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June 29, 2012

This Week

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29 FRIDAY The Chicago Cubs take on the Houston Astros today at 1:20pm, Sat at 3:05pm, and Sun at 1:20pm at the “Friendly Confines” of Wrigley Field. 1060 W. Addison. 800/THE-CUBS. Pre- or post-game with food, fun and beer at nearby Goose Island (3535 N. Clark; 773/832to Addison 9040).

ON THE COVER GOLD COAST ART FAIR RETURNS For 55 years now, the Gold Coast Art Fair has been heralded as the “Granddaddy of American Art Festivals,” attracting hundreds of thousands of art enthusiasts from near and far. Free and open to the public, the Gold Coast Art Fair showcases the work of more than 350 juried artists from around the world with prices ranging $25 to $25,000. See the masters at work with live art demos and speed-painting taking place throughout the weekend. A display of artwork created by participants of Chicago’s Special Olympics will also be featured at the festival. Nearby attractions including Millennium Park and the Art Institute add to the perfect day exploring Chicago and the Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park. Located at Grant Park’s Butler Field, at the corner of Monroe and Lake Shore Drive. Festival runs Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 from 10am-6pm. 847/9264300. Visit for more information.


Don’t miss the inaugural Chicago Craft Beer Festival at St. Michael’s in Old Town. Held on the grounds of the iconic parish, this new event takes on the flair of an authentic Belgian beer fest with celebrated microbrews from throughout the U.S. Fri 5pm10pm, Sat 11am-10pm & Sun 11am-9pm. Tasting sessions range from $35-$50. 1633 N. Cleveland. 773/868-3010. #151 Enjoy two nights of world-class rock at the 28th annual World’s Largest Block Party. Headlined by Lifehouse and Ben Folds Five, this Chicago summer tradition is not to be missed. Fri & Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm. $45 at the







JUNE 29 - JULY 6 gate (includes four FREE beverages). Madison & Des Plaines. Grab a rental from Bike and Roll Chicago (312/729-1000; coupon on pages 32 & 38) and experience a fun-filled ride through the streets of Chicago with Critical Mass. Takes place rain or shine with a unique and different route each month. Meet at 5:30pm at Daley Plaza at the corner of Dearborn & Washingto Monroe ton. 312/744-3315. The Grant Park Music Festival marshals the considerable sonic power of both its orchestra and chorus to celebrate the organizations’ 50th anniversary with a program that culminates with Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana at the Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park. Friday at 6:30pm and Saturday at 7:30pm. FREE. 201 E. Randolph. 312/742-7638.


With their laid-back deliveries and sun-kissed melodies, the double bill of singer-songwriters Gavin Degraw and Colbie Caillat seems a perfect fit for the chill al fresco vibe at the Ravinia Festival. 7pm. $27-$55. 418 N. Sheridan Road in Highland Park. 847/266-5100. Drama unfolds against the backdrop of Lake Michigan as the eta Creative Arts Foundation presents the sibling rivalry tale “Brokeology”” at Theater on the Lake. Fri & Sat at 7:30pm, and Sun at 6:30pm. $17.50. 2401 N. Lake Shore Drive. 312/742-7994. The serenity of Chicago’s lakefront is sure to be disrupted tonight when rock heavyweights The Scorpions bring their Final Sting tour to Charter One Pavilion. 7:30pm. $49.75$125.75. 1300 S. Lynn White Drive. # 146 312/540-2668.


When one of the patron saints of your chosen musical genre hits the century mark, the occasion calls for more than just cake, which is why listeners can expect a feast for the ears at tonight’s 100th Birthday Celebration for Woody Guthrie at the Old Town School of Folk Music. 7:30pm. $25. 4544 N. Lincoln. 773/728-6000. to Western


Rated by USA Today as one of the nation’s top 10 farmers markets, Chicago’s Green City Market offers fresh produce from local certified organic farmers and weekly chef demos. This week’s featured chef Liz Isaacs from Le Cordon Bleu demos 10:30am-11:30am. Sat & Wed from 7am-1pm. FREE. In Lincoln Park between Clark and Stock# 151 ton. 773/880-1266.


Explore the Museum of Contemporary Art’s newest exhibit Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity,, featuring a selection of contemporary artworks that consider the form, technology, myth and message of the skyscraper. Opens today! Wed-Sun 10am-5pm, Tue till 8pm. Adults $12 and students/seniors $7, under 12 free. 220 # E. Chicago. 312/280-2660. 151 Get a rare behind-the-scenes look at the raising of Chicago’s bridges from inside the gear room at McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum. 11am. $10. 376 N. Michigan. 312/939-0490, ext. 23. Feast on summer favorites like O’Briens Black Angus at nearby O’Briens Riverwalk Café (45 E. Riverwalk South, 312/346-3131).

For those who prefer the heart-onsleeve balladry of songstress Sarah McLachlan without the accompanying images of abused animals, consider tonight’s blissfully video-free show at the Ravinia Festival. 7:30pm. $38-$75. 418 N. Sheridan Road in Highland Park. to Ravinia 847/266-5100. Catch Navy Pier’s spectacular Fireworks Show at 10:15pm! 600 E. # 124 Grand. 312/595-PIER. Regina Taylor’s Gospel musical sensation, Crowns, returns to the Goodman Theatre fusing rich storytelling and abundant “hattitude” into a stirring coming-of-age tale. Opening tonight at 8pm. $30-$88 (subject to change). 170 N. Dearborn. 312/443-3800. to Lake English singer-songwriter David Gray returns to a devoted fanbase in Chicago with a performance tonight at the House of Blues. 9pm. $55. 329 N. Dearborn. 312/923-2000. # 36


2 1 SUNDAY Come treasure hunting at Wolff’s Flea Market, Chicagoland’s largest weekly flea market. Wolff’s returns to Allstate Arena with a diverse mix of merchandise, including new items, antiques, collectibles, sports cards, electronics, jewelry, food and more. Sun from 6am-1:30pm. Adults $2, seniors 62+ and kids 6-12 $1. 6920 N. Mannheim in Rosemont. 847/524-9590. to Rosemont As the rock-equivalent to a church service, House of Blues Gospel Brunch incorporates spiritual live music with great food, including peel and eat shrimp, bread pudding with whiskey sauce, and jambalaya. 10am & 12:30pm. Adults $37.50, children (ages 6-12) $22. 329 N. # Dearborn. 312/923-2000. 36



Gather up the kids for an afternoon filled with family-friendly entertainment at Millennium Park’s Family Fun Festival. Enjoy hands-on craft projects and dance lessons in the Family Fun Tent located on the Park’s Chase Promenade North. Kicks off today and runs daily from 10am-3pm. FREE. N. Michigan & E. Randolph. # 312/742-1168. 151

Chicago has dance fever with the arrival of the 2012 North America Irish Dance Championships kicking off today and running though July 7. The competition begins at 8am daily. Located at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, 301 E. North Water Street. Stock up on all of the latest CHI-rish gear and souvenirs at Chicago “5” Souvenirs (454 N. Columbus; 312/467-9537), located # across the street. 146


Put on those dancing shoes and head to Patron’s Hacienda for Salsa on Monday Nights. Learn the hot Latin dance moves from skilled instructors as you enjoy signature margaritas or a glass of sangria for only $5. 316 W. Erie. 312/642-2400. BOGO coupon on page 57.

Spend the afternoon learning about the fascinating work and philosophy of Frank Lloyd Wright on Chicago Savvy Tours’ Frank Lloyd Wright Chicago Loop 90Minute Walking Tour. Tour highlights his contributions to the Fine Arts Building and the Rookery Building. Mon-Sat at noon. $25. 410 S. Michigan. Reservations # 3 required, 312/731-8000.

Experience cabaret at its finest at Petterino’s Monday Night Live where you’ll hear established and emerging singers share their talent in an open mic format with special guest stars from the professional musical community. 7:30pm. $15 minimum for a table. 150 N. Dearto Lake born. 312/422-0150.

The Chicago White Sox take on the Texas Rangers today at 7:10pm, Wed at 6:10pm, and Thu at 1:10pm at U.S. Cellular Field. 333 W. 35th. 866/SOX-GAME. to 35th


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4 4TH OF JULY The Grant Park Music Festival celebrates America’s Independence with music in the great outdoors and a special program featuring works by Gershwin and Copland tonight at the Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park. 6:30pm. FREE. 201 E. Randolph. # 312/742-7638. 151


Celebrate America’s Independence aboard Odyssey, Spirit of Chicago and Mystic Blue. All three dinner cruises offers a delectable menu, live DJs, breathtaking views and front row seats to the Navy Pier’s stunning fireworks display. Board at 6:30pm, and cruise from 7pm10pm. $109.90–$129.90. 600 E. # 124 Grand. 866/305-2469. Chicago’s own Redtwist Theatre Ensemble reprises its production of playwright Michael Hollinger’s high-strung musical comedy “Opus”” at Theater on the Lake. Wed & Thu at 7:30pm. $17.50. 2401 N. Lake Shore Drive. 312/742-7994. Navy Pier celebrates America’s Independence with their spectacular Firework Shows. Watch these gorgeous bursts of color radiate in the night sky synced with the latest summer tunes. 9pm. 600 E. Grand. # 312/595-PIER. 124






Explore more than 30 sites where over 80 movies were shot including Hollywood blockbusters like The Dark Knight to Chicago favorites like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with Chicago Film Tour Thu–Sun 10:30am and 12:30pm. If music is your thing, hop abroad the brand new Blues Brothers Tour every Sat and Sun at 3:30pm. $30. Pick up on Clark between Ontario & Ohio, 312/593-4455.

Learn about Chicago’s fascinating history and architecture while on a thrilling, scenic tour through downtown, along the lakefront, and more with Steve’s Segway Tours. Departs daily at 9:30am, 1:30pm, and 6:30pm. $60-$85. Grant Park, at the NE corner of Monroe & Columbus. # 312/946-9467. 151

Centered on legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis, Freud’s Last Session examines the existence of God, love, sex and life on the day England enters WWII. Today at 2pm & 7:30pm. $45-$55. Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport. to Addison 773/325-1700. What did it take to survive and thrive on the Great Lakes as a sailor? Discover the dangers and delights of life on the open water and find out how these hearty folk turned the Great Lakes into the ultimate Sailors Paradise with Tall Ship Windy. Adults $30, seniors $25, child $10. 2:15pm. 600 E. Grand. 312/451-2700. Discount # 124 coupon on page 33. Send your taste buds on a rollercoaster of a ride while eating your way through the streets of Chicago on Tastebud Tours’ Flavors of Chicago Tour. Highlights can include Purple Pig, Heaven on Seven, Pizano’s Pizza and Pasta and much more! Locations vary. $44. Departs daily at 11am. Call for reservations, 219/929-6648. $2 off with coupon on page 19.

Kick off weekend at Arlington Park with the new Miller Lite Party in the Park Remix Series! Enjoy an exciting afternoon filled with good friends, great food and heart-pounding Thoroughbred racing entertainment. Gates open 1pm. First post at 3pm. $8. 2200 W. Euclid in Arlington Heights. 847/385-7500. Happy hour takes on a new meaning with First Fridays at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Relax with a cash bar featuring specialty drinks and free Wolfgang Puck appetizers. Enjoy live music from local DJs, the world’s only iMac G5 digital dating bar, creation stations, and more. Must be 21 or older. 6pm-10pm. $18. 220 E. # 151 Chicago. 312/397-4010. The Chicago White Sox take on the Toronto Blue Jays today at 7:10pm, Sat at 3:10pm, and Sun at 1:10pm at U.S. Cellular Field. 333 W. 35th. to 35th 866/SOX-GAME.

Here’$ the Deal! WHERE TO GO TO MAKE YOUR DOLLAR GO A LITTLE FURTHER IN CHICAGO EVERY DAY FRIDAY Learn about the design & native plants of Millennium Park’s LURIE GARDEN during a FREE guided walk. Tours depart Sun 10am-1:30pm & Fri 11am-1:30pm. 201 E. Randolph. 312/742-1168.


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Get a FREE entrée with every purchase of an entrée of equal or greater value at PATRON HACIENDA. 316 W. Erie. 312/642-2400. Find coupon on page 67.

Tall Ship Windy: 2-for-1 tickets with ad on page 33.


Seadog Cruises: 2-for-1 tickets with ad on page 32.

Illinois residents are invited to get it touch with African American History at the DUSABLE MUSEUM FREE of charge on Sundays. 740. E. 56th Place. 773/947-0600.

MONDAY Celebrate Happy Days at VIVO where Martinis are just $5 every Monday through Thursday (at the bar only). 838 W. Randolph. 312/733-3379.

TUESDAY Sample some of the best thin crust pizza in the city for FREE between 5pm-6pm at ITALIAN VILLAGE RESTAURANTS! 71 W. Monroe. 312/332-7005.


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Dining Buca di Beppo: Receive $10 OFF with ad on page 73. Gino’s East: Receive a special gift with ad on page 69. Manny’s Cafeteria & Delicatessen: FREE potato pancakes, with sandwich or entrée purchase, ad on page 68. Patron’s Hacienda: Buy one entree get one FREE with ad on page 67 for details.


