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.
The best ice skating rinks in Chicago
From luxury rinks on high-rises to neighborhood ice in city parks.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.