We're so close in fact, on some days it's difficult to show up for work! We're smack-dab in the middle of River North - home to hundreds of Chicago's hippest eateries, night spots, and attractions.
If you're a sports fan, you're def in the right city! Because the notorious 3 B's - Chicago Bears, BlackHawks, and Bulls will all be in play this fall! Check their schedule and plan to spend a few nights in the Chi - even if you don't score tickets - there's plenty of fist-bumping and high-fiving to be had on game days at like a gazillion sports pubs around the city. Bear down!
The "every award under the sun" Broadway Musical Hamilton hits the stage at The PrivateBank Theatre. We know, tickets are $$$, BUT . . . there's a daily digital lottery that, with a little luck, may score you some tix for 10 bucks . .. seriously - 10 bucks, hit the link above!
Sept 30 - Oct 1
Who doesn't love food trucks sprinkled amongst a bunch of really cool art? The West Town Art Walk & Food Truck Social returns with lots of artful eye candy , and deliciousness for your belly. Check it out!
Um . . . 80 beers, over 30 bacon-infused dishes, bacon eating contest, Soldier Field. The Bacon & Beer Classic. :drop mic:
Drake + Future hit the stage at the United Center and it promises to be an epic night of righteous tunes! The UC is a quick Uber from ACME . . . save us a seat!
Who remembers the old Seinfeld episode when Elaine yells out the window to the Marathoner's "You're all winners" . . . yeah, that'll be us as the Chicago Marathon steps off with 45,000 runners! Side note, our rockstar GM is running this year . . . don't blink, or you might miss him - dude is fast!
Oct 13 - Oct 23
Forget 'Night at the Museum', we've got Museum Week! That means all sorts of discounts and especially special exhibits happening to celebrate Chicago's a-ma-zing museum scene. If you haven't seen some of these - get here (and no, your 4th grade field trip doesn't count)!
Oct 13 - Oct 27
Check it out . . . over 150 indie, foreign, and under the radar films all in one theatre for like, 14 days! What? It's the Chicago International Film Festival. If you love film, or just want to sound super cool and indie at this year's holiday parties, grab some tix and enjoy ! Don't forget the popcorn! It's a few blocks away at AMC River East 21.
Ok, so we loooove old stuff, so we could be bias on this one . . . but if you love it too, get to Vintage Garage for the season finale of selling old stuff! They've got some great finds - and besides their holiday market they won't be back 'til next spring!
The beauty of the iconic Elvis Costello is that even if you've seen him live, it's never even near the same experience twice! Coming off of rave reviews from their UK tour, Elvis Costello and the Imposters will ignite the stage at the Chicago Theatre for one night only. Get there . . .
Next to St Paddy's day, Halloween is one of the biggest parties in the Chi . . . THere's probably like a 1,000 parties happening, but we recommend hitting the Northalsted Halloween Parade for some of the most outrageous costumes anywhere. They have a costume contest too . . . But be warned . . . these costumes are gooood - you have to practically be a REAL zombie to win!
The cheesiest event of the year (and we mean that in the most respectful of ways), returns for more gooey deliciousness. The Mac & Cheese Fest is gluttony at its best! We'll save you a place in line!
Want more? Check out these Chicago mainstays!In case you haven't noticed, Chicago bike riders are pretty much like the USPS when it comes to dedicated riding through sleet, snow, hell or high water! Get your Divvy and ride the city like a local, they're practically at every street corner. If you're a tad on the laid back side - a segway may be more your speed . . . we've got those too! If you love to eat as much as we do, you've gotta check this out . . . Chicago Food Planet offers a full array of food tours. Take a big bite out of Chicago, then come back to ACME for a long snooooooze. If you've been dying to check out EATALY, you're in luck - it's a block away, and yeah, it's awesome. Are you an adrenaline junkie? Then head over to the Willis Tower and the Ledge. It's a glass box extended over the street, 103 stories in the air. Or, go for the all new TILT at the Hancock, and lean over the city like never before. Enough said. Tweet that Twitterverse! If you love all things four legged and furry, you'll love the Lincoln Park Zoo. A leader in wildlife conservation, the zoo features super cool animals of many many species. If you don't believe us, ask our associate Eve - She goes APE for LPZoo. Plus . . . it's F-R-E-E!