Things to do in Chicago this weekend

Your Guide spent the winter pretty well holed up at home, and there haven’t been many postings on fun things to do in Chicago over the winter.  Now that I’ve had my fill of Vampire Diaries and Twilight DVD’s, it’s time to get back outside.  Hey – what’s that big orange glowing thing in the sky?

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This weekend’s recommended event is both recreational and real estate related.  Check out the Smart Home: Green + Wired exhibit. 

The Smart Home: Green + Wired exhibit, a fully-functioning, eco-friendly home on the Museum’s grounds, has been transformed for 2010 by Midwest Living. The home is redesigned to reflect the lifestyle of a couple looking to minimize home maintenance, maximize efficiency and settle in to a space that not only is beautiful, but functional.

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This exhibit is not included in general admission and requires an additional timed-entry ticket. Tickets are $10 for adults and seniors, $5 for children 3-11.

Tour Times Daily Until 1:40 p.m. (later on certain dates)

• On dates with regular Museum hours, the final tour is at 1:40 p.m. daily.
• On most dates with extended Museum hours, the final tour time is 2:40 p.m. daily.
• On select extended-hours dates, the final tour will be at 4:30 p.m.

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