Enjoy FREE guided tours of GLESSNER HOUSE MUSEUM (1886) and CLARKE HOUSE (1836). Clark tour departs at noon & 2pm, Glessener tour departs at 1pm & 3pm. 1800 S. Prairie. 312/326-1480.

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Jump-start your weekend with half priced SKYY Vodka Lemonades and appetizers (5pm-7pm) at THE FIREPLACE INN. 1448 N. Wells. 312/664-5264.

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Kids Korner SKYDECK CHICAGO See Chicago from 1,353 feet in the air at the worldfamous Skydeck Chicago. Located on the 103rd floor of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, Skydeck offers breathtaking views spanning up to four states. Alert your senses and put those daredevil skills when you step out onto the glass bottom Ledge! Daily 9am-10pm. Adults $17.50, children age 3-11 $11, children under 3 are free. Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker. 312/875-9696.


LINCOLN PARK ZOO Dedicated to connecting people with nature since 1868, Lincoln Park Zoo provides a free, family-oriented wildlife experience right in the middle of the city. Learn about conservation or venture through the Regenstein African Journey where they’ll see giraffes, rhinos, crocodiles and more. Daily 10am5pm. FREE. 2001 N. Clark. 312/742-2000.


NOTEBAERT NATURE MUSEUM Celebrating the American bicycle and Chicago’s rich bike culture, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum welcomes Bikes! The Green Revolution. This new exhibition explores the roots of one of America’s most beloved forms of transportation. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Sat & Sun 10am5pm. Adults $9, seniors & students $7, children 3-12 $6. 2430 N. Cannon. # 151 773/755-5100.

SEADOG COMEDYSPORTZ Seadog’s 30-minute The newest installLakefront ment of The Speedboat Tour is ComedySportz an exciting way to Crew Adventures view Chicago from allows kids to follow the lake, combining Alice into an exhilarating Wonderland and speedboat ride, with take part in her an amusing and exploits. With colorinformative narraful costumes, puption and astounding NAVY PIER petry and animation, young audiences are introduced views of the famous Make your Chicago to characters like the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and Chicago skyline. visit an active one the Red King and Red Queen. Recommended for 10 and Lakefront with a day at Navy under. Saturdays at 11am. Adults $10, kids $7. 929 W. Speedboat prices Pier. Packed full of Belmont. 773/549-8080. range from $21.95family-fun options, $26.95 for adults including Chicago and $14.95-18.95 for children ages 4-12. Children 3 Children’s Museum (312/527-1000), Amazing or under cruise for free. Frequent daily departures. Chicago’s Funhouse Maze (888/893-7300), and 600 E. Grand. 800/330-8062. 2-for-1 tickets the IMAX Theatre (312/595-5MAX), now screen# 124 with coupon on page 32.

HIGHLIGHTS MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY Just like Discovery Channel’s Emmy®-nominated series MythBusters, the Museum of Science and Industry’s exhibition, MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, uncovers the truth behind popular myths by mixing scientific method with gleeful curiosity and old fashioned ingenuity to create fun, hands-on, interactive experiences and live demonstrations for guests of all ages. Open daily 9:30am-4pm. Adults $25, seniors $24, children 3-11 $18. 57th Street and Lake Shore. 773/684-1414. 10

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ADLER PLANETARIUM Travel a billion light-years and back through space at the Adler Planetarium with their newest space

COLOR JAM Step into color with Color Jam, a new installation commissioned by Chicago Loop Alliance. Renowned artist Jessica Stockholder has saturate building façades, sidewalks, and crosswalks in bold colors in what will be the largest-ever vinyl installation. For more information about the artwork, public programs and special offers, to Lake visit

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TALL SHIP WINDY Come sail away, travel back in time and explore the exciting tales of true piracy that happened right here in Chicago on Tall Ship Windy’s Real Pirates of The Inland Seas Sail. Learn all about the Golden Age of Piracy with tales dating back to the 1600’s! Adults $30, students/seniors $25, children $10. Daily 12:30pm & 5:45pm. 600 E. Grand. 312/451-2700. # 124 Bring discount coupon on page 33.

BIKE AND ROLL CHICAGO Spend the day navigating through Chicago like a local on one of Bike and Roll Chicago’s Friendly Neighborhood Bike Tours! Escape the tourist district and get in touch with Chicago’s historic neighborhoods like Lincoln Park and Old Town. Adults $35, students/seniors $30. Daily departures at 1pm from Wacker and Wabash. 312/729-1000. Bring discount coupon on page 32 & 38.

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WRIGLEY FIELD TOURS Explore the home of the Chicago’s beloved Cubbies! The 75-minute Wrigley Field Tour includes stops at the indoor batting cages, dugouts, bleachers, press box and more. Game Day tours do not visit the clubhouses, but instead visit the indoor batting cage. Tours are offered daily. Times vary. $25. 1060 W. Addison. 773/404-CUBS. to Addison

show, Welcome to the Universe, departing the Grainger Sky Theater. The live, guided tour takes audiences on a whirlwind space adventure soaring through the cosmos faster than the speed of light! 9:30am-5pm. Adults $28, children 3-11 $22. 1300 S. Lake Shore. # 312/922-STAR. 146

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GINO’S EAST Embrace your inner graffiti artist and leave your mark on Gino’s East world-famous graffiti wall. Scribble away and cover the walls from floor to ceiling with your very own original work as you enjoy a slice of their mouth-watering signature deep-dish pizza. 633 N. Wells. 312/943-1124 & 162 E. Superior. 312/266-DEEP. Receive a free collectible souvenir with ad on page 69.

HARRY CARAY’S TAVERN Holy Cow baseball fans! Harry Caray’s Tavern brings the love of the game to you with their Chicago Sports Museum featuring an awesome collection of sports memorabilia, including Paul Konerko’s grandslam ball from the 2005 World Series. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm & Fri-Sat MANNY’S COFFEE 11am-midnight. SHOP & DELI 700 E. Grand. HARD ROCK CAFE This hidden gem is 312/527-9700. It’s your time to the closest thing shine and feel like ED DEBEVIC’S you will find to a a rock star at the Saturdays at Ed New York JewishHard Rock Café! Debevic’s are full style Deli in Dine on kid menu of zany surprises! Chicago. Lunch on classics like Cheesy Get an amusing timeless classics Mac, Chicken self-portrait drawn like the overstuffed Tenders and of yourself from an corned beef sandCheeseburgers! onsite caricature wiches while the And birthday artist between noon kids enjoy a real Live Magic Show every Saturday boys and girls and 7pm while you from 11:30am-2:30pm. 1141 S. Jefferson. Call are invited to chow down on kid 312/939-2855. Receive a FREE order of potato hop on stage with menu options like pancakes with coupon on page 68. the crew and Hot Dogs, Chicken shake it like a Fingers, and Pizza superstar! Mon-Thu 11am-midnight, Fri-Sat all available for just $5.99! Soft drink included. 11am-1am, Sun 11am-11pm. 63 W. Ontario. 640 N. Wells. 312/664-1707. Receive a free # 312/943-2252. 36 collectible souvenir with ad on page 13.


1. True or False: The Willis Tower is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere? 2. Which year did the Chicago White Sox win the World Series? A. 2001 B. 2003 C. 2005 D. 2009 3. How many amazing animals live at the Shedd Aquarium? A. 50,500 B. 32,500 C. 10,000 D.38,200

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MITCHELL’S SODA SHOP Experience some of the best ice cream in the city at Mitchell’s Soda Shop. Mitchell’s many unique flavors include Dreamsicle, Banana Chip, Black Raspberry and more. Whether you favor the Jumbo Chocolate Marshmallow Sundae generously topped with Hot Fudge or prefer to stick to the standard Vanilla Bean, there’s something here for every taste. 629 N. Wells. 312/943-1124.

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RAINFOREST CAFÉ Part adventure, part restaurant, Rainforest Café is a wild place to shop and eat! Bring your wild bunch every Wednesday for Family Night, when kids 10 & under eat for only $2.99 with the purchase of an adult entrée from 5pm-close. 605 N. Clark. # 312/787-1501. Coupon on page 13! 36

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TEXAS DE BRAZIL Texas de Brazil features something for every taste and appetite, big or little. Grownups will dig the endless selection of perfectly-seasoned cuts while even your pickiest wee ones are sure to find something at the 50–item seasonal salad bar. Children ages 6-12 eat half price, children 3-5 eat for $5, and 2 & under are free! # 51 E. Ohio. 312/670-1006. 36

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Soaring to new heights.

Whether by land, by air or by water – celebrating National Skyscraper Month has never been easier. Experience Chicago’s towering steel structures from a bird’s eye view more than 1,000 feet up at JOHN HANCOCK OBSERVATORY (875 N. Michigan, 888/875-VIEW, coupon in center spread) and SKYDECK CHICAGO (233 S. Wacker; 312/875-9696). Stay grounded and examine the buildings that helped establish Chicago as a world capital of Modern architecture with CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION’S (Meets at 1pm daily at 224 S. Michigan; 312/922-3432) Modern Skyscrapers Walking Tour (1950s-Present). Or hop aboard MERCURY, SKYLINE CRUISELINE’S Urban Adventure Cruise, showcasing panoramic views of Chicago’s spectacular river and lakefront sites from Trump Tower to Willis Tower (Board at Michigan Ave. Bridge & Wacker; 312/332-1353).


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ARCHITECTURE TOURS Looking for a dedicated Architectural Tour? Not called the ‘birthplace of the skyscraper’ for nothing, Chicago offers architectural tours galore! Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours by segway See page 29. American Sightseeing – by bus See page 25. Bike and Roll Chicago – by bike, by segway Pages 24, 25 & 30. Chicago Architecture Foundation – by boat, by bus, by foot, by el See page 16. Chicago’s First Lady – by boat See page 30. Chicago Line Cruiseline – by boat See page 30. Chicago Neighborhood Tours – by foot See page 26. Chicago Savvy Tours – by bus, by foot See page 26.

THE CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION (CAF) More than 85 walking, boat, bus, bike, and Segway tours, in addition to the Chicago Model City exhibition. Also lectures, special events, and education activities, all designed to enhance the public’s awareness and appreciation of Chicago’s outstanding architectural legacy. Sun-Thu 9:30am-6pm, Fri-Sat 9am-6:30pm. All major cards. 224 S. Michigan, 312/922-3432, (J-36) CHICAGO WATER WORKS VISITOR WELCOME CENTER Tourist information and maps available inside. Mon-Thu 8am-7pm, Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm. FREE. 163 E. Pearson at Michigan, 877-CHI-CAGO. (J-26)


CITYPASS Visit five attractions for one low price. CityPass ticket booklet includes admission to the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, Adler Planetarium or Art Institute of Chicago, and John Hancock Observatory or Museum of Science & Industry. Good for nine days. Adults $84 and children ages 3-11 $69. All major cards. Call 888/330-5008 or visit

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Gray Line Sightseeing – by bus See page 26.


Kayak Chicago – by kayak See page 30. Seadog – by boat See page 30. Shoreline Sightseeing – by boat See page 30. Steve’s Segway Tours by segway See page 28. Tall Ship Adventures – by boat See page 30. Wateriders – by kayak See page 32. Wendella Sightseeing – by boat See page 32.

