This 3,000-foot-long Navy Pier is an entertainment Wonderland, including parks, promenades, a Ferris wheel, children’s museums, ice skating, and even the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows (admission is free). From Memorial Day through Labor Day, visitors can see a free fireworks display ever Wednesday and Saturday night.
The Art Institute of Chicago is free on Thursday and Friday nights from Memorial Day until Labor Day and free on Thursday nights Labor Day to Memorial Day. Its permanent collection includes works by a vast number of artists from around the world, including Marc Chagall, Eva Hesse, David Hockney, and Ellsworth Kelly. It also has exhibits focused on themes, such as the depiction of children in art.
The Shakespeare Project of Chicago has produced more than 80 classic plays, including each of Shakespeare’s plays at least once. Its mission is to make passionate professional theater accessible to everyone. The Tempest will be playing this spring.
From mid-April until mid-October, you can watch free water displays every hour at the Clarence F. Buckingham Memorial Fountain, one of the largest fountains in the world. Its four seahorses symbolize the four states that touch Lake Michigan: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Go between dusk and 10 p.m., when the fountain’s 134 spouting jets are accompanied by a music and light display.
In an old water tower is housed the City Gallery, where local photographers display their work. Photographs can include any subject but must be about Chicago. Past exhibits include: “Connecting: Chicago Fashion Photography” and “No Ketchup, Photographs of Chicago Hot Dog Stands.”
Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” —Everyone following you on Instagram
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.
My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?
A: A mechanic.