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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.

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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.

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Movies, Horror

Child's Play

What could have been a fan-savvy update reveals itself to be a plastic retread

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Movies, Action and adventure

Dark Phoenix

The farewell to the current incarnation of the X-Men franchise never quite catches fire

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Movies, Drama

Rocketman

The Elton John biopic reinvents the movie musical with a blast of raw energy

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Movies, Comedy

The Hustle

Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson flop hard in a Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake

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Movies, Drama

Tolkien

Despite the best efforts of its committed young cast, it’s a plodding and polite portrayal that holds few surprises.

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Movies, Comedy

Long Shot

Both far-fetched and lighthearted, this politically minded rom-com plays like a broadcast from another planet.

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Movies, Drama

Pasolini

A subtly suggestive cameo of the radical Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini’s fateful final few days.

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