Community and culture events worth seeking out in Chicago this week

Looking to get out into the community this week?

From a lecture series on sports in history to a Chinese Year of the Pig celebration, there's plenty to do when it comes to community and cultural events coming up in Chicago this week. Read on for a rundown.

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Athletics and Leisure: Greek Games and Roman Baths

This is a series of lectures discussing the ways in which sports have influenced society throughout history. The lectures will be taught by Professor Sinclair Bell from Northern Illinois University.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6-8 p.m.

Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1450

Price: Free

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Chicago Communities Mayoral Forum

Attend this mayoral candidates forum moderated by Chicago Tribune contributor Eric Zorn. Mayoral candidates will discuss Chicago economic development, housing, public health, safety and more.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7-9 p.m.

Where: Theodore Roosevelt High School, 3436 W. Wilson Ave.

Price: Free

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2019 Chinese New Year Celebration

The Chinese American Museum of Chicago is hosting a Year of the Pig celebration. Ring in the year with Chinese music, food, arts and crafts and more.

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 2-4 p.m.

Where: Chinese American Museum of Chicago, 238 W. 23rd St.

Price: Free (Museum Member); $10 (Non-member)

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