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This Week in Chicago: Nov. 6-12

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Happy fall, Bitches! It’s finally getting a bit chilly in Chicago. Before we know it, November will be over and we’ll be heading for the holidays. So enjoy this week and all it has to offer. Here’s your social agenda.

Monday
Our favorite rockers, LCD Soundsystem, start a three-night run at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago tonight! Believe it or not, tickets are still available, starting at $47. Run quick. I believe we’re waking up together. Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence Ave.

Tuesday
Catch the tail-end of the Chicago Humanities Festival, which is wrapping up this week. The event—centered on the theme of ‘belief’—has seen the likes of former Vice President Al Gore, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, historian and Alexander Hamilton author Ron Chernow, and the host of Believer on CNN, Reza Aslan. Get tickets here.

Wednesday
Stay in tonight and brave the cold by making this Apple Butter Grilled Cheese recipe. We used apple butter from a local shop in D.C., but you can substitute for your local variety. Yum.

Apple Butter Grilled Cheese with DC Harvest

Thursday
Staytion Market & Bar is continuing its series of mixology classes into November. This Thursday, learn how to make cocktails with allspice. Each event will include ingredients that you can easily duplicate at home without any extensive training or equipment. 5 to 7 p.m. $14 (cost of the cocktail). Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, 1 West Upper Wacker Drive.

Friday
Can’t make it to New York for an SNL taping? Don’t worry, it’s being recreated here. The “SNL the Experience” exhibit is spread over two floors of the museum and is structured like a week at SNL. It concludes, of course, with Saturday: a complete replica of Studio 8H. Tickets are $25, get them here. Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N State St., Chicago.

Saturday
Raised, An Urban Rooftop Bar, is hosting its second Supper Club Series event on Saturday. The event will feature unique menu items, courtesy of Chef Timothy Powles, including Pomegranate and Walnut Chicken served over wild rice, Curried Meatball, made with curry sauce and house naan, and Vegetable Samosa, made with cauliflower, peas, carrot, spinach and house cheese. 1 West Upper Wacker Drive.

Sunday
Brunch, of course. Lately we’ve loved Cafe Robey, Miss Ricky’s and AceBounce.

After brunch, get in some art. Right now the Art Institute of Chicago is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Auguste Rodin’s death by showcasing rarely-displayed sculptures and drawings sourced from private collections. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a cold Sunday afternoon. Grant Park.

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