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NYE 2010 Picks: Cheap Choices
Saving up for 2011? These low-cost New Year's Eve celebrations should fit the bill.

NYE 2010 Picks: Dinner
If your ideal New Year's Eve celebration involves multiple courses, book a table at one of these top Chicago restaurants.

NYE 2010 Picks: Concerts
Want to see music on New Year's Eve? These concerts should have you grooving into 2011

NYE 2010 Picks: Splurges
It's New Year's Eve, so why not go all out? Here are our picks for the best events over $100.

New Restaurants
Dining Guides. 11/01/2010.
Go Dutch at Vincent and satisfy a familiar sweet tooth at BomBon.

Brand-New Bars
Nightlife Guides. 10/19/2010.
Get divey on Grace; go downstairs at River North's Curio.

Weekend Warrior
Weekend Warrior. 10/07/2010.
From country to riot, music rules this fest-filled weekend.

Killer Costumes
Find your devilish duds at these local costume shops.

Must-See Art Exhibits and Workshops
Picky Art Picks. 09/22/2010.
Dream Weavers helps you find your inner dream.

NFL Bar Deals
If you can't be at Soldier Field, you can still get discounted drinks at these Chicago Bears bars.

College Football Bar Specials
Cheer on your favorite team with drinks deals at these spots

Let's Go Alfresco
Nightlife Guides. 07/30/2010.
Want to eat or drink outside? We've found the finest Chicago beer gardens and sidewalk patios.

Where to Go Before and After the Show
Theater Guides. 07/06/2010.
Planning a trip to one of Chicago's many fine theaters? Make a night of it at these nearby favorites.

Follow Friday: The Homoticons
Follow Friday. 07/02/2010.
This transsexual trio takes its cue from high-end lingerie – with silky results.

Follow Friday: Actor Slash Model
Follow Friday. 06/18/2010.
Gender-bending music is just the beginning for this local duo.

Follow Friday: Love Raid
Follow Friday. 06/11/2010.
The pop trio combines years of experience into an irresistible sound.

Fourth of July Fireworks
Find a fireworks display in the Chicago area.

Where to Celebrate the Blackhawks
Toast Chicago's hockey team at one of these bars.

Follow Friday: Roommate
Follow Friday. 05/28/2010.
You won't find experimental pop this good on Craigslist.

Rooftop Revelry
Nightlife Guides. 05/27/2010.
We've rounded up Chicago's rooftop decks, where you can imbibe up high.

Sex and the City 2 Parties in Chicago
These movie-release celebrations offer more than just Cosmos (though you can get those, too).

Memorial Day Weekend Events in Chicago
Take full advantage of the long weekend with these events that go beyond barbecues.

Follow Friday: Algernon
Follow Friday. 05/21/2010.
Five instruments, one noisy take on jazz-rock.

Where to Watch the 'Lost' Finale
Nightlife Guides. 05/19/2010.
Share your theories about TV's biggest mystery with fellow fans at these parties on Sunday.

Mother's Day in Chicago
Dining Guides. 05/07/2010.
Treat Mom to a meal she deserves at one of these local brunches.

Where Can I Watch Soccer in Chicago?
Ask Centerstage . 05/07/2010.
Watch the action overseas at one of these footie-loving pubs.

Follow Friday: Jeff Greene
Follow Friday. 05/07/2010.
The bassist/composer never stops honing his craft.

Spring Pub Crawls
Nightlife Guides. 05/04/2010.
'Tis the season for progressive parties that don't require coats.

Chicago Cinco de Mayo Events
Celebrate all day with these Mexican-themed fiestas.

Follow Friday: Greg Ward
Follow Friday. 04/30/2010.
The saxophonist got kicked out of his own first show, but he didn't let that slow him down.

Chicago Kentucky Derby Events
Nightlife Guides. 04/20/2010.
Enjoy specials while you watch the 'Run For the Roses' at these Chicago bars.

Chicago Farmers' Markets
Foodie Happenings. 04/20/2010.
End those shopping trips to the grocery store with Chicago's roster of green markets.

Tasty Tax Relief
Nightlife Guides. 04/15/2010.
Save a little dough with these sweet and savory tax day deals.

Where Can I Sing Karaoke in Chicago?
Fancy yourself a Gleek? Audition for the cast at these spots.

