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Universoul Circus Preview

Family/Children To-Do!: Come enjoy Universoul Circus as they showcase high energy Caribbean dancers, gymnastic acrobats and “super-silly-ous clowns. Talent that comes from around the United States, China, Ecuador, Trinidad, Tobago and Ethiopia. Price: Free! Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Daley Civic Center 50 W. Washington St. Chicago, IL 60602. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

Tuesdays on the Terrace - Joshua Abrams and Jeff Parker

Festivals To-Do!: Composer and multi-­instrumentalist Joshua Abrams has recorded nine albums as a leader, collaborated on over a hundred recordings, and composed soundtracks for Life Itself, The Interrupters, The Trials of Muhammad Ali, and Almost There. The New York Times describes his record, Natural Information as “one of the rough gems of the post­ everything era.” In the past year his ensemble Natural Information Society has performed at international festivals in Victoriaville and Ghent and toured Europe and the United… Soleil's Take: MCA returns with this summer fave! Can you take chairs? Blankets? Bring food? Check out our blog post - SunSpots: Tuesdays On the Terrace and the accompanying SunSpots vlog for a preview of the experience! View our Tuesdays On the Terrace picks! Miscellaneous Info: Enjoy an evening of free music on the MCA's Anne and John Kern Terrace and sculpture garden lawn with our annual summer performance series highlighting artists from Chicago's internationally renowned jazz community. Tuesdays on the Terrace features Chicago's quintessential jazz musicians, including the Fred Anderson Legacy Band, acclaimed cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, and saxophone and clarinetist Mwata Bowden on the MCA's terrace and sculpture garden. The performances take are hosted by are hosted by Al Ca… Price: Free! Buffet, $27. Other Times To-Do It: Tuesdays, June 7, 2016 - September 27, 2016. Venue Info: Parking? In the Gold Coast?!?! $4 discounted parking is available, but 4 bucks off of $34 is like taking a tablespoon of sand of the beach. Okay, it's not that expensive, but you ought to consider public transportation, cab or jitney (pack a bunch of folks in your car and charge them $1 each). Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit mcachicago.org.

40 Under 40: A World of OppHERtunities

Educational/Seminars To-Do!: Demoiselle 2 Femme (D2F), is a 501-(c)-(3) nonprofit organization with a rich history of providing community-based programs for girls on the far south side of Chicago as well as the south suburbs. The French derived name celebrates the passage of a girl to a woman, and the numeral “2” symbolizes the natural and spiritual footsteps of that journey. The mission of D2F is to provide holistic services, education, instruction and training to assist adolescent girls in a successful transition to womanhood. In fu… Price: $12-15. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60615. For more info visit promontorychicago.com.

Art 21/Chicago: Screening + conversation with Chris Ware, Barbara Kasten and Theaster Gates

Film To-Do!: Black Cinema House and ART21 present the Chicago premiere of Art in the Twenty-First Century: Chicago, the celebrated documentary series’ look at four acclaimed Chicago artists who transform humble materials into epic works and freely blur the boundaries between fine and popular arts. The screening will be followed by conversation with featured artists Chris Ware, Barbara Kasten and Theaster Gates, moderated by Yesomi Umolu, Exhibitions Curator at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. The evenin… Price: Free! Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Stony Island Arts Bank 6760 S Stony Island Ave Chicago, IL. For more info visit rebuild-foundation.org.

The Moth: Chicago StorySLAM - Authority Figures

Author/Artist Event Doors open at 7pm. 17 and Older (younger guests are welcome with an adult). To-Do!: Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience. Miscellaneous Info: The Moth's mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories told live and without notes. Through ongoing programs in more than 25 cities, The Moth has presented over 18,000 stories to standing-room-only crowds worldwide and it currently produces more than 500 live shows each year. Additionally, The Moth runs storytelling workshops for high school st… Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Every third Mondays and second Tuesdays of the month. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, Il. For more info visit themoth.org.

Nene Leakes SO NASTY SO RUDE

Comedy Shows at 7pm (doors open at 6pm) and 10pm (doors open at 9pm). To-Do!: Nene Leakes' ONE NIGHT ONLY "So Nasty, So Rude" Comedy Tour lands in Chicago at The Promontory! The star of Real Houswives of Atlanta graces the Promontory stage for a ONE NIGHT comedy event! Price: $25-75. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60615. For more info visit promontorychicago.com.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

New Stages Festival

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Founded in 2004, the New Stages Festival is a celebration of innovative new plays, and is designed to give playwrights an opportunity to take risks and experiment. Since its inception, New Stages has offered theatergoers a first look at adventurous new plays, many of which have gone on to receive successful full productions at the Goodman and elsewhere—including Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined. Please join us for this year’s festival which features an exciting roster of developmental product… Price: Free! Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: September 21–October 9, 2016. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Live Music To-Do!: Rebuild’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, perform back-to-back. Avery, a percussionist and composer, is recognized for his orchestral and melodic style, often incorporating the use of ‘non-musical’ objects into improvisational performances. Coultrain, a poet; singer, songwriter; and multi-instrumentalist, is known for bringing deep, dark, love through his somber but intriguing soulful music. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Thursdays. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Stony Island Arts Bank 6760 S Stony Island Ave Chicago, IL. For more info visit rebuild-foundation.org.

The Renaissance Collaborative Annual Gala

Semi-Formal/Black Tie/Gala To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the toolbar menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! Soleil's Take: This is an organization that I've been involved with since 1997, when I served as its counsel in the financing of the historic Wabash YMCA. I later went on to serve as Board Chair for several years, during which time I learned a lot of the history of Bronzeville and the Wabash Y. One of the things I appreciate most about the organization is its commitment to provide holistic housing solutions that do more than warehouse people. TRC's first project addressed the needs of formerly homeless adults and helps… Miscellaneous Info: TRC is a 501(c)(3) that was incorporated by four ecumenical churches in the community to assist in the revitalization of Bronzeville. TRC provides life skills, education, employment, health & wellness services to promote self sufficiency for the tenants of TRC. The Fitness Center for Life offers a variety of health education and fitness programming to the residents of the Renaissance Apartments as well as the community at large. TRC has broken ground on its next exciting, comprehensive housing venture: the… Dress Code: Business. Price: $125; Advance, $100. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. TRC Grand Ballroom 3763 South Wabash - 2nd Floor Chicago, Illinois (773) 924-9270. For more info visit www.trcwabash.org.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

