On Sunday, October 21, the Festival travels once again to Hyde Park to venues on and close to the University of Chicago campus. Enjoy prominent lecturers and unforgettable performances throughout the day and into the evening. On weekends, University of Chicago campus parking lots offer free parking. CHF attendees do not need a permit to park in these lots. Street parking is available where signage permits.
CHF members may purchase day passes for Festival Day in Hyde Park. Day passes are $45 each and grant access to all the Festivals events on Sunday, October 21. Day passes must be purchased in advance online or by phone and are redeemed for tickets at each event. Passes will be on sale beginning September 4. Please note: the Leopold and Loeb Walking Tours are not eligible for the pass and require a separate ticket.
This day of programs is presented in partnership with the University of Chicago and The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.
Eight Hyde Park Day Programs:
Adam Gopnik- The Table Comes First:
Join New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik for a fascinating look at the evolution of eating—from 18th-century French restaurant culture to our very American, 21st-century farm-to-table obsessions—and everything in between.
Women and the Word in Early America:
University of Chicago history professor Catherine Brekus discusses an extraordinary group of women, which includes such figures as Margaret Meuse Clay, the ex-slave “Old Elizabeth,” Harriet Livermore, and, most famously, Sojourner Truth.
High Rise Stories:
University of Illinois professor Audrey Petty discusses Chicago housing projects, housing reform, and urban renewal in the United States.
Anita and Prabha Sinha Program
Little America- The War within the War in Afghanistan:
Senior correspondent and associate editor of the Washington Post Rajiv Chandrasekaran discusses America's involvement in the Middle East and how it defined the first decade of foreign relations in the 21st century.
Poetic Outrider- A Performance with Anne Waldman:
Poet Anne Waldman, performance artist, literary theorist, feminist, and cultural activist inherited poetry’s Outrider lineage firsthand from the Beats and, as its steward, has proved herself a defining force.
The Lady Gagas of the 19th Century:
University of Chicago historian Amy Lippert discusses American's love of celebrities since before Hollywood and the advent of the popular music industry.
Beyond Hollywood- The Ascendant Israeli Film Scene:
Join Israeli film director Joseph Cedar as he discusses his work, the Israeli movie industry, and what it means to make global cinema far away from Hollywood.
Fred Hersch- Leaves of Grass:
In 2005, Fred Hersch took a leap into large-scale composition when he embraced poet Walt Whitman’s sprawling opus Leaves of Grass, with a suite for piano, two vocalists, and instrumental ensemble.