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Alternative Things To Do In Chicago

30 Aug

Here’s some alternative ideas off the tourist’s radar… 




Play Whirlyball!


Agility. Speed. Strength. None of these qualities will be of any use in the highly-competitive world of WhirlyBall. Although it combines lacrosse, hockey and basketball with bumper cars, WhirlyBall has caused great athletes of every stripe to laugh and holler their way to a crushing defeat. Check out Whirlyball at 1880 W. Fullerton Ave.

Let's Go Bowling!

There’s some fantastic little bowling allies in Chicago, take advantage of North Center’s Timber Lanes & Lincoln Square Lanes, smaller, comfortable & cheaper lanes for your bowling pleasure.

Independent Theater Companies

You already know Chicago is infamous for comedy, how about some good independent comedy?  The Neo-Futurists have been getting laughs for 21 years at their home on Ashland & Foster in Chicago’s Andersonville.  Their signature play: “Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind,” tackles 30 plays in 60 minutes….  Or check out a newer comedic favorite: Gorilla Tango Theater,  their play Boobs and Goombas: A Super Mario Burlesque is back and running due to popular demand.

Farmer's Markets

Take a walk to North Ave. & Clark St. where the city’s largest Farmer’s Market is spread.  Vendors/farmers/merchants from the Midwest travel to the city to sell their fresh goods: fruits, flowers, perserves, meats, cheeses etc.  Whether you’re looking for a delicious lunch or a memorable gift idea, check out this open market!

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