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Free things to do in Chicago in September

These are the best free events in Chicago in September, from street festivals to comedy shows to dance parties

Photograph: JenniferCatherinePhotography.com

After a long, hot summer, fall in Chicago has arrived. Autumn in Chicago is our favorite for tons of reasons, from the foliage to Oktoberfest to snuggling up at our favorite bars. Luckily, you can still enjoy the best of Chicago without spending a dime. Kick off this season by giving your wallet a break at these great events across the city.  

Free things to do in Chicago in September

"Parsons & Charlesworth: Spectacular Vernacular"


British husband and wife design duo Tim Parsons and Jessica Charlesworth team up to present their first major exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center. "Spectacular Vernacular" is an exploration of how objects are designed and the ways in which they can be employed to confront issues ranging from global warming to the pursuit of happiness. Divided into three distinct sections, the exhibit collects objects designed by the duo, comprised of repurposed everyday items sourced from all around the world.

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Until Mon Jan 2

Slo ’Mo

At this polysexual Logan Square dance-off, party purveyor Kristen Kaza and DJ Tess drop the needle on love-drenched classics by Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Prince and the queen of lovers' rock, Sade.

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The Whistler , Logan Square Until Thursday June 21 2018



The German-American Festival is in Lincoln Square.