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THISWEEK IN CHICAGO

ARTS & THEATER
9th Annual “Dancing With The Giordano Stars” - Giordano Dance Chicago
Thu
- Park West 322 W Armitage Ave,... - 3mi
GDC presents their popular ballroom dance competition and benefit with celebrity judges, teaming GDC dancers and partners from Chicago's Who's Who civic, social and business communities. Ticket pri...

Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play - The Public House Theatre
thru Dec 31
- The Public House Theatre 3914... - 5mi
Welcome to the smash hit that truly knows the heart of Chicago! Bye Bye Liver is a series of outrageous sketches, all centered around the one thing that connects all of Chicago…Alcohol! Whet...

Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play - The Public House Theatre
thru Dec 31
- The Public House Theatre 3914... - 5mi
Welcome to the smash hit that truly knows the heart of Chicago! Bye Bye Liver is a series of outrageous sketches, all centered around the one thing that connects all of Chicago…Alcohol! Whet...

"Agua Nacida" - HIlton | Asmus Contemporary
thru Oct 31
- Hilton | Asmus Contemporary - 1mi
“Agua Nacida,” meaning “water born” in Spanish, is a unique collection of large-scale underwater nudes, photographed amidst the unspoiled depths of the seas surrounding Fiji an...

An Open Air Exhibition - The Goethe-Institut
thru Sep 30
- Two North Riverside Plaza - 1mi
On September 2, The Plaza Project welcomes the Goethe-Institut to its outdoor space. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of friendship between sister cities, Chicago and Hamburg, thirty-two photogr...

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SOCIAL & CHARITY
CHICAGO TROLLEY CELEBRATES 20th ANNIVERSARY WITH “THE YEAR OF GIVING FOOD AND SUPPLY DRIVES” - Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Bus Co.
thru Dec 22
- Chicago Trolley & Double Decke... - 0mi
Celebrating 20 years of serving the Chicago community with incredible tours and transportation, Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company gives back in a new way with “The Year of Giving&rdquo...

Fabulous! A Gala Celebrating 40 Years of Hope and Healing at Cathedral Counseling Center - Cathedral Counseling Center
Thu
- Chicago Cultural Center Prest... - 0mi
FABULOUS! A GALA CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF HOPE AND HEALINGOctober 2, 2014 6-10 p.m.New Location! Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall78 E. Washington Street, ChicagoThis will be our first gala...

Style Under the Stars - Winnetka Board of the Northwestern University Settlement House
thru Nov 14
- Michigan Shores Club 911 Mic... - 14mi
Since 1891, Northwestern Settlement has served Chicago's West Town community by offering wrap-around services that holistically meet the complex needs of its "neighbors".  Northwestern Settlement...

Stimulus Social Club October Event at Old Town Social - Stimulus Social Club
Wed
- Old Town Social 455 W North A... - 1mi
Hey guys and ghouls! Get your party pants ready people because the October Stimulus Social Club event will be held on October 1 at Old Town Social! The charitable beneficiary for October is Launc...

Meatheads offers the Goulden Burger - Meatheads Burgers
thru Sep 30
- All Meatheads Burgers location... - 16mi
Meatheads is offering a special burger for the second summer in a row, “The Goulden Burger,” created in honor of Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould and his public charity, The  ...

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CONFERENCES & EXPOS
DatacenterDynamics Converged Chicago 2014 - Datacenter Dynamics
Wed
- Hyatt Regency McCormick Place ... - 3mi
DatacenterDynamics Converged Chicago Conference will take a close look at innovations that can maximize fiber efficiency, such as software-defined networking. The event will gather a wide spectrum of ...

OPEN Forum: CEO BootCamp - American Express OPEN
Tue
- Fairmont Millennium Park – 200... - 0mi
Free networking, fresh ideas, and stellar speakers for your business. OPEN Forum: CEO BootCamp is a free program designed to help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses and reach their full po...

CWIEME Chicago - i2i Eventsgroup
thru Oct 1
- Donald E. Stephens Convention ... - 16mi
Taking place from the 30th September -1st October 2014, CWIEME Chicago is North America’s largest showcase for the coil winding and electro- magnetic industries and the meeting place for America...


