Marcos Rios and Jose Carrasquillo - live jazz at City News Cafe

19 Nov 10:00 - 12:00 19 Nov 10:00 - 12:00 - Chicago Chicago
City News Cafe City News Cafe
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Baking Class: Croissant

19 Nov 11:00 - 14:00 19 Nov 11:00 - 14:00 - Chicago Chicago
Read It & Eat Read It & Eat
Learn the technique of hand rolling croissant dough to achieve flaky, buttery croissants in your own home! Students will learn the entire process of croissant making, from...   More info

Harlem Fine Arts Show – Chicago

19 Nov 12:00 - 18:00 19 Nov 12:00 - 18:00 - Chicago Chicago
Malcolm X College Malcolm X College
The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) Tour Chicago will be held Thursday, November 16 through Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the state-of-the-art Malcolm X College in Chicago, IL...   More info

Hearing Windy City’s Blues

19 Nov 14:00 - 15:30 19 Nov 14:00 - 15:30 - Chicago Chicago
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
This program launches One Book One Community 2017, a celebration of Jewish Book Month. Discussions and events take place across Chicago all focused around this year’s book, Windy...   More info

Nobody Wants an Unraveling Woman: Raena Shirali & Laura Rogalsky

19 Nov 15:00 - 16:30 19 Nov 15:00 - 16:30 - Chicago Chicago
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores The Seminary Co-op Bookstores
Celebrate the release of Gilt (YesYes Books, 2017) with poets Raena Shirali and Laura Rogalsky in conversation with Marty McConnell. At the Co-op About the book: Raena Shirali...   More info

Jeff Ruby Book Launch - "Penelope March is Melting"

19 Nov 15:00 - 16:30 19 Nov 15:00 - 16:30 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
Celebrate the release of Penelope March is Melting, 'A freezer full of tasty worldbuilding' (Kirkus), with author and Chicago magazine's chief dining critic Jeff Ruby! About the...   More info

Alfred McCoy - "In The Shadows of the American Century"

20 Nov 18:00 - 19:30 20 Nov 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
Alfred McCoy discusses In the Shadows of the American Century. At 57th Street Books About the book: In a completely original analysis, prize-winning historian Alfred W. McCoy...   More info

Kaushik Sunder Rajan - "Pharmocracy"

20 Nov 18:00 - 19:30 20 Nov 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores The Seminary Co-op Bookstores
Kaushik Sunder Rajan discusses Pharmocracy: Value, Politics, and Knowledge in Global Biomedicine. He will be joined in conversation by Lisa Wedeen. Presented in partnership with...   More info

LIGHTERS IN THE SKY: THE ALL-TIME GREATEST CONCERTS, 1960-2016

20 Nov 18:00 - 20:00 20 Nov 18:00 - 20:00 - Chicago Chicago
Joyride Records Joyride Records
Come join us on Monday, November 20th at 6pm. Local author Corbin Reiff will present his new book, LIGHTERS IN THE SKY: THE ALL-TIME GREATEST CONCERTS, 1960-2016. It's a year-by...   More info

Essay Fiesta Turns 8 on November 20!

20 Nov 19:00 - 21:00 20 Nov 19:00 - 21:00 - Chicago Chicago
Essay Fiesta Essay Fiesta
Essay Fiesta turns 8 years old this month, which is 56 in dog years, 49 in cat years, and 84.3 in live lit years. Like many middle-aged dogs and cats, Essay Fiesta can be trusted...   More info

Another Dimension #23: Rainbows End

20 Nov 21:00 - 23:00 20 Nov 21:00 - 23:00 - Chicago Chicago
Bucket O' Blood Books and Records Bucket O' Blood Books and Records
Let us gather together this November for warm food, drinks and conversation with friends! We will be taking on a Hugo winner from 2006-Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge: Set in 2025...   More info

Baking Class: Thanksgiving Pies (Take Home Your Own)

21 Nov 18:30 - 21:30 21 Nov 18:30 - 21:30 - Chicago Chicago
Read It & Eat Read It & Eat
Just in time for the holiday, learn how to create the perfect pie in this hands-on baking class. Students will learn to make classic Thanksgiving pies with a twist, as well a...   More info