New Stages Festival

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Founded in 2004, the New Stages Festival is a celebration of innovative new plays, and is designed to give playwrights an opportunity to take risks and experiment. Since its inception, New Stages has offered theatergoers a first look at adventurous new plays, many of which have gone on to receive successful full productions at the Goodman and elsewhere—including Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined. Please join us for this year’s festival which features an exciting roster of developmental product… Price: Free! Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: September 21–October 9, 2016. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Friday, September 30, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

New Stages Festival

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Founded in 2004, the New Stages Festival is a celebration of innovative new plays, and is designed to give playwrights an opportunity to take risks and experiment. Since its inception, New Stages has offered theatergoers a first look at adventurous new plays, many of which have gone on to receive successful full productions at the Goodman and elsewhere—including Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined. Please join us for this year’s festival which features an exciting roster of developmental product… Price: Free! Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: September 21–October 9, 2016. Friday, September 30, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Love Jones The Musical

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: The new musical adaptation of the 1997 movie Arguably one of the most celebrated black romance movies ever made, 1997's Love Jones will see a new incarnation as a stage musical, touring across the States this fall. Starring a host of top singers and acting talent including Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michele, Marsha Ambrosius, MC Lyte, Dave Hollister and Raheem DeVaughn, this romantic musical drama is released in conjunction with the movie's 20th anniversary, which originally starred Nia Long and Larenz T… Price: $47-87. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: September 30 - October 2, 2016. Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Arie Crown Theater 2301 Lake Shore Dr Chicago, IL 60616. For more info visit lovejonesthemusical.com.

Beauty Breaks

Author/Artist Event To-Do!: Join artist-in-residence Amina Ross in a skill- and- story sharing workshop series focused on black beauty and wellness. Demos will be taught by skilled beauty artists of hair styling, nail design, cosmetics, fragrance and clothing. All ages and open to the public. Price: Free! Saturday, October 1, 2016, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Stony Island Arts Bank 6760 S Stony Island Ave Chicago, IL. For more info visit rebuild-foundation.org.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

New Stages Festival

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Founded in 2004, the New Stages Festival is a celebration of innovative new plays, and is designed to give playwrights an opportunity to take risks and experiment. Since its inception, New Stages has offered theatergoers a first look at adventurous new plays, many of which have gone on to receive successful full productions at the Goodman and elsewhere—including Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined. Please join us for this year’s festival which features an exciting roster of developmental product… Price: Free! Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: September 21–October 9, 2016. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Love Jones The Musical

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: The new musical adaptation of the 1997 movie Arguably one of the most celebrated black romance movies ever made, 1997's Love Jones will see a new incarnation as a stage musical, touring across the States this fall. Starring a host of top singers and acting talent including Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michele, Marsha Ambrosius, MC Lyte, Dave Hollister and Raheem DeVaughn, this romantic musical drama is released in conjunction with the movie's 20th anniversary, which originally starred Nia Long and Larenz T… Price: $47-87. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: September 30 - October 2, 2016. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Arie Crown Theater 2301 Lake Shore Dr Chicago, IL 60616. For more info visit lovejonesthemusical.com.

Global Voices Series: The Dio Trio w/ special guest Fareed Haque

Live Music Doors open at 3:30pm. To-Do!: An acronym of its three members (Dima, Issam, Omar), the DIO Trio are truly larger than the sum of its parts. Each brings their own nuanced musical taste and training, which they manage to masterfully combine into a blend of eloquent and erudite music that touches the soul and expands the mind. Dima Orsho, a graduate of the Boston Conservatory holds a Masters degree in Opera Performance, and is an established and seasoned performer, recorded artist, and collaborator with renowned international musicians s… Miscellaneous Info: HotHouse is proud to bring its signature arts and culture programming expertise to the Alhambra Palace Restaurant. This new signature series of adventurous multi-disciplinary programming emphasizes contemporary international culture while expanding and deepening the cross-cultural connections nourished in Chicago. The GLOBAL VOICES SERIES will build a new platform for high-caliber performing arts in the center of the city. We intend to transport you on a journey of sensuous discovery, to expand your unde… Price: $25. Other Times To-Do It: Sundays through December 18, 2016. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Alhambra Palace Restaurant 1240 West Randolph Chicago, IL 60613. For more info visit www.alhambrapalacerestaurant.com.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

New Stages Festival

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Founded in 2004, the New Stages Festival is a celebration of innovative new plays, and is designed to give playwrights an opportunity to take risks and experiment. Since its inception, New Stages has offered theatergoers a first look at adventurous new plays, many of which have gone on to receive successful full productions at the Goodman and elsewhere—including Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined. Please join us for this year’s festival which features an exciting roster of developmental product… Price: Free! Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: September 21–October 9, 2016. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Love Jones The Musical

Theater 3pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: The new musical adaptation of the 1997 movie Arguably one of the most celebrated black romance movies ever made, 1997's Love Jones will see a new incarnation as a stage musical, touring across the States this fall. Starring a host of top singers and acting talent including Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michele, Marsha Ambrosius, MC Lyte, Dave Hollister and Raheem DeVaughn, this romantic musical drama is released in conjunction with the movie's 20th anniversary, which originally starred Nia Long and Larenz T… Price: $47-87. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: September 30 - October 2, 2016. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Arie Crown Theater 2301 Lake Shore Dr Chicago, IL 60616. For more info visit lovejonesthemusical.com.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Monday, October 3, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

Chosen Few Daley Plaza

Party To-Do!: Hot Lunch Mix with the Chosen Few DJs in Daley Plaza Chicago ALL SUMMER LONG. Last year saw record crowds gathered in Daley Plaza at noon for the old school, soulful and funk House Music of the Chosen Few, Chicago’s legendary DJ crew featuring Wayne Williams, Alan King, Jesse Saunders, Tony Hatchett, Andre Hatchett, Terry Hunter and Mike Dunn. For 2016, the Chosen Few DJs are back under the Picasso for House Music in Daleythe following dates: June 1, 2016 June 29, 2016 August 3, 2016 September 7, 2… Miscellaneous Info: The Hot Lunch Mix is held noon to 1pm, rain or shine, free to the public. Price: Free! Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Daley Plaza 50 W. Washington Chicago. For more info visit www.cityofchicago.org.

