Clinical Congress 2015 @ McCormick Place - West Building
Oct 4 – Oct 8 all-day

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has arranged Clinical Congress 2015 Abstract Programs.


Club Industry Show 2015 @ McCormick Place South Building
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm

The Club Industry Show’s in-depth, cutting-edge conference program will help you in your business, inspire personal growth and provide insight into the future of the industry.

There are many ways you can participate in the Club Industry Show Conference.

Purchase a single session ticket to attend one class
Purchase a 4-pack and choose 4 sessions that fit your needs
Purchase an All-Access Pass, which allows you to attend as many conference sessions as you would like. (excludes special events)
All conference badges include exhibit hall, the keynote speaker and welcome reception.


Joan Armatrading @ City Winery
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From October 7, 2015 – October 9, 2015

joan-armatradingJoan Anita Barbara Armatrading, MBE is a British singer-songwriter and guitarist.

As a three-time Grammy Award-nominee, Armatrading was nominated twice for BRIT Awards as Best Female Artist. She also received an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contemporary Song Collection in 1996.

In a recording career spanning 40 years, Armatrading has released 18 studio albums, as well as several live albums and compilations.

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz @ Metro
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

julian-casablancas-and-the-voidzThrough different music connections and friends in NYC and LA, Julian Casablancas+The Voidz have come together as band over the past four years. They’ve bonded over their love of beat driven, aggressive and avant-garde music with the power of modern harmonies to make it catchy and powerful. A punk band that can play any style of music, they take pride in their versatility…the band consists of Jeramy Gritter (aka Beardo) on guitar—a highly skilled guitarist as well as the self-proclaimed “trailer park hero;” Amir Yaghmai—virtuoso guitarist (grew up playing violin then listening to metal); Alex Carapetis (aka Young Pirate) on drums—bringing a whole new level of rhythm to rock music; Jeff Kite on keyboard—one of the founding members and key songwriters; and Jake Berkovici on Bass—the wise stabilizing anchor (musically and vibe-wise) as well as Stevie Wonder synth-bass wonder-child. With Julian Casablancas of the Strokes on vocals as well as directing the whole thing (much like he did with early days Strokes), the band is very much a collaboration founded on old friendships and musical kinship. The Voidz recorded ’Tyranny’ in NYC.

NSH MBA’s Conference & Career @ McCormick Place - South Building
Oct 8 @ 7:00 am – Oct 10 @ 9:00 pm

national society of hispanic mba's conference & career

Each year the NSHMBA Annual Conference & Career Expo convenes to provide students, professionals, executives and entrepreneurs an exciting venue for an unparalleled tribute to career opportunities and professional development among the Hispanic community. Over three days, the NSHMBA Conference offers premier learning encounters through live recruitment as well as networking and developmental opportunities. It provides attendees a unique access to corporate America, university partners and professional development educators. All conference corporate sponsors enjoy multiple marketing venues and significant brand visibility as well as program and product related promotional opportunities. NSHMBA will collaborate with its corporate sponsors to create custom designed benefits that meet strategic corporate objectives for both the company and NSHMBA.

This event is not open to the public.


AXIS Dance Company @ The Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From October 8, 2015 – October 10, 2015

axis-dance-companyAXIS Dance Company has become one of the world’s most acclaimed and innovative ensembles of performers with and without disabilities. Since their founding in 1987, they have won seven Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, acknowledging exceptional creative achievements in the performance and presentation of dance. The Company has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad, including two appearances on the nationally broadcast FOX television show So You Think You Can Dance. AXIS collaborates with world-class choreographers and composers to create completely new and innovative performances.

In partnership with ADA 25 Chicago, the Harris is proud to present the physically integrated dance company. ADA 25 Chicago will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2015 and leverage this historic milestone to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities through building public awareness, as well as partner commitments in four key areas: education, employment, community inclusion, and technology.

Performances are part of the 2015-16 Harris Theater Presents season. High wattage stars and accomplished masters comprise one of the most highly anticipated dance seasons to date.


Thursday: 6 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m.

The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue @ Stage 773
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

From October 8, 2015 – October 10, 2015

the-learned-ladies-of-park-aveDead Writers Theatre Collective presents David Grimm’s romantic comedy The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue translated and freely adapted from Moliere’s Les Femmes Savantes. Betty wants to marry Dicky. Her mother, Phylis, a self-proclaimed intellectual and political activist, has another man in mind – namely the hack poet and scheming opportunist Upton Gabbitt. Set in 1936 Manhattan against the backdrop of the Great Depression and impending war, this romantic comedy skewers those who wear their social conscience on their sleeve and affirms that love will conquer all.


Thursday & Friday: 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.

Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo @ McCormick Place
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm

2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo

bank-of-america-chicago-marathonThe Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On race day, runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will set out to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line in Grant Park.

A Taste of Theatre Festival @ Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 10 @ 10:00 pm

a-taste-of-theatre-festivalThis festival is perfect for those who have a passion for the arts. For over two days, you can take specialty classes, watch evening performances, attend panel discussions and more.

Historic Pullman House Tour @ Historic Pullman Visitor Center
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

From October 10, 2015 – October 11, 2015

historic-pullman-house-tourOne weekend each year, Pullman residents open their homes to the public for the annual Historic Pullman House Tour. These 120-year-old landmark homes range from executive mansions to 14-foot wide worker’s cottages to multi-unit apartments, all with a charm and uniqueness that is part of the Pullman experience.
Tour homes are chosen to present a cross-section of the different types of housing in Pullman and the many ways that homeowners blend the past and present in their historic homes.

Come visit Pullman and see behind the beautiful facades into the interiors of these landmark homes.