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Baton Show LoungeA long-time Chicago drag club is shuttering, according to recent reports. The Baton Show Lounge on Clark Street in Chicago’s lively River North neighborhood will end its 50-year run due to rising rent prices.

The good news for fans of the club, however, is that they’re already planning a new location up on the city’s north side.

As alluded to above, Baton Show Lounge first opened its doors all the way back in 1969 and has been a River North mainstay ever since.

Their new home will soon be at 4707 N. Broadway in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, which will also soon have a totally revamped theatre.

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Aside from the freezing temperatures and snow-covered sidewalks, Downtown Chicago is a great place to be during the festive holiday season. Countless bars and restaurants around the city serve up some delicious seasonal drinks and cocktails, the long list of theaters all throughout Chicago all have their holiday shows playing right now, and let’s be honest—who doesn’t love to go ice skating in Millennium Park at least once during this time of the year? 

As most Chicagoans know, there’s hardly a shortage of things to see and do during the holiday season. But with everyone’s schedule also being just a little busier over the next several weeks, we also know it’s hard to squeeze in everything. And with that in mind, here’s a quick look at just a few of our

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Halloween is almost here and the Windy City is certainly gearing up to celebrate with a number of frightening events and fun festivities.

Spooky Zoo 2018- Sat, Oct 27

Lincoln Park Zoo

It all starts early with Spooky Zoo 2018 at the Lincoln Park Zoo. The morning trick-or-treating event also includes arts and crafts and a family-friendly haunted house.

Haunted Halloween Ball- Sat, Oct 27

Congress Plaza Hotel

The weekend before Halloween continues with the lavish Haunted Halloween Ball. Tickets are on sale now for the costume party at the Congress Plaza Hotel.

Nightmare at Navy Pier- Sat, Oct 27

The same night brings festivities to the Grand Ballroom during Nightmare at Navy Pier. The event features music, dancing and a cash bar for

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As most of us who already live here know, Chicago is a great place to call home. But if you're considering a move to the Windy City from out of town, it’s certainly reassuring to know that readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine have once again voted Chicago to be the best big city in the country.

Citing our city’s spectacular architecture, world-class museums, highly-touted restaurants, and a flourishing brewing scene as to why Chicago seems to be so beloved by its visitors, the travel magazine had this to say about Chicago specifically:

Second City? Not by our count. Chicago is world-class in so many categories—magnificent architecture, stunning museums, brilliant chefs, a massive brewing scene, and so much to do that you’ll never see it all. Scratch…
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Downtown Chicago has a new nightclub that may feel relatively familiar to anyone living in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York. Called Tao, River North’s newest hotspot not only has locations in each of the three aforementioned cities above but also a spectacular interior setting that’s unlike anything the Windy City has ever seen.

First, club-goers will enter Tao through a pair of 100-year-old Chinese doors that can only be accessed in an alley that lies adjacent to the building. Next, you’ll head directly upstairs to the building’s second floor, which is where you’ll enjoy a sprawling, 1,000-person capacity space that’s totally decked out in unique, Asian-inspired artwork and decor that makes for quite the setting.

A huge dance floor and DJ booth, a

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Everyone needs a day to themselves once in a while to relax, unwind and rejuvenate. With the constant on-the-go lifestyle many of us live and the non-stop hustle-and-bustle displayed each and every day in downtown Chicago, it's important for many of us to simply slow down and enjoy a little down time—even if it means temporarily putting work on hold.

In Chicago’s Gold Coast, there’s plenty of different ways for us to enjoy ourselves and for many living or working in the area, there’s nothing quite like a much-needed spa-day. The Gold Coast is known throughout the city for its timeless architecture, world-class cuisine and some of the best shopping you’ll find in all of downtown Chicago. But as you walk up and down the streets to this affluent,

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It's almost hard to believe but football season is once again right around the corner. For many Bears fans living in downtown Chicago, taking in the game at Soldier Field or spending the afternoon tailgating with friends or family is the ideal way to enjoy America’s favorite sport, but if you’re one of those fans who either doesn’t have tickets or simply hates sitting out by the lakefront for 3 hours in late December, Downtown Chicago has all kinds of fun sports bars that are worth checking out all throughout the upcoming football season. So to help point you in the right direction, here’s our short list of the Top 5 places in Chicago to watch a Bears game:

Public House

For those living in River North, there’s no better option for watching the big

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Nearly everybody has some sort of morning fix they need to get the day started, and for many, that fix often comes in the form of a good cup of Joe. Whether it’s a plain old cup of black coffee or something a bit more gourmet like a café latte or cappuccino, nothing quite gets you revved up and ready to face the day ahead like your first cup of coffee in the morning. And for many Chicagoans who like to eat, drink, and shop local, a daily trip to your local Starbucks simply won’t do the trick.  

Instead, some Chicago residents simply opt for smaller, more neighborhood-centric coffee joints for their java drink of choice, and in a city as large as Chicago, you can bet there are more than a few local coffee houses that separate themselves from the

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In a city as large as Chicago, there’s hardly a shortage of just about anything you happen to be looking for, and when it comes to music, the Windy City is among the best places to find those ancient hidden-treasures we like to call vinyl records.

True music enthusiasts will argue there’s nothing quite like the sound of vinyl and whether it’s the collectability of record albums, the habitual act of pulling out a giant disc encoded with all your favorite music, or the fact that you simply do prefer the sound of vinyl albums over today’s technology, Chicago certainly has its fair share of local record stores that are sure to have those hidden music gems others may have long-forgotten about. So if you’re a music lover at heart and are looking for some of

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Chicago is filled with world-class museums that are visited by thousands of local residents and tourists each and every year. For those of us living here full-time, it’s easy to take for granted the wealth of knowledge we have at our disposal and not make time to see the unique and mind-blowing exhibits that go on display on a routine basis here in our great city; but if you’re like us and regularly keep up with what’s happening at some of downtown’s most renowned museums, you already know just how quickly various exhibitions and displays can come and go. So if you’re lucky enough to live in downtown Chicago, do yourself, and our city, a favor and support our local culture scene by making sure you pay a visit to these 5 Chicago museums at least once a

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