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Governor Pritzker recommends Illinois residents wear masks when in public
News Governor Pritzker recommends Illinois residents wear masks when in public

Leave the fancy N95 masks for healthcare professionals and fashion a simple cloth mask to protect yourself when going outside.

NNAMDÏ confronts selfishness and success on his new album ‘BRAT’
News NNAMDÏ confronts selfishness and success on his new album ‘BRAT’

The multi-talented Chicago singer, rapper and instrumentalist talks about his inspirations and dream collaborations.

How to visit some of Chicago's best museums without leaving your house
News How to visit some of Chicago's best museums without leaving your house

The Adler Planetarium, Field Museum and more beloved local institutions have introduced virtual exhibitions.

South Loop residents are saluting healthcare workers with nightly balcony celebrations
News South Loop residents are saluting healthcare workers with nightly balcony celebrations

Flashing lights and joyous sing-alongs punctuate this neighborhood gathering in a time of social distancing.

Support the Music Box Theatre by streaming an art-house film at home
News Support the Music Box Theatre by streaming an art-house film at home

Digital rental proceeds from a trio of movies are helping to keep the Southport Corridor theater afloat.

These Chicago breweries are hosting virtual happy hours and tastings
News These Chicago breweries are hosting virtual happy hours and tastings

Though it's still possible to pick up to-go growlers of some of Chicago's best beer, you might nonetheless find yourself wistful for the days when you could...

Use your free time to help the Newberry Library transcribe historical letters and diary entries
News Use your free time to help the Newberry Library transcribe historical letters and diary entries

Travel back in time when you dig into these old-timey historical documents

For the first time ever, Au Cheval offers its fan-favorite burger for delivery
News For the first time ever, Au Cheval offers its fan-favorite burger for delivery

One of the city's most popular patties is going digital

Some of Chicago’s best restaurants are letting you raid their wine cellars
News Some of Chicago’s best restaurants are letting you raid their wine cellars

As it turns out, there's never been a better time to become a wine connoisseur. Right now, you can flex your palate and show local love when you shop your...

Don’t worry about moving your car—Chicago street sweeping is delayed
News Don’t worry about moving your car—Chicago street sweeping is delayed

April 1 is usually opening day for Chicago's street sweepers (no foolin'!), when the Department of Streets and Sanitation begins cleaning up all the junk...

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The best restaurants for delivery and takeout in Chicago
Restaurants The best restaurants for delivery and takeout in Chicago

Snag a free copy of Time Out Chicago’s spring magazine, out now!
News Snag a free copy of Time Out Chicago’s spring magazine, out now!

25 things that only make sense to Chicagoans
Things to do 25 things that only make sense to Chicagoans

Watch a concert from your couch by streaming these live sets from Chicago artists
News Watch a concert from your couch by streaming these live sets from Chicago artists

The best alcohol delivery services in Chicago
Bars The best alcohol delivery services in Chicago

8 ways to support Chicago restaurants and bars right now
Restaurants 8 ways to support Chicago restaurants and bars right now

Here’s how to check out books from home with an electronic Chicago Public Library card
News Here’s how to check out books from home with an electronic Chicago Public Library card

CH Distillery is making Malört hand sanitizer for healthcare organizations
News CH Distillery is making Malört hand sanitizer for healthcare organizations

15 photos of Chicago’s busiest places that are now eerily empty
News 15 photos of Chicago’s busiest places that are now eerily empty

31 Chicago breweries where you can get beer to go
Bars 31 Chicago breweries where you can get beer to go

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HBO is offering 500 free hours of TV and movies
News HBO is offering 500 free hours of TV and movies

The subscription service is unlocking 500 hours’ worth of content for the first time in its history. 

All 68 'Aerial America' episodes are now available
News All 68 'Aerial America' episodes are now available

The series showcases aerial tours of destinations all over the United States. 

Shark Week is coming early!
News Shark Week is coming early!

Ready for some great news? Shark Week, which usually airs mid-summer, will actually take over our television screens this weekend. 

Stream all the Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals
News Stream all the Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals

Catch megahits such as ‘Cats’ and ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ on YouTube. 

