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The three best things to do today in Chicago

Written by
Sara Freund

1. Blur the lines

Most people hardly ever stop to glance at cracked pavement or chipped paint, but Aaron Siskind changed the Abstract Expressionist movement by noticing what no one else did. See the world through his eyes in this exhibition of more than 100 of his photographs. (Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave, 10:30am. $14–$25)

2. Conquer your stage fright

Try out new material on comedians and comedy lovers or just enjoy the show. Afterward, grab a drink at the full bar and order some fries with Sriracha mayo. (iO Theater, 1501 N Kingsbury St, 10pm. Free)

3. Interact with Chicago authors

Learn about the city’s legendary authors like Nelson Algren and Malcolm London. Become part of history with the interactive café-style space. (Chicago History Museum, 1601 N Clark St, 9:30am. $12–$14)

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