The Art Institute's beloved "Free Thursday Evenings" end on May 26. Stop by between 5 pm and 8 pm any Thursday this month to see this museum's amazing artwork for free.
111 S. Michigan Ave.; 312-443-3600
It's the last week to check out the Spring Flower Show at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Drop in at this free event any day this week to see hydrangeas, Easter lilies and other beautiful spring blooms.
300 N. Central Park Ave.; 312-746-5100
Make Tuesday the new Taco Night with Five Star Bar's $1.50 "Gringo Tacos" – hard shells stuffed with seasoned ground beef, lettuce, pico de gallo and cheese. While you're at it, order a few Schlitz tall boys for $3.50 each.
1424 W. Chicago Ave.; 312-850-2555
"Glee" fans can watch their favorite show while eating $0.25 wings every Tuesday at Fat Cat. Craft beers are also on special, with pitchers costing just $10.
4840 N. Broadway; 773-506-3100
Enjoy live music and free pizza at The Beauty Bar. In addition to their usual $10 martini and manicure deal, you can also get $2 Bud drafts and $3 whiskey shots on Wednesdays.
1444 W. Chicago Ave.; 312-226-8828
Start the weekend a little early with $1 bottles of domestic brews at Kelsey's. Well cocktails are also on special for $4 each.
2265 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-348-1666
It's time for another "First Friday" event at the MCA, where guests can enjoy live music, free hors d'oeuvres and access to the museum's galleries. Get your tickets online in advance and save $5 off admission.
220 E. Chicago Ave.; 312-397-4010. $18 per person, $13 for advance tickets
May 7 marks the ninth annual Free Comic Book Day, where you can pick up copies of everything from Captain America to Darkwing Duck. Check the official website to see which Chicago comic book stores are participating.