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Are You Brave Enough to Visit the Medieval Torture Museum?

Since November 2021, Chicago residents and visitors have noticed an attraction in the Loop that seems a bit out of place on State St. amid local cultural institutions like the Chicago Theatre and Marshall Field & Co. building. The Medieval Torture Museum takes people out of the vibrancy of a modern metropolis and into some […]

August 11, 2023

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The Titan Walls Mural Festival Adds Even More Color to Chicago

From Aug. 7th-12th, West Town will be bursting with color thanks to the 5th annual Titan Walls Mural Festival. It’s presented by Muros, which defines itself as an “art activation agency” that partners with artists, brands, and businesses to create murals and street art. Muros is bringing together some of the top street artists from […]

August 4, 2023

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The History of Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza has become America’s top destination music festival, bringing nearly 400,000 people annually to Chicago’s Grant Park for a four-day weekend. And it all started as Jane’s Addiction’s farewell. By Dave Lifton (@daveeatschicago) In 1990, the band had gone double-platinum with their second album, Ritual de lo Habitual, but they were imploding due to frictions […]

July 28, 2023

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The History of Scavenger Hunts

The modern scavenger hunt can trace its origins back to famed gossip columnist and socialite Elsa Maxwell. In 1927, she threw a party in Paris where guests were required to bring back random items, including a shoe from a music hall performer and a black swan from the Bois de Boulogne. Upon returning to New […]

July 20, 2023

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Get ready for July’s concerts!

In the second half of July, three of the biggest names in R&B—Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, and Jill Scott—will be playing three of Chicago’s most famous venues.  If you’re attending any of all of these shows, read below to find out the latest information about them and how eATLAS’ nearby Adventures can enhance the experience.  By […]

July 14, 2023

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The 2023 eATLAS Guide to Summer Festivals: July

Festival season is in full swing in Chicago and, with so many options to choose from every weekend, eATLAS has you covered! We’ve gone through the list and found some of the best music, food, and good times to be found across the city throughout July, complete with how your time at the festivals can […]

July 6, 2023

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