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The three best things to do today in Chicago

Written by
Grace Perry

1. Celebrate our finest historical moment
That’s right: the end of Prohibition! The Chicago History Museum hosts The Last Speakeasy On The Eve of Repeal tonight, a ‘20s-themed party serving up classic cocktails. Come dapper. (Chicago History Museum, 1601 N Clark St, 7pm. $100, members $90.)

2. Join a Chicago, alt-rock holiday tradition
Old 97’s singer Rhett Michael hosts his annual Holiday Extravaganza at City Winery tonight. Expect a whole lot of alt-country Christmas tunes. (City Winery, 1200 W Randolph St, 8pm. $25-$35.)

3. Take a moment for World AIDS Day
“Art AIDS America,” which opens today, explores the AIDS crisis’ effect on American art. See work from Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Robert Mapplethorpe and more. (Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N Halsted St, 11am-8pm. Free—reservations recommended.)

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