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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 Places For Fall Colors In Chicago

Fall’s cooler nights are working their leaf-changing magic, dusting the Chicago trees in mauve and crimson. Hike, bike or drive to these five best locations to see Chicago’s fall colors.

10/04/2014

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Five Reasons To Visit Chicago In The Fall

After Labor Day weekend’s goodbye to the lazy days of summer, a re-energized city welcomes autumn with fall fests, a new theater season, blockbuster art shows and fun outdoor explorations. Here are some of Chicago’s best happenings this fall.

09/20/2014

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Best Improv Comedy In Chicago

They say that laughter is the best medicine, so skip the doctor’s office and take in a show instead at any of these five top comedy venues here in Chicago.

09/15/2014

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Best Art Exhibits For Kids In Chicago

No matter whether a youngster likes to read, draw, create something or enjoys photography or history, there is likely to be an art exhibit in the Chicago area that would appeal to young or older children.

09/08/2014

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A Night At Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre

The following guide notes an outstanding theater company that could be overlooked because its neighborhood is known for shopping.

08/25/2014

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Best Science Exhibits In Chicago

The following wonderful exhibits feed the curiosity gene with some answers, more questions and stimulating thoughts about life: past, present and future.

08/11/2014

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Best Cheap Long Weekend Trips Near Chicago

Here are five places to take a long weekend trip that include lodging suggestions that shouldn’t over-stretch the wallet.

08/09/2014

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Chicago’s Most Interesting Churches

No matter what religion you profess, if you like art and architecture, you should tour some of the churches in your city or in towns you visit.

07/28/2014

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How To Get Involved In Chicago’s Theater Community

There’s nothing wrong with going to a theater to enjoy a classic or new play, but if you wish you could do something more active than applaud, you’re in luck.

07/21/2014

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Historic Walking Tours Of Chicago

Sometimes it’s fun to cobble together a walking tour of diverse places that capture the heart of the big city.

06/09/2014

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Best Museums For Dates In Chicago

Taking in a museum on a date gives you talking points beyond the trite astrological sign and six degrees of school or city separation.

05/26/2014

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Best Kids Art Classes In Chicago

Anytime is a great time for youngsters to express themselves through art. But when school lets out for summer vacation, kids have more time to try a fun art medium such as clay or film making. Chicago is rich in camps and classes with an art focus.

05/05/2014

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Best 2014 Summer Festivals In Chicago

With all of the festivals taking place in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, there is something for everyone almost every summer weekend.

04/21/2014

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Best Date Ideas For Art Lovers In Chicago

Art plus food, cocktails, chocolates or music equals a fun or romantic date when couples look beyond the obvious.

04/07/2014

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Best Interior Designers In Chicago

Whether you are downsizing, upgrading, working on a second home or merely tired of an old look, consider consulting an expert. These five designers and groups have all been featured in home and interior newspaper sections and magazines but have different approaches.

03/18/2014

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Best Filmmaking Classes And Workshops In Chicago

Put that creativity to use with Chicago’s best filmmaking classes and workshops.

03/17/2014

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Best Chicago Places To Celebrate Women’s History Month 2014

Sometimes a little nudge is needed to recognize women’s contributions to the professions and the world.

03/03/2014

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Best Museum Exhibits This Spring In Chicago

Even though Chicagoans know their city has world-class museums, it sometimes takes a head’s up about a special exhibit to move busy people away from their routines.

02/24/2014

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Best Art Supply Stores In Chicago

Winter is perfect for starting a new indoor project. Get all of the supplies you need from Chicago’s best art stores.

02/10/2014

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