Yes, the best things in life are free, including this list of five dozen things you can do in Chicago without spending a cent. So if you happen to have blown all your cash at a Cubs game -- the beers and Hot Doug's will do that to you -- all is not lost. There are museums, concerts, comedy shows, festivals, and much more around town that won't require you to open your wallet.
This Tiny Kitchen Gadget Turns Radishes Into 'Super Mario' Mushrooms
It's called The Paper Machete, and it features local journalists, authors, comedians, and more doing readings and having discussions. Hosted by writer Christopher Piatt, it goes down every Saturday afternoon at Green Mill.
This weekend, in Chicago and around the world, activists will take to the streets to protest gun violence in the United States. Following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and subsequent student walkouts across the country, young people nationwide have organized as well in order to ensure that their voices are heard. On March 24 in Washington, DC and across the globe, hundreds of thousands of people will come together as one for the March for Our Lives protest to demand that lawmakers enact legislation to curb any more of these preventable mass shootings. One of these marches will take place in Chicago, with an increased focus on intersectionality.
From Los Angeles to San Diego: Every Pit Stop You Need To Make Along The Way
With zero humidity and palm trees in the rearview mirror, cruising down the Pacific coast to San Diego from Los Angeles is summer. Of course, LA traffic can make it less cruiseworthy and more bumper-to-bumper. But with authentic taquerias, whale watching, and iconic surf breaks, there’s a quintessential SoCal pit stop just about every mile of the ride to distract you. Here’s seven summer getaways you can easily hit on the way to San Diego -- just don’t forget the sunscreen and a swimsuit.
Chicago's Best Classes for Adults That Are Actually Fun
Everyone can use some form of self-improvement, and that doesn’t just have to mean hitting the gym or cutting carbs. You can always pick up a new skill in a really fun way -- maybe with some whiskey, comedy, circus arts, cooking, or swordplay involved. Those are just some of the incentives to get you back into the classroom, and Chicago's got plenty of awesome courses to shake up your tired old routines, and maybe teach you how to garden or make an old-timey cocktail. (They're also great for couples looking for fun date ideas come Valentine's Day.) Here are the best classes the city has to offer.