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As the polar vortex moves out, groundhogs, cocoa-inspired treats, craft brews and experimental theater usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Political parodies, holiday songs, craft fairs and beer yoga usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in Chicago.

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A study in the darkness and luminosity inherent in human interaction, “Take” is nothing short of spellbinding. And it marks a new high point in artistic director Nick Pupillo’s always original, sensual, highly charged choreography.

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The Rev. Bruce Ray appears on “Chicago Tonight.”

Behind the ballot referendum to restore public mental health care in Logan Square, Hermosa and Avondale.

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Arm wrestling, hot chocolate-inspired treats, freakish performances and a salute to Langston Hughes usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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“Dorkumentary” co-creators Adria Dawn and David Tarleton.

Dorky personas, holiday lights, fine art, gliding acrobats and seasonal brews usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Anatomical Theaters of Mixed Reality (Courtesy of Grace Duval)

Donald Trump’s inauguration, experimental art, a massive women’s march and “Monty Python” star John Cleese usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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An African-American movie studio in Logan Square made silent films that got people talking, but for all the wrong reasons. Geoffrey Baer shares the story of Ebony Films and more from Chicago's past in this week's edition of Ask Geoffrey.

What happened to the puppet theater on Michigan Avenue?

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In this edition of Ask Geoffrey, our local history expert Geoffrey Baer revisits a Streeterville puppet show, examines underground architecture on the Blue Line and digs deep into the history of Montrose Beach.

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Last summer, Jay Shefsky brought us to The Garden, home of Chicago’s dirt jumps. We revisit his story of the hidden treasure found in Chicago’s woods. 

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Break out your rainbow gear to show your pride; view the colorful artwork of former Playboy art director Art Paul; and get crafty at the Renegade Craft Fair. Chicago Tonight has your weekend picks.

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Velogrrl

This summer Jay Shefsky introduced Chicago Tonight viewers to a hidden treasure found in the woods of Clark Park. We revisit Jay’s story on The Garden, home of Chicago’s dirt jumps.

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Chicago Tribune Pulitzer prize-winning architecture critic Blair Kamin talks about NEIU’s El Centro and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s “God Box” located at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Hot Doug's Closes

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Today is the final day of business for Hot Doug’s, the iconic gourmet hot dog spot known for its exotic hot dogs and sausages. Chicago Tonight revisits Doug Sohn’s exit interview. 

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Geoffrey Baer cruises down the neon highway, revisits the toll roads of yesteryear, and recalls the days the sport of kings was king in Chicago sports. 

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Velogrrl

Many of Chicago's favorite places are out in the open -- Millenium Park, Michigan Avenue, and Wrigley Field. But we also like to show you the hidden treasures, even if they're hidden in the woods. Jay Shefksy brings us to The Garden, home of Chicago’s dirt jumps.