11:57pm Doomsday Clock #1 Release Night

21 Nov 23:57 - 22 Nov 01:00 21 Nov 23:57 - 22 Nov 01:00 - Chicago Chicago
CHALLENGERS Comics + Conversation CHALLENGERS Comics + Conversation
The Watchmen meet the DC Universe! All of Rebirth has been leading up to this, and you can get it at 11:57pm Tuesday night, November 21, 2017. That's 11 hours and 3 mintues early...   More info

Lena Rose Open House with DIY Beauty Bar

22 Nov 18:00 - 21:00 22 Nov 18:00 - 21:00 - Chicago Chicago
Lena Rose Natural Beauty Lena Rose Natural Beauty
The holidays are upon us, and the Lena Rose Open House is a great way to mix-n-mingle with lots of opportunities shop for green beauty gifts! Enjoy our DIY Beauty Bar with holiday...   More info

Cancelled: Spanish Storytime!

23 Nov 10:30 - 13:30 23 Nov 10:30 - 13:30 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
This week's storytime is cancelled. Join us next week! Have a blast exploring the Spanish language with Ms. April, our guest from the Chicago Public Library. Get ready to shake...   More info

RSD Blackbeard Friday: Pirates

24 Nov 10:00 - 21:00 24 Nov 10:00 - 21:00 - Chicago Chicago
Bucket O' Blood Books and Records Bucket O' Blood Books and Records
AHOY ME HEARTIES!! This Friday will be the blackest of them all! We're taking over the shop and lining the coffers with RSD exclusives and inviting you to plunder the bounty and...   More info

Black Friday Sale

24 Nov 11:00 - 20:00 24 Nov 11:00 - 20:00 - Chicago Chicago
AlleyCat Comics AlleyCat Comics
Work off that Thanksgiving turkey by carrying piles of books out of the store. But wait! There's more! Spend $100 and receive a free $20 gift card...   More info

Live Blues at City News! Lurrie Bell, Frank and Heather Falduto.

24 Nov 19:00 - 21:00 24 Nov 19:00 - 21:00 - Chicago Chicago
City News Cafe City News Cafe
You are invited to a awesome live blues show with the one and only Lurrie C Bell! This time we will have a trio of blues musicians, as Frank and Heather Falduto will join Lurrie...   More info

Rachel Ruiz - Special Storytime

25 Nov 10:00 - 11:00 25 Nov 10:00 - 11:00 - Chicago Chicago
Volumes Bookcafe Volumes Bookcafe
Join us on Small Business Saturday for a very special storytime with author Rachel Ruiz. Rachel Ruiz is the author of several children’s books. She was inspired to write her first...   More info

Santa's Husband Signing with Daniel Kibblesmith

25 Nov 13:00 - 15:00 25 Nov 13:00 - 15:00 - Chicago Chicago
CHALLENGERS Comics + Conversation CHALLENGERS Comics + Conversation
Saturday, November 25th, 2017 Challengers is so very excited to host DANIEL KIBBLESMITH (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, How to Win at Everything , Doorman , Quantum and Woody...   More info

Winter Wonderland

25 Nov 13:00 - 16:00 25 Nov 13:00 - 16:00 - Chicago Chicago
City News Cafe City News Cafe
Thanksgiving Saturday is also Small Business Saturday. City News Cafe will host its 3rd annual Winter Wonderland celebration on a day dedicated to supporting small businesses...   More info

November Book Club

27 Nov 19:00 - 20:30 27 Nov 19:00 - 20:30 - Chicago Chicago
The Book Cellar The Book Cellar
Join us for our Novemer book club! We're reading Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson, a non-fiction novel about the sinking of the luxury ocean liner...   More info

Luvvie Ajayi - "I'm Judging You"

29 Nov 18:00 - 19:30 29 Nov 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores The Seminary Co-op Bookstores
Luvvie Ajayi discusses I'm Judging You. At the Co-op About the book: Everyone’s go-to source for bracingly smart takes on pop culture through her enormously popular blog...   More info

Intermediate Workshop

29 Nov 19:00 - 21:00 29 Nov 19:00 - 21:00 - Chicago Chicago
Space Oddities Chicago Space Oddities Chicago
For those that have been done beginner courses in palmistry or know a bit about palm reading this workshop offers further explanation. Learn and discuss how to cohesively put all...   More info

