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The three best things to do today in Chicago

Written by
Grace Perry

1. Support marginalized art
"Post Black Folk Art in America: 1930-1980-2016" is a telling tapestry of how much the things have changed—or stayed the same—for African-Americans over the decades. (Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N Milwaukee Ave, 11am-6pm. $5 suggested donation)

2. Explore an international history of body art
Tattoos were in vogue far before the rise of biker culture. Take in the robust history of body art worldwide at the Field Museum’s latest exhibition. (The Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, 9am-5pm. $25-$35)

3. Treat yourself to a belly laugh
Chicago Underground Comedy puts up a rotating roster of smart, hysterical up-and-coming comics each week. Big-name comedians like Hannibal Buress are prone to dropping in unannounced when they’re in town—and it is Thanksgiving week, after all. (Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont Ave, 9:30pm. $5)

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