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125 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Chicago, Illinois

Unusual Attractions in Chicago


Chicago: A Weekend Guide for the Curious Traveler

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Chicago Cultural Center.
Dec 15
Chicago, Illinois

Breakfast With Tiffany’s…Mosaics

A walking tour of Chicago's Loop, highlighting its brilliant mosaic works.
A dream of Christmas.
Dec 16
Chicago

A Silent Christmas

An afternoon of early silent films and an exploration of Chicago's role in the movie business.
A set of magic ball and cup used in Rabkin's performances.
Jan 13
Chicago, Illinois

Sideshow and Sleight of Hand: A Showcase of Intrigue and Illusions

Join Atlas Obscura for an exclusive show of magic and sideshow at Trickery Chicago.
The Chicago Coliseum, original home of the First Ward Ball.
Jan 25
Chicago, Illinois

Atlas Obscura Presents: The First Ward Ball

Party like it's 1890 with a night of music, vice district history, burlesque performances, casino games, and more!
Nelson Algren.
Jan 26
Chicago, Illinois

The Life and Death of Nelson Algren

A performance in honor of the underappreciated writer, Nelson Algren, alongside a seance in the neighborhood in which he spent his final years.

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