2016 Fall 53rd St. Dinner Crawl

Food & Wine Ticketholders should pick up their Crawl Passport before 7:00pm, which will guide them through the Crawl. To-Do!: The goal of the Dinner Crawl is to introduce diners to the wealth of culinary opportunities that exist in Hyde Park. Ticket holders will be able to sample from over sixteen restaurants on East 53rd Street. The Chamber Dinner Crawl is a fundraiser for the Chamber and six local community organizations: Hyde Park School of Dance, Kenwood School of Ballet, Hyde Park Kenwood Legends, Boy Scouts of America-Troop 599, Saint Thomas the Apostle and United Church of Hyde Park. Also a big thank you to Downtow… Miscellaneous Info: Restaurant Fall Sampler: Ancien Café & Cycles: Salmon Sliders & Turkey Bolognese A10: Folkart Farm Gemelli Pasta Salad- featuring fresh produce from our farm and house made Gemelli Pasta Cafe 53: Garlic Chicken Sandwich & Vegan Artichoke Avocado Sandwich on Dutch crunch bread Chant: Chant Fried Rice Einstein Bros.: Bagels Mini heavenly CC Cookies, BacAvoEg White French Toast Bagel, Strawberry & Banana Smoothie or Buttery Carmel Coffee Hyde Park Produce: Chicago Style Hot Dog cart… Price: $30. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. JoyJaden 1457 E. 53rd Street Chicago, Il. For more info visit businesses.hydeparkchamberchicago.org.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

New Stages Festival

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Founded in 2004, the New Stages Festival is a celebration of innovative new plays, and is designed to give playwrights an opportunity to take risks and experiment. Since its inception, New Stages has offered theatergoers a first look at adventurous new plays, many of which have gone on to receive successful full productions at the Goodman and elsewhere—including Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined. Please join us for this year’s festival which features an exciting roster of developmental product… Price: Free! Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: September 21–October 9, 2016. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

New Stages Festival

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Founded in 2004, the New Stages Festival is a celebration of innovative new plays, and is designed to give playwrights an opportunity to take risks and experiment. Since its inception, New Stages has offered theatergoers a first look at adventurous new plays, many of which have gone on to receive successful full productions at the Goodman and elsewhere—including Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined. Please join us for this year’s festival which features an exciting roster of developmental product… Price: Free! Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: September 21–October 9, 2016. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Friday, October 7, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

New Stages Festival

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Founded in 2004, the New Stages Festival is a celebration of innovative new plays, and is designed to give playwrights an opportunity to take risks and experiment. Since its inception, New Stages has offered theatergoers a first look at adventurous new plays, many of which have gone on to receive successful full productions at the Goodman and elsewhere—including Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined. Please join us for this year’s festival which features an exciting roster of developmental product… Price: Free! Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: September 21–October 9, 2016. Friday, October 7, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Music Box of Horrors

Holiday/Seasonal Preshow starts at 2pm! To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! Saturday, October 8, 2016, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Music Box Theatre 3733 N. Southport Ave. Chicago, IL 60613 773-871-6604. For more info visit www.musicboxtheatre.com.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

New Stages Festival

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Founded in 2004, the New Stages Festival is a celebration of innovative new plays, and is designed to give playwrights an opportunity to take risks and experiment. Since its inception, New Stages has offered theatergoers a first look at adventurous new plays, many of which have gone on to receive successful full productions at the Goodman and elsewhere—including Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined. Please join us for this year’s festival which features an exciting roster of developmental product… Price: Free! Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: September 21–October 9, 2016. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

Global Voices Series: Fareed and his Funk Brothers w/ Special Guests Julia Miller and Elbio Barilari

Live Music Doors open at 3:30pm. To-Do!: Fareed and his Funk Brothers with Special Guests Julia Miller and Elbio Barilari Known for their innovative group VOLCANO RADAR Julia Miller and Elbio Barilari are leaders in the field of modern improvised music. Haque has long desired to collaborate with VR, and will feature innovations in surround sound, video and audio texture. This will be a magical, mysterious and joyous sensory explosion for the eyes and ears! Miscellaneous Info: HotHouse is proud to bring its signature arts and culture programming expertise to the Alhambra Palace Restaurant. This new signature series of adventurous multi-disciplinary programming emphasizes contemporary international culture while expanding and deepening the cross-cultural connections nourished in Chicago. The GLOBAL VOICES SERIES will build a new platform for high-caliber performing arts in the center of the city. We intend to transport you on a journey of sensuous discovery, to expand your unde… Price: $15. Other Times To-Do It: Sundays through December 18, 2016. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Alhambra Palace Restaurant 1240 West Randolph Chicago, IL 60613. For more info visit www.alhambrapalacerestaurant.com.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

New Stages Festival

Theater 2pm Matinee on Saturdays and Sundays. To-Do!: Founded in 2004, the New Stages Festival is a celebration of innovative new plays, and is designed to give playwrights an opportunity to take risks and experiment. Since its inception, New Stages has offered theatergoers a first look at adventurous new plays, many of which have gone on to receive successful full productions at the Goodman and elsewhere—including Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined. Please join us for this year’s festival which features an exciting roster of developmental product… Price: Free! Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: September 21–October 9, 2016. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Goodman Theatre 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601. For more info visit www.goodmantheatre.org.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Monday, October 10, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

The Moth: Chicago StorySLAM - Hot Mess

Author/Artist Event Doors open at 7pm. 17 and Older (younger guests are welcome with an adult). To-Do!: Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience. Miscellaneous Info: The Moth's mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories told live and without notes. Through ongoing programs in more than 25 cities, The Moth has presented over 18,000 stories to standing-room-only crowds worldwide and it currently produces more than 500 live shows each year. Additionally, The Moth runs storytelling workshops for high school st… Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Every third Mondays and second Tuesdays of the month. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60615. For more info visit themoth.org.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Friday, October 14, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

Soul Brunch Cafe Day Party

Party To-Do!: Join WE Love Soul DJ Sean Alvarez for his monthly day party in the Promontory lounge parallel to the Hyde Park Handmande artisans baaar. The delicious drinks are flowing, the dance floor is open, and the jazzy, soulful sounds are abundant. Have brunch in the restaurant and then head upstairs for your favorite afternoon of the month. Price: Free! Ticket Link: RSVP Today! Other Times To-Do It: Third Sunday's of the month. Sunday, October 16, 2016, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60615. For more info visit promontorychicago.com.

