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

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This Week In Chicago

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ON THE COVER ZANIES TURNS 35! Opening first in 1978, today Zanies celebrates 35 years of laughter. The comedy night club originated by Rick Uchwat in Old Town and has since grown to open counterparts in Rosemont, IL, St. Charles, IL, and Nashville, TN. The original still stands at 1548 N. Wells St. and is home to unforgettable stand-up acts that will keep you laughing long after heading home. Zanies showcases a variety of comedians such as up-and-coming locals and well-known celebrities. Star appearances include Chelsea Handler, Jay Pharoah, and Richard Lewis. Come visit Chicago’s original standup comedy club for an evening of side-splitters and gut-busters guaranteed to get you just a little closer to those six-pack abs you’ve always wanted. Admittance to the shows requires a valid 21+ photo I.D. and is $25 per ticket, though prices vary for special events. Shows happen every night, Sun.-Thurs. at 8:30pm, Fri. at 8:30 and 10:30pm, and Sat. at 7:00, 9:00, and 11:15pm. To purchase tickets call 312.337.4027 or see the box office at 1548 N. Wells St. Visit chicago.zanies.com for more information.

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Derrick Rose is back as the Chicago Bulls take on the Utah Jazz tonight at the United Center. 7pm. 1901 W. Madison, 312.455.7000. Before or after the game, be sure to enjoy a “cheezborger” and an ice-cold Pepsi at the nearby outpost of the legendary Billy Goat Tavern. 1535 # W. Madison, 312.733.9132. 20 Singer-songwriter Amos Lee brings the folksy, soulful sounds of his Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song tour to the Chicago Theatre. 7:30pm. $30.50–$46. 175 N. State, to Lake 312.462.6300. Former “Flight of the Conchords” member Todd Barry delivers his deadpan, self-deprecating standup in two shows tonight at UP Comedy Club. 8pm and 10:30pm. $22. 230 W. North, # 151 312.662.4562.


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NOV 8-15 Veteran standup and “Pitbull of Comedy” Bobby Slayton hits town for one night only with two in-yourface shows at Zanies Comedy Club. 8:30pm and 10:30pm. $25. # 151 1548 N. Wells, 312.337.4027. Young blues firebrand Jonny Lang brings his prodigious guitar skills and searing vocals to the House of Blues. 9pm. $42.50. 329 N. Dear# born, 312.923.2000. 36

stone of imagination, innovation and entertainment with nearly 300 artifacts, many which have not been widely seen by the public at the Museum of Science and Industry. 9:30am-4:00pm. Adults, $27; kids (3-11), $18 (includes general museum admission). 57th and Lake Shore. 773.684.1414. #10

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Local hero and legendary boundary-pusher Kanye West returns to his hometown behind one of the most polarizing releases of his career, as he brings his provocative Yeezus tour to the United Center. 7:30pm. $39.50-$199.50. 1901 W. # Madison, 312.455.4500. 20

Take your 10K or 10-mile run this morning along the city’s glorious lakefront in the Chicago’s Perfect 10 race beginning and ending at Navy Pier. 7:30am. $50-$70. 600 E. Grand, 312.595.7437. After the race, reload your carbs and refresh your spirit with a stack of wellearned hotcakes at nearby Yolk. # 124 355 E. Ohio, 312.822.9655. Explore nine decades of Disney history and artifacts in Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, a new exhibition celebrating this mile-

No Beatles enthusiast should miss a chance to see The Fab Faux, a veteran tribute act that gets as close to the Beatles sound as anybody since the legendary lads from Liverpool themselves. Tonight at the Chicago Theatre. 8pm. $25– $125. 175 N. State, 312.462.6300. to Lake Catch tomorrow’s next great entertainers as the Arab Idols 2013 Stars tour makes a hit-filled stop at the Rosemont Theatre. 8pm. $75-$250. 5400 N. River Road in Rosemont, 847.671.5100. to Rosemont

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10 SUNDAY A signature event is now even better, as the popular House of Blues Gospel Brunch features a great Southern buffet and rousing live gospel music now hand-selected by the legendary Kirk Franklin. 10am and 12:30pm. Adults, $40; children (ages 6–12), $25. 329 N. Dearborn, # 36 312.923.2000. The Chicago Bears hit the gridiron for a divisional matchup against Calvin Johnson and the hard-hitting Detroit Lions at Soldier Field. 12pm. 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, 312.235.7000. Get your game day started right with a fluffy omelet or stack of hotcakes at nearby Eleven City Diner. 1112 S. Wabash, 312.212.1112. #146 Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and the rest of the world champion Chicago Blackhawks welcome the Edmonton Oilers to the United Center. 6:30pm. 1901 W. Madison, 312.455.7000. # 20


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The Chicago Blackhawks continue their Stanley Cup title defense with a matchup against the Phoenix Coyotes tonight at United Center. 7pm. 1901 W. Madison, 312.455.7000. Before or after the game, be sure to enjoy a “cheezborger” and an ice-cold Pepsi at the nearby outpost of the legendary Billy Goat Tavern. 1535 W. Madison, 312.733.9132. # 20

MONDAY It’s a battle of top point guards tonight as the Chicago Bulls take on Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers at the United Center. 7pm. 1901 W. Madison, # 20 312.455.7000. Enjoy tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup between the Buccaneers and the Dolphins in front of the many TVs and great Irish specialties at Emerald Loop Bar & Grill. 7:30pm. 216 N. # Wabash, 312.263.0200. 151 Monday Night Live showcases great cabaret performers delivering classic tunes in the supper club setting of Petterino’s Restaurant. 150 N. Dearborn, 312.422.0150. to Lake

his latest book to present a new approach to weight loss at the Auditorium Theatre. 7pm. $17.50$101.50. 50 E. Congress, # 312.341.2310. 3 Bring a song and some flair, but leave your inhibitions behind, when you step up to the microphone for karaoke at Downtown Bar & Lounge. 9pm-2am. 440 N. State, # 36 312.464.1400.

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The first museum exhibition on the photographer since his death in 2012, Shomei Tomatsu: Island Life focuses on Tomatsu’s long fascination with Japan’s southern islands. Art Institute of Chicago. 10:30am–5pm. Adults, $18; children (under 14), free. 111 S. Michigan, # 312.443.3600. 151

Sometimes you hit a comedy club in the hopes of catching a new talent on the rise. But if you prefer a veteran standup who knows exactly how it’s done based on the past two decades of working out his issues on stage, then you go see the legendary Richard Lewis for one night only at Zanies Comedy Club. 8:30pm and 9:30pm. $35. 1548 N. Wells, 312.337.4027. # 151

If you’ve heard the title, then you pretty much know what to expect from Old Jews Telling Jokes, a hilarious new five-actor revue opening tonight at the Royal George Theatre. 7:30pm. $49. 1641 N. Halsted, 312.988.9000. to North

Tonight’s Music City Hitmakers concert features the songwriters behind some of country music’s biggest hits, including Brett James, Gordie Sampson, Hillary Lindsey and more at Joe’s Bar. 9pm. $25. 940 W. Weed, 312.337.3486.

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TUESDAY Get a taste of March Madness in mid-November, as Michigan State battles Kentucky and Kansas takes on Duke in an early-season college hoops doubleheader to die for during the State Farm Champions Classic tonight at United Center. 6:30pm. $39-$165. 1901 W. Madi# 20 son, 312.455.7000. One of the leading, worldrenowned figures in holistic health and contemporary spirituality, author Deepak Chopra draws from

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In celebration of the club’s 20th anniversary, 90s favorites and frequent guests Third Eye Blind bring their radio-friendly anthems to the House of Blues. 8pm. $36. 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000. #36


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FRIDAY WHERE TO GO TO MAKE YOUR DOLLAR GO A LITTLE FURTHER IN CHICAGO EVERY DAY FRIDAY Start your weekend with $5 Skyy bombs at the FIREPLACE INN. Or get half-priced appetizers from 5pm-7pm. 1448 N. Wells, 312.664.5264.

SATURDAY Fill up on a traditional Irish breakfast at EMERALD LOOP. $7 Irish Dog Bloody Marys and Mimosas should do the trick. 216 N. Wabash, 312.263.0200.

They’re back! The two witches of Oz, the dozens of flying monkeys and one killer showstopper all return in Wicked for another run at the same address where they sold out night after night for more than three years at the Oriental Theatre. 7:30pm. $82-$142. 24 W. to Lake Randolph, 312.977.1700. Kyle Kinane returns home to regale his former friends and neighbors with his trademark combination of cerebral and lowbrow standup in two shows tonight at UP Comedy Club. 8pm and 10:30pm. $20. 230 # W. North, 312.662.4562. 151 Veteran jam band Blues Traveler lays down the harmonica-driven rockers tonight at the House of Blues. 8pm. $27.50. 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000. Before the show, fill up with a great Cajun meal at the HOB’s on-site Cross# 36 roads restaurant. Other than perhaps Jerry Seinfeld, nobody has a knack for mining the mundane for hilarity quite like veteran standup Jake Johannsen. The Iowa-born comedian returns to the Midwest for two shows tonight at Zanies Comedy Club. 8:30pm and 10:30pm. $25. 1548 N. Wells, # 151 312.337.4027.

SUNDAY Enjoy 1/2 bottles of wine (up to $100) and $3.50 Oyster Shooters at DEVON SEAFOOD GRILL. 39 E. Chicago, 312.440.8660.

MONDAY Enjoy half-price appetizers and flatbread Monday through Thursday at MUNICIPAL BAR + DINING CO. from 4pm-6pm. 216 W. Ohio, 312.951.2125.

TUESDAY Get your weekend started a day early with 1/2 off quesadillas, $5 two brother locally brewed brews, $5 pinnacle vodka cocktails LOCAL 22. 22 E Hubbard, 312.527.1200.

WEDNESDAY Enjoy delicious eastern cuisine at Chicago’s premier Pakistani restaurant CHICAGO CURRY HOUSE. Try more than 25 items in the buffet for $10.95. Daily, 11am-3pm. 899 S. Plymouth, 312.362.9999.

THURSDAY Free admission for Illinois residents to the ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO. Every Thursday from 5pm-8pm. 111 S Michigan, 312.443.3600.


