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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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Best Language Classes In Chicago

If you need extra motivation to act and add something different to your life, think of 2014 as an opportunity to take a foreign language class.

01/13/2014

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Best Places To See New Year’s Eve Fireworks In Chicago

When you need visuals to celebrate 2014′s appearance, think fireworks.

12/16/2013

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Best Haunted Places In Chicago

Here are five places within Metropolitan Chicago that lie outside the city’s limits but are worth a visit. Check them out and see if you feel or see something unexplainable.

10/07/2013

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Best Fall Festivals In Chicago

Don’t worry that summer went by too fast. Yummy autumn festivals abound in the Chicago area.

09/09/2013

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Best Labor Day Celebrations In Chicago

Get out and enjoy Labor Day this year with these fun events in Chicago.

08/19/2013

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Best Shows To See This Fall On A Budget In Chicago

The good news when trying to stay within an entertainment budget is you can discover a lesser-known venue or play at bargain prices such as the following five, good-value productions.

08/05/2013

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Best Photography Classes In Chicago

Here are five classes in Chicago, ranging from camera basics to shooting on location and editing, that will help you capture special moments and places.

06/10/2013

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Memorial Day Celebrations In Chicago

Memorial Day parades and ceremonies in Chicago are a chance to thank veterans and active service members.

05/13/2013

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Best Shows To See On Valentine’s Day Weekend 2013 In Chicago

When it comes to romance, some local theaters think Sinatra, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rogers and Hammerstein have nailed it.

02/12/2013

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