Animal: What Makes Us Human - 2013 Chicago Humanities Festival

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 8:00am

The 2013 Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) is just around the corner, with it's mission to bring to the communities the ability to access cultural, artistic and educational opportunities. Teaching people of all ages and groups to engulf the humanities through exploration, through support and definitely through enjoying. This years theme is Animal: What Makes Us Human.

The festival began in 1989 and went from being a one day event emerged into the festival we have today. With the support from the Illinois Humanities Council and co-sponsors the Art Institute, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera Chicago, and the University of Chicago, the event has become a proud source of artists, poets, thinkers, architects and much more.

This is the festivals 24th year and will take place between November 1st thru to the 10th in the Loop and downtown area. With this years theme and it's 88 programs to explore there will plenty to take away from this years event. With a mishmash of art, science, culture and of course the humanities to convey the discussions there will be something that can resonate with all kinds of attendees.

You can buy tickets from the CHF website or by calling their Box Office at 312-494-9509. The tickets ranged from an early purchase of $8, $13 day of event and in some cases free for teachers and students.  You can also download the program here.

Be sure to connect on Facebook and Twitter (@Chi_Humanities). Also check out the video from their Youtube channel below to get a glimpse of the organization behind the festival.

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Tiff Tate

Tiff Tate is a Chicago native and founder of The UnScene Chicago.

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