Global Voices Series: Goran Ivanovic w/ Fareed Haque

Live Music To-Do!: Serbian-American classical nylon-string guitarist Ivanovic plays unabashedly beautiful music that is as captivatingly melodic and cinematic as it is technically and compositionally sophisticated" Guitar Player Magazine. Best album of 2013-Acoustic Guitar Magazine Fareed Haque is a modern guitar virtuoso. Steeped in classical and jazz traditions, his unique command of the guitar and different musical styles inspire his musical ventures with tradition and fearless innovation. Born in 1963 to a Pakistan… Miscellaneous Info: HotHouse is proud to bring its signature arts and culture programming expertise to the Alhambra Palace Restaurant. This new signature series of adventurous multi-disciplinary programming emphasizes contemporary international culture while expanding and deepening the cross-cultural connections nourished in Chicago. The GLOBAL VOICES SERIES will build a new platform for high-caliber performing arts in the center of the city. We intend to transport you on a journey of sensuous discovery, to expand your unde… Price: $25. Other Times To-Do It: Sundays through December 18, 2016. Sunday, October 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Alhambra Palace Restaurant 1240 West Randolph Chicago, IL 60613. For more info visit www.alhambrapalacerestaurant.com.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Sunday, October 16, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

Toni Braxton Hits Tour w/ Joe

Live Music To-Do!: Toni Braxton, Joe and Ro James Seven-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Toni Braxton announces her North American tour. Kicking off on Saturday, October 8 in Oakland, Braxton will tour more than 20 cities, ending with a show in Atlantic City, NJ on Saturday, November 12. Most recently, Braxton released Love, Marriage & Divorce, a duets album with Kenny Edmonds. The album took off behind Hurt You, the Urban AC #1 duet hit co-written by Toni Braxton & Babyface (with Daryl Simmons… Price: $68-125.00. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Sunday, October 16, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Arie Crown Theater 2301 Lake Shore Dr Chicago, IL 60616. For more info visit www.ariecrown.com.

Bilal

Live Music Doors open at 6:00pm. To-Do!: Bilal was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Coming from what he describes as a “regular kind of neighborhood” Bilal was first introduced to music when he attended a small local church. The congregation, made up of mostly family members, became his foremost musical outlet. In his later years, Bilal’s father introduced him to the jazz clubs around the city. It wasn’t until Bilal attended the Philadelphia High School for Creative Performing Arts that he really started taking his music seriously, realizing… Price: $34-46. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: October 16-17, 2016. Sunday, October 16, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. City Winery Chicago 1200 W Randolph St Chicago, IL 60607. For more info visit www.citywinery.com.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Monday, October 17, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

Bilal

Live Music Doors open at 6:00pm. To-Do!: Bilal was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Coming from what he describes as a “regular kind of neighborhood” Bilal was first introduced to music when he attended a small local church. The congregation, made up of mostly family members, became his foremost musical outlet. In his later years, Bilal’s father introduced him to the jazz clubs around the city. It wasn’t until Bilal attended the Philadelphia High School for Creative Performing Arts that he really started taking his music seriously, realizing… Price: $34-46. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: October 16-17, 2016. Monday, October 17, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. City Winery Chicago 1200 W Randolph St Chicago, IL 60607. For more info visit www.citywinery.com.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

Beer Vs. Wine Dinner with Duvel USA; Somm Vs. Cicerone Showdown

Food & Wine To-Do!: Beer and wine nerds unite! Join us for an evening that will be sure to tantalize the tastebuds, as we have City Winery Chicago's Beverage Director and Sommelier, Rebekah Mahru, head off against Master Cicerone Neil Witte in a beer and wine pairing dinner. 4 Courses, 9 beverages. Whether you lean towards those fermented grapes, or prefer malted treats, this will be an event not to be missed. Learn how why food, wine, and beer interact so incredibly, through the instruction of a sommelier and Master Cicero… Price: $85. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Thursday, October 20, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. City Winery Chicago 1200 W Randolph St Chicago, IL 60607. For more info visit www.citywinery.com.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

Grown Folks Stories

Author/Artist Event To-Do!: You know that story... that good, a little too truthful, story. Here's where you tell it. Grown Folks Stories is exactly the place to share and listen to those stories, by grown people. The third Thursday of every month, Cara Brigandi orchestrates two hours of five minute stories that range from the hilarious to the absolutely somber. Come join this ever-popular gathering of nonprofessional, unrehearsed storytellers, who give us the real stories we live everyday. There is no theme, no judging, no poetr… Miscellaneous Info: Seats are limited, get there early or bring a chair. Price: $5 Donation. Other Times To-Do It: Third Thursday of the month. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Silver Room 1506 E 53rd St Chicago, IL. For more info visit thesilverroom.com.

Zhou B Art Center 3rd Fridays

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The Zhou B Art Center opens Exhibitions every 3rd Friday of the month with an evening reception from 7pm-10pm. These events are free of charge and provide the community of Bridgeport and the Chicago area a unique opportunity to explore a blend of international and local art. The artists-in-residence at the Art Center open their studios to visitors, making this a unique opportunity for the community to meet working artists and discuss their work in person. The variety of the work produced by the artists-in-r… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Every third Friday of the month. Friday, October 21, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Zhou B Art Center 1029 West 35th Street Chicago, IL. For more info visit www.zhoubartcenter.com.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Friday, October 21, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Saturday, October 22, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

Love In The '90s Tour

Live Music To-Do!: YungFly Entertainment will bring a Love In The '90s Tour to The Chicago Theatre featuring Blackstreet, Teddy Riley & Dave Hollister, En Vogue, Jagged Edge, Next, Adina Howard. Price: $58.50-128.50. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Saturday, October 22, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Chicago Theatre 175 N State St Chicago Il 60601. For more info visit www.thechicagotheatre.com.

Global Voices Series: The Kaia String Quartet featuring Fareed Haque

Live Music Doors open at 3:30pm. To-Do!: The Kaia String Quartet featuring Fareed Haque, CD release Concert! This is the culmination of a project that began as a series of recording sessions for WFMTs RADIO SHOW FIESTA. The sessions have been produced by Fiesta’s host Elbio Barilari and Fiesta’s producer Daniel Goldberg. The sound engineer is Mary Mazurek and the sessions took place at the WFMT studios in Chicago. Bringing together Fareed Haque and Kaia String Quartet was a natural decision as they share a love for Latin American Music and a rh… Miscellaneous Info: HotHouse is proud to bring its signature arts and culture programming expertise to the Alhambra Palace Restaurant. This new signature series of adventurous multi-disciplinary programming emphasizes contemporary international culture while expanding and deepening the cross-cultural connections nourished in Chicago. The GLOBAL VOICES SERIES will build a new platform for high-caliber performing arts in the center of the city. We intend to transport you on a journey of sensuous discovery, to expand your unde… Price: $25. Other Times To-Do It: Sundays through December 18, 2016. Sunday, October 23, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Alhambra Palace Restaurant 1240 West Randolph Chicago, IL 60613. For more info visit www.alhambrapalacerestaurant.com.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Sunday, October 23, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