COLOR JAM Step into color. Color Jam, a new installation by renowned artist Jessica Stockholder – saturates buildings, sidewalks and crosswalks at the intersection of State and Adams in a bold and resonant palette. Commissioned by Chicago Loop Alliance, Color Jam will be on display through September. For information about the artwork, public programs and special offers, visit (J-36)


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JOHN HANCOCK OBSERVATORY Voted “the best view” in Chicago! The 94th-floor observatory, more than 1,000 feet above the Magnificent Mile, features Espression by Lavazza café, and more. Daily 9am-11pm. Adults $15; youth 3-11 $10; and children under 3 are free. 875 N. Michigan, 888/875-VIEW, (J-26) LINCOLN PARK CONSERVATORY Always green and lush, find everything from tropical palms to ancient ferns year round. Daily 9am-5pm. FREE. 2391 N. Stockton, 312/742-7736. (G-15)


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MILLENNIUM PARK One of Chicago’s most popular attractions. Architecturally significant must-sees include the Frank Gehry-designed Pritzker Pavilion and steel-ribbon bridge, Cloud Gate reflective sculpture and the Crown Fountain. Welcome Center at 201 E. Randolph. FREE. Michigan & Randolph, 312/742-1168, (K-33)


NAVY PIER This Chicago landmark houses more than 50 acres of gardens, shops, restaurants, rides and attractions including Chicago Children’s Museum, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, IMAX Theatre, a 150-foot-high Ferris wheel and the Smith Museum of Stained-Glass Windows. Sun-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-midnight. Credit cards accepted vary. 600 E. Grand, 312/595-PIER, (N-30) NAVY PIER IMAX THEATRE Narrated by two-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep, To The Arctic 3D takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Adults $11; seniors 62+ $10; and children 3-11 $9. Also playing Prometheus. 700 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 312/595-5MAX, (O-30)



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A Shoreline View Discover the history and grandeur of Chicago’s famous skyline on a SHORELINE ARCHITECTURE CRUISE on the Chicago River. Shoreline’s entertaining guides bring the city’s amazing buildings to life, including works by Mies van der Rohe, Helmut Jahn and the firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Choose from daytime or evening departures. Or, for a special experience, choose Shoreline’s combination Architecture Fireworks Cruise on Wednesday and Saturday nights. After a complete architecture tour, you’ll return to Shoreline’s dock area to enjoy a great view of the Navy Pier Fireworks. Architecture Cruises depart from Shoreline’s dock at Gateway Park at Navy Pier. Complete information on all Shoreline Cruises, Tours and Water Taxis is available at or 312/222-9328. 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 9am10pm. Adults $17.50; children ages 3-11 $11; and children under 3 free. All major cards. 233 S. Wacker (Jackson Blvd. entrance), 312/875-9696, (G-36)

MUSEUMS FREE DAYS AT CHICAGO MUSEUMS FOR IL RESIDENTS: Tue: Museum of Contemporary Art, Loyola University Museum of Art, International Museum of Surgical Science. Wed: Art Institute (for IL residents the 1st and 2nd Wed of every month), Clarke & Glessner Houses. Thu: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Sun: Chicago Children’s Museum (first Sunday every month for children 15 and under), DuSable Museum. Daily: ArchiCenter, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Public Libraries, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Oriental Institute Museum, Smith Museum of Stained-Glass Windows. ADLER PLANETARIUM The Midwest’s leading museum for astronomy. Weekdays 9:30am-4pm, weekends 9:30am-4:30pm. General admission: Adults $12; seniors $10; kids 3-11 $8. Some exhibits require an additional fee. FREE general admission for IL residents June 1 & 4-8. All major cards. 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., 312/922-STAR. (N-43)


THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO Boasts one of the greatest collections of French Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings in the world. On exhibit: Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective. Fri-Wed 10:30am-5pm, Thu 10:30am8pm. IL residents get free admission the first and second Wednesday of the month. Adults $18; children/seniors/students w/ID $12; and children under 14 are free. Wheelchair- and stroller-accessible. All major cards. 111 S. Michigan, 312/443-3600. (J-35) CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN One of the country’s most visited public gardens and a preeminent center for education and research. Daily 8am-sunset. FREE. 1000 Lake Cook Road in Glencoe, 847/835-5440. (Suburban)


CHICAGO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Hands-on exhibits and activities. On exhibit: Circus Zirkus Sun-Wed 10am-6pm, Thu 10am-8pm. Adults/children $12; seniors $11; and children under 1 are free. Free every Thu 5pm-8pm and the first Sunday of every month for kids 15 and under. All major cards. 700 E. Grand, Navy Pier, 312/527-1000. (N-31) CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER This cultural gem presents free public events and informative programs showcasing live music and visual arts. Mon-Thu 8am-7pm, Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-6pm and Sun 10am-6pm. FREE. 78 E. Washington, 312/744-6630. (I-34)


CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM Get lost in Chicago’s past at this museum and research center devoted to Chicago and American history. On exhibit: Lincoln’s Chicago. Mon-Sat 9:30am-4:30pm, Sun noon-5pm. Adults $14; seniors/students/children 13-22 $12; and children 12 & under are free. 1601 N. Clark, 312/642-4600. (H-19) DUSABLE MUSEUM Dedicated to the study of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent. On exhibit: Spread the Word! The Evolution of Gospel from Chicago to the World. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm, closed Mon. Adults $10; seniors/students $7; and children ages 6-11 $3. Free on Sun. 740 E. 56th Place, 773/947-0600. (South of M-54)

ILLINOIS HOLOCAUST MUSEUM Dedicated to preserving the memories of those lost in the holocaust. Mon-Wed & Fri 10am-5pm, Thu 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun 11am-4pm. Adults $12; students/seniors $8; and children $6. 9603 Woods Dr. in Skokie, 847/967-4800. (Suburban) INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF SURGICAL SCIENCE Providing education on the history and progress of surgery and medical sciences since 1954. Closed Mon, Tue-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm. Adults $15; students/seniors $10; and children 4-13 $7. Free on Tue. AE, MC, V. 1524 N. Lake Shore, 312/642-6502. (I-20) JANE ADDAMS HULL HOUSE MUSEUM This Chicago Historic Landmark built in 1856 and lived in by Jane Addams herself in 1889. Tue-Fri 10am-4pm and Sun noon-4pm. FREE. 800 S. Halsted, 312/413-5353. (D-40) LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART LUMA’s exhibitions explore faith, history and artistic expressions from various cultures. On exhibit: Heaven+Hell (closes June 30) Adults $6 and seniors $5. Closed on Mon, Free on Tue (11am-8pm), Wed-Sun 11am-6pm. 820 N. Michigan, 312/915-7600, (J-27)

THE FIELD MUSEUM Meet the museum’s resident dinosaur, Sue, the largest, most complete and best-preserved T. rex ever discovered. On exhibit: Extreme Mammals. Daily 9am-5pm. General admission: Adults $15; students/seniors $12; and children 3-11 $10. Some exhibitions may require an additional fee. All major cards. 1400 S. Lake Shore, 312/922-9410. (K-44)

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOME AND STUDIO The complex served as Wright’s private residence, studio and architectural laboratory during the first 20 years of his career, from 1889 to 1909. Guided tours available daily from 11am-4pm. 45-60 mins. Adults $15 and children 4-17/seniors 65+ $12. 951 Chicago Ave. in Oak Park, 312/994-4000, (Suburban) 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. Tours: Wed-Sun at 1pm & 3pm. Clarke House Tours: Wed-Sun noon & 2pm. Adults $10; students/seniors $9; and children 5-12 $6. Free on Wed. DS, MC, V. 1800 S. Prairie, 312/326-1480. (J-48) HEMINGWAY MUSEUM Located walking distance from Hemingway’s birthplace, the museum provides an in-depth look at the life of the famous author. Sun-Fri 1pm-5pm, Sat 10am5pm. Adults $10; youth 18 & under/seniors/students $8; and children under 5 are free. MC, V 200 N. Oak Park Ave. in Oak Park, 708/524-5383. (Suburban)


THE MORTON ARBORETUM An internationally recognized 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. Adults $12; seniors $11; youth 2-17 $9; and children under 2 are free. Discounts on Wed. All major cards. I-88 and Rte. 53 in Lisle, 630/968-0074. (Suburban)

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MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART The most exciting and innovative art of our times. On exhibit: Phantom Limb: Approaches to Painting Today. Tue 10am8pm, Wed-Sun 10am-6pm. Adults $12; students/seniors $7; and children under 12 free. IL residents are free on Tue. All major cards. 220 E. Chicago, 312/280-2660. (K-27)

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY Located on the Columbia College Chicago downtown campus, this is the only museum in the Midwest with an exclusive commitment to the medium of photography. Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Thu 10am-8pm, Sun noon-5pm. FREE. 600 S. Michigan, 312/663-5554. (J-39)


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MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY Peruse 14-plus acres of interactive exhibits, including YOU! The Experience, Science Storms, and the new temporary exhibit MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition. Daily 9:30am-4pm. General admission: Adults $15; seniors 65+ $14; and children 3-11 $10. Some exhibits require an additional fee. FREE general admission for IL residents June 4-8 & 11. All major cards. 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, 773/684-1414. (South of P-54)


NATIONAL HELLENIC MUSEUM This museum connects all generations – past, present and future – to the rich heritage of Greek history and the Greek American experience. Tue 10am-8pm, Wed-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm. Adults $10, seniors & students $8 children 3-12 $7. 333 S. Halsted, 312/655-1234. (D-38)



NATIONAL VIETNAM VETERANS ART MUSEUM The museum collects, preserves and exhibits art inspired by combat and created by veterans. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm. Adults $10 and $7 students/seniors. MC, V. 1801 S. Indiana, 312/326-0270. (J-48)

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MEXICAN ART The museum’s permanent collection has grown to more than 1,700 objects featuring the finest of Mexican creativity. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. FREE. 1852 W. 19th St., 312/738-1503. (West of D-51)

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THE NOTEBAERT NATURE MUSEUM Grab your field journal and sense of adventure and go on a journey to the secrets of the natural world. On exhibit: Bikes! The Green Revolution. Mon-Fri 9am–5pm, Sat-Sun 10am–5pm. Adults $9; students/ seniors 60+ $7; children ages 3-12 $6; and children under 3 free. IL residents are free on Thu. All major cards. 2430 N. Cannon, 773/755-5100. (G-14) SHEDD AQUARIUM Explore an exotic world with 20,000 animals, from anemones to whales to dolphins to sharks. Explore the mysterious world of sea jellies with Jellies. Weekdays 9am-5pm, weekends 9am-6pm. Shedd Pass: Adults $28.95 and children ages 3-11 $19.95. FREE general admission for IL residents June 1722. All major cards. 1200 S. Lake Shore, 312/939-2438, (L-43)

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BIKE AND ROLL CHICAGO RENTALS & TOURS Choose from over 500 bikes, including mountain bikes, road bikes, comfort bikes, cruisers, and more–– and explore the city at your leisure. 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, (K-34)(M-30)

TRIKKE CHICAGO Whether you choose from a Fitness Trikke (body-powered) or an Electric Trikke, you’re in for an awesome ride. Test out the 3wheeled carving vehicles with a group tour or rental. Trikke Tours are  $55. Trikke rentals start at $25. In Grant Park, at the NE corner of Monroe & Columbus (downstairs), 312/946-9467, See Tours by Segway for Steve’s Segway Tours. (K-36)

VANTAGE YACHT CLUB Be your own captain and enjoy an afternoon or evening cruise aboard a Duffy electric river boat with friends and family on the Chicago River! Experience breath-taking cityscape, with up to 10 people. Catering, personal tour guides and captains are available for a fee. Rentals are $150/hour 7–days a week. Departs from 600 W. Chicago. Make reservations by calling 855/777-1855 or visit




CHICAGO AERIAL TOURS Take an exhilarating aerial tour of the Chicago skyline via airplane or helicopter. Both day and evening tours are available, each offering entirely different but equally exciting experiences of the best Chicago has to offer. Taking off from the

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BIKE AND ROLL CHICAGO RENTALS & TOURS Explore Chicago by bicycle, segway, and electric bikes! Select from the Amazing Lakefront Segway Tour, the Friendly Neighborhoods Tour, Bikes at Night Fireworks Tour, or the Skyscraper Architectural Segway Tour, and more! Rentals available. 239 E. Randolph at Millennium Park; 600 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 312/729-1000, (K-34)(M-30)


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), Blues by Night Tour, among many others. Call for tour schedules. $25 and up. Call for courtesy round-trip service from downtown hotels with 30–mins notice for all tours. Pick up tickets in the Palmer House Hilton at 17 E. Monroe, 312/251-3100, (I-36)

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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 4 passengers ($5 each additional person). Mon-Fri 6:30pm-11:30pm, Sat 11am-midnight, Sun 11am-11:30pm. Departing from SE corner of Michigan & Huron, 312/787-1349, (K-29)


world class Chicago Midway Airport, you will see Soldier Field, along with the lakefront and Museum Campus, and awesome close-ups of our famous skyline. 6150 S. Laramie. 773/800-2703, (Southwest of D-54)

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Let’s Get Gliding June is the perfect time to take in Chicago’s top sites, famous parks and beautiful 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 with knowledgeable guides leading the way. Additional tours include the sinister Friday night Gangster Tour and breathtaking Fireworks Tour 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, which is now open. Ticket prices vary between $60 and $70, depending on the tour. Call for reservations, 877/866-0966. Receive $5 off with coupon on page 35.

CHICAGO FILM TOUR Hop on a luxury motor coach and see more than 30 sites where over 80 movies were shot. Movies range from Hollywood blockbusters like “The Dark Knight” to Chicago favorites like “The Blues Brothers.” Great for groups! Thu–Sun 10:30am and 12:30pm. $30. Please book in advance. Pick up on Clark between Ontario & Ohio, 312/593-4455, (H-30) CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD TOURS Experience Chicago’s diverse communities and rich history and culture with guided motorcoach and walking excursions. The 2012 schedule features over a dozen exciting new tours, including Hops & Barley: Pubs & Microbreweries, and five unique food tours. Dates and times vary. Book today by calling 312/742-1190 or visit CHICAGO SAVVY TOURS –  FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT Learn about the work and philosophy of Frank Lloyd Wright as you view one of the greatest concentrations of his homes anywhere in the world. Select from the Wright Oak Park Tour, Wright Chicago Tour, Wright Loop Walking Tour. Each tour includes round trip transport from downtown Chicago. Prices vary by tour. Reservations required, 312/731-8000,


CHICAGO TROLLEY & DOUBLE DECKER CO. Red and green San Francisco-style trolleys and London- style double deckers, narrated by expert tour guides, stop every 20-30 minutes at top attractions. Board at any of the 14 stops, including Willis Tower, Museum Campus, Navy Pier and Water Tower between 9am-5pm. Adults $35, seniors $25, children $17, and children under 3 ride for free. Good for three days! 773/648-5000, GRAY LINE SIGHTSEEING Gray Line Trolleys and new 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, TASTEBUD TOURS Entertaining tour guides share fun facts and historic anecdotes as you taste your way through a city that is serious about its food. Select from the Sweet Chicago Tour, Flavor of Chicago Tour, Taste Chicago Tour, and the Savor Chicago Tour. Each 3-hour tour makes five to six memorable stops. $44pp. 219/929-6648, Book tickets online using promo code: KEY for special savings.

