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This year's 93rd Academy Awards will be broadcast from its new location at Union Station in Los Angeles with a remote from London. A Red Carpet will have limited attendance due to Covid restrictions. And, according to film critic Richard Roeper, there will be a record number of minority nomi…

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The Chicago History Museum's plans for a multifaceted park beautification project is scheduled for a fall unveiling. Named for long-time Chicago civic leaders and supporters of the Museum, the Richard M. and Shirley H. Jaffee History Trail will feature a path around the Museum, renovations t…

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Cinema/Chicago's International CineYouth Festival will present its biggest lineup ever for a global event spotlighting a diverse selection of 102 international short films in the festival’s first virtual edition. Running May 6-13, the films, created by filmmakers 22 years-old and younger, wi…

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The Service Club of Chicago will host its popular annual hat luncheon, this year themed "Desperately Seeking Fashion" on Friday, May 21. Keynote speaker will be Sandy Schreier, the famed fashion curator and historian. 

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Artopia, a future-forward immersive art exhibit, is coming April 16 to a gorgeous 32,000 square ft. venue, Morgan Manufacturing (401 N. Morgan)! The exhibit will feature large-scale light art installations, interactive projection mapping, sound reactive LEDs and murals from some of Chicago’s…

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The Chicago Children's Theatre and the Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have teamed up to create "Maybe Something Beautiful," a virtual short film based on a children's book about a young girl who brings positivity to her neighborhood through her artwork.  

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Starting in March, Chicago Shakespeare Theater will debut a series of virtual productions that will be filmed live in the theater's performance spaces and streamed on-demand for viewers at home through the new Chicago ShakesSTREAM website.

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A new exhibit presented by the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, "Mandela: Struggle for Freedom," shines a spotlight on the life and legacy of former South African president and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela.

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Marvel comic fans, mask and suit up — the “Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes” exhibit is set to take place next month at the Chicago Museum of Sciences and Industries, making it the world’s largest interactive Marvel Comics exhibit. 

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The latest piece of public art installed in Streeterville evokes images of travel and possibility -- a story based on the real-life journey of a young woman inspired to see the world. 

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The Joffrey Ballet's Joffrey Studio Series, featuring a combination of live and prerecorded content, is premiering two new works that will be streamed live from the Joffrey's Gerald Arpino Black Box Theatre.

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Celebrating the holidays may look a little different this year, but Chicago has plenty of wintertime activities to offer, including holiday takeout meals, visits with Santa and charitable drives to make children's Christmas wishes come true.

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Gin and Juice is a new delivery and carryout service that can quench a group thirst with the click of a mouse. Created by award-winning Beverage Director Kevin Beary and the team behind Three Dots and a Dash, the virtual cocktail bar offers dozens of traditional and customized ready-to-mix c…

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Mayor Lightfoot refuses to let the pandemic ruin Chicago's holiday spirit. In a press release issued with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), she has invited everyone to watch this year’s Tree Lighting ceremony on YouTube. 

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The recipe to a stress-free Thanksgiving is simple. It begins with ordering food from a restaurant and ends with dessert. Below is a list of nearby venues opening for carryout and delivery of pre-ordered meals on Thanksgiving and, if the restrictions are lifted, dine-in service.

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Were the streets of Chicago quiet during the summer because there were no street performers? Or were there no street performers because the streets were so quiet?

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Open House Chicago, a citywide architectural showcase organized by the Chicago Architecture Center, is returning this fall in a modified format that emphasizes neighborhood exploration and self-guided tours, as well as virtual programming.

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Martha Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt and other former First Ladies are given new life in a new online production by The Neo-Futurists that examines the multifaceted roles of the women of the White House, with a particular focus on how race and gender have shaped their lives and experiences. 

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The 2020 Chicago Marathon is officially canceled, but runners are finding ways to participate during what would have been the 43rd annual edition.

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Christkindlmarket in downtown Chicago is transitioning to an online format this year out of concern for guests' safety, site organizers have announced.

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Chicagoland residents have plenty of outdoor opportunities to enjoy this fall, with trips to area farms and orchards, visits to scenic gardens and other seasonal activities available for the picking.

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Starting Thursday, Oct. 1, Chicago will relax Phase Four guidelines for businesses, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection and the Chicago Department of Public Health announced on Monday, Sept. 28.According to a city news release, the new guidelines …