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Outsider Art Comes Inside at the Intuit Center

Intuit Main Gallery

In the Noble Square neighborhood, one might find themselves walking down Milwaukee Avenue without any clear purpose. Perhaps they are drawn to the smells of the nearby Gonnella Bakery or maybe they wish to stop by the Matchbox for a gin gimlet.

Above all things, the casual or serious visitor must stop by the Intuit Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art. In a city that is loaded with countless galleries and a raft of large and august art institutions, the Intuit Center has a special


Five Unique Ways to Celebrate Halloween

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Too old for trick-or-treating but looking for a way to show off your creative costume? Have a laugh, head to the high haunted seas and get a good scare with these five unique ways to celebrate Halloween in Chicago.


Upcoming Comedy Shows You Must See

OctoberShows

There are so many great comedy shows coming up in the next few weeks it's almost overwhelming. I've pulled out a few that I think you should add to your list of shows to check out. Take a peek below for more details. 


Weekend Alert: Oct. 17-19

Fall 2014

Let your autumnal ardor spring forth, Chicago! We've got some coolness headed your way, with the 9th annual Mexican Folk Art Festival, CAF Open House, Fashion Focus Chicago, and a haunted river tour. Spooky! Enjoy this weekend.


Where the Ghosts Are: Spooky Chicago Tours

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Many famous ghosts call Chicago home, and on Halloween night, you just might spot some spirits floating around at one of the many haunted homes, hidden cemeteries and historical sites. From Graceland Cemetery, the final resting place of many restless Chicagoans, to Lincoln Park's elusive graves, Chicago has many ghoulish stories to tell. Here are three spooktacular ghost tours that promise a night of chills, thrills and fascinating Chicago history.


Choose Chicago Weekly Instagram Series, October 5-10

Craig Hensel Instagram

Each week, we feature one Instagram photographer who will get to feature their photos and videos on Choose Chicago's Instagram account all week long, part of our new #TakingOverChooseChicago series. This week, we chose Craig Hensel. Enjoy!


Weekend Alert: October 10-12

Chicago Marathon

Writing about these awesome events in Chicago this weekend is making me antsy. I want to get out and explore! Hopefully you all feel the same, because there's a bevy of fresh things to do Friday through Sunday, including the BeerHoptacular, PINKTOBER Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Windy City BBQ Classic and 2nd Fridays on the Chicago Cultural Mile.

And before you go saying you're gonna be tired of doing all of this - just imagine how those Bank of America Chicago


Chicago Craft Beer: From Revolution to Evolution

Revolution Brewing

Okay, here’s the deal: I love Chicago. I love history. I love beer. And all in that order. I love them so much that I have made a career of pulling all three together. I’ve always said that if I could live in Chicago during a specific time period, I would choose the late 1870s. We were a thriving beer town with nothing but hope for both beer makers and beer consumers. A thirsty and creative city full of promise. A population that pulled together to build community for a


An Interview with Jeff Ross: The Roastmaster General

Jeff Ross

The one and only "Roastmaster General," Jeff Ross is coming to UP Comedy Club this weekend with local comedian Adam Burke and LA-roaster, Tony Hinchcliffe. I shared a few words with Jeff and really wanted to figure out if he is as tough as he seems or if there's a softer side ... find out what he says below.


An Interview with The Lucas Brothers

Lucas Bros

Once upon a time there were twins who both fell in love with comedy and decided who better to pursue it with than one another. They were named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch of 2014 and they were right. Ladies and gentlemen, they are coming to Chicago, so get ready, here is a lil' chat wit The Lucas Brothers: Keith and Kenny. 


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