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The three best things to do today in Chicago

Written by
Nick Kotecki

1. First thing's first

See the first public exhibition of centuries-old prints by the likes of Albrecht Dürer, Van Dyck and others at the Art Institute. The collection of over one-hundred prints focuses on portraits and will be featured alongside the work of more contemporary portrait artists such as Rembrandt and Chuck Close. Interesting tidbit: Though the collection was purchased in 1921, this is the first time it's ever been publicly displayed. (Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave, 10:30am. Regular museum admission)

2. Drink and dance

The Clipper Cabaret returns to Humboldt Park's California Clipper with a cast of burlesque performers, contortionists, comedians and musicians. Belly up to the bar for the group's performance while sipping on some seriously excellent drinks in a vintage cocktail lounge setting. (California Clipper, 1002 N California Ave, 9:30pm. $10)

3. Plumb the depths

Chicago's very own Jackalope Theatre presents the world premiere of Rolling, a family drama plumbing much darker depths than the classic living room dramas it's modeled after, tackling problems that aren't going anywhere soon. (Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N Broadway, 8pm. $5–$20)

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