumble, juggle, balance and more to the beat of traditional Chinese drums. 2pm, 6pm & 8pm. $15.50–$29.50. 600 E. Grand, 800.745.3000. # 124
From hot dogs to polish sausage to bratwurst, if it falls into the category of encased meat, chances are you’ll find it at SausageFest Chicago, a two-day celebration of music and meat in the shadow of Wrigley Field. Saturday and Sunday, Noon-10pm. $5. 3600 N. Sheffield, 773.868.3010. For more, see our Editor’s Choice on page 82.
Celebrate National Lobster Day with lobster, of course, but also plenty of other great fresh seafood selections, plus live jazz and an inviting atmosphere, at Catch 35. 35 W. Wacker, 312.346.3500. #157 Looking for some lat night music? Green Mill Cocktail Lounge is sure to satisfy with their After Hours Jazz Party featuing the SABERTOOTH Organ Quartet. Midnight-5am. $5 cover at midnight, no cover after 2am. 4802 N. Broadway, 773.878.5552 to Lawrence
Experience a little bit of Hollywood in the Windy City tonight when the Gene Siskel Film Center presents its annual Renaissance Award to film actress Gwyneth Paltrow during its Summer Soiree at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago. 6pm. $400. 160 E. Pearson, # 151 312.846.2072. There might not be a better vantage point for tonight’s Navy Pier fireworks than from the waters of Lake Michigan aboard Chicago Line Cruises. 9:45pm. Adults, $40; kids (7-18), $23. 465 N. McClurg, # 124 312.527.1977.
Come treasure hunting at Wolff’s Flea Market, Chicagoland’s largest weekly flea market with a diverse mix of merchandise, including antiques, collectibles, electronics, jewelry, food and more at Allstate Arena. 6am–3pm. Adults, $2; seniors (62+) and kids (6–12), $1. 6920 N. Mannheim in Rosemont, to Rosemont 847.524.9590.
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Get Dad’s Day off to a rousing, delicious start as the popular House of Blues Gospel Brunch incorporates live gospel music with great food, including peel-and-eat shrimp, jambalaya, and bread pudding with whiskey sauce. 10am and 12:30pm. Adults, $40; children (ages 6–12), $25. 329 N. Dearborn, # 312.923.2000. 36 No more ties! Celebrate Father’s Day in style with a day of fun and adventure in Chicago. Check out some great ideas to put a smile on the old man’s face in our Editor’s Choice on page 82.
Step outside and get a hands-on experience with sea creatures in the new exhibit Stingray Touch opening today at Shedd Aquarium. 9am-5pm. Adults, $33.95; kids (3-11), $24.95 (prices include general admission). 1200 S. Lake Shore # 146 Drive, 312.939.2438. The new music series Downtown Sound continues tonight with guitar whiz and sonic architect Daniel Lanois at Millennium Park. 6:30pm. FREE. 201 E. Randolph, 312.744.3316. Be sure to stop by the adjacent Goose Island Beer Tent before or after the show for a # 151 brew and a bite.
The music and life story of rock n’ roll pioneer Buddy Holly comes to life onstage in the hit-packed musical Buddy, opening tonight at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. 7:30pm. $22–$85. 151 W. Randolph, # 312.384.1502. 157 The brilliant revival of Leonard Bernstein’s classic urban song-anddance West Side Story closes its brief one-week run tonight at the Oriental Theatre. 7:30pm. $15–$77. 24 W. Randolph, 312.977.1700. Grab a spot on the lawn and enjoy a free outdoor screening of the classic teen comedy “Clueless” during tonight’s Zoovies presentation at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Dusk. FREE. 2001 N. Clark, # 151 312.742.2000.
Treat dad to a trip down rock n’ roll’s memory lane as Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley belt out the tunes and deliver the good times in the longrunning hit Million Dollar Quartet at the Apollo Theatre. 2pm and 5pm. $69–$75. 2540 N. Lincoln, to Fullerton 773.935.6100. Dad probably watched you and your siblings body slam each other and jump off the furniture enough to appreciate the finer points of the art, which probably means he’ll enjoy watching the pros do it during the WWE Payback wrestling extravaganza tonight at Allstate Arena. 6:30pm. $25-$500. 6920 Mannheim in Rosemont, 847.635.6601. to Rosemont
Today is your last chance to catch the photography and sign-making exhibition by artist Jason Lazarus at the Museum of Contemporary Art. 10am-8pm. Adults, $12; children under 12, free. 220 E. Chicago, # 151 312.280.2660.
Bring the family and be amazed by the artistry, precision and ridiculous flexibility of the Golden Dragon Acrobats from China tonight at Ravinia. 8pm. $5-$20. 201 St. Johns in Highland Park, 847.266.5100. to Ravinia Three floors above the bustle of State Street is the newest art gallery in the city – a pop-up exhibit called Work at Play. 108 N. State, 312.261.4700. to Lake
Settle in for a cozy night by the baby grand with a cocktail and the many songs of Tuesday night regulars Phil Baron and Ruby Harris or Will Cosby at the Redhead Piano Bar. 11:45pm3:15am. 16 W. Ontario. 312.640.1000. # 36
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Attention all retro cocktail fans and “Mad Men” aficionados, celebrate National Dry Martini Day by dusting off the olives at one of the city’s premier old school establishments, Club Lucky. 1824 W. Wabansia, 773.227.2300.
Learn about the buildings, booze and jazz of the city’s Prohibition past on the Chicago Roaring 20s Walking Tour from Chicago’s Finest Tours. 4:30pm. $25. 111 E. # 151 Wacker, 312.202.0745.
Discover the wonderful world of weather with Science Storms at the Museum of Science and Industry. 9:30am-5:30pm. Adults, $18; kids (3-11), $11. 57th and Lake # 10 Shore Drive. 773.684.1414.
Spiritual sounds will fill the air as the 28th annual Chicago Gospel Festival opens tonight at 6:30pm in Millennium Park. 201 E. Randolph. The festival continues on Friday from noon3pm at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington) and Saturday and Sunday from 11am8pm at Ellis Park (37th and Cottage Grove). FREE. For a full schedule and more information, call 312.744.3316.
Don’t be surprised if you hear music coming from every corner of the city today. It’s just this year’s edition of Make Music Chicago, a civic “spontaneous musical combustion” that encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to join a melodious party that includes more than 700 performers in a variety of genres at 75 sites all over town. FREE. Call 773.850.0662 for more information.
Enjoy a humorous and historic walking tour of beautiful Old Town from the unique and witty perspective of The Second City’s Neighborhood Tour. 4pm. $15. 1616 # 151 N. Wells, 312.337.3992. Sample sweet and savory wines and cheeses from Pastoral while cruising Lake Michigan and the Chicago River on the Wine and Waves Tour from Wendella Sightseeing. 5:45pm. $54. 400 N. Michigan, # 312.337.1446. 151 Catch the best in MLS soccer as the Chicago Fire take on the Colorado Rapids at Toyota Park. 7:30pm. 7000 S. Harlem in Bridgeview, 708.594.7200. Get a unique view of tonight’s Navy Pier fireworks as you cruise the lakefront at dusk on the Fireworks Segway Tour from Bike and Roll Chicago. 8:30pm. $59. 239 E. Randolph, 312.729.1000. See coupon on pages 37 & 39.
Attend the Historic Water Tower Tour at Water Tower Place and learn when the water tower was built, who designed the fountain inside and other interesting historical tidbits. Tickets must be reserved. 3pm. FREE. 835 N. # Michigan, 312.440.3166. 151
The birth of rock n’ roll is the backdrop for more than 40 great songs from the 1950s in hit revue Smokey Joe’s Café, closing today at the Royal George Theatre. 7:30pm. $25–$46.50. 1641 N. Halto North sted, 312.988.9000.
The annual Ensemble Espanol American Spanish Dance & Music Festival concludes this weekend with three Flamenco Passion live music and dance performances at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts. Tonight and Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 3pm. $26-$46. 9501 Skokie Blvd. in Skokie, 847.673.6300.
Catch the hottest theater ticket in town as the raunchy and hilarious Book of Mormon continues its blistering run at the Bank of America Theatre. 7:30pm. $55–$110. 18 W. to Monroe Monroe, 312.977.1710.
Two titans of contemporary jazz team up as guitarist George Benson and saxophonist Boney James bring their smooth sounds to the Chicago Theatre. 7:30pm. $40–$250. 175 N. State, to Lake 312.462.6300.
Bring a song and some flair, but leave your inhibitions behind, when you step up to the microphone for karaoke at Downtown Bar & Lounge. 9pm-2am. 440 N. State, 312.464.1400.
The highly anticipated world premiere musical adaptation of the classic Disney tale The Jungle Book opens tonight at the Goodman Theatre. 8pm. $33.50-$97. 170 N. Dearborn, 312.443.3800.
Here’$ the Deal! WHERE TO GO TO MAKE YOUR DOLLAR GO A LITTLE FURTHER IN CHICAGO EVERY DAY FRIDAY Enjoy CHICAGO CURRY HOUSE’s authentic Indianlunch buffet. Present this page for a free mango lassie. (Daily). 899 S. Plymouth, 312.362.9999.
SATURDAY Enjoy an Irish breakfast EMERALD LOOP. Eat your fill of delicious fare at their $9.95 buffet and gain the energy to keep you going on your busy day of activities. 216 N. Wabash, 312.263.0200.
SUNDAY Receive a free docent–led tour at the National Hellenic Museum with general admission. 1pm–2pm. 333 S. Halsted, 312.655.1234.
MONDAY Start your week out right with Taste It! at ROCKIT BAR & GRILL. Half price bottles, glasses and wine flights. 22 W. Hubbard, 312.645.6000.
TUESDAY Show this page and receive 10% off of the fine Nepali cuisine at NEPAL HOUSE. (Daily). 1301 S. Michigan, 312.922.0601.
WEDNESDAY Nibble on half price appetizers from 4pm–6pm today at MUNICIPAL BAR + DINING CO. Guests can try the Pork Belly Tacos and Mushroom Flatbread among other menu items. 216 W. Ohio, 312.951.2125.
THURSDAY See the lions, tigers and bears at LINCOLN PARK ZOO today. Free admission daily. (No flying monkeys included). 2001 N. Clark, 312.724.2000.
Kids Korner Rainforest Café: FREE chef’s appetizer of the day or kid’s meal with ad on page 11. Ed Debevic’s: Present ad page 13 FREE collectible souvenir.
Sights Seadog Cruises: 2-for-1 tickets with ad on page 33. Tall Ship Windy: 2-for-1 tickets with ad on page 25.
Shopping Iwan Ries: Mention KEY Magazine and get a FREE gift. DQ Luxury: $39 full hour reflexology massage with ad on page 59.
Dining Patron’s Hacienda: Buy one entree get one FREE! See ad on page 64 for details. House of Blues: FREE appetizer/no cover! See ad on page 67 for details. The Melting Pot: Buy one entree get one FREE! See ad on page 67 for details. Manny’s Cafeteria & Delicatessen: FREE potato pancakes with purchase of sandwich or entrée with ad on page 68. Gino’s East: Present ad on page 71 to your server to receive a FREE special gift.
Nightlife The BackRoom: 2-for-1 admission with ad on page 78.
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BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP Kids and adults alike will love “building” their own customized teddy. Choose from traditional bears and other furry friends with lots of clothing and accessories. Sun.–Thurs., 10am–8pm; Fri.–Sat., 10am– 10pm. 700 E. Grand, # 124 312.832.0114.
