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New Year's Eve parties

Find something you can brag about during brunch the next morning with our list of the best NYE bashes

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New Year's Eve dinners

Celebrate NYE with these special dinners at Chicago restaurants

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Film

The 20 best movie scenes of 2014

From boozy apes to dudes in capes, these were our favorite movie moments in 2014

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Theater

The best Chicago theater of 2014

These are the best new productions Chicago's thriving theater scene offered up in 2014

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Barcelona's 20 top events of 2015

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December events calendar

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New Year's Eve in Chicago

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Comedy

The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival

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January events calendar

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February events calendar

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March events calendar

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Things to do on Christmas if you're not celebrating Christmas

Posted by Clayton Guse on Dec 24, 2014 at 8:32am Chicago, along with the rest of the country, shuts down on Christmas Day. Shops, museums and offices all clear out as folks take their annual Yuletide sabbatical. The chunk of the population that does not celebrate the birth of Jesus are given the opportunity to explore a quiet and empty city. From skating at the Maggie Daley Ice Ribbon to gorging on some of the city's best Chinese food, here are 10 things to do on Christmas if you're not partaking in the holiday. 

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Where to see The Interview if you live in Chicago

Posted by Jessica Johnson on Dec 23, 2014 at 3:20pm After pulling The Interview's Christmas release last week amidst threats of violence against theaters that played Seth Rogen comedy, Sony Pictures has gone back on their decision, saying they will allow cinemas to screen the film after all. So far, none of Chicago's movie houses have announced screenings, but if you're looking for a chuckle this Christmas, the Hollywood Boulevard Cinemas in Woodridge has confirmed that it will screen the film starting on Christmas Day.

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The best things to do with holiday visitors

Posted by Zach Long on Dec 23, 2014 at 1:35pm It's the holiday season and everyone you know is coming to town to visit and celebrate. That's why we've assembled a comprehensive list of the best things to do with holiday visitors between now and January 4. Your guests will have so much fun, they'll want to visit you every December. 

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Is the $120 Moody Tongue black truffle beer worth it?

Posted by Amy Cavanaugh on Dec 23, 2014 at 10:57am Last week, beer writer Karl Klockars and I cracked open a bottle of Moody Tongue's Shaved Black Truffle Pilsner. This wasn’t the typical High Life we usually drink when we meet up. No, getting this beer required signing up for a lottery, winning in the lottery, then going to Binny’s and forking over $120. So how is it and where can you drink it?

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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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Nightlife

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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Best Chicago coffee shops

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

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Winter in Chicago

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The 19 best winter events

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Snowboarding and skiing near Chicago

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Restaurants and bars with fireplaces

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Indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks

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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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The Loop

Explore the heart of downtown Chicago with our guide to the best restaurants, hotels, things to do and theater in the Loop

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Chinatown

From traditional tea boutiques and dim sum parlors to video stores and candy shops, here's where to go in Chinatown

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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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Uptown

Find the best restaurants, bars, clubs, shops and things to do in Uptown and Little Vietnam

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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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