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Sunday 19 November 2017
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Category: The Big City Blog

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...

The Big City Blog: Sunshine, fresh food and community vibes at farmers’ markets keep summer alive in Chicago

Aside from the stands selling all sorts of sprouts, vegetables and fruit, there were also stands for savory crepes, carts selling...

The Big City Blog: Stolen fidget spinners and homemade tacos — it’s raw Chicago culture at the Maxwell Street Market

Peter explained that if the market looked like it was degenerating, that’s because it was. ... He remained hopeful, however, claiming...

The Big City Blog: Six Chicago music events I’m still looking forward to this summer

I’ve been a fan of Post Animal since the first time I saw them open for one of my other favorite Chicago bands, The Walters, at Lincoln...

The Big City Blog: Five summer rock festivals in Chicago that should definitely be on your radar

Riot Fest is a multi-day music festival and carnival that features bands on the punk spectrum with genres such as punk rock, emo,...