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TODAY - Tuesday, Mar 28, 2023

  • Blooming Beauty: Spring into GLOWING Skin!
    Blooming Beauty: Spring Into Glowing Skin!
    March 28 @ 12pm - 8pm

    Innovative MedSpa | Wicker Park, 1253 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60622

    Join us at Innovative MedSpa in Wicker Park on Tuesday, March 28th to "spring clean" your skin! We'll be offering luxurious facials, Botox, & so much more! ...
  • EvolveMen Chicago Meetup at Theory
    Evolvemen Chicago Meetup At Theory
    March 28 @ 2pm - 4pm

    Theory, 9 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654

    EvolveMen is helping you expand your network of smart and talented men in leadership. Do you like to get around other ambitious men, sharing stories and ...
  • Whose Water?  Water Affordability Panel  & Film Screening
    Whose Water? Water Affordability Panel & Film Screening
    March 28 @ 2pm - 7:30pm

    Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center, 826 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607

    UIC Freshwater Lab | UIC Latino Cultural Center | Civic CinemaJoin us as we learn from water affordability experts from Detroit People's Water Board and ...
  • Wine Tasting by  Local Mmmm...Just Enjoy. Wines at Taste Food & Wine
    Wine Tasting By Local Mmmm...Just Enjoy. Wines At Taste Food & Wine
    March 28 @ 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Taste Food & Wine, 1506 West Jarvis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626

    Tuesday evening Wine Tasting with Mmmm...Just Enjoy. Wines! Come sip on Prosecco, Prosecco Rosé, Pinot Grigio & Rosé while enjoying the company of new ...
  • Just Made Media Presents Making Moves Industry Mixer
    Just Made Media Presents Making Moves Industry Mixer
    March 28 @ 6pm - 9pm

    401 S La Salle St, Suite 204, 401 South La Salle Street Suite, 204, Chicago, IL 60605

    Please join us for an exciting evening of our first in-person networking event with artists, music producers, videographers, content creators, and more. In ...

TOMORROW - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2023

    Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts | Michael Katz, Cello And Victor Asuncion
    March 29 @ 12:15pm - 1pm

    Seventeenth Church of Christ Scientist, 55 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

  • BODYBAR Wicker Park Open Bar Event
    Bodybar Wicker Park Open Bar Event
    March 29 @ 5pm - 7pm

    1474 N Milwaukee Ave, 1474 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622

    You can explore our studio space, test out our state-of-the-art equipment, meet our fabulous team & business partners, and even snag a new outfit from our ...
  • El Mercadito Mixer
    El Mercadito Mixer
    March 29 @ 5pm - 7pm

    3533 W North Ave, 3533 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647

    Come join us & learn more about volunteering to serve food to the neighborhood with fellow community members! Apps and drinks will be served
  • Adler at Night
    Adler At Night
    March 29 @ 6pm - 10pm

    Adler Planetarium, 1300 S Dusable Lk Shr Dr, Chicago, IL

    Join BN Chi town as we get our stargazing on at night! Come meet up after work and enjoy free entry to the Adler Planetarium (for Illinois Residents) to enjoy ...
  • Reception for Seed Lynn, Harry Detry, and the ACSA
    Reception For Seed Lynn, Harry Detry, And The Acsa
    March 29 @ 6pm - 7:30pm

    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

    Join us for a reception in the Logan Center for the Arts' Gidwitz Lobby on Wednesday, March 29th from 6-7:30 PM for the March 2022 On Display exhibitions. Seed ...

