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Chicago Humanities Festival

Take a journey to Chicago for the Chicago Humanities Festival’s “Journeys,” November 1-14, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

The Chicago Humanities Festival is one of the major annual city events, featuring artists, writers, philosophers, scientists and much more! Celebrating its 25th year, this outstanding cultural event is dedicated to the proposition that humanities are vital to an advanced civilization.

Whether you’re a book nerd, a foodie, a global citizen, a lifelong learner or a news junkie, the Chicago Humanities Festival’s “Journeys” features programs and events suited to your tastes! Here are but a few highlights:

Noted chef Marcus Samuelsson, of the Food Network’s “Chopped,” discusses how to make his special gourmet food in your home. November 8. Anthropologist Ruth Behar discusses growing up Jewish and Cuban in her memoir, “An Island Called Home.” November 9. Legendary actor Anjelica Huston, she of the Hollywood royal Huston family, appears on Friday, November 14. Her new memoir, “Watch Me,” details a legendary life in such films as “Prizzi’s Honor,” “The Grifters,” and “The Royal Tennenbaums.”

There are events every day in multiple venues including The Chicago Temple, The Newberry Library, and The University of Illinois at Chicago. For tickets, site information and events, go to or call (312)494-9509.

Make your Chicago Humanities Festival “Journeys” experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in 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, Friday nights.