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Chicago’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: August 11th-15th

August 11, 2014 6:00 AM

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Photo Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Photo Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

This week’s Priceless things to do have something for everyone to enjoy here in the Windy City. Chill with some penguins, watch the Bear’s at coach’s place and get a little country at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre. There’s only a few weeks of summer left; make sure this one is priceless.

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Photo Credit: Landmark Century Centre Cinema

Photo Credit: Landmark Century Centre Cinema

Take The Kids To See The New TMNT Movie

Date: Tuesday, August 12

Cowabunga dude! The teenage mutant ninja turtles are back in a brand new live action adventure starring Megan Fox and Will Arnett. Take the kids to AMC Loews Theatre on North Michigan Avenue for a night of action, laughs and plenty of popcorn. Real D 3D showings are at 1:30, 4:00, 6:30 and 9:00 p.m. Regular 2D showings are at 2:30, 5:00, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m. Ticket prices vary based on time and 2D vs 3D showings.

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Check Out An Art Exhibit

Date: Wednesday, August 13

Check out DePaul Art Museum’s exhibit “Fires Will Burn: Politically Engaged Art From The Permanent Collection.” This exhibit features a wide range of art throughout periods of political oppression. Diego Rivera, John Wilson and Gerda Meyer Bernstein are just a few of the artists who have pieces on display. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and admission is free.

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Photo Credit: Tasos Katopdis/Getty Images

Watch The Bears At Coach Ditka’s

Date: Thursday, August 14

Outside of Soldier Field, what could be a better place to watch a Bears game than Mike Ditka’s Restaurant? Watch Cutty and the gang take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in their second tune up before the regular season kicks off next month. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. so show up early to make sure you get a table.

Photo Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Photo Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

See Miranda Lambert At The First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Date: Friday, August 15

Country music star Miranda Lambert brings a little southern charm to the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre on August 15th. Plenty of seats are still available to see the three time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year along with her opening act, Justin Moore. The concert starts at 7:00 p.m. and tickets range from $20-$265.

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Photo Credit: maestroshave.com

Celebrate National Men’s Grooming Day

Date: Friday, August 15

August 15th is National Men’s Grooming Day. Celebrate at Chicago Male Salon and Spa on N. Halsted Street. Named by Men’s Health Magazine as one of “America’s Best Salons and Barbershops,” this man-salon offers haircuts, shaves, waxing and even facial treatments. Gift certificates are also available online for any ladies looking to send a not so subtle hint to the man in their life. The salon will be open from noon-9:00 p.m.

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Matt Weiss is an associate producer for CBS Local’s Best Of and Travel sections. Follow him on Twitter here.
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