FESTIVALS
The Great Chicago Fire Festival - Splash That
thru Oct 5
- The Chicago River, The River B... - 0mi
What Mardi Gras is to New Orleans. And the Running of the Bulls is to Pamplona. That's what the Great Chicago Fire Festival will become to the Windy City. Created to unite the neighborhoods of Ch...


EDUCATION
Springleaf Financial Hosts Free Financial Literacy Training for Chicagoland Residents - Springleaf Financial Services
Wed
- 4750 W Fullerton Ave Chicago... - 7mi
No longer does budgeting or balancing checkbooks have to strike fear in the hearts of local residents. Springleaf Financial is hosting an in-store financial literacy event to celebrate the launch of M...

Stage 773 Launches New Education and Programming Series in Dedicated "Box" Theater - Stage 773
thru Nov 30
- Stage 773 1225 W Belmont Ave ... - 4mi
Stage 773 is turning its redesigned Box performance space into an actor’s training and performing destination. Starting in July, the Box will host an ever-growing number of classes,...


KIDS & FAMILY
Lapidary Day - Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
thru Nov 16
- Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Ar... - 16mi
Normal 0 November 16 – “Lapidary Day” See demonstrations by artists from the West Suburban Lapidary Club including: beading, silversmithing, cabochon cutting, wire wra...

The Sound of Music Children Live - Hollywood Palms Cinema
thru Oct 5
- Hollywood Palms Cinema - 28mi
To honor one of the greatest family musicals of all time, Hollywood Palms is pleased to welcome the children from the Sound Of Music! Listen to first hand accounts of behind the scene details for o...


MUSIC & CONCERTS
Oktoberfest Show: 4 Star Brass Band Live at Mirabell - Mirabell Restaurant
thru Oct 4
- 3454 West Addison Street Chi... - 6mi
Join us for our Oktoberfest celebration with 4 Star Brass Band Live at Mirbell. 4 Star Brass Band is a professional Chicago based New Orleans Style brass band that brings the Louisiana sizzle to you a...

Queer Arts Showcase - CAKE Chicago - 8 Year Anniversary - CAKE Chicago
thru Oct 5
- Red Line Tap - 7006 N. Glenwoo... - 9mi
*Come for the Beer, Stay for the Queer* CAKE Chicago is 8 Years young and we're asking you to join us in our big celebration! Saturday, October 4th - 9pm 9pm - Marcus Waller -...

LAFS RIOT - KAYPE Productions
Thu
- The Public House Theatre 3914... - 5mi
Local Chicago comedy blog, LifesAFunnyScene.com (LAFS) is hosting LAFS RIOT, a one-night only comedy event featuring twelve of Chicago’s best sketch and improv performances on Thursday, October ...

The Orion Ensemble: Stepping Out - The Orion Ensemble
Wed
- Sherwood, the Community Music ... - 1mi
The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, opens its 22nd season with a program featuring three guest musicians: bassist Robert Kassin...


OTHER
CHICAGO TROLLEY & DOUBLE DECKER CO.’S SIGNATURE, NEIGHBORHOODS AND CITY LIGHTS NIGHT TOURS - Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Bus Co.
thru Sep 30
- Chicago, IL - 0mi
The Signature Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour covers 13 miles with 13 stops, giving patrons the option of visiting Chicago’s hottest retail, cultural and family attractions. Among the stops on...

An Autumn Treat: New Pumpkin Apple Spice Epicuren Facial from Johnathan Breitung Salon & Luxury Spa - Johnathan Breitung Salon & Luxury Spa
thru Oct 31
- 3226 North Lincoln Ave., Chica... - 4mi
Enjoy a relaxing facial with an autumn aroma thanks to Johnathan Breitung Salon & Luxury Spa’s newest Epicuren facial, the Pumpkin Apple Spice Facial. This seasonal treatment is perfect for ...

Northbrook Nine: Northbrook Farmers Market - Northbrook Farmers Merchant Association
thru Oct 8
- Cherry and Meadow, Northbrook,... - 20mi
“Northbrook Nine”, a series of nine events occuring between April and October sponsored by volunteer community organizations and their sponsors. Save the date for the last...

