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  • 1. Chicago Chicago Hospitality Guide
  • 2. T Table Of Contents Welcome 3 Getting Around Town 4 Affordable Chicago 5 Chicago Landmarks 6 Architecture & Public Art 7 Cultural & Historical 8 Music 9 Science & Nature 10 Shopping 11 Sports 12 Theater 13 Visual Arts 14 CHF Staff Picks 152 Chicago Humanities Festival
  • 3. Welcome003E 500NWelcome to the Chicago Humanities Festival, and welcometo the magnificent city of Chicago! Chicago is the thirdlargest city in the United States, with a population of nearlythree million people. Its scenic lakeside location, world-classcultural offerings and unique architecture are just some of thereasons why Chicago is a great place to be.There’s no better way to explore Chicago than by takingadvantage of the multitude of attractions, events, tours, andrecreational activities happening throughout the city, everysingle day.To help you take advantage of all that the “Windy City” has tooffer, this booklet highlights many of Chicago’s most notableartistic, cultural, and historical landmarks and institutions.In Chicago, you’re sure to find attractions that match yourinterests, and even develop some new ones along the way.Thank you for participating in the Festival, and enjoy yourtime in our great city!Programming TeamChicago Humanities Festival Chicago is home to: • 237 square miles of land • An estimated 2,896,016 residents • Dozens of cultural institutions, historical sites and museums • More than 200 theaters • Nearly 200 art galleries • More than 7,300 restaurants • 77 community areas containing more than 100 neighborhoods • 26 miles of lakefront • 15 miles of bathing beaches • 36 annual parades • 19 miles of lakefront bicycle paths • 552 parks Chicago Humanities Festival 3
  • 4. Getting Around004E 500N Chicago is a very walkable city with also public and private transportation options to get you where you want to go. Walking Like many urban areas, Chicago is set to a grid system which makes it easy to get around. Madison Street divides the City of Chicago north and south, while State Street divides it east and west. As your walking, you’ll notice that most street signs include a location relating to their intersection. Block numbers are consistent across the whole city. For example, Addison street is at 3600 North, or 36 blocks north of Madison. Go For a Ride Helpful The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is Chicago’s easy-to-use bus and elevated train lines travel tips: 100 • Standard blocks, of (the famous“L”) can take you around town to the addresses each, are cities major attractions. Maps of the CTA are roughly 1/8th of a located at each bus and train stop. You can event mile long. download a mobile app (CTA Tracker for iPhone, • East is almost always towards Lake Michigan. Chicago Transit Tracker for Android) to help you find the nearest station and plan your route. Warm Weather Traveling Water Taxis provide seasonal ferry service on the Visit: Chicago River, offering a convenient and uniquely • chicagowatertaxi.com scenic way of getting around downtown • shorelinewatertaxi.com Chicago and surrounding areas. Biking is a fun and healthy way to visit the Windy City – not to mention the schedule is completely your own! Chicago is one of the nation’s most bicycle-friendly cities, with more than 100 miles of bike lanes, 50 miles of bike paths and 10,000 bike racks, more than any other city in the United States. Bike rentals and • Millenium Park • DuSable Museum of • Navy Pier African American History tours are available • The Riverwalk • Oak Street Beach at the following • North Avenue Beach • Ohio Street Beach locations: • Museum Campus • Foster Beach To learn more about bike rentals and tours: visit: http://www.bikechicago.com4 Chicago Humanities Festival
