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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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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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Now through September 19, Chicago’s Asian Pop Up Cinema (APUC) is presenting an eclectic selection of Japanese films that boast a fascinating diversity of styles and themes. Delivering on a mission to be ‘your passport to Asian Cinema,’ APUC is streaming the films so that they can be enjoyed…

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Five Taiwanese films will stream for free during a presentation made possible by the Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Chicago (TACCGC) and Chicago’s Asian Pop Up Cinema. Packaged in a series titled, @Home with Taiwan Cinema: Love and Hope, the films will stream via Asian Pop…

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AMC Theaters will sell tickets for 15 cents (plus sales tax) at more than 100 locations scheduled to reopen on August 20. Offering “Movies in 2020 at 1920 Prices,” the cinema is promoting the deal as part of its 100th birthday celebration.

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The Loews Chicago Hotel at 455 Park Dr. reopened for business on July 7. Steps from the Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier, the downtown luxury destination earned the 2019 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor.

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Keegan-Michael Key, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Belushi and Rachel Ray are among the dozens of stars who appear in a new ‘Sweet Home Chicago’ COVID-19 Artists Relief Video released today. The cast members, all of whom got their start in the Windy City, contributed footage of themselves singing,…

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Today, the Windy City reimagines its legendary food festival by launching Taste of Chicago To-Go, a five-day feast of free public programming that includes online cooking demonstrations, virtual music and dance events, and a series of “Community Eats” meals for nonprofits serving frontline a…

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An all-day rainstorm dampened Chicago’s return to indoor drinking and dining on Friday, June 26, when the multi-part Restore Chicago plan allowed patrons to actually enter and sit down in restaurants and bars. Alternating between downpour and drizzle, it seemed to chase everyone away from th…

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While the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily closed museums in Streeterville, Chicago residents can still take advantage of virtual museum events and activities geared toward educating children and appreciating the arts at home.

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Indoor dining and drinking can begin at restaurants, bars, breweries and other eating and drinking establishments in Chicago today, according to an announcement from Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Business Affairs and Consumer Protectons (BACP) Commissioner Rosa Escareno.

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There are all kinds of dads with all kinds of tastes, and William Grant & Sons has perfected the art of satisfying the spirit drinkers among them. Below, the independent, family-owned Scottish distillery serves up a round of gift ideas for Father's Day, coming up this Sunday, June 21.  

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The crowd multiplied as the weather improved Wednesday for Navy Pier’s grand reopening, the first time that the historic Chicago attraction has welcomed the public since it was closed for pandemic reasons in March.

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Chicago is bringing the city’s legendary music festivals into the homes of the fans who have helped turn them into a global sensation. Beginning tonight (May22), the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will kick off Millennium Park at Home, a series of live virtual concerts str…

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By Doug Rapp If you see a group of people wearing shiny headbands and running around Trump Tower, know it was planned. Called the “Naruto Run Around Every Trump Tower,” the Sunday, Nov. 3 event is hosted by a comedy podcast, Thought Cops, which takes a weekly look at “outrage culture.” The p…

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(Published Aug. 31, 2019) By Stephanie Racine, Staff Writer A group of New Eastside—and nearby—residents have come together to form a board game night. The group meets monthly in the party room at The Tides, 360 E. South Water St. New Eastside resident Ishmeet Lamda started the game night by…

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(Published Aug. 9, 2019) A free lunchtime public event will honor the World War II 12th General Hospital Unit, which was comprised of Northwestern University Medical School physicians and dentists, Chicago-area nurses, dieticians and physical therapists, and enlisted men who treated nearly 3…

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(Published June 30, 2019) By Jesse Wright The city’s renovated Riverwalk is open, and although some renovations continue, the scenic spot is a hotspot for both visitors and locals alike. Among the improvements the Riverwalk now offers more greenspace, a walking path closer to the river and a…

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(Published May 30, 2019) By Stephanie Racine, Staff Writer For grill masters and amateurs, there are several public parks and beaches that allow grilling. “Grilling must be confined to enclosed metal containers and may only take place within dedicated grilling areas,” according to the Chicag…

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(Published April 29, 2019) By Jesse Wright, Staff Writer With summer around the corner, schools, museums and even watersport companies are offering summer camps for kids. At Camp GEMS, kids can explore the city through a six-week program that mimics the school’s curriculum, although the prog…

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(Published April 1, 2019) By Stephanie Racine, Staff Writer Dog treat truck Fido to Go is hosting their free Annual Easter Egg Hunt from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.on April 13. The event will take place in front of the Drunken Bean, 400 East South Water St..   The festivities begin at 10:30 a.m…

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By Stephanie Racine, Staff Writer The Joffrey Ballet brought to life Leo Tolstoy’s tragic love story “Anna Karenina” on Feb. 12 in an all-star production. The ballet will run through Feb. 24. Choreographed by Yuri Possokhov and composed by Ilya Demutsky, the Chicago Philharmonic performed th…

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By Stephanie Racine, Staff Writer Restaurant week began Jan. 25 and continues through Feb. 7. Participating restaurants offer a prix fixe menu. Lunch or brunch is $24 and dinner is priced at $36 and $48. Streeterville locations participating in this year’s Restaurant Week are: The Albert: Lu…

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By Angela Gagnon, Staff Writer During the cold, dark winter months, it can be easy to stay sedentary. Getting motivated to move outdoors requires lots of clothes and a tolerance for low temperatures. Never fear—plenty of businesses specialize in indoor activities, offering a variety of oppor…

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By Stephanie Racine | Staff Writer   Joffrey Ballet’s The Nutcracker premiered Dec. 1 at the Auditorium Theater. The production is an adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet, but with a Chicago twist. The ballet takes place in Chicago during the building of the World’s Fair in 1892. The st…

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By Jesse Wright, Staff Writer   At one time, Thanksgiving was a day for families to come together over food and enjoy each other’s company. These days, that’s not necessarily true for everyone. The holiday can be fun for the solo celebrant because Thanksgiving Day is as much a public holiday…