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Growing increasingly busier and prettier with each passing year, the CHICAGO RIVERWALK is an ideal place for pedestrians to take in the splendor of the Windy City’s shoreline, magnificent architecture and unique history. Situated on the South Bank of the Chicago River, the Riverwalk offers an assortment of lively cafes, boat cruises and activities geared toward the entire family. This newly expanded corridor takes walkers, joggers and bikers right to the edge of our famously backward-flowing manmade waterway, with plenty to see and do.

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Infuse a bit of the Parisian lifestyle into your afternoon or evening with a visit to CYRANO’S CAFÉ & WINE BAR. Combining a charming riverside ambience with an exquisite selection of modern French cuisine, Cyrano’s remains a favorite among both visitors and locals. Enjoy a crisp glass of wine paired with grilled fish straight from the market or one of Chef Durand’s steaks cooked to perfection. Located just east of Michigan Avenue at 233 E. Riverwalk South, 312/616-1400.

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1 CHICAGO TOURS – STEVE’S SEGWAY TOURS Explore Chicago’s lakefront, museums, and parks on a 3–hour Segway tour. Led by the best tour guides in Chicago! North, Architecture and Private tours available. Great photo ops! Frequent daily departures. Prices: $60-$85 + tax. In Grant Park, at the NE corner of Monroe & Columbus (downstairs), 312/946-9467, See Rentals for Trikke Tour and Rentals. (K-36)



ABSOLUTELY CHICAGO SEGWAY TOURS Take in Chicago’s top attractions on a scenic glide. See Buckingham Fountain, the “Bean,” the Museum Campus and more on the popular Lakefront/Museum Campus Tour departing daily from Grant Park. Or head north and uncover Chicago’s glitzy be-and-be-seen Gold Coast with the Lincoln Park/Beach Tour departing daily from Gateway Park. Additional tours include River Walk Tour, Chicago Haunted Tour, and more. North Grant Park (337 E. Randolph) and Gateway Park (600 E. Grand), 877/866-0966,


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CHICAGO’S FIRST LADY CRUISES The official Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF)  river cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady cruises offers guests comfortable, open-air, or climate-controlled seating with spectacular views and commentary on over 50 significant sites by CAF-certified volunteer docents. Frequent daily departures. $35-$38. Board at Riverside Gardens SE corner of Michigan Ave. Bridge & Wacker, 800/982-2787, rivercruise or ask your Concierge (J-32)

CHICAGO LINE CRUISES Unforgettable 90-min 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 $32, youth 7-18 $22, under 7 free. Complimentary Starbucks coffee, Coke products, lemonade, muffins and cookies. 465 N. McClurg Court, 312/527-2002, (L-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 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,


SEADOG Hop onboard at Navy Pier and enjoy an entertaining 75-minute River and Lake Architectural Tour, an amusing 30-minute Lakefront Speedboat Tour, an exhilarating 30-minute Extreme Thrill Ride or a 60minute Summer Lakefront Fireworks Cruise (Memorial Day – Labor Day)! Adults $21.95-$36.95, kids (ages 3-12) $14.95-$21.95. Kids under 2 cruise free. Departing from Dock Street at 600 E. Grand, 800/330-8062, (M-30)

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MERCURY, CHICAGO’S SKYLINE CRUISELINE 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 commentary. Adults $28, kids under 12 $10, kids 3 & under are free! Advance reservations are not necessary. Board at SE corner of Michigan Ave. Bridge and Wacker, 312/332-1353, (J-32)

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BIKE AND ROLL CHICAGO’S SEGWAY TOURS Safe, fun and easy to ride! Glide along the city’s lakefront, taking in views like Museum Campus and Millennium Park while learning about Chicago’s fascinating history with an Early Bird Tour, Amazing Lakefront Tour, Segways at Sunset Tour, and the Skyscraper Architectural SegwayTour. Contact for times and prices. 239 E. Randolph in Millennium Park, 316 N. Wabash in River North, 312/729-1000, (K-34)

SHORELINE SIGHTSEEING Architecture cruises led by entertaining guides showcase more that 40 landmark buildings on the Chicago River. Up to 20 cruises daily from Gateway Park at Navy Pier from 10am. Fares: $15.50-$33. Skyline Lake Tours daily from Navy Pier Fares: $7-$17. Fireworks Cruises Wed. and Sat. nights Fares: $12-$33. 312/222-9328, (N-30)

TALL SHIP ADVENTURES The 148-foot Tall Ship Windy departs daily from Chicago’s Navy Pier for sailing tours on Lake Michigan. Cruises start most days at 11am, tickets range: Adults $24-$45; seniors $15-$45; and children 3-12 $10-$25. The luxury sloop Pianissimo completes the fleet and offers semi-private sailing and private charters from DuSable Harbor. Call 312/451-2700, or visit for up-to-date schedule of events and pricing. (N-30)

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WATERIDERS Take in the city’s spectacular sights and history while kayaking down the Chicago River with the Classic Chicago Kayak Tour, Shady Chicago: Ghosts and Gangsters Tour and Fireworks Paddle. $65pp, or $60pp (groups of 4+)  Rentals ($20-$25/per hour) and evening workouts ($50pp). Check schedule for daily activities and pricing. 950 N. Kingsbury (N. end of Riverwalk), 312/953-WATR (9287), (E-25)

WENDELLA SIGHTSEEING BOATS Chicago’s Original Architecture Tours. Wendella Boats offers tours on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan highlighting architectural and historical sites. Frequent departures starting at 9:30am. Prices start at $26 adults, $24 seniors, $13 kids 3-11, kids 2 & under FREE. Fireworks and Sunset Cruises also offered.  400 N. Michigan Avenue at The Wrigley Building and Trump Tower, 312/337-1446, (J-31) 

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AMERICAN COACH LIMOUSINE Providing reliable and quality service to and from O’Hare and Midway airports, American Coach Limousine caters to groups big and small. Mini busses, vans and stretch limousines are available for larger parties and sightseeing tours. For the “best rates you won’t find anywhere else” call 312/670-7777 or 888/709-5466. Visit us at

GO AIRPORT EXPRESS Comfortable, safe, convenient and economical transportation to and from both airports 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Book door-to-door transportation. AE, MC, V. Call 888-2The-Van (284-3826) or visit


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CHICAGO WATER TAXI Your Fun, Fast and Friendly way to transit Chicago with convenient stops at Madison Street by Union and Ogilvie Train Stations, Clark & LaSalle Streets, Michigan Avenue at the Wrigley Building, Trump Tower and Chinatown. (One-way fares are $3 and $5 to Chinatown. All day tickets are $7.)  Call 312/337-1446 or visit


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METRA The most convenient way between McCormick Place and downtown. Just 7 minutes from Millennium Park Station at Randolph and Michigan Avenue to McCormick Place’s Grand Concourse. Prices vary. 312/322-6900, (J-33)(J-38)

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Ships Ahoy! There are dozens of sightseeing boats plying the waters of Lake Michigan this time of year, but for a tour that literally towers above the rest, it’s hard to top the TALL SHIP WINDY. True to its moniker, this handsome 148-foot schooner takes advantage of the plentiful breeze just off the shoreline to give riders a unique sailing experience. Of course, the views of the city’s magnificent skyline are exquisite, but don’t be surprised to see more than a few landlubbers gazing right back at you, taking in the rare sight of a tall ship once again traversing our Midwestern waters. Themed cruises run daily and include Spirit Ships and Haunted Harbors, an “Aaarghitecture” Cruise and more. Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand. 312/595-5555. Get 2-for-1 tickets with ad on page 33.


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SHORELINE WATER TAXI Hop on Shoreline’s water taxis for fun connections around Chicago! Docks: Willis Tower/Union Station, Michigan Avenue Bridge, Navy Pier and Museum Campus (Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Adler Planetarium). Frequent departures daily 10am–7pm. Fares $2$7 one way. All tickets sold dockside. Complete schedule: or 312/222-9328.

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LINCOLN PARK ZOO More than 1,000 mammals, reptiles and birds inhabit 35 acres of zoological gardens on Chicago’s beautiful lakefront. Don’t miss big cats, polar bears and sea lions. There’s also a cool Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo. And don’t miss a visit with the zoo’s newest addition, Sahar, an African lion residing at the Kovler Lion House. Minutes from downtown hotels. Open 365 days a year. Weekdays 10am-5pm, weekends 10am-6:30pm. FREE. 2001 N. Clark, 312/742-2000, (H-17)

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BROOKFIELD ZOO Venture into the world of giraffes, monkeys, reptiles, elephants, and…bugs. Through state-of-the-art animatronics, the zoo’s newest attraction, Xtreme BUGS, explores how bugs have remained a major influence within history and the role and effort they have on the environment, economics, food, and pop culture. Weekdays 10am-5pm, weekends 10am-6pm. Adults $15; children ages 3-11/seniors $10.50, and children under 2 are free. $10 parking. Some exhibits require an additional fee. All major cards. 1st Ave. & 31st St. in suburban Brookfield, 708/485-0263. (Suburban)

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You’ll find entertainment abounds at Millennium Park throughout the month of June, so come on out and enjoy the free park happenings. This month Millennium Park will be hosting the Grant Park Music Festival’s 78th season, an exciting exhibition titled, Interconnected: The Sculptures of Yvonne Domenge, comprised of three large spheres that defy gravity and space, guided garden tours, multiple concert series, weekend workouts, and much, much more. 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 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. Jay Pritzker Pavilion: Architect Frank Gehry’s bold outdoor band shell, with its soaring steel ribbons and state-of-the-art canopied sound system over the lawn, is a breathtaking design. Lurie Gardens: A 2.5–acre paradise for green-loving urbanites, this collection of flora brings to life Chicago’s motto “Urbs in Horto” (City in a Garden). Wrigley Square and Millennium Monument: The Square is anchored by the Millennium Monument, a nearly full-sized replica of the original peristyle that stood in the same location between 1917 and 1953.

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from volunteer master gardeners with free 20-minute guided tours. Every Friday 11am to 1:30pm and Sunday from 10am-1:30pm through September 14. Millennium Park Workouts: Get a free energizing Saturday morning workout on the Great Lawn between 7am and 11am. Sessions begin June 7, with the following schedule: 7am – Tai Chi: Stirling Tai Chi

8am – Yoga: Chicago Park District

9am – Pilates: Frog Temple

10am – Zumba: TEAMiFIT

the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at 6:30pm and exerience a variety of cutting edge music from DJs to live bands and everything in between – there’s always something on stage.

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Downtown Sound (Mondays) & Loops and Variations (Thursdays): Grab a picnic and head to

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Lurie Garden Guided Walks: Learn more about the Park’s beautiful and fascinating gardens

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Call 312/742-1168 or visit for more information.

Grant Park Music Festival: Conceived by Mayor A. J. Cermak during the Great Depression in 1931 as a way to lift peoples spirits, this annual music festival features more than 30 free concerts featuring the Grammy® Award-nominated Grant Park Music Orchestra and Chorus led by Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar and Chorus Director Christopher Bell perform at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Running June 13 through August 18, 2012. Opening Night Wednesday, June 13 at 6:30pm

An American in Paris Saturday June 23 at 7:30pm

An Exaltation of Place *World Premiere* Friday, June 15 at 6:30pm , Saturday, June 16 at 7:30pm

Golden Anniversary Choral Spectacular Friday, June 29 at 6:30pm, Saturday, June 30 at 7:30pm

Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30pm, Friday, June 22 at 6:30pm

Independence Day Celebration Wednesday July 4 at 6:30pm

Interconnected: The Sculptures of Yvonne Domenge Striving to represent underlying patterns in what may outwardly seem chaotic, Yvonne Domenge’s sculpture strikes a unity in what we perceive as opposites and finds harmony in apparent dissonances. Often referencing the natural world, Domenge’s work reveals a fascination with form and geometry. On display through Oct 1, 2012. Self-Guided Audio Tour: Travel at your own pace and listen as the masterminds behind the world’s most spectacular new public space – architect Frank Gehry and artists Anish Kapoor and Jaume Plensa – recount how and why Millennium Park was built and the secrets that lie beneath the park floor.


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Great gifts for dear old dad.

Nothing beats dear old dad, so show him some love with a great gift. Show dad you mean business with a fashionable new Business Card Case from CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION (224 S. Michigan, 312/922-3432). Select from the Chicago-centric Frank Lloyd Wright design or the cool Blueprint design, among others. If dad fancies himself a grill master, bring the sizzle of summer to his backyard with an assortment of Weber Grill Sauces, Spices and Rubs available at WEBER GRILL RESTAURANT (539 N. State. 312/467-9696). Does dad enjoy a good cigar from time to time? Then he’ll find plenty to like at the legendary family–owned tobacco shop IWAN RIES & CO. (19 S. Wabash, 2nd Floor; 312/372-1306), where cigars like these Montecristos, have taken center stage since 1857. Mention KEY for a free gift!


