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Wednesday 24 January 2018
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Category: The Big City Blog

The Big City Blog: Bar Roma’s Chef’s Table dinner, new bird exhibit at Notebaert Nature Museum, “skinny sips” at Cantina Laredo and more

The Notebaert Nature Museum's new exhibit aims to introduce the public to some of the world’s most exotic and fascinating birds by...

The Big City Blog: Zanies kicks off its 40th anniversary with a celebration of comedy

“(Zanies) is tight and traps the energy of the crowd. That little room literally shakes with laughter most nights. It’s magic.”

The Big City Blog: Still feeling the Christmas spirit after the fact? Check out these extended holiday activities and exhibits

ZooLights includes lights synchronized to holiday music, animal-shaped yard decorations and activities like trains, a Ferris wheel and...

The Big City Blog: “Free Days” return to the Field Museum in 2018 for Illinois residents

The Field Museum’s "Free Days" are back in 2018. This includes an entire month of free basic admission for Illinois residents during Free...

The Big City Blog: We have eight of the best places to see fall foliage in Chicago

Lucky for us, the foliage hasn’t quite reached its peak yet in Chicago, so grab a friend and your portable camera and check out some of...

The Big City Blog: Three Chicago-area local haunted houses perfect for a frighteningly good time this Halloween season

Complete with an eerie churchyard, cemetery, dark castle-like rooms and narrow passageways, this facility is a feast for the senses.

The Big City Blog: City Winery’s river domes, Wicker Park-Bucktown fall dinner crawl, Nature Museum’s “Backyard Adventures” exhibit and more

City Winery Chicago will be offering “river dome” seating for dining guests who want to enjoy a view of the river and city skyline...

The Big City Blog: I lost my shoe in a mosh pit, but what else is new? Riot Fest is everything I love about punk music brought out into the open

I lost my shoe in the mosh pit, had it returned in two parts, and then held on to it as a few strangers lifted me up into the sea of crowd...

The Big City Blog: Adult scavenger hunt at Lincoln Park Zoo, Friday Night Flights beer fest in Ravenswood, North Coast after parties and new happy hours

After a summer full of sampling local craft beers across Chicago’s neighborhoods, the final Friday Night Flights beer festival of the...