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These museums have free admission and discount days

Get into the Art Institute, Shedd Aquarium, and the Field Museum for free.

Join us for a conversation about the future of Herman Miller

Curbed Chicago editor Sara Freund will moderate a panel about what lies ahead for the iconic design brand.

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Where to see holiday lights in Chicago

Let the magic begin

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The best ice skating rinks in Chicago

From luxury rinks on high-rises to neighborhood ice in city parks.

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The best Chicago holiday markets

To find special gifts from local makers, shop here.

Danish design pop-up market opens at the Hoxton Hotel for the holiday season

Find the perfect Scandinavian stocking stuffer.

Everything you need to know about the 2019 Chicago Marathon

Street closures, race route, schedule, and more.

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The best downtown spots to see at Open House Chicago

Downtown remains a popular destination for its concentration of sites and access stunning high-rise views.

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The 16 best churches, temples, synagogues to see at Open House Chicago

With over 90 stunning places of worship to choose from, it’s hard to narrow it down.

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10 Chicago pumpkin patches to visit this fall

Start thinking about how you want to decorate your jack-o’-lantern.

Check out these 8 design exhibits this fall

From midcentury modern furniture to stained-glass and historic maps.

Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House after dark

Grab a drink and listen to live music inside this icon of Prairie School architecture.

Chicago teens will rally for climate action in Friday

The downtown protest is part of Global Climate Strike taking place in more than 150 countries.

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Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019

Dive into architecture and design.

Open House Chicago announces 2019 lineup of 350 sites

This year’s event will feature a special focus on Chicago’s theaters and performance spaces.

Chicago Jazz Festival: Schedules, performances, how to get there

Everything you need to know about the neighborhood performances and Millennium Park festival

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Where to watch Navy Pier’s fireworks along the lakefront

From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, where to see Navy Pier fireworks all summer long.

Best photos from the Chicago Air and Water Show

Photographers braved the thunderstorms for spectacular shots of the Blue Angels and Red Arrows.

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Here’s what to do for Labor Day Weekend in Chicago

Soak up the rest of summer

West Town Bikes starts new, zany bike festival in Humboldt Park after Tour de Fat cancels

Along with Rev Brew, the Humboldt Park fest will continue the celebration of bike culture

6 scenic lakeside retreats perfect for warm weather

Rent an artsy A-Frame, secluded cottage, or campy bunkhouse

This weekend, explore Chicago’s endangered architectural treasures by bus

Preservation Chicago’s annual "Chicago 7 Most Endangered" bus tour returns on Saturday.

Chicago Air and Water Show 2019: Schedule, where to watch, transit tips

Here’s what you need to know

Bud Billiken Parade 2019: How to get there, street closures, route

The parade celebrates 90 years in the Bronzeville neighborhood

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The 10 best places to watch the Air and Water Show

From sandy beaches to rooftop lounges, here’s where you can catch the most action.

Lollapalooza 2019: How to get around, festival map, must-know tips

Everything you need to know

How to watch Lollapalooza from your sofa

See Kacey Musgraves, Mitski, Tame Impala, 21 Savage, and Lil Wayne

A Lollapalooza-goer’s guide to Grant Park’s most famous buildings

Chicago’s iconic skyline sets the stage for the annual music festival.

Lollapalooza road closures begin, city preps for massive music festival

The four-day music festival takes over Grant Park

Farnsworth House photo exhibit captures Mies’ buildings around the world

A Berlin-based photographer spent seven years shooting the architect’s modernist buildings

Tour the site of the Great Pullman Strike on its 125th anniversary

The next Pullman Historic District tour is set for July 13.

12 photos from Sunday’s weather-shortened Pride Parade

A sudden downpour did little to derail the festivities—at least until officials cut things short.

Here’s how you can livestream the Chicago Pride Parade

If you’re not heading to the parade, you can still catch all the action.

Pride Parade 2019 in Chicago: Everything you need to know

Find the route, start time, and, street closures for the city’s 50th annual Pride Parade.

At the Chicago Architecture Biennial, teens get to collaborate with international artists

The biennial is an opportunity to bring together global architects, designers, and everyday residents.

Shipping container market returns to Bronzeville

The "Boxville" marketplace is back for a third season.

Watch experts square off in Chicago architecture Jeopardy

The Chicago Architecture and WBEZ’s Curious City are teaming up for a night of local design trivia.

Experts discuss how Chicago can build for queer, black, and brown communities

In an event series led by the Metropolitan Planning Council, city leaders and experts will discuss how gentrification impacts queer spaces and why parks are just as segregated as the city.

Explore fine art and antiques at Merchandise Mart design show

About 75 local and international exhibitors will bring their best selections.