Check out our map below plus our list of cool unique stuff to do. Keep scrolling for the 411.
Now - Jan 4
Check out the extraordinary career of David Bowie at the David Bowie Is exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art. See some cool stuff first hand like original costumes, photography, handwritten lyrics and more - - - one awesome collection in one spot.
Now - Nov 2
If super cool ZOMBIE's are your thing, check out The Fear Haunted House at Navy Pier, Zombie Containment. We gotta admit, it's pretty sceeery. So hold on tight, and keep your eyes wide open!
BTW, if Zombie's aren't enough for you, you can always check out the Chicago Hauntings Tour which seems to get pretty 'spirited' around Halloween. Haunted America even names it "One of the top ten ghost tours in America", Get there and get your freak on. muah ha ha . . .
Oct 30 - Nov 1
What better way to Trick and Treat than at the 3-Day Halloween Pub Crawl in Wrigleyville? Don your favorite costume, pay 10 bucks (yup, just 10 bucks) and hit some of Wrigleyville's coolest pubs with all the other Halloween revelers!
Nov 7, 8
Kick it with some Jason Mraz at the Chicago Theatre. We liked him the first time around . . . we're loving him now! One night only!!!
Feel like kicking' it with the cool kids of the Chi? Check out the Art Institute Party, After Dark. Check out the Open Bar, munch down some comped appy's, and take a tour of The City Lost and Found. Plus there's a DJ, AND live tunes. Oh yeah, it's cool. And only 30 bucks!
Did you know that the original name for whiskey was called 'Wild Water'?. Yup. true. So get to the the Lively Water Whiskey Festival at the Field Museum for tastings and a live mixology session. (Plus some primo mixology with the opposite sex, wink, wink!)
Nov 16 - Dec 28
If you're up for some raucous R rated laughs, get to the The Second City's Holidazed & Confused show at UP Comedy Club. It's aTimeout Chicago critics pick, so you KNOW it's gotta be good. And funny. Yup. Good and funny.
The big Mouse (as in Mickey) hits the street once again at the Mag Mile Lights Festival. Nothing says, holy crap, Christmas is coming! like this great event, and we LOVE IT! Get there early to save a spot so you'll be sure to see the dude in the red suit at the end!
Nov 22 - 23, Dec 13 - 14
The Randolph Street's Holiday Market offers some serious finds if you're buying for that one-of-a-kind person! Plus, it's all i-n-d-o-o-r-s! Get your shop on!
Nov 28 - Dec 31
If you're really feelin' the holiday spirit, get yourself to the Holiday Lights Tour on a Segway. Yup! SEGWAY! It's a guided tour, so no getting lost . . . What could be better than really cool seasonal decor on a super cool vehicle?
Nov 28 - Jan 4
ZooLights returns, and it's a Chicago MUST SEE! Now to be honest, when we first heard about lights, carolers, AND the zoo, it was in our heads that the animals actually do the singing . . . They don't, but it's so fun that you actually won't even care! Jump the L, or a bus or a cab to Lincoln Park Zoo and serenade a Rhino!
Wanna really feel the holidays? Get to the 93XRT Big Holiday Concert starring Counting Crows at The Chicago Theatre. It's big, and it's holiday!!!
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!