CHICAGO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Looking for world-class fun? Splash, climb, build, learn and explore at the DINOSAURS ALIVE! award-winning Jurassic Park comes HARD ROCK CAFÉ Chicago Children’s to life at Brookfield Kids and parents Museum, located at Zoo in Dinosaurs will love looking at Navy Pier. Climb on Alive! The exhibit guitars, autographs a ship, dam up a uses 24 life-size, aniand other rock ‘n’ river, drive a fire matronic dinosaurs roll memorabilia truck, tinker with and features foswhile chowing down real tools, and silized bones, skulls, on some much more. Don’t eggs and teeth to classic American miss Ready, Pet, teach the similarities favorites. The kids Go!, the museum’s and differences menu offers a new exhibit that’s between dinosaurs number of favorites all about pets and and current animals. Mon.–Sat., 9:30am–6pm; Sun., and parents can children’s inherent 9:30am–7:30pm. Adults, $20; Seniors and Kids (3–11), chose from a wide connection to ani$13.50. 8400 W. 31st, Brookfield, 708.688.8000. selection of mals, both real and American fare and pretend. Adults/children, $14; Seniors, $13. 700 E. relax with a drink. Open at 11am daily. 63 W. Grand, 312.527.1000. #124 # Ontario, 312.943.2252. 36
to SHOP AND EAT®® DISNEY STORE Kids will love the colorful, larger than life Disney Store where they can find apparel with pictures of their favorite characters and dresses like their favorite princesses. Hours vary by location. 717 N. RAINFOREST Michigan, CAFÉ 312.654.9208; Part adventure and 108 N. State, part restaurant, this # 312.269.4776. 151 fun-for-the-whole
hot dog. 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. 151
MODEL RAILROAD GARDEN Watch 18 trains run on 1,600 feet of track in Model Railroad Garden: family eatery is Landmarks of SENSING sure to please America at the CHICAGO people of all ages. Chicago Botanic The Konen Family Bring your wild Gardens. 5,000 Children’s Gallery bunch in on plants surround the at the Chicago Wednesday night train tracks as well History Museum when kids 10 and as the locomotives invited kids to use under eat for just travel by nearly their five senses $2.99 with the 50 miniature and to explore Chicago. purchase of an adult entre from 5pm–close. intricately designed Families can ride 605 N. Clark, 312.787.1501. Coupon below. American a high–wheel Landmarks. Daily, bicycle, hear the 10am–5pm. Adults, $6; Kids (3–12), $4. 1000 Lake Chicago Fire, catch a fly ball at US Cellular, Cook Rd, Glencoe, 847.835.5440. smell the city’s past and be a Chicago–style to Braeside
MANNY’S COFFEE SHOP & DELI Kids will love the Saturday spaghetti special whole watching Manny’s Magic Show and parents will enjoy the signature corned beef or another specialty sandwich. Enjoy one of their famous crisp potato pancakes on the side. 11am–2:30pm every Saturday. 1141 S. Jefferson, 312.939.2855. Coupon on page 69. AMAZING CHICAGO FUNHOUSE MAZE ON NAVY PIER This interactive maze lets kids crack codes, stomp out “fire,” travel through a rainbow tunnel and mirror maze. The elevator drop is known to plummet into underground tunnels! Best for kids over 5. Kids under 7 need to be accompanied by an adult. Sun.–Thurs., 10am–8pm; Fri.–Sat., 10am–10pm. $10. # 124 600 E. Grand, 312.292.5375. DAVE & BUSTERS Kids and adults alike will enjoy Dave & Busters. This restaurant, bar and game venue features a variety of arcade games and billiards. Tired parents can have a beer while keeping an eye on their kids. Sun., Wed.–Thurs., 11:30am–11pm. Mon.–Tues., 4pm–11am; Fri–Sat., 11:30am–2am. 1030 N. Clark, 312.943.5151. # Free $10 game play coupon on left! 36 AMERICAN GIRL PLACE Features contemporary clothing for young girls and their American Girl dolls, a café, dolly hair salon and
HIGHLIGHTS AIR RACERS Ride along as elite pilots fight for position, in Air Racers at the Omnimax Theatre at Museum of Science and Industry. Narrated by Paul Walker, you’ll experience the thrills of the world’s fastest sport from inside the cockpit. Adults, $26; Seniors, $24; Kids (3–11), $17. 1pm and 3pm. 5700 S. Lake Shore, 773.684.1414. STINGRAY TOUCH Kids and families can step outside and get a hands-on experience with sea creatures in the new exhibit Stingray Touch at the Shedd Aquarium. Daily, 9am-6pm. Adults, $33.95; kids (3-11), $24.95 (prices include general admission). 1200 S. Lake Shore, 312.939.2438.
How many states can guests see on a clear day from the Skydeck? a) Two
The Ferris wheel was invented in Chicago to rival what landmark? a) b) c) d)
Eiffel Tower, Paris, France Statue of Liberty, New York, USA Big Ben, London, England Tower of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
What date did the lights go on in Wrigley (home to the Chicago Cubs)? April 20, 1981 May 10, 1984 August 8, 1988 July 7, 1990
Answers b, c, a, c
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LEGO STORE Kids will have a great time seeing new models and building their own Lego creations at the Lego Store in Water Tower Place. Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun., # 11am–6pm. 835 N. Michigan, 312.202.0946. 151
How many times has Chicago hosted the World’s Fair?
ED DEBEVIC’S Shake, rattle, and roll at this 1950s-style diner that dishes up American classics such as burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches and milkshakes from a witty cast of characters that serve and entertain. Mon.–Thu., 11am–9pm; Fri., 11am–11pm; Sat., 9am–11pm; Sun., 9am–9pm. 640 N. Wells, 312.664.1707. Coupon offer below.
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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., 9:30am–4:30pm. Adults, $22; Kids, $18. 1300 S. Lake Shore, # 312.922.7827. 146
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There’s a lot to see and do in Chicago, especially in the summer. THE CHICAGO THEATRE MARQUEE TOUR (175 N. State, 312.462.6300) takes guests on a historical tour of the nearly 100-year-old venue and displays architectural highlights and signatures of stars that performed there. See coupon on page 27 to receive $2 off tour. Take the kids for a walk down Navy Pier to the CHICAGO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM (700 E. Grand, 312.527.1000). Their new exhibit, Ready, Pet, Go! explores taking care of animals and children’s connections with them. Open every day. On Tuesdays at 1pm, kids can meet live animals. The Urban Adventure Cruise from MERCURY SKYLINE CRUISELINE (SE. corner of Michigan Avenue Bridge and Wacker, 312.332.1353) takes families on a 90-minute complete city tour of the lake and river, showcasing the skyline.
AT T R AC T I O N S THE CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION More than 85 walking, boat, bus, “L” train, trolley, bike, and Segway tours, in addition to The Unseen City: Designs for a Future Chicago exhibition. Also lectures, special events, and education activities, created to inspire people to discover 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) CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY’S HAROLD WASHINGTON LIBRARY CENTER The largest municipal library in the world, featuring a $1.4 million public-art collection and special exhibits. Mon.–Thu., 9am–9pm; Fri.–Sat., 9am–5pm; Sun., 1–5pm. FREE. 400 S. State, 312.747.4300. chipublib.org (I-38)
CHICAGO WATER WORKS VISITOR WELCOME CENTER Information and maps available. Daily, 10am–5pm. FREE. 163 E. Pearson, 877.CHI.CAGO (J-26)
CITYPASS Visit five attractions for one low price. CityPASS ticket booklet includes admission to the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, Adler Planetarium or Art Institute of Chicago, and John Hancock Observatory or Museum of Science and Industry. CityPASS booklet holders can skip most ticket lines, but they may encounter a line when they first exchange a voucher for a booklet. Good for nine days. Adults, $94; children (3–11), $74. All major cards. 888.330.5008. citypass.com
JOHN HANCOCK OBSERVATORY Rated the best view in the city by the Chicago Tribune. The 94th-floor observatory, more than 1,000 feet above the Magnificent Mile, features the Lavazza Espression café and 360-degree views. Daily, 9am–11pm. Adults, $18; kids (3–11), $12; and children under 3 are free. 875 N. Michigan, 312.751.3681. jhochicago.com (J-26) LINCOLN PARK CONSERVATORY Find everything from tropical palms to ancient ferns year round at this lush botanical garden. Daily, 9am–5pm. FREE. 2391 N. Stockton, 312.742.7736. chicagoparkdistrict.com (G-15)
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) NAVY PIER A Chicago landmark, Navy Pier houses more than 50 acres of gardens, shops, restaurants, rides, and attractions, including the Chicago Children’s Museum, Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze, IMAX Theatre, a 150-foot-high Ferris wheel, and the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows. Open Sun.–Thu., 10am–8pm; Fri.–Sat., 10am–10pm; Accepted credit cards vary. 600 E. Grand, 312.595.PIER. navypier.com (N-30) NAVY PIER IMAX THEATRE Movies come to life on a six-story screen. Playing on select dates throughout June: Man of Steel. Adults, $11–$15; seniors (62+), $10–$14; and children (3–11), $9–$13. 700 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 312.595.5MAX. imax.com/chicago (O-30) SKYDECK CHICAGO See Chicago from the world-famous Skydeck, located on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower. Be sure to check out “The Ledge,” which offers views through a glass bottom balcony 1,353 feet up. Daily, 9am–10pm. Open 365 days a year. Adults, $18; children (3–11), $12; and children under 3 free. All major cards. 233 S. Wacker (Jackson Blvd. entrance), 312.875.9696. the-skydeck.com (G-36)
MUSEUMS FREE DAYS AT CHICAGO MUSEUMS FOR ILLINOIS RESIDENTS Tue.: Museum of Contemporary Art, Loyola University Museum of Art, International Museum of Surgical Science Wed.: Clarke & Glessner Houses. Thu.: Art Institute (5pm–8pm), Chicago Children’s Museum (5–8pm), Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Sun.: Chicago Children’s Museum (first Sun. every month for children ages 15 and under), DuSable Museum. Daily: ArchiCenter, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Public Libraries, National Museum of Mexican Art, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Oriental Institute Museum, Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows. ADLER PLANETARIUM The Midwest’s leading museum for astronomy and space imagination. Check out special exhibition Cosmic Wonder. Weekdays, 9:30am–4pm; weekends, 9:30am–6pm. 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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CHICAGO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Kids and families enjoy hands-on exhibits and learning activities, including Ready, Pet, Go! Daily, 10am–6pm; Thu., 10am–8pm. Adults/children, $14; seniors, $13; and children under 1 are free. Free every Thu., 5–8pm, and the first Sun. of every month for kids ages 15 and under. All major cards. 700 E. Grand, Navy Pier, 312.527.1000. chicagochildrensmuseum.org (N-31)
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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. On exhibit: Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good. Mon.–Thu., 9am–7pm; Fri.–Sat., 9am–6pm; Sun, 10am–6pm. FREE. 78 E. Washington, 312.744.6630. (I-34)
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO Boasts one of the greatest collections of French Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings in the world. On exhibit: Late Roman and Early Byzantine Treasures from the British Museum. Fri.–Wed., 10:30am–5pm, Thu., 10:30am–8pm. IL residents get free admission Thursday nights from 5pm–8pm. Adults, $18–$23; children/seniors/students with ID, $12–$17; children under 14 are free. Wheelchair- and strolleraccessible. All major cards. 111 S. Michigan, 312.443.3600. artic.edu (J-35)
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CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM Get lost in Chicago’s past at this museum and research center devoted to Chicago and American history. On exhibit: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair. 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)
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: Living With Wolves and Science, Off Script: Teens Take The Field. Daily, 9am–5pm. General admission: Adults, $15; students/ seniors, $12; and children (3–11), $10. Some exhibitions may require an additional fee. All major cards. 1400 S. Lake Shore, 312.922.9410. fieldmuseum.org (K-44)
JANE ADDAMS HULL-HOUSE MUSEUM This Chicago historic landmark was built in 1856. Social reformer Jane Addams—the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize—cofounded Hull-House as a settlement house in 1889. Tue.–Fri., 10am–4pm and Sun., 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 collections of more than 4,100 kinds of trees, shrubs, and plants from around the world. Daily, 7am–sunset. Open 365 days a year. Adults, $12; seniors, $11; kids (2–17), $9; and children under 2, free. Discounts on Wed. All major cards. I-88 and Rte. 53 in suburban Lisle, 630.968.0074. mortonarb.org (Suburban) MUSEUM OF BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS Devoted to historic and contemporary radio and television. Collection highlights include more than 25,000 television programs, 5,000 radio programs, and 12,000 commercials. Tue.–Sat., 10am–5pm. Adults, $12; seniors, $10; children (4–12), $6. 360 N. State, 312.245.8200. museum.tv (I-31)
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOME AND STUDIO The complex served as early 20th-century architect Wright’s private residence, studio, and architectural laboratory during the first 20 years of his career. Guided tours available daily from 11am–4pm. 45–60 min. Adults, $15; children (4–17) and seniors (65+), $12. 951 Chicago Ave. in Oak Park, 312.994.4000. gowright.org (Suburban)
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART Exciting and innovative art created since 1945. On exhibit: Theaster Gates: 13th Ballad. 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)
GLESSNER HOUSE MUSEUM Visit Henry Hobson Richardson’s urban masterpiece. Designed in 1886, the house is the cultural anchor of the Prairie Avenue Historic District and served as an inspiration to the young Frank Lloyd Wright. Tours: Wed.–Sun. at 1pm and 3pm. Tours of Clarke House, the city’s oldest surviving building: Wed.–Sun., 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)
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY Located on the Columbia College Chicago downtown campus, this is the only museum in the Midwest with an exclusive commitment to photography. Mon.–Wed and Fri.–Sat., 10am–5pm; Thu., 10am–8pm; Sun., Noon–5pm. FREE. 600 S. Michigan, 312.663.5554. mocp.org (J-39)
HEMINGWAY MUSEUM Located within walking distance from the Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace, the museum provides an
in-depth look at the life of the famous author. Sun.–Fri., 1–5pm; Sat., 10am–5pm. Adults, $10; kids (18 and under)/seniors/students, $8; and children under 5, free. MC, V. 200 N. Oak Park Ave. in Oak Park, 708.524.5383. ehfop.org
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY See 14-plus acres of interactive exhibits, including Animal Inside Out. Daily, 9:30am–5:30pm. 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 (S of P-54)
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Alfresco at its Finest At CYRANO’S CAFÉ & WINE BAR you can imagine yourself on the Left Bank of the Seine River in Paris, sipping a glass of wine and noshing on modern French cuisine at a charming outdoor café while surrounded by inspiring cityscape, fragrant plants and colorful flowers along the Chicago River. Daily, 11am–10pm. Located just east of Michigan Avenue at 233 E. Riverwalk South, 312.616.1400, www.cyranoscafeontheriver.com.
