Chicago Humanities Festival Free Events

Faculty, staff, and students can benefit from a partnership between IIT’s Benjamin Franklin Project and the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) by getting free tickets to select music/theater and books/literature program events from October 25 through November 9, 2014. Email or call the CHF Box Office at 312.494.9509. Please provide your name, phone number, and number of tickets you would like to reserve.

Music and Theater

René Marie: I Wanna Be Evil | Tuesday, Noember 4, 7:30-8:45 p.m. | Francis W. Parker School
The Helen B. and Ira E. Graham Family Cabaret
Poised to explode on the national scene, René Marie brings her infectious jazz stylings to a rare Chicago appearance with her trio.


Books and Literature

William Gibson | Thursday, November 6, 6-7 p.m. | Northwestern University School of Law
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his novel, Neuromancer, CHF favorite William Gibson returns to the Chicago Humanities Festival. This autumn he’ll celebrate the publication of his latest work, The Peripheral, a high-tech thriller set partly in a decadent postapocalyptic future.

Anne Rice: Vampire Chronicler | Saturday, November 8, 4-5 p.m. | UIC Forum
Perennial best-selling author and inventor of the modern vampire genre, Anne Rice has written 32 books, including the well-known Interview with the Vampire, which spawned the film adaptation with Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Kirsten Dunst. Rice will discuss her latest novel, Prince Lestat: The Vampire Chronicles.

Marcus Samuelsson | Saturday, November 8, 6-7 p.m. | UIC Forum
The Hillshire Brands Foundation Lecture on Food
Chef Marcus Samuelsson has been featured on Chopped, Iron Chef America, and Top Chef Masters, which he won in 2010. Born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden, he exploded onto the American scene at New York’s Aquavit, turning Swedish food into a sensation.