The best summer events in Chicago
The only remedy to another horrible Chicago winter is making this the best summer ever. Don't spend a minute inside if you can help it.
Vote in the 2015 Time Out Chicago Theater Awards
We're launching the Time Out Theater Awards—and letting you pick the winners
Time Out + Lollapalooza Hangover Brunch
Recover Saturday morning with a hangover brunch
Where to find Happy Hour specials in Chicago
Three cheers for Happy Hour's return to Chicago!
Be spontaneous in Chicago
After surviving brutal winters, no one knows how to live it up in summer quite like Chicagoans
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Chief Keef is apparently running for mayor
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Farm Aid will celebrate its 30th anniversary in Chicago
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The best burger in Chicago is...
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The three best things to do today in Chicago
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Do-Rite Donuts announces new celebrity collaboration
Do-Rite Donuts has announced an exciting new collaboration between its chef Jeff Mahin, co-creator of Stella Barra and Summer House Francis Brennan and a...
Interview: Tangerine writer/director Sean Baker
Tangerine is a refreshingly new kind of screwball comedy about the misadventures of a couple of transgender prostitutes working in Hollywood on Christmas Eve...
Upcoming Chicago events and festivals
The Chicago Air and Water Show
Summer in Chicago
The best rooftop bars in Chicago
Chicago beaches | Best beach amenities
Chicago farmers market guide
The best of Chicago
17 new frozen cocktails to try this summer
Bars in Chicago are embracing frozen drinks more than ever before
Best new restaurants and bars in 2015, so far
It's already been a delicious year at new Chicago restaurants and bars
Best new plays of 2015
We've reviewed nearly 100 plays and musicals around Chicago in the first half of 2015
Best outdoor bars in Chicago
Our guide to the best outdoor bars, from hidden gardens to sidewalk seats, will give you lots of ideas for places to go this summer
Best Chicago museums
Whether you're a local or an out-of-towner, if you have a day off in Chicago, spending it at a museum is a no-brainer
Life in Chicago
Chicago named one of the best cities for architecture
The 6 people you'll meet on the 606
Chicago neighborhood guides
Head to the beautiful West Side neighborhood and enjoy all of the culture and fun it has to offer.
Boystown is home to one of the most vibrant LGBT communities in the world. The neighborhood offers much more than gay bars, though.
Hyde Park is home to one of the most prestigious colleges in the country, as well as a great cultural scene
The South Loop
Fantastic food, shopping, and music of all kinds can be found in the South Loop
It may be Chicago's never-ending Mardi Gras, but there's plenty of culture to be found, too