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The three best things to do in Chicago today

Written by
Will Mendelson

1. Rock out with the Barenaked Ladies and Violent Femmes

Admit it. You still like the Barenaked Ladies. Reminisce over the band's biggest hits and, even better, Violent Femmes opens the night for what's sure to be a fun show. (FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, 1300 S Linn White Dr. Tickets start at $18.50.)

2. Enjoy a free movie in the park

There's nothing better in the summer than catching a free movie in the park under the stars. Tonight, check out Dial M for Murder in Lincoln Park. (Lincoln Park, 8:30pm. Free.)

3. Don't miss an Irish exhibit at the Art Institute

The "Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design" exhibit features more than 300 items representing Ireland's rich and lively history from 1690 to 1840. Don't miss out on this fascinating exhibit. It closes Sunday. (Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave. 10:30am-5pm. General admission.)

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