Black Theater Alliance/Ira Aldridge Awards

Theater Advanced sales only. No tickets can be purchased the night of the event. To-Do!: This To-Do will be updated as information becomes available. Choose "Notify me of changes" on the Other Event Action toolbar menu to receive automatic e-mail or mobile text updates about this To-Do! 7pm to 8pm - BTA Awards Reception in the IIT Tower Lobby 8pm to 10pm - BTA Awards Presentation in Schultz Auditorium Please contact Vincent Williams at (773) 624-5729 with questions. Mail payments for delivery no later than October 5th to: The Black Theater Alliance Awards, Inc. 412 East 43rd… Miscellaneous Info: The Black Theater Alliance Awards, Inc. (BTAA) was founded in 1995, by Vincent Williams who serves as president of the organization. BTAA is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit entity, founded to honor African Americans who achieve excellence in theater, dance and all areas of the performing and technical arts in the Chicagoland area. Dress Code: Business Attire. Price: $50. Monday, October 24, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. IIT Schultz Auditorium 10 West 35th Street (35th and State) Chicago, Illinois 60616. For more info visit www.btaawards.org.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Monday, October 24, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

The Moth: Chicago StorySLAM - Haunted

Author/Artist Event Doors open at 7pm. 17 and Older (younger guests are welcome with an adult). To-Do!: Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience. Miscellaneous Info: The Moth's mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories told live and without notes. Through ongoing programs in more than 25 cities, The Moth has presented over 18,000 stories to standing-room-only crowds worldwide and it currently produces more than 500 live shows each year. Additionally, The Moth runs storytelling workshops for high school st… Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Every third Mondays and second Tuesdays of the month. Monday, October 24, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, Il. For more info visit themoth.org.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

Incognito feat. Maysa

Live Music Shows at 7pm (doors open at 5pm) and 10:00 (doors open at 9:30pm). To-Do!: An acid jazz project with deep roots in the 1970s jazz/funk/soul world, Incognito was originally formed by Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick and Paul "Tubbs" Williams in 1979. Both were the original members of the late-'70s disco-funk group Light of the World. Whist Tubbs had been a contributing member of another L.O.T.W. off shot Beggar & Co, Bluey had formed Freeez with Jonny Rocca and Peter Maas, but throughout the time that they worked on other projects they would meet at Bluey's house in North London to play… Price: $45-65. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Friday, October 28, 2016, 7:00 PM – Saturday, October 29, 2016, 12:00 AM. City Winery Chicago 1200 W Randolph St Chicago, IL 60607. For more info visit www.citywinery.com.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Friday, October 28, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Saturday, October 29, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

Global Voices Series: Gypsy Rhythm Project

Live Music Doors open at 3:30pm. To-Do!: Jazz violinist Steve Gibons leads this unique Eastern-Western Chicago group. Along with the sophisticated jazz stylings of guitarist Mike Allemana, drummer Tim Mulveena, and bassist Dan Delorenzo, cimbalom guru Nicolae Feraru brings his Roma background to this sensuous ensemble. Romanian Gypsy culture has one of the richest musical legacies in the world, full of jazz harmonies and booty-twitching rhythms and the Gypsy Rhythm Project communicates the best of it. This HotHouse at Alhambra concert might be Nic… Miscellaneous Info: HotHouse is proud to bring its signature arts and culture programming expertise to the Alhambra Palace Restaurant. This new signature series of adventurous multi-disciplinary programming emphasizes contemporary international culture while expanding and deepening the cross-cultural connections nourished in Chicago. The GLOBAL VOICES SERIES will build a new platform for high-caliber performing arts in the center of the city. We intend to transport you on a journey of sensuous discovery, to expand your unde… Price: $25. Other Times To-Do It: Sundays through December 18, 2016. Sunday, October 30, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Alhambra Palace Restaurant 1240 West Randolph Chicago, IL 60613. For more info visit www.alhambrapalacerestaurant.com.

UniverSoul Circus

Family/Children To-Do!: “The Awesomest Show Ever” to take place under the big top is heading to Chicago as UniverSoul Circus brings the most electrifying and interactive single ring extravaganza to Washington Park! There’s no doubt about it – the 243 year history of the modern circus has finally been reborn in the form of UniverSoul Circus, nationally recognized for its unique brand of high energy audience interaction and thrilling circus artistry. Whether you’re dancing in the aisles with the Ringmaster; rapping to The Sugarh… Soleil's Take: I've got a great UniverSoul Circus Story, but it's so long I had to include it in a separate page - see SunSpots: UniverSoul Circus Story for another one of my magical adventures . . . Miscellaneous Info: Tuesdays through Fridays @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturdays @ 12 noon, 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays @ 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Price: Varied. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Sept 28-Oct 30, 2016. Sunday, October 30, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park 51st & Cottage Grove (West of the Armory) Chicago, Illinois. For more info visit www.universoulcircus.com.

Soul Brunch Cafe Day Party

Party To-Do!: Join WE Love Soul DJ Sean Alvarez for his monthly day party in the Promontory lounge parallel to the Hyde Park Handmande artisans baaar. The delicious drinks are flowing, the dance floor is open, and the jazzy, soulful sounds are abundant. Have brunch in the restaurant and then head upstairs for your favorite afternoon of the month. Price: Free! Ticket Link: RSVP Today! Other Times To-Do It: Third Sunday's of the month. Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60615. For more info visit promontorychicago.com.

The Moth: Chicago StorySLAM - Rise and Shine

Author/Artist Event Doors open at 7pm. 17 and Older (younger guests are welcome with an adult). To-Do!: Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience. Miscellaneous Info: The Moth's mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories told live and without notes. Through ongoing programs in more than 25 cities, The Moth has presented over 18,000 stories to standing-room-only crowds worldwide and it currently produces more than 500 live shows each year. Additionally, The Moth runs storytelling workshops for high school st… Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Every third Mondays and second Tuesdays of the month. Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60615. For more info visit themoth.org.

