Valentine's Day ideas
Make the ultimate romantic gesture with our guide to gifts, dates and more
January events calendar
Take a break from making resolutions and check out our list of the new year's bext events
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Riders showed off their underwear on the CTA
January festival calendar
It's a new year which means that it's time to hit the gym, finish writing your novel and then go to some festivals
This week's top events
Kick off the first month of 2015 at a music festival, an ice rink or sketch comedy show
The shortest month of the year is packed with some great events to check out
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and get ready for the (eventual) end of the winter
St. Patrick's Day parades and events
Begin March with a dose of Emerald Isle pride at these Irish events
Upcoming Chicago festivals
Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival
The inaugural Chicago Puppet Festival welcomes puppeteers from across the globe to the city for 12 days of symposiums, workshops and shows. Each event is individually ticketed, taking place at venues like the Museum of Contemporary Art, Links Hall and the Field Museum. A detailed schedule of shows and events can be found on the festival's website.
Chicago Restaurant Week
Get a deal at your favorite restaurants or try a new spot during Chicago Restaurant Week, when restaurants are offering $22 prix fixe lunches and $33 or $44 prix fixe dinners.
International Kennel Club Dog Shows
A dog show is not only a platform for owners to prance around an arena with their perfectly groomed dogs, who eat better than most humans. The International Kennel Club Dog Show prides itself on educating the public about specific dog breeds and the best ways to care for them. If you're thinking about getting a dog, it's the perfect chance to do a little window shopping.
Cider Summit Chicago
Cider lovers converge at Navy Pier for the annual Cider Summit, which brings together cider producers from around the world for a big tasting event. Sessions are held 11am-3pm and 4-8pm.
Chicago Auto Show
Motorheads, here's your chance to check out what's new in the world of cars. At this annual showcase, close to 1,000 different vehicles will be on display, along with accessories, auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles and collector cars.
Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show
Stave off the winter blues inside the Chicago Botanic Garden's Regenstein Center, where the greenhouses and gallery will be packed with more than 10,000 in-bloom orchids, featuring an array of hybrids. On Saturday and Sundays, the Orchid Marketplace allows you an opportunity to purchase the plants.
Concerts in Chicago
The top Chicago music festivals
Chicago's largest summer music festival takes over Grant Park with big acts and even bigger porta-potty lines
Pitchfork Music Festival
Union Park turns into a hipster paradise at this indie-leaning summer festival
A sea of bros in neon tank tops flock to this massive EDM festival in Soldier Field
The punks invade Humboldt Park at this sprawling rock festival on the city's Northwest Side
Do your Labor Day plans include jam bands, hip-hop acts, DJs and glow sticks? You're probably a Coastie