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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
Anna Cerniglia

Anna Cerniglia is a Lecturer of Art Administration at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a freelance producer, and the director/founder of Johalla Projects.

city guide:
Chicago, IL
Thalia Hall
This landmark venue, designed as an opera house in 1892, hosts concerts by well-known musical acts. -Recommended by Post Animal
1807 S Allport St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879 and located in Chicago's Grant Park, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States.

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
Chicago Cultural Center

The Chicago Cultural Center, opened in 1897, is a Chicago Landmark building that houses the city's official reception venue where the Mayor of Chicago has welcomed Presidents and royalty, diplomats and community leaders.

78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA

Relaxed nook selling European & U.S. brands of casual apparel & accessories for men, women & kids.

1913 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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Chi Cafe

Tiny, modern eatery with late-night hours serving an extensive menu of classic Chinese dishes.

2160 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616, USA
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Bahá’í House of Worship
The Bahá'í House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois, is one of eight dedicated temples of the Bahá'í Faith. It is the oldest surviving Bahá'í House of Worship in the world and the only one located in the United States.  
100 Linden Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091, USA
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Knee Deep Vintage

Cozy spot to dig through the racks for used clothing & housewares plus modern & retro furniture.

1425 W 18th Pl, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
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The Empty Bottle
"I love seeing bands at The Empty Bottle. Good folks run it. Good people go there. Good bands go there. The bartenders are nice. The sound and sightlines are mostly good, too. And the tamale guy comes through about 1am." -The Life And Times
1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA

Funky boutique offering house-designed women's clothing & jewelry, plus fragrances & home goods.

1509 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is located one block from the historic Water Tower in downtown Chicago. MCA features provocative and innovative contemporary art and culture exhibitions, performances, and programs. Founded in 1967, MCA is one of the world’s largest art museums.  
220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Garfield Park Conservatory
Garfield Park Conservatory is one of the largest most stunning greenhouse conservatories in the US. The two acre indoor greenhouse is home to thousands of plant species, and 12 acres of stunning outdoor gardens span the rest of the grounds.
300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624, USA