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

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The Mix: Things to do in Chicago Jan. 27-Feb. 2

TimeLine Theatre’s ‘Relentless,’ a Punch Brothers concert and an innovative Illinois Holocaust Museum exhibit are among the entertainment options this week.

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Bad Bunny stadium tour includes Chicago date

The new tour comes on the heels of his previously announced world tour, which kicks off next month.

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Kayla Drescher conjures up plenty of entertaining feats throughout ‘Magic in Heels’

Drescher, who sometimes leaves the stage to select audience assistants — is a sorcerer with a stage presence that’s irresistible.

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The Mix: Cool things to do Jan. 20-26 in Chicago

"The Gem of the Ocean" at the Goodman Theatre, Kane Brown in concert, the Chicago International Puppet Festival and "Disney on Ice" are among the entertainment offerings in the week ahead.

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The Mix: Things to do in Chicago Jan. 13-19

"Bachelor: The Unauthorized Musical Parody," Neal Francis in concert and "Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah" are among the entertainment offerings in the week ahead.

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Grant Park Music Festival returns for full-on 2022 season

The 10-week series, June 15-Aug. 20, returns to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion with the Grant Park Orchestra under the leadership of artistic director and principal conductor Carlos Kalmar.

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The Mix: Things to do in Chicago Jan. 6-12

The Bowie Ball, "Kayla Dreschler: Magic in Heels" and "Oklahoma!" are among the entertainment offerings in the week ahead.

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The Mix: Things to Do in Chicago Dec. 16-22

There’s plenty to see and do online and in-person in Chicago in the week ahead.

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20 great ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Chicago

You can drink, dance, run or rock out to ring in 2022.

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The Mix: Things to do in Chicago Dec. 9-15

There’s plenty to see and do online and in-person in the week ahead.

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The Mix: Things to do in Chicago Dec. 2-8

There’s plenty to see and do online and in-person in the week ahead.

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Oak Brook photo exhibition chronicles life of Princess Diana

"Princess Diana Exhibition: Accredited Access" at Oakbrook Center shows an intimate side of the Princess of Wales through the lens of Anwar Hussein, her lifelong photographer and a close confidant.

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Chicago-area theaters offer eclectic mix of shows for the holiday season

Offerings include annual favorites and world premieres, comedy and opera and everything in between.

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Northlight Theatre tips its holiday ‘Hat’ to Dickens

A play with music takes holiday warmth, cheer and togetherness, adds in a bit of Victorian darkness, and wraps it all around the story of a young girl working to free her father from debtor’s prison.

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The Mix: Things to do in Chicago Nov. 25-Dec. 1

There’s plenty to see and do online and in-person in the week ahead.

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The Mix: Things to do in Chicago Nov. 18-24

There’s plenty to see and do online and in-person in the week ahead.

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The Mix: Things to do in Chicago Nov. 11-17

There’s plenty to see and do online and in-person in the week ahead.

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Magnificent Mile Lights Festival to be live again with Kool & the Gang, Deborah Cox, Tag Team

The two-day extravaganza culminates with the traditional Michigan Avenue parade on Nov. 20.

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For Dennis Quaid, singing solo is like going ‘to the edge of the cliff’

Band stays home for concert by the actor-musician, who has been focusing on spiritual sounds — and filming a movie as Ronald Reagan.

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Unlikely rock star: New exhibit sheds light on the career and legacy of Ravi Shankar

Among the items on display at the South Asia Institute are hundreds of LPs showcasing decades of work as well as artfully designed concert posters and promo materials, and his last sitar.

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The Mix: Things to do in Chicago Nov 4-10

There’s plenty to see and do online and in-person in the week ahead.

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The Mix: things to do in Chicago Oct. 28-Nov. 3

From theater and music to museums and family events, we’ve got just the ticket with our entertainment guide to some of the fun kicking off in the week ahead.

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Tony Award winner Kenny Leon to direct Steppenwolf’s ‘King James’

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‘Recipe for Disaster’ serves up a delightful helping of breakneck farce

Windy City Playhouse — and Rick Bayless — present the latest foray into interactive theater, this time with a gourmet meal included.

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The Mix: Things to do in Chicago Oct. 21-27, 2021

From theater and music to museums and family events, we’ve got just the ticket with our entertainment guide to some of the fun kicking off in the week ahead.

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Halloween trick-or-treating returns to Chicago. Here’s everything you need to know

City Hall has released guidelines for trick-or-treaters and those passing out candy, along with a list of family-friendly events happening around the city.

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Have a ball in the mall: Empty Macy’s at Water Tower Place becomes Dr. Seuss wonderland

Visitors to the temporary exhibit can interact with the Cat in the Hat, fish for presents in a Grinch room and hunt for the characters from ‘There’s a Wocket in My Pocket.’

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Fall, winter serve up lots of fun, attractions for the entire family

From Halloween haunts to classical music, check out these things to see and do.

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Lyric Opera’s ‘Florencia en el Amazonas’ among the highlights in classical music season this fall, winter

Chicago’s fall/winter classical music scene is filled with international flair, world premieres and holiday treats.

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Chicago’s theater scene is back with comedy, drama, music, mystery and merriment aplenty

There’s plenty to choose from, ranging from a pre-Broadway run to a collaboration with chef Rick Bayless to a stream of three short plays by Tracy Letts.

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The art side of history: Block Museum looks to the past in one of fall’s key exhibits

Other shows will be contemplating guns, Paris and the 1871 Chicago fire.

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Chicago entrepreneur creates ‘happy moments’ via South Loop’s Magic Selfie museum

Magic Selfies owner Zhazha Casanova champions a "hustlers’ spirit," and hopes it rubs off on her three daughters.