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					The Chicago Blues Foursquare Badge
                                HOW TO UNLOCK THIS BADGE:
                                1) Download Foursquare to your smart phone or mobile Internet device

                                2) Follow Explore Chicago on Foursquare (required to earn this badge)

                                3) “Check-in” at five of the eligible locations listed below




Eligible Locations:
Historic Blues Sites                                               9. 4339 S. Lake Park, Muddy Waters’ Home
                                                                     Blues legend Muddy Waters bought this place where Howlin’
1. Historic Site of the IL Central Depot: The                        Wolf and other musicians used to stay.
   Black Ellis Island, Roosevelt & Indiana
  Two granite blocks mark the former spot of the Illinois          Chicago Blues Clubs
  Central Depot, or the Black Ellis Island, where thousands of
  southern African Americans arrived to start new lives in         1. Artis Lounge, 1249 E. 87th St.
  Chicago.                                                           This South Side neighborhood bar showcases local blues
                                                                     entertainment.
2. Location of Historic Maxwell Street Market,
   Maxwell Street & Halsted                                        2. Blue Chicago, 536 N. Clark St.
  Maxwell Street was once home to a bustling street market,          Blue Chicago offers plenty of live music at a convenient
  and a place to hear many of the first great blues musicians,       downtown location.
  new arrivals from the South who would set up at a street
  corner and jam.
                                                                   3. B.L.U.E.S., 2519 N. Halsted St.
                                                                     This club on Chicago’s North Side features live music on a
3. Historic Site of Vee-Jay Records, 1449 S.
                                                                     nightly basis.
   Michigan Ave.
  Situated on this stretch of the former ‘record row,’ Vee-Jay     4. Buddy Guy’s Legends, 700 S. Wabash Ave.
  Records was the largest, most successful R&B label of its           New Location Opening soon!
  time, and recorded blues greats like Jimmy Reed, John Lee
  Hooker and others.                                                 Local and international legends play here, and Buddy Guy
                                                                     himself graces the stage of his authentic blues club, where
4. Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation                            memorabilia like B.B. King and John Lee Hooker’s guitars
                                                                      complete the atmosphere.
   (Historic Site of Chess Records), 2120 S.
   Michigan Ave.
                                                                   5. New Checkerboard Lounge, 5201 S. Harper Ct.
  One of the most important sites in blues history, nearly every
                                                                     No blues tour would be complete without a trip to the Check-
  blues great passed through here when it was home to Chess
                                                                     erboard--at least according to Prince and the Rolling Stones’
  Records.
                                                                     Keith Richards, who were known to pop in for late-night jam
                                                                     sessions.
5. Historic Site of State Street Stroll, corner of
   35th St. & Calumet Ave.
                                                                   6. Kingston Mines, 2548 N. Halsted St.
  In the 1920’s and ‘30s, this is where you’d come strut your
                                                                     Its late hours, regular acoustic blues sets, all-night kitchen,
  stuff as music poured from the theaters, cabarets and night
                                                                     and vibrant neighborhood full of shops, restaurants, and other
  clubs.
                                                                     entertainment recommend this club as a top blues destination.
6. Chicago Blues District, 708 E. 47th St.
                                                                   7. Lee’s Unleaded Blues, 7401 S. South Chicago
  This used to be the landmark 708 Club, one of the birthplaces
  of the Chicago blues.
                                                                      Ave.
                                                                     Travel through an old railroad crossing to Lee’s Unleaded
7. Blues Brothers Mural, NE Corner of 47th St.                       Blues, where local blues musicians give visitors a taste of the
                                                                     real deal.
   & Prairie Ave.
  You might recognize this mural created for the filming of the
                                                                   8. Rosa’s Lounge, 3420 W. Armitage Ave.
  original Blue Brothers movie, where Ray’s Music Exchange
  stood.                                                             This welcoming neighborhood hangout in Logan Square
                                                                     presents renowned local and national bands 5 nights a week.
8. Historic Site of Chess Records, NW Corner of
   49th St. & Cottage Grove
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  Demo tapes were cleverly tested here at the original Chess
  Records offices by blaring music outdoors to folks waiting for
                                                                    to download the free Chicago Blues Audio Tour
  the bus at the corner and seeing if they started grooving to      and to get maps and directions!
  the beat.
The Celery Salt Foursquare Badge
                            HOW TO UNLOCK THIS BADGE:
                            1) Download Foursquare to your smart phone or mobile Internet device