Thursday, Mar 30, 2023

  • Women's Day at William Everett - Women's History Month Celebration-
    Women's Day At William Everett - Women's History Month Celebration-
    March 30 @ 5pm - 7pm

    William Everett Group, 35 East Wacker Drive ##3100, Chicago, IL 60601

    Our Culminating Women’s History Month Event “Books and Bottles” aims to Celebrate Power, Explore Passions and Ignite Purpose. We have decided to unite ...
  • FREE Wine Tasting by Mmmm...Just Enjoy. & More Than Grapes Italian Wines
    Free Wine Tasting By Mmmm...Just Enjoy. & More Than Grapes Italian Wines
    March 30 @ 5pm - 8pm

    Galleria Liqueurs Southport, 3409 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

    FREE Italian Wine tasting with local, woman-owned Mmmm...Just Enjoy. Wines + Red wine from More Than Grapes. Come taste award-winning Italian wines and stock ...
  • Open House  Reception - GICHIMSS
    Open House Reception - Gichimss
    March 30 @ 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, an IHG Hotel, 505 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

    Join us for an open house to learn more about GIC HIMSS, upcoming events and opportunities to be more involved!
  • OneOne Club Cocktail Party
    Oneone Club Cocktail Party
    March 30 @ 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Chef Art Smith's Reunion, 700 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

    This FREE club treats its members to benefits such as complimentary wine & beer, preferred reservations, events with Chef Art, birthday surprises & more.
  • 2023 Artists-In-Residence Welcome Reception & Artist Talk
    2023 Artists-In-Residence Welcome Reception & Artist Talk
    March 30 @ 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Green Line Performing Arts Center, 329 East Garfield Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60637

    Arts + Public Life (APL) and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture (CSRPC) at the University of Chicago are excited to announce that the 2 ...

Friday, Mar 31, 2023

  • C2E2 2023
    C2e2 2023
    March 31 - April 2 @ 10am - 6pm

    McCormick Place, 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL

    Enjoy a weekend that is all about you, March 31-April 2, 2023! You’re invited to the only comic, cosplay, and pop culture convention in the heart of downtown ...
  • INTERNATIONAL CAFE! Talk, Learn, have fun! Celebrate March Birthdays! 😃🤗
    International Cafe! Talk, Learn, Have Fun! Celebrate March Birthdays! 😃🤗
    March 31 @ 5pm - 8pm

    Adamus Lounge - The Silversmith Hotel & Suites, 10 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL

    Do you Speak My Language? Want to Practice a Foreign Language? Miss speaking your language from back home from your country? Want to have conversations in your ...
  • The Link Up! (Friday After Work Series)
    FREE Party
    The Link Up! (Friday After Work Series)
    March 31 @ 5pm - 9pm. Weekly - Fridays

    BAR22, 2244 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616, USA

    The Link Up is the newest social event in Chicago! Food, Drinks, and Vibes! Come out and get your weekend started off at the hottest weekly social The Link Up! ...
  • A Night Out @ Tribe Friday’s
    FREE Party
    A Night Out @ Tribe Friday’S
    March 31 - April 1 @ 6pm - 3am. Weekly - Fridays

    Tribe Supper Club, 1239 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607, USA

    Friday nights just got so much better. We are pleased to announce an ALL NEW 'Night Out' experience you won't forget taking place at the newly opened and black ...
  • Kulture Fridays @ 15/40 Bar & Grill
    FREE Party
    Kulture Fridays @ 15/40 Bar & Grill
    March 31 - April 1 @ 8pm - 2am. Weekly - Fridays

    1540 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60642, USA

    We are bringing an ALL NEW vibe to Fridays. #KultureFridays kicks off this Friday @1540barandgrill doors open at 8! Lets have a good time. See you there! @1540 ...


Saturday, Apr 1, 2023

  • Easter EGG HUNT
    Easter Egg Hunt
    April 1 @ 10am - 11am

    2228 N Oakley Ave, 2228 North Oakley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647

    Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 1, 2023 Ages 0-4 @ 10am Ages 5+ @ 10:30 am Senior Citizens Memorial Park 2228 N Oakley ave
  • Kimchee Making Class
    Kimchee Making Class
    April 1 @ 10am - 12pm

    Kitchen, 1825 North California Avenue Unit 4, Chicago, IL 60647

    Kimchee is traditionally a communal event so bring your friends and family and learn the craft of this Korean side dish. This class is taught by Haejung Kim. ...
  • Free Family Movie! Sing 2
    Free Family Movie! Sing 2
    April 1 @ 10am - 12pm

    Classic Cinemas North Riverside Luxury 6 Theatre, 7501 Cermak Road, Riverside, IL 60546

