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Everyone says they're close to downtown sights like the Mag Mile, but have they done the math? We have - and we conclude that the giant marshmallow guy from Ghostbusters could hit the Avenue in about 3 steps. We're so close in fact, on some days it's difficult to show up for work! We're smack in the middle of River North - home to hundreds of Chicago's hippest eateries, night spots, and sights.
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Chicago Classics
Chicago Classics
Nothing beats the classics. Get a true taste of Chicago at world-famous sights like the Willis Tower, Navy Pier or Lincoln Park Zoo.
ACME Insider, Illinois
ACME Insider
ACME Insider
Get the skinny on the city's best music venues, performances and hotspots, and experience Chi-Town like a Chicago insider.
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We're just a few short months from the first season following our CUBS WORLD SERIES Victory. And in the meantime, there's still boatloads of action packed sports to keep this town abuzz! Check out the notorious 3 B's  - Chicago BearsBlackhawks, and Bulls will all be in play this fall and winter! Check their schedules 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! 
 
Now - April 30
If you love the self expression that tattoo's inspire, Check out "Tattoo" at the Field Museum! It's an exploration of the meaning behind tattoo's and a full-on visual spectacular of some of the coolest tattoo's you'll ever see! They call it "The stories behind the Ink" . . . We call it COOL!

Feb 23 - Feb 26
You've likely seen them at Music festivals and concerts all over the country - but you've never seen them in a venue like this!!! Check out Wilco at the Chicago Theatre for a 4 night run (yup - FOUR) - tickets are on sale but you better get 'em quick! 

Feb 25
You don't have to be in N'olins to have a really awesome Mardi Gras celebration . . . Check out the annual Mardi Gras Bar Crawl at Rush & Division - It's the whole party without the humidity. You dig? 

March 4
The Chicago Beer Festival is coming to the Field Museum. And that is all.

March 5
Yup - It's back again . . . the Polar Plunge - where really selfless people strip down to next to nothing, plunge their bodies into a freezing Lake Michigan, all for a really great cause. If you're not up to the plunging part, it's still awesome fun to get out there and show your support!

March 11- March 12
Get to the 312 this weekend for every St. Patrick's Day celebration you can think of! From River dying to parades, pub crawls and all the corn beef and cabbage you can muster . . . THIS is the largest celebration outside of Ireland (Fact). 

March 27 - April 3
The Improv Festival hits town again and it's jam packed with performances and classes . . . If you think you can bring the funny, or you just want to watch others do it, this fest is for you! 

March 31 - April 1
You know the drill! Some of the cities top chef's will be bringin' home the bacon in all kinds of uber delicious recipes and concoctions at BaconFest. . . Pork doesn't get any better than this! BF is usually a sell-out though . . . so get your tix or plan to scalp!

April 15 - July 30
Love the Rolling Stones as much as we do? Then find your self at the Rolling Stones Exhibit at Navy Pier. Billboard called it "an enthralling look at decades of rock history that even diehards can learn from."Need we say more?


 
 
 

Check out our curated list of cool attractions

  • 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 love to eat as much as we do, you've gotta check this place out, just moments around the corner. 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. It's a bustling Italian marketplace that offers some of the freshest fare and authentic Italian foods around. Foodies won't want to pass it up.
  • 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!