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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.

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Matt Damon returns to his signature role for an undistinguished sequel nobody wanted or needed

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Nerve

A temporary rush at best, this teencentric drama about an online game should appeal to the ADD crowd

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Ghostbusters

Go in with an open heart, and you won’t get slimed: Yesterday’s summer blockbuster is today’s brainiac guilty pleasure

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Wiener-Dog

Todd Solondz continues his career-long plunge into the dark side of human nature with this fierce, sneakily profound tale of heavy petting

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The Infiltrator

Bryan Cranston coasts in the role of an undercover agent who's really good at faking it

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3 comments
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!!!  


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