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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.

Good Boys
Universal Pictures
Movies, Comedy

Good Boys

Tweens just wanna have fun in a profane comedy that plays off its cast's innocence

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Photo: Nick Wall/Warner Bros.
Movies, Comedy

Blinded by the Light

A British-Pakistani teen finds himself born to run in a deliriously evoked 1980s

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Photo Credit: Mark Hill
Movies, Comedy

Stuber

Wit takes a back seat in this grueling Uber-based action-comedy

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Photo: Jonathan Prime / Universal
Movies, Comedy

Yesterday

There’s a lot that’s mind-bendingly corny about this peppy “what-if?” musical comedy

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Photo: Dan McFadden / Warner Bros.
Movies, Horror

Annabelle Comes Home

You can tell from the sluggish, mostly dull Annabelle Comes Home that the Warrens have seen it all. 

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Photo: Eric Milner
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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