What’s Hot on The Magnificent Mile

Stay updated on the hottest happenings around The Magnificent Mile. From in-store events to new openings in the district, we provide you with the latest news and happenings. Check back often to keep your calendar filled!

 

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    Complimentary Gift from MasterCard® and The Magnificent Mile!

    Get rewarded for exploring The Magnificent Mile district with your MasterCard card! Spend $250 or more on your MasterCard card at any participating Magnificent Mile businesses and receive a special gift, compliments of MasterCard! Show your same day receipts totaling $250 USD or more from participating businesses located on The Magnificent Mile®, along with your MasterCard card, to the Concierge Desk at Water Tower Place or 900 North Michigan Shops to receive your gift.

    Water Tower Place
    835 N. Michigan Avenue, Level 1

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    900 N. Michigan Avenue, Level 1

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    May 2015

    Top 5 Things To Do In Chicago This Month

    Check out our recommendations below for the Top 5 things to do in Chicago on The Magnificent Mile this month!

    1) James Beard Awards (April 30 – May 8)
    2) Cinco de Mayo (May 5)
    3) Mother’s Day (May 10)
    4) Craft Beer Week (May 14 – 24)
    5) Amphibians Exhibit (Opening May 16)

    1) James Beard Awards (April 30 – May 8)

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    The James Beard Awards are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals in America. This year marks the Awards’ 25th anniversary, which is being held in Chicago for the first time ever! The Magnificent Mile is offering special menus, ticket discounts and exclusive events in honor of the James Beard Awards celebration in Chicago! Find out more here!

    2) Cinco de Mayo (May 5)

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    Cinco de Mayo is Tuesday, May 5! Check out our suggestions on how to celebrate on The Magnificent Mile in Chicago with margaritas, food specials or even a trip out on the Lake for the start of the summer season! Find out more here!

    3) Mother’s Day (May 10)

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    Celebrate Mother’s Day on The Magnificent Mile in Chicago! RSVP to a special Mother’s Day brunch, pamper Mom with an exceptional spa package or treat her to an experience she’ll always remember out on the water aboard a Mother’s Day cruise. Find out more here!

    4) Craft Beer Week ( May 14 – 24)

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    Celebrate the 6th Annual Chicago Craft Beer Week! Explore Chicago via the great beer venues and join the community of beer lovers  on The Magnificent Mile. Find out more here!

    5) Amphibians Exhibit ( Opening May 16)

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    The Shedd Aquarium is opening their highly anticipated Amphibians exhibit with 40 species of frogs, salamanders and rarely seen caecilians will be featured in over 30 habitats. You’ll meet amphibians from every continent where they’re found, which is to say all but Antarctica. Find out more here!

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    May 14 – May 24

    Chicago Craft Beer Week

    Celebrate the 6th Annual Chicago Craft Beer Week! May 14 through May 24 explore Chicago via the great beer venues and discover the depth and breadth of local craft beer and honor those who enrich our community of beer lovers. With more than 300 venues participating, take a look at the locations joining the fun on The Magnificent Mile. #CCBW

    Berghoff Restaurant
    17 W. Adams Street
    (312) 427-3170
    @BerghoffChicago

    May 21 from 7:00 — 9:15 p.m.

    Join The Berghoff Brewery and Berghoff Restaurant for an evening of beer and food pairings, education, and a meet-and-greet with John Hannafan, a beer consultant and director of education at Chicago’s Siebel Institute brewing academy and Randy Mosher, a nationally-recognized author and expert in the field of beer and brewing. Stay after for a private book-signing of Randy’s latest book, “Master Homebrew: The Complete Guide to Brewing Delicious Beer.”

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    Gino’s East Chicago
    162 E. Superior Street
    (312) 266-3337
    @GinosEast

    May 19 from 6:00 — 8:30 p.m.

    Join Gino’s Brewing Co. and Local Option for our Chicago Craft Beer Week Beer Dinner!
    In honor of Chicago Craft Beer Week, we’re partnering with Local Option for a collaboration beer dinner! Come out for a night of food, beer, and conversation at River North’s newest brewpub. Your ticket includes a five course meal paired with five 10 oz glasses of Gino’s and Local Option beer.

    House of Blues
    329 N. Dearborn Street
    (312) 923-2000
    @HOBChicago

    May 15 at 4:30 p.m.

