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Art for Life Chicago

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

On October 24, 2019, DIFFA/Chicago will host its third annual live art auction, Art for Life Chicago. The dynamic event will exhibit more than 80 fine works of art, with auctions benefitting those living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. Photography, paintings, mixed media works and other pieces donated by locally and nationally recognized artists will be available for viewing and on sale via silent and live auctions throughout the evening. A few of this year’s many notable artists include Nikko…

Taste of the Town

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Taste of the Town, presented by the Greater Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry, celebrates its 19th year on Thursday evening, October 24th at the beautifully renovated Chevy Chase Country Club! More than 20 of the area’s most popular restaurants, wineries and breweries, many of which are located on Wheeling’s famed “Restaurant Row,” will be serving tastings from their menus – a true culinary feast! Along with food and drink samples all night long, guests will enjoy live entertainment,…

National Kidney Foundation of Illinois 34th Annual Gift of Life Gala

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI) announces its 34th Annual Gift of Life Gala, benefitting the NKFI mission, on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at The Drake Hotel.

James Beard Foundation’s Taste America – Raising the Bar | Thursday, October 24

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

This October, Chicago welcomes the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® presented by Capital One® for a weekend of delicious food and thought-provoking conversation surrounding the non-profit’s mission of cultivating a better food world for all. Spotlighting issues within the Foundation’s Good Food for Good™ platform, including food waste reduction, sustainability, inclusivity and chef advocacy, the seventh annual cross-country food series highlights the organization’s mission-forward impact programs and initiatives, while dishing out tasty bites to the food-loving community of Chicago. Taste…

Mummies & Martinis

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Oriental Institute marks its Centennial anniversary this fall and, to celebrate, the OI Young Professionals Board will host its first-ever “Mummies & Martinis,” a pre-Halloween happening, Thursday, October 24, from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Along with Halloween-themed beverages and a DJ-led playlist, a highlight of the evening is certain to be the small-group tours of the OI’s unique (and highly Instagram-able) mummy collection led by UChicago Egyptologist Foy Scalf, including the coffin and mummy of the Egyptian singer-priestess Meresamun.…

James Beard Foundation’s Taste America – Gala Dinner | Friday, October 25

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

This October, Chicago welcomes the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® presented by Capital One® for a weekend of delicious food and thought-provoking conversation surrounding the non-profit’s mission of cultivating a better food world for all. Spotlighting issues within the Foundation’s Good Food for Good™ platform, including food waste reduction, sustainability, inclusivity and chef advocacy, the seventh annual cross-country food series highlights the organization’s mission-forward impact programs and initiatives, while dishing out tasty bites to the food-loving community of Chicago. Taste…

Halloween Hustle 5K and Kids Dash

October 26 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Come join us for this SPOOKtacular Event on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. This Halloween-themed race runs through the boo-tiful city of Palatine. Immediately following the race, runners and spectators alike are invited to partake in a special after party at the Tap House Grill. For more information or to register, head to: https://halloween5kpalatine.com/

Trinity Health Freedom Expo

October 26 @ 10:00 am - October 27 @ 6:00 pm

Trinity Health Freedom Expo is the premier, comprehensive natural and alternative health forum in the country, featuring two topical panels on essential oils and vaccines, dozens of educational lectures from experts and an exhibit hall to browse and shop. You will encounter the newest products for consumers, practitioners and business owners; along with the latest technology such as state-of-the-art electronics, massage techniques, and cutting-edge modalities. You will sample delicious, organic foods and you might even discover some must-have natural products…

Free Talk: “Ten Big Ideas That Make Chicago Its Own Kind of Town”

October 27 @ 1:00 pm

Amanda Scotese, Executive Director of Chicago Detours, will present a free public talk. Beyond hot dogs and Chicago-style pizza, what are some other distinctly Chicago dishes? And Chicago’s famous for its architecture, but why? From engineering marvels that make the city work to the unique physical qualities of our local landscape, Chicago is a city unlike any other. We made the world’s first Ferris Wheel and the Wienermobile, too, and so many innovations across history. On this fun talk full…

Wicker Park Bucktown Host Neighborhood Trick or Treating

October 31 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Chicago families looking for a safe and fun trick-or-treating route this Halloween can head to the Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town and Logan Square neighborhoods, where local businesses and shops are hosting a neighborhood trick-or-treating extravaganza with more than 60 stops along the route. The event will take place on Thursday, October 31 from 3 to 6 p.m. Participating businesses from the Wicker Park Bucktown, West Town and Logan Square Chambers of Commerce will have balloons on display to mark…

Montauk SOFA presents the 2019 SOFA EXPO After-Party

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Montauk SOFA as they host the official after party for SOFA EXPO. All saints, sinners, spirits, and souls are invited to preview new works by Francine Turk. Ms. Turk will be painting live featuring Benjamin Moore’s color of the year. Creative bites and libations will be served. Music by DJ Sadie Woods. $35/per ticket benefiting The River North Design District’s programming. TICKET LINK: rivernorthdesigndistrict.com WHEN: Friday, November 1st 7-10pm WHERE: Montauk SOFA- 1229 West Lake Street

Art Fair 2019

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Art Fair, which attracts nearly 400 guests each year, features three floors of artwork by Marwen students, teaching artists, alumni, and staff — all for sale through a silent auction. The exhibition includes photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, illustration, graphic design, fibers, and more. Guests will have the opportunity to use their phones to bid on artwork through a silent auction. Proceeds from each sale are divided equally, benefiting both the artist and Marwen's free programs. See photos from last year’s…

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