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

A ‘Hocus Pocus’-themed rooftop bar is popping up in West Town
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A ‘Hocus Pocus’-themed rooftop bar is popping up in West Town

The space above Roots Pizza is welcoming witches and warlocks.

Must-see streaming theater, concerts and movies
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Must-see streaming theater, concerts and movies

Cultural programming has moved online this fall and we've gathered streaming events that are worth your time.

Future Chicago, now!
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Future Chicago, now!

We've rounded up 20 people, places and things making the city better.

These poster are raising funds for local music venues
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These poster are raising funds for local music venues

Post a selfie in front of these paste-ups to trigger a $1 donation to local venues.

A Kevin Smith pop-up restaurant is coming to Chicago
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A Kevin Smith pop-up restaurant is coming to Chicago

The fictional Mooby's burger chain will be brought to life this October.

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

There's new public art on the Chicago Riverwalk
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There's new public art on the Chicago Riverwalk

Check out Art Deco murals by Kate Lynn Lewis and Dont Fret's new series of portraits

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.

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

A new grant program aims to keep Chicago musicians working
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A new grant program aims to keep Chicago musicians working

Sustain Chicago Music is funding the creation of new works by local artists.

In-person concerts are returning to Constellation
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In-person concerts are returning to Constellation

Here's how the Roscoe Village venue is safely welcoming audiences back.

Where to buy records in Chicago
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Where to buy records in Chicago

Some of the city's best shops are still selling vinyl, CDs and more.

Check out Riot Fest's 2021 lineup
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Check out Riot Fest's 2021 lineup

The 2020 edition of the fest is off, but next year's lineup has arrived.

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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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