Cruise Chicago Get your cruise on with one of BIKE AND ROLL CHICAGO’S exhilarating tours. Whether exploring the amazing lakefront or one of the city’s colorful neighborhoods, Bike and Roll has a tour for you. Or use some pedal power to create your own two-wheeled tour with a bike or rollerblade rental. Frequent daily departures. 310 E. Riverwalk South – Wacker and Columbus. 312.729.1000. Coupons on pages 37 & 39.
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THE NOTEBAERT NATURE MUSEUM Grab your field journal and sense of adventure, and go on a journey. Mon.–Fri., 9am–5pm; Sat.–Sun., 10am–5pm. Adults, $9; students/seniors 60-plus, $7; children (3–12), $6; under 3, free. IL residents free admission on Thurs. All major cards. 2430 N. Cannon, 773.755.5100. naturemuseum.org (G-14)
NATIONAL HELLENIC MUSEUM This museum connects all generations—past, present and future—to the rich heritage of Greek history and the Greek American experience. On exhibit: American Moments: The Legacy of Greek Immigration, and The Spirit of the Marathon: From Pheidippides to Today. Mon., Wed., Fri., 10am–5pm; Thu., 10am–8pm; Sat.–Sun., 11am–5pm. Adults, $10; seniors/students, $8; children (3–12), $7. 333 S. Halsted, 312.655.1234. nationalhellenicmuseum.org (D-38)
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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)
ANTIQUE COACH & CARRIAGE CO. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride down Chicago’s Magnificent Mile or through the Gold Coast neighborhood, and experience the city’s sights in a new way. Rides are $40 per half hour for up to four passengers ($5 each additional person). Perfect for any occasion. Mon.–Fri., 6:30pm–12am; Sat., 11am–12am, Sun., 11am–11pm. Departing from SE corner of Michigan and Huron, 312.787.1349. antiquecoach-carriage.com (K-29) CHICAGO WATER SPORT RENTALS Experience spectacular views of the city skyline with Chicago's only full service water sport rental company. Located at Chicago's preeminent and award winning 31st Street Harbor, offering the amazing FlyBoard, jet skis, Hobie Mirage Kayaks, paddleboards, zippy banana boat rides and GoPro camera rentals. Chicago Water Sport Rentals is a must for all visitors looking for summer fun on the water. Reservations: 31st Street Harbor, 312-924-7994. ChicagoWaterSportRentals.com (S of N-54)
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. See Tours by
AMERICAN SIGHTSEEING Choose from a range of popular daily lectured tours including the Grand Tour of Chicago, the Land and River Architectural Tour (a skyline cruise), Las Vegas In Chicago Casino Tour, among many others. Call for tour schedules. $28 and up. Call for courtesy round-trip service from downtown hotels with 30–mins notice for all tours. Pick up tickets in the Palmer House Hilton at 17 E. Monroe, 312.251.3100. www.grayline.com (I-36)
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Segway for Steve’s Segway Tours. 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
SHEDD AQUARIUM Explore an exotic world with 20,000 animals, from anemones and whales to dolphins and sharks. Daily, 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)
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)
Yo Ho, Yo Ho! There are several sightseeing boats plying the waters of Lake Michigan this time of year, but TALL SHIP WINDY’S unique cruises are hard to top. The 148-foot schooner takes advantage of the plentiful breeze just off the shoreline to give riders a unique sailing experience. Themed cruises run daily and include Real Pirates of the Inland Seas, a cruise about real piracy on Lake Michigan. The “Arrrchitecture” Cruise brings guests back in time and teaches them about the hard work that went into building Chicago. Guests may also attend Rum Runners, a cruise about gangsters running Lake Michigan during prohibition. Fireworks Cruise and Sea Shanties departs Saturdays, guests receive a rousing rendition of sailor songs before watching the fireworks. On Wednesdays, guests are treated to ghost stories and an explosive fireworks cruise. Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand, 312.595-5555. See 2-for-1 coupon on page 36.
CHICAGO’S FINEST TOURS City’s most fun and dynamic history walking tour and so much more - brunch tours, roaring 20’s tours and advanced scavenger hunts! Discover the city’s triumphs and tragedies while viewing its architectural wonders on a 2-1/2 hour tour of Chicago’s River Walk. Adults $25; seniors $20; kids under 12, $15; 3 & under free. Reservations required. Departs from Du Sable statue located at the NE corner of Michigan Ave Bridge, 312.202.0745. chicagowalktour.com. (K-32) CHICAGO SAVVY TOURS: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT Learn about the work and philosophy of early 20thcentury architect Frank Lloyd Wright as you view the
greatest concentrations of his homes anywhere in the world. Select from the Wright Oak Park Tour. Each tour includes round-trip transport from downtown Chicago. Prices vary by tour. Reservations required. 312.731.8000. thefranklloydwrighttour.com. CHICAGO THEATRE TOUR Guests go on a history–filled journey starting with the birth of the venue in 1921 and traveling to present day. See the historical and architectural highlights of the building, including the grand lobby, sweeping staircase and majestic auditorium plus view artist signatures such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Weber and Dolly Parton. $12. Sun.–Fri., Noon; Sat., 11am and 12:30pm. 175 N. State, 312.462.6300. thechicagotheatre.com (I-33)
#1 CHICAGO TOURS: STEVE’S SEGWAY TOURS Explore Chicago’s lakefront, museums, and parks on a three-hour Segway tour. Led by the best tour guides in Chicago. Northside, architecture and private tours available, with great photo ops. Frequent daily departures. Prices: $60–$85 plus tax. See Rentals for Trikke Tour and Rentals. Located on the far east end of Upper Randolph (down the ramp), on the lower concourse of Harbor PointTower, 312.946.9467. stevessegwaytours.com. (K-36)
SHORELINE WALKING TOURS Let Shoreline show you some of the best views of Chicago on your choice of guided Walking Tours. Begin with a boat ride on the river or the lake. Then, disembark at a centrally located Shoreline dock and continue your small-group walking tour through some of Chicago’s most exciting and historic areas. Complete information on ShorelineSightSeeing.com. 312.222.9328.
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
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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; under 3, free. 773.648.5000. ChicagoTrolley.com
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T O U R S B Y WAT E R ABSOLUTELY CHICAGO SEGWAY TOURS Take in Chicago’s top attractions on a scenic glide. See Buckingham Fountain, glide through Soldier Field and the Museum Campus and more on this Lakefront Tour, departing daily from our South Millennium Location. Or head north to view Chicago’s glitzy Gold Coast and famous beaches with the Lincoln Park/Beach Tour departing daily from Gateway park at Navy Pier. Additional tours include the Gangster, Architecture, and Haunted Tours. Millennium Park 238 E Monroe, Navy Pier/Gateway Park (600 E Grand), 877.866.0966. Chicagosegways.com
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 Par; 316 N. Wabash in River North, 312.729.1000. chicagobysegway.com. (K-34)
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)
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Rolling Along Summer is the perfect time to take in Chicago’s sites, beautiful parks and famous lakefront with ABSOLUTELY CHICAGO SEGWAY TOURS. The popular Lakefront Museum Campus Tour covers eight scenic miles from Millennium Park and Buckingham Fountain to Museum Campus and Soldier Field. Take the Friday night Gangster Tour and see the sinister side of Chicago. Guests will see speakeasies, hangouts and crime scenes while learning about legendary monsters. The breathtaking Fireworks Tour is another favorite and is offered on Wednesday and Saturday nights. All riders must be at least 14 years of age. Frequent daily departures from North Grant Park at 337 E. Randolph. Check out the second location at Gateway Park in Navy Pier, for the Lincoln Park Beach Tour and the One Hour Adventure. For reservations call 312.552.5100. See $5 off coupon on page 17.
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 climatecontrolled 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 or ask your concierge. Board at Riverside Gardens SE corner of Michigan Ave. Bridge & Wacker, 800.982.2787. Ticketmaster.com/rivercruise (J-32)
KAYAK CHICAGO View the skyline from the waterline with an exciting paddle. Soak in the golden hour with a Sunset Paddle, enjoy the city lights with a Fireworks Tour or unwind while enjoying the outdoors on a 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 Avenue Beach. Times & locations vary, 312.8.kayak.8. kayakchicago.com
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MYSTIC BLUE Relax and cruise Lake Michigan aboard the fresh and contemporary Mystic Blue where a three-course buffet, DJ music, delicious summer cocktails, a chic outdoor lounge and amazing skyline views await you. Call or book your cruise online today. 600 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 877.330.8062. MysticBlueCruises.com (M-30)
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ODYSSEY Experience Odyssey’s recent $2 Million renovation featuring a newly furnished rooftop, posh atmosphere, stylish interiors, celebrity chef inspired menus with locally sourced ingredients and new DJ Entertainment that will set the mood for an unforgettable evening on the water. To top it off, Odyssey II’s new full service bar featuring an expanded microbrew sections, creative new cocktails and a refreshed wine list. 600 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 888-957-2326. Odyssey.com (M-30)
MERCURY, CHICAGO’S SKYLINE CRUISELINE New this year, Buy your tickets online! The Urban Adventure Cruise is a family friendly 90minute complete city tour of the lake and river showcasing Chicago’s world-famous structures complete with lively and entertaining tour commentary. Tickets are $26.61(plus city tax) /adults; $10.09(plus city tax) / children under 12. Kids 3 & under are free! Advance reservations are not necessary. Board at SE corner of Michigan Ave. Bridge and Wacker, 312.332.1353. mercurycruises.com (J-32)
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Navy Pier NAVY PIER is the place where all of Chicagoland and tourists from around the world have come together since 1995 to enjoy the beauty and the thrills of a day on Lake Michigan. From rides to restaurants, exhibitions to entertainment, shopping to dining cruises and tour boats, Navy Pier has it all - in a location unlike any other! There's so much to do in the 50 acres of parks, promenades, gardens, shops, eateries and attractions. Take a ride on our 15-story tall Ferris wheel. Catch a movie at the IMAX速 Theatre. Visit three floors of hands-on fun at the Chicago Children's Museum inside the Family Pavilion. Experience any one of the cruise boat rides departing from Navy Pier's South Dock. Or just kick back and enjoy the incredible feats of talented chinese acrobats in Cirque Shanghai at the Pepsi Skyline Stage or groove to the sounds of live music at the Bud Light Stage at the Navy Pier Beer Garden. Be sure to stop by on Wednesdays and Saturdays for the FREE Fireworks Display!
