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Lindsey Liss

Lindsey Liss is a poet, designer, pop artist, and owner of the Double L. lindseyliss.com

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Chicago, IL
bar
Smartbar

This lively, hip nightspot features DJs spinning techno dance music, beer & cocktails.

3730 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613, USA
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Gramaphone Records

This funky record store with a clubby vibe stocks a selection of dance music & underground tunes.

2843 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657, USA
outdoors
Maggie Daley Park

Maggie Daley Park is a 20-acre public park in the Loop community area of Chicago. It is near the Lake Michigan shoreline in northeastern Grant Park.

337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
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Lincoln Hall

Midsize live music venue with an on-site restaurant & bar.

2424 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
landmark
Millennium Park
Millennium Park is a public park located in the Loop community area of Chicago and originally intended to celebrate the third millennium. The park officially opened in 2004, four years behind schedule. Within the park is the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Cloud Gate, the Crown Fountain, the Lurie Garden, and various other attractions including Grant Park which hosts Lollapalooza. Because the park sits atop a parking garage and the commuter rail Millennium Station, it is considered the world's largest rooftop garden.
201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
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The Second City

Known for its many famous alums, this storied spot hosts popular sketch shows & improv classes.

1616 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
landmark
Poetry Foundation
The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to discovering and celebrating poetry. Founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912, Poetry is the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world. The Poetry Foundation hosts a robust schedule of free live events throughout the year. Ranging from poetry readings to staged plays to concerts, events have also included artist collaborations, exhibition openings, musical and other performances.
61 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
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Blake

Minimalist store specializing in sophisticated women's apparel, plus shoes & accessories.

212 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
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