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Michigan Avenue - 2016 - Issue 6 - Winter - Dwyane Wade

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL One of the city's great holiday traditions for nearly 40 years, the Dickens classic comes to life at the Goodman Theatre, where Larry Yando stars once again as the irascible Ebenezer Scrooge amid a notably diverse cast of Chicago actors young and old. The happy ending may be inevitable, but the journey there (under the deft hand of director Henry Wishcamper) is what makes this Carol still a delight after all these years. November 19–December 31. 170 N. Dearborn St., 312-443- 3800; 74 MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM destination from Chicago Cut partners David Flom and Matt Moore. 20 W. Kinzie St., 312-280-8882; PELAGO Michelin-lauded chef Mauro Mafrici crafts pasta and seafood dishes in a lovely Raffaello Hotel setting. 201 E. Delaware Pl., 312-280- 0700; ROCKIT A River North favorite for smartly crafted bar fare, from gourmet burgers to addictive, pizza roll-esque Rockit Pockits. 22 W. Hubbard St., 312-645-6000; RPM STEAK See-and-be-seen spot from power couple Bill and Giuliana Rancic. 66 W. Kinzie St., 312-284-4990; SIENA TAVERN Comforting, creative Italian fare from Top Chef fave Fabio Viviani. 51 W. Kinzie St., 312-595-1322; OUT & ABOUT THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO Considered one of the world's finest museums, this prized institution houses more than 300,000 works of art— including such treasures as Grant Wood's American Gothic and Georges Seurat's La Grande Jatte—and welcomes 1.5 million visitors each year. 111 S. Michigan Ave., 312-443-3600; CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM On display at this must-visit cultural institution through August 20, 2017 is Making Mainbocher: The First American Couturier, which honors Chicago-born fashion designer Main Rousseau Bocher. 1601 N. Clark St., 312-642-4600; chicagohistory. org DUSABLE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY Explore the culture of the black community, including works by Henry Ossawa Tanner and Archibald Motley Jr. 740 E. 56th Pl., 773-947-0600; FIELD MUSEUM This natural history hub is beloved for its world-famous resident T. rex fossil SUE as well as dynamic changing exhibitions and the interactive new Grainger Science Hub. 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., 312-922-9410; GREEN MILL This century-old jazz club was a favorite among the Al Capone set. 4082 N. Broadway, 773-878-5552; HARRIS THEATER This Millennium Park oasis hosts acts like Hubbard Street Dance and Chicago Opera Theater. 203 E. Randolph St., 312-334- 7777; MILLENNIUM PARK The interactive Crown Fountain, Lurie Garden, and Anish Kapoor's iconic Cloud Gate ("The Bean") set on 25 acres. 201 E. Randolph St., 312-742- 1168; MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY The largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere, this institution celebrates innovation. 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., 773-684-1414; RIVERS CASINO Over 1,000 slots and 50 table games plus dining venues make this a major destination for Chicagoans who feel lucky. 3000 S. River Road, Des Plaines, 847- 795-0777; THALIA HALL A Pilsen landmark, this concert hall embraces the bohemian spirit of the neighborhood with an array of entertainment. 1807 S. Allport St., 312-526-3851; ZANIES COMEDY CLUB A standup comedy institution in Old Town. 1548 N. Wells St., 312-337-4027; SCENE THE GUIDE BEEFED UP Located in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood, the Corned Beef Factory boasts stacked sandwiches with freshly-sliced meat and premium toppings that recall the detail- oriented butchers of old. The restaurant goes back to basics with classic corned beef, reuben, and pastrami sandwiches; the menu also boasts more complex maneuvers like the Tom and Jerry Combo, a corned beef and pastrami- on-rye creation accented with spicy mustard. And while you might come for the sandwiches, you'll want to stay for the crisp, homemade chips and Honey Puffs. 1009 W. Lake St. 312-666-2535.

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