Chicago-style hot dog

Weekend Best Bets

Master the art of making a perfect Chicago-style hot dog at the Best Chicago Style Dog. Learn how to assemble the char-broiled dog, compete, or just have fun!

Gay Episcopal priest and civil rights activist Malcolm Boyd.

From the Archive: Malcolm Boyd

As the Chicago Pride Parade approaches, look back at a 1978 conversation on WTTW with one of the first American clergymen to come out of the closet.

Ways to Sneak in Summer Learning

Helping your kids keep their skills sharp during the summer doesn’t have to be difficult. Learning opportunities are everywhere! Here are 5 fun ways.

WTTW Great British Baking Show Drawing

Enter today for your chance to win the ultimate fan prize package! The lucky winner will receive DVDs of Seasons 1 through 4, two popular cookbooks, and more.


New Illinois Guidelines Aim to Boost College and Career Readiness

Chicago Tonight

New state guidelines adopted this month will help kids get ready for life after 12th grade – whether that means picking a college or finding a job.

Stones Retrospective ‘Exhibitionism’ Rolls Into Chicago

Chicago Tonight

From handwritten lyrics to vintage instruments to iconic outfits, a new look at 50 years of the Rolling Stones.

10 Things to Do This Weekend: June 22-25

Chicago Tonight

Lake Michigan’s first floating water park, street festivals, the NHL draft and the annual Pride Parade. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago. 

Behind-the-Scenes, Previews, Recaps, Local History & More

The Story of 'Nature Cat'


The PBS Kids show Nature Cat is produced in a small office park in a Chicago suburb by the four-person team of Spiffy Pictures.

Meet the New Bakers of 'The Great British Baking Show'


Season 4 of The Great British Baking Show begins airing on PBS on Friday, June 16.

"The Thrill of Discovery": Henry Walter Bates's 'Amazon Adventure'


The executive producer of a new IMAX film about a naturalist integral to the theory of evolution talks about Bates's contribution and the importance of science education and film's use in it.

Food & Dining

Athenian Room

Check, Please!

Athenian Room is a delightful casual Greek dining experience in Lincoln Park. The kalamata Greek chicken is the signature dish to try in this over 40 year old restaurant.


Check, Please!

Located on the second floor of the Langham Hotel, Travelle offers a beautiful view of the city and modern décor with a unique glassed-in, open kitchen in the middle of the restaurant.


Check, Please!

Cumin offers a menu of authentic Napalese and Indian cuisine in a sleek modern atmosphere. Enjoy exotic dishes such as samosas, tandoori, curries and stews.


Chicago River Cruise with Geoffrey Baer

Monday, July 31, 2017

Cruise down the Chicago River with Geoffrey Baer as your architectural docent! Eat dinner and enjoy the views while Geoffrey takes you on the best river architecture cruise in town aboard Chicago's Leading Lady. Boarding begins at 5:30pm.

The Vietnam War: An Evening with Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

Thursday, September 7, 2017

You’re invited to an exclusive evening with Ken Burns and his directing and producing partner Lynn Novick and be among the first to preview and discuss their new 10-part opus THE VIETNAM WAR.