Rogers Park: As we make our way into tighter COVID-19 restrictions yet again, reminders of what we don’t have access to at the moment is almost all-consuming. Take a break from the worry and head over to the Lifeline Theater website for amazing virtual shows and podcasts that bring the joys of live theater to life online. This month starting on the 12th, Lifeline presents Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice: A Virtual Play adapted by Christina Calvit and directed by Dorothy Milne. Twenty dollars is the suggested donation to watch this excellent performance taped by members located throughout the country. You can view this online version Thursdays through Sundays from the 12th to the 29th of November. Find more info here.
Logan Square: Tight restaurant restrictions are an unfortunate reality these days. However, you can still grab a drink with friends in a heated cabana at Pilot Project Brewing in Logan Square. Located at 2140 North Milwaukee Avenue, the brewery has installed four heated cabanas that can seat 80 people in a socially distanced environment. Each cabana features socially distanced tables, electric heating, and open exposure on 50% of the walls to ensure increased ventilation. Reservation for two tables seating up to eight people for two hours costs $10. Find more info here.
West Loop: Starting Thursday, the 5th of November, and running each week indefinitely from Thursday to Saturday from 1 pm to 9 pm, head over to the Cobra Lounge in the West Loop for Chicago Craft: A Collective Grip Pop Up Shop. This partnership between Cobra Lounge and Jeppson’s Malört features local vendors selling their goods and a wide array of beer, including selections from All Rise Brewing, On Tour, and Half Acre. You can also grab cocktails to go created by local guest bartenders. Cobra Lounge is located at 235 North Ashland Avenue. Be sure to check ahead of time for any changes due to COVID-19 restrictions. Find more info here.
Edgewater: When’s the last time you were able to attend a literary event? This Veteran’s Day, November 11th, join author Cyndee Schaffer for a virtual discussion of her book Mollie’s War, which details her mother’s time serving as a member of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) during WWII. Presented by Edgewater Village Chicago, Friends of the Edgewater Library, and the Edgewater Branch Library, this free Zoom event starts at 1 pm on the 11th. Find more info here.
Loop: The inaugural edition of Intersect Chicago, the 2020 virtual version of SOFA (sculpture, objects, and functional art), kicks off Friday, November 6th, and runs until Thursday, November 12th. The online fair presents over 100 exhibitors’ works, with each day representing a different art form ranging from glass arts and design to contemporary arts and sculpture. Institutions from all over the world will be featured as well as discussions relating to these unique art forms. Find more info here.
Given the current COVID-19 restrictions in Chicago, be sure to check ahead of time to ensure that all events are still happening.
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