Thanks to our sponsors:

View all sponsors

|
(webandi / Pixabay)

Sure, you could go to your local grocery store and grab a gourd – but what’s the fun in that? We share a bounty of spots for plucking a pumpkin.

|
Oktoberfest Chicago (Special Events Management)

Coming up: Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns, Spooky Zoo, BatFest, Day of the Dead and more.

|

One of Chicago’s hottest singers is on the comeback trail following a severe health scare. We catch up with Paul Marinaro at the Green Mill.

|
(Courtesy of Wicker Park Fest)

Up next: Oktoberfest Chicago, Chicago Gourmet, Fall Fest at Lincoln Park Zoo, Edgewater Arts Festival and more.

|
Ramsey Lewis (Courtesy City of Chicago, DCASE)

The Chicago Jazz Fest is expanding its scope and reach. We discuss what’s new – and what to expect this weekend – with Mark Kelly, commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

|

Two Chicago bands get ready to bring the noise this weekend when they make their debuts at the Pitchfork Music Festival.

|

The pop-up is scheduled to open in August and offer Chicago art aficionados and selfie enthusiasts a chance to see one of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s reality-bending “infinity rooms.”

|
Navy Pier summer fireworks in 2011. (Michael Mayer / Flickr)

Update: Due to storms Wednesday, a number of fireworks displays originally set for July 4 have been rescheduled. Get the latest details.

|

We take you on a visit to the west suburban forest under the watchful eye of six suspicious – and sizable – trolls.

|
(Carl Ankrum)

A new program for teenagers lets them explore the arts in Chicago for just $5. Learn more about the Teen Arts Pass. 

|
2017 Chicago Blues Festival in Millennium Park (Photo credit: City of Chicago, DCASE)

The annual Grant Park Music Festival kicks off Wednesday. The free concert series is just one way to see music under the stars in Pritzker Pavilion. See the full summer 2018 concert lineup.

|
Lincoln Yards artist’s rendering (Courtesy Sterling Bay)

A former industrial corridor along the North Branch of the Chicago River could be turned in to the city’s newest entertainment district. Rock critic Jim DeRogatis sounds a warning.

|
(Courtesy of Dave Park)

Memorial Day is synonymous with grilling. In anticipation of the long weekend of cooking out with friends and family, Chicago Tonight asked local chefs for their favorite Memorial Day recipes. Dig in!

|

As the weather gets nicer, Chicagoans and tourists are expected to flock to an increasingly popular destination: the Chicago River and attractions along its main branch. But has it become too congested?

|
(Courtesy City of Chicago, DCASE)

Highlights of this year’s free outdoor movie series include Oscar nominees “Get Out” and “Coco,” plus the iconic 2000 music movie “High Fidelity.” Check out the full 2018 schedule.

|

Chicago has a style of magic? It does. We check out a North Side lounge that aims to recreate the spirit of Chicago-style close-up magic.

randomness