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But Will They Let You Bring Brats and Beer?

By Justin Sondak in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 2, 2007 8:35PM

About an hour after our post on Chicago theater coping with the theater of the gridiron, we discovered the Tribune’s list of Super Sunday alternatives. We won’t even pretend that any of these events are more momentous or worth your time than the biggest Bears game since MTV was cool. But we still think they’re better than hearing yet another story about South Beach “sabor.”

sheddlogo.gifAre frostbitten extremities worth saving $27.50? The Shedd Aquarium, rarely a slouch in the attendance department, lets you decide. The first 85 people through the doors Saturday and Sunday mornings get in free. They open at 9am, the admission line will likely form earlier.

Brandish the right passwords (hint: check here) and the Goodman and Steppenwolf will sell you half-priced tickets for their Sunday matinees. Uncle Vanya at the MCA is half-priced for all, and Broadway in Chicago’s Twelve Angry Men (starring original Bears Superfan George Wendt) and Putnam County Spelling Bee are massively discounted. Not to mention the boatload of cheap tickets still available on Hottix.

Nothing to do with the Super Bowl really, but the Art Institute is free for all through February 21. Saturday, the museum will station volunteers throughout the building to answer all your embarrassing questions about Impressionism and medieval armor.