                            2) Follow Explore Chicago on Foursquare (required to earn this badge)

                            3) “Check-in” at five of the eligible locations listed below




Search all over town for the perfect Chicago-style hot dog, or challenge your friends to a
hot dog eating contest while earning Explore Chicago’s Celery Salt Badge on Foursquare!
Look for Explore Chicago tips in your Foursquare game to learn fun facts about Chicago-
style dogs along the way.



                                                         Eligible Locations:
                                                           1. Gold Coast Dogs (Multiple Locations)

                                                           2. Hot Doug’s, 3324 N. California Ave.

                                                           3. Jim’s Original (Maxwell Street
                                                              Polish), 1250 S. Union Ave.
    Superdawg, 6363 N. Milwaukee Ave.

                                                           4. Muskie’s, 2878 N. Lincoln Ave.

                                                           5. Portillo’s, 100 W. Ontario St.

                                                           6. Soldier Field, 1410 S. Museum
                                                              Campus Dr.

                                                           7. Superdawg, 6363 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Chicago-style hot dog                                  8. Weiner’s Circle, 2622 N. Clark St.

                                                           9. United Center, 1901 W. Madison St.

                                                         10. US Cellular Field, 333 W. 35th St.

                                                         11. Vienna Beef Factory Store and
                                                             Café, 2501 N. Damen St.

                                                         12. Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison St.
    Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison St.
The Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Movie Experience
     The On Location Foursquare Badge

                     HOW TO UNLOCK THIS BADGE:
                     1) Download Foursquare to your smart phone or mobile Internet device

                     2) Follow Explore Chicago on Foursquare (required to earn this badge)

                     3) “Check-in” at five of the eligible locations listed below


In John Hughes’ 1986 comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, three friends - Ferris (Matthew
Broderick), Cameron (Alan Ruck) and Sloane (Mia Sara) - show just how much fun you
can have in Chicago in a single day. We challenge you to create your own “day off” as
you earn Explore Chicago’s On Location Foursquare Badge.


Eligible Locations:

1. The Skydeck at Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Dr.
   Where Ferris, Cameron and Sloane pressed their foreheads against the glass to get
   a good look down. Feeling brave? Venture out onto The Ledge, where you can look
   103 stories down through a glass box that extends out 4.3 feet from the edge of the
   building.

2. The Art Institute of Chicago - 111 S. Michigan Ave.
   Where Cameron becomes captivated by the little girl at the center of Georges Seur-
   at’s A Sunday on La Grande Jatte—1884 (1884–86).

3. Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison St.
   Where Ferris catches a foul ball at a Cubs game and Cameron heckles the opposing
   team. Sa-wing, batta!

4. Chicago Board of Trade, 141 W. Jackson Blvd.
   Practice your trader hand signals at the CME Group’s Visitor Center.

5. Calder’s Flamingo sculpture - 50 W. Adams St. at S. Dearborn St.
   Cameron and Sloan are seen standing in front of Alexander Calder’s Flamingo sculp-
   ture. Other famous outdoor sculptures visible in this scene are Picasso’s Untitled
   sculpture in Daley Plaza (Washington & Dearborn) and Chagall’s Four Seasons mosaic
   (10 S. Dearborn St., Chase Tower).
         The Blues Brothers Movie Experience
          The On Location Foursquare Badge

                         HOW TO UNLOCK THIS BADGE:
                         1) Download Foursquare to your smart phone or mobile Internet device

                         2) Follow Explore Chicago on Foursquare (required to earn this badge)

                         3) “Check-in” at five of the eligible locations listed below


The Blues Brothers (1980), directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan
Aykroyd as “Joliet” Jake and Elwood Blues, introduced new audiences to some of the
greatest blues musicians and soul singers of all time while paying tribute to Chicago as
the birthplace of gospel music and the electrified blues.


