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.

Movies, Horror

A Quiet Place

Horror pricks up its ears with this nail-biting thriller that knows what goes bump in the night

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Movies, Drama

Lean on Pete

British director Andrew Haigh heads to the U.S. for this gentle, tender story of a young boy in trouble who finds comfort in an unwanted racehorse

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Movies, Drama

You Were Never Really Here

Scottish filmmaker Lynne Ramsay returns with this concise, poetic and violent drama in which Joaquin Phoenix plays a troubled hit man

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Movies, Science fiction

Ready Player One

Steven Spielberg takes on Ernest Cline’s pop-culture sci-fi novel with mixed results

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Movies, Animation

Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson’s new animated feature brings the quirk (naturally), but weds it to a timely story of refugee camaraderie

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Movies, Action and adventure

Pacific Rim Uprising

Guillermo del Toro hands over the reins of a smashing-robot franchise that shows no signs of slowing—or quieting—down

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Movies, Thriller

Unsane

Claire Foy excels again in this itchy, edgy experimental thriller from Steven Soderbergh

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Movies, Drama

Love, Simon

Sensitive and sharp, it’s the high-school drama you wish had been around decades ago

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The Death of Stalin
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Movies, Comedy

The Death of Stalin

Spreading out a feast of verbal backbiting, writer-director Armando Iannucci trades Veep’s Beltway barbs for Soviet power grabs

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Movies, Comedy

Thoroughbreds

A film about extremely wealthy Connecticut teens with bad impulses, this comedy has a steely sheen

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