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7th Annual Chicago Fringe Festival

Wednesday, August 31 @ 9:00am – Sunday, September 11, 2016 @ 10:00pm at Various Locations in Jefferson Park 5214 W Lawrence Ave 60630 Chicago , IL

The Chicago Fringe Festival features 197 artists from Chicago and around the world celebrating theatre, dance, comedy and more! And the return of  Kids Fringe with performances and activities specifically for families! 



2016 UIC Urban Forum

Thursday, September 15 @ 9:00am – 1:00pm at UIC Forum 725 W. Roosevelt Road 60607 Chicago , IL

UIC hosts the 2016 UIC Urban Forum: Jobs and the Labor Force of Tomorrow – Migration * Training * Education


The Axe Files Live!

The Axe Files Live!

Tuesday, September 20 @ 8:00pm – 9:00pm at City Winery 1200 W Randolph St 60607 Chicago , IL

Sorry, podcast fans, this event is SOLD OUT. If you would like to join the wait list for this event, register here


Continuing Education – Teacher Retention in Illinois Public Schools

Thursday, September 22 @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm at Kenwood Academy High School 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. 60615 Chicago , IL

Join Illinois Humanities for an interactive experience about teacher retention in Chicago public schools modeled after a school day - with a keynote from Susan Moore Johnson (Harvard), followed by ten-minute classes led by Chicagoans, and a school assembly, complete with a performance by Kenwood


Debate Watch 2016 Live at the History Museum

Monday, September 26 @ 6:00pm – 10:00pm at Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark Street 60614 Chicago , IL

Be an informed voter this fall. Join the Chicago History Museum, in collaboration with WBEZ, for a series of panel discussions and televised viewings of the 2016 presidential debates live at the Museum.

Ready, Wait Wait...GO! with Peter Sagal

Ready, Wait Wait...GO! with Peter Sagal

Monday, September 26 @ 7:00pm – 10:00pm at Universal SOLE 1010 W. Monroe 60607 Chicago , IL

Did you know Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! host Peter Sagal is a seasoned marathoner? He plans to slow down and run with a few hundred fans for an easy 5K in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.



Ear Taxi Festival

Wednesday, October 5 @ 9:00am – Monday, October 10, 2016 @ 10:00pm at Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St., 60602 Chicago , IL

Ear Taxi Festival is a celebration of Chicago’s thriving contemporary music scene with concerts, lectures, marathons, webcasts, installations and artist receptions being held all over Chicago.


Sound Opinions at the Movies: A Mighty Wind

Wednesday, October 5 @ 7:00pm – 10:00pm at Music Box Theatre 3733 N. Southport Avenue 60613 Chicago , IL

The latest installment in the popular Sound Opinions at the Movies series will be the 2003 improvised mockumentary about the world of folk music, Christopher Guest’s A Mighty Wind, to be screened at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N.


40th Anniversary Frank Lloyd Wright Races

Sunday, October 23 @ 8:00am – 12:00pm at Oak Park River Forest High School 201 N Scoville Ave 60302 Oak Park , IL

Register now for this premiere event featuring flat, fast and scenic routes through historic Oak Park for all three races – the 5K Walk & Run, the 10K Run and the Youth Mile. Participants enjoy a race t-shirt, expanded finish line area with giveaways and the Trader Joe’s Oatmeal Bar.



Live Wire with Luke Burbank Special Guests to be Announced

Friday, December 2 @ 8:30pm – 10:00pm at Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. 60614 Chicago , IL

Join comedian and Emmy award-winning host Luke Burbank for the first Chicago taping of Live Wire, the fastest growing entertainment show on public radio. Get turned on to new music, comedy and conversations with a diverse range of original voices — and an anything-can-happen-vibe.

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