Show Me Chicago's top things to do this weekend beyond celebrating our Chicago Cubs

After we’ve all partied like it’s 1908, there’s got to be a little let down. Of course, this is Chicago and it looks like the Blackhawks should keep us entertained for the next seven or eight months, and the Bulls are looking good as is the arts, dining and entertainment scene.

And the Cubs return to spring training in just a little over three months where they will be facing the Cleveland Indians at Mesa on February 26.

For now, here are some ideas for this weekend–before the rush of holiday events start kicking off next weekend.

…and don’t forget to turn back (fall back) your clocks at 2 am. Sunday morning so the vampires among us can enjoy the dark days ahead.


You never know who you'll meet or what you'll see at SOFA. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer

You never know who you’ll meet or what you’ll see at SOFA. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer

Chicago’s longest continually running art fair (23 years), SOFA, returns to Navy Pier, today through Sunday. The fair showcases over 80 exhibitors, demonstrations, towering sculptures, 3D printed furniture, one-of-a-kind objects and more. Navy Pier, Festival Hall Thursday November 3 through Sunday November 6. Tickets required.

2. Fun Home

Fun Home

Fun Home

Winner of the 2015 Tony award for best musical (& 4 other Tonys), Fun Home is embarking on its first National Tour with a fast stop in Chicago at the Oriental Theatre now through November 13.

The show, based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir features Alison at three different ages as she comes to face the realities of her life.

There’s laughs, tears, music and a lot to think about in this intelligent musical featuring some of Broadway’s best including: Robert Petkoff (Broadway’s Ragtime, All The Way and Anything Goes); Susan Moniz (Broadway’s Grease); and Kate Shindle (Broadway’s Legally Blonde, Cabaret).  Click here for tickets.

3. Chicago Food Truck Festival: cancelled for Cubs Celebration foodtrucksjacksSlider_Truck_2

The inaugural Chicago Food Truck Fall Festival at Northerly Island scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday has been postponed in order to celebrate the Cubs. Stay tuned to to their Facebook page for updates.

4. Mac & Cheese Festmacandcheesefest

As the weather gets a little cooler, the food gets a little hotter. Case in point the Mac & Cheese Fest returning for year three at the UIC Forum in the heart of the Little Italy neighborhood this Saturday November 5.

This fest is broken into two three-hour session where guests can sample macs from tons of local vendors. Tickets required.

5. Chicago Humanities Festival

The Chicago Humanities Festival highlights some of the world’s best and brightest to celebrate human creativity with an amazing array of events and speakers. The fest continues at various venues through November 12. Tickets required.

6. Chicago International Children’s Film Festivalchildrensfilmfest-1

Hurry this is the closing weekend (November 5 & 6) for this great fest that showcases groundbreaking and thought-provoking new films (from over 44 countries), workshops and more for ages 2-18 at various venus throughout the city,

Click here for tickets. Or stop by the box office at at Facets (1517 W. Fullerton in Chicago).

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