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MANNY’S COFFEE SHOP & DELI Kids will love the Saturday spaghetti special while watching Manny’s Magic Show and parents will enjoy the signature corned beef or another specialty sandwich. Enjoy one of their famous potato pancakes on the side. The show runs Saturdays 11am–2:30pm. 1141 S. Jefferson, 312.939.2855. # Coupon on page 60. 66

MUSEUM OF SCIENCEAND INDUSTRY Explore nine decades of Disney history and artifacts in Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, a new exhibition celebrating this milestone of imagination, innovation and entertainment with nearly 300 artifacts, many which have not been widely seen by the public at the Museum of Science and Industry. 9:30am-4:00pm. Adults, $27; kids (3-11), $18 (includes general museum admission). 57th and Lake Shore. # 773.684.1414. 10

PLAY, PRETEND, AND DREAM: CALDECOTT MEDAL AND HONOR BOOKS, 2010–2013 Family exhibit celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott award by showcasing the magical world for children’s books with illustration from each. This Art Institute of Chicago exhibit is located in the Picture Book Gallery at the Ryan Education Center. Adults, $23; Seniors/Students, $17; Kids (under 14), Free. Fri.–Wed., 10:30am–5pm; Thurs., 10:30am–8pm. 36 # 151 S. Wabash, 312.629.6100.

HARD ROCK CAFÉ Kids and parents will love looking at guitars, autographs and other rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia while enjoying some classic American favorites. Open at 11am daily. 63 W. On# tario, 312.943.2252. 36

HIGHLIGHTS BUILT TO AMAZE Come one, come all... to the latest edition of the world-famous Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Built to Amaze! The foundation is set and the rising anticipation of high-energy, high-jinx and hilarity is ready to be transported by colorful circus machinery and unleashed from shipping crates right before the audience’s eyes. November 1-11 at Allstate Arena. $15-$90. 6920 Mannheim in Rosemont, 847.635.6601.

COMEDYSPORTZ Hear some hilarious jokes at ComedySportz where two teams compete to see who can make the audience laugh harder. With improvised comedy scenes, songs, and games, it’s sure to be a great time for those of all ages. $22-$24. Shows Wed.-Mon., times vary. 929 W. Belmont, 773.549.8080.

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to SHOP AND EAT® AMAZING CHICAGO FUNHOUSE MAZE 5pm–close. 605 N. Clark, 312.787.1501. # This interactive funhouse lets kids Coupon below. 36 navigate a mirror maze and get dizzy in DISNEY STORE a spinning light tunnel. Be sure to play Kids will love the colorful, larger than life a game of Time Freak and Atomic Disney Store where they can find apparel with Rush too! Best for kids over 5. Kids pictures of their under 7 need to be favorite characters. COSMIC WONDER accompanied by an Hours vary by Discover the adult. Sun-Thurs location. mysteries of the 10am-8pm; Fri-Sat 717 N. Michigan, universe at the 10am-10pm. $10. 312.654.9208; #151 Adler Planetarium. 600 E. Grand, 108 N. State, # The live show, 124 312.595.5375. # 3 312.269.4776. Cosmic Wonder, RAINFOREST tells the compelling LEGO STORE CAFÉ story of how we Kids will have a Part adventure and pieced together an great time seeing part restaurant, this understanding of new models and fun-for-the-whole the cosmos over building their own family eatery is sure time. Special effects Lego creations. to please people of help the audience Water Tower all ages. Bring your members witness breathtaking beauty and discover Place. Mon.–Sat., wild bunch in the modern mysteries of the unknown. Mon.–Fri., 10am–9pm; Wednesday nights 9:30am–4pm; Sat.–Sun., 9:30am–4:30pm. Adults, $22; Sun., 11am–6pm. when kids 10 and Kids, $18. 1300 S. Lake Shore, 312.922.7827. 835 N. Michigan, under eat for just # 151 312.202.0946. $2.99 with the purchase of an adult entree


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Explore nine decades of Disney history and artifacts in Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at the MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY (5700 S. Lake Shore, 773.684.1414). In this new exhibit you’ll see drawings, props, costumes and artwork from classic and contemporary Disney animation, theme park attractions, TV shows and live action films. At the MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHICAGO (220 E. Chicago, 312.280.2660) MCA DNA: Warhol and Marisol presents a focused selection of works inspired by the multifaceted relationship of Marisol Escobar and Andy Warhol. The ADLER PLANETARIUM (1300 S. Lake Shore, 312.922.STAR) showcases many of man’s greatest achievements and looks into those yet to come, from the days of looking at the stars in wonderment to actually traveling among them.

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AT T R AC T I O N S THE CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION More than 85 walking, boat, bus, “L” train, trolley, bike, and Segway tours, in addition to Take Me to the River: Building Chicago’s New Waterfront exhibition through Nov. 17. Also lectures, special events, and education activities, created to inspire people to discover why design matters. Shop & Tour Center open Sat.–Thu., 9am–6:30pm; Fri., 9am–7pm. All major credit cards. 224 S. Michigan, 312.922.3432. architecture.org (J-36) CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY’S HAROLD WASHINGTON LIBRARY CENTER The largest municipal library in the world, featuring a $1.4 million public-art collection and special exhibits. Mon.–Thu., 10am–8pm; Fri.–Sat., 10am–4pm; Sun., 2–4pm. FREE. 400 S. State, 312.747.4300. chipublib.org (I-38) CHICAGO WATER WORKS VISITOR WELCOME CENTER Tourist information and maps available inside. Sun., 10am–5pm, Sat., 9:30—6pm. FREE. 163 E. Pearson at Michigan, 877.CHI.CAGO (J-26) CHRISTKINDLMARKET An open-air event during the holiday season, set up as a little European village. Open Nov. 26-Dec. 24; Sun.-Thu., 11am-8pm; Fri. & Sat., 11am-9pm. 50 W. Washington, 312.494.2175. christkindlmarket.com CITYPASS Visit five attractions and save 49%. CityPASS ticket booklet includes admission to the Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, Field Museum, John Hancock Observatory or Museum of Science and Industry and  Adler Planetarium or Art Institute of Chicago. CityPASS booklet holders can skip most ticket lines, but they may encounter a line when they first exchange a voucher for a booklet. Good for nine days. Adults, $89; children (3–11), $79. All major cards. 888.330.5008. citypass.com JOHN HANCOCK OBSERVATORY Rated the best view in the city by the Chicago Tribune. The 94th-floor observatory, more than 1,000 feet above the Magnificent Mile, features the Lavazza Espression café and 360-degree views. Daily, 9am–11pm. Adults, $18; kids (3–11), $12; and children under 3 are free. 875 N. Michigan, 312.751.3681. jhochicago.com (J-26) MILLENNIUM PARK One of Chicago’s most popular attractions. Architecturally significant must-sees include the reflective sculpture Cloud Gate, better known as “The Bean,” as well as the Frank Gehry–designed Pritzker Pavilion and steel-ribbon bridge. Ice-skating at McCormick Tribune Ice Rink is scheduled to start Nov. 15. Welcome Center at 201 E. Randolph. FREE. Michigan and Randolph, 312.742.1168. millenniumpark.org (K-33)

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NAVY PIER A Chicago landmark, Navy Pier houses more than 50 acres of gardens, shops, restaurants, rides, and attractions, including the Chicago Children’s Museum, IMAX Theatre, a 150-foot-high Ferris wheel, and the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows. Mon. –Thu., 10am–8pm; Fri.–Sat., 10am–10pm; Sun., 10am–7pm. 600 E. Grand, 312.595.PIER. navypier.com (N-30) NAVY PIER IMAX THEATRE Movies come to life on a six-story screen. Gravity and Ender’s Game are currently playing, with Catching Fire coming Nov. 22. Adults, $11–$15; seniors (62+), $10–$14; and children (3–11), $9–$13. 700 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 312.595.5MAX. imax.com/chicago (O-30) SKYDECK CHICAGO See Chicago from the world-famous Skydeck, located on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower. Be sure to check out “The Ledge,” which offers views through a glass bottom balcony 1,353 feet up. Daily, 10am–8pm. Open 365 days a year. Adults, $18; children (3–11), $12; and children under 3 free. All major cards. 233 S. Wacker (Jackson Blvd. entrance), 312.875.9696. the-skydeck.com (G-36) VISIT OAK PARK Explore the historical Oak Park area and take in a concert or special gallery showing, or an outdoor theatre performance. Tour the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and the Museum and Birth Home of Ernest Hemingway. See an exhibit or take a class at one of the galleries in the Arts District. Browse the shopping district in Downtown Oak Park and at night, check out a band at the beautiful art-deco Lake Theatre. Daily, 10am-5pm. Off of 290-W, 708.848.1500. visitoakpark.com (Suburban)

MUSEUMS FREE DAYS AT CHICAGO MUSEUMS FOR ILLINOIS RESIDENTS: Tue.: Museum of Contemporary Art, Loyola University Museum of Art, International Museum of Surgical Science Wed.: Clarke & Glessner Houses. Thu.: Art Institute (5pm–8pm), Chicago Children’s Museum (5–8pm), Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Sun.: Chicago Children’s Museum (first Sun. every month for children ages 15 and under), DuSable Museum. Daily: ArchiCenter, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Public Libraries, National Museum of Mexican Art, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Oriental Institute Museum, Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows. ADLER PLANETARIUM The Midwest’s leading museum for astronomy and space imagination. Check out special exhibition Cosmic Wonder. Weekdays, 9:30am–4pm; weekends, 9:30am–4:30pm. General admission: Adults $12; seniors/students, $10; kids, 3–11, $8. Some exhibits require an additional fee. 1300 S. Lake Shore, 312.922.STAR. adlerplanetarium.org (N-43)

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THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO Boasts one of the greatest collections of French Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings in the world. Fri.–Wed., 10:30am–5pm, Thu., 10:30am–8pm. IL residents get free admission Thursday nights from 5pm–8pm. Adults, $18–$23; children/seniors/students with ID, $12–$17; children under 14 are free. All major cards. 111 S. Michigan, 312.443.3600. artic.edu (J-35) CHICAGO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Kids and families enjoy hands-on exhibits and learning activities. Daily, 10am–5pm. Adults/children, $14; seniors, $13; and children under 1 are free. Free every Thu., 5–8pm, and the first Sun. of every month for kids ages 15 and under. All major cards. 700 E. Grand, Navy Pier, 312.527.1000. chicagochildrensmuseum.org (N-31) CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER Housed in a Chicago landmark building, this cultural gem presents free public events and informative programs showcasing live music and visual arts. On exhibit: Matthew Groves: Universal Statuary. Mon.– Thu., 9am–7pm; Fri.–Sat., 9am–6pm; Sun, 10am– 6pm. FREE. 78 E. Washington, 312.744.6630. (I-34) CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM Get lost in Chicago’s past at this museum and research center devoted to Chicago and American history. On exhibit: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair and Siam the Queen and the White City. Mon.–Sat., 9:30am–4:30pm; Sun., Noon–5pm. Adults, $14; seniors/students/children (13–22), $12; and children 12

