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Free Viewing of the Tesla Roadster

Check out for free the new Tesla Roadster in Chicago at The Chicago Tesla Dealership and Showroom will be located at 1053 West Grand Ave in Chicago, IL this spring near the Kennedy Expressway in the River West neighborhood.

Take in a Free Oprah Show

One of the most popular free things to do in Chicago is to take in an Oprah taping in the West Loop at her Harpo Studios. Audience reservations for The Oprah Winfrey Show are available almost exclusively by phone. As you can imagine, demand for free tickets far exceeds supply, so you may receive a lot of busy signals before getting through to one of the audience department employees.

3 Free Concerts in April

This April, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs presents three concerts by the Carnatica Brother, Julie Fowlis and Carmen Souza as part of the Chicago Cultural Center Presents series, an ongoing showcase series that highlights critically acclaimed national and international musicians.

Chicago Dancing Festival

The Chicago Dancing Festival will expand to four free events this summer, hosting a variety of troupes both indoors and outdoors during its Aug. 18-22 run.  The fest, now […]

Tulips On Mag Mile

The Magnificent Mile is not only home to numerous restaurants, shops and hotels but also to thousands of tulips that bloom each spring. Tulips on the Magnificent Mile takes […]

Art Institute: Thank God for Free Days

The Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners approved a monster hike in admission fees to the Art Institute of Chicago yesterday, resulting in a 50 percent increase in adult admission fees and a 70 percent increase in student and senior citizen fees. Visitors can also enjoy free admission from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. every Thursday during Target Free Thursday Evenings. There are many such free visiting opportunities:

* One late evening per week (Thursdays after 5:00 p.m.) throughout the year
* Two late evenings per week (Thursdays and Fridays after 5:00 p.m.) during the summer (May 31 to August 31)
* The entire month of February
* The week of the opening of the Modern Wing, from May 16 to May 22, 2009