Global Voices Series: Sones de Mexico Homage to San Patricio

Live Music Doors open at 3:30pm. To-Do!: “As Juan Díes, co-founder of Sones de México and one of the driving forces behind the San Patricio concert explains, the project emerged from a collaboration with Cleland and his band at the time a few years back, when they played together as part of an event related to “The Irish Soldiers of Mexico” by Michael Hogan, and then later on were invited to play together in many of Mayor Daley’s events in efforts to bring together the Irish and Mexican communities in Chicago. At some point, the musical friends… Miscellaneous Info: HotHouse is proud to bring its signature arts and culture programming expertise to the Alhambra Palace Restaurant. This new signature series of adventurous multi-disciplinary programming emphasizes contemporary international culture while expanding and deepening the cross-cultural connections nourished in Chicago. The GLOBAL VOICES SERIES will build a new platform for high-caliber performing arts in the center of the city. We intend to transport you on a journey of sensuous discovery, to expand your unde… Price: $25. Other Times To-Do It: Sundays through December 18, 2016. Sunday, November 13, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Alhambra Palace Restaurant 1240 West Randolph Chicago, IL 60613. For more info visit www.alhambrapalacerestaurant.com.

Loose Ends f/ Jane Eugene

Live Music Doors Open at 6pm. To-Do!: The London based R&B outfit, Loose Ends, took America by storm in 1983 following the release of their first album A Little Spice and the #1 single "Hanging On A String (Contemplating)”. Soon to be followed by: "Slow Down" #1, "Watching You " #1, "You Can't Stop The Rain" #3, " Mr. Bachelor" #3. The group was formed when Royal College of Music alumni, Steve Nichol (who had just finished a world tour with the well-known British rock band The Jam) met singer/songwriter Jane Eugene at a South London party and… Price: $35-60. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Sunday, November 13, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. City Winery Chicago 1200 W Randolph St Chicago, IL 60607. For more info visit www.citywinery.com.

Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light

Holiday/Seasonal To-Do!: Nobody does the holidays like MSI. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind seasonal celebration by joining us for Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light, a Chicago tradition which began in 1942 with a single tree dedicated to the Allies of World War II. As always, the Museum’s 45-foot Grand Tree takes center stage in the Rotunda with more than 30,000 lights and 1,000 ornaments, surrounded by more than 50 smaller trees beautifully decorated by volunteers from Chicago’s ethnic communities to represent their vario… Price: $15; Chicago Residents, $13; Children 3-11, $9. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 15, 2013 - January 5, 2014. Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Museum of Science and Industry 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60637. For more info visit www.msichicago.org.

Santa in the Sky/Winter Wonderland

Holiday/Seasonal To-Do!: The red carpet is being rolled out. The decorations are going up. Santa’s coming to town. What better place to meet him than 1,000 feet up Chicago’s tallest chimney – John Hancock Center. Price: $17.50; Children 3-11, $11.50; Children under 3, Free! Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: EVERY Weekend November 16 to December 24, 2013. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. John Hancock Observatory 875 N Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit www.hancockobservatory.com.

ZooLights

Holiday/Seasonal To-Do!: Don’t miss all the fun things to see and do including: • Visits with Santa in the wildest spot in town • Animals from around the world • Live ice carving • Holiday crafts • Delicious food, hot spiced wine and unique holiday shopping. Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Weekends through January 5, 2014. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Lincoln Park Zoo 2200 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614. For more info visit www.lpzoo.org.

Grown Folks Stories

Author/Artist Event To-Do!: You know that story... that good, a little too truthful, story. Here's where you tell it. Grown Folks Stories is exactly the place to share and listen to those stories, by grown people. The third Thursday of every month, Cara Brigandi orchestrates two hours of five minute stories that range from the hilarious to the absolutely somber. Come join this ever-popular gathering of nonprofessional, unrehearsed storytellers, who give us the real stories we live everyday. There is no theme, no judging, no poetr… Miscellaneous Info: Seats are limited, get there early or bring a chair. Price: $5 Donation. Other Times To-Do It: Third Thursday of the month. Thursday, November 17, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Silver Room 1506 E 53rd St Chicago, IL. For more info visit thesilverroom.com.

Zhou B Art Center 3rd Fridays

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The Zhou B Art Center opens Exhibitions every 3rd Friday of the month with an evening reception from 7pm-10pm. These events are free of charge and provide the community of Bridgeport and the Chicago area a unique opportunity to explore a blend of international and local art. The artists-in-residence at the Art Center open their studios to visitors, making this a unique opportunity for the community to meet working artists and discuss their work in person. The variety of the work produced by the artists-in-r… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Every third Friday of the month. Friday, November 18, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Zhou B Art Center 1029 West 35th Street Chicago, IL. For more info visit www.zhoubartcenter.com.

CHI-CITY Comedy Jam

Comedy To-Do!: CHI-CITY Comedy Jam featuring: Corey Holcomb Sheryl Underwood Earthquake Dominque Red Grant Just Nesh. Price: $98.00 -$38.00. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets!]. Saturday, November 19, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Arie Crown Theater 2301 Lake Shore Dr Chicago, IL 60616. For more info visit www.ariecrown.com.

Global Voices Series: Painted Caves

Live Music Doors open at 3:30pm. To-Do!: Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Painted Caves have earned a reputation for their highly original, Arab-American music and mesmerizing live performances. Built on a foundation of Western experimentation and Middle-Eastern tradition, the group uses traditional folk and jazz instruments (oud, daf, trumpet, flute) as a base and focal point against a backdrop of hypnotic rhythm (guitar, bass, percussion) and dreamy, uplifting songwriting. Seamlessly melding shoegaze distortion with delicate microtones and vocal harmo… Miscellaneous Info: HotHouse is proud to bring its signature arts and culture programming expertise to the Alhambra Palace Restaurant. This new signature series of adventurous multi-disciplinary programming emphasizes contemporary international culture while expanding and deepening the cross-cultural connections nourished in Chicago. The GLOBAL VOICES SERIES will build a new platform for high-caliber performing arts in the center of the city. We intend to transport you on a journey of sensuous discovery, to expand your unde… Price: $25. Other Times To-Do It: Sundays through December 18, 2016. Sunday, November 20, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Alhambra Palace Restaurant 1240 West Randolph Chicago, IL 60613. For more info visit www.alhambrapalacerestaurant.com.

Roy Ayers

Live Music Doors Open at 6pm. To-Do!: Vibraphonist/vocalist Roy Ayers is among the best-known, most loved and respected jazz/R&B artist on the music-scene today. Now in his fourth decade in the music business, Ayers, known as the Godfather of Neo-soul, continues to bridge the gap between generations of music lovers. In the 60’s he was an award-winning jazz vibraphonist, and transformed into a popular R&B band leader in the 70's/80's. Today, the dynamic music man is an iconic figure still in great demand and whose music industry heavyweights… Price: $35-48. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 21-22, 2016. Monday, November 21, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. City Winery Chicago 1200 W Randolph St Chicago, IL 60607. For more info visit www.citywinery.com.

