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Last year’s plunge saw mild temperatures and plenty of sun. (Courtesy of the Lakeview Polar Bear Club)

Restaurant deals, a polar plunge, the White Sox and a hip-hop festival usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Cubs players Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant joke with the crowd before the team is introduced at the World Series rally in Grant Park. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Scenes from the massive celebrations Friday in honor of the historic Chicago Cubs win.

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Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts talks about hiring Theo Epstein to run the baseball operations, and tells us what's in store for the Wrigley Field hotel and plaza.

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Hollywood couldn’t have conceived of a more dramatic script: The World Series. Game 7. A 3-1 game deficit, and then, an amazing comeback to tie it up 3-3. Two young, energetic and dominant teams with stellar managers.

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We talk through the TV ratings and the business side of the Cubs' success with Crain's Chicago Business reporter Danny Ecker.

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For Chicago’s long-suffering fans to get in on the action of the Cubs’ historic championship run, they’ll have to pony up the big bucks. 

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President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Martin Luther King Jr. in the White House Cabinet Room in 1966.

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. marched through Marquette Park to protest housing segregation and fight for equal rights. On Saturday, hundreds of area residents will trace a seven-block stretch of King’s march. Details on that and more in this weekend's roundup.

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The Chicago Tribune's Pulitzer prize-winning architecture critic discusses a new lakefront proposal for the Lucas Museum and architecturally significant churches like St. Adalbert's in Pilsen that preservationists warn are at risk.

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Celebrate the season at the White Sox home opener, or freshen up your collection of vinyl, take in a few Latino films, get inspired by Shakespeare and rub elbows with robots. 

It’s the Weekend Agenda: Feb. 12-14

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Celebrate the Year of the Monkey or surround yourself with colorful flowers (or shiny new cars) this Valentine's Day weekend. We've got something for everyone in our weekend to-do list.

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Kyle Schwarber's moon shot helps propel the Cubs to the National League Championship Series for the first time in 12 years. Paris Schutz is here with a full recap of tonight's heart-stopping series clincher over the rival Cardinals.

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Catch a show at the newly reopened Second City, watch "Game of Thrones" burlesque and weep for the state of mankind at The Internet Cat Video Festival. 

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Kris Bryant

It's been a magical season for the Chicago Cubs: a Sunday night no-hitter added to one of the best records in baseball, and a likely playoff appearance. Joining us to take a closer look at what's been going right on the North Side–and what's ahead–is Chicago Tribune baseball writer Paul Sullivan.

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From hot dogs to marching bands to the art of Japanese flower-arranging, this weekend’s lineup goes a little bit global, a little bit foodie, and a lot entertaining.

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Big Greek Food Fest of Niles

Outdoor concerts, food and art highlight this weekend's roundup of summer events.

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Chicago Tribune's Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Blair Kamin stops by to discuss the renovation efforts to iconic Wrigley Field, including the new video board.