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Mole de Mayo
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Mole de Mayo

Bike the Drive
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Bike the Drive

Memorial Day Parade
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Memorial Day Parade

Lollapalooza
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Lollapalooza

Spring Awakening Music Festival
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Spring Awakening Music Festival

Do Division Street Fest
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Do Division Street Fest

Ribfest Chicago
Things to do Ribfest Chicago

Chicago Blues Festival
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Chicago Blues Festival

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The three things you need to know today: Fri, May 25

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Meet Máximo, the giant new dinosaur skeleton moving into the Field Museum

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Meet Máximo, the giant new dinosaur skeleton moving into the Field Museum
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The 15 best Chicago music venues
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Cheap Chicago theater tickets and seven ways to get them
Theater Cheap Chicago theater tickets and seven ways to get them

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The Escape Game
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The Escape Game

Puzzle your way out of five different experiences at this River North escape room

Chicago Architecture River Cruise
Chicago Architecture River Cruise

Spy some of Chicago's most beautiful buildings on an architecture river cruise

Country LakeShake Festival
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Country LakeShake Festival

Country music fans in Chicago must get tickets to the Country LakeShake Festival

Rhine Hall Distillery Tour
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Rhine Hall Distillery Tour

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the distillery and taste Rhine Hall's signature apple brandy

Hamilton
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Hamilton

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

Chicago City Sights Helicopter Tour
Chicago City Sights Helicopter Tour

Check out all of Chicago’s landmarks from the air on this exciting helicopter tour

Beginner Pilates
Beginner Pilates

Lengthen, strengthen and tone your muscles in a pilates class at Lou Conte Dance Studio

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 

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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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