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


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: $2 (adults), $1 (seniors 62+ and kids 6-12) and kids under 6 are free. Open Sundays from 6am3pm. Closed 6/10 & 6/24. 6920 N. Mannheim at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, 847/524-9590, (Suburban)


ASIAN HOUSE A large selection of elegant Oriental home furnishings and furniture as well as Oriental art and antiques. Asian House features a solid selection of Antique Oriental rugs, silk screens, Cloisonné vases and animals, bronze statues and Coromandel. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm. All major cards. 159 W. Kinzie, 312/527-4848. (H-31)

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THE ANTIQUARIANS BUILDING This sophisticated River North antique center features unique antiques and collections including European antiques, mirrors, designer accessories, antique lamps, oriental rugs, along with French Louis Philippe, Art Nouveau & Art Deco, Moderne, Continental silver and Meissen. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm. All major cards. 159 W. Kinzie, 312/527-0533. (H-31)



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ASIAN HOUSE OF CHICAGO Asian House features Oriental home furnishings and furniture as well as hand-made Tiffany-style lamps. Oriental furnishings including porcelain fishbowls, rosewood and lacquered paintings, antique boxes in porcelain and lacquer. Korean and antique Chinese furniture, antique Oriental rugs, silk screens, cloisonné vases and animals, bronze statues, and coromandel are featured in this gracious store, located in River North. 159 W. Kinzie, 312/527-4848. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.

ART ATLAS GALLERIES, INC. For over 40 years, Atlas has offered the finest oils, sculptures and limited-edition graphics in an exclusive gallery collection, from prints by Renoir to contemporary works by Michael Cheney. Hours vary by location. All major cards. 535 N. Michigan, 312/329-9330 or 800/423-7635; 900 N. Michigan, Level 6, 312/649-0999 or 800/545-2929, (J-29)(J-26) CURLY TALE FINE ART This eclectic gallery offers inspiring art pieces from a growing “Lowbrow” art movement. Art with a sense of humor includes original paintings, one-of-a-kind jewelry, wearable art, glassworks and sculpture. Tue–Sat 11am-6pm. Closed Sun & Mon. All major cards. 16 W. Erie, 1st Floor, 312/202-1664, (J-29) LOTTON GALLERY Specializing in hand-blown glasswork by a single f amily of artists, this elegant gallery carries a brilliant selection of fine art glass vases, lamps and decorative objects. The gallery also exhibits quality paintings and fine prints from world-renown artists. Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun noon-6pm. All major cards. 900 N. Michigan, Level 6, 312/664-6203, (J-26)


THE ANTIQUARIANS BUILDING This sophisticated new antique center in Chicago features unique antiques and collections including European antiques, mirrors, designer accessories, antique lamps, Oriental rugs, and French Louis Phillipe, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco, Moderne (Paul Frankl, Charles Eames), continental silver and Meissen. Come by and visit this unique River North antique center located next to the Merchandise Mart. 159 W. Kinzie, 312/527-0533. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.


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DESIGNER RESALE OF CHICAGO Chicago’s premiere consignment boutique has designer labels at unbelievable bargains. Discover Chicago’s best-kept secret. Find high-end luxury labels like Christian Louboutin, Christian Lacroix, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and more at a fraction of the original cost. Also carrying plus sizes. Mon-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun noon-6pm. All major cards. 658 N. Dearborn, 312/587-3312. (H-29)

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, footwear and children’s apparel. Hours vary by location. All major cards. 48 E. Walton, 312/640-5934 and 1800 N. Clybourn, 312/951-0518. (J-26)(D-18)

NEIMAN MARCUS The grandiose entrance is an indication of the haute stuff within this luxurious department store. Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun noon-6pm. AE 737 N. Michigan, 312/642-5900. (J-27)

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NORDSTROM Notable sections include a sizeable shoe department, cosmetics and the men’s fashions. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm. All major cards. 520 N. Michigan, 312/464-1515. (J-30)

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MACY’S Top fashions for men, women and children as well as an expansive collection of home furnishings. Store hours—State: Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm; Water Tower: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 11am-6pm. All major cards. 111 N. State, 312/781-1000; 835 N. Michigan, Water Tower Place, 312/335-7787. (I-34)(J-26)

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BLOOMINGDALE’S Young, hip and classic fashion for women, men and children coexist harmoniously on the six floors of the “Bloomies” Midwest flagship. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun noon-7pm. All major cards. 900 N. Michigan, 312/440-4460. (J-26)

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In the Stacks Aside from skyrocketing buildings and Chicago–style pizza, Chicago stands out as a mecca for music lovers ––so it’s no wonder that it’s home to America’s largest jazz and blues store. JAZZ RECORD MART, great for collectors and novices alike, 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 – who also happens to own the legendary jazz and blues label Delmark Records – and his helpful and knowledgeable staff will make your shopping experience a learning one too. Don’t fret avid collectors, will find all the CDs, LPs, cassettes, books and rarities that their hip hearts desire. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun noon-5pm. 27 E. Illinois. 312/222-1467.

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Not quite as opulent as its Big Apple counterpart, Chicago’s Saks is still a refuge for shoppers seeking traditional, high-quality fashions. Mon-Sat 10am8pm, Sun 11am-6pm. All major cards. 700 N. Michigan, Chicago Place, 312/944-6500. (J-28)

FURS CHICAGO FUR OUTLET – HOME OF THE FURRY GODMOTHER Celebrating nearly 30 years in the business! Find a wide selection of new, resale and vintage furs for both men and women at a fraction of their original cost. Layaway available. Mon & Thu 11am-7pm, TueWed & Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-5pm (hours vary), Sun noon-4pm. All major cards. 777 W. Diversey, 773/348-FURS (3877), (North of E-11)


TIFFANY & CO. This Michigan Avenue location of the venerable jewelry company offers plenty of sparkle. Call for hours. All major cards. 730 N. Michigan, 312/944-7500. (J-27)

LINGERIE LOVER’S LANE Shop for lingerie, bedroom toys, romantic gifts, sexy menswear, lotions and oils, books, videos, and games for lovers. Stop into any of their  30 locations throughout Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. For locations, reference our suburban map or visit their website. Open Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun noon-6pm. All major cards. 955 W. Diversey, 888/744-LOVE, (E-11)(Suburban)



PANDORA Pandora delivers genuine, high quality jewelry and accessories at affordable prices. Their new style of charm bracelet, both unique and fashion forward, is adorned with diamonds, precious gemstones, and hand-blown Murano glass beads and charms, each representing a memorable moment in one’s life. Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 11am-6pm. Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan, Level 7, 312/915-0647, (J-27)

LUXE SPA Looking for the best place for the perfect massage? Go to Luxe Spa, a boutique luxury spa, where licensed therapists focus on making guests feel relaxed and rejuvenated with signature services like Luxe Signature Massages and Facials. Enjoy 10% off when you mention KEY when booking your appointment.  64 E. Walton, 3rd Floor, 312/929-3531. Open daily 9am-8pm. (J-26)



PREMIUM OUTLETS Save 25-65 percent on name brands at over 120 outlet stores. Call for hours. Cards accepted vary by store. 1650 Premium Outlets in Aurora, 630/585-2200. (Suburban) THE SHOPS AT NORTH BRIDGE 50 specialty shops, 20 restaurants, five hotels and one shopping center anchored by Nordstrom. MonSat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm. Cards accepted vary by store. 520 N. Michigan, 312/327-2300. (J-30) WATER TOWER PLACE Find Macy’s and American Girl Place as well as more than 100 specialty shops and restaurants. Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 11am-6pm. Cards accepted vary by store. 835-845 N. Michigan, 312/440-3166. (J-27)


JAZZ RECORD MART The world’s largest jazz and blues store features CDs, LPs, 45s and 78s, DVDs and videos as well as posters, T-Shirts, magazines and books. The store and its owner, Bob Koester, have received numerous honors, including induction into the “Blues Hall of Fame.” Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun noon-5pm. All major cards. 27 E. Illinois, 312/222-1467, (I-31)

BLOCK 37 Shops include Anthropologie, Disney Store, PUMA, Steve Madden, and Sephora, among others. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm. Cards accepted vary by store. 108 N. State, 312/261-4700. (I-34)


CENTRAL CAMERA CO. Third generation, family-owned business since 1899. Find the hottest cameras and accessories from brands like Nikon, Canon, Leica and Panasonic, and many others. In addition, find film for your vintage Brownie and Busch cameras. Mon-Fri 8:30am5:30pm, Sat 8:30am-5pm. All major cards. 230 S. Wabash (near Jackson), 312/427-5580, (I-37) 

900 NORTH MICHIGAN SHOPS Bloomingdale’s anchors this fashionable mall with 70 distinctive shops and restaurants. Mon-Sat 10am7pm, Sun noon-6pm. Cards accepted vary by store. 900 N. Michigan, 312/915-3900. (J-27)





MASSAGE ENVY This massage clinic offers customized massage therapy for every busy body. Walk-ins welcome. Call for hours. All major cards. 345 E. Ohio, 312/222-0808. (K-30)

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CANDYALITY Find thousands of bulk candy items, sweet treats and more. All major cards. 835 N. Michigan, 7th Floor, 312/867-5500; 520 N. Michigan, 3rd Floor, 312/527-1010; 3425 N. Southport, 773/472-7800. (J-27)(J-30)(B-6)

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CHICAGO “5” SOUVENIRS Shop for the finest Chicago souvenirs, as well as NBC fan gear from the only Chicagoland retailer carrying licensed NBC merchandise. Located steps from the Mag Mile within the architecturally stunning and award-winning NBC Tower––you may just see your favorite newscaster, celebrity, or dignitary! Open 7 days.  All major cards. 454 N. Columbus, 312/467-9537. (K-31)

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THE FUDGE POT This Old Town institution has been making sugary concoctions since 1963 and is a popular place to drop in for a fudge-craving or if you’re looking for the perfect gift. Hours vary by location. AE, MC, V. 1532 N. Wells, 312/943-1777. (I-23) HOUSE OF BLUES STORE Get your official House of Blues Chicago gear here, including Jake and Elwood T-shirts, HOB mugs, shot glasses, hats, keychains, Blues Brothers DVDs and CDs, and more. Sun-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm. All major cards. 329 N. Dearborn, 312/923-2000, (H-32) RAINFOREST CAFÉ RETAIL VILLAGE A WILD variety of items for the entire family, including souvenir T-shirts, stuffed animals, safari-themed place settings, and more. Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri 11am10:30pm, Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-9pm. All major cards. 605 N. Clark, 312/787-1501, (H-29) ROCK SHOP AT HARD ROCK CAFE Stock up on rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia. Featuring classic tees, jackets, hats and accessories as well as a wide selection of collectables. Opens at 10am daily. All major cards. 63 W. Ontario, 312/943-2252, (H-29)


WE’LL KEEP YOU IN STITCHES A unique knitting & needlepoint shop with a dazzling selection of knitting yarns and a variety of hand-painted canvases. Offering expert instruction and superb fitting and finishing services. Mon-Sat 9:30am-4:45pm, closed Sun. All major cards. 67 E. Oak, 4th Floor, 312/642-2540. (I-25)




HUBBARD STATE CIGARS Find a large selection of the best cigars in the world including Ashton, Padron and Alec Bradley. Special order any brand and have them shipped anywhere in the US. Call for hours. All major cards. 6 W. Hubbard, 312/670-0687. (I-31)


IWAN RIES & CO. Chicago’s oldest family business celebrates over 150 years of offering a vast selection of pipes and smokers’ accessories. Home of the famous Three Star Tobacco. More than 100 brands of cigars and 20,000 pipes in stock. Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm. All major cards. 19 S. Wabash, 2nd Floor, 312/372-1306, (I-35)


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–Thu10am-11pm, Fri-Sat 10am-midnight, Sun 10am–11pm. AE, MC, V 1550 N. Wells, 800/5-UPDOWN or 312/337-8505, (H-19)



BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP Kids and adults alike will love “building” their own customized teddy. Call for hours. All major cards. 700 E. Grand, 312/832-0114. (N-30)


HOWARD FRUM JEWELERS Specializing in pre-owned Rolex watches, vintage and high-grade wristwatches. Buy, sell, service, restoration and appraisals. Call for hours. MC, V. 5 S. Wabash, Suite 814, 312/332-5999. (I-36)

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CHICAGO WATCH CENTER Located inside Wabash Jewelers Mall, the Center offers the largest inventory of high-grade Swiss watches. Buy, sell, service or trade. Call for hours. All major cards. 3 S. Wabash, 312/609-0003. (I-35)



LEGO STORE Innovative displays, in-store family events and kidfriendly play areas make this LEGO Store a fun, muststop-shop. Call for hours. Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan, 2nd Floor, 312/202-0946. (J-26)


Taste the city’s best surf & turf!

