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The three best things to do today in Chicago

Written by
Sara Freund

1. Head to a Brazilian rock show

Rodrigo Amarante performs his quirky folk-pop as he steps away from Los Hermanos and pursues a solo career. Haitian-American cellist Leyla McCalla will open the show. (Pritzker Pavilion, 205 E Randolph St, 6:30pm. Free)

2. See unusual art

The Rodrigo Lara Zendejas: La Paz exhibit is a collection of potted plants, distorted sculptures and outdoor shrines. Check out Zendejas's work, which often addresses the challenges faced by Latino immigrants. (Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S Cornell Ave, 9am. Free)

3. Become a cacao expert

Learn about the transformation from bean to sweet treat at the new Birth of Chocolate exhibit. Check out photos and essays that document the work it takes to cultivate, harvest, manufacture and transfer chocolate to your grocery store aisle. (The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 9am. $6–$9)

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