What to watch after 'Tiger King'
Movies What to watch after 'Tiger King'

What do you tune into after the series’ finale? We’ve rounded up our favorite currently-streaming docuseries and docs. 

The Coachella doc to fuel your Couchella party
News The Coachella doc to fuel your Couchella party

You’ll still be able to get a taste of Coachella on April 10 at noon whent the doc premieres on YouTube.

Amazon Prime is making kids' shows free
News Amazon Prime is making kids' shows free

Good news for parents with energetic kids: Amazon Prime took down the paywall for some of its children's content. 

15 new TV shows premiering this spring
News 15 new TV shows premiering this spring

Pick up some new television shows to obsess over. 

Michael Jordan doc will be released early
News Michael Jordan doc will be released early

Originally scheduled for release in June, ESPN has moved up the debut to April 19. 

How to watch Netflix with your friends
News How to watch Netflix with your friends

Pro tip: consider having a Netflix Party to help you get through the quarantine. 

Everything new coming to Netflix in April 2020
Everything new coming to Netflix in April 2020

We've got a lot to look forward to. 

Kids' movies that will be streaming early
Movies Kids' movies that will be streaming early

Some of the best kids' movies 2020 has in store will now be available early. 

Season 3 of 'Killing Eve' is premiering early
News Season 3 of 'Killing Eve' is premiering early

Golden Globe and Emmy-winning British spy thriller Killing Eve is returning for season 3 two weeks ahead of schedule. 

The best musicals now on BroadwayHD
Theater The best musicals now on BroadwayHD

A streaming service specifically aimed at theater lovers. 

The 31 best documentaries on Netflix
Movies The 31 best documentaries on Netflix

Get comfortable and turn on your mind.

Watch 100+ films from the International Festival of Films on Art
News Watch 100+ films from the International Festival of Films on Art

The 38th annual FIFA (Festival International du Film sur l’Art) has decided to move online.

9 classic TV shows to stream on Netflix now
9 classic TV shows to stream on Netflix now

Why not delve into Netflix's library and sit down to finally watch Twin Peaks? 

Feel-good movies to stream on Disney+
Movies Feel-good movies to stream on Disney+

Let some of the coolest family flicks out there work their wonders.

You can now stream 'Frozen 2' on Disney+
You can now stream 'Frozen 2' on Disney+

Disney+ released Frozen 2 early.

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Virtual tours of beautiful places

Soak up Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Infinity Mirorred Room’ online
News Soak up Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Infinity Mirorred Room’ online

The Broad is finally letting you spend as much time with its signature piece as you’d like.

Get your steps in by virtually hiking the Appalachian Trail
News Get your steps in by virtually hiking the Appalachian Trail

Virtually make your way from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine.

Virtually chill on 825 miles of pristine Florida coastline
News Virtually chill on 825 miles of pristine Florida coastline

Take a soothing stroll along nearly 1,000 miles of Florida’s beaches from your couch. 

Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s hilltop Hollyhock House
News Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s hilltop Hollyhock House

Explore the interior and exterior (including spots inaccessible on the in-person tour) of this 1921 architectural landmark. 

You can take a virtual tour of the White House
News You can take a virtual tour of the White House

The site gives you several options for taking a look around. 

Wander a boneyard of vintage neon signs with this free app
News Wander a boneyard of vintage neon signs with this free app

If you've always wanted to go to The Neon Museum this might be your best chance for a while. 

Live stream the Northern Lights from your couch tonight
Live stream the Northern Lights from your couch tonight

Don't miss out on some of the world's most beautiful natural wonders. 

A haunted mansion in California is offering virtual ghost tours
News A haunted mansion in California is offering virtual ghost tours

California's most famous haunted home, the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose is now offering free video tours. 

Tour these U.S. museums from the comfort of your couch
News Tour these U.S. museums from the comfort of your couch

 A lot of major museums offer options for seeing works in their collection online. 

Take virtual tours of America's greatest national parks
News Take virtual tours of America's greatest national parks

You can now virtually tour 31 national parks across the USA. 

Take a virtual vacation whenever you want through these hotel and resort live cams
News Take a virtual vacation whenever you want through these hotel and resort live cams

Remember that vacation you were going to take? Neither do we. 

