Best bars to cheer on the Chicago Blackhawks
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Chicago theater shows to see this summer
Our guide to 24 promising plays, musicals and theater festivals to keep your eye on this summer
The best lobster rolls in Chicago
Chicago's best lobster rolls are also the simplest
Chicago farmers market guide
Find out if your local farmers market is starting this week
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The Chicago Food + Wine Festival announces demos and seminars
The Chicago Food + Wine Festival announced its line-up of cooking demos and wine and cocktail seminars for the August 28-30 event in Lincoln Park. There are...
Another round of Grateful Dead tickets to go on sale Friday
Tickets to the Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary "Fare The Well" shows in Chicago have been harder to obtain than a table for brunch at noon. This week,...
Free admission to the Art Institute, other museums this weekend
If you haven't been to the city's best museums in a while, this weekend is your perfect chance to go without spending a dime. Bank of America's "Museums On...
7 cocktails for $7 or less at Chicago bars & restaurants
We're patiently waiting for happy hour to become legal in Chicago, but in the meantime, even though most cocktails seem to run $10 to $14 these days, you can...
Interview: Dixie Lynn Cartwright, the drag queen who always wins
Dixie Lynn Cartwright is all about supporting the arts. In her monthly show, Dixie Wins A Talent Show, she encourages contestants to compete for second and...
Get a free doughnut at Stan's on Friday
National Doughnut Day is on Friday, and to celebrate, Stan's Donuts & Coffee is giving away a free glazed doughnut. The deal is good at both the Wicker...
Upcoming Chicago events and festivals
Pitchfork Music Festival
Summer in Chicago
The 50 best summer activities for kids
The best rooftop bars in Chicago
Millennium Park Summer Film schedule
The best of Chicago
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
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
Best Chicago dance clubs
These 10 nightclubs are our favorite spots for a sweaty night of dancing
Best Chicago vintage stores
Where to find 1960s fashion or Mad Men–worthy pieces
Best Chicago coffee shops
From spots with simple drip to those with overwrought Chemex setups, these are the best coffeehouses
Life in Chicago
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33 things that will happen when you move to Chicago
How Chicago sees the Midwest
The 26 guiltiest pleasures of living in Chicago
Chicago neighborhood guides
The South Loop
There's fantastic food to be had, from fine dining to hot dogs. Shop for books in historic Printers Row. When the sun sets, slip into one of the many jazz and blues hotspots.
It may be Chicago's never-ending Mardi Gras, but there's plenty of culture to be found, too
The best things things to do in one of the toniest neighborhoods in Chicago
Wicker Park and Bucktown
It's more than a mecca for shopping and tacos. Discover dancing, dishes and more
Evanston is no longer a sleepy suburb—it's one of the hottest neighborhoods for food, booze and shopping in the Chicago area