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Looking for some spine-tingling Halloween fun? While little ones have trick-or-treating and costume parties to look forward to, adults will want to discover some truly scary spots around town. Enjoy an evening searching high and low for the friendly ghosts of Chicago on a spooky tour guided by an expert historian or help to solve a murder mystery at the World Fair of 1893. Here are six spooky tours plus a murder mystery dinner you won't want to miss this Halloween in Chicago. 

What would you do without Mom? She changed your diapers and nursed you through your first breakup, and she'll forever be your No. 1 fan. Chicago rolls out the red carpet for moms on Mother's Day with festive brunches and other sweet treats. Here are seven ways to spoil mom with a Mother's Day in Chicago — Sunday, May 14!

February is the perfect time of year to head indoors to check out the latest exhibits at Chicago's many museums. Explore the often-misunderstood, 5,000+-year-old art of tattooing, visit with the masters of French poster art and travel to China via beautiful 17th- and 18th-century Chinese hand-scrolls... all without leaving the Windy City. Here are three unique museum exhibits you'll want to check out this winter in Chicago.
Dressing Downton
 
As the rest of the world braces for the final episode of the aristocratic maneuvers of the popular PBS TV series, Downton Abbey, on March 6, Chicago get to absorb the glamor a little longer with Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion For Changing Times, an exhibit which runs through May 8 at the Driehaus Museum. See 35 original costumes from the series, some with authentic fabric from the early 20th century time period.

Downton Abbey at The Driehaus Museum Chicago

British period drama television series Downton Abbey has been dazzling U.S. audiences since it premiered in 2011. Set in a fictional Yorkshire country estate, the series transports viewers to the post-Edwardian era, depicting the tumultuous lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants. This February, the Richard H. Driehaus Museum will be bringing Downtown Abbey to Chicago via its much anticipated exhibition, Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times.

Richard Driehaus Museum

Steps away from Chicago's Magnificent Mile, the Richard H. Driehaus Museum gives guests a fascinating look into the palatial homes built by Chicago's wealthy Gilded Age magnates. Step back in time and into the stunning galleries, all elegantly furnished with pieces from the most celebrated designers of the late 19th and early 20th century, such as Louis Comfort Tiffany and the Herter Brothers.

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