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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.

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

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

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

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Image: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures
Movies, Animation

The Addams Family

This Addams animated adventure is short on both creepiness and kookiness

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Jennifer Lopez stars in Hustlers
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Movies, Drama


Think Ocean’s Eleven with strippers and you’ve got the premise of this Jennifer Lopez flick

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Paramount Pictures
Movies, Science fiction

Gemini Man

Two Will Smiths aren't enough to save this generic action flick from itself

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Photo: Francois Duhamel

Ad Astra

James Gray’s space odyssey marries heart and spectacle in a memorable journey to the stars

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Photo: Brooke Palmer/Warner Bros.
Movies, Horror

It: Chapter Two

A grown-up Losers’ Club does battle with its own hang-ups in a superior sequel

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Photo: Yana Blajeva/Lionsgate
Movies, Action and adventure

Rambo: Last Blood

John Rambo signs off with a grim and eye-poppingly xenophobic kill fest.

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