Date Night

Hamburger Mary’s Drag Queen Ham-BINGO

As Velicity Metropolis, the boisterous blonde drag queen and host of Hamburger Mary’s weekly Bingo, will be sure to tell you, this really isn’t your grandma’s church basement Bingo.

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.

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.

Ravinia: The Quintessential Chicago Music Festival

Not only is Ravinia the oldest outdoor music festival in the U.S. but also the number one outdoor music festival featuring classical music acts. No matter what genre of music you’re into, Ravinia boasts a three-month long lineup with over 100 musical events.

5 Kickass… Rooftop Bars

5 Kickass… Rooftop Bars

Rooftop drinking just feels different than being on a regular patio. You’ve got a different view of the skyline and the sun feels that much stronger. So if you’re looking to elevate your level of drinking this summer, here are our picks for best rooftop bars.

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.

Navy Pier Summer Fireworks

We Chicagoans like our fireworks, and between Memorial Day and Labor Day you can catch them every Wednesday and Saturday evening at Navy Pier.

Music in the Park: Millennium Park Music Series 2011

The Jay Pritzker Pavilion is a summertime hub for music lovers. Chicagoans flock to the Loop every night of the week for a uniquely Chicago experience: great music in an even better setting.

5 Kickass… Al Fresco Dining Spots

5 Kickass… Al Fresco Dining Spots

Though there are countless places to get your patio dining fix in the city, some are particularly kickass. Here are a few picks for our favorite summer al fresco dining.

Valentine’s Day Dining Celebrations

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love — whether you’re celebrating love for a special someone, your friends, your family or your favorite drink!

Valentine’s Day 2011 Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day 2011 Gift Guide

Roses are red, violets are blue, if you don’t know what to give your Valentine, let us help you! Check out our 2011 Valentine’s Day gift guide, full of local treats that are sure to make that special someone smile.

Chicago Monthly Arts Events

Chicago Monthly Arts Events

Love to get out and experience art and culture in the city? Wanna make a habit of it? Check out these monthly events that’ll get you off your butt and into some of the city’s coolest spots! First Fridays, Second Fridays, and Third Thursdays… mark your calendar!

5 Kickass… Hot Chocolate Havens

5 Kickass… Hot Chocolate Havens

While many of us love to warm up in the winter downing libations at our favorite neighborhood bar, sometimes that pint is not enough to warm the toes. Try sitting down with one of these delectable, gourmet cups of hot chocolate.

The Music Box Theatre

The historic Music Box theatre shows over 300 films each year, including foreign, independent, and cult films as well as the occasional sing-along.