Show your support for local, independent media by joining us for our Fall 2021 House Parties as we celebrate 50 years!
House Parties are part of the Chicago Reader‘s 50th Anniversary celebration. Proceeds will go toward the Reader‘s Century Fund which aims to ensure another 50 years of groundbreaking, award-winning, culture-defining journalism and reporting as we transition to a fully nonprofit newsroom. The fund will ensure that future generations of Reader leadership and staff are prepared to weather whatever comes our way, while providing the investigative and cultural journalism the Reader has been known for during its first five decades.
Learn more about the Chicago Reader‘s Century Fund (PDF).
Fall 2021 Reader50 House Parties
Wednesday, October 20
6 p.m., virtual discussion
Online event hosted by Haymarket Books
Panel discussion on Chicago politics/fighting for a better Chicago for all — moderated by Kim L. Hunt with Ben Joravsky, Ald. Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez, and Stacy Davis Gates.
Saturday, October 23
2:30-5 p.m., open to the public
Hosted by Venu Gupta
Zins Flower Shop, 1800 S. Morgan, Chicago — outdoor with food, wine, and a fire pit
Let’s Get Personal: a theatrical performance of Chicago Reader personals and missed connections by Sheri and Josh Flanders, a romance sparked in Reader personals.
Monday, October 25
5:30-7 p.m., private house party
Private event hosted by Leonard C. Goodman, Christie Hefner, and Michael Leppen with Janice Feinberg, Kim L. Hunt, Jackie Kaplans-Perkin, Hon. Larry Rogers, Jr., Jane Saks, Charles Smith, Julia Stasch, and Lilly Wachowski.
Special discussion with Reader food critic Mike Sula about current Chicago culinary trends.
Saturday, November 6
4-6 p.m., open to the public
South Side Soiree at Blanc Gallery, 4445 S. Martin Luther King Drive
Hosted by Tracy Baim, Marcia Festen, Kim L. Hunt, Eileen Rhodes, Kelly Saulsberry, and Dr. Traci Beck.
Literary theme: Authors Dawn Turner and K. Ancrum discuss their recent books.
:: Past House Parties ::
Thursday, October 7
6 to 8 p.m., open to the public
Hosted by Lola Wright and Reader Board President Eileen Rhodes