Take your taste buds on a wild ride from land to sea during National Steakhouse and Seafood Month. Situated in a century-old classic Victorian brownstone in the lively River North neighborhood, CHICAGO CHOP HOUSE (60 W. Ontario; 312/787-7100) delivers that Chicago flavor with dry-aged porterhouse steaks and an award-wining wine list. If it’s fresh seafood you crave, CATCH 35 (35 W. Wacker; 312/346-3500) has one of the freshest, most innovative menus in town. From their famous Chilean Seas Bass to mouthwatering Szechwan Scallops, this seafood sensation will have you hook, line and sinker. Combining the cuisine of Southern Brazil with the spirit of Texas, TEXAS DE BRAZIL (51 E. Ohio; 312/670-1006) offers an endless selection of 15 perfectly seasoned flame-grilled meats served tableside and generous gourmet salad area.


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ARTIST’S CAFÉ Located in The Fine Arts building, the Artist’s Café has been a favorite among artists around the globe since 1961. Serving up a mix of American and ethnic cuisine, including Greek, Sicilian, and French dishes, guests will find a cool, diner vibe with a great selection of spirits. Sun-Mon 7am-9pm, Tue-Sat 7am-11pm. All major cards. $$. 412 S. Michigan. 312/939-7855. www.artists-café.com (J-38) ED DEBEVIC’S Shake, Rattle, and Roll at this 1950’s style diner that serves American classics like burgers and milkshakes from a witty cast of characters that serve and entertain. Ed’s serves breakfast on weekends!   Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 640 N. Wells, 312/664-1707, (H-29)   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, steaks, and more in a friendly, high-energy atmosphere. Food served Mon-Thu 11ammidnight, Fri-Sat 11am-1am, Sun 11am-11pm. All major cards. $$ 63 W. Ontario, 312/943-2252, (H-29)

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“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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LLOYD’S CHICAGO American cuisine served in a Frank Lloyd Wrightinspired atmosphere, Lloyd’s specializes in upscale business lunches, cocktails and pre-theater dinner and is just steps from the Lyric Opera and Cadillac Palace Theatre. Mon-Fri 11:30am-8:30pm. Sat on opera nights 5pm-7pm. All major cards. $$$ 1 S. Wacker, 312/407-6900. (G-35)

O’BRIENS RIVERWALK CAFÉ The flow of the river and fragrant flowers provide guests with a relaxing retreat in the heart of the city. Feast on summer favorites like, O’Briens Black Angus Burger, grilled chicken, assorted appetizers and salads. Full bar is available. Live music on select evenings. Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm. 45 E. Riverwalk South, 312/346-3131, (K-32) RAINFOREST CAFÉ An adventurous dining experience under a tropical jungle canopy featuring creative cuisine inspired by the flavors of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Asia. Kid-friendly menu available. The Retail Village offers a wide variety of souvenirs. Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri 11am-10:30pm, Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-9pm. All major cards. $$ 605 N. Clark, 312/787-1501, (H-29) RUDY’S BAR & GRILLE Owned by pizza mastermind, Rudy Malnati Jr. (also owner of nearby Pizano’s), this burger place features fresh-cut fries and mouthwatering char-grilled burgers cooked just the way you like ‘em. Open daily 11am-2am. All major cards. $ 69 E. Madison, 312/332-8111, (J-35) WEBER GRILL RESTAURANT Dine on award-winning kettleburgers, grill-fired pizzas, wood-smoked barbecue, thick juicy Black Angus steaks, seafood and more all grilled to perfection on authentic Weber kettles. Sun-Thu 6:30am-11pm, Fri-Sat 6:30am-midnight. All major cards. $$$ 539 N. State, 312/467-9696, (I-30) WEST EGG CAFE Everything from eggs Benedict and taco salad to rotisserie chicken grace the menu of this cozy café. Tasty, heart-healthy dishes also available. Mon-Fri 6:30am-3pm, Sat-Sun 7am-3pm. All major cards. $ 620 N. Fairbanks, 312/280-8366. (K-29)



BIG BOWL This pan-Asian chain features a menu of favorites, as well as a stir-fry bar. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 60 E. Ohio, 312/951-1888. (I-29)

EGGSPERIENCE PANCAKES & CAFÉ Eggsperience a delicious selection of all-day breakfast and lunch items like savory omelettes, crepes, burgers, paninis and more. Open daily 6am-4pm, and Late Night downtown Thu-Sat 10pm-6am. All major cards. $$. 35 W. Ontario, 312/870-6773; Glenview 847/998-5111; Naperville 630/548-1000; Park Ridge 847/939-3976; Bannockburn 847/940-8444, (H-29)

TAMARIND Contemporary décor accents Asian minimalist furnishings at this pan-Asian cafe to create a classic, yet eclectic dining experience. The menu covers most of Asia, including a delicious variety of Thai, Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese entrees as well as an impressive selection of sushi. Daily 11am-11pm. All major cards. $$ 614 S. Wabash, 312/379-0970, (I-39)

BRAZILIAN TEXAS DE BRAZIL Just steps off of Michigan Ave, Texas de Brazil features a 50-item seasonal gourmet salad area, decadent desserts, and flame-grilled cuts of seasoned beef, lamb, pork, chicken and sausage carved tableside by the restaurant’s authentically costumed Gauchos. Mon-Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 4:30pm-10pm, Sun 4pm-9pm. All major cards. $$$ 51 E. Ohio, 312/670-1006, (I-29)

ELEVEN CITY DINER An old-school diner serving breakfast ALL day. Enjoy authentic soda fountain drinks while noshing on renowned hand-sliced delicatessen sandwiches, fluffy omelettes, giant salads and, of course, a FULL BAR to boot!  Mon-Thu 8am-9:30pm, Fri 8am10:30pm, Sat 9am-10:30pm, Sun 9am-9pm. All major cards. $ 1112 S. Wabash, 312/212-1112, (I-42) WEST EGG CAFÉ 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, hearthealthy dishes also available. Bonus: Insulated coffee pitchers at every table! Mon-Fri 6:30am-3pm, Sat-Sun 7am-3pm. All major cards. $ 620 N. Fairbanks, 312/280-8366. (K-29)

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YOLK Open in three locations, Yolk is the talk of the town. Egg-spect creative twists on traditional breakfast favorites like frittatas, benedicts, French toast, skillets and more. Lunchtime options include salads, burgers and sandwiches. Mon-Fri 6am-3pm, Sat-Sun 7am-3pm. $ 355 E. Ohio, 312/822-9655; 1120 S. Michigan, 312/789-YOLK; 747 N. Wells, 312/787-2277, (L-30)(I-42)(G-27)

CHINESE PHOENIX RESTAURANT This banquet-sized restaurant, located in Chinatown, has been said to have the best dim sum in the city. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 2131 S. Archer, Ste. 2, 312/328-0848. (H-50)

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TOPWOK Sushi Taiyo’s new sister restaurant, located on the 2nd floor, offers Chinese cuisine and creative cocktails in a new, contemporary space. Sun 11:30am-10pm, Mon-Thu 11:30am-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm. All major cards. $$. 58 E. Ontario. 312/440-1717. (I-29)

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN CROSSROADS AT HOUSE OF BLUES Dine on American, Southern and Mexican-inspired dishes from celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez. Staples like jambalaya, pulled pork sandwiches and HOB signature burgers join new exciting menu options like meatball sliders, chile braised short ribs and street tacos. All major cards. $$ 329 N. Dearborn, 312/923-2000. (H-32)

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ELEVEN CITY DINER An old-school diner located in the heart of Chicago’s South Loop serving breakfast ALL day. Enjoy authentic soda fountain drinks while noshing on renowned handsliced delicatessen sandwiches. Mon-Thu 8am-9:30pm, Fri 8am-10:30pm, Sat 9am10:30pm, Sun 9am-9pm. All major cards. $ 1112 S. Wabash, 312/212-1112, (I-42)



MYSTIC BLUE Relax and cruise Lake Michigan aboard the fresh and contemporary Mystic Blue where a three-course 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 per cruise. Please call to book your cruise today. 600 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 888/333-9150, (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 per cruise. Please call to book your cruise today. 600 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 888/957-2320, (M-30)

A bright restaurant in the heart of Chicago’s River North neighborhood. We’re sure you’ll find dishes in the eggsperience selection to please any appetite!

35 West Ontario • Chicago, IL 312.870.6773 • Open Daily 6am - 4pm Late Nite Thu - Sat 10pm - 6am

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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. Minutes from McCormick Place and United Center. Mon-Sat 5am-8pm. All major cards. $ 1141 S. Jefferson, 312/939-2855, (E-43)

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A Sushi Sensation As National Seafood Month continues to swim along, FRIENDS SUSHI invites guests to dive into the deep and experience creative creations straight from the sea. One of Chicago’s premier sushi restaurants, this charming downtown spot combines traditional favorites with contemporary style. In fact, it would be hard to top the amazing variations being turned out by the artists here – top-notch in terms of freshness and quality, to be sure, but with a colorful, inventive and playful streak that truly brings the wonder of the seas to the plate. Sample a selection of chef specialties like the popular Ticky Tacky Roll (crab meat, ebi, mint leaves, wasabi tobiko) and wash it down with a premium sake or Asian martini. One block off the Mag Mile at 710 N. Rush. 312/787-8998.

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, (M-30)

FONDUE GEJA’S CAFÉ Romantic fondue dining. Flamenco and classical guitarists help set the mood. Children under 10 not allowed. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$ 340 W. Armitage, 773/281-9101. (G-17) THE MELTING POT This stylish fondue eatery features six different cheese fondues, entree choices like filet mignon, lobster tail and seafood trio, and the perfect ending – their famous chocolate fondue, complete with marshmallows, cakes and brownies for dipping. Daily noon-2am (Sun noon-midnight). All major cards. $$$ 609 N. Dearborn; 312/573-0011, (H-29)

FRENCH CHEZ JOEL An intimate bistro in Little Italy serving French specialties. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 1119 W. Taylor, 312/226-6479. (West of D-42)


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 modern French cuisine at a charming outdoor café while surrounded by inspiring cityscape, fragrant plants and colorful flowers along the Chicago River. Located just east of Michigan Avenue at 233 E. Riverwalk South, 312/616-1400; 546 N. Wells. 312/467-0546, (J-32)

GERMAN CHICAGO BRAUHAUS Featuring sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel, roast veal shanks, roast pork shanks and roast duck as well as steaks, chops and fish specials daily. Live entertainment and dancing nightly. Parking available. Mon, Wed & Thu11am-midnight, Fri & Sun 11am-2am, Sat 11am-3am, closed Tue. All major cards. $$ 4732 N. Lincoln, 773/784-4444, (Northwest of A-1)



MITCHELL’S SODA SHOP Featuring what seems like every flavor under the sun, Mitchell’s serves up everything from Green Tea flavored ice cream to English Toffee in giant waffle cones. Old-fashioned charm served with a smile. 629 N. Wells, 312/943-1124, (H-29)

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INDIAN CHICAGO CURRY HOUSE With a high Zagat rating and “Best Of Chicago” award from, Chicago Curry House brings the flavors of India and Nepal to the city’s South Loop. Delight in mouth-watering cuisine, an extensive wine list, relaxing ambiance, and attentive service. Lunch buffet. Catering & delivery available. $$ 899 S. Plymouth, 312/362-9999. (I-41) INDIA HOUSE With an exhibition kitchen, this River North emporium allows diners an opportunity to watch their menu selections (over 150 choices) cooked to perfection in tandoor ovens. Daily lunch buffet. Lunch: Mon-Fri 11am2:30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-3pm. Dinner: Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm, Sun-Thu 5pm-10pm. All major cards. $$ 59 W. Grand; 312/645-9500, (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, curried chicken, and more at the daily lunch buffet from 11:30am-3pm for $13.95pp. Weekend brunch buffet is $15.95. Dinner: Sun-Thu 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5pm10:30pm. All major cards. $$ 247 E. Ontario, 312/280-4910, (H-29)

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BUCA DI BEPPO This family-style restaurant offers whopping servings of flavorful Italian fare steps from the Magnificent Mile. Hours vary by location. All major cards. $$ 521 N. Rush, 312/396-0001, 90 Yorktown Rd in Lombard, 630/932-7673; 604 N. Milwaukee Ave in Wheeling, 847/808-9898; 15350 South 94th Ave in Orland Park, 708/349-6262, (J-30)

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EMERALD LOOP BAR & GRILL This modern Irish Mega Pub serves up traditional Irish fare and classic comfort food in a spacious, sophisticated dining room complete with 40-foot wood bar and TVs throughout. Weekend Brunch. Mon-Fri 11am-2am, Sat 9am-3am and Sun 9am-2am. All major cards. $$ 216 N. Wabash, 312/263-0200, (I-33)

PICCOLO SOGNO This casual Italian restaurant is the brainchild of popular Chicago chef Tony Priolo and wine specialist Ciro Longobardo. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 464 N. Halsted, 312/421-0077. (D-30)

CLUB LUCKY Feel like you’re in a 1940s Italian supper club and cock- tail lounge. Close to downtown hotels. Good food and fun! Private party room. Kitchen hours: Mon-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri 11:30am-11pm, Sat 4:30pm-11pm. Sun 3:30pm-10pm. Lounge open late. $$$ 1824 W. Wabansia, 773/227-2300, online reservations at (Northwest of A-20)

QUARTINO Lively River North restaurant serving spectacular small plates that include an array of cheese, housecured meats, salads and light pasta selections. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 626 N. State, 312/698-5000. (I-29)

EDUARDO’S ENOTECA Fresh light Italian and small plates. Delivery and catering available. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 1212 N. Dearborn, 312/337-4490, (I-23) LA CANTINA ITALIAN CHOPHOUSE Located on the lower level of the Italian Village Restaurants, La Cantina’s traits of distinction include amazing steak and seafood served from all regions of Italy. Celebrated wine list! Gluten-free options available. Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm. Dinner: Tue-Fri 5pm-10pm and Sat 5pm-11pm. All major cards. $$$ 71 W. Monroe, 312/332-7005, (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.” Celebrated wine list! Gluten-free options available. Mon-Thu 11am-midnight, Fri-Sat 11am-1am, Sun noon-midnight. All major cards. $$$ 71 W. Monroe, 312/332-7005, (H-36) VIVERE (Italian Village Restaurants) This contemporary Italian restaurant features modern flavors as well as décor and has received accolades from both Esquire and the Wine Spectator. Celebrated wine list! Gluten-free options available. Lunch: Weekdays 11am-2:30pm. Dinner: Mon-Thu 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm, and closed Sun. All major cards. $$$ 71 W. Monroe, 312/332-7005, (H-36)

River North’s Newest Addition Serving Fine Mexican Food & Signature Margaritas!

