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The three best things to do today in Chicago

Written by
Nick Kotecki

1. Pop into the museum

Dig into the Museum of Contemporary Art's Pop Art archives by visiting "The Street, the Store, and the Silver Screen: Pop Art from the MCA Collection." It's the the sister exhibit to the MCA's "Pop Art Design," and one of many places in Chicago where you can see Andy Warhol's work this winter. The pieces will transport you back to the 50s and 60s, when the art world was trying to balance the forces of mass commercialism and creativity. (Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago Ave, 10am. General admission)

2. Join the conspiracy

Entertain the your inner conspiracy theorist at Assassination Theater, a live examination of two JFK assassination conspiracy theories. Journalist and former Chicago magazine editor Hillel Levin and a cast of actors delve into the evidence pointing to a government coverup of one of the most well-liked presidents in US history. (The Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N State St, 2pm. $49, students and seniors $39)

3. Save the world or steal the gold

Real world escape games have quickly become a regular fixture of nerd-life in Chicago. Round up three or more friends and choose from one of two scenarios: Either join a team of special operatives tasked with preventing a world-wide nuclear holocaust or go all-in as a group of bank robbers trying to pull off the perfect heist. (Fox in a Box, 47 W Polk St. Ste L5, various times. $99-$165)

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