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Best Historic Landmarks In Chicago

However, when seeing a movie, play or poster about the city, these five historic landmarks often represent what Chicago was and is – a city that roared back from the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 ready for commerce and culture.

02/09/2015

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Best 2015 Date Night Shows For Valentine’s Day In Chicago

This year, skip seeing a movie and watch a concert or live theatrical performance for Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart. We’ve got the scoop on what’s playing in Chicago.

02/02/2015

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Best Art Walks In Chicago

Art, creativity and inspiration can be found throughout Chicago. A great way to experience the art of Chicago is by taking a walking tour.

01/26/2015

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Best Books Based In Chicago

For a deeper sense of what the city was and how it influenced writers, turn to books about its people and politics, its underbelly and neighborhoods, its architecture and historic events.

01/19/2015

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Best Martin Luther King Day Celebrations in Chicago

Celebrations for Martin Luther King Day take place throughout the city of Chicago, attending one or more of the celebrations is a great way to honor and commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.

01/12/2015

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Best Spring 2015 Art Events In Chicago

Five art events make a fine bouquet of sculpture, paintings, jewelry and art-movement examples to enjoy this spring.

01/05/2015

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Best Museum Gift Shops In Chicago

In the Chicago area, these five museum shops stand out because of their size and range of selection. They are accessible without having to pay admission.

12/29/2014

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Best Upcoming Theater Productions In Chicago

Seeing a live performance can be a great way to infuse some culture into your entertainment routine. Chicago offers some great upcoming theater productions in winter, whether you’re looking for a classic tale or something with some holiday spirit.

12/22/2014

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Best Holiday Markets In Chicago

What is a person to do when there are so many presents to get and so little time left?

12/15/2014

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Best Local Organizations For Holiday Donations In Chicago

Check out this list for five holiday gift ideas where money and items do a lot of good.

12/08/2014

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Best 2014 Holiday Events In Chicago

This holiday season, consider catching a live ballet performance or seeing a number of Christmas trees by checking out these holiday events in Chicago.

12/01/2014

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Best Winter 2014-15 Art Events In Chicago

Bundle up and head out the door to explore these winter art exhibits in Chicago. From David Bowie to holiday decorations, Chicago has plenty of exhibits to see.

11/24/2014

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The Best Thanksgiving Events In Chicago

Think lights, camera opportunities and action amidst nature when looking for something to do Thanksgiving Day before gobbling down turkey or during the weekends before and after Thanksgiving instead of bucking the shopping crowds.

11/17/2014

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Best Upcoming Classical Music Performances In Chicago

There are numerous classical music performances in Chicago. They are offered throughout the year, but narrowing down the best choices may be the most challenging decision. We’ve done the work for you.

11/10/2014

Veterans of the Vietnam War look for the names of friends and loved ones on "The Wall" during a Veterans Day event at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall November 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. Thousands of people gathered at "The Wall" to pay respects and honor the men and women who served during the Vietnam War.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Best 2014 Veterans Day Events In Chicago

When November 11 rolls around, there are several events throughout the Chicago that honor people who serve in the military.

11/03/2014

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Best Upcoming Musicals In Chicago

From such classics as “The King and I” to a revival that refocuses attention from grand spectacle to intimate stories, these upcoming musicals present memorable songs and thought-provoking messages.

10/27/2014

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Best 2014-2015 College Productions In Chicago

When it comes to catching a play, make sure to check out the wealth of theatres in the Chicago area for a performance. Here’s a guide to five performances you should see during the 2014-2015 school year.

10/20/2014

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Best Dinner Theater In Chicago

Here you will find the best dinner theater in Chicago and the surrounding areas of Chicago.

10/13/2014

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Best Halloween-Themed Shows In Chicago

Chicago has a vast entertainment scene with something for all ages when considering where to go for spooky fun or bone-chilling fright.

10/06/2014

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Best Ways To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month In Chicago

From art exhibits to musical performances, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Chicago. Take a look at this list for ideas on where to celebrate.

09/29/2014

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