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and under are free. 1601 N. Clark, 312.642.4600. chicagohs.org (H-19) THE DRIEHAUS MUSEUM Get a glimpse of the architecture and design in Chicago during the 19th century. On exhibit: Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection. Tue.-Sun., 10am-5pm. Adults, $20; seniors, $12.50, student/ youth (6-12), $10; 5 and under free. 40 E. Erie, 312.482.8933. (J–29) DUSABLE MUSEUM Dedicated to the study of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent. Tue.–Sat., 10am–5pm; Sun, 12–5pm; closed Mon. Adults, $10; seniors/students, $7; and children ages (6–11), $3. Free on Sun. 740 E. 56th, 773.947.0600. dusablemuseum.org (South of M-54) THE FIELD MUSEUM Meet the museum’s resident dinosaur, Sue, the largest, most complete, and best preserved T. rex ever discovered. On exhibit: Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence. Daily, 9am–5pm. General admission: Adults, $15; students/seniors, $12; and children (3–11), $10. Some exhibitions may require an additional fee. All major cards. 1400 S. Lake Shore, 312.922.9410. fieldmuseum.org (K-44) FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOME AND STUDIO The complex served as early 20th-century architect Wright’s private residence, studio, and architectural laboratory during the first 20 years of his career. Guided tours available weekdays from 10:30am– 4pm, tours every 30 minutes and weekends from


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MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART Exciting and innovative art created since 1945. On exhibit: The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology. Closed Mon.; Tue., 10am–8pm; Wed.–Sun., 10am–5pm. Adults, $12; students/seniors, $7; free for children under 12. IL residents have free admission on Tue. All major cards. 220 E. Chicago, 312.280.2660. mcachicago.org (K-27)

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JANE ADDAMS HULL-HOUSE MUSEUM Social reformer Jane Addams—the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize—cofounded Hull-House as a settlement house in 1889. Tue.–Fri., 10am–4pm and Sun., noon–4pm. FREE. 800 S. Halsted, 312.413.5353. hullhousemuseum.org (D-40)

MUSEUM OF BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS Collection highlights include more than 25,000 television programs, 5,000 radio programs, and 12,000 commercials. Tue.–Sat., 10am–5pm. Adults, $12; seniors, $10; children (4–12), $6. 360 N. State, 312.245.8200. museum.tv (I-31)

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HEMINGWAY MUSEUM Located within walking distance from the birthplace of Ernest Hemingway and provides an in-depth look at the author. Photography encouraged. Sun.–Fri., 1– 5pm; Sat., 10am–5pm. Adults, $10; kids (18 & under)/ seniors/students, $8; and children under 5, free. AAA/veteran discounts available. 200 N. Oak Park Ave. in Oak Park, 708.524.5383. ehfop.org (Suburban)

THE MORTON ARBORETUM A 1,700-acre outdoor museum with over 4,100 kinds of plants from around the world. On display Nov. 22-Jan. 4, 2014: Illumination: Tree Lights At The Morton Arboretum. Daily, 4:30-8:30pm. Open 365 days a year. Adults, $15; seniors, $11; kids (2–17), $10; and children under 2, free. Discounts on Wed. All major cards. I-88 and Rte. 53 in Lisle, 630.968.0074. mortonarb.org (Suburban)

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GLESSNER HOUSE MUSEUM Visit Henry Hobson Richardson’s masterpiece is the cultural anchor of the Prairie Avenue Historic District and served as an inspiration to Frank Lloyd Wright. Tours: Wed.–Sun. at 1pm and 3pm. Tours of Clarke House, the city’s oldest surviving building (start at Glessner House): Wed.–Sun., noon and 2pm. Adults, $10; students/seniors, $9; and children (5–12), $6. Free on Wed. DS, MC, V. 1800 South Prairie, 312.326.1480. glessnerhouse.org (J-48)

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART LUMA’s exhibitions explore faith, history, and artistic expressions from various cultures. Adults, $8; seniors, $6; students, $2. Tue., 11am–8pm; Wed.–Sun., 11am– 6pm. 820 N. Michigan, 312.915.7600. luc.edu (J-27)

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10:40am-4pm, tours every 20 minutes. 45–60 min. Adults, $15; children (4–17) and seniors (65+), $12. 951 Chicago Ave. in Oak Park, 312.994.4000. gowright.org (Suburban)

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MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY See 14-plus acres of interactive exhibits, including Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, The Last Reef, and Science Storms. Daily, 9:30am–4pm. General admission: adults, $18; seniors, $17; and children (3–11), $11. Some exhibits require an additional fee. All major cards. 5700 S. Lake Shore, 773.684.1414. msichicago.org (South of P-54) NATIONAL HELLENIC MUSEUM This museum connects all generations—past, present and future—to the rich heritage of Greek history and the Greek American experience. On exhibit: American Moments: The Legacy of Greek Immigration. Mon., Wed., Fri., 10am–5pm; Thu., 10am–8pm; Sat.–Sun., 11am–5pm. Adults, $10; seniors/students, $8; children (3–12), $7. 333 S. Halsted, 312.655.1234. nationalhellenicmuseum.org (D-38) THE NOTEBAERT NATURE MUSEUM Grab your field journal and sense of adventure, and go on a journey to the secrets of the natural world. Mon.–Fri., 9am–5pm; Sat.–Sun., 10am–5pm. Adults, $9; students/seniors 60-plus, $7; children (3–12), $6; and children under 3, free. IL residents have free admission on Thurs. All major cards. 2430 N. Cannon, 773.755.5100. naturemuseum.org (G-14)

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

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

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SWEDISH AMERICAN MUSUEM This museum promotes an appreciation of contemporary Swedish-American culture through its arts, educational programs and its permanent collection interpreting the immigrant experience for children and adults. Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm; Sat. & Sun. 11am-4pm. 5211 N Clark, 773.728.8111. swedishamericanmuseum.org

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MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY Located on the Columbia College Chicago downtown campus, this is the only museum in the Midwest with an exclusive commitment to photography. Mon.–Wed and Fri.–Sat., 10am–5pm; Thu., 10am–8pm; Sun., Noon–5pm. FREE. 600 S. Michigan, 312.663.5554. mocp.org (J-39)

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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 four passengers ($5 each additional person). Perfect for any occasion. Mon.–Fri., 6:30pm–12am; Sat., 11am–12am, Sun., 11am–11pm. Departing from SE corner of Michigan and Huron, 312.787.1349. antiquecoach-carriage.com (K-29) CHICAGO TROLLEY & DOUBLE DECKER CO. Red and green San Francisco–style trolleys and London-style double-deckers, each led by expert tour guides, stop every 20–30 minutes at top attractions. Board at any of the 13 stops, including the Willis Tower, Museum Campus, Navy Pier, and Water Tower between 9am and 5pm. Be sure to ride along on the “Holiday Lights” tour this winter season. Adults, $45; seniors, $40; children (3–12), $17; children under 3, free. 773.648.5000. ChicagoTrolley.com GRAY LINE SIGHTSEEING Gray Line Trolleys and Upper-Deckers offer scenic tours of Chicago’s lakefront and downtown area. With stops at the city’s top attractions, guests can select from the Hop On, Hop Off Tour or stay on board for the complete 2-hour Circle Tour. Prices vary. Call for pick up times and locations, 800.621.4153. grayline.com


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

WENDELLA SIGHTSEEING BOATS Chicago’s Original Architecture Tour. Wendella Boats offers tours on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan highlighting architectural and historic sites. Prices start at $28 for adults, $26 for seniors, $14 for kids ages 3–11, and free for kids ages 2 and under. Offered just for winter is the Magnificent Mile Holiday Fireworks Cruise on Nov. 23. 400 N. Michigan at the Wrigley Building and Trump Tower, 312.337.1446. wendellaboats.com (J-31)

T R A N S P O R TAT I O N MYSTIC BLUE Relax and cruise Lake Michigan aboard the Mystic Blue where a three-course tasty  buffet, DJ music, delicious cocktails, and amazing skyline views await you.  600 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 877.330.8062. MysticBlueCruises.com (M-30)  SPIRIT OF CHICAGO Step aboard the Spirit of Chicago for an afternoon or evening of unparalleled cruising fun on the lakefront. Enjoy the Winter Light or Enchanted Holiday cruises offered throughout the season. 600 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 888.441.9283. SpiritofChicago.com  (M-30)

CTA CTA provides train service from both O’Hare and Midway airports to downtown. See transportation map in this issue for ‘L’ train course. $2.25 per ride. Visitor passes: $5.75 for a one-day pass, $14 for a three-day pass. 888.YOUR.CTA. transitchicago.com GO AIRPORT EXPRESS Comfortable, safe, and economical transportation to and from both airports, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Book door-to-door transportation. AE, MC, V. Call 888.2THE.VAN. airportexpress.com

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LINCOLN PARK ZOO More than 1,000 mammals, reptiles, and birds inhabit 35 acres of zoological gardens on Chicago’s lakefront. See the animals of Africa in the Regenstein African Journey or flying critters in the McCormick Bird House. There’s also the Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo. The Lincoln Park ZooLights are back this November 29th through January for your holiday season entertainment, every night 5-9pm. Minutes from downtown hotels. Mon.–Fri, 10am–5pm; Sat.–Sun., 10am–6:30pm. FREE. 2001 N. Clark, 312.742.2000. lpzoo.com (H-17)

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BROOKFIELD ZOO Known for its naturalistic, multi-species exhibits and more than 2,000 animals. Bundle up and enjoy the annual Holiday Magic fun in December and Zoo Year’s Eve this winter season. Mon.–Fri., 10am–5pm; Sat. and Sun., 10am–6pm. Open 365 days a year. Adults, $15; children (3–11)/seniors, $10.50; and children under 2, free. $10 for parking. Some exhibits require an additional fee. All major cards. 1st Ave. & 31st St. in suburban Brookfield, 708.688.8000. czs.org (Suburban)

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YELLOW CAB Besides being the oldest and largest cab company in the US, Yellow Cab is the leading innovator in the cab industry. This premier cab company is able to cater to a multitude of different needs—wheel chair accessible vans and child restraint seats are available. Average fares depending upon traffic: O’Hare Airport to Downtown ($40–$60) and Midway Airport to Downtown ($30-$40). 312.829.4222.

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METRA The fastest and most convenient way between McCormick Place and downtown. Just seven minutes from Millennium Park Station at Randolph and Michigan Ave. to McCormick Place’s Grand Concourse. Prices vary. 312.322.6900. metrarail.com (J-33) (J-38)


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From beautiful landscapes to monumental architecture to iconic sculpture, Millennium Park is truly a 21st century creation. Chicago’s civic gem is a 24.5-acre oasis in the heart of downtown. You’ll find entertainment aplenty at Millennium Park, so come on out and enjoy the free park happenings.