    32+ craft beers and ciders, including a mix of seasonal releases and old favorites from 3 Floyds Brewing, Founders Brewing, SweetWater Brewing, and more! Enjoy street festival style food booths alongside two stages of live music and a DJ in the Foundation Room. There will be full bars open in addition to sampling areas. VIP Sampling and music begins at: 4:30pm. General admission door time: 5:30pm. You must be at least 21 years of age.

    Howells and Hood

    Howells & Hood
    435 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 262-5310
    @HowellsandHood

    May 21 at 6:00 p.m.

    The Lagunitas CCBW Memorial Grill Out & BBQ Dinner will take place on the outdoor patio of Howells & Hood in downtown Chicago. There will be seven food courses, served alongside six different craft beers from Lagunitas Brewing! Come out and mingle with fellow beer fans with reception style dinner and drinks!

    Shoreline Sightseeing
    600 E. Grand Avenue
    (312) 222-9328
    @ShorelineSights

    May 22 at 8:00 p.m.

    Set sail with Revolution Brewing and Shoreline Sightseeing! We’re bringing our best brews on board along with creative appetizer pairings, live music and remarkable views along a 90-minute Lake Michigan Cruise.

    For more information on Chicago Craft Beer Week visit www.chibeerweek.com.

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    May 16, 2015

    Amphibians Exhibit at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium

    The Amphibians Exhibit at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium is opening May 16, 2015 for a limited time. Find out all the details and plan your trip to The Magnificent Mile today!

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    The Shedd Aquarium is opening their highly anticipated Amphibians exhibit with 40 species of frogs, salamanders and rarely seen caecilians will be featured in over 30 habitats. Learn how amphibians absorb water through their skin, change colors, and how their lives transform from beginning to end! You’ll meet amphibians from every continent where they’re found, which is to say all but Antarctica, and even see a variety of tadpoles in all stages of metamorphosis. You also have the opportunity to explore new ways to prevent amphibian habitat loss caused by climate change and toxic pollutants—stop in and get the facts!

    Shedd Aquarium
    1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
    (312) 939-2438
    @SheddAquarium

    For more information on the Amphibian Exhibit visit www.sheddaquarium.org.

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    September 6, 2015

    The Magnificent Mile® Chicago Women’s Half Marathon & 5K

    The Magnificent Mile® Chicago Women’s Half Marathon & 5K is the only event that includes Chicago’s iconic Magnificent Mile as the course centerpiece. Join thousands of women as we conquer one of the most famous miles of pavement in the world.

    Get ready to Run, Live and Be Magnificent on Sunday, September 6, 2015!

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    Two Race Options:
    Half Marathon: 7:00 a.m. start
    5K: 7:00 a.m. start

    Entry Fees

    Until 5/10/15
    Half Marathon: $ 70.00
    5K: $ 35.00

    5/11/15 – 8/5/15
    Half Marathon:  $ 80.00
    5K: $ 40.00

    8/6/15 – 9/5/15
    Half Marathon:  $ 90.00
    5K: $ 45.00

    Register for the Half Marathon here.

    Register for the 5K here.

    For more information visit www.magnificentmilehalf.com.

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    Spring 2015

    My Day on The Magnificent Mile

    Hi! I’m Charlotte, an intern here on The Magnificent Mile. Although I’m from Chicago, I don’t often explore everything that this city has to offer. I’m just a short train ride away, so I began my day visiting one of my favorite Chicago attractions—Lincoln Park Zoo!

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    I could have easily spent my entire morning watching the gorillas at the Regenstein Center for African Apes. They were so active, especially the two-year olds Patty and Nayembi. The way they interacted with their newborn half-sister, Bella, was so gentle and protective. After I observed the gorilla family in fascination, I concluded that it was time for some Starbucks and I headed towards Navy Pier.

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    When you’re planning a visit to Navy Pier I would definitely plan for a weekday. I waited in line for the Ferris Wheel for only about five minutes! If you’re scared of heights, you will most definitely not want to look down: I learned that from experience. However, if you look out at the skyline you won’t regret hopping in one of the famous gondolas.

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    For lunch, I decided that some deep-dish pizza was in order. The Giordano’s on Rush Street is the company’s flagship location and worth a visit. I decided on the original cheese stuffed pizza and had no room for dessert. Also, fun fact; Giordano’s now offers heart-shaped pizza year-round perfect for birthdays and anniversaries.

