Friday, November 1
The Interview Show No. 60 with Tony Hu
Friday, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Interview Show with Mark Bazer is always worth checking out, but this week's show has us particularly excited, because Tony Hu, the owner of all those wonderful Lao restaurants in Chinatown, will be on hand. The Hideout, 1354 West Wabansia; event website
Monday, November 4
Marché de Noel at the Chicago French Market.
November 4th through December 20th; 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Chicago French Market is wasting no time getting into the Christmas spirit. This Monday the West Loop market will launch Marché de Noel, which is modeled on French Christmas markets. So, along with a good lunch, you can check out a rotating collection of 19 different artisans over the next couple months. 131 North Clinton; event website
Food Network Star Open Casting Call in Chicago
Saturday, November 16th; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Think you have a "creative and unique food perspective," which would lend itself well to a cooking show? The Food Network is criss-crossing the country in search of contestants for the 10th season of Food Network Star. For all the details of how to apply, click here. The Westin Michigan Ave., 909 N. Michigan Avenue; event website
Chicago Food Film Festival
November 21 through 23
Tickets are now available for the 4th annual Chicago Food Film Festival. As always, guests watch food films, and then afterwards eat the food featured on screen. The festival is spread over three days, and includes a food porn party, a sugar takedown with over 20 chefs, and a Lowcountry shrimp boil. You can purchase tickets for each event, or you can get a pass for the whole event for $285. Check out our coverage of the previous three years by clicking here. Kendall College; event website