Who Reads Poetry Book Party

29 Nov 19:00 - 20:00 29 Nov 19:00 - 20:00 - Chicago Chicago
Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine
Join us for the official Chicago release party for Poetry magazine's new prose anthology, Who Reads Poetry, published by the University of Chicago Press. Celebrate with the...   More info

Author Conversation: Carmen Maria Machado & Gina Frangello

29 Nov 19:30 - 20:30 29 Nov 19:30 - 20:30 - Chicago Chicago
Women & Children First Bookstore Women & Children First Bookstore
Join us as we welcome Carmen Maria Machado for a reading, conversation, and book-signing in honor of her exquisite short story collection, HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES. For this...   More info

Spanish Storytime!

30 Nov 10:30 - 13:30 30 Nov 10:30 - 13:30 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
Have a blast exploring the Spanish language with Ms. April, our guest from the Chicago Public Library. Get ready to shake maracas and listen to stories in Spanish! Books, songs...   More info

Allan Wexler: Absurd Thinking-Between Art and Design

30 Nov 18:00 - 21:00 30 Nov 18:00 - 21:00 - Chicago Chicago
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Architect, artist, and designer Allan Wexler discusses his multi-scalar, multi-media work across a 45-year career. Allan reveals a curious, comedic, and analytical mind, offering...   More info

Book Talk: Counting Backwards by Henry Jay Przybylo, M.D.

30 Nov 18:00 - 20:00 30 Nov 18:00 - 20:00 - Chicago Chicago
International Museum of Surgical Science International Museum of Surgical Science
Book Talk: Counting Backwards by Henry Jay Przybylo, M.D. Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:00PM 8:00PM I erase consciousness, deny memories, steal time, immobilize the body; I...   More info

Bridget English - "Laying Out the Bones" - Thomas Lynch

30 Nov 18:00 - 19:30 30 Nov 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
Bridget English discusses Laying Out the Bones: Death and Dying in the Modern Irish Novel. She will be joined in conversation by Thomas Lynch. At 57th Street Books About the...   More info

Celebrating the Chicago Manual of Style

30 Nov 18:00 - 19:30 30 Nov 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores The Seminary Co-op Bookstores
Celebrate style! Join us for a conversation with the people behind The Chicago Manual of Style, the 17th edition of which was published this year by the University of Chicago...   More info

Cocktail Tasting: Punches - Cocktail Techniques for a Crowd

30 Nov 18:30 - 20:30 30 Nov 18:30 - 20:30 - Chicago Chicago
Read It & Eat Read It & Eat
Modern mixology is everywhere, but you've got guests lining up at your front door and can't possibly be bothered to stand there shaking drinks all night! Join for a class on...   More info

Student & Instructor Reading at The Book Cellar!

30 Nov 19:00 - 21:00 30 Nov 19:00 - 21:00 - Chicago Chicago
The Book Cellar The Book Cellar
Kick off the holiday season with an evening of books, wine, & food! StoryStudio instructors Hannah Rebecca Gamble and Richard Thomas will be reading from their latest works at...   More info

Nicholas Bellinson, "The Sides of Keats's Urn"

30 Nov 19:00 - 20:15 30 Nov 19:00 - 20:15 - Chicago Chicago
Kibbitznest Books, Brews & Blarney Kibbitznest Books, Brews & Blarney
Kibbitznest Discussion Series is in collaboration with The University of Chicago Graham School to host presentations and discussions of original research. Nicholas Bellinson...   More info

Author Reading: Sarah Perry, After the Eclipse

30 Nov 19:30 - 21:00 30 Nov 19:30 - 21:00 - Chicago Chicago
Women & Children First Bookstore Women & Children First Bookstore
Join us as we welcome author Sarah Perry for a reading, Q&A, and book-signing in honor of her highly acclaimed memoir, AFTER THE ECLIPSE: A MOTHER'S MURDER, A DAUGHTER'S SEARCH...   More info

Musical Storytime - Miss Jamie at The Book Cellar

01 Dec 11:00 - 11:30 01 Dec 11:00 - 11:30 - Chicago Chicago
The Book Cellar The Book Cellar
Miss Jamie will be performing Musical Storytime at The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square the first Friday of each month! This is a FREE event! http:/www.bookcellarinc.com/event...   More info

