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The three best things to do today in Chicago

Written by
Grace Perry

1. Shed new light on an old story

See the classic detective duo of Holmes and Watson a little differently—that is, as women—in Miss Holmes. It’s incredible what good a little gender swap can do. (Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N Glenwood Ave, 7:30pm. $40)

2. Peek into Chicago’s future

The Chicago Architecture Foundation gave assigned one of the city's wards to 50 designers and asked them to propose a project to serve that community. All 50 propositions are on display in 50 Designers, 50 Ideas, 50 Wards. (Chicago architecture Foundation, 224 S Michigan Ave, 9:30am-5pm. Free)

3. Open your mind to something new

We’re right in the thick of Chicago Humanities Festival, so make your plans for what talks to see now. Tonight, graphic novelist Art Spiegelman discusses the WWII-era work of artist Si Lewen and Vice correspondent Hamilton Morris explores the world of recreational drugs. (Various venues—see schedule for full details)

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