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11 Free Things to Do in Chicago Right Now!

The Bean in Millennium Park

March in Chicago means that spring is here and summer is right around the corner. As the weather warms up, there are more and more FREE things to do around Chicago. Read on for some top picks to finish out the month.


Art in Chicago: Museum Exhibits Opening in September

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Autumn in Chicago - cooling temperatures, changing trees, football, and museums?

When thinking about fall in the city, art might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but September is one of the busiest and active months for museums - almost all major museums are opening a new exhibit this month.

Learn about five of the exhibits opening during the month of September, as well as two exhibits not to miss before they close.


Three Can’t-Miss Exhibitions at the National Museum of Mexican Art

National Museum of Mexican Art

The Pilsen neighborhood is decorated with stunning large scale murals and famed ethnic restaurants, but the area's cultural guidepost is the National Museum of Mexican Art. With more than 7,000 objects in its permanent collection, the gallery space is a veritable treasure trove of Latino history. The museum's temporary exhibitions are just as profound and, often times, feature internationally recognized artists. The museum currently vaunts


The National Museum of Mexican Art Celebrates the Holidays

Museum of Mexican Art - Holidays - Blog

In Mexican culture, the holiday season is a magical and revered time of the year, marked by festivals, parties, and religious traditions. Fortunately, you don't have to travel south of the border to enjoy this uniquely Mexican take on Christmas. The National Museum of Mexican Art, (located in Chicago's vibrant neighborhood, Pilsen) is devoted to bringing Mexican tradition and culture to you, and this holiday season is no different.


October in Chicago = Spooky Family Fun

October is one of my favorite months in Chicago: the leaves change into their fallwardrobes, the air is cool and crisp, and we are often blessed (fingers crossed!) with some warm Indian summer weather. Halloween in Chicago has so much to offer: from the tradition – trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving – to the downright scary –  mummy one-on-ones and haunted aquariums. Here are three offbeat Halloween family adventures in Chicago.

Celebrate the Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead – at the


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