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The three best things to do today in Chicago

Written by
Grace Perry
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1. See a Shakespearean ’70s sitcom parody

The Bardy Bunch is sadly closing early, cutting its Mercury Theater run about a month short. Catch this hilarious, weird show while you can. (Mercury Theater, 3745 N Southport Ave, 8pm. $25–$58)

2. Uncover a mysterious variety show

Doctor Lawrence Atop’s Journey to The Polygon of Suffering is posted up at the Hideout every Wednesday this fall. The show features local musicians, “sacred wisdom and deep knowledge of the human experience.” (The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave, 5:30pm. $5)

3. Go full Halloween

It’s haunted house season, Chicago. Avoid the crowds by making a weeknight trip to the 13th Floor Haunted House—just be prepared to sleep with the light on. (13th Floor Haunted House, 1940 George St in Melrose Park, 7:30–10pm. $27)

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