Columbia College Chicago: Manifest

At the end of each school year before students head home Columbia College Chicago takes over the South Loop with Manifest. It's open and free to the public but is at it's very essence the senior students art showcases. All buildings and galleries are open and the campus is packed with events. It's kicked off [...]

CAKE: Chicago Alternative Comics Expo

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, or CAKE is a free independent comic event. It is a weekend long event with workshops, panels, discussions, and a comics and art for sale. This year it happened at Center on Halsted located at 3656 N Halsted. The Center on Halsted is a LGBTQ  community center, and the largest in the [...]

Millennium Park/Grant Park

Millennium Park can be found lining the eastern side of Michigan Avenue and along the Lake. It's a beautiful place to walk through, though it in itself is somewhat small, the park tends to bleed into other parks or green spots. Millennium Park eventually also turns into Maggie Daley Park and Grant Park and then [...]

Chicago Cultural Center

The Chicago Cultural Center is located at  78 East Washington Street. The Cultural Center has been around since 1897 and use to be the Chicago Public Library. Today it is a free to enter museum of sorts. It's open daily from 9am until 7pm, except on weekends (Fridays through Sundays) when it closes an hour earlier. [...]

Snow Days

Snow Days is an annual event in January that happens at Navy Pier, which can be reached by riding the 29 bus to the end of the line, or several other ways. Navy Pier in general is a super busy tourist place and also tends to be filled with conventions, such as the National Gardener [...]