M U ST-S E E AT T RACT I O N S BP Bridge: Take the long way across Columbus Drive to Daley Bicentennial Plaza via Frank Gehry’s whimsically serpentine steel creation. Chase Promenade: A beautiful tree lined three-block-long 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. 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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Friday, November 15 and will remain open through March 9, 2014, weather permitting. For the last 12 years, the rink has drawn more than 100,000 skaters annually and is free and open to the public. The rink, located on Michigan Avenue between Washington and Madison Streets, will still offer skate rental for only $10.

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At a loss for holiday gift ideas? Let Chicago’s one-of-a-kind shops be the answer to all of your shopping needs. DESIGNER RESALE OF CHICAGO (658 N. Dearborn, 312.587.3312) allows you to give her that high fashion look from names like Celine, Chanel, Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton and more all at a fraction of the original cost. If you’re looking to add some style to your home ATLAS GALLERIES (535 N. Michigan, 312.329.9330; 900 N. Michigan, 312.649.0999) features works from artists like Ruth Bloch and Doug Bloodworth. When it comes to keeping warm, dry and comfortable, PATAGONIA (48 E. Walton, 312.640.5934 and 1800 N. Clybourn, 312.951.0518) is the only name you need to know. Both the men’s Untracked jacket and women’s Untracked anorak are designed to be amazingly warm, offer ease of movement and have a great look.

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DAY SPA 664 Escape the stresses of the day with relaxing in-room massages, facials, body waxing and pedicures starting at only $85. Plus receive our winter special, a FREE body polish! By appointment only, please leave name; phone number; hotel and time available. Concierges preferred. Downtown and suburbs. All major cards. Daily 9am-11pm. 312.678.9297.

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

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ATLAS GALLERIES INC. For more than 40 years, Atlas has offered the finest oils, sculptures, and limited-edition graphics in an exclusive gallery collection, from prints by Renoir to contemporary works by Michael Cheney. Hours vary by location. All major cards. 535 N. Michigan, 312.329.9330 or 800.423.7635; 900 N. Michigan, Level 6, 312.649.0999 or 800.545.2929. atlasgalleries.com (J-29) (J-26)

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ASIAN HOUSE A large selection of elegant oriental home furnishings and furniture, as well as art. Asian House features a solid selection of unique rugs, silk screens, wall art, vases and statues. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. All major cards. 159 W. Kinzie, 312.527.4848. (H-31)

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ASIAN HOUSE A large selection of elegant oriental home furnishings and furniture, as well as art and antiques. Asian House features a solid selection of antique oriental rugs, silk screens, cloisonné vases and animals, bronze statues, and Coromandel. 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, and oriental rugs, along with French Louis Philippe, art nouveau and art deco, Moderne, Continental silver, and Meissen. With more than two-dozen antiques dealers on five floors, it’s easy to get lost in here for hours. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. All major cards. 159 W. Kinzie, 312.527.0533. (H-31)

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THE ANTIQUARIANS BUILDING This sophisticated antique center in Chicago features unique antiques and collections including European antiques, mirrors, designer accessories, antique lamps, Oriental rugs, and French Louis Phillipe, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco, Moderne (Paul Frankl, Charles Eames), continental silver and Meissen. Come by and visit this unique River North antique center located next to the Merchandise Mart. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. 59 W. Kinzie, 312.527.0533.

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DQ LUXURY REFLEXOLOGY MASSAGE & RELAXATION RETREAT DQ uses ancient methods of Chinese acupressure combined with therapeutic massage to release stress and fatigue. The regular price for a foot massage is $80, the price is discounted to $45 (see ad on page 28). Mon.–Sat., 10:30am–10pm; Sun., 11am–10pm. 910 S. Michigan, Ste. 120, 312.986.8096. michiganavespa.com (J-41)

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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. Mon.–Sat., 10am–6pm. 159 W. Kinzie, 312.527.4848.

NUOVO AESTHETICS Founder, Dr. Dominic Tolitano and his staff bring good health and beauty together under one roof offering massage, hydration, vein therapy and aesthetic procedures. Call for appointment. 2037 S. Indiana, 312.496.3069. nuovoaesthetics.com (K–50)

BOOKS PAULINE BOOKS AND MEDIA Just half a block north of Millennium Park, between Randolph and Lake St. on Chicago's famous North Michigan Avenue lies this treasure trove of Catholic books, movie music and gifts. Mon-Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am-5:30pm. 172 N. Michigan Ave, 312.346.4228. pauline.org

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

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DESIGNER RESALE OF CHICAGO Chicago’s most exclusive women’s consignment boutique has designer labels at unbelievable  bargains. Discover Chicago’s best-kept secret for over 18 years. Find high-end luxury labels including Chanel, Christain Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, and Hermès  at a fraction of the original price. Also carries plus sizes. Accepts all major credit cards. Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm, Sun. 11am-6pm. 658 N. Dearborn, 312.587.3312. designerresalechicago.com (H-29)


CITYTARGET Smaller than a suburban Target store, this urban concept store sells home goods, apparel, beauty

NORDSTROM Customer service comes first at this shopping mecca, which includes a sizeable shoe department, cosmetics, and women’s, men’s, and kids’ fashions. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm, Sun, 11am–6pm. All major cards. 520 N. Michigan, 312.464.1515. nordstrom.com (J-30) NORDSTROM RACK The more economical version of Nordstrom’s department stores, this smart and stylish department store carries designer brands at a discounted price. 24 N. State, 312.337.5500; 101 E. Chicago, 312.254.3660. shop.nordstrom.com (I–35) (J–27)

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BLOOMINGDALE’S Young, hip, and classic fashion coexist harmoniously on the six floors of the Bloomies Midwest flagship. Call for hours. All major cards. 900 N. Michigan, 312.440.4460. bloomingdales.com (J-26)

NEIMAN MARCUS The grandiose entrance is an indication of the haute stuff within this luxurious department store. Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun noon-6pm. All major cards. 737 N. Michigan, 312.642.5900. neimanmarcus.com (J-27)

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MACY’S Top fashions for men, women, and children, as well as an expansive collection of home furnishings. Call for hours. All major cards. 111 N. State, 312.781.1000; Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan, 312.335.7787. macys.com (I-34) (J-26)

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TESSUTI Men’s collection including Pal Zileri suits made from the finest Italian fabrics, sports jackets, dress shirts, and outerwear, plus custom ties and suits. You’ll also find limited-edition ties in a rainbow of colors from Stefano Ricci, Brioni, and Zelli. Mon.–Fri., 10:30am–6:30pm, Sat., 10am–6pm, Sun. by appointment. All major cards. 50 E. Oak, 312.266.4949. tessutiformen.com (I-25)

supplies, and groceries. CityTarget occupies the landmark former Carson Pirie Scott building. Call for hours. 1 S. State, 312.279.2133. target.com (I-35)

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

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SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Chicago’s Saks is a refuge for shoppers seeking highquality fashions. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm, Sun., 11am–6pm. All major cards. 700 N. Michigan, 312.944.6500. saksfifthavenue.com (J-28)

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

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JAZZ RECORD MART The world’s largest jazz and blues store features CDs, LPs, 45s, and 78s; DVDs; and videos, as well as posters, T-shirts, magazines, and books. The store and its owner, Bob Koester, have received numerous honors, including induction into the Blues Hall of Fame. The store also sells all in-print LPs by jazz and blues label Delmark Records. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm; Sun., 12–5pm. All major cards. 27 E. Illinois, 312.222.1467. jazzmart.com (I-31)

SHOPPING MALLS 900 NORTH MICHIGAN SHOPS Bloomingdale’s anchors this fashionable mall with 70 distinctive shops and restaurants. Call for hours. Cards accepted vary by store. 900 N. Michigan, 312.915.3900. shop900.com (J-27) BLOCK THIRTY SEVEN, SHOPS ON STATE This four–story mall includes Disney Store, Magnolia Bakery, Sephora, Anthropologie, Eileen Fisher, Steve Madden and Zara among others. Mon.–Sat., 10am–8pm; Sun., 11am–6pm. 108 N. State, 312.261.4700. blockthirtyseven.com (I-34) FASHION OUTLETS OF CHICAGO Barney’s New York Warehouse, Neiman Marcus Last Call, and more! Call for hours. Cards accepted vary by store. 5220 Fashion Outlets Way in Rosemont, 847.928.7500. fashionoutletsofchicago.com (Suburban) THE SHOPS AT NORTH BRIDGE Fifty specialty shops, 17 restaurants, five hotels— anchored by Nordstrom. Call for hours. Cards accepted vary by store. 520 N. Michigan, 312.327.2300. theshopsatnorthbridge.com (J-30) WATER TOWER PLACE Find Macy’s and American Girl Place, as well as more than 100 specialty shops and restaurants. Call for hours. Cards accepted vary by store. 835-845 N. Michigan, 312.440.3166. shopwatertower.com (J-27)

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BELMONT ARMY VINTAGE Go treasure hunting on the top of four floors of fashion that encompass many styles of men’s and women’s vintage clothing from multiple decades. Mon.–Sat., 11am–8pm; Sun., Noon–6pm. 855 W. Belmont, 773.549.1038. belmontarmy.com (E-8)

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BELMONT ARMY SURPLUS The third of four floors that includes military surplus, bagpacks, footwear, workwear, and much much more. Mon.-Sat., 11am-8pm; Sun., Noon-6pm. 855 W. Belmont, 773.549.1038. belmontarmy.com (E-8)

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

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CROSELL & CO. A fresh approach to your home and lifestyle where you find truly unique, artisan driven products for your home. Crosell & Co. provides the perfect backdrop for inspiration, learning and exploration in modern day gracious living. Mon.–Sat., 10am–7pm; Sun., 12pm–6pm. 900 N Michigan level 5, 312.266.4500. crosellandco.com (I-28)

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CURLY TALE FINE ART This eclectic gallery offers inspiring pieces from a Chicago s Largestgrowing lowbrow art movement. Call for hours. All major cards. 16 W. Erie, 1st Floor, 312.202.1664. Independent Fashion Boutique curlytalefineart.com (J-29)

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THE FUDGE POT This Old Town institution has been making sweetness since 1963. Mon-Sun 12pm to 10pm. All major cards. 1532 N. Wells, 312.943.1777. fudgepotchicago.net (I-23)

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

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MARY MARY Accessories, frames, home goods—find it all at Mary Mary, a creative boutique inside a 133-year-old brownstone building. For the little ones, there’s a corner of the store dedicated to toys, puppets, and dolls. Offers complimentary gift wrapping. Mon.–Sat., 11am–6pm; Sun., 11am–5pm. 706 N. Dearborn, 312.654.8100. marymarygifts.com (I-28)

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

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The Art of Glass... Regarded as “The Tiffany of the 21st Century,” Charles Lotton celebrates over 40-years as a visionary in the art of handblown glass. Self-taught, Charles honed his talent in his own backyard, and continued his passion part-time until January of 1973, when his pieces impressed a Tiffany dealer in New York. Since then, Lotton has been creating distinctive glass pieces full-time. Charles unique colors begin with sand to create beautiful handblown glass art. In addition to the private collections of many serious collectors of art glass, the artistry of Charles Lotton can be found gracing the shelves of the Smithsonian Institute, the High Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago. Visit Lotton Gallery at 900 N. Michigan, Level 6 of the 900 North Michigan Shops, 312.664.6203 or lottongallery.com.

