Featured Events


Date/Time Event Partner
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rick Wilson author of "Everything Trump Touches Dies"
Chicago Athletic Association, Chicago IL
Lincoln Forum
Everything Trump Touches Dies deftly chronicles the tragicomic Trump story from the early campaign days through the shock of election night, to the inconceivable trainwreck of Trump's first year. Rick Wilson provides not only an insightful analysis of the Trump administration, but also an optimistic path forward for the GOP, the conservative movement, and the country.
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Andrew Roberts, Churchill: Walking with Destiny
Pritzker Military Museum & Library, Chicago IL
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Author Andrew Roberts visits the Museum & Library to discuss his book about the iconic WWII leader.
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7:00 am - 9:45 pm
Crain's Privately Held Companies Breakfast Crain's
Invite only - super secret - if you got the title and the money, you can get the invite.
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11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Speakers Series featuring, Carl Tannenbaum, Chief Economist, Northern Trust
Maggiano's Little Italy, Chicago IL
Carl Tannenbaum is the Chief Economist for Northern Trust. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Carl led a team at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago whose charter was to analyze financial risk, its implication for the broad economy and policy choices to address it. He served as the head of the entire Federal Reserve System's risk group in Washington for a year, working closely with Federal Reserve System Governors and senior officials.
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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
From White City to Green Haven: Jackson Park's Transformations
Newberry Library, Chicago IL
Newberry Library
Historian Julia Bachrach will highlight the early development of Jackson Park, exploring the ways in which natural features, Olmsted’s philosophies about society, recreational needs and expectations, and collaborations with designers such as architect Daniel H. Burnham shaped Jackson Park during the late nineteenth century.
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Public Newsroom
Build Coffee, Chicago IL
City Bureau
Every Thursday night we turn our newsroom on Chicago's South Side into an open space where journalists and the public can gather to discuss local issues, share resources and knowledge and learn to report and investigate stories.
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dr. Victor Cha - International Relations
Beamer Center Wheaton College, Wheaton IL
Wheaton College
Cha is the Senior Adviser and Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is currently coauthoring a new book, Korea After Unification: Planning for the Inevitable, which will be published by Columbia University Press.
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8:30 am - 1:30 pm
2018 Equal Justice Under Law
Dirksen Federal Building, Chicago IL
Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago
2018 Equal Justice Under Law is a constitutional issue and public policy program for high school students designed to enhance your students understanding of a recently decided U.S. Supreme Court Case.
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
David A. Dana
Buffett Center, Evanston IL
Buffett Institute
David Dana is a leading scholar in the fields of environmental law, property, land use, and professional responsibility. Before becoming a professor, he was a litigator in both the private (Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering) and public (U.S. Department of Justice) sectors.
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Crypto Happy Hour
Celtic Crown Public House, Chicago IL
Chicago Blockchain Project
Our once a month Friday Happy Hour is simply to hang out with other crypto hodlers! We provide free apps from 5 to 7pm. This is a casual event with no formal presentations. Just hang out, enjoy some food, and talk about Bitcoin with someone who wants to hear about it!
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8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Physics Slam VII
Fermilab, Batavia IL
Five scientists each try their best to make the most compelling, original argument in just 10 minutes as to why their topic is the most worthy of the title of Slam Champion! Each year this sells out well in advance, and we end up turning many people away, so we are limiting tickets to just four per person. Duplicate orders will be asked to exchange for another lecture.
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