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Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) launches its 20th Anniversary Season: “Origins” with its 20th world premiere The Invisible Scarlet O’Nei

Michael Washington Brown, in association with Athenaeum Theatre Productions, present BLACK!,” July 20 – 30, in Studio 2 at the Athenaeum

Jeremy Langford at Macy's Chicago

Jeremy Langford makes a special appearance at Macy's on State Street.

Bison in the distance at Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

We’d driven under an overcast sky all morning and into the afternoon, but by the time we entered the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Western Oklahoma all was clear and blue except for one orph

Argo CH Distillery Collaboration

June is National Iced Tea Month (who knew!) And June 10th is National Iced Tea Day. To celebrate, two Chicago companies came together in collaboration. Argo Tea and CH Distillery are pleased to present a trio of boozy tea cocktails for your enjoyment! Time to spike your iced tea! Available though the end of June at CH Distillery & Cocktail Bar.

Fresh Strawberries

When summer arrives in the Midwest, so do the fresh berries. There's nothing like getting out into the field and picking your own. It's fun for everyone, with kids or without, and the fruit just seems to taste better when you pick your own strawberries and blueberries. If you're looking for a fun day trip from Chicago, check out these pick-your-own berry farms.

Fiesta Flips at Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo, located in the heart of River North, has unveiled a new line of summer cocktails. The fun "Fiesta Flips" feature a lime half flipped inside out and filled with a shot of liquor.

Chicago Open Air is coming back and The Local Tourist has your guide to the hottest event this summer.

Chicago's Outdoor Movie Theaters

A night at the drive-in is the stuff of summer memories. If you're looking for a fun and affordable night out, here are Chicago's drive-in movie theaters.

Chicago Helicopter Experience at night

Where are the best views of the city? From the air!

Sign for Thomas Ranch in Oklahoma

You know how you feel when you’ve been going non-stop, pushing yourself and getting no sleep and eating everything you’r

Cheese Flight at ENO Wine Bar

Oh, cheese. You ooey, gooey, sometimes hard and flaky, pungent, mild, creamy, beautiful thing. There are few foods that inspire such passion.

Bar Roma has expanded their menu to include weekend brunch.

Movies in the Park

As soon as summer rolls around Chicagoans flock outside like seagulls to a busy harbor.

Cherokee Hills Byway, taken on the Two Lane Gems Tour

As we left Bentonville I was a touch trepidatious about the next leg of our journey. It was Sunday. We left Friday. We were already getting a little loopy and taking bets on when I’d forget what day it was, and now we were headed to the middle of southern Oklahoma and another more-than-packed exhaustion-inducing schedule.

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