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AMERICAN GIRL PLACE Features contemporary clothing for young girls and their American Girl dolls, a café, dolly hair salon and more. Mon-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 9am-7pm. All major cards. 835 N. Michigan, 877.AG.PLACE. americangirl.com (J-26)

TOBACCO & CIGARS IWAN RIES & CO. Chicago’s oldest family business celebrates more than 150 years of offering a vast selection of pipes and smokers’ accessories. Home of the famous Three Star Tobacco. Mon.–Fri., 9am–5:30pm; Sat., 9am–5pm. All major cards. 19 S. Wabash, 2nd Floor, 312.372.1306. iwanries.com (I-35) UP DOWN CIGAR Building on nearly 50 years of passion for fine tobacco products, Up Down showcases an extensive selection of premium cigars, pipes, humidors, and accessories. Free parking. Open late. Mon.–Thu., 10am–11pm; Fri–Sat, 10am–12am; Sun., 11am–11pm. AE, MC, V. 1550 N. Wells, 800.5UP.DOWN or 312.337.8505. updowncigar.com (H-19)

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

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Eating is about more than sustenance, it’s about enjoyment... And, this time of year it’s about indulgence too! CROSSROADS AT HOUSE OF BLUES® is a lively restaurant and bar located inside the world-famous House of Blues (329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000), serving up a tantalizing new menu created by celebrity chef and Food Network star, Aarón Sanchez. While offering up a taste of Éire, EMERALD LOOP (216 N. Wabash, 312.263.0200) is the perfect spot to grab a pint and a bite after a long workday. You’re sure to enjoy their specialties like the shepards pie, fish & chips and corned beef sandwiches. CHICAGO CURRY HOUSE (899 S. Plymouth, 312.362.9999) is not just another Indian restaurant, their simple, authentic recipes are prepared from the freshest chicken, lamb, seafood and vegetables. Chicago always offers something exciting and delicious!

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

NEW! BLACKFINN AMERIPUB A lively restaurant and bar that offers affordable, craveable American food. Mon.-Thur., 11am–2am, Fri.-Sat., 10:30am–3am and Sun. 10:30am–2:30am. All major cards. $$. 65 W Kinzie, 312.836.0290. blackfinnameripub.com (I-31) CASTLE CRAFT PUB & EATERY (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) This pub serves a wide variety of high-quality shareable dishes, small plates and microbrews. All major cards. Sun.–Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. castlechicago.com (H-29) DAVE & BUSTERS There is tons of big kid fun to be had at this Gold Coast arcade. Besides boasting a large selection of simulators, video games, billiards and shuffleboards, Dave and Busters scores high with a full-service kitchen serving tasty American fare with a twist. Sun., Wed.–Thur., 11:30am–11pm; Mon–Tue., 4pm–11pm; Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–2am. 1030 N. Clark, 312.943.5151. daveandbusters.com (I-26) ED DEBEVIC’S Shake, rattle, and roll at this 1950s-style diner that serves American classics such as burgers and milkshakes from a sassy cast of characters that serve and entertain. Ed’s serves breakfast on weekends. Mon.Thu., 11am–9pm; Fri., 11am–11pm; Sat., 9am–11pm; Sun., 9am–9pm. All major cards. $$. 640 N. Wells, 312.664.1707. eddebevics.com (H-29) GOOSE ISLAND BREWPUB Chicago’s original craft brewer offers locally sourced lunch and dinner items, including charcuterie, duck reuben sandwiches, and its legendary Stilton burger. Sunday brunch also served. Also offering innovative, small-batch specialty ales only found at their pubs. Open daily at 11am and serving late. All major cards. $. 1800 N. Clybourn, 312.915.0071; 3535 N. Clark, 773.832.9040. gooseisland.com (D-19) (D-4)

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

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HOULIHAN’S Sports fans can’t go wrong in this traditional bar and grill that serves up the best of American fare like burgers, steaks and more. Menu is also sensitive to vegetarians and offers gluten-free favorites. Mon.–Tue., 7am-11pm; Wed.–Fri., 7am–12am; Sat., 8am–12am; Sun., 8am-11pm. All major cards. $$. 111 E. Wacker, 312.616.3663. houlihans.com (J-32)

RAINFOREST CAFÉ Dine under a tropical jungle canopy featuring cuisine inspired by the flavors of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Asia. Kid-friendly menu available. Mon.–Thu., 11am–9:30pm; Fri., 11am–10:30pm; Sat., 11am–11pm; Sun., 11am–9pm. All major cards. $$. 605 N. Clark, 312.787.1501. rainforestcafe.com (H-29)

RUDY’S BAR & GRILLE Owned by pizza mastermind Rudy Malnati Jr. (also owner of nearby Pizano’s), this burger place features fresh-cut fries and mouthwatering chargrilled burgers. Open daily, 11am–2am. All major cards. $. 69 E. Madison, 312.332.8111. rudysbarandgrillechicago.com (J-35) WEST EGG CAFE Everything from eggs Benedict and taco salad to rotisserie chicken grace the menu of this cozy café. Tasty, heart-healthy dishes also available. Mon.–Fri. 6:30am–3pm; Sat.–Sun., 7am–3pm. All major cards. $. 620 N. Fairbanks, 312.280.8366. (K-29) Family owned and operated!

“A visit to Indian Garden is a culinary voyage of discovery to the exotic tastes and textures of India and the warmth and hospitality of her people.” Lunch Buffet: 11:30am – 3:00pm Dinner: Sunday – Thursday 5:00pm – 10:00pm Friday & Saturday 5:00pm – 10:30pm 247 E. Ontario St., 2nd Floor Phone: 312-280-4910 Fax: 312-280-4934

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


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

B R E A K FA S T EGGSPERIENCE PANCAKES & CAFÉ Eggsperience a delicious selection of all-day breakfast and lunch items, such as savory omelets, crepes, burgers, and paninis. Daily, 6am–4pm, and late night Thu.–Sat., 10pm–6am. All major cards. $$. 35 W. Ontario, 312.870.6773. eggsperiencecafe.com (H-29)

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VORA This chic Asian fusion Gold Coast hot spot boasts a sushi bar with chefs creating only the freshest rolls served along side other Japanese and Taiwanese dishes. It offers many sakes and whiskeys and provides a contemporary feel. Tue.–Fri., 11am–11pm; Sat.–Sun., 11am–2am. $$. 1028 N. Clark. 312.929.2035. vorachicago.com (I-25)


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An Old Town Classic! Since 1989, the Family-owned Dinotto Ristorante (215 W. North Ave., 312.202.0302), has been a favorite with both locals and out-of-towners, even drawing the occasional celebrity (keep your eyes out). The Ristorante’s ambiance has a New World feel that projects European warmth and intimacy. While each classically prepared meal is cooked to order and special requests including vegetarian, low-carb and low-fat are welcomed. Dinotto also features a small bar with a spectacular Italian wine selection, feel free ask your server for pairing suggestions. And don’t forget, it’s close proximity to Piper’s Alley and the legendary Second City and Zanie’s comedy clubs makes it the perfect spot before or after a show.

ELEVEN CITY DINER An old-school diner serving breakfast ALL day. Enjoy authentic soda fountain drinks while noshing on renowned hand-sliced delicatessen sandwiches, fluffy omelets, giant salads, and, of course, a full bar.  Mon.–Thu., 8am–9:30pm; Fri., 8am–10:30pm; Sat. 8:30–10:30pm; Sun., 8:30–9pm. All major cards. $. 1112 S. Wabash, 312.212.1112. elevencitydiner.com (I-42) WEST EGG CAFE Located within walking distance of dozens of downtown hotels, this cozy Streeterville café offers everything from eggs benedict and pancakes to rotisserie chicken and taco salad. Tasty, 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) “The Best Thai Restaurant is also the closest to all the major hotels” – Chicago Tribune

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YOLK Yolk is the talk of the town. Expect creative twists on traditional breakfast favorites including frittatas, Benedicts, French toast, and skillets. Lunchtime options include salads, burgers, and sandwiches. Mon.–Fri., 6am–3pm; Sat.–Sun., 7am–3pm. $. 355 E. Ohio, 312.822.9655; 1120 S. Michigan, 312.789.9655; 747 N. Wells, 312.787.2277. eatyolk.com (L-30) (I-42) (G-27)

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN CROSSROADS AT HOUSE OF BLUES Dine on American, Southern, and Mexicaninspired dishes from celebrity chef Aarón Sanchez. Staples—jambalaya, pulled pork sandwiches,


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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. Specials change daily, from stuffed cabbage on Tue. to meatloaf with spaghetti on Sat. Minutes from McCormick Place and United Center. Mon.–Sat., 6am–8pm. All major cards. $. 1141 S. Jefferson, 312.939.2855. mannysdeli.com (E-43)

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ELEVEN CITY DINER An old-school diner in the heart of Chicago’s South Loop, serving breakfast all day. Enjoy authentic soda fountain drinks while noshing on renowned hand-sliced delicatessen sandwiches. Mon.–Thu., 8am– 9:30pm; Fri., 8am–10:30pm; Sat., 9am– 10:30pm; Sun., 9am–9pm. All major cards. $. 1112 S. Wabash, 312.212.1112; 2301 N. Clark, 773.244.1112. elevencitydiner.com. (I-42) (G-14)

THE MELTING POT This stylish fondue eatery features six different cheese fondues, entree choices such as filet mignon and lobster tail, and the perfect ending—its famous chocolate fondue, complete with marshmallows, cakes, and brownies for dipping. Sun.–Fri., 12pm–11pm; Sun., 12pm–12am. All major cards. $$$. 609 N. Dearborn, 312.573.0011. meltingpot.com (H-29)

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

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HOB signature burgers—join new exciting menu options such as meatball sliders, chile-braised short ribs, and street tacos. All major cards. $$. 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000. houseofblues.com (H-32)