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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. Cruises start most days at 10:45am. Adults $30-$45; seniors $25-$45; and children 3-12 $10-$25. Call 312.451.2700, or visit www.tallshipwindy.com for our most up-to-date schedule of events and pricing. (N-30)
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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, an interactive DJ for dancing, incredible skyline views and Chicago’s favorite floating rooftop lounge. Call or book your cruise online today. 600 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 888.441.9283. SpiritofChicago.com (M-30)
SHORELINE SIGHTSEEING Enjoy a one-hour Architecture River Tour with professional, entertaining guide! Multiple departures daily from 10:00 a.m. from Gateway Park (southwest corner) Navy Pier and daily from 9:45 a.m. from Michigan Ave. Bridge (northeast corner). Fares: $18- $35. Or take a Lake Michigan Skyline Tour from Navy Pier daily, every 30-60 minutes from 10:30 a.m. Fares: $8-$19. Plus Sunset Cruises, Fireworks Cruises, Guided Walking Tours and Water Taxis! 312.222.9328. shorelinesightseeing.com
SEADOG Hop onboard at Navy Pier and enjoy an entertaining 75minute River and Lake Architectural Tour, an amusing 30-minute Lakefront Speedboat Tour, an exhilarating 30-minute Extreme Thrill Ride or a 60-minute Summer Lakefront Fireworks Cruise (through Labor Day)! Adults $21.95–$36.95, ages 3–12 $14.95–$21.95, under 3 $1. Departing from the Navy Pier’s Dock Street at 600 E. Grand, 800.330.8062. SeadogCruises.com (M-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 for adults, $26 for seniors, $14 for kids ages 3–11, and free for kids ages 2 and under. Fireworks and Sunset Cruises also offered. 400 N. Michigan at the Wrigley Building and Trump Tower, 312.337.1446. wendellaboats.com (J-31)
T R A N S P O R TAT I O N AIRPORT EXPRESS – GO Comfortable, safe, and economical transportation to and from both airports, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Book door-to-door transportation. AE, MC, V. Call 888.2THE.VAN. airportexpress.com
Hop on board the fastest tour around, SEADOG’S SPEEDBOAT LAKE TOUR. The 30–minute tour departs from Navy Pier and meshes a thrill ride with an educational tour. The captain spouts off facts about lakefront landmarks, architecture and history. Sea Dog is the perfect way to catch views of the magnificent skyline. Race south to Chicago’s Museum Campus and then back up the Magnificent Mile, Willis Tower, Buckingham Fountain and Grant Park. Departs from 600 E. Grand. $27–$35. Call or visit SeadogCruises.com/Chicago for the complete schedule. 888.636.7737. Receive 2-for-1 admission with coupon located on page 33.
AMERICAN COACH LIMOUSINE Providing reliable service to and from O’Hare and Midway Airports, American Coach Limousine caters to groups big and small. Mini buses, vans, and stretch limousines are available for larger parties and sightseeing tours. 312.670.7777 or 888.709.5466. americancoachlimousine.com
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: $5.75 for a one-day pass, $14 for a three-day pass. 888.YOUR.CTA. transitchicago.com METRA The fastest and most convenient way between McCormick Place and downtown. Just seven minutes from Millennium Park Station at Randolph and Michigan Ave. to McCormick Place’s Grand Concourse. Prices vary. 312.322.6900. metrarail.com (J-33) (J-38)
CHICAGO WATER TAXI A fun, fast, and friendly way to experience Chicago, with convenient stops at Union and Ogilvie Train Stations, Clark/LaSalle Streets, and the Magnificent Mile at the Wrigley Building, Trump Tower, and Chinatown. A fun way to go from place to place while enjoying a fantastic view. One-way fares starting at $3. All day tickets are $10. 312.337.1446. chicagowatertaxi.com
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ZOOS BROOKFIELD ZOO Known for its naturalistic, multi-species exhibits and more than 2,000 animals. Popular exhibit Dinosaurs Alive! is back. Travel back in time when these animals ruled the earth. Mon.–Sat., 9:30am–6pm; Sun., 9:30am–7:30pm. Open 365 days a year. Adults, $15; children (3–11)/seniors, $10.50; and children under 2, free. $10 for parking. Some exhibits require an additional fee. All major cards. 1st Ave. & 31st St. in Brookfield, 708.688.8000. czs.org (Suburban)
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LINCOLN PARK ZOO More than 1,000 mammals, reptiles, and birds inhabit 35 acres of zoological gardens on Chicago’s lakefront. See the animals of Africa in the Regenstein African Journey or flying critters in the McCormick Bird House. There’s also the Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo. Minutes from downtown hotels. Mon.–Fri, 10am–5pm; Sat.–Sun., 10am–6:30pm. FREE. 2001 N. Clark, 312.742.2000. lpzoo.com (H-17)
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From beautiful landscapes to monumental architecture to iconic sculpture, MILLENNIUM PARK is truly a 21st century creation. Chicago’s civic gem is a 24.5-acre oasis in the heart of downtown. Don’t miss the Park’s Jun Kaneko art exhibition, comprised of his signature dangos, meaning “round form” or “dumpling” in Japanese. The exhibit is located in the North Boeing Gallery.
M U ST-S E E AT T RACT I O N S BP Bridge: Take the long way across Columbus Drive to Daley Bicentennial Plaza via Frank Gehry’s whimsically serpentine steel creation. Chase Promenade: A beautiful tree lined three-blocklong walkway that spans the length of the Park. Cloud Gate: The brilliant stainless steel curves of what has affectionately become known as “the Bean” mirrors both the skyline above and curious onlookers below. Crown Fountain: These towering waterfall bookends bear digital images of actual Chicagoans year-round.
Millennium Park is accesible via the CTA #3, #4, #151 and #157 buses.
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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Interconnected: Jun Kaneko Exhibition Japanese artist Jun Kaneko was a pioneer in the field of monumental ceramic sculpture. His large ceramic steles are covered in a variety of vibrant shapes, patters and colors and allow viewers to focus on his scale and their placement. On display through Nov. 3, 2013.
Self-Guided Audio Tour: Travel at your own pace and listen as the masterminds behind the world’s most spectacular public space – architect Frank Gehry and artists Anish Kapoor and Jaume Plensa – recount how and why Millennium Park was built and the secrets that lie beneath.
Downtown Sound: Free Music Mondays Every Monday through July 29, a different artist performs in the Pritzker Pavillion. Pack a blanket and a picnic for dinner for an evening of music under the stars. All concerts begin at 6:30pm.
Jay Pritzker Pavilion: Architect Frank Gehry’s bold outdoor band shell, with its soaring steel ribbons and state-of-the-art canopied sound system over the lawn, is a breathtaking design.
Millennium Park Millennium Park
Call 312/742-1168 or visit www.millenniumpark.org for more information.
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HARLEY DAVIDSON (66 E. Ohio, 312.274.9666) is great spot to find motorcycle clothing, helmets and many other riding accessories visitors may need for their bike trips this summer. They also have a number of trinkets great for bringing back to friends who missed out on the trip. Chicago boasts a variety of stores and shopping centers, but one of the best is right in the loop. BLOCK THIRTY SEVEN, SHOPS ON STATE (108 N. State, 312.261.4700) has a number of stores for the whole family including PUMA, Anthropologie, Sephora, Zara, Eileen Fisher, and more. After running around all day, guests will want to go to DQ LUXURY REFLEXOLOGY MASSAGE AND RELAXATION RETREAT (910 S. Michigan, Suite 120, 312.986.8096). DQ uses methods of Chinese acupressure combined with therapeutic massage to release stress and fatigue. See ad on page 59.
Please call to confirm hours and credit cards accepted.
THE ANTIQUARIANS BUILDING This sophisticated River North antique center features unique antiques and collections including European antiques, mirrors, designer accessories, antique lamps, and oriental rugs, along with French Louis Philippe, art nouveau and art deco, Moderne, Continental silver, and Meissen. With more than two-dozen antiques dealers on five floors, it’s easy to get lost in here for hours. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. All major cards. 159 W. Kinzie, 312.527.0533. (H-31)
“Caged Crystal Multi Flora Bowl,” 7 x 8", Blown Glass
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ATLAS GALLERIES INC. For more than 40 years, Atlas has offered the finest oils, sculptures, and limited-edition graphics in an exclusive gallery collection, from prints by Renoir to contemporary works by Michael Cheney. Hours vary by location. All major cards. 535 N. Michigan, 312.329.9330 or 800.423.7635; 900 N. Michigan, Level 6, 312.649.0999 or 800.545.2929. atlasgalleries.com (J-29) (J-26)
“Precious Jewel,” 16 x 12", Oil on Canvas
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. brooksbrothers.com (J-28)
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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)
ASIAN HOUSE A large selection of elegant oriental home furnishings and furniture, as well as art and antiques. Asian House features a solid selection of antique oriental rugs, silk screens, cloisonné vases and animals, bronze statues, and Coromandel. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. All major cards. 159 W. Kinzie, 312.527.4848. (H-31) 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. Closing at 1:30pm on June 9 and June 16. 6920 N. Mannheim at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, 847.524.9590, www.wolffs.com (Suburban)
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, Christain Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, and Hermès at a fraction of the original price. Also carries plus sizes. All major cards. Mon. - Sat. 10am - 6pm, Sun. 11am - 6pm. 658 N. Dearborn, 312.587.3312. designerresalechicago.com (H-29) MEN’S WEARHOUSE This men’s retail mecca has a variety of expanded sizes and styles for all types of occasions. The friendly sales associates will have you leaving liking the way you look. Tuxedo rentals available. Hours vary by location. 112 S. State, 312.781.0817; 535 N. Michigan, 312.312.1903. menswearhouse.com (I–36) (J–30) 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) TESSUTI Men’s collection including Pal Zileri suits made from the finest Italian fabrics, sports jackets, dress shirts,
and outerwear, plus custom ties and suits. You’ll also find limited-edition ties in a rainbow of colors from Stefano Ricci, Brioni, and Zelli. Mon.–Fri., 10:30am–6:30pm, Sat., 10am–6pm, Sun. Noon–5pm. All major cards. 50 E. Oak, 312.266.4949. tessutiformen.com (I-25)
DEPARTMENT STORES MACY’S Top fashions for men, women, and children, as well as an expansive collection of home furnishings. State St. location: Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm; Sun., 10am–6pm. Water Tower location: Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun., 11am–6pm. All major cards. 111 N. State, 312.781.1000; Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan, 312.335.7787. macys.com (I-34) (J-26) NORDSTROM Customer service comes first at this shopping mecca. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm, Sun, 11am–6pm. All major cards. 520 N. Michigan, 312.464.1515. nordstrom.com (J-30) NORDSTROM RACK The more economical version of Nordstrom stores. 24 N. State, 312.337.5500; 101 E. Chicago, 312.254.3660. shop.nordstrom.com (I–35) (J–27)
ULTA Featuring 20,000 products and extensive fragrance selections. Salon services on sight. Call for hours. 16 S. Halsted, 312.243.0411.; 114 S. State, 312.279.5081. (I-35)
DQ LUXURY REFLEXOLOGY MASSAGE & RELAXATION RETREAT DQ uses ancient methods of Chinese acupressure combined with therapeutic massage to release stress and fatigue. The regular price for a foot massage is $70, but through June, the price is discounted to $39 (see ad on page 59). Mon.–Sat., 10:30am–10pm; Sun., 11am–10pm. 910 S. Michigan, Ste. 120, 312.986.8096. michiganavespa.com. (J-41)
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)
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Feel the Rhythm JAZZ RECORD MART is one of America’s largest jazz and blues store and is a destination for music lovers. Great for collectors and novices alike, it offers an excellent sampling of highlights from this year’s Chicago Blues Festival, in addition to jazz and world music. The store’s owner, Bob Koester, also owns Delmark Records, the legendary jazz and blues label. He and his helpful, knowledgeable staff teach guests a lot while they are shopping. Avid collectors and those who simply appreciate music will find all of the CDs, LPs, cassettes, books and rarities that their hearts desire. Jazz Record Mart is the perfect place to find a unique gift or souvenir for someone special or yourself. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm; Sun., Noon–5pm. 27 E. Illinois. 312.222.1467.
