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WEEK OF 11-20-2023
|Thanksgiving Day is our featured event for this week! It is a time for gratitude—for family, friends, and all that we have.|
Giving Thanks: Thursday, November 23
One of the things we are most thankful for here at Canright is that we work with inspiring, dedicated and creative people, and we can create passionately day in, day out. We are also thankful that we live in a city where there are so many intriguing and exciting in-person and online events where we can continue to learn, network, and be inspired. And last, but certainly not least, we are thankful for YOU—for signing up for the calendar, sharing it with others and keeping us up-to-date with your networking events.
Moon Songs: Kevin Coval
Sunday, November 26, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago
In this concluding installment of the Smart Museum of Art’s Moon Songs series, join Kevin Coval for a Sunday afternoon of ekphrasis and Chicago stories in dialogue with the works of sculptor Ruth Duckworth. Kevin Coval is an Emmy-nominated, award-winning writer, filmmaker, and author of more than a dozen collections and anthologies. Coval is a creative consultant helping brands such as Apple, Nike, Adidas, Beats, and Gatorade tell stories and create innovative programs. Inspired by an anecdote about Ruth Duckworth and a friend climbing to the roof of her studio in a former pickle factory to sing a song to the full moon, the Smart Museum of Art’s Moon Song series invites Chicago-based musicians and poets to reflect on the interconnectivity of life through performances around the time of the full moon.
Opening Doors – Unlocking Innovation
Friday, December 1, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago
Enter the future of innovation! Network with industry professionals, sample from West Side’s emerging brands, and engage with trending topics. All funds support our non-profit mission of helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses, and enhancing economic development and job creation on Chicago’s West Side. Each ticket purchased gives a free ticket to a West Side resident. Speakers and panelists include Howard Migdal, Chief Executive Officer, Grubhub; Taylor Mason, Owner, Taylor’s Tacos; Jeremy Joyce, Founder and CEO, Black People Eats, LLC, and Kristen Ashley, Owner, Cleo’s Southern Cuisine.
TechRise Season 3 Finale Pitch Competition
Tuesday, December 5, 4:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Moonlight Studios, 1446 W. Kinzie St., Chicago
Join P33 Live & In Person for the TechRise Season 3 Finale Pitch Competition! TechRise by P33 hosts weekly virtual pitch competitions for Chicago’s early-stage underrepresented tech founders, awarding $25-$50k throughout the year. Six of 2023’s top TechRise Startups will pitch onstage for the chance to win $100,000 in capital. Celebrating the over 300 Founders who’ve taken the TechRise stage since 2021, along with our community of investors and ecosystem leaders. Ana Belaval, “Around Town” reporter for WGN Morning News, will emcee the event.
Vote Here for the founders you’d like to see pitch onstage!
Native American Heritage Month
November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.
National Congress of American Indians
Why Indigenous Literatures Matter by Daniel Heath Justice
2022 American Indian Youth Literature Award Books
8 Indigenous Horror Books to Haunt Your Shelves
Why acknowledge territory?
All My Relations, a podcast by Matika Wilbur, Desi Small-Rodriguez & Adrienne Keene
Canright account manager Alexandra Sulack is an opera singer and voice teacher. She curates arts and wellness recommendations for you.
American Psycho: The Musical – Kokandy Productions
Sept 14 – Nov 26
Join Kokandy Productions for an unforgettable evening filled with music, horror, and dark comedy at American Psycho: The Musical.
The Chopin Theater basement sets the perfect stage for this thrilling production. Immerse yourself in the captivating story of Patrick Bateman, a wealthy investment banker turned (maybe) serial killer, as it unfolds through mesmerizing 80s and EDM songs and electrifying performances from a stellar Chicago cast.
With its unique blend of satire and suspense, American Psycho: The Musical promises to keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind theatrical experience that explores the darker side(s) of the American dream.
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