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2 weeks in chicago -

I will arrive mid month and attend conferences for 2 weeks approx so what is the must do and must see list for this first my time in chicago. I have one full weekend and most evenings to look around the city .

Sites to see-tours in and around city-can you get reduce day of performance plays — irish pubs - dance clubs - restaurants

Best fresh food at great prices irish- greek - japanese - italian etc

Thanks for the chicago suggestions in advance

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1. Re: 2 weeks in chicago -

Check out the Chicago Architecture Foundation tours. caf.architecture.org The boat tour is great and so are the walking tours of the Loop skyscrapers. Also Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation does tours in Oak Park. Museum of Science & Industry has amazing exhibits. Shedd Aquarium is one of the world's finest. See chicago.metromix.com for restaurant ideas. (You can have a restaurant seal an unfinished bottle of wine and take it with you.) Also, pick up the Chicago Tribune "LIVE" section for concerts, plays, etc. Billy Elliot is here, but doubt you can get tix. In the evening stroll Millennium Park and Navy Pier. Free concerts in park most evenings. If you want to get out in the neighborhoods, hop the Red Line subway (State Street) or the Brown Line "L" (Loop) to Armitage and stroll the shops & restaurants on Armitage & Halsted. ENJOY!!!

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The Art Institute is free from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evenings. The normal cost is $18, so this is a great deal. I’d consider this a Chicago “must see”.

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You can find a listing of all the shows at www.chicagoplays.com which is operated by the Chicago League of Theatres. The League runs Hot Tix which sells discounted theatre seats. The Hot Tix locations are in the Water Works at Pearson and Michigan Avenue or across from the Cultural Center at 72 E Randolph.

You can find info on other museums or ideas for other activities at www.choosechicago.com, the site of the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau.

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Greek town is just west of the loop (city center) and there are many great restaurants there. Little Italy is also very near the loop (just SW). Both you can get to via public transit (transitchicago.com for maps & schedules) or a reasonable cab ride. If you want to spend a little on dinner Chicago has some world class restaurants. Check out Graham Elliot or Alinia for something you've never seen before. Gibsons for a steak and a scene. Yelp is a good guide for reviews of course.

Agree that the architecture boat tour is a must see/do. First poster had great suggestions on getting out of "downtown"

You can also rent bikes from bikechicago.com and get out on the lakefront path. It gets congested on nice weekends but it's doable, and as soon as you get away from the beaches its really lovely and not too crowded.

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5. Re: 2 weeks in chicago -

You can also take Red Line to the Cermak/Chinatown stop just south of the Loop to Chinatown, for many good restaurants.

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6. Re: 2 weeks in chicago -

www.explorechicago.org and the Chicago tourism link on this page are good sites to research.

www.chicagoreader.com and www.chicagomag.com for dining and entertainment listings.

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Sheffield Garden Walk is July 17+18.

http://sheffieldgardenwalk.com/

www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/Dining/

chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/Going-Out/

http://chicago.metromix.com/

Great breakfast spots:

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Mayslake Peabody Estate (Oak Brook, IL)

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Wednesday, Jul. 7 @ 8:15pm (Preview)

Thursday, Jul. 8 @ 8:15pm (Preview)

and 8 more dates.

FULL PRICE:

$18.00 - $28.00

OUR PRICE:

$9.00 - $14.00

First Folio Theatre presents an outdoor production of Twelfth Night set during the height of the British Raj. Shakespeare's hilarious romantic comedy plays out against a backdrop evoking the beauty of... more

Sex Marks the Spot, a Scandalous Political Comedy from Stage 773

Stage 773 (Chicago, IL)

3.0

by 2 members

Thursday, Jul. 8 @ 7:30pm

Friday, Jul. 9 @ 7:30pm

and 7 more dates.

FULL PRICE:

$30.00

OUR PRICE:

$17.00

Stage 773 presents the perfect election year comedy, the fun-filled spoof of political sex scandals and cover-ups, Sex Marks the Spot. Senator Cooney's mistress, porn star Desiree Le Bonque, threatens to... more

Laughter and Tears in Southern Dramedy Steel Magnolias

Greenhouse Theater Center (Chicago, IL)

3.5

by 2 members

Thursday, Jul. 8 @ 8:00pm

Friday, Jul. 9 @ 8:00pm

and 13 more dates.