JAZZ RECORD MART The world’s largest jazz and blues store features CDs, LPs, 45s, and 78s; DVDs; and videos, as well as posters, T-shirts, magazines, and books. The store and its owner, Bob Koester, have received numerous honors, including induction into the Blues Hall of Fame. The store also sells all in-print LPs by jazz and blues label Delmark Records. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm; Sun., 12–5pm. All major cards. 27 E. Illinois, 312.222.1467. jazzmart.com (I-31)
SHOPPING MALLS 900 NORTH MICHIGAN SHOPS Bloomingdale’s anchors this fashionable mall with 70 distinctive shops and restaurants. Call for hours. 900 N. Michigan, 312.915.3900. shop900.com (J-27) 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. Cards accepted vary by store. 108 N. State, 312.261.4700. blockthirtyseven.com (I-34)
Art & Antique Notes ASIAN HOUSE OF CHICAGO Asian House features Oriental home furnishings and furniture as well as hand-made Tiffany-style lamps. Oriental furnishings including porcelain fishbowls, rosewood and lacquered paintings, antique boxes in porcelain and lacquer. Korean and antique Chinese furniture, antique Oriental rugs, silk screens, cloisonné vases and animals, bronze statues, and coromandel are featured in this gracious store, located in River North. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. 159 W. Kinzie, 312.527.4848.
THE ANTIQUARIANS BUILDING This sophisticated antique center in Chicago features unique antiques and collections including European antiques, mirrors, designer accessories, antique lamps, Oriental rugs, and French Louis Phillipe, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco, Moderne (Paul Frankl, Charles Eames), continental silver and Meissen. Come by and visit this unique River North antique center located next to the Merchandise Mart. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. 59 W. Kinzie, 312.527.0533.
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PREMIUM OUTLETS Save 25-65 percent on name brands at over 120 outlet stores. Call for hours. 650 Premium Outlets in Aurora, 630.585.2200. premiumoutlets.com (Suburban) THE SHOPS AT NORTH BRIDGE Fifty specialty shops, 17 restaurants, five hotels— anchored by Nordstrom. Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun, 11am–7pm. Cards accepted vary by store. 520 N. Michigan, 312.327.2300. theshopsatnorthbridge.com (J-30) WATER TOWER PLACE Find Macy’s and American Girl Place, as well as more than 100 specialty shops and restaurants. Mon.–Sat., 10am–9pm; Sun, 11am–6pm. Cards accepted vary by store. 835-845 N. Michigan, 312.440.3166. shopwatertower.com (J-27)
SOUVENIRS SOUVENIR CITY CHICAGO If it says Chicago, you will find it here! Best prices on shirts and sweatshirts, mugs and glasses, Chicago pictures and postcards, Chicago team hats and apparel. Mon., Tues., Thurs., 10am–8pm; Wed., Fri., 10am–9pm; Sat., 9am–9pm; Sun., 10:30am–5:30pm. All Major cards. 2 blocks West of Navy Pier at 393 E. Illinois, 312.321.9842. (M-30)
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BELMONT ARMY VINTAGE Go treasure hunting on the top of four floors of fashion that encompass many styles of men’s and women’s vintage clothing from multiple decades. Mon.–Sat., 11am–8pm; Sun., Noon–6pm. 855 W. Belmont, 773.549.1038 ext. 4. belmontarmy.com
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THE FUDGE POT This Old Town institution has been making sugary treats since 1963. Call for hours. All major cards. 1532 N. Wells, 312.943.1777. fudgepotchicago.net (I-23)
CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION RETAIL SHOP Take Chicago’s fabulous and fascinating architecture home at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Purchase a 4D cityscape puzzles or a LEGO model of the Willis Tower to build at home, or buy a book about the history of individual Chicago landmarks. Sat.–Thu., 9am–6:30pm; Fri., 9am–7pm. All major cards. 224 S. Michigan, 312.922.3432, ext. 240. architecture.org/shop (J-36)
BELMONT ARMY SURPLUS The third of four floors that includes military surplus, bagpacks, footwear, workwear, and much much more. Mon.-Sat., 11am-8pm; Sun., Noon-6pm. 855 W. Belmont, 773.549.1038 ext. 3, belmontarmy.com
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855 W Belmont | 773-549-1038 www.belmontarmy.com
HARLEY DAVIDSON Find clothing, helmets and all of your other riding needs at the Harley Davidson Motorclothes & Accessories downtown location. Fine motor clothes are available and there is a great selection of tees, pins, coffee cups and all of your souvenir needs. All apparel is Harley Licensed and the friendly, knowledgeable staff will be able to help you fulfill your needs. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm; Sun., 11am6pm. 66 E. Ohio, 312.274.9666. chicagoharley.com (J–30)
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) 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)
Crate & Barrel
Apple Elan Cole Haan Niketown Garmin
Swiss Fine Timing
Gap Tourbillion Allen Edmonds La Perla Atlas Galleries
AT&T Ann Taylor H2O Levis Eddie Bauer
Howell’s & Hood
Michael 57 Jordan’s Steakhouse
Hugo Boss Stuart Weitzman Kiehls Shops at Northbridge Verizon
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)
UNCORK IT! Thousands of discount wines, spirits, and other related items. Stop into the Near North store or order from the comfort of your hotel and have all of your libations delivered to you. Mon.–Thurs., 8am–10pm; Fri. and Sat., 8am–11pm. Sun., 11am–9pm. DS, MC, V. 393 E. Illinois, 312.321.9400. uncorkitchicago.com (M–30)
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)
Gucci Van Cleef & Arpels George Jensen
St. John Bulgari Omega
900 Shops Mont Blanc Michael Kors Max Mara
The North Face
John Hancock Center
American Girl Water Tower Place Macy’s
Top Shop Top Man
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Disney Brooks Bros. Stuart Weitzman
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A Dazzling Collection of Needlepoint and Knitting
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. Open late. Mon.–Thu.,10am–11pm; Fri–Sat, 10am–12am; Sun., 11am–11pm. AE, MC, V. 1550 N. Wells, 800.5UP.DOWN or 312.337.8505. updowncigar.com (H-19)
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WE’LL KEEP YOU IN STITCHES A knitting and needlepoint shop with a dazzling selection of yarns and a variety of hand-painted canvases. Offering expert instruction and superb fitting and finishing services. Mon.–Sat., 9:30am–4:45pm. All major cards. 67 E. Oak, 4th Floor, 312.642.2540. (I-25)
Steaks and the City
June is National Steakhouse Month, and Chicago has a wide array of steakhouses known for their juicy cuts grilled to perfection. For fine prime aged steaks and Italian favorites, head to HARRY CARAYâ€™S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE (33 W. Kinzie, 312.828.0966). Celebrities and professional athletes are known to frequent this venue. CHICAGO CHOP HOUSE (60 W. Ontario, 312.787.7100) is known for its dry-aged and kobe steaks and more than 650 wines. The piano bar makes for great live entertainment. BRAZZAZ (539 N. Dearborn, 312.595.9000) is a Brazilian steakhouse with a massive salad bar and authentic Gauchos going around letting guests try many meat options. Their summer cocktail menu features a delicious Brazilian concoction of sugary lime and Cachaca and a mouthwatering watermelon martini.
Please call to confirm hours, prices and credit cards accepted.
ARTIST’S CAFÉ Located in the Fine Arts building, the Artist’s Café has been a favorite among artists around the globe since 1961. Serving up a mix of American and ethnic cuisine, including Greek, Sicilian, and French dishes, guests will find a cool, diner vibe with a great selection of spirits. Sun.–Mon., 7am–9pm; Tue.–Sat., 7am–11pm. All major cards. $$. 412 S. Michigan, 312.939.7855; 1150 S. Wabash, 312.583.9942. artists-cafe.com (J-38) AU CHEVAL Near West Side diner that uses all fresh ingredients. Open late. $$. 800 W. Randolph, 312.929.4580. (D–33)
CASTLE CRAFT PUB & EATERY (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) This first-floor pub serves a wide variety of high-quality shareable dishes, small plates and microbrews. All major cards. Sun.–Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. castlechicago.com (H-29) This Asian fusion hot spot boasts a sushi bar with chefs creating the freshest rolls served along side Japanese and Taiwanese dishes.
1028 N Clark St | (312)929-2035 vorachicago.com DAVE & BUSTERS There is tons of big kid fun to be had at this Gold Coast arcade. Besides boasting a large selection of simulators, video games, and billiards and shuffleboards, Dave and Busters scores high with a full-service kitchen serving tasty American fare with a twist. Sun., Wed.–Thurs., 11:30am–11pm; Mon–Tues., 4pm–11pm; Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–2am. 1030 N. Clark, 312.943.5151. daveandbusters.com (I-26)
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. $$. 640 N. Wells, 312.664.1707. eddebevics.com (H-29) GOOSE ISLAND BREWPUB Chicago’s original craft brewer offers locally sourced lunch and dinner items, including charcuterie, duck reuben sandwiches, and its legendary Stilton burger. Sunday brunch also served. Also offering innovative, small-batch specialty ales only found at their pubs. Open daily at 11am and serving late. All major cards. $. Free parking at Clybourn location. 1800 N. Clybourn, 312.915.0071; 3535 N. Clark, 773.832.9040. gooseisland.com (D-19) (D-4)
Experience the mystery of Asian cuisine with flavors from Japan, Thailand, China and Vietnam all in a warm and casual atmosphere.
614 S. Wabash | (312)379-0970 www.tamarindsushi.com
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HARD ROCK CAFE This legendary institution boasts the largest collection of rock ’n’ roll memorabilia and serves up the best in American cuisine, including juicy burgers, tasty barbecue, sandwiches, pasta, and steaks in a friendly, highenergy atmosphere. Food served Mon.–Thu., 11am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 11am–1am; Sun., 11am–11pm. All major cards. $$. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252. hardrock.com (H-29)
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NEW! HOWELLS & HOOD Nestled at the base of the Tribune Tower, this restaurant pays homage to John Howells and Raymond Hood, the architects behind the neo-classical building. Boasts a massive patio, a refined culinary program and an unparalleled drink selection. Call for hours. $$. 435 N. Michigan, 312.262.5310. howellsandhood.com (K–30) LLOYD’S CHICAGO American cuisine served in a Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired atmosphere, Lloyd’s, just steps from the Lyric Opera and Cadillac Palace Theatre, specializes in upscale business lunches, cocktails, and pre-theater dinners. Mon.–Fri., 11:30am–8:30pm. Sat. on opera nights, 5–7pm. All major cards. $$$. 1 S. Wacker, 312.407.6900. lloydschicago.com (G-35)
RAINFOREST CAFÉ Dine under a tropical jungle canopy featuring cuisine inspired by the flavors of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Asia. Kid-friendly menu available. Mon.–Thu., 11am–9:30pm; Fri., 11am–10:30pm; Sat., 11am–11pm; Sun., 11am–9pm. All major cards. $$. 605 N. Clark, 312.787.1501. rainforestcafe.com (H-29) RUDY’S BAR & GRILLE Owned by pizza mastermind Rudy Malnati Jr. (also owner of nearby Pizano’s), this burger place features fresh-cut fries and mouthwatering chargrilled burgers. Open daily, 11am–2am. All major cards. $. 69 E. Madison, 312.332.8111. rudysbarandgrillechicago.com (J-35) WEST EGG CAFE Everything from eggs Benedict and taco salad to rotisserie chicken grace the menu of this cozy café. Tasty, heart-healthy dishes also available. Mon.–Fri. 6:30am–3pm; Sat.–Sun., 7am–3pm. All major cards. $. 620 N. Fairbanks, 312.280.8366. (K-29)
(1) FREE entree with EVERY purchase of an entree of equal or greater value. This oﬀer is valid for EVERYONE in your party. Dine-in only. Not valid on holidays. Not valid with other oﬀers, specials or promotions. Not valid after 9pm on Friday or Saturday. Must present coupon at time of ordering.
