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Archived Since:June 16, 2009

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RedEye 2017 Big Idea Awards to shine on young Chicago innovators

The 4th annual Big Idea Awards are coming soon, and RedEye is looking for top young thinkers in Chicago to showcase their ideas. Entrepreneurs, innovators and dreamers will present their big ideas in four categories: Food + Drink, Art + Design, Giving Back and Tech + Apps. Join us to vote for your...

Hostels offer cheap lodging around Chicago

Chicago loves its visitors. With our Midwestern charm, we welcome tourists with open arms—if you don’t get in our way while we’re trying to catch a rush-hour train. But vacations can get expensive and staying in conveniently located hotels can be pricey. These hostels offer budget-friendly places...

5 must-see Chicago concerts this week: Kami, Open Mike Eagle, Animal Collective

Check out local hip-hop artists, a musical reunion and pop punk sounds this week. Friday, Sept. 22 Kami, Kweku Collins, Trapo, Valee Chop Shop 2033 W. North Ave. 773-537-4440 Some of the best up-and-comers in Midwest hip-hop hit the stage at this show curated by local promoters 1833. Kami—half...

Ring in the Jewish New Year with these Rosh Hashana specials

Celebrate the Jewish New Year, beginning on Sept. 20 at sundown and ending on Sept. 22 at sundown, with traditional Jewish cuisine around Chicago. Put the kitchen tools away, call in for a reservation and let these restaurants cook your meal for you so your Grandma can stop telling you that you’re...

Ask Anna: Should I move abroad for my partner?

Ask Anna is a sex column. Because of the nature of the topic, some columns contain language some readers may find graphic. Dear Anna, My girlfriend and I have been dating for several months and have developed quite the thing. We care for each other immensely, but she is moving to England for a...

Our best moments of Riot Fest 2017

Riot Fest pretty much represents the end of the summer music festival season, and it’s fitting that the older, calmer, more mature festival comes at the end. Not only does it work for the seasonal narrative, but its laid-back nature is a welcome kicker for anyone who also endured the likes of Pitchfork,...

Chicago nightlife at the 26th annual Green Tie Ball

Scenes from Chicago Gateway Green's 26th annual Green Tie Ball at Artifact Events in Ravenswood on September 15.

Track all the Chicago artists at Riot Fest this weekend

As we did with Lollapalooza, we’re back and keeping track of local artists set to perform at Riot Fest. Check back all weekend to see how Chicago’s own fared. Sleep on It, 1:50 p.m. Friday at the Radicals stage Sleep On It, from “down the road” in Logan Square, was tasked with the first show of...

Riot Fest 2017

Photos from Riot Fest in Douglas Park over the weekend. Check back all weekend for more.

'Who is Arthur Chu?' director hosts film screening and Q&A at Music Box this weekend

Arthur Chu captured national attention as a contestant on “Jeopardy!,” not just for winning 11 times, but for the way he did it: bucking the chronological, telegenic approach that most contestants use and instead jumping from category to category, trying to sus out the Daily Doubles and maximize...

Oktoberfest in Chicago: 14 spots with celebrations, steins and sausages

Summer is over and fall's chill is settling in early. But before you get into full hibernation mode, take advantage of one last batch of outdoor festivals and patio parties, along with the hearty fare and rich beers served at these 14 spots in honor of Oktoberfest. Sharing a few steins and sausages...

Chicago date idea: Shedd Aquarium then a Divvy bike ride

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 a free visit to Shedd Aquarium with a Divvy bike ride. Main attraction: Shedd Aquarium 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive 312-939-2438 How much: Free for Illinois residents...

Raising the bar: 3 female bartenders mixing things up in Chicago

Previously in this series we’ve highlighted some of the best female chefs in Chicago, but with craft cocktails becoming as important to a meal as the food itself, going behind the scenes with some of the women mixing and shaking things up was a must. We talked to three of our favorite female bartenders...

Chicago festivals this weekend: Riot Fest, West Loop Art Festival, Lakeview Taco Fest

The end is nigh. Of summer, I mean. Make the most of these last precious weekends with these festivals we have on deck. Riot Fest When: Sept. 15-17 Where: Douglas Park How much: $79.98-$198.98 The skinny: Unleash your rebellious teen—or relive your emo years—at this annual punk rock music festival. Englewood...

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

Riot Fest might be taking over town for the weekend, but there’s still plenty to do, and most of these activities are a whole lot quieter than the riotous fest. Festival favorite at Music Box “Columbus” has been one of the darlings of the film festival circuit this year, and it’s also been playing...

Best Chicago happy hour deals: Sept. 14-20

Here's where to drink on a budget this week in Chicago. Thursday, Sept. 14 Staytion Market and Bar (1 W. Upper Wacker Drive 312-372-7200) hosts a $14 mixology class from 5 to 7 p.m. where you can learn how to make an old fashioned and drink your work. Friday, Sept. 15 Kroll's South Loop (1736 S....

The Big Idea Awards return: Submit your big idea here

The Big Idea Awards are back and we’re looking for the city’s top thinkers to showcase their ideas at this ingenious event. For more details and to submit your idea, click here.

Riot Fest 2017 preview: 8 acts to see and what songs to know

The summer music festival season is finally winding down, and, since its inception in 2005, Riot Fest has provided a fitting finale. The half-music-festival, half-carnival event casts a pretty wide net when it comes to musical acts, leaning into its punk-rock roots, but also striving for diversity...

Petit Margeaux puts local, modern spin on classic French café fare

Through eating, we sometimes remember places of comfort where we once experienced profound happiness—maybe your mom’s kitchen or the European city that changed your life. But being transported in this way is sometimes easier said than done. Ice cream at Berthillon, macarons from Pierre Hermes and...

Do good and help hurricane victims with these Chicago establishments

In the past few weeks, we’ve seen horrible destruction and devastation to cities in Texas and Florida. But, we’ve also seen incredible resilience and a constant flow of human decency and selflessness. Here are some Chicago organizations and establishments that are working to provide aid to those...

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