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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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Chicago's first Museum Week lineup announced

Chicago's got an event for everything from fashion to fiery foods. And although our city boasts some of the world’s best museums, there has never been...

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    Northerly Island Park opens Friday on Chicago lakefront

    Twelve years after former Mayor Richard M. Daley 's "midnight raid" that shut down the small lakefront airstrip called Meigs Field, a new park will open Friday on the southern portion of what is now called Northerly Island, Mayor Rahm Emanuel

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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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      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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      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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      Record Store Day events in Chicago

      Saturday, April 18, is Record Store Day, a nationwide event that celebrates local record stores and crate digging by enticing vinyl nerds to line up for...

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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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      Christkindlmarket Chicago opens today

      Christkindlmarket Chicago opens Friday morning in Daley Plaza.

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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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      Maggie Daley Park ice skating ribbon opening soon

      Lace up your ice skates. You could be the next Shani Davis , the Chicago-native Olympic speedskater.

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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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      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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      Haunted houses and attractions in Chicago: Halloween 2014 guide

      Looking for startling thrills and chills this Halloween? We tracked down some of the scariest Chicago-area seasonal attractions.

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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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      The 2014 Riot Fest schedule

      We've got the scoop on the hour-by-hour schedule for the tenth annual Riot Fest, which starts next Friday.

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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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      Music Box Theatre Announces Summer Music Film Festival Line-up

      Mark your calendars for the 4th annual film festival celebrating the best in the Music Movie genre.

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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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      Chicago Hot Dog Fest Extends to Two Days After Running Out of Dogs in 2013

      The popular event, now in its second year, had attendees lining up before opening last year.

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      9 Tips For Surviving Lollapalooza Weekend

      Every year Lollapalooza grows bigger and bigger. Now one of the most popular music festivals in the country, this annual three-day blowout i

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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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      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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      The 25 Best Bets for Chicago Craft Beer Week

      You've really got to be a disciplined drinker to get the most out of Chicago Craft Beer Week's overwhelming schedule. Here's how to plan it out, pint by pint.

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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

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          What to See (and Hear) at the Sound of Silent Film Festival at the Music Box

          Here's the scoop on the annual fest—plus a sneak peek at 2 of the 9 short films the Music Box will show on April 29.

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            Record Store Day in Chicago at a glance - Interactive map

            Record Store Day at a glance—including an interactive map that details the festivities at participating shops.

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              The 31 things Chicago is looking forward to this summer

              Surviving the worst winter ever means we'll have the best summer ever. That's just math. Here are the 31 things we can't wait to do from late May to Labor Day.

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                ACTIVATE turns Chicago alleys into galleries

                The Chicago Loop Alliance brings DJs and artists to downtown alleys in this expanded party series.

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                  'Mad Men' Premiere Party Returns to Logan Theatre on April 13th

                  Partygoers are encouraged to dress up in 1960s attire for the seventh season premiere party this Sunday.

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                    Your Spring/Summer Guide to Millennium Park

                    Chicago travel information for visitors, meeting planners, and travel professionals.

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                      100 Vendors Heading to Pastoral's Free Artisan Producer Festival on Saturday

                      Stop by the Chicago French Market this Saturday for Pastoral's Fourth Annual Artisan Producer Festival. The free event will have numerous culinary artisans presenting their best food, beer, spirits...

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                        Pencil This In: CSO At The Movies Presents 'City Lights'

                        Charlie Chaplin and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra makes for an enchanted Friday night.

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                          Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon among Lollapalooza headliners

                          The lineup for Lollapalooza ’s 10th year Aug. 1-3 in Grant Park won’t be announced until next week, but industry sources confirm that the headliners will include Eminem , Skrillex , Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys.

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                            Chicago tours for Chicagoans: off the beaten path tours of Chicago

                            To some, the thought of spending nine hours a day listening to tourists babble on about how they didn't know Chicago was on a lake or how they thought the city was full of

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                              Chicago’s 23 Best Museum Exhibits

                              Everything to see now (and a few coming soon), with Christopher Wool at the AIC and a stop at Loyola for some Gorey.

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                                How Soldier Field Became an Outdoor Hockey Rink

                                Here's what it took to ice the gridiron for Saturday's Blackhawks game, Soldier Field's first-ever NHL matchup.

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                                    Chicago Zine Fest Celebrates 5th Anniversary With Free Showcase

                                    Next month, the Chicago Zine Fest will celebrate its 5th anniversary of showcasing independent authors and publishers and the DIY community. The free festival includes a series of discussions and workshops running throughout the city on March 14 and 15.

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                                      Music Box Theatre brings Wes Anderson's films back to the big screen first week in March

                                      In impatient anticipation for Wes Anderson’s latest wonder, we have arranged to screen all of Mr Anderson’s previous feature films to date!