World renowned Ravinia Festival can be found here.
Millennium Park upcoming events can be found here.
Farmers markets are everywhere in the Summer. A full list here.
Intercampus shuttles that service between Chicago and Evanston are Free. More here.
Students/staff with a wildcard can enjoy discounts at vendors. More info here.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra offers student tickets. See here.
Kids & family
Chicago Children's museum is excellent for really young kids. More info here.
Maggie Daley Park is really fun for both kids and adults. Crazy slides! More here.
The Lincoln Park Zoo is FREE everyday. Just big enough but not overwhelming. More info here.
If you have a few dollars to spare. Find a photographer to document your life events. Best one I know can be found here.
Best pizzas (not Chicago-style) are available here.
Best donuts/chicken sandwiches are available here.