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The three best things to do today in Chicago

The three best things to do today in Chicago
Photograph: Gisela Giardino/Flickr

1. Get to know Andy

Surely you've seen an Andy Warhol painting before. Well, it's more likely that you've seen a mass-produced print and not the original. Such was Warhol's style. Rather than more of the same old, same old, this exhibit consists of a collection of Warhol prints and photographs placed alongside the work of artists he's influenced. You won't be disappointed—it's free. (DePaul Art Museum, 935 W Fullerton Ave, 11am. Free)

2. Drink to your holiday heart's content

Drink beer, check out Christmas lights. It's an annual tradition, but BrewLights at the Lincoln Park Zoo makes this seasonal Midwestern pastime special. Dozens of seasonal brews are served, the grounds are lit up in holiday splendor and the money you spend helps keep the zoo open for all to enjoy. (Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N Clark St, 5:30pm. $60, advance $40–$50)

3. Fool around

Be one of the first in the city to see Fool Me Twice, Déjà Vu, Second City's latest sketch revue. The show premiered last night, featuring a few holdovers from the previous show's (Panic on Cloud 9) strong cast, as well as some newcomers. With direction in the hands of e.t.c. veteran Ryan Bernier, odds are that this show will be a winner. (The Second City Mainstage, 1616 N Wells St, 8pm. $23–$48)