The best free things to do in Chicago in November

Go easy on your wallet and enjoy fantastic music, comedy and art all over Chicago this November
Photograph: Stacey Rupolo

We can’t believe it’s already November, either. The holidays are coming up fast, and you know what that means: You’ll soon be spending a whole lot of dough. Whether you're grabbing Secret Santa knick-knacks at Chicago’s best gift shops, splurging on a new party outfit, or catching up with old friends over a cocktail or four, the holiday season isn’t exactly kind to your wallet. Getting out and enjoying the city can be daunting when you’ve got Thanksgiving and Black Friday looming ahead. But lucky for you, we’ve rounded up the best free things to do in Chicago this November—so you’ve got no excuse to stay home.

Free things to do in Chicago in November

Comedians You Should Know
Photograph: Melissa Mamroth
Comedy, Stand-up

Comedians You Should Know

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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?

Photograph: Kelly Peloza
Things to do, Literary events

Tuesday Funk

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This eclectic reading series is where good writing and good beer mix. Every month five local writers and authors put together pieces to read while you order off Hopleaf's extensive beer menu.

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