Chicago Sinai Congregation's High Holiday Services at Fourth Presbyterian Church - Chicago Sinai Congregation
thru Oct 4
- Fourth Presbyterian Church, 12... - 1mi
Chicago Sinai Congregation will hold its annual High Holy Day services open to the community at Fourth Presbyterian Church, located at Delaware Place and Michigan Avenue. Services include:   ...

Chicago Sinai Congregation High Holiday Services - Chicago Sinai Congregation
thru Oct 4
- Fourth Presbyterian Church, 12... - 1mi
Chicago Sinai Congregation will hold its annual High Holy Day services open to the community at Fourth Presbyterian Church, located at Delaware Place and Michigan Avenue. Services include:   ...

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WEEKOF OCTOBER6

SOCIAL & CHARITY
PEAK Back to School Bash - Partnership to Educate and Advance Kids
Thu
- Hubbard Inn, 3rd Floor 110 W.... - 1mi
Join PEAK for an evening of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to celebrate sixteen years of ensuring a better future for Chicago's at-risk youth.

OktoBearfest - Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation
Wed
- Bird's Nest 2500 N. Southport... - 3mi
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s Auxiliary Board invites you to the 3rd Annual OktoBearfest! Join us on Wednesday, October 8th from 7-10pm at Bird’s Nest Bar (2500 N. Sout...

36th Annual Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes - JDRF- Illinois Chapter
Sun
- Chicago Lakefront Montrose A... - 5mi
JDRF and tens of thousands of adults and children will participate in the Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes in memory of JDRF’s greatest champion Ron Santo and to turn Type One into None! J...

ALTSO's 3rd Annual Rocktoberfest - Chicago - A Leg To Stand On
Wed
- City Winery - 1mi
Recognized as one of the most unique, highly-anticipated and effective events in the charitable and financial sectors, A Leg To Stand On’s (“ALTSO’s) Rocktoberfest unites leader...

Chicago FARE Walk for Food Allergy - FARE - Food Allergy Research & Education
Sun
- Lincoln Park Zoo Grants Monu... - 3mi
The Chicago FARE Walk for Food Allergy brings together upwards of 1600 people who are seeking a safer world for the 15 million Americans living with food allergies.  The Walk is a family-friendly...

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BUSINESS
Herring Breakfast with Entertainment - Swedish American Museum
Sun
- Swedish American Museum 5211 ... - 6mi
A traditional fried herring breakfast, which includes meatballs, potato sausage and much more, will be catered by Tre Kronor restaurant. This year we are featuring entertainment by Swamp Rabbit, ...


CONFERENCES & EXPOS
American Manufacturing Strategies Summit - WTG Events
thru Oct 8
- The Westin Chicago North Shore - 23mi
The American Manufacturing Strategies Summit 2014 will help you improve processes and communications in your organization. With American manufacturing gradually expanding after the recession...


FESTIVALS
'Live Well' - Old Town
thru Oct 11
- N Wells St. Chicago, IL 60610 - 1mi
‘LIVE WELL’ RETURNS TO OLD TOWN TO SPREAD HEALTH AND WELLNESS, OCTOBER 6th – 11th Health &Wellness Businesses Offering Seminars, Screenings and Discounts Chicago, IL –...

Midwest Independent Film Festival - Midwest Film, Inc
Tue
- Landmark Century Cinema 2828 ... - 4mi
Chicago TV pilots take center stage at First Tuesdays with The Midwest Independent Film Festival on Tuesday, October 7th, with festivities beginning at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema at 6 p.m...


KIDS & FAMILY
Bullerbyn: Swedish Language Playgroup - Swedish American Museum
Sun
- 5211 N. Clark St. - 6mi
Taking place roughly every other Sunday in tandem with Svenska Skolan, Bullerbyn is a time for singing cherished children’s songs, reading fun tales, and having lots of fun in Swedish. Chil...


MUSIC & CONCERTS
Oktoberfest Show: Euro Express Live at Mirabell - Mirabell Restaurant
thru Oct 11
- 3454 West Addison Street Chi... - 6mi
Join us for our Oktoberfest celebration with Euro Express Live at Mirbell. Euro Express is a European-American style band that has performed throughout the U.S.A. Come enjoy great authentic German foo...

