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(Courtesy Gallagher Way Chicago)

Ice bumper cars, fitness classes, bald eagles and snowshoes usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo attendees dressed up as characters from “Game of Thrones” at 2020’s event. (C2E2 / Facebook)

Superheroes and villains, a reimagined “Nutcracker,” vision boards and holiday plays usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in Chicago.

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Holiday markets, international music, ice carving and a fairy tale play usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Overhead view of the bypass during construction. (Chicago Transit Authority / Facebook)

The rail bypass goes into service Friday, carrying CTA Brown Line trains over Red and Purple line tracks and eliminating a 114-year-old transit bottleneck. 

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Heritage Bikes & Coffee in Lakeview (WTTW News)

Michael Salvatore, a fifth-generation Chicagoan, opened Heritage Bikes & Coffee in Lakeview in 2012. The business combines two things he loves while paying homage to his family and the city’s cycling history.

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Holiday lights, intricate artwork, butterfly yoga and stand-up comedy usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Photo by Del Nakamura/ Northalsted / GoPride.com)

Halloween parades, a haunted flea market, Día de los Muertos celebrations and a musical psychic usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Rick Majewski / GoPride.com / Northalsted)

A pride celebration, neon lights, fairy houses and talented teens usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in Chicago.

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German beers and brats, live jazz, a freestyle dance contest and a boozy art show usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Tacos, music fests, bloody marys and an art tour by bike usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Beefy burgers, music festivals, cycling on Lake Shore Drive and mini golf usher in the holiday weekend. Here are a dozen things to do in and around Chicago.

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Silver carp jumping into a boat. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Asian carp, jam bands, a garden walk and vintage finds usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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The CTA’s Red-Purple tracks have curved around the Vautravers Building in Lakeview for a century. The agency moved the building to straighten the kink in the system. (Credit: Google Street View)

If you thought your last move was a hassle, CTA has got you beat: The agency just relocated an entire building.

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Lollapalooza will return to Chicago at full capacity from July 29 to Aug. 1, 2021. (WTTW News)

A massive music festival, Italian eats, a circus under the stars and sports memorabilia usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Credit: Chicago Loop Alliance)

Street festivals, Latin jazz, an artistic run and a modern twist on Shakespeare usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Credit: Dan Barker of Fly By Chicago)

Tacos and tamales, cars, tribute bands and vintage wares usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.