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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 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.

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From ballet to modern to jazz, Chicago’s vibrant dance scene is back

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, Ensemble Espanol, the Joffrey Ballet and Giordano Dance Chicago are among the companies back in full swing this fall and winter.

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Where would you take a newcomer to Chicago? Readers gave us hundreds of ideas.

We heard a lot of the usual suspects — like downtown landmarks. But this local’s guide to the city is filled with spots, too, that speak to neighborhood knowledge.

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Outdoor fun: Exhibits to visit at Chicago area zoos, Chicago Botanic Garden and Morton Arboretum

Check out our guide of things to see and safety guidelines to follow.

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The Mix: chocolate in Long Grove, Lyric’s Andrew Davis and more cool things to do May 13-19

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

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The Mix: ‘Immersive Van Gogh,’ Valentine’s Day music and comedy, and other things to do in Chicago Feb. 11-17

There’s much entertainment, live and virtual, on tap in Chicago in the week ahead.

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The Mix: Young Playwrights Festival, ‘The Journey’ and more cool things to check out Jan. 7-13

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

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The Mix: Tree lights at the Arboretum, Zoolights, One of a Kind virtual show and more things to do Nov. 19-25

There’s much to see and do in Chicago in the week ahead both online and in person.

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The Mix: A virtual Day of the Dead and more things to do in Chicago Sept. 17-23

There are a whole lot of local entertainment options to enjoy online and on-site in Chicago in the week ahead.

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The Mix: Cool things to do in Chicago July 2-8

There’s a whole lot of local entertainment options to enjoy online in the week ahead.