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Things to do in Chicago today

The day's best things to do in Chicago—including free and cheap activities, concerts, screenings, shows, parties and more. It's your social emergency savior.

Photograph: Matthew Bowie
One of the iconic views of the Chicago skyline from Willis Tower.

Looking for something to do this evening? Have a friend coming into town who wants to see the sights? You're in luck, because Chicago is a city filled with attractions and things to do (including some that cost absolutely nothing). Seize the moment with our list of today's best concerts, shows, activities and more.

Beauty and the Beast

A live-action spin on the classic Disney animated romance, starring Emma Watson, honors the love for the original film

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Logan

In what may be his final film as Wolverine, Hugh Jackman takes it deep and dark in an appropriately apocalyptic superhero movie

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Get Out

Comedian Jordan Peele steps behind the camera for a brainier-than-usual horror comedy that forgets to go for the jugular

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Kedi

In a city overrun with wild cats, a secondary urban lifestyle emerges—one with whiskers

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The Great Wall

Matt Damon joins a predominantly Chinese cast in this silly, noisy but generally enjoyable fantasy-action flick

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John Wick: Chapter 2

Keanu Reeves is back in a sequel that, if anything, feels more gory, more stylish and more deliriously silly (and fun) than the original

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The LEGO Batman Movie

A little plastic bat (with a huge ego) fights the forces of evil in this hilarious comic-book pastiche that often works better than the Christopher Nolan films

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5 comments
Chris F
Chris F

The Laser Comedy Show is at 8pm on Tuesdays 1462 N. Ashland - opening with a variety comedy showcase $12 The Laser Comedy Show is unlike anything you've ever seen before.

Sumeja F
Sumeja F

You mostly post plays for things to do in Chicago. We want to see actual fun things to do, not a list of 15 plays every day. There's so many other exiting events happening in Chicago that you don't post about.

Stephanie L
Stephanie L

I'm visiting from San Diego with my husband and found something we will both like to do! Thank you for the informative calendar!

Leo M
Leo M

To Hank, Now we know what the A stands for Hank.

Hank A
Hank A

Really....you can only tell me one thing to do today, May 16th in Chicago, DOH!!!  


Good luck in your future endeavors.