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C2E2 2012: Chicago Gets Its Geek On

C2E2 2012: Chicago Gets Its Geek On

What’s got Daredevil, John Cusack, C3P0, scantily-clad women, a bubble show and great deals on graphic novels? The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo! Check out this recap of all 3 days of C2E2!

Wolff’s Flea Markets

Ever dream of a magical place where you can buy samurai swords, fresh fruit, vintage beer steins and comic books? Wolff’s Flea Markets has all that and tons, tons more.

The Chicago Public Library

What makes the Chicago Public Library so special? A whole flipping lot!

Chic-A-Go-Go: Chicago’s Dance TV Show

Chic-A-Go-Go: Chicago’s Dance TV Show

Chic-A-Go-Go is a children’s television dance show that’s a hybrid between American Bandstand and Soul Train. This year, Chic-A-Go-Go celebrates its 15th anniversary.

The Patio Theater: Portage Park’s Movie Palace

The Patio Theater: Portage Park’s Movie Palace

The Patio Theater, an awe-inspiring old movie palace, is home to a completely restored lobby, state-of-the-art sound and one of Chicago’s largest single screens — all for for five bucks.

The Volo Auto Museum

The Volo Auto Museum

The Volo car museum is one of the most family friendly museums around but it’s also perfect for anyone seeking a quirky, off-the-beaten-path experience. Car buffs, engine aficionados and civilian motorists alike will be wowed by the exhibits.

Spirit of Chicago Cruises

Spirit of Chicago Cruises

Whether you’re looking for a dinner cruise with a great view of fireworks, an afternoon at sea, or a morning on the water with an endless breakfast buffet, Spirit Cruises offers a variety of excursions to suit whatever it is you are looking for.

Pumpkins, Corn Mazes, Cider – Fall in Chicago

Pumpkins, Corn Mazes, Cider – Fall in Chicago

You know as well as I do what is waiting right around the corner: a giant hulking mass of Canadian cold crouched on it’s haunches at the shores of Lake Michigan. Before long it will fall upon us, so take advantage while fall is upon us.

Montrose Harbor: The North Side’s Natural Playground

Montrose Harbor: The North Side’s Natural Playground

Located at the north end of Lincoln Park, Montrose Harbor has a little something for everyone: swimming, fishing, sledding, bird watching, a dog beach, a great restaurant and tons of bunnies!

Six Flags Great America

Just an hour outside of Chicago, Six Flags Great America is the perfect day trip for Chicagoans who need to beat the heat, relax, and let loose. And ride some roller coasters!

Medieval Times: Chivalry, Rivalry and Revelry All in One Place

Nestled in the countryside in the kingdom of Schaumburg, Illinois, lies a lone castle drawing noblemen and women, merchants and serfs alike to witness a battle of honor. They joust, they sword-fight, and they even eat with their hands.

Cirque du Soleil’s OVO

Cirque du Soleil’s OVO

As you know if you’ve seen any of the Cirque du Soleil productions, you’ll be captivated and delighted by all of the show’s hallmarks: amazing acrobats and contortionists, dazzling themed costumes, and oddball intergalactic clowns.

The City of Big Quads: Running in Chicago

This summer, instead of holding a BBQ rib in one hand and a margarita in the other, why not burn off some of those stored up winter calories and go for a jog? Running is a great way to enjoy our coveted heated months as well as lead a healthier lifestyle.

Movies in the Park

The Chicago Park District Movies in the Park series makes for a romantic date night or a fun relaxing night with friends.