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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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Learn Something New at Uncontrolled Variables Comedy and Science Show on September 8th

The Lincoln Lodge might be one of Chicago’s lesser-known comedy theaters, but it’s no less impressive than the iO or Second City. Its alumni include Hannibal Burress, Kyle Kinane, and T.J. Miller, to name just a few. So you can trust that every show it produces will bring the laughs—including the totally unique Uncontrolled Variables Comedy…

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Sip, Nibble and Dance at the Sangria Festival on August 20th and 21st

As the Chicago summer heats up, cool down with a frosty wine-based cocktail at Humboldt Park’s 7th annual Sangria Festival. The festival is returning to the sprawling lawn along Division Street on August 20th and 21st with some of the Windy City’s best mixologists on hand pouring bottomless glasses of their signature sangrias. Interested in sampling…

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Skip Happy Hour and Head to Bye Bye Liver: Chicago’s Drinking Game Comedy Show

According to TimeOut Chicago, it’s “impossible not to have a good time” at Bye Bye Liver: Chicago’s Drinking Game Comedy Show. What makes Bye Bye Liver unique in Chicago’s sea of improv and sketch comedy performances? It’s uniquely interactive, far beyond just yelling out suggestions occasionally to the cast. At one point in the show, the cast breaks the…

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Give Back and Have Fun at The Mustache Bar Crawl on July 30th

Wrigleyville isn’t just home to iconic Wrigley Field. It also plays host to some of the liveliest bars in the city. Have you ever danced the night away to a cover band Cubby Bear? Or enjoy an evening of drink specials at Roadhouse 66? Thrown back a margarita at Moe’s Cantina? The Mustache Bar Crawl presents the…

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Chow Down on Delicious Artisan Pies at Pizza City Fest Chicago on July 23rd and 24th

Windy weather isn’t Chicago’s only claim to fame. It’s also known for its unique deep-dish pizza, which flips the sauce and the cheese for an inverted pie unlike anything served elsewhere in the world. At Pizza City Fest Chicago, guests will celebrate the signature Chicago pie alongside other styles of pizza all day long. In fact,…

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