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    After lunch I headed over to the Museum of Contemporary Art. My favorite exhibit was the DNA: Alexander Calder. It features a small “Little Face” sculpture that entails incredible detail. You really have to look closely to see that the eyes are fashioned from a broken wine glass and the lips from a shattered taillight.

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    Next, some shopping was on the agenda so I headed to the Under Armour store. Running cross country throughout college has definitely affected my shopping taste; I only seem to want new half-tights and zip ups. Luckily, Under Armour has the perfect line of spring and summer work-out apparel for all types of athletes. Their running shoes upstairs are displayed almost like art in a museum—so precise and beautiful. It was a very motivating visit.

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    Finally, just up the street, I ended my day at Dylan’s Candy Bar. As a last minute shopper, what better to get your sister than something “sweet” for her sweet-sixteen? I decided to fill-up a bag of assorted candies and spoil her with some Candy Bark: NY Cheesecake flavor. Dylan’s is the perfect spot for all ages if you’re craving something sweet!

    It was a day well spent in Chicago. Whether you are a Chicago local or just in town for the weekend, it is always worth coming down to The Magnificent Mile to experience something new or revisit some of your favorite spots!

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    Spring 2015

    My Day on The Magnificent Mile

    Hey! I’m Elizabeth, one of the interns here on The Magnificent Mile. I’m originally from small town Iowa and am getting a taste of big city living this spring. The Magnificent Mile is definitely the place to stay if you want to get the true Chicago experience.  Food, shops and attractions are all a short walk away!

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    On a beautiful spring Saturday, a shopping trip is in order.  When the sun comes out, so do all the shoppers.  The sidewalks are bustling with local Chicagoans and tourists.  I started the day at the 900 Shops, which is a blend of well-known luxury labels and local boutiques. I spent some time browsing the new Kate Spade spring purse collection.

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    I then headed south on North Michigan Avenue towards Crate & Barrel.  Since I am getting married this summer, I learned about their Wedding Parties event where the bride gets to register for gifts with the help of a staff member while enjoying refreshments.

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    Next I headed to the AT&T Flagship Store to learn more about the history of the telephone in their new exhibit.  Did you know that the first cell phone call was made in Chicago?! The interactive tablets offer you fun facts about Chicago, AT&T and the telephone.

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    I kept walking south and stopped in H2O+ to smell the wonderfully scented bath items. Looping around, I stopped in at Garrett Popcorn Shops for an afternoon pick-me-up. Everyone raves about how good the popcorn is, and they’re right.  It was worth the wait in line.

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    The last store of the day was my favorite.  The four story flagship Nike store holds a wall of past year’s Air Jordan shoes.  Just stepping in the store makes you want to go workout.

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    Before supper, we headed across the river to the Art Institute to check out a few exhibits.  I could have spent my entire day in there looking at all the beautiful art pieces.  My favorite exhibit is the Thorne Miniature Rooms.  They are so realistic and definitely something to check out!

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    We headed back up Michigan Avenue to NoMi Kitchen for sushi.  It was the best I’ve had in the city and the view of Michigan Avenue while eating supper is one of the best as well.

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    Last but certainly not least, I stopped by Ghirardelli, because what better way to end a day of shopping than with chocolate and ice cream?

    It was a successful day on The Magnificent Mile full of unique shopping and delicious food.  Make a plan before heading out for the day so you fit in everything you want to do.  Concierge’s or retail salespeople are great to ask for suggestions on where to visit. If you can’t fit everything in during your stay, you’ll just have to visit again!

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    Spring 2015

    Spring 2015 Fashion Trends

    Put winter weather behind you and spring forward on The Magnificent Mile! Shopping for Spring 2015 fashion trends in Chicago is easy with these tips from The Shops at North Bridge. This season’s trends are all about gingham and geometric patterns, so go ahead and stripe a pose with these fresh looks.

    This season's trends are all about gingham and geometric patterns

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    Cool Girl Gingham
    Everyone’s favorite check pattern is now more than just picnic-worthy! Gingham is showing up everywhere, from dresses, skirts and swimsuits to handbags and sunglasses, and was all over the spring runways with a swingy, flowy vibe. Mix and match the size of your checks for even more of a statement!
    Looks available from Nordstrom at The Shops at North Bridge,520 N. Michigan Avenue, Levels 1 – 4.