Get Out and Play
Fitness Guides. 04/12/2010.
The spring/summer season is a perfect time for you to join a sports league.

Virtual L: Belmont (Blue)
Virtual L Guides. 04/06/2010.
Explore the less-traveled paths of one of Chicago's friendliest 'hoods.

Where to Watch the Cubs
Nightlife Guides. 04/01/2010.
Whether it's a miracle playoff run or yet another classic Cubby meltdown, these spots will keep you close (but not too close) to the action.

Chicago Festival Guide 2010
Fill your calendar with these 50 can't-miss Chicago festivals during the summer and beyond.

Follow Friday: Dana Hall
Follow Friday. 03/26/2010.
The drummer's transition to bandleader has perked up ears across his adopted city.

Easter Brunches
Dining Guides. 03/25/2010.
Save your energy for the Easter egg hunt, and let these Chicago spots cook brunch for you.

March Madness Deals in Chicago
Check out all the college hoops action on the cheap at these bars.

Watch Your Team in the NCAA Tournament
Nightlife Guides. 03/25/2010.
Cheer with fellow fans at these Chicago bars.

Chicago Passover Specials
Dining Guides. 03/23/2010.
Why is this night different from all other nights? Because someone else is doing the cooking.

Chicago Earth Hour Events
Toast Mother Earth with eco-friendly food and drink in the dark.

Follow Friday: Chicago Yestet
Follow Friday. 03/19/2010.
Say yes to powerful grooves that inspire the rabble-rouser in all of us.

Follow Friday: Sabertooth
Follow Friday. 03/12/2010.
The Green Mill resident band lets it all hang out.

Where to Celebrate Pi Day in Chicago
Dining Guides. 03/09/2010.
We've done the math and determined you can't miss these March 14 specials.

Follow Friday: Model Citizens Big Band
Follow Friday. 03/05/2010.
Get into the swing of things with a classic Chicago collective. You'll get it eventually.

Where to Watch the Big Ten Tournament
Nightlife Guides. 03/02/2010.
Find your fellow fans at one of these school-affiliated Chicago sports bars.

Follow Friday: Jeff Wichmann
Follow Friday. 02/26/2010.
The trumpet and koto player discusses his first funeral gig and the benefits of sensory deprivation.

Follow Friday: Darren Garvey
Follow Friday. 02/19/2010.
The man of many bands gets ready to release his first solo effort.

Follow Friday: Packy Lundholm
Follow Friday. 02/12/2010.
The multi-instrumentalist gives the people what they want -- unless they want him to slow down.

Where Can I Find Paczki in Chicago?
Dining Guides. 02/10/2010.
Partake in a Polish tradition that puts the "fat" in Fat Tuesday.

Carnaval in Chicago
We've found the best places to party like a Brazilian for four days straight.

Mardi Gras in Chicago
Nightlife Guides. 02/05/2010.
Here's where to celebrate Fat Tuesday in the Windy City in 2010.

Follow Friday: The Dirty Rooks
Follow Friday. 02/05/2010.
The booze-rock band has less-than-perfect memories of the White Sox World Series win.

Chinese New Year Celebrations
Dining Guides. 02/02/2010.
Start the Year of the Tiger off right at these Chicago restaurants and bars.

How To Help Haiti In Chicago
Nightlife Guides. 01/25/2010.
Local businesses make it easy to donate to Haiti earthquake victims.

Where to Watch the Super Bowl
Make the most of the football finale with these Chicago restaurant and bar deals.

Interviews. 01/20/2010.
Talking deep-dish and instant gratification with the progressive blues band.

Theater Is For Lovers
In The Spotlight. 01/18/2010.
These Valentine's Day shows are sure to make your curtain rise.

Virtual L: Damen (Brown)
Virtual L Guides. 01/08/2010.
Get all the benefits of small-town living, accessible by public transit.

Chicago SketchFest Picks
In The Spotlight. 01/04/2010.
More than 100 groups will bring the funny during this comedy colossus. We pick some of them.

Where to Watch the Outback Bowl
Nightlife Guides. 12/30/2009.
Start wearing purple and visit these spots as the Northwestern Wildcats battle Auburn in the Outback Bowl.

New Year's Day Events
Dining Guides. 12/15/2009.
For when you're too hungover to make your own eggs.

Open on Christmas
Dining Guides. 12/11/2009.
Get snowed-in at these Chicago restaurants on Santa's big day.

