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Best Chicago Races For Runners Who Like To Have FunLace up your running shoes and run in a 5K or half-marathon with these races on the calendar in Chicago this spring.
Best Ceramics Classes In ChicagoCeramics calsses are an excellent way to express creativity. Here are the top 5 ceramic classes offered in Chicago.
Best Places For Tap Dancing Lessons In ChicagoThen again, you could be looking for a rhythmic way to move the bod as exercise, just for fun or even as a career move to musical theater. Luckily, the Chicago area wholeheartedly supports the arts including dance companies, dance festivals and dance classes.
Best Ways To Celebrate National Star Wars Day In ChicagoStar Wars Day is May 4. Use the Force and check out the following activities in Chicago in honor of the occasion.
Best Vintage Clothing Stores In ChicagoYou're assured to see vintage clothing and accessories in great condition at these Chicago shops.
7 New Books For Spring Book Club PicksSpringtime is here, and so are many great books to read with your book club.

Shopping & Style

Ask An Expert: Upcoming Summer Fashion Trends In ChicagoSummer is coming, and instead of just breaking out the same old shorts and flip flops from last year, find something new and trendy to wear.
Best Neighborhood To Go On A Shopping Spree In ChicagoPlan a fabulous day of shopping with a day out in the Loop on State Street.
Best Books That Make The Perfect Gifts For GraduatesGraduation season is in full swing and whether the person you know is graduating from middle school, high school, undergrad or grad school, they could probably use some guidance about what comes next.
Best Stores To Shop For Mother's Day Gifts In ChicagoMake your mom smile by spending some time in these fine shops searching for a special trinket.
Best Gift For Newly Graduated StudentsGraduations may happen a few times over a person's life, but each and every one of them is a milestone, one that marks a big transition in a child's life as they grow older. It's also an opportunity to honor that moment, and show how proud you are of them, with a gift.
Best Books To Give Mom For Mother's DayFrom memoir, to fiction, to poetry, to essays, these books are sure to please new and veteran mothers alike.

Food & Drink

Best Untraditional Donuts In ChicagoEnjoy a deliciously untraditional donut, or two, or three, at these five bakeries in the city.
Best National Wine Day Specials In ChicagoWednesday May 25th is National Wine Day and to celebrate, here’s a round-up of a few local places to taste, sip, tour and shop.
Make These 5 Cocktails With Just 4 Ingredients EachWant to spice up your home cocktail menu? Make these tasty drinks with just four ingredients each from Shane Carley, author of "The Home Bartender."
Best Macaroons In ChicagoWhen you are looking for a bakery's selection you will want to know what places do a really top job of turning out these French taste treats. The good news is that the French macaroons are gluten free unless a baker added something to the filling.
Best Iced Coffee In ChicagoIt's more than tossing some cubes in coffee at these flavor driven shops, where you'll find some of the tastiest iced brews in town.
4 Reason To Join A CSA Or Farm Share This YearLove visiting the farmers market and getting the freshest produce of the season? Then it's definitely worthwhile to consider buying a share in a local community supported agriculture, or CSA.

Nightlife & Music

Best Places To Go Dancing In ChicagoThere are an abundance of quality places to go dancing in Chicago. Here are the 5 best places to go dancing in Chicago.
Best Friend-Date Locations In ChicagoHave a memorable day out with your friends by planning your next get-together at these must-see venues in the Chicago area.
Best Places To See Local Musicians In ChicagoFor music lovers, nothing beats seeing a great band or performer live and in person. So grab your friends and here are some of the best places to see local musicians in Chicago.
Best Open Mic Comedy Shows In ChicagoComedy shows are an excellent, low-cost way to have a night of fun and be entertained. Open mic comedy shows offer the opportunity for comedians to hone their craft. Here are the five best open mic comedy shows in Chicago.
Best Bars With Jukeboxes In ChicagoAlthough jukeboxes conjure visions of bobby-socks and ice-cream sodas, they don't have to remain a thing of the past. Here are some of the best bars in Chicago where you can still enjoy a functioning jukebox just like the old days.
Best Double Date Ideas In ChicagoA date night in Chicago can be a night to remember. However, a double date can be an opportunity to share a fun night out with friends as well. Here are the 5 best double date ideas in Chicago.

Family & Pets

Free Things To Do This Memorial DayFrom gardens to beaches, get outside and take in the free sites the city has to offer.
Best Movie Theater Deals In ChicagoGet ready for your closeup at any of these Chicago area theaters that lure you out of the house with deals and discounts.
Best Memorial Day Events For The Family In ChicagoRegardless of how you celebrate Memorial Day, Chicago has some activities for everyone. So if you and your family are looking for something to do this year, here are some of the best Memorial Day events for the entire family in Chicago.
Research & Honor Your Family's Military History This Memorial DayMemorial Day is a great time to research your family's military history or learn a little more about your own past. Here are some helpful ways to start researching your past today.
Best Places To Buy Graduation Gifts In ChicagoDo you need some ideas for graduation gifts? From luggage to smartphones, these five retailers in the Chicago area offer some inspiration.
Best Mother's Day Spa Deals In ChicagoMom works hard all the time and deserves special treatment every day, and especially on Mother's Day. Here are the best five Mother's Day Spa deals in Chicago.

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