Arts & Culture

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Best Theaters In Chicago

No matter whether the city’s critics give a show four stars or only sort-of recommend it, the visitor is likely to leave impressed if the theater is historical, ornate or atmospheric.

03/23/2015

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Best 2015 Spring Theater Productions In Chicago

This spring, step outside and check out a live theatre performance in Chicago.

03/16/2015

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Best Parades And Celebrations On St. Patrick’s Day In Chicago

This St. Patrick’s Day, head outside and celebrate with thousands at one of many events in Chicago and the suburbs. From parades to dyeing the Chicago River green, there are plenty of fun events on the schedule.

03/09/2015

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Best Ways To Celebrate Women’s History Month In Chicago

From lectures to staged readings, there are plenty of ways to celebrate women’s accomplishments in Chicago.

03/02/2015

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Best Paint And Sips In Chicago

This weekend, skip the bar scene and have a glass of wine while painting in a studio with friends. From Chicago to the suburbs, there are plenty of places to paint and sip.

02/23/2015

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Best Sketching Classes In Chicago

Taking a sketching class is an excellent way to learn new drawing skills or enhance current artistic skills. Here you will find the best sketching classes in Chicago.

02/16/2015

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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

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