Things to do

Things to do around Milwaukee, Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana and Harbor Country.

If you’re a beer fan, give props to the monks from the Middle Ages, who became the predominant brewers of their time when nearly every monastery was equipped with a brewery. Their love of all things malty led them to the innovation of lagering – or cold storing – to enhance the beverage’s flavor and secure...

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Last year, the top 20 amusement parks in the United States and Canada attracted 148 million thrill seekers, according to the global attractions attendance report. Because July is traditionally a very busy month, it’s a good bet attractions in the Chicagoland and Milwaukee area such as Six Flags Great America, Navy...

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Since our nation’s beginning 241 years ago, more than 1.1 million sons and daughters have died in wars. Those deaths have touched generations and are why we commemorate a special day for the fallen on Memorial Day. One way to honor the fallen on Memorial Day is to fly the flag at half-staff until noon, and then raise...

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On St. Patrick’s Day, everybody’s Irish and looking to celebrate. So plan a party! Bust out something green to wear, invite your guests to do the same and get into the spirit on Friday, March 17. St. Patrick’s Day is all about traditions and there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate Irish heritage and...

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If you enjoy hosting great theme parties, the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26, is a perfect occasion. Invite your film buff friends, roll out the red carpet and have some fun. Tell your guests it’s black tie— a good excuse to glam up! Ask a few friends to help by acting as photographers and interviewing...

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Recent below zero temperatures and mind numbing wind chill are hardly a deterrent for Midwesterners to venture into the winter wonderland from the comforting warmth of their homes – especially when there’s a slew of exciting winter activities to partake in. Whether you’re forging through the next few months in...

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Finding the perfect gifts for family and friends can be a challenge, especially around the holidays. To make the task a little easier, I’ve compiled a list of Chicagoland’s and Milwaukee’s best holiday shopping locations. Chicagoland MAGNIFICENT MILE SHOPS – Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL If you’re looking for...

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There’s always something to do, something to see, eat, listen to and explore in our majestic city of Chicago. The weekends are often filled with events that are perfect for the whole family and this coming-up weekend is no different. The Chicago Architecture Foundation is hosting its annual Open House Chicago event...

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Earlier this season we shared this amazing video (above) featuring Chicago Cubs switch-hitting second baseman, Ben Zobrist, as he showed Coldwell Banker and MLB his home in Chicago. That was back in August, now the Cubs are entering the playoffs and Chicago can’t wait for Friday, 8:15 pm! Later on in the season,...

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It is suddenly autumn and outdoor activities turn from fun days at the pool to our fall family favorites. Here are some ideas for enjoying the changing season within a day trip of the Chicagoland and Milwaukee area: 1. HALLOWEEN FUN October is the season to get your scare on!  Visit one of these scary places this...

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