Thanks everyone for your recommendations. The trip really crept up on me so sorry for the inconsistency in posts this week (also I know I owe everyone a final "colby keller art contest" wrap up-it's coming next week, I promise!).
If you're in Chicago, join me tonight at the first ever Colby Keller "Tweet Up" at Bucks at 3439 N. Halsted from 6pm-8pm. I'll have some DominicFord.com porn to give away to the first five people who come say hi to me. This will be very laid-back and informal and remember I'm pretty shy, so please don't expect charisma or a "celebrity personality"...you just get shy Colby. FYI: I like Jack and Coke...
Also, I owe a huge apology to Alfredo. I'm a total space cadet and this trip came up so quickly...and then I called you by the wrong name. I have a funny photo I took that I'll post next week that will hopefully suffice as an apology...thanks for saying hi!
I had a great first day in Chi-town and thanks for everyone's recommendations. I spent the morning walking through Millenium Park and the Bean is so fucking cool....I was mesmerized for quite some time. Then, I popped into the Art Institute for a while and went over the MCA for their Tuesday evening afterhours program. I love that collection!!! I also went to a public program, but had to sneak out early to catch the rest of the museum before dinner. For dinner, I went to this well-known chef's "take out" restaurant Xoco (awesome). Pics and more details to come.... See you Chicagoans tonight!