A Few Interesting Things Happening This Week in Chicago (November 7 – November 13)

1. Parade to the Polls w/ Chance the Rapper (Monday, November 7)

Free concert at Virgin Hotel in Downtown Chicago followed by a parade to a nearby polling station. Concert starts at 3pm and parade starts at 5pm. Free. Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1205135846218666/

2. Election Night Watch Parties (Tuesday, November 8)

The end is near. Here’s a listing of election watch parties where you can drink in celebration or sorrow. Details here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct-election-watch-parties-specials-chicago-restaurants-bars-2016-story.html

One that isn’t on the list is at Hopwell Brewing in Logan Square where they’ll be serving free biscuits from Bang Bang Pie Shop: https://www.facebook.com/events/1651485481848046/

3. The Politics of Pot @ Francis W. Parker School (Wednesday, November 9)

This week is the Chicago Humanities festival and there are a bunch of cool lectures happening across the city. This lecture features Wanda James, the first African-American dispensary owner in Colorado and the U.S., and Chicago Sun-Times investigative reporter Mick Dumke. They’ll discuss the national debate on race, the criminal justice system, and the politics of pot. Starts at 8pm. Tickets are $12 ($5 for students and teachers). Details here: http://tickets.chicagohumanities.org/shows/703%20-%20the%20politics%20of%20pot/info

4. Second Friday Art Crawl in Pilsen (Friday, November 11)

Art galleries and unique event spaces open up this Friday to the public to view new exhibits. Visitors can pick up a map at an information center, located at 2003 S Halsed. From 6-10pm and free. Details here: http://chicagoartsdistrict.org/secondfridays_main.asp

5. The Future of Mobility @ Art Institute of Chicago (Saturday, November 12)

Part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, this lecture discusses the future of a driverless city, its societal impacts, and logistical demands. Speakers include Travis Lee of IDEO and Laura Forlano of the Illinois Institute of Technology. From 11:30am – 12:30pm. Tickets are $12 ($5 for students and teachers). Details here: http://tickets.chicagohumanities.org/shows/802%20-%20the%20future%20of%20mobility/info