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The Office of Community Affairs and Outreach Programs is pleased to present the following cultural events and activities. Unless noted otherwise, all programs are free to the community and registration is required for planning purposes. If you have any questions or would like to partner with us on future educational, cultural, or economic development projects, please send an email to A member of the team will respond to your query.

10:00am to 2:00pm

Wishnick Hall,  3255 S. Dearborn Street

Join us for the second Family Fun Day event in the 2019 series. Come and learn how to fly a plane using flight simulators! Experiment with dry ice! Delve into food science with food that is alive! Parents must accompany their children and complete a participation waiver onsite. Register here!

Oct 26
6:00pm to 9:00pm

IIT Tower Auditorium, 10 W. 35th Street

Chicago's finest young talent will perform music written and arranged by Robert Irving III, music director, and Dr. Timuel Black.  Irving III will conduct a 12 piece youth orchestra as they provide the backdrop for five outstanding vocalists who will work in symphony as they tell the dynamic story of Dr.Timuel Black's journey of saving France in World War II to becoming a beacon of light and hope for generations of people around the world. The evening will begin with a VIP performance and refreshments in the Main Hall of the IIT Tower Auditorium. Register here.

Oct 27