TAMARIND Contemporary décor accents Asian minimalist furnishings at this pan-Asian café. The menu covers most of Asia, including Thai, Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese entrees, as well as an impressive selection of sushi. Daily, 11am–11pm. All major cards. $$. 614 S. Wabash, 312.379.0970, tamarindsushi.com (I-39)
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VORA This chic Asian fusion Gold Coast hot spot boasts a sushi bar with chefs creating only the freshest rolls served along side other Japanese and Taiwanese dishes.
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. Also indulge in our gourmet salad bar, an array of side dishes, an extensive wine list. Mon.–Thu., 5–10pm; Fri., 11am–2pm, 5–10:30pm; Sat., 4–10:30pm; Sun., 1–9:30pm. All major credit cards. $$$. 539 N. Dearborn, 312.595.9000. brazzaz.com (J-30)
B R E A K FA S T ELEVEN CITY DINER An old-school diner serving breakfast ALL day. Enjoy authentic soda fountain drinks while noshing on renowned hand-sliced delicatessen sandwiches, fluffy omelets, giant salads, and, of course, a full bar. Mon.–Thu., 8am–9:30pm; Fri., 8am–10:30pm; Sat. 9am–10:30pm; Sun., 9am–9pm. All major cards. $. 1112 S. Wabash, 312.212.1112. elevencitydiner.com (I-42) WEST EGG CAFE Located within walking distance of dozens of downtown hotels, this cozy Streeterville café offers everything from eggs benedict and pancakes to rotisserie chicken and taco salad. Tasty, heart-healthy dishes also available. Bonus: insulated coffee pitchers at every table. Mon.–Fri., 6:30am–3pm; Sat.–Sun., 7am–3pm. All major cards. $. 620 N. Fairbanks, 312.280.8366. (K-29) YOLK Yolk is the talk of the town. Expect creative twists on traditional breakfast favorites including frittatas, Benedicts, French toast, and skillets. Lunchtime options include salads, burgers, and sandwiches. Mon.–Fri., 6am–3pm; Sat.–Sun., 7am–3pm. $. 355 E. Ohio, 312.822.9655; 1120 S. Michigan, 312.789.YOLK; 747 N. Wells, 312.787.2277. eatyolk.com (L-30) (I-42) (G-27)
CO N TA M P O R A RY AMERICAN CROSSROADS AT HOUSE OF BLUES Dine on American, Southern, and Mexican-inspired dishes from celebrity chef Aarón Sanchez. Staples— jambalaya, pulled pork sandwiches, HOB signature burgers—join new exciting menu options such as meatball sliders, chile-braised short ribs, and street tacos. All major cards. $$. 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000. houseofblues.com (H-32)
“but there’s way more than just eggs here.” Serving Breakfast and Lunch Mon - Fri 6am to 3pm Sat - Sun 7am to 3pm
747 N. Wells 312.787.2277
1120 S. Michigan 312.789.YOLK
355 E. Ohio 312.822.YOLK
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It offers many sakes and whiskeys and provides a contemporary feel. Fri.–Sat., 7am–2am; Sun.–Thurs., 7am– 11am. 1028 N. Clark. 312.929.2035. vorachicago.com (I-25)
Still Rock ‘n’ Roll to Me The original HARD ROCK CAFÉ opened in London in June 1971. This month the company celebrates 42 years and over 175 locations in 55 countries. The legacy began when two Americans wanted a good burger while living in London. The two opened up a small diner in a Rolls Royce dealership and less than 10 years later, Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend would get into a battle one-uping each other with memorabilia at the establishment. Today, the total collection has over 74,000 pieces, many of them here in Chicago. Guests can savor juicy burgers and other classic American fare while admiring the “museum” of guitars, clothing, autographs and other collectables lining the walls. Open Sun.–Thurs., 11am–11pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–1pm. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252.
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ELEVEN CITY DINER An old-school diner located in the heart of Chicago’s South Loop, serving breakfast all day. Enjoy authentic soda fountain drinks while noshing on renowned hand-sliced delicatessen sandwiches. Mon.–Thu., 8am– 9:30pm; Fri., 8am–10:30pm; Sat., 9am– 10:30pm; Sun., 9am–9pm. All major cards. $. 1112 S. Wabash, 312.212.1112. elevencitydiner.com (I-42)
MANNY’S COFFEE SHOP & DELI Since 1942, this cafeteria-style institution has served piled-high sandwiches. There’s the signature corned beef, excellent brisket, peppery pastrami, famous original crisp potato pancakes and delicious steamed table entrees. Specials change daily, from stuffed cabbage on Tue. to meatloaf with spaghetti on Sat. Minutes from McCormick Place and United Center. Mon.–Sat., 5am–8pm.
All major cards. $. 1141 S. Jefferson, 312.939.2855. mannysdeli.com (E-43)
MYSTIC BLUE Relax and cruise Lake Michigan aboard the fresh and contemporary Mystic Blue where a threecourse bountiful buffet, DJ music, cash bar for delicious summer cocktails, an upscale outdoor lounge 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)
THE MELTING POT This stylish fondue 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 marshmallows, cakes, and brownies for dipping. Mon.–Sat., 12pm–2am; Sun., 12pm–12am. All major cards. $$$. 609 N. Dearborn, 312.573.0011. meltingpot.com (H-29)
FRENCH BISTRO VOLTAIRE Classic French restaurant makes it easy to forget you are in busy Chicago. Mon-Sat., 5pm–11am. $$$. 226 W. Chicago, 312.265.0911. bistrovoltaire.com (H–27) CYRANO’S CAFÉ & WINE BAR Imagine yourself on the Left Bank of the Seine River in Paris, sipping a glass of wine and noshing on bountiful bistro dishes at a charming outdoor café along the Chicago River. Riverwalk location, just east of Michigan Avenue, open 11am-10pm daily. Wells Street location open for Lunch: Tues.–Fri., 11:30am–2:30pm. Dinner: Mon.–Sat., 5:30pm–10:30pm. 233 E. Riverwalk South, 312.616.1400; 546 N. Wells. 312.467.0546. cyranoscafeontheriver.com (L-32) (J-32)
Restrictions apply see restaurant for details. Must present ad prior to order. Valid for any entree with the purchase of two, Four Course Experiences. Free entree must be of equal or lesser value. Expires June 23, 2013. Valid only at The River North Melting Pot.
Reservations Recommended 609 North Dearborn Street (312)573-0011 | meltingpot.com
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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. $$. 4732 N. Lincoln, 773.784.4444. chicagobrauhaus.com (NW of A-1) HOFBRÄUHAUS This replica of legendary Hofbräuhaus in Germany serves authentic German dishest. Call for hours. 550 Park Place in Rosemont, 847.671.2739. hofbrauhauschicago.com (Suburban)
INDIAN CHICAGO CURRY HOUSE With a high Zagat rating and Best Of Chicago award from Local.com, Chicago Curry House brings the flavors of India and Nepal to the city’s South Loop. Delight in mouth-watering cuisine, an extensive wine list, relaxing ambiance, and attentive service. Lunch buffet. Catering and delivery available. $$. 899 S. Plymouth, 312.362.9999. curryhouseonline.com (I-41)
“Serving Chicago’s Authentic Deep Dish Pizza”
any $25 food purchase w/ad excludes breakfast
545 N. LaSalle St. (312) 464-1872
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
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INDIA HOUSE With an exhibition kitchen, this River North emporium allows diners an opportunity to watch their menu selections (more than 150 choices) cooked to perfection in tandoor ovens. Vegetarian options. Daily lunch buffet. Lunch: Mon.–Fri., 11am–2:30pm; Sat.–Sun., 11am–3pm. Dinner: Fri.–Sat., 5–11pm; Sun.–Thu., 5–10pm. All major cards. $$. 59 W. Grand, 312.645.9500. indiahousechicago.com (I-30) INDIAN GARDEN This popular second-floor Streeterville restaurant features Northern Indian and Pakistani favorites. Sample a rotating selection of traditional dishes, including marinated lamb and curried chicken at the daily lunch buffet from 11:30am to 3pm for $13.95 per person. Weekend brunch buffet is $15.95. Dinner: Sun.–Thu., 5pm–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 5pm–10:30pm. All major cards. $$. 247 E. Ontario, 312.280.4910. indiangardenchicago.com (H-29)
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; Sun., 9am–2am. All major cards. $$. 216 N. Wabash, 312.263.0200. emeraldloop.com (I-33)
CLUB LUCKY Feel like you’re in a 1940s Italian supper club and cocktail lounge. Close to downtown hotels. Good food and fun! Now offering hotel delivery. Kitchen hours: Mon.–Thu. 11:30am–10pm; Fri., 11:30am–11pm; Sat., 4:30–11pm; Sun., 3:30–10pm. Lounge open late. $$$. 1824 W. Wabansia, 773.227.2300. clubluckychicago.com (NW of A-20)
EDUARDO’S ENOTECA Fresh light Italian and small plates. Delivery and catering available. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 1212 N. Dearborn, 312.337.4490. eduardosenoteca.com (I-23) LA CANTINA ITALIAN CHOPHOUSE (Italian Village Restaurants) Located on the lower level of the Italian Village Restaurants, La Cantina’s traits of distinction include amazing steak and seafood served from all regions of Italy. Gluten-free available. Lunch: Mon.–Fri., 11:30am– 2:30pm. Dinner: Tue.–Fri., 5–10pm; Sat., 5–11pm. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. italianvillage-chicago.com (H-36) THE VILLAGE (Italian Village Restaurants) The Village features Northern Italian cuisine in an intimate setting, complete with cozy nooks and murals that evoke the feeling of dining in a small Italian village. Gluten-free options available. Mon.–Thu., 11am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 11am-1am; Sun., 12pm–12am. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. italianvillage-chicago.com. (H-36) VIVERE (Italian Village Restaurants) This contemporary Italian restaurant features modern flavors and has received accolades from Esquire and Wine Spectator. Gluten-free options available. Lunch: weekdays, 11am–2:30pm. Dinner: Mon.–Thu., 5–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 5–11pm; closed Sun. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. italianvillage-chicago.com (H-36)
MEXICAN PATRON’S HACIENDA A Mexican restaurant and sports cantina located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, serving Mexican cuisine including fresh ceviche, fajitas, and some of the best fresh-juice margaritas in town. Mon.–Thu., 5–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 5pm–12am; Sun, 3–10pm. All major cards. $$. 316 W. Erie, 312.642.2400. patronschicago.com (G-29)
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As National Seafood Month swims along, FRIENDS SUSHI invites guests to dive deep and experience unique flavors straight from the sea. This charming downtown premier sushi restaurant combines traditional favorites with contemporary style. Expert chefs create top-notch and unique variations of the highest quality and freshness. The popular Devil Tuna (spicy tuna, avocado, scallions, cream cheese, chili oil wrapped with soy paper and topped with seared super white tuna, cilantro, hot sauce and ponzu sauce) is a favorite as well as the Friends Roll (king crab, shrimp tempura, cream cheese, spicy mayo, green apple, topped with unagi, avocado, tempura crumb, red tobiko, wasabi mayo and unagi glaz). Guests may also sip on an Asian martini or the more traditional sake. Mon.–Thurs., 11:30am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–11pm; Sun., 11:30am-10pm. 710 N. Rush. 312.787.8998.