    Bring the whole family for a FREE screening of Sing 2!
  • Brunch & Beatz Saturdays @ Good To Go
    FREE Party
    Brunch & Beatz Saturdays @ Good To Go
    April 1 @ 10am - 4pm. Weekly - Saturdays

    Good To Go Jamaican Cuisine, 711 Howard St, Evanston, IL 60202, USA

    Join us every Saturday for BRUNCH BEATZ @ GOODTOGO located on the north side of Chicago where you can enjoy all the vibes without having to deal with the ...
  • BollyX the Bollywood Workout Master Class with Roshini!
    Bollyx The Bollywood Workout Master Class With Roshini!
    April 1 @ 11am - 12pm

    UIC Campus Recreation, 737 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607

    Join Roshini for BollyX the Bollywood Workout! Connect with more rockstars as you dance to our favorite BollyX releases. No dance experience needed. Wear ...

Sunday, Apr 2, 2023

  • Sips & Tips - Cafe Bustelo
    Sips & Tips - Cafe Bustelo
    April 2 @ 8am - 12pm

    Jewel-Osco, 4660 W Irving Rd, Chicago, IL 60641

    Calling all coffee lovers! Join us and Cafe Bustelo for all things coffee at select Jewel-Osco locations. Brand ambassadors will be preparing fresh and hot ...
  • Brunch & Beatz Sundays @ Good To Go
    FREE Party
    Brunch & Beatz Sundays @ Good To Go
    April 2 @ 10am - 4pm. Weekly - Saturdays

    Good To Go Jamaican Cuisine, 711 Howard St, Evanston, IL 60202, USA

    Join us every Sunday for BRUNCH BEATZ @ GOODTOGO located on the north side of Chicago where you can enjoy all the vibes without having to deal with the ...
  • Special Event: The 33rd Onion City Brunch Social
    Special Event: The 33rd Onion City Brunch Social
    April 2 @ 11am - 1pm

    Mana Contemporary Chicago, 2233 S Throop St, Chicago, IL

    Special Event: The 33rd Onion City Brunch Social Sunday, April 2, 11am - 1pm Monira Foundation | Mana Contemporary (5th Floor) 2233 South Throop Street, ...
  • Crafts & Drafts @ Elmhurst Brewing
    Crafts & Drafts @ Elmhurst Brewing
    April 2 @ 11am - 3:30pm

    Elmhurst Brewing Company, 171 North Addison Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126

    Come browse and buy goods from local artisans while sipping on EBC beer! Join us for the second Crafts & Drafts of 2023 at Elmhurst Brewing 4/2/2023! This ...
  • Horace’s Birthday Celebration
    Horace’S Birthday Celebration
    April 2 @ 1pm - 7pm

    The Wild Hare & Singing Armadillo Frog Sanctuary, 2610 North Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60614

    Horace’s Birthday Brunch and Karaoke Night will be a day/night to remember. Come out and help us celebrate!!!

Monday, Apr 3, 2023

  • FoodLab Chicago Presents: Menu Engineering & Financial Forecasting Workshop
    Foodlab Chicago Presents: Menu Engineering & Financial Forecasting Workshop
    April 3 @ 9am - 4pm

    Chatham Education & Workforce Center, 640 East 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60619

    Do you have a plan to increase your profitability this year? If not, come to this workshop and learn how to boost your restaurant's profitability with simple ...
  • First Monday Jazz with Nanette Frank
    First Monday Jazz With Nanette Frank
    April 3 @ 7pm - 9pm

    Green Line Performing Arts Center, 329 East Garfield Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60637

    NANETTE FRANK is a vocalist, songwriter, vocal arranger, and producer with a successful international career. While her success has crossed many areas of the ...
    Monday April 3: Late Nite Open Mic
    April 3 @ 8pm - 11pm

    The Comedy Bar - Chicago Main Stage, 162 E Superior St 3rd floor, Chicago, IL 60611

  • Free Tickets Monday Night Standup Comedy At Laugh Factory
    FREE Comedy
    Free Tickets Monday Night Standup Comedy At Laugh Factory
    April 3 @ 8pm - 9:30pm. Weekly - Mondays

