Illustration: Thumy Phan
Illustration: Thumy Phan

CPS Vaccine Awareness Day

Multiple locations Chicago, IL

On November 12, classes will be cancelled and CPS's Youth and Family COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics will operate between 9am and 4pm, giving vaccines to children aged 5-11 years. The South Side locations where CPS will offer vaccines are Richards High School and Chicago Vocational.

Free

La Santa Cecilia

Joe's Bar 940 W. Weed St., Chicago, IL

The Los Angeles-based band has amassed a fanbase in Chicago, and as an extension of the Frida Festival that took place in Pilsen last weekend, the Mexican-American band will be performing at Joe's Bar. The group plays a blend of cumbia, bossa nova, Latin rock and boleros. Must be twenty-one or older.

$36

McKinley Park Birdwatching

McKinley Park Field House 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

The Chicago Audubon Society invites all to enjoy birdwatching at McKinley Park. With over seven acres of native plantings, the park is a fruitful oasis for currently migrating and resident birds alike, such as goldfinches, waxings, catbirds, flycatchers and more. Wearing a mask and maintaining a social distance of six feet is mandatory. All are welcome to bring their own binoculars, but extras will be available.

Free

Young Creatives Open Studio (Children’s Art Class)

Local Color Arts Studio 2151 W. 79th St., Chicago, IL

Embrace your inner artist so your true colors can show! No matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned creative, you will walk away with a masterpiece of your own making. Experience the "Maker" movement: Children are planning, modeling and creating things from their own ideas using a variety of objects and mediums. Students are free to bring their imagination to life. Children get to do three activities in one class.

$25

City Council Committee on Finance Meeting

Online

The committee will meet remotely to consider financing of the Chicago Lighthouse Residences, a multi-family affordable housing development on the Near West Side. Written comments will be accepted at Owen.Brugh@cityofchicago.org until 3:00PM on November 12. Commenters may also call in on the day of the meeting to 1-833-548-0282.

Free

City Council Committee on License and Consumer Protection Meeting

Online

The committee will meet remotely. Public comment may be submitted to marye.phillips@cityofchicago.org or to carl.erickson@cityofchicago.org until 2:00PM on November 15. Instructions on remote attendance and a meeting agenda will be posted on the City Clerk's website.

Free

City Council Committee on Committees and Rules Meeting

Online

The committee will hold the third of three public hearings on the City's 2021 redistricting process, which will redraw ward maps. The window for written public comment for the hearings closed on November 8. Instructions for remote attendance will be posted on the City Clerk's website.

Free

City Council Committee on Zoning, Landmarks, and Building Standards Meeting

Online

The committee will meet to discuss proposed zoning changes and applications for planned developments. Questions may be sent to nicole.wellhausen@cityofchicago.org and raymond.valadez@cityofchicago.org. The agenda and instructions for participation in public comment will be posted on the City Clerk's website.

Free

‘Making Mexican Chicago’: Author Talk

Online

Mike Amezcua, assistant professor of history at George Washington University and the author of the upcoming book Making Mexican Chicago, will take part in an in-person and livestreamed conversation. He will speak to how working-class Chicago neighborhoods like Pilsen and La Villita became sites of upheaval and renewal after WWII as Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans attempted to build new communities in the face of white resistance and racial capitalism that cast them as perpetual aliens. Register online.

Free

City Council Meeting

City Hall 121 N LaSalle St., Chicago, IL

The full City Council will meet. Agenda and instructions for public comment and online and in-person attendance will be posted on the City Clerk's website.

Free

November Chicago Board of Education Meeting

CPS Loop Office 42 W. Madison Street, Garden Level, Board Room, Chicago, IL

Advanced registration for speakers opens on Monday, November 15 at 10:30am. You can register at www.cpsboe.org or by phone at (773) 553-1600. Speakers will have the option to participate in person or virtually via an electronic platform. The public will have access to the meeting via live stream at cpsboe.org

Free

City Council Public Safety Committee Meeting

Online

The committee will meet remotely. Written public comment may be sent to Committeeonpublicsafety@cityofchicago.org until 12PM on November 18. Instructions for attendance and the meeting agenda will be posted on the City Clerk's website.

Free

Dawtas│Mirror, Mirror Performance

Hyde Park Art Center 5020 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago, IL

Join the Hyde Park Art Center for a hybrid in-person/virtual collaborative performance led by Jamaican artist Yasmin Spiro. Dawtas│Mirror, Mirror brings together dancers, performers, and sound artists performing with and within Dawtas-a series of sculptures the artist has been creating for over fifteen years. The performance will be forty minutes long, followed by an open reggae dance session. Register online.

Free

Pilsen Food Pantry (Despensa De Comida Pilsen) Friendsgiving Jam

Pilsen Food Pantry 1850 S Throop St., Chicago, IL

Pilsen Food Pantry invites the community, friends, and local musicians to its Thanksgiving fundraiser. There will be food, drinks, live music, games, raffles and more! There is a $10 suggested donation ($5 for musicians and free for pantry volunteers). All ages are welcome.

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