FREE ENTREE (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, special or promotions. Must present this coupon at time of ordering. 12/6

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CAPI’S ITALIAN KITCHEN The star of the show is the hand-tossed pizza, but the menu also includes traditional pasta dishes. Call for hours. All major cards. $ 700 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 312/276-0641. (M-30)



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VIVO Celebrating 20 years of vivacious service in the Randolph Street Market District, Vivo offers honest-to-goodness Italian food from Executive Chef, Vicente Duran, in a chic setting. When it comes to true Italian cuisine, few rival this rustic and stylish veteran. Mon-Wed11am-10pm, Thu 11am-11pm, Fri 11am-midnight, and Sat 5pm-midnight. 838 West Randolph. 312/733-3379. (West of D-33)

JAPANESE Open for Lunch 1824 WEST WABANSIA ◆ BUCKTOWN ◆ 773.227.2300 ◆ OPEN SEVEN DAYS

AI JAPANESE RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE Dishes like Wasabi Filet Mignon and Parmesan Salmon pepper the menu of this River North spot. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 358 W. Ontario, 312/335-9888. (F-29) MIZU A full sushi menu is complemented by a wide selection of yakituri choices – skewered meats and/or vegetables cooked over blazing coals. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 315-317 W. North, 312/951-8883. (G-19) RON OF JAPAN This Japanese cuisine is prepared as you watch. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 230 E. Ontario, 312/644-6500. (J-29)

MEDITERRANEAN THE PURPLE PIG Featuring housemade charcuterie, cheeses and classic Mediterranean fare plus an extensive yet accessible wine list. All major cards. $$ 500 N. Michigan, 312/464-1744. (J-30) SAYAT NOVA Find standard Mediterranean fare served in a cozy, intimate setting. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 157 E. Ohio, 312/644-9159. (J-30)

MEXICAN ADOBO GRILL Featuring authentic regional Mexican cuisine and famous guacamole prepared tableside. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 1610 N. Wells, 312/266-7999. (G-19) FRONTERA GRILL/TOPOLOBAMPO Chef Rick Bayless’ religiously authentic eateries. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 445 N. Clark, 312/661-1434. (H-31) PATRON’S HACIENDA An authentic Mexican restaurant and sports cantina located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood serving authentic Mexican cuisine including fresh ceviche, fajitas, tilapia, and some of the best fresh juice margaritas in town. Mon-Thu 5pm-10mp, Fri-Sat 5pm-midnight, Sun 3pm-10pm. All major cards. $$ 316 W. Erie. 312/642-2400, (G-29)


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

SU CASA MEXICAN RESTAURANT Experience a “fiesta” for your taste buds one block off Michigan Avenue. Here, a smorgasbord of Mexican favorites like fajitas, burritos, tacos, and hacienda dinners are served in a decorative setting complete with piñatas and stained glass. Ask about catering. Sun-Thu 11am-midnight, Fri-Sat 11am-1am. All major cards. $ 49 E. Ontario, 312/943-4041. (I-29)

NEPALESE CHICAGO CURRY HOUSE With a high Zagat rating and “Best Of Chicago” award from, Chicago Curry House brings the flavors of India and Nepal to the city’s South Loop. Delight in mouth-watering cuisine, an extensive wine list, relaxing ambiance, and attentive service. Lunch buffet. Catering & delivery available. $$ 899 S. Plymouth, 312/362-9999. (I-41)

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Steaking out the Finest From national chains to homegrown favorites, steak continues to hold a prime spot in the hearts and stomachs of Chicago locals and visitors alike. In honor of National Steakhouse Month, we invite you to dine on some of the best cuts in the city – and truth be told, when it comes to beef, you can’t do better than MICHAEL JORDAN’S STEAK HOUSE. This month, Executive Chef James O’Donnell rolls out a selection of all-star dishes on his new seasonal lunch menu. While some fan-favorites remain, guests can look forward to an array of new items like the Charred Ribeye Steak with tomato, watermelon and Cotija cheese, and the Hanger Steak in a Pinot Noir sauce (pictured here), among other great options. Located in InterContinental Chicago at 505 N. Michigan. 312/321-8823.

PIZZA GINO’S EAST A Chicago tradition since 1966, Gino’s is famous for deep-dish pizza that is hand-made to perfection 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. $$ 633 N. Wells, 312/9431124; 162 E. Superior, 312/266-DEEP. Check out their newest location at 521 S. Dearborn, 312/9391818, (H-29)(K-28)(I-38) PIZANO’S PIZZA & PASTA Frank Sinatra once said, “A day without Pizano’s pasta is like a day without sunshine.” Brighten up your day with homemade gnocchi, but save room for what’s been voted the “#1 thin-crust pizza in Chicago.” Hours vary. AE, MC, V $$ 864 N. State, 312/751-1766; 61 E. Madison, 312/236-1777; 1808 Waukegan Rd in Glenview, 847/486-1777. (I-26)(I-35)(Suburban) PIZANO’S PIZZA & PASTA EXPRESS Pizano’s newest branch focuses exclusively on delivery and carryout. Looking to dine-in? See listing above. All major cards. $$ 800 N. Dearborn, 855/749-2667, (I-27) PIZZERIA ORA Build your own traditional Chicago deep-dish or thin crust pizza with your favorite toppings, or choose one of Pizzeria Ora’s specialty pizzas. Sandwiches and Italian entrées also available. $2 downtown


delivery. Sun-Thu 6:30am-midnight, Fri-Sat 7am-1am. All major cards. $$ 545 N. LaSalle, 312/464-1872, (H-30) PIZZERIA UNO & DUE Chicago-style pizza’s birthplace. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 29 E. Ohio, 312/321-1000; 619 N. Wabash, 312/943-2400. (I-29)(J-29)

SEAFOOD CAPE COD ROOM Overlooking the Magnificent Mile, this seafood gem is one of Chicago’s old school fine dining classics. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$ 140 E. Walton, 312/440-8414. (J-26) CATCH 35 The freshest seafood in the city just a short walk to Chicago’s Theatre District! For meat lovers, try the Bone-in Ribeye, New York Strip or Filet Mignon Medallions. Featuring Live Jazz Tue-Fri 6pm-9pm, Sat 6:30pm-9:30pm. Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm. Dinner: Mon-Thu 5pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun 4pm9pm. All major cards. $$$$ 35 W. Wacker, 312/3463500; 35 S. Washington, Naperville, 630/7173500, (I-33) (Suburban) HOLY MACKEREL! Combining fresh seafood, fresh cocktails as well as a fresh take on a vintage design. Sun-Thu 6am-9pm, Fri-Sat 6am-10pm. All major cards. $$$$ 70 Yorktown Center, Westin Lombard, 630/953-3444, (Suburban)

McCORMICK & SCHMICK’S Boasts over 30 varieties of fresh seafood. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 1 E. Wacker, 312/9237226; 41 E. Chestnut, 312/397-9500. (I-33)(I-26)

LAWRY’S THE PRIME RIB Located steps away from the Mag Mile and housed in the 1890s McCormick mansion, Lawry’s serves up your prime rib on a rolling silver cart. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$ 100 E. Ontario, 312/787-5000. (I-29)


CHICAGO CHOP HOUSE Located in a century-old Victorian brownstone with more than 1,400 historical photos, this renowned steakhouse features USDA prime dry-aged and Kobe steaks. An award-winning wine list boasts more than 650 selections. Piano bar. Valet. Mon-Thu 5pm-11pm, Fri 5pm-11:30pm, Sat 4pm-11:30pm, Sun 4pm-11pm. All major cards. $$$$ 60 W. Ontario, 312/787-7100, (I-29) THE FIREPLACE INN A classic Chicago rib joint that’s been serving up some of the best barbecue baby backs around since 1969. An excellent selection of prime steaks, chicken, chops and seafood. All-seasons outdoor patio. Mon-Thu 4:30pm-midnight, Fri-Sat 11:30am-

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1am, Sun 11:30am-midnight. All major cards. $$$ 1448 N. Wells, 312/664-5264, (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, 312/8280966; 10233 W. Higgins in Rosemont, 847/699-1200; 70 Yorktown Center Westin Lombard, 630/953-3400; (I-31)(Suburban)

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JOE’S SEAFOOD, PRIME RIB & STONE CRAB This Miami-based legend is famous for its cracked stone crab claws, among other succulent fish dishes. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$ 60 E. Grand, 312/379-JOES. (I-30)

MICHAEL JORDAN’S STEAK HOUSE Basketball legend Michael Jordan brings his restaurant concept to InterContinental Chicago. Dine on hand–selected USDA Prime, dry–aged steaks, upscale comfort food, fresh seafood, and a wide variety of artisanal wines, local craft brews and specialty cocktails. Bar: daily 11am-2am; Lunch: daily 11am-2pm; Dinner Mon-Thu 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5pm11pm, Sun 5pm-9pm. 505 N. Michigan, 312/321-8823, (J-30) MIKE DITKA’S RESTAURANT Landmark owned by the 1985 Chicago Bear’s Super Bowl coach, aka “Da’ Coach”. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 100 E. Chestnut, 312/587-8989. (I-26)

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MORTON’S, THE STEAKHOUSE Known for its tableside menu presentation and famous for it’s mouthwatering steak and lobster. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$ 1050 N. State, 312/266-4820; 65 E. Wacker, 312/201-0410. (I-24)

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WEBER GRILL RESTAURANT From the people who invented the Weber grill, this downtown dining establishment serves award-winning burgers, slow-smoked regional barbecue, thick juicy Black Angus steaks, seafood and more all grilled to perfection over charcoal on authentic Weber kettles. Sun-Thu 6:30am-11pm, Fri-Sat 6:30am-midnight. All major cards. $$$ 539 N. State, 312/467-9696, (I-30)


Bringing the rich flavors of India and Nepal to the city’s South Loop Daily lunch buffet - corporate catering only 5 minutes from McCormick Pl.

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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. $$ 710 N. Rush, 312/787-8998, (I-28) JAPONAIS Chic interior and atmosphere characterize this contemporary Japanese and sushi restaurant. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 600 W. Chicago, 312/822-9600. (F-27)

RA SUSHI Dine on an assortment of fresh sushi and creative seafood dishes. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 1139 N. State, 312/274-0011. (I-24) SUSHI SAMBA RIO A fusion of Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian flavors in River North. Call for hours. AE, MC, V. $$$ 504 N. Wells, 312/595-2300. (H-30) SUSHI TAIYO This bi-level River North restaurant and lounge features contemporary sushi, sashimi, Asian fusion fare as well as a innovative cocktail menu with high end and regional sake. Open for lunch and dinner daily. Mon-Thu 11:30am-10:30pm, Fri –Sat 11:30am-11:30pm, Sun 11:30am-10pm. All major cards. $$ 58 E. Ontario, 312/440-1717, (I-29)

TA PAS CAFÉ BA BA REEBA Specializing in tapas, this Spanish restaurant has a warm and colorful atmosphere that goes along with their made to order paella. Call for hours. All major cards. $ 2024 N. Halsted, 773/935-5000. (E-16) CAFÉ IBERICO A vivacious atmosphere compliments a colorful menu, Café Iberico is best known for their tasty tapas. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 737 N. LaSalle, 312/5731510. (H-31) MERCAT A LA PLANXA Take a culinary tour of Barcelona right on Michigan Avenue – here Catalan-inspired cocktails and cuisine come to life. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 638 S. Michigan, 312/765-0524. (J-40)

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KAMEHACHI Award-winning sushi and sashimi. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 1531 N. Wells, 312/664-3663; 320 N. Dearborn, 312/744-1900. (G-22)(J-30)

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“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


DAO Enjoy authentic Thai cuisine a 1/2 block off the Mag Mile. Find a wide variety of traditional and specialty dishes including Pad Thai, Cashew Chicken, Beef Curry, and more. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. Delivery available to all downtown hotels. All major cards. $ 230 E. Ohio, 312/3370000, (J-29)

SILVER SPOON Find Zagat-Rated Thai fare like Banana Blossom Salad, Tom Yum, Pad Thai, Curry Noodles, Ginger Chicken, and more in a comfortable casual environment steps from the Mag Mile. Lunch, dinner, carryout and delivery. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. MC, V $ 710 N. Rush, 312/944-7100, (I-28)

Sunny Side Up Whether your day’s plans include playing at Navy Pier, shopping on the Magnificent Mile, poking around the galleries of River North or heading down to the revitalized South Loop, there’s sure to be an outpost of popular mini-chain YOLK nearby. Serving up more than your average eggs and toast, YOLK’s unique menu of creative breakfast options like Pot Roast Benedict, egg-ceptional service, and sunny interior make for an award-wining combination. Dine on the sidewalk patio at their 355 E. Ohio (312/822-9655) location for a breath of fresh air. Other locations include 1120 S. Michigan, (312/789-YOLK) and 747 N. Wells (312/787-2277). Voted “#1 Breakfast in Chicago” by FOX News viewers and “Best Breakfast” by Citysearch!

