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Dancing in Millennium Park
Photograph: Jaclyn Rivas

The three best things to do today in Chicago

Written by
Sara Freund

1. See wild performance art

Jane Beachy created Salonathon so that the underground, emerging and genre-defying art could have a home. Go experience this show filled with eclectic acts. (Beauty Bar, 1444 W Chicago Ave, 9pm. Free)

2. Relax at a free concert

Head to Millennium Park to hear Femi Kuti, son of the famed Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. His inspirations come from funk and jazz, which is perfect for dancing. (Millennium Park, 205 E Randolph St, 6:30pm. Free)

3. See iconic paintings

Witness America through the eyes of American painters such as Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe and Grant Wood. This collection of 50 pieces created in the 1930s unravels the way we look at the American dream. (Art Institute, 111 S Michigan Ave, 10:30am. $14–$25)

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