Enjoy the Churrascaria experience with the finest USDA prime beef poultry, pork and jumbo shrimp, prepared in the delicious, culinary style of

539 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago ¥ 312?595?9000 ¥ www.brazzaz.com


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CHICAGO BRAUHAUS Featuring sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel, roast veal shanks, roast pork shanks, and roast duck, as well as steaks, chops, and fish specials daily. Live entertainment and dancing nightly. Parking available. Mon., Wed., and Thu., 11am–12am; Fri. and Sun., 11am–2am; Sat., 11am–3am. All major cards. $$. 4732 N. Lincoln, 773.784.4444. chicagobrauhaus.com (NW of A-1)

GREEK ATHENA A traditional restaurant located in Greektown known for its fine dining. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 212 S. Halsted, 312.655.0000. athenarestaurantchicago.com (D-37) PARTHENON Located right in the heart of Greektown, this restaurant is one of the oldest in the neighborhood and boasts over 140 dishes. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 314 S. Halsted, 312.726.2407. theparthenon.com (D-37)

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CLARK STREET DOG This joint stays open late every night to bring you the best Chicago style food. Their hot dogs, Italian beef, and fries are guaranteed to make your mouth water. Call for hours. $. 3040 N. Clark, 773.281.6690. (E–7) FRANK ‘N’ DOGS This restaurant features gourmet sausage sandwiches served on a freshly baked bun. Their original hot dog creations change on a monthly basis to keep flavors fresh and customers satisfied. Call for hours. $. 1863 N. Clybourn, 312.281.5187. franksndawgs.com (D–18)

INDIAN CHICAGO CURRY HOUSE With a high Zagat rating and Best Of Chicago award from Local.com, Chicago Curry House brings the flavors of India and Nepal to the city’s South Loop. Delight in mouth-watering cuisine, an extensive wine list, relaxing ambiance, and attentive service. Lunch buffet. Catering and delivery available. $$. 899 S. Plymouth, 312.362.9999. curryhouseonline.com (I-41) INDIA HOUSE With an exhibition kitchen, this River North emporium allows diners an opportunity to watch their menu selections (more than 150 choices) cooked to perfection in tandoor ovens. Vegetarian options. Daily lunch buffet. Lunch: Mon.–Fri., 11am–2:30pm; Sat.–Sun., 11:30am–3pm. Dinner: Fri.–Sat., 5:30–11pm; Sun.–Thu., 5–10pm. All major cards. $$. 59 W. Grand, 312.645.9500. indiahousechicago.com (I-30)

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INDIAN GARDEN This popular second-floor Streeterville restaurant features Northern Indian and Pakistani favorites. Sample a rotating selection of traditional dishes, including marinated lamb and curried chicken at the daily lunch buffet from 11:30am to 3pm for $13.95 per person. Weekend brunch buffet is $15.95. Dinner: Sun.–Thu., 5pm–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 5pm–10:30pm. All major cards. $$. 247 E. Ontario, 312.280.4910. indiangardenchicago.com (H-29)

IRISH EMERALD LOOP BAR & GRILL This modern Irish pub serves up traditional Irish fare such as Guinness New York Strip, Fish & Chips and Corned Beef Sandwiches as well as classic favorites like Build Your Own Mac and Cheese in

THE KERRYMAN BAR & RESTAURANT Serving up traditional Irish dishes served alongside more upscale items in a warm environment. Sun-Fri 11am-2am, Sat 11am-3am. All major cards. $$ 661 N. Clark, 312.335.8121. thekerrymanchicago.com (I-28)

I TA L I A N CAPI’S ITALIAN KITCHEN The star of the show is the hand-tossed pizza. Call for hours. All major cards. $ 700 E. Grand at Navy Pier, 312.276.0641. eatatcapis.com (M-30) CLUB LUCKY Enjoy their "Must See" award winning holiday decorations, starting Nov. 16 through January 12th. Feel like you’re in a 1940s Italian supper club and cocktail lounge. Close to downtown hotels. Good food and fun! Now offering hotel delivery. Kitchen hours: Mon.–Thu. 11:30am–10pm; Fri., 11:30am–11pm; Sat., 4:30–11pm; Sun., 3:30–10pm. Lounge open late. $$$. 1824 W. Wabansia, 773.227.2300. clubluckychicago.com (NW of A-20)

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a spacious, sophisticated dining room, complete with a 40-foot wood bar and TVs throughout. Weekend breakfast and daily specials. Mon.–Fri., 11am–2am; Sat., 9am–3am; and Sun., 9am–2am. All major cards. $$. 216 N. Wabash, 312.263.0200. emeraldloop.com (I-33)


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Let’s Get Fresh! With a rotating selection of 35 fresh choices available every day – from grouper and sea bass to mussels and lobster – Catch 35 (35 W. Wacker, 312.346.3500) is impressive enough. But beyond the staggering daily array, what really sets Catch 35 apart is the originality and attention to detail to be found in its preparations of that multitude of varieties, with well-chosen Asian accents often enlivening the plates. The atmosphere of the room here is another big draw, with subtle live jazz music and fanciful décor combining to project the feel of the hippest lounge in Atlantis. Featuring Live Jazz every Tuesday through Saturday from 6pm until 9pm.

LA CANTINA ITALIAN CHOPHOUSE (Italian Village Restaurants) Located on the lower level of the Italian Village Restaurants, La Cantina’s traits of distinction include amazing steak and seafood served from all regions of Italy. Gluten-free options available. Lunch: Mon.–Fri., 11:30am–2:30pm. Dinner: Mon.–Fri., 5–9pm; Sat., 5–10pm. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. italianvillage-chicago.com (H-36) DINOTTO RESTAURANTE This intimate spot features old Italian favorites served in European warmth and intimacy. Mon., Fri., Sat., 12-11pm; Tue.-Thu. 12-10pm and Sun., 5-10pm. All major cards. $$ 215 W. North, 312.202.0302. dinotto.com (D-30)

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

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THE VILLAGE (Italian Village Restaurants) The Village features Northern Italian cuisine in an intimate setting, complete with cozy nooks and murals that evoke the feeling of dining in a small Italian village. Gluten-free options available. Mon.–Thu., 11am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 11am-1am; Sun., 12pm–12am. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. italianvillage-chicago.com. (H-36) VIVERE (Italian Village Restaurants) This contemporary Italian restaurant features modern flavors and has received accolades from Esquire and Wine Spectator. Gluten-free options available. Lunch: weekdays, 11:30am–2:30pm. Dinner: Mon.–Thu., 5–9pm; Fri.–Sat., 5–10pm; closed Sun. All major cards. $$$. 71 W. Monroe, 312.332.7005. italianvillage-chicago.com (H-36)


JAPONAIS Chic interior and atmosphere characterize this contemporary Japanese and Sushi restaurant. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 600 W. Chicago, 312.822.9600. japonaischicago.com (F-27)

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. thepurplepigchicago.com (J-30)

MEXICAN L AT I N CARNIVALE A Latin-inspired paradise combining flavors from Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 702 W. Fulton, 312.850.5005. carnivalechicago.com (E-32) NACIONAL 27 Latin cuisine inspired by each one of the 27 Latin countries. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 325 W. Huron, 312.664.2727. n27chicago.com (F-28)

MEDITERRANEAN CITY WINERY The only functioning winery in Chicago, this 30,000-square-foot venue serves Mediterraneaninspired food and features live music and comedy. Mon.–Sun., 5pm–12am. 1200 W Randolph, 312.733.9463. citywinery.com/Chicago (W of D-33)

FRONTERA GRILL/TOPOLOBAMPO The crown jewels of Chicago’s Mexican scene are Chef Rick Bayless’ religiously authentic eateries. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 445 N. Clark, 312.661.1434. rickbayless.com (H-31) LALO’S Known for their famous margaritas, this Chicago favorite has many locations throughout the city and suburbs. Call for hours and additional locations. All major cards. $$ 733 W. Maxwell, 312.455.9380. lalos.com (H-31) PATRON’S HACIENDA A Mexican restaurant and sports cantina located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, serving Mexican cuisine including fresh ceviche, fajitas, and some of the best fresh-juice margaritas in town. Mon.–Thu., 5–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 5pm–12am; Sun, 3–10pm. All major cards. $$. 316 W. Erie, 312.642.2400. patronschicago.com (G-29)

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

SALPICON Find the ultimate fiesta in Old Town at this spot that features authentic Mexican fare with a modern twist. Daily 5-10pm and Sun., 11:30am-2pm for brunch. All major cards. $$$ 1252 N. Wells, 312.988.7811. salpicon.com (H-22)

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

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

This Asian fusion hot spot boasts a sushi bar with chefs creating the freshest rolls served along side Japanese and Taiwanese dishes.

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

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

PIZZA CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN These local outlets of the national chain feature affordable pizzas with unusual toppings. Call for hours. All


GINO’S EAST A Chicago tradition since 1966, Gino’s is famous for deep-dish pizza that is handmade with golden crust, fresh vine-ripened tomatoes, and your choice of toppings. Full menu includes appetizers, pastas, salads, sandwiches, and kid’s menu. Call for hours. All major cards. $$. 633 N. Wells, 312.988.4200; 162 E. Superior, 312.266.DEEP; 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818. ginoseast.com (H-29) (K-28) (I-38) GINO’S EAST SOUTH LOOP The traditional pizzeria spices things up with its location in Chicago’s South Loop. With new deep-dish pies, such as the Hunter Rabbit (rabbit sausage, spinach, roasted carrots, and parmesan), as well as the old standards, it wouldn’t be a sports bar without a craft beer list featuring a dozen local brews. All major cards. $$. 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818. ginoseastsportsbar.com (H-39) PIZANO’S PIZZA & PASTA Frank Sinatra once said, “A day without Pizano’s pasta is like a day without sunshine.” Brighten up your day with homemade gnocchi, but save room for what Oprah calls the best thin-crust pizza in Chicago. Hours vary. AE, MC, V. $$. 864 N. State, 312.751.1766; 61 E. Madison, 312.236.1777; 1808 Waukegan Rd in Glenview, 847.486.1777. pizanoschicago.com (I-26) (I-35) (Suburban)

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Meat Me In Chicago Though the once-bustling South Side stockyards may today be little more than a historical footnote in the city’s colorful history, Chicago’s vital meatpacking past continues to be well represented in the present by the many fine steakhouses that dot the culinary landscape. Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse (33 W. Kinzie, 312.828.0966), named for the late Hall of Fame baseball announcer, opened on October 23, 1987 and has become one of the country’s most nationally recognized restaurants. This legendary Italian Steakhouse serves the finest prime, aged steaks and chops in a truly warm “Chicago” atmosphere. The combination of mahogany paneling, white tablecloths and a veritable museum of baseball history creates a warm and casual elegance.

