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The three best things to do today in Chicago

Written by
Grace Perry

1. Go to an unforgettable party in an alleyway

Chicago Loop Alliance’s dance party/light show/live art expo called ACTIVATE is a Chicago must-do. Be warned: ACTIVATE just might convince you the Loop is…cool? (Cow Path Alley, 100 W Monroe St, 5pm. Free)

2. Take a grown-up field trip to the planetarium

Adler Planetarium’s monthly 21+ event, Adler After Dark, is on again tonight. Trek out to the museum campus peninsula for an out-of-this-world evening of drinks and dancing. (Adler Planetarium, 1300 S Lake Shore Dr, 6pm. $25, $20 advance)

3. Get your grind on

The monthly queer dance party, Slo ‘Mo, takes over the Whistler tonight. If you’re trying to feel a lot of feelings to Drake, Prince and Mariah Carey, Slo ‘Mo is calling your name. (The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee Ave, 9pm. Free)

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