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The three best things to do in Chicago today

Written by
Laura Rote

1. Appreciate Art Paul at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

Chicago’s Art Paul set the tone for a generation of print designers with the iconic bunny logo when he was Playboy’s art director. Explore Paul’s portraits while discovering his own personal values, satirical observation, and social commentary–at times serious but also humorous–in “Hard Heads, Sweet Knees, Forked Tongues.” (Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, noon–4pm. Free.)

2. Splurge a little and see Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash
Go on a foot-stompin’ journey through the repertoire of the Man in Black, complete with hits like “I Walk the Line” and “Folsom Prison Blues.”
(Mercury Theater, 3745 N Southport Ave, 7:30pm. $25–$65.)

3. Dance with the Burly DJs at Pride Night
You don’t have to be burly but you do have to love fun at this Logan Square dance party for bearded boys and all other queers and their allies. Prepare to get down as The Burlington DJs spin punk, disco and new wave all night long. (The Burlington, 3425 W Fullerton Ave, 9pm. Free.)

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