    Laugh Factory, 3175 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657, USA

    Chicago's Best Standup Comedy is back and better than ever. We've compiled the absolute best standup lineup that you will ever see. Some of today's biggest ...
  • First Monday Jazz Featuring The Miyumi Project
    FREE Music
    First Monday Jazz Featuring The Miyumi Project
    April 3 @ 8pm - 9:30pm. Monthly - 1st Monday

    Green Line Performing Arts Center, 329 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

    Chicago's avant-garde jazz and Japanese traditional music experience. The MIYUMI Project The MIYUMI Project is one of the longest standing amalgams, drawing ...

More Free Things To Do in Chicago Every Day

Besides many free events listed in our Free Events Calendar in Chicago above, here are some more on-going Free Chicago Events every day:

Garfield Park Conservatory
Considered the best free attraction in Chicago by many, Garfield Park Conservatory is a celestial, mystical space that has been described as a form of landscape art contained under glass by admirers ever since its opening back in 1908. One of the largest buildings of its kind, 4.5-acre Garfield Park Conservatory dazzles guests with more than 120,000 plants representing hundreds of species. Many people come specifically to admire the palm exhibit! 300 North Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL |

Maggie Daley Park
Maggie Daley Park is a 20-acre public park situated in Chicago's Loop community. Its position near the Lake Michigan shoreline makes the park a dreamy spot. During the summer months, a sprawling play area inspired by classic childhood books delights visitors. The period from the middle of November through the middle of March marks Maggie Daley Ice Ribbon skating season. Reservations are required to skate. This majestic park also offers tennis courts, picnic groves, walking paths, and a 30-foot suspension bridge to delight guests all year long. 337 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL

The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)
Home to more than 33,700 students, UIC is Chicago's largest university. The beautiful campus is located just a mile from the Loop. The university provides campus maps for self-guided tours. 1200 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL |

The 606
Also known as the Bloomingdale Trail, the 606 is a gorgeous 2.7-mile elevated park trail that weaves over several Chicago neighborhoods. The trail was built over an abandoned rail line as a way to provide walkers, joggers, and cyclists with amazing scenic views. In addition to green spaces and lookout points, the trail also features eclectic art murals. 1805 North Ridgeway Avenue, Chicago, IL |

Lakefront Trail
Showing off the western shore of Lake Michigan, Chicago's Lakefront Trail is a 18.5-mile route with partial paving that is a favorite for walking, jogging, cycling, and skateboarding. It runs from Ardmore Avenue on the north to 71st Street on the south. In addition to being a favorite spot for everyone from marathon runners to eco-friendly commuters, Lakefront Trail also provides easy access to the lake's recreational activities.

Walking Tour of Wicker Park
Home to many of Chicago's priciest residential properties, Wicker Park is a great neighborhood for strolling. The neighborhood was the setting of MTV's "The Real World: Chicago." A Hollywood favorite, Wicker Park is also featured prominently in the NCB Chicago franchise of shows.

The Harold Washington Library Center
One of the largest public libraries in the world, the Harold Washington Library Center is a sight to behold. This massive library fills up an entire Chicago city block. In addition to housing more than 13 million published works, the library is also home to the stunning Winter Garden atrium. 400 South State Street, Chicago, IL

Lincoln Park Zoo
One of the only free-admission zoos in the country, Lincoln Park Zoo spans 35 acres. In addition to being a free zoo, this institution dating back to 1868 is one of the country's best zoos. Enjoy polar bears, penguins, gorillas, big cats, and hundreds of other animals. 2001 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL |

16th Street Murals
Chicago's 16th Street murals span from the river to Western Avenue. This living art exhibit covers an old railroad embankment with vibrant, emotional, and inspiring splashes of color. Street artists from around the world have contributed to the murals.

Graceland Cemetery Chicago
Graceland Cemetery is the burial place for Chicago royalty. Founded in 1860, the cemetery is the final resting place of Marshall Field, Roger Ebert, Daniel H. Burnham, and many more. Free audio tours are available. 4001 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL

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