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Posts from August 2018

Chicago is a bit of a pop-up mecca, with The Office, Harry Potter and Stranger Things being only a few of the see-and-be-seen themes on the city’s nightlife radar recently. In September, though, some of the city’s hottest booze-centric happenings are exuding a rather intellectual vibe, as time-honored, world-renowned museums join forces with speakeasies, cocktail joints and musicians to create limited-run experiences for all those partiers out there with an insatiable, uncontainable sense of curiosity. 

There's nothing like a bachelorette party to channel your girl power. Which is why these four outside-the-box, hip, fun and flirty party ideas — from vintage pin-up photo shoots and burlesque lessons to circus arts and swimming with mermaids — will have them talking about "the best bachelorette party ever" for months. 

24 Hours in Pilsen

Monday, August 6, 2018 8:00 AM by Judy Giannetto

Exploring Pilsen is a truly intoxicating experience, even by Chicago standards. Rich in Latino culture, it’s a neighborhood brimming with music, art, culinary tradition and nightlife buzz. Vibrant murals embellish building facades, tiny Mexican bakeries dot the streets, and artist studios hum with creativity. Simply, Pilsen is a place to be immersed body and soul. 

10 OUTSIDE-THE-BOX CHICAGO EXPERIENCES

Thursday, August 2, 2018 8:00 AM by Judy Giannetto

Exhibitions not your thing? Only go to the ballpark to grab a hotdog? Can’t sit still long enough to take in a show? If you want an out-of-the ordinary, not your father’s vacation, only-in-Chicago kind of experience, these 10 places are just the ticket. 

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