A Discussion with Rachel Bertsche - Open Books River North
Thu
- 213 W. Institute Place - 1mi
Open Books presents An Evening with Rachel Bertsche, hosted by Britt Julious, Thursday October 9th at 6 p.m. After her bestselling first book, MWF Seeking BFF, Rachel sets he...

Ljom- Sounds from the Mountain Farms - Swedish American Museum
Mon
- The Swedish American Museum 5... - 6mi
In 2013 a group of Swedish and Norwegian musicians began collaborating under the name Ljom to collect and preserve original and unique mountain melodies from the area of Snåsa, Norway. Part of t...

The Orion Ensemble: Stepping Out - The Orion Ensemble
Sun
- Music Institute of Chicago's N... - 12mi
The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, opens its 22nd season with a program featuring three guest musicians: bassist Robert Kassin...

The Fall Midwest Home Remodeling Expo - Brilliant Event Planning
Sat
- 401 W Lake St, Northlake, IL 6... - 14mi

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SOCIAL & ENTERTAINMENT
Geja’s Cafe presents the Lafite Around The World Winemaker Dinner on Monday, October 6th at 6:30 p. - Geja’s Café,
Mon
- 340 Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL ... - 3mi
Geja’s Cafe presents the Lafite Around The World Winemaker Dinner on Monday, October 6th at 6:30 p.m. CHICAGO— Guests of Geja’s Café, 340 Armitage Ave, will enjoy wines ...

Sixth Annual OctoberFeast in River North set for October 7 - River North Business Association
Tue
- River North, Chicago - 1mi
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FASHION
Grayslake Antique Market-Accent on Vintage Clothing & accessories-Show & Sale - www.zurkopromotions.com
thru Oct 12
- Lake County Fairgrounds Graysl... - 38mi
Antique To Vintage Clothing & Accessories Show & Sale. Oct. 11-12  2014  Held During The premiere Grayslake Antique Market.


OTHER
Andersonville Arts Weekend - Swedish American Museum
thru Oct 12
- The Swedish American Museum 5... - 6mi
Enjoy free admission to the Museum to see our current exhibit by Gothenburg-based artist Ariana Ramhage as well as works by local Swedish artist Eva May as part of Andersonville Arts Weekend. This spe...

WEEKOF OCTOBER13

ARTS & THEATER
FROM THE STREETS TO THE SHEETS - JERONIMO SPEAKS
Sat
- 1200 W. 35TH CHICAGO, IL - 5mi
FROM THE STREETS TO THE SHEETS IS A SPOKEN WORD/NEOSOUL SINGING/EXOTIC DANCING SHOWCASE BEING HELD ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 18TH AT THE SPOKEN WORD LOUNGE. THIS SHOW WILL BE VISUALLY ENTICING WITH BEAUTIFU...


SOCIAL & CHARITY
6th Anniversary Speaker Series - Chicago House
Wed
- Hilton Chicago, Grand Ballroom... - 1mi
While our events are typically known for our exceptional style of fun, The Chicago House Speaker Series has given us an uninterrupted public opportunity to remind the community about the challenges of...

Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation Annual Fall Benefit Luncheon - The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation
Tue
- The Hilton Chicago, 720 South ... - 1mi
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF) proudly announces Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress, director and producer Sally Field as Guest Speaker at its Annual Fall Benefit Lun...

Aurora Guns and Hoses - Ritas Ministry
Sun
- 1255 N Edgelawn Dr Aurora Ill - 38mi
Come watch the Harlem Ambassadors comedy style basketball featuring high-flying slam dunks, and hilarious comedy take on Aurora's own Guns & Hoses (Aurora Police and Fire Departments).&n...

Unmask the Violence - A Safe Place
Fri
- The Cuneo Mansion and Gardens,... - 30mi
CHICAGO, IL –Unmask the violence of abuse and pay tribute to an important nonprofit that is changing lives as the organization celebrates 35 years of helping victims of domestic violence and the...


BUSINESS
Skål: A Celebration of Beer - Swedish American Museum
Thu
- Swedish American Museum 5211 ... - 6mi
Join us for an evening of Swedish brewing history and a beer tasting at the Museum with proceeds from the event going towards the Museum’s Water Tower Fund to restore the Andersonville Wate...

