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Chinese New Year Parade.

10 Things to Do This Weekend

On Sunday, the Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade features colorful floats and traditional lion dances as music fills the air, plus a parade of local pooches.

A man tries to assassinate the Queen in Victoria. Image: ITV Studios

Did That Really Happen? 'Victoria' Edition

How many times did people try to assassinate Queen Victoria? Did Robert Peel's secretary save him from a murderer? And more historical questions.

Pencils in a pattern.

Notice a Pattern Here?

All about patterns – and how they can help your preschool or early elementary school student start building some serious math skills!

Bright orange flowers.

Get to the Root of Good Health

Producer’s Circle Members receive 10% off purchase at Bear Wallow Herbs, featuring tinctures organically grown and crafted in Mount Shasta, CA.


News

American Ballet Theatre in a Mostly Modern Mode at Harris Theatre

Chicago Tonight

American Ballet Theatre has traveled light for this engagement, homing in on modern works that mostly thrive on a variety of lighting effects, with several pas de deux lifted from larger ballets and performed on a bare stage that puts the movement in stark relief.

Advocates: Early Childhood Budget Proposal Maintains ‘Status Quo’

Chicago Tonight

Early childhood care advocates say Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget will hamper their ability to expand high-quality services to low-income families.

The Week in Review: Chicago Area Students Join in Gun Control Protests

Chicago Tonight

Local students join in nationwide protests over access to gun control. House Speaker Michael Madigan grapples with the #MeToo movement. And a new milestone in the race for governor.

Shedd’s New Exhibit to Showcase ‘Underwater Beauty’ With 100 Species

Chicago Tonight

Get a glimpse of life beneath the waves and see the “vibrant beauty of marine life” found in waters across the globe at the Shedd Aquarium this spring. 

In ‘The Wolves,’ the Tensions Beneath a Fierce Team Spirit

Chicago Tonight

Talk about timing: The Chicago premiere of Sarah DeLappe’s tour de force mix of verbal and physical athletics and teen angst comes as the U.S. women’s ice hockey team wins the 2018 Olympic gold medal.


Behind-the-Scenes, Previews, Recaps, Local History & More

Did That Really Happen? 'Victoria' Edition

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How many times did people try to assassinate Queen Victoria? Did she actually travel to Scotland? What caused the Great Famine in Ireland? Did Robert Peel's secretary save him from a murderer? And more questions from Victoria.

Influential Evangelist Billy Graham Dies

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The Rev. Billy Graham, America's most famous Christian evangelist who was friend and priest to presidents, died today at the age of 99.

Simple Scones from 'The Great British Baking Show'

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It's the ideal afternoon treat, light breakfast, or not-too-sweet dessert: the humble English scone. Simple as they may be, they're often made badly, too dry or gummy to be enjoyable. Try this recipe from The Great British Baking Show instead.

The Rivalry Fueling Middle Eastern Conflict

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The correspondent and producer of Frontline's Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia explains his understanding of the great regional rivalry fueling Middle Eastern conflicts, in which Iran and Saudi Arabia fight proxy wars without battle ever touch

From the Archive: Mister Rogers

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In 1985, Mister Rogers appeared on Chicago Tonight to discuss 30 years on television and offer some wisdom in his characteristic thoughtful manner.


Food & Dining

The World of Food: Cookies

World of Food

“Friend is someone to share last cookie with.”
— Cookie Monster, Sesame Street

Leadbelly

Check, Please!

Incredible burgers are on the menu at Leadbelly. Fresh meats are ground daily, bread is fresh-baked, and the fries are hand-cut.

Khan BBQ

Check, Please!

Khan BBQ offers a wide selection of authentic Pakistani foods like Tandori Chicken, meat kababs, and rice dishes. Alcohol is not served.

Autre Monde

Check, Please!

Autre Monde Cafe is a neighborhood restaurant celebrating all things Mediterranean with a fresh, seasonal menu, old world focused wine list, as well as cocktail program inspired by small batch spir

County Barbeque

Check, Please!

Enjoy excellent barbeque and sides at County Barbeque. This neighborhood joint plates up meaty ribs and incredible sides, like their famous hushpuppies, that are to die for.

Sapori Napoletani

Check, Please!

A true family business, Sapori owner Antonio Vitello comes from a long line of pizzeria owners. He also hand-built the wood fire oven they cook in.


Events

Screening & Discussion: Urban Nature

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

If you know where to look, you’ll find the most surprising slices of nature thriving amidst the urban jungle of America’s largest cities. The One Earth Festival will screen several episodes of WTTW’s 16-episode digital series Urban Nature, in which University of Chicago evolutionary biologist Marcus Kronforst leads audiences on a tour of overlooked ecosys­tems in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco.

Free Screening: A Raisin in the Sun

Thursday, March 8, 2018

In partnership with the Goodman Theatre, WTTW presents a free screening and discussion of the 1961 film adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking Broadway play A Raisin in the Sun, starring Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, and Ruby Dee. Please RSVP for the FREE event.


Kids

Ready Jet Go!

Science fans Sean and Sydney befriend the new kid on their street, Jet Propulsion, whose family members happen to be aliens from the planet Bortron 7.