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By Tankboy in Miscellaneous on Feb 18, 2008 4:30PM

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The Shedd Aquarium is offering free admission to its general exhibits, and reduced admission to the fancy-schmancy ones, all this week! We haven't been there in a while so this is an excellent opportunity for us to check in on all the fishies and the whales.

1200 S Lakeshore, weekdays 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., free general admission, reduced special exhibit admission for Wild Reef exhibit and Oceanarium package is $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children, while the Wild Reef exhibit only is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and children.

Rehab seems to be the hot spot on Monday nights for folks looking to get their indie-dance on. If you're allergic to hipster in scarves and headbands, you probably want to avoid this night like the plague ... but then you'd be cheating yourself out of a hell of a lot of fun. It's a Monday night, so drop your preconceptions and get down with the cool kids.

evilOlive, 1551 W Division, 10 p.m. until 4 a.m., 21+, free.

We've been following Mental Graffiti for years, and seen it run through a number of venues and hosts, but the content always remains the same; up-and-coming poets spitting rhymes that can make you blush, sweat, and cry. We've always preferred the MG crew since, while an occasional stinker does make their way to the mic, you can usually count on some pretty great poetry to be delivered from the writer's heart to you ear.

Funky Buddha Lounge, 728 W Grand, 7:30 p.m., 21+, $5.

Tom Schraeder has been slowly but surely gathering a solid local following, and has been duly rewarded with one of Schubas high-profile month-long Practice Space residencies. Schraeder plays a winning blend country tinged rock that tips its hat towards Wilco and The Band. Tonight Schraeder plays all unreleased (and mostly never played) material with a full band, so it's a good chance to catch a sneak peek of what he has up his sleeve for is next album.

3159 N Southport Ave, 8:00 p.m., 18+, $6