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11:00 am

Jill Abramson: Merchants of Truth

October 27 @ 11:00 am
Northwestern University, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
Event Categories: Companion Ticket

In a “post-truth” world, a strong press is necessary for a democracy’s survival.

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12:30 pm

2019 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction: Sarah Smarsh

October 27 @ 12:30 pm
Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall, 70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
Event Categories: Companion Ticket

Smarsh will be joined in conversation by Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich.

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Daniel Immerwahr: How to Hide an Empire

October 27 @ 12:30 pm
Northwestern University, Norris University Center, McCormick Auditorium, 1999 Campus Dr
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
Event Categories: Companion Ticket

Ask people to draw a connection between the words “America” and “colonies,” and most will conjure up revolutionary images of 1776.

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Amitav Ghosh: Gun Island

October 27 @ 12:30 pm
Northwestern University, Norris University Center, John J. Louis Room, 1999 Campus Dr
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
Event Categories: Companion Ticket

Join Festival favorite Ghosh as he discusses the power of connection in an increasingly disconnected world.

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2:00 pm

The Barber of Seville, Gioachino Rossini

October 27 @ 2:00 pm
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Lyric Opera House, 20 N Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606 United States

"Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!"

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A Doll’s House

October 27 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 15, 2019

One event on October 23, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on October 30, 2019 at 3:00pm

Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court
Glencoe, IL 60022 United States

This focused one-act adaptation of the Henrik Ibsen classic reinvigorates the compelling story of the vibrant young Nora Helmer, deeply devoted to her husband Torvald.

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Jane Eyre

October 27 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2019

One event on October 24, 2019 at 2:00pm

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2019

Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Ida B Wells Dr
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
Event Categories: Companion Ticket

With stirring choreography and an enthralling Victorian design, this avant-garde ballet breaks the mold of the traditional ballet heroine.

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2:30 pm

Jonathan Safran Foer: We Are the Weather

October 27 @ 2:30 pm
Northwestern University, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
Event Categories: Companion Ticket

In the face of increasingly dire climate reports, what’s an environmentally-conscious citizen to do?

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Madeline Miller: Circe

October 27 @ 2:30 pm
Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall, 70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
Event Categories: Companion Ticket

As a child, Madeline Miller was fascinated by Homer’s epics, though something about them nagged at her: Where were the women’s voices?

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Jennifer Lackey: Incarceration and Education

October 27 @ 2:30 pm
Northwestern University, Norris University Center, McCormick Auditorium, 1999 Campus Dr
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
Event Categories: Companion Ticket

Join Lackey for a conversation about using education to create a more equitable, rehabilitative, and effective criminal justice system.

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Patrick Radden Keefe: Say Nothing

October 27 @ 2:30 pm
Northwestern University, Norris University Center, John J. Louis Room, 1999 Campus Dr
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
Event Categories: Companion Ticket

Belfast, 1972: Thirty-eight-year-old Jean McConnville is abducted from her home as her children watch on in horror.

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3:00 pm

That’s Weird Grandma: Goes Trick or Treating

October 27 @ 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday, repeating until November 3, 2019

The Neo-Futurists Theater, 5153 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Stories about ghosts, haunted orphanages, and spooky horrors!

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Mosquitoes

October 27 @ 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 9, 2019

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday, repeating until November 9, 2019

Steep Theatre, 1115 W Berwyn Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
Event Categories: Companion Ticket

An intergenerational look at the gulf between decisions and their consequences.

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Christian Tetzlaff & Lars Vogt

October 27 @ 3:00 pm
Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

This evocative program features rich and colorful violin sonatas by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Franck, as well as György Kurtág.

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Fretwork with Iestyn Davies

October 27 @ 3:00 pm
UChicago Presents at Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E 57th St
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
Event Categories: Companion Ticket

Leading musicians present the music of English composers from the Renaissance and early Baroque.

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4:30 pm

2019 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Fiction: Rebecca Makkai

October 27 @ 4:30 pm
Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall, 70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
Event Categories: Companion Ticket

Rebecca Makkai’s novel, The Great Believers, set in Chicago and Paris, depicts both the height of the ongoing American AIDS epidemic and its aftermath.

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Debbie Cenziper: America’s Hidden Nazis

October 27 @ 4:30 pm
Northwestern University, Norris University Center, McCormick Auditorium, 1999 Campus Dr
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
Event Categories: Companion Ticket

In 1990, new information set off a remarkable Department of Justice search to find a group of Nazi collaborators who had been living anonymously in the United States since the end of World War II.

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Indignant Women

October 27 @ 4:30 pm
Northwestern University, Norris University Center, John J. Louis Room, 1999 Campus Dr
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
Event Categories: Companion Ticket

Had Gwendolyn Brooks and Lorraine Hansberry ever met, they would have had much to discuss.

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6:30 pm

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

October 27 @ 6:30 pm
Northwestern University, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
Event Categories: Companion Ticket

CHF welcomes Julia Louis-Dreyfus, star of the hit series Seinfeld and Veep, for a conversation reflecting on her portrayals of power throughout her career.

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