Things To Do

Take advantage of everything Chicago has to offer with our highlights of events, activities and entertainment in and around the city.

Meher Dance Company is one of a number of dance groups offering lessons at various locations around the city during SummerDance 2024.
From parties, street festivals, family fun and much more, here’s what’s on Chicago’s Pride 2024 calendar.
Chicago Pride Fest, the new ‘Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil’ musical and a Billy Joel-Stevie Nicks concert are among the entertainment highlights of the week ahead.
Janet Jackson at the United Center, Wilco at the Salt Shed, the return of Chicago SummerDance and Sundays on State are among the entertainment highlights in the week ahead.
Amazing music will fill the Chicago area this summer — you’ll be jamming from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
There’s certainly no shortage of things to do, eat, drink, hear and experience in the Chicago area this summer. So get out there and explore these festivals and special events.
As he nears a Chicago Blues Festival set that may be one of his last, the 87-year-old master says he never wants to be a faltering artist who’s ‘not giving people what they paid for.’
Toronzo Cannon celebrates a new album, Shemekia Copeland kicks off the Blues Festival at the Ramova Theatre, “The Kite Runner” opens at the CIBC Theatre, and the Puerto Rican People’s Day Parade are among the highlights in the week ahead.
Seth Meyers, Joel Kim Booster, Hasan Minhaj and Cameron Esposito are among the comedians heading our way.
Comedian had been scheduled to launch four-night run on Thursday.
Veteran lake swimmers offer tips and guidance on what you need to know before you jump in.
The city’s big house and gospel music festivals and the return of ‘Six’ are among this week’s entertainment highlights.
Looking for creative ways to entertain the kids or have a family night out this summer? Consider these special events, concerts and experiences in the Chicago area.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse in concert, Circus Vazquez, the 35th Rhinoceros Theater Festival, and a 3-day Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival are among the highlights in the week ahead.
If you are avoiding the massive touring shows, here are some alternatives — both free and ticketed — that will keep you busy through Labor Day.
Roberto “Beto” Vargas, co-curator of the National Museum of Mexican Art show, began sifting through family archives after his daughter asked to hear a story about her great-uncle and the founder of Mariachi Potosino, José Cruz Alba.
A pair of Megan Thee Stallion concerts, the return of the “Beetlejuice” musical and an exhibit of Chicago protest art are among the entertainment highlights of the week ahead.
A Gary concert by the Jacksons, a Goodman play with an all-Iranian cast and an exhibit focusing on four Chicago artists are some of the entertainment highlights of the week ahead.
“Bluey’s Big Play” featuring Bluey, Bingo, Bandit and Chilli at the Auditorium Theatre, the Chicago Critics Film Festival, the Rooftop Cinema Club, and Mexico Fest at Navy Pier are among the highlights in the week ahead.