FULL PRICE:

$25.00

OUR PRICE:

$12.50

Alternately hilarious and touching, Steel Magnolias centers on the outspoken clientele of a beauty salon in a small Southern town. When sudden tragedy befalls the disparate group of women, they find that... more

New Thriller Dead Letter Office from Chicago DCA Theater

The Storefront Theater (Chicago, IL)

2.7

by 6 members

Friday, Jul. 9 @ 7:30pm

Saturday, Jul. 10 @ 7:30pm

and 2 more dates.

FULL PRICE:

$22.00

OUR PRICE:

$11.00

Examining the changing nature of language in a digital culture, Dead Letter Office follows the staff sorting the backlog of the postal system and searching for anything of value among the written letters.... more

Baby Wants Candy: Improvised Musical with Full Band

Apollo Theater - Mainstage (Chicago, IL)

2.9

by 26 members

Friday, Jul. 9 @ 10:30pm

Friday, Jul. 16 @ 10:30pm

and 6 more dates.

FULL PRICE:

$15.00

OUR PRICE:

$7.50

Founded in 1997, Baby Wants Candy has performed completely improvised musicals to sold-out crowds from Singapore to Edinburgh. BWC has consistently wowed audiences and critics alike with some of the... more

Swear Jar: An Uncensored Sketch Show From Annoyance Productions

The Annoyance Theatre & Bar (Chicago, IL)

3.2

by 5 members

Saturday, Jul. 10 @ 10:00pm

Saturday, Jul. 17 @ 10:00pm

and 2 more dates.

FULL PRICE:

$15.00

OUR PRICE:

FREE - $7.50

Swear Jar is an uncensored sketch comedy show directed by Annoyance Productions founder and Artistic Director, Mick Napier. After directing numerous plays and musicals, including Co-Ed Prison Sluts,... more

Comedian and TV Host Lynne Koplitz at the Chicago Improv

Chicago Improv of Schaumburg (Schaumburg, IL)

3.4

by 13 members

Thursday, Jul. 8 @ 7:30pm

Friday, Jul. 9 @ 8:00pm

and 4 more dates.

FULL PRICE:

$15.00 - $17.00

OUR PRICE:

$7.50 - $8.50

Lynne Koplitz headlines the Chicago Improv of Schaumburg. In addition to headlining clubs across the country, Lynne has also hosted such TV shows as the Food Network's How to Boil Water, NBC's Shop and Style... more

Skinprov, the Cult Improv Show with Nearly-Naked Men

The Annoyance Theatre & Bar (Chicago, IL)

2.2

by 13 members

Saturday, Jul. 10 @ 11:59 pm (Midnight)

Saturday, Jul. 17 @ 11:59 pm (Midnight)

and 6 more dates.

FULL PRICE:

$7.00

OUR PRICE:

FREE - $2.00

Annoyance Productions presents the strip-Improv show Skinprov, a cult hit featuring several scantily clad men. Skinprov has a rotating cast of some of the funniest guys in Chicago (who aren't afraid to take... more

One-Nun Show Late Nite Catechism at Royal George Theatre

Royal George Theatre (Chicago, IL)

3.4

by 16 members

Thursday, Jul. 8 @ 8:00pm

Saturday, Jul. 10 @ 8:00pm

and 2 more dates.

FULL PRICE:

$31.00

OUR PRICE:

$16.00

In this hilarious two-act solo performance, the audience stands in for Sister's class as she rewards the "students" for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and other nifty prizes. Naughty... more

Dark Comedy A Guide for the Perplexed at Victory Gardens Theater

The Victory Gardens Theater (Chicago, IL)

Not Yet Rated

Friday, Jul. 9 @ 8:00pm

Saturday, Jul. 10 @ 8:00pm

and 34 more dates.

