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The three best things to do today in Chicago

Written by
Sara Freund

1. Get more sleep

As part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, Arianna Huffington will present a lecture on the latest scientific discoveries concerning sleep, which just happens to be the topic of her latest book The Sleep Revolution. Learn how sweet dreams can help transform your life, from the woman who founded Huffington Post. (Francis W Parker School, 2233 N Clark St, 6pm, $10-$15)

2. See a show

Kill Floor is a metaphor-driven character portrait of a woman who takes a job at a local slaughterhouse. This honest play by Abe Koogler will keep your attention with dark details and rich characters. (American Theater Company, 1909 W Byron Ave, 8pm, $38-$48)

3. Get funky

A former James Brown impersonator, Charles Bradley now performs under his own name, presenting authentic soul music from his new album, Changes, with the help of his backing band the Extraordinaires. (Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St, 8pm, $24-$29)

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