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Memorial Day Parade
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Memorial Day Parade

Chicago House Music Festival
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Chicago House Music Festival

Bike the Drive
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Bike the Drive

Maifest
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Maifest

Chicago Pride Fest
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Chicago Pride Fest

Pride in the Park: Iggy Azalea + Steve Aoki
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Pride in the Park: Iggy Azalea + Steve Aoki

Chicago Pride Parade
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Chicago Pride Parade

Art on theMART
Art Art on theMART

“Hamilton: The Exhibition”
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“Hamilton: The Exhibition”

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Latest news

‘Hamilton’ will leave Chicago early next year

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‘Hamilton’ will leave Chicago early next year
Kumiko unveils a 10-seat omakase counter hidden in its basement

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Kumiko unveils a 10-seat omakase counter hidden in its basement
Take a look at the complete Lollapalooza 2019 schedule

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Take a look at the complete Lollapalooza 2019 schedule
Cubs manager Joe Maddon debuts new Wrigleyville restaurant with Tony Mantuano

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Cubs manager Joe Maddon debuts new Wrigleyville restaurant with Tony Mantuano
Celebrate the start of Riverwalk season with tours, processions and fireworks

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Celebrate the start of Riverwalk season with tours, processions and fireworks
Check out the complete Chicago SummerDance 2019 schedule

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Check out the complete Chicago SummerDance 2019 schedule
House of Vans will host free summer shows from Vince Staples, Anderson .Paak and more

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House of Vans will host free summer shows from Vince Staples, Anderson .Paak and more
Here are Chicago’s 2019 James Beard Award winners

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Here are Chicago’s 2019 James Beard Award winners
A 36,000-square-foot rooftop deck will crown Navy Pier this summer

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A 36,000-square-foot rooftop deck will crown Navy Pier this summer
‘Black Mother,’ a visually stunning love letter to Jamaica, has its local premiere at Facets

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‘Black Mother,’ a visually stunning love letter to Jamaica, has its local premiere at Facets
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The best of Chicago

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 10 best Chicago museums
Museums The 10 best Chicago museums

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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Deals & Giveaways

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

The Who
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Keith Moon died in 1978, John Entwhistle in 2002, but that hasn't stopped Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend from singing about their generation. The Who's latest tour arrives alongside new material from a forthcoming album, which contains the band's first batch of new tunes since its 2006 release, Endless Wire. Of course, anyone coming to hear hits like "Pinball Wizard" and "Baba O'Riley" won't be disappointed—after decades on the road, the Who is finely-tuned legacy rock and roll machine that knows which side of its bread is buttered.

Weyes Blood
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Weyes Blood

Throughout much of her new album, Titanic Rising, it's clear that Natalie Mering (a.k.a. Weyes Blood) has the end of the world on her mind. But the looming threat of climate change doesn't stop Mering from writing love songs, even if they're unconventional ones that consider the purpose of and desire for intimacy in an age when people are content to stare at their phones and disconnect from reality. Channeling the lush arrangements of ‘70s folk-singers like Joni Mitchell and Carole King, Mering embraces the melancholy nature of her songs and finds comfort in nostalgia—but she doesn't lose sight of the future we're all barreling toward.

Ariana Grande
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Ariana Grande

Between the tragic Manchester Arena bombing, the death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller and the very public end of her brief engagement to SNL star Pete Davidson, the past year has been a rough one for Ariana Grande. But amid the turmoil, the singer released Sweetner, her most impressive collection of songs to date, filled with empowering anthems and soaring R&B ballads (not to mention the inescapable single “God is a Woman”). The former Nickelodeon star will take her latest album on the road this spring, including a stop at the United Center, where Grande can fill the cavernous venue with her expansive vocal range. No word yet on whether or not her pet pig, Piggy Smalls, will make an appearance, but we're keeping our fingers crossed. Tickets for Ariana Grande's United Center show will go on sale Monday, November 5 at 10am.

Morrissey
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Morrissey

Everyone's favorite vegan (remember when he shut down all of the hot dog, taco and burger stands at Riot Fest?) makes his first appearance at Raivinia, headlining the summer-long festival's penultimate performance (which will probably be mostly meat-free, unless security starts confiscating salami from picnic baskets). The former Smiths frontman is touring behind his recent album, California Son, a covers record on which Moz takes on tracks by the likes of Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Carly Simon. As usual, we can't be entirely sure that Morrissey will even show up—he's canceled several recent concerts in Chicago due to illness, and September is a opportune time to catch a sudden end-of-the-summer cold.

Gangsters and Ghosts Tour
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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour

This tour visits the locations frequented by some of Chicago's most notorious gangsters along with many of the most haunted locations in Chicago

Mean Girls
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Mean Girls

After debuting on Broadway in 2018, the musical version of Tina Fey's high school comedy Mean Girls is going to try to make "fetch" happen in Chicago. The James M. Nederlander Theatre will host the touring production of the stage adaptation for a five-week engagement from December 25, 2019 to January 26, 2020. Boasting a book by Fey, the Mean Girls musical follows home-schooled teenager Cady Heron as she begins attending a high school in the Chicago suburbs and contends with Regina George, the most popular (and meanest) girl in her class. Time Out New York theater critic Adam Feldman awarded the original Broadway production four stars, calling it "A canny crossbreed of Heathers and Hairspray... updated to reflect the new realities of smartphones and social media." Tickets for the Chicago production of Mean Girls will go on sale soon and, just like the touring production of Dear Evan Hansen, they're likely to sell out extremely quickly.

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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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Popular stories

The best Chicago summer festivals
Things to do The best Chicago summer festivals

7 Chicago musicians we can't wait to see this summer
Music 7 Chicago musicians we can't wait to see this summer

‘Hamilton’ will leave Chicago early next year
News ‘Hamilton’ will leave Chicago early next year

The 17 best ice cream shops in Chicago
Restaurants The 17 best ice cream shops in Chicago

Taste of Chicago reveals 2019 lineup, with 37 new restaurants
News Taste of Chicago reveals 2019 lineup, with 37 new restaurants

The 24 best tacos in Chicago
Restaurants The 24 best tacos in Chicago

Guide to World Naked Bike Ride Chicago
Things to do Guide to World Naked Bike Ride Chicago

The 21 best rooftop bars in Chicago
Bars The 21 best rooftop bars in Chicago

The 21 most beautiful Chicago parks
Things to do The 21 most beautiful Chicago parks

22 essential Mexican restaurants in Chicago
Restaurants 22 essential Mexican restaurants in Chicago

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More great things to do near 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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