FULL PRICE:

$35.00 - $50.00

OUR PRICE:

$17.50 - $25.00

Tony Award nominated Actor Kevin Anderson (Nothing Sacred,Sleeping with the Enemy returns to his Chicago roots in this world premiere play by Joel Drake Johnson. Anderson plays Doug, a newly released... more

Chicago Rush: Explosive Arena Football Action

Allstate Arena (Rosemont, IL)

3.0

by 1 members

Saturday, Jul. 10 @ 7:00pm (vs. Arizona Rattlers)

Saturday, Jul. 17 @ 7:00pm (vs. Dallas Vigilantes)

FULL PRICE:

$10.00 - $28.00

OUR PRICE:

$5.00 - $14.00

Experience exciting Arena Football with the Chicago Rush as the team battles its way to another winning season and a possible Arena Bowl spot. The Rush attack is led by explosive kick returner Chris... more

Light Opera Works Presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel

Cahn Auditorium (Evanston, IL)

Not Yet Rated

Saturday, Aug. 14 @ 8:00pm

Sunday, Aug. 15 @ 2:00pm

and 6 more dates.

FULL PRICE:

$48.00 - $68.00

OUR PRICE:

$24.00 - $34.00

In Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical Carousel, a naïve young woman falls for a brash carnival barker in a small New England town, setting off a series of heartbreaking events that ultimately lead to... more

Boomer Nostalgia Fest The Wonder Bread Years at Pheasant Run Resort

Pheasant Run Resort (St. Charles, IL)

Not Yet Rated

Saturday, Jul. 10 @ 8:00pm

FULL PRICE:

$39.00

OUR PRICE:

$19.50

Former Seinfeld writer Pat Hazell stars in his acclaimed solo play, the show that has Jerry Seinfield's "funny seal of approval." Audiences are in for a real treat (better than a Dilly bar!) as they savor... more

Journey to the Center of the Uterus: Adventures Infertility, a One-Woman Show

Greenhouse Theater Center (Chicago, IL)

3.8

by 8 members

Sunday, Jul. 11 @ 7:00pm

Sunday, Jul. 25 @ 7:00pm

FULL PRICE:

$18.00

OUR PRICE:

$9.00

Journey to the Center of the Uterus is a roller coaster ride through the fertility fray with wacky doctors, "supportive" friends who declare "you'd get pregnant if you weren't so fat!", adventures in the... more

New Sexually-Confused Musical Kink at The Annoyance Theare

The Annoyance Theatre & Bar (Chicago, IL)

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3.6

by 24 members

Saturday, Jul. 10 @ 8:00pm

Saturday, Jul. 17 @ 8:00pm

Saturday, Jul. 24 @ 8:00pm

FULL PRICE:

$15.00

OUR PRICE:

$7.50

It's 2010 and sexual repression is alive and well in suburbia. Mom is a closet dominatrix and Dad is a closet cross-dresser. Homecoming looms for daughters Julie and Tammy as Mom and Dad are off to their... more

Hard Headed Heart, Three-Part Puppet Show from Blair Thomas

The Victory Gardens Theater (Chicago, IL)

Not Yet Rated

Thursday, Jul. 8 @ 8:00pm

Friday, Jul. 9 @ 9:00pm

and 21 more dates.

FULL PRICE:

$25.00

OUR PRICE:

$12.50

The Victory Gardens Theater presents Hard Headed Heart by Blair Thomas, Chicago's most acclaimed puppet master. In a trio of interconnected solo shows — The Puppet Show of Don Cristobal, St. James Infirmary... more

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8. Re: 2 weeks in chicago -

Chicago is definitely pretty cool and there are plenty restaurants to visit, You have to try and visit the Brazilian restaurant, Fago De Chao it’s simply like no other restaurant on earth! Don’t forget to squeeze some of the Chicago cultural in by visiting the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Brookfield Zoo and Navy Piers. Chicago has a new theater production called Shrek that just started and it got rave reviews. But usually after several days I’m a little worn out and need to detox. You should take a train to visit some of the western suburbs locations, There is a resort in St. Charles called the Pheasant Run and it has a Mario Tricoci Spa and Comedy club called Zanies which is hilarious. The St. Charles area has some of the best antique and boutique shopping that’s not in Chicago. You can find some unique and one of kind items for gifts back home.

Kameela Sanders

Area Revenue Manager

Pheasant Run Resort

4051 East Main Street

St. Charles, Illinois 60174

630-584-6300

www.PheasantRun.com

Edited: 28 July 2010, 22:06
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