In addition to the weekly city guides that we produce, starting today, at the beginning of the week we’ll collect 4 to 6 events that I think our readers might might be interested in. Here are this weeks.
1. “Humanities in Space” at Depaul Student Center (Monday, October 17)
Free and from 4:30pm – 9:00pm. A screening of, “The Martian,” followed by lectures that will focus on themes of imperialism, colonialism, and anti-environmentalism in science fiction’s treatment of Mars. One of the speakers is Rachel Banx from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
2. Entrepreneurship Lecture at Cadillac Palace Theater (Tuesday, October 18)
Tickets are $15. 7:30-9:00pm. As part of the Chicago Ideas week, hear talks from several leaders in industries ranging from consumer products to filmmaking on the events that transformed them, from the “aha!” moments to the disappointments and failures that catapulted them forward and changed their lives forever. Speakers include Brad Keywell (Groupon founder) and Ali Velshi (Al Jazeera America).
Details here: https://www.chicagoideas.com/events/1-entrepreneurship
3. Presidential Debate at Chicago History Museum(Wednesday, October 19)
Debate watch party from 7:00 – 9:30pm at the Chicago History Museum. Hosted by journalist Laura Washington and Chicago Public Radio.
Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/964085377034587/
4. Halloween Gathering (Saturday, October 22)
Large Halloween festival (2-5pm) and parade (6-8pm) in Millennium Park. This is a family friendly event that includes free performances, arts and crafts, and pop-up installations.
Details here: http://www.chicagoculturalmile.org/halloween-2016/
5. Love in the 90’s (Saturday, October 22)
If you’re a fan of Blackstreet, Jagged Edge, and all the classic R&B groups from the 90’s, then see them perform at the Chicago Theatre. Starts at 8pm. Tickets start at $60.
6. Conversation with Bryan Cranston (Sunday, October 23)
Bryan Cranston (aka Walter White from Breaking Bad) is coming to the Vic Theatre as part of Chicago Ideas Week for an on stage conversation about his life and career. From 1:30 – 2:30pm. Tickets are $35.