CHFWhile hanging out in Chicago this past weekend, I discovered that the Chicago Humanities Fall Festival was underway. The Festival, which started November 1, runs through next weekend, November 10, 2013, and presents several events (lecture, concerts, etc.) designed to foster awareness of culture and the humanities. This year’s Festival revolves around the theme “What Makes Us Human.”

About the Chicago Humanities Festival: “The Chicago Humanities Festival began in 1989 as a dream shared by a determined group of Chicago’s cultural leaders eager to extend the riches of the humanities to all who might benefit – that is, everyone. The Chicago Humanities Festival’s mission is to create opportunities for people of all ages to support, enjoy and explore the humanities. We fulfill this mission through our annual festivals, the fall Chicago Humanities Festival and the spring Stages, Sights & Sounds, and by presenting programs throughout the year that encourage the study and enjoyment of the humanities. Since that first year, some of the world’s most exciting thinkers, artists and performers have come to Chicago each fall for a festival that celebrates ideas in the context of civic life.”

I wish I was hanging around town a little longer to check out a few of the Festival events, but alas I am off to Kentucky as you read this.

See more about the Chicago Humanities Fall Festival here.

Learn more about the Chicago Humanities Festival here.