City of CHicago

City of Chicago: consumer protection events

The City of Chicago's Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) wants all of Chicago's residents and visitors to be aware of their rights as consumers. To spread the word, BACP is engaging in a series of free events during National Consumer Protection Week, which is through March 6. When:  Thursday, March 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p … [Read More...]


Art Institute free Thursday evening events

Every Thursday evening from 5:00-8:00pm the Art Institute of Chicago is free to Illinois residents.  In addition to having access to the regular collection some Thursday evenings they offer free special events.  Following are the events as of the time of this post.  More information to come as it's available.  Enjoy! Lecture: The Persistence of Eng … [Read More...]

Home Depot kids workshops

Home Depot free kids workshops

If your kids are suffering from cabin fever The Home Deport offers free kids workshops that teach do-it-yourself skills. All workshops are on the same dates and times for all three downtown locations.    Registration required (Select a location then search for workshops). All workshops are subject to change. These workshops can fill up quickly so c … [Read More...]

block museum

Block Museum: free lectures

The Block Museum is hosting a series of free lectures through April 8.  The next lecture is: Lecture by Liza Oliver, “Luxury's Labors: Kashmir in the South Asian Textile Trade with Europe” When:  March 06, 4:15 PM - 7:00 PM Where:  1800 Sherman Avenue, Room 4430, Evanston, IL 60201 , 847-491-4000 Liza Oliver, postdoctoral fellow at the Metrop … [Read More...]

Edgewater Library

Edgewater Library: free movie screening

As part of African American History month the Edgewater Library is hosting a free movie screening. Awakening. Part 1 of Makers: The Women Who Make America When:  Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 3:00PM - 4:00PM Where:  6000 N. Broadway, Community Room, 2nd floor , (312) 742-1945 Film Screening: Awakening. Part 1 of Makers: The Women Who Make Am … [Read More...]

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University of Chicago: free film screening

Attend a free film screening of D.W. Griffith's 1916 epic film Intolerance When:  Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7:00 PM Where:  Logan Center, 915 E 60th Street, Screening Room Tickets are free. Reservations are recommended. General seating only. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Tickets must be picked up at the Box Office by 7:00 PM. Reserve tickets h … [Read More...]


Free Lake Effect Brewing Company tour

Want to see how a small local brewery operates? Want to learn about the brewing process? Want to sample the latest hand crafted beers from Lake Effect? Then take be part of one of these free tours! Lake Effect Brewing Company When:  Every Saturday, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CST), Reservations here. Where:  4727 W Montrose Ave., (In the Back), Chicago, I … [Read More...]