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2020-10

Fulton Market Oktoberfest

10-01 @ 3:00 pm - 10-30 @ 11:00 pm CDT
PB&J West Loop, 205 North Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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$20

Fulton Market Oktoberfest takes place at Chicago's newest hangout PB&J. Experience cold German beers on tap, fresh brats and giant pretzels or one of our specialty themed cocktails. Fulton Market Oktoberfest is open Thursday-Sunday beginning October 1st. This event is limited capacity outdoor and indoor capacity. Reserve your four-top or six-top table for guaranteed seating and $10 food vouchers per person for your party. Lace up your dirndls and lederhosen to enhance your participation in stein holding and hammer striking…

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Tasveer South Asian Litfest

10-20 @ 5:00 pm - 10-25 @ 8:00 pm PDT

Register here to get the latest updates on the festival, lineup, programs, panels, and more! As we move closer to the festival, we'll also keep you posted on where and how to watch the live events, how to participate in panel Q&A's, etc.We’re celebrating the second annual Tasveer South Asian Litfest (TSAL) virtually from October 20-25, 2020. This free event will feature South Asian writers participating in unique virtual events focused on various themes through book readings, panel discussions, and…

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Get “Centered” with Online Yoga

10-21 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm CDT

Stay home and stay fit! Have you always wanted to see what yoga is all about but were nervous to take a class? We are here for you! Board Member and yoga instructor Caroline Hennessy will be offering weekly yoga classes online every Wednesday at noon. (Home cameras are off, so you can keep the PJs and bedhead!)

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TSAL 2020: Writers on Writing

10-21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

This program features authors exploring their craft and sharing their creative journeys. Join us to hear from scholar Anu Taranath (Beyond Guilt Trip), mystery writer Bharti Kirchner (Murder at Andaman), poet Dilruba Ahmed (Bring Now the Angels), and short story-writer Shruti Swamy (A House Is a Body) as they explore the creative life and the individual adventures that led them to where they are today. To check out more events from our litfest, click here.NoteAs we move closer to the…

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Virtual Artist Talk: Chris Hyndman; Carlos Melian

10-22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CDT

Join us for a virtual panel discussion with Chris Hyndman and Carlos Melian via Zoom on Thursday, October 22 from 5:30 - 6:30pm! At this virtual artist talk, guests will have the opportunity to hear from each of the artists Chris Hyndman and Carlos Melian.The artists will both talk their work, and at the end of the event, we will have a Q&A session.ABOUT THE ARTISTSChris Hyndman makes paintings that focus on color and texture, structured surfaces, and the function…

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TSAL 2020: Dalitness in Diaspora

10-22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

We bring together Dalit authors in a conversation about their work, perspectives, experience of being Dalit in the South Asian diaspora TSAL brings together four Dalit authors in a conversation about their work, perspectives, and the experience of being Dalit in the South Asian diaspora.Until recently there were rarely any open conversations about caste within the South Asian diaspora. An age-old distinction that is often unnoticeable to non-South Asians, Dalitness in diaspora is often manifested through coded behaviors, omissions, as…

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Annual Diversity Leadership Panel Discussion

10-23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
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Join us for a special event this year, featuring the leadership team from Valparaiso. This is the 3rd Annual Celebration of National Diversity Day in Valparaiso. Leadership from Valparaiso: Lori Bracket, Director HR, Porter Health, Valparaiso Maggie Clifton, Director of Community Engagement, City of Valparaiso Joe Hall, Captain, Valparaiso Police Department Erin Hawkins, Director of Social Emotional Learning, Valparaiso CommunitySchools  Dr. Jim McCall, Valparaiso Community Schools, Superintendent Aco Sikoski, Chancellor, IVY Tech in Valparaiso Paula Tillman, Attorney, Mediator Register…

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TSAL 2020 | In Development: Making the Leap from Page to Screen

10-23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

BTS look at how a book makes the genre leap to find new life in film, a television show, or another visual medium. TSAL offers a behind-the-scenes look at how a book makes the genre leap to find new life in film, a television show, or another visual medium.Ever wondered how a book becomes a movie or series? Join us for a lively conversation featuring two authors--Sameer Pandya (Members Only) and Neel Patel (If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi)--and…

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TSAL 2020 | Plural Worlds, Plural Futures: South Asian Speculative Fiction

10-24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT

A discussion with four South Asian science fiction and fantasy writers on imagining new worlds and futures. TSAL, along with Plurality University Network, presents a discussion with four South Asian science fiction and fantasy writers on imagining new worlds and futures. Speculative fiction - a broad category that includes science fiction, fantasy, horror, and more - has long been a space for writers to envision alternatives to our world and our circumstances, whether in outer space, magical realms, or right…

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TSAL 2020 | The World That Belongs To Us: Queer Poetry from South Asia

10-24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

Join us for readings and conversation with four contributors to this first-of-its-kind anthology of queer South Asian poetry. Join us for readings and conversation with four contributors to this first-of-its-kind anthology of queer South Asian poetry. TSAL is proud to bring four poets--all contributors to a groundbreaking new collection of contemporary queer poetry from South Asia and its diasporas--together for readings and conversation about their lives and work. The panel, like the anthology, features both well-known and new voices writing…

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