Embrace the crisp fall days with exciting activities that’ll make your autumn glow. From checking out charming boutiques to savoring pumpkin spice treats at seasonal festivals, there is so much to see and enjoy. Venture into fall foliage trails and local landmarks to infuse a dash of adventure into your autumn plans. Don’t miss out on these activities scheduled for this weekend to fully savor the changing leaves!
Eat Up at Pilsen Gourmet
Over 25 restaurants from Pilsen and beyond are coming together at Pilsen Gourmet 2023. This event showcases the talents of some of today’s leading Latino chefs and will highlight the historic Latino culinary pioneers and new wave of culinary talents emerging. Your ticket gets you in to see chef demonstrations by national chefs, unlimited samples of culinary specialties, and a variety of Mezcal, Tequila, Crafted Beer, and Mexican beverages, including sodas and michelada mixes.
Date: November 10
Location: Apollo’s 2000, 2875 Cermak Rd, Pilsen
More info: eventbrite.com
Classy Night with Classical Music at CSO
Join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Glass & Rachmaninov. Enjoy Rachmaninov’s Third Symphony, with its poignant melodies, then the renowned violinist Karen Gomyo, collaborates with the CSO for Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 1. Glass’ concerto, from its riveting opening movement to its exhilarating conclusion, stands as one of his most compelling and potent compositions. You’ll also hear Sibelius’ beautiful “Pohjola’s Daughter,” creating an atmospheric experience to enjoy on a late fall evening.
Date: November 9-11
Time: 7:30 and 1:30PM
Location: Symphony Center, 220 S Michigan Ave, The Loop
More info: cso.org
Seinfeld & Gaffigan LIVE!
Comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Gaffigan are playing two shows at the United Center this weekend! Grab a ticket to either show, but do so quickly, because their first show set a record at the United Center for the fastest-selling comedy event in the venue’s history. Don’t miss this hilarious double act with two of the best comedians in the game right now!
Date: November 9 and 10
Location: United Center, 1901 W Madison St, Near West Side
More info: unitedcenter.com
Sing Along with Little Red at the Apollo Theatre
Join Little Red and her friends on a captivating journey through the forest to Grandma’s house and sing along in this delightful adaptation of the classic tale, Little Red Riding Hood. Will she reach Grandma’s cottage before the Big Bad Wolf? Discover the answer at this beloved Chicago Kids Company show. With a one-hour runtime, it’s perfect for the whole family!
Date: Runs through November 22
Location: Apollo Theatre, 2550 N Lincoln Ave, Lincoln Park
More info: chicagokidscompany.com
Feel the Blues at Brunch at the Beat Kitchen
Experience the toe-tapping, down-home charm of the Bluegrass Brunch at Beat Kitchen. Immerse yourself in the rhythms of live bluegrass music while savoring a brunch menu that perfectly complements the lively tunes. The cozy, laid-back atmosphere, combined with the harmonies of banjos and fiddles, creates a unique and enjoyable way to start your Sunday morning.
Date: November 11
Cost: Free Reservation
Location: Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont Ave, Roscoe Village
More info: ticketweb.com