Chicago: Our Lively Neighbor to the North


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As the days to finals and AP exams dwindle down, there are fewer and fewer days for us to spend reveling in leisurely activities. This weekend (and maybe next weekend, too), try taking some time off to relax, and where better to go than Chicago, the largest city in the Midwest. Not only is it a relatively short three-hour drive, but also it offers a wide array of activities for everybody. Here are some places to check out.



If you’re an outdoorsy, nature person, go to:

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WHAT: Wicker Park

WHERE: 1425 N. Damen Avenue

WHEN: 6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

WHY: It offers a community garden area, dog park and sports fields. The most prominent feature there is the lovely garden space, perfect for an afternoon stroll.



If you’re a theater loving, drama maniac, go to:

WHAT: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

WHERE: 1439 W. Jarvis Avenue, The Side Project Theatre

WHEN: Saturday, 8 p.m.

WHY: Shakespeare’s plays were meant to be presented on stage. Hopefully, this performance by The Strangeloop Theatre proves to be comedic and entertaining.


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WHAT: Cats

WHERE: Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire

WHEN: Saturday, 4:30 p.m.

WHY: A classic musical from the ‘80s with spandex and legwarmers included. ‘Nuff said.



If you’re a museum and history lover, go to:

WHAT: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors

WHERE: 1156 W. Shure Dr.


WHY: If you are extremely into history, specifically World War II history, then you should try attending this talk. Although they are Russian-speaking survivors, you’ll most likely be able to understand what they are speaking about.


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