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October 17, 2019
Filipino Restaurant Week – Chicago
Oct 17
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Filipino Restaurant Week – Chicago

The first of its kind, the Filipino Restaurant Week (FRW) will now let you taste mouth-watering, original Filipino dishes on October 6-21 from more than…

Thursday October 17
Chicago
Chicago
55th Chicago International Film Festival banner ad
Oct 17
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

55th Chicago International Film Festival

The 55th Chicago International Film Festival will bring more than 150 films from around the world to the AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois…

Thursday October 17
AMC River East 21
322 E. Illinois St.
DESTINOS – 3rd International Latino Theater Festival
Oct 17
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

DESTINOS – 3rd International Latino Theater Festival

The Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA) is dedicated to help drive the local Latino theater community to a more prominent level, by amplifying Latino voices,…

Thursday October 17
Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA)
180 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 305
Oktoberfest Chicago promo
Oct 17
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Hofbräuhaus Chicago’s Seventh Annual Oktoberfest Celebration

Hofbräuhaus Chicago will bring the “oompapa” of Oktoberfest back to the Chicago area with its seventh annual Oktoberfest celebration September 13 – October 31. Guests…

Northwest Suburbs

Event details
Thursday October 17
Hofbrauhaus Chicago
5500 Park Pl.
Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns
Oct 17
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns

More than 1,000 hand-carved, real pumpkins—some as large as 150 pounds—will light up the night. Using scalpels, knives, gouges, and power tools, artists from the…

North Suburbs

Event details
Thursday October 17
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd.
Belmont Theater District Celebrates October “Month of Theater”
Oct 17
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts, Tours & Attractions

Belmont Theater District Celebrates October “Month of Theater”

The Belmont Theater District, Chicago’s Largest Theater District hosts a celebration of theater for the month of October including New Shows, Promotions and Events The…

Thursday October 17
Belmont Theater District
Lakeview
Night Out in the Parks
Oct 17
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Night Out in the Parks

Night Out in the Parks brings over 1,000 cultural events to neighborhood parks each year. Chicagoans and visitors alike, enjoy the breadth of world-class events…

Thursday October 17
Multiple Locations
Odyssey Chicago River Architecture Lunch Cruises
Oct 17
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Tours & Attractions

Odyssey Chicago River Architecture Lunch Cruises

Experience an elegant take on a classic architecture boat tour aboard the Chicago River’s only lunch cruise. What’s Included A two-hour architecture lunch cruise aboard…

Thursday October 17
Odyssey Chicago River
455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Pier Pumpkin Nights
Oct 17
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Pier Pumpkin Nights

Explore a variety of pumpkin pop-up installations throughout the Pier and enjoy fabulous fall deals at the first-ever Pier Pumpkin Nights, a month-long seasonal celebration.…

Thursday October 17
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
Transistor Chicago
Oct 17
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy

Transistor Chicago

Transistor Chicago is a local small business record/electronic shop and art gallery in East Lakeview, with work and wares from 80+ artists, many based here…

Thursday October 17
Transistor Chicago
3441 N. Broadway St.
Under The Picasso
Oct 17
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Under The Picasso

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents FREE cultural programs year round at the Daley Civic Center. The schedule is posted each month…

Thursday October 17
Daley Civic Center
50 W. Washington St.
Shedd After Hours: ’80s Night
Oct 17
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Shedd After Hours: ’80s Night

Get psyched: Shedd After Hours is going totally ’80s! Join us for a throwback Thursday full of neon clothes and neon fishes. Celebrate the decade…

Thursday October 17
6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Big Teeth Small Shorts Film Festival
Oct 17
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Big Teeth Small Shorts Film Festival

The Big Teeth Small Shorts Film Festival is a film fest exclusively screening short films all under 5 minutes long. The films come from all…

Thursday October 17
7:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Empirical Brewery
1801 W. Foster Ave
October 18, 2019
Filipino Restaurant Week – Chicago
Oct 18
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Filipino Restaurant Week – Chicago

The first of its kind, the Filipino Restaurant Week (FRW) will now let you taste mouth-watering, original Filipino dishes on October 6-21 from more than…

Friday October 18
Chicago
Chicago
55th Chicago International Film Festival banner ad
Oct 18
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

55th Chicago International Film Festival

The 55th Chicago International Film Festival will bring more than 150 films from around the world to the AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois…

Friday October 18
AMC River East 21
322 E. Illinois St.
DESTINOS – 3rd International Latino Theater Festival
Oct 18
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

DESTINOS – 3rd International Latino Theater Festival

The Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA) is dedicated to help drive the local Latino theater community to a more prominent level, by amplifying Latino voices,…

Friday October 18
Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA)
180 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 305
Oktoberfest Chicago promo
Oct 18
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Hofbräuhaus Chicago’s Seventh Annual Oktoberfest Celebration

Hofbräuhaus Chicago will bring the “oompapa” of Oktoberfest back to the Chicago area with its seventh annual Oktoberfest celebration September 13 – October 31. Guests…

Northwest Suburbs

Event details
Friday October 18
Hofbrauhaus Chicago
5500 Park Pl.
Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns
Oct 18
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns

More than 1,000 hand-carved, real pumpkins—some as large as 150 pounds—will light up the night. Using scalpels, knives, gouges, and power tools, artists from the…

North Suburbs

Event details
Friday October 18
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd.
Belmont Theater District Celebrates October “Month of Theater”
Oct 18
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts, Tours & Attractions

Belmont Theater District Celebrates October “Month of Theater”

The Belmont Theater District, Chicago’s Largest Theater District hosts a celebration of theater for the month of October including New Shows, Promotions and Events The…

Friday October 18
Belmont Theater District
Lakeview
Night Out in the Parks
Oct 18
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Night Out in the Parks

Night Out in the Parks brings over 1,000 cultural events to neighborhood parks each year. Chicagoans and visitors alike, enjoy the breadth of world-class events…

Friday October 18
Multiple Locations
Odyssey Chicago River Architecture Lunch Cruises
Oct 18
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Tours & Attractions

Odyssey Chicago River Architecture Lunch Cruises

Experience an elegant take on a classic architecture boat tour aboard the Chicago River’s only lunch cruise. What’s Included A two-hour architecture lunch cruise aboard…

Friday October 18
Odyssey Chicago River
455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Pier Pumpkin Nights
Oct 18
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Pier Pumpkin Nights

Explore a variety of pumpkin pop-up installations throughout the Pier and enjoy fabulous fall deals at the first-ever Pier Pumpkin Nights, a month-long seasonal celebration.…

Friday October 18
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
Transistor Chicago
Oct 18
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Music & Comedy

Transistor Chicago

Transistor Chicago is a local small business record/electronic shop and art gallery in East Lakeview, with work and wares from 80+ artists, many based here…

Friday October 18
Transistor Chicago
3441 N. Broadway St.
Under The Picasso
Oct 18
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Under The Picasso

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents FREE cultural programs year round at the Daley Civic Center. The schedule is posted each month…

Friday October 18
Daley Civic Center
50 W. Washington St.
Cloudgate (The Bean) at night

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