The 21st Annual Chicago Humanities Festival: "The Body"

Wednesday, November 3 – Saturday 13, 2010 @ 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Event Info


Tickets $5-28 in advance; all programs $5 more at the door. Please note: many programs are FREE or available at reduced price to students and educators.


In the 21st edition of the Chicago Humanities Festival, we "come of age" to explore The Body. Over 100 programs at 18 venues in and around downtown Chicago present offshoots and interpretations of the theme.

Presenters include scientists and doctors, writers and poets, musicians and dancers, scholars and athletic legends on topics of birth and death, health and disease, sex and gender, and the marvel of the five senses.

Playwright Sam Shepard, author E.O. Wilson, basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Olympic marathon champion Frank Shorter, and many more join us for The Body.

For information and for tickets, visit or call 312-494-9509.