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November 2019 events calendar for Chicago

Pack your month with the best activities, concerts, free things to do and festivals
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Fall in Chicago is in full swing, Christmas music is starting to invade coffee store playlists and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Yes, November is finally here, and there's so much to do in Chicago this month. In addition to sipping Glühwein at Christkindlmarket, you can check out a festival devoted to barrel-aged beers, see the Lincoln Park Zoo illuminated in string lights, catch Michelle Obama at United Center and so much more. Once you've sorted out your Thanksgiving travel arrangements, start plotting out the month with our guide to the best things to do in Chicago this November.

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Free things to do in November 2019

Comedians You Should Know
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Comedy, Stand-up

Comedians You Should Know

icon-location-pin Timothy O'Toole's, Streeterville

This weekly night of comedy, curated by a group of funny dudes, puts local stand-ups on your radar. It's totally free and BYOB, so why not?

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