Roy Ayers

Live Music Doors Open at 6pm. To-Do!: Vibraphonist/vocalist Roy Ayers is among the best-known, most loved and respected jazz/R&B artist on the music-scene today. Now in his fourth decade in the music business, Ayers, known as the Godfather of Neo-soul, continues to bridge the gap between generations of music lovers. In the 60’s he was an award-winning jazz vibraphonist, and transformed into a popular R&B band leader in the 70's/80's. Today, the dynamic music man is an iconic figure still in great demand and whose music industry heavyweights… Price: $35-48. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: November 21-22, 2016. Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. City Winery Chicago 1200 W Randolph St Chicago, IL 60607. For more info visit www.citywinery.com.

Ginuwine

Live Music Shows at 7pm (doors open at 5pm) and 10:00 (doors open at 9:30pm). To-Do!: Ginuwine was born in Washington, D.C. on October 15, 1975, with the unlikely name of Elgin Baylor Lumpkin (after D.C.-born Basketball Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor). As a youngster, Lumpkin's interest in music was ignited by Prince and Michael Jackson, especially the latter's legendary moonwalking performance on the Motown 25th anniversary special. At the mere age of 12, he began performing at parties and bars with the local hip-hop group the Finesse Five. He later worked as a Michael Jackson impressionist an… Miscellaneous Info: Meet & Greet tickets are availableHERE! Special Toy Drive show! Guests are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for a Chicago child in need. Price: $64-78. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 7:00 PM – Thursday, November 24, 2016, 12:00 AM. City Winery Chicago 1200 W Randolph St Chicago, IL 60607. For more info visit www.citywinery.com.

Global Voices Series: Chicago Folklore Ensemble

Live Music Doors open at 3:30pm. To-Do!: The Chicago Folklore Ensemble celebrates Chicago’s immigrant musicians and helps share and pass on their stories and musical knowledge through performances that interweave music and storytelling. We interview musicians of many ethnic backgrounds, collect their songs and stories, and adapt them into arrangements for string quartet and storyteller. We also create educational programs for kids that present music and stories from around the world. The Chicago Folklore Ensemble was founded in 2015 by violinis… Miscellaneous Info: HotHouse is proud to bring its signature arts and culture programming expertise to the Alhambra Palace Restaurant. This new signature series of adventurous multi-disciplinary programming emphasizes contemporary international culture while expanding and deepening the cross-cultural connections nourished in Chicago. The GLOBAL VOICES SERIES will build a new platform for high-caliber performing arts in the center of the city. We intend to transport you on a journey of sensuous discovery, to expand your unde… Price: $25. Other Times To-Do It: Sundays through December 18, 2016. Sunday, November 27, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Alhambra Palace Restaurant 1240 West Randolph Chicago, IL 60613. For more info visit www.alhambrapalacerestaurant.com.

The Moth: Chicago StorySLAM - Persuasion

Author/Artist Event Doors open at 7pm. 17 and Older (younger guests are welcome with an adult). To-Do!: Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience. Miscellaneous Info: The Moth's mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories told live and without notes. Through ongoing programs in more than 25 cities, The Moth has presented over 18,000 stories to standing-room-only crowds worldwide and it currently produces more than 500 live shows each year. Additionally, The Moth runs storytelling workshops for high school st… Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Every third Mondays and second Tuesdays of the month. Monday, November 28, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, Il. For more info visit themoth.org.

Winter WonderFest

Holiday/Seasonal To-Do!: ‘Tis the season to have too much fun! The 12th annual Winter WonderFest presented by Bank of America returns to Navy Pier. Bring the family to experience indoor ice skating, huge inflatable slides, rides, holiday décor, music, entertainment and more - all inside an enchanted 170,000-square-foot winter playground. Your family memories are even more cherished at this beloved Chicago holiday tradition. Price: $19-58. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Navy Pier 600 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611. For more info visit www.navypier.com.

Global Voices Series: Shalizar Ensemble

Live Music Doors open at 3:30pm. To-Do!: Shalizar Ensemble performs traditional Persian music from several regions and ethnic groups within Iran, along with music from Afghanistan and Central Asia. The ensemble was started in 2014 by members of the Middle East Music Ensemble at the University of Chicago, and includes a mix of Middle Eastern and American musicians performing on traditional percussion and stringed instruments from the Middle East and Central Asia, violins, and vocals in Farsi and other languages and dialects. Shalizar is Farsi fo… Miscellaneous Info: HotHouse is proud to bring its signature arts and culture programming expertise to the Alhambra Palace Restaurant. This new signature series of adventurous multi-disciplinary programming emphasizes contemporary international culture while expanding and deepening the cross-cultural connections nourished in Chicago. The GLOBAL VOICES SERIES will build a new platform for high-caliber performing arts in the center of the city. We intend to transport you on a journey of sensuous discovery, to expand your unde… Price: $25. Other Times To-Do It: Sundays through December 18, 2016. Sunday, December 4, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Alhambra Palace Restaurant 1240 West Randolph Chicago, IL 60613. For more info visit www.alhambrapalacerestaurant.com.

Global Voices Series: Soul Souk-Holiday Market

Author/Artist Event To-Do!: The Soul Souk builds upon the popular markets held at HotHouse from the 1980’s through 2006. Now located in the beautiful Alhambra Palace Restaurant, the Soul Souk provides spacious, well-lit accommodations for artists and vendors selling high-end collectibles, hand-made crafts and one of a kind artwear. Miscellaneous Info: HotHouse is proud to bring its signature arts and culture programming expertise to the Alhambra Palace Restaurant. This new signature series of adventurous multi-disciplinary programming emphasizes contemporary international culture while expanding and deepening the cross-cultural connections nourished in Chicago. The GLOBAL VOICES SERIES will build a new platform for high-caliber performing arts in the center of the city. We intend to transport you on a journey of sensuous discovery, to expand your unde… Other Times To-Do It: December 10-11, 2016. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Alhambra Palace Restaurant 1240 West Randolph Chicago, IL 60613. For more info visit www.alhambrapalacerestaurant.com.