Cooking Class: Holiday Party Appetizers

01 Dec 18:30 - 21:30 01 Dec 18:30 - 21:30 - Chicago Chicago
Read It & Eat Read It & Eat
So many holiday parties to go to, so little time to come up with another unique and tasty appetizer. Come to this class and learn how to make three new ones: -Crostini with Goat...   More info

Baking Class: Macaron Classics

02 Dec 11:00 - 14:00 02 Dec 11:00 - 14:00 - Chicago Chicago
Read It & Eat Read It & Eat
Paris shoppers stand in line to purchase these soft, sweet meringues sandwiched with a creamy filling. Discover the tricks to making delicious ones at home. Come participate in...   More info

Wishing Tree Reading & Book Drive with Sit Stay Read

02 Dec 11:15 - 12:15 02 Dec 11:15 - 12:15 - Chicago Chicago
Women & Children First Bookstore Women & Children First Bookstore
The Christmas Truck, Sit Stay Read, and Women & Children First will be once again hosting a very special Wishing Tree this year, beginning Dec. 2 and running through the end of...   More info

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas Party

02 Dec 15:00 - 16:30 02 Dec 15:00 - 16:30 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
Ring in the reissue of Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, the beloved holiday classic from the creators of Frances the Badger, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Jim Henson's film...   More info

A Wall Street Broker Drives for Uber to Explore the New Economy

02 Dec 18:00 - 21:00 02 Dec 18:00 - 21:00 - Chicago Chicago
Dappers East Restaurant Dappers East Restaurant
P.M. Pat White presents to Chicago's historic College of Complexes on his new book, Buzz Ride: Driven to Disruption: Memoirs of an Uber Driver. Come for dinner, the program, and a...   More info

Chicago Book Launch!

02 Dec 18:30 - 20:00 02 Dec 18:30 - 20:00 - Chicago Chicago
The Book Cellar The Book Cellar
I'm excited to announce that my Audition Psych 101 workshop is now in book form...with a very nifty cover! Join me on Saturday, December 2nd at The Book Cellar any time between...   More info

Baking Class: Cookies For Santa

03 Dec 11:00 - 13:00 03 Dec 11:00 - 13:00 - Chicago Chicago
Read It & Eat Read It & Eat
Get ready to conquer your holiday baking! Students will the learn to create the best holiday cookies, perfect for any party. Leaving these cookies for Santa will definitely put...   More info

Author Demo: Craft Coffee

03 Dec 15:00 - 17:00 03 Dec 15:00 - 17:00 - Chicago Chicago
Read It & Eat Read It & Eat
If a cup of Joe is your go-to for waking up in the morning, then you are going to want to join us for this event. Coffee enthusiast and author, Jessica Easto, created a...   More info

56th Annual Shareholder Meeting

04 Dec 17:30 - 19:30 04 Dec 17:30 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores The Seminary Co-op Bookstores
Save the Date! Join us for the 56th Annual Seminary Co-op Shareholder Meeting on Monday, December 4th at 5.30pm at The Seminary Co-op...   More info

An Evening with Walter Isaacson on Leonardo DaVinci

04 Dec 19:00 - 21:00 04 Dec 19:00 - 21:00 - Chicago Chicago
Chicago Cultural Center Chicago Cultural Center
Walter Isaacson, author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin, brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in an exciting new biography. To read this...   More info

Jonathan Losos - "Improbable Destinies"

05 Dec 18:00 - 19:30 05 Dec 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores The Seminary Co-op Bookstores
This is a wonderfully serious book with a lighthearted voice. Is evolution predictable or contingent? Big question. Why do adaptations converge? Big question. Why is the platypus...   More info

Make It Take It Class- Enzo Mari Classic Chair

06 Dec 18:30 - 27 Jan 13:30 06 Dec 18:30 - 27 Jan 13:30 - Chicago Chicago
Rebuilding Exchange Rebuilding Exchange
Every workshop you sign up for between now and October 31 will enter you in a drawing to win a pair of tickets to see Nick Offerman December 1st at 7pm at the Chicago Theater...   More info

