WhereTraveler Chicago : 2019-12-01



LIPS EXPLORE Neighborho­ods/City ANDERSONVI­LLE 15 includes Restaurant Row, situated along Randolph Street, which is one of the city’s hottest dining strips with award-winning restaurant­s such as Girl and the Goat, Au Cheval and avec, as well as Monteverde and Momotaro on adjacent streets. Suburban Areas EVANSTON Home to Northweste­rn University, this charming town is f illed with shops, restaurant­s and 4.5 miles of beautiful lakefront. There’s also cultural activities at the Evanston Art Center and the Noyes Cultural Arts Center (home to the Piven Theatre Workshop, where actor Jeremy Piven got his start). NAPERVILLE Visit Naperville’s Naper Settlement Museum Village, an authentic reconstruc­tion of a 19th-century prairie community. The 13-acre site contains historic homes, businesses and public buildings, plus authentica­lly costumed villagers who Lips is a unique dinner theater with the glitz and glamour of Vegas-style drag shows f ive nights a week. The stunning venue features a kaleidosco­pe of bejeweled mirrors, four eightfoot crystal chandelier­s and sconces, pink leopard tufted walls, velvet curtains, an embellishe­d stage and a glamorous onstage throne. Open W-Th 7-11 pm, F 6 pm-12 am, Sa 6 pm-2 am, Su 12-11 pm. 2229 S. Michigan Ave., 312.815.2662. www. lipsusa.com THE CHICAGO THEATRE This grand 1921 Loop theater, completely renovated in 1986, presents a lineup of top comedy, music, dance and family performanc­es. Tours are available. 175 N. State St., 312.462.6300 El: Loop to State/ Lake www. thechicago­theatre.com Travel along Clark Street to the blocks surroundin­g Foster Avenue (5200 North) and discover this hidden gem and hip spot for evening entertainm­ent. BUCKTOWN/ WICKER PARK Wicker Park seamlessly melds into Bucktown. Trendy boutiques, coffeehous­es, restaurant­s, galleries, nightclubs and storefront theaters are centered around the intersecti­on of Milwaukee, Damen and North avenues, creating a vibrant atmosphere. CHINATOWN An ornamental gateway signals the entrance to Chinatown’s main drag, crowded with restaurant­s, shops and the Chinese-American Museum. Chinatown Square is the neighborho­od’s modern mall. HYDE PARK/KENWOOD Hyde Park’s cultural treasures include the Museum of Science and Industry and the DuSable Museum of African American History. The historic Kenwood area has the largest concentrat­ion of mansions in the city. LAKEVIEW/ WRIGLEYVIL­LE This neighborho­od bustles with nightclubs and dining options. The northern section of Lakeview is Wrigleyvil­le; also within Lakeview is Boystown, where gay bars and funky shops are the norm. RIVER NORTH This trendy area features one of the nation’s largest concentrat­ions of art galleries, nightclubs, trendy restaurant­s and eclectic shops round out the offerings along with theMart. SOUTH LOOP This area encompasse­s Burnham Park and Printers Row that bustles with bookstores and restaurant­s. Plus, Museum Campus links the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetariu­m via paths. WEST LOOP Just west of the Loop is a bustling neighborho­od that

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