What does it mean to be a creative professional in Chicago? And what should the city be doing to leverage its creative resources? Chicago Tribune editorial page editor Bruce Dold and critic Chris Jones co-moderate a discussion about the arts and culture scene in Chicago with an illustrious panel, including chef Rick Bayless, Chicago’s cultural commissioner Michelle Boone, artist and playwright Tony Fitzpatrick and renowned architect Jeanne Gang. 6 p.m. $20. Chase Auditorium, 10 S. Dearborn St., Chicago.
The Chicago Forward series is presented by ComEd.