CHICAGO HUMANITIES FESTIVAL
10/13, 10/20 The first two days of the annual culturati love fest, which continues in November, include talks from Pulitzer Prize–winning author Junot Diaz, New Yorker staff writer Katherine Boo, screenwriter Delia Ephron, and Chicago police superintendent Garry McCarthy. For prices and locations: chicagohumanities.org.
CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
10/10–24 The city’s signature flick festival includes the much-raved-about French film Blue Is the Warmest Color, plus a documentary about the legendary Elaine Stritch, and The Immigrant, one of our picks for five movies to see at the festival. Individual tickets $11. Festival passes $125–$240. Locations: chicagofilmfestival.com.
10/19 at 10:30 Catch the underrated comedienne and her brash, honest world view at this one-night-only engagement. $30–$40. Mayne Stage, 1328 W Morse. maynestage.com.
Music: Classical, New Music, Opera | Music: Folk, Country, World, Jazz | Theatre: Musicals
Music: Classic Rock, Blues, Soul | Theatre: Dramas | Theatre: Comedies | Dance
Music: Rock, Pop, Hip Hop | Museums | Art Galleries | Best of the Rest