  • 5. Affordable Chicago005E 500N Free Chicago ActivitiesFree By Day Free Every Day • Chicago Architecture Foundation Chicago History Monday Museum • Archicenter/CitySpace Gallery • Chicago Botanic Garden LUMA: • Chicago Cultural Center Loyola University • Chicago Fed Money Museum Museum of Art (Monday-Friday) International Museum • Chicago Mercantile Exchange Tuesday of Surgical Science (Monday-Friday) Swedish American • Chicago Water Works Museum (Second Tuesdays) • City Gallery at Historic Water Tower • DePaul University Art Museum Café Society Clarke House • Gallery 37 for the Arts Museum • Garfield Park Conservatory Glessner House • Harold Washington Library Center Wednesday Museum • Hyde Park Art Center Charnley Persky • Intuit: The Center for Intuitive & House Museum Outsider Art • Jane Addams Hull House The Peggy Notebaert • Lincoln Park Zoo Nature Museum • Millennium Park Thursday Chicago Children’s • Museum of Contemporary Museum (5-8pm) Photography • National Museum of Mexican Art Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art • Navy Pier Daily Shows Fine Arts Building • The Newberry Library Friday Open Studios • The Oriental Institute (Second Fridays) • The Pritzker Military Library • The Renaissance Society at the Chicago Children’s University of Chicago Museum • Smart Museum of Art (First Sundays) • Smith Museum of Stained Glass DuSable Museum of • Southside Community Art Center Sunday African American History Maxwell Street Market Chicago Humanities Festival 5
  • 6. Chicago Landmarks006E 500N E FRE Grant Park/Buckingham Fountain Neighborhood: The Loop E Columbus Drive & Congress Parkway 312-742-7529. Considered to be Chicago’s “front door”, this landmark fountain, buolt in a rococo wedding cake style, was inspired by the Lantona Fountain at the Palace of Versailles. Chicago Cultural Center, FREE Millennium Park, FREE Neighborhood: The Loop Neighborhood: The Loop 78 E Washington Street Along Michigan Avenue, between Phone: 312-744-6630 Randolph and Monroe http://www.explorechicago.org 312-742-1168 This landmark building is home www.millenniumpark.org to two magnificent stained- Hosting over 525 free events each glass domes, as well as free year, Millennium Park is an award- music, dance and theater winning 25 acre center for art, events, films, lectures, art music, architecture, and exhibitions and family events. landscape design. John Hancock Center & Observatory Willis Tower Skydeck $15 Adults (12+), $10 Youth (3-11), $15.95 Adults (12+), $11 Youth Children free (under 3) (3-11), Children free (under 3) Neighborhood: Neighborhood: South Loop The Magnificent Mile 233 S. Wacker Drive 875 N. Michigan Avenue 877-759-3325 www.hancockobservatory.com www.theskydeck.com Breathtaking 360° views stretching Formerly Sears Tower, this is the across four states, stunning highest observatory in Chicago, views of Lake Michigan, and a rising 1,353 feet above the street. beautiful night cityscape await you above the Magnificent Mile.6 Chicago Humanities Festival
  • 7. Architecture & Public Art007E 500N Chicago Architecture Foundation 224 S. Michigan Avenue Neighborhood: The Loop 312-922-3432 caf.architecture.org The Chicago Architecture Foundation offers tours, exhibitions, lectures, special events, and adult and youth education activities, all designed to enhance the public’s awareness and appreciation of Chicago’s outstanding architectural legacy. Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio Tickets range from $12-$25. Wendella Architecture Boat Tour Please call for reservations. $26 adults, $24 seniors, $13 children 951 Chicago Avenue 400 North Michigan Avenue Neighborhood: Oak Park Neighborhood: River North 312.994.4000 312-337-1446 www.gowright.org www.wendellaboats.com The Frank Lloyd Wright Home Chicago’s architectural heritage and Studio served as Wright’s is considered to be among the private residence and workplace finest in the world, and the from 1889 to 1909—the first Chicago River Architecture Tour 20 years of his career. provides the ultimate setting to view these magnificent structures. Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House 5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue Neighborhood: Hyde Park 312.994.4000 www.gowright.org The Robie House on the University of Chicago campus is considered one of the most important buildings in the history of American architecture.Robie House Chicago Humanities Festival 7
