Brightly-colored wigs.

10 Things to Do This Weekend

Dress up in your seasonal best for the 4th annual Halloween Costume Party at the Logan Theatre, featuring door prizes, drink specials and prizes.

Milk Street Burmese Chicken

Milk Street's Burmese Chicken

Need a quick and easy but flavorful dinner? This recipe from Christopher Kimball's Milk Street saves you the time of marinating by using an aromatic paste instead.

Nature Cat

Nature Cat’s Great Outdoors App

Every day there’s a new adventure so you can explore nature - in your backyard, a local park or even looking out the window. You can even record and share the fun.

Sherlock on Masterpiece

Missing Sherlock and Watson?

Watch all your favorites! WTTW Passport gives you unlimited access to our video vault of WTTW and PBS programs to watch anytime.


Former Students Describe Alleged Sexual Misconduct of Evanston Teacher

Chicago Tonight

Evanston Police say they have fielded dozens of calls in the last week regarding allegations of sexual harassment and abuse levied against a former high school acting teacher.

New Book Focuses on Life, Work of Mysterious Photographer Vivian Maier

Chicago Tonight

Northwestern photography professor Pamela Bannos joins us to discuss her new book “Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife.”

Apple Takes a Bite Out of Chicago Riverfront

Chicago Tonight

After almost 14 years on the Magnificent Mile, the Apple store is making a move to the Chicago River. We get a preview of the new space.

Deadline Day for Amazon HQ2 Bids

Chicago Tonight

Chicago is reportedly pulling out all the stops to try to entice the e-commerce giant. But just what is Amazon looking for, and how strong a contender is Chicago likely to be?

Innovation Partnership Launches, But Who’s Paying?

Chicago Tonight

Vacant land in the South Loop could host a massive new research institute.

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

Milk Street's Burmese Chicken


Need a quick and easy but flavorful dinner?

Meet Some Humans Who Develop Intimate Bonds with Animals


Nature's program Animal Reunions examines the bonds that can form between animals and human caregivers, reuniting orphaned or rescued animals with the people who rehabilitated them.

'Poldark,' Old and New


The Poldark airing now isn't the first adaptation of Winston Graham's historical novels.

'Poldark' Recap: A Clever Ruse


The Poldark family grows bigger but they're eager to help the starving villagers during this Christmas season – even better if it angers George.

'The Durrells in Corfu' Recap: Toad in the Hole


The Durrells are back, and they have a fierce new landlord. Louisa attempts to make money at market but attracts only another Brit interested more in her than her wares.

Food & Dining

Cat’s Corner: A Q & A with Forbidden Root’s Alchemist and Rootmaster

World of Food

Hello all and welcome back! I hope you are as excited as I am about the new season of Check, Please! In the season premiere, we visit Forbidden Root in West Town, a brewpub that opened in 2016.

The World of Food: Potatoes

World of Food

September means many things to many people.

Chef Shangri-La

Check, Please!

Chef Shangri-La is a wild Hawaiian tropical adventure. Family-style Cantonese dishes are served in a Polynesian inspired atmosphere.


Check, Please!

Boltwood offers simple and accessible new American food. Go in for a quick bite, or stay for a formal family dinner.


Check, Please!

Authentic Cuban cuisine is on the menu at Paladar.

Pump Room

Check, Please!

A modern twist on the old Pump Room. Delicious food is served in a cool, lively environment.


Free Screening & Discussion: Gadget Girls

Saturday, October 21, 2017

WTTW, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents a FREE screening and Discussion Gadget Girls.

Meet Nature Cat at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

This fun, family event will feature an exciting mix of short, theatrical films accompanied by a full length Nature Cat screening!  Stick around after to meet Nature Cat himself and participate in a Q&A with the series’ creators!


Nature Cat

On a trip to Barrel Cactus National Park to enjoy nature in all its glorious splendor, Nature Cat and his pals encounter Shelby, a very sad desert tortoise. Today is Shelby’s...