Top 10 things to do this week
Our picks for family-friendly events and activities.
"Animal Inside Out: A Body Worlds Production."
Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S Lake Shore Dr (773-684-1414, msichicago.org). 9:30am–4pm; General admission, plus $12, kids 3–11 $8, seniors $12.
Dr. Gunther von Hagens of "Body Worlds" fame is at it again, this time with plasticized animal bodies instead of human ones. The scientist's patented process, which removes the fluids from the body and replaces them with plastics that harden, lets viewers get an inside look at the specimens. This exhibition showcases the biology and physiology of a diverse assortment of creatures—100 in all, from giraffes to octopuses. Separate timed tickets are required for this exhibition.
Othello: The Remix
Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 800 E Grand Ave (312-595-5600, chicagoshakes.com). 7:30pm; $20–$35.
The popular Q Brothers are back with another rendition on a classic. Through the lens of modern music and rhyme, they bring their urban take on Shakespeare's classic Othello to Chicago Shakes. Though the duo's raps and grooves make Shakespeare an easy sell, the mature themes of the story are likely meant for the high-school crowd, though we'll leave that up to parents. Tickets tend to go fast, so buy in advance.