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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Chicago

I'm going to be living it up in Chicago this weekend. I will arrive early Friday-- so far I have no plans for the day. Saturday afternoon I will be trolling the corridors of this museum, and that night I will be enjoying tapas at this fine cafe. I leave late Sunday afternoon. What other things/places should I do or visit? Please email me or leave a comment.

13 comments:

didi said...

I am moving to Illinois next year. If you go there next year, you could visit me and I could interview you for miporadio...

d.

aimee said...

you must go to the Field museum if you haven't already--when i lived in Madison, my friends and i would spend the whole day there. also, i'm partial to the shedd aquarium too. my fave aquarium in the world. xo--a

Charles said...
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Charles said...

1. Six Flags in Gurnee
2. Shedd Aquarium
3. Walk the Miracle Mile on Michigan Avenue
4. Shop at Water Tower Place and you'll be likely to catch a glimpse of Oprah
5. Go to the top of the Hancock Building or the Sears Tower
6. Walk the beach on North Shore Drive (is it cold in IL yet? Are leaves turning?)

the machinist said...

The Field Museum is amazing, as is the Shedd. You have to go in that room (I forget what animals are there) in the Shedd that has the glass right behind the tank so it looks as though th exhibit opens out into the Lake.

Also, check out Spin and Berlin on Friday/Saturday night if you want have yourself a damn fine time.

Get some late night snacks at Clarks, eat at Ann Sather's at least once (ok, I'm Swedish, so I'm partial).

And just walk around. Go to the Lake. Chicago is the greatest city in the world.

Have a great time!

Laura Carter said...

Give yourself extra time in the AI museum---I ended up spending more time there than I would have thought. You'll love it. You might cry. It's great.

Laurel said...

I'd go visit Keith Driver and Janet Spittler...

Lorna Dee Cervantes said...

BLUES!
Anything Memphis Minnie (Kid Douglas) (Elizabeth Douglas) (The Original Miss Lizzie, Mother of Rock n Roll, Inventor of the Electric Guitar - ¡Ajúa!)
Check out Robert Karimi.
He's always good for a good
poem and blues clubs.
And, say hello for me to Luis Urrea.

Lorna Dee Cervantes said...

Oh yeah, Chagall.

Any art museum.
Greek food!!!
& real Mexican food
real Mexicans!

Shin Yu said...

At the AIC check out the Tadao Ando gallery in the Japanese wing and the Chagall stained glass panels towards the back of the Museum. Upstairs there are wonderful Cornell boxes and last time I was there in 2004, several Gonzales-Torres candy piles.

The area around Halsted/Belmont is unofficially called "Boystown" - an interesting neighborhood filled with great shops and restaurants, vintage shops to fit any budget. I recommend the Brown Elephant for shopping and Penny's Noodles. Southside Chinatown - best Chinese restaurant ever: Joy Yee's, now with location in Evanston.

Artichoke Heart said...

I vote for Field and Shedd as well! And I personally happen to adore the paperweight collection at the Chicago Art Institute . . . it's actually one of the best around.

Matthew Thorburn said...

Have fun, Eduardo! and while you're at AIC, check out the famous Seurat painting:

http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/highlight_search?acc=1926.224&page=1&ArtistID=233

An obvious greatest hit, one might say, but seeing it up close it's amazing....

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