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With more than 250 theater companies, Chicago is known across the world for its large and vibrant theater scene. Add a theater performance (or two!) to your Chicago itinerary—plus, experience many shows on a budget with half-price theater tickets from Hot Tix! From Broadway musicals to intimate dramas to sidesplitting comedies, every night you can choose from dozens of shows—including these top plays and musicals with discount tickets during the month of October. Plus, scroll down for 3 theater picks to get you in the Halloween spirit!

10 Free Things To Do in Chicago This October

Sunday, October 1, 2017 11:00 AM by Maddy Osman

With fall foliage and the cool breeze comes the spookiest month of the year—October! Besides Halloween festivities, Chicagoans have several things to look forward to, including fall festivals, book expos, art walks and food fairs. Movie fans won't run out of things to watch with several free screenings and the International Film Festival coming up, while history buffs will enjoy free admission to several of Chicago’s best landmarks. Without further ado, here are the top 10 free things to do in Chicago this October.

You won’t want to miss LYRIC OPERA and THE JOFFREY BALLET’s stunning new production of Gluck’s ORPHÉE ET EURYDICE, directed, choreographed and designed by John Neumeier, and sung in French with projected English translation.

Dance in Chicago revs up for a lively fall season with major companies, smaller ensembles, solo artists, and interdisciplinary projects. Here are five highlights to see Chicago dance performances this September:

10 Free Things To Do in Chicago During September

Saturday, September 2, 2017 9:00 AM by Maddy Osman

September signals the end of summer and the start of fall. And although Chicagoans will miss beaches, music festivals and patio dining, there are still a lot of things to look forward to, like outdoor concerts, craft fairs, parades, and even free museum entry.

Here are the top ten cheap and free things to do in Chicago this September.

With more than 250 theater companies, Chicago is known across the world for its large and vibrant theater community. Add a theater performance (or two!) to your Chicago itinerary—plus, experience many shows on a budget with half-price theater tickets from Hot Tix! From Broadway musicals to intimate dramas to sidesplitting comedies, every night you can choose from dozens of shows, including these top plays with discount tickets during the month of September:

10 Free Things To Do in August

Thursday, August 3, 2017 1:00 PM by Maddy Osman

August means summer is soon coming to a close, so if you haven't been to the beach, or haven’t yet made it out to a music festival or free film screening, don’t sweat it. There are still plenty of fun warm weather activities lined up for the month of August, whether watching planes in the sky, or bingeing on the city’s signature sausage at food fairs and festivals around the city (one in particular this month). 

Dance for Life Chicago is arguably the Chicago dance community’s single most significant event of the year. Unique in its scope, it serves as a model for the arts community throughout the country, uniting the very highest levels of artistic achievement with the very noblest of humanitarian endeavors in its annual showcase of what makes Chicago dance, and Chicago’s dancers, so very special.

The annual benefit dance concert presenting and showcasing the city’s unique diversity of talent, dance traditions and styles brings together the incredibly talented, world-renowned professional dancers of Chicago for one night on the same stage.

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