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10 New Experiences in Chicago

A magic lounge, a hotel facing Wrigley Field, giant wooden trolls and a golf-theme restaurant are some of the fresh places for visitors to explore in the Chicago area this year.

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Check Out Chicago Museums For Free During First Museum Week

For the week of Oct. 1 through 7, museums around town will be offering free or discounted admission, membership and gift shop discounts and hosting special events.

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'Chicagohenge' Is Happening Tonight If You Know When To Look

Stand among the skyscrapers of the Loop Wednesday night, and you're in for a beautiful light show courtesy of this year's Fall Equinox.

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Say Goodbye To The Navy Pier Ferris Wheel With Free Late-Night Rides

There's not a better way to view the nighttime Chicago skyline than a late-night ride on the Navy Pier Ferris wheel, and this weekend is your chance to do it.

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Chicago launching major New Year's Eve celebration

Chicago is looking to start 2016 in a big way, with a large-scale New Year's Eve celebration it hopes will rival New York's, packing in tens of thousands of revelers downtown.

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Stream Lollapalooza from your couch this weekend

If you couldn't score a ticket to Lollapalooza this weekend, you'll still be able to catch some of the festival's best performances. The city's largest music festival...

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Your guide to Lollapalooza 2015 aftershows and parties

If you don't want the party to stop when Grant Park closes, you need to check out the best Lollapalooza aftershows and parties at venues all over the city.

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Best things to do this week in Chicago

Find the top events, concerts, exhibitions, nightlife and shows happening in Chicago this week.

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Beer, Bikes And Reggie Watts At Tour De Fat Chicago 2015

Want proof that Logan Square loves bikes and beer? New Belgium Brewing is coming to Palmer Square Park this Saturday to celebrate bikes and craft beer.

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4th of July fireworks: Where to watch fireworks in Chicago

Whether you want to see the sky lit up downtown or catch a suburban display, we've found the best place in Chicago to watch fireworks on the 4th of July.

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Concerts in Chicago: June live music calendar

Which of your favorite musicians are coming to town this June? Explore our list of upcoming concerts in Chicago to buy tickets now.

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101 things to do in Chicago: free things to do in Chicago

Leave your wallet at home while you visit museums, parks, beaches and more of the top free things to do in Chicago.

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Where to Go on Record Store Day 2015 in Chicago

Here's a map to help plot out your path on the biggest vinyl celebration of the year.

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'Dear John Hughes' coming to Chicago, a show celebrating his movies

A multi-media, concert-style show designed to celebrate the movies of the late John Hughes — including such nostalgic titles as “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club,” “Weird Science,”

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Free museum days in Chicago 2015

It's no secret that family outings can come with a hefty price tag. Luckily there are plenty of free museum days at Chicago institutions throughout the year.

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Parson's Chicken and Fish ice skating rink

Parson's wants you to have some hot chicken with your cold ice skates.

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46 Great Things to Do This Winter in Chicago

The temperatures outside may be dropping, but inside, Chicago culture is on fire. Here’s your cheat sheet.

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10 new places to visit during Open House Chicago

This weekend, buildings all over Chicago will open their doors to the public as part of Open House Chicago, an annual celebration of design and exploration organized...

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What's Up With That Rooftop Airstream? Find Out During Open House Chicago

The rooftop Airstream is among the Lincoln Square/Ravenswood gems included in Open House Chicago.

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Boy George to Spin DJ Set at Museum of Contemporary Art's 'Bowie' Event

Guests dressing for the $100-per-ticket event are advised to "let your freak flag fly."

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Pencil This In: Food Truck Rally At Daley Plaza

Friday's rally is shaping up to be a hot event on a cool day downtown.

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Nine bands will play an entire album at Riot Fest. Who will be the 10th?

Ten bands at Riot Fest are playing essential albums all the way through. Nine have been announced. Who will be the last one?

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What To Eat At The Hideout Block Party This Weekend

The laid back, family-friendly Hideout Block Party & Onion A.V. Fest is gearing up for this coming weekend's festivities. Along with the choice musical acts, the festival is offering...

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31 Things To Do in Chicago's 'Hoods Before Summer Ends

Our reporters shared their end-of-summer bucket lists. Get outside, Chicago!

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The stars move in for Chicago Jazz Festival week

For jazz lovers, it's the best week of the year: a riot of activity starting Monday, as a lead-up to the Chicago Jazz Festival , which runs Thursday through Aug. 31.

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17 things to do in Chicago before summer ends

Make the most of the last month of summer with these 17 things to do, from jumping in a swimming pool to hitting that last outdoor concert

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Military acts return to the skies for Chicago Air and Water Show

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are back and ready to amaze spectators at this year's Chicago Air and Water Show along North Avenue Beach and Lake Michigan. "We're very excited to have them back," said Mary May, spokeswoman for the Chicago Air and Wat

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Air & Water Show viewing, dining

Chicago's Air & Water Show happens for the 56th year this weekend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The best (and most crowded) viewing spots are on the sand at Oak Street Beach and North Avenue Beach, but there are plenty of other good plac

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10 Ways Lollapalooza Will Screw Up Your Weekend (If You Don't Have Tickets)

For Chicagoans and visitors not attending the festival, the Loop will be a vortex of inconvenience.

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The Best Things to Do in Chicago This August, in One Giant List

Music, art, theatre, and a legendary parade—there’s more happening than we can even count this month.

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New 'Science Pub' Series at Shedd Aquarium Discusses Findings Over Beers

Shedd Aquarium scientists will take turns discussing their research with visitors in the monthly series.

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Newberry Library Book Fair 2014 and Bughouse Square Debates

The 30th annual Newberry Library Book Fair kicks off tomorrow, Thursday July 24th at noon through Sunday, July 27th.  Chicago’s favorite book sale features more that 120,000 used books in over 70 categories from cookbooks to collectibles–most

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Logan Square's Historic Photo Exhibit Finds Roots of Rapid Change

The photos show a neighborhood in flux and will be displayed after being compiled for a decade.

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The Complete Pitchfork 2014 Survival Guide

The dos and don'ts, what (and what not) to bring, plus the basic info you need to know to get in and out of the festival in one piece.

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Where to Watch Fireworks in Chicago on July 4, 2014

Here's where to get in the thick of the action—or try to stake out a secluded view of the light show over the lake.

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Pride Parade 2014: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go

Police are cracking down on public drinking, rooftop parties and crowded balconies. No bikes on the CTA.

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25 things to do in chicago summer 2014

Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page . 

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City Mini Golf Returns with Seven Pop-Up Courses This Summer

Lakeview dad Eric Michaels built the course from scratch to raise money for local schools.

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Guide to summer 2014 events at Chicago museums

Summer is traditionally a slow time for museum exhibit openings. This could be because of the heat or the humidity or the marked decrease in school field trips during the season. No matter. Area...

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The MCA Summer Jazz Series Kicks Off Today

Bring a blanket for the lawn or grab a seat on the terrace to hear some of the city's finest jazz musicians for free throughout the summer.

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'Ghostbusters,' 'Top Gun,' 'Field of Dreams' lead Millennium Park's Summer Film Series lineup

Millennium Park's free Summer Film Series lineup for 2014 may be its most nostalgic yet. You'll have the chance to quote