Chicago Humanities Festival

Get a dose of culture at the Chicago Humanities Festival October 29-November 12, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

This years’ Chicago Humanities Festival is a world class event featuring guest speakers addressing world issues, politics and culture. The Festival “connects people to the ideas that shape and define us and promotes the lifelong exploration of what it means to be human.” There will be over one hundred speakers in the city and in Evanston.

Guest speakers include: Humorist/essayist Maureen Down, “The Year of Voting Dangerously”; David Axelrod, former advisor to President Obama; Cosmic Speed and the Time of Science; Nancy Jo Sales, “The Secret Life of Teenagers”; How to Make a Spaceship; Yaa Gyasi, “Homegoing”; Environmental Catastrophe and Global Consciousness; Time Travel Beyond Physics and Fiction; Senator Barbara Boxer, Women in Government; Speed-reading Shakespeare; Composer Philip Glass: An Evening of Music and Conversation; Presto, an evening with Penn Gillette; Fighting for the Planet, Bill McKibben; comedian Trevor Noah, “The Daily Show; a musical tribute to Prince and David Bowie; and many, many more.

For tickets, a full list of speakers and events, and addresses, go online to http://tickets.chicagohumanities.org/.

Make your Chicago Humanities Festival experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.

Thrones: The Musical Parody

You will laugh until you lose your lunch when you come to Chicago to see “Thrones! The Musical Parody” at the Apollo Theatre October through November 15, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

“Thrones! The Musical Parody” takes all your favorite characters from HBO’s “Game of Thrones and eviscerates them with sword-like enthusiasm! A small group of actors play forty different characters, and sing and dance, and kill off all your favorite HBO heroes!

Will Tyrion’s accent ever improve? Can Jon Snow possibly know more than nothing? Just how red can the Red Wedding get? With Game of Thrones plot twists through Season 6 (read: spoilers), audiences can expect dashing men battling White Walkers, ravishing women riding fire-breathing dragons, and the infamous Walk of Shame-all set to a catchy, original score!

The show sold out its entire run at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, a festival which hosts three thousand plays from around the world. It was greeted with wild enthusiasm, and plans for the world tour were set.

The Apollo Theatre is located at 2520 North Lincoln Avenue just west of the Lincoln Park Zoo. For tickets and schedules, go online to https://www.goldstar.com/events/chicago-il/thrones-the-musical-parody-tickets.

Make your “Thrones! The Musical Parody” experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.

Field Museum of Natural History

Bring the family for an outing to Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

If you haven’t been to the Field Museum lately, you haven’t been to the Field Museum! Oh sure, there is Sue, the largest T-Rex Dinosaur ever found, and the mummies are still there. But check out these newer features:

“DNA Discovery Center.” Learn what it is, what it means about us and the planet, presented by Field Museum scientists. “China’s First Emperor and His Terra Cotta Warriors.” Learn about the clay warriors who stood guard over a leader. “Mysteries of China 3D.” See a fantastic film about the First Emperor. “Galapagos 3D.” See the islands made famous by Charles Darwin. “Women of Vision.” National Geographic photographers on assignment. “Africa 3D.” Watch a film about the wild animals of the continent. “The Ancient Americas.” Learn about the ancient Aztec Empire and its 13,000-year-old society. “Evolving Planet.” Journey through four billion years of life, all the way to the dinosaurs. And there is so much more!

The Field Museum of Natural History is located at 1400 South Lake Shore Drive. For times, more events and tickets, go online to https://www.fieldmuseum.org/at-the-field. Free days for Illinois residents October 2, 16, 30.

Make your Field Museum of Natural History experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.

Elvis Costello

Come to the Chicago Theatre October 29 to hear rock legend Elvis Costello & The Imposters, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

Elvis Costello broke into the British pub music scene in the early 1970s. His debut album, “My Aim is True” was a smash hit. He was in the first wave of the so-called British Punk movement. He has appeared as an actor both in film and television. He won a Grammy Award and a Brit Award for Best Male Singer.

“Rolling Stone Magazine” named Elvis Costello Number 80 on the Top 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. He was famously banned from “Saturday Night Live” when he purposely switched songs and infuriated producer Lorne Michaels. Costello has dabbled in classical music and was awarded an honorary PhD in Music. He has also enjoyed success as a country singer.

Various incarnations of The Imposters have been Elvis Costello’s backup band for decades.

The Chicago Theatre is located at 175 North State Street in the Loop. For tickets, go online to http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/070050F029826B5C.

Make your Elvis Costello & The Imposters experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.