Free or cheap things to do in Chicago this weekend

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Eataly Black Friday through Cyber Monday deals

Eataly Chicago (the store) doesn't have any deals for Black Friday. However, is offering a special Black Friday Promotion of 25% off PLUS free shipping on orders of $30 or more (only valid Friday, November 27).  This is a great deal because Eataly rarely has a sale and you get to avoid the Black Friday madness! I spot checked some items I buy … [Read More...]

Logan Center Family Saturday and Family Saturday Festivals

Check out the Logan Center FREE Family Saturday.  Make and Take: An exciting afternoon full of opportunities to make special items for the whole family. When:  Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, 2–4:30 pm Where: Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th Street, 773.702.ARTS (2787) Free. Register for free workshops by phone at 773.702.ARTS or onli … [Read More...]

Black Friday Dining Deals

Here's a hodgepodge of Black Friday dining deals around downtown. Deca at the Ritz Carlton, 160 E. Pearson St. 312-573-5160. is offering complimentary hot cocoa and champagne throughout the afternoon. Devon Seafood: Nov. 27-29 Buy $100 in gift cards; get two $20 bonus certificates one of which can be used Nov. 27-29. Use one certificate for Happy … [Read More...]

Annual Old Town Tree Lighting

Come Celebrate The Holiday Season with our Annual Old Town Tree Lighting When:  Tuesday, December 1, 2015,  5:00pm-7:00pm Where:  Burton Place Park (1501 N. Wells) Enjoy hot cocoa, sweet treats and live music from some of the local schoolchildren. The kids' choir from Franklin Fine Arts Center will be singing holiday songs and carols, fo … [Read More...]

Free Chicago Architecture Biennial Lectures

The Chicago Architecture Biennial is a three month long event surveying The State of the Art of Architecture.  They are hosting a series of FREE lectures this fall and winter. The Chicago Biennial runs October 3-January 3, 2016. Search the calendar for all lectures here. ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO + ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN SOCIETY:  Pritzker L … [Read More...]

Free family fun: Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo

Head to Lincoln Park Zoo for the brilliance of this annual fun, free, family-oriented holiday celebration, featuring luminous displays and holiday-season activities throughout zoo grounds. When: November 27–29, 4:30PM-9PM; Opening Day—Friday, November 27: 4:25 p.m. lighting ceremony at the Kovler Sea Lion Pool to kick off the festivities. December … [Read More...]

Lincoln Square Ravenswood shopping deal

The first 150 shoppers that spend $300 between a minimum of 3 local businesses will receive a $50 Lincoln Square Ravenswood Community Gift Card. Date: Friday, November 27th through Thursday, December 24th, 2015 Boundaries: Foster Avenue (North), Ashland Avenue (East), Montrose Avenue (South), Chicago River (West) Spend a total of $300 at local … [Read More...]