October Events in Chicago

Posted October 17, 2017 by Manu Aggarwal

The exciting community at MakeOffices Chicago is constantly on the lookout for local Chicago events that are engaging,entertaining, educational,  and of course, fun! We’ve got an exciting October planned,  and the middle of the month is chock full of extraordinary things to do. Keep reading for the lowdown on what’s tickling our intellectual fancies this month!

The Chicago Humanities Festival’s calendar is near to bursting with talks led by the nation’s leading leading entrepreneurs, authors, and business leaders.. Of all the incredible voices  featured, we’ve got our eyes focused on Ta-Nehisi Coates, a prolific thought leader and author, Atlantic contributor, and the voice behind Marvel’s Black Panther, whose forceful writings encourage us all to engage and confront the biggest sociopolitical issues of our time. While you’re at it, don’t forget to check out their Shortlist, “CHF’s community of curious, culturally savvy Chicagoans in their 20s and 30s,” for discounts on events and books, and an opportunity to get involved in event programming.

From October 16-22, the Chicago Ideas Week brings together over 200 thinkers and doers for a combined 150 talks, conversations, and labs. With a stated mission to “stimulate, inspire, and enlighten participants while providing the opportunity for attendees to think, dream, and connect,” and ticket prices starting at $15 a pop, it’s an idea we can definitely get behind.

The American Institute of Graphic Arts local chapter AIGA Chicago is a wonderful resource for anyone seeking to get involved in the design community, whether at home or in the national scene. Check out their Small Talks series  “to learn about business practices, view work, and experience environments at local businesses.” The AIGA is  a great opportunity to get an inside look at how the studios you admire (or envy) make it all happen. The next one takes place on October 19 and features the smart folks at Elevate, so don’t delay!

With autumn bearing down on us, it’s the ideal time to raise a glass to summertime memories while welcoming the onslaught of winter that is sure to come. A mainstay in the Chicago craft beer scene, Metropolitan Brewery recently (and quietly) opened their brand new tap room in Avondale.

Be sure to check out some of these great events in Chicago during October!