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The best in art, museums, theater, dance, music and performances in Chicago.

Where to find drive-in movie theaters near Chicago
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Where to find drive-in movie theaters near Chicago

Watch a classic flick under the stars at the drive-in theaters that have popped up in (and around) the city.

Navy Pier will host outdoor movie screenings and concerts
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Navy Pier will host outdoor movie screenings and concerts

The lakefront attraction's summer slate of cultural programming is still happening. 

iO Theater has closed permanently
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iO Theater has closed permanently

The owner said "financial issues" are the reason behind the shuttering.

What’s next for Chicago’s music venues?
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What’s next for Chicago’s music venues?

A coalition of local owners is fighting for the survival of independent music venues.

Second City is offering online classes
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Second City is offering online classes

While its stages are dark, the comedy theater is bringing the laughs online.

Bring some culture home

Stream archived Millennium Park concerts
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Stream archived Millennium Park concerts

Pretend you're on a blanket on the lawn with these tuneful recordings.

Visit Chicago's best museums virtually
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Visit Chicago's best museums virtually

Some exhibitions have migrated online, allowing you to explore on your couch.

Watch fish on the Shedd Aquarium’s live cam
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Watch fish on the Shedd Aquarium’s live cam

Watch colorful schools swim by on this mesmerizing live stream.

Take in sets from our favorite Chicago artists
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Take in sets from our favorite Chicago artists

While we wait for live music to return, enjoy these amazing videos of local acts.

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The best art in Chicago

The best public art in Chicago
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The best public art in Chicago

Get out and snap a photo with some gorgeous works that are always on display.

Chicago’s best art galleries
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Chicago’s best art galleries

Discover emerging and established artists at these community institutions.

 Art museums and galleries with free admission
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Art museums and galleries with free admission

You don't need to spend a dime to see great art throughout the city.

Frank Lloyd Wright for beginners
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Frank Lloyd Wright for beginners

Explore a few of the architect's most acclaimed creations.

Music in Chicago

NNAMDÏ unpacks his new album ‘BRAT’
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NNAMDÏ unpacks his new album ‘BRAT’

The multi-talented musician breaks down his latest fusion of hip-hop and rock.

Lollapalooza is officially canceled
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Lollapalooza is officially canceled

Chicago biggest summer music festival won't happen in 2020.

Riot Fest is postponed until 2021
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Riot Fest is postponed until 2021

The annual punk rock festival announced its 2021 lineup 14 months early.

Local music venues still need your help
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Local music venues still need your help

In order to survive, independent venues will need federal funding.

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The best theater in Chicago

The best theater companies in Chicago
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The best theater companies in Chicago

Chicago theater scene is daunting, but we've narrowed down the best companies.

The 11 best Chicago theaters in the Loop
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The 11 best Chicago theaters in the Loop

These theaters make the Loop an inarguable destination for live performance.

Why is theater in Chicago (still) so white?
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Why is theater in Chicago (still) so white?

Diversity and inclusion are topics of constant conversation in theater circles.

The best musicals now on BroadwayHD
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The best musicals now on BroadwayHD

Find what to watch on this streaming service for theater lovers.

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Movie-going in Chicago

Drive-in movies are coming to a stadium outside Chicago
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Drive-in movies are coming to a stadium outside Chicago

The home of the Chicago Red Stars will host open-air screenings this summer.

The site of Lincoln Yards will host a drive-in theater
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The site of Lincoln Yards will host a drive-in theater

The Davis Theater and Facets are curating the lineup of classic flicks.

The best movie theaters in Chicago
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The best movie theaters in Chicago

There are our favorite places to catch a matinee or late-night screening.

Best dine-in movie theaters in Chicago
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Best dine-in movie theaters in Chicago

Want a meal while you watch? These theaters serve food to accompany your film.

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