Stages, Sights & Sounds
Citizens | October 24-November 8, 2015

Announcing Citizens

Oct 24–Nov 8, 2015

The 2015 Chicago Humanities Festival explores the multitude of ways we experience our lives today as Citizens.
The American Revolution

Stages, Sights and Sounds

Stages, Sights & Sounds is Chicago’s only international performance festival for young audiences. Join us for dozens of performances and hands-on experiences May 7–20, 2015!

Nick Offerman, Judy Blume, Judd Apatow

Spring 2015 Programs

Join us this spring for programs with Nick Offerman, Judy Blume, and Judd Apatow.

Jonathan Elmer

Meet Jonathan Elmer

We're excited to announce the appointment of Jonathan Elmer as CHF's new Marilynn Thoma Artistic Director!

Four smiling CHF members

CHF Membership

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Join our community of CHF Members today and receive a full year of benefits including early access to tickets.

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Scott Simon

Scott Simon’s weekly show, Weekend Edition Saturday, has been called “the most literate, witty, moving, and just plain interesting news show.” So when he began tweeting from his mother’s hospital bedside in July 2013, was it any wonder his 1.2 million followers paid close attention? His new memoir, Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime, expands on those famous tweets to share a story that goes beyond his mother’s death to explore her glamorous, Mad Men–era early days and her challenges as a single mother. Chicago son Simon will take to the CHF stage in a rare role—interviewee—to share this story of a lifetime. Simon is joined in conversation by Alison Cuddy, CHF’s associate artistic director and former WBEZ 91.5 host.