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Chalk Howard Street
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Chalk Howard Street

Tacos y Tamales Festival
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Tacos y Tamales Festival

Pitchfork Music Festival
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Pitchfork Music Festival

29Rooms
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29Rooms

Wicker Park Fest
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Wicker Park Fest

Lollapalooza
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Lollapalooza

Chicago Hot Dog Fest
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Chicago Hot Dog Fest

Chicago Air and Water Show
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Chicago Air and Water Show

Lagunitas Beer Circus
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Lagunitas Beer Circus

Art on theMART
Art Art on theMART

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Latest news

Portillo’s new clothing line lets you wear your hot dog love on your sleeve

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Portillo’s new clothing line lets you wear your hot dog love on your sleeve
Andrew Bird talks about biking through Chicago and penning a song about climate change

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Andrew Bird talks about biking through Chicago and penning a song about climate change
14 things to do in Chicago on the Fourth of July

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14 things to do in Chicago on the Fourth of July
Check out colorful photos from the 2019 Chicago Pride Parade

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Check out colorful photos from the 2019 Chicago Pride Parade
PSA: You won’t be able to eat a lobster corndog at Lollapalooza this year

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PSA: You won’t be able to eat a lobster corndog at Lollapalooza this year
It’s official: Chicago is home to the world’s largest rooftop bar

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It’s official: Chicago is home to the world’s largest rooftop bar
ComplexCon’s food lineup features the ‘Hot Ones’ Wing Challenge, Harold’s Chicken and more

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ComplexCon’s food lineup features the ‘Hot Ones’ Wing Challenge, Harold’s Chicken and more
Chef Curtis Duffy teases new Fulton Market restaurant, Ever

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Chef Curtis Duffy teases new Fulton Market restaurant, Ever
Navy Pier’s gigantic new rooftop deck is open for business

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Navy Pier’s gigantic new rooftop deck is open for business
We sent two Chicagoans on a blind date in Logan Square—here’s how it went

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We sent two Chicagoans on a blind date in Logan Square—here’s how it went
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The best of Chicago

The 55 best things to do in Chicago right now
Things to do The 55 best things to do in Chicago right now

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 35 best restaurants in Chicago you have to try
Restaurants The 35 best restaurants in Chicago you have to try

The 35 absolute best bars in Chicago
Bars The 35 absolute best bars in Chicago

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

The 31 best brunch restaurants in Chicago
Restaurants The 31 best brunch restaurants in Chicago

The best pizza in Chicago
Restaurants The best pizza in Chicago

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

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Deals & Giveaways

Win the ultimate bowling party for you and your friends
Things to do Win the ultimate bowling party for you and your friends

Your chance to spend $250 on a night out, thanks to Bowlero

Hamilton
Theater Hamilton

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

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 18 best day trips from Chicago
Travel The 18 best day trips from Chicago

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

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

The best Chicago beer festivals
Bars The best Chicago beer festivals

Things to do in the summer in Chicago
Things to do Things to do in the summer in Chicago

The best rooftops, patios and beer gardens in Chicago
Bars The best rooftops, patios and beer gardens in Chicago

The best places for hiking near Chicago
Things to do The best places for hiking near Chicago

The 35 absolute best bars in Chicago
Bars The 35 absolute best bars in Chicago

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

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

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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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