3 November events to put on your calendar now

Opera Atelier

When: Nov. 17

Where: Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago

Cost: $10-$15

The costumes are cool, the sets are amazing and the music is historic. So, the Harris Theater is letting the creative team behind Opera Atelier tell the story of the making of an opera. Learn about everything from performance style to sets to costumes in the one-hour presentation. The event includes an ALS interpretation to add to the inclusive nature.

Grinchy Green Science

When: Nov. 23-24

Where: Rockford Discovery Center, 711 N. Main St., Rockford

Cost: Free with museum admission

Before you check out the new movie about the holiday’s favorite green character, dip your hands into some Grinchy Green Science. With art, activities, goop and crafts on deck, there’s a chance to let your Grinch show or become a Whovillan at heart.

Holiday Happenings

When: Nov. 16, 17 and 22

Where: Chicago

Cost: Free

Holidays in the city mean hot chocolate, shopping and lots of great parades. The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival kicks off the parade season—literally and figuratively—with a weekend of events Nov. 16-17. The fest includes a parade (5:30 p.m. Nov. 17), the switching on of the lights on Michigan Avenue and concerts with meet-and-greet events. Also, set your alarms—if you’re not already up with the turkey—for 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day for the Uncle Dan’s Thanksgiving Parade, a tradition with floats, bands, acts and giant character parade balloons.

This article originally appeared in the November 2018 issue of Chicago Parent. Read the rest of the issue.

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