Trick-or-treating, costume contests, drink specials, concerts, parades and more. Halloween is here, so join the hoopla with these eight Chicago events we've rounded up.   SLIDESHOW: Halloween Events in Chicago

You're away from home, and while the theme parks are fun, you're craving that home-cooked, traditional meal for Turkey Day. Thankfully, several of the top restaurants and resorts in town are offering an amazing spread—and you don't even have to do the dishes. 1. Capital Grille While this fine...

With 100 Aloft hotels open around the world, the franchise is celebrating with a 100 Days of Music program. Live sets will be rocking Aloft venues around the world with music from emerging and local artists. At Aloft Doral-Miami, local songstress Kat Dahlia recently performed for crowd at the hotel...

Record-Setter Chicago is a Broadway show with legs. Now in its 18th year, the 1997 Tony Award-winning Best Revival of a Musical—incidentally, the longest-running revival in New York theater history—gives its 7,486th performance on Nov. 23, outpurring the British felines of Cats to become the second...

With theater season underway, we offer a few tips on how to catch dinner before the curtains go up.  In Arlington, Virginia, restaurants like soulful Busboys & Poets play to Signature Theatre-goers, while on D.C.’s 14th Street, hip bistros surround the Studio and Source theaters. In Bethesda,...

Texas Boy in the City When Texas native Jay Armstrong Johnson was 15, he came to New York—”the center of the universe,” as he calls it—for the first time, and for him, just like Chip, the wide-eyed sailor on shore leave he’s playing in the Broadway revival of On the Town, it was a dream come true...

Car shows, closed-course races, specialty dealerships and auto auctions bring to mind the old Queen song “I’m in Love with my Car.” Here’s where to find a variety of four-wheeled love machines—this month or any ol’ time. November 2014 • NASCAR Weekend at Phoenix International Raceway consists of a...

Thomas Jefferson of Virginia had an impact not only on the Federal City’s politics, but on its culture as well. As America’s first secretary of state, he encouraged the planners’ vision of the capital as a New Rome, and as the third president, he modernized the White House with indoor bathrooms, a...

Recently, I ventured north with my husband and two friends. Our trip to Victoria, British Columbia was both a long-weekend vacation and also a chance to try a new half marathon course we hadn’t yet run. It was the second time I’ve been to Victoria. Located on Vancouver Island (west of the city of...

Built in 1937 as a quiet colony for artists to exercise creativity and collaboration, the Maitland Art Center is one of the Southeast’s only remaining examples of Mayan-revival, fantasy architecture. America’s first official WWI artist, Andre Smith, originally created this research studio where he...