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« Saturday October 21, 2017 »
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: 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: 5:00 pm
End: 11:59 pm

Mimi Plauché, recently named Artistic Director of Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival, today announced the first selection of films to be shown at the 53rd annual Festival, running Oct. 12 – 26, 2017.

Start: 12:00 pm
End: 12:59 pm

Created to showcase some of the highest standards of human health and environmental integrity, Healthy Home 2017 opens to the public when completed in October, and is available for tours October 14 through October 29. Tour tickets are $20 and 100% of tour proceeds will be donated to Healthy Child, Healthy World.

Start: 5:30 am
End: 8:30 pm

Join the off-road vehicle (ORV) community for some spooktacular Halloween fun on Oct. 21- 22 at Redbird State Recreation near Dugger.

Start: 12:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm

Northwest Indiana’s Largest Food Truck Event at U.S. STEEL YARD, Gary, IN
* College Football on the video board
* Music
* Kids Run the Bases
* Cash Bar

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 11:30 pm

SmoothChicago presents MINDI ABAIR & The Boneshakers on Saturday, October 21st at 6:00pm & 9:00pm. Tickets start at $39 for this show.

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra "A La Carte" Fundraiser Series presents "SCOTCH 3.0"

Dinner, Drams and Roundtable Discussion
Scottish Whiskeys and a Five Course Dinner
Saturday, October 21, 7:00-10:00 PM
Hosted By: Howard Jones and Dionne Lovstad-Jones
$125 Per Person (15 People)

Start: 8:00 pm
End: 10:30 pm

Lyric Opera of Chicago is thrilled to present international singing phenomenon Choir! Choir! Choir! at the Lyric Opera House (20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago) on Thursday, October 21 at 8pm. Hailed by The New Yorker as “a profound way for people to connect and interact,” Choir! Choir! Choir! blurs the lines between being an audience member and a performer by bringing strangers together to sing popular songs.

Start: 9:30 pm

The 3rd Annual Eric Estill Memorial 5K Run/Walk & Pasta Lunch will be held on Saturday, October 21st at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 8955 Columbia Avenue. Check-in at 9:30 AM, Run/Walk at 11:00 AM. Lunch starts at 11:30 AM. This is an officially timed race. $25 run - $10 lunch - $35 for both.

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