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The To Do List For The Ultimate Chicago Experience

Date : May 20, 2012

As the week starts, Chicago residents are once again busy putting pen to paper trying to create a schedule that will make their week worthwhile. Well, this can prove to be a challenging task especially in a city where there is so much to do yet very little time is available.

Chicago craft beer week 

Last year this event elicited a lot of positive responses and praise from lovers of beer and critics alike. The organizers maintain that this year’s event won’t be any different as a matter of fact it is expected to surpass last year’s feat. This event provides a platform for residents of Chicago and the visitors to enjoy brewed beer and to test the different blends available from the microbreweries.

The beer festival also serves as a platform for future brewers and hobbyists to learn some secrets of the trade through live and personalized demonstrations. What this means is that the participants get to experience both sides of the craft beer industry, that is, the production and the consumption bit. However, a word of caution goes out to all participants to make sure they drink responsibly (as if that is even possible)

Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective

Here the citizens of Chicago will get an opportunity to indulge in the beauty of art at its finest. Lichtenstein, the acknowledged kin g of comic-strip-style pop painting will dazzle the audience with the classical nudes and Chinese landscapes. His sketches, materials, studies, paintings, and sculptures will be showcased at the museum. This is a perfect opportunity for art buffs and enthusiasts to learn. This will be held at the art institute of Chicago, which is open from Monday to Wednesday between 10.30 am to 5 pm and Friday to Sunday at 10.30 am to 8 pm. People above the age of fifteen are expected to pay $18 entrance fee while kids below 14 years will enter for free

Extreme bugs at the zoo

The Brookfield Zoo bug exhibit will be opened this weekend showcasing 22 monster size animatronics butterflies, hornets, ants, and other huge creepy creatures. Here the residents of Chicago will be able to experience the best of cockroach races, edible insect cooking demonstrations, and many more events. It will be open daily from 10 am to 5 pm, it is free for kids under 3 years while individuals above that bracket pay $20 for general admission and an extra $10 for parking.

Concerts

For people interested in concerts, they should definitely schedule to go to the ‘This is our Land’ which will mark a centennial celebration of the legendary Woody Guthrie.

Theatres

The Writers Theatre will be presenting ‘The Blonde, the Brunette, and the Vengeful Redhead’, which is a must go for all lovers of theatre.

 

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