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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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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.

Jumanji: the next level
Photograph: Hiram Garcia, CTMG, Inc
Movies, Action and adventure

Jumanji: The Next Level

4 out of 5 stars

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

Photo: Claire Folger/Warner Bros.
Movies, Drama

Richard Jewell

3 out of 5 stars

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

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Photo: Courtesy of Kirsty Griffin/Universal
Movies, Horror

Black Christmas

2 out of 5 stars

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

Marriage Story
Photo: Courtesy of Netflix
Movies, Drama

Marriage Story

5 out of 5 stars

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

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Photo: Claire Folger/Lionsgate
Movies, Thriller

Knives Out

3 out of 5 stars

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

Photograph: Disney
Movies, Animation

Frozen II

4 out of 5 stars

Elsa, Anna and that goofy snowman return with another irresistible mix of big laughs and operatic moments

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Photo: Courtesy of Universal Pictures
Movies, Drama

Queen & Slim

3 out of 5 stars

A couple hits the road in this racially charged update of a familiar formula

Jojo Rabbit
Photo: Kimberley French/Fox Searchlight
Movies, Comedy

Jojo Rabbit

4 out of 5 stars

A Nazi boy befriends a fantasy Führer in Taika Waititi's audacious WWII comedy

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Photo: Courtesy of Neon
Movies, Drama

Parasite

5 out of 5 stars

Bong Joon-ho’s latest is the dazzling social-satire-cum-home-invasion-drama we need

Photograph: Jaap Buitendijk/Walt Disney Studios
Movies, Action and adventure

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

3 out of 5 stars

Michelle Pfeiffer and Angelina Jolie go head-to-head in an overly elaborate fairytale seque

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