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Chicago Architecture Center Teen Fellows Reimagine The Gateway

Summer might be a time of rest and relaxation for many Chicago Public Schools students, but the nine teenagers making up Chicago Architecture Center’s Teen Fellows program have chosen to spend their time analyzing the built environment in Chicago, solving problems and elevating existing spaces in the city.

Introducing Party Noire: Producing ‘ACTIVATE: A.K.A. Power House’

Party Noire, an inclusive cultural hub celebrating Black femmes, queer women of color and Black womynhood along the gender spectrum, is joining Canvas Chicago in co-producing “ACTIVATE: A.K.A. Power House” on Aug. 16. Get to know Party Noire founders Nick Alder and Rae Chardonnay, and learn about the collective’s origins, its upcoming three-year anniversary party and everything in-between.

First-Time Chicago Visitor Guide

Welcome to Chicago, a city that rolls out the welcome mat and keeps you engaged throughout your stay. There is so much to see and do, and that can be overwhelming. To help you make the most out of your stay, we’ve rounded up the perfect things to do for first-timers so that you can cherry-pick what excites you.

Burke, Blue Demons Celebrate Special Olympics

Among the 35,000 or so participants and spectators at the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary celebration spanning five days on the lakefront, none will be more touched than DePaul alumnus and Special Olympics founder Anne Burke.

‘The Shape of Chicago: John Massey’s 1968 Banners Revisited’ takes over State Street

Fifty years ago, downtown Chicago was brightened by a campaign of striking, graphic banners by celebrated Chicago designer John Massey. On Aug. 1, State Street between Congress Parkway and Wacker Drive will once again come alive with his designs