PIZANO’S PIZZA & PASTA EXPRESS Pizano’s newest branch focuses exclusively on delivery and carryout. Looking to dine-in? See listing above. All major cards. $$. 800 N. Dearborn, 855.749.2667. pizanoschicago.com (I-27) PIZZERIA ORA Build your own traditional Chicago deep-dish or thin-crust pizza with your favorite toppings, or choose one of Pizzeria Ora’s specialty pies. Sandwiches and Italian entrées also available. $2 downtown delivery. Sun.–Thu., 6:30am–12am; Fri.–Sat., 7am–1am. All major cards. $$. 545 N. LaSalle, 312.464.1872, pizzeriaora.com (H-30)

SEAFOOD BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO. Come for our family-oriented atmosphere, friendly service, and out-of-this-world seafood. With Bubba Gump, you're guaranteed to get the greatest seafood experience in Chicago. Sun.-Thu., 11am– 10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–11pm. All major cards. $$. All major cards. $$. Located on Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand, Ste. 131, 312.252.GUMP. bubbagump.com (N-31) CAPE COD ROOM 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. thedrakehotel.com (J-26)

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CATCH 35 The freshest seafood in the city is just a short walk to Chicago’s Theater District. For meat lovers, try the bone-in ribeye, New York strip or filet mignon medallions. Featuring live jazz Tue.–Fri., 6–9pm; Sat., 6:30–9:30pm. Lunch: Mon.–Fri., 11:30am–2pm. Dinner: Mon.–Thu., 5–9:30pm; Fri.–Sat., 5–10pm; Sun., 4–9pm. All major cards. $$$$. 35 W. Wacker, 312.346.3500; 35 S. Washington in Naperville, 630.717.3500. catch35.com (I-33) (Suburban) JOE’S SEAFOOD, PRIME RIB & STONE CRAB This Miami-based legend is famous for its cracked stone crab claws, among other succulent fish dishes. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$ 60 E. Grand, 312.379.JOES. (I-30) SHAW’S CRAB HOUSE Enjoy fresh seafood and oysters shucked to order. Serving top-grade fish and shellfish and inventive sushi and sashimi combinations. Call for hours. $$$. 21 E Hubbard, 312.527.2722. shawscrabhouse.com. (J-31)

STEAKS, CHOPS AND RIBS CARSON’S: THE PLACE FOR RIBS Famous for its barbecue baby back ribs. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 612 N. Wells, 312.280.9200. (G-29)


DAVID BURKE’S PRIMEHOUSE Long-time restaurateur Burke opened this River North steakhouse featuring prime steaks dry-aged on location. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$$ 616 N. Rush, 312.660.6000. davidburkesprimehouse.com (I-29) THE FIREPLACE INN A classic Chicago rib joint that’s been serving up some of the best barbecue baby backs around since 1969. An excellent selection of prime steaks, chicken, chops, and seafood. All-seasons outdoor patio. Mon.–Thu., 4:30pm–12am; Fri.–Sat., 11:30–1am; Sun., 11:30–12am. All major cards. $$$. 1448 N. Wells, 312.664.5264. fireplaceinn.com (G-21) HARRY CARAY’S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE Legendary Italian steakhouse serving the finest prime aged steaks and chops—Italian favorites

in a truly warm Chicago atmosphere. Hours vary by location. All major cards. $$$$. 33 W. Kinzie, 312.828.0966; 10233 W. Higgins in Rosemont, 847.699.1200; 70 Yorktown Center, Westin Lombard, 630.953.3400. harrycarays.com (I-31) (Suburban) MICHAEL JORDAN’S STEAK HOUSE Basketball legend Michael Jordan brings his restaurant concept to the InterContinental Chicago. Dine on hand-selected USDA prime, dry-aged steaks, upscale comfort food, fresh seafood, and a variety of artisanal wines, local craft brews, and specialty cocktails. Bar: daily, 11am–2am. Lunch: daily, 11am–2pm. Dinner: Mon.–Thu., 5–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 5–11pm; Sun., 5–9pm. 505 N. Michigan, 312.321.8823. michaeljordansteakhouse.com. (J-30) SULLIVAN'S STEAKHOUSE Sullivan's Steakhouse offers an experience unlike any other American steakhouse. From the moment you walk through the door, you will get a feeling that this will be an evening to forget your cares and rekindle romance. Slip into an intimate booth and treat yourself to hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, signature cocktails and swinging live music. Mon.-Sat., 5-11pm, Sun., 4:30-10pm. All major cards. $$$$ 415 N. Dearborn, 312.527.3510. sullivanssteakhouse.com (I-29)

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CHICAGO CHOP HOUSE Located in a century-old Victorian brownstone with more than 1,400 historical photos, this renowned steakhouse features USDA prime dry-aged and Kobe steaks. A comprehensive wine list boasts more than 650 selections. Piano bar. Valet. Mon.–Thu., 5–11pm; Fri., 5–11:30pm; Sat., 4:30–11:30pm; Sun., 4:30–11pm. All major cards. $$$$. 60 W. Ontario, 312.787.7100. chicagochophouse.com (I-29)


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

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

FRIENDS SUSHI Located steps from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the modern sleek trappings of this Gold Coast sushi spot are ideal for both casual and romantic dining. Enjoy traditional and specialty maki, sushi, and sashimi, as well as entrée selections. Daily lunch specials. Sun.–Thu., 11:30am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–1am. All major cards. $$. 710 N. Rush, 312.787.8998. friendssushi.com (I-28) KAMEHACHI Award-winning sushi and sashimi. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 1531 N. Wells, 312.664.3663; 320 N. Dearborn, 312.744.1900. (G-22) (J-30) OYSY Sushi joint that literally means delicious. Their menu consists of a wide selection of original maki and cooked entrees. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 888 S. Michigan, 312.922.1127; 50 E. Grand, 312.670.6750. (J-41)

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, Iberico is best known for their tasty tapas. Call for hours. All major cards. $$ 737 N. LaSalle, 312.573.1510. (H-31)

620 N. Fairbanks 312-280-8366

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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DAO Enjoy Thai cuisine a half-block off the Mag Mile. Find a wide variety of traditional and specialty dishes including pad thai, cashew chicken, and beef curry. Sun.–Thu., 11am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–11pm. Delivery available to all downtown hotels. All major cards. $. 230 E. Ohio, 312.337.0000. daothai.com (J-29)


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STAR OF SIAM Voted the No. 1 Thai restaurant by Chicago food critics. Star of Siam helped popularize Thai food not only in Chicago, but also throughout the country. Delivery available to all downtown hotels. Sun.–Thu., 11am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–11pm. All major cards. $. 11 E. Illinois, 312.670.0100. starofsiamchicago.com (I-30)

V EG E TA R I A N THE CHICAGO DINER Meat free since 1983. All vegetarian, mostly vegan menu. Dine in, Carry out, Vegan Bakery. Call for hours. 3411 N. Halsted. 773.935-6696. veggiediner.com (E-6) 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. $$$ 1460 W. Chicago, 312.243.7100. greenzebrachicago.com (W of D-27) KARYN’S ON GREEN Karyn’s makes vegan sexy in the midst of Chicago’s traditional Greektown neighborhood. Call for hours. All major cards. $$$ 130 S. Green, 312.226.6155. karynsongreen (D-36)

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SILVER SPOON Find Zagat-rated Thai fare such as banana blossom salad, tom yum, pad thai, curry noodles, ginger chicken, and more in a comfortable casual environment steps from the Mag Mile. Vegetarian-friendly. Lunch, dinner, carryout, and delivery. Sun.–Thu., 11am–10pm; Fri.–Sat., 11am–11pm. MC, V. $. 710 N. Rush, 312.944.7100. silverspoonchicago.com (I-28)


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If you’re convinced that theater is not for you, we’ve got a few shows that are sure to prove you wrong... Not a traditional choreographed and orchestrated musical by any means, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Lincoln Park’s Apollo Theater (2540 N. Lincoln, 773.935.6100) breaks the show tune mold and crosses over from chorus numbers to classic rock hits. WICKED is back by popular demand for a limited two-month engagement at the Oriental Theater (24 W. Randolph, 800.775.2000)! This iconic musical reveals the untold story of the witches of Oz, and what happened before Dorothy “dropped” in on them. If you and your family are looking for a fun, unique, and indescribable show in Chicago, then look no further than the BLUE MAN GROUP at the Briar Street Theater (3133 N. Halsted, 773.348.4000)!

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

BOWLING 10PIN BOWLING LOUNGE Knock down pins in style, and enjoy signature martinis served alongside upscale American classics. Call for hours. All major cards. 330 N. State, 312.644.0300. 10pinchicago.com (I-32)

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BREWPUBS GOOSE ISLAND BREWPUB Chicago’s original craft brewer for more than 20 years offers some 20 varieties of handcrafted beer. Specialties include Honkers Ale, 312 and Green Line. Stop by every Thursday at 6pm for a toast as they introduce a new beer. Offers locally sourced lunch and dinner items. Open daily at 11am and serving late. All major cards. Free parking at 1800 N. Clybourn, 312.915.0071. Second location near the Addison Red Line stop at 3535 N. Clark in Wrigleyville, 773.832.9040. gooseisland.com (D-19) (D-4)

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BATON SHOW LOUNGE This show is the nation’s longest running female impersonation, Las Vegas–style revue and has been delighting audiences from around the world for more than 40 years. Call for special shows on Mon. and Tue. Show times are Wed.–Sun. at 8:30pm, 10:30pm, and 12:30am. All major cards. 436 N. Clark, 312.644.5269. thebatonshowlounge.com (H-38)

CABARET (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) This is a celebration of unabashed humor, dancing and entertainment on a live stage. All major cards. Sun.–Fri.,

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COMEDYSPORTZ Celebrating 25 years, ComedySportz presents an audience-interactive show appropriate for all ages. At this laugh arena, two teams of improvisors compete for the your applause, and you decide who wins. The all-ages show is improvised six times a weekend, so it’s never the same twice. $22. 929 W. Belmont, 773.549.8080. comedysportzchicago.com (NW of D-19)

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FRIENDS SUSHI The modern, sleek trappings of this Gold Coast sushi spot make for an ideal happy hour, whether with friends or clients. Sample the delicious starter

SANCTUARY (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) This is a place open to all lifestyles, exploring and encouraging different types of friendship. All major cards. Sun.–Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. castlechicago.com (H-29)

