Transition from the wildness of the election to the wildness of Maurice Sendak at the Museum of Science and Industry this week. Credit: courtesy Museum of Science and Industry


No matter who you’re voting for, there’s still plenty to do this week, before and after the election. Here’s some of what we recommend:

Mon 11/7: Chicago historian Sally Sexton Kalmbach hosts Chicago’s Leading Ladies, discussing the lives of entrepreneurial women from Chicago’s Gilded Age at the Driehaus Museum (40 E. Erie). 4 and 6 PM

Mon 11/7: Sophia Bush and Monica Raymund host Election Eve Bash, presented by Clandestina Chicago at Thalia Hall (1227 W. 18th). The evening supports Project Vote and feature a full night of performances from DJ Samantha Ronson, the Fly Honeys, and DJ Sandra Suave. 7 PM

Tue 11/8: Someoddpilot (1539 N. Damen) hosts Election Party on Mars, a fitting way to end this campaign season of extraterrestrial madness. The intergalactic-themed dance party features drinks, snacks, survival kits, and a champagne toast when the results are announced. 6-11 PM

Get out and vote, then head to an Election Party on Mars at Someoddpilot (1539 N. Damen) or America, F^ck Yeah! Election Night Watch Party at Wise Owl Drinkery & Cookhouse (324 S. Racine).Credit: AP Photos


Tue 11/8: Wise Owl Drinkery & Cookhouse (324 S. Racine) hosts America, F^ck Yeah! Election Night Watch Party, complete with an ale house, wine bar, outdoor patio, beer garden, and multiple flatscreen monitors and a 150-inch projector screen—you can catch the electoral drama from any seat in the house. 7 PM-Midnight

Wed 11/9: Alicia Swiz hosts the open mike SlutTalk: Service Industry Stories at GMan Tavern (3748 N. Clark). This storytelling event allows members of the audience to share their “slut” tales from working in the service industry. 8 PM

SlutTalk, the collective attempting to destigmatize the word “slut,” hosts an open mike on Wed 11/9.Credit: courtesy SlutTalk

Wed 11/9: Choreographers Venetia Stifler and Victor Alexander reinterpret Ruth Page’s Shakespeare-inspired dances in Creating Shakespeare Through Dance. This event at the Newberry Library (60 W. Walton) features performances by dancers from Ruth Page Center for the Arts. 6 PM

Ruth Page’s Shakespeare-inspired dances are revisited as part of “Creating Shakespeare” at the Newberry Library.Credit: Courtesy Newberry Library

Thu 11/10: Growing Home Inc. hosts Craft Drafts for a Cause at Empirical Brewery (1801 W. Foster) to benefit Growing Home’s farm-based employment training program in Englewood. A ticket gets you two pints of Empirical’s beer, the chance to win “booze-infused” raffle prizes, and more. 6-8 PM

11/10-2/20: The Museum of Science and Industry (5700 S. Lake Shore) unveils “Where the Wild Things Are: The Works of Maurice Sendak,” featuring 50 original works of art by the beloved artist and author. The exhibit also features words from former presidents, illustrators, friends, and celebrities on how each was impacted by Sendak’s art and storytelling.

For more stuff to do this week—and every day—check out our Agenda page.