    Choose your own Shirtdress adventure like this beautiful blue dress

    Choose your own shirtdress adventure like this cute yellow one

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    Choose Your Own Shirtdress Adventure
    This ever-classic style is reimagined this season with drop waists, drawstrings, geometric patterns, sashes, slits and more! Wear a new one for each occasion and go from work to cocktail hour to weekend in a snap (or a button or a tie or a . . . ).
    Looks available from Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio at The Shops at North Bridge, 51 E. Ohio Street.

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    Punch up your wardrobe with a pop of yellow! There’s a shade for everyone – find one that works best with your skin tone and feel sunny all day. Looks available from Charming Charlie at The Shops at North Bridge, Level 3.
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    Punch up your wardrobe with a pop of yellow! There’s a shade for everyone – find one that works best with your skin tone and feel sunny all day.
    Looks available from Charming Charlie at The Shops at North Bridge, Level 3.

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    Stripe a Pose
    This year’s stripes have a modern, graphic feel, with vertical lines running every which way – resulting in an oh-so-flattering and sophisticated look when placed just right on your body!
    Looks available from Chico’s at The Shops at North Bridge, Level 2.

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    Spring/Summer 2015

    Outdoor Dining Spots in Chicago

    The first day of spring is only one week away, which means patio season and al fresco dining are just around the corner! The Magnificent Mile has a number of recommendations for restaurants in Chicago with outdoor seating to better enjoy the warmer weather. Drop into one of these outdoor dining spots for drinks and dinner this spring and summer season.

    Three Forks

    III Forks
    180 N. Field Boulevard
    (312) 938-4303
    @IIIForksChicago

    676 R&B Patio dining

    676 Restaurant & Bar
    676 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 944-6664
    @676Restaurant

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    Bar Toma
    110 E. Pearson Street
    (312) 266-3110
    @BarToma

    Cafe Des Architectes Patio

    Café Des Architectes
    20 E. Chestnut Street
    (312) 324-4063
    @SofitelChicago

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    Carmine’s
    1043 N. Rush Street
    (312) 988-7676
    @RosebudChicago

    David Burke's Primehouse

    David Burke’s Primehouse
    616 N. Rush Street
    (312) 660-6000
    @DBPrimeHouse

    Deca Restaurant and Bar

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    160 E. Pearson Street
    (312) 573-5160
    @DecaChicago

    Del Friscos

    Del Frisco’s
    58 E. Oak Street
    (312) 888-2499
    @Del_Friscos

    Devon Seafood Grill

    Devon Seafood Grill
    39 E. Chicago Avenue
    (312) 440-8660
    @devonchicago

    ENO Wine Bar

    ENO Wine Bar
    505 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 944-4100
    @ENOontheMagMile

    Fado Irish Pub

    Fadó Irish Pub
    100 W. Grand Avenue
    (312) 836-0066
    @FadoChicago

    Filini Restaurant and Bar

    Filini Bar and Restaurant
    221 N. Columbus Drive
    (312) 477-0234
    @FiliniChicago

    Harry Caray Steakhouse

    Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse
    33 W. Kinzie Street
    (312) 828-0966
    @HarryCarays

    Harry Caray's Navy Pier

    Harry Caray’s Tavern-Navy Pier
    700 E. Grand Avenue
    (312) 527-9700
    @HarryCarays

    Howells & Hood

    Howells & Hood
    435 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 262-5310
    @HowellsandHood

    Labriola Ristorante & Cafe

    Labriola Ristorante & Cafe
    535 N.Michigan Avenue
    (312) 955-3100
    @LabriolaRistora

    Le Colonial

    Le Colonial
    937 N. Rush Street
    (312) 255-0088
    @lecolonialchi

    Lux Bar

    Lux Bar
    18 E. Bellevue Place
    (312) 642-3400
    @LuxBarChicago

    McCormick & Schmick’s

    McCormick & Schmick’s
    41 E. Chestnut Street
    (312) 397-9500
    @McandSchmicks

    McCormick & Schmick’s
    1 E. Upper Wacker Drive
    (312) 923-7226
    @McandSchmicks

    Mercadito Kitchen

    Mercadito Kitchen
    10 E. Delaware Place.
    (312) 640-8141
    @MercKitchen

    Mike Ditka’s Restaurant

    Mike Ditka’s Restaurant
    100 E. Chestnut Street
    (312) 587-8989
    @DitkaRestaurant

    NoMi

    NoMi
    800 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 239-4030
    @NoMiChicago

    Park Grill Chicago

    Park Grill Chicago
    11 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 521-7275
    @ParkGrillMP

