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Thanksgiving Parade

Festival of Barrel Aged Beers
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Festival of Barrel Aged Beers

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We set up two Chicagoans on a blind date in River North—here’s what happened

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We set up two Chicagoans on a blind date in River North—here’s what happened
SUE the T. rex will go back on display at the Field Museum in December

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SUE the T. rex will go back on display at the Field Museum in December
Spring Awakening Music Festival will move to Douglas Park in 2019

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Spring Awakening Music Festival will move to Douglas Park in 2019
Rick Bayless is opening a mezcal speakeasy in the basement of Frontera

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Rick Bayless is opening a mezcal speakeasy in the basement of Frontera
Take a look at this year’s heart-shaped Christkindlmarket mugs

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Take a look at this year’s heart-shaped Christkindlmarket mugs
Barack Obama will appear at a Get Out the Vote Rally in Chicago on Sunday

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Barack Obama will appear at a Get Out the Vote Rally in Chicago on Sunday
Tomorrow Never Knows music festival reveals its initial 2019 lineup

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Tomorrow Never Knows music festival reveals its initial 2019 lineup
A sprawling, beach-themed ball pit is coming to Navy Pier in January

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A sprawling, beach-themed ball pit is coming to Navy Pier in January
Go inside Hubbard Inn’s awesomely accurate Harry Potter pop-up bar

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Go inside Hubbard Inn’s awesomely accurate Harry Potter pop-up bar
Halloween arrived early at the Arts in the Dark parade on State Street

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Halloween arrived early at the Arts in the Dark parade on State Street
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The 47 best things to do in Chicago
Things to do The 47 best things to do in Chicago

The 25 must-see Chicago attractions
Things to do The 25 must-see Chicago attractions

The coolest public art in Chicago
Things to do The coolest public art in Chicago

The best restaurants in Chicago you have to try
Restaurants The best restaurants in Chicago you have to try

The best Chicago staycation ideas
Travel The best Chicago staycation ideas

Best things to do in Chicago that locals and tourists will love
Things to do Best things to do in Chicago that locals and tourists will love

Chicago’s top brunch restaurants
Restaurants Chicago’s top brunch restaurants

The best pizza in Chicago
Restaurants The best pizza in Chicago

The 15 best Chicago music venues
Music The 15 best Chicago music venues

The nightclubs for dancing in Chicago
Clubs The nightclubs for dancing in Chicago

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Hamilton
Theater Hamilton

Don't miss your chance to see the smash hit Broadway musical in Chicago

Tenacious D + Wynchester
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Tenacious D + Wynchester

Jack Black and Kyle Gass reunite two of shows in support of the group's new album

A Christmas Carol
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A Christmas Carol

The Goodman Theatre’s production of the Charles Dickens classic keeps its seasonal charm intact in its latest iteration

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

See the much-loved story relived in musical form in this super-limited engagement

Hello, Dolly!
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Hello, Dolly!

Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars as mischievous matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi. This national tour plays the Oriental Theatre for four weeks only, so put on your sunday clothes and get going.

Sin and Suds Beer Tour in the Loop and South Loop
Sin and Suds Beer Tour in the Loop and South Loop

Hit up several pubs and speakeasies in the Loop and South Loop on this boozy tour 

The Book of Mormon
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The Book of Mormon

The irreverent musical by South Park honchos Trey Parker and Matt Stone still knows just how to ring our bells

Conan O'Brien + Ron Funches + James Veitch
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Conan O'Brien + Ron Funches + James Veitch

The well-coiffed comic is hitting the road on his first comedy tour since 2012

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Chicago neighborhood guides

Logan Square
Things to do Logan Square

Gorgeous boulevards give way to a flury of restaurants, bars and nightlife

Hyde Park
Things to do Hyde Park

Hyde Park is home to one of the most prestigious colleges in the country, as well as a great cultural scene