Chet Baker Quartet performed live @JRAC

06 Dec 21:00 - 22:30 06 Dec 21:00 - 22:30 - Chicago Chicago
Fulton Street Collective Fulton Street Collective
The Jazz Record Art Collective is proud to present the Dennis Luxion Quartet performing Chet Baker’s little-known release from 1955 CHET BAKER QUARTET FEATURING DICK TWARDZIK on...   More info

Bloody Reads #23: The Strain

06 Dec 21:00 - 23:00 06 Dec 21:00 - 23:00 - Chicago Chicago
Bucket O' Blood Books and Records Bucket O' Blood Books and Records
Close out the year with us as we dive into the 2009 novel by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan-The Strain. This is Del Toro's first novel, and he puts his own spin on the classic...   More info

Dr. Reginald Gibbons, Fei Sun, and Katherine Williams

07 Dec 05:30 - 06:30 07 Dec 05:30 - 06:30 - Chicago Chicago
American Writers Museum American Writers Museum
Very Short Story reading and signing with Dr. Reginald Gibbons, Fei Sun, and Katherine Williams. Books will be sold before and after the event. Reginald Gibbons is the author of...   More info

Spanish Storytime!

07 Dec 10:30 - 13:30 07 Dec 10:30 - 13:30 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
Have a blast exploring the Spanish language with Ms. April, our guest from the Chicago Public Library. Get ready to shake maracas and listen to stories in Spanish! Books, songs...   More info

Yael Shy - "What Now? Meditation For Your Twenties and Beyond"

07 Dec 18:00 - 20:30 07 Dec 18:00 - 20:30 - Chicago Chicago
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores The Seminary Co-op Bookstores
Never arrogant, deeply humble and always purposeful, What Now? makes a strong case for why meditation can help anyone better understand a moment or a life, one lived and one still...   More info

A People's History of Chicago at Curbside

07 Dec 18:00 - 20:00 07 Dec 18:00 - 20:00 - Chicago Chicago
Curbside Books & Records Curbside Books & Records
Named Best Chicago Poet by The Chicago Reader, Kevin Coval channels Howard Zinn to celebrate the Windy City's hidden history. Known variously as the Windy City, the City of Big...   More info

Author Talk: Cheers to the Publican, Repast and Present

07 Dec 18:30 - 20:30 07 Dec 18:30 - 20:30 - Chicago Chicago
Read It & Eat Read It & Eat
Considered one of Chicago’s most popular restaurants, The Publican evokes the feeling of a colonial American beer hall with its rustic décor (like a large walnut communal table...   More info

Thursday Night Book Club

07 Dec 19:00 - 15 Feb 20:30 07 Dec 19:00 - 15 Feb 20:30 - Chicago Chicago
First Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church First Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
You are invited to enjoy fellowship and a guided discussion biweekly on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30PM at First Saint Paul's. We all long to live life at its best-to fuse...   More info

Jaclyn Friedman in conversation with Veronica Arreola

07 Dec 19:30 - 21:00 07 Dec 19:30 - 21:00 - Chicago Chicago
Women & Children First Bookstore Women & Children First Bookstore
Join us for a free event celebrating UNSCREWED: WOMEN, SEX, POWER, AND HOW TO STOP LETTING THE SYSTEM SCREW US, the new book from author, activist, and podcaster Jaclyn Friedman...   More info

Daniel Ellsberg in conversation with Rick Perlstein

07 Dec 19:30 - 21:30 07 Dec 19:30 - 21:30 - Chicago Chicago
American Writers Museum American Writers Museum
From the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, an eyewitness exposé of the awful dangers of America’s hidden, fifty-year-long nuclear policy that continues to...   More info

You Are Beautiful: Chicago Billboard Miniatures

08 Dec 18:00 - 22:00 08 Dec 18:00 - 22:00 - Chicago Chicago
Galerie F Galerie F
You Are Beautiful (YAB) began in 2002 as a sticker spreading a hopeful message through public art. Since its inception, YAB has made itself known as a positive force sharing one...   More info

Greetings from Harrisburg" Flash by Ralph E. Ashwell

08 Dec 19:00 - 22:00 08 Dec 19:00 - 22:00 - Chicago Chicago
Great Lakes Tattoo Great Lakes Tattoo
We are proud to host the book release and original flash art show for the most recent publication from Yellow Beak Press Ralph Ashwell! The book contains over 100 never before...   More info

