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Find Your Niche Close to Left Bank at Sofar Sounds

Are you up for a surprising evening of music? Sofar Sounds have developed a 2 to 3-performer set of incredible talent from all musical genres at a secret location near Left Bank for this Wednesday, January 25th.   This event transforms common spaces into captivating, private venues for intimate, live music performances. While this event…

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Sip on Craft Spirits at the Whiskey Festival on November 5th

Crackling firepits and chic, massive heat lamps keep the  I|O Godfrey’s rooftop cozy and comfortable year-round, despite its indoor-outdoor setup. So it’s the perfect space for the annual Whiskey Festival, held every November. It’s coming up again this year on Saturday, November 5th from 2 to 5 p.m. So grab your coziest sweater and jacket and…

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Enjoy All Kinds of Art at the KVL Flower Ball on November 5th

The KVL Flower Ball promises to be an immersive performance art event culminating in a spectacular fashion show. But before it can begin, the minimalist space at CineCity Chicago Studios (usually a place for movie sets and photo shoots) has to be transformed into a lavish indoor garden. Hundreds of fresh flowers flood the space with their…

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It’s more than eating turkey, watching football, and taking naps!

Thanksgiving is a national United States holiday that takes place every third Thursday of November, this year on November 24th. The first Thanksgiving dates back to 1621, when the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag shared an autumn feast. Then, for more than two centuries, Thanksgiving was celebrated on different days by the US colonies and states. It…

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DIY Halloween Decor

Let’s cut to the chase, Halloween is peaking its head around the corner. Well, it’s a headless horseman head! With that, there is nothing more exciting than decorating for Halloween. Here are some DIY decorations you can make to get in the spooky spirit!  Delightful Devilish Handsoap- Buy some hand soap from the Dollar Store, and fill…

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Expect to Encounter the Paranormal at the Haunted Hotel Halloween Ball 2022 on October 29th

USA Today once crowned the Congress Plaza Hotel “One of the Most Haunted Hotels in the World.” What better place to host a Halloween bash? Watch out for otherworldly attendees when you show up at the Haunted Hotel Halloween Ball 2022 on Saturday, October 29th. The vibe is haunted house meets VIP lounge at the Haunted Halloween Ball.…

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Get Ready to Roar at the Saturday Late Night Laughs Standup Show

Chicago boasts a reputation for churning out some of the best comedy talents in the country. From the Second City stages to the iO, improv and standup performers often sharpen their skills in the Windy City before hitting it big. The same could be said of the stage at the iconic laugh factory, which has…

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Southern Vibes Permeate Country Sunday Nights at The Bassment

River North’s underground speakeasy The Bassment epitomizes the British Invasion of the 1960s. After you enter through its secret door, step behind the curtain and you’ll be transported back in time to a luxe cocktail lounge. That’s true regardless of when you visit, but if you like country music, you won’t want to miss Country Sunday…

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