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The three best things to do today in Chicago

Written by
Sara Freund

1. Find your funny bone

Test out your stand-up skills or watch other comedians practice their craft at Cole's Open Mic. The lounge at this neighborhood watering hole is always packed with a laid back, supportive crowd. (Cole's, 2338 N Milwaukee Ave, 9:30pm, Free)

2. Be a tourist

Tour the Bucktown neighborhood with Bucktown Bizzare tour guide, Gordon Meyer, where you'll learn about the hidden mysteries and quirky history of this bohemian Chicago neighborhood. (Walsh Park,1722 N Ashland Ave, 6pm, $15)

3. Escape to a concert

Young singer-songwriter Frankie Cosmos brings her brief but honest indie pop to Lincoln Hall, headlining a bill that includes opening acts Eskimeaux and Yowler. (Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln Ave, 7pm, $15)

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