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6 fun and unexpected places to drink alcohol in Chicago

Museum of Science and Industry After Hours, select Friday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m., 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, 773-684-1414, msichicago.org

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4736 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-293-2665,

3733 N. Southport Ave., 773-871-6604

“Martinis & Manicures” at Beauty Bar, 9 p.m. to midnight Sunday, 7 p.m. to midnight Wednesday through Saturday, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., 312-226-8828, thebeautybar.com/home-chicago

Polish and Pour Old Town, 1244 N. Wells St., 312-274-9935, arbrenails.com

Adler Planetarium After Dark, 6 to 10 p.m. (6:30 to 10:30 p.m. May through August) third Thursday of every month, 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, 312-922-7827, adlerplanetarium.org

    6 fun and unexpected places to drink alcohol in Chicago
    For better or worse, alcohol sits at the center of many of our social circles. Grabbing a drink, heading to the bar, going out to watch the game, whatever - many of our social activities include booze. While the activity remains consistent, the setting in which we sip can sometimes become stale.
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  • any place is a "fun and unexpected" place to drink if you try hard enough...

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    Nighthawk on Kimball across from the brown line stop gets my vote. Unexpectedly creative cocktails and coffee drinks and a fun and friendly bartenders. Glad I discovered this place!

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A closer look at Hyde Park’s upcoming Sophy Hotel

Located at the corner of 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue, the development hopes to deliver site-specific boutique lodging to an underserved market while simultaneously embracing the area’s diverse mix of architecture and its rich intellectual legacy. No easy task.

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With demand for lodging only expected to grow as the Obama Presidential Center heads to Jackson Park, the area could see more projects like Sophy. The University of Chicago is already planning its own neighborhood-influenced boutique hotel at the corner of 60th Street and Dorchester Avenue.

    A closer look at Hyde Park's upcoming Sophy Hotel
    With its grand opening months away, an upcoming South Side boutique hotel known as Sophy Hyde Park has released a new batch of renderings previewing the project's unique, narrative-driven approach to design. Located at the corner of 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue, the development hopes to deliver site-specific boutique lodging to an underserved market while simultaneously embracing the area's diverse mix of architecture and its rich intellectual legacy.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

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Four Akiba-Schechter students will compete in the 2018 US National Chidon HaTanach (Bible Contest) in New York

Students from Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School, 5235 S. Cornell Ave., (left to right) Aaron Faier (8th grade), Yaakov David (7th grade), Netanel Barsky (7th grade...

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The national finals for this year’s Chidon HaTanach, the US National Bible Contest for Jewish Youth, will take place on Sunday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Manhattan Day School, 310 W. 75th St., in New York.

    Four Akiba-Schechter students will compete in the 2018 US National Chidon HaTanach (Bible Contest) in New York - hpherald.com
    By GABRIELLA CRUZ-MARTÍNEZ Herald Intern Four students from Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School, 5235 S. Cornell Ave., were invited to compete in the 2018 US National Chidon HaTanach (Bible Contest) finals in New York this April after receiving top scores in their school exams. Akiba students Toibeh Sarah Gersten, 7th grade; Yaakov David, 7th grade; Netanel ...
    https://hpherald.com

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LSC election results for school in Hyde Park – Kenwood

Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave.

Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St.

Kozminski Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St.

Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave.

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The following candidates won Local School Council elections at public schools in Hyde Park and Kenwood. They will serve two-year terms that begin on July 1.

Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave.

Reavis Elementary Math & Science Specialty School, 834 E. 50th St.

Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E 50th St.

    LSC election results for school in Hyde Park - Kenwood - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer The following candidates won Local School Council elections at public schools in Hyde Park and Kenwood. They will serve two-year terms that begin on July 1. Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave. Parent representatives: Joseph Lewis, Lorenzo Sanchez, Patrica Sanchez, Karen Stanford, Tiffany Johnson and Youlandra ...
    https://hpherald.com

20 hours ago

Veteran thespians discuss theater, life at Montgomery Place

...rethink her career. She moved to Chicago in 1977 and premiered at the Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave., performing in “The Diary of Anne Frank...

    Veteran thespians discuss theater, life at Montgomery Place - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer In a lovely excuse to enjoy a glass of wine at 2 p.m. on a Wednesday, august actors Mike Nussbaum and Mary Ann Thebus, longtime figures in the Chicago theater scene with critic Hedy Weiss at the Montgomery Place retirement community, 5550 South Shore Dr., on April 18.
    https://hpherald.com

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Jackson Park Advisory Council celebrates Earth Day with film screening

As part of the multiple Jackson Park Earth Day activities celebrated on April 21, the Jackson Park Advisory Council partnered with One Earth Film Festival and held a special environmental film screening, discussion and resource fair at the Jackson Park Field House, 6401 S. Stony Island.

    Jackson Park Advisory Council celebrates Earth Day with film screening - hpherald.com
    By GABRIELLA CRUZ-MARTÍNEZ Herald Intern As part of the multiple Jackson Park Earth Day activities celebrated on April 21, the Jackson Park Advisory Council partnered with One Earth Film Festival and held a special environmental film screening, discussion and resource fair at the Jackson Park Field House, 6401 S. Stony Island.
    https://hpherald.com

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Bret Harte 4th graders host entrepreneurship fair

Carson Spain, a 4th grader at Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., dressed up to present his business model titled “Carson’s Fried Chicken Quick” (CFCQ). His...

    Bret Harte 4th graders host entrepreneurship fair - hpherald.com
    By GABRIELLA CRUZ-MARTÍNEZ Herald Intern As part of the curriculum of the 4th graders of Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., 35 students organized their own entrepreneurship fair on April 12 to showcase dream businesses they created for the Hyde Park neighborhood. The idea for the class came from 4th grade teacher Niki ...
    https://hpherald.com

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