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Ghosts in the Windy City

From the massacre at Fort Dearborn in 1812 to the famous gangsters of the Prohibition, Chicago is a city steeped in history—and not all of it is savory. Every neighborhood has its scary stories and sordid histories, and there’s no better time to explore the seamier side of Chicago’s past than on a blustery fall day as Halloween approaches. Wear something warm, bring a camera and someone’s hand to hold, and spend an evening finding out just how scary the Second City is.

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A Night of Blues at Buddy Guy’s Legends

Chicago is home to the blues, offering a lively scene with many blues clubs and bars scattered throughout the city. Get ready for a night devoted to the blue chord progressions and blue notes that make up this music genre while visiting Buddy Guy’s Legends, on Wabash Avenue in the South Loop, for a full evening of food, drink and blues.

The blues, contrary to its name, is a joyful, celebratory music, and the true blues experience occurs when there is a call and response from the instruments and the vocals, with an additional call and response between the audience and the band.

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Laughing It Up At Chicago Comedy Clubs

Chicago offers many solutions for those in need of a comedic fix. With outstanding comedy options like the Improv Olympics, showcasing long form improvisation shows, to the Annoyance Theatre where one can find innovative and often comical shows. Chicago’s rising stand-up comedians can be seen at the Lincoln Lodge, a restaurant with top notch stand-up comedy on Friday and Saturday nights or Chicago Underground Comedy, a stand-up comedy showcase on Tuesday nights at The Beat Kitchen. But it is another group that has put Chicago on the comedy map: The Second City.

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