Do & See

Pickwick Theatre: A Modern Jazz-Age Marvel

The Pickwick is one of the few remaining movie palaces left in Chicago still open and operating today. It allows visitors to revel in the glamour of the Jazz Age as they take in the latest films Hollywood has to offer.

Sunday Night Poetry Slam at the Green Mill

Sunday Night Poetry Slam at the Green Mill

Mark Smith runs a tight ship at the poetry slam held on Sunday nights at the Green Mill.

Holiday Hangover: Party With a Purpose!

Holiday Hangover: Party With a Purpose!

Party with a Purpose — Come to the Holiday Hangover Event to benefit Big Love Little Hearts. Hosted by Ultimate Performance Chicago

The Chicago Pedway

The Chicago Pedway

Oh, the Chicago Pedway. What a perfectly unique quirk in this city full of surprises. This underground system of tunnels connects Chicago’s Loop, a fascinating and functional city below the city.

Chicago’s Windy City Rollers

Chicago’s premier all-female flat-track roller derby league. A fluid mix of brutality and poetry.

Merry Christmas from UPchicago.com!

Merry Christmas!

Christmas in Chicago

From the Chistkindl Market to Zoo Lights to WinterFest, Chicago is full of holiday spirit. So get out, go ice skating, check out Macy’s holiday windows, and enjoy the season! It won’t last all winter…

Christmas Tree Farms and Lots

Do you smell that pine? It isn’t just the gin I’m drinking that put the jovial jolt of juniper in the air—Christmas is coming. If you want to venture to get your tree from a tree farm and not just some lot on Halsted, here’s a list of tree farms in the area.

UPchicago Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again. The holidays are creeping up on us, and let’s be real — most of us haven’t finished our shopping yet. Check out this collection of great local gift ideas for everyone on your list.

Winter Ice Skating Rinks in Chicago

Ah, ice skating. A winter tradition, and one of the only things that will tear Chicagoans from their cozy fireside cocoons before heading back for a cup of hot cocoa or cider. Whether you’re a novice or pro, getting out for at least one skate is a must.

Happy Thanksgiving from UPchicago!

Happy Thanksgiving from UPchicago!

Chicago Zoo Lights: A Holiday Tradition

Starting in late November, a Chicago holiday tradition will be unveiled at the Lincoln Park Zoo. More than a million sparkling lights fill the zoo, creating one of the brightest parts of a Chicago winter.

5 Kickass… Streets for Holiday Shopping in Chicago

5 Kickass… Streets for Holiday Shopping in Chicago

Don’t know where to snag the best gifts for everyone on your list this year? Here are our 5 kickass ways to get through your holiday shopping in Chicago — sans malls! Hint: they’re our favorite shopping streets in the city…

CTA Holiday Train

So you’re waiting for the L on your way to work; it’s freezing, you missed your alarm and woke up late, this is gonna be a bad day. But, wait! It’s Santa… on the L? Yep, it’s the CTA holiday train, and it’s coming to a station near you!