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The Siskel Center hosts a double feature of provocative Chicago-made documentaries

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The Siskel Center hosts a double feature of provocative Chicago-made documentaries
The winds of winter are bringing a ‘Game of Thrones’ pop-up bar to Chicago

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The winds of winter are bringing a ‘Game of Thrones’ pop-up bar to Chicago
The Aon Center’s observation deck (and its glass elevators) have been approved by the city

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The Aon Center’s observation deck (and its glass elevators) have been approved by the city
Women’s coworking space The Wing to open in Fulton Market this spring

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Women’s coworking space The Wing to open in Fulton Market this spring
During the government shutdown, these Chicago businesses are helping federal employees

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During the government shutdown, these Chicago businesses are helping federal employees
A nasty winter storm will blanket Chicago in snow on Friday

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A nasty winter storm will blanket Chicago in snow on Friday
Take a look at five futuristic designs for O’Hare’s new international terminal

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Take a look at five futuristic designs for O’Hare’s new international terminal
The Violet Hour reimagines its food offerings with miso ice cream and duck confit spring rolls

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The Violet Hour reimagines its food offerings with miso ice cream and duck confit spring rolls
Alinea owner invites Clemson Tigers to Chicago for ‘an actual celebration dinner’

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Alinea owner invites Clemson Tigers to Chicago for ‘an actual celebration dinner’
A recent survey ranks Chicago’s public transit and taco options as best in the nation

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A recent survey ranks Chicago’s public transit and taco options as best in the nation
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Hamilton
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Don't miss your chance to see the smash hit Broadway musical in Chicago

Buddy Guy
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Buddy Guy

January in Chicago is Buddy Guy season, when the legendary bluesman picks up his polka-dot guitar and takes the stage for a series of shows at the South Loop blues club that bears his name. The month-long residency takes place on Thursday through Sunday during January, pairing Guy with a different supporting act each night, including young Mississippi guitarist Kingfish and CTA bus driver Toronzo Cannon. Tickets to Guy's January residency aren't cheap, but seeing a blues icon perform in his hometown is the kind of experience that's worth splurging for.

Art Institute of Chicago: Drag Tours
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Art Institute of Chicago: Drag Tours

The queens behind Art Institute of Chicago: Drag Tours spill the tea on some of the museum’s most venerated art on this two- hour tour.

Chicago Helicopter Tour With Holiday Lights
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Chicago Helicopter Tour With Holiday Lights

'Tis the season to experience the city lights on a very special holiday Chicago helicopter ride. 

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

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.

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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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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. 

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

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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. 

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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.

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

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

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

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