Glogmaster Trunk Show - Swedish American Museum
thru Oct 20
- Swedish American Museum 5211 ... - 6mi
The Clogmaster Trunk Show tradition continues at the Museum. Clogmaster custom fits and makes traditional clogs for people that spend extended hours on their feet from children starting at 2 years old...

Hejsan- Children's Story and Craft Hour - Swedish American Museum
Fri
- Swedish American Museum 5211 ... - 6mi
Hejsan is changing this fall. Join us at 11 a.m. at the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration on the third floor of the Swedish American Museum for a story and craft hour on the third Friday of...

Lydia and Andrea: Scandinavian Fiddle Duo - Swedish American Museum
Sat
- Swedish American Museum 5211 ... - 6mi
Join Lydia and Andrea at the end of their Midwest tour on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Swedish American Museum! Recently returned from a year-long sabbatical at the Eric Sahlström Institute in Sweden...


CONFERENCES & EXPOS
Build Software That Powers Your Business - Forrester Research
thru Oct 17
- Swissotel Chicago, 323 East Up... - 0mi
In the age of the customer, winning requires innovation in customer engagement. And what is the key to innovation? Software. This Forum will help you identify new software opportunities and meet ...

SAP Conference for Enterprise Performance Management - T.A. Cook Conferences
thru Oct 14
- Fairmont Chicago Hotel, 200 No... - 0mi
This event will kick-off with interactive pre-conference workshops on topics such as Meeting New Business Challenges and Extending Your Investment in SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, and Innov...

ATX Midwest - UBM Canon
thru Oct 16
- Schaumburg Convention Center, ... - 25mi
ATX Midwest is the region’s leading resource for assembly, automation, and robotics solutions. Looking to discover new and innovative solutions to all your manufacturing needs? ATX Midwest  ...

CD Summit: How To Accelerate Innovation with Continuous Delivery - CloudBees
Wed
- The Mid-America Club, 200 East... - 0mi
In this seminar for IT executives and technologists, you will learn how to make evolutionary changes to people, processes and technologies to achieve the benefits of continuous delivery and Agile. ...

Plastec Midwest - UBM Canon
thru Oct 16
- Schaumburg Convention Center, ... - 25mi
PLASTEC Midwest is the region’s leading resource for access to top suppliers displaying the latest equipment, new technologies, and materials to help you lower costs, reduce waste, and increase ...

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KIDS & FAMILY
Skelebration - Redmoon Theater
thru Oct 26
- 2120 S Jefferson St - 3mi
Redmoon Skelebration About Skelebration Where: Redmoon, 2120 S. Jefferson St. When: October 18-26 at 1pm, 4pm, and 7pm Redmoon's 2nd annual Halloween event designed for famil...


MUSIC & CONCERTS
Oktoberfest Show: Euro Express Live at Mirabell - Mirabell Restaurant
thru Oct 18
- 3454 West Addison Street Chi... - 6mi
Join us for our Oktoberfest celebration with Euro Express Live at Mirbell. Euro Express is a European-American style band that has performed throughout the U.S.A. Come enjoy great authentic German foo...

You're The Tops:An Evening of Cole Porter performed by Janet Redstone - Skokie Theater
Fri
- Skokie Theatre 7924 Lincoln A... - 12mi
Janet Redstone returns to Skokie Theatre with a spectacular tribute to one of America’s most popular songwriters.

The Fall Midwest Home Remodeling Expo - Brilliant Event Planning
Sun
- 401 W Lake St, Northlake, IL 6... - 14mi


SPORTS
Chicago Marathon - Team Red Cross
Sun
- Chicago - 3mi
Didn’t get a change to get an entry to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Lottery? Don’t worry your dream of participating is still alive with Team Red Cross! Join runners from across ...


OTHER
An Evening with Anupy Singla - "Indian For Everyone" Book Release Party - Savory Spice Shop
Thu
- Savory Spice Shop Lincoln Squ... - 7mi
If you've cooked from Anupy Singla's "The Indian Slow-Cooker" or "Vegan Indian Cooking" you have rightly fallen in love with her recipes. Now join us in celebrating her newest release "Indian for E...


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