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4 years
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Your Three-Day Weekend Itinerary

Our top five picks for things to do this week: Hop on, hop off, get down . . . bouncy castles for big kids . . . a pocket guide to Jazz Fest . . . what the lovely Lilli Carré is up to . . . and more

4 years
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Guitar Heroics

Our top five picks for things to do this week: Ravinia gets ready to rock (really) . . . Iggy oils up . . . a Pritzker/Marsalis coproduction premieres . . . weekend plans from Chicago’s squire about town . . . and more

4 years
ago

Robbie Fulks’s Weekend Plans

Our top five picks for things to do: The next big thing in Chicago theatre (for a budget five bucks) . . . a ukulele invasion . . . a Fred Anderson tribute . . . and introducing our new feature, this week starring Robbie Fulks

4 years
ago

What to Do This Week

Our top five picks for things to do: Opera and booze on Lake Michigan … films and booze at the Art Institute … Fifth House Ensemble takes a cue from Pink Floyd … and more

4 years
ago

Your Jett-setting Week

Our top five picks for things to do this week: Where to go (besides Grant Park) for rock ’n’ roll … the best reason this season to road trip to Spring Green … the saga of Blago, back onstage … and more

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4 years
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Five-Buck Club

Our top five picks for things to do this week: The one street fest you shouldn’t miss this summer … a lesson in Chicago music history, served hot … the best (and worst) of local theatre … and more

4 years
ago

Piven’s Hat Trick

Our top five picks for things to do this week: Theatre, photos, film, and more in your own backyard

4 years
ago

Worst Beach Party Ever

Our top five for things to do this week: Thrift-store cinema at the Empty Bottle … two Steppenwolf mainstays storm Victory Gardens … beer onboard … plus, our pick for a free Pitchfork afterparty

4 years
ago

Our Top Five, Strings Attached

Our top five picks for things to do this week: Puppets for adults, steamy French cinema, Ray Bradbury calling, and poetry gone burlesque

4 years
ago

Party Picks

Our top five picks for things to do this week: Abigail returns … Berwyn rocks … Frank Bruni reads … and more options for your holiday weekend

5 years
ago

Free Is Good

Our top five picks for things to do this week: What’s melodious and beer-filled and chocolatey all over? Your big fat week of free delights.

5 years
ago

Five for Free

Our top five picks for things to do this week: What do Tinariwen, Mos Def, Califone, and The Books have in common? Click to find out.

5 years
ago

We win; you win; everybody wins!

Our top five picks for things to do this week: Big news! OK, it’s no Stanley Cup, but the Chicago Guide has just been named best e-newsletter by the City and Regional Magazine Awards. Are you a subscriber? Sign up to get our now even more officially awesome picks in your inbox every week.

5 years
ago

Longman’s One-night Stand

Our top five picks for things to do this week: Snag a sneak peek of Longman & Eagle’s second floor … gorge on Beethoven, beer, and Chicago fashion … plus three freebies (She & Him!) for easing the pain of a two-day weekend

5 years
ago

The Other Hawks

Our top five picks for things to do this week: Not those hawks. Ballhawks … Jeanne Gang, Aquawoman … It’s alive! Sue stalks the Field … and more finds for Memorial Day weekend

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