CHICAGO

There's Nothing Like the Big City

When was the last time you wore heels? The last time you went dancing--other than at a wedding? The last time you ate at a restaurant without crayons on the table? The last time you stayed up past midnight?

Must-See Museum Show
The Art Institute of Chicago's Japonisme exhibit juxtaposes 19th-century European paintings by Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin, and Manet with works by the Japanese artists who influenced them.

Try Something New in Chicago
Learn to sail on Lake Michigan and get stunning skyline views. Chicago Sailing charters from $75 an hour, quad (two-hour minimum). 773/871-7245, chicagosailing.com.

  • Hotel Monaco 225 N. Wabash Ave., 866/610-0081, monaco-chicago.com, from $229
  • The James 55 E. Ontario St., 877/526-3755, jameshotels.com, from $250
  • Majestic Hotel 528 W. Brompton Ave., 800/727-5108, cityinns.com/majestic, from $179
  • Frontera Grill 445 N. Clark St., 312/661-1434, pork loin $21
  • Green Zebra 1460 W. Chicago Ave., 312/243-7100, dumplings $11
  • Japonais 600 W. Chicago Ave., 312/822-9600, duck $38
  • Pequod's 2207 N. Clybourn Ave., 773/327-1512, pizza from $10
  • Ina's 1235 W. Randolph St., 312/226-8227
  • Alliance Bakery 1736 W. Division St., 773/278-0366, alliance-bakery.com
  • Castaways Bar 1603 N. Lake Shore Dr., 773/281-1200
  • Clybar 2417 N. Clybourn Ave., 773/388-1877
  • Sheffield's 3258 N. Sheffield Ave., 773/281-4989
  • Old Town Ale House 219 W. North Ave., 312/944-7020
  • Pontiac Café 1531 N. Damen Ave., 773/252-7767
  • Hogs & Honeys 1551 N. Sheffield Ave., 312/377-1733, from $5
  • Lori's Designer Shoes 824 W. Armitage Ave., 773/281-5655, lorisshoes.com
  • Lili Boutique 1543 N. Wells St., 312/654-8511, shoplili.com
  • Akira 2357 N. Clark St., 773/404-5826; 1814 W. North Ave., 773/489-0818; akirachicago.com
  • Vive la Femme 2048 N. Damen Ave., 773/772-7429, vivelafemme.com
  • Lenny & Me 1463 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773/489-5576
  • Art Institute of Chicago 312/443-3600, artic.edu, $12
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation 224 S. Michigan Ave., 312/922-3432, architecture.org, from $26
  • Second City 1616 N. Wells St., 312/664-4032, secondcity.com, from $14
  • Wrigley Field 773/404-2827, chicago.cubs.mlb.com, from $8
  • Spa Space 161 N. Canal St., 312/466-9585, spaspace.com, $35
  • Chicago Sailing 2712 N. Campbell Ave., 773/871-7245, chicagosailing.com

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