Check out this eerie drone footage of empty American cities on lockdown
News Check out this eerie drone footage of empty American cities on lockdown

Take a collective moment of pause to appreciate the cities we call ours. 

These virtual rides bring Disney World to your home
News These virtual rides bring Disney World to your home

Turn your home into the Magic Kingdom by using your computer, TV or other devices to go on a virtual ride.

Watch this video of ‘The Visitors,’ the Broad’s most moving piece of art
Watch this video of ‘The Visitors,’ the Broad’s most moving piece of art

A nine-screen, roughly hourlong one-take video of musicians performing in separate rooms. 

New York galleries are creating online viewing rooms to exhibit art
News New York galleries are creating online viewing rooms to exhibit art

Explore current shows in greater depth, or see specially curated presentations that are web-only. 

Visit the Kennedy Space Center without leaving the couch
News Visit the Kennedy Space Center without leaving the couch

Log onto the Kennedy Space Center's social media sites for a (virtual) intergalactic adventure. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is offering head-spinning virtual tours
News The Metropolitan Museum of Art is offering head-spinning virtual tours

Shift your point of view up, down and around in all directions. The result can seem downright trippy. 

Zoom into these famous paintings from home
News Zoom into these famous paintings from home

Super-high resolution images of paintings that let you get close enough to see brushstrokes. 

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Learn something new

Sign up for Yale’s super-popular happiness class
News Sign up for Yale’s super-popular happiness class

The Science of Well Being is now online, for free, no matter where you are in the world.  

MoMA is offering free online art courses
News MoMA is offering free online art courses

Hear directly from curators, artists and designers and see works featured in MoMA's collection.

15 easy cocktail recipes to master at home
Bars 15 easy cocktail recipes to master at home

You look like you could use a drink, and we've got just the thing. 

Introducing the National Emergency Library
News Introducing the National Emergency Library

Get ree online access to 1.4 million books. 

Free online classes and reading materials
News Free online classes and reading materials

Kids aren’t the only ones who can do their learning from home. 

Massimo Bottura's virtual cooking classes
News Massimo Bottura's virtual cooking classes

We’d always allow Massimo Bottura into our kitchens, but now he’s especially welcome.

Tips for baking sourdough bread at home
News Tips for baking sourdough bread at home

There are many reasons why baking your own sourdough loaf is the perfect 2020 project. 

Sign up for 450 Ivy League courses for free
Sign up for 450 Ivy League courses for free

We recommend Yale's "Introduction to Classical Music," or Harvard's interesting "Science & Cooking." 

Learn how to up your home bar game
News Learn how to up your home bar game

Say goodbye to your sad Quarantini.

Antoni Porowski hosts cooking lessons
News Antoni Porowski hosts cooking lessons

His new video series on Instagram is titled Quar Eye: Cooking Lessons in Quarantine. 

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Keep the kids entertained

Online games and activities for Potterheads
News Online games and activities for Potterheads

A new Harry Potter at Home online hub with hundreds of games, how-tos and activities. 

Drawing classes from Disney
News Drawing classes from Disney

All kids need to do is grab a piece of paper, sharpen a pencil and hop online. 

Goodnight with Dolly
Things to do Goodnight with Dolly

Let Dolly Parton, the Queen of Country ready your little one to sleep.

Spotify Kids is now a thing
News Spotify Kids is now a thing

It's that much easier for a family to manage music streaming at home. 

Drawing lessons with Dav Pilkey
Things to do Drawing lessons with Dav Pilkey

Dav Pilkey, the author of the Captian Underpants and Dog Man series, is posting a free online video series. 

Virtual Marine Biology Camp
Things to do Virtual Marine Biology Camp

The Oceans Initiative is here to make your dreams come true. 

Indoor activities kids will love
Things to do Indoor activities kids will love

Make the most of staying in with these fun things to do at home. 

The best online classes for kids
Things to do The best online classes for kids

Learning from home can be as fun as it is educational—if you know where to look. 

Join LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems
Things to do Join LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems

Brooklyn artist Mo Willems is leading a free online drawing session every day at 1pm.

Jungle Island offers free virtual workshops
News Jungle Island offers free virtual workshops

The eco-park in Miami just launched a new live video series and home school program. 