Eligible Locations:
1. Location of the Fictional Saint Helen               6. South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S.
   of the Blessed Shroud, W. 18th St. at                  South Shore Dr.
   S. Normal Ave.                                        Exterior shots of the fictional “Palace Hotel Ball-
  Blues Brothers filmmakers built a fake façade          room”, where the Blues Brothers played a gig to
  for the orphanage “Saint Helen of the Blessed          raise money for the orphanage with the help of
  Shroud” in an alley just north of 18th and Nor-        Cab Calloway, were filmed at what is now the
  mal Avenue.                                            South Shore Cultural Center.

2. Pilgrim Baptist Church of South Chi-                7. Lower Wacker Dr. at Michigan Ave.
   cago, 9114 S. Burley Ave. at E. 91st St.              Lower Wacker Drive has been featured in many
  The Pilgrim Baptist Church of South Chicago is         cinematic scenes, including a climatic car chase
  the real life model for the “Triple Rock Baptist       in The Blues Brothers movie.
  Church” in the Blues Brothers movie.
                                                       8. Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St.
3. Location of Historic Maxwell Street                   As Jake Blues famously says of Daley Plaza,
   Market, Maxwell St. & Halsted St.                     “That’s where they got that Picasso.” In the
                                                         movie, Jake & Elwood Blues (John Belushi & Dan
  Two scenes in the Blues Brothers movie were
                                                         Ackroyd) crash their Bluesmobile through the
  filmed at, or inspired by, the historic Maxwell
                                                         plate glass windows of the Richard J. Daley Cen-
  Street Market.
                                                         ter.

4. Location of the Fictional Ray’s Music               9. Cook County Assessor’s Office, 118 N.
   Store, 300 E. 47th St.                                 Clark St.
  A mural on the NE corner of 47th & S. Prairie
                                                         The Blues Brothers’ ultimate destination is the
  Ave. was created for scenes shot outside “Ray’s
                                                         Cook County Assessor’s Office in the City Hall-
  Music Exchange”, in which hundreds of extras
                                                         County Building, just west of the Daley Center.
  danced to Ray Charles’ rendition of “Shake a Tail
  Feather”.

5. Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison St.
  In the Blues Brothers Movie, Elwood Blues lists
  1060 W. Addison St. (Wrigley Field) as the home
  address on his Illinois driver’s license, tricking
  the cops and other adversaries.
          The High Fidelity Movie Experience
          The On Location Foursquare Badge

                     HOW TO UNLOCK THIS BADGE:
                     1) Download Foursquare to your smart phone or mobile Internet device

                     2) Follow Explore Chicago on Foursquare (required to earn this badge)

                     3) “Check-in” at five of the eligible locations listed below


In High Fidelity (2000) Rob Gordon (John Cusack), a self-proclaimed audiophile, decides
to look up some of his old flames in an attempt to figure out what keeps going wrong in
his relationships. While the original novel by Nick Hornby was set in London, the film was
set in Chicago (Cusack’s hometown).


Eligible Locations:

1. Fictional Location of Championship Vinyl, Milwaukee & Honore
   This northwest corner storefront was dressed as Championship Vinyl, Rob Gordon’s
   Wicker Park record store in the movie. After you’ve paid homage, head up the street
   to Reckless Records (1532 N Milwaukee) to browse new and used vinyls, CDs and
   more.

2. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave.
   Rob meets up with his ex-girlfriend Penny, now a film critic, at the Music Box, a clas-
   sic movie theater in Chicago’s Southport Corridor - home to numerous boutiques,
   restaurants and bars.

3. Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, 4802 N. Broadway Ave.
   Rob (John Cusack) reminisces about his ex-girlfriend Laura over drinks at the Green
   Mill Cocktail Lounge, a Chicago landmark that presents jazz nightly, from traditional
   to experimental, amid a “speakeasyesque” décor.

4. Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse, 318 N. State St.
   Rob’s ex-girlfriend Laura (Iben Hjejle) meets up with Rob’s sister Liz (John Cusack’s
   real-life sister Joan) to have a serious chat, in scenes that were filmed in the Smith &
   Wollensky Steakhouse on the Chicago River.

5. The Rainbo Club, 1150 N. Damen Ave. at Haddon Ave.
   Rob (John Cusack) has an interesting proposal for his ex-girlfriend Laura (Iben Hje-
   jle) in scenes shot at the Rainbo Club.

6. Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave.
   Championship Vinyl employee Barry (Jack Black) finally gets his big break, playing a
   musical gig in scenes that were shot at the Double Door in Wicker Park.
           The Dark Knight Movie Experience
           The On Location Foursquare Badge

                        HOW TO UNLOCK THIS BADGE:
                        1) Download Foursquare to your smart phone or mobile Internet device

                        2) Follow Explore Chicago on Foursquare (required to earn this badge)

                        3) “Check-in” at five of the eligible locations listed below


Chicago and its stunning architecture once again stood in for Gotham City in director Christo-
pher Nolan’s The Dark Knight (2008), a sequel to Batman Begins (2005), also filmed in Chicago.
Retrace the steps that Batman (Christian Bale) took, along with District Attorney Harvey Dent
(Aaron Eckhart), Assistant D.A. Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and Lieutenant Gordon (Gary
Oldman), as they faced off against a rising criminal: The Joker (Heath Ledger).


Eligible Locations:
1. 330 N. Wabash (formerly the IBM                    6. Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.
   Building), 330 N. Wabash Ave.                        In a tense scene shot at Navy Pier, the Joker pits
  Scenes depicting the boardroom of Wayne En-           two ferries full of people - one loaded with citi-
  terprises were shot in 330 N. Wabash, formerly        zens and another with prisoners - against each
  the IBM Building.                                     other.


2. The Berghoff, 17 W. Adams St.                      7. Old Chicago Post Office, 404 W. Har-
  Lieutenant Gordon arrests the gangster Sal
                                                         rison St.
  Maroni as he enjoys dinner in scenes shot at The      ”The Dark Knight” opening scenes, which de-
  Berghoff restaurant.                                  pict the Joker and his clown henchmen robbing
                                                        Gotham National Bank, were shot in the Old
3. Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St.                    Chicago Post Office.
  Harvey Dent and his girlfriend, Rachel Dawes,
  show up for a ballet performance (in scenes shot
                                                      8. The Skydeck at Willis Tower, 233 S.
  in the Chicago Theatre) only to find it cancelled      Wacker Dr.
  after playboy Bruce Wayne takes off on a cruise       Despite having a fear of heights, Christian Bale
  with all of the women in the corps de ballet.         donned his batsuit and looked 110 stories down
                                                        from a Willis Tower ledge for a scene in “The
4. Lower Wacker Dr. at Lower Michi-                     Dark Knight”.
   gan Ave
  Lower Wacker Drive has been featured in many
                                                      9. Sound-Bar, 226 W. Ontario St.
  films, including climatic chase scenes in “The        In “The Dark Knight”, Batman chases the gang-
  Dark Knight”.                                         ster Maroni through a huge dance club in scenes
                                                        shot in Sound-Bar.
5. McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore
   Dr.                                                10. Trump International Hotel and
  Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) outfits Bruce
                                                          Tower, 401 N. Wabash Ave.
  Wayne with all the bat accessories he needs            Some of the climatic face-off scenes between
  from his stores in Wayne Enterprises’ Applied          Batman and the Joker in “The Dark Knight”
  Science Division warehouse. These scenes were          were shot outside the Trump International
  shot at McCormick Place.                               Hotel and Tower, which was under construction
                                                         during the filming.
               The Chick Flicks Movie Experience
              The On Location Foursquare Badge:

                                   HOW TO UNLOCK THIS BADGE:
                                   1) Download Foursquare to your smart phone or mobile Internet device

                                   2) Follow Explore Chicago on Foursquare (required to earn this badge)

                                   3) “Check-in” at five of the eligible locations listed below


From tear-jerkers like The Lake House (2006) and While You Were Sleeping (1995), to classic comedies
like My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997), Chicago has set the scene for so many memorable movies.