Last Kate's Show of 2017

08 Dec 19:00 - 20:30 08 Dec 19:00 - 20:30 - Chicago Chicago
the kates the kates
Join the ladies of Lincoln Square on Friday, Dec. 8th for Chicago's best all female storytelling and stand-up comedy show! Why all female? WHY NOT! Laugh it up and enjoy the...   More info

M. Evelina Galang in conversation with Almira Astudillo Gilles

08 Dec 19:30 - 20:30 08 Dec 19:30 - 20:30 - Chicago Chicago
Women & Children First Bookstore Women & Children First Bookstore
For this free event, M. Evelina Galang will discuss her first book of nonfiction with local author Almira Astudillo Gilles. Lolas’ House tells the stories, in unprecedented...   More info

Charles Rumback, Jim Baker & John Tate TAG BOOK CD Release

08 Dec 20:30 08 Dec 20:30 - Chicago Chicago
Constellation Chicago Constellation Chicago
Every graffiti writer worth his Krylon keeps a black book. A piece book. A place to gather source material for future sketches, to harness creative energy and ideas, as well as to...   More info

Crafts and Storytime with Author Pam Saxelby!

09 Dec 10:30 - 11:00 09 Dec 10:30 - 11:00 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
Author Pam Saxelby returns to read from Max and Bear, a story of patience and friendship about the importance of waiting for good things to come. Children are invited to stay...   More info

Tacori Event at James & Sons - Chicago, IL

09 Dec 11:00 - 17:00 09 Dec 11:00 - 17:00 - Chicago Chicago
James & Sons Fine Jewelers Chicago James & Sons Fine Jewelers Chicago
Join James & Sons Chicago for their Tacori Event on December 9th to view full TACORI collections in person! Date and time: Dec 9 (11:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) James & Sons 1457 N...   More info

826CHI's Goods for Good Craft Fair!

09 Dec 12:00 - 17:00 09 Dec 12:00 - 17:00 - Chicago Chicago
Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co.
Find gifts for all of those on your good list at the inaugural 826CHI Goods for Good Craft Fair, where your shopping supports 826CHI's free writing programs! Peruse cards, soaps...   More info

CWTA Alliance Women's Gubernatorial Forum

09 Dec 14:00 - 16:00 09 Dec 14:00 - 16:00 - Chicago Chicago
Chicago Temple Building Chicago Temple Building
What do the candidates for governor think about the issues YOU care about? Join CWTA and our alliance of 40 organizations at a 12.9.17 Forum to discover where all the candidates...   More info

Violet Lemay - "Artists and Their Pets"

09 Dec 15:00 - 16:30 09 Dec 15:00 - 16:30 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
Violet Lemay discusses Artists and Their Pets. At 57th Street Books About the book: Did you know that the great Pablo Picasso had many pets, including a white mouse and a goat...   More info

Unabridged's Annual Holiday Bash

09 Dec 18:00 - 21:00 09 Dec 18:00 - 21:00 - Chicago Chicago
Unabridged Bookstore Unabridged Bookstore
Save the date! On Saturday, December 9th we'll hold our annual holiday bash. Come celebrate our favorite books of the year with us! We'll have drinks, homemade cookies, raffles, a...   More info

Live Lit Performance with Jeremy Owens

09 Dec 19:30 - 21:30 09 Dec 19:30 - 21:30 - Chicago Chicago
Volumes Bookcafe Volumes Bookcafe
One night only! Join us for an amazing night of storytelling as StoryStudio students take the stage. Students from Live Lit Performance with Jeremy Owens will be reading stories...   More info

Hate the Holidays party w/ Hate Dept, Curse Mackey, WORM, Mr.Rus

09 Dec 20:00 - 23:59 09 Dec 20:00 - 23:59 - Chicago Chicago
Burlington Bar Burlington Bar
As Many of you know, over ten years ago we had started a monthly Showcase, which focused on Electro, Industrial, Gothic, New Wave, Metal and trip-hop bands both local and national...   More info

Chicago Author Event: Windy City Blues Finale

10 Dec 15:00 - 16:30 10 Dec 15:00 - 16:30 - Chicago Chicago
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
Join us for the finale of Chicago’s One Book One Community 2017, a celebration of Jewish Book Month and this year’s book, Windy City Blues. Hear Sweet G and. The Lovers' Band...   More info

