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All partygoers are worthy of suspicion!
Feb 22
Chicago, Illinois

Murder Mystery Soiree

Whodunnit? A Prohibition-era murder mystery for the ages!
Rabkin and Hoppy the Psychic Wonder Bunny wowing the audience with magic and miracles.
Feb 24
Chicago, Illinois

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

Join Atlas Obscura for an exclusive evening of magic and sideshow at Trickery Chicago.
Amanda Scotese of Chicago Detours
Feb 27
Chicago, Illinois

Indoor Rooftop Bar Scavenger Hunt with Chicago Detours

Atlas Obscura is teaming up with local tour group Chicago Detours to explore our beloved skyline's hidden wonders and classic landmarks.
Challengers Comics.
Feb 28
Chicago, Illinois

An Interactive History of Comics

Explore the history of comics, zines, & more at Challengers Comics.
A 1907 postcard of the Conservatory's original building.
Mar 2
Chicago, Illinois

Discover and Draw: Garfield Park Conservatory

A private tour of Chicago’s “landscape art under glass,” followed by a quick lesson in drawing plantlife.
King cake.
Mar 2
Chicago, Illinois

Pączki vs. King Cake: Battle of the Mardi Gras Pastries

Indulge in these tasty treats as you learn about their religious, resourceful, and (really) unhealthy histories.
Roller Skates.
Mar 10
Summit, Illinois

Roller Skating in the Movies

Learn about Hollywood's history of roller skating, and then lace up a pair of skates for a few loops around the rink yourself.
Construction of the Bloomingdale Line.
Mar 28
Chicago, Illinois

The 606: Immigrant Stories and Connections

Elevate your perspective on the historical origins of the people that built the former industrial rail line and helped shape the surrounding neighborhoods.