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Discover Chicago's best things to do, events, restaurants, theater and nightlife

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Where to go on Record Store Day

The nationwide event isn't just about vinyl. There are bands, deejays, special beers, doughnuts...here's what to check out.

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New patios opening this season

Check out these new spots to eat and drink outside. You've earned this, Chicago. 

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Restaurants

The best eggs Benedict in Chicago

Now you know what to order at brunch this weekend

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Shopping and style

The best style hacks for Chicagoans

How to score great deals, find secret stores and more tips to have you shopping like a boss

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Chicago emoji we wish existed

If these 12 Chicago emoji were an option, we'd be texting the hell out of them

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Things to do in Chicago

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Chicago events calendar

See our full events calendar for 2015

Upcoming Chicago events and festivals

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C2E2

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Sport and fitness

NFL Draft

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Cinco de Mayo

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American Beer Classic

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Spring in Chicago

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The top spring events in Chicago

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The 27 ways you know it's spring in Chicago

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Theater

Top theater shows to see this spring

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The best spring wildflower hikes

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The best of Chicago

Restaurants

Best Chicago restaurants

Chicago is a town that cares as much about Grant Achatz's newest concept at Next as where to find the best burger

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Bars

Best Chicago bars

Whether you're looking for the best craft beer, top-notch wine or exquisite cocktails, you'll find it at Chicago bars

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Clubs

Best Chicago dance clubs

These 10 nightclubs are our favorite spots for a sweaty night of dancing

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Shopping and style

Best Chicago vintage stores

Where to find 1960s fashion or Mad Men–worthy pieces

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Restaurants

Best Chicago coffee shops

From spots with simple drip to those with overwrought Chemex setups, these are the best coffeehouses

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Life in Chicago

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26 ways to piss off a Chicagoan

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33 things that will happen when you move to Chicago

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How Chicago sees the Midwest

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The 26 guiltiest pleasures of living in Chicago

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Chicago neighborhood guides

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Wrigleyville

It may be Chicago's never-ending Mardi Gras, but there's plenty of culture to be found, too

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Lincoln Park

The best things things to do in one of the toniest neighborhoods in Chicago

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Wicker Park and Bucktown

It's more than a mecca for shopping and tacos. Discover dancing, dishes and more

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Evanston

Evanston is no longer a sleepy suburb—it's one of the hottest neighborhoods for food, booze and shopping in the Chicago area

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Logan Square

Boasting gorgeous boulevards and the hottest restaurants and bars, Logan Square is one of the city's trendiest neighborhoods

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