Ishiro Honda: A Life In Film, From Godzilla to Kurosawa

10 Dec 15:00 - 17:00 10 Dec 15:00 - 17:00 - Chicago Chicago
Bucket O' Blood Books and Records Bucket O' Blood Books and Records
Come cozy up with us for another delightful Sunday Funday with food, drinks, conversation and awesome people! Refreshments will be served but BYOB is encouraged. Books will be...   More info

James Rollins - The Demon Crown

10 Dec 17:00 - 20:00 10 Dec 17:00 - 20:00 - Chicago Chicago
Volumes Bookcafe Volumes Bookcafe
We are thrilled to welcome best-selling author James Rollins here at Volumes on tour for his newest addition to the Sigma Force series The Demon Crown. James will be in...   More info

EUNIC Networking Event

11 Dec 18:00 - 21:00 11 Dec 18:00 - 21:00 - Chicago Chicago
Instituto Cervantes Chicago Instituto Cervantes Chicago
Participate, experiment, learn, and co-create for the future! EUNIC Chicago is looking forward to working closely with all the local, national and international organizations...   More info

Spanish Storytime!

14 Dec 10:30 - 13:30 14 Dec 10:30 - 13:30 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
Have a blast exploring the Spanish language with Ms. April, our guest from the Chicago Public Library. Get ready to shake maracas and listen to stories in Spanish! Books, songs...   More info

Lucy Biederman - "The Walmart Book of the Dead" - Sarah Geis

14 Dec 18:00 - 19:30 14 Dec 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores The Seminary Co-op Bookstores
A vastly imagined Wonderbook fearsome, hilarious, familiar and arcane in which a brilliantly savaged Walmart, both a temple and a tomb, spawns an epidemic of pharonic proportions...   More info

Ceeres of Voices: Yuri Slezkine - "The House of Government"

15 Dec 18:00 - 19:30 15 Dec 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores The Seminary Co-op Bookstores
This panoramic history plotted as an epic family tragedy describes the lives of Bolshevik revolutionaries who were swallowed up by the cause they believed in. The story is as...   More info

Ferdindand Storyhour

16 Dec 10:30 - 11:00 16 Dec 10:30 - 11:00 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
At 57th Street Books This December's release of the film version of Ferdinand has our storytellers dwelling on how much we love the book. Join us Saturday, December 16 for a...   More info

Women Your Mother Warned You About: Resistance & Resilience

17 Dec 18:30 - 19:45 17 Dec 18:30 - 19:45 - Chicago Chicago
Women & Children First Bookstore Women & Children First Bookstore
Join us for Women Your Mother Warned You About: Resistance & Resilience, an explosive evening featuring the best trans women and AMAB non-binary writers in the country. We'll be...   More info

Spanish Storytime!

21 Dec 10:30 - 13:30 21 Dec 10:30 - 13:30 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
Have a blast exploring the Spanish language with Ms. April, our guest from the Chicago Public Library. Get ready to shake maracas and listen to stories in Spanish! Books, songs...   More info

Cancelled: Spanish Storytime!

28 Dec 10:30 - 13:30 28 Dec 10:30 - 13:30 - Chicago Chicago
57th Street Books 57th Street Books
This week's storytime is cancelled. Join us next week! Have a blast exploring the Spanish language with Ms. April, our guest from the Chicago Public Library. Get ready to shake...   More info

Mel Goodman - "Whistleblower at the CIA" - Mark Karlin

08 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 08 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores The Seminary Co-op Bookstores
Mel Goodman has spent the last few decades telling us what's gone wrong with American intelligence and the American military . . . he is also telling us how to save ourselves...   More info

French cooking workshop • Basic knife skills / Rapid ragoûts

13 Jan 11:15 - 14:15 13 Jan 11:15 - 14:15 - Chicago Chicago
Alliance Française de Chicago Alliance Française de Chicago
In English With chef Madelaine Learn how to shop for, handle, maintain and store the most important tool in your kitchen. We will then practice our chopping skills by preparing...   More info

Squirrel Head Taxidermy Class

13 Jan 13:00 - 19:00 13 Jan 13:00 - 19:00 - Chicago Chicago
Sideshow Gallery Sideshow Gallery
Great Christmas Gift! $155 per person, space is limited Learn the basics of mammal taxidermy from professionally trained taxidermist Katie Innamorato! Students will be working...   More info

