Neighborhood News – Chicago Loop, Wicker Park, Gold Coast

November is here, but the celebration of all things spooky continues in Chicago locations everywhere. Also, the cooler temperatures can’t stop some phenomenal outdoor activities this month! Enjoy November!

A very special night is planned on Thursday, November 4, as Morgan’s on Fulton, 950 W Fulton Market, presents Taste of Fulton Market, from 5pm – 9pm. The event is a benefit for the Illinois Restaurant Association’s Employee Relief Fund. The event also celebrates the centennial of the historic building. The ticket price includes a special cocktail and a sampling of food items from Fulton Market’s celebrated bars and restaurants. Tickets are $55 per person.

For those who celebrate the spirit of Halloween past October 31, check out the House of the Exquisite Corpse at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division St., starting Friday, November 6 at 7:00 pm. The Wicker Park/Bucktown area theatre promises that “Through puppetry, sound, performance art, movement, and illusion, Exquisite Corpse will horrify and enrapture. This new immersive experience beckons you to gaze into nightmares you won’t soon forget.” Sometimes, they say, these nightmares gaze back…Tickets are $26 per person.

What does the Constitution mean to you? Broadway in Chicago is presenting the national tour of ‘What the Constitution Means to Me,’ starring Cassie Beck through Sunday, November 7, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower, 175 E. Chestnut, Chicago. Author Heidi Schreck’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-nominated play imagines how the Constitution will shape the next generation of Americans. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket, and is recommended for ages 12 and older. Tickets range from $81.50-$106.50 per person.

The Lyric Opera opens its indoor season with ‘The Magic Flute,’ composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s blend of the human and the supernatural, comedy and romance. The plot of this classic tale features a prince, Tamino, and a princess, Pamina, who “triumph over every obstacle in their search for wisdom and enlightenment, and are finally united in love.” The production also pays homage to the silent movies of the 1920s, which was praised by The Guardian, according to their website, as “a joyous yet profound staging in which animation takes centre stage…[taking] live video to new heights on the opera stage.” The Lyric Opera requires all audience members to be vaccinated.  Tickets range widely in price, check website for details.

Who’s up for a brisk run and great chocolate for a great cause? The 2021/2022 Hot Chocolate 15K/5K® on Sunday, November 7, in Grant Park, 301 S Columbus Dr.,  starts at 7am and will support the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to help end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. As the website says, every finisher gets their own finisher mug, complete with chocolate fondue, dippables, and, of course, their famous HOT CHOCOLATE! For entry fees and other information, check the website.

Alison Moran and Dean’s Team Chicago