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* <see name="St. Adalbert Church" alt="" address="1650 W 17th St" directions="18th Pink Line" phone="+1 312 226-0340" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""> Built in 1914 for the area's Polish community, St. Adalbert's still features murals of rousing crowd favorites like Queen Jadwiga's wedding and the time Our Lady of Czestochowa beat the hell out of some invading Swedes. It now includes a shrine in honor of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos and a few other touches for the Mexican Catholics who live in the neighborhood today.</see>
* <see name="St. Procopius Church" alt="" address="1641 S Allport St" directions="18th Pink Line" phone="+1 312 226-7887" email="" fax="" url="http://stprocopius.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""> This towering stone church was built in 1883 for Czech Catholics in the area. Today, it's impressively weathered and gloomy from the street, but bright and austere if you manage a peek inside. Masses are held in English, Spanish, and Croatian. Founded by the Benedictines, now run by the Jesuits, its original name has been changed to St. Procopio.</see>
* <see name="Thalia Hall" alt="" address="1215-25 W 18th St" directions="18th Pink Line" phone="+1 773 342-7430" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">This ornate former theater was built as a replica of an old opera house in [[Prague]], and in its heyday served as the epicenter of Chicago Bohemian culture. Plays and operas were performed here, and much of the constitution of Czechoslovakia was drafted within these walls as well (at the end of World War I). Nearly a century later, after having served mainly as a residence for the local homeless, things seem to be looking up for Thalia Hall, with the swank '''Ristorante Al Teatro''' [http://alteatro.us/] now resident inside.</see>
* <see name="23rd Atmosphere Group Gallery" alt="" address="1907 S Halsted St" directions="Halsted Orange Line" phone="+1 224-558-1296" email="" fax="" url="http://23rdatmospheregroup.com/" hours="Sa 12-5PM" price=""> It's shame this gallery is only open one day per week, because there's often interesting things to be seen here, from paintings and mixed-media to armadas of miniature sculptures.</see>
* <see name="Black Cloud Gallery" alt="" address="1909 S Halsted St" directions="Halsted Orange Line" phone="+1 773 678-3950" email="" fax="" url="http://blackcloudgallery.net/" hours="M,W,F,Su 10AM-2PMSat 12-5PM" price=""> Though new, this gallery has a talented group of artists behind it, mostly featuring original visions of urban landscapes.</see>
* <see name="Chicago Arts District" alt="" address="1821 S Halsted St" directions="Halsted Orange Line" phone="+1 312 377-4444" email="" fax="" url="http://chicagoartsdistrict.org/" hours="" price=""> This information center is located in the midst of things at 18th and Halsted, but it's generally only open to coincide with the 2nd Fridays Art Walk, so a stop to gather event cards at Kristoffer's Cafe (see [[Chicago/Pilsen#Cafes|Cafes]]) will be more informative on other days.</see>
* <do name="EP Theater" alt="" address="1820 S Halsted St" directions="Halsted Orange Line" phone="+1 312 850-4299" email="" fax="" url="http://eptheater.com" hours="Check website for schedule" price="Most shows $15"> Not easy to reach — the address says Halsted, but the entrance is behind the building, where the ramshackle exterior reveals a lovingly renovated theater space. Alone amid the row of art galleries, the EP Theater is an intimate (fifty seats), risk-taking showcase for new work by Chicago playwrights.</do>
* <do name="Harrison Parkpark" alt="" address="1824 S Wood St" directions="18th Pink Line" phone="+1 312 746-5491" email="" fax="" url="http://chicagoparkdistrict.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/parks.detail/object_id/052D6A0B-57D4-4B7A-94EE-63E316EF6EAA.cfm" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""> If you have kids in tow and they've been patient through the National Museum of Mexican Art (or they need to burn off some energy before going in), you might reward them with some monkey time right next door at Harrison Park, which has a big playlot with swings, slides, jungle gyms and more.</do>
 
*<eat name="2 Good 2 Be 4Gotten Resale Shop" alt="" address="2403 S. Oakley Ave." directions="Corner of 24th & Oakley" phone="773-376-8220" url="www.2good2be4gottensho.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">We are a Resale & Consignment Shop. We carry New & gently Used items for men, women, teens & children. We accept all major credit card, & also have gift cards! Great for any occasion!</eat>
===Budget===
===Heart of Chicago===
These are a bit out of the way but not hard to find, and if you like Italian food & ambiance, it's definitely worth the trip. Take the Pink Line to Western, walk a few blocks blocks south and then turn right left(East) to reach the 2400 South block of Oakley.
* <eat name="Bacchanalia" alt="" address="2413 S Oakley" directions="Western Pink Line" phone="+1 773 254-6555" email="" fax="" url="http://bacchanaliainchicago.com/" hours="M-Th 11AM-10PM, F 11AM-11PM, Sa 4-11PM, Su 3:30-9PM" price="$14-22"> A warm, old world atmosphere and a busy kitchen.</eat>
==Drink==
Pilsen is slowly building its nightlife options. Most of these options cater to local hipsters and artists in the area. Aside from the options listed here, a few of the restaurants listed above have bars worthy of your drinking dollar, Cuernavaca in particular. Otherwise, you might head over to the [[Chicago/Near West Side|Near West Side]] on the 8 Halsted bus and booze it up there.
 
 
===Cafes===
* <drink name="Skylark" alt="" address="2149 S Halsted St" directions="Halsted Orange Line" phone="+1 312 948-5275" url="http://skylarkchicago.com/" hours="Su-F 4PM-2AM, Sa 4PM-3AM" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""> From the outside, it looks like an old-man bar that's been prepped for use as a bunker during World War II, but on the inside there's an excellent selection of cheap beer, pinball, a photobooth, some of the strongest $5 mixed drinks you'll find anywhere in the city, and tater tots — oh, delicious tater tots. If you have poor taste in movies, you might be delighted to hear that Skylark was featured prominently in the 2006 movie, ''The Breakup''.</drink>
 
*<drink name="Martin's Corner" alt="" address="2056 W 22nd Pl" directions="Damen Pink Line" phone="(773) 847-5515" url="http://www.yelp.com/biz/martins-corner-chicago" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A Classic South Side Dive.</drink>
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