STAR OF SIAM Voted the No. 1 Thai restaurant by Chicago food critics. Star of Siam played a major role in the popularity of Thai food not only in Chicago but also throughout the country. Delivery available to all downtown hotels. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. All major cards. $ 11 E. Illinois, 312/6700100, (I-30)

CHICAGO RAW Find detox products, champion green juices, energy soups, coconut water and more. Call for hours. All major cards. $ 131 N. Clinton, 312/831-2729. (F-34)


GREEN ZEBRA A short trek west of River North, Green Zebra is artistic and upscale in both décor and cuisine. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 1460 W. Chicago, 312/243-7100. (West of D-27)

THE CHICAGO DINER Meat free since 1983. Award-winning Veggie Brunch from $5.99. Dine in, Carry out, Vegan Bakery. Call for hours. All major cards. $ 3411 N. Halsted. 773/935-6696. (E-6)

KARYN’S ON GREEN Delicious food and a vibrant bar scene, Karyn’smakes vegan sexy in the midst of Chicago’s traditional Greektown neighborhood. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 130 S. Green. 312/226-6155. (D-36)

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

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Rock & Roll into summer!

Pile on the hairspray and rock ‘n’ roll into summer alongside Drew and Sherrie as they chase their dreams on LA’s infamous Sunset Strip in the hair raising 80s party musical ROCK OF AGES featuring 28 tunes from “Don’t Stop Believin’” to “The Final Countdown.” Performing at the Broadway Playhouse (175 E. Chestnut; 800/775-2000) June 5 – August 5. Forget what you remember from those dreaded Saturday mornings; this DETENTION (9 W. Division; 312/3351400) rewards bad behavior with the city’s best DJs and girls dancing on the bars. Discount coupon on page 81. Keep the youthful spirit of summer alive all night long at KINGSTON MINES (2548 N. Halsted; 773/477-4646), Chicago’s oldest blues club open till 4am and 5am on the weekends. Discount coupon on page 78.


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10pin BOWLING LOUNGE Knock down pins in style, and enjoy signature martinis served alongside upscale American fare. Call for hours. All major cards. 330 N. State, 312/644-0300. (I-32)


KINGSTON MINES Two bands on two stages provide non-stop 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, catfish, and more for late-night noshing. Cover charge: $12-$15. Sun-Thu 8pm-4am, Fri 7pm-4am, Sat 7pm-5am. All major cards. 2548 N. Halsted, 773/477-4646, (E-13)




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BATON SHOW LOUNGE This show is the nation’s longest-running female impersonation, Las Vegas-style revue, and has been delighting audiences from around the world for over 40 years. Call for special shows on Mon & Tue. Show times are Wed-Sun at 8:30pm, 10:30pm & 12:30am. All major cards. 436 N. Clark, 312/644-5269, (H-38)

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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 JAZZ • BLUES • MOTOWN • R&B Live 7 Nights a Week!

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1007 north rush st. • 751-2433

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C O C K TA I L L O U N G E S CHI BAR Created by world–renowned designer, Jeffrey Beers, Chi Bar brings the excitement and tradition of the Windy City into one deluxe lounge with sleek ambiance, innovative cocktails, and delicious appetizers. 5pm-1am daily. All major cards. Located in the Sheraton Hotel and Tower at 301 E. North Water, 312/755-2227. (K-31)

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Live Blues 7 Nights a Week!

CLUB LUCKY The 1940s “Supper Club” and lounge is perfect for relaxing with friends or an intimate cocktail. Try their famous killer martini with jumbo hand-stuffed bleu cheese olives. Chicago’s best jukebox. Opens Mon-Fri at 11:30am, Sat at 4:30pm, and Sun at 3:30pm. Lounge open until 2am. All major cards. 1824 W. Wabansia, 773/227-2300, (Northwest of A-20)

FRIENDS SUSHI The modern sleek trappings of this Gold Coast sushi spot make for an ideal happy hour, whether with friends or clients. Sun-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-1am. All major cards. 710 N. Rush, 312/787-8998, (I-28) THE LEG ROOM Voted “Top 10 Best Bars in Chicago” from Chicago Scene, the plush Leg Room features evening and latenight lounging and casual dining in Chicago’s Gold Coast. 7 W. Division, 312/337-2583, (I-24) LUXBAR Combines the rustic atmosphere of a local tavern with the simple elegance of an upscale restaurant. Call for hours. All major cards. 18 E. Bellevue, 312/642-3400. (I-25) POTTER’S Prime location inside Palmer House Hilton makes this lounge a perfect spot for theatergoers. Call for hours. All major cards. 17 E. Monroe, 312/917-4933. (I-36)

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REBAR Since this is Trump’s Tower, impress your guests and order from a wide selection of champagnes, sakes, and premium spirits. Call for hours. All major cards. 401 N. Wabash, 312/588-8100. (I-31)







EMERALD LOOP BAR & GRILL In addition to a late-night restaurant menu, this modern Irish pub boasts a 40-foot wood bar with expansive drink list including aged whiskeys, specialty martinis, and a perfect pint of Guinness. Find TVs throughout, daily food and drink specials, and great outdoor patio. Mon-Fri 11am-2am, Sat 9am-3am and Sun 9am-2am. All major cards. 216 N. Wabash, 312/263-0200, (I-33)


DETENTION This Gold Coast nightclub is the newest addition to the happening Division Street Corridor. Unlike any detention you’ve ever experienced – the pulsating music from some of the best DJ’s in the city and premium service from their sexy staff that dance on top of the bars – is the type of punishment you crave. Bottle service available. Thu-Fri 10pm-4am, Sat 10pm-5am. 9 W. Division. 312/335-1400.

VISION World-renowned Global and Local DJs spin every Friday and Saturday amidst four levels of nightclub luxury. Fri 10pm-4am, Sat 10pm-5am. Weekly schedule available online. All major credit cards. 632 N. Dearborn, 312/266-2114, (H-29)


iO The originators of long-form improvisation have been creating hilarity for 30 years. iO has two theaters. The Del Close Theater features sketch comedy and stylistic shows, while the Cabaret features their signature long form improvisation, which has made iO famous. Seven nights a week. All major cards. 3541 N. Clark, 773/880-0199, (D-5)



EXCALIBUR Voted “Chicago’s Best Nightclub” by Chicago Tribune, this city landmark features multiple club environments under one roof. Find fresh beats and incredible effects in Vision nightclub, retro dance hits and live DJs in the Cabaret, and late-night dining. Wed-Fri 7pm–4am, Sat 7pm–5am. Major credit cards. 632 N. Dearborn, 312/266-1944, (H-29)


ROOF Roof delivers unbeatable views (use their telescope), specialty cocktails, and Italian-inspired small plates. Call for hours. All major cards. 201 N. State, 312/239-9501. (I-33)

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A Tale From The Deep Lookingglass Theatre’s newest production EASTLAND: A NEW MUSICAL takes audiences on a bone-chilling journey back to the fateful morning of July 24, 1915. Shortly after thousands of passengers board the S.S. Eastland, excited for their annual company outing, the boat leans to port and doesn’t lean back. By days end, 944 lives were lost. Unforgettable melodies and soaring harmonies, lead by renowned sound designers Ben Sussman and Andre Pluess, weave a tapestry of working class stories and unforgettable characters giving voice to the victims and heroes of that ill-fated day. Performing through July 29. Performance schedule Wed & Fri at 7:30pm, select Thu matinees at 3pm, Sat & Sun 3pm & 7:30pm. For tickets call 312/337-0665 or visit 821 N. Michigan at Pearson. 312/337-0665.

FADO IRISH PUB Soccer on the flat-screens, homemade Shephard’s pie and Guinness on the table, and plenty of “craic.” Call for hours. All major cards. 100 W. Grand, 312/836-0066. (I-30) THE KERRYMAN A warm and inviting pub bringing modern Ireland to Chicago. Call for hours. All major cards. 661 N. Clark, 312/335-8121. (H-28)



ANDY’S JAZZ CLUB A historic establishment with casual dining and live jazz. Covers vary. Call for hours. All major cards. 11 E. Hubbard, 312/642-6805. (I-31)

LIVE MUSIC THE BACKROOM One of the city’s most intimate nightclubs. A sophisticated, sultry atmosphere blends nicely with the rhythmic melodies emanating from the stage. Live music nightly includes blues, pop and R&B. Show times & covers vary. Two-drink minimum. Private party room available. Sun-Fri 8pm-2am, Sat 8pm-3am. All major cards. 1007 N. Rush, 312/751-2433,

80 (I-25) HARD ROCK CAFE In addition to live music (on Mons and Thurs), 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-Thu11am-midnight, Fri-Sat 11am-1am, Sun 11am-11pm. All major cards. $$ 63 W. Ontario, 312/943-2252, (H-29) HOUSE OF BLUES A restaurant and concert venue known for embracing music of all genres. Call for current schedule. 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. 329 N. Dearborn, 312/923-2000, (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,




THE CUBBY BEAR This 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) 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)


WINE BARS BIN 36 Choose from over 50 wines while savoring their delicious contemporary American fare in either the tavern or cellar. Call for hours. All major cards. 339 N.Dearborn, 312/755-9463. (I-32)


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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. The cast shines with talent reminiscent of alumni that include Mike Myers, Chris Farley and more. Call for schedule.

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-bar battle of comedy. Performance schedule is Thu at 8pm, Fri 8pm & 10pm, Sat at 6pm, 8pm & 10pm. $22. Located steps from the red, brown and purple line Belmont El stop. For tickets, call 773/549-8080 or visit


LOOKINGGLASS THEATRE, 821 N. Michigan at Pearson, 312/337-0665. July 24, 1915: the S.S. Eastland sits on the Chicago River between Clark St. and LaSalle, overflowing with passengers. Slowly the boat leans to port – and doesn’t lean back. By day’s end, hundreds will perish and unexpected heroes will emerge. Unforgettable melodies and soaring harmonies weave a musical tapestry of colorful characters, giving voice to the victims and heroes of that fateful day. This limited engagement runs through July 29. Performance schedule Wed & Fri at 7:30pm, select Thu matinees at 3pm, Sat & Sun 3pm & 7:30pm. For tickets call 312/337-0665 or visit

IMMEDIATE FAMILY GOODMAN THEATRE 170 N. Dearborn, 312/443-3800. Modern Family meets Soul Food in this brand new American play  by Paul Oakley Stovall and directed by Phylicia Rashad. Immediate Family follows the Bryant family as they come together for the first time in more than five years. As family secrets are exposed in  a funny, heartwarming family reunion, these siblings try to bridge their differences with a little help from God, cards games and their Immediate Family. Performances are Tue – Thu at 7:30pm, Fri at 8pm, Sat 2pm & 8pm Sun 2pm. Select Sun eve performances and Wed matinees. No performances July 2-4. Tickets are $20-$54, and available through box office, phone 312/443-3800, or

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GIRLS NIGHT THE MUSICAL PRIMARY NIGHTCLUB, 5 W. Division, 877/386-6968. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll beg for more. Louise Roche’s Off-Broadway sensation, Girls Night: The Musical, is a hilarious musical comedy celebrating the true woman in all of us. Gather up the girls and sing, clap and dance along as you follow five lifelong friends as they reminisce about their heartaches, tragedies, joys and successes all while belting out an array of classic anthems like “I Will Survive” and “Girls Just Want To Have Fun.” Performance schedule is Thu-Sat at 7pm and Sat-Sun at 3pm. Tickets are $45-$65. Tickets are available at or by calling 877/386-6968.

CIRQUE SHANGHAI NAVY PIER’S PEPSI SKYLINE STAGE, 600 E. Grand, 800/745-3000. Showcasing skilled performers direct from China, who have spent years mastering the craft of tumbling, juggling and balancing, Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon is an unforgettable performance is not to be missed. This year’s production features a line-up of awe-inspiring acts including China’s finest daredevil troupe, “Imperial Thunder,” as well as an all-new Group Chair Stack, Teeterboard act AND the Wheel of Death! Performing rain or shine! Ticket prices are $15.50-$29.50, and can be purchased by calling 800/745-3000 or visiting


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