Illustration: Thumy Phan
Illustration: Thumy Phan

City Council Committee on Budget and Government Operations

Online

The committee will meet to report on ongoing matters and consider new business. Writen public comment will be accepted at Committeeonthebudgetandgovernmentoperations@cityofchicago.org until 10AM on November 9. Information about online attendance, and the agenda (when it is finalized) can be found on the City Clerk's website.

Free

African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard

One Two Pru 180 N. Stetson Ave., Chicago, IL

Gallery Guichard, located on the first floor of the Bronzeville Artist Lofts, prides itself as being a safe haven for fine-art enthusiasts looking to immerse themselves in rich culture that touches the soul. Led by gallery owners and artists Andre and Frances Guichard, the gallery’s mission is to expose patrons to multicultural artists specializing in the African Diaspora. Now with One Two Pru, Gallery Guichard seeks to create an even larger platform for underrepresented artists and introduce them to a host of potential collectors.

Free

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

After School Meals

Chicago Public Library - Back of the Yards Branch 2111 W. 47th St.

Free after-school meals will be provided by the Greater Chicago Food Depository for kids and teens. Meals must be eaten on site.

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