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The three best things to do today in Chicago

Written by
Nick Kotecki

1. Now you see it, now you don't

Not much time is left to see the architecturally-inspired work of Ania Jaworska that was exhibited in conjunction with Chicago's Architecture Biennial. The exhibit consists mostly of drawings, but contains a dramatic centerpiece of black sculptures that, in addition to being works of art in and of themselves, are also a proposal for a larger piece of work. (Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago Ave, 10am. General admission)

2. Go to prime time

Despite having just four characters, this emotional production of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play packs a punch. Marjorie Prime follows a family dealing with their oldest member in the throes of dementia. The play questions whether an imperfect, artificial but responsive version of an elderly family member would be better than the real thing, but doesn't dive too deep into the sci-fi realm to be unintelligible. (Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Ave, Glencoe, 7:30pm. $35–$75)

3. Color in the lines

See the first solo museum exhibition of work by Chicago-native (and School of the Art Institute alum) Errol Ortiz. Ortiz's art makes use of bright colors and acrylic renderings to explore trends and themes in pop culture and mass media. (National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W 19th St, 10am. Free)

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