After-hours events at Chicago museums

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Every now and then, certain Chicago museums will stay open late for adults-only events that make for rare and enjoyable experiences. This week two such outings are at your fingertips.

After Dark in the Modern Wing is a late night event returning to the Art Institute of Chicago this Friday, Jan. 23 from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. The masquerade-themed evening features the work of revolutionary artist James Ensor. Explore the exhibit, then watch live theatrical and musical performances. Arrive wearing a mask, or make one when you get there! Entry costs $30 for adults, $20 for members and students, $15 for Evening Associates. There will be complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Similar events happen periodically at the Adler Planetarium – the next one there will be Thursday, Feb. 19.

Nature on Tap is an adults-only evening at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. It’s happening Tuesday, Jan. 27 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The entrance fee is $10 for non-members (free for members) and includes access to all exhibits, as well as participation in a science-themed trivia game. There’s also live music and a cash bar. If you can’t make it this time, Nature on Tap comes back on the final Tuesday of every month.

Follow @UrbanAgendaWGN on Twitter for more fun stuff going on around the city. Send us your ideas and photos – they might be featured in a future post. Now get out and enjoy Chicago!

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