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Hull-House

14 Jan 12:00 - 16:00 14 Jan 12:00 - 16:00 - Chicago Chicago
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
A Family Day that highlights resistance and liberation in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The program will include a reading, discussion, and book signing of Beyond...   More info

Jackalope Taxidermy Class

14 Jan 13:00 - 19:00 14 Jan 13:00 - 19:00 - Chicago Chicago
Sideshow Gallery Sideshow Gallery
Great Christmas gift! $325/person, space is limited Learn the basics of mammal taxidermy from professionally trained taxidermist Katie Innamorato! Students will be working with...   More info

Denis Johnson Tribute Tour - "The Largesse of the Sea Maiden"

16 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 16 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores The Seminary Co-op Bookstores
Join authors Ling Ma, Daniel Raeburn, Augustus Rose, and Vu Tran for a reading, discussion and celebration in honor of Denis Johnson's final collection of short stories, The...   More info

William Mazzarella - "The Mana of Mass Society" - WJT Mitchell

19 Jan 15:30 - 17:00 19 Jan 15:30 - 17:00 - Chicago Chicago
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores The Seminary Co-op Bookstores
Effervescent with intellectual energy, Mazzarella’s 'Mana of Mass Society' is that exceedingly rare book that stands equal to its subject matter. More than a century after its...   More info

Author Demo: The Asheville Bee Charmer Cookbook

20 Jan 14:00 - 16:00 20 Jan 14:00 - 16:00 - Chicago Chicago
Read It & Eat Read It & Eat
Beekeepers Jillian Kelly and Kim Allen opened Asheville Bee Charmer in 2014, a locally owned company that offers customers small-batch, regionally based local and artisan honey...   More info

Building a Studio Archive: Tools and Digital Resources for Arts

24 Jan 18:00 - 21 Feb 20:00 24 Jan 18:00 - 21 Feb 20:00 - Chicago Chicago
Chicago Artists Coalition Chicago Artists Coalition
A two-part workshop taking place January 24 and February 21. The administrative tasks associated with applying for grants and residencies, preparing for an exhibition, or...   More info

2018 Groove Cruise Miami with Promo Code SkyDANCE

26 Jan 11:00 - 29 Jan 08:00 26 Jan 11:00 - 29 Jan 08:00 - Chicago Chicago
Salsa Bachata Chicago Salsa Bachata Chicago
Https:/facebook.com/SalsaBachataChicago In association with Promo Code SkyDANCE we proudly selected and recommended this music and dance event ... 2018 Groove Cruise Miami with...   More info

Ganesh Sitaraman - "The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution"

29 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 29 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores The Seminary Co-op Bookstores
Ganesh Sitaraman discusses The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic. At the Co-op About the book: In this original...   More info

Reading and Conversation with Jen Bervin and Matthew Goulish

03 Feb 16:00 - 17:30 03 Feb 16:00 - 17:30 - Chicago Chicago
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores The Seminary Co-op Bookstores
Silk Poems by Jen Bervin takes silk as subject and form, exploring its cultural, scientific, and linguistic complexities. Bervin’s composition corresponds to the DNA structure of...   More info

Neda Maghbouleh - "The Limits of Whiteness" - Alex Shams

06 Feb 18:00 - 19:30 06 Feb 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores The Seminary Co-op Bookstores
Neda Maghbouleh discusses The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans & the Everyday Politics of Race. She will be joined in conversation by Alex Shams. At the Co-op About the...   More info

Katie Watson - "Scarlet A"

07 Feb 18:00 - 19:30 07 Feb 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores The Seminary Co-op Bookstores
Katie Watson discusses Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law, & Politics of Ordinary Abortion At the Co-op About the book: Although Roe v. Wade identified abortion as a constitutional...   More info

Bob Saget at Thalia Hall

08 Feb 19:00 - 23:59 08 Feb 19:00 - 23:59 - Chicago Chicago
Thalia Hall Thalia Hall
Yes, Bob Saget has starred in many successful television shows, including two of the most family-friendly shows network TV has ever produced ( Full House and Americas Funniest...   More info


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