5 Things to Do: Nov. 3-5

Ready or not, the holidays are almost here. Start checking items off your shopping list with a few shows this weekend featuring the best in antiques, sculpture, crafts and more. Plus, don’t miss two author events. And learn more about the Chicagoland Holiday Chocolate Show, taking place Nov. 4-5 in Northbrook. SOFA CHICAGO Nov. 2-5 […]

5 Things to Do: Oct. 27-29

Get the Halloween festivities started early this weekend with two ways to celebrate high above the city. Plus, don’t miss the latest Chicago Humanities Festival and a groundbreaking new exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. It’s also not too late to #BeScaryGood this Halloween and Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. Learn more about how you can make your […]

5 Things to Do: Oct. 20-22

If you just can’t wait for Halloween, you’re in luck — this weekend will be filled with spooky fun at Brookfield Zoo, Chicago Botanic Garden and North Suburban YMCA. Plus, don’t miss the latest production from Joffrey Ballet. Arts in the Dark Oct. 21 Chicago LUMA8, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and […]

5 Things to Do: Oct. 13-15

Halloween isn’t here quite yet, but you can start celebrating this weekend with a murder mystery at Oil Lamp Theater and a harvest festival (complete with a pumpkin patch that gives back) in Chicago. You can also attend a healthy living and parenting conference, see a world premiere play at Black Ensemble Theater, or explore […]

5 Things to Do: Oct. 6-8

This weekend, shop ’til you drop in Evanston, enjoy fall fun at Chicago Botanic Garden and the Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival, learn from top chefs in Chicago, and give back at an Oktoberfest event. Retail Therapy Fall 2017 Oct. 6 Evanston Participating Central Street businesses in Evanston will offer special discounts during this Friday night […]

5 Things to Do: Sept. 29 to Oct. 1

As September ends, new events begin all around Chicago. This weekend, The Second City will offer a new sketch comedy show and the Chicago Children’s Museum will open a new exhibit. Plus, don’t miss the Chicago Book Expo, a special program at Illinois Holocaust Museum, and the return of Fall Fest at Lincoln Park Zoo. […]

5 Things to Do: Sept. 22-24

Fall fun continues this weekend with a festival all about apples. Plus, don’t miss a dog adoption event at Dylan’s Candy Bar, a conversation with Ryne Sandberg, a new exhibit at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and a new collaboration between Lyric Opera of Chicago and Joffrey Ballet. Apple Fest Sept. 22-24 Long Grove You’ll quickly […]

5 Things to Do: Sept. 15-17

This weekend, give back at a wine walk in Winnetka, usher in fall with a bonfire and barn dance in Glenview, dine on the best tacos in Chicago, and walk through a brand new art exhibit at the Spertus Institute. Plus, don’t miss the American Craft Exposition at Chicago Botanic Garden. American Craft Exposition Sept. […]

5 Things to Do: Sept. 8-10

There is plenty of fall fun to be had at these events, including a dance performance at Ravinia, a brand new fish fry and youth fishing derby event, and three festivals. Plus, find a few ways to give back this weekend or in the days ahead. Concert Dance Inc.: “The Chicago Project” Sept. 7-8 Highland […]

5 Things to Do: Labor Day Weekend 2017

Hello, September! Spend your Labor Day weekend at Chicago festivals all about jazz, lobster, Poland or Ireland, or explore Evanston’s beautiful lakefront. Plus, find multiple ways to give back this week and next. Chicago Jazz Festival Aug. 31 to Sept. 3 Chicago This free Labor Day festival is back with performances by Jon Faddis, the […]