Global Voices Series: Soul Souk-Holiday Market

Author/Artist Event To-Do!: The Soul Souk builds upon the popular markets held at HotHouse from the 1980’s through 2006. Now located in the beautiful Alhambra Palace Restaurant, the Soul Souk provides spacious, well-lit accommodations for artists and vendors selling high-end collectibles, hand-made crafts and one of a kind artwear. Miscellaneous Info: HotHouse is proud to bring its signature arts and culture programming expertise to the Alhambra Palace Restaurant. This new signature series of adventurous multi-disciplinary programming emphasizes contemporary international culture while expanding and deepening the cross-cultural connections nourished in Chicago. The GLOBAL VOICES SERIES will build a new platform for high-caliber performing arts in the center of the city. We intend to transport you on a journey of sensuous discovery, to expand your unde… Other Times To-Do It: December 10-11, 2016. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Alhambra Palace Restaurant 1240 West Randolph Chicago, IL 60613. For more info visit www.alhambrapalacerestaurant.com.

Soul Brunch Cafe Day Party

Party To-Do!: Join WE Love Soul DJ Sean Alvarez for his monthly day party in the Promontory lounge parallel to the Hyde Park Handmande artisans baaar. The delicious drinks are flowing, the dance floor is open, and the jazzy, soulful sounds are abundant. Have brunch in the restaurant and then head upstairs for your favorite afternoon of the month. Price: Free! Ticket Link: RSVP Today! Other Times To-Do It: Third Sunday's of the month. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60615. For more info visit promontorychicago.com.

Annual Music Box Christmas Show

Film To-Do!: One of the most popular and beloved Christmas traditions in Chicago is celebrating its 29th anniversary this year. Come celebrate the holidays with the Music Box! Who could have predicted on that snowy Christmas Eve in 1983, when the operator of a vintage movie theater in Chicago decided to show two old holiday movies and sing a few Christmas carols during the intermission, that 29 years later the Music Box Christmas Show would become an 8-day extravaganza that grows more popular with each passing year?… Soleil's Take: The time span includes the sing-along and two films, though you can opt for only one film. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 6:30 PM – 11:30 PM. Music Box Theatre 3733 N. Southport Ave. Chicago, IL 60613. For more info visit www.musicboxtheatre.com.

The Moth: Chicago StorySLAM - Give and Take

Author/Artist Event Doors open at 7pm. 17 and Older (younger guests are welcome with an adult). To-Do!: Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience. Miscellaneous Info: The Moth's mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories told live and without notes. Through ongoing programs in more than 25 cities, The Moth has presented over 18,000 stories to standing-room-only crowds worldwide and it currently produces more than 500 live shows each year. Additionally, The Moth runs storytelling workshops for high school st… Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Every third Mondays and second Tuesdays of the month. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60615. For more info visit themoth.org.

Grown Folks Stories

Author/Artist Event To-Do!: You know that story... that good, a little too truthful, story. Here's where you tell it. Grown Folks Stories is exactly the place to share and listen to those stories, by grown people. The third Thursday of every month, Cara Brigandi orchestrates two hours of five minute stories that range from the hilarious to the absolutely somber. Come join this ever-popular gathering of nonprofessional, unrehearsed storytellers, who give us the real stories we live everyday. There is no theme, no judging, no poetr… Miscellaneous Info: Seats are limited, get there early or bring a chair. Price: $5 Donation. Other Times To-Do It: Third Thursday of the month. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Silver Room 1506 E 53rd St Chicago, IL. For more info visit thesilverroom.com.

Zhou B Art Center 3rd Fridays

Art/Exhibit To-Do!: The Zhou B Art Center opens Exhibitions every 3rd Friday of the month with an evening reception from 7pm-10pm. These events are free of charge and provide the community of Bridgeport and the Chicago area a unique opportunity to explore a blend of international and local art. The artists-in-residence at the Art Center open their studios to visitors, making this a unique opportunity for the community to meet working artists and discuss their work in person. The variety of the work produced by the artists-in-r… Price: Free! Other Times To-Do It: Every third Friday of the month. Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Zhou B Art Center 1029 West 35th Street Chicago, IL. For more info visit www.zhoubartcenter.com.

Global Voices Series: Fulcrum Point New Music Project Presents Peace, Politics, Poetry, Prayer: Are You Experienced?

Live Music Doors open at 3:30pm. To-Do!: Celebrating its 18th Year, Fulcrum Point New Music Project engages its audience in its annual probing, questioning, ranting, musical ritual; an invocation of peace. In a year stained by racist rhetoric and demagoguery, violent extremism around the world, and political myopia, Fulcrum Point brings together the cool minimalism of Terry Riley, David Lang and Ted Hearne with the powerful poetics of Kevin Coval and LTAB national finalist, Stella Binion. Miscellaneous Info: HotHouse is proud to bring its signature arts and culture programming expertise to the Alhambra Palace Restaurant. This new signature series of adventurous multi-disciplinary programming emphasizes contemporary international culture while expanding and deepening the cross-cultural connections nourished in Chicago. The GLOBAL VOICES SERIES will build a new platform for high-caliber performing arts in the center of the city. We intend to transport you on a journey of sensuous discovery, to expand your unde… Price: $10-25. Other Times To-Do It: Sundays through December 18, 2016. Sunday, December 18, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Alhambra Palace Restaurant 1240 West Randolph Chicago, IL 60613. For more info visit www.alhambrapalacerestaurant.com.

Shemekia Copeland's Holiday Blues Bash

Live Music Shows at 5pm (doors open at 4:00pm) and 8:00 (doors open at 7:30pm). To-Do!: "Shemekia’s a ball-of-fire vocalist with a voice that’s part Memphis, part Chicago and all woman…devastatingly powerful. She’s a great singer, period." –Chicago Sun-Times "Shemekia captures the timelessness of the blues while spinning it forward with remarkable maturity." –USA Today Whether she’s belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds… Price: $28-42. Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Sunday, December 18, 2016, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. City Winery Chicago 1200 W Randolph St Chicago, IL 60607. For more info visit www.citywinery.com.

The Moth: Chicago StorySLAM - Food

Author/Artist Event Doors open at 7pm. 17 and Older (younger guests are welcome with an adult). To-Do!: Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience. Miscellaneous Info: The Moth's mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories told live and without notes. Through ongoing programs in more than 25 cities, The Moth has presented over 18,000 stories to standing-room-only crowds worldwide and it currently produces more than 500 live shows each year. Additionally, The Moth runs storytelling workshops for high school st… Ticket Link: Purchase Tickets! Other Times To-Do It: Every third Mondays and second Tuesdays of the month. Monday, December 19, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, Il. For more info visit themoth.org.