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Art Institute: Thank God for Free Days

The Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners approved a monster hike in admission fees to the Art Institute of Chicago yesterday, resulting in a 50 percent increase in adult admission fees and a 70 percent increase in student and senior citizen fees. Visitors can also enjoy free admission from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. every Thursday during Target Free Thursday Evenings. There are many such free visiting opportunities:

* One late evening per week (Thursdays after 5:00 p.m.) throughout the year
* Two late evenings per week (Thursdays and Fridays after 5:00 p.m.) during the summer (May 31 to August 31)
* The entire month of February
* The week of the opening of the Modern Wing, from May 16 to May 22, 2009

See a Play During Chicago’s Free Night of Theater

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) along with the League of Chicago Theatres is pleased to announce that the fourth annual Free Night of Theater. During the entire month of October in Chicago, people can see a production for free at a theater they’ve never previously attended. When possible, patrons are encouraged to attend a theater in the neighborhood or suburb in which they live. Reservations are limited to two tickets per person for the duration of the program.