Enjoy a taste of nature with #barncam
News Enjoy a taste of nature with #barncam

Get a sense of what's growing on the land, how the livestock is keeping busy and much more. 

Pop-up classrooms from Lincoln Center
Things to do Pop-up classrooms from Lincoln Center

Every weekday at 10am, a Lincoln Center artist will lead families in a fun and creative workshop. 

Spotify Kids is now available, and your little musicians will love it
News Spotify Kids is now available, and your little musicians will love it

Spotify just officially launched Spotify Kids, making it that much easier for the family to manage music streaming at home. Spotify Kids is geared for little listeners ages 12 and under, with a colorful interface that's instinctive and easy to use. Kids can search the library of more than 8,000 family-friendly tunes for the best Dinsey songs of all time, the best dance songs of all time or the best Kidz Bop songs of all time. Or they can easily explore more than 125 themed playlists including Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, K-Pop, Frozen and more. There's even a Wash Your Hands playlist featuring the kiddie hygiene chart-topper "Wash Your Hands with Baby Shark!" Parents will appreciate the channels that make it easy to set up a soundtrack for the day's activities. Is it playtime? Then check out a channel where you have your choice of playlists featuring songs from the Beatles, to The Lion King, to old-school hip-hop, to Latino pop, to folk music, to the brainy and silly "mad scientist" and many more. Want to start the day off on a bright note? Play Morning Energía and you'll hear everything from a catchy tune from The Secret Life of Pets 2 to the legitimately awesome "Dance Monkey" by Tones and I. Spotify Kids is free for Spotify Premium Family subscribers at no additional charge, and can be downloaded on iOS or Android devices. Sign up to receive great Time Out New York Kids deals in your inbox each day.

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Stories to make you smile

Watch this underwater live-stream of manatees chilling
Watch this underwater live-stream of manatees chilling

If you’re looking for a bit of peace and quiet, look no further than the Coral City Camera. 

People in Miami are throwing all kinds of balcony parties
News People in Miami are throwing all kinds of balcony parties

It all started with the balcony raves. 

Quarantine hero Ina Garten just made the world's largest cosmo
News Quarantine hero Ina Garten just made the world's largest cosmo

"It’s always cocktail hour in a crisis!" 

Need a little magic in your life? Watch the new Disney parade.
News Need a little magic in your life? Watch the new Disney parade.

The new parade includes song and characters from Coco, Moana and Frozen 2. 

Watch two aliens rapping quarantine advice—it's weird and great
News Watch two aliens rapping quarantine advice—it's weird and great

Two aliens might be the last, err, people you'd expect to hear shelter-in-place advice from. 

Two puppies got to run free in a closed aquarium
News Two puppies got to run free in a closed aquarium

Videos of cute animals doing cute things have officially taken over the Internet.

Stuffed animal safaris are taking over neighborhoods
News Stuffed animal safaris are taking over neighborhoods

It all started last week as a one-day pop-up that turned into an all-weekend event. 

Elusive bobcats are freely roaming Yosemite right now
News Elusive bobcats are freely roaming Yosemite right now

Social distancing isn't just saving human lives it's also giving some animals time to roam free. 

15 photos of people struggling to work from home with pets around
News 15 photos of people struggling to work from home with pets around

Working from home or hardly working? With pets around, sometimes it can be the latter. 

The funniest quarantine cakes we’ve seen on the internet so far
News The funniest quarantine cakes we’ve seen on the internet so far

Some people eat in times of crisis, and other people bake. 

Tips for supporting your favorite local restaurant or bar
News Tips for supporting your favorite local restaurant or bar

There are plenty of ways to show up for restaurant and bar workers during this uncertain time.

Calm yourself while staring at these adorable animals on camera
News Calm yourself while staring at these adorable animals on camera

Zoos and aquariums are providing real-time feeds of their popular attractions, including lions and tigers and bears. 

Adorable penguins explore a closed aquarium
News Adorable penguins explore a closed aquarium

A few of the Shedd's rockhopper penguins went on a field trip through the aquarium. 

12 hilarious tweets by folks coping with social distancing
News 12 hilarious tweets by folks coping with social distancing

Really funny tweets by people coping with social distancing all across the country. 

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