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Things to do in Chicago today

The day's best things to do in Chicago—including free and cheap activities, concerts, screenings, shows, parties and more. It's your social emergency savior.

Photograph: Matthew Bowie
One of the iconic views of the Chicago skyline from Willis Tower.

Looking for something to do this evening? Have a friend coming into town who wants to see the sights? You're in luck, because Chicago is a city filled with attractions and things to do (including some that cost absolutely nothing). Seize the moment with our list of today's best concerts, shows, activities and more.

Everybody Wants Some!!

A hilarious, deeply relaxed comedy about male bonding, Richard Linklater’s baseball-minded latest ranks right up there with his masterpieces

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Eye in the Sky

Helen Mirren and an ensemble cast bring chops to a military nail-biter that could have used a clearer vision

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10 Cloverfield Lane

It might be the end of the world outside, as three expert actors chase their suspicions in a movie that's agonizingly close to being great

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Triple 9

A gang of dirty cops plan a heist in this superb, star-packed thriller

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Eddie the Eagle

This mostly fictional comedy biopic takes liberties with the legend of British Olympic oddball Eddie Edwards

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The Witch

Writer-director Robert Eggers's first feature is one of the most unnerving horror films in years

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Race

A heroic real-life sports landmark runs out of creative steam long before the finish line

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Risen

A biblical detective story has sincerity and honest spiritual grappling on its side

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3 comments
Stephanie L
Stephanie L

I'm visiting from San Diego with my husband and found something we will both like to do! Thank you for the informative calendar!

Leo M
Leo M

To Hank, Now we know what the A stands for Hank.

Hank A
Hank A

Really....you can only tell me one thing to do today, May 16th in Chicago, DOH!!!  


Good luck in your future endeavors.