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DOWNTOWN BAR AND LOUNGE Located within walking distance of Chicago’s thriving Theater District, Downtown Bar and Lounge offers guests fashionable lounge areas perfect for pre- or post-theater cocktailing or simply a night on the town. GLTB–friendly. All major cards. Mon.–Fri., 3pm– 2am; Sat., 3pm–3am; Sun., 3pm–2am. 440 N. State, 312.464.1400. downtownbarandlounge.com (I-31)

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. luxbar.com (I-25)

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CLUB LUCKY Enjoy their "Must See" award winning holiday decorations, starting Nov. 16 through January 12th. This True Chicago 1940s “supper club” and lounge is perfect for relaxing with friends or an intimate cocktail. Try something from their famous "Killer Martini" list or a Handcrafted Cocktail. Open Mon.– Fri., 11:30am-2am; Sat., 4:30pm-2am, and Sun. 3:30pm-2am. All major cards. 1824 W. Wabansia, 773.227.2300. clubluckychicago.com (NW of A-20)

menu featuring pan-seared crab cakes with wasabi aioli, unagi egg rolls, edamame, grilled calamari, and more. Sun.–Thu., 11:30am–10pm, Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–11pm. All major cards. 710 N. Rush, 312.787.8998. friendssushi.com (I-28)

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Celebrating 35 Years! Turning 35 is a big deal, and when you were the first stand-up comedy club in Chicago it’s an even bigger deal! That’s right, Zanies Comedy Club (1548 N. Wells, 312.337.4027) is proud to be celebrating it’s 35th Anniversary throughout the month of November with a calendar filled with all your favorite comedians... From Jimmy Pardo on the 1st; to Mark Normand the 2nd & 3rd; to the “Pitbull of Comedy” Bobby Slayton on November 8th, the month starts off strong. And how about Richard Lewis the 14th, Jake Johannsen the 15th and Emo Phillips on the 16th & 17th! Sounds like a great month for comedy, and they’re only half done... We wouldn’t want to forget about Gilbert Gottfried on the 21st, Rory Albanese the 22nd & 23rd and a three-night sting by John Caponera November 27-30.

iO The originators of long-form improvisation have been creating comedy for 30 years. iO has two theaters: the Del Close Theater features sketch comedy and stylistic shows, while the Cabaret features iO’s signature long-form improvisation, which has made the theater famous. Seven nights a week. All major cards. 3541 N. Clark, 773.880.0199. chicago.ioimprov.com (D-5) THE SECOND CITY Making people laugh since 1959, countless stars got their start here. Call for showtimes. All major cards. 1616 N. Wells, 312.337.3992. secondcity.com (H-19) UP COMEDY CLUB A cabaret-style club, UP features stand-up, improvisation and sketch comedy shows seven nights a week. While you’re busy laughing, arrive early and enjoy food from their full-service kitchen or drinks from the bar. UP also features a no-drink minimum. Sat & Sun matinees available. 230 W. North, 3rd Floor,  312.662.4562. upcomedyclub.com  (G-20) ZANIES COMEDY CLUB Chicago’s Original Standup Comedy Club, Zanies has been nuturing both local talent and the biggest names in comedy since 1978. In celebration of it’s 35 anniversary Zanies is bringing Chicago the funniest professional comedians throughout November. 1548 N Wells, 312.337.4027. chicago.zanies.com (G-20)

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THE JOYNT A River North club featuring multiple rooms with decidedly different vibes. All major cards. 650 N. Dearborn, 312.573.2233. thejoyntchicago.com (I-29) PALLADIUM (CASTLE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX) This five-story nightclub has DJ’s spinning both new and retro beats while special lighting effects are mixed in with the background. All major cards. Sun.–Fri., 4pm–4am; Sat., 4pm–5am. 632 N. Dearborn, 312.266.1944. castlechicago.com (H-29) SPY BAR Offers a state-of-the-art sound system, bottle service, specialty cocktails and unique champagne-truffle pairings. Call for hours. All major cards. 646 N. Franklin, 312.337.2191. spybarchicago.com (G-29)

E N T E R TA I N M E N T DAVE & BUSTERS There is tons of big kid fun to be had at this Gold Coast arcade/bar. Besides boasting a large selection of simulators, video games, billiards, and shuffleboards, Dave and Busters scores high with two fullservice island bars and one full-service kitchent. Sun., Wed.–Thurs., 11:30am–11pm; Mon–Tues., 4pm–11pm; Fri.–Sat., 11:30am–2am. 1030 N. Clark, 312.943.5151. daveandbusters.com (I-26)


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HOUSE OF BLUES A restaurant and concert venue known for embracing music of all genres. House of Blues also offers a unique experience for dinner guests to enjoy live music while they dine. A specialty late-night dinner menu is available until close. All major cards. Call for current schedule. 329 N. Dearborn, 312.923.2000. houseofblues.com (H-32)

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

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THE BACK ROOM More than 40 years of live music now at a new location. The secret alleyway entrance leads you to a sophisticated, sultry atmosphere filled with energy from the lively rhythmic melodies emanating from the stage. Live music nightly includes timeless hits, jazz, blues, big band, and R&B. Showtimes nightly: 9:30 and 11pm. Thu.–Sat.: DJ starts at 1:30am. $20 cover and two-drink minimum. Sun.–Wed., 9pm–1am; Thu.–Fri., 9pm–4am; Sat., 9pm–5am. 937 N. Rush, 312.751.2433. backroomchicago.com (I-25)

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EMERALD LOOP BAR & GRILL In addition to a late-night restaurant menu, this modern Irish pub boasts a 40-foot wood bar with an expansive drink list including 16 tap beers, over 35 bottles, signature cocktails & more. Catch all of your favorite basketball games on the TV’s throughout while enjoying the perfect pint of Guinness. Mon.–Fri., 11am–2am; Sat., 9am–3am; Sun., 9am–2am. All major cards. 216 N. Wabash, 312.263.0200. emeraldloop.com (I-33)

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CORCORAN’S BAR & GRILL An Old Town favorite Chicago Irish bar and grill located directly across from Second City on Wells. Mon.-Fri., 112am; Sat., 9-3am and Sun., 10-2am. All major cards. 1615 N. Wells, 312.440.0885. (G-20)

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JAZZ SHOWCASE A legendary all-ages, non-smoking jazz club. Call for hours. Cash only. 806 S. Plymouth, 312.360.0234. jazzshowcase.com (I-41)

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

TAV E R N S A N D SPORTS BARS FOUR FARTHINGS TAVERN & GRILL The bar area offers a place to watch sporting events and enjoy a selection of beers or one of 100 bottles of wines. Regular live music and events. Mon.–Sat., 11:30am–2am; Sun., 10am–2am (including Sun. brunch). Delivery available. All major cards. $$. 2060 N. Cleveland, 773.935.2060. fourfarthings.com (F-16)

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GINO’S EAST SOUTH LOOP Enjoy craft beers, with 12 Chicagoland beers on tap. Guests can also choose three for a $9.50 flight. The beer menu also includes 50 craft bottle selections, from various regions of the United States. Stop in during football games for great deals, including $6 Bloody Marys. Sun.–Thu., 11am–10pm; Fr.–Sat., 11am–11pm. All major cards. $$. 521 S. Dearborn, 312.939.1818. ginoseastsportsbar.com (H-39) TIMOTHY O’TOOLE’S They’re the place to watch sports and munch on traditional bar food. Free wireless. All major cards. 622 N. Fairbanks, 312.642.0700. timothyotooles.com (K-30)

W I N E /C H A M PAG N E 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. bin36.com (I-32)

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POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE With an unrivaled champagne list, Pops for Champagne is one of the country’s top bubbly bars. In addition to serving some 200 selections, Pops also has a full bar, live music, and a seasonal menu of champagne-friendly small plates and shareable items. Located in the River North entertainment district. Call for hours 601 N. State, 312.266.7677. popsforchampagne.com (I-30)


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

TODD BARRY UP COMEDY CLUB, 230 W. North, 3rd Floor, 312.662.4562. UP COMEDY CLUB, 230 W. North, 3rd Floor, 312.662.4562. The Second City’s newest venue, UP Comedy Club offers a diverse array of stand-up comedians, both locally and nationally famous. This weekend see stand-up comic Todd Barry (Conan O'Brian) November 8-9. With comedy shows seven days a week, including improv and sketch shows, UP also features a full-service kitchen and a full bar with no drink minimum.

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

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES ROYAL GEORGE THEATRE, 1641 N Halsted, 312.988.9000. OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES showcases five actors in a comedy that pays tribute to and reinvents classic jokes of the past and present. The show also features comic songs—brand-new and satisfyingly old—as well as tributes to some of the giants of the comedy world and to the Old Jews Telling Jokes website, which inspired the show. OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES proves humor remains multigenerational and funny bones are nondenominational. Like rye bread, kosher pickles and bagels, these jokes are for everyone. They are classic examples of American humor—the funny, farcical and exasperating sides of American life. Tickets available online at ticketmaster.com

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It’s a Sport and Comedy!

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ComedySportz is the longest running short-form improv comedy show in Chicago. Now in our 26th year! It's not comedy about sports...it's improv comedy played as a sport and it’s always all-age appropriate. Our home, The ComedySportz Theatre, is also the venue for a variety of additional comedy shows throughout the week. We're also known for corporate training and corporate entertainment, improv and stand-up comedy classes and as a great place for any group celebrating a birthday or any special occasion. Performance schedule is Thu at 8pm. $22. Fri 8pm & 10pm, Sat at 6pm, 8pm & 10pm. $24. Located steps from the Belmont El stop at 929 W. Belmont. For tickets, call 773.549.8080 or visit comedysportzchicago.com

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

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

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Editor’s Choice Still undecided about what to do in Chicago? Here is one of our favorites:

What Makes Us Human? With a mission to make the humanities a vital and vibrant ingredient of daily life in Chicago, the annual Chicago Humanities Festival offers a citywide buffet of lectures, panel discussions, readings, and performances, all centered on this year’s theme of “ANIMAL: What Makes Us Human?” This weekend marks the last few days of the festival, with a lineup that includes more than a few particularly noteworthy gems to consider. (For more information on the Chicago Humanities Festival, including a complete list of this weekend’s programs, dates and times, call 312.661.1028 or visit chicagohumanities.org.) Fri.: Rainpan 43: Elephant Room IIn this candy-colored love letter to the world of magic, three deluded illusionists are living their off-center lives by sleight of hand.

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Sat.: Martina Navratilova In a rare Chicago appearance, one of the world’s true greats, a champion on and courageous activist off the court, will talk about how the human athletic animal can change and adapt over time.

Sun.: Rick Bayless As chef, cookbook author, restaurateur, and TV personality, Rick Bayless has many talents. But it’s his influence on Mexican cuisine, elevating it from humble taqueria fare to exquisite elegance


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