  • 8. Cultural & Historical008E 500N The Field Museum $15 adults, $12 students & Jane Addams Hull seniors, $10 children (3-11) House Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive FREE Neighborhood: South Loop/ 800 S. Halsted Street Museum Campus Neighborhood: West Loop 312-922-9410 www.hullhousemuseum.org www.fieldmuseum.org 312-413-5353 Chicago History Museum National Museum of Mexican Art $14 adults, $12 students, FREE free for children 12 and 1852 W. 19th Street under / FREE Mondays Neighborhood: Pilsen/ 1601 N. Clark Street Little Village Neighborhood: Lincoln Park 312-738-1503 www.chicagohs.org www.nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org 312.642.4600 Oriental Institute Museum DuSable Museum of African FREE American History 1155 East 58th Street $10 adults, $7 students & seniors, Neighborhood: Hyde Park $3 children 6-11 / FREE Sundays 773-702-9520 740 E. 56th Place oi.uchicago.edu/museum Neighborhood: Hyde Park www.dusablemuseum.org 773-947-06008 Chicago Humanities Festival
  • 9. Music009E 500NBuddy Guy’s Legends Old Town School of Folk Music700 S. Wabash Ave 4544 N Lincoln Avenue ANDNeighborhood: South Loop 1519 W. Irving Park Road312-427-1190 773-728-6000www.buddyguys.com www.oldtownschool.orgExperience the finest blues The Old Town School of Folkseven nights a week, enjoy Music teaches and celebratessouthern Cajun soul food, music and cultural expressionsand behold a major archive rooted in the traditions of diverseof blues memorabilia. American and global communities.Andy’s Jazz Club Chicago Symphony Orchestra11 E Hubbard Street 220 S. Michigan AvenueNeighborhood: Streeterville Neighborhood: The Loop312-642-6805 312-294-3000www.andysjazzclub.com www.cso.orgOne of Chicago’s best-known The Chicago Symphony Orchestraand most-respected Jazz is world famous and has overestablishments, historic Andy’s 200 performances each year.offers casually sophisticateddining with a musical menu of Kingston MinesChicago’s top Jazz Artists. Neighborhood: Lincoln Park 2548 North Halsted Street 773-477-4647 www.kingstonmines.com Chicago’s premier blues bar, Kingston Mines, is where musicians congregate after their own gigs to jam and socialize. Blue Chicago Cover charge $8 Sunday-Thursday, $10 Friday-Saturday 536 N Clark Street Neighborhood: River North 312-661-0100 www.bluechicago.com Blue Chicago offers an authentic blues club experience, featuring local Chicago blues bands along with the best female blues voices in the city. Chicago Humanities Festival 9
  • 10. Science & Nature010E 500N International Museum The Museum of Science of Surgical Science and Industry $10 adults, $6 students, $15 adults, $14 seniors, seniors, military members, and $10 children children / FREE Tuesdays 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive 1524 N Lake Shore Dr Neighborhood: Hyde Park Neighborhood: Gold Coast 773-684-1414 312-0642-6502 www.msichicago.org www.imss.org The Peggy Notebaert Lincoln Park Zoo Nature Museum FREE $9 adults, $7 students & 2001 N. Clark Street seniors, $6 children Neighborhood: Lincoln Park 2430 N. Cannon Drive 312-742-2000 Neighborhood: Lincoln Park www.lpzoo.org 773-755-5100 www.chias.org Shedd Aquarium $26.95 adults, $19.95 children 1200 South Lake Shore Drive Adler Planetarium Neighborhood: South Loop/ $10 adults, $8 students, Museum Campus $6 children 312-939-2438 1300 South Lake Shore Drive www.sheddaquarium.org Neighborhood: South Loop/ Museum Campus 312-922 7827 www.adlerplanetarium.org Adler Welcome Entry10 Chicago Humanities Festival
