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Discover the best things to do in Chicago, including popular events, festivals, attractions, tours and free activities

44 exciting openings in Chicago in March
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44 exciting openings in Chicago in March

It's time to cautiously dip your toes into springtime. 

Free things to do in Chicago in March
Things to do

Free things to do in Chicago in March

March is brimming with awesome free things to do in Chicago

Things to do on a rainy day in Chicago
Things to do

Things to do on a rainy day in Chicago

Don't let bad weather give you the blues

The best events in Chicago this spring
Things to do

The best events in Chicago this spring

Spring in Chicago is chock full of fantastic events that’ll get you off the couch and out exploring the city

The best things to do in Chicago

Free museum days at the best Chicago museums
Kids

Free museum days at the best Chicago museums

Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to spend a fortune in order to visit some of Chicago's best museums and cultural institutions. If you're willing to plan ahead, you can take in masterpieces at the Art Institute or gaze at tropical fish while strolling through Shedd Aquarium without spending a dime. You'll need to be an Illinois resident to take advantage of many of these offers, but that's one of the perks of living in Chicago. RECOMMENDED: Complete guide to Chicago museums

The best Chicago flower shops
Shopping

The best Chicago flower shops

It can be tough to "pick" the best of the best flower shops

Cheap eats guide to Chicago
Restaurants

Cheap eats guide to Chicago

Your wallet will love these cheap eats almost as much as your taste buds will

The best movie screenings in Chicago this month
Movies

The best movie screenings in Chicago this month

There's much more to film in Chicago than new releases at the multiplex

Events and festivals

17 Chicago theater shows to see in March
Theater

17 Chicago theater shows to see in March

Several of this month's offerings could easily be filed under R for resistance

Lollapalooza 2017 rumors and lineup predictions
Music

Lollapalooza 2017 rumors and lineup predictions

We've been obsessively cataloging artists' schedules to gauge the likelihood of them playing Lolla

Upcoming concerts in Chicago
Music

Upcoming concerts in Chicago

Your complete calendar for live music in Chicago

Pitchfork Music Festival 2017 lineup
Music

Pitchfork Music Festival 2017 lineup

Pitchfork Music Festival boasts one of the most unique summer music festival lineups

Chicago Blackhawks: A guide for the hockey fan
Sports and fitness

Chicago Blackhawks: A guide for the hockey fan

Everything you need to know about cheering on our Stanley Cup-winning boys in red

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Time Out Shop

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

Get your tickets early for Ed Sheeran's show at Allstate Arena on 9/15

Sin and Suds Beer Tour in the Loop and South Loop

Sin and Suds Beer Tour in the Loop and South Loop

Explore Chicago's Loop and South Loop neighborhood pubs located right downtown

Couples Cooking Classes

Couples Cooking Classes

Grab your significant other and cook up some fun with a mouth-watering spring menu

Bikes at Night Ride in Chicago

Bikes at Night Ride in Chicago

Ride through the Museum Campus and take in gorgeous skyline views

Things to do in Chicago every day

Things to do with kids

Rockin' Jump

Rockin' Jump

Check out Rockin' Jump at the Buffalo Grove. It's perfect for birthday's and more. 

The best indoor activities for kids
Kids

The best indoor activities for kids

Whether your tot’s an artist, an adventurer or an aspiring scientist

Kid-friendly restaurants in Chicago
Kids

Kid-friendly restaurants in Chicago

Move over, chicken fingers and hot dogs

Amazing Mirror Maze

Amazing Mirror Maze

Explore a maze with 1,800-square-foot stretch of wall-to-wall reflective surfaces

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Chicago museums

Free museum days at the best Chicago museums
Kids

Free museum days at the best Chicago museums

You don't have to spend a fortune to visit some of Chicago's best museums

The best contemporary art galleries in Chicago
Art

The best contemporary art galleries in Chicago

There's so much more than the Art Institute and the MCA

Chicago's top children's museums
Kids

Chicago's top children's museums

Chicago has some of the best exhibits for kids in the country

10 best Chicago museums
Museums

10 best Chicago museums

Have inspiring encounters with art, history and culture

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Chicago attractions

The most romantic places in Chicago
Sex and dating

The most romantic places in Chicago

If you're looking to make sparks fly or rekindle an old flame, search no further. 

Chicago's best boat tours
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Chicago's best boat tours

There are few better ways to see the sights than by taking a cruise along the river 

A complete guide to the 606
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A complete guide to the 606

Cruise through Chicago's newest park

The best Chicago food tours
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The best Chicago food tours

Try Chicago's best pizza in a single afternoon

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Things to do in Chicago neighborhoods

Edgewater neighborhood guide
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Edgewater neighborhood guide

Kick back on the shores of Lake Michigan in this architecturally historic neighborhood

Bronzeville neighborhood guide
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Bronzeville neighborhood guide

Explore the home of some of America's finest authors, poets and jazz musicians

Avondale neighborhood guide
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Avondale neighborhood guide

The West Side neighborhood is dotted with arts centers, small parks and interesting shops

Midway area neighborhood guide
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Midway area neighborhood guide

The are surrounding Chicago's second-busiest airport is more than just flyover territory

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