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UrbanMatter shares the most trusted and on-trend info on local music, restaurants, nightlife, culture, and lifestyle. We live for what really matters.
UrbanMatter shares the most trusted and on-trend info on local music, restaurants, nightlife, culture, and lifestyle. We live for what really matters.

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Chicago’s Techweek brought together burgeoning start-ups and entrepreneurs alike to bring knowledge and camaraderie among techies. The event took on a different approach this year, offering more panels and discussions in order to teach avid professionals…

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Among the many food trends that seem to be popping up each day, one of the more delicious ones is a cereal bar. What is a cereal bar, you ask? It’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s a (non-alcoholic) bar that serves a variety of cereals with any kind of…

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Oh, how times have changed. Or have they? This heart-warming production of O’Neill’s only comedy is filled with laughter and charm. The story focuses on the Miller family of Connecticut just before WW1. As O’Neill is quite well known for his darker-themed…

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Chicago in the summertime is truly the best of many worlds. You’ve got a fine, world-class city made of beautiful, steel structures, gorgeous parks interspersed within that serve as urban sanctuaries, and just to the east, sandy beaches that are often…

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Chicago got a little more colorful this past weekend as more than 150 entrants marched in the Chicago Pride Parade. The event never fails to liven up the city’s streets on the last Sunday of June. This year was no exception, featuring magnificent floats,…

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Festival enthusiasts may want to consider blocking off the weekend of July 7 – 9 so that they don’t miss anything Square Roots Festival has to offer this year. The three-day fest will be sure to impress as it’s jam-packed with a variety of things to do…

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Beer is great, because it’s one of those things you get to celebrate by having more of it. In fact, there’s a theory that beer saved civilization, which is reason enough to celebrate its creation. For a long time, beer was safer to consume than natural…

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The time your kids have been counting down to since last August is finally here: SUMMER BREAK! The weather starts getting hotter, the days are a little longer, the time is more free and the activities need to be fun. Luckily, the Chicagoland area is full…

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It’s hard to miss 150 North Riverside. Nuzzled between Canal Street and the Chicago River, the 54-story, architecturally acclaimed office-building slants slightly above its foundation and descends to a base sheathing only two acres of ground on which it…

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In 1949, a young Stanley Kubrick went to Chicago to photograph the booming post-war city for Look magazine. He took many stunning black and white photos — an overture to the creative symphony Kubrick would soon unleash on the world. One particularly vivid…
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