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Chicago is a city CHOCK-FUL of amazing stuff to do year-round! If you're looking for the hottest local events, concerts, festivals, look no further than this page! We've got the 411 on all the cool stuff to do that you'll need - There are even direct links to book, ticket, or buy! Welcome to ACME and to our awesome city! 
Chicago Classics
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.
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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.


Chicago is a sports town, no doubt about it . . . In summer and FALL, we've got the 2016 World Series Champion, CUBS - at the amazing Wrigley Field. Plus you can check out the notorious 3 B's - Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, and Bulls 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!

Seasonal stuff!

If you're looking to explore ways to soak up the season, Chicago has it for you in spades! Check out your moves and ice skate at Millennium Park now through March, or . . . you can hit up the skating ribbon at Maggie Daly Park . . . and really show off your mad skills on cold steal! Check out even more happenings and events below!


now - feb 23

Chicago Theatre Week is back and chock full of amazing shows and amazing deals! Get your culture on and book some live theatre! 

FEB 28 - mar 1

It's time to let your freak flag fly at the annual C2E2 at McCormick Place . . . As always, it'll feature lots of cool stuff to see (and play), plus your favorite famous people! Dust off the costume and plan ahead! 

mar 13/14

As if celebrating St Patrick's Day isn't enough for this town . . . enter Little Big Town at the Chicago Theatre! Playing the whole weekend . . . why not put some country into your Irish? 

mar 14

I'm sure you've heard . . . when you're in Chicago in or around St Patrick's Day, it almost feels like you're Irish! This years festivities, from Bar Crawls, to turning the river green, take place omn Saturday, March 14. Get your green on, and get here!!! 

mar 20 - mar 22

If there's one thing Chicago has a surplus of (besides pizza), it's Comedy! It takes place at the Columbia College campus . .  so take some time out and have a laugh at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival . . . if you've got the belly for it! 

mar 22

Next to The Chicago Marathon, the Shamrock Shuffle is a time-honored tradition around these parts . . . It's a little more manageable, physically, but it's  just as fun to participate in or attend. 


mar 24

Billie Eilish is ON FIRE! She swept the four major Grammy categories, and now she's coming to the United Center If you haven't snagged tix yet, you better hit up a friend! Check it at the link.

mar 30

We're not quite certain why MLB thought it would be a good idea to schedule a home opener -  in Chicago - in MARCH, but we're not going to let that put a damper one of our most coveted days of the year - the Cubs Home Opener is worth it. We'll be there . . . with our down Cubs parkas!

APR 3 

CONCERT ALERT! If you dig a solid jam band, then Widespread Panic is the call . . . and even if you've seen them before, with there seat-of-their-pants style, no two concerts are ever the same. They're at the Chicago Theatre. Check it.

APR 18 

Record Store Day returns, and we couldn't be more psyched! This is the day that all the coolest record stores feature live entertainment, groovy deals on vinyl, swaps . . . the whole shebang! Even if you don't own a record player, but love music, stop in for some serious throwback fun.

DO YOUR THING - DIFFERENT! Check out our curated list of cool attractions

  • If you love the great outdoors, get yourself to the 606. An elevated jogging/hiking/biking path that takes you through some of the 312's most interesting neighborhoods like Bucktown, Wicker Park, Logan Square, and others.
  • Bike your way through town on a Divvy. Those are the blue bikes you see pretty much everywhere . . . We suggest a ride up the Lakefront, coz it will net you some pretty awesome instagram shots!
  • 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.
  • In season, there are few things cooler than getting out on the cool waters of lake Michigan on your own (rented) jet ski, and worth e-v-e-r-y penny! Or one with the river in your very own kayak. Here you'll get some of the best views of the city, and get in a pretty decent workout too. Of course, both are seasonal.
  • Check out the Riverwalk (hint: it's on the river), and check out the peeps walking and cruising by. It's a great stop for a cocktail, or just to brown bag it.
  • What better way to hold on to a memory than with body ink? Deluxe Tattoo is one of the best tattoo shops in Chicago. We just recommend you visit sober - you know, no regrets and all. 
  • Everybody's heard about the Architectural Boat Tour, now go out and do it. It is def. one of the best "attractions" in Chicago.


If you dig music, you've come to the right city. In addition to the major arena's, Chicago boasts a ton of awesome, more intimate venues that often book the cutting edge talent on the cusp of stardom. You may also see them at one of Chicago's major music festival during the summer. Here is a short list of some of the best venues in the 312 to sit back and jam. -  These even made TimeOut Chicago's best list!