    Petterino’s

    Petterino’s
    150 N. Dearborn Street
    (312) 422-0150
    @Petterinos

    Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush

    Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush
    437 N. Rush Street
    (312) 222-0101
    @437Rush

    Pierrot Gourmet at The Peninsula

    Pierrot Gourmet at The Peninsula
    108 E. Superior Street
    (312) 573-6749
    @ThePeninsulaChi

    Purple Pig

    Purple Pig
    500 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 464-1744
    @ThePigChicago

    Riva Crab House

    Riva
    700 E. Grand Avenue
    (312) 644-7482
    @RivaCrabHouse

    River Roast

    River Roast
    315 N. LaSalle Street
    (312) 822-0100
    @RiverRoastChi

    Rock Bottom Brewery & Restaurant

    Rock Bottom Brewery & Restaurant
    1 W. Grand Avenue
    (312) 755-9339
    @RockBottomChi

    ROOF on theWit

    ROOF on theWit
    201 N. State Street
    (312) 239-9502
    @TheWitChicago

    Rosebud on Rush

    Rosebud on Rush
    720 N. Rush Street
    (312) 266-6444
    @RosebudChicago

    Shanghai Terrace

    Shanghai Terrace
    108 E. Superior Street
    (312) 575-6744
    @ThePeninsulaChi

    Streeterville Social at Loews
    Streeterville Social at Loews Hotel
    455 N. Park Drive
    (312) 840-6600

    Sullivans Steakhouse

    Sullivan’s Steakhouse
    415 N. Dearborn Street
    (312) 527-3510
    @SullivansSteak

    Sweetwater Tavern and Grille

    Sweetwater Tavern & Grille
    225 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 698-7111
    @SweetwaterChi

    Tavern On Rush

    Tavern on Rush
    1031 N. Rush Street
    (312) 664-9600
    @TavernOnRush

    Trump Terrace

    The Terrace at Trump
    401 N. Wabash Avenue
    (312) 588-8600
    @TrumpChicago

    Vertigo Sky Lounge

    Vertigo Sky Lounge
    2 W. Erie Street
    (312) 202-6060
    @VertigoChicago

    Viand Bar & Kitchen

    Viand Bar & Kitchen
    155 E. Ontario Street
    (312) 255-8505
    @ViandChicago

    Weber Grill Restaurant

    Weber Grill Restaurant 
    539 N. State Street
    (312) 467-9696
    @thewebergrill

    Zed 451

    Zed451
    739 N. Clark Street
    (312) 266-6691
    @Zed451

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    Spring 2015

    Explore Museum Exhibits Opening this Spring!

    Visit some of Chicago’s world renowned museums this spring to explore the new exhibits opening on The Magnificent Mile. The Art Institute is featuring 11 distinctive exhibits in 2015, two of which opened February 21.  Plan a visit to the Chicago History Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Museum of Science & Industry and more when you discover what Chicago has to offer.

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    Art Institute of Chicago
    111 S. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 443-3600
    @artinstitutechi

    Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840
    March 17 – June 7
    Presenting 300 objects drawn from collections across North America, this exhibition is the first to explore the rich and complex art and culture of Ireland during the long 18th century.

    March 21 – July 11
    This exhibition explores the designs of architect Milton Schwartz, whose midcentury high-rises, hotels, and restaurants helped to shape modern American skylines from Chicago to Las Vegas.

    Spreading Devotion: Japanese and European Religious Prints
    April 4 – July 21
    This first collaboration between the departments of Prints and Drawings and Asian Art brings together works from both collections to explore the printed traditions fostered by devotional practices.

    Chatter: Architecture Talks Back
    April 11 – July 12
    Five architects look at how new modes of communication have influenced the ways in which ideas are constructed and communicated in the development, production, and presentation of architecture.

    Liz Larner
    April 24 – September 27
    Two recent X-form sculptures highlight the Los Angeles–based sculptor Liz Larner’s commitment to both Permaculture and the object.

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    Chicago History Museum
    1601 N. Clark Street
    (312) 642-4600
    @ChicagoMuseum

    The Secret Lives of Objects
    Opening Saturday, March 21
    The vast collection of artifacts, documents, and images tells millions of stories, from sassy to somber, historic to heartfelt, ridiculous to sublime. Highlights include Charlie Chaplin’s cane, Nathan Leopold’s glasses, and the Appomattox Court House table.

