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The three best things to do today in Chicago

Written by
Nick Kotecki

1. Meet The Boss

Catch the long-awaited return of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, touring behind a comprehensive re-issue of the 1980 record The River. The Boss hasn't performed in Chicago since 2012, when he played two nights at Wrigley Field. Don't wait another four years! (United Center, 1901 W Madison St, 7:30pm. $55–$150)

2. See art on screen

Take a moment to learn about the history of the graffiti murals you see on your daily commute through Chicago. The MCA screens the documentary Wall Writers, which traces the entry of graffiti into mainstream culture during the late ’60s and early ’70s. (Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago Ave, 6pm. Free with general admission)

3. Explore the avant garde

Though she's best known for her work as the "topless cellist," there's more to the story of Juilliard-trained avant garde performer Charlotte Moorman than meets the eye. On display at the Block Museum's "A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s" are garments, props and costumes used in Moorman's performances, as well as rare photos. (Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Dr. Free)

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