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Where To Take Family & Friends In Town For Thanksgiving Holiday

Where To Take Family & Friends In Town For Thanksgiving Holiday

So you’ll be hosting family this Thanksgiving weekend and you want to plan a fun itinerary to get you all out of the house. Here are some things around the city to check out.

The Art Institute of Chicago, yes yes it’s a mainstay but right now the museum currently has two exhibits that’s worth checking out: Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye and Gates of the Lord: The Tradition of Krishna Paintings

Installation view of Gates of the Lord: The Tradition of Krishna Paintings, The Art Institute of Chicago


The Museum on Contentemporary Art, which recently debut a facelift, has a new exhibit that opened November 21 titled, Surrealism: The Conjured Life which features over 100 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs that demonstrate the deep currents that Surrealism.  Artists includes Wangechi Mutu, Jeff Koons, Magritte, Paul Delvaux, Cindy Sherman and Chicago-based artists Gertrude Abercrombie, Leon Golub, Jim Nutt, Christina Ramberg, and H. C. Westermann.

RH Gallery (1300 N. Dearborn)
Restoration Hardware Celebrates The Opening Of RH Chicago - The Gallery At The Three Arts Club

How often do you come across 5 floors of amazing design inspiration that you can also sit down for a glass of wine? The newly opened RH Gallery is worth the visit but note if you want to eat, the wait is usually OD so don’t go hungry or else you will end up very hangry. Skip the elevator and take the stairs, the cookies will be worth it later.

Stony Island Arts Bank (6760 S Stony Island Ave.)
rebuild foundation arts bank
We’ve been saying how awesome Theater Gates is for some time now and with the recent opening of this landmark building, you can see for yourself too. Yes it’s south of Madison/State and yes its cool and safe. Do call ahead as they have limited hours.

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Jimmy At The James (610 N. Rush St.)

Tuck into the “secret” bar connected to the James Hotel for a drink or five and when you finally roll out, wishing Shake Shack was open past 11pm.

Rural Society (455 N Park Dr.)
Before you dig into what we hope is a lavish turkeyfied spread that blesses you with the it is once you are done stuffing your face, let Chopped champion Chef Cory Morris treat you and your family to a Farm to Fork Supper, featuring a whole, farm-raised lamb in a four-course, family style menu and prepared with traditional Argentine fire cooking methods.

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