A complete guide to Chicago events
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July 2016 events calendar for Chicago
A Grateful Dead reunion, Taste of Chicago, Pitchfork Music Festival and more
The best summer music festivals
Chicago is the capital of summer music festivals
The best Chicago beer festivals
Taste new suds and meet the brewers behind them
This week's top events
"Paul Catanese: Visible From Space"
After experimenting with camera-equipped kites, drones and rockets, interdisciplinary artist Paul Catanese became obsessed with the creation of Earthly...
The annual three-day fest kicks off Friday with its Hamburger Hop throwdown. Walk in to Millennium Park and waddle out once you've stuffed your face at...
Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Each fall, Hyde Park comes alive with wailing saxophones and walking bass lines as jazz performers fill the neighborhood's venues at this two-day festival....
Upcoming Chicago festivals
Riot Fest music festival
North Coast Music Festival bills itself as "Summer's Last Stand"
Upcoming concerts in Chicago
Look no further for live music
Chicago Marathon guide
Whether you're a spectator or a competitor, here's everything you need to know about the 26.2 mile race
A complete guide to Chicago Cubs games
The Chicago Cubs are more than just a baseball team
Oktoberfest events in Chicago
Halloween is still weeks away, but that shouldn't stop you from getting into the festive spirit of the season at one of the city's many 2016 Oktoberfest celebrations. Welcome fall's colorful foliage and bountiful harvest by having a meal (and a few drinks) at a German restaurant. Whether you're itching to squeeze into your lederhosen or just want to tip back a boot of beer, you'll want to take a look at our list of the best Oktoberfest events in town. RECOMMENDED: Our guide to fall in Chicago
22 dog-friendly patios in Chicago
Dog-friendly patios make city life a breeze for your canine friends
Concerts in Chicago
World Music Festival
Each fall, musicians from around the globe come to Chicago for the annual World Music Festival, a free concert series that takes place at music venues all...
Common's locally-focused hip-hop showcase returns to Union Park after skipping the crowded festival season last summer. Tink and Taylor Bennett will headline...
Chicago Underground Comedy
This outstanding night of comedy takes in four to five comics each week. Keep your eye on some of these folks: they're going places.
Get Up, Stand Up
The Public House Theatre's weekly show mixes open mic and featured comedians. Would-be performers can sign up on Facebook.
The top Chicago music festivals
Chicago's largest summer music festival takes over Grant Park with big acts and even bigger porta-potty lines
Pitchfork Music Festival
Union Park turns into a hipster paradise at this indie-leaning summer festival
A sea of bros in neon tank tops flock to this massive EDM festival in Soldier Field
The punks invade Humboldt Park at this sprawling rock festival on the city's Northwest Side
Do your Labor Day plans include jam bands, hip-hop acts, DJs and glow sticks? You're probably a Coastie