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October 17, 2017

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Free Admission Days this Fall/Winter at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago Area

  Operated by the Chicago Zoological Society, the Brookfield Zoo is an absolute must-see for animal lovers.   Brookfield Zoo is a 14-mile trip from downtown Chicago in Brookfield, IL. The zoo is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., although the zoo […]

FREE Robot Riot on Sunday

Robot Riot is back! Come check out  Robot Riot, in Chicago on Sunday Oct 15th at 8pm, where people-made robot cars and vehicles (think miniature robot wars), battle to the death as they smash, slice, hammer and run over each other […]

Cheap Family Fun on Sunday at Barrel of Monkeys

FAMILY FUN THIS SUNDAY: Barrel of Monkeys, a group known for transforming children’s stories into sketch comedy puts on a new show — That’s Weird, Grandma — at the Neo-Futurarium (5153 N. Ashland). 2 PM on Sunday Oct 15th, $15; […]

Free Latino Music Fest Concerts

Come on out and hear some great sounds at the Chicago Latino Music Festival: The Kaia String Quartet performs new music from Mexico, Uruguay and Argentina, sponsored by One Book, One Chicago. The festival continues to Nov. 19. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, […]

The FREE Chicago Open House 2017 is this Weekend — October 14-15

Makes plans to see some cool buildings at the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago this weekend — this is a free public event that offers behind-the-scenes access to 200 buildings across Chicago.  Explore the hidden gems and architectural treasures of […]

LYFT DEAL: Get 2 x $10 Off Rides from Tonight to Oct 14 in Chicago Area

Lyft has been running this type of promotions previously with Budweiser to encourage leaving your car at home when you go out for a drink. It is giving $10 off TWO rides for existing and new riders in: Chicago New […]

A Real Cubs World Series Ring at Auction

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that an authentic Cub World Series Ring is up for auction.  Lelands.com has put up the first authentic Cubs ring for auction — the kind the team handed out to players and other employees after winning the […]

FREE Spectator Guide & Info for 2017 Chicago Marathon Oct 8th (along with Street Traffic Closures map)

One of Chicago’s best events every year is the free Bank of America 2017 Chicago Marathon, coming up this Sunday on October 8th. Whether you’re running it yourself, or cheering on a friend, it’s a fantastic way to get to […]

Free and Cheap Events This Weekend in Chicago

Looking for something to do this weekend but a little light in the wallet?  Well, check out this list of things to do in Chicago this weekend.  Some are free, some cheap but alway know we are trying to stretch […]

Free Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest This Weekend in Chicago

Celebrate harvest fun in the heart of the city with Lincoln Park Zoo’s third annual Fall Fest in Chicago! This free family celebration features animal chats, musical entertainment, a pumpkin carver and fall-themed enrichment for the animals. Fall Fest also […]

Free Admission to Chicago Museums This Weekend – October 7-8, 2017

This weekend, October 7-8, 2017, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America cardholders can receive FREE admission to some of the most exciting museums and cultural venues in Chicago.   The free admission is part of the banks’ Museums on Us program. The Museums on […]

Cubs Playoff Freebie – FREE PARKING for NLDS Games

TODAY’s CUBS Playoff Freebie — Didja know that the Cubs provide free parking and a shuttle bus service to the game from a remote lot at 3900 N. Rockwell, just south of Irving Park Road and east of California Avenue? […]

FREE Scary Pancakes for Kids on Halloween

The International House of Pancakes will provide free flap jacks for kids nationwide this Halloween.  The promotion, an annual tradition, is valid only for kids 12 and under, and runs from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Oct. 31.   Kids are […]

25+ Fun Things to Do in Downtown Chicago in 2017

Our readers are always asking — What are the Top 10 or Top 25 fun things to do in downtown Chicago in 2017?  So we have compiled our list of top 25 fun things to do in downtown Chicago in 2017, […]

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National Taco Day Freebies, Deals, and Discounts

Attention taco lovers: It’s National Taco Day on Wednesday, October 4th, and local and national restaurants around the country are serving up great deals to celebrate your favorite tortilla-based food.   Just last year, Americans ate more than 4.5 billion tacos—the […]