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!
Be Inspired at the Catalyst Fall Dance Concert
Experience an evening of dance and film at the Catalyst Fall Dance Concert, featuring captivating choreography and performances by College of DuPage’s dance faculty, guest artists, and students. This evening of dance and film will excite and inspire audiences of all ages and features a variety of different styles in the art, so don’t miss your chance to see them dance the night away!
Date: November 10
Location: Belushi Performance Hall, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn
More info: atthemac.org
Salute our Veterans with Brew it Forward
Celebrate Veterans Day by showing appreciation to local heroes at the outdoor beer tasting event, Brew It Forward, with proceeds supporting the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton. You have the opportunity to purchase beer tokens for attending veterans or make direct donations to the shelter, and veterans in attendance will receive complimentary tastings. Additionally, family activities will be provided in the Tank Park, and delicious concessions can be enjoyed from Tamales+.
Date: November 11
Location: First Division Museum Tank Park, 1s151 Winfield Rd, Wheaton
More info: cantigny.org
Trot through Lisle at the Turkey Trot Tune Up
Lace up your running shoes and get ready to kick off the holiday season with the Turkey Trot Tune Up 5K in Lisle! This exciting event offers participants a fantastic opportunity to warm up for the Thanksgiving festivities while supporting a great cause. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just looking for a fun and active way to start the day, the Turkey Trot Tune Up 5K welcomes all levels of participants.
Date: November 12
Location: Lisle Community Park, 1825 Short St, Lisle
More info: active.com
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