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The three best things to do today in Chicago

Written by
Sara Freund

1. Run to burgers and beer

Motivate yourself to join the 5K craze with this Burger and Beer 5K. Every participant gets a juicy Shake Shack burger and cold Begyle Brewing beer when they cross the finish line at Soldier Field. (Soldier Field, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr, 7pm. $40)

2. Learn about modern art

Examine photos of chipped paint peeling from walls and beautifully framed landscape shots in Aaron Siskind’s exhibition. Throughout his decades-long career he became the vanguard of the Abstract Expressionist movement in photography. (Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave, 10:30am. $14)

3. Enjoy a free concert

Pack a picnic basket, spread your blanket out and listen to some sweet Afro-soul music. Nigerian singer-songwriter King Sunny Adé, local afro-soul singer Ugochi and the Afro Soul Ensemble will serenade you at the Millennium Park Summer Music Series concert. (Millennium Park, 205 E Randolph St, 6:30pm. Free)

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