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The three best things to do today in Chicago

Written by
Sara Freund

1. Watch something critically acclaimed

The final day of the Chicago Critics Film Festival offers up screenings of the French, live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast and the surreal fairy tale thriller American Fable(Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave, 2pm. $12–15 per screening)

2. Mix fact with fiction

The experimental play Mike Mother has a trippy aesthetic. Get ready for a play where the present moment manipulates the past. (Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N Ashland Ave, 7:30pm. $20, $10 students, seniors)

3. See art inspired by Chicago history

Take a closer look at Karen Reimer’s Hyde Park Art Center installations and you’ll realize it’s crafted from sand and fabric. The artificial oceanfront scene pays homage to the history of the Chicago Beach Hotel. (Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S Cornell Ave, 9am. Free)

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