Festival of Maps: Chicago
From Joe Germuska on the geowanking mailing list:
"The Festival of Maps: Chicago is a citywide celebration that joins over 30 cultural and scientific institutions in a unique collaboration to display humanity's greatest discoveries and the maps that record our boldest explorations."
It's really a "festival" in a more old-fashioned sense, as many of the "events" are themed exhibitions at museums and galleries, many of which last beyond November. That's not to say that there aren't also time-bound events. There's way too much to gloss in an email.
Rather than inline the hyperlinks, I've recorded them here with Joe's caveat about flash:
Festival of Maps (annoying overreliance on Flash)
Joe also gave the thumbs up to The Map Room, citing it as
"one of our best beer bars in town."