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« Sunday October 01, 2017 »
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Start: 7:30 pm
End: 9:30 pm

The House Theatre of Chicago proudly announces the return of Dennis Watkins in The Magic Parlour, at the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, 17 E. Monroe, for an open run. Regular performances take place Fridays and Saturdays evenings at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and Saturday afternoons at 4:30 p.m.*

Start: 11:30 pm
End: 12:30 am

The Infinite Wrench Begins Its Nonstop Run In Chicago with the Newly Launched Show from The Neo-Futurists

Start: 1:00 pm
End: 1:59 pm

The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) and the Indiana State Library (ISL) announced today the invitation to Indiana high schools to participate in the 2018 Poetry Out Loud competition.

Start: 11:00 am
End: 2:00 am

Hofbräuhaus Chicago is thrilled to bring the “oompapa” of Oktoberfest back to the Chicago area with its fifth annual Oktoberfest celebration September 15 – October 29. Guests can enjoy a plethora of festivities including authentic nightly Bavarian entertainment, freshly brewed “Oktoberfestbier” inspired by the original Hofbräuhaus in Munich, daily food specials served by Dirndl-clad waitresses, celebrity keg tapping ceremonies and more.

Start: 10:00 am
End: 10:59 am

View one of Indiana's greatest wildlife spectacles at Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area. Each fall, thousands of Sandhill Cranes visit the area's shallow marshes.

Start: 10:00 am
End: 10:59 am

Decorate a pumpkin in a way that celebrates an Indiana State Park and share it on social media for a chance to win prizes this October.

Start: 11:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

To wrap up Homecoming weekend festivities, Bishop Noll's all-alumni Mass will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1st at Our Lady of Grace Church.

Start: 3:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

The Chicago Humanities Festival revealed its full line-up for the Fallfest/17: Belief. New additions to the line-up including Tony-award winning playwright Tony Kushner, Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi, Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson, French philosopher and social critic Bernard-Henri Lévy, filmmaker Joe Swanberg, Obama Presidential Center architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, and Publican chef Paul Kahan.

Start: 3:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm

This October, the Chicago Humanities Festival and Illinois Humanities are proud to partner and present the American debut of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang's crowd out. Crowd out is a both a public performance and a civic occasion, open to all, which will feature the talents of 1000 Chicagoans from all 50 wards. This massive project represents a democratization of public performance art and is a fitting piece to complement the 50th anniversary celebration of the Chicago Picasso and The Wall of Respect, two of Chicago's most famous and enduring works of public art, in the midst of the city of Chicago's Year of Public Art.

Start: 4:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm

Blue Man Group is teaming up with Autism Speaks for the third consecutive year and will be hosting autism-friendly performances suitable for individuals and families affected by autism in New York, Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago and Orlando. In its fourth year working with Autism Speaks, Blue Man Group Chicago will also add a second autism-friendly performance October 1st to accommodate growing demand.

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