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For decades, a cocktail called the Downscope was served up at Skipper’s Marina on the Calumet River. Its recipe was a closely guarded secret, until now. Geoffrey Baer tells us what's up with the Downscope in this encore edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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They can play blackjack, dance and climb walls. The Museum of Science and Industry brings back its interactive exhibition – with a few new additions.

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More than 100 designers showcase their work when the Renegade Craft Fair pops up in Pilsen. (Courtesy of Renegade Craft Fair)

Celebrate Mother’s Day with spring blooms, handmade designs, food trucks and more. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Independent bookstores, wine tastings, James Beard-inspired menus and hundreds of artists usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Former President Barack Obama speaks on Monday, April 24 at the University of Chicago.

Former President Barack Obama was greeted with cheers on his home turf Monday at the University of Chicago as he convened a panel discussion with young leaders on the importance of civic engagement. 

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Former President Barack Obama delivers his farewell address to the nation from Chicago’s McCormick Place on Jan. 10, 2017.

Former President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak Monday in Chicago as part of his goal to “encourage and support the next generation of leaders,” according to his press office.

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(Courtesy of Spring 2017 Soul Reunion)

Spring is in the air. From dance parties to an art fair and family Easter party, here are 10 ways to celebrate the weekend in and around Chicago.

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(Courtesy of University of Chicago Special Collections Research Center)

The archives of the award-winning author who spent 30 years teaching at the University of Chicago offer a window into his personal life and creative process.

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A meltwater river formed by glacier melt in Greenland. (James Balog / Museum of Science and Industry)

The changing face of glaciers around the world is the topic of a new exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry.

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(Ben Houdijk / Flickr)

Mavis Staples, a roller skating party and spirited festivals usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago. 

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BuzzFeed editor Craig Silverman talks about the consequences of living in a world of misinformation and fake news, and discusses how media platforms, businesses and individuals can begin countering it.

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More than 100 works by African-American artists, including sculpture, are on display at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. (J.B. Spector / Museum of Science and Industry)

Underway at the Museum of Science and Industry is the longest-running exhibition of African-American art in the country. Learn more about the museum’s program and the origins of Black History Month.

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Meet the doctor picked to lead a long-awaited new trauma center on the South Side.

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(J.B. Spector / Museum of Science and Industry)

The author of “Where the Wild Things Are” upended expectations by depicting menace, anxiety and “wild” behavior in picture books devoured by young people. We visit an exhibition highlighting his long career.

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(Courtesy of Chi-Town Rising)

Ring in the New Year with live music, comedy, DJ beats, burlesque and bubbly this weekend. Here are 10 parties in and around Chicago.

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(Todd Rosenberg Photography / The Second City)

Treat family and friends to a Chicago-style Christmas. Here are 10 things to do in and around the city.