Where Can I Find Santa in Chicago?
Ask Centerstage . 12/10/2009.
Want to see Old Saint Nick in person? Head to any of these holiday favorites.

Where Can I Find Hot Chocolate in Chicago?
Ask Centerstage . 11/29/2009.
Stay warm and satisfy your sweet tooth at any of these hot chocolate hot spots.

Holiday Theater in Chicago
Theater Guides. 11/24/2009.
From the classic to the curious, these shows offer good reason to step away from the buffet table.

Thanksgiving Eve Events
Nightlife Guides. 11/19/2009.
Give thanks for all the revelry going down on Black Wednesday, the biggest bar and club night of the year.

Where to Have Your Holiday Party
Nightlife Guides. 11/11/2009.
Work will never be the same after you book a bash at one of these Chicago bars.

Where Can I Go Ice Skating in Chicago?
Ask Centerstage . 11/05/2009.
Embrace winter and get your skate on at any of these area rinks.

Turkey Roasting 101
Foodie Happenings. 11/05/2009.
Prep for the big day with a Thanksgiving cooking class.

Virtual L: Dempster (Purple)
Virtual L Guides. 11/04/2009.
You don't need a degree to enjoy all Evanston has to offer.

Reeling Film Festival 2009 Picks
On The Scene. 11/02/2009.
The Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival returns with a packed schedule of songs, sex and serious cinema.

My, My, Pumpkin Pie
Dining Guides. 11/01/2009.
It's the perfect ending to any holiday meal; get your crowd-pleasing pie at one of these Chicago bakeries.

Do it in Private
Dining Guides. 10/14/2009.
Separate yourself from the dining masses in one of these private dining rooms.

Campus Road Trip: Iowa City
Campus Road Trips. 10/07/2009.
Get crazy on game day with Hawkeye fans, calzones and ... Kyle Orton.

Party Like It's 2016
Nightlife Guides. 10/02/2009.
No matter who wins the Olympic bid, you'll have a place to celebrate.

Pre-Marathon Pasta
Dining Guides. 09/30/2009.
Gonna be pounding the pavement? Load up at these carb-crazy spots.

Virtual L: Ashland (Green/Pink)
Virtual L Guides. 09/10/2009.
You don't have to wait for a festival to find excitement in the West Loop.

Labor Day Deals
Dining Guides. 08/28/2009.
It may be called Labor Day, but we think it's time you took a load off. Relax at one of these local spots.

Virtual L: Sox/35 (Red)
Virtual L Guides. 08/23/2009.
You don't have to settle for overpriced beer and hot dogs at the ballpark.

Virtual L: Wellington (Brown)
Virtual L Guides. 08/04/2009.
The newly re-opened stop brings burgers, bars and sushi to the mix.

Lollapalooza Parties
Lollapalooza. 07/31/2009.
Official, unofficial...if it's Lolla-related, you'll find it in this list.

Shake It Up
Dining Guides. 07/31/2009.
Skip the Slurpees this summer and opt for these creamy concoctions instead.

Ask Centerstage: Blues Hotels
Ask Centerstage . 07/30/2009.
Where to stay if you've come to hear Chicago's favorite music.

Weekend Warrior 7/30/09
Five things to do in Chicago, from the obvious to the absurd.

Virtual L: Harrison (Red)
Virtual L Guides. 07/16/2009.
Printer's Row is now known for much more than books.

Obama's Favorite Restaurants
Dining Guides. 07/16/2009.
These Chicago eateries get the Presidential seal of approval.

Virtual L: Western (Brown)
Virtual L Guides. 05/12/2009.
Germans, Koreans, Eastern Europeans...they all love Lincoln Square.

Virtual L: Pulaski (Orange)
Virtual L Guides. 05/07/2009.
Bring your grandparents and settle in for the evening.

Virtual L: 18th (Pink/Blue)
Virtual L Guides. 05/01/2009.
Get Mexican fare and much more in Pilsen.

Virtual L: Garfield (Green)
Virtual L Guides. 04/29/2009.
Get schooled in the entertainment options of Hyde Park.

Virtual L: Howard (Red)
Virtual L Guides. 04/28/2009.
The first (or last) stop in the city is more than just a transfer station.

Virtual L: Paulina (Brown)
Virtual L Guides. 04/14/2009.
Out on the town, West Lakeview style.