XOCO Slang for “little sister” in Aztec, there’s nothing little about the bold flavors of Xoco. Try their tortas and churros for lunch or dinner and pair your meal with Mexican or local craft beer or a glass of wine. $$. Call for hours. 449 N. Clark, 312.334.3688. (I–31)
NEPALESE SU CASA MEXICAN RESTAURANT Experience a fiesta for your taste buds one block off Michigan Ave. A smorgasbord of Mexican favorites such as fajitas, burritos, tacos, and hacienda dinners are served among piñatas and stained glass. Ask about catering. Sun.–Thu., 11am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 11am–1am. All major cards. $. 49 E. Ontario, 312.943.4041. (I-29)
“The most fashionable place in town to dine on Thai food”. . . – Chicago Magazine
11 E. ILLINOIS • PHONE 670-0100
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. $$. 899 S. Plymouth, 312.362.9999. curryhouseonline.com (I-41)
PIZZA FLOUR & STONE Guests can enjoy a more rustic take on Brooklyn-style, thin-crust pizza. Known for a crispy outside crust and chewy inside made with fresh ingredients. $$. Sun.–Thurs., 11am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–11pm. 355 E. Ohio, 312.822.8998. flourandstone.com (L–29)
Family owned and operated!
“A visit to Indian Garden is a culinary voyage of discovery to the exotic tastes and textures of India and the warmth and hospitality of her people.” Lunch Buffet: 11:30am – 3:00pm Dinner: Sunday – Thursday 5:00pm – 10:00pm Friday & Saturday 5:00pm – 10:30pm 247 E. Ontario St., 2nd Floor Phone: 312-280-4910 Fax: 312-280-4934
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NEPAL HOUSE The owner of Chicago Curry House presents his newest establishment. The eatery serves Nepalese and both northern and southern Indian food including classics such as “momo” (dumplings with sauce) and “Thalis” (meal combinations). Sun.–Thurs. 11am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–10:30pm. 1301 S. Michigan, 312.922.0601. nepalhouseonline.com.
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. $$. 633 N. Wells, 312.943.1124; 162 E. Superior, 312.266.DEEP; 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818. ginoseast.com (H-29) (K-28) (I-38) GINO’S EAST SPORTS BAR The traditional pizzeria spices things up with its new location in Chicago’s South Loop. With new deep-dish pies, such as the Hunter Rabbit (rabbit sausage, spinach, roasted carrots, and parmesan), as well as the old standards, it wouldn’t be a sports bar without a craft beer list featuring a dozen local brews. All major cards. $$. 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818. ginoseastsportsbar.com (H-39) 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)
620 N. Fairbanks 312-280-8366
PIZZERIA ORA Build your own traditional Chicago deep-dish or thincrust pizza with your favorite toppings, or choose one of Pizzeria Ora’s specialty pies. Sandwiches and Italian entrées also available. $2 downtown delivery. Sun.–Thu., 6:30am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 7am–1am. All major cards. $$. 545 N. LaSalle, 312.464.1872, pizzeriaora.com (H-30)
SEAFOOD CATCH 35 The freshest seafood in the city is just a short walk to Chicago’s Theater District. For meat lovers, try the bone-in ribeye, New York strip or filet mignon medallions. Featuring live jazz Tue.–Fri., 6–9pm; Sat., 6:30–9:30pm. Lunch: Mon.–Fri., 11:30am–2pm. Dinner: Mon.–Thu., 5–9:30pm; Fri.–Sat., 5–10pm; Sun., 4–9pm. All major cards. $$$$. 35 W. Wacker, 312.346.3500; 35 S. Washington in Naperville, 630.717.3500. catch35.com (I-33) (Suburban) HOLY MACKEREL! Combining fresh seafood and fresh cocktails, as well as a fresh take on a vintage design. Sun.–Thu., 6am–9pm; Fri.–Sat., 6am–10pm. All major cards. $$$$. 70 Yorktown Center, Westin Lombard, 630.953.3444. holymackerelseafood.com (Suburban)
CHICAGO CHOP HOUSE Located in a century-old Victorian brownstone with more than 1,400 historical photos, this renowned steakhouse features USDA prime dry-aged and Kobe steaks. A comprehensive wine list boasts more than 650 selections. Piano bar. Valet. Mon.–Thu., 5–11pm; Fri., 5–11:30pm; Sat., 4–11:30pm; Sun., 4–11pm. All major cards. $$$$. 60 W. Ontario, 312.787.7100. chicagochophouse.com (I-29) THE FIREPLACE INN A classic Chicago rib joint that’s been serving up some of the best barbecue baby backs around since 1969. Allseasons outdoor patio. Call for hours. All major cards. 1448 N. Wells, 312.664.5264. fireplaceinn.com (G-21) HARRY CARAY’S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE Legendary Italian steakhouse serving the finest prime aged steaks and chops—Italian favorites in a truly warm Chicago atmosphere. Hours vary by location. All major cards. $$$$. 33 W. Kinzie, 312.828.0966; 10233 W. Higgins in Rosemont, 847.699.1200; 70 Yorktown Center, Westin Lombard, 630.953.3400. harrycarays.com (I-31) (Suburban)
Enjoy the Churrascaria experience with the finest USDA prime beef, lamb, poultry, pork and jumbo shrimp, prepared in the delicious, culinary style of the Gaucho. Also indulge in our gourmet salad bar and traditional array of side dishes and an extensive wine list.
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Lucky You! Tucked away in Bucktown, CLUB LUCKY (1824 W. Wabansia, 773.227.2300) is a traditional Italian eatery, perfect for your lunch or dinner destination. Dive right into their famous calamari, grilled or fried, before your meal. The Club Lucky Salad is another favorite. Topped with genoa salami, pepperoncini, Sicilian olives, roasted red peppers and fontinella cheese, this combo adds a little something extra to your daily green requirement. The lunch, try a traditional Italian sandwich. For dinner, order one of Club Lucky’s homemade pastas or the Filet Pizziola. Luckily, those with dietary restrictions can chow down on pasta because they offer whole-wheat penne and gluten–free spaghettini from organic quinoa. Finish off your meal with a Killer Martini. Not feeling dangerous? Make like the Italians and stick with wine. Mon.–Thurs., 11:30am–10pm; Fri., 11:30am–11pm; Sat., 4:30pm–11pm; Sun., 4pm–10pm.
FRIENDS SUSHI Located steps from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the modern sleek trappings of this Gold Coast sushi spot are ideal for both casual and romantic dining. Enjoy traditional and specialty maki, sushi, and sashimi, as well as entrée selections. Daily lunch specials. Sun.–Thu., 11:30am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–1am. All major cards. $$. 710 N. Rush, 312.787.8998. friendssushi.com (I-28)
TAVERNITA This river north restaurant and bar features small plates and other Spanish dishes. Open for lunch daily. Sun.–Tues., 5pm–11:30pm; Wed.–Thurs., 5pm–midnight; Fri.–Sat., 5pm–1am. $$$. 151 W. Erie, 312.274.1111. tavernita.com (H–29)
NEW! VORA This chic Asian fusion Gold Coast hot spot boasts a sushi bar with chefs creating only the freshest rolls served along side other Japanese and Taiwanese dishes. Fri.–Sat., 7am–2am; Sun.–Thurs., 7am–11am. 1028 N. Clark. 312.929.2035. vorachicago.com (I-25) “The Best Thai Restaurant is also the closest to all the major hotels” – Chicago Tribune
312/337-0000 1 1/ 2 Blocks From the Mag Mile at 230 East Ohio Street
THAI DAO Enjoy Thai cuisine a half-block off the Mag Mile. Find a wide variety of traditional and specialty dishes including pad thai, cashew chicken, and beef curry. Sun.–Thu., 11am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–11pm.
SILVER SPOON Find Zagat-rated Thai fare such as banana blossom salad, tom yum, pad thai, curry noodles, ginger chicken, and more in a comfortable casual environment steps from the Mag Mile. Vegetarian-friendly. Lunch, dinner, carryout, and delivery. Sun.–Thu., 11am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–11pm. MC, V. $. 710 N. Rush, 312.944.7100. silverspoonchicago.com (I-28) STAR OF SIAM Voted the No. 1 Thai restaurant by Chicago food critics. Star of Siam helped popularize Thai food not only in Chicago, but also throughout the country. Delivery available to all downtown hotels. Sun.–Thu., 11am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–11pm. All major cards. $. 11 E. Illinois, 312.670.0100. starofsiamchicago.com (I-30)
V EG E TA R I A N NEW! KITCHEN 17 Cozy Lakeview restaurant where vegetarians, vegans and health-conscious people enjoy dishes such as “chicken” salad and gluten-free pizza. $$. 613 W. Briar, 773.661.1757. kitchen17.com
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
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Delivery available to all downtown hotels. All major cards. $. 230 E. Ohio, 312.337.0000. daothai.com (J-29)
When the Sun Goes Down
Chicago really starts to shine when the sun goes down. Start your evening off with a thirstquenching libation, or two, at EMERALD LOOP BAR & GRILL (216 N. Wabash, 312.263.0220). This modern Irish pub offers a number of televisions so guests can catch their favorite games while enjoying one of over 50 beers and signature cocktails. Why not spice up your night with CIRQUE SHANGHAI: DRAGONâ€™S THUNDER (600 E. Grand, 800.745.3000) at Navy Pier. Audiences will be amazed by performers direct from China showcasing their juggling, tumbling, balancing skills and more all while Chinese Dragon Drums score the performance. In the mood for side-splitting laughs? COMEDYSPORTZ (929 W. Belmont, 773.549.8080) is an interactive show featuring two teams of performers competing for the crowdâ€™s applause, like siblings for a parents attention.
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KINGSTON MINES Two bands on two stages provide nonstop music seven nights a week at this legendary blues club, with early sets at 8pm on Thu. and 7:30pm on Fri. and Sat. Restaurant serves BBQ for late-night noshing. Cover charge: $12–$15. Sun.–Thu., 8pm–4am; Fri., 7pm–4am; Sat., 7pm–5am. All major cards. 2548 N. Halsted, 773.477.4646. kingstonmines.com (E-13)
HOFBRÄUHAUS Replica of the legendary Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany. Call for hours. 550 Park Pl. in Rosemont, 847.671.2739. hofbrauhauschicago.com (Suburban)
GOOSE ISLAND BREWPUB Chicago’s original craft brewer for more than 20 years offers some 20 varieties of handcrafted beer. Specialties include Honkers Ale, 312 and Green Line. Stop by every Thursday at 6pm for a toast as they introduce a new beer. Offers locally sourced lunch and dinner items. 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 stop at 3535 N. Clark in Wrigleyville, 773.832.9040. gooseisland.com (D-19) (D-4)
BATON SHOW LOUNGE This show is the nation’s longest running female impersonation, Las Vegas–style revue and has been delighting audiences for more than 40 years. Call for special shows on Mon. and Tue. Show times are Wed.–Sun. at 8:30pm, 10:30pm, and 12:30am. All major cards. 436 N. Clark, 312.644.5269. thebatonshowlounge.com (H-38)
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)
CHAMPAGNE/ WINE BARS
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ENO Indulge your passion for wine, cheese, and chocolate in an intimate setting inside the InterContinental Chicago. A gourmet cornucopia awaits—superb wines, an outstanding international menu of cheeses, and a tasty host of handmade chocolate truffles and bars. Mon.–Thu., 4pm–1am; Sat., 1pm–1am; Sun., 1pm–10pm. All major cards. 505 N. Michigan, 312.321.8738; 200 N. Columbus, 312.946.7000. enowinerooms.com (J-30) (K-33)
POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE With an unrivaled champagne list, Pops for Champagne is one of the country’s top bubbly bars. In addition to serving some 200 selections, Pops also has a full bar, live music (the Dan Effland Trio plays jazz favorites every Sun.–Tue. at 9pm), and a seasonal menu of champagne-friendly small plates and shareable items. Located in the River North entertainment district. Sun.–Fri., 3pm–2am; Sat., 1pm–2am. 601 N. State, 312.266.7677. popsforchampagne.com (I-30)
CO C KTA I L LOUNGES
Live Blues 7 Nights a Week!
