by Christina Matthias, Press Play Reporter
Bleachers with Bishop Briggs and Amy Shark
Wanna get better? Alternative rock band Bleachers will be playing the Riviera Theatre and the Vic Theater Nov. 11 and 12, respectively. Part two of their Gone Now Era Tour began two months ago, and has since proved to be a lively celebration of the band’s past three years of hits; along with chart-successful songs such as “Don’t Take The Money” from their newest album that was released last June.
Saturday and Sunday Nov. 12-13, Vic Theater - tickets available on SongKick
Adler After Dark Ages
Every third Thursday of the month, the Adler Planetarium produces an immersively themed nighttime spectacle for a 21+ crowd. November’s event will bring museum goers back to medieval times; featuring poem compositions, wine tasting, Renaissance weapon demonstrations, and numerous presentations of this time period’s study of astronomy. Spots are limited, so buy tickets in advance to have a night fit for the Middle Ages.
Thursday, Nov. 16, 6:00 p.m. Adler Planetarium Chicago, $20.00
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
Embrace the upcoming holiday season by spending Nov. 18 downtown. There will be food vendors in Pioneer Court such as Garrett Popcorn and Connie’s Pizza from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., plus a multitude of pop-up tents offering various giveaways. Then at 5:30 p.m., witness Mickey Mouse and his friends lead the festival’s annual Christmas tree lighting parade down North Michigan Avenue; jam-packed with extravagant floats, jumbo balloons and mobile live entertainment from across the country.
Saturday, Nov. 18, Magnificent Mile District, free admission
NCAA releases names
EC has been caught red handed in violating NCAA bylaws from 2012-2016, giving financial aid awards to students solely based on if they play sports for the college. After 45 days of the report, the NCAA will be releasing the names of 26 students who received these illegal scholarships. Finding out alumni and current students who reaped the benefits, and a possible bloodbath ensuing over the information, will be a pinnacle of campus conversation.