Where Can I See Improv Comedy in Chicago?
Ask Centerstage . 02/27/2009.
There's more than one improv show in the Second City.

Where Can I Find a Romantic Restaurant?
Ask Centerstage . 02/13/2009.
Love is always in the air at these cozy dining spots.

Where Can I Find a Co-Op in Chicago?
Ask Centerstage . 02/06/2009.
Eat healthy, support local farmers and avoid the huge grocery store markups.

Where Are the Best Chicago Blues Clubs?
Ask Centerstage . 01/21/2009.
Feelin' the blues never felt so good.

Where Can I Find a Jewish Deli in Chicago?
Ask Centerstage . 12/11/2008.
Keeping Kosher never tasted so great at any of these sandwich spots.

Chicago Political Hangouts
Dining Guides. 12/09/2008.
Corruption can take a lot out of's where Chicago politicians refuel.

Repeal Day Parties
Nightlife Guides. 12/04/2008.
Toast the end of Prohibition (75 years on) with a few drinks at these Chicago bars.

Centerstage TV: Eco-Holiday Edition
Green Thumb. 12/01/2008.
Get the goods on everything from setting your table to shopping sustainably with our video reports.

Where Can I Find a Good Coffee Shop in Chicago?
Ask Centerstage . 11/21/2008.
Solid java stops can be difficult to track down, but we're on the case.

Virtual L: Library (Orange, Green, Brown)
Virtual L Guides. 11/21/2008.
Back to the books, the basics and the best brunch in town.

Virtual L: Clark/Division (Red)
Virtual L Guides. 11/21/2008.
Happenings on the east side.

Virtual L: Midway (Orange)
Virtual L Guides. 11/20/2008.
From cheap foods to a Lithuanian museum.

Virtual L: Madison/Wabash
Virtual L Guides. 11/20/2008.
Glam and gritty under Madison's tracks.

Virtual L: Oak Park (Green)
Virtual L Guides. 11/20/2008.
This west suburb goes hip.

Virtual L: Kedzie (Brown)
Virtual L Guides. 11/20/2008.
Located near the northwestern end of the Brown Line, this curious station sits at ground level.

Virtual L: Merchandise Mart (Brown)
Virtual L Guides. 11/20/2008.
Great things lie beyond the Mart.

Virtual L: Cermak/Chinatown (Red)
Virtual L Guides. 11/20/2008.
Dim sum and then some.

Virtual L: Thorndale (Red)
Virtual L Guides. 11/20/2008.
Find some diamonds in the rough on the North Side.

Virtual L: North/Clybourn
Putting the "Clybourn" back in the stop.

Virtual L: Belmont (Red, Brown, Purple)
Virtual L Guides. 11/17/2008.
There's more to Belmont than flashing lights.

Virtual L: Fullerton
Virtual L Guides. 11/17/2008.
Bustling activity isn't limited to the L platform of this transportation hub.

Theater Marathon: The Great Gatz
Reviews: Limited Runs. 11/15/2008.
Our writers chronicle six and a half hours of stage action at the MCA.

Where Can I Pick Up a Date in Chicago?
Ask Centerstage . 11/14/2008.
Head here for love...or at least some lovin'.

Virtual L: Western (Brown)
More fun stuff in Lincoln Square.

Virtual L: Logan Square (Blue)
Virtual L Guides. 11/11/2008.
Stop here for cross-cultural cuisine, or just to fix your bike.

Virtual L: Rockwell (Brown)
Virtual L Guides. 11/11/2008.
The closest thing to Main Street you'll find in Chicago.

Virtual L: Grand (Blue)
Virtual L Guides. 11/11/2008.
Dance to hip-hop and get a dose of old-school Italian.

Virtual L: Irving Park (Brown)
What no one told you about Ravenswood.

Virtual L: Addison (Brown)
Virtual L Guides. 11/10/2008.
It may not be the Brown Line's shining star, but this stop does give off an appealing glow.

Virtual L: Quincy (Orange/Brown Lines)
Virtual L Guides. 11/10/2008.
Homemade beef to high-end hotels.

Virtual L: Oak Park (Blue)
Gateway to the southwest 'burbs.

Virtual L: Wilson (Red)
Virtual L Guides. 11/09/2008.
For a truly eclectic experience that won't leave you penniless, hop off here.

