Things to Do
Things to Do in Chicago this Week: Art and Film
When: Monday at dusk
Where: ROOF at theWit, 201 N. State Street
Why you may want to attend: Continuing their popular movie Monday series, ROOF has one amazing happy hour and the perfect way to start your week. Sink into a booth, grab yourself a cocktail, and kind of watch Jurassic World on the big screen while actually chatting it up with your friends. Drink pitchers are available for only $50.
More info: ROOF
Harlem Fine Arts Show
When: Thursday, October 29th – Sunday, November 1st
Where: Merchandise Mart, 222 W. Merchandise Mart
Why you may want to attend: “The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) is the largest traveling African Diaspora art show in the United States. Since its inception in 2009, HFAS has had over 60,000+ visitors, traveled to 10+ cities as well as showcased 100+ artists and galleries.
Inspired by the Harlem Renaissance, HFAS provides a platform for … visionaries as well as American visual artists to exhibit and sell their artwork. The Harlem Fine Arts Show has also created economic empowerment, educational opportunities, and professional recognition within the multicultural community.
As the Harlem Fine Arts Show honors its past and embraces the history of now, HFAS will continue to impact communities and shape the future of the fine art world. ” – HFAS
Opening night preview Thursday. Tickets necessary.
More info: HFAS
CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
When: October 15th – October 29th
Where: (Mostly) AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois Street
Why you may want to attend: Film is a transformative medium, giving expression to different ways of thinking while confirming our shared stories and common humanity. Presenting more than 150 narrative feature, documentary and short films from over 50 countries, the 51st Chicago International Film Festival – held October 15-29, 2015 – will bring the world to Chicago. Featured Image: Adama
More info: Chicago Film Festival