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Things to do in Chicago today

Find the best things to do in Chicago today, including parties, concerts, screenings and other can't-miss events.

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UPDATE: Many events and venues have been canceled or closed due to coronavirus. Other events on this list may be canceled or postponed—if you're unsure, please call ahead to confirm.

If you're looking for things to do in Chicago today, you've come to the right place! Whether you're a longtime resident of the city or a first-time visitor, there's always something happening in Chicago that's worth checking out. You'll find events taking place at some of the best Chicago attractions, concerts at Chicago's best music venues and parties that stretch late into the evening at nightlife destinations throughout the city. Our guide to things to do in Chicago today also includes the latest theater shows, museum exhibitions and screenings at Chicago's best movie theaters. Make some plans with our list of the most amazing things to do in Chicago today.

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Downhill

2 out of 5 stars
Movies

Force Majeure gets a broader, uneven, Americanized revision

Photograph: Universal Pictures

Dolittle

2 out of 5 stars
Movies Comedy

A dream project for Robert Downey Jr. is more of a CGI nightmare

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A still from the film 1917 featuring George MacKay
Photo: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

1917

5 out of 5 stars
Movies Drama

A pure adrenaline hit of a movie balances gorgeous scenery and technical brilliance

Little Women
Photograph: Wilson Webb/Sony Pictures

Little Women

5 out of 5 stars
Movies Drama

Greta Gerwig presents a huggably self-deprecating take on the Louisa May Alcott classic

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Photo: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

Cats

3 out of 5 stars
Movies Fantasy

Tom Hooper’s big-screen version embraces the musical's over-the-top weirdness

Jumanji: the next level
Photograph: Hiram Garcia, CTMG, Inc

Jumanji: The Next Level

4 out of 5 stars
Movies Action and adventure

The plot thickens in all sorts of weird and wonderful ways in this second helping

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Photo: Claire Folger/Warner Bros.

Richard Jewell

3 out of 5 stars
Movies Drama

A real-life wrong-man story works best when it leans into the plight of its falsely accused hero

Photo: Courtesy of Kirsty Griffin/Universal

Black Christmas

2 out of 5 stars
Movies Horror

The latest update of the cult classic merely strings together cheap thrills

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Marriage Story
Photo: Courtesy of Netflix

Marriage Story

5 out of 5 stars
Movies Drama

See this divorce drama for the powerhouse performances by Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver

Photo: Claire Folger/Lionsgate

Knives Out

3 out of 5 stars
Movies Thriller

Murder, skulduggery and an avalanche of plotting makes Rian Johnson's latest a retro pleasure

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