Humboldt Park
Things to do Humboldt Park

Humboldt Park is a West Side neighborhood with no shortage of attractions

Pilsen
Things to do Pilsen

Pilsen is one of the most recognizable neighborhoods in the city, with vibrant art, food, shopping and more

Boystown
Things to do Boystown

Boystown is home to one of the most vibrant LGBTQ communities in the world

Edgewater
Things to do Edgewater

Located on the shores of Lake Michiagn, this North Side neighborhood is brimming with things to do

Irving Park
Things to do Irving Park

Once a railroad depot, Irving Park is still easy to reach by train (if you're taking the Blue Line) and boasts an array of dive bars and coffee shops that are worth searching out

Roscoe Village
Things to do Roscoe Village

Antique shops and neighborhood pubs make this part of North Center extra special

Avondale
Things to do Avondale

Just north of Logan Square, you'll find beautiful old buildings and delicious Polish cuisine

Midway area
Things to do Midway area

The neighborhoods surrounding the Chicago airport of the same name are more than just flyover territory

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A sprawling, beach-themed ball pit is coming to Navy Pier in January
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Pumpkin patches near Chicago
Kids Pumpkin patches near Chicago

The best pizza in Chicago
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The 24 best restaurants in the West Loop
Restaurants The 24 best restaurants in the West Loop

Get an Italian beef from Al’s Beef for just 80 cents this week
News Get an Italian beef from Al’s Beef for just 80 cents this week

Chance the Rapper won’t run for mayor, but he did endorse candidate Amara Enyia
News Chance the Rapper won’t run for mayor, but he did endorse candidate Amara Enyia

These Chicago beers pair perfectly with Halloween candy
Bars These Chicago beers pair perfectly with Halloween candy

The best haunted houses in Chicago
Things to do The best haunted houses in Chicago

Plenty of people look forward to the colorful foliage that comes with fall in Chicago, but a select few anticipate getting scared by costumed monsters. Haunted houses begin opening their creaky, cobweb-covered doors once the Halloween season arrives, welcoming anyone in the mood for a scream. Most haunted houses are located outside of Chicago's city limits, but the production values are usually worth the drive. If you want to spend an evening among zombies and creatures of the night, hurry up and book your ticket to some of the best haunted houses in Chicago. RECOMMENDED: Our complete guide to Halloween in Chicago

The 17 best day trips from Chicago
Travel The 17 best day trips from Chicago

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The 10 best things to do in Wisconsin Dells
Things to do The 10 best things to do in Wisconsin Dells

If you fully embrace the city’s cheesy side, the water park capital of the world won’t disappoint.  

The 20 best things to do in Detroit
Things to do The 20 best things to do in Detroit

The list of the best things to do in Detroit is exhaustive, in all the best ways. 

The 15 best things to do in Milwaukee
Things to do The 15 best things to do in Milwaukee

Milwaukee today boasts big city amenities without the headaches of a metropolis.

The 10 best things to do in Ann Arbor
Things to do The 10 best things to do in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor is a humble yet sophisticated slice of Southeast Michigan.

The 24 best things to do in Indianapolis
Things to do The 24 best things to do in Indianapolis

Over the last decade the city has quietly become one of the hippest spots in the Midwest. 

The 12 best things to do in Cincinnati
Things to do The 12 best things to do in Cincinnati

We’ve gathered some of the best ways to get a taste of the eclectic Queen City.

The 11 best things to do in Grand Rapids
Things to do The 11 best things to do in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is a wonderfully progressive, expressive, impressive slice of Michigan.

24 awesome things to do in Cleveland
Things to do 24 awesome things to do in Cleveland

The word is out by now: Cleveland ("the Comeback City") is actually pretty cool. 

The 20 best things to do in Minneapolis
Things to do The 20 best things to do in Minneapolis

Visiting Minneapolis properly calls for an action-packed schedule—we can help.

The 11 best things to do in Illinois
Things to do The 11 best things to do in Illinois

Explore small towns, historical monuments and plenty of awe-inspiring wilderness. 

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