  • 11. Shopping011E 500N Water Tower Place 835 North Michigan Avenue Neighborhood: Gold Coast 312-440-3166 www.shopwatertower.com Chicago’s Premier shopping mall on N. Michigan Avenue.Magnificent MileMichigan Avenue betweenIllinois Street & Oak StreetNeighborhood: Near North and Gold Coastwww.themagnificentmile.comIn this mile-long stretch, 460stores offer luxury items, beautifulbargains, and everythingin-between. From departmentstore giants Neiman Marcus,Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstromand Bloomingdale’s to hundredsof specialty shops and boutiquessuch as Crate & Barrel, theApple Store, the Disney Store,American Girl Place, Niketown, Water Tower PlaceTiffany & Co. and Ralph Lauren.Oak Street BoutiquesOak Street, between Michigan State Street ShoppingAvenue & Clark Street State Street between Jackson Blvd & Lake StreetNeighborhood: Gold Coast Neighborhood: The LoopApparel from Paris, Milan, Chicago Chicago shopping began on Stateand New York resides comfortably Street, often called “That Greaton this international street lined Street”. One of the city’s first majorwith intimate buildings and shops. retail outlets, Marshall Field’sPrada, Kate Spade, Nicole Miller State Street store (now Macy’s)and Tory Burch, to name a few. has been a Chicago icon and world-class shopping destination for more than 150 years. Chicago Humanities Festival 11
  • 12. Sports012E 500N Wrigley Field 1060 West Addison The United Center Neighborhood: Lakeview/Wrigleyville 1901 W. Madison Street Neighborhood: United Center Park (773) 404-2827 (312) 455-4500 www.cubs.com www.unitedcenter.com Wrigley Field, built in 1914 and Home of the Chicago Bulls the second-oldest ballpark and Blackhawks, the United in major league baseball, Center is the largest arena in the will play host to the Chicago United States and has hosted Cubs for the 95th year. over twenty million guests since its opening in 1994. Soldier Field U.S. Cellular Field Tours: $15 adults, $10 student, 333 West 35th Street $7 seniors $4 children Neighborhood: Bridgeport 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive 312-674-1000 Neighborhood: The South Loop/ whitesox.mlb.com Museum Campus Home of the Chicago White Sox. 312-235-7000 www.soldierfield.net12 Chicago Humanities Festival
  • 13. Theater013E 500N About Face Theatre Museum of Contemporary Check website for performance locations Art, the MCA Stage Neighborhood: Uptown (773) 784-8565 220 E. Chicago Avenue aboutfacetheatre.com Neighborhood: Gold Coast Chicago-based company 312.397.4010 (Box Office) that creates performances www.mcachicago.org that examine and participate in the development of Redmoon Check website for performance locations queer communities. Neighborhood: West Loop 312-850 – 8440 Cadillac Palace Theater www.redmoon.org 151 W. Randolph Founded in 1990, Redmoon Neighborhood: The Loop/ Theater District 312-977-1700 works to promote a unique brand www.broadwayinchicago.com of performance, pulling with Designed in 1926 by the conviction from contemporary art legendary theater architects, forms and ancient theatrical forms. the Rapp Brothers, the Cadillac Palace Theater is celebrating Steppenwolf Theatre 1650 North Halsted Street 10 years of bringing the best Chicago, IL 60614 of Broadway to Chicago. Neighborhood: Lincoln Park (312) 335-1650 Lyric Opera House www.steppenwolf.org 20 N. Wacker Drive The Steppenwolf ensemble Neighborhood: The Loop first began performing in the 312-332-2244 mid-1970s in the basement of www.lyricopera.org a Highland Park, IL church, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, ambitious brainchild of three founded in 1954, is renowned high school and college friends: internationally for its artistic Jeff Perry, Terry Kinney and Gary excellence and financial strength. Sinise. Fast forward some 35 years and counting and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company has become the nation’s premier ensemble theater.Day-of discounted theatre tickets can be found at www.hottix.org or in person at:163 E. PEARSON, Chicago (At Michigan Avenue, in the Water Works Visitor Center)Tuesday-Saturday 10a.m.-6p.m. Sunday 11a.m.-4p.m. Chicago Humanities Festival 13
