Five Best Things to Do in November

POCKET GUIDE: A cultural shortlist for November, in order of buzz

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A photo from 'Crime Unseen'


Speaking of hairy, two institutions probe society’s underbelly: the Museum of Contemporary Photography with an eerie exhibit toeing the line between forensics and high art, and the History Museum with a slate of lectures and tours on murder and mayhem.


11/2–19 A lineup of crime-themed events includes a trio of bus tours into Chicago’s checkered past (11/5, 12, 19 at 1; $45), an after-hours prowl in Bohemian National Cemetery (11/6, 20 at 3:30; $30), a stroll through Leopold and Loeb’s Kenwood (11/19 at 3; $15), and a talk on street gangs past and present by UIC’s John Hagedorn (11/15 at 7; $10). See website for full schedule. Open Mon–Sat 9:30–4:30, Sun noon–5; 11/23: 9:30–2:30. Closed 11/24. Free (kids under 13) to $14. 1601 N Clark.

Through 1/15 Crime Unseen. Can places where ugly things transpire be beautiful? This exhibit blurs the lines between journalism, forensics, and fine art with works by contemporary photographers; plus, a look at 24-hour TV crime coverage. Free. Open Mon–Wed, Fri–Sat 10–5; Thu 10–8. Closed 11/24–27. 600 S Michigan.


Photograph: Richard Barnes, Unabomber Exhibit D, 1999, courtesy of Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Mass.



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