As adults, it’s not often we have the wondrous feeling that anything’s possible. But that’s exactly the point of Chicago Ideas Week, the annual lineup of seminars, tours, talks and hands-on workshops designed to spark innovation in tech, business and culture.
The sessions fill up fast, but here are three last-minute ones you can still get into:
Piranha Tank Love Shark Tank? Watch four local entrepreneurs vie for a cash prize by making their cases for the world’s next great business ideas. Last year's $10,000 winner: a service for putting airline tickets on hold. Tuesday at 6:00 p.m., free (but tickets required); Morningstar, 22 W. Washington St.
Dtox Designs: Rock ’n’ Roll T-shirt Design Spray-paint artist Dan O’Conor will show you how to make a T-shirt honoring your musical passions--a wearable piece of rock ’n’ roll artwork--while leading a group discussion about the importance of music in our lives. October 18 at 2:00 p.m., $15; Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave.
TimeLine Theatre: Creating the Experience Beyond the Stage Reformed thespians, slip back into the thrall of the stage at this behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of local theater company TimeLine. You’ll learn the nitty-gritty of budgets, costumes, sets, ticket sales and more--and you’ll even help brainstorm ideas for new productions. October 19 at 10:00 a.m., $15; TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave.