Chicago's architecture is world renowned, and this weekend you can get the inside (ba dum bum) scoop with Open House Chicago. The free event gives you access to over 150 iconic buildings and spaces. Check out the 10th floor library above the Auditorium Theatre, see artifacts from Capone's enforcer in the basement of Harry Caray's, and look out at the city from the domed cupola of the Jeweler's Building. There are no tickets and no reservations. Just check out the list of places and plan your itinerary!
The event runs both Saturday and Sunday and most buildings are open from 9am to 5pm, but be sure to check the individual listings.
The Sutherland Hotel, now home to the Chicago Blues Museum. Jazz artists will be playing all weekend on the original Sutherland piano!
Jeweler's Building, photo credit Archie Wong