Virtual L: Main (Purple)
Virtual L Guides. 11/09/2008.
Not so mainstream as its name suggests.

Virtual L: Foster (Purple)
Virtual L Guides. 11/08/2008.
Classical music, Thai food and great Mexican eats are found in this Evanston locale.

Virtual L: Sedgwick (Brown/Purple)
Down to earth digs touting beer gardens and cake batter.

Virtual L: Belmont (Blue)
Exploring Little Poland.

Virtual L: 69th (Red)
Places worth a visit in a changing 'hood.

Virtual L: 47th (Green)
Back on the road to Bronzeville's glory days.

Virtual L: Granville (Red)
Twentieth-century change among 20th-century antiques.

Virtual L: Ashland (Green)
Don't be put off by its pretty exterior.

Virtual L: Washington/Wells (Brown)
A gateway to work and play in the Loop.

Virtual L: Central (Purple)
Virtual L Guides. 11/06/2008.
Head to the burbs for bakeries and boutiques.

Virtual L: Addison (Red)
Virtual L Guides. 11/05/2008.
You can find more than sports and suds in Wrigley.

Virtual L: Damen (Blue)
Virtual L Guides. 11/05/2008.
Six corners, infinite ways to have a good time...we help you pick your poison.

Virtual L: Argyle (Red)
Everything you'd expect from a station with a red pagoda.

Virtual L: Clark/Division (Red)
Debauchery meets the Gold Coast.

Virtual L: Jackson (Red)
Where the traders hang.

Where Can I Find a Vegan Restaurant in Chicago?
Ask Centerstage . 10/31/2008.
Eat at these spots and you won't miss meat at all.

Virtual L: Chicago (Blue)
Virtual L Guides. 10/29/2008.
This gritty part of town has plenty to offer those travelling by car or by boat.

Virtual L: Davis (Purple)
Virtual L Guides. 10/29/2008.
Downtown Evanston's finest dining and drinking destinations

Virtual L: Division (Blue)
Virtual L Guides. 10/29/2008.
There's more to Wicker Park than dive bars and thrift shops

Virtual L: Roosevelt (Red/Orange/Green)
Virtual L Guides. 10/29/2008.
The city comes together at this South Side stop.

Virtual L: Berwyn (Red)
Virtual L Guides. 10/29/2008.
Welcome to Andersonville, the North Side's hidden treasure.

Virtual L: Grand (Red)
Virtual L Guides. 10/29/2008.
This stop offers true Chicago-style dining and drinking

Where Can I Still Smoke in Chicago?
Ask Centerstage . 10/24/2008.
The smoking ban has stuck, but there's still some places you can puff away indoors.

Virtual L: Jarvis (Red)
Virtual L Guides. 10/20/2008.
Garish neon gets traded for tree-lined streets at this quiet Rogers Park stop.

Virtual L: Diversey (Brown)
Virtual L Guides. 10/14/2008.
If you love music and beer, you'll keep coming back to this Lincoln Park stop.

Virtual L: Kimball (Brown)
Virtual L Guides. 10/14/2008.
Hitting the end of the line.

Virtual L: Armitage (Brown)
Virtual L Guides. 08/19/2008.
On your mark, get set, consume!

Weekend Warrior
Live Well. 05/30/2008.
Spend your weekend with board games, shamisen solos and upscale American cuisine.

Weekend Warrior
Live Well. 05/16/2008.
Unravel some mysteries this weekend with a never-ending art exhibit and a centuries-old Japanese spirit.

Weekend Warrior
Live Well. 04/24/2008.
From Cincinnati-style chili to Chicago blues, this weekend's best bets have the Midwest covered.

Grateful Us
Centerstage is thankful for...a lot of things, it seems.

Juke Joints
Nightlife Guides. 04/20/2007.
These well-stocked jukeboxes will have you saving up quarters for more than laundry.

Grateful Us
Live Well. 11/07/2006.
Centerstage is thankful for...a lot of things, it seems.

Paulina (Brown)
Virtual L Guides. 06/20/2005.
Lakeview rocks on the west side.

Roosevelt (Red)
Virtual L Guides. 05/16/2005.
Finding fun beyond the fests.

The West Loop Art Scene
Art Guides. 04/20/2005.
Art abounds a little left of center.

River North's Gaggle of Galleries
Art Guides. 03/16/2005.
They're more approachable than you think.

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