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    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
    220 E. Chicago Avenue
    (312) 280-2660
    @mcachicago

    BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works: Faheem Majeed
    March 10 – August 16
    For Faheem Majeed’s first solo museum exhibition, he questions how space becomes place, and, further, how places can foster a sense of home and belonging. The MCA—a public institution and, by extension, a type of public space—becomes the armature for the artist’s investigation.

    Keren Cytter
    March 28 – October 4
    Keren Cytter plays with the conventions of narrative cinema to reveal or upend their unwritten rules. Her pared-down style of filmmaking utilizes the barest of resources; she often films in her own apartment and incorporates intentionally kitschy, lo-fi effects.

    S, M, L, XL
    May 9 – October 4
    The democratized approach to the role art plays within a museum, gallery, or home continues to the present day, with contemporary artists self-consciously creating works that interact with audiences. S, M, L, XL highlights four works that reflect this artistic attitude across five decades. 

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    Museum of Science & Industry
    5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
    (773) 684-1414
    @msichicago

    Materials Science
    Opening Thursday, March 19
    In this exhibit you’ll learn about familiar materials, like plastics and metals, how breakthroughs in materials science have touched all aspects of our lives and discover where materials science is headed next.

    Robot Revolution
    Opening Thursday, May 21
    This exhibit will explore how robots, created by human ingenuity, will ultimately be our companions and colleagues, changing how we play, live and work together.

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    Richard Driehaus Museum
    40 E. Erie Street
    (312) 482-8933
    @DriehausMuseum

    Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry
    February 14 – January 3
    This exhibit features more than 250 exemplary works of art jewelry between the Victorian Era and theFirst World War, including cloak clasps, hair ornaments, pins, brooches, rings, bracelets, pendants, necklaces, and several tiaras. This groundbreaking exhibition illuminates the international proliferation of art jewelry through the lens of woman as its maker and muse.

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    Shedd Aquarium
    1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
    (312) 939-2438
    @shedd_aquarium

    Amphibians Exhibit
    Opening May 2015
    Get ready for a toadally ribbitting experience! Learn more about these amazing animals—including salamanders, frogs and rarely seen caecilians.

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    FREE Historical Tours at Water Tower Place

    Water Tower Place
    835 N Michigan Ave, (312) 440-3166, follow @WaterTowerPlace

    Have you ever wondered who designed the water fountain inside Water Tower Place’s Michigan Avenue lobby? Do you know when Water Tower Place was built? Was Water Tower Place the first skyscraper in Chicago, the U.S. or the world? Learn the answer to these questions and more as you travel through all seven levels of Water Tower Place during a FREE 30-minute guided walking tour that explores the history of this Chicago icon. Tours will be offered every Friday at 3:00 p.m., and tickets must be reserved in advance here.

    Tours will begin in Water Tower Place’s Michigan Avenue lobby and end in Candyality’s Life is a Sweet Museum on Level 7. At the completion of each tour, each guest will receive a Water Tower Place tote bag and special offers from Candyality and participating Water Tower Place retailers. For more information, click here.

    Water Tower Place
    835 N Michigan Ave, (312) 440-3166, follow @WaterTowerPlace

    Have you ever wondered who designed the water fountain inside Water Tower Place’s Michigan Avenue lobby? Do you know when Water Tower Place was built? Was Water Tower Place the first skyscraper in Chicago, the U.S. or the world? Learn the answer to these questions and more as you travel through all seven levels of Water Tower Place during a FREE 30-minute guided walking tour that explores the history of this Chicago icon. Tours will be offered every Friday at 3:00 p.m., and tickets must be reserved in advance here.

    Tours will begin in Water Tower Place’s Michigan Avenue lobby and end in Candyality’s Life is a Sweet Museum on Level 7. At the completion of each tour, each guest will receive a Water Tower Place tote bag and special offers from Candyality and participating Water Tower Place retailers. For more information, click here.

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    Through August 2015

    Chicago Styled: Fashioning The Magnificent Mile

    Chicago Styled uses designer fashion to trace the development of North Michigan Avenue into one of the country’s most renowned destinations for upscale retail, The Magnificent Mile. This special exhibit runs through August 16, 2015 at the Chicago History Museum.

    Set against a shifting cityscape, garments by noted designers such as Norman Norell, Adolfo, Christian Lacroix, Yohji Yamamoto, and Chanel evoke memories of The Magnificent Mile and the stylish people who shopped there. Click here for more information about the exhibit.

    Chicago History Museum
    1601 N. Clark Street, (312) 642-4600
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