Top Five Events in Chicago This November

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November 1, 2017

November in Chicago is a beautiful time of year. As the air is getting colder, the city warms up and there is no shortage of events. While it can be tempting to stay inside during the month, we think it’s the perfect time to get out and explore a new side of the city. We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 November events in Chicago. With a little something for everyone, find the event that’s right for you and we’ll see you there!


SOFA Expo Chicago

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11/2-11/5 2017

Navy Pier

SOFA (short for Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design) is a four-day expo that has been held in Chicago since 1994. Featuring some of the world’s greatest designers and artists, it’s a gallery unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Whether you’re just a fan of art or an avid buyer, SOFA Chicago needs to be on your list of stops in November. Be sure to get tickets.


Mac & Cheese Fest

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UIC Forum

The festival name should say it all. Just imagine buying a ticket to an event that includes ALL YOU CAN SAMPLE mac and cheese and FIVE free drink tickets! Be sure to pack an appetite because chefs from a variety of restaurants have created their unique take on this classic favorite. Grab your tickets in advance so you don’t miss any of this cheesy goodness.


Festival of Barrel Aged Beers 

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11/10-11/11 2017

UIC Forum

What if we told you there was a place (in Chicago) where craft brewers from all over the country came to pour the best and rarest beers they have to offer? Well, lucky for you that is exactly what happens at FOBAB! Each beer has been aged in a new or used wine, whiskey or bourbon barrel giving it some unique and complex twists. Tickets include 20 pours!


Chicago Toy & Game Fair

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11/18-11/19 2017

Navy Pier

Grab the whole family and head to the Chicago Toy and Game Fair at Navy Pier! Kids can immerse themselves in all the latest toys, meet the creators, and compete in a variety of contests. Don’t forget your tickets!


Chicago Latino Music Festival

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Runs through 11/19/2017

Various locations

Presented by the International Latino Cultural Center (ILCC), this month-long event features an array of Latin music from the colonial period to the 21st century. With events all over the city, each performance is truly an amazing view into Latino culture. To find the performance nearest to you, check their schedule.