5 November Happenings in Chicago

Ben Rains | Photo by Renata Pavam | November 3, 2016 | Lifestyle Best of The Best Play

Portuguese music, contemporary ballet, sprit sipping and more: November's cultural scene is heating up.
The Dance Theater of Harlem's new one-act ballet, System, boldly and elegantly explores race, gender and economics.
1. Seu Jorge Presents The Life Aquatic A Tribute To David Bowie

Brazilian actor and musician, Seu Jorge, performs beautifully smooth Portuguese renditions of David Bowie classics. Nov. 17, 9pm. Tickets from $35. Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., 312.526.3851, thaliahallchicago.com

2. The Fundamentals

A working class mother attempts to find balance during her ascent up the corporate ladder of a luxury NYC hotel in this witty and insightful production at Steppenwolf Theatre. Through Dec. 23. Tickets $58. 1650 N. Halsted St., 312.335.1650, steppenwolf.org

3. Dance Theatre of Harlem

The company’s newest one-act ballet stunningly dives into race, gender and economics, with live music from the Chicago Sinfonietta. Nov. 18-20, 7:30pm. Tickets from $30. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, 312.341.2310, auditoriumtheatre.org

4. King Charles III

The newest king tries to reassert the crown, while revealing the complexity of the current British royal family. Through Jan. 15. Tickets from $48. Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 800 E. Grand Ave., 312.595.5600, chicagoshakes.com

5. River North Whiskey Festival

Sip and sample an ample variety of whiskey, bourbon, scotch and more, from well-known Irish brands to new local Chicago-based distilleries. Nov. 12, 12 p.m. VIP tickets $60. 149 W. Kinzie St., 773.348.8899, rivernorthwhiskeyfest.com


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