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Lollapalooza 2017: Chance the Rapper, Lorde, Arcade Fire top 170-band lineup

Chance the Rapper, Arcade Fire and Lorde are among the headliners announced Wednesday for Lollapalooza this summer in Chicago. Muse, the XX, Blink-182, DJ Snake and Justice also are stacked at the top of the festival, which returns to Grant Park on Aug. 3-6. One-day tickets ($120) go on sale at...

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  • The 'Mean Girls' musical will open in DC because life isn't fair

    The 'Mean Girls' musical will open in DC because life isn't fair

    You know what would be, like, so "fetch?" If a musical inspired by teen cult hit "Mean Girls," that takes place on Chicagoland's North Shore, would be debuting in Chicago. But, alas, it's set to make its first curtain call in Washington, D.C. The 2004 movie follows Cady Heron as she navigates life...

  • Adler Planetarium and DuSable Museum partner to bring 'Hidden Figures' to life

    Adler Planetarium and DuSable Museum partner to bring 'Hidden Figures' to life

    "Hidden Figures" was the feel-good movie of 2016. Following the story of the three African-American women who offered massive contributions to NASA during the space race in the 1960s, the film is uplifting and illuminating, and now coming to life in a three-day event co-hosted by the Adler Planetarium...

  • Do good with these 5 Chicago volunteer opportunities this week: March 23-29

    Do good with these 5 Chicago volunteer opportunities this week: March 23-29

    Doing good in Chicago is more than just picking up trash and bringing cans to a food drive. This week, doing good means encouraging young Chicago girls to go into STEM fields, assisting at a homeless shelter and packing up food for the hungry. Have at it and get that good karma, y'all.  SATURDAY,...

  • 5 must-see Chicago shows this week: Daya, Bon Jovi, Dan Andriano

    5 must-see Chicago shows this week: Daya, Bon Jovi, Dan Andriano

    Revel in the indie pop lyrics of Regina Spektor, dance to the rhythms of Quintron & Miss Pussycat or sing along to your favorite Bon Jovi tracks this weekend in Chicago.

  • Ask Anna: Help, I pee when I'm turned on

    Ask Anna: Help, I pee when I'm turned on

    Ask Anna is a sex column. Because of the nature of the topic, some columns contain language some readers may find graphic. Dear Anna, I have a problem that I'm very nervous about. My boyfriend is visiting in about a month, and we're planning to have sex for the first time and I'm worried about...

  • The Second City: Love advice for a Chicago red light camera

    The Second City: Love advice for a Chicago red light camera

    Dear Readers, I am a Chicago red light camera, and everyone hates me. I mean everyone. The people who accelerate through the yellow at Belmont and Sheridan and end up with not only a hefty fine, but also a grainy photo in the mail that looks like they’re being blackmailed. The taxpayers who have...

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  • Lollapalooza 4-day tickets sold out

    Lollapalooza 4-day tickets sold out

    The mad scramble for Lollapalooza tickets, the annual music fest that will take over Grant Park August 3-6, began at 10 a.m. Tuesday and sold out after 2 hours and 24 minutes. Single day tickets will be available for purchase Wednesday at 10 a.m. and the lineup will also be revealed at 6 a.m. Wednesday...

  • Chicago date idea: Conservatory then bowling

    Chicago date idea: Conservatory then bowling

    Rather than putting a ton of effort into an outing and then just hitting one spot, why not extend the adventure? This week, we’re pairing the Garfield Park Conservatory with a nostalgic bowling alley. Soak up a little nature and then get the ball rolling. Main Attraction: Garfield Park Conservatory...

  • 5 things Chicagoans will be doing this weekend

    5 things Chicagoans will be doing this weekend

    From perusing plots of blossoms and buds at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show to enjoying a free choir concert at Orchestra Hall, here's what we're up to this weekend.

  • When and how millennials are taking their vacation days

    When and how millennials are taking their vacation days

    For adolescents and college students, travel plans usually revolve around school schedules and family getaways. But for working millennials, gone are the days of our set summer-long vacations and spring break escapes. Instead, we accrue paid time off (PTO) and can decide to take days off whenever...

  • 10 day or weekend trips to get you out of Chicago

    10 day or weekend trips to get you out of Chicago

    Daylight saving time has begun, we’re all slowly coming out of hibernation season and it’s time to jumpstart your returning love of life. What better way to shake off the lingering effects of winter blues than to get out of town? Whether you’re looking to get away for a weekend or a day, we’ve...

  • Get moving with these five unique fitness classes in Chicago this weekend: March 16-19

    Get moving with these five unique fitness classes in Chicago this weekend: March 16-19

    If you think St. Patrick's Day is an excuse to take a weekend off, you are dead wrong—and let's be real, Chicago's St. Patrick's Day last weekend is the only one that counts. Throw on your rattiest green t-shirt and get ready to sweat with these workout classes.   THURSDAY, MARCH 16 Body R+D Megaformer...

  • Do good with these 5 Chicago volunteer opportunities this week: March 16-22

    Do good with these 5 Chicago volunteer opportunities this week: March 16-22

    There's no better time to get out there and make a difference. From helping disabled athletes train to crafting sleeping mats for homeless Chicagoans, there's no shortage of opportunities for you to use your time to benefit others.  THURSDAY, MARCH 16 Dare2Tri Swim Practice3520 S. Cottage Grove...