2 Stages • 2 Bands Doors Open 8:00PM Showtime 9:30PM Till 4AM • 5AM Sat.
$300 OFF Cover Charge with Ad
773-477-4646 • 2548 N. Halsted
For Private Parties Call Dave at 773-491-4774
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, edamame, grilled calamari, and more. Sun.–Thu., 11:30am–10pm, Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–1am. All major cards. 710 N. Rush, 312.787.8998. friendssushi.com (I-28) LAIR LOUNGE (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) This posh space offers guests an intimate lounge experience. All major cards. Sun.–Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. castlechicago.com (H-29) 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)
BAR AND LOUNGE 440 NORTH STATE STREET (312)464-1400 WWW.DOWNTOWNBARANDLOUNGE.COM 78
UNTITLED Behind the unmarked door is a trendy, elegant restaurant and bar. Live jazz and big band music plays while guests sip custom cocktails and share small plates. Proper attire required. Tues.–Wed., 4:30pm–1am;
early and enjoy food from their full-service kitchen or drinks from the bar. UP also features a no-drink minimum. Sat & Sun matinees available. 230 W. North, 3rd Floor, 312.662.4562. upcomedyclub.com (G-20)
Thurs.–Fri., 4:30pm–2am; Sat., 4:30pm–3am; Sun., 4:30pm–midnight. 111 W. Kinzie, 312.880.1511. untitledchicago.com (I–31)
E N T E R TA I N M E N T DAVE & BUSTERS There is tons of big kid fun to be had at this Gold Coast arcade/bar. Besides boasting a large selection of simulators, video games, and billiards and shuffleboards, Dave and Busters scores high with two full-service island bars and one full-service kitchen serving tasty American fare with a twist. Sun., Wed.–Thurs., 11:30am–11pm; Mon–Tues., 4pm–11pm; Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–2am. 1030 N. Clark, 312.943.5151. daveandbusters.com (I-26)
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
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)
iO The originators of long-form improvisation have been creating comedy for 30 years. iO has two theaters: the Del Close Theater features sketch comedy and stylistic shows, while the Cabaret features iO’s signature long-form improvisation, which has made the theater famous. Seven nights a week. All major cards. 3541 N. Clark, 773.880.0199. chicago.ioimprov.com (D-5)
COMEDYSPORTZ Celebrating 25 years, ComedySportz presents an audience-interactive show appropriate for all ages. At this laugh arena, two teams of improvisors compete for the your applause, and you decide who wins. The all-ages show is improvised six times a weekend, so it’s never the same twice. $22. 929 W. Belmont, 773.549.8080. comedysportzchicago.com (NW of D-19)
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A Magical Evening Experience the city by way of the water this season with MERCURY SKYLINE CRUISELINE’S 90-minute Chicago By Night Cruise. Guests glide along the Chicago River and Lakefront as they take in the sparkle of the city under the stars. The dramatic skyscrapers and Buckingham Fountain’s light display are breathtaking. Guests receive a complimentary neon light wand to keep their nights lit up even when the tour is over. Departs Thurs.–Tues., 8pm. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, enjoy the 3D Fireworks Cruise. Passengers receive complimentary 3D glasses and a front row seat for the Navy Pier fireworks display. Departs Wed., 8:30pm and Sat., 9:15pm. $27.52 for adults, $11.01 for kids under 12, kids under 3 are free. 112 E. Wacker, 312.332.1353.
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 basketball games on the TV’s throughout while enjoying the perfect pint of Guinness. Mon.–Fri., 11am–2am; Sat., 9am–3am; Sun., 9am–2am. All major cards. 216 N. Wabash, 312.263.0200. emeraldloop.com (I-33)
THE BACK ROOM More than 40 years of live music now at a new location. The secret alleyway entrance leads you to a sophisticated, sultry atmosphere filled with energy from the lively rhythmic melodies emanating from the stage. Live music nightly includes timeless hits, jazz, blues, big band, and R&B. Showtimes nightly: 9:30 and 11pm. Thu.–Sat.: DJ starts at 1:30am. $20 cover and two-drink minimum. Sun.–Wed., 9pm–1am; Thu.–Fri., 9pm–4am; Sat., 9pm–5am. 937 N. Rush, 312.751.2433. backroomchicago.com (I-25)
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–12am; Fri.–Sat., 11am–1am; Sun. 11am–11pm. All major cards. 63 W. Ontario, 312.943.2252. hardrock.com (H-29) HOUSE OF BLUES A restaurant and concert venue known for embracing music of all genres. House of Blues also offers a unique experience for dinner guests to enjoy live music while they dine. A specialty late-night dinner menu is available until close. All major cards. Call for current schedule. 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000. houseofblues.com (H-32)
THE REDHEAD PIANO BAR Enjoy one of the Redhead’s signature martinis as you listen to Chicago’s top piano-player vocalists playing upbeat standards, pop, and rock hits seven nights a week. The atmosphere is lively but comfortable. Proper attire required. Sun.–Fri., 7pm–4am; Sat., 7pm–5am. All major cards. 16 W. Ontario, 312.640.1000. redheadpianobar.com (H-29)
TAV E R N S A N D SPORTS BARS
BULL AND BEAR Trade in your rollercoaster day of stocks for a luxury sports bar. Call for hours. All major cards. 413 N. Wells, 312.527.5973. (G-31)
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THE LODGE TAVERN This Gold Coast dive bar offers cheap drinks, free peanuts, and nostalgic tunes. Call for hours. All major cards. 21 W. Division, 312.642.4406. (I-23)
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TIMOTHY O’TOOLE’S They’re the place to watch sports and munch on traditional bar food. All major cards. 622 N. Fairbanks, 312.642.0700. (K-30)
OLD TOWN POURHOUSE Known for its impressivly long beer list, more than 90 beers on tap! Call for hours. 1419 N. Wells, 312.477.2800. (H-21) ROCKIT BAR & GRILL Energetic restaurant and lounge featuring affordable, delicious cuisine. All major cards. Call for hours. 22 W. Hubbard, 312.645.6000. (J-31)
JOHN BARLEYCORN A neighborhood sports bar and restaurant, Barleycorn has a full-service bar and a stellar beer list. Hours vary by location. All major cards. $$. 149 W. Kinzie, 773.348.8899; 658 W. Belden, 773.348.8899; 3524 N. Clark, 773.348.8899; 1100 American Ln. in Schaumburg, 847.619.5540. johnbarleycorn.com (H-31) (E-15) (D-4) (Suburban)
GINO’S EAST SPORTS BAR Enjoy craft beers, with 12 Chicagoland beers on tap. Guests can also choose three for a $9.50 flight. The beer menu also includes 50 craft bottle selections, from various regions of the United States. Stop in during football games for great deals, including $6 Bloody Marys. Sun.–Wed., 11am–12am; Thu.–Sat., 11am–2am. All major cards. $$. 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818. ginoseastsportsbar.com. (H-39)
THE CUBBY BEAR This 30,000-square-foot multipurpose venue serves as “the place” to party after the Cubs game. Call for hours. All major cards. 1059 W. Addison, 773.327.1662. (D-4)
Editor’s Choice Still undecided about what to do in Chicago? Here are a few of his favorites:
Father Time A tie. A box of golf balls. A barbecue apron... Let’s face it, dad’s a good-natured guy. Chances are he won’t give his kids any outright grief for honoring him on Father’s Day with one of these age-old “dad” gift ideas. But he won’t be talking about any of them weeks later, either (or even wearing that tie, in all honesty). No, when it comes to giving the old man a day to truly remember, it’s all about the experience. It’s about sharing the day with his family exploring Chicago.
CELEBRATE Nothing better espouses the intersection of summer in Chicago and relaxing with dad quite like a great neighborhood festival. In the West Loop, treat dad to food samples from one of the city’s hottest restaurant rows and enjoy live music at the annual Taste of Randolph festival. Friday 5pm-10pm, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-10pm. $10. 900 W. Randolph, 773.665.4682. 82
rious about SausageFest Chicago. If it’s encased and grilled, it’s got a place at this two-day celebration of music and meat in the shadow of Wrigley Field. Saturday and Sunday, Noon-10pm. $5. 3600 N. Sheffield, 773.868.3010. Another way to honor dad’s love of grilling while giving him a day off from the coals is a visit to the 6 Corners BBQ Festival, where food and music once again offer a great excuse to wander for a few hours. Saturday and Sunday, Noon-9pm. FREE. 4000 N. Milwaukee, 773.685.9300.
EXPLORE If you’ve got an active dad, get him out there to see the city. At Bike Chicago, you can rent a couple of twowheelers to cruise the lakefront at your own pace, or sign up for one their organized guided tours covering the city’s food scene and architecture. 239 E. Randolph, 312.729.1000. Spend the day exploring the city on tours from Steve’s Segway Tours. Tour prices and times vary. 350 E. Monroe, 312.946.9467.
SHOP It’s not that dad doesn’t like shopping, he just needs to find a store that fits his style. At Iwan Ries & Co., he can marvel at the hundreds of cigar and pipe selections, try out a variety of tobaccos in the parlor or just soak in the throwback atmosphere of one of the city’s oldest family-run businesses. 19 S. Wabash, 312.372.1306. For clothing and accessories that take him back to his military days – regardless of the era – he’ll be overwhelmed by the selection on display at Belmont Army Surplus. 855 W. Belmont, 773.549.1038.
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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.
COMEDYSPORTZ COMEDYSPORTZ THEATRE, 929 W. Belmont, 773.549.8080. In an ultimate comedy competition, two teams comprised of improv all-stars vie for the most laughs and the subsequent title as ComedySportz champion. With suggestions and comments from the audience, the red and blue teams sing, dance and deliver improvised scenes in this no-holds-barred battle of comedy. Performance schedule is Thu at 8pm, Fri 8pm & 10pm, Sat at 6pm, 8pm & 10pm. $22. Located steps from the Belmont El stop. For tickets, call 773.549.8080 or visit comedysportzchicago.com
LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO, 20 N. Upper Wacker, 312.332.2244.Improv meshes with opera in this one-of-akind production. Audience members sit on stage cabaret style and experience a unique form of entertainment. Performances schedule is: Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 7pm; Sun.–Mon., 7:30pm; Thurs., 7:30pm. Tickets range from $35–$45 with a small number of VIP seats at $75. lyricopera.org.
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Royal George Cabaret Theater, 1641 N. Halsted, 312.988.9000. The smash hit production moves to The Royal George Cabaret Theater! Don’t miss this rocking and rolling production the Chicago Tribune calls “a retro party night, and these performers deliver a fine way to forget the stresses of the week!” Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, such as “Hound Dog,” “Love Potion #9,” “Yakety Yak,” “Stand By Me” and “Jailhouse Rock.” With a cast of nine plus a four-piece band, the return of this fun-filled night out is sure to bring crowds to their feet again. For more information call 312.988.9000 or go to SmokeyJoesCafeChicago.com.
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THE LAUGH OUT LOUD TOUR 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: TBS Just For Laughs Festival presents SNL’s Knuckleheads June 13-15. With comedy shows seven days a week, UP also features a full-service kitchen and bar. No drink minimum required.
THE BOOK OF MORMON BANK OF AMERICA THEATER, 18 W. MONROE, 800.775.2000. The nine–time Tony Award winning religious satire was created by the makers of South Park and follows the story of two missionaries spreading their churches message in northern Uganda. The villagers have trouble connecting with their message since they are more concerned about a brutal warlord, famine, poverty and AIDS than they are about religion. Show times are as follows; Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2pm & 8pm; Sun., 2pm & 7:30pm; Tues.–Thurs., 7:30pm with occasional Wed. matinees. $45–$115. For more information, visit broadwayinchicago.com
LATE NITE CATECHISM ROYAL GEORGE THEATER, 1641 N. Halsted, 312.988.9000. Go back to the days of the Latin Mass, meatless Fridays, and a ruler across your knuckles in this interactive comedy at The Royal George Theater. Created in 1993, Late Nite Catechism is the longest continuously running show in Chicago history and the longest onecharacter comedy in off-Broadway history. Performances are Thursdays and Saturdays at 8pm. $30. Busy those nights? See Put The Nuns in Charge! on Fridays at 8pm. For more information, visit www.nuns4fun.com or call 312.988.9000.
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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Published on Jun 13, 2013