Eligible Locations:
1. The Auditorium Theatre,          5. The Hotel Florence (in            outs scene in “A League of       13. Lake Point Tower, 505
   33 E. Congress Pkwy. (The           Historic Pullman), 11111          Their Own” (1992).                   N. Lake Shore Dr. (While
   Company)                            S. Forrestville Ave. (A                                                You Were Sleeping)
  The Joffrey Ballet of Chi-           League of Their Own)            9. Fireside Bowl, 2646 W.              In the film “While You
  cago is the subject of              In “A League of Their Own”          Fullerton Ave. (The Break-          Were Sleeping” (1995),
  Robert Altman’s behind the          (1992), the Rockford Peach-         Up)                                 Lucy (Sandra Bullock) gets
  scenes take on dance, “The          es (an all women’s baseball        In “The Break-Up” (2006),            to know Jack (Bill Pullman)
  Company” (2003). A per-             team of the 1940’s) stayed         Gary (Vince Vaughan) and             in scenes shot outside of
  formance of “Blue Snake”            at an elegant boarding             Brooke (Jennifer Aniston)            Lake Point Tower.
  was shot at the Auditorium          house. These scenes were           get into a disagreement
  Theatre.                            shot in Pullman’s historic         over Couples Bowling in          14. Miller’s Pub, (The Lake
                                      Hotel Florence.                    scenes shot at the Fireside          House), 134 S. Wabash
2. Charlie Trotter’s, 816 W.                                             Bowl.                                Ave.
   Armitage Ave. (My Best           6. Madison / Wabash CTA
                                                                                                              In the film “The Lake
   Friend’s Wedding)                   Station (While You Were         10. Riviera Theatre, 4746 N.           House” (2006), Kate
  Scenes from the romantic             Sleeping)                           Racine Ave. (The Break-            (Sandra Bullock) pours
  comedy “My Best Friend’s            In the movie “While You              Up)                                her heart out over a teary
  Wedding” (1997) starring            Were Sleeping” (1995),               In the movie “The Break            round of drinks in scenes
  Julia Roberts were shot at          Lucy Moderatz (Sandra                Up” (2006), Brooke (Jen-           filmed at Miller’s Pub.
  this award-winning Chicago          Bullock) is a lonely fare col-       nifer Aniston) invites Gary
  restaurant. Chef Charlie            lector who develops a crush          (Vince Vaughan) to an Old      15. Millennium Park (The
  Trotter himself makes a             on a cute commuter. Scenes           97’s concert at the Riviera        Lake House), 201 E. Ran-
  cameo appearance in the             from the movie were shot             Theatre.                           dolph St.
  film.                               at the Madison / Wabash ‘L’
                                                                                                              In “The Lake House”
                                      Station.                         11. U.S. Cellular Field (My            (2006), Kate (Sandra Bull-
3. Chicago Theatre, 175 N.                                                 Best Friend’s Wedding),            ock) watches skaters on
   State St. (Save the Last         7. The University of Chicago           333 W. 35th St.                    the McCormick Tribune Ice
   Dance)                              (When Harry Met Sally)
                                                                           In “My Best Friend’s Wed-          Rink from the windows of
  In “Save the Last Dance”            Harry (Billy Crystal) and            ding” (1997), Julianne (Ju-        the Park Grill restaurant,
  (2001), Julia Stiles audi-          Sally (Meg Ryan) share               lia Robert) gets to go to a        while she waits for Alex
  tions for a spot in the ballet      a ride and the start of a            White Sox Game when her            (Keanu Reeves).
  company of her dreams, in           beautiful relationship on the        best friend’s fiancée Kim-
  scenes shot in the Chicago          campus of the University of          berly (Cameron Diaz) gets
  Theatre.                            Chicago in “When Harry Met           tickets from her father, the
                                      Sally” (1989).                       team’s owner.
4. Daley Plaza, 50 W. Wash-
   ington St. (The Lake House)      8. Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Ad-      12. Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001
  In “The Lake House”                  dison St. (The Break-Up, A          N. Clark St. (The Time
  (2006), a climatic scene             League of Their Own)                Traveler’s Wife)
  with Kate (Sandra Bullock)          In “The Break-Up” (2006),            Scenes from the movie
  and Alex (Keanu Reeves)             Jennifer Aniston & Vince             “The Time Traveler’s Wife”
  was shot in Daley Plaza,            Vaughn’s characters meet             (2009) were shot in the
  under Picasso’s untitled            for the first time at a Cubs         Lion House at the Lincoln
  sculpture.                          game. Wrigley Field was              Park Zoo.
                                      also used for the first try-

				
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