There's a chill in the air. The city and suburbs have had their 'last fling'. The 'going back to school' sales have ended. The boats have gone into dry dock. Yesterday, was the first official day of fall. People speak of being disappointed now that the weather has turned colder. Chicago winters are not something to look forward to. But this doesn't mean the end of good times in Chicago.
There is still a lot of good weather ahead. And in Chicago, there is always something to do, and a lot of good times to look forward to. Knowing about what's happening is as important as being there. Yelp is a good resource. DNAinfoChicago is an excellent site. The Local Tourist has inside information. In this column, I try to tell you about news and events that you may not know about otherwise. The smart Chicagoan will go first to the local sources. The visitor is advised to do the same.
So let's look forward to the change of weather; sweater wearing, leaves falling, and see what's happening this week, because it's not all happening on the weekends. Here are three events I think you'll enjoy.
On Tuesday, September 24 - Solitaire Miles and Willie Pickens Quintet Live at the Jazz Showcase
Wednesday, September 25 - Get Off the Couch Showcase
"Chicago's longest-running singer-songwriter showcase, featuring 4 Chicago artists playing intimate songs 'in the round' followed by a full headline set from our featured artist. Hosted by singer-songwriter, Sam Wahl, join us on the last Wednesday of every month at Wise Fools Pub."
Thursday, September 26 - R.U.R. Rossum's Universal Robots
"In 1921, Karel Capek introduced the word "robot" to a world still recovering from the ravages of war and built around it the concept that humankind would bring about its own destruction. Still relevant today, "R.U.R.: Rossum's Universal Robots" examines what it is to be human and robot, and what it means to love."
Why check with the locals? Why read my column? As native Chicagoans, we know our city. We know the people. We go to the places we write about. You'll probably see me around.