  • Your snow day Netflix binge-watching guide

    Your snow day Netflix binge-watching guide

    Though we were blessed with a pretty tame January and February, March is shaping up to be a blistery mess of snow and freezing temps. Even if you thought the days of posting up the couch were behind you, you can still make the best of them and finally watch all of the Netflix you missed out on...

  • The Second City: How to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Trump’s America

    The Second City: How to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Trump’s America

    What’s the best way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in President Trump’s America? The staff of The Second City has more answers than Lakeview has Irish bars and guys named Mike. "Wear your 'Kiss me, I’m Irish (But Only By Blood, I Was Born in America and Hate Immigrants)!' T-shirt.—Lisa Linke "Take...

  • There's a cocktail that tastes like a Chicago-style hot dog

    There's a cocktail that tastes like a Chicago-style hot dog

    Leave it to New York City and Los Angeles to take something sacred to Chicago and make it their own. The Chicago-style hot dog—a treasure of the Windy City—has been made into a cocktail.  Adam Seger, the executive bartender for iPic Theaters' restaurant, The Tuck Room, is serving up this potentially...

  • Do. Chicago: Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K giveaway

    Do. Chicago: Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K giveaway

    THIS WEEK'S GIVEAWAY March 9 -15: 10 entries to the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K . 10 Winners will get entry to run the 2017 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K on Sunday, April 2, in Grant Park. Fill out the form below to enter. Good luck! <Oh, and here's the official rules, because lawyers.

  • Get pampered this winter at these Chicago spas and mask bars

    Get pampered this winter at these Chicago spas and mask bars

    Winter may be ending soon—hopefully—but the effect of this frigid wind and brutal cold on your face can linger long after this snow has melted. Yes, living in Chicago during the less lovely months of the year can wreak havoc on your skin, but I fought back by trying these spas and mask bars that...

  • 'The Bachelor' finale recap: No one wanted this

    'The Bachelor' finale recap: No one wanted this

    On the one hand, I feel like I should congratulate Nick for choosing an age-appropriate woman when the majority of his harem was born during his middle school years. On the other hand, man, does Vanessa seem like the wrong choice. Even the dude’s dad knows it! To kick off the episode, ABC has flown...

  • The drinking game you'll need to survive the finale of 'The Bachelor'

    The drinking game you'll need to survive the finale of 'The Bachelor'

    Even those of you that have tried your best to avoid anything and everything to do with "The Bachelor" have probably found yourselves at least peripherally aware of the goings-on this season. You know, much to your disappointment, who Corinne is. You've heard about Nick and know this is his fourth...

  • Ask Anna: My girlfriend won’t go down on me

    Ask Anna: My girlfriend won’t go down on me

    Ask Anna is a sex column. Because of the nature of the topic, some columns contain language some readers may find graphic. Dear Anna, I go down on my girlfriend, as she can't climax during intercourse. She, however, is very reluctant to down on me. I’m not asking her to swallow, just to give me...

  • Watch 'The Bachelor' finale at these 6 viewing parties in Chicago

    Watch 'The Bachelor' finale at these 6 viewing parties in Chicago

    You could always sit at home with your Corinne-approved cheese pasta on the couch, but we recommend you hit up these watch parties tonight to see if Nick will finally find love.

  • Hoosier Mama Pie Company is serving up Malort pie, because obviously

    Hoosier Mama Pie Company is serving up Malort pie, because obviously

    It was only a matter of time before someone decided to marry pie and Chicago’s favorite bitter liquor—Jeppson’s Malort. Well, the time is now. Hoosier Mama Pie Company is offering a bold new pie called the “Chicago Sunrise,” which is a fresh take on the traditional tequila sunrise and inspired...

  • Chicago date idea: Sushi then burlesque

    Chicago date idea: Sushi then burlesque

    Don’t let your fun end at the first stop. Rather than hiking out to something you’ve always wanted to try and then heading home, keep the adventure going with another outing. This week, we’re pairing a burlesque striptease with sushi rolls. Main attraction: Agami Sushi4712 N. Broadway 773-506-1845How...

  • Eat this: Heavenly chocolate-peanut butter pie from The General

    Eat this: Heavenly chocolate-peanut butter pie from The General

    Grandmothers are required to have a dessert specialty. For me, it was chocolate-peanut butter no-bake cookies from Nanni (a surprisingly secret recipe I still can't crack) and dense, creamy cheesecake from Mim-Mim, served exclusively on birthdays. Though I never considered combining these two sweet...

  • The best St. Patrick's Day hangover foods, according to Chicago's Grubhub orders

    The best St. Patrick's Day hangover foods, according to Chicago's Grubhub orders

    Few things in this life are certain. Death, taxes and waking up the morning after Chicago's St. Patrick's Day celebration in total and complete misery.  Some swear by drinking more, others turn to the greasiest burger they can find. According to Chicago's GrubHub orders last year, we went a different—and...

  • Best Chicago happy hour deals: March 9-15

    Best Chicago happy hour deals: March 9-15

    As we near the end of the week, it’s time to start priming your mind and alcohol tolerance for the weekend. To assist, we rounded up the top happy hour deals for every day of the week (because Monday deserves some liquid love, too). Here’s where to drink on a budget this week. Thursday, March 9...

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