  • 14. Visual Arts014E 500N Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E. Chicago Avenue Neighborhood: Gold Coast 312.280.2660 www.mcachicago.org Hyde Park Art Center FREE 5020 S. Cornell Avenue Neighborhood: Hyde Park 773-324-5520 www.hydeparkart.org Museum of Contemporary Photography FREE 600 S. Michigan Avenue Neighborhood: South Loop 312-663-5554 www.mocp.org MCA Stairwell River North Gallery District South of W. Chicago Avenue, Art Institute of Chicago east of N. Orleans, and $18 adults, $12 seniors, west of Lasalle Blvd. students, and children (Brown Line, Chicago station) 111 South Michigan Avenue Neighborhood: Near North Side Neighborhood: The Loop www.chicagogallerynews.com 312-443-3600 Host to the largest concentration www.artic.edu of art galleries in the United States outside of Manhattan. City Gallery at Historic Water Tower Smart Museum of Art FREE University of Chicago 806 N. Michigan Avenue FREE Neighborhood: Gold Coast 5550 S. Greenwood Avenue 312-744-2400 Neighborhood: Hyde Park 773-702-0200 smartmuseum.uchicago.edu14 Chicago Humanities Festival
  • 15. CHF Staff Picks015E 500N“Head to the Music Box Theatre for independent and foreign films, andan amazing old-school movie palace atmosphere.”www.musicboxtheatre.com - Mary Kate Barley-Jenkins, Director, Programming“To me, no Chicago attraction beats the amazing Modern Wing of theArt Institute. Its architecture (by Renzo Piano) and incredible collection,always augmented by fascinating temporary shows, always lift my spir-its. I also love the galleries in Chicago’s West Loop, like Rhona HoffmanGallery, Western Exhibitions, and Kavi Gupta Gallery, all of which showsome of the most cutting-edge work in the world.” - Matti Bunzl, Artistic Director“Visit the Visitors Center at the Cultural Center (77 E Randolph St) anddon’t forget to peek at the building’s Tiffany Dome. Then head southalong Michigan Avenue past Millennium Park (your trip to Chicago isn’tcomplete until you’ve seen the Bean!) and end at the Art Institute ofChicago. Say hello to its icons: “American Gothic,” “Nighthawks, and“Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” (but make time tosee what other favorites you might meet along the way).” -Rem Cabrera, Development Director, Institutional Giving Chicago Humanities Festival 15
  • 16. CHF Staff Picks016E 500N “Go see the Neo Futurist’s “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind”. Their signature show, which had its first performance on December 2, 1988, makes it the longest-running show in Chicago today.” www.neofuturists.org - Julia Mayer, Senior Program Manager Baha’i Temple in Wilmette, near Evanston www.bahai.us/bahai-temple Free, ecumenical, and open to all. A spectacularly beautiful space for meditation. Quimby’s Books at 1854 West North Avenue and Myopic Books at 1564 North Milwaukee Avenue. www.quimbys.com and www.myopicbookstore.com Quimby’s specializes in comics and small-press books; Myopic is an immersive used bookstore with a fantastic selection. - Audrey Peiper, Director, Individual Giving Chicago Humanities Festival 500 N Dearborn, Suite 825 Chicago, IL 60654 312-661-1028 info@chicagohumanities.org www.chicagohumanities.org The Chicago Humanities Festival’s mission is to create opportunities for people of all ages to support, enjoy and explore the humanities. We fulfill this mission through our annual festivals, the fall Chicago Humanities Festival and the spring Stage, Sights & Sounds, and by presenting programs throughout the year that encourage the study and enjoyment of the humanities.16 Chicago Humanities Festival