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Five Acts To Catch At The Chicago Blues Festival

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 08.10.2011 | Chicago

Chicago’s summer festivals have seen their share of downsizing this year, but the Chicago Blues Festival lives on as a weekend-long summer standby. ...

Fork And The Road: A Culinary Bike Tour For Chicago Foodies

| Lauren Drell | Posted 08.09.2011 | Chicago

In 2008, foodies and bike enthusiasts Sharon Bautista and Dimitra Tasiouras rounded up some friends and rode their bikes to five gelato spots around t...

Chicago's Outdoor Workout Options

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 08.08.2011 | Chicago

It's nearly 100 degrees, but all the pizza you ate during the seemingly endless winter is still with you. Whether you want to get your bod ready for t...

Chicagoans Take Flight At Lakefront Trapeze School

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 08.06.2011 | Chicago

One by one, students climb two dozen steps of a red ladder until they are standing on a platform 23 feet above Belmont Harbor. As they look out, they ...

Cool New Places For Cold Summer Treats

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.06.2011 | Chicago

These days, your traditional summertime cool down doesn’t have to be ice cream. It can also be frozen custard, frozen yogurt or even snow ice. Check...

Weekend Plans: Civil Union Celebration, Mustachioed Drinking, Lit Fest

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.02.2011 | Chicago

We’re all still on a high from the Memorial Day festivities, so expect to see Chicagoans out in full force this weekend. For the scoop on the best e...

Chicago's Best Doughnut Spots

| Evangeline Politis | Posted 08.03.2011 | Chicago

While they may not help your summer beach bod goal, doughnuts will always put a smile on your face. In honor of National Doughnut Day, we decided to r...

My Chicago: 10 Questions For Brendan Sodikoff

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 08.02.2011 | Chicago

Who: Brendan Sodikoff Age: 32 Current Neighborhood: River North Years in Chicago: 4 Current Gig: Mastermind and owner of the line-down-th...

Cheap Thrills Of The Week: Free Shedd Admission, A Lunch Concert In The Park & More

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 07.31.2011 | Chicago

Whether you’re nursing a hangover or a sunburn from this past holiday weekend, that doesn’t mean you can’t live it up during this shortened work...

Chicago’s Best Beer Gardens: Logan Square Edition

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 07.30.2011 | Chicago

Logan Square has changed a lot in recent years. It seems that a new bar or restaurant pops up weekly, and the swelling young population in the area is...

Woman Travels To France To Honor WWII Father & The Man Who Saved His Life

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 07.29.2011 | Chicago

This Memorial Day weekend, Linda Packer traveled from her Chicago home to Le Cardonnois, France, to attend a ceremony honoring 10 American soldiers wh...

Weekend Plans: Bike The Drive, Mr. Leather & More

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 07.27.2011 | Chicago

You’re probably overwhelmed with the possibilities when you think about the three-day weekend ahead – what to do with all that free time? Chill ou...

Chicago Hardcourt Players Bond Over Bike Polo

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 07.27.2011 | Chicago

On an unseasonably cool Wednesday night, a group of 14 cyclists from across Chicago headed over to Garfield Park, converging in a rink on Woodward Dri...

Chicago's Best Beer Gardens: Old Town Edition

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 07.23.2011 | Chicago

We’re slowly but surely making our way through Chicago’s outdoor drinking scene. We’ve already introduced you to the Edgewater eateries offering...

Summer Plans: Putt Around Chicago's Best Mini-Golf Courses

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 07.19.2011 | Chicago

Whether you're the star of the Windy City fairways or clueless with a club, it's all about the putt at Chicago's best mini-golf courses. Par-King:...

Behind 'Louder Than a Bomb': Young Poet Talks Life, Inspiration

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 07.17.2011 | Chicago

Inside the Vic Theatre, Nate Marshall walks up to a microphone and says, "Look! I got these other poets shook." Indeed, the other poets and the audien...

Chicago Craft Beer Week: A Local Expert Shares His Picks

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 07.16.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Craft Beer Week kicks off Thursday, bringing beer lovers to dozens of Chicago venues for tastings, beer dinners and more. With so many options...

Weekend Plans: A Vintage Lover's Paradise, Rahm's Concert & More

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 07.12.2011 | Chicago

Whether you like the arts, scary movies, fine wines or all of the above, we’ve got you covered with this HuffPost Chicago Weekend Event Guide. Fr...

WATCH: Some Comedians To Check Out At 'Just For Laughs'

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 07.11.2011 | Chicago

Some of the biggest names in comedy will unite in Chicago from June 14-19 to celebrate the third annual TBS Just for Laughs Chicago Festival. Featured...

Chicago's Best Dance Parties

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 07.10.2011 | Chicago

If this warm weather makes you want to get out and dance, you shouldn't have any trouble finding a dance party that suits your musical needs in Chicag...

Learn How To Punch Someone In Face At Gleason's

| Brooke Porter | Posted 07.10.2011 | New York

Nothing makes a girl feel as powerful as the moment she puts on a pair of boxing gloves for the first time. And why sit on a spin bike or climb the St...

Chicago Farmers' Markets Open For Season

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 07.10.2011 | Chicago

Finally! It's warm. We Chicagoans know to absorb as much of this rare weather as possible, which is why there's no reason to huddle inside a grocery s...

Best Spots For Outdoor Drinking

| Kevin St. John | Posted 06.27.2011 | New York

Spring was way late for the party, but he's here. And before he leaves and we all want to die/move to an opposite hemisphere, get outside and soak up ...

Food Truck Of the Week: Pera Turkish Tacos

| Nicholas Gill | Posted 05.30.2011 | New York

Proving that almost any type of cuisine can be served in taco form, Turkish tacos are the push behind Pera, a spin-off from a Midtown restaurant. Pack...

Beyond Beer: Belgian Restaurant Week Hits New York

| Bao Ong | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Belgium's cuisine often takes a backseat to its beers. Not so this week. From March 23 to 29, a handful of restaurants will participate in throwing a ...