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Lurie Garden Free Guided Tour

October 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Thursday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

Tours highlight elements of the Garden’s design, its plant life and how this applies to your home garden.

Past Tense

October 18 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 18, 2019

Past Tense is an exhibition of artworks that directly relate to moments in art history. The artists in Past Tense show that art history is not simply a linear chronicle of historical events, but is a source of information to be manipulated and re-contextualized. Works ranging from painting and photography to installation and fiber art contend with the traditions of art history in thoughtful and unexpected ways.

Open House Chicago 2019

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 20, 2019

Open House Chicago, presented by the Chicago Architecture Center, is in its ninth year and is one of the largest architectural festivals in the world. This free two-day public event, taking place Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, offers behind-the-scenes access to almost 350 sites in 38 neighborhoods, many rarely open to the public, including repurposed mansions, stunning skyscrapers, opulent theaters, exclusive private clubs, industrial facilities, cutting-edge offices and breathtaking sacred spaces. “Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House Chicago showcases…

The Social Imaginary of an Assyrian Imperial City

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

As part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the Oriental Institute presents a special gallery talk, The Social Imaginary of an Assyrian Imperial City, on Saturday, October 19, from 11 a.m. –12:30 p.m. at the OI Museum, 1155 E. 58th Street. OI Museum Curator and Research Associate Kiersten Neumann, PhD, leads an exploration of Assyrian architectural decoration from the ancient Middle East, including a colossal 40-ton winged bull from the palace of the Assyrian king Sargon II at Dur-Sharrukin (modern Khorsabad)…

PPPA Presents 3rd Annual Chicago Organizer Fair

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

People Power Political Activists Presents: 3rd Annual Chicago Organizer Fair: Solutions. Meet and hear from organizations that provide community solutions and find out how you can help be part of those solutions! Come meet members of the Presidential Campaigns and hear their solutions.

Sequence Ch!cago

October 19 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 19 Chicago Culture Market: 3 – 6 p.m. Food Experience Corridor MUSIC: Mike Maimone; Priscila Carvalho; LeftJones MARKET VENDORS: Hines Brines Sequence Ch!cago returns to Navy Pier this fall and winter, highlighting the city’s vibrant arts and cultural scene over 10 dates throughout the season. Presented by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the series includes performances from Chicago’s gifted musicians, handcrafted works by local artisans and special events, such as “Housegiving,” a house music celebration featuring a…

Renowned Realist, Liudmila Kondakova, Shares New Works Exclusively at Martin Lawrence Galleries

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Renowned Romantic Realist, Liudmila Kondakova, Shares New and Original Paintings, Gouaches and Watercolors Exclusively at Martin Lawrence Galleries, Woodfield Mall Location. Come and Meet this Modern Master, at her Opening Reception, on Saturday, October 19th from 6 pm-8 pm at the Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg (Upper Level next to Nordstrom) "I have my perception of these places and my style, and I call it a kind of dream-like reality. The only way I can describe it is to say that it…

Free Piano Concert Celebrating Franz Liszt

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The American Liszt Society Chicago-Midwest Chapter will celebrate composer Franz Liszt’s 208th birthday with a grand evening of piano music on Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at 7:30 pm at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL 60201. As a special celebration this year, admission is free. The concert will feature world class Chicago-based pianists performing some of Liszt's greatest solo piano works. Performers include Jennifer Allor, Pawel Checinski, Matthew Hagle, Weiwen Ma, George Radosavljevic and Alex Yuill, as well…

Wow Bao National Bao Eating Contest (Semifinals)

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until October 25, 2019

How Many Bao Can You Chow? A tray of bao and 2 minutes... show us what you've got for a chance to win free bao for a year. Calling all competitive eaters and those who dream to be. Ten competitors in each semifinal round. Each round, the two that eat the most bao in 2 minutes will advance to the championship for a chance to win Free Bao for a year! Prefer to eat your bao at a leisurely pace?…

Free Halloween Pumpkin Carving at Remedy

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Guests can get in the Halloween spirit at Remedy with a free pumpkin carving night on Wednesday, October 23. The bar will host two carving sessions at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. and provide the pumpkins and carving tools (while supplies last). Specials include $8 Miller High Life bottles paired with an Evan Williams shot. Patrons who arrive early will enjoy Remedy's Halloween decor and a half-price everything happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Third Annual Pumpkin Party at Gallagher Way

October 24 @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Third Annual Pumpkin Party at Gallagher Way returns October 24! This year, Old Town School of Folk Music will lead a few folksy dance and sing-a-longs, the kiddos can create a clay Halloween character or their very own trick-or-treat bag with Kid Create Studio, visit a range of candy stations such as Fannie May chocolate and Garrett Popcorn, sweets, sours, tootsies, lollipops and more to satisfy every type of sweet tooth. Green City Market will provide a caramel apple…

University Symphony Orchestra Halloween Concert

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Shadows from Below The USO’s 2019 Halloween concert features an array of eerie, mysterious, and spine-tingling works: Mussorgsky’s justly famous Night on Bald Mountain; Rachmaninoff’s haunting tone poem, The Isle of the Dead; and Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor,as arranged by the legendary Leopold Stokowski. Once again the Hyde Park School of Dance contributes their energetic choreography to the mix, and costumes, story-telling, and special effects enhance this annual fun-filled, family-friendly event. Two performances! Audience costumes encouraged. Children…

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