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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.

Photo: Twentieth Century Fox
Movies, Science fiction

Alita: Battle Angel

The plodding James Cameron-produced manga adaptation looks pretty, but gets lost in endless tech-porn jargon

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Movies, Action and adventure

Aquaman

Jason Momoa's surf-bro superhero is crushed by a waves of boringness

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Bumblebee
Paramount Pictures
Movies, Action and adventure

Bumblebee

A soft-reboot of the Transformers franchise tells the predictable story of a kid and their car

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Photo: Illumination/Universal
Movies, Animation

The Grinch

Illumination's latest animated movie updates the Dr. Seuss holiday tale for a new generation

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Movies, Thriller

Widows

Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen swerves into the fast lane with this Chicago-set heist him

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Twentieth Century Fox
Movies, Drama

The Favourite

Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz spar for the affections of their queen in a swooningly rude period piece

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