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.

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Movies, Horror

Halloween

Wiping out four decades of sequels, the latest Halloween installment is a tale of revenge.

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Suspiria
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Movies, Horror

Suspiria

This horror remake radically departs from the original it and casts its own spell. 

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Hunter Killer
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Movies, Action and adventure

Hunter Killer

Impressively silly even for a submarine thriller, Hunter Killer exists in a fantasy world.

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The Hate U Give
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Movies, Drama

The Hate U Give

This teen-targeted adaptation of a bestselling YA novel is an undeniable howl for justice and accountability.

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Movies, Drama

Beautiful Boy

Timothée Chalamet, all of 22 years old, is doing major things in his new movie.

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Movies, Drama

BlacKkKlansman

Spike Lee's Klan-infiltration period piece is a high-energy filleting of today's racially torn America.

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Movies, Drama

The Wife

Glenn Close is typically brilliant as the titular wife in a tale of a marriage cracking under the pressures of fame, neediness and revenge.

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Movies, Thriller

Searching

This entertaining popcorn thriller has a thing or two to say about our lives online.

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Movies, Drama

Eighth Grade

Growing up is hard to do for a social-media-obsessed teen, but Bo Burnham's gentle, keenly observed indie is on her side.

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