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Chicago’s Famous Paintings Are Becoming Pothole Mosaics Thanks To Artist Jim Bachor

Jim Bachor loved mixing highbrow art pieces with his mosaics-in-a-pothole style: "It's just a little bit of joy that you didn't expect in a ridiculous space."

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

‘Gut Feelings,’ Made With Puppets With Human Heads, Playing At Parks Across The City

The 11-minute silent film was created in a Chicago apartment and features humanettes, where the actors' faces appear as though they are attached to puppet bodies.

Citywide

Chalk Howard Street Returning To Rogers Park This Month As Artists Create Amazing 3D Drawings

Chicago's only chalk art festival is returning to Rogers Park on Aug. 27.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

FroSkate, A Skating Collective Centering Women, People Of Color And Queer People, Now Has Its Own Nike Dunks

froSkate's "All Love. No Hate." Nikes dropped Saturday at skate shops around the world. They are Nike Skateboarding's first dunks designed by Black women.

Citywide

Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest Returns To Rogers Park This Weekend With Live Music, Dancing And An Art Fair

The 21st annual festival kicks off 6 p.m. Friday.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

RAKKAN Ramen, A Spin On The Classic Dish Using Plant-Based Broth, Opening In Uptown This Month

RAKKAN's menu features ramen made with 100 percent plant-based broth, salads, dumplings, buns and sushi.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

South Asia Institute Hosting 1st Freedom Festival This Weekend, Celebrating Region’s Independence Through Art

The two-day festival will feature music, dance performances and more. It celebrates South Asian independence while reckoning with the pain of Partition.

Downtown

Roller Skating, A House Music Festival And More: 15 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend

An early Oktöberfest, live jazz music, street festivals and more — there's something for everyone this weekend in Chicago.

Citywide

Here’s Where You Can Get Vaccinated Against Monkeypox In Chicago This Weekend

Monkeypox vaccines will be available — by appointment only — at several clinics across the city this weekend.

Citywide

Float Down The Chicago River This Weekend At The City’s First Summer Float Party

Hundreds of people will take to the water at River Park in Lincoln Square and float downstream to Clark Park on Sunday.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

After $10,000 In Cameras Stolen, Donations Pour In For Nonprofit Giving Free Photography Classes To Kids

The burglary at the FreshLens studio last month threatened to halt classes. Soon after asking for community help, well-wishers have nearly met the group's $12,000 fundraising goal to replace the equipment.

Ravenswood

As Grocery Bills Skyrocket, Chicagoans Skip Takeout, Cancel Gatherings And Ditch Meat: ‘The Prices Are Concerning’

Consumer grocery prices are up 12.2 percent over the last year, forcing Chicagoans to buy fewer groceries, grow their own food or simply eat less.

Citywide

Chicago Artist Myron Laban Is Known For His Murals — But He’ll Soon Release His First EP, ‘Feel’

The "Feel" EP has been in the making for almost two years, and artist Myron Laban is ready to share it with the world Aug. 19.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Cozy Corner’s Manager Lost Everything In A House Fire. Here’s How You Can Help

Sheryl Peals lost everything in a house fire last month. A co-worker at Cozy Corner organized a fundraiser to help out.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Market Days, Windy City Smokeout And More: 10 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend

Celebrate the first weekend of August at a South Side jazz fest or playing shuffleboard in Bucktown.

Citywide

Rogers Park Residents Raving About Burger Bite, A New Diner Connected To A Neighborhood Gas Station

"Who'd ever think a burger joint inside a gas station could serve up this kind of food?" one reviewer said. "These burgers are worth keeping in our neighborhood."

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Closed Target Store In Chatham Reopens As A Discover Customer Center With A Promise Of 1,000 Jobs

The 100,000-square-foot facility includes a community center local groups can use for free and a technology hub for employees.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Adopt A Rubber Duck And Watch It Race Down The River At Next Week’s Derby

Chicagoans can watch rubber ducks race down the Chicago River and raise money for Special Olympics Illinois at next week's Duck Derby.

Downtown

Meet The Shedd Aquarium’s Newest Penguins, Tussock and Pinguino

The two penguin arrivals are southern rockhoppers, a species that's been in decline for years. Experts hope they'll mate with the Shedd's other penguins.

Downtown

10 Things To Do Around Chicago This Weekend, From Street Markets to Lollapalooza

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? We've got you covered.

Citywide
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