ROAD WARRIORS: This Memorial Day, skip lane jockeying on the Dan Ryan in favor of lakeshore pedaling at Bike the Drive.
Forget London. Forget Paris. Heck, forget Milwaukee. This year, spend Memorial Day in Chicago—and love it—with these don’t-miss events for Wed 05.20.09 through Tue 05.26.09
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FREEBIES OF THE WEEK
Ready? OK. First, beach season officially begins May 22, so stop whatever you’re doing Friday and head east until you hit water. For the hipster crowd, the German electronica guru Gas makes his U.S. debut with a free set at the Chicago Cultural Center on Tuesday. Last but not least, the long-exiled mammals have returned to the Shedd Aquarium. The completely overhauled Oceanarium reopens Saturday with updates including a new wade-in beluga tank; the first 100 guests May 23-25 get in free.
You love Chicago—really, you do—but you could use a break from the city? Head north to Wisconsin, where the suds flow strong all weekend long at the Kohler Festival of Beer. Or revisit our April cover story, Weekend Getaways, for quick and easy last-minute trip ideas.
PHOTOGRAPH: Active Transportation Alliance