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Events
Find the best Chicago events and things to do. There's something for everyone, including festivals, theater, family-friendly events, and wine and beer tastings. There are even lots of free events!  ...

Chazz Palminteri and Robert De Niro's "A Bronx Tale" is set in the heart of the Bronx, where "GoodFellas" reign and family and community trump all. The North American tour of the Broadway musical plays through March 24 at Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre.

Fajita Factory, a new establishment by Another Round Hospitality Group, has opened its doors for a sizzlin' good time on North Halsted Street.

Dyeing of the Chicago River for St. Patrick's Day, photo courtesy Seadog

Figuring out how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago can be overwhelming.

Southern hospitality is a real thing, and for most of us who were raised in the Deep South, our fondest memories come from family gatherings with recipes often handed down for generations. For well-respected Chicago Chef Erick Williams, this culture of hospitality has served as an inspiration for one of the most exciting new restaurant openings in the Chicago area – Virtue.

 Galdones Photography/Cochon555

Anthony Bourdain (God rest his soul) said pork was his favorite vegetable and he is not alone. Few foods humans hawk is more satisfying or profound than a perfectly produced piece of pork.

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Turn Chicago into a giant Gameboard with this fun Scavenger Hunt Adventure. Guided from any smart phone, teams solve clues, complete challenges while seeing the sights. A fun interactive adventure.