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The three best things to do today in Chicago

Written by
Nick Kotecki

1. What are you wearing?

Visiting a museums can feel like stepping into someone's well-curated, fancy home, and "Kesa: Japanese Buddhist Monks’ Vestments" at the Art Institute allows patrons to step right into the wardrobe. See the ornate holy garb of monks dating as far back as the 1600s in this exhibit, which celebrates the craft and creativity of these ancient garments. (Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave, 10:30am. General admission)

2. What's your story?

Watch a team of improv players perform your story at The Armando Diaz Experience. Some of iO's best improv talent bring audience members' true-life tales onto the stage and reenact them in monologues and quirky scenes guaranteed to set the room rolling in laughter on an otherwise quiet Monday night. (iO Del Close Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St, 8pm. $12)

3. Ready to rock?

Chicago's long-running Million Dollar Quartet might be on its way out in a few days, but solo shows by the group's accomplished members are just about to take off. Jerry Lee Lewis cover artist Lance Lipinsky takes over the Hard Rock Café with Rock Baby Rock, a month-long engagement playing the best songs the Rock Hall of Famer has to offer. (Hard Rock Café, 63 W Ontario St, 7pm. $45)

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