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Back in Action

Learn more about the best places to eat, drink, celebrate, play and explore with Choose Chicago and the Chicago Sun-Times.

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The dog days aren’t over

Chicago residents are taking their dogs adopted during the pandemic out on the town as restrictions ease.

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Adult sports leagues offer safe outdoor options to socialize

Groups including Chicago Sports and Social Club, Players Sport & Social Group and Simply Social Sports are seeing more participants, as young adults look to mingle while playing volleyball, kickball and softball this summer.

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Pedal your way across the water

Whether you call them pedal boats or paddle boats, they can be a relaxing outing on the water.

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Top 10 fishing spots in the Chicago area

From Montrose Harbor to Shabbona Lake, there’s no shortage of top fishing spots in and around the city.

Yannis Tsarouchis, “Alexandras Square in Piraeus,” 1962, pigments mixed with animal glue on canvas, is featured in the first U.S. retrospective of the artist’s work, at Wrightwood 659.
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Chicago-area museums welcoming back patrons with an array of exhibits

Here’s a look at some of the exhibits waiting to be discovered (or rediscovered) by you, your friends, your family.

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Darius Rucker traverses pop, country music with dynamic hits

Rucker headlines the Windy City Smokeout on July 9.

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Pandemic is prologue for Oak Park Festival Theatre’s timely ‘Tempest’

‘I think we got the right show’ for the time, director says of the outdoor production.

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Chicago Cultural Center reopens amid restoration of G.A.R. hall, rotunda

A visit to the cultural gem is a must for Chicagoans and tourists alike.

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Get out there!

The Chicago-area festival season is back with a vengeance

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Family fun

Plenty to see and do at Chicago-area zoos, Chicago Botanic Garden, Morton Arboretum

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Honoring dads with songs, laughter

Twista, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony headline ‘Father’s Day’ festival

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Your Table Awaits

With summer on our doorsteps, it’s time to enjoy the area’s many al fresco dining options

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Time for a splash

Water parks reopen just as Memorial Day weekend ushers in unofficial start to summer